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Friday, May 11, 2012

The swallowtail butterfly came back and stayed for pictures. The hummingbird came back too but was jumping all over the place. Nice thing was it was first time Bill saw hummingbird. He thought it was so kewl.And he saw the swallowtail butterfly which is one of his favorites. I got several pics of butterfly.
We also got our eyes checked and are getting new glasses.They gave us the buy one get one free.We saved $600. That was a big surprise.
I can't pick a favorite so here are a bunch of butterfly








Gulf Flit

Landon decided his mom needed a special bandaid so he put a panty liner on her foot

I saw this on facebook

  
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JILL313 5/14/2012 10:30AM

    I always love your butterfly pictures as I also love them and rarely see one here now. We do get quite a few Hummingbirds and I think they are so cute and tiny. Landon is really cute and getting so much older--wasn't he just a baby yesterday? They grow up so fast.

Hugs,

Jill

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GRAMMYEAC 5/12/2012 6:59AM

    Awesome pictures!

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DEE107 5/12/2012 12:18AM

    how sweet thanks

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KATIE233 5/11/2012 11:43PM

    haha got to keep that picture of Landon . love all the butterflies i favorite is one with little blue on it other is the orange one.i think hummingbirds are amazing little birds.i,m off to watch tv. have a super mother,s day on sunday.take care big hugs.

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JOANNS4 5/11/2012 10:33PM

    emoticonpictures and that is so cute about the bandaid. I really like the slogan for grandma's lol!

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LINOVER 5/11/2012 10:15PM

    Great pics!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/11/2012 9:10PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Beautiful pictures, as usual. I have to admit that I am with Bill on the Black Swallowtail being my favorite too.
Loved Landon's choice of band-aid.........you have to love kids and their ability to make every day lighter.
Ken just bought new glasses about a month ago and now it's my turn to go next month. My eyes have been so dry and get red so easily. I hope it is something that can be treated.
Will close for now. Oh, your Facebook message is ABSOLUTELY TRUE!!! Have a great weekend.
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HEALTHY14REAL 5/11/2012 8:23PM

    Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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CHACHAOREO 5/11/2012 8:02PM

    Thanks for the picture! emoticon

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Back Yard Was Busy Today

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seemed to be a lot of activity outside my window today. Of course the hummingbird was the best. I don't know if it was same one but there was one out there twice.About an hour apart. It was in butterfly garden.Both visits were longer than before but it just kept moving around so much it is hard to get a picture. Out of probably a dozen I took I ended up with 4.
Then I had a beautiful black swallowtail butterfly come by 3 times but only stopped for a second.No way I could get a pic.Next time maybe it will stay longer.Also had birds flying in and out.
But hummingbird was best treat.
This is from first visit around 10 am.



And this was at 11 am. It is probably the same one but I don't know

I have a separate little garden that has all hummingbird plants but they like the Mexican petunia for some reason. I am not sure what the other plant is .
I wasted 300 calories today on some chips.I could have had a lot more of something for 300 cal. Now i have to come up with what I will eat for supper.
I am thinking of cheese sandwich with low fat clam chowder with a few extra potatoes thrown in.(low fat sharp cheddar by Bordens now makes a good one) ( I was using Krafts at 25 cal a slice but this tastes much better and is only 30 calories a slice)Just checked and that will be 471 calories which puts me at 1200 cals. I didn't want to go over that but maybe some cut up cucumber and tomatoes later won't make it go much higher so I will still be good.
This is Bill's night for Domino's mac and cheese. I was going to save enough calories so I could get a small thin crust pizza. Now I will wait and get a one slice at place we like to go to lunch maybe tomorrow after we get our eyes checked and new glasses picked out.
Brianna came and did her chores today. Poor thing lost her 2nd hamster to her dogs. No more hamsters. She hasn't found body yet but told mother she did so her mom wouldn't freak out. Hope she finds it before her mom gets home.Hope her mom doesn't read this.I doubt she remembers how to find my blogs.
Ok Hope you had a good day. Saw this on facebook and liked it.

see you tomorrow

  
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CALVERTM 5/11/2012 5:18PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I haven't been on here in ages, alot has been happening with me, not fun things either except for getting a job, that's a good thing. We're moving so we've been packing for weeks now. Anyway, I love your pictures as usual. I love bird watching. We have some pretty cardinals that have been hanging around lately. My health continues to be good, I now take an oral cancer med and will take that for 5 years. I haven't had any side effects from it either, knock on wood. Well, that's news for me, I wanted to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day, I'm looking forward to spending the day with my boys and my husband, take care,

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DEE107 5/11/2012 1:43AM

    so pretty

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KATIE233 5/11/2012 12:56AM

    Great pictures of hummingbird. they are all very good.now that sign is so true!i hope it is nice tomorrow so i can turn over some of my veggie garden it might take 2 days.i don,t want to do it all in 1 day i,d be to sore for work. on weekend i should vaccume upstairs and dust and clean out hummidfer for the spring and summer ready for cold season . well it is time for tv before bed talk tomorrow bye.hugs emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 5/10/2012 9:06PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I showed Ken your Hummingbird pictures and he wants your camera too. I told him that the photographer would have to come with it in order for the pictures to still be that good and I won't tell you what he said to me.......
You are doing so good with your calories. I should come to live with you for a while. I am NOT doing terrible, but I am NOT doing as good as you. emoticon

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MPARKER67 5/10/2012 5:14PM

    MAYBE THE DOG ATE IT AND SHE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MOM FINDING IT emoticon
Love the hummingbirds.

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Keeping Track of Calories is a pain.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

It is such a pain to track calories but I do it anyway. I wanted to fix something different and thought chili sounded good. In the past I always ended up with too many calories when I made one pot. So I made separate pots of it. My entire pot is 370 cal. Bills is much more.Just the chili beans were 110 per 1/2 cup. So I just used 1/4 cup and rest went in Bill's. The only difference is mine has less of most things.I used some beef broth to make mine look like more without a lot of calories. Only problem is Bill will never eat all his so have to decide what to do with what he doesn't eat. maybe lock it in little fridge and he can have it for lunch one day.Can not put it in main fridge as I know I will get in it. I can not be trusted.Bill started leaving little fridge unlocked and I started getting into it.
Just finished supper and the chili turned out good.
Got some pics to share. some of cactus with more blooms,little orchid is still blooming with a few more buds to go,with a couple other flowers and pot with seeds Patti sent me.








New leaves and buds on rose bush.

I missed getting a pic of a beautiful male cardinal but got this. This is a juvenile cardinal

Roxie begrudgingly let me take pics



Have to have at least one butterfly

And a silly pic of Landon


Hope your day was good.

  
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MPARKER67 5/10/2012 9:48AM

    I have to start tracking. I don't even want to talk about what I am up to!

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SHIRLEYX 5/10/2012 7:09AM

    You are doing great on your calories! emoticon Lovely pics as ususal!

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KATIE233 5/10/2012 12:12AM

    thanks for your pictures.i been having different kind of birds this year that i don,t nomally don,t have. like red breast grosbeck, and others. i got to keep watch while i,m in the kitchen so i can see what is coming around.glen and i put new suet out the woodpecker sure loves it.you not the only one can,t keep out of fridge, i can,t leave ice cream alone until it is gone i,ll have to quit buying it.i can,t get my veggie garden dug yet it won,t quit raining.maybe friday or weekend.got to take a pot of flowers out to mom on sunday.talk later bye hugs got a laugh of Roxy .

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LILLI56 5/9/2012 10:18PM

    I too tend to overdo it. I can sometimes be trusted, but sometimes not!

I loved all your pictures. The blooming cactus is pretty. I have never seen one in bloom.



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DEE107 5/9/2012 10:06PM

    love your pictures and counting calories is a pain but keep up the great waork

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PATRICIAANN46 5/9/2012 9:25PM

  Hi Eleni..........
You are so funny and soooo honest.........."I can't be trusted!" I can't either, but it is with things like cookies and anything CHOCOLATE!!!!!! One Christmas I thought I was finally going to get ahead of the game and made my cookies 3 weeks before Christmas day. I froze them (thinking this would stop me from eating them). It didn't!!!!! I have found that they are even good frozen!!! I ended up having to make more as I had dipped into the supply way more than I should have. The next Christmas I made them 3 weeks ahead and froze them and stored them in my Mom's freezer. She lived 3 miles away. That worked!!!!!
Tracking calories is a pain, but look how good it is working for you. That's what counts.
Love your pictures. With lots of room, those little Cleome won't stay little long.......especially if they are in sun most of the day.
Later............ emoticon My tulips are almost done for the season. I hate to see them go.

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FEISTYMAMA 5/9/2012 8:14PM

    I love chili!! I love it, you can't be trusted. You crack me up!!!

I agree, counting calories stinks! I haven't counted calories consistently in over 2 years. That is why I am sitting here still fat.

What a great picture of Landon!!

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OURELEE1 5/9/2012 8:07PM

  Freeze it ..

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DICHTAS2 5/9/2012 7:04PM

  I would never count calories.. I rather measure and weigh.. I give you credit sister..
Greg slowly Moving in. I guess by Sunday ... Joanne

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SUNSHINEGB 5/9/2012 6:50PM

    Yes, my day was good but it was a lazy one Eleni, I got lots of rest.
I love chili, wish my hubby did, I end up packing it up in bags and freezing it, then there's no temptation!

Lovely pictures again! As soon as my dog sees me pick up the camera she sits and poses, waits for me to take her picture!
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Have a nice evening.
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PRAYINGSUZIE 5/9/2012 6:20PM

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures! WOW!

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Another Tired Day

Tuesday, May 08, 2012



I had several decent days last week but not so great the last two days. I have taken 2 naps both days.
Did well with eating yesterday and good so far.
Nothing much going on.Watching "Unforgetable" that I taped.
Hope your day went well

  
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MPARKER67 5/9/2012 9:49AM

    I have lots of episodes of unforgettable to watch. I keep taping so many shows but I don't have time to watch them! emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 5/9/2012 9:11AM

    Eleni, a daily nap is good for us, keeps us 'recharged'.
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SHIRLEYX 5/9/2012 7:06AM

    You are very sensible and know when to nap if you need to. Hoping that today is a better day.
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PARADOXHAZE 5/9/2012 6:56AM

    I love unforgettable, you know if you don't tape them, they are available next day on the website? for free!

most people don't realize that 90% of the shows like that are available online on the websites.

and naps arnt always a bad thing, you can try taking b-12 tablets... helps me a ton.

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KATIE233 5/9/2012 12:32AM

    i find rainy days and cloudy ones i,m tired but if sun is out i,m full of energy. so far it,s been rainy and cloudy that is when i want to sleep too. take care and big hugs.how is Roxy does she sleep too when you lye down. emoticon

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DEE107 5/9/2012 12:20AM

    hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 5/8/2012 9:33PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Just a short note to tell you that I am sending lots of good vibes your way in hopes that you will have a bit more energy tomorrow. Take very good care of yourself.
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Better Eating Day

Monday, May 07, 2012


Did much better with my eating today.Paid for crappy eating yesterday. Felt yucky all day. But now back on track.
Nothing much going on today. Watching DWTS.Taping Bones.

  
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MPARKER67 5/8/2012 9:46AM

    I watch the Voice and tape Bones and House and Smash and Eureka. I watch too much TV!

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SHIRLEYX 5/8/2012 8:07AM

    Good work getting right back on track!!!

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DEE107 5/7/2012 11:04PM

    thanks you hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 5/7/2012 9:53PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I find that I pay when I eat something that is a bit rich or fried or spicey. We had steak the other night and I haven't eaten it for a long time and I definitely paid the price.
Glad to hear you are back on track.

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JOANNS4 5/7/2012 9:37PM

    emoticongood for you eating better today. emoticon

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