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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I didn't do great yesterday but did do better. So that is a plus. I am making his and hers potato salad.That way I know exactly how many calories mine has.
I have put pics of my manarda or bee balm before. But was asked to do it again



My coneflowers are not blooming like they should.


This loves the rain

This is Bill's ginger plant.These two are coming from stalk on left.

Misc


I finished making the potato salad and mine still has a lot of calories. If it tastes good it has more calories.
So not so fair.
Ok it is nap time.Bill will bring chicken home so supper is set.

  
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SHIRLEYX 7/19/2012 8:32AM

    We also make his and her potato salad...but hubby's has fewer calories.

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KATIE233 7/18/2012 12:18PM

    love your pictures.i love potato salad too i guess mine is always fattening but the family likes it i just have less.what do you put in yours to make it different than Bills.well it,s cooled down today but we didn,t get any rain i wish we would. emoticon

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DEE107 7/18/2012 12:08AM

    hello my dear friend love your pictures and hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 7/17/2012 10:48PM

  Hi Eleni...........
I emoticon potato salad and have a great recipe for it that my family is crazy about, but I guess the truth is..........I am too lazy to make it.

Your Monarda look so healthy. My are crispy critters, even though we have tried to save them. I just hope that they come back next year!!!

I am curious about the ginger too. Can the root of it be used?

Later........

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SUNSHINEGB 7/17/2012 7:44PM

    You put me to shame Eleni . . . I've been buying our salads at a deli and should really be making them myself so I'll know what all is in them. I'll bet yours are delicious!

Lovely photos as always . . . is Bill's ginger plant ornamental or does he get edible ginger off it?

Kudos for having a better day today!
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MPARKER67 7/17/2012 3:47PM

    I haven't had homemade potato salad for awhile.


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Starting Over Again

Monday, July 16, 2012


I am not a morning person and never have been.Can't stand those people who wake up all perky. Bill use to be that way but I have slowly decreased his morning perkiness. emoticon Actually perky people in general bother me. Maybe I am just jealous
Day did not start well. Got up at 7 which I never do , went back to bed around 9 and fell asleep around 10 and woke up at 11.Then went back to sleep til 1.
Real messed up start to my day.
I forgot Bill is bowling tonight so I took out stuff to cook. So instead of a little afternoon nap I had to get supper in oven. I mixed some ground chuck I had with some ground turkey and made a meatloaf. Then I cut up a baking potato in big chunks and half a large sweet potato same way. Spray with pam and sprinkled my seasonings on it. So supper is in two pans baking.
Eating has been good so far and I listened to my tape. Tonight will be real test.
We are suppose to get more rain this afternoon. Some of my plants love it but not my coneflowers. And they are my favorite. My manarda or bee balm is blooming more each day.

  
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MPARKER67 7/17/2012 10:28AM

    I love both the morning and the weekend quotes. Fit me to a tee. I worked at a company that had summertime hours. We worked a half hour extra each day and every 3 weeks got an extra day off. Most people took friday but I always took Mondays!

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SHIRLEYX 7/17/2012 9:32AM

    Sounds like you did well with your eating. Hopefully today will be a better day.

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NEWSTART127 7/17/2012 3:02AM

    Hahahaha! I feel the same way about mornings and morning people!

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DEE107 7/17/2012 12:09AM

    hugs my friend Love meatloaf hugs

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KATIE233 7/16/2012 11:12PM

    dinner sound good. here is some more sleep emoticon emoticon i have those days too.but sometimes i got to drag myself to get up. and i,m not a morning person either . when i had the job when i had to get up at 6am i hated it so much.glad i don,t have to now.like your little cute pictures.well hopefully i get next week off for a week holidays and i took another one week in september in the middle of the month.i hate these hummid days and the grass is turning brown and my garden would love to have some rain and all day rain.i think right now i would walk in it to cool off. emoticon emoticon take care and have a super day tomorrow.hugs

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/16/2012 10:16PM

    Where is the pictures of the Bee Balm I want to get one but don't know what they look like.
Hey I would sleep until noon everyday if I thought I could get away with it. I am not a morning person until after at least nine then that is after three cups of coffee then I am good company but before then well lets just say I am grumpy!!
Some days are made for sleeping and catching u on your rest enjoy the evening.
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DICHTAS2 7/16/2012 6:40PM

  I am having trouble with my eating too. I weigh more than I have in 5 years. I hope you do good with your start over.I am not a morning person either.. The predisone may be making me hold fluid.. the heel is still bad.. Joanne

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PATRICIAANN46 7/16/2012 6:11PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am sending you a giant hug as it sounds like you need one and I am coming with it, so I can stay for supper. Your meatloaf and roasted potato and sweetpotato sound wonderful. I am drooling on my keyboard just thinking of them. We will do whatever we can to avoid turning the oven on as the heat and humidity are back with a vengeance!!!
I am NOT a morning person either. After 44 years of marriage, Ken has learned this and usually heads for his workshop until he knows I have been awake for the required amount of time it takes to turn me back into a human..........
Enjoy your evening........
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SUNSHINEGB 7/16/2012 5:43PM

    emoticon emoticon
Sending you an extra hug today, it sounds like your day didn't start out too well.
But your supper sure sounds good to me, enjoy!
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0309COOKIE 7/16/2012 5:42PM

    Dinner sounds delicious!

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KATIEGARCIA2 7/16/2012 5:19PM

  Yumm!

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Slow Sunday.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Have another storm coming thru.Lots of lightning which Roxy really hates. I don't like it either.
My weight is not good.In last two weeks I have gained 5#. Comes off slow and back on fast.
Here are a variety of pics. I took these


This guy was in top of tree about 4 houses away



These Bill took




Felicia sent these to my phone.The stuffed animal was her mothers when she was little

  
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KATIE233 7/16/2012 2:45PM

    enjoyed your pictures. like the one of bird in tree wow big one.i didn,t like the snail. Abigail love the stuff toy.send some rain down here in ontario.

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MPARKER67 7/16/2012 12:07PM

    I hate that. 2 or 3 weeks to take off 5 lbs and one or 2 days to put it back on! emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 7/16/2012 9:25AM

    Lovely photo. It is discouraging how quickly the weight comes back as opposed to how slowly it leaves.

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DEE107 7/16/2012 12:06AM

    great pictures and hope you are feeling better hugs

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DEEO12 7/15/2012 10:31PM

    #5 you can get it back off. Don't get discouraged. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 7/15/2012 8:29PM

    You are so right about when pounds come back on, it's a fast process!
We got a tiny bit of sprinkles today but not enough to wet the ground, wish we'd get a decent rain . . . minus the lightning!
Nice pictures Eleni and I love the cactus, looks like a person to me! What an imagination, eh? lol
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LKWQUILTER 7/15/2012 6:42PM

    Boy, know how easy it is to put it on but takes forever to get it off. I just have to smell something good and gain 5 lbs. lol

We have had some thunder and lightning this past week but very little water. We are so dry. Have a great evening Eleni. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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PATRICIAANN46 7/15/2012 6:32PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I hate storms too, but I would welcome one right now. An Amish friend of Ken's has an Amish Almanac that is so accurate it is unbelievable. It tells of our draught conditions this summer and says that when it does rain, we are going to be in for huge amounts and bad storms. I only want the rain, so I hope his almanac is wrong for a change.
Oh if only the weight came off as easily as it comes on!!!!! You have had more than your share of stress lately...........it will come off again.
Take care........
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Saturday

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This was on facebook and I just liked it

This is not one of my better days. I don't really feel bad just no ambition to do anything. I did get grocery list done and then decided it was just too much work to get dressed and go. So Bill went solo. I will just take whatever he gets.At least this time he has called about 5 times instead of guessing.
It is starting to get overcast so it will probably be raining in awhile.
We watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night. I thought it was dumb. We have Love and Other Drugs for tonight. I think it might be funny.
My eating has not been good. Have to get myself turned around.
Hope you are having a good weekend.

  
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SHIRLEYX 7/15/2012 9:06AM

    We all need the lazy days. It's really important to keep on track with your eating though since you have been doing so good.

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DEE107 7/15/2012 12:11AM

    hugs my friend and hope you are feeling better

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KATIE233 7/14/2012 11:26PM

    love that cute picture , you are lucky Bill don,t mine doing the shopping most men don,t. well we went to zellers to see what they have on sale they are closing and target taking over in september.hope it is a better store.so now i,m going to go watch tv maybe there will be a good movie. the gang was here for supper so i did burgers and potatoe salad and i got other salads from store and i did a cescur salad and tomatoes and cucumber from the garden.it was good.i was going to get mary brown fried chicken but yesterday thought different.well take care and have a good day tomorrow. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 7/14/2012 10:48PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am sorry to hear that it is not a good day. Hopefully you will feel more like doing things tomorrow. I had a day like that on Thursday. I had had PT the day before for my torn rotator cuff and the therapist did some stretching on my neck. I felt fine when I left and even over-night, but the next day, I was real lethargic and by mid-afternoon my neck was so stiff and sore that I could hardly turn my head and I also had a migraine. I felt so bad because that evening was our first with Nola. Thank goodness Ken was with me because he really helped with her and between the two of us, we did good for the 3 hours she was with us. I used my heating pad before I went to bed and by morning it was fine. When I go to PT again on Tuesday, I am going to ask her to NOT do the neck stretches again!!!

I may have already asked you this (old age?), but have you watched the movie Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren? If you haven't, I really think that you would like it. Also, Forget Paris with Debra Winger and Billy Crystal and The Secret Lives of Bees. They are all older movies, but well worth watching. Forget Paris is hysterical!!!

Have a good Sunday and I hope you are feeling more energetic.
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DEEO12 7/14/2012 9:52PM

    Tomorrow is a new day! "BELIEVE YOU CAN" emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 7/14/2012 9:10PM

    emoticon Eleni, tomorrow will be a better day!
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DICHTAS2 7/14/2012 6:26PM

  Hope Angel feeling better.. You too.. Don't worry about Ben..
It seems that some of our kids always give us a cause to worry.. I don't take Valium. Sometimes I probably could use some..
You are lucky to have Bill do the shopping. I have to do it all no matter how I feel. At least Greg and Connie does thier's and always asks me if I need something
Love ya, Joanne


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LKWQUILTER 7/14/2012 6:09PM

    Everyone needs a "rest" day Eleni. Take care and be good to yourself. ((HUGS))

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Just a Short Blog

Friday, July 13, 2012


Just worried about kids as usual.It never ends.
We bought a blood pressure machine for Angel and we checked it with ours and it is showing very incorrect . So we gave her ours and we will get a new one tomorrow. Plus I think she is maybe having contact with boyfriend that walked out on her. And her roof is leaking and her ac went out. She is under so much stress it worries us. She and Brianna just left and I took a valium.Then my youngest son and family are moving to Ohio. If they can't make it here I don't see it getting any better there. Her family is there but I don't know how much they will help them.
Sounds like we have another afternoon storm heading this way. Ok I am not in mood to talk sorry.
I thought this was so cute.Got it off facebook

  
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PATRICIAANN46 7/14/2012 10:54PM

  Hi Eleni......
If we lived closer, I would give you this in person............. emoticon!!!

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SHIRLEYX 7/14/2012 11:09AM

    We love our kids and it is painful when they are going through difficult times. Much as we love them, they need to live their own lives. Take care of yourself and do what you need to reduce stress on you. Enjoy your time with Bill and your beautiful flowers.
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DEE107 7/14/2012 12:07AM

    hugs my friend and praying for you and your family

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DEEO12 7/13/2012 10:05PM

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SUNSHINEGB 7/13/2012 8:11PM

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OURELEE1 7/13/2012 7:34PM

  I think it hurts a parents more when our children are older and have problems. You need to take care of yourself . Sometime a valium can be a great help to relax you.

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JILL313 7/13/2012 5:23PM

    I worry about my sons more now than I did with they were young. A lot of issues especially with the economy so bad as it affects us and too many others.

Hugs,

Jill

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0309COOKIE 7/13/2012 5:06PM

    I hope things calm down for you and the valium helps.

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MPARKER67 7/13/2012 4:59PM

    Little kids, little problems, big kids, big problems. I am getting better at ignoring my son's problems though it kills me. Thank god for valium! emoticon

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GLC2009 7/13/2012 4:58PM

    emoticon from me too.
--gail

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LKWQUILTER 7/13/2012 4:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Words won't help but sometimes (((HUGS))) make you feel better.

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