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Another Start Over Day & Blue Moon

Saturday, September 01, 2012

It has been a good day so far. No drama is always good.
I remembered the moon last night. Al my pics are on facebook but here are a couple

Bill accidently broke this off when he went to put plants back off. I told him yesterday the orchids were looking good. He said it was because he pruned it. emoticon
Today was my start over day again. Most of you know what that means. But so far so good. I listened to my tape twice yesterday and today.
If I get up late my orange juice is usually my breakfast as I eat lunch in a short time. But if I get up early like I did today I need to eat. I dug out my xpress cooker and made 2 small egg white omeletes. Only 109 calories.
here are a full pics I took. Misc. I love dragon flys.

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FLORIDASUN 9/3/2012 10:51AM

    Love that BLUE moon...I use the expression "Once in a blue moon" ALL the time! Now I know how really rare they are. BUT I must say it makes people crazier than usual! emoticonOur Saturday night group was TOTALLY bonkers arguing about politics in a nice restaurant tonight. Luckily I stayed out of it...which is QUITE rare..I'm proud of me~self...but the hubs...who is usually QUITE passive stepped 'in it' enough for BOTH of us! Some ding dong lady friend made a STUPID remark that just SET him off...wowsa! You would have enjoyed the drama! emoticonor....maybe not! emoticon

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MIZCATHI 9/2/2012 1:54PM

    So cool! Butterflies are back, so wonderful watching them in the afternoons.

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DEE107 9/2/2012 12:19AM

    thanks for sharing

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PATRICIAANN46 9/1/2012 10:04PM

  Hi Eleni..........
BEAUTIFUL moon pictures. We live in the country and it is really dark out here at night. Last night, with the moon so full and bright, it looked like we had a security light in the yard.
That dragon fly loves you too...........just look at how he is looking at you!!!

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GLORYB2014 9/1/2012 8:36PM

Good night, see you tomorrow!

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LKWQUILTER 9/1/2012 8:13PM

    Love the pictures again Eleni.

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    There is a happy cartoon face on that bug .. is it a real bug? A real picture? That's amazing.

That was a Blue Moon - did you know that? A blue moon is the second full moon in a month - AND we won't have another til 2015!!! So it's neat you caught it!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Today would have been my son Tony's 48 birthday. Bill took some flowers out there for me and checked my mothers. The things we put for flowers rusted off. So went back to PVC pipe which works good.

As most of you know Bill is always grumbling about my flowers and look what he brought home today. I have one like it that we thought was dead but 3 flowers came back.I said it was one of my favorites .I never asked him to buy any more as I do have more than enough.

And nosey had to check it out

A couple I took

Now some kewl pics from Facebook

And the best and sweetest

I now have my recording from laptop on CD that helps me to control my eating and plan to listen to it twice a day. So I was fixing some snack bags. I hate it when it says 2 cups or x amount of grams equals so many calories. The pretzel nubs I got were right on the money. The ready popped popcorn was way off. The grams were less than the cups by quite a bit.So I flipped a coin and choose the cup version. getting set up to get back to tracking calories. The pretzels were a great deal more calories for amount so I will stick with my popcorn and fruits and tomatoes and cucumbers.
Bill got groceries and it was our smallest bill in a long time.
Ok I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
I was a little disappointed to find out that the blue moon tonight really isn't blue. It is called that because it is a rare thing to have 2 full moons in same month. Must be where saying about once in a blue moon comes from.
It has been a quiet day.Hope it stays that way.

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KATIE233 9/1/2012 1:32PM

    ahhh! it,s nice when a guy thinks to bring home a flower even better potted flower and your favorite.1 for Bill! love the flowers and the ones that was on face book the dog and cat one was cute.boy last night i spent 109.00 on groceries that was what glen wanted and dad and me but they pay their share so i only paid 35 or 40 sound better . going out again want to get some eggs and ice cream. so take care and have a super day and weekend. emoticon

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DEE107 9/1/2012 12:13AM

    love your pictures and the flowers are lovely

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TILLIEBEE 8/31/2012 10:37PM

    Glad you had a quiet day with your precious Bill. :)

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PATRICIAANN46 8/31/2012 9:51PM

  Hi Eleni.........
It must have been so difficult to lose a son at only 12 years of age. I am so sorry that you had to go through that.
When Bill was created, they must have broken the mold. What a wonderful husband he is!!!!!
Have you seen the movie, Moonstruck, with Cher? Weren't they talking about a Blue Moon in that movie. It is one of our favorites and I know we have watched it at least 4 times.
I will be in bed early tonight. I am still working on Jerry's kitchen. I knew it would take me at least 4 days. I should finish tomorrow and then it's on to the living room. Ken finished cleaning the bathroom today. Now we have to have a plumber come to put in the new toilet, a ceiling fan, and to check on the kitchen sink. Always something.......
Good Night.......... emoticon

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0309COOKIE 8/31/2012 9:04PM

    Bill is such a sweetie! But then you know that. Roxy makes me laugh, lol.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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JOANNS4 8/31/2012 8:09PM

    What a sweet person Bill is. Have a nice weekend. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 8/31/2012 8:02PM

    I read about the moon not really going to be blue too but have a nice picture of it on my Face Book wall anyway!

I always love your photos of flowers Eleni and the plant Bill bought you is gorgeous! I'd say you can't get enough of them!

Both your son and your mother passed away at early ages, that's sad. Bill took nice flowers to put on their graves.

When you see any gifs/photos on my blogs that you like, go ahead and use them too, that's a nice compliment when someone likes them! Thanks!
Have a good weekend Eleni!

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LKWQUILTER 8/31/2012 7:58PM

    Bill is such a sweetheart. He is definitely a keeper Eleni. Have a great weekend too. ((HUGS))

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Much better day

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grand daughter texted me that today was better. DIL did well with foot surgery.
Was able to put my special tape on laptop on a cd that will play on CD player.Can use it when I lay down for naps.
Oldest daughter still doing good.
Bad side GD still gone. My youngest daughter is pissed that she found out on facebook.That is how I find out about her family.Sent her private message telling her I was outnumbered with things and was not going to call 8+ people and repeat the same thing. Did apologize if I hurt her feelings. Haven't heard back. Too bad.Her feelings are at bottom of totem pole for now. She will have to get over it or not.
Bill went to doc and they are going to do an ultra sound of calves to see if they can find cause of leg cramps at night. Also told him to take extra B vitamins. I have a whole bottle I didn't take. Didn't seem to help so I quit.
Did not take any pictures today but have some cute stuff from facebook. Hope they make you smile like they did me.

Bill does this to Roxy all the time and I make him stop.

How would you like to live here.Not me

Now to see if I put doubles on here.
Have a great day my friends. You always lift me up when I need it

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REXTINE1 8/31/2012 6:33PM

    I'm glad you had a better day, and the pictures and sayings are good brighteners on a dark day. Thanks.

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KATIE233 8/31/2012 3:01PM

    like all the pictures. have a good day.

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MPARKER67 8/31/2012 10:41AM

    My doctor said to drink tonic water for cramps in legs. It tastes nasty but the quinine in it helps. Or, he can ask his doctor for a prescription for quinine pills. I have tried it and it seemed to work for me. Keep a bottle next to the bed and drink it when it happens.
My Dr. has a sense of humor and said yes it is the same tonic water used for vodka and tonic but I should leave out the vodka!
Sorry GD is still missing. And you had it right what you told your youngest!

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DEE107 8/31/2012 12:15AM

    hugs and praying for your family and so sorry about your daughter

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PATRICIAANN46 8/30/2012 9:28PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am glad that today is better for you. You had a "When it rains, it pours" day yesterday and deserve a better one today.
I sure hope the doctors figure out what is causing Bill's leg cramps. My brother suffered from leg cramps at night when he was trying to get to sleep and it almost drove him crazy. His has to do with restless leg syndrome.
Must close for now. Ken and I will be going back to our youngest son's tomorrow. Ken is working in the bathroom. He has to install a new toilet and a bathroom fan. I am working in the kitchen with Jerry. He is 6'5" tall, so he is doing all of the "High" jobs and I am doing the mid to low jobs. So far so good, but I can tell he is getting real tired of cleaning. Too is HIS house and HE is the one who put the cleaning off for so long, that now it is a HUGE job!!!!! He is just LUCKY that we are helping him!!! KIDS!!!!!

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LKWQUILTER 8/30/2012 7:56PM

    So glad things are better today Eleni. I agree with your attitude--they can get over it or else. lol I tell my hubby that all the time when anyone gets upset with me. Eleni, hubby had leg cramps and it was caused from spinal stenosis--he had surgery April 16, 2012 and is doing super now--none of the wicked cramps like he was having. He tried a lot of different things too but none really worked. Hope Bill finds the cause and it can be fixed. ((HUGS))

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/30/2012 7:38PM

    I'm glad you are doing better today, I agree with Cookie, I am surprised the dog didn't bite that little kid! I wouldn't want my face done like that!!!!

Hope they can find out about your Hubby's calf problems, that's no fun! emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 8/30/2012 7:21PM

    Glad you are having a better day!

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GLORYB2014 8/30/2012 7:04PM

    I loved the glass of water, lol. Poor doggie too, I don't like seeing things like that . . . may not hurt the dog but sure doesn't look nice.

Have a restful night Eleni!

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0309COOKIE 8/30/2012 6:32PM

    Oh, that poor dog, lol. I'm surprised the kid didn't get bit.

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Some Days I truly Hate being a Mother And a Grand mother

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I was told when my children were little that one day their problems would be big ones and kissing the booboo wasn't going to do it. I feel like I have been on a rollar coaster today. I have gone from having one very special grand daughter crying uncontrollable in my house and finally getting her calmed down to getting phone call that another grand daughter has run away again. I know many of you have way more problems than I do and still lose weight. I don't know how you do it. Oh and my very sweet daughter in law has to have surgery on her foot.
I would like to just go to bed and pull covers over my head. But this is life and it could be worse.
I did take a nap which helped a little.
Now I am working on supper. I am glad I saved half of meal I made last week so all I need to do is put in oven til it gets hot.
I did take a couple of pictures out the window.This coneflower will be a double.You can see the double starting on top.

My missing grand daughter. She was doing so good.

A facebook smile

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TSISQUAUSDI 8/30/2012 7:19PM

    Time to have empathy and not sympathy, my dear friend. Sympathy will kill you. Empathy will bring you viable solutions. Hang in there... What's that old Irish prayer about changing the things you can?


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REXTINE1 8/30/2012 6:20PM

    Sorry you're having family frustrations, and hope it gets better. I get to do all the housework for the next three months because the BW had the other shoulder worked on today. We were only there for a little more than four hours, but I get to do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and driving for the next three months. I was already pretty well housebroken from the last time around, but she has a hard time telling me what to do, so I have to get her back in the right frame of mind again.

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RURAL3 8/30/2012 5:22PM

    I don't think they realize how much of a burden they put on us with all their problems. They just know where to come for love and comfort.
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DONNABRIGHT 8/30/2012 4:03PM

    Some days are hard and some are filled with joy. I hope your joy days return soon.

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KATIE233 8/30/2012 2:55PM

    it is tuff being a mom that cares of their kids and grandchilden.sometimes it,s a tough job. sorry to hear about family problems.hopefully they will all be ok soon.just remeber take care of yourself too.nice flowers and cute kitties. take care and hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 8/30/2012 9:02AM

    I am sorry that you are having family problems. We love our kids so much. I know how stressful their problems can be so focus on taking care of yourself and your health.

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MIZCATHI 8/30/2012 6:33AM

    I am sorry darling friend. I hope the sorrows of your Granddaughters improve with time. Big Hugs.

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LVMAMAW 8/29/2012 10:12PM

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/29/2012 10:03PM

    I, too, am so sorry you have all this stress in your family. I do pray your granddaughter will come home and things will get worked out. Also pray your DIL comes through her surgery find. Sending hugs and prayers. emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/29/2012 9:32PM

  Hi Eleni..........
I am so sorry to hear of your stresses. You don't need this.........none of us do, but it is part of life. I am assuming that it was Brianna who came over. Has she started school yet? Will she be moving away from home to go to school? Maybe it would be good for her to be away from home at this time?!?
I will pray for the grand-daughter who has run away and for your DIL who has to have surgery. We continue to have stresses with our youngest son and it doesn't get any easier..........especially because we aren't getting any younger and it is difficult to cope at times. We just have to take it one day at a time and be there for each other. I am here for you whenever you need me.

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DANCINGGRAM 8/29/2012 8:05PM

    I'm very sorry to hear about your day. Very difficult to go through I'm sure. Stay strong,that's all we can do as a parent and grandparent. To be there when needed.

You have friends that are here for you. emoticon

Eleni,I Hope you hear from that beautiful grandchild of yours very soon. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 8/29/2012 7:52PM

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LKWQUILTER 8/29/2012 7:40PM

    emoticon emoticon dear Eleni. Don't really know what to say. Take care of yourself. ((HUGS))

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JOANNS4 8/29/2012 7:17PM

    So sorry to hear about your troubles with the grandkids. I think writing about it helps. I hope things work out. emoticon

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ZACEVETOB 8/29/2012 6:15PM

    Sorry to hear the stresses in your life in the moment, i hope things get better down the track for you and your family.

The first round of stressed i had made me gain weight, but i am on a stress basis once more, this time around i have blogged/journal and thought, wrote everything down, this helps. Doesn't have to make sense just has to be out, i bet you had a little bit sense of relief after righting this vent out didn't you? so keep doing it, get everything off your chest, talk to someone, vent it out, write it down, do whatever you have to get this mangled up feelings you have inside of you and you will see you are still able to keep on track despite whats happening around you.

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GIGI4AUSTIN 8/29/2012 5:47PM

    So sorry to hear of your troubles. I had a day like that yesterday. I lost my job due to a scheduling conflict and my daughter who lives with us along with my precious grandson disclosed some very private information which caused a huge uproar in our home. During my ordeal I kept repeating two different sayings that someone had shared with me in the past that may help you too.

1. When life deals you lemons, make lemonade.
2. It isn't what happens to us in life that defines us, but how we handle it.

These two things played over and over in my head yesterday and really helped me to work on getting a better perspective. I was so emotional and cried a lot so this took a lot of effort, but it was worth it.

I hope this helps. I know things like this dont help everyone, but I can at least give it try. If ithelps you, so, it will make my bad day yesterday a bit more purposeful. I will pray and hope that things get better for you and your precious family.



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0309COOKIE 8/29/2012 5:46PM

    Sorry you are having problems with the kids. It must be stressful for you. Hope you can find some peace.

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TILLIEBEE 8/29/2012 5:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It is just too much and I can relate. Wish I knew something super to say to you since you always know the exact thing to say to me when I'm stressed. Having your grand daughter coming to cry on your shoulder means the world. And as hard as all this stuff is, that stood out to me as the beautiful tender moment of your day because she obviously loves you so much and you were there to listen. I hope her troubles get figured out quickly and your other little one returns home soon. You mean a lot to me and I hope you know I care!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Warning.Will be showing some lizard pics today.
It has been a beautiful day. Sun was shining most of the day..Looking forward to Master Chef tonight.Strange for the mean one to not be Gordon Ramsey. Was surprised that the mean guy's mother is also a famous chef and a real sweet heart. I never thought the blind girl would make it to the top 4 but she has. Amazing to get there.
And 19 kids and counting is back tonight.
Bill took my orchids back outside and broke one limb of blooms off.MMMM i was not happy but plant is full of blooms and more stems are starting to show.
I keep learning things about the critters outside my window. I never knew the lizards would eat small butterflies til last week. I thought it was just bugs and mosquitoes. Today I found out they shed their shin. And have the pictures to prove it.

Now some clip art and facebook pics.

I may have used this before but It makes me smile

Bill has really gotten in to the Cat Who books. I think he is on #7. I ordered some more even tho I still have several. Never thought I would see him read so much. It helps that they are what us readers call a short read.
Hope you all had a good day.

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PRINCESS1959 8/30/2012 12:35AM

    Great Pics thanks

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PATRICIAANN46 8/29/2012 9:21PM

  Hi Eleni.........
When Ken and I were first married we had several different types of lizards and I remember finding sheddings in the terrariums. Then we moved on to saltwater fish and then birds and then cats and then dogs and then and then and was NEVER dull!!!!!
Loved your pictures and clip art and Facebook pics........especially the last one. Very cute dog.....
Must close for now.......I am tired.

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KATIE233 8/29/2012 2:53PM

    thanks for sharing your pictures. i didn,t know lizards shedd their skin. dad likes the cat books too. then i took them to read later after i finish the one i,m reading now.

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REXTINE1 8/29/2012 1:51PM

    That lizard really thinks he's something. We have had a few act that way too.

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MPARKER67 8/29/2012 11:27AM

    Ick. Just like snakes!

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ILOVEROSES 8/29/2012 7:59AM

    Love all those photos Eleni. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JUST_DUCKIE 8/29/2012 12:01AM

    The lizard pictures are so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/28/2012 9:18PM

    Glad to see your hurricane free. I knew they shed my son had a pet one when he was little. Pictures are beautiful as usual and love the quotes.
Have a great rest of the week. Sandy

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LKWQUILTER 8/28/2012 9:12PM

    I didn't know that lizards shed their skin either Eleni. You are educating me. Thanks, ((HUGS))

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0309COOKIE 8/28/2012 8:58PM

    The whole time I lived in Florida I never saw a lizard shed its skin. Learn something new every day.

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