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Feel Much Better Today

Friday, January 04, 2013

Woke up feeling better. I took my first pills with milk this morning . That helped. My daughter reminded me about yogurt and milk being good for stomach. also ginger ale. So Bill brought me home some 2% milk, diet ginger ale,yogurt and some ginger snaps.
Bill has gotten into cooking more since he retired. He has actually planned and cooked a few things. Tonights was good and not high in calories. He made cabbage,potato,green bean soup.
Still counting calories. Tonight was more of guessing game as he had everything together. But think I am close.
Was almost too low in calories last night as eating was a problem.
Watching a movie about werewolves. Not something I usually watch. Bill has already left the room. so far it is somewhat gory.
Not sure how long I will last watching it.
It is a wet dreary day here. But not cold so that is good.
Hope you are all well

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KATIE233 1/5/2013 2:16PM

    glad to hear you are feeling better. good for Bill cooking. i seen that movie it is scarey but amazing too the bones coming out and hair.hahaha i know owee !we are more into action and police movies and things blown up.and mystery movies.i,m slowly losing my holiday weight. so take care and have a good weekend. maybe you should bet Bill in a game.hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 1/5/2013 1:56PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I emoticon to hear that you are doing better. It has made my day even better.

Bill's soup does sound good. Cabbage soup is usually quite low in calories, so you should be fine.

Elizabeth is going to spend the afternoon and over-night with us. She is bringing her new favorite Heroine-Movie along. It is titled BRAVE and she is crazy about it. All she asked for for Christmas was the bow and arrow that the little girl in the movie used. Lucky for us, the arrows are tipped with suction cups.

Have a great Saturday.

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CALVERTM 1/5/2013 11:53AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
just stopping by to say hi, I made potato soup last week when it snowed here, it was great. Maybe Bill will tell us how he made his soup,

take care,
Margaret emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 1/5/2013 5:23AM

    Happy you are feeling better..When my stomache is upset I eat yogurt..greek or activia.
Also the BRAT diet -bananas, rice, apples and toast or tea

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DEE107 1/5/2013 1:09AM

    so glad you are feeling better

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SUNNY332 1/4/2013 8:47PM

    So glad you are feeling better.

I love Cabbage Soup. Sounds great.


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SUNSHINEGB 1/4/2013 8:44PM

    Glad to hear you're feeling better Eleni!
Bill's soup sounds really good and I don't think I'd worry about the calories, it is probably low or just right for you.
I'm so glad your hubby is home full time now, that would make a difference.
Have a good night Eleni!
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RURAL3 1/4/2013 8:11PM

    I am sure you like it as much as we do that you are feeling better. probably more. I am another no gory movies. I wouldn't even start watching it.

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JOANNS4 1/4/2013 8:08PM

    I am glad you are feeling better. emoticon

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0309COOKIE 1/4/2013 7:42PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better!

I'm not into the werewolf scene, lol.

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LKWQUILTER 1/4/2013 7:29PM

    Happy for your good day Eleni. I am like Bill--not watching that movie with ya--sorry. Now my dh would love to watch it. lol Hope tomorrow is a great day for you too.

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JILL313 1/4/2013 5:37PM

    It's great to hear you are having a good day. Gory movies I hate and never watch. . .they scare me--LOL!



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TXTOAD9970 1/4/2013 5:22PM

    Glad you are feeling better! emoticon

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Stomach is Yucky Today

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Have been nauseous all day. Bill and my grand daughter Kayla are eating pizza and smell is killing me.
I have an appointment with dermatologist but is isn't for another week. If anyone cancels she will call me.
Have a few pics to share. This is Roxy helping Bill on floor and one of her giving him a hug. She doesn't give me hugs.Just him.
This is my grand daughter who came to visit for afternoon. Unfortunately it is not a great day for me. I started game and Bill had to take over so I could lay down.She won by 3 points.

Kayla's smile and Roxy bored with it all

Still tracking calories. Hope you had a good day

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GEORGE815 1/4/2013 4:21PM

    Hope you are feeling better and the trip to Dr. D goes well for you. Good luck for 2013.

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SHIRLEYX 1/4/2013 10:29AM

    It's too bad you had a rough day. Hope today is better.

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MPARKER67 1/4/2013 10:29AM

    Feel better soon. emoticon

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MIZCATHI 1/4/2013 9:14AM

    Looks like a very cozy day!

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KATIE233 1/4/2013 12:39AM

    oh oh sound like i had at christmas time some of the flu. i had the nauseous stomach for 2 days. if you can drink ginger ale. i found it helped.i got up like that christmas morning.and i had to cook and get christmas supper ready. yuck! hope you feel better tomorrow.take care big hugs. emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 1/4/2013 12:17AM

    hope you feel better

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SEAWILLOW 1/3/2013 9:24PM

    Your granddaughter is very pretty! I am glad you were able to spend some time with her. Roxy is enjoying herself!

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SUNNY332 1/3/2013 8:57PM

    Good to hear you are back to tracking.

Hope you feel better soon.

Love the pics, as usual.


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LOSINIT52 1/3/2013 6:26PM

    So proud of you back to tracking your calories. Sorry you're not feeling well though. I love the way your grandchildren come to visit. They sure are beauties! I think my kids have missed out not having grandparents near.

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CATLADY52 1/3/2013 6:24PM

    Hope the feeling yucky goes away soon. It is the pits to be feeling under the weather. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/3/2013 6:04PM

  Hi Eleni........
I hope you don't have a touch of the flu. It is going around like crazy up here. Drink as much water as you can and rest. It seems to be the only thing that works.

Kayla has such a nice smile. You certainly have beautiful Grand-daughters.

Our dogs do the same thing when Ken is trying to do something at floor level. All I hear is ,"Move, Go lay down, I can't see with your head in the way." Where Ken is, they are!!!

Hope you feel better soon.

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0309COOKIE 1/3/2013 6:01PM

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.

Your granddaughter is really pretty.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Not too bad a day.I got up early and did a few things.By 11 I was tired so I laid down for little bit.
Bill hung the fish and butterfly on fence for me. The moon and sun were in bad shape.He repainted them both.The one on left was rusting. It looks nice and makes me smile to see them

Bill also had time to enjoy his retirement.
Caught him asleep with his watch dog under his chair

Did see a butterfly.It seemed to like the stones

I did well yesterday with tracking food and stayed under 1500 calories.
It is looking good for today too.
I have to see our dermatologist for a bad yeast infection behind both knees. Heart doc has given me two salves and he won't give me pills which is going to have to be. And it will just come back to him as I bet derm won't give me any pills without his permission.

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LKWQUILTER 1/3/2013 12:10PM

    Beautiful fish and butterfly Eleni. Bill did good re-painting them. Have a great day and keep on keeping on. Yes, we can get rid of these excess pounds.

I do so know what you mean about having to go to dr for meds. I think everyone of them wants their share of the pie. lol

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MPARKER67 1/3/2013 10:20AM

    A little late but, Happy New Year.

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SUNSHINEGB 1/3/2013 8:55AM

    LOVE the ornaments on the fence, they are so beautiful & cheery, makes me smile to look at them.
Ha ha, Bill deserved the rest . . . with his faithful dog with him!
Hope you make out better with the dermatologist, those infections must drive you up a wall.
Love your smile Eleni!
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DEE107 1/3/2013 12:09AM

    glad you got some rest and love the butterflies and fishies

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KATIE233 1/2/2013 11:56PM

    glad you had a good day. the decorations looks good. i,m catching a cold i think i,m sneezing alot and a twitching in my nose. i guess i,ll take a cold pill or put vicks there or something.get back with my juices i guess. take it easy . first day back at work went pretty good.time for tv catch you later. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 1/2/2013 11:52PM

    Hi, glad you had a better day. I love your fence - it looks so cheerful. Bill does look like he's enjoying retirement. lol

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SUSIEPH1 1/2/2013 9:31PM

    Hi Eleni !! So glad you had a good day ...
Bill looks so peaceful ..
Love all the ornaments along your fence.... looking good Girl xx
Hope they can find something to get rid of the dermi.
Take Care my friend.
Much love Susie

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/2/2013 9:28PM

    You did have a good day, and I agree with your Doc you don't need any more pills.
I am glad Bill is enjoying his retirement it does a heart good to just relax.
Love the garden fence decor!
Have a great evening. Sandy

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PATRICIAANN46 1/2/2013 9:12PM

  Hi Eleni........
All of the items on your fence look great, but I am partial to that Butterfly. I am going to have to check the stores around here when Spring rolls around to see if I can find one like it.
Bill needs to move his chair to a grassy area in case he goes into a deep sleep and tips..........Knowing how loyal Roxy is, she will probably try to break his fall.
Congratulations on staying on track. I did real well on Tuesday, but just average today. Tomorrow is a new day and I WILL do better.
Take care.

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SUNNY332 1/2/2013 8:29PM

    I love the photo of Bill sleeping with the dog under his chair. Sweet.

I really like the fence decorations. Good job, Bill.

Glad you are pacing yourself and resting when you need it.

Hugs, Sunny

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LOSINIT52 1/2/2013 7:48PM

    What lovely yard art! Glad Bill is getting a chance to relax too. Maybe he needs a recliner.
And way to go on the tracking. That's great!

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SEAWILLOW 1/2/2013 7:35PM

    Fence looks fabulous! Glad you had a good day. Get well soon!

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TILLIEBEE 1/2/2013 7:34PM

    Haaahahaha. The watchdog and the new retiree.

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TXMEMAW6 1/2/2013 6:50PM

    Love the fish and butterfly!! They are so cute! Hope the doctor can fix you right up and also hope that your knees aren't bothering you too much. Take good care of yourself and keep up the great eating days. Happy 2013 to both you and Bill.

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0309COOKIE 1/2/2013 6:29PM

    The fence looks great!

That is so cute that you caught Bill sleeping, lol. Roxy is on high alert.

Hope you get your knee problem taken care of and get on the mend soon.

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JILL313 1/2/2013 6:27PM

    Wow, The Pretty Fish and Sun look brand new and they put a smile on my face also. Cute picture of Bill getting his ZZZZs. I hope the Dermatologist can help your yeast infection on the back of your knees. I hope they aren't bothering you too much. Roxy is quite the watch dog--LOL!



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MIZCATHI 1/2/2013 6:26PM

    I adore fence art! Great day for your eating too - fantastic!

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RAPUNZEL53 1/2/2013 6:10PM

  Looks Great!

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New Year and New Chance To Get It Right

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Made it to a new year. That's saying a lot for me.
Bill did stay awake which is rare for him emoticon Poor Roxy had a rough time as I am sure many of your pets did too. She does not like fireworks.
Every time I went to bathroom she would follow me and lay down on rug next to me. She never goes in bathroom.Rest of time she would follow Bill around or come to me for petting. Bill finally let her up in his lap and she was soon snoring away. She is not very ladylike the way she was laying.

I got one of my projects done early this morning. I ordered this rack thing to put under sink on pans etc I use. The dividers were sliding all over place and stuff falling of. So I hot glued them to hold stuff in order that I use

The pull out under keeps my mandolins and graters where I can get them and extra cutting boards under that

After that I tried to take a nap but couldn't fall asleep.In fact I have tried to take a nap twice and no luck. Bill and Roxie are out cold.
I watched part of Rose parade and was so pleased with grand marshal. I am not big into wanting to meet famous people. But if someone asked me if I could meet and sit down with one person it would be this lady.Ms Jane Goodall. My grandmother always got the national geographic magazine. That is where I first read about her and saw pictures of her with wild chimps. That was over 50 years ago. She doesn't look much different now. I just think she is an amazing woman.
They reunited a military man with his wife and son during parade.It was a surprise for wife. Just to show how tender hearted my sweetie is he was crying watching it. He is always moved by things like that.
I loved the float with the military dogs including one that lost a leg in Afghanistan. Very moving.
Today I am back to counting calories and try to release this weight I regained. So far doing good.
Ok will say goodnight as all of a sudden I am not feeling well.Will go lay down for a while.
Happy 2013 to all.

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MIZCATHI 1/2/2013 9:45AM

    Getting organized is a good thing!

Eating right is even better - you can do it!

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SHIRLEYX 1/2/2013 9:16AM

    It's nice that you were able to accomplish putting your rack together. I love the pic of Roxy sleeping, ladylike or not. lol


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GEORGE815 1/2/2013 7:17AM

    Son and daughter-in-law have also a pet named Roxie. She is kind of labx and extremely athletic. She can catch rabbits near their apartment complex. We go for walks and we notice the rabbits scurrying, she wants off leash so she can catch em'.

Aiming for a 10-15 pound weight loss in 2013. Been concentrating on my Diabetes scores so much that it hardly leaves room for dieting. Good luck in 2013. Thanks for sending your notes to my Sparkpage. All the best!

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NEWSTART127 1/2/2013 2:34AM

    Eleni, sounds like you started the year off, right! Roxy is just "airing it out" - and laying like that shows 100% trust. We love getting tummy around here. Cooper and Finn lay tummy-up a LOT - Cooper especially. He's always done it.

The Rose Parade certainly had some nice moments. (But what on earth was with those sumo guys! Eek!)

Happy New Year, dear friend!

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DEE107 1/2/2013 12:07AM

    hope you feel better hugs

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LKWQUILTER 1/1/2013 11:19PM

    You had a very productive day Eleni. I can't say the same as I have watched football games most of the day. I did watch the Rose Parade and saw what you are talking about--the dogs, Jane Goodall, and the reuniting military family. Hope you are to feeling better soon. ((HUGS))

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MICKEY341 1/1/2013 10:51PM

    Hope you are feeling better! Your day sounds like mine, except I have napped all day! Will probably not sleep tonight!

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SUSIEPH1 1/1/2013 9:30PM

    I love the way Roxy is lying !!, she looks so relaxed and so does Bill ..
Your kitchen looks very organised mine does not look like that ...
I too admire Jane goodall she is amazing ... glad you had a lovely evening ..
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RURAL3 1/1/2013 9:27PM

    we watched the parade and saw all that too. The military reunion was very touching. I pray you feel better soon.

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LOSINIT52 1/1/2013 9:09PM

    Pretty afghan that Roxy is lying on.
It does feel good to get things organized doesn't it. I have spent the day packing up Christmas stuff and house cleaning. I didn't even stop for lunch. It is mostly done though and as sad as it was to pack it all away it is great to start the new year with everything fresh and clean.
Great to see you are tracking everything again. It really does pay off.
Happy new year. Stay well.

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SUNSHINEGB 1/1/2013 7:44PM

    I hope you're feeling better by now Eleni. Poor Roxy, my dog doesn't like fireworks either and thankfully we have none around here on New Years Eve.
All the best to you and Bill in 2013!

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SUNNY332 1/1/2013 5:26PM

    Hope you are feeling better this afternoon.

Here's emoticon a toast to a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hugs, Sunny

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KNITLEIGH 1/1/2013 5:16PM

    Happy New Year! We don't have fireworks and parades here. Maybe because it's so cold. :) Hope you are well!
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PATRICIAANN46 1/1/2013 5:13PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Roxy is just like Miki when it comes to loud noises. Miki can't get close enough to us and is like he is velcroed to our legs.
I have always enjoyed watching any shows (usually on PBS) that are about Jane Goodall. She just flipped the coin to start the game.
Talk to you later.......

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0309COOKIE 1/1/2013 5:12PM

    I know what you mean about the fireworks. Someone was shooting them off until 2:30AM here. Punky was going ballistic. I don't know why people have to do that.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

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SEAWILLOW 1/1/2013 5:08PM

    Iwas asleep and the fireworks startled me! Roxy has great caregivers!Great idea on organization..I grab one cookie sheet and another comes out too.

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JILL313 1/1/2013 5:00PM

    Happy New Year Eleni! This is Our Year to do it Up Right! Your Bill is so tender hearted and a very kind man. Roxy is just like my dog and maybe it hurts their ears. You did a lot to get your pan divider up and in place. I sure could use some of those around here as all my kitchen drawers are very cluttered inside. I hope you get to feeling better very soon.



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New Years Eve

Monday, December 31, 2012

Where did the year go . It sure went by fast. Hopefully the next one will be better for some of us.
Bill brought home steak to grill for supper. He is like most men and is very good at his grill.
Together we got all Christmas decorations in living room and dining room packed away in one box so it will be easier. He wants to put one of trees in plastic as is but I don't think so. Hopefully Brianna will be able to come take trees down. She has not been too reliable lately. Bill and I may just do it a little at a time.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/1/2013 5:05PM

  Hi Eleni......
Happy New Year to you and Bill. emoticon
Ken bought me two small Lobster tails and he is having a Rib Eye Steak which we will have for supper tonight.
The University of Wisconsin plays Stanford in the Rose Bowl, so I must close and head for the TV.

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0309COOKIE 1/1/2013 4:13PM

    You were quite productive getting all your decorations down.

Yum, steak on the grill. Good eating!

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RURAL3 1/1/2013 12:57PM

    Happy New Year Eleni and Bill

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SHIRLEYX 1/1/2013 11:06AM

    Happy New Year! The only decorations we put up this year was the tree and hubby promised to take it down before he leaves! Right now we are at our time share so hubby and daughter can ski. My son who is recovering from the brain tumor surgery also skied yesterday!

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GEORGE815 1/1/2013 11:04AM

    Putting Christmas decorations down for storage. Have a Happy New Year. emoticon
I have enjoyed your posts throughout 2012, looking forward to 2013.

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LKWQUILTER 1/1/2013 10:33AM

    Hoping a wonderful New Year for you and yours Eleni. (((HUGS)))

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DEE107 1/1/2013 12:08AM

    Happy New Year

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KATIE233 12/31/2012 11:17PM

    don,t over do it. i think i,ll do mine tomorrow too.HAPPY NEW YEAR BILL AND ELENI. best of luck in the 2013 and healther one. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 12/31/2012 8:38PM

    Happy New Year! I wish you only the best for 2013!

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SEAWILLOW 12/31/2012 7:33PM

    Just make do the best you can.My grandson is not always reliable. It hurts but I just get over it.

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JENAE954 12/31/2012 6:43PM

  Wishing all Sparkers a happy and healthy new year.

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TILLIEBEE 12/31/2012 6:42PM

    Happy New Year!
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Thank you for another year of wonderful friendship!

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SUSIEPH1 12/31/2012 6:23PM

    Hi Eleni ...
Happy New Year to you and Bill and your family ..
We also didn't see the new year in but we did watch the Tattoo..
Thank you for your good wishes and we also wish for you all a better 2013 ..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DICHTAS2 12/31/2012 6:19PM


I will go to bed early. Don't know if I will see the new year come in..

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