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Monday, June 29, 2009

It has been a quiet day. I did make a big pot of soup.I have it bagged and in freezer.
It was a sunny day but we are due for some more rain later and tomorrow. I picked some of my veggie crop. emoticon Not much but I grew it and I will eat it. It looks like my yellow pepper plant will do the best.It has a lot of tiny buds. It has been fun trying to get something to grow.I have learned and my next crop will be better.
Can't think of anything to talk about.Like I said it has been very quiet.
This is a fountain in front of a restaurant that I thought was cute.

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VEGEFARMER 6/30/2009 2:24AM

    Good on you for growing your own veges, now it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Yummy.

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KATIE233 6/30/2009 12:01AM

    hi there eleni, love your pictures. what does okra taste like never had them.

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NIGHTSTAR777 6/29/2009 10:11PM

    You do not need to salt your tomatoes. They are perfect without salt. Just eat them. Dinner for two, just you and Bill. LOL, I love it. Nice picture.

The fountain is very lovely. The birds like real so slim and nice. it is very nice to be around.

Well I am going to pic my favorite fountain in NYC in front of Central Park. We stay there every evening when we have concert in Lincoln Center. then we walk trough park, visit our friend with strips trough all its back who lives in the rocks of park and then we walk to the train station. Once we try to get pic of our friend. It was good, it try to pose but we were too slow. So, it lost patience and run away.

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FEISTYMAMA 6/29/2009 8:36PM

    Your tomatoes look yummy!! All you need is salt. YUM!!!

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SUNNY332 6/29/2009 8:05PM

    The veggies look good. Have you eaten the tomatoes yet?

Awesome. BTW - love the photos of the birds/fountain.

Take care and have an awesome Tuesday.


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A Nice Sunday

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today has been good. I did have to sit for long time making up my meds and still have to make up the remainder ones.I try to do them for at least 3 weeks if I can as I hate doing it. I am now up to around 48 pills a day and thats not counting the advil I take. I have become my mother.She had to take a lot when she was alive and would always say that was what was keeping her alive. I am quite thankful for modern medicine but I do get tired of the pills.
I was telling my garden team that I was very thrilled to have one okra pod ready to eat.Yes just one.But I grew it and I will eat it. emoticon I have been learning and in Fl you can grow some things twice a year.So I will do better in a couple of months.
I was excited that we were finally able to get our web cam to work so we could see grandson that lives in Orlando.Heidi and Scott gave us and her mother one before baby was born.She and I have been trying and couldn't get it to work.Each time we got better.Yesterday my video worked but hers didn't But finally success today.I had to uninstall and re install that thing 4 times. But now we can see baby and it will be great.He was totally bored with it today but in a few months hopefully he will know it is us.
I also learned some more about Flickr today and have two contacts of sparkers so I can see their photo's. I may be tempted to try a photo team but when I did one everyone was so professional looking. I am just a wanna be photographer. I may just put links on her when I have several I want to share. Plus it is hard enough keeping up with my teams now.I don't think I want to try another.
I think I know why I was so in the dumps.I think it is my thyroid.I thought my hair seemed thinner the other day but I thought maybe it was my shampoo.But when I got it cut the lady that cuts it said it was thinner.I have very thick hair usual.Wel both depression and thinning hair can be caused by thyroid.I take medicine now.So I will get heart doc to give me a script to check it.He controls that med too as it can effect heart.My gyno doc turned it over to him because of that. The depression is much better and Bill is happy about that.
Angel is still struggling with her leg.Bill went over today and took Brianna to grocery store.The so called boyfriend(you moms know what I mean) did not show up like he said he would.She knows she will probably need surgery but no money no insurance.She is waiting for proper paperwork to fill out for medicaid help.She is self employed. She has a cleaning service and can't do it but has to go to some jobs as people want her there when her girls clean. She gets upset some day but is hanging in there. She can't walk on it or bend it.I gave Brianna a good talking to plus told her I was coming over when she wasn't expecting me and house better be picked up. She is a normal sassy teen to her mom but not to me.She can't stand for Grandma to be mad at her. She never gets mad at me even when I chew her out.I just wish she was that good to her mom. Bill said house wasn't bad
Ok Enough rambling.I had another gain but I am not stressing out about it.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Robin-- Hope your ankle is better
Here is an older pic of my sweetie and I at the Biltmore House in Asheville NC

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NIGHTSTAR777 6/29/2009 10:47PM

    You are both so sweaty. i love your picture.

You take so many pills. I even could not think that it is possible. When I read it I just think how lucky I am. I had problems with heart. I do not know what it really was. Now I cannot believe my heart rate started to be regular. I posted it. But now it is always go in good. i am so happy with that. I am not fish on the shore anymore.

I hope Brianna will have this medical assistance she needs. I always think how it is not fear that people do not have insurance, or have to pay price which they really cannot pay. When I was in college it was told that America can give that free insurance for everyone, but it is big business and traditions in health care. I am not good in all this politics but I think it is very difficult to get medical help. I hope Brianna will be good.
Really what else can I say.

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SEAWILLOW 6/29/2009 12:01PM

    That is a lot of pills but if they help they are worth it! You take wonderful pictures! Happy Gardening, Derinda

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FEISTYMAMA 6/28/2009 8:39PM

    That is alot of pills to take but if it keeps you here you better take them. My mom took lots of pills to (not as many as you) and I can remember one of her pills alone was over $600. I don't know how long it lasted her though. Insane!

I hope Angel can get medicaid soon so she can get some help for her leg. I'm so fortunate to have a good insurance policy through my husband's work. When I went in for my ankle we went to the ER but I told them I wanted to see a doctor in the walk-in clinic so our deductible was only $15 instead of $50 for the ER. I had x-rays done as well which is covered. I feel bad for people that don't have insurance because it's too darn expensive.

As for staying off my foot, I did horrible today! I promised my daughter I'd take her out, which I did. I wore my brace when we went shopping. She knew exactly what she wanted and we only went to 2 stores. We were home in less than an hour. Today at dinner however I didn't wear my brace. 1/2 way through dinner my ankle started to throb and I was getting shooting pains. Not good. I should have it elevated right now but I'm outside under the tent and don't have anything to prop it up with. I'm not a very good patient.

I think it's great you have an okra, even if it's only one. You're doing something right!

I hope you can get your thyroid in check. My sister has a thyroid issue and I have a goiter. I don't take meds for it though.

By the way, I have a flickr account too but I deleted a bunch of pictures off it because I had too many and I wouldn't pay to have a PRO account. I don't know how many pictures I can have on there with a free account.

Now that I've written a short story I'm going to go now. emoticon

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SUNNY332 6/28/2009 8:01PM

    What a great photo of you and Bill.

Have a good week.


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MDMNINA 6/28/2009 6:32PM

    You will look that good again! I love the Biltmore house. I was there once years ago.

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Pictures I took today

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Here is link to some pictures I took today of Egret with his lunch

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NIGHTSTAR777 6/29/2009 10:21PM

    Your pictures are were nice. And you was really very far from the object. This is my favorite flowers. They are like little sun, so simple ans so beautiful.

Another set is interesting. Did Egrets invited you for dinner? One shot take me. It is Egret and sky.
Very nice.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/27/2009 9:44PM

    What great shots and what a great day you must have had to experience such a beautiful sight!
Thanks for sharing with us!


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NEELOJ 6/27/2009 7:50PM

    Loved the photos!! What a joy to get to take pictures of him!!!
You did a great job!!

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Busy Saturday

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today is going to be busy so will try to get in a quick blog first.
My birds are coming back.It was so nice to hear them outside singing this morning.Usually just before daylight is when they sing the most. I have seen more in back yard too. So that was a good way to start the day. Waking up so early was not so good.
Especially since we have so much to do.We have to get our groceries,maybe get Angels and go pick up the vehicle Bill found yesterday.I will be wiped out tomorrow after being out and about for 2 days in a row.
I want to apologize for mentioning I gave money to a pan handler yesterday.I hope no one thought I was trying to make myself sound good.I really felt bad about that. I just wanted to point out how fortunate we are even when we do have a lot of problems. Good deeds should not be done for recognition. They should only be done to help others.
I am doing a little better with eating except for last night. I ate a whole bag of chips all by myself.1600 useless calories. How dumb is that.And it was very easy to do. Bill called it my major comfort food night. But now that is behind me.Boy we can do some stupid things can't we.And I know I am not the only one to do it.
Ok I either need to get dressed or head back to bed for a short nap.Nap sounds good but I better get dressed.Maybe shower will wake me up.Have a great day.

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NIGHTSTAR777 6/29/2009 11:16PM

    O boy! You have birds to listen. I do listen only cars. They run and run, day and night. It is highway under windows. When we took this apartment we did not check it. It was winter, windows were closed. Now I have that pleasure for the rest of my live. LOL.

I do not think anybody think that you try to show something. What I see in people's blogs and what I put in my blog only what I do think. It is good to do. It is like have someone to speak with.

I started to read Duma Key by Stephen King. There is very interesting point. Man was hurt by fallen crane. He was very bad, in pain. His therapist bring doll to him. He said name it the name you hate. When you got pain hit it. It worked for the big surprise of man. Of cause it is just fiction. But I do think SP is really about. I do think it is good idea. Blogging is really good. That is why I do it. It is not good in English but I do try my best.

What I wish to finish is ,,,," a whole bag of chips ". Not really good. Bill have to be around to keep you busy that you will not even think about it. I just kidding.

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SUNNY332 6/27/2009 1:15PM

    Good to hear that the birds are coming back.

Hope you have a great day. Hugs, Sunny

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MDMNINA 6/27/2009 11:06AM

    I agree. You should take a nap this afternoon! I know your day is busy, but it is important that you take care of yourself. Watch out for showers too. Sounds like it is going to be off and on rain most of the day!

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FEISTYMAMA 6/27/2009 10:08AM

    I was surprised to see your blog so early. Try to squeeze in a nap if you can! The birds here are so loud starting about 4:30AM. It's a pretty sound but NOT what I want to hear at that time of morning.

I think it's great that you gave money to those women. It just shows what type of person you are. You know how many people passed them and didn't even give them a 2nd thought?

Yes, we all fall off our rocker and pig out! I have been awful lately. Yesterday was a pretty good day until dinner. We had KFC (one of my sides was corn though!!) for dinner. A while later I had M&M's. I didn't eat that many but I ate them. Nobody else in my family will eat them because they have a hint of coconut in them so I know I'll be eating more. I can't even jump on the treadmill right now to make myself feel better because of my sprained ankle.

Take care of yourself! How is Angel doing?

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Just a test Plus my day today

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ok I am trying to learn how to use flickr so I want to see if it works.I put the photo's I took today there.Now to see if it works
Ok That didn't work I will try this

Ok This worked.I hope you check out these. After I got my chest xray and Bill got rid of his holter.(A holter (sp) is a device you wear for 24 hours that keeps track of your heart rate) Bill needed to go to Odessa and measure a job so I drove him and took my camera. The cute statues were in yard of a house near where he needed to go.The sunflowers I saw on side of road as we were going.I made sure to go back and take pictures.I was across the road taking pictures from my car.
Then we did some more driving around and stopped for lunch.Got home around 2:30.It was nice spending time together just out and about.
After we got home he left looking for a vehicle. He found one and we will go get it tomorrow. When all the hospital bills come in I will probably have to get into savings but just glad I have some savings to get into.We have to have 2 vehicles. So we do what we must.
I am feeling better today both health wise and attitude.
We finally got some more rain that we needed. Two of my larger tomatoes are staring to turn.I am not going to get many tomatoes but peppers and zukinni are looking good.Even my cucumber is coming back. My okra is doing good but with only one plant I won't get many.But as I said this is a learning experience this time.
Ok I have a lot of emails to try to answer.Stil extremely hot. Sad about Farah and Michael but Farah seems to be taking a back seat on Tv.She was so brave in her battle. We have lost 4 icons in a short time.But life does go on.

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NIGHTSTAR777 6/29/2009 11:24PM

    I am glad you find car.
Sunflowers are beauty.

I got Michael Jackson on Slacker radio and I listen it all day around. I do not know about this time because I was in another country. But friend of mine posted blog how it was in her time and what he means for her. It is very sensitive ans sad.

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VEGEFARMER 6/27/2009 5:23AM

    Sun flowers are lovely. The statues beautiful, I love the one with the sea saw.
I am really pleased to read that both you and Bill are doing well.
Yes the news of Michael and Farah passing over was indeed sad. the world is in mourning for both of them.
Take care and Ill be back again soon.

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FEISTYMAMA 6/26/2009 9:41PM

    I'm upset about Farrah getting the backseat! She fought a courageous fight. I know Michael Jackson is an icon and it happened so suddenly. I don't agree with the way the media is handling it. I just don't watch it!

The sunflowers are so pretty. It's a good idea to carry a camera with you all the time. I'd be stopping all the time though and never make it to where I'm supposed to go.

What was the result of your x-ray?

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