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Red Toaster Plus

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I was going to wait til tomorrow but couldn't wait to share. To keep the record straight.I paid for the goodies but Bill did the shopping for me.Now I want to find a 4 cup red coffee maker which isn't going to be easy.
So here is the toaster.The food chopper,the immersion blender that came with a whisk too.Plus 2 peelers to save for when the 2 I have break etc.

My immersion blender broke today.I use it a lot when I want to have a smooth soup.
The chopper is much nicer than the one I have as it has a nice handle. Just like Christmas.
I also ordered a pocket food scale that I can take with me when I eat out.I haven't told Bill yet.I will wait til it comes and then show it to him.He may eat at a separate table when we go out to eat emoticon

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/19/2009 7:43AM

    I love all of them. I will look at Macy's if they have red. Usually it is Martha Stuart but I love Krupp. Krupp is always black. So love the color! My favorite.

It is funny about eating separately with Bill. Does he like the idea? I do not I love to be with Lev, and I am very funny when he helps me with everything. I just do not like to be alone anywhere.

Best. NS emoticon

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KATIE233 8/18/2009 11:04PM

    i love your red toaster, nice red.and the red chopper. emoticon emoticonhave fun with them.

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DETERMINEDANGI 8/18/2009 10:27PM
ore/store_details.asp?item=6183 Here is a great one, and it is a great price, but I don't think it is the same shade red as your other appliances.

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KYANN402 8/18/2009 8:48PM

    I love the red! I have a friend who says every room needs a touch of red. Where did you find the pocket scale? I could use one of those as much as I have to eat out with my work.

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RURAL3 8/18/2009 8:33PM

    Those really do look classy. And I'll bet they match your nails. That should thrill Bill. I saw the two peelers there before I read the text and thought you were doing another infommercial. emoticon I wouldn't tell him about the pocket scale yet either.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/18/2009 8:31PM

    Loving the new red toaster! Very trendy. It matches your nails that Bill loves so much, streetwalker red. emoticon

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LOSINIT52 8/18/2009 8:24PM

    Well you're all set now!
BTW I think the food demon is perfect. I wouldn't change him a bit. You don't want something that's gonna give you nightmares or something. HEHE

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A Quiet Day

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A quiet day is good.No stressful phone calls. very nice.
My desert rose plants are all blooming again.
And a dragon fly was very comfortable sitting on bud of my orchard.
I am still doing good with calorie count.
5 0
It is a beautiful day here. Haven't seen any butterflies but bees seem to like new plants.
Bill took the advertisement for toaster with him today. But now I need another immersion blender.Mine broke today.The gears striped and blade fell out.
Well i am a little tired so I think I will go take a nap.
Bill did get his garbage cans back,The neighbors son brought them back.
Hope you all have a great day. emoticon

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MICHELLE6468 8/21/2009 3:31PM

    Beautiful flowers... I'm guessing you live in Nevada or Arizona?

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FEISTYMAMA 8/18/2009 7:14PM

    You have such pretty flowers!

Did Bill get you the toaster? You'll need to post a picture of it. My toaster is boring white. I want to get stainless steel. I have a real nice Kitchen-Aid mixer and I bought it in the gray in the hopes that my kitchen will be stainless steel one day.

Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, hey hey hey good bye Food Demon!! You go girl!!!

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LOSINIT52 8/18/2009 6:18PM

    Glad you're having a quiet day and that you're being so darn good.
Love the little avatar. Who knew that old food demon was so cute.
I had a good day yesterday and the soup worked out great. Did it just the way you did it ie measuring and calculating etc. and I made 9 in total. Thanks for sharing.

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RURAL3 8/18/2009 5:25PM

    I love your scoreboard. Keep it going. You win the game.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/18/2009 4:25PM

    Love all yyour photos.
Happy you are good in calories counting.
Nice Bill has cons back.
just really nice day.

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My 1 year Spark Anniversary Video

Monday, August 17, 2009

I promised I would do one today so here it is.If the voice is way off watch it a second time.The first time I saw it I thought about the foreign movies where voices never fit. But it did sound right later. I have been very stressed but I still beat the food Demon last night and will do it again today. Enjoy my goofy vblog

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PITTSD70 8/18/2009 6:22AM

    What guts to post this video; good for you and I celebrate with you. Way to go.


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KATIE233 8/17/2009 10:52PM

    hi ellen love your video, and happy 1st anniversary to you.thanks for talking about fiber one yogurt i,m going to try.i try other fiber yogurt and didn,t like maybe this one i will.take care and big hugs to you and your family. emoticon

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RURAL3 8/17/2009 10:01PM

    Eleni I think you are a princess. And you should definitely get a commission from Fiber one or at least Hungry Girl. You made me smile today and I needed that. I have a feeling you will get that red toaster.
Do you know that you said you had no more to say and then talked for another 4 minutes. I love it and you. emoticon


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NIGHTSTAR777 8/17/2009 9:42PM

    I love you Eleni, you are Great!
I love your Crown, it is fantastic. I never wear anything like that. In my childhood no one gave me anything, and later it was considered too silly and ridicules. But not I do like to be silly, do not think I am ridicules, and I love to have this pretty crown on my head. I do not wear gold, love my Cu bracelets, wear shorts ant tons.

I love your idea to wear scales in your purse. It is so funny, I just love it( I am not going to carry scales with me, no way). I love your point to have red toaster. I do not have any so I will look at red one next time I go to Macy's.

You looks fantastic. I have very good time today watching two your blogs, I just smile.

Wish you win Food Demon. i am on your side. 35lbs is great. I lose less then 20 and I am happy.

Did you see my back pic? Lev done it. I put it on my blog and that is why I put all another my pics on that blog, Body Parts. I think it is funny. Why did he take this pic?

Good night. Best wishes.

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KYANN402 8/17/2009 8:17PM

    Woohoo! 35 pounds gone! Terrific!!

A red toaster would be a perfect sparkiversary present. Hope Bill gets it for you.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/17/2009 7:26PM

    emoticon Here's an award for losing 35 pounds AND beating the Food Demon for 5 days. emoticon emoticon

Thanks for the tip on the yogurt. I've been buying the Yoplait Light, which is very tasty but 100 - 110 calories. I'm bad when it comes to fiber. It goes right through me (if you know what I mean). I know if I eat it on a regular basis it won't hit me so hard. I will have to try the Fiber One. Key lime sounds so yummy!!

I'm sorry, but I laughed when you were talking about the garbage cans. I can just visualize it! We have big garbage bins we had to buy from the village. They're pretty heavy and would take a wicked wind to carry those puppies away. If you go to Home Depot to buy new garbage cans stay FAR AWAY from the garden center. It sounds like you'll be going to K-Mart for that red toaster though. emoticon

Oh Eleni stop, you don't look "yucky". You totally crack me up!

Happy Spark Anniversary to you!! emoticon

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NANA-JAN 8/17/2009 6:16PM

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You are so funny! You look fabulous in your tiara, but maybe you should have worn a cowboy hat or feathers? LOL!
I hope you get your red toaster... you deserve it! Well done, Spark Friend!

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CANBDONE 8/17/2009 6:10PM

    I don't know if I'm doing something wrong...but I get the audio of ALL of your blogs playing at once! WHOO-WHOOO

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LOSINIT52 8/17/2009 6:08PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ELENI! Love the Tiara and earrings. I was thinking your sparkiversary was tomorrow. I think a cute red toaster might be a fitting sparkiversary gift for you too.

Thirty-five pounds is exactly what I have lost. I can really see the difference in you. You look great!

YOU Eleni are one beautiful lady both inside and out! I just wish I could reach into that computer and give you a great big hug. I love you to bits.

And by the way I have a pot of soup on cooking which is inspired by you.
Have a great week.
Best wishes to you and your family as well.

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MIMZY08 8/17/2009 6:03PM

    You are so stinkin' CUTE!! I LOVE you!! Thank you so much for making me smile today!! Happy Sparkiversary!

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To my friends video

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hope this comes out ok.I will do another one with me later today

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KATIE233 8/17/2009 11:00PM

    awww that was so cute thanks.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/17/2009 7:10PM

    That was so cute!! I hope you had a wonderful day as well my dear dear friend.

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MPARKER67 8/17/2009 5:16PM

    That was adorable. Thanks for making me smile!

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MARJIJANE 8/17/2009 2:20PM

    Such a sweek card and message! See? Tha's why I LTLY!


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LOSINIT52 8/17/2009 1:05PM

    Oh, I LOVE it. You always make me smile Eleni!
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NIGHTSTAR777 8/17/2009 11:25AM

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Rainy Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It isn't raining yet but it made it a nice time to repot the butterfly plants and a house plant I put in a hanging basket. I found i didn't have tag for two of the plants so I will get Bill to go by and see what their names are for me. i even had a butterfly on one of the plants yesterday afternoon.Couldn't get a good picture tho.Late afternoon is only time it is hard to get photo from inside because way sun hits window. Bill admitted this morning that he likes our little butterfly garden. It really was more his idea than mine for once. I have always talked about wanting one but was really just doing that.Talking about it.I think next week he is going to put them in the ground.They are suppose to require little water and do well in Florida sand. I have few things that grow well in ground as it is mostly sand.
Here is what it looks like now
The small plant on left is parsley which Bill's client told him to get.The purple flowers are purple showers mexican petunia. The ones with tiny red flowers and one with yellow I don't have a name for yet.
This is the house plant I re potted into a hanging basket.It is only 1 of 2 plants I have that need a lot of water.
My large orchard is breaking out in what I call bloom limbs.Another week or so and it will be full of blooms.
Ok Enough of my plants
emoticon I did it again.Eleni 4 Food Demon 0. Today is starting out hard.I got up earlier than usual and am hungry but have to wait at least another half hour. When I get up late I can get away with just a small yogurt which is only 60 cal because I eat again in a couple of hours.But I got up way early for me.But added orange which was only 82 cal.I have to keep calories as low as possible during day to make up for when I eat more like at supper etc. i do not do well being hungry and I usually don't as I spread bites out.If I get hungry I will have a small tomato or half a cucumber.Something low cal but filling. Bill is going to get me one of the new fiber 1 yogurt which is 50 cal so I can taste test it. I am always looking for low cal good tasting and filling.
Ok I guess thats it for now. need to work on my garden journal and my spark album.
Hope you have a great day.
And thanks again for helping me so much.I can say thanks enough emoticon emoticon

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MARJIJANE 8/17/2009 2:17PM

    I am so proud of you...words cannot even express! I know you are giving that demon a powerful 1 - 2 punch (fighting term) every time you put him in his place and now it looks as if you are getting stronger every day! I love that you are using your skills logically, to keep you on track!

But, enough schmoosing... Love your plant selections! How exciting to have a butterfly garden right outside your window! What a gift God gave you to nurture his creations and watch them change right before your eyes! Just like you will be changing right before God's eyes...not to mention your (DH) Bill's eyes and the lady in the mirror. Again, I must say I am excited for your coming weeks with the demon in check, you will find such wonderful serenity and joy!

LTLY= Love To Love You!

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/17/2009 12:23AM

    It is hot day in NYC, no rain at all. DH & I were on Staten Island, I will post photos later. i try to post video, but something do not work. I asked DS, and he suggested to read instructions. LOL, I do not like to read instructions. Our computer is broken down, good that it is DH's computer, not mine. But now when he back home he takes mine. LOL, I wish my NightSky back to me.

Eleni, I cannot help you to fight Food Demon, you know that. I even cannot motivate you. I am on your side, I wish you win that combat, I believe in you.
Best. NS

PS. Hope to see your Orchids soon.

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KYANN402 8/16/2009 2:48PM

    Go, Eleni! You're on a roll.


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COOLGIRL68 8/16/2009 2:20PM

    Eleni- You are inspiring others to name their munchies, binges, etc. Here's to Day 5 being a success. Let us know if you like the yogurt. Always good to try something new. Have a wonderful Sunday. I am off to work. Annette

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RURAL3 8/16/2009 2:14PM

    Is there a plant called butterfly bush? Do you know what it looks like?
We must be having the same weather here in IL. Raining here today too. Consistant but not hard. But we need it too.

Keep fighting that food demon. Don't ever let him win. emoticon

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CANBDONE 8/16/2009 1:22PM

    You inspired me to get tough...4 days of success...I'm SO proud of you. I'm going to name mine and see if it helps!

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FEISTYMAMA 8/16/2009 12:30PM

    emoticon You're doing a great job conquering the Food Demon!!!

We're supposed to get rain later today and tomorrow. We need it. Our grass is starting to look yellow.

I think it's so difficult to find a food low in calories but filling. I get the afternoon munchies and I need something to tie me until dinner. I've been eating a yogurt or a piece of string cheese. I'd like to spice it up a bit. I'll have to look when I go grocery shopping. I really like the dried fruit. The apricots and pears are my favorite. They last longer than fresh fruit too.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday!


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LOSINIT52 8/16/2009 12:27PM

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Good for you on the score Eleni! You're on a roll! You can do this. We can do this. Let's go, let's go!

Like you I try to save more calories for later in the day. That is my hungriest, munchiest time and I also find that if I mess up earlier in the day, I can then change my evening plans and still wind up on track " at the end of the day." and not "go to bed feeling guilty." Wait... I am trying to rephrase things in a positive light... I should say "go to bed feeling happy and proud". I read this book on positivity and it pointed this out to me.

Glad the butterflies are finding your new plants. I put up a hummingbird feeder back in June. Within an hour two hummingbirds flew by, and I don't think they have returned since.

Have a great day. I'm looking forward to your anniversary. I think I was MIA on mine, but I'm back, that is what matters.

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