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Sunday in Fort Myers

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I spent the morning resting while Bill bowled in the singles.He did much better today.In fact his brother got 2nd place and Bill missed 3rd by 15 pins.A shame they didn't do this good yesterday.
I am so glad I ordered a new battery for my small Acer notebook.The one that came with it lasted less than an hour. So far I get almost 7 hours with this one.
My eating wasn’t too bad until this morning.Bill got my breakfast before he left and it was soo good.sausage gravy,biscuit,eggs,sausage patty and fruit.Bad bad bad. It was good eating it but soon after I felt so yucky.Lesson learned.I can not eat that kind of food now. The fruit was ok. I am glad it made me yucky.I will remember that the next time I am tempted

We went to Butterfly Estate and had a good time.We had lunch at the cafe.It wasn't cheap but it was good. Everyone in every building was super nice.Next we went to gift shop.Some nice stuff but too expensive for me.I got glass butterfly tree ornamentand bookmark.I got a pencil for Brianna.
Then it was on to ice cream and candy store. I did get some fudge but I got a small slice of different ones.Bill commented that in my heyday I would have gotten 4 times as much. They had a creamsickle and a cranberry fudge. I know it would have been better if I had gotten none but I was proud that I just got a taste of some instead of big chunks. I did get a bag of caramel popcorn with some pecans and streaks of chocolate.
Next to the butterflies.We had two cameras so I should have some great pictures.I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more of a variety.We only saw 4 different kinds.But lots of pretty flowers.It will take time to edit all the pics.But we had a good time. We are both beat but it was worth it. We will head home tomorrow.We are resting and watching TV the rest of the night.Bill is already taking a nap.
I think I am going to go take a short nap myself emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 12/10/2009 6:59PM

    MMMMMMMMMMM, fudge! I get fudge every year when we go to Wisconsin Dells. I get a little taste but never finish it because it's too rich for me.

Biscuit, eggs, and sausage sound delicious! I get sick to my tummy when I eat like that too. Funny how our body's change when we start to eat healthy.

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KATIE233 12/7/2009 3:52PM

    hi Eleni, sound like lots of fun. well done on the fudge small slice. can,t wait to see your pictures. take care. emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 12/7/2009 7:37AM

    What a great weekend for you. You had good time with friends, fun with the butterflies and lessons learned from eating. I would say all in all emoticon emoticon
Bill should be happy he did great. But you know men.

P.S. I made bean soup while you were gone. It will be good today with our snow. emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 12/7/2009 7:22AM

    Good job on eating moderately. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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NEWSTART127 12/7/2009 12:15AM

    Sounds lovely! Can't wait to see some of your photos!
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DETERMINEDANGI 12/6/2009 11:23PM

    Sounds like you are having such a good time! I can't wait to see the pics when you get home. We miss you in the nest, but I am glad that you are taking some time for YOU! emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/6/2009 7:25PM

    What a wonderful weekend. So happy for you.

I hope you get some rest.

Hugs, Sunny

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/6/2009 6:58PM

    Hey you got to splurge sometimes, that is what a lifestyle is all about. Living life to the fullest and not feeling guilty for the simple pleasures. Just enjoy your self, as the good Lord intended.

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WHOAMOMMA 12/6/2009 5:52PM

    OOOOHHHHH fudge!!!!

Glad you had a good time in Florida. Nice to get away and have fun.

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KYANN402 12/6/2009 5:45PM

    I think you did good at the candy shop. It's the ice cream that would have been my down fall. I absolutely love ice cream. I'm eager to see your pictures. You take such good one.

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Nice Saturday

Saturday, December 05, 2009

It has been a great day.Weather cleared up some altho temps are now dropping.
I had a wonderful time with Bobbi (Floridasun).We had lunch and talked our heads off.Then I went to her very lovely home and met her very nice hubby.And her sooooo cute cats.She gave me an original crystal and charms key change.She put special charms on it just for me.That was so sweet.It was so nice to spend time with her.Bless her heart she even paid for my lunch.I won't be able to post a pic until I get home but it as a lovely day.
Came home and took a short nap.We are waiting for Bill's brother to call and let us know where we are meeting for supper.Bill was so disappointed in how his bowling went.They bowled in the doubles and it was not pretty.And they are both good bowlers but not today. They bowl in the singles in the morning.
Then we are going to Butterfly Estate for lunch and then to see the butterflies.I am looking forward to taking some good pictures.I will give Bill my small camera and I will use the better one.So hopefully I will bore you with butterfly pictures when I get home.Then we will rest up for our trip home on Monday.Hopefully I won't have to drive for 3 hours in the rain again.
The hotel did fix the cable in our room so I have no trouble getting on line.And they replaced the microwave.I am very happy with room but bath tub is very slippery.
Ok Need to change clothes.
Thank you Bobbi for a lovely visit. And yes Sunny I gave her a hug for you

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FEISTYMAMA 12/10/2009 6:56PM

    I'm glad to hear you had a great visit.

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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/7/2009 1:05PM

    I'm so glad you had a lovely Saturday, and enjoying yourself.. It's always so much fun to get to meet someone from the internet, and feel their sincere like/love for you.

Enjoy those beautiful butterflys at the estate.. You'll have many pictures to remind you of that happy time..

Be careful driving home, 'probably already on your way, but be careful anyway'..

Glad you had a good time..

emoticon - Pat

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SHOAPIE 12/6/2009 5:18PM

    Well didn't this weekend turn lovely after that horrendous start. Glad you made the trip and had a good time. Can't wait to see the pics. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 12/6/2009 7:52AM

    Hey there sweet friend...YES we DID have a great day didn't we?!!

I don't know who is the better talker...but I bet we burned off some SERIOUS calories with all of that yacking!

I enjoyed your company SO much and I'm SO happy that I got to spend the afternoon with you. I know why everyone loves you emoticon you are just so loveable!!! emoticon Hugs!

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/6/2009 1:13AM

    I hope you enjoy the butterfly estate and capture some beautiful shots. I can't wait to see all your pictures.
Have a good rest and I hope Bill does well tomorrow. Sandy emoticon

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KATIE233 12/5/2009 10:51PM

    yes Eleni sound like you had a wonderful time sorry to hear about Bills bowling thou! oh well can,t be good bowlers all the time.take care and big hugs emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/5/2009 9:54PM

    Awesome Day, Eleni. I am so happy you had such a great day.

I'll look for the photos.

Hugs, Sunny

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NEWSTART127 12/5/2009 6:32PM

    So glad the weather mostly cooperated and that you had a great visit!!!

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KYANN402 12/5/2009 6:16PM

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful weekend. I can hear the happiness in your blog. Can't wait to see the butterfly pics. emoticon

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Friday, December 04, 2009

We made it thru rain all the way.Took 3 hours so it was very tiring.The room is nice.Bill just moved the big chair so I can watch TV from it.We have a suite so we have a full kitchen and seperate bedroom.So we also have 2 TV's.But we can't get thermostat to work.Oops there it goes.
It is nasty weather and I am hoping I don't get sick.
We went to Gators for supper.It was close and with all the rain and it being dark I didn't want to go far. I love gator soI had that with a salad.Bill gave me some of his french onion soup.I only had a little because it tasted great but was too salty.
I am looking forward to spending time with Bobbi tomorrow.The weather will determine where we meet.
Ok I will check in tomorrow.I have a low signal in room but it works

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FEISTYMAMA 12/10/2009 6:52PM

    Gator? Are you serious?? Does it taste like chicken? I swear, people say EVERYTHING tastes like chicken!

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NEWSTART127 12/5/2009 3:22PM

    Are you saying that you ate Alligator???

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KATIE233 12/5/2009 2:26PM

    hi Eleni, glad you made it ok. enjoy the rest of the day and tomorrow. hopefully the weather will be nicer to you when you meet and coming home.take care.

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RURAL3 12/4/2009 9:43PM

    That thing about the room happened to us before too. And we were away for a romantic weekend. Bolt the door Eleni. Hope you have a great day tomorrow

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LOSINIT52 12/4/2009 8:41PM

    I'll share a funny story with you. A few months ago my DH and I were at a hotel snuggled up in bed and the hotel had some sort of a mix up and they rented our room out again. Never heard of that happening before. Put the dead bolt on. emoticon
Have a great weekend.

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SUNNY332 12/4/2009 8:37PM

    Have fun!


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2BFREE2LIVE 12/4/2009 8:15PM

    I am glad you arrived safe and sound. Enjoy your day tomorrow with Bobbi, tell her hello from another Sparker. Sweet dreams. Sandy

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

I didn't get much done today.Fluid etc is taking a toll on me. But we have most of stuff staged to be packed.Got all paperwork and maps ready. I just hate that it is suppose to be raining when I go to meet Bobbi. It will not be easy to handle getting my walker in and out of car without drowning. But nothing will stop me from meeting Bobbi. Or I hope not. Very last resort would be to see if she could come to hotel. I don't want to ask her that as I was looking forward to seeing her decorated house. May have to skip lunch and just go to her house.It all depends on how bad the weather is. Not going to worry about it.It will all work out.
I got our new sheets I ordered off internet and they are nice.Much better than the ones Bill got at sears. Now I don't have to strip bed and wash sheets before Angel and Brianna comes.That will be Brianna's job and I can wash sheets later. Does make it easier for me.
A friend wanted to see a pic of the Charlie Brown tree.I first saw it on Sunny's blog and thought it was cute. I just got an email from a friend on east coast and she went and got one too.They are selling like hotcakes over there too.
My grand daughter Brianna didn't know what it was but her Mom Angel did. I must admit I know little about Charlie Brown myself.I just liked the simple little tree.
Ok Friends I must go as I have emails to reply to and want to get the rest of stuff gathered up.I have all morning to pack it as Bill bowls and won't be home til 1 and he can pack it all up. I do have to go get a blood check at 11 as I didn't go today when I was suppose to as I didn't feel well.
I do not know if I will be able to use my laptop or not.Did I tell you my new battery came yesterday.The battery that came with it was only good for 1 hour.New one is suppose to be good for 7 + hours. It is bigger and makes little Acer laptop much heavier.
Ok I really do have to go.
Oh I did get my Christmas cards done and mailed.I will still have a few more to do but most are done.

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LOSINIT52 12/4/2009 7:53PM

    Have a great weekend Eleni. Love the tree. I had assumed it had been made for you. Haven't seen them. Nothing like a good old Charlie Brown Christmas though.
Hope you're enjoying the season. Looks like you're all decked out!

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SHOAPIE 12/4/2009 11:12AM

    I hope you have a fabulous trip. Be sure to let us know how it went. emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 12/4/2009 10:53AM

    You have to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas. One of the men at work has one in his office. I didn't see Linus's little blue blanket in your picture. That is suppose to be the skirt.

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NEWSTART127 12/4/2009 1:29AM

    Hope you get some clear skies for your travels!
LOVE the Charlie Brown tree... I need one of those!
I need to FIND the cards I bought... I'm soooo behind!
Whooo hoooo on you for getting yours done so early!

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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/4/2009 12:54AM

    I'm so late posting anything to you, but just wanted to say, have a good time on your trip..don't worry about the rain and such, you just be careful getting in and out if it is raining.

Love the Charlie Brown tree.. I could make one of those with a pine limb and a couple boards I think.. May not be the same kind of tree but would look almost the same..TOO CUTE and love the one ornament on it.. easy peasy on the take down after the holidays.. haha

New sheets.. aaahhh.. bet they feel gooood..

Have fun!! See ya when we see ya, as Rachael Ray would say.. emoticon Pat

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/4/2009 12:23AM

    I hope the sun shines on you my friend. The rain can wait for another day. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your visit with Bobbi. Don't fret everything will work itself out and you will have fun.

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LITTLEFLOWER011 12/3/2009 11:19PM

    Have a great trip!!
Think Positive, which is the best way to live.
I love your wallpaper. I've never messed with setting here on Spark.
Did I ever respond back to you as to why I rinse the ground beef?? The reason is when you rinse meat after browning, you are rinsing the FAT down the drain. After rinsing you then add your spices. It really does work.

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RURAL3 12/3/2009 11:07PM

    Hope you have a great time with Bobbi. I know you will. Just enjoy each other and don't worry about how or where. It will happen. It is a very cute tree. Does it come with the ornament? I love it. emoticon on your weekend.

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FLORIDASUN 12/3/2009 8:49PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni:

Don't stress your sweet little self one bit..we will just take it as it comes...if you want I will certainly come to the will have to be a little later if I do the market..I don't break down until 12:00 noon and sometimes get a little delayed if I have a last minute customer...but no matter we'll work things out. I have to make a dish for our Saturday night group, but as long as I get that started by about 3:30ish I should be fine on my end.

We'll make it work...yes we will...just don't stress about anything...I'm very flexible..yes I am! The most important thing is that you are feeling well! emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 12/3/2009 8:43PM

    Love the tree!

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FEISTYMAMA 12/3/2009 8:38PM

    I hope you have a great trip! I hope the weather doesn't spoil your plans. Worse case, maybe you can go to her place and have delivery or something.

Yep, that is a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I'm surprised Brianna didn't know what it was. You should have her watch the special this Christmas season.

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SUNNY332 12/3/2009 8:08PM

    Think positive - the weather can change. Keep the faith and I will be waiting for your Blog and Bobbi's Blog. I just wish I could be there with you.

Hugs, Sunny

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TRIGFROST 12/3/2009 7:55PM

    Hope you have a great time... emoticon emoticonEnjoy the holiday- away from home...

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DONNABRIGHT 12/3/2009 7:51PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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Wet Wednesday Evening

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The rains have begun.We are suppose to have heavy rains and wind and it has started. Then we are suppose to have more bad weather on Sat which stinks as that is when I will be meeting Bobbi another sparker. Very difficult to get my walker out of back of car without getting drown. Oh well I will hope for the best.
My spark pal Sunny posted about her Charlie Brown tree and I saw one and asked Bill to get it for me.There is a reason why I am always saying how great he is.He had to go to 5 stores to find one that had the tree.They have been selling out as soon as they come in. He also searched all over today to find some Christmas cards that weren't so overpriced. I usually get my cards after Christmas for next year.Somehow I didn't do it last year.
I did great on my calories yesterday and am doing ok today.But The eating out we did over weekend has caused a fluid problem.Will take a few days for that to straighten out. Legs are swollen and that tells me why I have the huge jump in weight.It isn't how much I ate but what I ate. It is always something.
Ok friends I do need to clean up supper mess.Bill emptied dish washer for me. He is so good to me and never complains. Wow it is really raining hard now.
Have a great evening and day tomorrow.

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FLORIDASUN 12/3/2009 8:42PM

    Hi Sweet friend...well, we are on the count down. If it's truly pouring rain Saturday morning we might not go to market. No sense of drowning if customers aren't know Florida...we are all wimps...rain to us might as well be snow to any other hearty human!

We'll play it by ear on Saturday..we can always still meet for lunch and then of course your invited over to the house...I just can't wait to meet you in person...hope you are feeling better...I'm easy...just let me know how things are with you that have our cell we will be sure to be in touch!

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RURAL3 12/3/2009 3:28PM

    We had snow today. Didn't stick though. The weather can change before Saturday. Don't worry about it on Wednesday. Can you put up a pic of your Charlie Brown tree? I would like to see it.

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KATIE233 12/3/2009 2:24PM

    nice Christmas pictures.

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SUNNY332 12/3/2009 9:07AM

    Praying that the rain lets up on Saturday as I know how much you and Bobbie are both looking forward to meeting.

Take care - don't fret and plan for a Terrific Day on Saturday.

Wish I was going with you.

Hugs, Sunny

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ROSEHIP:-) 12/3/2009 7:37AM

    I hope it is dry for you on Saturday when you meet up with Bobbi. We had just a few snowflakes last night. I just hope we have a foot of snow for Christmas. I have to have a white Christmas or I feel cheated. Silly, I know.

I looked on the net and found Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Does it have only a half dozen branches? I'm sure that must be the one you are talking about. This is the first I've heard of them.

Is it due to the sodium when you go out to eat or is there other additives that make you retain fluid? I should know all of this as my husband has heart problems but said to say, I don't. I know he should keep away from sodium. I really should do better in keeping as much out of our meals is I can. I'm a salt addict myself.

Well, my spark friend, I wish you a great week ahead and hope you have a lot of fun Saturday.

May God bless you,

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NEWSTART127 12/3/2009 1:25AM

    Those Charlie Brown trees are awesome! My mom and I talked about getting one, too. I love that cartoon; it's such a great story.

Hope you stay dry!

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FEISTYMAMA 12/2/2009 10:01PM

    Hobby Lobby had a sale on their Christmas cards, 50% off. I bought two packages (40 cards) for $10.00.

Alex just told me he thinks it's raining outside. I think it may be tiny snowflakes. Tis the season!

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CEB2007 12/2/2009 8:47PM

    We had rain today too, started about 4 am. It has stopped now but there are still puddles in the yard. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Have a good night.

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SHOAPIE 12/2/2009 8:44PM

    Batten down the hatches and take care of yourself.

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