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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am happy to say I did sleep some better last night.It helped that only shoulder was hurting bad. Unfortunately my night eating did me in again. I am doing a little better but still not good. I do great during the day but the food demon and all his pals attack late at night. But I am working on it.It can be solved .I just haven't done it yet
It is very nice having Bill home this week. I am no company in morning so he does his thing and runs errands while I sleep late. Today he is bowling with his brother but he made a trip to grocery store this morning.I did get up earlier so I did spend some time with him.Oh yes I do have a story about his trip to store.
Bill is always getting on to me when I turn a corner with car and hit curb.I just laugh and say I did it on purpose. Well While he was in grocery store he got a phone call just as he was going around a corner and let go of cart with one hand.He clipped a display of spices and dumped the whole thing out.There was spices everywhere. Good thing it wasn't something glass.Just as he did it a lady saw it and laughed at him.Then they were both on floor picking the stuff up. I told him I would have laughed at him too. I have come close with my cart a few times but never knocked anything over yet.
We took some stuff to Joy's yesterday and Bill got his dog fix. Whenever he starts thinking about a pet he finds one to play with and then he is ok.
Here are a few pics.The ones of him I took thru a window.It is Joy Bill and white female boxer is Barley and dark one is male called Whiskey. Her dog that got killed a few weeks back was Miller. I think Barley is dumb name for a female dog.I don't know why she likes the alcoholic names. I thought she looked thin but they are sure active.She let them out in back yard and they were running and chasing each other full steam.

Ok I have some laundry and a kitchen mess calling my name. I may even get out of this nightgown and put real clothes on.
We are a little cool again today but sun is shining and it looks beautiful outside.
Have a great day my friends.Don;t forget we are all on this journey together

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MPARKER67 12/31/2009 7:09PM

    Love the dogs. And the white one does look a little thin but if she is behaving okay it is probably nothing to worry about.

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KATIE233 12/31/2009 12:58PM

    Hi Eleni and Bill i want to wish you both a happy new year and than we all get back to exercising and watching what we eat. i love the doggies they are so cute and love the one Bill is holding they are sweet. take care and big hugs emoticon emoticonlet us all kick butts! i got too.start all over again a new start.January 2nd.

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RURAL3 12/31/2009 10:25AM

    I am surprised that Bill told you the story. emoticon The dogs are cute are they new for her or did she have these before too? They look awfully young. Instead of alcoholic names consider them color names. Or is barley darker than that? OH well its just a name. Just don't name the kids that.

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KATIE233 12/30/2009 10:50PM

    awww cute boxers. hi Eleni, you wish you were there when Bill did that with the spices i love to been there with my camera. take care bye for now.

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FLORIDASUN 12/30/2009 6:50PM

    What a great story about your Bill. Poor guy...I bet he hated the teasing he knew he'd get from you when he told you the story! Good you have something to remind him of when he comments on your driving! emoticon

Maybe you can anticipate the night time munchies and make yourself some RAW but healthy eats...the web is full of them or there are some great books..let me tell you they are VERY you will certainly get your sweet fix..but you will be getting one that is all natural and healthy to boot..hugs to you sweetie pie..and I don't think I ever thanked you for that card you sent with the information on the butterfly farm..we have friends coming down in late January and that might be a fun day trip..thanks for sharing, you are ALWAYS so good about that.

Loved the pics of the dogs..what a good looking group!

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KYANN402 12/30/2009 3:46PM

    "And men talk about women "drivers." emoticon I've never knocked over a whole display, but I have clipped shelf corners and knocked a few things off.

What sweet dogs. I love dogs, too.

You'll beat that food demon. I battle the demon mid-afternoon. If I don't eat enough for lunch, I'm in trouble. Then I go wacky around 3:30 in the afternoon. We'll whip that demon together.

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TILLIEBEE 12/30/2009 1:49PM

    LOL. They always put those displays right in the way of the carts but to actually knock one over....well, I hope someone was filming it for YouTube.....NOT!
Cute dog pix. My sweetie is a boxer/shepherd mix. Love it!

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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/30/2009 12:53PM

    Oh I can just see those spices turning over and Bill helpless to stop them.. haha..I bet Bill's face was blushing red like Ole Rudolphs nose so bright..

Those are cute dogs.. They seem to love Bill alot...

YES you should get out of that gown, and do something that you love to need to get outside for some fresh air maybe take your camera, just in case you see something different. Being cooped up all day makes me want to eat more at night, so I go out to the mailbox, piddle around on the front porch, and get in a bit of walking exercise. I live on a country road, so we have rual mail boxes, but it's only about 200 yards to it.

Get you some bubble gum to chomp on at night, blow some bubbles instead of nibblin'. Do they make sugar free double bubble?? LOL

I gotta get movin'.. Have fun ladybug, and enjoy the day!!


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SUNNY332 12/30/2009 12:40PM

    Love the dogs - love Boxers.

Too funny about Bill's grocery cart driving.

Hugs, Sunny

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FEISTYMAMA 12/30/2009 12:32PM

    I laughed over the spice story. I have never knocked over a display before nor I have I seen somebody else do it. I have grabbed things off the shelf and one or two things have fallen but that's it. That's hilarious!!

I love Boxers! My two dogs are fat sausages! Would you ever consider getting a cat or a dog? I love animals and want more but Jason said no more for now. He said when our kitty is gone he wants no more cats. We'll see about that.

Enjoy your day! It was snowing here when I woke up but stopped. They said we're supposed to get an inch today so I'm sure the snow will start up again later.

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TRIGFROST 12/30/2009 12:05PM

    Dogs are cute, I like dogs,but do not have one, Hubby and me are to busy to bother w/ one right now...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Altho I had a bad night today has been good.Bill is off all week so I get to spend extra time with him.
We took the shirts back he got me and I got 2 different ones.Plus some long pajama bottoms to wear around the house. Then we took some old exercise equitment and a couple of chairs over to my daughter Joy . Afterwards we stopped at a real nice cozy restaurant for supper.Very quiet and have a big fireplace. An adult eating place. The food was excellent and the helpings were all small which was nice. I have to check a couple of things but I think my whole meal was only maybe 600 cal at the most.
I did very good yesterday until I went to bed and could not get to sleep. It was after 3 when I finally went to bed for last time.It was close to 4 before I finally got to sleep.Then I woke up several times. Well I got frustrated and we know what happens.I started eating. But I have been good today and I will be good tonight for sure.
Here are a few pictures. The first three is everyone that was here but 2 that missed getting in picture.Plus we had a daughter who was home sick.

Here is my oldest son who is one hairy fellow.I told him he was scary
And here is Bill with our grand daughter Tamara who is 13 going on 30
Ok I am heading to living room.Have a good night and stay warm.It is even chilly here in Florida

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TILLIEBEE 12/30/2009 8:59AM

    Lovely photos. Your son is handsome under all that hair.
Hope you sleep better. I'm still having trouble with that.

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CEB2007 12/30/2009 7:59AM

    I enjoyed seeing your family -- and they all look happy. I think everyone must have had a great time. I know the feeling about eating at night. At 2 in the morning it just doesn't seem to matter that I'm eating cake and cookies that will pack on the pounds -- I sorta have that "so what" attitude. BUT I am trying to be good. I've been exercising for two mornings. Wish me luck.

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LKWQUILTER 12/29/2009 10:43PM

    YOu do have a wonderful, beautiful and handsome family Eleni. I do pray that tonight is a better night for you and you are able to get that much needed rest. I also know about young granddaughters--that is all we have and believe me, I think they all grow up tooooo fast. Our youngest 3 are 12, 10, and 8 and they think they are 32, 30, and 28. lol

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POKER1990 12/29/2009 9:28PM

    he looks like a biker and your neice she is very pretty

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MPARKER67 12/29/2009 8:45PM

    The temperature started out at 6 and got up to 24 today. I caught up tonight on the blogs I missed. Looks like a wonderful family Christmas. Only the sisters, their husbands and my Mom got together this year. Last year it was most everyone and we had 50 so this year only 9 was very small. I understand the 13 going on 30 because my granddaughter is 7 going on 21.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/29/2009 8:43PM

    Tamara is a gorgeous young lady! All your grandchildren are good looking. It runs in the family, huh? emoticon

I'm sorry to hear you're having so many issues sleeping. Maybe your body will be so exhausted you'll get some sleep tonight.

Bundle up in you new PJ bottoms and stay warm. I went to one of your favorites stores today, Wal-Mart and it was pretty cold outside. I'm done leaving the house until Thursday night.


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FLORIDASUN 12/29/2009 8:23PM

    Such a handsome looking family you have Eleni! I love the one of your hairy son...he does have a whole lotta hair but such a handsome face. He looks a lot like you so how could he help but be good looking? emoticon I'm glad that you had a nice Christmas...I hope you are feeling better...ughhh there is nothing like not being able to sleep. Maybe you need one of those 'white noise' machines like what I have..very soothing and puts me to sleep in no time! emoticon

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Busy Monday

Monday, December 28, 2009

Today was soup making day and I was very busy with that. I made 2 pots of soup this time.My regular big pot for me and I made another pot of chicken and pasta soup.The chicken and pasta was for our daughter Heather who is sick with the flu. I ended up with a bigger pot than I thought so I had plenty for her and my sister both. So we delivered care packages tonight.Took my sister 2 quarts of the chicken and 1 of veggies for her and her hubby.Then made a bigger care package for Heather.I had her a quart of both kinds plus 6 bags for her to put in freezer.Added a couple of cans of broth and crackers plus a few goodies too.
I still had about 10 bags for my freezer.I still have 4 bags from last pot. So I am souped out. What I mess it was to clean up.
Since this is my start over day the last thing I wanted was to eat out but it was easier. But I was ok. We went to a family style place where I could get healthier choice. Instead of the two extra sides that came with my meal she brought me fresh fruit instead. So I think I am well within my calorie range.
It is very chilly tonight.The thermometer says 55 but it feels much colder. It will hit freezing up from us a ways. We are very spoiled here.We are cold when you would think it was a heat wave.
My Gratitude,A Daily Journal came today. I already started one in a journal I had and will switch to the new one on the first. It only has 5 lines so I will have to write smaller. I have been writing down 3 things I am grateful for each day. Rural3 told me she was doing it and had gotten this journal so I am copying her.
I also got the Harry Potter DVD that Bill ordered me for Christmas.Well I ordered it but he is paying for it and the journal
Ok Here are a couple of pics.I haven't edited them all yet. But I want to go sit with Bill
Here we are with our grandsons,WilliamII,Christian and Neil.I come to about their chins.When Bill did the yearly measure on door William is now 6' 1" Christian is 6'1/2" Neil was 5'11.5". Some tall boys.They love it that Grandma has to look up to them.They are great boys

Landon beat them all by growing 7 inches but he started out as a baby.LOL

Got to go log my food and join Bill in living room.Stay warm my friends and have a good night emoticon

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MARLEY415 12/29/2009 5:37PM

    What great photos, you have a wonderful family. A very grateful thing to have. emoticon

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MDMNINA 12/29/2009 12:23PM

    Soup sounds good to me!!

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TILLIEBEE 12/28/2009 10:25PM

    Your soup sounds so good. I couldn't believe you got to the end of all that cooking and then didn't eat it yourself!
Handsome grandsons! Lucky family to have you and Bill loving on them!
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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/28/2009 10:01PM

    Great looking guys.. they would be Giants up beside me...LOL.. I'm 5'2" so you can see why I say they're giants..

Soup, soup, anybody want some soup, yup I DO!!! You made me want to make soup,too.

I hope Heather gets to feeling better after she has that chicken soup.. I hear it does wonders for the flu..

Yup it's time to get up and get moving.. Party time is over for us fluffy people, ya know.. It's time for watching the calories and swiggin' the water down..

Stay motivated and strong,
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POKER1990 12/28/2009 9:39PM

    boy are your grandsons tall i have two nephews that are farely tall to but it didnt run in my dads side of the family

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RURAL3 12/28/2009 9:27PM

    You are amazing Eleni. All that soup and care packages for your family. They are truly blessed to have you. What a fine looking family. I started in a separate notebook too. Can't wait to write in the "real book". LOL

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BIRDLEGS29 12/28/2009 9:05PM

    What fine looking grandsons you have! Landon is definitely an awwwww moment, just precious.

I make soup like you do by the big pot to freeze. Always have several bags of different kinds in freezer. Just made a big pot of chicken/brown rice.


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FEISTYMAMA 12/28/2009 8:38PM

    Great pics! Your grandsons are so tall and handsome too! They tower over you and Bill.

It is definitely soup and chili weather here. BBRRRRR!!

I hope Heather feels better soon. Having the flu is no fun!

Yes, it's time to get back on track. The holidays weren't easy and I gave in to temptation way too much!

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SUNNY332 12/28/2009 8:29PM

    What great photos. You have a very lovely family.

Hugs, Sunny

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Eleni's grandchildren

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here are our 11 grandchildren.They range in age from 10 months old to 20 years old.They are all such great kids and so loving.
I messed up when I was telling their names.The little blond headed boy is Christopher not Christian.

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POKER1990 12/28/2009 7:59PM

    wow do you have alot of grandchildren they are really cute my dad had 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren

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MDMNINA 12/28/2009 12:06PM

    Oh, my. 11! And I'll bet you enjoy each and every one of them.

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CEB2007 12/28/2009 8:13AM

    You have such a great family. The kids are beautiful. I hope you have a great new year.

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SUNNY332 12/28/2009 6:08AM

    Oh my goodness, Eleni - they are absolutely beautiful.

you are so blessed.

Hugs, Sunny

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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/28/2009 12:01AM

    You have beautiful grandchildren..

What a blessing you are to them. Yup, I said that wasn't a mistype..

Love ya,

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KATIE233 12/27/2009 10:50PM

    hi Eleni, great picture of the grandkids, they are all you are resting for another day. say hi to Bill for me. has he tried his exerciser yet?take care and have a great day tomorrow. emoticon

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RURAL3 12/27/2009 10:09PM

    What a beautiful family Eleni. To have them all together at once is truly a blessing.

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PAULA3420 12/27/2009 9:23PM

    emoticonHow Wonderful!! emoticonThe kids are Beautiful!!! emoticon I'm sure you had a very Merry Christmas! emoticonHere's to a Wonderful Successful NEW YEAR!! Thanks for all of your support, Paula

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PAULA3420 12/27/2009 9:23PM

    emoticonHow Wonderful!! emoticonThe kids are Beautiful!!! emoticon I'm sure you had a very Merry Christmas! emoticonHere's to a Wonderful Successful NEW YEAR!! Thanks for all of your support, Paula

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TILLIEBEE 12/27/2009 7:30PM

    Adorable!!!! Every one of your grandchildren is either handsome or beautiful and they're all smiling and posing for you....that says a lot, too!!!!
Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ULTREYA3211 12/27/2009 7:24PM

    You are blessed with beautiful grandchildren.

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MOM2ACAT 12/27/2009 6:01PM

    You have beautiful grandchildren!

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FEISTYMAMA 12/27/2009 5:55PM

    They're beautiful!! Landon's hair is getting curly!

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DONGR8NCHARNC 12/27/2009 5:53PM

    Congratulations! My husband and I are just hoping that our daughter will have children before we had to carry then on walkers (LOL)!


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MR_UNDER_300 12/27/2009 5:45PM

    Wow, 11 grandchildren. Congratulations

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Eleni's family get to gether

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I apologize for the jerky moves. But wanted to show you my wall to wall family.Everyone you see except for lady and man ( My sister Mary and her son)on couch is either one of our children ,grandchidren or spouse of one of our kids. One of our daughters was sick plus a few other family members didn't make it. We are now happy for the quiet. I need a bigger house. It is nice to see them all.I will be blogging pictures too later during the week.

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WHOAMOMMA 12/28/2009 7:19PM

    Just like my DH folks house and my dad's house on Christmas. The house is alive and glad you could enjoy it all.

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LKWQUILTER 12/28/2009 1:46PM

    That was great Eleni. You are like me, need a bigger house at holiday times but really enjoy the small house the rest of the year. lol You have a beautiful family.

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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/27/2009 11:54PM

    You have a beautiful family Eleni.. You're so blessed!!

I enjoyed your vlog!!

Happy New Year to you and Bill!


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