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A turn-about day

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We had such plans for the evening and the weather made us do
a turn-about. We decided to stay home instead of driving on icy
roads to watch GD in her first Christmas concert. DD was driving
home in the rain and said it was okay. If we had attended, we
would have surprised GD. Mom had kept our appearance secret
so that was a good idea.
Instead, DH said he would go to the girls basketball game. I wanted
to stay home to make bonbons and candied pretzels for lunch
after church services tomorrow. He then changed his mind so
I put him to work. The bonbons look delicious but it was a new
recipe so I'll find out tomorrow just how good they are.
Do you have days that do a turn-about? Do you start out strong
and have definite plans, then find they have gone astray? Life
happens but make the most of any opportunity available to
get back on course.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening! HUGS!

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MISSM66 12/14/2011 1:59PM

    I do have turn about day, sometime it's good and sometimes it's bad, I love Bon Bons, but its not good for me, enjoy emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 12/14/2011 10:00AM

    I absolutely do have turn-about days! emoticon

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DAISY443 12/14/2011 4:24AM

    Hope the ice didn't get too bad for you! All we have is rain and I am glad! Be careful out there! Hugs!

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VICIOUS421 12/14/2011 12:25AM

    I have a lot of days like that too!!!!! Enjoy the Bonbons!!!!!

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MOTLEM 12/13/2011 11:40PM

    I truly love your lifestyle Marsha. I can't believe that people still sit down and make stuff like you make. All good tho' and I take my hat off to you.

My December has been a shocker with so many deaths of family and friends and new illnesses. I am hating this month ... wishing it NEVER started.

There WILL be something good come out of this month I hope... I had just the worst 5,500 calorie day yesterday. Ha!

Sorry to vent on your blog girlfriend. I am just typing like a crazy person at the moment. :(

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Monday, December 12, 2011

I blogged that it was a quiet day Sunday and got called on the
carpet by my dear SParker, DAISY443. Yes, I did do laundry,
kept the wood furnace burning, picked up twigs in DS2's yard
(guess where they will end up?)and other goofy stuff.
So tonight is marathon night. I set up the new receiver for
the TV in the living room (quite an adventure). This was
mid-point in the baking bread process. The first half of the
dough was rising in the pans and the second half was in
need of getting punched down. Once I was off the phone
with the very nice lady tech, I hustled out to make sure that
I got to it in time.
DH made a batch of biscotti and gets it done to the point
of cutting and toasting. Then I need to step in because he is
just scary with a knife in his hand. Left-handed as the day is
long LOL!
First 3 loaves are in the oven and the last 3 are just about
ready now. I did get a bit off schedule playing with the tv
but at least now it works. Even DS is smiling. Now we can
change the channels without waiting 5 minutes after
pushing the buttons.
I wanted to make bon bons tonight but ran out of time.
GD's Christmas concert may need to be postponed if the
freezing rain and snow develop like the weathermen think.
Who pays them to think? They should know, right?
Now for the fun part. This falls in the department of
"knowing". We "know" what we should be doing. We
"know" we have to make healthy choices to succeed.
But there is a time when we wait for our receiver to
change the channels for us. We think we've pushed
the right buttons but....we sabotage our efforts and
snack the night away. Take it from someone who was
there 2 nights ago. I had a dickens of a time to change
the channel and convince myself that chocolate could
stay right where it was.
Thanks for stopping by. Change the channel on the
late night snacking (or anytime of day snacking)
and "know" you've done the right thing. HUGS!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 12/13/2011 12:53PM

    Yep I'm the same with chocolate.

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OLDERDANDRT 12/13/2011 9:51AM

    I'm like that with choc chip cookies! Getting better, tho at turning a blind eye!! emoticon emoticon


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PATTIE441 12/13/2011 9:35AM

    Great blog! Loved about changing the channel. You are amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 12/13/2011 8:04AM

    Awesome blog! You stay so busy that just reading it takes my breath away! LOL I love the LAST paragraph the BEST! I will remember this! THANKS

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DAISY443 12/13/2011 5:18AM

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DJ4HEALTH 12/12/2011 11:52PM

    This is suppose to be your relax day? Just reading it makes me tired.

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A very quiet Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

As Sundays go, this was one of the quietest, up to now. Maybe
it was in preparation for the coming 2 weeks before Christmas.
I know the schedule is full, with some event or another on
almost every evening to come before Christmas break. I
was happy to just kick back and relax.
We will be baking bread and biscotti tomorrow night. We
plan to attend GD's Christmas concert on Tuesday if the
weather cooperates. There is a possibility of freezing rain.
DH and I serve Advent lunch after church on Wednesday night.
Thursday night the boys have a basketball game here.
Friday is free for now, as far as I know.
Saturday is Customer Appreciation Day, where the business
community serves ham sandwiches, baked beans and
potato chips. Santa Claus is here to talk to all the little ones
and find out what they want for Christmas. That will be a
busy day.
So I guess having a quiet day was just what I needed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. HUGS!

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GABY1948 12/12/2011 9:39AM

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DAISY443 12/12/2011 5:53AM

    I can't believe you really had a quiet day! No laundry, no cooking, no house cleaning? Come on, fess up! Hugs!

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MOTLEM 12/11/2011 11:08PM

    Whew, you are 'always' so very busy Marsha. You need a 30 hour day girlfriend.

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VICIOUS421 12/11/2011 10:15PM

    Sounds like a busy week!!!!!!! Remember to take a little time out for yourself!!!!!!

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First and "last"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

First basketball game of the year and the "last" parents night.
It is a big double header, which means there will be 2 girls games
and 2 boys games today. They will introduce the parents between
the high school girls and boys games, just about 7 pm.
We babysat for GS this morning and he helped Papa pick the
eggs just after lunch. Then he announced he was taking a
nap. Okay! Boy, was mom surprised.
DH baked a batch of cookies and I have a roast in for supper.
MIL is coming to watch all the games so I need to organize the
potatoes and veggie before we leave. Timing will be a bit
interesting but doable.
Keep life interesting and your goals doable. Have a great Sunday
and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

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GABY1948 12/11/2011 6:51AM


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SUNNY1432 12/10/2011 10:53PM

    Too bad it wasn't a better ending for the first game but thanks for taking the grandkids for supper and Bubba for the morning(:

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VICIOUS421 12/10/2011 10:46PM

    I am staying busy and being good!!!!!

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MOTLEM 12/10/2011 10:03PM

    Let the games begin! emoticonEnjoy.
Have a great day.

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AUNTB63 12/10/2011 5:13PM

    "Lasts" are to be cherished...and I know you do. Time flies by so quickly (unless you are trying to loss weight). Have a great weekend: live, love and smile. emoticon

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DAISY443 12/10/2011 4:53PM

    Enjoy the games and you have a great Sunday, too! Hugs!

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Another "last" of the high school events

Friday, December 09, 2011

This will be DS's "last" Christmas concert and the last for my
children. Now I have the GC's events to anticipate. One concert
will be December 13th and the next will be on December 19th.
What begins must end and what is coming must begin. I look
forward to these two concerts as the GC give me endless joy.
At their tender ages, the happy glow and excitement is so easy
to see. Time to spoil the next generation with kisses and hugs
and exclaim over their accomplishments.
In less than 2 weeks, DS will finish his "last" fall semester as
a senior and move ahead. His grades are much improved from
the first nine weeks. I think the subject content is easier or he
has enough of the basic material down pat and using that to
qualify for the A Honor Roll. Woohoo!
Speaking of "lasts", it is the last month of the year and the
new year will begin soon. Have you accomplished what you
wanted to this year? Make your goals "first" on your to-do
list and save something else for "last". Like that second
piece of chocolate cake with frosting. Humm, strike that!
Make sure the second piece stays on the plate.
Thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

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GABY1948 12/10/2011 6:49AM

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VICIOUS421 12/10/2011 3:20AM

    They grow up so very fast!!!!!

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SUNNY1432 12/9/2011 11:10PM

    It was a GREAT concert tonight!! I can't wait for tomorrow night's basketball game.
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MOTLEM 12/9/2011 9:52PM

    Wow, yes Marsha, life goes on and they grow up so quickly, so enjoy every minute of their young lives that you share with them.

The 'lasts' will soon be memories and I hope they are great ones for you.

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_JODI404 12/9/2011 4:53PM

    Hope you enjoy these last events of the season.

"Make your goals "first" on your to-do list and save something else for "last". My to do list is SO long right now.... I really do have to focus!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


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DAISY443 12/9/2011 2:28PM

    Such bittersweet times, seeing your "baby" (don't tell him I said that) getting ready to head out into the world on his own! It's amazing how we can be sad and happy at the same time as the milestones are reached. Hugs!

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