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Birthday Party

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Last evening we went to a neighbor's 30th BD party. The husband is a chef and you can imagine the food he prepared. He had at least 8 appetizers, chicken, steak, coconut shrimp, rice, and seafood pasta, chocolate cake/ice cream. Also drink of the day was margaritas and strawbery margaritas. I only drank water. I was really good. I ate before I left so I would not gobble down the BD food. While there, I had just a few of the fresh veggies and the smallest piece of cake I could cut (a sliver) My husband always tells everyone that when I cut a piece of cake, you can see through it. BUT that way I can have a taste and not be deprived. I am proud of me.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/11/2010 10:47PM

    emoticon job! Can you tell I'm behind? LOL

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ALLISAMAZING 8/8/2010 10:46PM

    Smart planning. Keep it up!!

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VICIOUS421 8/8/2010 4:17PM

    emoticon I am proud of you too!!!!!

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/8/2010 12:49PM

    I am proud of you too! You are doing GREAT! . You set a great example for all of us. emoticon

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LILBIT-2008 8/8/2010 11:59AM

    That was brave, of you you have the power.

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CASEYSSS 8/8/2010 10:35AM

    Yay! That was smart: eating beforehand.

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13DETERMINEDME 8/8/2010 10:22AM

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Neighbor spending night

Friday, August 06, 2010

My neighbor is spending the night with us. Her husband is at a baseball game with a bus load of people from our neighborhood and she wasn't feeling well so she didn't go. It turns out the game is a double header (last night rained out) and he won't be home until probably 2:00 a.m. by the time they leave the game and get here. She has a vertigo problem and shouldn't stay by herself so she is here with us. She has already turned in and I am right behind her. I make sour dough bread from a starter every 7-10 days and it has to be started at night to be ready for dinner next day. As soon as I get that started I am turning in also....

  
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BEAR_GURL 8/6/2010 11:58PM

    What an awesome friend and neighbor you are! Freshly made bread....yum-o: )


HUGS,

Melissa

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/6/2010 10:43PM

    What a kind neighbor you are. :) Gee, hope sometime you'll post your bread recipe. Sounds delicious!

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YAFENELRA 8/6/2010 9:51PM

    You are a great neighbor!! And that bread sounds yummy!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/6/2010 9:30PM

    Once you move back to VA, I will get some starter :-) Glad G is staying with you all. Tell her I hope she feels better. Sleep well! Tomorrow is my NOVA Sparkers meeting, I'll call in the morning though...it's not til afternoon.

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SAL2525 8/6/2010 9:20PM

    What a nice thing to do letting your neighbor stay with you! The sour dough bread sounds delicious. I do not think that I could resist warm bread out of the oven. You must have a lot of will power! Sal

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REally bad storms in No. VA

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I just went on FB and looked at photos in Alexandria, VA where my mom lives although she is in a different section of the city. There are trees on apartment buildings, on many cars, on houses. The mayor of Alexandria says not even Hurricane Isabell did that much damage there. The EMS personnel took hundreds of dollars worth of food to the emergency personnel trying to clean things up. I didn't hear if anyone was hurt. I can't believe what I saw in those photos. That is my hometown and I was there for more than forty years.

  
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WINNIEATWELL2 8/6/2010 12:46AM

    Boy those storms are scary. This summer has been a bad one for so many. Hope they get better weather down there REAL soon..

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/5/2010 11:40PM

    That is scary.  We get lots of severe storms here every year. Google Hallam, NE. and you will see that it was flattened and that was less than 10 miles from us and we barely caught a breeze.
Erin

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NANFACEMIRE1 8/5/2010 10:26PM

    Carla, I went on the WTOP news and saw photos as well as the ones on FB. I can't believe what I saw.

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YAFENELRA 8/5/2010 10:24PM

    That is terrible. Hope it stops soon.

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/5/2010 10:22PM

    Watching news now. It is HORRIBLE! the storms here today were fierce!

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Storms

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I got a call from my mom today in VA and she said there were terrible storms there with lots of trees down and one on someone's house. We weren't home when she called but shortly after we got here (we are in NC) we went out to sit on the front porch. I was talking to my daughter who is also in VA and she said the same thing Mom did, except she told me a big portion of No. VA was without power. All of a sudden, I saw the skies here getting really dark and it started to thunder and lot of lightning. I got off of the phone because the last time I talked during a storm, all of my portable phones got zapped and I had to buy a new set. The storm lasted about 1/2 hour and I hurried in to do my SP. I have been really busy today and hadn't had time to do it. emoticon

  
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SAL2525 8/6/2010 9:23PM

    Wow I can't imagine that. The Washington DC area has really had some wacky weather this past year. I have a friend who lives in Reston Va. She and I both grow up just outside of the DC line in Forest Heights and Oxon Hill Md. Isn't is a small world. Sal

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MARTHAR3 8/5/2010 10:39PM

    OM gosh that sounds really bad I hope all is well for ya'll. I just hate the bad storms and we get them often here. We have been lucky so fat..

Hugs Martha n TX

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NANFACEMIRE1 8/5/2010 9:51PM

    Oh my goodness, did you talk to Mom. I think it is too late to call her tonight, but I am sure she would have called if everything wasn't ok. I hope she has power because she won't use a candle. We still are having some slight thunder, but don't see any lightning. Hope it is over. Love you, Mom

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/5/2010 9:46PM

    Glad the storms are over. Fortunately we have power but getting home was really tricky with standing water on the highways and trees down and lights out on the back roads.

Alexandria's Mayor has declared a state of emergency for the city. He said he's never seen damage this extensive, even from Isabel. (He must not have been in the city during Agnes!) A huge section of the city is without power. The worst damage was in Fairlington and Delray. The WTOP reporter said that there are some many trees down that the roads look like forests. We got it bad in Fairfax and at home too, but apparently not what they got.

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KITTYF54 8/5/2010 9:24PM

    Take care.

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Miles and Steps

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

This morning I walked 4.12 miles in the a.m., and kept track of the remaining steps for the remainder of the day. For the whole day my miles were 6.34 and the total steps were 12,543
I really feel good about the exercise I am getting with my walking. It is good cardio and helps build strong bones and muscles. I never liked to walk before, but I like the results so I do it. It goes by pretty fast having a walking buddy.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/4/2010 11:57PM

    You and Karen have probably walked enough now to make it to my house, LOL

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/4/2010 10:52PM

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MINDYJ1 8/4/2010 10:15PM

    You are doing great! Walking is my form of exercising too! emoticon

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