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21 days,,three weeks left!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I worked some extra hosurs today for a co-worker,, it is still very hot and humid, so I think I lost soem water tehre, BUT I drink a minimum of 10 ups day plus other fluids, so I am well hydrated. We are getting excited about vacation, so will be starting to pack next weekend. I have my charts, lists,, make hair appt, groceries, pay bills, get tires and under the hood checked, etc...

We had a nice thunder storm last night to hydrate my berries. We will have to realy soak them before we leave,, will be coming home with a lot of huckleberries.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/26/2012 7:12PM

    ahh much needed rain.

Hot here today. 85

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/26/2012 5:52PM

    You deserve to rest and relax and get some great zzzzz tonight. So glad that everything is falling into place according to your schedule. We had thunderstorms last night and just had another hellacious one go through. Trees bending almost to the ground and the rain swirling sideways. Couldn't see across the street.
Your countdown continues...

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SHEILA-45 7/26/2012 3:14PM

    Where are you going on vacation? Sounds like you've got it all planned out for lots of fun and relaxation. Will be waiting on pics too! emoticon

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22 days to go..

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Met my oldest friend for lunch today about fifteen miles from my home.. Had a caprese` salad with cherry vinaigrette dressing, as they were out of balsamic..
We only see each other once or twice a year, so it was a three hour gabfest, but very enjoyable.
I drank two very large(28 oz) glasses of water,, ANd Spark thinking kept me from ordering the homemade pie ala` mode. Patsy kept asking me if I wanted dessert, I refused, told her to go ahead, but she did not,,
those pies were about seven or eight inches high.. we could smell them baking in the back,, but I did not..
I have pineapple sherbet here and Italian ice...

tomorrow is a very long work day,, I picked up some time from another person,,
I will be happy to see the weekend..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/25/2012 9:18PM

    What a great day and a delicious lunch!!! So glad you were able to spend time with your friend. Hope you get some good restful sleep tonight. Keep up your great work!
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SHEILA-45 7/25/2012 8:27PM

    emoticon You conquered the urge to indulge and stuck to your food program. You had a wonderful luncheon with a good friend, good conversation, and good food!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/25/2012 6:24PM

    I will ahve to try that cherry vinerette dressing.

I sure wish I could put away as much water as you. It's taking me so long to eat a meal not enough time inb etween for the water. I'm still on glass # 2

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LEANJEAN6 7/25/2012 6:07PM

    You are so good to eat what is good for you!--- Lynda emoticon

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SBNORMAL 7/25/2012 6:06PM

  Sounds fun!!

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THINAGIN2 7/25/2012 6:03PM

    That sounds like a wonderful lunch! Congratulations on being able to resist that delicious aroma! Get some rest tonight.

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RYANB1982 7/25/2012 6:01PM

    Way to go on sticking to your food plan! I too met with my best friend (who I only see a few times a year as well) but I sadly chose a cheeseburger at the diner we went to. Keep up the good work girl!

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23 days left..

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today the temps has cooled down to the 80's,, very nice.. we can breathe when we open the windows..

i am now in schedule mode until teh vacation. Today was a trip to the bank to move some $$ in trust accounts... onward to my credit union to deposit and pay on Cd.. then deposit a bucket of change we saved... next was getting a list of CD rates..
onward to vis2t the mom unit and take her a new ottoman and a handcrafted wood plaque that says, "An old crab lives here" ,, a wooden crab is hanging over the sign, but somebody broke it off, so I took i t home an d re-glued it in place and now we returned it..
stopped and picked up her mail and now am going ot do some laundry..
this weekend we will resume our marsh walks in teh morning, we have a bridal shower o attend,, soon it will be time to leave...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/25/2012 9:09PM

    Glad you are having cooler temperatures. Love the sign...I could use one of those too!! Your excitement for your upcoming vacation is showing...coming through loud and clear. Countdown is really moving right along.

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CHRIS3874 7/24/2012 8:58PM

    yeah I need one of THOSE signs some days!!!

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SHARON10002 7/24/2012 6:08PM

    So glad that your temperatures are cooling. I am SO READY for October!!!! Can't take these 100+ temps! I know you are starting to "vibrate" with excitement for your upcoming vacation, Linda!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/24/2012 2:46PM

    I can tell you are so very excited about your vacation. it slightly shows. but you have every right to be.

I love that sign.

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24 days left.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Holy Macnamara's Band, it is H*O*T*!!!!!!

The landscapers are outdoors doing their thing, I put a gallon jug of filtered ice water out for them,, They have been at it for six hours in almost 100 degree heat, 96% humidity...
They do not need as much screened topsoil as estimated, so the price will be lower, but I asked for a cubic yard of it to be put near my berries on plastic, so I can move the dirt into those berry beds and not have to haul it across the yard.
No more swimming pool, splashing, floating.. BUT new garden next years, $$ saved from utilities and chemicals and water and sewer bills. I have already started saving that $$$ towards my next home project.. not sure what it will be, but I know it will cost $$ .. probably all new interior doors..

It is so hot and humid, I showered when I got home from work and I just went outside to talk to them about the dirt and I need to shower again!! Ewwww...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/25/2012 9:03PM

    Hope you are able to stay cool. Glad you are saving some money on your topsoil. You will enjoy those gardens next year.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/23/2012 8:16PM

    Keep cool, Lin!

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25 days before we leave...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Today we will have a 95 degree temp, with thunderstorm,, no more perfect weather:we got one day!! While Dd is still asleep, I am headed off ot teh grocery stores to get us some essentials,, no bread, milk or fruits left here!! Sitting her epaying bills, sorting through more mail..

Ex will be here after I get home, to help saw off upper deck from lower,, he picked the hottest and worst weather day possible,, oh well..

With only a couple weeks left before we leave, my checklists are now starting.. DD is in charge of programming GPS for different places I have never been to before. I know the U.P like I know my name, but new places to see are on my agenda..
The annual trek demands that I go to Manley's to get smoked fish,, his is the best.. I love the smoked Menominee and whitefish, but do not like his fish sausage,, it is a biggie up there, but I do not like it..

I have already arranged for the neighbor to pick our mail up for us and watch the house(I am head of neighborhood watch).

I am hoping that my vacation eating will not outweigh the calories I burn from hiking, seeing the sights and swimming..
I belong to MyPoints, and I ordered a BP gas card a couple weeks ago,,it arrived Monday,, I always fill up at the same BP gas station in St.Ignace, say hi to the guy there, and head on up towards Canada. Now I do not have to spend a penny for the gas!!

Next week I will make appointments for tire rotation and check, then to my car guy for a under-the-hood-check and possible oil change.. I always do this before this big drive,, it will be around 800 or more miles total depending on our side trips,, one whole day will be to go to Da Tourist Trap for our Da Yoopers fix. Check out their website,, it's hilarious!!!

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GEMINI-SKY 7/23/2012 6:46AM

    What Fun ! Isn't it great when you have something to look forward to.???

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/22/2012 10:11PM

    Sounds like you are getting things done. WAY TO GO on being organized and knowing that when you are ready to travel, you will have everything "up to snuff" and ready to "rock n roll".
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/22/2012 11:35AM

    Sounds like you are pretty organized. that's terrific.

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/22/2012 10:02AM

    Good luck on your trip ... I am going to be traveling soon to WI from VA. I always find it an adventure especially by myself. Be safe! emoticon

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