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Saturday, August 04, 2012

I had a wonderful day yesterday getting Vito his checkup for vacation.. he was a quart low on oil, but Chris took care of that.. he is fit as a fiddle to take us on our trip! I always visit with the guys, shoot the breeze,, so it was a pleasant morning.. I left there and drove a couple miles down the road to spend the rest of the morning and all of the afternoon with my friend Karen; she is the friend who went to Florida with me back in 2007.
We both work full time, her hubs is retired, so we never get to chat or see each other,, it has been many months since I was out there to see them. Tim was installing the risers and stairs on their new front porch,, Trex was their choice and it looks great! Mine is next, when I save the $$$...

The oppressing heat never did materialize, so I enjoyed actual fresh air as they live out in the country with deer coming in their yard.

This morning I decided to get up later(5 a.m.) and go to the tire store when they open at 8a.m. and have them check Vito's rubber. I put so few miles on my car(18,000 in five years) that what usually happens is, the valve stems get dried out or cracked and need to be replaced. Discount Tire does it all free of charge, as well as rotations. I will be back home by 8:20 at the latest, as the store is two blocks from here.
Next is Aldi for those scrumptious $.99 Michigan cantaloupes!! WE bought three last week and one is left. So good!!
Temps to hit in the high 90's today, so we will be inside working on clearing closets and start to pack for the trip..

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SHEILA-45 8/4/2012 10:54PM

    I'm getting excited for your vacation too! Love the countdown in seconds!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:51PM

    It is unbelievable how uncooperative and crazy the weather is this year!!! Glad you are getting things done. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/4/2012 5:24PM

    So now your weather is out this way at 97 degrees here today. I'm staying in and staying sane.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Of course on my day off I did not sleep in,, I can sleep when I am dead.
Lots of things to do, I am pretty sure I smell a nap when I finally DO get home this afternoon.
I have been chewing on what to do with that CD $$ that comes due today, so I cannot wait until this afternoon to go to the CU.. I will be there when they open the doors this morning, in three hours,, I am going to try ot swing it before my appointment for Vito that is out-of-town this morning...

It is very strange to have a day off, I feel so naughty!!!! God help them at work,, and when I am on vacation for ten days,, as it is, they cannot do anything on their own without me starting it, finishing it or doing the whole task!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:48PM

    You are so busy. Hope you got everything accomplished and had a great day. Remember you still need some restful sleep.

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    Have an awesome day! emoticon

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14 days, two weeks to go now!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Another steambath day out there,, just enough rain to steam the air,,,, tomorrow is another one like it,, storms and 90 degrees..
I have a three day weekend so I am gathering things to take to dads house for sale, cleaning, sorting drawers, making appointments.
I am trying not to gorge on the fresh fruits and veggies too much, cannot get enough of the cantaloupe and pears, radishes, scallions, grapes, nanners,peaches,, I could just eat them instead of a balanced meal!

Going to go get some time in strength training, will be gone all day tomorrow with appointments and visiting my friend..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:46PM

    I can and sometimes do just eat my fruit and veggies but then I don't get enough calories for the day. UGH!!! So glad you are getting everything ready for your vacation!

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/2/2012 7:19PM

    Just make a good yogurt dip and you're all set. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/2/2012 3:12PM

    Hmmm sounds like someone's counting days.

90 degrees and storms? like wow! We have pleasant 76 degrees here and I'll be walking out in it and learning the buses this afternoon.

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SHEILA-45 8/2/2012 2:50PM

    Oh the things you have to do before you go on vacation will wear you out! Those fresh fruits and veggies sound yummmy.

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15 days until..

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Wow!! What day is it? What time is it? Who, wha ???????????

Groggily, I woke up in the chair suddenly after a little 2 1/2 hour eye-rest. Hmmm,, guess I need time off worse than I thought... Stopped at the bank after work, had a snack, decided to rest a few minutes in the recliner,,, 2 P.M???????????????????????
Showering helped a little, but It was like somebody slipped me a Mickey,,

I have been trying to eat more raw fruits and veggies,, I sliced up a cantaloupe, have two more in the wings,, I might make a jello dessert out of one,,
I cut the melon open horizontally, scoop out seeds, make sure melon halves lie flat on cookie sheet, then fill with my favorite flavor jello,, usually raspberry or peach,, put them in the fridge until jello is set, then slice melon into desired thickness and serve with fresh raspberries or sliced peach on top!! Delish!

I have another jello dessert I prepare all year round.. I open a can of pineapple, drain it completely, no juice at all in can,, takes about a half hour, upside down in my colander with a bowl underneath,, save the juice to add to my O.J later,,
I make desired flavor of jello with slightly less water than required to make up for juicy fruit in the can,, pour jello in can and set in fridge until it is set. Flip can over and open the end and set on shallow bowl or plate,, slice into one-slice servings...
Nowadays, the cans are not able to be opened on one end, so I set the whole can in warm water and let it unset slightly, then flip the can.. cool looking and so easy,, garnish slices any way you wish..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/2/2012 3:10AM

    Hope you get some restful sleep tonight. Thank you for sharing the jello ideas. My DH and I both love jello and will be trying them out for sure.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/1/2012 5:58PM

    You sound like you can use a vacation.

I suppose the jello sounds okay but i'm not a jello eater at all.

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EILEENXO 8/1/2012 2:30PM

    Thanks for sharing, odd I only really like Jello when I'm sick.

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16 days to go

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today was an exceptionally physically hard day at work,, so bad that I kept taking my pulse, my heart rate was above 120 or more for over five hours straight!

My home is my only oasis, so when I arrived after work, DD had lunch in the oven,, not what I planned on eating, but I decided to bake an apple pie while the oven was hot.
Debbieanne, you asked about the cheese sticks:Fit and Active,,, is the name of them,, Aldi's healthy brand is called that.. I buy them freeze them and take one each day to work in case I have a reaction,,

I loved them when on vacation, because when I hiked through the forest to the Falls, I had snacks packed, but the old stand-by was the sticks,, poeple even asked me where i go tthem,,

I feel some sense of accomplishment today,, got all of my bills paid, I owe NOBODY in the world anything,, I am finishing the laundry, baked a pie, made a hair appointment for Aug 11, made a car appt. for Friday morning.. Mike checks Vito over before my trip every year,, then I head over to teh tire store on Saturday and have them check and/or rotate my tires.. got my gas cans all filled for a fillup before we leave, ,,

all we need are some last minute foods, lithium batteries for the camera, clear out and organize my trunk, wrap Christmas gifts for Connie and her kids to take up to Munising ,,
pre-cook spuds, bacon, eggs and ground sirloin for trip..
We have all of our clothing, DVD's CD's, just have to pack it up and start our engines..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/1/2012 6:46AM

    What a super feeling to have all your bills paid and owe nothing to anyone!!! emoticon
Sounds like lots of cardio. WAY TO GO!!! I am going to check out Aldi's for the cheese sticks. So wonderful to have an oasis where you can rest and relax. Sounds like you are ready to go. I am excited and ready to hit the road with you. I love how organized you are!!! Counting down...
Blessings and hugs,

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RRBSKI 7/31/2012 5:42PM

    Sounds like a tough but, very rewarding day....and nothing's better than being bill free; we managed to pay off our house a year ago, no feeling like it. You've got me all excited about your upcoming trip..and i ain't even goin. :( emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/31/2012 5:17PM

    I sure wish we ahd n aldi's near us but i guess not.

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RAINCLOUD1996 7/31/2012 4:58PM

    Thank God for your peaceful home. I hope you have a safe and fun trip! emoticon

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