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Colder Monday

Monday, November 12, 2012

yesterday it was 70 degrees outdoors. Today it is 30, raining and very windy. DD and I took a field trip to Gordons to buy our hen turkey for T-day. We got a nice one, almost 12 pounds,, $.49/lb,, w also stocked up on garlic powder, longhorn colby cheese for my Grandma's spaghetti recipe,another very favorite of Dd.

Got home, covered our picnic table on the patio, moved our garden cart into the shed, wheeled the BBQ into the garage in front of the tractor, in case we decided to cook in winter weather.
DD is not feeling well this week, so we will see what her doc says Thursday at her appt.

We are splurging this year and having red velvet cake for dessert for T-day. I have eliminated stuffing, gravy, ice cream, fruit salad and pop. DD LOVES red velvet cake, so that is that.

It will just be the two of us since I work that day and the day after .. she will be making everything for dinner except the cran-orange relish.. It is a blessing to have her prepare everything ahead, put the bird in the oven. I come home from work and just whip the potatoes when they are ready, make the relish.

It used to be all about the food, then it was all about having the day off, now I work it every year, so now it is all about DD doing he dinner!! I would have been happy with pizza!!

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/12/2012 8:07PM

    Your blog made me chuckle. Maybe I'll have steak, or game hen this year. Just because I can.

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BOSS61 11/12/2012 7:24PM

    Susan818127 and I are doing our customary cooking for 20 - but this year its the Spark way, all the way.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/12/2012 5:31PM

    I'm starting out now for dinner at Lins. Sounds yummy and i know she makes a good green bean casserole. Another shocker for you so go ahead and laugh but I've never had Red Velvet cake. Last year i was not feeling well. Not feeling strong. Ashley did all the cooking at my directions. I might make an effort to cook. I am strong.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 11/12/2012 5:23PM

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving this year! It's a bummer that you have to work, however, but getting to come home to an already prepared Thanksgiving Day dinner ... now that's a cool perk. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/12/2012 4:34PM

    Be blessed and enjoy!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/12/2012 1:46PM

    How nice to have a daughter who is capable in the kitchen. I think it's cool to not eat all the traditional foods of the holiday. Since it's just two of you, there is a good chance that much of it would not be eaten and would go to waste anyway. Enjoy your holiday!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

For PatriciaK, this is the second DVD I have won on the wheel!! This one is Nicole's cardio blast. That girl IS a blast!!LOL! She really gets you going!!

I was sorting through Christmas gifts,, got them all organized,, since I already brought COnnie and the kids theirs last summer when we visited her, I do not have to ship them up north. One year I shipped hers(no kids) and it cost more than the gift,, really heavy!! That same year I also mailed a big box of things to my sister that lives two and a half hours away in traverse City,MI. Who knew that towels, stockings and slippers would be so heavy????????!!!!! I only did that once,, now I send her a big gift card and she loves it. darned near fainted when postal worker told me $50 to send that box about 160 miles away!! I could have flown myself to Florida round trip for that back then!! I know I weigh a LOT more than that carton!!LOL!

We are finding some floor space in our basement, a great feeling after getting all of those empty boxes out and in the garage, either filled with recyclables or garage sale items.

Temps are going to be 64 degrees, but we have not seen the sun, literally in four days.. even the sunrise is grey.. no snow is okay though..

Today I am getting my Thanksgiving foodstuffs except the bird,, Aldis has everything I need.. it is only DD and I, so we do not get that much,, My weakness is my stuffing, so I have not made it in a few years,, just potatoes, turkey, cranberry orange relish and a half cup of DD's green bean casserole.. SHE loves that..
I will be working so she prepares most of the dinner..

The Saturday after thanksgiving, i have been invited to go to my best friend's cookie-bake about a 45 minute drive from here.. Patsy's whole family gathers for a lunch and everybody bakes and decorates a LOT of cookies, everybody takes home a couple dozen,, I think,, not sure how many.. I have been to it before, but not to participate, just to visit and eat.
There will be about forty people there, mostly kids.. I am considered family to all of them, since patsy and i are like sisters, friends for the past 57 years.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/11/2012 4:26PM

    Sounds like you're ahving great weather. That's terrific.

enjoy yoru shopping trip

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/11/2012 9:12AM

    Well, this is certainly an encouraging list of thanks things going on. Have a great day.

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NORASPAT 11/11/2012 8:22AM

    How nice you are invited to participate, I think that is the reason I dislike the season. Thanks giving is my favourite, I dislike Christmas we always celebrated it on BOXING day after Christmas, My family were all in service so after the Christmas festivities for the rich folk us poor folk were given their leftovers in boxes. So it it is named boxing day and it is my favourite because Christmas is behind me and a new year is ahead. My Grans big Wing Ding was New years eve, The entire neighbour hood came to our very tiny house and it was crowded, standing room only. Even the front parlour had to have people in that night.
Enjoy your season Hugs Pat in Maine. WooHoo,

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

It is supposed to rain today, very windy,, oh well, we are going to head out into the back yard to clean some things up, move things around, fill the birdie feeder,etc.
For the first time in over a week, we have no errands to run, no appointments, nothing.. just bill paying, cleaning and hopefully, I can watch a whole tv program without falling asleep.

I want to get back on exercises with the ball again,, I won a Nicole DVD on the points wheel and it arrived last week, I still have not watched it,, that will happen this afternoon..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/10/2012 11:35PM

    I'm surprised you ahven't ahd any snow as of yet. there's lots of it in Eastern Oregon and Colorado.

You have some time to rest up.

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NORASPAT 11/10/2012 9:40PM

    Oh how nice you won a Coach Nicole DVD, which one was it ?
I am glad you are having a laid back weekend, Now all should be well at your house after having so many problems all fixed at once. Way to go in to winter, all systems will be going.

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/10/2012 4:57PM

    I think I'll get your weather in about 3-4 days.
Best of success with your new DVD. emoticon

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DEEINWI 11/10/2012 10:05AM

    How did the 7 keto work for you?

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LEANJEAN6 11/10/2012 7:18AM

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PATRICIAAK 11/10/2012 7:15AM

    Enjoy the day.
You're the first person I know that's won a Spark DVD!

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Like sands through the hourglass...

Friday, November 09, 2012

I have ranted, gotten depressed, vented, and now I am in a state of constant prayer,, like the nuns had us pray,, for the next four years,, will try to hang on and be grateful I have what I have..
I am glad today is Friday, that I have time to get more things done around here, put the grill and yard cart away for the winter months.. aka, the next seven months.

Time to hunker down and get more cardio in, lift those weights, bounce around the world on my stability ball.. (don't even try to picture that without laughing...)
I am happy that DD and I went to drugstore today and she actually got all four of her Rx's filled,,, usually most of them are never covered but the docs insist on ordering them..

Praying for those that still have no power out East,, that they get food, shelter and safety during this time of need.. I am really blessed, no matter how much I wanger(I just made that word up) on and on about my STUFF...

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FLEMIDG 11/10/2012 12:16AM

    Glad you were able to get the things done you needed to do. Have a good weekend.

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NORASPAT 11/9/2012 11:00PM

    It's the end of the week and you can wanger all you like,

you might as well get the wanger out of you system and replace it with WINNER,

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/9/2012 7:51PM

    God is still on His throne and in control.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/9/2012 7:23PM

    yep there's always someone worst off than us. Praying for them as well.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

This election has turned my entire retirement plans upside down. Thanks to teh LAST presidents new law, employers that employ full time owrkers MUST provide insurance,, so now my employer has cut everybody's hours in half, hired more people... As usual, I will have to use my savings just to pay my utilities, no more $$ to earn for SS for retirement.. I will have to cashs in insurances just to pay my bills.
People who voted with incomplete knowledge of this man and his manipulations, will now make people like me, pay for the rest of their life. I will never have savings now, no more life insurance, no investments, smaller social security checks,(Sorry, ENTITLEMENT CHECKS!! That is what obama admin calls them: not earnings, but entitlements, like they are allowing us some of THEIR money,, not what we paid into for the past 42 years out of our paychecks...

All I can do is pray, for the ignorant, for the sneaky, for the greedy, for the people that will never see what is being done to us. This whole health policy thing was to shut us up, pacify those who were too ignorant to make themselves aware of the facts and those who do not care about any of it.
God help us all...

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PATRICIAAK 11/8/2012 7:07PM

    I hear you and empathize. Obamacare was passed without even being read by the people who passed it (and exempted themselves from it).
The country is broke and can't pay for it.

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FARRAH511 11/8/2012 2:19PM


- Farrah

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/8/2012 2:10PM

    Amen to that!

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