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Lots of treats, three trickers!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Pretty slow trick or treat night for Halloween, we got three kids at 6:45, then nothing! Last year we had twelve kids...

People have been inquiring about my tart cherry capsules. I order my glucosamine, tart cherry caps and CoQ10 all from Puritans pride ONLINE. I got some in September and they had 25 cent shipping! I always wait until they have free shipping, but this was the first time they offered it for a quarter! Their standard shipping if I cannot wait for free, is $4.95, regardless of order size.
It is a safe site, I have been using my credit card for years and never had a problem. The order always arrives in a week. Once in awhile they send me a freebie, like a plastic medicine holder (I use it for jewelry when I travel!) , I have two of them...
You can buy one bottle of their products, BUT I have never done that. their sales are as follows:
I get paper catalogs and use them to see new products, but I usually go online to puritanspride.com. There is never any junk mail sent ,, just an occasional catalog,, usually seasonal..
I was ordering my cherry caps from Traverse City, the cherry capitol, but they were about $12 for 30 ct. They are pure liquid concentrate,,, the Puritan Pride caps are same concentration, but capsules with powdered concentrate. 1000mg in each..
I even have my pharmacist buying them!! He told me about the Traverse City caps, but I could not afford them after one order, so researched PP caps.. He has his sister with rheumatoid arthritis using them!!

So, this is not an ad. I am just answering questions for about nine or ten Sparkers who have asked for a while..
I was surprised how much of a discount there is buying them online as opposed to the markup in stores!! Overhead is expensive I guess.

Today I am getting my pneumonia shot,it has been five years, the maximum time to get another.. sure wish I did not have to keep getting them:$70 this year,, five years ago, it was $40!! out of pocket too..
SInce I did not get all of the windows cleaned yesterday(I cleaned my wood blinds, all the ceiling fans, tv, pc, windowsills, cobwebs, dusted furniture, mantel, hearth, lamps,etc, some of the interior windows. today is all the rest of the windows and steam clean the carpet after r I repair the steamer.

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KILLERANGEL47 11/2/2011 5:24PM


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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Hoping to feel better today,, I need to get up and motivated before I return to work in a couple weeks.. I did not steam clean carpets, but I did clean one of he bathrooms, some of he windows, washed some dishes and ran dishwasher, but it was a painful day.. I discovered last night that I had forgotten to put tart cherry capsules in my daily med pac! Those are for arthritis and fibromyalgia,, natural treatment.. I had been taking one twice a day, but forgot to add them to my daily regimen..

Today is the day,, and I am going to make another appointment for a hot stone massage ..

Still need to get pneumonia shot when they have them at my pharmacy.. still on order..

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NORASPAT 11/2/2011 2:12PM

    Thanks a lot for the information LINDA I am going to PURITANS Pride and check it out. We use CoQ10, for years and that will help if it is less expensive. Will price check. I wonder if these supplements are made abroad nowadays CHINA !!!!, that has become a worry since US is importing from there so I will need to check that too. Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/2/2011 12:00AM

    Before I ahd my cochlear implant surgery i ahd to ahve the pneumonia shot and did get it in my dr.'s office. It's a once in a lifetime vaccine. I am never sick.

That hot stone massage sounds so good.

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MARTHASPARKS 11/1/2011 11:51AM

    Maybe the weather will level out and we'll all feel less pain! Try not to loverdo the chores but keep moving and stretching. Feel better, sugar. I understand - I actually feel your pain! emoticon...gentle ones!

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NORASPAT 11/1/2011 8:26AM

    DH has arthritic hands hence the many surgeries. I have been buying cherries but we decided they are too expensive for us, $8.00 a pound so i am interested in the tart cherry capsules. Please tell me the name , brand and strength so we can purchase them. We already buy many natural supplements, often wonder if any are working but so long as we do not get any worse we keep doing it. I am so happy to see you are getting to have your outings. I do not remember them in the earlier blogs these are so nice to read, HUGS Linda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 11/1/2011 4:29AM

    I hope you are feeling better again soon! emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 11/1/2011 4:22AM

    An SP friend told me she takes these capsules and they really work.

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another road trip

Monday, October 31, 2011

Went to visit my cousin about an hours drive from here yesterday.. Spent four hours looking at her daughter's wedding book she made form pics that she digitally clipped, and organized, then sent them to be bound in a book that is in scrapbook format. It is like a year book, sized, but it cost about one tenth the cost of a pro album. Not sure what her daughter got from her photographer though.. We discussed their upcoming trip to Australia(they are leaving tomorrow to fly from Saginaw to L.A., hen to Melbourne, then on to either PErth or Sydney,, fibro fog made me forget before I left her house...
Fortunately, they are not flying Quantas, who stops getting wages today, so will continue their strike..
not going to do much today,, woke up in horrible pain everywhere ,, fibro, definitely,, all-over body shooting pains like those intermittent Christmas lights that blink up and down in a row,, that is how the pain feels continuously.. what the heck??I took a pain pill, but finally it was too much to just lie there, so got up for Sparks,, maybe take a walk later to try to get my mind off it..

thinking about steam cleaning my carpets today though...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/31/2011 9:53AM

    I hope you start feeling better soon. I'd hate to ahve what you have.

Enjoy your day!

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MOSTMOM1 10/31/2011 8:13AM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. Hey, carpet cleaning is exercise...

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shipshewana on the road just means that the vendors are at different places selling their wares on the road,, in our area it was in Birch Run, Michigan at the Expo Center across from the shopping outlets at Birch Run. It is about a half hour drive from my home, so Karen and her sister met me at Meijers parking lot and she drove her Cadillac SUV. It was very comfortable and we had fun talking all the way there. IT is my second time there, they are veterans, so I bought Karen's admission ticket and Chris bought her lunch.
I am very proud to say I bought..NOTHING.

After almost three years in Sparkdom, I have learned that there are things that I merely WANT, not NEED,.
With that being said, we had lunch at Lucky's Steakhouse, one of my favorites. The other three women got the same thing for lunch: quesadillas`. SInce all restaurants make them the same(flat out on a plate, not grilled) I NEVER order them.. After being taught the correct methods of Mexican cooking from native Mexican in-laws, I rarely get that type of food in public. OUr homemade from scratch is so different, ,, no self-respecting Mexican would ever eat a flatout tort loaded with cheese and a scrap of meat,,,
they are supposed to be rolled like an egg roll and after being filled with meats, cheese,etc, they are grilled on a grill or griddle. Period.

I ordered top sirloin, steamed veggies and house salad with light raspberry vinaigrette, had water to drink. I brought half my steak home. They all bought fudge at the Expo Center and ate most of it(half pound), I sampled a tiny little pea-sized flavor to buy for DD, but it was not good quality, so did not purchase.
I really WANTED the huge double-fist size baked potato with sour cream and real butter that is a side option, but chose steamed veggies instead. I really WANTED a signature drink from the bar, but took water instead. I really WANTED their fabulous french onion soup piled high with provolone and thick crusts of french bread, but got no soup.
The meals are served with fresh from the oven seasoned loaves of bread. I had one bite, no butter..

The entire day, I walked continuously to get more steps in, and made the route of both buildings of the expo twice, pushing through the crowds and getting cardio in.

I did make two purchases at the outlets,, THINGS I NEED: an apple corer and a knife sharpener!!
The worst part of the day for me was the horrible shooting pain in my arthritic arm that got worse on the ride home. I am pretty sure it was from patting myself on the back for making smart choices all day...

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NORASPAT 10/30/2011 7:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWILLPOWER TODAY LINDA.

I am soooooooooo Proud of you. You certainly handled yourself well. HUGS Pat in Maine.

The roads were plowed, trees came down Power was out but we have had worse. NEVER this ealy with leaves on the trees. Pat--Linda you did so well. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/30/2011 3:08PM

    You are so good with your smart choices and wise decisions. Good girl!

I admit i do some splurging/spur of the moment things.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/30/2011 10:32AM

    What a super day and great choices for you!!! emoticon
So sorry your arthritis starting acting up though. Have a super Sunday!!!

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RAMALEX 10/30/2011 8:20AM

  You did great!

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I'm off to Shipshewana!!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

THere is actually a sunrise this morning instead of rain and black sky for our trek to the wild woods of the outlets and SHipshewana on the road!! I have only done this once before, just looking forward to being with my friends and doing a LOT of walking.

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NORASPAT 10/29/2011 7:38PM

    Hi Linda, sorry to miss you yesterday. You must tell us more about Shipshewana !! It sounds like a nice place for a walkin the wild woods and outlets. i hope you dress warm because this is a big cold weather pattern.
We waited for snow Thursday it never happened but we are totally prepared. Most of our deciduous trees are still green. Problem is that will bring down a lot of trees so we are making allowances for power being gone too.
You know how it goes. It's no use worrying just try to prepare for the worst and get on with it. HUGS Linda, I hope you have had a fabulous time. Pat in Maine.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/29/2011 9:56AM

    Have a ball out there today!

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    Enjoy the time with your friends at Shipshewana on the Road! I've never been there but one of these times I will get there.

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