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Winter again??

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wow!! We just returned from mowing parents lawn.. I had a longjohn shirt, a sweatshirt, a winter hooded jacket and My nose is still frozen!! They have over two acres of grass to cut, but a smaller JOhn Deere mower,, DD is going to mow our lawn tomorrow,, our tractor is twice the size of theirs and cuts a four foot swath at a time,getting it done faster.
They also have a 100 acre field across the road from their front yard, so the 15mph winds were biting into my face while I was out there.. NO hanging around: I came home quickly and now have to make phone calls and pay bills.. get the recycling refuse out to the street,, we have piles of it!! we recycle everything!!!
NO sunshine either, so it mad me want to get indoors right away.

We are also experimenting with healthier smoothies.. mango with strawberries, raspberry with peach or banana,, less yogurt, no sweeteners.. agave nectar once in awhile...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/14/2012 2:05PM

    After all that high temperatures in March, we had snow, sleet and hail on Tuesday. Still cold. Hope it warms back up again!!! Your smoothies sound yummy.

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NORASPAT 4/10/2012 9:38PM

    I was told not to drink my food by a nutrtionist. I also remember Jack Lalane who made the juice machine say that you should always "CHEW" your juice.
When your jaw moves up and down as in chewing it releases saliva and the enzyme PTYALIN that is needed to begin digestion. When you just swallow the drink down there is no beginning of digestion.
We never had an ice box or refrigerator so lucky me dislikes anything cold.

We had a snow squall on Easter Sunday and very cold winds and rain this morning. Later it was sunny. My Daffodils are still holding back, even they know it is too cold. emoticon emoticon emoticonPat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/10/2012 6:03PM

    Have you ever tried Vanilla soy milk in your fruit smoothies? It's pretty tastey. 1.5 cups of that and mix and match yoru fruits... Yummy

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/10/2012 3:57PM

    Brrrrrrrrrr that sounds darn cold.
You should hire a gardener but it would cost just way too much. Or find you a sugar daddy?

Hugz! Stay warm.

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MIPALADY23 4/10/2012 1:54PM

    I'm trying smoothies also but I thank goodness don't care for them very sweet.

I do lots of spinach and fruit, chia, flax but no sweetners.

Tell me more!

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FLEURGARDEN 4/10/2012 1:48PM

    Our temperature has dropped too, and I even saw snow flurries! Not enough to stick or anything, but just seeing those snow flakes made me feel a lot colder.

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LESSOFPMCD 4/10/2012 1:41PM

    Don't live in your area but we are experiencing the same thing. Temperature has dropped dramatically and are even saying chance of wet snow overnight.

Probably pay back - when I was home on Friday I went through the closet and put all the winter wear away!!!!

I'm not a smoothie person either. I prefer to actually chew my calories then drink them. I get more satisfaction out of them that way - but each to their own.

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GERIKRAGH 4/10/2012 12:50PM

    I wished I like smoothies. They sound so good. I'm not a big juice drinker nor a yogurt or milk lover. I prefer veggies over fruit. They just seem too sweet.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

Nothing special today,, sleeping slightly better now that I am taking two whole 200mg Ibuprofen at bedtime... Pretty strong stuff for me, but I get to sleep for two whole hours at a time until about2 a.m.!!!
Tomorrow Dd and I start mowing parents lawn and then ours, it will be about two acres or more of grass, but we team work it and get them done pretty quickly. LAst year we waited longer to mow parents and we ended up raking their entire back yard that took two days just to rake it... not again...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/10/2012 10:27AM

    Glad you are getting some more sleep. WAY TO GO on keeping ahead of that grass!!!

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KILLERANGEL47 4/10/2012 2:10AM

    I'm glad you are sleeping well!! emoticon

That must have been hard work! emoticon At least it would be easier now that the grass isn't as long-no raking! emoticon

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NORASPAT 4/9/2012 9:20PM

    I was noticing our grass needs to be raked again. I had all the leaves raked but the others blew down the street and settled her again. Our weather is still cold but my miniature daffodils are struggling to blossom. The Azalea is looking good and I keep thinking it might get warmer some day.
I am glad you are able sleep a little better, HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/9/2012 5:51PM

    It's good that you got more sleep.
Can't you sue a leaf blower on the grass? Or gass catcher o the mower?

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Hallelujah!! Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

For the first time in years, it is not snowing here for Easter!! I went to 9:00 Mass, grocery shopping, picked up the mail, doing laundry, will bake flax blueberry muffins, brownies, and chocolate mousse` with 1/2% milk..

Ham, baked potatoes, Brussels Sprouts for dinner,, just gald DD and I are together and safe.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/10/2012 10:25AM

    emoticon What a blessed Easter!!!

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KILLERANGEL47 4/10/2012 2:06AM

    Sounds yummy! emoticon Happy Easter! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 4/8/2012 11:39PM

    Sounds delightful for sure. DH and I LOVE Brussels Sprouts.
Your menu sounded grand. Take care stay well. Pat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/8/2012 3:27PM

    me too!
Me too!
Dinner souns delish!
Keep the porch light on!

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GR8FULLONE 4/8/2012 3:19PM

    Hallelujah!! Happy Easter!

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Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 07, 2012

When Dd wakes up, we are going to get a gift card for my younger sister for her birthday, to send with her card, then on to the marsh and park to walk,, who knows where after that..
I feel much better today: I broke down and actually took a whole pain pill that doc gave me. He suggested I take a half to try out since these are much stronger than the other ones that knocked me out for two days. I took a half last weekend and it did nothing, so last night I took a whole one, it was so nice, no pain to sleep,, I still got up five times to teh bathroom in 7 hours, but that is normal..
I did get to sleep two whole hours in a row, which is a miracle..
I am up to this beautiful sunny Holy Saturday, want to get some baking in later...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 12:03PM

    So glad to read this happier blog. Glad you got some pain-free sleep and enjoyed a blessed Holy Saturday. Happy Easter!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/7/2012 11:03AM

    Sounds like a nice day you'll be ahving friend.

Whatcha baking?
I don't bake anymore nor does Robert because everything is bad for us. Have a fun day.

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NORASPAT 4/7/2012 9:29AM

    LINDA, I am very happy you are doing better, I was concerned you were coming down with some thing. Just over working I think.
Great you and DD are walking together. Enjoy the day.

I hope you will be able to tolerate the pain pill if you need it again. Hopefully it will be helpful to you.
Enjoy your Holy Saturday and I hope you and DD have a lovely Easter Sunday. Pat in Maine.
I also have planned a baking session for DH (((((Hugs)))) again.
They are also forecasting SNOW again. Another white Easter I suspect. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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sick today

Friday, April 06, 2012

NOt feeling so well, going to bed, workday was horrible,,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 12:01PM

    Sure hope you are feeling better. Praying...

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NORASPAT 4/6/2012 4:30PM

    Oh my Gosh I hope you are better very soon LINDA, I hope you will be able to rest and be able to get to Easter service I am sure you will be able to go. Take care HUGS and thinking of you. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/6/2012 2:43PM

    Hope you feel better Lin. It might very well be the fasting

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