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Each One Reach One!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The National Literacy Program has a slogan, "Each One Teach One," to teach people to read.

My SparkPeople slogan is, "Each One Reach One," to help encourage and support our 'fellow' spark-members.

If we each reach out to one person daily, it will only take a few minutes but will do so much!

Greet one new member on the Introduce Yourself message board:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
oard_topics.asp?imboard=14


Read one blog daily - comment on one status daily - we're talking a few minutes here but the reward you receive is priceless!

How many reach out to me daily - I can't count them, y'all are just too numerous and too generous to count!!

Each One Reach One!
One day at a time!
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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2011 10:29PM

    Yup, this is fantastic.

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MNOT2THICK 6/17/2011 7:53PM

    Wonderful idea. emoticon emoticon

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WALKING_WONDER 6/17/2011 6:50PM

    What a great idea! I do that already, with the introduce yourself one. When I introduced myself, I was surpirsed at how few people responded, so I made it my mission to make sure it doesn't happen to anymore newbies!

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/17/2011 5:50PM

    What a great idea i shall reach out to fellow Sparkers , alittle more then I do . emoticon

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WEEZYB7881 6/17/2011 12:56AM

    emoticon great idea

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SOPHIADARE 6/16/2011 10:35AM

    I see that your father has passed on, leaving you with wonderful memories and, as I remember, a hole in your heart. May you have all the comfort there could ever be. Be assured, Linda, that you did all you could do to make his life wonderful! May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss and grief.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/16/2011 1:46AM

    I love you idea & will do my part! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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CLEVERSPIDER 6/16/2011 12:16AM

    good idea

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GRALLEN 6/15/2011 10:53PM

    Excellent idea!

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DIANESMILES 6/15/2011 9:38PM

    SO TRUE !!! Thats why I do my BEST to read ALL the blogs of the Spirited Under Dogs daily,,,,and ALSo when I can,,,to ALSO jump on the other blogs and see what I can find, esp I ENJOY helping the newbies, and those having a hard time. Or when I am down,,,finding something funny,,,they ARE THERE ! LOL OH YEAH !!!

THANK YOU Linda for being such a VALUABLE Memember of the SPIRITED UNDER DOGS !!!! We are BLESSED to have you with us. THANK YOU For SHARING the knowledge you have gained along the journey and NOT keeping it yourself !!! INDEED Reaching out IS the way !

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/15/2011 9:15PM

    Great one!!! YOU have got that one right! Those true SPARK FRIENDS are there for us day in and day out! EACH ONE REACH ONE!!

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MSLZZY 6/15/2011 8:50PM

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Off to read right now!

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MARTY19 6/15/2011 6:52PM

    I try to reach out on all my teams.

Love you
Marty

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LIBBYFITZ 6/15/2011 2:44PM

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BITTYGIRL51 6/15/2011 2:43PM

    Absolutely agree! Done! emoticon

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/15/2011 2:09PM

    Great idea!

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MEADSBAY 6/15/2011 12:22PM

    Great idea, my friend!
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SUSIEWHITE1109 6/15/2011 10:41AM

    THis is a terrific idea! I'm in!

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WELCH123 6/15/2011 10:08AM

    Great blog. I am new to spark, but I will try to start commenting more and giving my support. Everyone needs a great support team.

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SEDONACAT 6/15/2011 10:03AM

    I have been trying to comment on at least one new person's "first blog" everyday. To me, nothing would be more discouraging than to be ignored when new.

Good blog (as usual). Hope you're doing well.

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LALASLAND 6/15/2011 9:46AM

    What a great blog! It needs to win a prize! I thrive on the encouragement I get from my SparkFriends! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/15/2011 9:18AM

    True, I comment on a lot of blogs every day, though wish more people would comment on mine I have to say!

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SUSIEPH1 6/15/2011 8:44AM

  Hi Linda ! Yes thats a great way of thinking .. I have been doing this since joining Sparks in 2009 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAWDOT35 6/15/2011 8:22AM

    When I first started SP I was afraid to jump in feet first. I thought the teams were sort of cliques that might not welcome 'an outsider'. So far, everyone I have encountered has been helpful and friendly!
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NEW-CAZ 6/15/2011 7:55AM

    already do Linda emoticon

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Family Reunion! Now I have another year to prepare!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday morning - woohoo - 116.9! I rock!

Monday morning - uh-oh - 119.5! I ate and ate and ate!!! Fallen rock :(

It's ok - life goes on! I knew I was 'so' going to blow it on Saturday - ok, so Sunday was a bit of an "after-shock" on my personal Richter Scale - life goes on and the leftovers (what little remains) go in the freezer this morning.

Back to water (without bread) and get those veggies into that pot and cooking! Get out the morning fruits and into the bowl!

No more "mrs nice guy" - back to "on track" for me!
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Nutrition Tracker Notes for Sunday, June 14
Yeah, I know, too much reunion leftover cake, lol.
Calories
Eaten 2,419
BMR* 1,407
Exercise 386
Total Burned 1,793
Differential 626+ over

Get rid of the chocolate chocolate cake Linda!!
No, no, don't eat it!!
too late :(

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**Tues: 119.0 even though my calories were over yesterday - they were mostly veggie calories and 2 slices of my homemade bread. Not junk foods.

I have "learned" that after a weekend binge, I must taper off -- my body will still be calling for extra food, but it is up to me what kind of food I shove in my face. My sodium was under 2000 and that helped me a lot! Even having fried fish for lunch, the weight is coming back down.
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Wed: 118.2 - this is the fastest I have every come off a binge - maybe because it was pretty much a planned binge? Maybe because this really is a lifestyle change? Who knows and really, who cares - all that really matters is SparkPeople works!!

  
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BRIGHTSPARK7 6/15/2011 1:08AM

    Glad you are back in the game and on track, Linda.

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TUDI4480 6/15/2011 12:41AM

    Keep on keeping on, pal. You are doing great. I'm impressed that you used your Dad's mixer and made cheesecake too! It's a wonderful way you have to incorporate your Dad in the NOW. See you on the way to Rivendell... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/14/2011 8:58PM

    Not too, too bad for a splurge. Obviously this is not the norm. You know what you have to do to get back on track, and I am sure that you will.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/14/2011 10:38AM

    This too shall pass... emoticon

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MIZZSB 6/14/2011 7:12AM

    you recognized what happend and act on it, that is step 1 for getting back on track. I have it when i ate 1 day to much, i have an after schock day or 2 as well hahaha..

you will be fine ...

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MARYANNGI 6/14/2011 2:18AM

    We all have these times. You recognized what was going on & got back on track!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/13/2011 10:51PM

  Hi Linda!! Glad you enjoyed the Family reunion as for the lapse with the Chocalate Cake forget it !! . You had it and enjoyed it . now move on!!
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Doing really well my friend ... love and Hugs Susie
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MARTY19 6/13/2011 6:24PM

    You bounce back every time. I envy that skill. It is sometimes hard to bounce back but I try. I am so proud of you.

Love you
Marty

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/13/2011 6:16PM

    with all these celebrations, I am off track and I am okay with it. I will have plenty of time to fix it & so will you.

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GRANDMACOO 6/13/2011 6:14PM

    To enjoy time with family is what is so precious in life. We all have 'off' days. It's ok as long as our on-track days are more than when we are off. Glad you had a good time.

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KINSBAILE 6/13/2011 4:23PM

    You'll be back on track ASAP! It's okay to eat a bit!

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SEDONACAT 6/13/2011 3:45PM

    You'll be back on track before I can finish writing this! Glad you enjoyed yourself.
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NEW-CAZ 6/13/2011 3:37PM

    Once in a while is okay and what a celebration!
You'll soon be back on track-no knee jerk reaction just sensible eating and workouts, you'll be fine!

Glad you had such a good time Linda!

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ASILLA 6/13/2011 3:36PM

    You are awesome emoticon crack me up!

This one day will not set you back, your doing so great!

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MEADSBAY 6/13/2011 3:32PM

    Even God takes a day off once a week!
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DOTTIEJANE1 6/13/2011 2:25PM

    YES YOU ROCK .
Family reunions come only once a year. But you being you are back on track and ROCKEN on your rocket .Have a great week . emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/13/2011 2:15PM

    You crack me up! Don't worry about LIVING your life. Remember, it's all about balance. You ate HIGH with your family... you'll eat LOW on your own and in the end it will balance itself out. This is your lifestyle.... you're doing great & YES... YOU ROCK! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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DIANESMILES 6/13/2011 1:50PM

    Remember my friend,,,this is a LIFRESTYLE change, these times DO COME UP and WILL COME UP ! The WORSE thing you can do is RUN to the SCALE afterwards and than FEEL BAD about it. It's LIFE HON !! Hence why SP is so DIFFERENT From a DIET !! If you haven't read "The SPARK" I highly recommend you do so, if you have, please reread it again, chapts 2 and 3. Lets NOT be HARD on ourselves for ENJOYING the family, ur doing a FANTASTIC job, and you ALWAYS get it BACK Together. If you didn't get it back together, that'd be different, but you have the SKILLS and knowledge and you USE them WELL ! I am SO PROUD OF YOU !!!! Hey if your reading this and it's around 2PM and you haven't put in ur air miles for the day, PLEASE DO !!! We are NECK and NECK with those NASTY fire crackers and Teddy Bears !!!

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REBECCAMA 6/13/2011 1:07PM

  Like I said myself today we all go over once in a while. The fact that we are still here and still trying is what matters.

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LIBBYFITZ 6/13/2011 12:42PM

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LOPEYP 6/13/2011 12:39PM

    And emoticon emoticon emoticon.

It's a once a year splurge! You'll lose it in no time.

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BITTYGIRL51 6/13/2011 11:36AM

    LOL!! You know what works - and self-monitoring is key! We can't change what we don't acknowledge!! You go, girl! It's back on the bandwagon for you!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/13/2011 11:35AM

    Family reunions are like birthdays and anniversaries! Fun while they last
but all the extras that go into it can get you in the end. Back on track it is! HUGS!

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COOKWITHME65 6/13/2011 11:12AM

    A few lbs aren't so bad. You have a great attitude. I like the fruit in the bowl idea. You rock! Glad to hear you had a nice time.

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DESTINYE 6/13/2011 11:11AM

    That is a lot and I am sure it is more sodium related than fat! You would have to eat 3500 extra for each pound you gained (in theory anyhow!)

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GRANDMA1951 6/13/2011 10:51AM

    ok, so you gained weight over the weekend. But you know it won't stay on. It's a new day, new week, new year. Glad you had a wonderful time.

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LIZABETT 6/13/2011 10:36AM

    You are emoticon . A little slip does not a fallen woman make. Back on your feet, my little friend, and away we go.

I will need this pep talk on the July 4th holidays coming up sooner than I am ready for it...when my clan will be coming to visit us. emoticon

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LALASLAND 6/13/2011 10:36AM

    emoticonI'm so glad you had a great family reunion and didn't let it get to you what you ate! emoticon

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I have inherited so much!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Nah, I'm not speaking of money - but I am speaking of material things.

One of the items my Daddy gave to me about a month ago was his old Hobart/KitchenAid Stand Mixer - it's about 30 years old now. I used to tease him that if he didn't bake for 2 weeks I was confiscating his mixer! Of course, I stopped doing that when he had to stop baking - but I held off on taking it for as long as I could.

He was supposed to show me how to use it but we just never found the time. I only learned how to use a Hand Mixer a couple of months ago! Can you say fork? That is how I mixed things, with a fork and then I learned how to use a Whip.

Today I worked up the nerve to use his Hobart and I love it! How I wish I could call him and tell him. *sigh* I had so much fun making his cheesecake - it was all I could do not to make a 2nd batch!

Tell your loved ones and friends how much you appreciate them - while you still can.

Dad knew I would love his mixer - I was just so afraid of it - and I had even dared to hope he would feel better again and resume baking.

@Blackheart904 - I only learned how to make gravy about a year ago, lol. Hence "the whip."

**using the mixer is such fun! I need to buy more cream cheese!!
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**edit: nope - not a secret recipe. just 'google' juniors cheesecake recipe and you will find it!

***another edit: the cheesecake passed the "taste test" at the family reunion! WooHoo!! emoticon

  
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COOKWITHME65 6/13/2011 11:16AM

    So happy to hear you made his cheesecake with his mixer. I'm sure he knows how much you enjoyed it.

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ZELLAZM 6/12/2011 7:38AM

    My mom died just a year ago. Funny how I feel closest to her when I'm in the kitchen. I'm glad you're enjoying your Dad's Hobart and I'm sure he would have liked knowing how much it means to you!

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CHRYS13 6/11/2011 2:45PM

    Thinking of you and wishing you precious memories....

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 6/11/2011 11:26AM

    I LOVE to bake too and because I always made my niece and nephew their Birthday cakes, my father bought me my own Kitchen Aid stand mixer (smaller than the Hobart but at the time made by the same folks). To this day whenever I mix up a batch of anything, I feel close to my Dad!!!

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LESLIES537 6/10/2011 11:47AM

    Making his recipes or using that special mixer---both great ways to keep him close to your heart! emoticon

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SAX_88 6/10/2011 11:18AM

    I'd like to suggest this:

Write your dad a letter or a poem, or even song about how you feel about the esteemed Hobart Stand mixer......I believe you will feel better, and you can read the poem as often as you like. Share it or keep it as a private thing between Dad and you. Either way, I'm pulling for you.

(Writing my dad a poem helped me to purge ALL the wonderful things I'd wished he could have heard while he was dying from cancer.) So, try it.

Oh, and I have friend (who happens to be a Sparkfriend) who taught me how to make homemade Spinach and Mushroom ravioli, Lobster ravioli, and Basil Chicken w/Broccoli Pot Pie, using her Hobart Stand mixer. She has a red one, and (surprise!) she received it from HER father.

Her name on here is Cheflanders.

Have as wonderful a day as God intended His children. Cheers!

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RR1_RR1 6/10/2011 10:30AM

    That cheesecake sounds good. I would ask for the recipe but it sounds like it may be a family secret emoticon

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CLEVERSPIDER 6/9/2011 6:01PM

    Good points thank you.

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/9/2011 12:37AM

    I firmly believe that one of the best gifts a parent can give a child is to teach them how to cook. Sort of goes in line with the proverb that if you buy a man a fish he will eat for a day but if you teach him how to fish he will eat for a lifetime (I am paraphrasing). Obviously your Dad taught you well. My husband loves to cook (sometimes that is not all for the best). As a result, my kids cook for themselves. They are not big into popping frozen dinners (i.e. Stouffers) into the microwave. My mother really is not a great cook, but as a result of her, I always make my own ice tea. None of that store bought stuff.

I bought DH a new Kitchen Aid for Xmas, and I am sure that one of the kids (probably my daughter) will want it when we are both gone.

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DIANESMILES 6/9/2011 12:21AM

    I am SOOOO GLAD you are using this !! Not because of what it "is" but, because it was ur Dads. and each time you do, it'll bring you both back together in memories and love all over again. As you know my Mum is dying, and though I just had surgery she wanted to see me, she lives 2 hrs north/west of me and so we LOADED the car up with blankets/pillows to make me comfy,,,,she gave me her engagement ring my Dad put on her finger years ago,,,and of course the 3 of us,,,cried. Now each time I look at my hand,, ALL the time,,, I have their love in my heart. SO I KNOW what you mean by this. We said ALL the words we wanted to say. She was able to gather the strength to say the wisdom and pass along the motherly words to me for life. I'll cherish them FOR LIFE. MUMS !!!

ENJOY EVERYTHING YOU MAKE !! It's MADE with NOT just with UR hands, but ALSO with UR DADS !!! Diane

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BRIGHTSPARK7 6/8/2011 11:24PM

    Sweet! How wonderful that you learned to use it! I can see how much happiness it brings you.

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/8/2011 7:30PM

    What memories you have and what joy you will be creating with every use of the mixer. emoticon

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KINSBAILE 6/8/2011 4:26PM

    Love my Kitchenaid!

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MARTY728 6/8/2011 1:25PM

    I am glad you are able to share this and experience the same joy your Father did using his old Hobart/KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I would bet that if you do an internet search you could find a User's Manual online for his old Hobart/KitchenAid Stand Mixer if you want one.

My Mom passed in 2007. On Sunday, my Dad gave me some of her old purses her no longer wanted around and I bought them home to go through and empty and then give to charity. My wife and daughters are given first crack but I know they will not want them due to their age and style. Anyway I came home from work yesterday and found my youngest daughter who is home from college going through the purses and enjoying every minute of it. She was bursting to share her Grandmom memories and stories with anyone who would listen, including the dogs. I plan on blogging about this when I can.
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TRISHADEE1 6/8/2011 12:28PM

  Beautiful blog. My mom just died last Friday, the 27th of May. I really do not think it has really sunk in that I will never see her again. But my memories of her are beautiful. She was a fantastic cook and I always said why do I need to learn how to cook you make everything the best. My sisters and I have all her recipes and are going to make books for all the kids and grandkids for Christmas. She would have loved that. Thank you for the blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/8/2011 11:30AM

    So sweet....

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NOMORESTALLING 6/8/2011 9:04AM

    That is so precious a memory. And you know what you are absolutely right. My parents are no in their seventies and finally after 11 years I am going to be able to go home and spend Christmas with them this year. They are still in pretty good health yet. Mom is having trouble with short term memory so I'm going to be watching and accessing that while I'm there for the two weeks. Could just be dementia but it could be signs of Alzheimer's too and my sisters are getting concerned. Dad's old injuries are full of Arthritis and he's lost half his sight in the lower half of his one eye. He is borderline Diabetes and is on meds for it. his blood is too rich and so once a month has to go and give a pint of it. But no serious illnesses.
It'll be the first time in over 20 years for Walt and 11 years for me. Walt's parents are both gone now too. He was never close to his dad until the last few years after we got together. We never got to spend one on one time with him but we called him often.

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SEDONACAT 6/8/2011 9:04AM

    My dad actually worked as a baker all his life except when in the Navy. Even tho he's 83, he bakes several times a week which is his way of coping with loneliness because as a diabetic, he can't eat any of his goodies. It's a good thing I live in another state! Instead he gives them to my sister & her DH who are seriously in need of Spark-seriously. I've told Dad that he's killing them with baked goods.

My DH does all the cooking when he's not at sea. I only cook to kill bacteria. ;-) He has a KitchenAid mixer which is terrifying to me. Maybe since you've jumped right in there and learned how to use your dad's, I should at least try. It's not like it'll kill me altho maiming is a possibility.



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/8/2011 8:14AM

    It is fun to use (and see) the various things I have inherited over the years. It always reminds me of the person the item came from. You will get a lot of joy out of that mixer.

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MARTY19 6/8/2011 6:48AM

    The memories you will create using that mixer will make your dad proud. He is in heaven cheering you on.

Love you
Marty

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LIBBYFITZ 6/8/2011 5:56AM

    emoticonto the mixer and another generation of someone using it! It is amazing how long the old electrial appliances work for. I still have my mixer from when I bought it in 1986! The food processor also still works, but does not have a big capacity so will replace it one day, you also have to hold it to make it work. emoticon
When I spent time with my dad in Tasmania, I made a point of really taking in his story's about his past, he is in good health and 82 years young! spends most of his time in his garden and also cooks now as my step mother is disabled and can no longer do the cooking. Maily due to lack of strength in her arm muscles and some balance issues after a stroke during a brain tumor removal quite a few years ago now.

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TRYINGHARD1948 6/8/2011 5:34AM

    A very important message in this blog. Hugs.

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NEW-CAZ 6/8/2011 2:45AM

    Linda that is lovely that you're finally making use of such a treasured item.

Totally agree about showing love and affection. I cuddle DH as much as I can.
I wish I could cuddle mum and dad but they are long gone.

Enjoy cooking hun, every time you use it you'll think of dad, I think of mum every time I use the carving knife she gave me for Sunday joints and the gravy saucepan that's still going strong!

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SUSIEPH1 6/8/2011 12:30AM

  How Wonderful Linda ... I am so glad you have your Daddy mixer He would have treasured it and now you can do the same and learn to use it !!
not to much though !! you need to keep within your calories!!
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BITTYGIRL51 6/7/2011 11:46PM

    Wow..you've led such a "sheltered life"...not knowing how to use a mixer? I cannot relate at all! I have been making for 50 years! But what an awesome story...Love the correlation. I couldn't agree more. Love the ones you love...make sure they know it and feel it every chance you get. You also "honor" your father by making use of his gift. Good for you! emoticon

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GRANDMACOO 6/7/2011 11:15PM

    Such memories we store through the years. I'm glad you have these to cherish.

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LALASLAND 6/7/2011 10:54PM

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HOLLY043 6/7/2011 9:58PM

    What a beautiful tribute to a special man. His legacy lives on through you (& his mixer!). Cherish the memories. Everything you make with that mixer will be made with "love"!

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BEYOURBEST1 6/7/2011 9:38PM

    Enjoy the mixer and the beautiful memories of your Dad.


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HEALTHY4ME 6/7/2011 9:17PM

    And I am thinking he knows and is watching you getting a huge kick out of you doing this!!!
HUGS

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GRALLEN 6/7/2011 9:16PM

    Just learned how to use a whip? Really? You are so cute. I thought I was bad in the kitchen. I'm so glad you are enjoying the mixer.

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Probate - AARGH!!!!

Monday, June 06, 2011

*6/6* The death certificates came today - so I am running around trying to get things done. My appetite is off and I am not on track today - but it is ok, because this is temporary and I am learning more about being an executrix than anyone will ever want to know.

My new "dirty-word" is probate! Probate is a very expensive word - it costs about $2000 and isn't what I thought it was. *sigh*

Today we are trying to avoid that very dirty word *probate*!

If it takes a few more calories - so be it, lol.

**I misunderstood and thought contesting the will was the reason for probate - but probate is when banks will not let you liquidate in fear of creditors coming out of the woodwork. So we have to allow 3-1/2 years until the statute of limitations is complete or pay for the probate. We are only dealing with one house and one mobile home still under mortgage - with this market, nothing will move quickly anyway. Everything works out in the end.

I even had a tiny calorie deficit today! Go figure!!

  
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MAWDOT35 6/13/2011 9:25AM

    There is SO much paperwork to do after a death! When I got everything done after the death of my first husband, I felt like a weight had been lifted off me! Hang in there!
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NOMORESTALLING 6/8/2011 9:25AM

    Yes I know some of what you are dealing with. Walt's father passed two and a half years ago and we are still wading through paperwork concerning his will and receiving what he left each of his five offspring. You'd think a will would be the final statement and things would go through without a hitch. but your right all things work out in the end. We are just waiting for the one set of signatures to be passed and things should finally be cleared up this year.
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DESTINYE 6/7/2011 8:44PM

    I know this is so stressful on top of losing a beloved family member, so just do what you have to and taking care of yourself is the main priority.

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LIZABETT 6/7/2011 4:44PM

    You are a strong woman, so you will make it fine. And you will not let this cause you to lose your focus to reach your goals and maintain them.
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MARTY728 6/7/2011 12:14PM

    Hoping all goes smoothly for you....

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BLESSEDGIGI 6/7/2011 11:05AM

    I'm sorry you are having to go through this. A death in the family is hard enough without probate. It will all work out with time. God Bless. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/7/2011 2:45AM

    Hi Linda
Probate can be a royal pain in the butt.
Look after yourself while it's going through and don't let it rule your life hun.
Hang in there YOU CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon emoticon

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MNABOY 6/7/2011 12:37AM

    Your challenge will deminish with time. Enjoy life and let the bumps fade.

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LALASLAND 6/7/2011 12:24AM

    emoticon emoticonRead your blog! Just got off work but had to read it! emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/7/2011 12:22AM

    "Probate" will do that to you! Hang in there-hugs!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/6/2011 10:43PM

    You're in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 6/6/2011 9:53PM

    Sorry to hear about your problems, my husband and I found out the rules in denmark are tough.. We began paying money back and forthward before my mother in law died.. We didn't get hit with probate and when my husband died- no one contested the will..
I know only have to pay off the debit from my husbands especial needs.. In 4 years I will be debit free..
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GRALLEN 6/6/2011 9:50PM

    I know this is too late and won't help you now, but my Mom had everything put in my name years before she passed so us kids wouldn't have to go thru probate. Everything was done and settled in a month. So I guess this could help you. If you have kids or someone you want to leave everything too, get their names put on it, house title, car title, etc. My dad already has everything ready to go so no work for us kids.

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HEALTHY4ME 6/6/2011 9:37PM

    Sorry more confusion and bother I was lucky mums wasn' t probated but figure dads may be cos he is the "last" but he hasn't got much and as I am an only it all goes to me. I don't know what will go on. I have my name on his savings and reg account and other than that his belongings and his car.
not fun when you have other things going on too. HUGS and it will be over but sorry it is so $$. silly isn't it what they do when you die. Why can't they just let you be..............

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LYNNOTT 6/6/2011 9:29PM

    The "P" word can be very unpleasant, I agree! Fortunately for my sister, brother and I, our dad was very organized and we didn't have to go through that. With the lawyer he and Mom have we hopefully won't have to do it for her either. Hang in there!

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SUSIEPH1 6/6/2011 9:26PM

  Unfortunately we all have to go thorough this ..Just take your time and make sure you rest up perhaps the added stress will help with losing lbs !!
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MEADSBAY 6/6/2011 9:07PM

    Luckily (?) my mother left nothing so my job was very easy.
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LOPEYP 6/6/2011 8:44PM

    Tough job. Don't get too stressed by it.

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SEDONACAT 6/6/2011 7:54PM

    My sister & I did it jointly when Mom died. Very stressful and I had to keep making trips back to WV. All of this was even worse for poor Dad who thought that we were trying to take everything from him every time we had to ask personal financial questions. We were so glad to finally sign it all over to him months later.

Best of luck and don't forget to nurture yourself and keep your immune system healthy.


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MARTY19 6/6/2011 7:51PM

    I was the exectutor of my Father's estate. He was so organized that Iwas able to avoid probate. I considered myself lucky. I wouldm't be too worried about calories either. Especially since I know you'll get back on track when all is settled.

Lvr you
Marty

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/6/2011 7:32PM

    No fun....

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ROCKYCPA 6/6/2011 7:29PM

    Sorry you have to deal with all of this. Hope it all works out!

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OLDERDANDRT 6/6/2011 6:20PM

    Well, I'm sorry you are having to deal with this unpleasant stuff,but just maybe the added stress will help burn as many extra calories that you have to eat for fuel and keep you from having a calorie overload! Big emoticon my friend! emoticon

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I'm halfway through the 5% challenge

Saturday, June 04, 2011

and I've rid myself of 4 lbs!! From 122 to 118! WooHoo!!

**This is a 4 week loss, not 4 lbs in one week. 5% has me trying for 1 lb per week and I feel I am on track for success!!
The goal is 6 lbs in 8 weeks - "♫♪ ♪♫ I'm on my 'weigh'" ♫♪ ♪♫ and "on the road again♫♪ ♪♫".

*6/6* The death certificates came today - so I am running around trying to get things done. My appetite is off and I am not on track today - but it is ok, because this is temporary and I am learning more about being an executrix than anyone will ever want to know.
My new "dirty-word" is probate! Probate is a very expensive word - it costs about $2000 and isn't what I thought it was. *sigh*
Today we are trying to avoid that very dirty word *probate*!
If it takes a few more calories - so be it, lol.

  
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    AWESOME! :)

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    I'm so proud of you. That is emoticon I've been derailed by my vertigo but since it is now GONE and tomoorrow I go back to work, I'm back on the train.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/5/2011 10:41AM

    Linda, that's great!!!
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    Hooray!! Good job! Celebrate!

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LALASLAND 6/5/2011 12:59AM

    That blasted Underdog! (no, just kidding!) I have been stuck on 169 and it ain't budgin! I'm not giving up, though! I've got to catch up with that Underdog girl! emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 6/5/2011 12:00AM

    Underdog Strikes Again!!!
Congrats!!!

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HEARTANDMUSIC 6/4/2011 11:04PM

    Way to go! Rock it!

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GRANDMACOO 6/4/2011 10:58PM

    Wow! Good for you! Congrats!

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DIANESMILES 6/4/2011 10:58PM

    CONGRATS !! Now PLEASE HELP ME !!!! This foot surg has slowed me WaY FOOLISHLY DOWN !! I do NOT even want to post tomorrow or even on Mon,, I've GAINED. WaHHHHHHHHH

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BRIGHTSPARK7 6/4/2011 10:39PM

    You are an inspiration, Linda!

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    Excuse my language, but-
holy CRAP!!!!
You are amazing!

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    emoticonLinda!! You always seem to be able to pull through.

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SUSIEPH1 6/4/2011 9:47PM

  Thats really great linda!! .
You are on your way!!
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BITTYGIRL51 6/4/2011 9:42PM

    Wow..I'm jealous and I'm gonna be watching closely - cause I think I could learn a thing or two from you. My focus has always been POINTS, and I'm trying to learn a new way..not easy for me. I can't tell you when I lost a full 4 lbs. in a week. I know that it's been several years. How tall are you? emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/4/2011 9:38PM

    Congratulations!

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