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Ode to Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 21, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: I DID NOT WRITE THIS! I DO plan to eat in moderation and use strict portion control! This is meant to be funny.


TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED -
THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION
WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT.

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.
GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.
I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....
HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JAVAJO47 11/22/2009 9:40AM

    Hope you and your hubby have a wonderful Thanksgiving Robin! I love the poem....too cute!

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LIGHTHOUSE23 11/21/2009 2:02PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Remember Moderation Is The Key!! emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 11/21/2009 12:50PM

    Thank that was cute. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

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SIANAN74 11/21/2009 9:59AM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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KENDALL7261 11/21/2009 9:53AM

    Happy Thanksgiving USA!!

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Daily Desk Calendar note

Friday, November 20, 2009

The busy holiday season is fast approaching! Don't let your workouts go by the wayside. At the very least, commit to 10 minutes of fitness every day. It all counts for something and 10 minutes are better than none.
There is no busy holiday season here, Chrismtas is NOT celebrated or observed and is against the law here.

Today I got in 35 minutes of Walk Away the Pounds-2 miles, then did 20 minutes of strength training, 5 loads of laundry. If DH is watching crap on tv tonight like is what on now, I'll get in a whole lot more exercise.

  
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VALI_T 11/20/2009 7:51PM

    I haven't been reading your blog long enough to really understand why you are living over there right now, but I do know enough to have a bit of sympathy for you. After my late husband's brother got out of the Air Force he got a contract working in Saudi doing aircraft maintenance. He had a lot to say about not being allowed to wear a cross pendant outside of his shirt or openly celebrate Christmas.

I know it's hard for you and that you hate it over there but try to hang tight for a few more months until you can come back to this part of the world. Your Spark pals will be here in cyberspace to encourage you when things aren't going well. Keep on working at getting into better shape....hopefully it will help the time pass more quickly for you. emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 11/20/2009 12:13PM

    you are doing so great! love to read all you get done in a day - just remember to take care of you - you are going to look amazing when you get back here in June. can't wait!

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Busy Thursday

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is our weekend here so today was grocery shopping and general shopping. Went to a medical supply place and found some test strips for my diabetes meter, I just hope they continue stocking them. Went to a couple other stores then to the grocery store.
The cranberry boat came in along with the Christmas candy boat. I paid $5.00 for a bag of Ocean Spray Cranberries. I don't know if that is high or average but when you live outside of your home country, little things mean a lot. However, I did draw the line at $10.20 for a 10 oz bag of "holiday" Hershey Kisses. I didn't bother checking the price on the candy canes.
They also had a 8 oz container of fresh blueberries, $8.07 for those.

I may end up doing some exercise tonight, I don't like what DH is watching on tv.

  
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AUNTIEANNE22 11/19/2009 9:37PM

  Cranberries are going for 1.79 a bag.

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MARILYNIM 11/19/2009 7:26PM

    I wouldn't pay that much for the candy. I have paying $3-$4 for a bag of candy. Good for you. I know what you mean, I was over seas for 6 years, it cost more.

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SOFEDUPP 11/19/2009 5:19PM

    I don't know about the price of the cranberries, but I agree that I would not have purchased the kisses either for that price. I am sure that there are people who would purchase them, but not me. I don't need them any way.

You are a stronger woman than I am.

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Aaaahhh, a walk outside today

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today I finally got the energy and ambition up to walk outside this morning. It was only 80F at 8:30 so off I went. I did 40 minutes, 2.06 miles which is 3 laps around the inside perimeter road on the compound.
Today starts our weekend and my husband's 10 day vacation. It is the religious holiday here so he gets it off. This is when we went HOME to the USA for Christmas a couple years ago.

After my original post, I went upstairs and did another 20 minutes of Walk Away The Pounds video, a 20 minute resistance band video, a 10 minute butt blaster ball workout and some additional lower body exercises. Phew, I'm ready for the weekend!

  
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VALI_T 11/18/2009 6:10PM

    Good job! If it had been 80 degrees here this morning I could have taken a walk before I went to work. Not that I WOULD have taken a walk at 4:00 in the morning, but I'd have been a lot more likely to have done it if it had been 80 degrees this morning instead of 27 degrees. emoticon

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CRUZINCARIL 11/18/2009 10:06AM

    wow u did a lot of exercising. maybe i should try that and ill lose! emoticon

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MARZATAX 11/18/2009 9:55AM

    Great post! Good job!

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GRAMMYEAC 11/18/2009 9:08AM

    Excellent, Robin!

Certainly a great exercise day today for you! I'll get an hour of Jazzercise tonight.

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JAVAJO47 11/18/2009 6:35AM

    Glad you could enjoy a wonderful morning outdoors. Walking outside always invigorates me! Hope you have a great rest of the week. emoticon

Jo Ann

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Pre-Thanksgiving recipes part II

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So last night I made a couple more recipes that looked good for Thanksgiving or maybe Christmas dinner and they were both yummy! One is called Smoky Gouda-sauced Broccoli. Yes I know, sauced foods is a big no no but this sounded good!
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=821213

Then I tried another Spark members recipe for Curried Butternut Squash soup and it was VERY good! This would work for just mashed squash too.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=58827


So now DH needs to decide what he wants, LOL. He said to cook what ever I want so now to plan a menu. Sadly after digging through my cupboards yesterday, there will be NO pecan pie for Thanksgiving or Chrismtas. I have no pecans and there are NONE to be found here in this country.

I've been back here in hell for a month now, it seems so long ago that I saw my grandson for the last time and hugged my son. Come on June!

  
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ERUPERTO 11/17/2009 8:02AM

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