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New Years Eve

Thursday, December 31, 2009

As I write this, it's 10PM New Year's Eve. We had turkey enchiladas for supper, the full moon is up and bright but it's not blue, there's nothing good on tv, it's a beautiful, clear cool night. Whoppee, same night as any other here.

We went to pick up Max cat today, the vet said there was nothing he could for Max, we had 2 choices. We could have him put down or have his leg amputated, they couldn't fix his leg. DH said there was still life in Max, he is a good boy so he said just amputate the dead part of his leg. They will do that Saturday and we can pick him up a couple days after that. Poooor Max.

Not much else happening, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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VALI_T 12/31/2009 5:38PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about poor Max cat. What happened to his leg?? I hope your kitty is up and running again (though on only 3 legs) really soon.

Oh, and happy new year to you, too. emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 12/31/2009 5:22PM

  Hey Robin,
The blue moon isn't blue. It refers to the fact that it is the second full moon in the same month. There was a full moon on Dec. 2, so tonight's is the second or blue moon. Learned this on WMUR weather last night.

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Daily Calendar note

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Today's Sparkpeople Daily Calendar note says:

It's never too late to start a healthy lifestyle. By implementing small lifestyle changes each day, you can improve your health and quality of life. The important thing is to stick with it!
I have stuck with it and it works for me.

I got a notice from Barnes and Noble that I need to call them about my credit card not being approved for my Spark book. Then 1/2 hour later I get another e-mail that my Spark book has shipped. Sure would be nice if they could decide which it is and save me a long distance, OVERSEAS EXPENSIVE phone call.

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PAULASTRAS 12/31/2009 3:58AM

    My book has just been shipped too, I am anxious for it to arrive.
Sorry, to hear you had a problem.
Funuy, they shipped the book.
Send them a bill for the phone call you made, that you didn't need to.
Wonder if they would reimburse you?

hugs, paula :)

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SIANAN74 12/30/2009 8:14AM

    My book departed New Jersey late last night after spending a day at the facility. I couldn't wait so I went to Barnes, grabbed a coffee and read the first chapter while I was there.


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The Spark book

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It was supposed to be released today but my account status on Barnes and Noble still says it will ship on the 2nd of January. That sucks but then it will go to my daughter and I won't get it until June anyhow. I'm trying to figure out a way to get it over here faster. Maybe have my daughter mail it to me.

Edited to add, I live in Saudi Arabia, I won't get HOME to the USA until June to get my book.

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MILLIE-MILOU 12/29/2009 1:08PM

    Is it available in the UK or just in the US?

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GIGABYTEFL 12/29/2009 1:07PM

    My copy shipped today from Amazon, can't wait for it to get here

Mac in jax

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WOW! Check this out!

Monday, December 28, 2009

I joined, why don't you join with me and we can support each other!


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GIGABYTEFL 12/29/2009 1:08PM

    Already signed up, ready to Spark the New Year.

Mac in Jax

Comment edited on: 12/29/2009 1:08:51 PM

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SKILILY34 12/28/2009 11:34AM

    Wow! Good luck everyone - you can do it!

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HJFOGARTY 12/28/2009 11:20AM

    I joined it too! thanks for keeping us up to speed

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LISA0517 12/28/2009 11:16AM

    I'm there.

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SOFEDUPP 12/28/2009 7:37AM

    I already joined.

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    I have already signed up. I really need this now.

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MISSM66 12/28/2009 4:50AM

    I'M there with you too.

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ATULGARG2 12/28/2009 3:57AM

  I'm there with you.

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New Uses for Holiday Things

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I found this article in a news letter I got, I DO NOT ENDORSE NOR CONDONE THESE IDEAS, JUST POSTING THEM:

Red Ornaments as Hungry Bird Banishers

Hang unbreakable ornaments on tomato plants early in the season. When pesky sparrows or blue jays come to peck, they’ll find the hard bulbs (instead of juicy treats) and abandon their attacks by the time the real fruits ripen.

Cookie Cutters as Window Dressing

When you just can’t bake another batch of holiday cookies, turn the tin cutters―angels, bells, stars―into sun catchers. Mix shapes and sizes, string them with various lengths and colors of ribbon, and tack the ribbons to the window casing.

Candy Canes as Cupcake Decorations

Remove the cellophane wrapping from the canes and form hearts by placing them hook to hook and tail to tail on a nonstick baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for 2 to 4 minutes (depending on the canes’ size) or until they stick together when you pinch the ends lightly. Cool thoroughly and remove with a spatula. If you want to make flat hearts with psychedelic stripes, bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Muffin Tin as Centerpiece (this looks tacky in the picture)

A centerpiece of mini muffin tins filled with tea candles turns a simple dinner into a special occasion. Mix in a few Christmas balls that have lost their caps to add splashes of shiny color.

This one looks neat!
Foil Cupcake Liners as Light Embellishments

For a string of minilights that takes the (cup)cake, poke the pointy bulbs through foil cupcake liners. Use them for the tree or around your little girl’s bedroom mirror to make her feel like a holiday star.

Holiday Lights as Wreath-I like this one!

Ring in the season with a brilliant mantelpiece. Start with a wire wreath frame (this one is 18 inches in diameter, but you can use any size). Then wrap a string of lights around the frame, making sure to leave enough slack to reach the plug; otherwise use an extension cord.

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SOFEDUPP 12/27/2009 9:25AM

    I like the idea of the ornaments to save the tomatoes. I wonder if it really works.

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GRAMMYEAC 12/27/2009 6:47AM

    Some neat ideas, some tacky ones...

By the time the next holiday season rolls around, though, I will have forgotten about them!

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