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My Michigan Visit From July 24 to Sept 5

Saturday, September 08, 2012

July 23, I left home in Missouri to spend several weeks with my sisters and brother in Michigan. I arrived at Mae (sister)'s house the morning of July 24. Mae and Phillip (her husband) moved my 5th wheel out to my brother's (Dale) place on July 25 because he has a set up where I could have full hook ups for the 5th wheel.

Since then, I have been on a whirl wind of activity. I have attended my sister in law's family reunion, had a luncheon with her sisters, attended 2 concerts (where I got in free), attended my ex son in law's brother's birthday party, gone to 2 casinos, been thrift store shopping, yard sales, walked an outlet mall, and visited a lighthouse in Indiana. Besides visiting sisters and grandchildren. WHEW!!!!!!!!!

Also visited my husband's sister and brother and my 93 year old aunt (my dad's sister). I attended TOPS meetings each week as a visitor.

Last Wednesday (Sept. 5), I left Michigan to spend 4 days in Michigan City, Indiana with my sister, brother, cousin, and their spouses. This is where we spent 2 hours one day walking the outlet mall. Today, we walked for another 2 hours at the lighthouse park. I walked 3/4 mile out to the lighthouse and 3/4 mile back. We got to pass through a wedding party on the way. This was after we spent part of the afternoon tromping through thrift stores and stopping at a couple of yard sales.

Tomorrow, I will be heading home. this has been a whirlwind wonderful trip. Next year, we hope to visit the Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's upper peninsula.

OOPs-forgot we also went to Shipshewana, Indiana and a big bulk food store.

This has been a happy sad visit. Happy to see everyone, sad it has ended, happy to be going home and see my kids and grands again.

I will probably think of more to add later as I relive my memories..

Elsie

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 9/9/2012 10:07PM

    Happy Grandparents Day ..... so glad you got a chance to visit and have such a fantastic time ... Roc

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CHALLENGER15 9/9/2012 3:15PM

    I am glad you shared these memories, and will look forward to others as you get a chance.

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JAMBABY0 9/8/2012 10:19PM

    glad that you had a nice time and that you had a safe trip.

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A Funny Story

Friday, August 31, 2012

Yesterday Sue & Dale were at a thrift shop. I had mentioned that I would like a set of scales in the 5th wheel. They saw a Taylor scale for 4.99. Dale called and asked me about it. I had him get it for me. It is a professional Taylor scale with the great big dial on the top!!

Anyway, after eating brunch, I carried it out to the trailer and decided to weigh myself. Mind you this is after eating a meal and a snack---it weighed me 3 pounds lighter than the TOPS scale did on Thursday!!! Of course I did pee a lot yesterday so my feet aren't nearly as swollen. I think I'm going to like this scale.........hehehe

Dale weighed himself to check that it was accurate---he weighed within 1 pound of his weight at the doctor's office.

Dale and Sue are my brother and sister in law where my 5th wheel is parked while I am here.

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 9/7/2012 9:53PM

    sure wish I could get all of you one just like it...........BUT this one is MINE.......hehehe emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LABRATIAM 9/1/2012 7:51AM

    emoticon Love it! And can I can one?

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/31/2012 8:51PM

    drop it off at my house will ya ??? I bought a new one and it weighs 1 and 1/2 pounds MORE than the old one ..... decided to keep the OLD one .... tee hee

THREE pounds is a LOT !! keep it up ! Roc
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CHALLENGER15 8/31/2012 3:11PM

    Very nice!

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MOMFAN 8/31/2012 2:05PM

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Starting the Christmas Challnge

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It is approximately 16 weeks until Christmas. Just 1 pound per week would be 16 pounds gone by then. What a gift to God and ourselves. No rules just weigh on the same day each to track your progress. Pick your own day to weigh. If you miss a week just weigh in on your next day.

my official weigh in will be on Thursday at TOPS...today I weighed in at 249...this will be my starting weight.

Come on, join, and have fun....choose your place to post. I do not mind anyone posting here.

Elsie

  
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MOMFAN 8/31/2012 2:13PM

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EATVEGAN 8/30/2012 10:57PM

    Hmm. 16 lbs in 4 months. That should be doable. I'll set it as a goal.
Janet

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MOMMY2TWO07 8/30/2012 9:12PM

    I started the same type of challenge on my blog last week. Great minds think alike !

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KATIBUG49 8/30/2012 7:25PM

    Sounds like a great idea, however, Christmas is way too close!

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LTMURPHY7 8/30/2012 5:10PM

 

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Hitting The Mother Lode----fresh fruit and veggie wise

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



This is the 93 year old aunt that we visited Tuesday.



boxing match with Aunt Rosaleen and Dale (my brother)



after every "fight"...it's hug and make up



me with Aunt Rosaleen

On the way to her house, we stopped at a produce store where I got lots of wonderful goodies (and no sweets even though they had rows and rows and rows of them). I got fresh local peaches, tomatoes, green peppers, cantaloupe, and apples. Also got bananas, of course those weren't local. I just love this store and go there every time I am up here. When we lived here, we did a lot of shopping there.

Soon Fall will be showing us all it's splendor.

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 8/30/2012 3:59PM

    the cantaloupe was a local Michigan grown one

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SAINTBETH 8/30/2012 11:02AM

    You did good!

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EATVEGAN 8/29/2012 9:10PM

    The last time I went to a farmers' market, I got 2 peaches among other things. I just washed and peeled one, and stood and ate it at the sink so I wouldn't drip juice all over. It was wonderful. I don't know how it could be better even in heaven. Mmmmm! emoticonMy tongue hanging out.
Janet

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/29/2012 6:57PM

    those are just the bestest pictures ... thank you for sharing your family ..... love the veggie stands around here .... just haven't gotten cantelopes unless I positively absolutely know that they are NOT coming from Indiana ..... so far so good ! Roc
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CHALLENGER15 8/29/2012 6:28PM

    Thank you for sharing the pictures as well as your day. I am envious of those fresh veggies - maybe I will get to the Farmer's Market this weekend.

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NANCYPAT1 8/29/2012 6:04PM

    I love it when I hit the "mother lode" at the fruit and veggie stands. It always means easy decisions about what to eat that will be healthy for the next week or two. Your aunt looks great for 93 - you have good genes.

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Great Grand Child Number 3

Saturday, August 25, 2012





On August 20 at 5:15 PM, Antony Jase Ayers arrived weigh in at 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long.. He is granddaughter Connie's first and my 3rd great grandchild.

  
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JOANNS4 8/26/2012 11:58AM

    emoticon emoticon So precious.

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MOMFAN 8/25/2012 11:15PM

    Beautiful!!

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EATVEGAN 8/25/2012 7:26PM

    What a sweet little baby. Congratulations, GG. emoticon
Janet

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BETZYGIRL 8/25/2012 12:48PM

    What a beutiful baby boy! emoticon to both Grandma and Great Grandma!!!

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DIBANANA 8/25/2012 9:55AM

  Congratulations! Precious.

Diana

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