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Last week of November

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Its the last week of November, where has the time gone. Most of the weekend was down witha cold. Just no energy, so slept alot. Going in to help out at school for my couple of hours then home to rest and then to Mason to watch the kids play basketball. First game of the season, so hope they do well even against the bigger school. Prayers go out for my minister and his wife. They were in an accident and in the hospital. Wanda is not good and having surgery for her back.

Bought some christmas cards to send out. I don't do many for I send most of my wishes on facebook. Will wait till after my test on the 4th to write a letter and send them out. It is in the teens here but at least no snow yet. This is short today but must get moving and shower and get ready for work.

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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/28/2012 6:56AM

    sorry to hear you were ill, I've been down sick for a week and a half as well so I haven't got in my exercise :(
I don't usually send Christmas cards, but I might this year, I'm thinking of taking a family picture and turning it into Christmas cards :)

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A-NEW-TARA 11/27/2012 8:22PM

    I'm glad you let yourself rest so you could fight off that cold. Sorry to hear about your minister and his wife, my prayers go out to them that all will be ok.

Travel safe and enjoy the games.

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DIET_FRIEND 11/27/2012 12:53PM

    I don't send out cards every year either. When I get one, I send one usually.

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Saturday 11/24/12

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It is hard to believe that November is almost over. Another quick year is flying by. I normally don't put up Christmas till after the 10th of Dec. but this year with the nice weather, I have the outside lights up and started lighting them last night. I got my housing out and in the window and a few other things around the house but will wait to put up the tree at a later time. There will not be as many gifts under the tree this year for everyone has too many things to catch up on . Colleges coming for one family and they are all getting old enough that it is hard to buy for. So decided one gift for each and money in an evelope to go for what hey need or want. Getting together for a few days of laughs and memories and a meal is the best. We always play Mexican Train Dominoes around the table and have a good time.

That is what the season is all about. To enjoy family and the love of God. I sometime think that people forget about that part with all the crazyness of shopping and spending money. Watching TV and seeing the crowds and fighting for Black Friday is totally nuts. I am so glad that I never have or will ever get into that spirit. I guess the older you get the wiser you do get.

May the season bring you all joy and you see the love of God in your hearts. Remenber it is not how much you give, but the love you share with all. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 11/25/2012 6:46PM

    We never put up our Christmas decorations until after Dec. 11th, a long standing family tradition because we always waited until after mom's birthday. But putting them up that late, you only get to enjoy them for three weeks, maybe earlier is better. It's hard to change tradition isn't it? I am with you about the importance of spending time with those you love during the holidays being so much more important than getting wrapped up in the craziness.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/24/2012 10:10AM

    My husband and son put up the outside lights. We also got our tree up too. Since my husband had days off, it is a nice time to get these tasks done. My Christmas list will be short too. I can't afford too much myself.

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A blessed Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Did my calling this morning to daughter and family. Really felt misserable last night with this cold, but steamed alot last night and feel better this morning. Got the turkey breast in the oven, having coffee and watching the parade on TV.

I am not a big shopper so don't even think about Black Friday. Don't like the crowds to begin with and just don't see how it can be fun. But to each his own. Basketball starts up next week, so will be busy running to games to watch the grandson here. Around my birthday we will go out to Wisconsin again to see grandkids there in their concerts. Both are in band - one in brass unsumbale(not sure of spelling), and the younger in 6th grade band. Just lucky they are two days in a row.

Thanksgiving day will be great for all and a special wish for all to enjoy and give thanks for all your many days. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 11/23/2012 1:49AM

    I'm so glad you are feeling better today. Have a wonderful weekend.

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DIET_FRIEND 11/22/2012 11:03PM

    Always busy! It's a blessing to have talented grandchildren. I had my own grandchildren: my kids are 12 and 15!

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MM165592 11/22/2012 11:28AM

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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A first for me

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Usually when I am called and asked to work, I can't say no. Today at 6am, I was called but I said no. I think it even shocked them. I have started a cold and where I have a test on my esphagus in 2 weeks, I need to try to get rid of it. I don't feel bad, but the voice is deep so I want to get it under control before it does get worse.

Thanksgiving day will be a quiet one around here. Hubby has invited some guy friends over that have no family around here. So turkey and the works will be served. Not thrilled about being in the house with all men, but happy to help make their giving day a special one.

Tara, I have added a coffee mug to the basket and plan to give to the minister of our church as a Merry Christ day. We did 14 boxes for Thanksgiving and they were delived yesterday to families of need. Turkey, veggies, soups, cereal, milk and other things were put in. Makes you feel good to know you are helping others.

My son-in-law is doing Movember. That is growing a mustache to raise money for mens health and prostate cancer. I sent in my donation today. Hubby is growing one too, to support him. His father has cancer of the prostate so it is a close subject for him. So far he has raised $500 for a good cause.

I have struggles like everyone else and this year money is tight but that is when you have to stop and think of all the people that are worst off then you. I am thankful for my family and great friends like everyone on SP. I have a roof over my head, a car to drive, and health. I miss my mother this time of year even after she has been gone for 38 years. Dad has been gone over 20 years. Mom died just after Christmas and we buried her on New Years Eve, so I always think of her at this time of year.

It doesn't look like I will meet my goal of 170 by my birthday but I am thankful I have lost what I have. 214 was not a good thing and 178.5 if alot better. Slow and study wins the race.

Well I better get moving and do my threadmill and then tonight they are going to have Zumba, so will make it to that to help feel better for tomorrow. I feel good about having to put down my feelings and thoughts on paper. So bear with me when I get in these moods.

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A-NEW-TARA 11/22/2012 1:57AM

    Sounds like a day full of turkey and men for you, it's nice to be able to help make the day a brighter one for people that would be alone otherwise. I'm so happy you guys were able to do so many hampers to help those families, what a blessing.

$500 for Movember! That's awesome, what a great cause to support. I hope you'll be feeling better in the morning and that the cold doesn't get a good hold on you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/21/2012 12:42PM

    You seem to be having a very good week. Enjoy being the hostess to your house of men. Glad you found a way to deal with the treats you got. I am not making my goal either, but my long-term goal is still within reach and do-able. I am just trying to hold steady right now through the holidays and will (hopefully) get a second wind in the new year.

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A beautiful Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The sun is shining and it has been a beautiful weekend. Yesterday I went to a Zumbathon for over 2 hours. So much fun and won a basket from Cabin Coffee. The teas I will use and the 2 oatmeals but the coffee beans and chocolate spoons are out. I will have to give them away to someone else. Sunday church was a contemporary service which I really enjoy. So much more like the service at my daughters in Wisconsin. But they have a live band that plays instead of piano or organ. Tomorrow I will go and help pack Thanksgiving baskets at the church to give to some needy familys.

Trying to keep my eating under control. As usual I am at a stand still with the weight but am happy to just stay healthy. Hope all are staying on the right path and also having a great weekend.

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A-NEW-TARA 11/18/2012 1:49PM

    The Zumbathon sounds like fun! The coffee and chocolate spoons would make a lovely gift if you have a friend that loves coffee...add a couple beautiful coffee mugs, put it all in a nice basket and it would be great. I put gifts like that together all the time and people love them.

What a great thing to be able to put those hampers together for families. There are so many more in need, the numbers just seem to keep climbing every year. It is always such a blessing to be able to find a way of helping.

I wouldn't worry about losing over Thanksgiving, focus more on staying on track and not giving in to some of the old urges to overdo, I know hard over the holidays, but you can do it! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

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DIET_FRIEND 11/18/2012 1:26PM

    I seem to be at a standstill most days myself.

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