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the saga of the broken coffee maker!!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I got up Thursday morning, did my morning routine, got dressed, groomed, got the dog fed and walked, and sat down to Facebook, while awaiting my pot of coffee to brew.
Friday, repeat. Only, something was differerent, I kept waiting for the beeeeep beeeep beeeep of the coffee maker.
It never came, So, I went to the kitchen to check and all the water from my coffee maker had leaked out of the bottom and the back and was all over the counter-top.
I unplugged and sat it in the sink and began the task of cleaning up water, which seemed to be EVERYWHERE.
What had befallen my beloved coffee maker???
I have had it, oh, maybe 4 years or so.
It has never failed me.
But alas, coffeemaker, gone astray!!!
Then my plan was to go to the store and purchase a new one. But, I was offered a job recently, part time, trial basis type deal, and the lady just happened to call wanting me to work.
Which by the time I was done working, ON NOOOO COFFEE, I was way too tired to go shopping and too grungy.
So, today I guess I will go to the local dollar store and buy an el cheapie cheapo.
I had a fall back coffee maker, but honey saw fit to give it to his brother.
Why oh why.
So, day two, no coffee.
I am going to go for a cup or two today, maybe three.
I have been having some tasty orange juice.
I tried to make myself a cup using the old timey method of straining, but it didnt work too well, and ended up with grounds in my coffee and that is a pet peeve of mine, that and HAVING NOOO COOFEEEEEFFFEEEE!!!!
Help me!!!

  
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CAROLMAID 2/12/2014 3:51PM

    No COFFEE!!!!!!!!!! now that's a dilemma! BIG dilemma! Run, run (if you can without coffee darn it), and buy the el cheapo model. They work better and last way longer. I found this out while having a very similar NO Coffee morning! LOL twas not pretty! emoticon

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TINY67 2/12/2014 8:15AM

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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 2/9/2014 12:21AM

    Haha - oh dear! I hope your coffee problem gets fixed very soon!!

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VERAWILLSUCCEED 2/8/2014 12:45PM

    OHHH NOOOO what a dilemma! Here, let me help! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CINDYAST 2/8/2014 12:38PM

    Oh my! I'm sitting here laughing because I can relate! NEED my a.m. coffee! You can make coffee in a sauce pan, after if boils and brews, turn off the heat, let it sit, the grounds will settle to the bottom, pour CAREFULLY and you'll be ground free. We've even made it in an old metal coffee can when camping, can be done, but a coffee maker is sooooo much easier! Good luck on finding you next cup 'o joe!

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AUNTRENEE 2/8/2014 11:46AM

    I hate those days of a broken coffee makers. A cat that I had broke one that my brother bought us and now we have one that I can't figure out how much grounds to put in. If I put in too less, too weak. Too much, too strong. It's a 4 cup type coffee maker that my dad's oldest brother gave us and it has to be a cheap on. So we get it when we get breakfast somewhere or at Target getting it.

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BOB5148 2/8/2014 11:41AM

  It was just one of those days.

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yes i went over and it might be good in the long run

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

So, today, I went over my calories, by around 300. Now, normally I would be angry with myself for this and I would be beating myself up.
Today, I checked my food tracker, and my vitamin d was still too low.
I had thought that my milk intake would be enough to put me up but it hadnt.
So, I had added some more milk, and calcium/vit.d fortified orange juice, and then I had a second cup of oj,
I had tuna yesterday, which is also supposed to be high in vitamin d.
But I am finding it very hard to reach my vitamin d level thru food.
I do take vitamin d3 daily, in a dose of 6,000iu.
And once a week I take a 50,000iu tablet.
I just find that I need to push and push the food intake in order to get it.
One of my main goals is to raise my vitamin d by the time I have labs done again in May. And I am sure not getting it from the sun.
So, today was one of those days when I just couldnt get there with food.
I dont feel too bad about it because everything I ate today was pretty much in line.
I will try harder tomorrow.
Who caught the biggest loser finale last night?
Is it just me, or is it just not that exciting anymore?
I feel like we are being duped.
I know that more time has to pass in order for these people to lose that much weight and whats up with the no saggy skin deal?
Yes, they wear tight fitted spandex under their tight spandex clothes.
But other than a little sagginess of the upper arms on a few, I have to wonder.
For me personally, one place I really noticed the weight loss first and foremost was my chin, and the saggy skin that began on my neck.
You seen none of that on the contestants.
I have said for some time that they are chosen based on body type, age and skin.
Oh well, conspiracy theories.
Its getting cold here again and no walking, I drove up to the track today and it began raining almost as soon as I pulled into the parking lot.
This seemed almost like it was timed, lol.
So, I will stay in and stay warm and eat no more tonight.

  
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SWEETTOOTH10 2/6/2014 8:06AM

    I Used watch Biggest Loser, but its been at least a couple years since I watched it all the way through. I never thought about the skin thing, but you're right... I went severely over my limits yesterday... and I don't know why.... today is another day... AND WILL be better, much better! I hope you get your Vit. D Figured out, I know that can cause really bad body aches/ pains. emoticon Wish you the best!

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CAPECODBABE 2/5/2014 7:56PM

    Sorry about your vitamin D problems. I walk (my dog) every day, through rain and sleet and snow, sort of like the mailman. I've never had a problem that I know of...

I don't watch Biggest Loser (Jillian's screaming at the contestants years ago turned my off) but I saw the winner and controversy that she lost too much weight. I wondered the same thing about her skin. She looks great.

Have a great night!

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NAESREALITY 2/5/2014 6:33PM

    emoticon I will be glad when it warms up too!

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the rambling feb 4 blog

Tuesday, February 04, 2014


My dad had to undergo outpatient surgery today to replace his pacemaker.
He is resting at the hospital and doing well so far. Will be released to come home as soon as hes cleared.
A few days ago, I once again decided to reduce my friends list on Facebook.
I had 353 friends, and of course, who really has that many friends?
So, I reduced down to 289.
I have one REAL LIFE friend who did the radical and just deleted everyone on his list but a few relatives and a few real life friends.
He went from over 300 to 40.
I have decided to do the same here at SP, again, I have done this before.
So, its nothing personal, its just, if I have added someone spur of the moment, and then never see their blogs or have a team in common, or ever talk to them.
Just to keep my page from getting too full.
I have eaten healthy, so far, today and am hoping to keep up today.
I am going walking a little later, but have decided to forgo driving to the track and just walk up my road and back.
This will be about a 30 minute walk, and I probably wont be able to wear my earbuds and listen to music, due to traffic.
But I am going to give it a try, I used to walk around here alot, but the track got me addicted and I just dont know how I feel about trying to walk on this small one lane road where I have to watch for traffic.
And probably have people stopping to say hello.
I just like to WALK.
So, anyway, that is the rambling for the day.
The pic on my background, someone asked about, is from the balcony of my hotel room last July at Myrtle Beach, SC.
Have been discussing with my son the possiblity of going back again this summer.
I hope we can afford it and can arrange everyone to be off work at the same time and be able to take the little girl, his girlfriends daugher, with us.
Dont forget to exercise, eat healthy, get sleep and take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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CATLADY52 2/4/2014 5:44PM

    emoticon on eating healthy today. I hope your summer plans go well with everyone. emoticon

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VERAWILLSUCCEED 2/4/2014 1:06PM

    Hope dad feels better and heals up well. What an ordeal to go through!

emoticon on eating healthy today. I've been sticking to my eating less plan and the weight is starting to drop off me. I'm looking forward to feeling better so I can enjoy the summer.

Your summer plans sound like a ton of fun! Little ones really make the day more adventurous and enjoyable, that is for sure!

You brighten up my day! emoticon emoticon



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this weekend, w/pics of my happy place!!

Monday, February 03, 2014




Saturday was the baby shower. All the planning, printing off of games, prepping and shopping and it lasted about 2 hours, and didnt have a big turnout.
Maybe 16 in all.
Which sorta upset me, because I have gone to enough showers for friends kids and bridal showers for friends kids and have gotten invites where I have gone out and bought gifts.
At what point do you just stop????
I am currently invited to 2 bridal showers, followed of course by the weddings, and a product party.
I have no intention of attending or buying gifts for any of these, I know it sounds childish, but all of these people were invited to the baby shower and not only did they not show, they didnt even drop off a gift.
Maybe they are feeling the same way as me, when is enough with buying gifts for other peoples babies, weddings, etc?
But there are a few who know they got a gift from me and didnt bother to reciprocate, its a shame people will do you dirty.
Rant over.
No Super Bowl party for me, I flipped back and forth and didnt even catch any of the commercials, I watched the Walking Dead marathon, I am a Peyton Manning fan, but not so much the Broncos, I had wanted him to go to Tennessee.
So, while I was hoping to see a better showing by the Broncos, I wasnt really bummed out by it.
Saturday after the baby shower, I went walking, yes, it was so warm and the sun was out.
I took a hoodie, but didnt even need it, it felt so so good with the sun on my arms and face.
I hadnt walked in weeks and so I was hoping to push it to 30 minutes, but the weather was so nice, I was so inspired by the kids playing basketball and riding bikes in the park, that I ended up walking a full hour.
Now, today, I woke to find my car and yard covered in ice.
It rained all night here and I have no plans to go out in this today.
I really cannot wait til the next pretty warm day.
And, back to the shower, after it was over, whatever food was left, I sent home with my son and his girlfriend, for their Super Bowl gathering, cupcakes and cookies and summer sausages and gerkins, etc.
I didnt eat a piece of cake or a cupcake.
I did pretty well thru it all.
Spring cant get here soon enough for me and my feet!!!

  
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GUNNSGIRL91303 2/9/2014 4:02PM

    The no-shows missed out on a good time!

emoticon job on the walk!

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CAPECODBABE 2/3/2014 1:42PM

    Where's the snow in your pictures? We're getting a few inches today after 50s yesterday. I CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING!!!

Sorry your shower was a let down. Be the better person and let the people know you won't be attending their showers/weddings (no explanation needed) so they know how much food, etc. to buy.

Hope we all see spring soon

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CAROL_31649731 2/3/2014 1:35PM

    I'm hoping Spring weather will come along soon, too. I think that the groundhog seeing his shadow meaning 6 more weeks of winter is just a myth anyway. So here's to some warm sunshine! emoticon

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31, glad its done!

Friday, January 31, 2014

I dont mean to wish my life away.
I just want to say I am happy the first month of the year is done.
Tomorrow is the baby shower for my neice, I havent sat down all day, two trips to the store for supplies, my car is loaded and so is the fridge.
Gotta get up in the morning and make sandwiches and frost cupcakes and head to the center to decorate.
Not to mention, take a shower and do my hair, and find something, SOME THING????, to wear.
I dont seem to have any clothes these days!!
Then after this is done, time to start on getting my own issues lined out and getting things back on track for MY life.
Maybe even do a little job hunting.
I was asked if I wanted to work by a neighbor in her pawn/flower shop a few evenings a week.
Well, of course I said yes, but that was a week ago and so far, no call.
I cant understand people like that.
Why offer if you have no need or no intention of actually following thru.
I really need to add that to my list of things to organize, people who I want in my life, people who need to go.
No weight loss at all for the whole first month.
I need to move that to the TOP of the list!!!

  


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