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A beautiful day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I have been under the weather the last few days.The grandkids left and I ended up sick with the stomach bug.My granddaughter had to stay with me so she took the best care of her "Grammygirl"I took her home and she said she didn't feel so good...uh oh!It's the first day of school here and all of the parents are sitting around McDonald's laughing and clinking coffee cups in salute emoticon I remember those days!!!!I dropped in and had some coffee and talked to a friend before I took on my dirty house.I've bathed my dog,washed the clothes and stripped the beds already.All the houseplants are watered,the carpets vacuumed and dinner is in the crockpot.I had a spring mix salad,a large water and an apple for lunch!My middle DGD turned 11 yesterday.She had a zebra stripe cake made by her mama(my DD)I am losing weight but don't want to jinx myself by bragging so,I'll stay humble though very PROUD emoticon SUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 8/26/2013 4:26PM

    busy day

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Medicines that are not yours

Monday, August 19, 2013

I was sitting here thinking back about the time I took somebody elses prescription medicine because I had a bad headache.I woke up one morning 33 years ago and didn't recognize the face in the mirror.I looked like someone beat the heck out of me.My face was swollen so bad I could barely see the numbers on the phone.My joints so swollen The pain was unimaginable.I WAS ALONE IN THE HOUSE!!I couldn't move.Luckily I was finally able to reach my DH and an ambulance was called.At first I was incoherent and could not answer questions.People were coming at me from all directions,I was scared,I couldn't remember what happened.I woke up a week later having fought a raging temperature of 104.I couldn't walk or talk and had a breathing tube.I looked over to see my loving DH sleeping in a chair.I was able to tap his knee and he was out of the chair crying,holding my hand and buzzing the nurses!Hello there sleeping beauty,he said.It took six long months to be able to walk without the help of a walker.It was 7 months before I was able to talk clearly.I almost died from an allergic reaction to medicine prescribed to a friend.She had them all mixed up in the same bottle and not paying close attention handed me the wrong ones.I did notice right away how dizzy and sick I felt after taking the pills.My specialist said she didn't know why I even woke up at all and that I should've been dead long before I called my DH.It taught me a valuable lesson..I will never ever take anyone elses meds!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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IMAVISION 8/29/2013 4:48PM

    What an experience!

I am so thankful that the good Lord saw you through the ordeal. What a lesson learned!

I remember that years ago, my sister had been prescribed Tylenol with codeine (after a surgery). While at work she shared one with a co-worker, who was experiencing a horrible headache. The next day the gal came to my sister & asked if she had more of those pills - obviously she liked what that controlled drug did for her.

I did suggest to my sister that it was not a wise choice to share prescription medications with others.

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God bless!

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CAROLLEE57 8/20/2013 9:06AM

    Good lesson to share!! emoticon

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FITKAT62 8/20/2013 9:03AM

  Wow! Very scary.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/20/2013 12:36AM

    Wow, that is totally amazing. Words fail me. Very happy you survived and are thriving now.

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PATRICIAAK 8/20/2013 12:33AM

    important advice!

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Feeling like im trying to catch my tail

Friday, August 16, 2013

Im frustrated ya'll!I was dropping weight so well and got into the summer rat-race.We get busy going and doing and wait too long to eat.The heat sets in and dragging the visiting grandkids with me to the gym that's already packed is not an option.100 degrees can quickly make a person very sick.It's put me in the ER before so I know.I have to drop the grandkids at the airport later tonight and maybe get some rest.The kids ran me ragged but they are great well behaved kids.We made art,swam,picnicked,waded creeks,bird watched,danced,karaoke'd,fished,went to the movies and baked cookies.WHEW!They were ready to play wii all night come bedtime.And I fell asleep.Am I getting old?LOL it feels like it!The three of them are balls of energy.My DD raised them to be active outdoors which is good.Only now I need a vacation!I fed them good food and they ate a lot.DD has had a nice vacay but is waiting for her babies to come home now...ME TOO!Maybe I can get back on schedule and eat right.I'm going to be lazy the weekend and hit Monday like a hurricane....My house is messy but it can wait.Nobody ever looks back when they have kids and grandkids and wishes they had cleaned house more,I sure don't!Happy weekend ya'll!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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CAROLLEE57 8/19/2013 9:53AM

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/16/2013 10:27PM

    What a great time you seem to have had with the Grandies.
I think our bodies like us to be regular, eating at regular times is important for everyone.
I overeat if I skip a meal, I end up feeding a ravening monster instead of a peckish chick. So I pack my lunch at breakfast time even on days I will be at home, unless time in the kitchen is in my plan for that day.
Have fun straightening the house and remembering the good times you had messing it all up.

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FITKAT62 8/16/2013 4:35PM

  Enjoy a quiet relaxed weekend!

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PATRICIAAK 8/16/2013 4:15PM

    sounds like you've made fabulous memories and that is more important than the temporary set back.

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SUZIPAM1 8/16/2013 4:05PM

    what about doing your food packing the night before and eat your packed food instead of eating on the run

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Shopping at Goodwill

Monday, August 12, 2013

I love going to Goodwill for myself and occasionally my daughters.I went in today and found a brand new pair of Nike's tennis shoes,air force ones and 7 Cato tops+a Coach wallet.My total?$54.00!!!There was a 12ish year old girl in there sitting in a chair pouting and making her mom's day unhappy.She didn't want used clothes.So me and my nosy self sits down with her and said"If you buy a new item today and wear it,it's used tomorrow right?And think of all the money your mom will save!It will make her feel better.Also you'll get a lot more than you would for one or two things somewhere else!I picked out some jeans and a cute top and said $10 for this set!Her Mom was smiling at me from behind her.Buying Goodwill is also going green by reusing stuff I whispered.And check out these cute slippers to match!!Betcha can do better than me!She started smiling and her Mom mouthed the words THANK YOU SO MUCH!Before I left Lisa aka Miss Pouty had a cart full of clothes and shoes and a happy parent.She hollered at me as I was going out the door Thanks!All this for $89!!!Yep I laughed aint it Crazy? emoticon SUSAN

  
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DEERLADY45 8/14/2013 8:30AM

    I always notice when i am driving by the thrift stores are all busy! People have caught on to this way emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon of shopping I also go in on occasion! The other day i stopped at a yard sale and i got a bag of clothes for 1.00! I got three christmas shirts that id never buy cause you can only use for a short time ! I work at the local soup kitchen and pantry and these girls around there clue me in on shopping on little! They go to Fr. Freds once a week and look wonderful on a small budget! HAppy shopping to you, Bonnie

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CAROLLEE57 8/13/2013 8:55AM

    I love the hunt emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/13/2013 5:32AM

    I haven't been shopping at Goodwill for a long time, but now I can reasonably expect to find clothes that will fit me, I might give it a whirl. Except that I have heaps of clothes at the moment. But when the season changes...
Thanks for the reminder!

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3016DEBRA 8/12/2013 10:49PM

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FITKAT62 8/12/2013 8:10PM

  I must admit I was a bit of a snob until my daughter dragged me into Value Village and I found a brand new pair of SAS shoes for $9.99. I laughed when the cashier gave me another 20% off (Seniors' discount). I am not a senior but I was not at all offended.
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TRESSWANN 8/12/2013 7:56PM

    We were thrilled last night when one of the kids' girlfriends said to us Oh thrift stores are the best between that and craigs list I am never going in a store again

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PATRICIAAK 8/12/2013 7:13PM

    fantastic

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LAINYC 8/12/2013 3:42PM

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LEXONE 8/12/2013 2:47PM

    I love my local goodwill, last time I shopped just for me I spent $39 and got 5 button down dress shirts, 2 tank-tops, 2 pairs of casual jeans, 1 pair of shoes, and a handbag.....I was thrilled will myself. It's awesome that you took time to help another parent out and helped teach a valuable lesson on saving money and the planet. emoticon

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SHKIRK 8/12/2013 2:43PM

  I love shopping at Goodwill. I go there first anytime i am looking for something. Most of the time I stop in just because is when I fine the most stuff i need. I never thought of the GREEN aspect of it. My chest is stuck out now !!
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ARCHIMEDESII 8/12/2013 2:36PM

    Awesome deal ! I love going to the Goodwill too. I'm not as lucky with shoes as you are, but I've gotten great deals on books and pottery. I love finding handmade coffee cups and bowls.



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Alfred the flirt!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

My friend Mac took her father to where I volunteer for some company.He said he came to help the old people!Lol he was going around giving the ladies compliments and kissing hands!He's 91 and still bowls and dances!!I took him with to the rooms and he read books to patients while I polished nails and combed hair.Ellie is a lady who never talks to anyone.She laughs at jokes and tv but usually remains silent unless spoken to.Alfred had her up dancing,laughing,eating lunch and playing board games!!!She went in and baked her chocolate chip cookies that we raved about!She blushed,wiped away a tear and hugged me for having Alfred visit her.She ended up getting her hair colored,cut and curled,her nails polished,some makeup applied and has smiled the whole day!!!"It's Al's charm,wit and good looks"she laughed!I said if she takes her meds and exercises I will bring Al back next week emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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3016DEBRA 8/9/2013 2:18PM

  That's SO uplifting to read!!! Bless Al & all of you for what you are doing! The world needs more people like you all! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/9/2013 2:10AM

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