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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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Baby birds fly away..but not too far!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I do see the comparing of kids and birds.I have a 19 year old that I'm trying to get her to be more adventurous,move away to school and she seems more determined to stay near me.I also have seen this in birds.Theres a mama mockingbird that had 4 babies in her nest.All but 1 have gone away.She still feeds him and squawks but he stays.Shes now on her nest again to hatch more eggs and he still visits her.She runs him off but he comes back emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 8/6/2013 7:08PM

    interesting comparison

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FITKAT62 8/6/2013 1:44PM

  The most important thing is that they learn how to fly.


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I took my 7 yr old granddaughter shopping!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

She has grown up being the center of attention and turned out pretty darn good for a spoiled kid emoticon She wants to save a buck and knows if she can get two for the price of one then emoticon She dressed up for girls day and was ready and rearing to GO!She had given it great thought as to what she would pick to eat for lunch and had her purse with a $5 bill smoking inside.Grammy!!she hurls herself at me like a missile and kisses my cheek.She is tiny for almost 7 and as I look outside she is already loading her car seat in my car and ready to roll.So I ask where ya wanna eat lunch?at the mall she sings.So after lunch,off we went trying clothes,shoes,backpacks,school supplies and she was whipped!I turned to look at her and she was knocked out.We had sundaes at McD's and she treated. emoticon what a kid!!We went to an indoor playground thing and ran around for another hour.She looked at me and said "Gram seriously can we go home?My feet hurt" emoticon Her mama said she slept all night long!! emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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CAROLLEE57 8/6/2013 11:18AM

    It's hard trying to get the kids safely on their way! emoticon

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    Grands are gread

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