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Birthday Thanks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wow!Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday or gave me a goodie! It made my day to receive them. You're all so terrific! It was a lovely day, I got to do as I wished with NO INTERRUPTIONS (precious to me....) and my DH gave me a lace-wing hydrangea I've been wanting for years and have never had the determination to but (silly me). It's pink! So thanks again!

  
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HICALGAL 7/24/2010 12:45AM

    glad that hubby got you what you've been wanting for years...and that you had a wonderful day!! emoticon emoticon

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BELLALUCIA 7/23/2010 8:41PM

    You and Dan Radcliffe share the same birthday! Happy B-day!

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DIAMANTHA 7/23/2010 8:04PM

    Happy birthday! I wasn't around to wish you the best, so here it is! :D

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Success!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I visited my doctor today and found out that I've lost 17 pounds since I was last at her office! (4 months ago...) I am THRILLED! AND....my blood pressure is be..u...ti...ful!!! I feel skinny, or at least skinnier....I'm going to work some more on the low carb eating that helped me loose those pounds.

  
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HICALGAL 7/15/2010 4:36AM

    congratulations gorgeous!!! keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AIDELADE27 7/14/2010 10:42PM

    C*O*N*G*R*A*T*S!!!

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CRAFTYSARAH 7/14/2010 9:56PM

    Congrats! Nothing is quite so official as progress on the doctor's scale.

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MAYLINGSNW 7/14/2010 9:55PM

    great loss and great job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The 6'2 Leprechaun

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The day before Halloween I asked my 17 yr. old son , Daniel "What is it you want to be for Halloween this year"? This all felt rather vague to me...we're in the throws of applying to colleges, and finishing his BSA Eagle badges, and school papers, and the last week of Marching Band...etc. Halloween was way down the list.

He said: I want to be a Leprachaun, and Chris is coming over to put on theatre make-up me. Can we go get a costume?". My first thought was that I have a basket we can cover in green foil (and there's some of that up with the wrapping paper!), and we can buy some of those gold leafcovered chocolate coins at the supermarket....I've got that covered....Then, I thought , buy a costume? ...the day before Halloween?....(we had a short but sweet conversation about doing things last minute...!)

So we head to Party Depot....he's sure there is something there....he goes in, and I stay in the car to read, because I'm sure there's nothing there.....but he's in there a long time???.....so I go in....

Well, there WAS something there....a friend (of the female sort) from marching band and they talked and talked and talked....so I got him out of there, and I'm thinking: costume, costume, Leprechaun?, ?..... so we go over to the other party store (I humor him a lot - but he's my last...) (Ok....I said a lot....ugh...)

...and it's a few doors down from the fabric store!!! Wow!....I'll just go in and look.....

Well, the Simplicity patterns were only $1.99, The fabric was on sale for $4.89/yd...it was bright green satin.....what else could I do??

I had such fun! I made pants (unisex nurses elastic waist), a vest(formal, 4 button), a tie(I'd made them before for my brothers-in-law, when I was about 15 - they were good sports! LOL), and a hat (this I had to be inventive with...complete with cardboard cut out brim!) He got to the party more like at 7 instead of 6, but he was a hit!

My DH says this is early empty-nesting hitting hard, but he helped...he ironed the tie (he should know how a tie should turn out, right?), while I sewed on the brim of the hat... What a guy...I think he's right about the empty nesting though. And Daniel isn't leaving for college for another 10 months!! Oh boy....But, it WAS fun!

  
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HICALGAL 11/1/2009 9:47PM

    LOL...i enjoyed this blog. i can't wait to see the pics! emoticon

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MINDYJ1 11/1/2009 8:44PM

    That is so neat! What quality time you had with your son!

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 11/1/2009 8:36PM

    FAB-U-LOUS-I-TY that's all I can say, Betsy! How ingenious!! It never hurts to arrive 'fashionably' late, to a party. LOOK at Cinderella, & she got the Prince. Sounds like there's a little bit a 'sweet' for Daniel at the Party Depot... emoticon but did ya' get a pic?!!

I got a sewing machine, a portable GPS (I can put in my purse & use when I'm walkin' around towns) old Tom Selleck & Chuck Norris DVD's... & the prettiest scarf, hat, gloves ever!! Oh, hehe! I got a little side-tracked there... ANYWAY, I'll be needing patterns too!!

What wonderful memories you've given your son, Betsy, and don't you feel uneasy or critical- not one bitty weensy bitty bit either!! Once he's stepped out into that wide world, then you will also start a new journey, but that's almost an entire year away. ENJOY!!

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MSUEQUILTS 11/1/2009 8:34PM

    All I can say is enjoy it while it lasts! Indulge yourself!

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Pacific Coast Invitational

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Yesterday I sat outside in a stadium for 11 hours. I was watching the PCI marching band competition, in which my son's band competed (they came in 2nd intheir class - YEAH!) This is the BEST competition of the 4 I'll go to this fall, because at the end the kids perform a "Review", marching to a military tattoo, and marching in both clockwise and counter clockwise directions, passing one another around the track. They're in full uniform, carrying their instruments. It is AWESOME, and worth waiting 'til the whole competition is over, to see. I'm sure you can find it, or parts of it on the internet if you want to check it out....

  
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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 10/4/2009 10:15PM

    Oh, Betsy, I LOVE marching bands!! ALWAYS have, and so does Helen! I hope she gets over here to comment. My dad was a Company Commander for many Naval Companies graduating in full dress (loved the dress whites) and the beautiful precision each exact step in formation was executed... STILL takes my breath away!! Well... best FLY to get our Harry Potter question posted for the week, my friend. Sooo, glad your day was beautiful!!
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JKPONYGIRL 10/4/2009 7:23PM

    Wow - They must be really something to watch. I hope it was warm and sunny where you are!!

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No more trying...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Last week, when pulling out of the gas station, the older, kind of careworn attendant told me to have a good day. I smiled and said I'd try....well, he paused, smiled, and said "don't just try. Do it!" I was pleasently surprised with his enthusiasm, and said I would. and it hit me...He's right! I left the station looking at the beautiful clouds, the sunny day, thinking about what's going right, and realized it's up to me. I can try or I can do it.I've been on SP for almost a year, building up courage, I think. This week I made some decisions. I can't handle it all. (I try, believe me, I try). I decided to let go of some things I can't control (other people's "stuff") and deal with me. Me. Did I say me? ME!
This week I logged ALL my food. This week I took on challenges and exercised (UGH - barf!!)....but I DID it. I didn't try. Nope....I didn't try. Today is day one of week two for me, and I'm not going to try this week, either!!

  
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HICALGAL 9/29/2009 4:49AM

    love your enthusiasm and positive outlook! emoticon emoticon

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MAYLINGSNW 9/28/2009 6:59PM

    words are amazing....the right push in the right direction...have a great day!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIVALICIOUS7 9/28/2009 6:17PM

    Just a little push in the right direction!! Now the next time you get gas - thank that man!!

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GRACENOTES 9/28/2009 5:09PM

    Isn't the power of words amazing! Your blog made me ask myself when the last time was that I encouraged someone with my words.
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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 9/28/2009 2:45PM

    Betsy... that little ol' careworn attendant had richness that YOU picked up on just like a Scavenger Hunt!! You make me SMILE, friend!! Me too, on that "almost a year" where I've sort a done *this* and sort a done *that* though... some of our challenges are HARD... we must 'do' the best we can. If it's our best, than that's what counts... and not so much so-and-so's best. Competition's gr8, if it doesn't start undermining delicate self confidences. I'm sooo *happy* for you, for *us* for SP, and hope our journey's only grow stronger with each step we take!. You're sooo SPARKLY, Betsy... you quite take my breath away, Love!!
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JMHAYDEN1005 9/28/2009 2:13PM

    I am right there with you. I just decided last week to do it. And surprisingly I am still just doing it.

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