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Sort of busy the last couple of days. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Been getting ready for the holidays. Baking pies, bread and cookies from scratch.
DH hurt his back so I have been taking him to the chiropractor. Next week 3 times. We are sharing our feast with the neighbor across the street, we have a 24# turkey my DH got free from friends. Our neighbor is making the ham and corn. I am making everything else, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, baby carrots and we have pies. I made 2 and gave one to our neighbor, made 2 loafs of pumpkin bread, kept one and gave the other to another neighbor. Made pumpkin cake cookies today with butter cream frosting and gave some to another neighbor, my friend Rosa and her family.
Hope one and all have a great, fantastic holiday!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/25/2010 6:55PM

    Sorry that your DH hurt his back. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Love, Dawn emoticon

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BWCAGRL 11/25/2010 8:17AM

    Sounds like my week too...lots of baking and sharing with neighbors! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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HOPE2BE 11/25/2010 6:52AM

    How wonderful to give Thanks and to share with your neighbors. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Hope

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Rain stopped today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The rain stopped for a few days, I think it might be nice on Thanksgiving. Who really knows since the weather men say the rain may be back by Wednesday evening.
Did some baking today. Made 2 pumpkin pies from the fresh pumpkin I pureed last week. I also made 2 pumpkin breads. I still have some fresh pumpkin left so I may make pumpkin/ginger cookies tomorrow.. I will have to go get some eggs if I am do any more baking since I am out. I need to pick up some whip cream, sour cream and sweet potato for me. My men don't eat sweet potato, so I only make them for me. This year we are sharing our meal with our friend and his kids. He is a single parent and his two 10th grade twins are very picky eaters. He is making a ham and we have a really large turkey, so it will be a nice split. I am making the turkey, reg. and sweet potatoes, maybe a jello and some salad for sure. He is making the ham and corn cobs. I will get some wheat biscuits too. I am sure that will be plenty of food with the pies and home made breads.
My daughter may come home for Thanksgiving because Target has hired her but she has had only 1 day of training. She didn't even learn how to use their cash registers, so how don't see how they expect her work on "Black Friday". She has called everyday to find out wether she is working or not. No one seems to be able to tell her anything. Doesn't sound like a place I would want to work and I thought they were suppose to be a better place to work for then WalMart. When my son worked for WalMart they had him behind the register with in days of his being hired. Just will have to wait to see.

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BARBARASDIET 11/23/2010 1:59PM

    It was just gorgeous this morning--and I could not get out of bed to go for a walk!! Now it is overcast so the rain they predicted might actually happen!

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TXGRANDMA 11/22/2010 10:37PM

    Sounds like lots of good food, and lots of male company, LOL! Sure hope your daughter gets more training soon! Take care, and Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon

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Picked up new furniture yesterday/not tracking food Bad me

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I just decided to take it easy for a few days. I am still having problems with the fibromyaligia because of the cold rainy weather that has hit S.CA. Did pick up the other 2 pieces of new bedroom furniture, so spent the day yesterday getting it all settled in and repacking. Seeing where I wanted to put stuff. I will have to go through each drawer and really organize it all better.
We ended up having pizza last night and ordered 3 small canoli's. Thank goodness they are the mini ones but are really great. Today I roasted a chicken with potatoes and carrots. It turned out great and now I am boiling down the carcass for broth and soup. I want to use the broth for Thanksgiving. Looks like I will be cooking because we still haven't started the construction on the house. Now it looks with the time frame we are looking at doing it in blocks, so it may take up to a year to finish. Oh well it will get done eventually, only waited 25+ years, what's another, right?
It was cold and rainy all day so I cleaned the house. Just didn't have the energy to do an exercise dvd because my hands and feet are burning so much. DH wants me to rest until I feel better. Can't even walk Phred in the cold and rain, he hates the rain. My old dog Lucy loved to walk in any weather but she had very short hair. Phred being part poodle has the curly hair and when he is wet, man oh man, does he smell like a dog. LOL

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/21/2010 6:06PM

    Sorry that you're hurting my friend. Hopefully the weather will take a turn for the better. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/21/2010 1:53AM

    setting up furniture and moving stuff around is probably all the exercise you need right now. Hope you have a good night's sleep and wake up feeling better. emoticon

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Feeling better and had a nice walking visit with Sandy(SubSmith)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hi all, I am doing so much better today. I met up with Sandy over at the park where I normally do my turn a round to return to Lincoln with my friend Irene. We had a nice visit and a little over 3 mile walk. Sandy is the one who got me to join Sparks and unfortunately things have gotten in her way to losing weight. She is still where I started but is really trying to make an effort to get back into getting off the weight.
She does a lot of strength training but not enough cardio. She seems to be having some problems with possible asthma but can't get her current doctor to give her a breathing test. They took an x-ray and said her lungs looked good. Well duh! That is not how you check for asthma, maybe lung cancer or pneumonia but not always a way to really know if someone has asthma. She may have exercise induced and that is a whole other test. What is wrong with these doctors. She now has health insurance, that her family didn't have for years. When she was paying for everything, the doc's had no problem scheduling test, because she was paying for them. Now with insurance they won't schedule anything without approval and because the chest x-ray was normal, no way. Makes me so mad I want to spit at someone LOL
Anyway after we got back to our cars I had to head over to the other side of town to pay our car insurance at AAA. After I get back my DH tells me our son Jory has called and the brakes went out on his girlfriends car and it is going to take all of his pay-check to get it fixed and that will leave him with only $13 dollars.
So DH goes over to his bank and gets $200 cash and comes home. I walked Phred while waiting for DH to get back. I then head over to Walmart, so they will get the cash tomorrow and not have to wait a few days.
One reason we sent this is because they went out to OK and picked up our daughter Samra which cost them $1500 and used Eve's car. So DH figures maybe it may have done something to her brakes or not. Either way we sent them the money.
We planned on giving them some money when they come out for Thanksgiving next week anyway. Samra got a job already at the local Target and she won't be able to come home. She is a little upset because Eve & Jory don't plan to come to CA for Christmas this year because Eve's family is headed for Mexico. I told her she will get to come home at Easter for sure. She is now in AZ instead of OK, which one can drive in less than a day, pretty easily. So I am thinking maybe I will have to drive for a short visit b/4 then. Maybe in Jan. because the 9th is Samra's 26th birthday.
Hope you all have had a great day. Our weather has been great the few days but is suppose to cool off tomorrow with rain again. So bad, seems every time I make plans to visit with my sister in San Diego area the weather turns. She lives in the mountains at the 5,000 + foot level, sometimes it snows. My car is not a good car to drive in the snow or rain. I plan on going Monday morning, so it is suppose to start warming off again by then. Wish me luck OK

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BARBARASDIET 11/20/2010 3:15PM

    My head is spinning...

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/18/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon Wishing you lots of luck. Bright blessings to you my friend. Glad that you're feeling better. love, Dawn emoticon

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Not tracking today/fibromyalgia acted up

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Woke up this morning in a lot of achy pain with my hands, shoulders, hips and lower back. I figured it was from holding the 20 inch, 5 pound electric trimmer for 50 + min. yesterday. The last two time I have trimmed those topiary's my eyes have started to water and my nose run. So didn't feel all that great after I finished up yesterday.
During the night the weather cooled off a lot, from the lower 80's to maybe the high 60's, possibly low 70's by 1pm or so. We had fog until 10am, so that may have had something to do with how I felt this morning. Since I have several medical problems that I normally ignore it was not surprising at all. My fibro really was bad, my asthma was giving me problems and it was sort of a I feel really crappy day today. So I just took a break but I plan to be up in the morning to exercise, no matter the weather. Poor Phred did not get a walk today and he gets a bit crazy if he doesn't get his exercise. I suppose I do too.
This picture just sort of describes how I felt today.

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1HAPPYSUSAN 11/17/2010 11:38AM

    Fibro is no fun and I hope you're resting and taking good care of yourself. Does a few days of down time help you? It does me, even though I still feel incredibly guilty about sitting on my arse when there's so much to be done. Ah, well. Something to work on.

I also have a neurological disorder that acts up under stress and I've been whammied with some stress the past week. It'll get better and I'm just working my way through this. I'll be fine. So many challenges for us to face, huh, but faith and persistance will win the day.

Take good care of YOU, my friend! Gentle hugs and blessings to you.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/16/2010 11:21PM

    So sorry to read that you're hurting so badly & that your asthma is acting up as well. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Dawn emoticon

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