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Not rained out yet.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Well it stopped raining today for about 2 hours. My DH and I were able to do a few errands b/4 the rain started up yet again. Afterwards we stopped to pick up lunch at Wendy's where I had their 1/2 Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with Pomegranate dressing. Except for the fact they could have left out the blue cheese chucks, I don't really care for blue cheese, it was pretty tasty. The heaviest of the rain are suppose to hit S.CA sometime tonight and not stop till Thursday afternoon. We will have some warmer weather for a couple of days, not sure if we are going to get any sunshine. Then it is suppose to start raining again on Christmas day at some point.
I am pretty glad at this point that we did not start construction on the house like we were suppose to do starting in the middle of Nov. We will be doing the construction in the summer. It may be hot but at least I won't have mud in the house everyday. Wait I do have mud in the house, because the dog brings it in through his dog door. Mopping has become an exercise in futility. emoticon
Can't get rid of DH's dog but wish DH would learn to clean up after the dog. Oh wait he has me to do it . emoticon I walk Phred, feed him, clean up the yard, take him to the vet and the son bathes him or I take the dog to the groomer. Whose dog is this anyways. Oh yeah, DH gives Phred junk to eat and lets him sleep with him.
Oh well could have done better on my food the last couple of days but the weather just gets me down and my RA & fibro. just kicks in and hurts. I have been exercising, which is good.
Have a nice evening everyone!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/23/2010 11:09PM

    Hope that you're managing to stay dry. Sorry that your DH doesn't take more responsibility for HIS dog. I have that issue with my son & his dogs. Oh well... the beat goes on. Bright blessings to you for the happiest of holidays my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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CEGRUBE 12/22/2010 9:39PM

    See - ya shouda bailed (pun intended) from "sunny" California and gone to Florida for the holidays like I did! emoticon

Hope my house is still there when I get back. emoticon

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GRANNYS5 12/22/2010 8:52PM

    Hope the rain stops soon emoticon

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LAURAAT 12/22/2010 10:32AM

    When you're aching, what about just some gentle exercises like yoga or pilates, or just stretching? I know that's about all I can do when my lupus kicks in. Hope the rain stops soon so you can feel a little better!

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 12/22/2010 12:12AM

    Have you considered building a boat ?

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CA gets ready for the worst rain storm in 10 yrs.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The weather people have a lot to talk about with this storm a coming our way. It hasn't stopped raining since Thursday afternoon and is suppose to continue until Wednesday or Thursday. Some mountain road are already closed down and at the lower elevations of about 3,000 ft. or so snow is already a big factor. There will be lots of skiing this year in the local areas.
Went and got my haircut this morning and went out to lunch with Irene at Polly's. Ordered their 1/2 Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, tomato and lettuce on crack wheat bread, with 3/4C of Chicken w/rice. Had nice visit with her sister Sandy too. Irene got called into work early so we had to cut out day short. We want to walk on Tuesday if there is a break in the weather. If it is just light continuous rain I have not problem but don't like doing long walks in downpours.
Read the paper after I got home. Talked to my daughter Samra to see how she is doing on her new job with Target. She had just gotten off work and was waiting for the bus. She was glad to talk to me while she waited. No rain where she is right now but pretty cold in the evenings, she is just outside of Tempe. Called my sister Linda in NY, but just got the answering machine, so left a message. Did about 30 min. of housework, made dinner (Chicken Breasts, mashed potatoes, 90 calorie crescent rolls and a big salad (Romaine) with 8 oz. of 1% milk.
Going to take a break off the site in a moment to go get some exercise done. I will walk in place for about 90 min. I think tonight. Be back in about 2 hours.

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JOANOFSPARK 12/19/2010 12:35AM

    I heard about the Pacific getting socked with bad weather......I hope it goes away soon....it's no fun having to stay inside when you are wanting to be outside....

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/19/2010 12:31AM

    hope you got in some good exercise. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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CEGRUBE 12/18/2010 11:33PM

    Yeah it's been pretty tough at my home turf too! It drizzled yesterday and almost got the streets wet. emoticon I'm heading to Florida Monday to escape our inclement weather! emoticon

Hope ya get some time to relax after your busy day.

Your San Diego Friend,

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/18/2010 10:43PM

    We just drove over Cajon Pass - lots of fog, rain and very slow traffic! My brother emailed me that they just got 3 feet of snow - he's technically in Nevada [Incline Village by Lake Tahoe] but only a couple of miles outside the Calif border - I guess it's soggy and 'a big mess' everywhere. We need the rain but.....do we have to get it all at once??

Have a great Sunday and stay dry!

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HYE101 12/18/2010 10:01PM

Looks like you had a very busy day ! Hope the weather turns around soon so you can go outside more.Doing good with the fitness program.keep it up.

Have a great weekend !

Sam emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Rain and More To Come!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The rain started last night and hasn't stopped yet. The weather people say it will not stop until Wednesday or Thursday. Be pretty cold too. No Phred the Wonder Dog did not get a walk today, but my son Frank gave him a bath. He has been playing in the mud. I have mopped the kitchen everyday for the last 2 days because of the mess.
Had my DH drop me off at Target on the way to his chiropractor's appointment, so I could finish up some Xmas shopping. I wanted to be done b/4 he got through. I was surprised when I got up to the register's, that I didn't have to wait in line more than a few min. I called his cell to let him know I was done and it went straight to voice. So I decided just to walk down the street to the Chiro's office, not more than 1/3 mile at most.
It was raining lightly went I started out but was getting heavy again by the time I got to the office. I was carrying 3 bags with me. I went to get the car keys from DH and then went back in. I thought it was so funny when my DH looked up and said "You walked from Target", like it was a long ways or something. I mean I walk more than 3 miles a day on most days and some days a lot more.
Tomorrow I am off to get my hair cut from my friend Irene's, sister Sandy ,at the salon she works at in Old Town Yorba Linda. They have a street fair but I don't know with the rain if it will be canceled or not. We will walk over to Polly's restaurant for lunch.

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LESSOFMOORE 12/18/2010 9:55PM

    I'm happy for you that you got your shopping done. Keep dry!

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GRANNYS5 12/18/2010 7:39PM

    Enjoy your day and I hope it's not cancled due to rain. emoticon emoticon At least all we are getting is emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSNOW nothing is usually cancled due to snow -except school!
Have a great day .

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/18/2010 9:50AM

    Sounds like you have a nice day planned for your hair cut. I hope that it turns out well. You should post us a picture! Sorry about all the rain. Beats snow though. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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Sticker shock at Sears/Trader Joe's Got me Off Calories Today!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Started out good today, was pretty cool this morning but the sun came out and I finally got some Christmas shopping done. I went over to Sears where I had a coupon that if you spent over $50 on clothes you got $10 off. I spent over $100 b/4 the deduction and got a $10 gift card back that I can use after the $26th. I also had a $30 AMEX gift card that I got from one of my survey sites. So did pretty good at buying stuff for my son, Frank. He wanted some nice jeans. I thought I would get him some Levi's and was shocked to find that if they hadn't been on sale he wouldn't have gotten one pair of them. I got him 1 pair on sale at $32.99 normally 49.99. When did Levi's start to cost so much!! I use to get 501's for $8.99 at the local feed store, of course this was the early 1970's. The ones I got for my son were not the 501's they were on sale for $39.99 normally $54.99. I am sorry but that is just too much for a pair of work pants. I ended up getting Frank one pair of Dickies and one pair of men's Wranglers. Also got him 2 t-shirts and some boxer's. Oh my there was another price shocker. I got the store brand on sale, 3 pair in the bag and it was 14.99 (on sale). When did men's under things start to cost as much as women's stuff. I guess I need to get out of Target and Kmart to see what people are spending on these things. Gee would a pair cost $20 at Macy's LOL
After Sears on the far end of the parking lot is Trader Joe's. Just my favorite place in the whole world but I only go a few times a year. I went in to get chocolate covered coffee beans for my foster son Jory and my friend Irene. I had to look around, and for those who have been in one of these stores, you know they are always doing samples. I tried the TJ's Baklava, one of my favorite desserts. Purchased some to take home, should have known better and had 1.5 servings for a total of 320 calories. Did purchase a nice healthy dinner to make until my husband announced he wanted pizza. What is a woman to do. I will make the vegetables and scallops tomorrow night.

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SHASHEE71 12/17/2010 11:07AM

    Oh my...I love baklava!!
Everyone has their off days...I've been having a few of those myself!! Just make sure and fix those yummy scallops and veggies! Sounds great!

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JHADZHIA 12/17/2010 10:10AM

    Prices are outrageous!! Paying so much for tiny, flimsy underwear is ridiculous!!
I hate the cost of clothing, but I did get a deal on a pair of good quality work pants for $10 as it was a discontinued item :)) Wal Mart is still the place to go for the cheapest clothing..

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/17/2010 12:16AM

    Shopping is always good for a good shock to my system. Glad that you didn't go too far off your food plan. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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NANALD 12/16/2010 11:36PM

    Prices never cease to amaze me either and my rule of thumb is that if I use to really like it it probably isn't good for me and has too many calories! I hope tomorrow is a better day but at least it sounds like you are still smiling in spite of it all!! emoticon

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Christmas Tree/Visit w/my sister Doreen and Sandy (both Sparks members)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Because some of you asked to see it, here is a picture of our tree. It is sitting on the box that has my new kitchen stove, which will not be put in until this summer now. Also the fireplace will be taken down soon, maybe next week, so I wanted to get a last picture of it decorated b/4 it is gone.

This is my oldest sister Doreen and I. Oh and that is my vette we are leaning on.
What a great smile she has.

Doreen, Me and Sandy. The clouds were heading in.
And last but not least the photo with my brother in law, Fred. What a nice guy he is. He went shopping at Costco, so us ladies could visit. LOL I think he didn't want to be the only man sitting with a bunch of clucking hens.
So I am going to fix myself a HC dinner because I did stay under my calories at IHOP even with having the Belgium Waffles with scrambled eggs and 2 bacon with OJ. I only had a banana and 60 cal. yogurt for breakfast. I will have a HC choice dinner or turkey sandwich and stay within my calorie range for today.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/16/2010 8:46PM

    Enjoyed your pictures! Congrats on your good day, eating out and all. -Marsha

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BECKYLYNNE77 12/16/2010 6:02PM

    great pictures emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/16/2010 5:42PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Cool! Love the vette! Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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DANLIN60 12/16/2010 9:07AM

    Great pic, thanks for sharing, looks like the Christmas spirit has hit your house emoticon

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JHADZHIA 12/16/2010 8:58AM

    Lovely photos! I have a sister Sandy too, and she was very successful with Spark People, but left it as soon as she lost her weight. She is doing great with mindful eating and maintaining. I am still weighing and measuring and have remained with Sparks because I like my buddies and their journeys are not over yet :)

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IZZYBEBOP 12/16/2010 7:45AM

    How funny your tree is on your new stove! Love your vette! How is the remodeling going?

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NYARAMULA 12/16/2010 12:20AM

    Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

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TEDDYBEAR662 12/15/2010 9:55PM

    Thanks for sharing. Great pictures! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 12/15/2010 9:53PM

    Thanks for sharing the photos!

Great job on staying within your calorie range!

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GRANNYS5 12/15/2010 9:39PM

    nice pictures, sounds like you had a great time.

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VALDESROSIERS1 12/15/2010 9:11PM

    Love ur tree
Merry X Mas

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DESERTDREAMERS 12/15/2010 8:58PM

    Great pictures - my family is too far away to get together, so we Email a lot. Thank goodness for my work family!

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