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Most Beautiful Christmas Eve Day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Today was one of those S.CA days, just after we have had a good rain, when the air is clean and the sky is so clear you can see everything. The San Gabriel Mountains are covered with snow, which you can see from my back porch. I need to take a picture for you all to see how lovely the mountains look. It was warm with a lite cool breeze and we opened the windows until almost 5pm, when the cloud cover came back.
We had a sort of tradition of homemade Belgian waffles with some hamsteak for dinner tonight. Afterwards I tried to get the DH and son to walk around the neighborhood to see the lights. DH just was too tired out after Frank and he poured some more cement in the area that DH had cleared and prepared early AM. At first, they both said no, but about 15 min. later Frank said OK Mom we can go and take the dog for a 2nd walk. We had fun looking at the lite houses and seeing what the different yard ornaments could do, like move or not. A few houses had music. We think some of our neighbors try to decorate to win the city award, but no one won from our house track.
Hope you all get some great gifts from Santa this year!

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JHADZHIA 12/25/2010 10:55AM

    Merry Christmas! I just got back from a Christmas lights walking tour. Not too much activity in my area, but will post photos of what I found. -5C (23F) with winds made it a crispy walk :)
Enjoy your day with your loved ones!!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/25/2010 12:19AM

    Yuletide Greetings:

Bright blessings to you & yours for the happiest of holidays ever!
Love, Dawn

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HYE101 12/24/2010 11:31PM

    I am glad you are enjoying the beautiful Chrismas scenery there
we enjoyed our nice weather here too today and had a great Chrismas get together with our family. We even had my son on Skype from Iraq on the computer for a couple of hours this afternoon , we definitely miss him.

Have a very Merry Christmas !

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Here comes the sun, at least for a couple of days!

Friday, December 24, 2010

So glad to see the sun this morning. Went to the market this AM after all the heavy rain last night and only had to wear a light jacket over my t-shirt. Picked up duck for Christmas day and got some steaks for tonight, along with 2 ham steaks for tomorrow evening. Didn't want to have any other leftovers in the refrigerator other then the roast from the other night. Jeff will have some for lunch tomorrow and I most likely too. There is still some good veggies left too.
Went up to the West Covina Hills area to visit with some good friends of ours. They have a really large nice house in the foothills and had some water come into the living room yet again. They have paid twice to get the problem fixed without much luck. Unfortunately when your home is built into the side of a hill sometimes this will happen if proper drainage isn't done, and even then after many years it can still happen. This is what has been happening to them the last couple of times when we have had heavy rains, I think in 2007.
My DH and son helped them get their furniture back into place because they have their family coming tomorrow for their holiday feast.
Came home and my son & I took Phred the Wonder Dog out for a almost 30 min. walk. He was so jazzed to be outside. He doesn't like the rain and won't walk in it. Such a spoil baby, he is.
Merry almost Christmas Eve.

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JHADZHIA 12/24/2010 3:25PM

    Glad you had some relief from the deluge! Enjoy your sun!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

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JOOPRINCESS 12/24/2010 12:26PM

    Glad YOUR home is safe and not soggy. Phred loves you to death and I'm sure was out of his mind to get to go on walkies. Good on you for making plans ahead of time on your proteins. Sounds like you've got everything under control!

Merry Christmas,

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/24/2010 3:48AM

    Our dog Scooby won't go out in the rain either. Big baby! Hope that you have a great holiday. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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DWROBERGE 12/24/2010 12:30AM

    Just enjoy teh great weather. There is nothing we can do about it except enjoy it when it is beautiful.

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USFBULL 12/24/2010 12:22AM

    We got a reprieve up here in SF also so I was able to enjoy it and get a good walk in. Looks like maybe one more day then the rain returns.

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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 !

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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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