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Surprise weekend visit from the kids

Monday, April 18, 2011

My son and I picked up my DH from the airport on Friday evening and we went out to a late dinner at a favorite Mexican place. I order a Honeydew Margarita, which was very good. We had been sitting about 10 min. when my phone rang, and my daughter Samra had a surprise for us. Eve (Jorys girlfriend) Jory (son) and her were leaving to come to CA (from AZ) for the weekend. We weren't expecting them until next weekend and they are coming then too.
I took the kids bowling on Sat. and some other stuff. Samra went through grocery coupons with me and tried on a bunch of clothes that my older sister have given to me for her. Frank had spring break this week from college so went back to AZ to hang out for a few days. The will be back late Thursday night.

Did all my DH's laundry from his trip yesterday, read the Sunday newspaper and watched NASCAR. Also some cleaning.

Hit the gym this morning with Irene. Our weather was so hot this weekend, over 90 degrees and woke up this morning to clouds and colder weather, we reached 62 degrees today. Colder tomorrow and the weather man says possibly rain, yet again.

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MOMFAN 4/19/2011 3:44PM

    What a fun surprise!

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
- Chris Evert

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/19/2011 8:59AM

    What a wonderful surprise. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/19/2011 8:33AM

    quality time with the family is always good! emoticon emoticon

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    How did you like that photo-finish? Glad that you got to spend some quality time with your children. Always fun! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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_LINDA 4/19/2011 12:46AM

    90 is pretty hot! Glad you had a great weekend with your daughter.
The 62 is better exercising weather..
Hope your Tuesday is better than the forecast..

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LINDA! 4/18/2011 11:22PM

    It sounded like a lot of fun being with your family!! Hope the temps cool off. It is pretty hot here too. Expecting upper 80s all week.

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Gym day

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hurrah! for me I made it to the gym today. I walked over and walked back. It was only 64 degrees today and very windy on the way home, but the sun kept peaking out from between the clouds. Suppose to start to warm tomorrow, hit the mid 80's this weekend and then cool off, yet again.
I did good workouts on the treadmill and elliptical trainers today for 80 mins between them both. I also did a total of 7.29 miles at the gym, so including the walk home, doing some stuff around the house and giving Phred a short walk, I had a total of 11.24 miles today with 20,496 steps from 9am to 4:30pm. Not too shabby.
I have an appointment with my Rhuematologist tomorrow morning, plus I am sure he will order a ton of blood work. I haven't had any done since the ER did some in Jan., 2011 and the doc had some done in the beginning of Dec., 2010. I think the only reason he is going to be upset with me is I have not had a pro-time since the ER. I take blood thinners because of a Lupus blood clotting factor and should have this test done about every 2 weeks or so. Just have to wait to see how much I need to change what I have been taking.
Frank and I had artichokes for dinner along with left over couscous, he had an Kings Hawaiian roll with his, along with milk for both of us. I was too low on calories so I also had greek yogurt for desert (blueberry). Drank plenty of water today and I hope all my Sparks friends did the same. Hugs,Teri

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GRANNYS5 4/17/2011 7:19PM

    hope your doctor app[ointment goes well.


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MELAPHANTN 4/14/2011 8:05PM

    How do you cook your artichokes? I have tried them steamed before but I get lost as to how much of the outer layers to remove and how much to keep.

Hope doctor didn't fuss to much.

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/14/2011 9:21AM

    Hope your Drs appointment goes well today. Have a grat day

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/13/2011 10:21PM

    Good luck with the doctor tomorrow. Glad that you made it to the gym today. Be blessed my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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Topiary day

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Got up and read the paper, ate breakfast, then got to work on my topiary's. With our weather being so up and down, they have grown a whole bunch. Took me about 2 1/3 hours to do the trimming and clean up (raking, sweeping up). Started at 10:30am and finished at 1pm. I am still not none because I need to use the smaller power trimmer to do the details work on them. It was pretty warm today and I was sweating up a storm when I was done. I came in the house ate lunch, watch OLTO and GH and then talked to my daughter for a while near the end of GH. I then took Phred for a nice long walk. I order pizza for Frank and I, had 2 slices and did go over my calorie count by a couple 100 calories but I figured I have going over my exercise min. for days, so no biggie.
Off to watch "TBL". Everyone have a nice evening and tomorrow.

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    You'll have to post some pix when you're all finished. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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MELAPHANTN 4/13/2011 4:14PM

    Topiary is so interesting. I wish I had the artistic gift to do it!

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LAURAAT 4/13/2011 1:19PM

    You have much more patience and talent than I! I'm always admiring topiaries, but I don't think I could ever care for one myself.

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LESSOFMOORE 4/13/2011 8:36AM

    I'm sure the way you "worked up a sweat" emoticonyou're okay with the pizza! emoticon

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SHERREMAC 4/13/2011 5:48AM

    way to go!!!

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_LINDA 4/13/2011 12:43AM

    I love seeing topiary!! So few people have the time and patience to do it. You have to be a real artist and see it in three dimensions! Good on you for having such a challenging hobby!
Enjoy your TV program!

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Woke up at 6:16am with renewed energy

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I woke up an hour b/4 the alarm is suppose to go off this morning. I decided to go ahead and go to the bathroom, plus take my morning meds. I tried to go back to sleep for close to 50 min. and my head started to hurt so I got up.

Read about half the morning paper and then started on the house cleaning, dusting everything top to bottom, vacuuming including the couches and moving the furniture to get behind everything, did both bathrooms and also mopped. Took about 3 hrs. but since my DH called in the middle of vacuuming I took a few min. to talk to him so the total was 2h45m.
He said he had the day off and was going to visit one of the museums in Chicago. Well, he ended staying in the room/condo all day just kicking back. He finally had a day off to see the sites and he stayed at the condo, men, go figure. I would have been out trying to see something. Speaking of the devil guess who just called, I guess his ears were burning. LOL
Had a lot of energy today so I took Phred for a long walk too. Look forward to going to the gym tomorrow.

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_LINDA 4/11/2011 4:08PM

    Wow! You got an a lot done! Don't know why you would need an alarm if you don't have to go out.. I don't need one. Insomnia means I am always up :) I am sure Phred enjoyed the walk!
Enjoy what is left of your Monday, rest time!

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KALISWALKER 4/11/2011 3:24PM

    It's always a great day when you wake up to quiet. Have a great week!

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LAURAAT 4/11/2011 1:54PM

    Wow, looks like you got a lot accomplished today! Way to go!!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/11/2011 9:04AM

    Teri, I'm tired just from reading about it! emoticonGood for you! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/10/2011 10:35PM

    I woke up this morning before the alarm went off, too, in the Motel! Got up and got ready to go to the last day of the Clinic, ate breakfast which was served at 6 AM in the motel. The eggs were cold, and so was the rest of the food, but at least the coffee was good! OH, my....How nice that your DH is relaxing while you are at home working hard! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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No Energy Day, & I didn't make it to the gym

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I woke up at 7:15am and took my morning medications and went back to bed. I felt real lazy and had almost no energy. Like I didn't even sleep, so went back to bed and woke up after 9am. Still didn't have much energy and with Lupus I decided to take it easy. I did take Phred for a nice walk and did some marketing where I picked up dinner. We had salmon, couscous, salad with King's Hawaiian rolls (1) and a glass of milk. Went over my calorie count today by 3 calories LOL I am not too worried since I have gone over my exercise min. for the week by a lot. Ta Ta for now. I am watching tv and relaxing tonight.

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MELAPHANTN 4/13/2011 3:48PM

    Enjoy your break. Everyone needs them even those without additional health issues but especially us that do have them.

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DNJEN471 4/10/2011 4:38PM

    Sounds like a yummy dinner! Hope your feeling better today.

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BLUECHEESE1 4/9/2011 11:46PM

    Nice. Your body obviously needs the break. I was feeling guilty for taking breaks, then realised I would give up for days when I didn't. :) Enjoy your shows :)


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