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Halloween updates

Monday, October 31, 2011

My DH and I went to a friends Halloween party on the 29th. I was the DD and only had water and very little to eat. Asparagus with ham wraps (2), and a mini cupcake. Not too shabby.
Jeff drank about 6 drinks, some kind of punch that really had a punch. He always thinks he is OK to drive. His friend Mike told him to give me the keys and he handed them over. Jeff doesn't like to give up control of anything but his friend knew he should not be driving. Jeff makes me nervous when he is a passenger because you can tell by his body language he is tense. He yawned all the way home and was in bed asleep b/4 I got all my make-up off. So glad I was driving and not drinking.
Me as Cher, our friend Bob (Mad Ape Man) and DH Jeff as "Sonny the Pimp"
Scariest costume our friend Mike as the "Headless" guy.
Cutest couple (they just got engaged)
Jeff, another friend named Bob as a Vampire and the host "Chef"
Must have an "Elivra" at a Halloween party
Our friend Dan as "The Dirty Old Man" from "Laugh In" tv show from the 1960's/70's.
Jeff as "Sonny the Pimp", our friend Carl "Pirate" & Bob the "Vampire".


We have been doing some roof work, still on the house. But now we should be making progress because Jeff has some time off of work. It is starting to come along and I will post pictures in another blog.
Hope all have a safe and sane Halloween night!

  
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BARBARASDIET 11/9/2011 12:49PM

    Looks like fun!

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DDOORN 11/7/2011 12:10PM

    Sounds like a blast and kudos to the safe ride home!

Don

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JAMER123 11/4/2011 12:14AM

    Love the pictures!! Looks like you all had a great time. Glad to see that the house is coming along well now. Haven't taken the time to keep up with you but hoping that is to change soon. Take care and have a great weekend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BWCAGRL 11/2/2011 8:54AM

    Love the costumes...looks like a great party!
WooHoo for you for being so good about not over-indulging!


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IZZYBEBOP 11/1/2011 9:35AM

    Love your costume! Looks as if you had a great time, and great job on keeping your eg under control too!

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SUBSMITH 11/1/2011 8:47AM

    Looks like you had alot of fun. Glad you drove home. I love how creative everyone was on their costumes.

We only had one large group of trick or treaters last night. Soooo much extra candy! I insisted they all grab as big a handful as they could. I always give the little kids a pencil for school too. lol. The teens in the group politely asked if they could have one too... so I laughed and gave one to each. I think I'll ship the Costco size bag of leftover candy to 'the kids' back East in Christmas stockings and get it OUT OF THE HOUSE!

Okay.... I began the day fine. Then I made some great Shoofly Cupcakes... but taste tested 3. Oops! Yum. Then in the evening I opened the candy for the trick or treaters. That was it. I indulged again. Maybe 5 fun size candy bars. Funny, I don't usually have a problem with candy; but that huge bag and the smell just drew me in.

Well, today is a new day. I'll put it away. I sent most of the cupcakes to work with Mike and had just one for breakfast. Today it's protein for me. and veggies. emoticon

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HIKINGSD 11/1/2011 3:50AM

    Love the costumes. Looks like a fun night :)

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_LINDA 11/1/2011 1:36AM

    Awesome photos!! You make a GREAT Cher! LOVE Halloween and costumes, but alas, too busy with work to participate this year :( Glad you guys did the right thing and made it home safely.
GREAT discipline on the food!!
Keep up the fantastic work!

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TXGRANDMA 11/1/2011 12:36AM

    Wow, you two made a cute couple! Looks like you had lots of fun, too! So good to see you are out enjoying yourselves!

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TWEETYKC00 11/1/2011 12:02AM

    Great pictures, what fun you must have had! I'm also glad that you both made it home ok, having a DD is the best thing.

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LESSOFMOORE 10/31/2011 9:54PM

    Great photos! Thanks for Chering! emoticon

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WISLNDR 10/31/2011 9:10PM

    Love the photos; you had a good time, I'm sure!!

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Ok I decided to join a bowling league today.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I use to bowl on league back in the early to mid 1990's. I have always enjoy the game. After having cervical spine surgery I was not sure I would be able to bowl again. One of my sisters had the same surgery with only 4 pins and a plate and she can't. I have 6 pins and a plate. I started slowly only bowling occasionally. I was not very good but I had fun. I started going every month, then a couple of time a month. I always a really bad game, normally the first game.
Anyway on Sat. I went with my son, was having a normal day with one game under 100 and the rest above 120 - 139. We bowled six or seven games. Frank said he didn't want to bowl the last game. I decided to bowl both games. I bowled a 149 for my son and bowled a 216 for myself. Today I bowled my first game 97, 2nd 127 and 141 for the 3rd. Our team won 2 out of the 3 games played. I think I will come early from now on a bowl 1 or 2 games to warm up because I seem to bowl better the long I play. lol
Our weather has warmed up again and we are expected 100 degrees for the next two days. Oh I also did a 7 miles river walk with my friend Irene on Sunday. It was perfect, not too hot. The mountains look great and the river had a lot of water in it. Also went to the gym yesterday and had a good 90 min cardio workout along with taking Phred for his daily walk.
I am feeling so much better since I went off the Celcept. I hope when I see my doctor in November that I don't have to go back on Prenidsone. I would really dislike that.

  
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DNJEN471 10/14/2011 12:20PM

    Bowling burns tons of calories!

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DDOORN 10/13/2011 10:45AM

    Great plan! Love the social benefits of group activities!

Don

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SUBSMITH 10/12/2011 8:31AM

    LOL.... brings back memories! If you're doing this great without drugs, then it makes sense that you won't need prednisone for awhile? Let's hope anyways!

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_LINDA 10/12/2011 1:28AM

    Well done!! I too, want to get back into bowling. I used to bowl as a youth and young adult, so that is well over twenty years ago!! I am not sure if my bad hands will let me, now that everything else has been repaired. I am thinking of trying left handed instead of my usual right as my left doesn't hurt like my right.
Great work on the walk, what fabulous scenery to enjoy!
I too, hope you don't have to go back on the prednisone -too bad they couldn't try the biologics, much less reactions to them, certainly no weight gain.
Have fun with your bowling!!

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TWEETYKC00 10/12/2011 12:07AM

    Good for you getting back in the game, especially when you can take your son and practice with him. You'll get better in time, just keep trying. I also hope that you don't have to go back on the Prenidsone, good luck with the doctors visit.

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Wednesday It Rained In My House.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Yep, an early storm hit here in the southland aka S.CA. Jeff assured me that it would not get wet in the house. Our roof is still not done along the new front porch area, hence they put up black paper (tar type) and no plastic. I hate to say I told him so, but I knew they had not protected the roof enough from the heavy Alaskan storm that was headed out way. I took pictures on my phone to text to my daughter and forgot to use my reg. camera to post here. I don't use the internet with my phone and have no idea how to send the pictures to my email anyway. lol Anyway Samra and her boyfriend Carl got a big kick out of it raining inside the house.
Anyway, the water was pouring down the lights above the kitchen sink. Along the side of that area I have a hanging rack with all my Calphalon cookware, of course the water was coming down from the holes where the rack is attached to the ceiling, all over the counter. I moved the coffee pot and can opener to the oven which didn't get any water to dry, that goodness. I had 4 pots on the counter to catch water and turned the lights over the sink so the water rained straight down. There was about an inch of water on half the floor, which I mopped on and off all day. Then the entry hall hanging lamp light started to drip water, another pot went there. Next in the hall outside of the bedroom (of course my room) water started to run out of that lamp/light fixture another 2 buckets and towels.
Jeff came home early from work because of rain, took a nap and then a bunch of the popcorn ceiling fell down in the hallway (I want all the popcorn gone anyway, but this isn't the ideal way to get rid of it). lol
Anyway it got pretty cold (for us here in S.CA) but the gas is turned off from the heater/AC unit so were just had to buck up. By Thursday morning the storm had pasted and was warm enough to open the windows. Except the kitchen window wouldn't open, later in the morning it took Frank and I to get it to move. Also the front door will hardly open, hey, no need to lock it cause it takes everything you can do to pull it open. Jeff has been going out the backdoor the last 2 mornings because it won't work. I couldn't get that door to budge this morning from the inside. So I unlocked it, went around from the outside to get the morning paper and decided to come in the house through the front door, pushed with all my might, went flying into the house, almost lost my balance but managed not to land on Phred. It must have looked pretty funny, if there had been anyone to see me. lol Haven't yet tried to get out of the house again today, need to go to the market and will wait to see what happens.
Thats about it for now. Frank is up now and I am going to get him to help me open the kitchen window again this morning.
Weather for yesterday and today, sunny with some light fluffy clouds and warming up to the 80's by Sunday.

  
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IZZYBEBOP 10/15/2011 12:04PM

    I hope everything has dried out. What a mess!

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DNJEN471 10/8/2011 1:07PM

    Sounds like a wet mess. Sorry to hear!

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JAMER123 10/8/2011 12:43AM

    HI Teri! I think that storm is headed this way. I don't think we are going to get the rain as it seems to be staying to the north of where we are camping. But they say during the night and then tomorrow. Hope we don't find any leaks in the camper. But you never know.

So sorry to read about all the trouble you are having right now with the water. I know the feeling of have to mop up all day to try to keep things a little dry. Hope you are doing better now and can get the roof covered soon. Take care and don't overdo. Hope to see you back again in the near future. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 10/7/2011 9:41PM

    Oh,my goodness, Teri! So sorry all of this leaking happened, reminds me of that scene in the movie, "A Wonderful Life!" Glad that it is all stopped now. Sounds like Jeff now has more work, as well as owing you an apology! Hope the door will open, soon! Please take care of yourself! emoticon

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TABBYARTS 10/7/2011 9:29PM

    Dang! Brie and I have yet to mend the roof in he spare room, and when the storm blows from the south, HER side of the bed gets wet. If we are clever enough to anticipate the weather, we spread out plastic sheets and pots. We only have flat roofs. We have not yet built the pitched roof. I'm glad your storm blew past. I hope your house dries out without mildew and mold.

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TWEETYKC00 10/7/2011 9:04PM

    Oh My Gosh, rain in the house, the ceiling caving in and a motionless front door! It does sound like you could really give Jeff an I Told You So on that roof. I hope everything gets fixed and soon.

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_LINDA 10/7/2011 8:16PM

    Oh No :(( How awful!! So sorry (that is dangerous the water coming from the light fixtures :(( ) I had that happen when an idiot on a floor above above me overflowed their bath tub while talking on the phone. The housing authority totally replaced my light fixture and part of the ceiling that fell down..
I hope there is not extensive damage to your house, but it sounds like there will be :(( Warped doors are no fun, but neither is mold in the walls or damaged ceilings..
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SUBSMITH 10/7/2011 4:40PM

    Wow. I hope you've been able to open the door and house to dry off a bit. Mike has been asking me why I haven't turned on the heater yet. I'm usually chilled in the morning, but not to the point of using the heater yet. I ask him if he's cold, and he always says,'oh no, you just look cold.' lol. right. Take care and hope to see you again soon.

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Sorry to see I am not getting

Monday, October 03, 2011

Well what did I expect. I only have been onsite a few times a month in the last few months. I enter my exercise min. but no food, and it shows. I started back at the gym yesterday and think I will get back on track this month. We are so far behind on the house construction that I just hope Jeff gets up some walls b/4 the rain comes. I think that is what stresses me out.
I do feel better since going off the medication that was giving me problems. I am somewhat surprised I have not heard from my doctor. I left him a message on the 19th of Sept. He was out of town but Jennifer (his front desk girl) assured me he would see the message since it is all done online now. MMMM I am sure he would want me to be on something for my kidneys. I am not complaining because honestly I do not want him to put me back on Prenidsone. I can't wait till my next appointment which is in Nov. and he asks me how I am doing on the Celcept. Since I am not taking it at all. I have more energy and feel better with less stomach problems.
Thats about it and I hope to catch up with all of my friends soon.
Reading my last blog I mistyped about starting my medication on the following Mon. I had actually started on the Mon b/4 I went to Hemet. I had been back on medication for 6 days and I got up on Sunday the 18th at my sisters with horible stomach pain in my left lower area. I got very sick for a few hours b/4 I was finally able to make the drive home. That is why I stopped taking it and called my doctor. No stomach problems since then.

  
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LESSOFMOORE 10/4/2011 9:47PM

    Teri, I am happ to hear that you're feeling better! emoticon

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DDOORN 10/4/2011 3:46PM

    So sorry to hear of your medical complications recently!

Yes, gotta track the snackin'...have learned the hard way also. BUT: am back in the saddle and reclaiming lost ground.

Apologies for not catching up with you sooner!

Don

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TXGRANDMA 10/3/2011 7:29PM

    So glad that you are feeling better! I hope that your medication is sorted out soon, and you are on something that your body can tolerate! I know sometimes it is hard to find the right medication and the right dose.

Hope that Jeff can get more of the house done soon, living in an unfinished house gets old very quickly!

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_LINDA 10/3/2011 2:47PM

    Sounds like you were having quite the reaction to that medication. Glad you are off it and feeling better. Sometimes its a real crap shoot for Dr.'s to find a medication that will work and not have bad side effects. I had a real roll call of medications for my RA way back when. I was lucky my Dr. gave me samples so I wouldn't waste my money on a prescription that either didn't work or bothered my stomach..
Sorry your reno is taking so long. It is very stressful to have all that disruption going on and that always affects your health adversly.
I always track my food, if I didn't I could just see the weight that took me two years to lose slowly creeping back on. I am not good at guessing proportions and some items are so high calorie (like peanut butter) being out just a half teaspoon puts big calories in. And they all add up quickly..
Please do go back to tracking food, its so important..
Hope your medicine issues get resolved sooner than that Nov appointment!!!
Hugs,
Linda

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DNJEN471 10/3/2011 9:21AM

    Health problems are the worst! Hope you hear from your dr soon!

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BKWERM 10/3/2011 5:54AM

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. Hope that being off your meds doesn't cause any long term problems.

Yes, tracking food can make all the difference. It always amazes me how much I eat when I don't track! LOL!

I hope you get your walls up before the rain, too. Even better would be a roof!

It's nice to hear from you.

Have a great day!

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Fast blog, thanks everyone for your comments on my recents blogs.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feeling better, but still haven't started back on the medicine @ 1/2 dose. Will start on Monday. We had a fun 9/11 going on a Corvette Run with our flags a flying up to Mt. Wilson area of San Bernardino Mts. Jeff is feeling better too, but his back is still bothering him. Going to the Chiropractor most days. He returns to work on Sat. He and Frank are working hard getting whatever they can do done. We are way behind sched. on the house but can only do so much with Jeff being out of commission.
I will be leaving in the morning to go to Hemet to spend the weekend with my sister at her new place in Hemet. It is her 62nd birthday on Sat. and I have schedule massages for both of us in the town of Murrieta Hot Springs, CA. Should be nice and relaxing for her and me too.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. xo

  
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_LINDA 9/16/2011 12:09PM

    That will be a nice relaxing weekend for you, sounded like good timing, you needed a break. Enjoy your massages, and may you and hubby feel better soon!
A big Happy Birthday to your sister!
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HIKINGSD 9/15/2011 10:53PM

    Glad you and your hubby are feeling well. Nice hearing from you girl.

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TXGRANDMA 9/15/2011 10:28PM

    Enjoy your massages! That was so nice of you to schedule them! Drive safely! emoticon

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LINDA! 9/15/2011 10:18PM

    Hope you have a good weekend.

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