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For All You Grandmothers

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just have to share this with you. My older daughter gave this to me a few years ago. It always makes me smile. I think of my Mother who said when she was in her 80's, "Sometimes I feel like I am 16 and then I look in the mirror." I told her to just break the mirror.

  
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PENNEYV 4/21/2011 9:40PM

    This reminds me when I was a child my parents were into antiques. They had explained that for something to be an antique, it had to be over 60 years. Putting 2 & 2 together, I figured out that my grandmother was an antique. I believe that everyone got a laugh out of that, except my grandmother. emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 4/20/2011 10:52AM

    I think Grandma's to-day are not like my Grandma was like.
They now at 80 Grandma's have more get up and go. More stylish.

I think the ones at 30 and 40 this young generation is more the Antique Little girls.

They complain more and they are tired more. They call on us more to help them. We can do circles around them.

Sorry that is my opinion. The 5o year old's time they get 80 will be awesome as they have learned from us.



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MARTHA-ANN 4/18/2011 1:04AM

    Too true! emoticon

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GRANNYPANTIES 4/15/2011 1:28PM

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CAROLIAN 4/15/2011 1:13PM

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Have to Give It Up!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I know some of you have a hard time giving up chocolate - that is one food i would not miss. But, I realize that the one food I really have to give up - or at least get under control is cheese - i could eat cheese with most any thing!!

Like this evening for dinner. We had those small sirloin steaks from Schwans - oh, my, they are so good. And we had veggies and brown rice. But, my downfall was adding cheddar cheese to the rice. That is soooo gooood!!. I don't add soy sauce because of all the sodium. So am going to have to think about this one. If I could just limit the amount - but not sure i have the will power!!

  
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CAROLIAN 4/14/2011 11:10AM

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MARTHA-ANN 4/14/2011 2:18AM

    Naughty Barb, I've never even thought of cheese with rice...lol...you've made me want to try it now!!! emoticon

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A Fortune Cookie

Friday, April 08, 2011

My sister lives on the coast in Brookings and this was in her fortune cookie:

Tomorrow the seas of life will be calm and you can easily guide your ship. Onward, Captain!

  
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CAROLIAN 4/8/2011 1:40PM

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A Thought for Today

Monday, April 04, 2011

A quote from Sylvia Ronsvale's book, The Empty Tomb -- "Americans spend more annually on soft drinks that the total amount given to churches".

Where are you spending your money? We know that those soft drinks have way toooo many calories, but we still continue to consume! Isn't there a worth cause that you could give at least part of the money to?

Just something to think about when you buy that next soda!

  
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CAROLIAN 4/5/2011 5:26AM

    I agree I don't buy soda very often i always carry a bottle of water with me.I put the money i don't spend on choc etc junk food into a jar to buy materials to make cards or wool to knit items for various charity shop emoticon lol carol

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Update on my Seven for 2011!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Just looking at my Seven!!

My Seven for 2011:
1. Lose 25 pounds.
2. Plan weekly menus.
3. Reestablish lost relationships.
4. Study life of Jesus with Granddaughter, Jill.
5. Plan knitting and quilting projects.
6. Downsize "stuff" to half - again.
7. Drink up to 8 glasses of water daily and take my "pills".


#!. The numbers on the scale are just stuck!! I lost about 10 pounds last year. Have not lost any more - but am feeling so much better - am trying to be more active.

#2. Well, that one needs some work. I am gone many evenings and my son is not always up at dinner time.

#3. Have restored a relationship with my oldest son. We meet every Mon. evening for dinner - he is not ready to come back to my apartment because of his relationship with my son, Geoff who lives with me. My older daughter, Vicki who lives in Salem, is very distant from the family. I am planning to just start writing to her again - the last time she did respond, but the letter seemed very distrusting.

#4. Jill is 10 years old and has been diagnosed with "something". Her mother just gives me the letters - which indicate an explosive temperament. She is now on medication and is doing so much better. I had reached the point that I did not even want to be around her. But, she is doing so much better now - so perhaps it is time. And Jill loves to "play in the dirt" so am going to have her help me with my gardening this summer.

#5. Love to knit and have some projects lined up for the summer. Right now am knitting another pair of socks. Have a couple of quilt tops that i need to get quilted.

#6. Where does all the "stuff" come from??? I now have 4 boxes to take to Salvation Army. Will get that done this week!!!

#7. Am still working on the water!!. I find that I do drink more when i buy the bottled water. What a waste when we have a Brita in the fridge. But, I just do not drink it. So will used the already bottled for this month and the will see. Perhaps if the habit is there i can switch. And, I have the pills in my pocket. I once had a supervisor who told me that is does not work by osmosis - I have to put them in my mouth and swallow them. Maybe I should start doing that.

So, this is where I am. Not doing very well - but, I have at least started. Am planning to definitely finish all by Christmas!!

  


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