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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yesterday I took my grands on our Christmas outing. I started this last year and they enjoyed it so much that I plan to continue it indefinitely. (Thank you SP that I have the agility and energy to do this.

Some things have been discontinued, the Double Decker Bus is gone so no ride through Tumon to see the lights. I was going to take the girls on the Trolley but the weather changed on us and so we went in my car. The Village and Train display at one of the hotels. Others have been added. There is a beautiful village and train display at the Capuchin Friary that we went to and then took the car into Tumon and saw the lights and village and trains in another hotel. These were all free but a lot of fun.

I am usually pretty careful about activity time but this ran way over what I had planned I had the last group home around 9:30 p.m. instead 8:00. Praise God for cell phones so we could let the parents know all was well we were just slow.

Grandma got home totally exhausted and did not wake up until after 7:00 a.m. this morning instead of my usual 5:45 to 6:30. I did get my exercise/yard work in so all is well.

Have a blessed Christmas all.

Jane on Guam

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RUSTYSHAW1 1/21/2010 11:21PM

    Jane, what a wonderful gift to your grandchildren. They will never forget these special outings. My daughters still remember the wonderful times they had with their grandparents when they were little girls. Now they treasure their grandparents even more on the rare occasions they get to see them. emoticon

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11-RENEWAL-20 12/23/2009 7:08AM

    Jane, could I be your honorary grandchild...you sure have more energy than I do...I admire that so much. I know you will have a wonderful Christmas season; uou deserve it. emoticon Sharon J

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WALNUT5612 12/22/2009 8:16PM

    Sleeping a little late was worth it. It sounds like you had a good time with your grandkids. Happy Holidays!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/22/2009 6:57PM

    Sounds like a very enjoyable time!

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7 cans of vegetables

Monday, December 21, 2009

Today I took 7 cans of vegetables to the Salvation Army Food Drive. That stands for 7 pounds gone since the 3 I took just before Thanksgiving. That is ten since the first of October. A couple of those cans are there because I have been down farther than I am today but I am will to give them in anticipation of what I will do before the end of the year because I had lost down to them a couple of times and I don't want them anymore.

I never did find the team that was doing this with me. I hope some others were able to give something to the food bank or other charity that helps those in need.

Hope your Christmas is a blessing to you and your family.

Jane on Guam

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RUSTYSHAW1 1/21/2010 11:24PM

    What a wonderful idea! I have learned to shop food sales, doubling the savings with coupons. Well, I saved enough to buy toys for "Toys for Tots" sponsored by the Marines. I feel so GOOD when I do this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIKROS2 12/21/2009 10:56PM

    That's a really great idea! Give to others what you have lost!

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SEJULY 12/21/2009 10:30PM

  Awesome! Keep it up and continue to share the benefits of your weight loss with those in need. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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MEYLOSE 12/21/2009 10:29PM

    Thank you for sharing with others thru the pounds you have lost, Merry Christmas.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Which team am I on that is doing the weight loss and giving a pound of canned goods to the charity of our choice? I have looked and cannot find it.
I want to be sure to do this next Monday so they can use it for the Christmas holiday.
I gave three cans of green beans to the Salvation Army Food Bank just before Thanksgiving and am looking forward to doing this again.
Thanks and Merry Christmas,
Jane on Guam
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RUSTYSHAW1 1/21/2010 11:25PM

    Sorry you never found the team. I read a later blog, but you followed through. Amen. emoticon

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GABBIE00 12/15/2009 8:52AM

    sorry I can't help you but it sounds great.

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Stranger on a birthday card.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

There are a group of teachers who have lunch together a couple of times a month. One of our group is stateside but we keep in contact and send cards signed by those of us still here. Mary received her card which had a picture of the group on it and signed by all. Another teacher had called her and Mary mentioned the card asking who one of the ladies was. I had lost so much weight that she did not recognize me. I have known Mary since my sons were in high school.

Thank you SparkPeople and all my friends here who have encouraged me.

Jane on Guam
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RUSTYSHAW1 1/21/2010 11:33PM

    Loved reading this blog. You know what I'm going to say:...Party time. emoticon

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LITTLE_DEBBIE 12/11/2009 6:22PM

    emoticon That's fantastic!

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MAGA99 12/11/2009 11:28AM

    that is awesome

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CARMEL466 12/11/2009 5:00AM

    Keep up the good work! You're so inspiring! Thank you!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 12/10/2009 10:37PM

    What a wonderful story to share!

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Snakes! Two of them, dead.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This morning when I went to do my exercise/yard work I found two Brown Tree snakes in my front yard. One was about two feet long and the other a bit bigger. it is not uncommon to find them in the jungle or around where farm animals but I live in a small housing complex. Yes, we do have dogs, cats and even chickens in the housing. These snakes are venomous with fangs at the back of their mouths so they have to gnaw on an animal to poison them. They have bit humans, some of whom I have known. I have seen some that were much bigger. The first one I saw was in '69. It was over ten feet long, hanging from the back of a soft drink truck with its tail dragging along the ground.
I am very thankful I did not have to eliminate them because they were already dead. Such is life on Guam.
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RUSTYSHAW1 1/21/2010 11:44PM

    Good Grief! Thank the Lord they were dead! I do not care for snakes. I have known a few people who have full blown phobias about snakes, so bad, they can't even look at pictures of snakes. Work for a psychiatrist at the Univ. of Michigan who studied people with phobias. Guess what I had to get a few times at the biology department a few times. Yeah, they were harmless and in special cases, but I didn't care for them. Also had to pick up the spiders from same department. Again, never told my psych.dr.boss. of my extreme fear. He also never knew I had a real phobia of needles. He treated patients with that phobia as well. He didn't find out till my last day on the job when I accidentally saw a video of people being stuck with needles. I almost fainted. He was shocked he had not known. Wanted to treat me. I said, no, I just happen to be moving to Salt Lake City, Utah. Cured myself when my daughters began getting their immunizations - I HAD to get over the phobia.

Back to snakes. Keep checking your back yard. hisssssss! emoticon

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MAMM0TH 11/20/2009 9:54PM

    That would be reason enough for me to leave Guam. I am terrified of snakes. Even just the gardener snakes.

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LITTLE_DEBBIE 11/12/2009 5:54PM

    Ewww! I am always looking for them! Would much rather find a dead one, as you mentioned. Be careful out there! emoticon

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CLAVINOVA 11/11/2009 6:39PM

    I'm glad it wasn't me that found the snakes! You sound very knowledgeable about them so I guess you were okay with finding them. I love to be out in nature as long as there are no flying bugs around me and definitely not snakes!

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GRANNIGM 11/10/2009 2:59PM

    Jane, how scary was that! Thank God that they were dead. Please be careful, especially when you are working in the yard. Sometimes we don't see these creatures until it is too late. Take care and have a blessed day.

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JOANNS4 11/10/2009 9:48AM

    How scary to find those snakes. I am glad they were dead and you are o.k. emoticon

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KIRSTY1306 11/10/2009 6:43AM

    Oh my goodness, I bet that was an nasty thing to find! Eeeek I would have scremaed the place down if they were alive lol. And yet it doesnt seem to have phased you one bit!
Have a nice day
Kirb xx

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WANDAC2013 11/10/2009 3:12AM

    Wow....that's quite an adventure...and you didn't even have to leave your yard! Be careful out there! emoticon

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