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And So Another Week Begins....

Monday, January 21, 2013

Well..it's Monday again. And it's a Holiday for most people in the USA. Hubby has today off. ME? Not so much. This is one of the Fed holidays we don't have off at work. My next Holiday off is President Day in Feb. Oh well...I'm making the best of it. emoticon

I posted on Fri about Karry taking Miss Malia roller skating for the first time. Karry said she did pretty good. She only took Karry down once. emoticon Here's some pictures Karry sent via text (Malia is the redhead on the right):

And this one...WOW...her hair is So long and just beautiful! Karry says it hard to get the tangles out but she found this oil that she uses on her hair that helps a lot:

Grandma may have to start looking for roller skates for both grandkids!

Caleb didn't get to go as he was in school. He's getting so big and I'm so proud of the young man he is becoming. Karry says they are going to try and come down over Spring Break. emoticon

Hubby is on day11 of his stop smoking adventure and he's a LOT less grumpy now. He's also noticing the smoke smell on everything and realizing that's all from him. So we Febrezed his car and got a air fresher for it. I also Febrezed the house. Anything to make it a bit easier for him.

The weekend was a bust for me on the eating side. Well Sunday was anyway. I found myself mindless "noshing" though out the day. I did get my laundry done early and maybe that was a problem as it left with little to do. So I'll learn from that (I hope!) and move on. Sat was a much better day. We were out and about most of the day. Lots of walking. I did OK with the grocery shopping. $96 at the base, $40 at Sam's Club, $50 at Costco, and about $20 Wally World (The only place I get the Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt in Pineapple). And we DID have a list for shopping. It just seemed to get longer the more we shopped! After the weekend it leaves me with $45 in my checking account. But I have gas in my car, bills are paid, and we have food. What more could I want? Other then winning the lottery of course! emoticon

I saw this stuff mentioned on TV and on line. It's called Sauté Express Sauté Starter from Land O Lakes. It's a combo of butter, olive oil, a variety of herbs and spices in a convenient square. It cooks and flavors chicken, fish or pork (I think it would work for beef too). It comes in a box of 6 squares (that's 12 servings as each square is 2 servings). It's 80 calories per serving. I used the Italian Herb on two chicken thighs and they turned out GREAT. Lots of flavor, tender, moist. I'm going to try them on fish and port too. And I'm thinking they would be great on streaks too. emoticon

I guess that's it for today. Have a great day if you're off work today and even if you aren't!

©Mark Parisi
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    I am so glad Chuck is sticking to his guns on this. Does the smoke smell make him WANT to smoke, or does it kind of gag him? And how did you use those seasoning cube things? Let me know. They sound great. Hugs, Hugs (that's an extra one to get you through the week), Calen~ Btw, Malia kind of looks like her grandma. You guys have the same smile!
    1860 days ago
    I too had to work yesterday, my work is only closed 5 days a year, MLK is not one of them, I am not off again until Easter, then Memorial Day.

    My hubby quit smoking 3 months ago. He started by switching to the e-cig, he was using it with the lowest nicotine you can get for the juice in it. He really mostly needed it for the oral fixation it seems. After about a couple of months he was bored with it, didn't want it any more and decided I'm ready, he quit all together, he was already hardly using the e-cig. After 3 days and the nicotine was gone from his system, he hasn't picked up since and has not gone back. I'm really proud of him. It's nice to have a non-smoker hubby, when I've always been a non-smoker :)

    Man I tried to get on some roller skates about a year ago...that was funny let me tell ya!
    1860 days ago
    The girls are so adorable!! I have seen the commercial on the seasonings and wondered how they would be so thank you for your insight ,,, have to try them too! Have a wonderful week.
    1860 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    You have a Beautiful Grand Daughter too along with her hair. The Seasoning Packets sounds that they are very good too. Sounds like You had an Okay weekend too. God Bless You and your Husband. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Glad that Your Husband is doing better too without smoking now.
    1860 days ago
    emoticon The girls are Gorgeous!!
    Maybe Grandma needs to get some Skates for herself?
    Those Seasoning Packets soundlike My Kind of Cooking!!
    1860 days ago
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