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Thanks Val :)

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Happy Thursday and last day of February 2013!

Where did the month go?? Albeit actually my most unfav month of the year as winter seems just tooooooo long - and it has been a real winter this year - but ironically the shortest month of the year too. Looking forward to March with hopefully less winter and a bit of Spring and with that getting to walk outside some - a challenge for me. I've been doing well in the house, but with supports - hate the idea of having to use a cane outside, but if it gets me moving more in the "fresh" air then I'll use it.

Glad to hear that dd2 and your precious granddaughter are getting such good care and are being watched closely. Great quote by Steve Allen and one definitely to remember when things are tough and there always seems to be something "tough" to deal with. Yum, yum, luv chocolate soufflé which is a conundrum to me since I'm not a chocolate fan, but I think because it has more of a dark chocolate flavour and isn't so sweet that I like it.

Enjoy this last day of Feb. 2013 as we won't see it again so make it count!!!

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Happy Thursday :) Wow what a day yesterday was! Got up at same time though I had the day off to go to doctors with dd2...got caught back up with kitchen and dishes. Also got some computer work done. Then talked to my mom who was starting her day out a little on the rough side...then dd2 picked me up and off to the specialist we went...got some walking in :) also got to see my lil princess on a 3D ultrasound :) She already looks just like her mother :) She does have a cyst that is on the inside of her liver on the right lower side...it is also attached slightly to the gall bladder...right now they are going to keep an eye on it but are putting together a "team" which will include dd2's ob/gyn, babies pediatrician, fetal specialist, genetic counselor, and a pediatric surgeon. Most likely this isn't something that will require surgery but there is that possibility also after she is born. So poor lil girl is already scheduled for ultrasounds and tests upon her birth...and she still has 11 weeks to go!! She is growing nicely and very active. After appointment went home and called dd1 and mom to explain all that. Ate lunch and then went over to dd1's to visit her and the lil guy. Came home, cooked dinner and talked to dd2 and lil man, then off to bed where sleep was but an illusion...neighbor came over to talk to ds, then dd2 called to say lil man fell off bed... little bump but was giggling and blowing me kisses...lol... then text from dd1's hubby... so little tired today and no chance of an early bedtime tonight :)

Today is National Chocolate Soufflé Day :)
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Sometimes things which at the moment may be perceived as obstacles--
and actually be obstacles, difficulties, or drawbacks--can in the long run
result in some good end which would not have occurred
if it had not been for the obstacle.
~Steve Allen

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2/27/13 9:23 P

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Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

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Happy hump day :) Yesterday was busy doing dishes and cleaning before work...at lunch i just chilled out...after work went to dd1's and played with lil guy...then home to cook an awesome dinner...i even fried up (in olive oil) some onions and mushrooms for an extra serving of veggies... been doing really good on my calorie counts this week...and eating at least 3 servings of fruits and/or veggies....usually more though...also kicked up my water intake... me and the bathroom have become close friends...lol. did a little cleaning and talked to ds a bit... then got to talk to dd2 and my lil man...he cracks me up...went to bed on time even though i could of slept in this morning...going to specialist with dd2 to see about baby and the cyst... but decided to stay on schedule and get up at same time and see how much i can get done around the house...wish me luck...lol.

Today is National Kahlua Day.
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today's quote:
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

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2/26/13 3:13 P

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Happy Tuesday!

I slept - woohoo! Still tired as I need lots more zzzz's to catch up, but feel oh so much better than yesterday. Still have that sleepless fog in my head, but hopefully a couple more days and it will be gone.

Luv, luv, luv pistachios, just naked though, I've never made anything with them. Great GW quote!!

In my neck of the woods we're gearing up for that nasty storm that has left all kinds of snow across the US and depending where we live we could get lots of snow or lots of slush or a mixed bag of both - we'll see what tomorrow brings - what I really want is Spring ...

Enjoy what remains of the day all!!!

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2/26/13 6:49 A

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Happy Tuesday :) Yesterday was a busy day. Had 2 loads of laundry to fold, then dishes and general cleaning. At lunch I was busy texting family and working out a plan for Wednesday. dd2 has to go see a specialist for baby...the one inside her...but they could only get her in on Wednesday morning...and she babysits...and being such short notice, she can't just say hey, i can't do it...plus then her own lil man...so her husband is going to stay home and babysit and i took the day off to go down with her...at least that is straightened out. after work went to visit dd1 and lil guy...then home to cook dinner and get some more cleaning done.

Today is National Pistachio Day.
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Today's quote:
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

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2/25/13 8:59 P

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Happy Monday!

Watched the Oscars last night knowing I wouldn't be able to sleep much and was soooo tired about 2:00 a.m. that I went right to sleep - unusual these days. And got in a few solid hours and then was awoken early because of a call for my DH and that was it. Hopefully tonight I can catch-up a bit - one can only hope!

George Washington Carver was such a wise and smart man!!

Here's to a good night everyone!!!

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2/25/13 6:44 A

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Happy Monday :) Val, i hate when my body does that :( hopefully soon you will be able to get sleep. Yesteray was a busy busy day...I thought Sunday was suppose to not be!! Got up for church and did some cleaning, picked up dd1 and lil guy for church and stopped at gas station for newspaper then to church...after church dropped them off and went to grocery store for sales..tuna 68 cents a can...wohoo!!! also picked up some fresh fruit and veggies to start the week out right...with so much going on, my eating has gotten out of control...so getting back to tracking and making myself accountable :)...then found something in car that dd1 was going to need, so dropped that off to her then home to unload and put groceries away...cooked and ate dinner, then after tracking i did manage to get a half hour nap before getting back up and ready again for night service...late to bed last night because went to night church so a little tired this morning...

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Today's quote:
Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

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Happy Sunday!

Yikes - unfortunately another bad night - up for over 3 hours again and didn't get back to sleep until after 7:00 a.m. - something I can't do though on the weekdays. Body has to eventually give out and sleep through - soon I hope.

Absolutely luv the quote - it's a keeper!

I'm gonna relax now and watch the awards - luv the fashion!

Have a good night all!!!

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2/24/13 6:52 A

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Happy Sunday :) Hope you got a good nights sleep Val :) Yesterday was busy...busier than I thought it would be. Got kitchen finally back together...just in time to have to bake another cake...lol. This time one for one of the ladies in my mom's sunday school class...then dd2 and lil man came over...so we went to lunch then to goodwill to find some clothes for him... he is now wearing 2T...and that is the age where second hand is hard to find...they are just to rough and tough on them at that age...lol. She did find a couple things but not a lot of course... we then went to dd1 to let the cousins have some play time...which they both loved...i told the lil guy that as soon as he starts sleeping through the night for his mommy, i would take both of them for a sleep over...the mom's both think i am crazy...lol... but like i told them, i did it at some point of their growing up...now at least i get the option of saying ok to one night but no to other nights...the great part about being grandma and not the mom...lol. After that i went home and did laundry then decorated cake and took it over to my mom so she would have it for today. Then home to rest before bed :)

Today is National Tortilla Chip Day :)
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today's quote:
In three words I can
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It goes on.
~Robert Frost

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2/23/13 9:39 P

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Happy Saturday!

I've not been sleeping well this last week so I am bagged. I didn't allow myself a nap today to see if I can get some more zzzzz's tonight. Very frustrating although I'm getting a lot of housework done in the middle of the night!

Sorry to hear about dd2 and her unborn babe, but it sounds like they're in good hands and are going to be watched very closely - still a worry, I'm sure!!

Luv banana bread - great quote!!

Wishing everyone a restful, peaceful night, myself included!!!



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2/23/13 7:28 A

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Happy Saturday :) Yesterday was a good day over all but not so good on the eating and exercise or even cleaning...uhg... Got up and just felt tired...so didn't do my normal cleaning before work. did go to bank to get some money out to pay for pizza for a party at work... then at work we had a little baby shower for our boss...his wife will be induced on Monday... they are having a girl...aaaawwww... lol. at lunch i ran out to get the drinks and cups...we had a good time and the boss seemed to really enjoy and appreciate what we did for him :) did get some alarming news from my dd2...she has a cyst on her right ovary...and baby Alyx has one also...we thought it was on her ovary also, but now they are not sure exactly what it is attached to...so she has to go see a specialist within the next 2 weeks and from this last appointment she will have to see doc every two weeks unless the specialist thinks it's serious, then every week...the good news though is it doesn't seem to be blood filled... just water filled...which is the better cyst to have...after work went to see dd1 and lil guy who is teething and cranky...came home and did some laundry and then just relaxed for the rest of the night and talked to dd2 on the phone... she was telling me that our lil man had gotten one of their old cell phones and was trying to get into the contacts...when asked who he thought he was going to call, he smiled and said grandma...lol. i don't know what my 17 month old grandson wanted to tell me, but i'm sure it would of been interesting :)

Today is National Banana Bread Day :) And boy did I find a few recipes...lol
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Today's quote:
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within.
It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us
which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do,
first for the other person and then for ourselves.
~Helen Keller

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2/22/13 10:54 A

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Indeed, TGIF everyone!

Ahhhhhhhh, Margarita's .... a great way to chill out .... used to be my fav, but alas I react to everything with alcohol in it now - embarrassingly so - my skin from the chest up because deep red and mottled and I get overwhelmingly hot ... just not worth it.
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26 days to Spring - yes I'm counting LOL - and that's good news!!

Enjoy the day all!!!

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TGIF :) Val, in regards to the short weeks...i ask myself that every time there is a short week...lol. Yesterday was busy...did dishes and more kitchen clean up, then at lunch cleaned car out and texting daughters...after work went to visit dd1 and lil guy...he was being such a stinker yesterday...we think he is coming down sick :( went home and cooked dinner and then did laundry from vacation and got some cleaning done in living room...wohoo!!!

Today is National Margarita Day, and I found a recipe that sounds yummy, good for you and without alcohol :)

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Today's quote:
You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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2/21/13 10:05 A

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Happy Monday!

Used to have sticky buns a lot as a kid, but do so rarely, however, the recipe link looks pretty good for a Sunday morning treat.

Re the quote - interesting take on a snake shedding its skin.

Why do short weeks seem so much longer?? Have a great day all!!!

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2/21/13 6:40 A

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Happy Thursday :) Wow yesterday got a little crazy...Trying to make sense of my home.... decorating cakes or going on vacation always leaves the place off kilter...but doing both...uhg... started in the kitchen yesterday morning...doing the dishes and cleaning up a bit...also folded some laundry...at lunch texted with the kids and relaxed...work got a bit on the wild side before i left for the day...ended up staying over for a bit...then over to dd1's...she babysits a baby right around the age of our lil guy...so it is fun watching the interaction...lil guy is not impressed... lol. his daddy was home also...kinda cute though that he still wanted grandma :) lil guy has been saying da for a while now but won't say dada...he finally did it...and his dada was on cloud nine...lol.

Today is National Sticky Bun Day. Not a treat you would want to indulge in too often though :)

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It seems necessary to completely shed the old skin before the
new, brighter, stronger, more beautiful one can emerge. . . .
I never thought I'd be getting a life lesson from a snake.
~Julie Ridge

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2/20/13 10:48 A

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Good Wednesday everyone!

So glad your little grandbabes are bringing you such joy JoDee, I luv reading how they brighten your days.

Cherry Pie is my DH's fav - yum, yum. For me, I just happy to eat them as is. Saw the quote myself this morning and it really gave me pause. It is sooooo true, even if not everything is exactly as we would choose, how we react to situations and happenings is. A tough pill to swallow sometimes, that truthism is.

We're back to cold, blustery, wintery weather in our neck of the woods after having one day's respite, but we're getting closer to Spring as the calendar tells us - woohoo - with less than a month to go now. Enjoy the day all!!!

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Happy hump day team :) Yesterday i got up late so didn't get anything done at home, but i did get the front of car cleaned out from all the weekend craziness and most of the back seat. Will work on the rest of the back seat area today. Went over to dd1's to visit her and lil guy... and he found a new friend...his shadow...he had me giggling because he kept touching it and talking to it and giggle at it...then started kissing it...it was so precious :) Went home and ate dinner and got pics from camera and phone onto flashdrive and some uploaded to facebook... then talked to dd2 on phone and relaxed.

Today is National Cherry Pie Day :)
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Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus


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Happy Tuesday! Glad you had such a great time and came back rejuvenated JoDee!! Enjoy the day all!!!

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Happy Tuesday team :) Wow, what a mini vacation...i'm not sure how much rest i got, but i am rejuvenated...lol. Sunday decorated cake for baby shower for dd1's best then went to morning church then home to pick up cake and off to baby shower then straight to hotel where dd1 and i jumped into bathing suits and to the pool...we wore out both the lil man and the lil guy...lol. after some picture taking of babies playing in the pool with their parents, mom and i enjoyed some time in the hot tub...after that we spent most of the night running between rooms....lol. Monday we were up early for breakfast and some sit down family time...well, between chasing babies around the lobby...lol. after lunch the boys took babies home and the girls went to get nails done...aaawwww that felt good :) i did feel sorry for my ds though since he got stuck with a nephew since lil man's dad had to go to work... but ds stepped up to the plate for his sister and me...took dd1 home and dd2 and i picked up lil man and i took them home...we got all their stuff in the house and finally i got to go home to get all my stuff in the house and crash right before bed...lol...we had a good time, though i am sooo tired today...bring on the coffee...lol.

Today is National Chocolate Mint Day :)
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Today's quote:
You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way,
so you can progress in life.
- Steve Carlton


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Happy Monday! For those of us in Ontario, (as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan) Canada, it's Family Day and a beautiful one it is with the temps starting to warm up and lots of sun, snow's a melting and Spring is only a month away woohoo. And for my friends south of the border in the US it's President's Day. Be it a holiday for you or not, make the most you can of another great day!!!

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Happy Sunday!

It really is a picture perfect winter's day in my neck of the woods, fresh white snow everywhere with a bright sunny blue sky - but oooohhhh so cold! A good day to enjoy the scenery by staying inside all nice and warm and cuddly LOL!!

Another great Abeism JoDee - enjoy your mini-vaca with your family!!

Enjoy the smelling of the virtual roses today everyone!!!

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Happy Sunday team :) Well yesterday was a wonderfully good day...Got up and did some sparking and checking emails...then got to cleaning living room and making the bathroom sparkle...did a few loads of laundry then started in the kitchen...then my lil guy came over... his mama needed a break and i was the woman for the job...lol. Of course that means all cleaning came to a complete halt...him and i played for a bit, then he ate then my dd2 and my lil man came over...more toys came out and everything rearranged by a precious toddler...lol. it was funny watching the 2 boys interact :) after they left i looked at the destruction of the living room and had to giggle...i love have those boys over...got living room back in order, played some games on the computer and baked cakes for baby shower today...now off to pack for a mini vacation with the family...so won't be around tomorrow as i'll be spending time in the pool at a hotel with my mom, nieces, and my children and grandchildren...wohoo!!! See you all on Tuesday :)

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Happy Saturday!

Crazy busy for you again JoDee, glad you got in some well-deserved time to pamper myself!! Really like the quote!!

Have a great evening everyone!!!

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Happy Saturday :) Well yesterday was an exhausting day. Didn't get any work done before work except a little general cleaning. Went to work and did some cleaning up though... family and i are taking our annual mini vacation Sunday-Monday...so had to prepare and get things done at work since i won't be there Monday...at lunch i cleaned out the car...after work i went to get my hair cut...splurged on the whole wash, cut and style...felt wonderful :) then went home for meds and then out the door again to go get dd2, drop off lil man at baby sitters then met ds over at my mom's to go to funeral...we were all starving so mom stopped at Rally's...not healthy but it filled us up...lol. after the funeral went back to moms to pick up car and take dd2 to pick up lil man at sitters and then take her home...stopped at gas station on way home to get a cup of coffee...yes...9pm and i was getting a cup of coffee... lol... because i knew, even though i had been running for 15 1/2 hours straight, that my day was not done yet...uhg... still had to get ds's insurance set up on the new truck... insurance site wasn't being very helpful...so ended up having to call...during this time i did get to spend some time with him and his friend...nice added bonus :) finally, at 11pm, i crawled into bed... aaawwww....

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TGIF indeed!! Weekend is almost here - woohoo!!!

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TGIF team :) Val, I need to find that man who spends an average of $156.22 on Valentine's Day gifts, flowers and cards...lol. Well yesterday ended up a good day. Started out kinda rocky... Got up to see ds had not taken out the trash, not a good way to start the morning...will give him credit though, it only took one look at my face when he got home from work to know he better hustle butt to get it done right then...lol. I did get my general cleaning and dishes done before work...and even decorated a valentines cake for work...lol. then at lunch took some time to just chill and relax...after work stopped and seen dd1 and lil guy...yesterday he was standing at his toy box taking the toys out...so i went over to take pictures...he looked up and saw i had the camera and stopped what he was doing to smile the biggest cheesy smile you can imagine...7 months old and he's already a total ham for the camera...lol. then went home to pick up ds and take him to get his truck...he's in love... lol... and i have my car back full time, which means i'm in love...lol. wasn't very hungry so ds fended for self for dinner...i got to talk to dd2 a bit before i went to bed.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Some fun trivia about this day:

- February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first.
- Men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine's Day gifts, flowers and cards.
Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08.
- The first heart-shaped box of candy was sold in 1868 by Richard Cadbury.
- The expression "wear your heart on your sleeve" comes from a Middle Ages Valentine's Day tradition. Young men and women would draw the name of their Valentine from a bowl. They would wear their selected name on their sleeves for one week.

"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it". ~ Frank A. Clark

Enjoy the day, spread a little love and remember to first and foremost love yourself -

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
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Happy Thursday and Happy Valentines Day :) Every year i bah humbug right up until Valentines hits...then i think of my not so little valentines...lol. my 3 wonderful kids...and now i have my grandbabies to add to the list....aaawww shucks...who can't help but feel the love :) Well yesterday was a busy day...before work i didn't get anything done but very little general cleaning and laundry folded...work was hectic...then had to run to Walmart for cake mixes for party at work today and for a baby shower cake i am baking on Saturday for Sunday...after work i went and got eyebrows and chin waxed...aaawwww..then off to see dd1 and my lil guy... he just cracks me up...i had to go potty as soon as i got there, so i walked past him to do so, and he gave me such a look...like, what in the heck just happened, you are suppose to pick me up before anything...lol. ds called and said he needed the car to go look at a vehicle...so stopped off to get dinner and home...i then baked the cake and talked to dd2...making plans and trying to arrange things with family so we can attend the funeral Friday night for our old pastor. Then relaxed a bit before going to bed :)

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Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

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Happy Hump Day all! Was up too late last night and up too early - got in some good early morning exercise though - but I'm ready for a nap - now if Linc would just co-operate.

Have a great day everyone!!!

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Happy hump day team :) Val, thank you. And oh how right you are about the boys..lol. Well yesterday was kinda a crazy busy kinda day...Dishes, folding laundry and general cleaning before work. At lunch had to run to Walmart to get food for a meeting we were having at work... then the meeting ran over so didn't get out of work on time. Then stopped to buy head light and get that put in...Adavanced Auto is my hero's..they done it for me for free :) then home to cook dinner and eat...then going over schedule...had to make a few adjustments due to unforeseen things...i did manage to sit down and watch Monday Mornings...a new show that i am totally now hooked on...lol. then talked to both girls before bed. Today, let the crazy continue :)

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

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Happy Tuesday!

Sorry about the passing of one of your old preachers JoDee!

"Boys" don't get me started - my middle name is "frustration" when it comes to them and needing to get something done, but it's always a different story when they want something done, isn't it - like yesterday!!

Luv plum pudding, but only have it around Xmas. Luv the quote LOL!

Enjoy the rest of the day all!!!

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Happy Tuesday all :) Yesterday was one of those days. Started out folding a couple loads of laundry and doing dishes and some general cleaning... at lunch i went to text my best friend to see how one of our old preachers was doing...he had a massive stroke on Thursday and it wasn't looking good...but before I could ask, i found out friends newborn grandson was in the hospital with congestion and trouble breathing...they were keeping him for observation and then to top that off, her younger daughter was extremely ill and might have to go down to the hospital...so didn't get anything done during lunch but texting with her and family. Went over to dd1's to visit with her and lil guy...she is babysitting a new little one same age as lil guy... it's quite funny to watch the interaction...lil guy is a tad bit jealous of the new one...and was none too happy when i decided to pick that one up...oh thank God looks can't kill...lol. Went home and ate dinner...texted son in law and son to try to get my head light replaced...drivers side has been out for a couple days now and trying to get those 2 together to get it done has not been an easy chore...i finally threw a temper tantrum last night and told them not to worry about it, i would get it done myself...in which, now i get to go do today...gggrrrr...boys!!! the night came to a close with the news that the preacher that had the stroke had passed away :( He was a good man and a wonderful preacher. Please keep his family and the church in your prayers.

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Happy Monday ... even if it it is another grey, dreary day in my neck of the woods ... Keep Smiling and enjoy the day!!!



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Happy Monday team :) Yesterday was a lazy day...went to church in the morning and stopped off at gas station on the way to drop off dd1 & lil guy, then home for an easy dinner and then a nap...did some computer stuff and really, that was about it...lol.

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In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
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Happy Sunday! Enjoy the day and do take some time to smell the roses!!!

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Happy Sunday team :) Val, though the calories burned are nice, please be careful! Hope you feel good today. Yesterday it was more icy than anything in the morning...just enough snow coverage to give us some traction. Went to bank and paid off some more bills...wohoo!!! seeing all those zero balances is nice..well, except the one in my bank account...lol. Took a not healthy at all lunch over to dd1...then spent some time visiting with my lil guy. at 7 months he is already trying to walk....uhg!!! came home and sat down with my ds and had a mom and son talk...not always the easiest but sometimes needed. Then i relaxed and caught up on my recorded shows... then bed early...

This is National Cherry Month :)
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"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time."
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Happy Saturday!

In my neck of the woods, we're all busy digging out from the worst snowstorm is over 5 years, cars have been abandoned all over the place - my two sons just finished helping a single mother with two young daughters dig her car out that she had left in front of our house when she tried to drive to work yesterday morning. I'm still pretty good at shovelling even though I'm 64, but I got chest pain yesterday and stopped. We had over a foot of snow in the backyard and it was too deep for one of our dogs and she refused to go out - I didn't want her peeing in the house as she's done before so I thought I'd give it a try, but I quickly found out it was too much for me. Thank goodness my oldest son took over and did the entire yard and deck. But what we got is nothing compared to the northeast US which got walloped by a totally different storm and much, much worse with many of the same people who suffered from Hurricane Sandy now having again no power and mountains of snow to deal with. Yup, those groundhogs that predicted early Springs were way off - fun folklore at best, but definitely not to be taken seriously!

Another few inches fell after our major shovelling last night, so I just might tackle that later today as it should be quite manageable for me to do. It's beautifully bright and sunny, a rare thing since our winters are mostly grey and overcast, so I should take advantage of getting a few rays of that warm sun.

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Happy Saturday team :) Well yesterday was a good day. Before work i did my normal cleaning and dishes and even got to talk to ds before he went to bed. Work was kinda crazy, at lunch i ran to pay another bill off...wohoo!!! after work went to dd1 to visit with her and lil guy... i love it, she puts him down and he gets this big smile on his face and crawls as fast as his little legs can go to me and crawls right up me, then flashes those big blue eyes that says ok i'm here now pick me up...lol... and of course i do :) then went home and order my free pizza from papa johns..i won the coin toss...lol...but i did good, i only had 2 pieces :) then talked to dd1's hubby... her phone charger was in his car and phone went dead so he couldn't talk to her which was driving him crazy...lol... so he called me to see if i had seen her... kinda nice cuz it gave me a chance to talk to him for a bit :) then dd2 called and i talked to her and lil man for a bit..then the rest of the night was relaxing :) i did have a nice surprise waiting for me when i got home from dd1...i ordered my nebulizer on thursday morning...didn't expect it until sometime next week, but there it was waiting for me when i got home yesterday...wohoo!!! and that was with free shipping :) i'm loving wayfair.com.

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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
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TGIF everyone!!!

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TGIF team :) Yesterday was a busy day. Before work did my normal cleaning and dishes. Checked bank account and wohoo...tax refund in the bank...so off to work i go. In between the business i paid up all my utilities, typed up my budget for the year, started a savings account and a plan to contribute to it each week. At lunch ran to Walmart for some awesome good deals...then after work went to pay a bill off then to grocery store for some more awesome good deals on healthy stuff :) Then went to CVS for some meds and then home to eat dinner... talked to dd1...lil guy and the kids she babysits were driving her crazy...mostly the other kids, but lil guy was having his share of fits...lol. Then talked to dd2 and my lil man...he's definately old enough now to talk to his grandma on the phone...he told me he wanted his elmo spoon when dd2 asked him which spoon he wanted...lol... then dd2 said ok, it's time for some tv time and he told her "I want to watch super y" i've never heard of the show but he loves it i guess...lol. when i was telling him good bye and that i loved him he told me "i love you to" so so sweet :)

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You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Happy Friday!

What a delight your grandson is for you JoDee! Isn't it amazing how Elmo connects with him - just about every little one I know luvs him! Sounds like lil guy needs to have quite a few Elmo DVD's that you can keep playing for him - the good thing is it's a good educational aid.

Luv fettuccini alfredo, but thankfully don't have it too often, but will coincidentally tonight. Great quote!!

Have a great evening - we're gearing up for the biggest winter storm in a couple of years - so much for the groundhog's early Spring prediction LOL!!!

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Happy Thursday team :) Yesterday was a good kinda normal day...lol. Did dishes and general cleaning in the morning before work and at lunch ran to cvs for some deals then after work went to visit dd1 and lil guy...i walked in and he gave me the biggest smile then crawled right up to me and pulled himself up and flashed those big blue eyes that said "you can pick me up now" lol... and of course i did...then went home and cooked dinner and after i ate, talked to dd2 and lil man on the phone...his new phrase is "I want some more" up from "I want some" lol. I've read that some babies don't speak sentences in context until they are 2...hhhmmm... lil man has been speaking sentences since before he was 1...he's only 17 months old!!! Saturday he told me "I love you toooo" lol...it was too cute. I am loving his vocal side...his momma... well, sometimes... lol. the "I love you" yes...the no's, i want down, i want some more (after he has had some more...lol, and i want out...well not so much.... or even when he asking to watch elmo for the hundredth time...she kinda wishes sometimes he wasn't an early talker...but this grandma is just loving it :)

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Hope your Wednesday was a good one all - wishing everyone a restful, peaceful night!!!

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Happy hump day team :) well yesterday was just plain one of THOSE days...lol. Got up late, didn't get to my morning cleaning and dishes, got to work late and every time the phone rang it was a problem that needed dealt with NOW! At lunch i was just going to go hide in my car but decided to go to dollar tree. Found a bag of dried kidney beans for a dollar...am going to try this weekend to make homemade chili all the way from scratch...wish me luck..lol. after work went to see dd1 and lil guy who was crawling everywhere and trying to get into everything... so i played with him for a bit so his momma could relax for a minute... i had him laughing so hard that both dd1 and i about pee'd ourselves from laughing at him...lol. went home...prepared to cook dinner though not really wanting to...and ds says come on let's go get pancakes... uh... ok...lol. so off to IHop we went...we had a good time and good food...just not all of it good for you...lol. But i did bring some home for this mornings breakfast...so didn't eat it ALL like i would of in the past... today going to get a little more done :)

Today is National Chopsticks Day :)
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~Ellen Glasgow

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Happy Tuesday all!

Wow JoDee, after that quote, I'm motivated!!

Enjoy the rest of the day everyone!!!

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Happy Tuesday team :) Well yesterday i did my normal general cleaning and dishes before work and at lunch ran to gas station...after work ran to bank then home to cook dinner and eat and a little more cleaning. also got to talk to dd1 and dd2 :)

Today is National Chocolate Fondue Day :)
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As has been pointed out, the secret of victory lies not wholly in knowledge. It lurks invisible in the vitalizing spark, intangible, yet as evident in the lightning-- the warrior Soul.
--George S. Patton

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Happy Monday!

Glad your daughter's health care will be taken care of JoDee!

Luv spaghetti - we had a big batch over the weekend. We use Catelli Smart Pasta, don't know if it's available in the US, but it has a lot more fibre and also made with veggies. Still I have to watch my portions of it, cause it's real easy to have a plateful so I did up a couple of spaghetti squashes and cauliflower to mix in with the pasta. The tomato/lean meat sauce was made with lots of veggies as well, carrots, red peppers,mushrooms, lots of onion and lots of garlic - it was powerfully nutritious and powerfully good LOL!

Luving the quotes!!

Have a great night everyone!!!

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Happy Monday team :) Val, Obamacare is in the process but not in full effect yet. She will have insurance come March...there was just a lapse between her being on my policy which ended for her the last day of the year and when her husbands insurance kicks in in March... thanks for the link :) Well yesterday was a busy day. ds and i went to Sunday school but he wasn't feeling good...nothing wrong just being a teenage boy and not getting his sleep...lol... so i took him home and then went and did some errands then home to cook dinner and get some cleaning down...made up for my lazy saturday...lol.

Today is National Spaghetti Day :)
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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Happy SuperBowl Sunday all!

I didn't know that about pink eye in kiddies, but it does make sense! I'm so thankful I live in Canada where there is universal healthcare for Canadian citizens. If this is the prime reason why our taxes are higher so bit it - everyone should be entitled to adequate treatment. What about Obamacare - has it not kicked in yet? www.herbal-home-remedies.com/eye-inf
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has some suggestions for home treatment, but it's highly contagious so compresses should be discarded after use. Hope dd1 gets better with it.

Little ones are such a joy, but they grow up so fast. My Madi will be 7 in May - she's interested in music, clothes and other early tween stuff and has strong opinions about most of her likes and dislikes - yikes! We're trying not to let her grounded age-wise, but her peers like all kids are a strong influence. She's still my sweetheart though!!

Luv carrot cake - for my BD I think I will have that or a cheesecake - somehow justifying in my mind that these are healthier choices LOL! Excellent quote today - thanks JoDee!!

Wishing everyone a great, relaxing Sunday and do take time to smell the roses!!!

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Happy Sunday team :) Yesterday was a non productive day...pure out and out lazy!! I had a bunch of errands to run, but the snow started early and i just didn't feel like dealing with it...lol. dd1 had to take lil guy to the doctors...he has pink eye and another ear infection...learned something new though...usually in babies, if they get pink eye it's a sign they have an ear infection...we thought they were just telling us that because they wanted the money of a doc visit, but the doctor we trust said no it's in fact true...the same bacteria that causes the ear infection causes the pink eye. so they gave him some more antibiotics which will clear up both...bad thing though is dd1 doesn't have insurance and can't go to docs for her pink eye now...and since they didn't give him drops, she can't share his...uhg!! She dropped him off so i could babysit and she went to pick up his meds...now hoping i don't get it...i was really careful and kept my hands washed and sanitized everything he touched when he left...i did have fun with him though :) after a quick clean up, dd2 and lil man stopped by for a visit...he of course kept me in a fit of giggles his whole visit...he has picked up a new saying... "you suck" i of course think this is quite funny...though i tried hard not to laugh when he said it... then when he was leaving i was telling his mommy i loved her and he must of thought i was going to leave him out because he turned around and yelled i loooove you tooooo.... for a baby that should only be saying a few words, he sure is opinionated...lol... the child has been putting full sentences together before the age of 1, and he has only built on those first few sentences... he can now tell us just about anything he wants in a full sentence, that you can actually understand...and he can tell if he doesn't want to...lol. when i nick named him lil man i never thought he would live up to the name quite so much...lol. the bad thing about all these smarts though, is he can easily out smart us if we are not careful...he can make me feel like stupid if i don't watch it...lol. he grabbed some money off my table and when i went to grab it he put it behind his back and ran... fast... so yea, i also feel how unfit i am also...lol. so i guess i did get some exercise after all...lol. i did get my money back from the baby after cornering him...lol. and some tickles :)

Today is National Carrot Cake Day.
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We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
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- Joe Vitale

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Happy February everyone!

Yeh JoDee, glad you got your computer up and running and that you are with us on the weekend again!!

Well Wiarton Willie, the resident groundhog in our neck of the woods tells us we're going to have an early Spring - woohoo - we can only hope!! Either way by the calendar there are still six weeks of winter left - but the good thing - we're at the halfway point - double woohoo!!

Have a great weekend all!!!

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Happy Saturday team :) Yes, it's me...on a weekend...lol. Got the computer up and going... let's cross fingers and hope it stays this way. My goal is to be here everyday of February... So yesterday was a crazy day. ds had to have my car yesterday, so he stayed up with me while i did my morning routine...i got it done but it sure wasn't easy...lol. threw me a little off to be sure... after work we went to visit dd1 and lil guy...then home for dinner. i decided it was a good time to relax and did just that :) Today i get to do all the running i didn't do yesterday...uhg! lol.

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Success comes from knowing that
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TGIF everyone!! Enjoy the weekend!!!


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TGIF Team :) Yesterday was a busy day with general cleaning and dishes before work, and at lunch ran to gas station...after work went to bank to get money out to pay bills today...though i didn't know i would not have my car :( ds's car broke down a couple weeks ago...which until today had been no big deal...he works opposite hours than i do, and any running he needs to do, he can do after i get off work...but today he has a bunch of errands to run and he is going to junk the old car to get money from it...it's parked at a friends and they have been so very patient with having it there this long...but needless to say, my running has been put off for today... we are planning on going to visit dd1 and my lil guy after work...so that will be nice :)

Today is National Fondue Month :)
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Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

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