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12/25/14 10:27 A

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No white Christmas, the little bit of snow we got Christmas Eve was all gone by this morning, but what we had last night was pretty. It'll be a quiet Christmas day for us and that's ok. I have one of those frozen turkey breast that goes right from the freezer to the oven to fix for us today. Our oldest DD always makes sausage/biscuit/gray on Christmas morning and she called to see if we'd like some so sent some over for us, it was good, it's not something I make but don't mind having once it a while, DH likes it. What Christmas goodies we had are almost gone, glad of that. Enjoy this blessed day!

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Merry Christmas Sparkies... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wyndy - I can so relate to the arthritis pain but it don't drop to them temps here in Florida. Although it is 59 degrees right now. Wish it would stay there. Our high will be 72 today. Wish will be nice enough. Then back into the high 70's and 80's again after that. We actually had our AC on again for a couple days. hehehe the weather has been crazy.
Now about that exercises... Don't let that number get you down. I don't even look at the numbers. I just do what I can and am happy that I did it. If I can walk through Walmart slowly instead of riding that cart I'm having a good day. And then hope that the next time I will do a little better. Hope your day is a good one. emoticon

Kathryn - Don't sweat about your meal... Open another can of veggies or make a little more potatoes or something like that. That will help the meal go a little further. Hope that helps. Have a wonderful day. emoticon

Shirl - I'm glad you enjoyed your evening watching them GGk's open them gifts. That is the best part if you ask me. hehehe Enjoy your new smoothie maker... I've heard of them but I am not a smoothie drinker. So have one for me with no banana's sometime. heheh cheers lol emoticon

Wanda - I picture you house just like Shirl did. Full of fun and excitement and love. Enjoy my friend and can't wait to hear all about it. emoticon

Carole - How's Sunny Florida... Oh... I know... The sun is shinning out my window right now. hehehe Enjoy your Christmas... emoticon

Merry Christmas to all those that stop in...

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Merry Christmas everyone. Have a great holiday season.

It's looks like Christmas here, we have had light snow all day. Not doing much at all except resting and destressing.

Have an enjoyable day
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Today was such a nice day, my walking buddy and I went for a long walk to Starbucks, Subway and Sees candy. I was good and did not over indulge, I only had 4 Sees candies. Hubby just invited two more people over for Christmas. I freaked out I only bought enough for four people not 5, oh well looks like I will be getting less and less to eat. Why am I complaining I am trying to lose weight. But did not want to do it this way.

Positive quote-Temptation to give in to: If you feel you deserve a treat, give in to the urge to treat yourself to a new hairdo or a bunch of flowers

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We are getting plenty of rain today, but they say later this evening it's suppose to turn to snow, so maybe we'll awake to a white Christmas. Last night was so much fun at DD's, especially watching the GGk's opening their presents, they get so excited. Yesterday I finally got all the accessories to my Magic Bullet all washed, now I just need to make room in a cupboard for them, next time I go to the store will pick up some ingredients to make smoothies, also need to go on line to check out more recipes for more healthy smoothies. Maybe we'll find a good Christmas movie to watch on Netflix's this afternoon.

Wyndy glad you got all that Avon delivered. I know what you mean about the change in temps and the arthritis.

Mermaid try not to eat things that aggravate your tummy, you don't want to not feel good for the holidays, hopefully you can keep things calmed down till you get to see the doc.

Wanda your house is probably filled to overflowing with family, enjoy this time.

Carole hope your trip is good with no weather delays.

Enjoy this season.

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How lovely everyone has been. Thank you so much for the welcome backs. Makes me feel good all over.

I have finished delivering the last of the Avon orders that came 3 days late. I just feel totally rushed off my feet. We have had an awesome week for weather though. Around the -5 area. Unfortunately on Friday it's suppose to dip down to -21 for a high. Yikes, am I going to hurt! The arthritis only affects me on days that the temperature swings occur and that's going to be some swing for sure. Then it goes back to around -10 for a couple of days and then in January back to the normal - around -25 to -30. Winter will arrive, darn it all.

Wanda: Borscht for Christmas Eve supper. Must be some Ukrainian in the mix somewhere. I love it when friends ask us to Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper, it's always good and the only time I get borscht. Yummy.

Kathy: Thanks for the calorie usage instructions. Hmmm, 34 calories isn't that much for all that work. I did learn from that exercise though that spending all that time in bed certainly deteriorated my arm strength. I couldn't even do the ones that were over the head. Yet!

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i had a great work out during Aqua Zumba class today. As usual our instructor played Christmas carols for the music. Later on I did some last minute shopping with my mom. She usually gets stressed out quickly so I was there to help her out. As good as it sounded I declined dinner at my brother's even though he made one of my favorites!

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Carole - enjoy your flight and hope that all goes well with it. And enjoy your holiday in WARM Tampa area... Today it's 80's like us and will be 70's like us for Christmas... hehehe got shorts?

Kathryn - Not sure when your Birthday is so emoticon early... hehehe I can
so relate to not wanting to invite your hubby's messy friends. hehehe It's hard to get tomato sauce out of light carpet. but I did find out that peroxide will take blood out of most things... but tomato sauce not sure. hehehe Hope you enjoy your birthday and that Pizza. You've earned it.

Andy made us a pizza last night and it hurt my tummy (hernia) and then this morning for a quick breakfast I picked us up a McDonald's sausage biscuit (not thinking) and that hurt my tummy too. So made a call and got an appt for a hernia doctor. So looks like soup is in order for me for today... And I will be real careful of what I eat from now on. Just hope I can wait as my appt is not until the 9th of January.

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Positive quote- Any exercise is a good idea

I was just heading out for my walk when a friend flagged me down and wanted to walk with me. She is losing weight to and we share exercise and health tips. We took a long walk, to Starbucks, the supermarket and Subway. I got the cold cut combo for $2 and 410 calories. We talked about how in the old days we would add chips and a soda to the order. Now day just the sandwich over fills us
For my birthday we are ordering in pizza at noon. I might invite my hubby's two neighbor friends in to enjoy it with us, then again I might not as they are messy and I can just see pizza sauce on my nice new light tan area rug. We just got that rug paid off.
We are having one of hubby's other friend over for Christmas and he is not messy.

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Snicker-Yes, I fly out tomorrow night. Hopefully no snow will impede my getting to the airport. After I fly out it can turn into a blizzard. haha j/k. I usually have the worst luck with flights. This time I got a straight through flight. If I don't I always miss my connecting flight due to CO weather.

Blonde-Mmm fudge. My mom used to make fudge at Christmas. I never got the recipe. Maybe one of my sisters has it.

Mmm pickled beets. My mom made harvard beets for us.

Shirl-How nice your kiddos got you Netflix. I'm addicted. I like that you can set it up your username so each person can save their own queues or based on what they like they get recommended shows based on what they've watched. I set my son up so he can't watch any rated R movies. ;P I'm sure given time he'll figure his way around it.

Well, today I take the cat to the kitty hotel (vet). Once I catch him and stuff him in the kitty carrier that he loves so much. ;P He does this low pitiful meow when he's in it. It is very loud so anyone within earshot looks at me like what the heck? Then they start laughing. Good times. It is funny. My son can mimic him perfectly. It sounds like "Mooowwwww" hahaha

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Good Morning Sparkies...

emoticon This is what is in my garden this morning... yep 79* yesterday and a little drizzle... So thought I'd share...

Yesterday was a big day for me and as well as my DIL Penny. She had surgery and I had the job of waiting. lol It's a hard job. hehehe She did well and I finally got her home about 6 pm last night. The hospital was about 40 minutes away from us and then you figure in all them people wanting to get home from work... yep lots of fun... But we made it. She is recouping and I am watching her pup aka grandson again. hehehe

Wanda - You made me think of Marie... She informed me that we have Pickled beets ready just for us... we are the only tow that enjoy them for the holiday. hehehe So I will think of you as I have my beets. hehehe

Shirl - Them Grinch kabobs sound like fun... Bet they are a big hit. and I'm sure whatever you have baked will be enough.
We love the Netflix and I'm sure you will as well... So many movies... I get stuck looking a looking... If you go online on Netflix in your leisure and find movies and then add them to your list (just click add to list) then they will be there waiting for you when you are ready to watch them. hehehe

Heather - Nice that you had some time to bake with your mom... treasures these years and all them cookie recipes... hehehe You will want to share them one day.

THEBLONDEGENIUS - I'm glad that you have some nice plans of your own this week. Enjoy!
I also enjoy hearing about what others have planned as well. Especially those who have a completely different culture as mine. lol Enjoy You Week...

Carol - So glad that your boys made it to Tampa with out problems... And did you know that we are the lightning capital? Yep we are. hehehe So really glad they were not harmed. We did have some storms yesterday but not much rain in central Florida (where I am).
Happy cleaning... You know when my hubby goes out of town that is the first thing I do... Clean! usually the floors... And they stay clean the whole time he is gone. I LOVE IT! LOL Enjoy! hehehe Now I know you have to work a little longer but aren't you joining them when you get off? If so have a safe trip.

Things have been so hectic for me lately... so in case I do not make it back here...

Merry Christmas to all my Sparkfriends... Hope that your Holiday is a special one.

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Good Morning all,

All our company begins arriving at various times today. I just discovered that I have to make a run to the store...NO BEETS! Can't imagine how I missed that. Christmas eve supper without Borscht is a no no.

Made some peanut butter fudge and some cinnamon buns yesterday. Today will be to get the borscht made and ready to reheat tomorrow as well as the braided bread.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas. I will try to log in each day so that I don't mess up my streak, but not sure how much time I will have for anything else.

Shirl...Yay on the recipe...let me know how it turned out.

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12/23/14 9:12 A

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Good morning. We got rain last evening and it's going to be a wet day, might turn into snow on Christmas Eve, we'll see, I'd like a little snow for Christmas morning. I ended up not doing anymore baking yesterday, will just make do with what I had made to give away. I always enjoyed being in the kitchen with my mom, she always baked up a storm during the holidays. We are going to our DD's later today. Son called last night and over the phone helped me get hooked up to Netflix, so now have all kinds of movies we can watch, which will be nice for this winter, my kids really do spoil me and I love it and them. Sounds like lots of family time happening, enjoy it all. We are so blessed.

Wanda I'll be making those Grinch Kabobs today to take out to DD's, I'll let you know what the great grandkids think of them, they love fruit, so I think they'll be a hit with them. Thanks for sharing that pin with me. Enjoy your time off.

Wishing all a good day and finishing up any last minute preparations for Christmas.

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I hope your church can come up with another idea as good and popular as the light show! Why is this the last year for it?

Oh, baking with your mom - good times! My mom doesn't cook at all anymore, so she passed on her foolproof family recipe for fudge, and I make that at Christmas. I have so many happy memories of cooking with her! She just gave me her cookbook, which has some recipes written in her mother's handwriting, to give to my daughter. I got all misty eyed!

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My mom and i got off to a good start with our Christmas baking yesterday. At first I wasn't thrilled about making some different cookies than we have always made, but hey we have had a lot of changes in our family this year! Afterwards we went to the final light show my church has put on the past eight years. It's sad that it has come to an end because it has brought a lot of people from the community who don't even attend TBC. We will just have to wait until next year!

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Such a busy, nice time of year for everyone! I like hearing about all your preparations and happy times.

I had a great weekend with my mama and one of my big sisters. I have lunch plans today with a couple of good friends at one of my favorite restaurants. I took delivery of my VSO's new recliner: a Christmas gift from his mom. I have a short work week followed by more family time, then later in the week, celebration with my daughter. My cup runneth over!

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Hello all!
Got the boys off to the airport yesterday. I guess there was lots of lightning in Tampa when they got there. They were delayed in getting their bags. Woke up to snow this morning. At least it was only a light dusting. I don't know which weather service to believe. My night stand weather forecast says its to be warm the rest of the week. Local channels are saying snow every day. I'm hoping for the first one! I have to drive hubby's truck to my sister's house and I'm not used to it. So hopefully it won't be snowy/icy.

I've been cleaning the house/doing laundry since they left. Its been nice not having someone undo what I just did! haha The cat has been extra cozy since my son isn't here to attend to his neediness. Work is expecting to cut out early on Wednesday. Hopefully it is more like noon rather than an hour before the work day usually ends! Got the Xmas music cranked at work since few people are here. It will be a skeleton crew the next couple of days. Which is nice.

Kansas-The snow is headed your way...;P Maybe. I don't know which direction it is headed. I hope we have another year like last year where it snowed lots in the mountains but very little in the foothills. That was nice. Our summer was actually cool as well. Lots of rain.

Wyndy-Welcome back. Hope you are feeling better.

Kathryn-My sister's bday is the day after Christmas. I have such a hard time remembering it too. I feel bad. My sisters and I usually get together for our bdays. We take the bday girl out to lunch and then to a movie of her choosing. Since my middle sister moved to MN it is just my oldest sister and I. So we have that to look forward to. Maybe I'll get my brother to come as well since he is Jan 11. We get back from FL Jan 6. How fun that your bday is New Year's Eve. Have anything special planned?

Wanda-Glad you are feeling better. Banana bread yum! My husband and son love it too.

Hope everyone has a great day!



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Good Morning everyone,

WELCOME back Wyndy...so nice to see you hear again. Hope that you will have a much better year in 2015.

Mermaid...I'm not sure that I will charge "rent", but might consider a damage deposit with dogs and kids in the house *grin* (see your post). I did manage to get a banana loaf made yesterday and I noticed this morning that it's half gone already...hubby has been indulging! Good thing he leaves today to Saskatchewan to pick up his mom...I can get some baking done and it will be here for Christmas! Have a great day.

Kathryn...I love your quotes...you always manage to select just the perfect ones. Thank you so much. So you are a New Years eve baby...I will jump the gun and wish you a very Happy Birthday now just in case I forget. Actually we start with the birthday all over again Jan 1st....my cousin is a New Years Day baby! Then Garry and Kaeli have their birthdays in January too. I need to find out when the little ones birthdays are seeing as we have expanded the family. I'm beginning to feel the Dugger Family...a birthday every week! LOL
Have a great day.

Shirl...hope your visit with your son was great. So nice that you have been able to get together. Sounds like his job is keeping him busy. Baking and more laundry on my agenda for today. I also need to make a quick trip to drop off my library books and pick up the holds. Then get the beds all made for company. I will likely only take the time to check in over the next few days, no challenges etc. but want to let you know not to worry about me. Have a wonderful day, Hugs.

Just a reminder to everyone that hasn't yet got their word/phrase for 2015...there is still time. When you do have it, don't forget to record in under the Word/Phrase 2015 theme tab.

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Good Monday morning. It's cold, in the 20's, but lovely sunshine. We need to go to the store sometime today to pick up some things to fix and take to DD's tomorrow evening, her DH won't be able to be there as they switched him to the afternoon shift. It sure was nice to be able to visit with our son, Mike and his friend, Jeff, yesterday, they got us a ROKU for Christmas and got us all set up, we watched a Doris Day movie The Glass Bottom Boat and then an Audie Murphy western, there is so much stuff you can watch it's amazing and best of all it's free, there are a few things you can sign up for that cost, but there is so much free stuff, we'll never be able to say we can't find something to watch. The beef and noodles were good, it's been quite a while since I've fixed them, lunch will be easy today, just warm up leftovers. I was thinking about making some cookies today, but am really not in a baking mood, so will just have to see. Wishing all a marvelous Monday.

Wanda you'll need to just have one huge December birthday party for all those Dec. birthdays, my goodness. It sounds like you are really going to have a very full house for Christmas, but just think of all the joy that will surround all of you and the memories you'll be making, what a blessing.

Mermaid hope you get to feeling better, glad your recliner helps you.

Wyndy welcome back, sorry to hear you've been not feeling well but are doing better.

Kathryn good for you getting your walking in.

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Monday positive quote-Self control is a muscle the more you use it the stronger it gets

A man can not be comfortable without his own approval-Mark Twain

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Wyndy emoticon of course I remember you, so nice to see you back again. Sorry to hear you were not feeling well but hope you are all better now emoticon

Wanda good to hear you are having a mild winter. So many birthdays this month emoticon don't forget mine is the 31st emoticon

Heather glad to here you had a nice visit to KC

Shril nice that your son could visit, beef and noddles sounds good, it has been months since I had beef. I use to make the best beef and noddles yum yum

Kathy sorry you are in pain but nice that you have the recliner glad that makes you feel better

Going out to the library this morning they have two books on hold for me,good as I just finished one of the ones I got Thursday

Positive quote-What's in your mouth is not nearly as important as what's in your mind


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Wyndy - you just click where it says track calories burned and it will track it and then you can see how many calories. does that help?

I clicked it and it says 9 minutes = 34 calories burned


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I have a question. How do you get a calorie count on sitting video exercises. There isn't any listed - not even a minimum for the videos that I was trying this morning. This one in particular:

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Hi Wyndy - Oh course we remember you... Glad you are back. Hope you are feeling lots better now.

Shirl - Enjoy your visit with your son and your beef and noodles. Sounds good to me. hehehe

Wanda - Sounds like you got a lot accomplished yesterday. That is good now on to that baking for them little ones. They will surely appreciate it. hehehe Your house will be full soon. And to have them little ones there will be so much fun. Glad that Quin found a nice family that he wants to share with you. Remember to not over do and get plenty of rent. You are still recovering my friend. Oh and emoticon to all in Dec and Jan too. hehehe You may have to do drawings to get through the months. hehehe

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Good morning. Some of you might remember me from before. I was really sick earlier in the year. By the time I came back, like last week, I couldn't remember my account so am under a new name - Sunwyn. Yes, it's Wyndy from Saskatchewan.

It's a wonderful day here, around -7C. Fortunately I don't have to do anything for Christmas. There is just the 2 of us. So it will be quiet. I like that as I am still not quite up to snuff but at least I am showing some interest in living in the present now.

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Good Morning all,

I didn't get to the baking yesterday, but I did get caught up on the household chores. Got my LR floor all washed, laundry done, managed to make it to the store to pick up some stocking stuffer things and birthday presents. Back home to doing some organizing to accommodate extra people and two dogs in the house over Christmas.

Garry and I met up with Shy and Kyle for a quick supper last night and then back to our house for an evening of visiting. Thankfully it was still a fairly early night for me as the day pretty much left me ready for bed by 9pm.

Carole...sounds like you are pretty much ready for the Christmas season. I have next week off work and then it's back to work Dec 29th for me. I need to get at some baking though today as I have done no baking at all for this Christmas. I think part of the reason is that we don't eat a lot of baking, but with company coming, I should have some on hand. Enjoy your day today.

Heather...I love aquacises...(that's what they are called here). Unfortunately the times that they are held no longer work with my work schedule. I really miss going as they are such a great way of exercising that doesn't put pressure on joints. I especially love the deep water ones. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Mermaid...I am so proud of you and all the determination you have to get yourself health once again. Thanks for being my inspiration. Hugs.

Kathryn...Glad that you have been able to get out for your walks again with out getting wet! We have been having a very unusual winter so far. We had early snow, then that all disappeared and then a bit more snow and although the temperatures are not as cold as they usually are at this time of year the snow has stayed. With the milder temps though, winter has not been too hard to take! We keep saying...every day that it is like this is one day less of winter as we know it! Have a great day.

Shirl...We just added one more birthday to our family birthdays in December. It turns out that Quin's girlfriends birthday is the 20th. (Now we are sitting at 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th then Christmas and start all over again in January LOL). We are looking so forward to Quin and his instant family coming for the holidays. It will be so much fun to have 2 little ones (5 and 2 yrs) in the house again. Enjoy your visit with your son today. Have a great day.

Mauri...thank you for the goodie and well wishes. Hugs to you too.

Have a wonderful and blessed day everyone.
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Good morning all. Serenity Sunday is posted. Got most stuff done yesterday that I wanted to. Son and his friend are coming over this afternoon, I am making beef and noodles for lunch, that's what my son wanted, don't see him much now that he's driving truck. Hope all have a serene Sunday and that everyone is getting done what needs to be done before Christmas.

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I went to Kansas City today to se the movie on Jerusalem today. At first I wasn't all that excited since i visited Israel 4 years ago but it was well made. It has been a long time since I had visited K.C. around the holidays so it was well worth the trip and the weather was pleasant.

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Just a quick peek in to say hello. I've been using my recliner a bit today and have my back massager/heat set up on it. Love that thing. It's coming in handy today on my back. Our weather is back up to high 70's for the next 3 o 4 days and then back down into the low 60's again for Christmas. I tried to keep all that heat out of the house today so I didn't have to turn on the AC tonight. hehehe Crazy weather. hehehe

Wanda - So nice to see you starting to feel better. Happy baking to you. Glad that Garry is helping you with some of them details. don't worry whatever you don't get done you will have lots of help soon. hehehe Enjoy you journey my friend.

Shirl - You reminded me... The hurrier I go the further behind I get. hehehe

Kathryn - I think it's great that you and Dh are doing so well together... Especially him. You are such a motivation for him too. You are fabulous my friend. hehehe

Heather - I so envy you. I wish we had a pool exercise class close to me. I would love that. We moved to another town and there is no YMCA here. It is so good when you are in pain...

Carole - Sounds like your family is ready for a big holiday now. hehehe Enjoy!

Ok I'm off to get some dinner ready. I made some spaghetti sauce full of zucchini and tomatoes and onions and a little Italian sausage the other night so tonight is left overs. hehehe Love left overs that I like. hehehe

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Shril hope you day turns out okay

Wanda glad you are feeling better. I use to love playing with Lagos with my kids.

Carole hope you got some stuffed grape leaves, I have always wanted to try them they sound so yummy

Heather stay warm

I got a nice walk in the chilly morning air. It is in the 50's today over cast and gloomy but it did not take the smile off my face emoticon

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Wanda glad you are beginning to feel better, thanks for doing silly Saturday, I really meant to get here this morning, but as you see that didn't happen, my days haven't exactly been going like I had hoped, but it will be what it will be.

Wishing all a good Saturday!

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Good Morning all,

I woke up this morning for the first time in a while without feeling like I was swollowing glass each time I swollowed. YAY!

I have been working from home the past couple of days and now this coming week, I am on holiday time so hope to feel great and get the rest of my Christmas stuff done. Garry bless his heart has been doing errands for me and he picked up a great deal on an inflatable queen size air mattress. Yay I now have a place for the little ones to sleep instead on on the floor. This weekend we will get the basement family room set up for Quin and his family. Get the beds all made and dig out the bin of lego blocks and the toy box from under the crawl space.
Now that I am feeling a bit better, I really have to get some baking done. Thankfully I have a few days yet to accomplish it all in.

I started reading all the posts that I have missed and will get back to reading the rest later today.
Looks like some of you have been getting the cold and snow. Stay safe and if you are traveling over the holidays please take care.

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i love my Aqua Zumba class. I have been in it for a couple of years now and just love it. I hate when I can't make it. It really helps my chronic pain. The snow we got the other day is already melting off. It is supposed to be up in the 40's possibly 50 by Monday. That's Kansas weather for ya'!

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Don't know where this day went to, it's almost bedtime, but wanted to drop by and say hi. It's been a cold day, we had icy roads this morning and some schools were closed. Hope all had a good Friday. Will try and get here early tomorrow before I get into the cleaning mode.

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Heather-You must of gotten hit harder than we did in Denver. My dry cleaner said that her family in eastern Colorado got hit hard with snow. Schools were closed. Here hardly anything. Stay warm!

Kathy-Good luck with getting rid of the fudge. I have a bunch of Xmas cookies no one is eating except me. Need to freeze it or send it elsewhere. I keep digging in. ..

Kathryn-I love that movie. Guilt...I need to get moving on laundry as well. Perhaps tonight. that's great your dh is now using 5 pound weights. My FIL had a stroke and then had to have surgery. He is fighting fluid on the lungs at the moment and his ankles are swelling. They have him on diuretics. Hopefully he will be feeling better by Xmas. He's been through it all. He also was diagnosed with adult leukemia. He battled that for a couple years and now seems to be doing ok on that front. Then he had to have heart surgery. He keeps going though. I don't know how he does it. He also has aspergers. I didn't know he had it until I started watching the tv show Parenthood. I told my SIL that he reminds me of the kid with aspergers. She told me that was what Nick had. I wish someone had told me. I kept thinking I was setting him off for some reason. Oh well.

Wanda hope you feel better by the holidays. I've never had strep..*knock on wood*.

Our Christmas party is this afternoon. Should be fun. We are having mediterranean food. Love that stuff! I hope they got some stuffed grape leaves. Yum! (Dolmades, dolmas whatever its called.) Hubby and son are done after today until Jan 7th. I work through the 24th and come back the 7th. I still need to login during the holidays but at least its only for a few days about 1 hour per day. So not so bad. If I don't check in, hope everyone enjoys the holidays with their families!

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Kathy I have seen the movie with Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain. I think of him when I do my singing and humming in the rain. It is raining today so this afternoon I will do some singing in the rain.

Heather hope you get to do your Zumba class soon doing it in the water sounds like so much fun

Carole hope your party was fun

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda Sure hope you are starting to feel better. You are gonna need some energy for sure. Sending some healing prayers your way my friend. Happy birthday to Shyra and to Quin's GF too. Hope that Garry has a safe trip to get his mom. What a wonderful time it will be in your house this year. Bring on that tea and honey for your throat. Hope you are still on some antibiotics (if you can take them) prayers that you will feel better soon so you can enjoy your holiday.

Heather - Oh hope you can talk your dad into them new tires. I wouldn't want him driving on bald one's either. Better to be safe than sorry. Enjoy that aqua zumba class if you decide to join. Sounds like lots of fun. I would love it but my back would have other feelings. hehehe emoticon

Kathryn - So glad that that weight it falling back off. Darn water weight anyway. hehehe And thanks for the Happy face the other day Made me Smile too. hehehe Thank goodness Shirl remembered the name of the singer and dancer for me. Gene Kelly... Singing in the Rain... Have you seen that movie or heard that song? hehehe I will think of you now and your hubby. LOL

Shirl - Sorry about your neighbor. It's sad that she wasn't found sooner. Where they are taking her she will get better care.
So glad you enjoyed your Birthday. And sounds like you are still enjoying your birthday. hehehe And sounds like you keep your family happy with them RUM BALLS. Hic. hehehe Now we know why they are so happy. hic. hehehe I have never made them. But I'm sure Andy would love them too. hehehe
Well I made 4 doz each sugar cookies, chocolate chips and snow balls. Then Andy made a bunch of thumbprints and some coconut macaroons. And I made 3 different batches of fudge. One did not turn out very well. It was not my usual recipe. So ran and got the stuff I usually use and then all was good. hehehe So a couple nights ago we made out plates up for everyone and then Andy took them and passed them out to our tenants and friends. And I took one to the neighbors. We got rid of most of them thank goodness. But there is still some on the table. The fudge called my name last night so gotta get a plan for that. Do not want it calling me ever again. hehehe
I've done so well so far don't want to go backwards. There has to be someone I can give some fudge to... or maybe I can freeze it. Wonder if it freezes well. hehehe

Ok well wanted to stop and say hey while I had a free moment... I'm off to make some potato soup. Out high for the day will be like 69*. So that is still good soup weather here in Florida. hehehe

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Good Morning everyone,

Thank you for all your well wishes. I'm slowly but surely beating this battle with strep throat. On the plus side...I get to work from home and as long as I do my regular hours, I can do them at any point during the day. So I nap a little, I work a little...and I get to stay in my jammies! You can't beat that. *grin*.

Yesterday was our youngest daughter's birthday...hard to believe that she is 27 now! Today is my BIL's birthday and tomorrow is our son's girlfriend's birthday. I am so looking forward to Quin and his new instant family coming for Christmas. They should be here on the 23rd. Garry is leaving on the 22nd to go and get his mom in Saskatchewan and they should be back on the 23rd also. Let the fun begin.

I will check back in again in a little while...I want to get some work done while I am still feeling up to it. Have a wonderful Friday.

Hugs to you all. For those that might be heading away for over Christmas...I wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe travels.

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I haven't been out today because of the snow we received in the night. Only a few inches but enough to cover the grass. It will be gone when the weekend is over so there won't be a white Christmas here. I need to get with my dad to buy some new tires before the next snow hits. they aren't bald yet but it's close. I contemplated about going for an aqua zumba class last night but didn't go since I wasn't sure when the white stuff was to start and I new i wouldn't make it today. have a great weekend everyone!

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Hello all!
Down to 2 more gifts (brother and FIL). I think I'm going to do the gift card thing for each. That way they can get what they want. I need to wrap my secret santa gift and get some mints to put in the jars I got for my employees. I got my boss a wine glass that has lines on it that say lower part of the glass "Good Day", half way mark is "Bad Day" and full to the top is "Don't Ask" haha.

I take the boys to the airport Sunday and then I fly down Xmas eve. My sister is dropping me off. Love those red eye flights. ;P

Wanda-Hope you feel better!

Shirl-Happy B-day! Hope it was great.

Kathy-Bummer for your DIL. Hope its nothing serious.

Tomorrow is our office party. We are meeting at a brewery that one of the staff member's husband owns. It will be catered. They are having an ugly sweater contest and then of course the secret santa exchange. Should be fun. My secret santa knows me too well. Chocoholic! haha Plus tea. I'm not a coffee drinker. Should be a light hearted day.

Need to get my son motivated to get his essay written tonight. It is half done. I'm sure there will be an hour of drama before he completes it in 5 minutes. hahaha Kids.

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Shril emoticon hope your day was great

Wanda hope you are feeling better

Kathy hope your DIL feels better soon

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I think I am finally done shopping, feel like I am shopped out. Thank goodness Christmas comes only once a year. I sorted out every thing I bought to put in hubby's stocking and I have two much. I will put the rest in a nice Christmas gift bag.
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Good morning, well almost noon. Going to meet Margret for lunch, she's treating me for my birthday, we are trying out a new little sandwich shop downtown, guess they have good soup too. Our office manager, Alain's grandma passed away Tuesday night, visitation is tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. Then Cordie, one of our residents fell Tuesday night and wasn't found till Wed. morning, she is moving to a nursing facility today, she's lived here 13 years, we told her we'd come and visit her as she's right here in town, she was really sad to have to go, but knows it's for the best. Wishing all a good Thursday.

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Good evening. It's been a good day, thanks for the birthday wishes here and on FB. While we were at his doctor's appointment the fire alarm went off and everyone had to exit the building, so we had to stand out in the cold for a short time, that's never happened before, oh well, we had a little excitement and exercise. His appointment went well, he has to go back Dec. 30, and they'll remove the buildup of earwax in his left ear, then audiology will set up an appointment to test his hearing. He will go back to his primary care doctor in 6 mos. DH took me to Big Boy for lunch, I had the fish & chips and I was bad and had a grilled pecan roll with butter pecan ice cream, whipped cream and caramel sauce, needless to say I really don't need any supper. I hope you all are having a good Wed.

Wanda hope that throat gets better soon, let your body rest so your natural healing can do it's stuff.

Mermaid it's Gene Kelley singing "Singing In The Rain" love that movie with him, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Hope your DIL will be ok. I am doing just a little homemade goodies for my family, I've made one batch on rum balls and have stuff to make two more batches, my guys love the rum balls, I like them as they are so easy to make and no baking involved.

Kathryn I like walking in a soft, light rain if it's warm. Cold here today only in the 20's now and it's been quite windy today.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - So sorry that you are feeling under the weather. Not a good time for you to be sick. So sending you the a little friend of mine to sprinkle her Faerie dust all over you to make you all better. emoticon You've got copany coming and you need all your wellness. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon There I sent everything I could find in this pantry that I could find. hehehe oh and Let's not forget the (((HUGS)))



Shirl - A little FB Birdy told me it was your BD... So emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you have a wonderful day.

Heather - I can so relate to not wanting to be around that cooking baking... we packed up plates of cookies last night and hubby is delivering them today. But there is still more in there. So need to make a few more plates and practice some random acts of kindness or something. hehehe Even though I've been good about not eating many of them I'm feeling I'm starting to feel weak. hehehe

Carol - hehehe I love the way you are delegating with them scouts. hehehe WTG! Good luck on the shopping. Ugh glad I'm done... I think! LOL

Kathryn - So now you are Singing in the Rain? I love it... Take hubby along and Sing and Dance in the rain. hehehe. Remember that song? Can't think of the guy that does it but he's one of my faves. hehhe

Well once again I've been MIA. I've been so busy... DIL has been in the hospital since Saturday night. She was have sever pain in her right side. Andy took her to the ER since her hubby is a truck driver and is on the road. So we have been watching her pup Bo... he's a handful. I stopped day before yesterday to visit with her. They may be doing a peek inside her this morning to see what is going on. Not sure, still waiting to hear on that. Andy will stop in this morning to see her.

Anyway, wanted to let you know I was alive just very busy.

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Happy Birthday Shirl....so blessed to have you in my life. Wishing you a most wonderful day.

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Well, it's another day that I get to spend at home instead of at work. Saw the doctor yesterday and he did a throat swab to see if it might in fact be strep. Meanwhile we just keep treating it like it's a viral infection of some sort. Salt water gargle, honey and lemon drinks, rest and recovery. I have a doctor's note now to take back to work with me and talked to my manager yesterday who informed me that she doesn't want me to come back until I sound better. So will see how I am tomorrow...basically just play it by ear.

Thankfully all our shipments for this year have arrived and are received, so it's only outgoing orders that need to be input and those will be coming out of next years budget and can wait for a bit. Spoke with my co-worker yesterday and she is going to handle the necessary stuff for me. So good that I have such a great work situation.

I think I might try and do some baking today and get a head start on some of the Christmas cooking or I just might continue to catch up on some rest *grin*.

Thank you to all for the well wishes, I am so seldom sick that this virus came from out of left field.

Happy Wednesday to everyone,

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We finally got some sun here in KS after a week of grey and rain. It cane out during our aqua zumba class today and everyone in the aqua center shouted with joy. It has been coming and going all day since then, I stopped by my dad's yesterday and noticed that he hasn't started any of his Christmas baking yet which was good for my sake. My mom has started it at here house because I saw pictures of my three nieces helping her out. They are finally old enough she dosen't need my help any more.

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Good afternoon. Another gray day, which is not helping, feeling kind of down, thinking of mom, lost her Dec. 83. I did manage to get a batch of rum balls made this morning, need to go to the store for more vanilla wafers before I can make more. The potluck was good last night, but turned out to be a little more work for me then what I had planned on but all came out well. We had our gift exchange after the potluck, Clenton got a set of 3 small flashlights and I got a 3pc. set of a shelf, picture frame and a candle holder. Well this isn't getting me to the store. Tomorrow we'll be over to the Battle Creek VA for DH's appointment with his primary care doc.

Wanda hope you get in to the doctor and get something to help you get better quickly.

Kathryn glad your area is getting the much needed rain.

Wishing all a good Tuesday.

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Ran out of time last night so bought cookies for the cookie exchange today. Oh well. Got scouts figured out for tonight. Hubby can't make it (he's the scoutmaster) so I'll be winging it. I'm an introvert so you can imagine how great I am at presenting. That's where hubby shines. We'll get through it. I'm going to have the boy scout helpers step up and earn their leadership badge. Tee-hee.

Still need to get moving on the Xmas gifts. I need to get something for my sister, brother, and inlaws. I may have DH get gifts when he gets to Florida. He gets there before me. That way I can finish with my brother and sister.

Ready for a vacation! 8 more days...I think I can I think I can! ;P

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Good Morning,

No going in to work for me today. I need to see a doctor as soon as something opens. The throat is much worse and my home remedies are no longer doing the trick. I can't be sick for Christmas...so much company coming!!

The mind is not thinking well this morning, so apologize for not getting today's challenge posted, but I'm going back to bed until it's time to go see the doctor.

I will touch base later.

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I am in Cal and we are getting some badly needed rain today. We just had a storm a day ago that dropped 5 inches here in Sacramento.Today I went for a nice long walk and sang in the rain this morning.

Wanda emoticon glad that honey is helping. My hubby uses peanut butter for his itchy throat.

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Survived the weekend. Still not done with Xmas shopping. emoticon I'm down to online shopping so that should go easier. I hope! Son was grousing that Santa may not know where to go since we'll be in Florida. I suggested we not setup the tree so less confusion. haha No ulterior motives here. Got my new car Saturday. Glad that's over. I hate the negotiating process and how they play on your emotions. Takes a long time too. Was a little sad to part with my old car as it had a lot of memories attached to it. My mom and my labrador both deceased. But time to move forward. The old car was beginning to break down so it was now or sink a lot of money into fixing everything. I do love the new car though! Esp the heated seats! haha It snowed Sunday so got to test that part out. :) Still need to figure everything out. Alot has changed automotively in 13 years.

This week is going to be crazy as well. Still need to bake my cookie exchange cookies. Scouts tomorrow night. Secret Santa, Xmas party at work, passport to health lunch (work competition for eating right and exercising. My partner and I ended up in the top 20. Not bad. I wasn't as gungho this year as years past. Last year we were in the top 10.)

Wanda-Hope you feel better. Any sign of a sore throat, I start drinking a glass of Airborne. Seems to be keeping the nasties at bay.

I looked up the Silver Bullet. That looks really awesome. Hubby would kill me if I got another kitchen appliance. haha

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It was nice to wake up this morning and see some blue sky and the sun for a short while before the clouds and fog rolled in again. Otherwise it is going to be another gray day once again! it was nice getting the much need rain last night and mot waking up with any pain for a change!

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Good morning! It was a busy weekend for me. A dear friend found out my musician son was playing a show in a nearby city so she took me to surprise him for my Christmas gift! It was a lot of fun. My daughter (who is also in a band) lives there, so she was in on it and put us up for the night. I got to hang out with my daughter, son, his girlfriend, and my 2 nephews who also live in the area. My son did a fabulous job and sang with the band he opened for, and my daughter even sang with them on a handful of songs. Magical for this mama!

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Good morning. We seem to be hanging on to the gray days lately, temps will be in the low 50's again. This evening is our Christmas potluck and Alain, who is the office manager and usually fixes the ham and baked potatoes is with her grandma, who is not doing well, Alain's mom is flying back home from FL, the resident's will pitch in and help Kriste, the other office person get things done. I'd all ready been down and got the SF drink mixed up and put in the fridge and got the coffee ready to just plug in. Prayers for Alain's grandma and the family.

Wanda hope your sore throat gets better quickly, it'd be nice if you could go home earlier in the day.

Kathryn most of that gain is probably water and you'll get rid of it quickly.

Wishing all a good Monday.

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Good Morning all,
Well I am doing battle with a sore throat and laryngitis this morning. The honey is helping to soothe it, so have armed myself with lemon and honey to take to work. We got a big shipment in on Friday that needs to be dealt with this morning...once that is done, I will see how I am doing and perhaps have the opportunity to come back home. Any other time of year I would have just called in sick, but it's year end and vital that we get the numbers to our selectors.

Kathryn...how much of that weight gain is due to water retention? You are so active that seems like a lot of gain from just inactivity or eating the wrong things. Good for you though for wanting to get a handle on it right away. So much easier to do when it's smaller amounts than big ones. Have a nice walk today.

Shirl, Mauri, Carole and anyone else that pops by...wishing you all a great Monday. I will stop by again later in the day to touch base. The brain seems to have gone vacation as the larygitis settles in!!

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I am up 5 pounds yuck!!!! I am going to get on the ball and turn this gain around. Nice sunny day today so I am off to take a long walk then over to Starbucks for a turkey bacon sandwich, only 230 calories.

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Good Morning all,

I woke up in the wee hours with a very sore and burning throat...not sure what is going on. Wandered downstairs and took a spoonful of honey. That helped for about 4 hours and then back downstairs again for another spoonful. I am amazed at how well it works to soothe the throat. (I just don't like the taste of honey...too sweet, but if it works, I'll take it. It's better than taking drugs for me.) The sore throat would probably explain why I was feeling so wiped out yesterday...at least that is my excuse *grin*.

Kathryn...I am floored at all the crazy weather that California's been having. WOW. Hope you are safe and sound. Glad that you have been able to get to the library to get your books. I'm still trying to work my way through the stack I have on loan. They all seem to come in at once. Almost finished with making all my Christmas gifts. I decided to splurge and go to Homesense and see if they have any bread pans...I need three of them to go with beer bread recipe and ingredients that I want to give the girls for Christmas. I was going to use the disposable tin foil ones but then thought about it more and figured the girls all need bread pans so I will get them to go with the ingredients. I have enjoyed making all my own gifts this year and can see doing it again! Have a great day, hugs.

Shirl...the baking never ends *grin*. I really need to get going on my own stuff. I'm running out of time! I do have all the stuff together to start, just need to get going on it. Garry and I made a quick trip to Costco last night as they were open late...it was a great time to go as most people didn't know they were open late (including some of their staff). We went to get meat and most of it was already put away and they had done their clean-up and were surprised to hear that they were open late! Not very good communication happening there. We did pick up some things, but will need to make another run now just before Christmas. I managed to pick up my frozen corn and the cream cheese I need to make the crock-pot creamed corn recipe for Christmas even supper. Garry's mom is making all the perogies and cabbage rolls for me...so that is one big load off my to-do list. Bless her heart. Garry will be heading to Saskatchewan around the 22 now to pick her up and bring home here for Christmas. Looking forward to her being her.
I found a couple of fudge recipes on Pintrest that I want to give a try. It seems like every time I go on there I'm finding things to pin *Grin*.

Have a great day Shirl...hugs.


Mermaid...so nice to see your post this morning. You have been so busy with all the appointments etc. Happy to hear that doctor is pleased with all your success. You have worked hard at getting to where you are. Keep up the great effort. How wonderful to hear that the new pain meds are working...I'm sure that is a relief to you too.
Poor Foxy and her cough. Hope the new meds work for her too.
Are you having company over Christmas? How did Andy and the DIL manage...is an operation necessary? Thinking of you all. Hugs.


Mauri, Carole, and whomever else pops by ...wishing you all a wonderful Sunday. Don't forget, it you haven't found your guiding word/phrase for 2015 you still have time to decide on one.

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Good morning. It's starting out cloudy and gray, been having days like that lately, but it's not cold, suppose to be in the 40's today. Ready for church. Hope all have a good day.

Mermaid glad to see you back, know you've been busy, it's that time of year. I think I am all baked out, lol. I did make one small batch of fudge yesterday for a neighbor down the hall, he supplied the ingredients.

Wanda thanks for doing silly Saturday.

Wishing all a serene and blessed Sunday! Serenity Sunday is posted.

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Hey Sparkies...

Thought I'd better check in and say hi... It's been a very busy week. I had an appt everyday it seemed. Had my mammogram and got a good to go till next year on that one. yay
Took Furbaby Foxy to the vet and she is worse so they adjusted her medications and I think it has helped. She is not coughing as much.

I had an appt with my PC doc and she check the notes from the pain doc and was amazed at all he had to say about what a mess my back it. I think he had to take a lot of left and right turns with that needle to get the medication in to where it needed to go. hehehe But it is helping so I'm sure the next two will help even more. Managed to remember to get my flu shot. So that is done.

Today was cookie baking day and boy was I wishing Shirl was here. hehehe I made 8 dozen cookies (chocolate chip and sugar) and then switched to fudge. I didn't have everything to make it how I usually do, so after trying the toll-house recipe I stopped and went and got the ingredients to make my fantasy fudge. hehehe It's so much better. Boy is my back screaming after all that. I hear my recliner calling my name. hehehe

Meanwhile Andy worked on a couple of our rentals. ( all day) When he got home and got his shower we got a call from DIL. She was having bad pains in her stomach and wanted to go to the ER... So he took her. I'm still waiting to hear from them. They told her she may be having a appendicitis. So praying all goes well with her.
Never a dull minute around here. hehehe

I see every one here is busy here as well.
Oh I was going to tell you... I had my doctor check and she was very pleased with the elimination I had accomplished so far. I had to say... My word for the year was succeed...

I want to succeed in making better choices with what I eat and to watch my portions as well as succeed in getting up and moving on a daily basis... AND I DID IT! I'm proud of myself too. I will be thinking on a new word now too... Anyway... didn't mean to go on so much...

y'all take care and I'll try to get back here more. But looking like more cooking and a little shopping coming up now too. hehehe
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Good afternoon. Thought I'd pop in while waiting for the butternut squash to cook for our lunch. Wanda if you started silly Saturday, thanks, I am all out of kitler, this month is just going to quickly, I still need to get Christmas cards done and out. I did get a pan of fudge made this morning for one of our neighbors down the hall, he had asked me the other day if I'd make it for him if he got the supplies and I told him I would, so it's setting up now. Monday is our Christmas potluck. We ended up watching The Christmas Story movie last night, it always takes me back to my childhood days, love that movie. Well hope all have a good Saturday.

Kathryn glad you got your walk in and that the rain has let up some. I saw on the news this morning about the tornado out there in Calif., some wild weather.

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Good afternoon. We had a good drive down and back from Ann Arbor. His eye appointment went well, they want to see him back in Mar. to check and see how his eyes are doing. On the way home we stopped for a late lunch at Cracker Barrel. Can't wait to get my Magic Bullet washed and to find a spot to store it and try out some of the recipes. I am tired was up at 5:30 which is early for me. Thinks I'll just relax this evening and maybe we'll watch a Christmas movie if there are no specials on TV.

THEBLONDEGENIUS thanks I'll keep your offer in mind when I get a chance to use my new appliance. When I had my old computer I'd have a great streak going for logging in and something would happen and I'd be back to 0 use to make me mad, don't have that problem now.

Wanda that's nice that you got to talk to Quinn.

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I'm so disappointed! I had a long streak going and was pretty proud of myself for logging in every day and workin' that Spark! On Wednesday, however, I was with my daughter at her new university's orientation and didn't get to "log in." I tracked everything all day from the app, but wasn't near a computer. So my streak reset! Boo, hiss!

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Shirl, you're going to love that Magic Bullet! I use mine constantly, so it sits on the kitchen counter. I bought some extra rubber gaskets on Amazon; you might think about doing that. The hard pieces wash out very easily, but if I grind cooked chili peppers or something like that I always want to wash it in the dishwasher before using it again. Having a few extras means I don't have to wait! My favorite, almost daily use for mine is breakfast green smoothies. Holler if you need any tips or have any questions.

Wanda, my goodness, I wish I was a coworker of yours! Homemade Irish cream sounds delicious! I still have part of a bottle of Coole Swan I picked up in Dublin this past summer. That's one of my favorites!

Y'all have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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YAY IT'S FRIDAY!

It's been a long and busy week at work. So looking forward a bit of slower pace at home this weekend. I did manage to get my second batch of Baileys Irish Cream made yesterday and will be taking some as gifts for my co-workers.

Shirl...wishing you and Clenton much success with his appointment today. Bless your family's heart for going with you. So glad that the weather is cooperating. Yay on getting your tree up. It's hard to believe that we only have such a short time until the end of this year!
Thinking of you today. Hugs.

Kathryn..our holds are held for a week also at our library, but if you don't pick it up, the hold is removed and it goes on to the next person..they don't charge for not picking it up. We have so many great new books arriving right now, all I want to do is read! I have a couple of books to pick up too that are on hold. At least I am there everyday and can pick them up. Hope the rain and wind lets up so you can get out for your walks once again. Have a great day.

Carole...Sounds like your next week at work is a busy one too. What a blessing finding all those hardwood floors under the carpet. I hope it continues through the other rooms for you. It's much less expensive to refinish than to have to install. Enjoy your day and the up coming weekend.

I had a chance to exchange greetings with our son yesterday for his birthday. He was working so the conversation was short. Sure looking forward to them coming in a few days for Christmas. Our oldest daughter is off to Vancouver today to touch base with a close friend that is visiting from Australia. So glad that the weather is cooperating here too.

Have a great day all,
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Getting here really late again, but what a good day got part of the cleaning done enough so I could haul out the Christmas decorations and tonight our tree is lite. Our youngest DD had came early this afternoon and we were at Arby's and I had left my cell phone at home, but the timing was great as she was just pulling out of our parking lot as we were pulling in. She had this big box and was excited as it was another birthday present for me, it's a Magic Bullet and has 26 items, I'd been wanting one and we had looked but hadn't purchased one, this is going to be great for so many things, cant' wait to use it. She also brought us a big Dalton Abbey tote full of Kellogg's products, her DH works for Kellogg's. She is spending the night at her DS's as we have to leave so early for Ann Arbor in the morning. It was a beautiful day today and is suppose to be the same tomorrow, we have been blessed with dry roads each time we've had to go to Ann Arbor. It'll probably be late getting on here again tomorrow. Wishing all a fab Friday.

Wanda hope Quin had a great birthday.

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I think it is cute that you call your son monkey that is what I call my hubby when we are teasing around. I bought him monkeys hugging for Valentines day. Also bought him monkey shaped keys and key ring last Christmas.

Shril sounds like you guys had a great bake sale, well done.

Wanda emoticon to your son. I am not able to go to the library today, the weather is to bad with high winds and heavy rain. I think of you every time I go to the library. Today the weather is too bad to go but will get a break on Sat. I have two books on hold that I have to pick up. They charge you if you don't pick them up in a week. I ordered 4 so maybe they will all be there Sat.

Had to drink my own made coffee today, no going to Starbucks in this weather. I don't make a good cup of coffee even with good coffee and filtered water. Oh well hubby likes it.

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Hello all!

It has been crazy busy. December is usually our slow time at work but not lately. This week has been meetings and next week will be xmas activities (office party, cookie exchange, secret santa). At home hubby decided to rip up the hall way carpet near our bedroom and lo and behold there was well kept hard wood floors underneath. We hope to rip up the dining room and living room as well as I suspect they are the same. I told him that was a good January project. We need to get moving on xmas gifts, cards, figuring out the next scout meeting and getting ready for Florida. I'm so ready for a vacation. I think the whole family is.

Wanda-hope things start to slow for you. Hope you enjoy your day remembering and hopefully get to talk to your son today on his birthday. I embarass my son. I call him Monkey which he likes but hates it when I say it in front of his friends. haha I slipped up one time at school and his friend said I don't care that you call him that. So what? He hasn't been as mortified since. haha He still gives me the look though or I get a "MOMMMM!" *grin*

Shirl-Great job on the bazaar! Sounds like it paid off.

Turtle-wonderful about the dancing to warm up. What fun!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Edited by: CEIGSTI at: 12/11/2014 (11:58)
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Good Morning all,

Today is my son's birthday...it's a day of remembering all the great times over the past years and knowing that his future is just as bright. What a blessing he is in our lives.

We have been getting shipments in at work which have kept us all very busy. Things should start to slow down by the middle of next week as all the shipments will have arrived and it will be mainly computer work that we have to deal with.

Shirl...that is a good result from your sale last weekend...way to go! All your hard work paid off. Happy to hear that your travels were good and wishing you the same again on Friday. I have baking yet to do for my family too as well as getting all my floors washed again. Although I'm not sure why I am washing the floors with all the dogs that will be here over Christmas LOL. Have a great day. Hugs.

Kathryn...Stay warm and safe. Those sidewalks could be slippery if you get some freezing weather. Are you going anywhere over the holidays?


Wishing everyone a wonderful Thursday.
Hugs,
Wanda

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