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Happy Friday ... a good day at mom's, and off on a road trip today .. Have a great one !!!!

Friday, August 17, 2018



Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

We also have iced for a selection of fresh iced drinks ...



My day started yesterday with my little visitors .. :) They appeared to be able to see me, so I couldn't get up to see where mom was, but my guess was she was under the sink window, because they kept looking over that direction .. I got a couple of pictures, and they trotted off .. but what a wonderful way to start my day .. :)

I was thankful that I felt better yesterday .. I packed up my material and headed over to mom's house. She had her house back in order, which I proceeded to yell at her (lovingly) that she could have left it, and just call me over earlier to help put it back together .. She said she was sore .. but was okay .. 92 years young and pushing heavy living room furniture around ... Grrrrrrrr !!!! but I ended up putting a few things back .. while she sat and rested .. Just her dining set is heavy.. grrrrr again !!! lol lol .. I told her that I respect her wanting to do it herself, but didn't want her to hurt herself ..

I got my squares cut .. just the one material, I got 175ish 5" squares .. so I have 4 bags full of squares .. :) Now I have to figure out how I want it laid out .. I am stymied on that .. but we'll figure something out, now that I see what I have I can start planning a layout .. lol ..

In the meantime, hubby went up to Northstar for their Circus Thursday .. and looks like he had fun .. :)

He took a picture of me up, and had a characture of us .. lol lol .. I think it really looks bad, but it's fun, framed and in our room ...

Afterward, I did up the dishes; and put her table back together .. and came home .. she was notably pooped .. and I told her it was her fault .. "but I don't want to disturb you" .. "I'm your daughter, you're allowed to disturb me, it's your right!!" ....lol lol lol



The good news is I've always wanted a characture ... and now I have one.. lol lol ..

and then he made a discovery .. They were handing out cotton candy ... and he took one for him and one for me .. He took mine out to the car . Ummm Houston .. we have a problem ..



He doesn't use the AC in the car, and well -- who'd a thunk that cotton candy wouldn't last for the ride .. I could not stop laughing the entire night after I saw that .. lol lol .. He tried some of the "melted" cotton candy, and well -- he said it was sticky .. lol lol .. Ya THINK???? lol lol lol

I could not stop laughing and laughing is good for the soul .. gotta love a hubby that loves me .. lol lol ...



I was exhausted when I got home .. my back was screaming, because I had been hunched over the card table; cutting all afternoon .. taking breaks here and there .. but not enough .. I almost needed help getting up from my couch when I got home ... and all night just rolling over (even after taking a couple ibuprofen) was horribly painful .. Thankfully this morning I feel better ..

My eating was all things considered .. pretty good yesterday ..

Breakfast: banana, strawberry yogurt, sliced strawberries

Lunch: (on the way to mom's) Kwik Trip grilled chicken and swiss sandwich

Snack: I had a piece of pistachio torte that Eunice brought

Dinner: I wasn't hungry but thought I better eat something, so I had (in remembrance of Elvis) peanut butter and banana on a tortilla (no -- not deep fried) ..

Exercise .. nothing really .. in particular .. my main concern is just getting over this cold .. I was literally pooped when I got home .. I wanted nothing but to just go upstairs, but hubby was talkative about his day, and then I saw the cotton candy remains, and couldn't stop laughing .. lol ..



Today, I'm on a slow start, but slowly getting better .. I was really draggy first thing .. but crawled back into bed, and rested a bit more, and actually feel pretty good now ... thankfully, because I came downstairs and hubby had the flyers from Green Bay under my computer, and well -- that's his mission for today .. Yea --- I'm good for a road trip (ride) .. so that's where we're heading today .. and I'm good with that .. :) and we're taking out time getting ready ..

I am proud of myself, that with not feeling well, my eating has come back in line .. I have no appetite; and well -- my scale is reflecting it .. now if I can keep it up .. I'll be super happy !!! I have 1 more week before hubby leaves and I become a bachlorette .. and I can focus 100% on my habits .. :) but for now .. I want to keep my appetite in check .. I know that the body can healthily survive on little food ... alot less that I was raised .. "gotta have 3 hearty meals a day" .. and it's funny that the way you were raised, are so hard to break, not to mention the habits you've picked up throughout the years .. I used to say at Weight Watchers .. I have never given my belly the chance to say "it's hungry" because I was so regimented on the clock eating ... and I've never known the feeling of "comfortably full" .. it's always been extremely hungry or stuffed .. there was no happy medium .. and I have to say that's one thing that I learned from Weight Watchers .. and while I understand it .. I don't necessarily hold true to it .. unless I try .. I want it to become automatic reaction .. !!!!!

Okay -- enough of my philosophizing .. We're on a road trip up to Green Bay today .. and I'm actually looking forward to the ride .. (for those in Wisconsin .. no --we are not going via I43 ..)



Gotta get myself a bit of breakfast, so talk later .. and have a wonderful day !!!!!



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  • GODS-PRINCESS
    Hope I am as active as your mom when I am 92!

    Cute photo-that hubby is always thinking of you!

    Safe road trip!
    31 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Love your picture! SO cute!

    Glad you felt beter and could visit your Mom. I’ll BET she was sore after furniture moving!

    Wow! You got a lot of cutting of material done! Good job.

    Hmmmm . . . imagine the picture looked better than the caricature! LOL

    BWAHAHAHAHA on the cotton candy. Wouldn’t have particularly thought about it myself. Oh well.

    Have a safe and fun road trip.

    31 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Sounds like your settling in to retirement just fine!!
    31 days ago
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