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I am doing it! My weight is finally going down!

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9/15/15 11:21 A

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It's a beautiful day...going out again this afternoon.


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4/19/15 8:36 P

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hahaha...
Arvo is afternoon

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4/19/15 8:14 P

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Is arvo another of your New Zealand words? What does it mean? lol

Totally bushed by the time I drove back up to Yarnell. I guess I was outside doing watering and trimming longer than I thought. Long enough for the temperature to go from 77F up to 97F. I did notice it was getting warmer and went in the house for a minute to change into a pair of shorts.

Had a bowl of soup once I got home and took a short nap. Think I feel up to a walk with Amber in an hour or so. Such a nuisance to have to wait for the sun to begin its descent, but better that than suffering the effects of looking into the bright sunlight. In case you didn't know my right eye is permanently dilated, so sunshine is a problem.

Good Luck on Part 2 next week -- I'm sure there are many followers looking forward to it.

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4/19/15 5:00 A

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Awesome day today....
My sermon went well this morning and I have part 2 next week....lol

Took some stuff out to my girls house this arvo then church tonight....yay

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4/19/15 1:45 A

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Worked at the Thrift Shop all morning, but it was quite slow, so I was bored. I ended up reorganizing all the books/hardcover & paperback that were for sale -- good thing my shift ended or I would have ended up alphabetizing them. lol

Came home, ate lunch, took a nap and then drove down to the Sun City home as I knew a rug I had ordered was sitting out by my front door. It was safe & sound when I got down here, now I have it in place and am trying to get the "bumps" out of it from being rolled up for so long. It will look nice color-wise once it straightens out.

All in all, a nice day! Glad your day was a good one too, Lyn!

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4/18/15 5:15 A

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Great day today even though we had a celebration service for a staff member at the University who died during the week...it was still an awesome time AND so fitting for him

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4/17/15 3:52 P

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Worked on the computer until the temperature reached 66F, then I went out and started to water and pulled a few weeds and dead flowers. After an hour of that I think I am about 3/4 of the way done. But it was really beautiful out, not too windy like it has been, and all the plants are looking good.

I think now I will either trim my dog (which terrifies her) or take a nap. I'll see where Amber is, and maybe at least get some of the hair off.

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4/17/15 4:55 A

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My weight was up too this morning...considerably....
UGH....

had a funeral today...occupied me for the most of the day....
Have another one tomorrow

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4/16/15 2:04 P

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Weight was up this morning, darn -- it's hard when I'm down here surrounded by good places to eat, and hubby stopped by our favorite Mexican food place and brought home a surprise -- that didn't help at all. I knew I overate, and now the scale is taunting me!

Also found out a delivery is going to be made down here the day after we leave. Bad timing! So guess I will have to drive down here again after my shift on Saturday. Just looked to see if I have the phone number of the Thrift Shop, but of course no such luck, and I wouldn't dream of just not showing up, so there is no way I can just stay here and not go in Saturday.

Well, it will all work out. Life does have it's inconvenient moments, does it not?

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4/16/15 5:41 A

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AND...I am off to byes again as my day is over,....

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4/15/15 7:01 P

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You're off to bed, I'm back from the dentist -- and OMG! Found out I had not been there since June of last year. So bad! Took the poor girl an hour!

Have been out in the backyard watering and trimming bushes, lots of fun, but getting a little warm with that workout, it's now 82F down here, which is a heck of a lot better than the 90's. But we will head back up tomorrow around noonish, once my lazy DH gets his butt out of bed.

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4/15/15 8:07 A

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glad you enjoyed the pizza Eve....
I am off to byes...

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4/15/15 7:30 A

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Last night -- the pizza was totally cool. No matter what toppings you put on it they were all $7.95. After much studying of the menu I ordered Steak and Bleu, it contained gorgonzola, bleu cheeses, oil and minced garlic base, mushrooms, onion and sliced steak. I stopped at 3 pieces, brought the rest of it home, but throughout the evening ate two more pieces.

Needless to say I'm a plump little girl today -- but a happy one! We will be going back there again soon!

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4/15/15 1:44 A

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Thanks Eve...

Enjoy your Pizza

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4/14/15 7:28 P

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Busy day, but kind of fun! Lovely weather out, so first thing this morning I did all the watering of plants and stuff as we will be gone most of today and all day tomorrow. Probably get back to Yarnell after dark tomorrow night.

Then in Sun City, DH had an appointment with his attorney, so I decided to do some house cleaning. The floors didn't look their best after all the moving around with the refrigerators. I first have to clean the laminate, then apply a polish. Decided to move some of the furniture around a bit too, love doing that, even if it's just one or two pieces. New rug I bought will be delivered Friday, of course we won't be here, so it will be here next time we come down.

Probably going out to eat tonight, want to try a new pizza place that was recommended.

Again, thinking of you with that hand problem, Lyn!

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4/13/15 6:15 P

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Believing for only one surgery as well Eve....
I had some history to fill in obviously so we have to do that and sign it which is a concent form....nobody operates here without nthe patients consent and also I was able to list people who the hospital can tell how I am....

Has snowed here last night....well sleet however lots of places south have had snow....wow....a bit early I do think....

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4/13/15 12:34 P

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Lyn, they really believe in getting the admission paperwork done ahead of time there, don't they? Actually, here the patient has nothing to do with that end of it -- it's all handled by the doctor that does the surgery. Hope it goes really well for you and somehow - someway -- there will not have to be TWO surgeries, but only one!

My day yesterday was really nothing to write about -- it was a completely laid back rest day! And I did not feel the least little bit of guilt about not going for a walk. Thought about giving my faithful dog a bath, but even jinxed that idea. Instead I worked on the computer doing SP, personal emails, and genealogy. I read and I napped -- DH did the cooking and he made steak and fresh asparagus, I added garlic mashed potatoes to the menu! A good day!

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4/12/15 7:53 P

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Cold and wettish here today...am really stoked that i have a free day,....woohoo....have to go and put my admission papers into the hospital and have some reports to write and thats me....yay

DD & SIL are all in their house and I was amazed yesterday at how much DD had achieved...she still has a mountain of boxes to unpack however has already unpacked a mountain....

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4/12/15 2:04 P

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Worked from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Thrift Shop. We normally open at 9:00 but there was a big fun-raising breakfast going on next door, so we opened early so the people enjoying the breakfast could come and spend some money at our place! A big success!

In the afternoon, first thing I did was take a nap from getting up so early, then spent a half hour or so rearranging shelves in the new refrig to better suit the food we have. May have to make more changes later. But I love the way you get ice and water in the door, but they still have room for 3 skinny shelves along that door on the inside; and because it's all inside the upper doors, no freezer space is lost to the ice cubes! Great idea!

This morning it's a bit warmer outside, so think I will tackle the few areas around the rose garden that still needs flagstone put in place so it's not a muddy mess when wet. It's all good exercise, and it gets me outside!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

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4/12/15 6:22 A

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Woohoo....amazing Eve....love it

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4/10/15 11:17 A

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Back in Yarnell and life is again at an even keel! Boy, we are having some temperature swings, it got to freezing last night, but now at 8:15 it's up to 62 already, so we will hit the 70's later today -- terrific weather to get out and walk!

Just so you know, here's my new LG refrigerator, open and closed. A real beauty!


See you tomorrow afternoon as Saturday is my day to volunteer at the Thrift Shop!

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4/10/15 7:14 A

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Hahaha Eve....I did think about that....
he hit a brick wall instead of a person...lol

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4/9/15 5:41 P

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Just saw this thread. I love it. I am an early riser so I will be sure to check in tomorrow morning before work!

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4/9/15 3:14 P

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Lyn, it just struck me as funny, reading your note -- both you and your son have problems with your hands at the same time! Sympathy pains, maybe?

My new(er) refrigerator is now in my kitchen, and the technician is hooking the doors back on, thank God he got here when he did as it's going to be HOT today, already 88F at noon. Yesterday was a nice cool 76F. Anyway, hoping that none of my stuff will thaw out and be ruined, like my ice cream bars and the fudge bars DH eats. I packed towels over them hoping it would hold in the cold. As soon as he gets the wires attached it can be plugged in again. No use holding my breath.

My little "shopping" expedition of yesterday; I ordered two custom easy chairs for the master bedroom, both in a cherry bloom pattern. The chairs are sooooooo comfy. I will be sitting there to read. Also bought two dining room chairs that were on sale, so now I can take the other two I "borrowed" from the Yarnell home back where they belong. Then as I was leaving the store I saw a little storage chest that will work for my bathroom. Just a little bit longer than I wanted but it will fit, and they are hard to find. I'll pick it up the next time I come down.
It seems it costs more these days to "calm me down." tee hee

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4/9/15 5:31 A

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Really nice day today although quite busy....
Met 2 students during the course of my day....visited my daughter at work and had a coffee with her in her break...took my son to the fracture clinic and he got his plaster off his hand...hoping it will be ok....

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4/9/15 12:19 A

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Today was frustrating, anxiety-ridden, and a day I don't want to repeat anytime soon! It ended up OK, but it's hard to go through days like this, found myself almost hyperventilating. And I haven't done that in a long, long time.

Wondered what to do about the refrigerator problem. Finally went to a reconditioned appliance store I knew of. Told them I had a side-by-side refrigerator, stainless steel, with ice and water dispenser in the door. And the problem was whoever remodeled the kitchen before I bought the house, added an island eating spot, and now there was no way of removing the refrigerator and putting in the new one I bought unless.... the doors were removed from both refrigerators to enable moving through the space available. I told them if they would install my new one by removing the doors and putting it where it belonged, they could HAVE the old one free of charge. They agreed! They are coming tomorrow morning!
Problem solved -- to calm my nerves I went shopping this afternoon, spent a pile of money and I feel wonderful!

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4/8/15 7:20 A

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Getting back on track

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4/7/15 10:11 A

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Yesterday I think I spent about 2 hours removing everything from the refrigerator, and then from the freezer. Moved as much of the freezer stuff as I could into the extra freezer we have in the garage. Then cleaned and re-adjusted the shelves so they accommodate our stuff a bit better. I had never moved them when I got the frig from my daughter, and I know they kept a lot of bottles of purified water and also coffee in it for their use. They have a machine that takes tap water and turns it into purified -- gave me one of the machines too. And they use cold coffee in their protein smoothies.

I guess having something to motivate me (like the new refrigerator coming) got me in the mood for cleaning as I then proceeded to vacuum everything and cleaned the litter box for Luci. Tried some new litter, don't know if she will like it or not.

Didn't fuss with my gardening chores too much yesterday, but did get in my goal steps and took Amber for a nice evening walk. Gets surprisingly cool about the time the sun goes down which is quite different from Sun City. There we have to keep the A/C on all day and all night whereas here the heat is on at night (mostly for DH) and have not had to use the A/C up here so far this summer.

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4/7/15 6:34 A

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Great day today...Hubby and i travelloed home from our Easter Break....was nice to be home and see my daughter who kept the house really great while we were away....
Back to normal tomorrow

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4/5/15 3:18 P

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If you are an early morning person, share with us what you did yesterday! If you are on off and on during the day, like I am, then just share what's going on!

Remember, team participation is a way of losing my weight! It's true -- SP says so! lol

Yesterday was a fun, first time as a volunteer at our local thrift shop. It will give me a chance to meet more people in our friendly little town. With no bank, no grocery store, we do not have a place to "run into" our neighbors -- so I only know a few of my close neighbors. Meet most of them by taking my dog for walks.

Looking forward to seeing some new people get online with us and be more active and informative!

Hugs, Eve

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