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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cold outside today, I'm making some baked chicken, dressing and left over pototoes for supper. I'll be eating the baked chicken and 1 piece of bread with it and my pineapple for dessert, just sounds good.

We've never made anything but baked chicken here (no breading, nothing, just seasoning on it, and it's delicious!

Haven't done a lot, just been nursing my knee, and it does feel somewhat better. I know, its' a boring day, today, so take it easy and enjoy it. Have a wonderful evening, and smile! emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 10/29/2014 5:49PM

    Sometimes having a day with few commitments is the BEST thing we can do for ourselves! Hope your knee recovers quickly -

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2014 5:03PM

    Love baked chicken. Something about the combination of chicken and pineapple is so tasty. I do that with my stir fry, but never thought of it w/baked chicken.

Hope that knee is feeling better.

HUGS and smiles.

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Injury Lesson

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ok, I thought I was doing good...but discovered one thing...never EVER start exercising after an injury, until you allow a LOT of time to pass to recover.

I'd twisted my right knee last week, and it hurt a lot this weekend. Well, today it wasn't hurting at all, I even tested walking around on it, etc, etc. and it felt just fine, so I decided to try doing my regular exercises instead of the seated ones.

Well, I was 7 minutes into them exercises, and with the knee lifts, it started to hurt, but I kept on..and nope, had to stop and go back to the seated exercises. My knee is now sore again, not as bad as it was, but I'm going to step back on the regular exercises another week, make sure it's healing fully and test it again.

I thought, the way it was going, that it was already healed, but boy I was wrong, least it's not hurting as much as it was.

So, bottom line, make sure to give yourself enough time to heal before going back to your usual exercises...try something new to protect that area of injury, and make sure it's healed fully, never push it.

Have a great day everyone and share those smiles!

Oh, this was our gang at the Haunted Houses..the guy way in the back, was just a straggler (the Jester *L*):

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KOFFEENUT 10/28/2014 10:03PM

    At my house this is where the "This hurts, so maybe I should stop" kicks in for the FEMALE of the household, while the MALE of the household says "I don't think it will get much worse than this" and keeps going...

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PROPMAN1 10/28/2014 2:17PM

  I'm glad you didn't re-injure yourself too badly. It is important to take time to heal/recover from injury or illness before forging ahead mightily. Bodies will only do so much when they're not healthy. emoticon

Happy Halloween!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/28/2014 2:13PM

    You're right . . . have to let injuries heal. What an awesome picture! Thanks for sharing.

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Pumpkins, Haunted Houses, and Good Times

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wow, 14 people went with us to the Haunted Houses on Saturday, we went out to eat beforehand, not all of us, but at least 10 of us, and had such a great time. We ended up at 2 HH's because they all close at 11 (Really???? Haunted Houses close at 11??? oh well.)

One wasn't so scary, BUT it's done in memory of a teen who died of a brain tumor a year after my Dad did, and the money goes for a memorial scholarship in her name, so it was well worth it. The second was fantastic and I got a "skeleton dog" for our "graveyard", YAY!

This is Bones:

I also finished all my pumpkins, gave the Rat one to our daughter as she didn't have time to do one:

The Rat:

Our son wanted Homer:

This was mine and my husbands:

I had to dig out Homer a little more to get him to show up better. I picked up some solar lights you set on top of the pumpkins and they really worked nice. I love them! (Still hate that K Mart is closing!!)

We had such a wonderful weekend.

Oh and just before going my blog I got a call from BMO Harris Bank, they'd just donated $5000 towards our accessible park project, bringing our total to $24,700. We need $30,000 in order for the city to donate $70,000, so that helped a LOT. But Tiffany, the PR person, said they'd help us further, and do PR if we wanted, plus spread the word about us needing money, and do all they can to help us sell tickets for the Shop and Grab; and so much more. I was so excited, things are looking up, and after a lull and things not looking so great, this was wonderful news.

See, you never think negatively, because things always are going to move forward, ALWAYS.

Have a beautiful day, everyone, and always remember that smile!

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KOFFEENUT 10/27/2014 5:10PM

    Great news on the accessible park project - you're right, hanging in there usually DOES pay off!

p.s. Your Halloween decorations ROCK!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Scott, our son, and I went to see "Fury" last night, and I nearly fell over. He is a huge WWII history buff (I am not kidding, he's told me secrets about the War that I swear, the majority of people wouldn't know, he can tell you where every single battle took place, how many died, what type of guns/tanks/planes were used, the names of every city there was a battle near, etc etc. You name it he can tell you it..ANYWAY) this is the first WWII movie he has said has been the most accurate in every way!!

It was an excellent movie, and I went in thinking it was the true story of just one "item", but it's actually a compilation of many true stories put together from soldiers who were in the war. It's an amazing movie; it tells, not only about the battles, but shows the affect on the soldiers, the civilians, everyone. It is amazing. If you get the change, go see it. It starts Brad Pitt. Such a good movie.

Anyway, cloudy day out, cool, it's not going to be as warm as they thought this weekend, but that's alright, the haunted houses we're going to tomorrow are all indoors, thank goodness. We just have 2 extra tickets that we don't need, and we're hoping to sell them to people in line waiting to get tickets. Keep our fingers crossed (they're extra because you had to buy them in books of 4, and we only needed 2, and it was either that or spend $24. on 2 tickets, instead of $24 on 4. It was cheaper all around.

Have a great day, everyone! emoticon emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 10/25/2014 2:19AM

    Given your review, I MIGHT even be able to convince my DH to take me to this movie on a date!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/24/2014 12:06PM

    Hadn't heard of that movie, but will put it on my list. DH is a history buff too.

Have a good time this weekend. HUGS

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BRAINBENTT 10/24/2014 12:02PM


Thanks for the review

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Engagement pics, Horror Shows, Internet Horror

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Well, lost the internet again, for 2 days; but this time there were other internet services that lost theirs, too. Apparently something in a huge fiber optics box went wrong, and 3 different services went out, including ours. That was Tuesday night a 11:30 pm, and it just came back about 45 mins ago. Thank goodness.

It's rainy looking out, Scott, our son, wants to go see "Fury", but he said it's supposed to be really bloody...I prefer not so bloody, I mean I can handle it, but to me...a storyline is all I need, and to make it good, you really don't need all that blood and guts stuff.

For instance, in a horror show, I'll take a psychological thriller over a slash and stab one anytime, because to scare me, you have to put the fear in my mind, more than anything else. Like "Sixth Sense", I LOVED that show, no blood (well not much), and yet, it scared me more than any of the recent ones I've seen. I prefer those. (I think it's because I have worked on college stages and know how they do all the fake blood, guts, etc. stuff and it just doesn't bother me anymore).

Now onto the good stuff: got some of the photos from our daughter's engagement pictures, and they are soooo good, I love them. So here you go, a sneak preview:

This is "Gordon's Bay", its a small pond on the other side of a driveway from the Mississippi River, where we fish once in a while. Brande said she and Dan were just talking when the photographer took the picture, they didn't even know she was going to take this photo, but it turned out beautifully:

Brande & Dan walking Gator on the railroad tracks below the trailercourt (we go up to a lot during the summer:

And another taken down in the Gordon's Bay area, Brande said she was so uncomfortable in this one; they're the same height and she had to bend down to lay her head on his chest. *L*:

Have a great day everyone, and always take that smile along with you!

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MISSM66 10/23/2014 7:03PM

    Cute pic,wish then good luck emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2014 4:38PM

    Awwww, I think all the shots are cute, but really like the first one!

HUGS and so glad your internet is back. What an inconvenience!

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