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So much for being profitable.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday was a complete waste of my time. Two people showed up and didn't buy anything. They were looking for something specific in earrings. I stayed for 3 hours then left. Today would have been a beautiful day for a flea market but I was in pain. My back was killing me, still is. I put a pain patch on and took some Advil. It has helped some but.......I figure that by next Sunday I should be alright.

I stayed home and did 3 loads of laundry. It did hurt hanging the clothes on the line. My Mom called, then Gary called. He is home from his cruise. I was surprised to hear from him. I thought he had another week but he will be home one day and then gone another 8. After that he will be home for 5 days. Maybe I can talk him into going for a pizza. I am craving a pizza.

Have a good week.

  
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ICECUB 9/14/2014 10:14PM

    SORRY YOU ARE IN PAIN. MOTRIN AND HEAT ALWAYS HELP ME. ENJOY YOR VISIT WITH GARY AND THE PIZZA. HOPE NEXT WEEK IS BETTER AT THE FLEA MARKET.

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STEVEN2GO2 9/14/2014 9:05PM

    emoticon your back was hurting and the flea market was unprofitable!

I hope you enjoy your time with Gary and enjoy the emoticon !!!

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MISSM66 9/14/2014 7:03PM

    Hope your back get better soon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 9/14/2014 6:41PM

    Hope your back is feeling better soon! Does moving around a bit help it some? I know if I did gentle stretching along with Advil and heat, that helped me some.

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LJOYCE55 9/14/2014 6:07PM

  Hope your back is feeling better soon.

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/14/2014 5:53PM

    Sorry to hear Saturday was a flop! I hope the pain patch will relieve some of your pain in your back! I hope your back feels better soon! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 5:48PM

    Sorry to hear that the day was a bust! Hope your back is feeling better.

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TGIF????

Friday, September 12, 2014

I am going to Kit's house tomorrow morning about 8:45 and set up for a tag sale. I put it on craigslist for 9:30. I hope this is not going to be a waste of time. I put my cell phone number because I didn't want people showing up early and bothering Kit and Louis. I have not received one phone call. I hope that isn't a bad sign.

Sunday is suppose to be a nice day and my Mom asked me to make sure I do a flea market. I haven't done one in awhile and she wants me to sell her scrubbies and Chuck wants me to sell his T-shirts. Everyone is giving me things to sell but I don't hear anyone offer to come and help me set up emoticon or even help me pay the fees. When I am going to do one I don't mind, I am doing it anyway, but to complain that you need spending cash and to ask me to do one. I know my Mom didn't do it, Chuck was behind it. My Mom never asked me to do one, Chuck is the one without any cash and he just gave me the shirts two weeks ago when I took them to lunch. I asked my Mom why doesn't Chuck come and do it with me and she laughed. When I have to use the bathroom, I have to trust someone to watch my table and the cash box. I could use another pair of eyes. Sometimes I think I am too nice. I am taking the KISS concert shirt for my troubles.

Thanks for listening to my rant. Writing it out did make me feel a little better. I am not taking anymore of his stuff if he can't come and help. Even if he came to help clean up. It is alot of work.

  
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LIVEDAILY 9/13/2014 10:24PM

    People don't realize how hard it is to set up tables at a flea market or antique market. You have to physically set up the table. Sometimes you have to bring your own, and your own chairs! Then you have to unpack all of your stuff and set it up. That all takes time. Then you have to sit there and watch it all. Yes you get to talk with lots of different people, and that IS interesting. But then, at the end of the day, you have to repack everything back up. It's hard. If your brother wants you to sell stuff for him, I would offer him a choice: either he comes with you and helps you set up, sell, and break down or you take a 30% cut of what you sell for him. See what happens.
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L*I*T*A* 9/13/2014 11:33AM

    hope it works out better than you expected!!!

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GABY1948 9/13/2014 6:21AM

    Hope it goes well....and I would set down rules about the fees....it's your whole day etc.

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/12/2014 10:06PM

    Good luck on your tag sale tomorrow! I think you should tell Chuck if he doesn't want to help you then you're not doing it by yourself! It took me a long time to be able to say, "NO" to people. Sounds like people are really taking advantage of you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love,
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STEVEN2GO2 9/12/2014 8:34PM

    emoticon Chuck does not want to help but wants emoticon for your work and emoticon !!!

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ICECUB 9/12/2014 8:01PM

    GOOD LUCK HOPE IT TURNS OUT GOOD AND THE WEATHER IS NICE.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 7:57PM

    Good luck. I don't blame you for being annoyed.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/12/2014 7:54PM

    I can't believe you do all this without him helping. I'm such a push over I would do the same as you. But You should set the rules. If he wants you to sell his shirts he needs to either help you set, or help take it down. Good luck with the sell and getting him to help. Hugs Pat.

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ROCKPORT9 9/12/2014 7:51PM

    The hardest thing is to learn how to say "no". It took me a long time. I am sorry people are taking advantage of your kindness.

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True story

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I was at my Mom's yesterday. We were sitting around the table with my older niece Kim talking about the past. We were talking about Jack, her crazy cat. A stray cat had kittens in my landlord's garage it must have been 1998 or 1999. I was still doing the flea market and I rented a UHaul van on the weekends back then. Well, I backed into the garage door and that is how the cat got in to have the kittens. I talked my landlord into letting me take care of them and the mama until they were old enough to be adopted. I called the mama mama. Once I started feeding her, she knew where to come. She would sit at the bottom of the steps and meow until I would come down and feed her. She finally felt comfortable enough where she let me play with the kittens and she would sit under my car.

I called him Crazy Jack. He would run up my arm and sit on my neck. I am allergic to cats so I would take him down and put him back on the grass. No sooner his pays hit the grass and he was running back up my arm and sitting on my neck. I was sneezing, itching and broken out in hives for weeks. Finally the landlord saw that I was getting really attached to this kittens and told me to take them to Stanley Quarter Park and drown them in the pond. I cried and screamed at her not to touch my babies.

I gathered the kittens in one crate and got Mama in another and took them to my niece. She has a big yard and has all kinds of animals. She would keep them until they could leave Mama. She named Mama Sunny because she loved laying in the sun and renamed a lot of the kittens. She kept Sunny and Jack. Cats are suppose to hate water. Well, this crazy kitten Jack loves water and would run around the toilet seat and jump in the toilet bowl and swim. Kim would have to come and get him out. If Kim took a shower and Jack was not in his pen he would jump in the shower with her.

One night after work Kim had a dinner date and was taking a shower to get ready. She told Carey where the key was and to just let himself in. Kim was in the shower with Jack. Imagine Cary's surprise when he hears Kim yelling Jack stop it. I told you not to do that. I am going to make you get out of the shower if you don't stop it. The poor guy didn't know what to do. He was going to leave, but Kim turned off the shower and he didn't want her to hear him so he just sat on the couch. She opened up the bathroom door and told the cat to scat downstairs she had to get dressed. So here came the cat prancing down the stairs, fur standing up from being wet. The cat jumped up on the couch and onto the sill where he loves to lay and watch what is going on outside. She yelled downstairs Jack you better not be on my sofa. All of a sudden Carey just started laughing. So you're Jack he said.

Kim still has Jack, Carey they were together until about a year ago. That proves an animal's love is unconditional.

  
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JANIEWWJD 9/14/2014 12:39AM

    I loved your story. I especially loved Jack!!!! emoticon

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NHES220 9/10/2014 10:33AM

    What a great story!

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MRS_TOAD 9/10/2014 9:14AM

    What a memory! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GABY1948 9/10/2014 7:07AM

    Great story! thanks!

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DENNIS2014 9/9/2014 9:22PM

    Great story.

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HOLIERTHANTHOU 9/9/2014 9:18PM

    I LOVE this story! I am so happy Mama (Sunny) and Jack had the good fortune to run into you back in your flea market days. Your actions changed their lives.

I have a foster-cat right now. He is my first foster (from the Humane Society here).

By the way, I am still laughing.

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IWANT2DOTHIS1X 9/9/2014 9:08PM

    Cute!

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PEZMOM1 9/9/2014 8:43PM

    emoticon story.

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PINKPANTHERS 9/9/2014 8:39PM

    Great story! Can totally picture that happening!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/9/2014 8:35PM

    I am so glad that your niece could take the cat/kittens. That is a hysterical story! I can picture his face!

HUGS

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ROCKPORT9 9/9/2014 8:11PM

    Cute story! What a crazy cat!

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ICECUB 9/9/2014 7:41PM

    emoticon THEY ARE ALSO VERY LOYAL. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/9/2014 7:40PM

    I love your blog! What an awesome story! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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AJB121299 9/9/2014 7:34PM

    nice

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No Chillaxin Today or tomorrow

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Okay I am going to try and conquer that fitness tracker today. After going shopping yesterday with Gary's new girlfriend, and shopping until we dropped, I want credit for it. I took a shower and FORGOT to clip my fitbit back on emoticon emoticon emoticon. All those steps, all those hours. Yes I mean hours, that girl can shop. I thought I was good. My feet were crying all night and still are grumbling. Her motto--when Gary is on a cruise, the girls left behind go shopping on his credit card. emoticon emoticon That will teach him a good lesson, even though he is technically working. Hey, I would like a job like that. Her nose is out of joint because not being his wife the company would not pay for her and he wasn't about to spend over $5000.00 to take her. So she went shopping instead. I wonder how long they will last? She wanted to buy me stuff but I wouldn't let her, I don't want Gary pissed at me. I have never taken advantage of him and I don't intend to start now. She did take me out for a nice evening though.

Back to the fitness tracker. I am going to enter all the physical therapy exercises I do in the water. I did enter treading water and a couple cardio things and it went on the tracker for that day. I have to figure out how to do it and not have it show up as being done on that day. As far as calories burned, I don't really care about that, I know it will be different than if I was doing them on land. I am going to ask the physical therapist if I should say the water is like a 5 lb. dumbell or something. That may be somewhat accurate. I am more concerned with the minutes. How many minutes does it take to do 3 set of 10 standing leg abductions. I looked it up, they give you 18 calories burned for 5 minutes. I don't think it takes 5 minutes, I never timed it. I only time the cardio and that is because they make you so you don't get overheated in a heated pool. I expect it will take me about a hour to do this. This is one goal today.

They are having a real good sale on Healthy Choice dinners at Stop & Shop. I had intended to go grocery shopping after going Christmas shopping with Glenda but that took all day into the early evening. Then we went to Gary's house and played pool and slots in his "man cave." She also took the red corvette and we went for a drive through Simsbury and Avon with the top down. emoticon Gary only took me in the corvette a couple times. I would have slept over but I didn't have my evening or morning medication with me. I have my own bedroom at the house, or I call it my bedroom, it is a guestroom. So because I had a good time last night, I have to pay the piper today and do grocery shopping. Believe me I will have my fitbit on.

Tomorrow morning I have laundry to do and a lot of phone calls that have to be made. I could use that as an excuse and say I can't go to the pool because the are important. Then I think wait a minute, I am important to and it isn't like I am going to have a good time, I am going because my arms look like jello, my knees are beginning to really bother me and my back is bothering me. If I don't do something about it now, it will only get worse, and that means pain. I don't like pain, I have had enough the last couple months. This is why I posted the status that I am not talking to myself because I am mad at myself. The sensible me wants to do the exercise and go to the pool. I love the pool. The lazy me says, you have to do this, this this and that and you don't have time. Not only that, this this this and that usually don't get done anyway. emoticon My favorite pair of jeans are still in the hamper. When I go to the pool, I will talk to myself again because that will mean I conquered the demon. Tomorrow will be the day. I have my bag all packed except for the exercise sheet which I need to enter into the tracker.

I wish everyone a great week. The humidity has broken in CT so I will get out and enjoy the emoticon and go for a few emoticon this week. Keep on keeping on. emoticon

  
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JANIEWWJD 9/8/2014 12:28AM

    Sounds like you're doing great!!! Keep it up and go grocery shopping. I need to do that too. Have a great day tomorrow and keep Sparking!!!!
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PINKPANTHERS 9/7/2014 8:59PM

    I hear this, I get soooo mad when I forget to put my fitbit on (or to charge it). Sounds like you are heading down an awesome path, don't give up!

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/7/2014 7:17PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome workout shopping! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and love!
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GABY1948 9/7/2014 6:20PM

    SO sorry you didn't have your tracker on....but you will feel better after you do more this week!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/7/2014 2:50PM

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day with your friend. Too bad you didn't have your fitbit on. Shopping is not my thing. I get way too tired and I hate to spend money. But he walking was good.

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LIVEDAILY 9/7/2014 2:04PM

    That's awesome that you already have your bag packed!!

I think it's very wise of you not to take advantage of Gary's generosity, and also to wonder how long it's going to last with Glenda. Either not long or he's going to marry her - one way or the other. You know him best.

Fall is coming - yay!!

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AJDOVER1 9/7/2014 12:55PM

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You're a champion! Knowing what to do is the first step. Now let's do it!

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*TRACY* 9/7/2014 12:46PM

    I understand how you feel, I actually drove home from work during lunch one day to get my fitbit that I forgot at home. I'm so addicted to the thing. .... Have a great Sunday!

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ICECUB 9/7/2014 11:11AM

    YOU DID GOOD. I LOVE TO SHOP, BUT THESE DAYS ALL I DO IS WINDOW SHOPPING. OH WELL. Have GREAT SUNDAY.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/7/2014 11:10AM

    Enjoy the busy-ness. Lord, I just don't get into shopping! But, it is a good work out walking!

HUGS and here's to a good Sunday.

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MRS_TOAD 9/7/2014 10:34AM

    You ARE important! Don't forget to add yourself to your "to-do" list!
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Triggers and Strategies

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Okay I am behind in my assignments. Triggers was #7 and Strategies was #8. Triggers are too many to list. I thought I had good strategies, but obviously I don't. One trigger that did happen this week is being really fatigued and going to lay down. I missed breakfast and didn't get up until almost 3pm. I ate lunch, didn't want to eat a dinner at 7:30 or later, so snacked. I ate 3 Italian Ice. It could and would have been worse if I had ice cream in the house. One strategy worked, no ice cream in the house, one strategy failed, eat on time and don't skip meals. Other than that my eating was good. My exercising was better, even though I didn't go to the pool at all. I can give you lots of reasons, but they are excuses and nothing but. I wanted 250 fitness minutes by today. Needless to say it is not going to happen. This is what I did do and I still have today. I have to go shopping, so plenty of walking will be involved. These are fitness minutes given to me by my fitbit. I don't use the fitness tracker because it is very complicated and I can't find anything comparable to what I do. I know I have many more minutes than this. Fitbit doesn't give you minutes for strength training only walking or running. It doesn't give me minutes for my cardio glide either.


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One of my strategies is to plan my menu out for the week. I did that today. Since I have to do a grocery shopping I only have enough food on hand to do until Wednesday. I know what I want, I don't know if the store will have it. They are having an excellent sale on Healthy Choice Dinner. 4/10 and for every $10.00 you spend, you save an additional $3.00. You won't find them any cheaper. Plus I have 4 $1.00 off coupons when you purchase any 2

OMG I am sitting here, haven't even showered yet, and I am suppose to meet someone at 3pm. It is 2:07 now.. Good thing I have a very short haircut and it dries in 2 minutes or less. I don't even have to style, comb it and I am good to go. emoticon emoticon

  
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PINKPANTHERS 9/7/2014 8:36PM

    Love the weekly planning idea, I do much better when I plan my meals a week ahead. emoticon Hope you got a great walk in!

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LIVEDAILY 9/6/2014 10:18PM

    Hope you get your walking in at the grocery store. It was really hot again today, but its supposed to be cooling off in a couple of days!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/6/2014 9:22PM

    Good plans and goals.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/6/2014 4:02PM

    Sounds you have your plans and goals lined up. I think planning a week at a time is a great idea. I need to try that.

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GABY1948 9/6/2014 3:25PM

    emoticon emoticon it feels so good to get rid of an "offender" doesn't it! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/6/2014 2:53PM

    That is fabulous you got rid of the ice cream out of your house. Now you won't be tempted with that anymore! That Italian ice is a great substitute! I'm really proud of you planning your meals for the week! I think you're doing awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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