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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I got out early this morning to enjoy the beautiful day and take advantage of the Ross Dress for Less Senior Discount (on Tuesdays), and did a LOT of Christmas shopping, and quite a bit of shopping for myself....

Actually it was kind of scary..... Hardly ANYTHING was too expensive! I found gifts for grandchildren.... and children..... and friends..... I bought all kinds of things, including some exercise equipment, SUCH A DEAL on a jumprope and 2 different sizes of kettlebells!!

But I came THIS CLOSE to buying a Creme Brulee torch with ramekins!!! I mean, what was I thinking??!! I DO love creme brulee, but does it need to be sitting in my kitchen ACCUSING me?? Absolutely NOT!

And I brought home the loot and spread it out, and I really ought to go ahead and wrap them right now... We'll see just how virtuous and productive I really am....

  
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APRILSHOWER555 11/26/2014 12:11AM

    Reminds me I need to go shopping at Ross!

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DJ4HEALTH 11/25/2014 11:20PM

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F8CONE8 11/25/2014 3:37PM

    I think you did a great job restraining yourself.

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TERI-RIFIC 11/25/2014 2:20PM

    emoticon A lot of later success starts with good shopping decisions!, way to go.

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IMPROVINGME 11/25/2014 12:45PM

    LOL! That sounds like something I would have been tempted to pick up!
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Day of the Bible

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today is the International Day of the Bible! And I am glad to celebrate it... the Bible is dear to me, and since my DH died it has encouraged, sustained, and comforted me beyond measure.

With the Psalmist in Psalm 92 I can say, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to His name..." and with the Psalmist of Psalm 34, "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit".

And there's an APP for it, too!

Youversion offers an enormous numbers of translations, and even a bunch of other nice services, including verses of the day, and reading plans that really help a Bible appreciator into a student...

  
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APRILSHOWER555 11/26/2014 12:12AM

    I love my bible app and the youversion is great! The bible is my guide!

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KATIBUG49 11/25/2014 12:14PM

    Love it, thanks

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TERI-RIFIC 11/24/2014 1:33PM

    emoticon I have that and use it all of the time. People in my church know I'm not talking on my phone when I get it out during the sermon.

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F8CONE8 11/24/2014 1:22PM

    Good timing for this. emoticon

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REXTINE1 11/24/2014 12:54PM

    :Your blog is inspirational - and informative. I didn't know there was a international day of the bible. emoticon

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Not Yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I saw my first Christmas tree of the year up in a house today.... the stores have had them for months, but this was in a home and it took me by surprise...

I guess I had better start getting used to it...

  
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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/24/2014 6:59AM

    They put up the Christmas trees and decorations up at the mall I walk around at lunch to get my steps in two weeks ago. It's not even December yet and I'm annoyed with Christmas music lol

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JAMER123 11/23/2014 11:10PM

    Guess the tradition of putting up after Thanksgiving is no longer the thing. I am going to take down my Thanksgiving decorations on Fri. and work on Christmas.

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DEWILL2 11/23/2014 11:06PM

    I think people are feeling the holiday spirit. I have had my Xmas tree up for about 10 days now. I normally put mine up on black Friday but I was in the mood and I am loving it.

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KESTRYLL 11/23/2014 11:05PM

    We put ours up today! emoticon

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A Good Day

Friday, November 21, 2014

Though it rained most of the day, and I hardly went outside at all, I STILL managed to get a lot done, not only discovering that I had seasonings that had been sitting WAY too long in my cabinet, but actually getting RID of them, AND finding some that needing discovering....

Tomorrow will be a good day to clean out the refrigerator!

Or maybe PART of the refrigerator (let's be realistic here...)

AND the rain was nice and slow, JUST what we needed...

  
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IMPROVINGME 11/23/2014 11:53AM

    Great that you got your refrigerator and seasonings cleaned out. That's still on my to-do soon list.


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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 11/22/2014 9:37AM

    Last year I got rid of a lot of old seasonings. Yesterday I bought some new ones. Tis the season :)



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JAMER123 11/22/2014 12:11AM

    The rain hasn't reached us yet but they say it will tomorrow into Sun. It is a good time to do a little clean out too. I could throw most my spices, I think, and start over but they still are potent or fragrant so I keep using them.
Have a great Sat.!!
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ROBBIEY 11/21/2014 11:41PM

  Havie a great Saturday

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USMAWIFE 11/21/2014 11:16PM

    last Sat was National clean out the refriegerator day and I felt I needed to do it then.

II still have the kitchen cabinents to clean out again

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CATLAKESIDE 11/21/2014 11:08PM

    I feel like cleaning out the refrigerator is one of those things that always needs doing. Good for you for being productive!

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DEWILL2 11/21/2014 10:57PM

    Good idea, I think I may clean my fridge as well. Glad you had a good productive day despite the rain

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TEN

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I slept ten hours last night!!!! TEN!! Went to bed early, and conked out, and woke up refreshed ready for a new day, albeit with a phlegm-y cough (but hey! It's PRODUCTIVE, which is more than I can say for the rest of me these last few days)

Nose running? Check! Rest of me running? Not so much.... emoticon

  
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REXTINE1 11/21/2014 2:19PM

    Pretty cheerful blog. I hope you recover quickly.

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JAMER123 11/20/2014 9:45PM

    emoticon Good to hear you are getting perkier!

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BETMAWAL 11/20/2014 6:14PM

  I'm glad you're feeling better. emoticon

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F8CONE8 11/20/2014 1:10PM

    Fantastic!


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HOTDEENOW 11/20/2014 1:00PM

    That's awesome glad you got some rest :)

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