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chocolate apple pie smoothie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Here is a recipe I love to make

1 apple peeled and chopped
1 banana broken into pieces
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking cocoa
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (your favorite kind)
1 cup of milk, or as much to make it a little thin...your desired amount of thickness

Blend all together and enjoy!

My boys love this recipe as well. It seems to go over well with a teething almost three yr old.

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GAYLLYNNE 10/19/2014 9:08AM

    Sounds delicious!!!!

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NUTRON3 10/19/2014 7:59AM


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Seems like everything is getting to me lately and I've become overwhelmed with life. I've had too many things going on at once, I'm not sure where to put .my attention first. I've been called a piece of trash by someone I once considered a good friend, which hurt but I'm no longer friends with them after about 20 years. Its really sad that hurting people need to hurt others to make themselves feel worth while. I feel many days as though I'm running around so fast I run past myself many times in the course of a day. I've tried to be everything for everyone and have lost myself in the process. My littlest and my puppy don't even give me time to use the bathroom alone. They always have to follow me in or if I manage to get in before they do, they're both outside the door knocking and scratching for all they're worth. I don't know what to do some days. Then there's the mother. Dear as she is, always has to call me when there's a problem. Don't get me wrong I don't mind but when my brother and his wife are living with her why does she call me? That's been unable to be off .my plate lately. Seems every day for the last two weeks I've had to get her out of a jam of some sort. I'm never alone in bed either. Many of you are thinking tour married you shouldn't be alone in bed. Well when your husband works 6 nights a week you are...not!! My littlest maybe only once a month will sleep on his own and I don't end up waking up with either his feet or head in the middle of my back causing me to wake up lame. Then there's my unclean house. I spend too much time cleaning someone else's house to care about my own. Yes I realize I'm not superwoman, but geepers when a load of laundry gets run four times without going in the dryer you've gotta do something about it. Thats the funny side odof it. So how does one deal with so many calamities at once? I don't have a clue. I've taken things way too personal and have let it all get to me. There's no time to carve out for me in my schedule and seems like mo matter what time I'm up in the morning I still can't get everything done I want to because I am so far behind. Any advice? Thanks for listening to a weiny!!

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68ANNE 10/17/2014 6:17PM

    With so many little ones, it is hard to carve any time for anything else. Maybe you can make arrangements with hubby to give you 30 min a day for whatever you want and is it possible to limit mom calls to a certain time period? I don't feel like I'm being very helpful but I do know where you are at

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Last month was very difficult on me. I know not many of you will ever know how difficult, but I am grateful it could've been a lot worse. I've learned a lot, not lost more then two lbs. I'm very disappointed about it. But I've only been off my birth control pills a month. Hoping it would've worked quicker then it has but oh well such is life. Anyway, I'm hoping for better results for October. I know I haven't been very helpful to anyone and for that I am sorry. Someday I don't have time to even blink let alone sit and be online. Many days keep running into the next ones making life difficult. My goals for this month seem so meaningless because I can't predict the future by any means. I'm hoping to accomplish looking a little bit more, not going to specify any numbers and setting myself up with failure. I'm hoping to sleep more then two full nights, hoping to get through one month without sickness which is impossible, and I'm also going to take a step and try a different church. My spiritual life needs just as much work as the rest of me. I've neglected it so terribly and needed it so desperately it's not even funny. I'm going to try and feel less alone, fill my voids with my kids and spend more time with them then on myself. I don't feel these are unreasonable goals. U may never get there and I might...only time will tell. Wishing you all luck for the coming month!!

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68ANNE 10/2/2014 7:10PM

    You'll never know if you can get there if you never try! Chin up, you can do this!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/1/2014 8:36AM

    Just set small attainable goals and it will make you feel better that you have accomplished them. My best to you

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2BDYNAMIC 10/1/2014 6:34AM

    It's a new month and I hope it will become a fresh start ........ starting with today ......... taking it one day at a time. Best to you.

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17 years and still as clear as a bell

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Its almost been 17 years since I said good bye to my dad. I was going back to school to finish my last year at. Green mountain college and I did.nt want to go as usual. I had the usual knots in my stomach and didn't want to leave home again. On our way up, a cardinal had flown into the grill of my dad's black dodge truck. We found him when we got there. We got my room assignment and got all moved in. This time felt different for some reason. It wasn't until almost two weeks later that I knew why. We said our good byes and for some reason dad said to me to"Whatever happens I want you to finish school" I didn't know what he meant by it only that I promised I would. He hugged me, kissed my head and I watched him walk away. I always watched him drive off as far as I could this time as he was a small voice said to me, "you're not going to see him again" I cried until I couldn't think straight any more, then couldn't imagine my life without him. He'd always been there for me. I didn't want to listen to it and didn't believe it. Call it a preminission, I think it was the Lord telling me he was going home. I went about my duties of classes, books and homework not thinking about it again. I called home every night and two weeks into my semester I'd called home as usual, mom picked up the phone and told me that there was a situation she needed to call me back. Well after about an hour or so of waiting I decided to call her back. She'd told me dad was found dead at the work site laying peacefully on the couch. He'd apparently laid down fell asleep, and died of a massive heart attack while at work. He was a carpenter and was at someone's house. My life hasn't been the same since. My anchor was gone, the carpet pulled out from under me. I had to get home fast. I went to find a friend and between my three friends they drove me home that night. I didn't sleep one bit that night. Idtwed but it wasn't happening. I spent the next six weeks home trying to decide what to do with my life there was only one thing to do finish as I promised. I got my work caught up and headed back. Life didn't seem to matter any more. I was there to fulfill a promise nothing more. It seemed like all the life had been drawn out of me and I was just going through the motions of every day just to get by. I still to this day feel that way around this time of year. It hasn't been an easy road for me at all. But I try to make the beat of it as he would, and carry on. He always told me to so my best no matter what if you know you've done your best there's nothing more you can do. I tell my boys the same thing with everything they do. I hope you'll do the same....don't take anything for granted, you never know how quickly it can change on you!

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68ANNE 8/18/2014 12:42PM

    Always very hard around the same time for me. Nine years now

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MILPAM3 8/18/2014 9:05AM

  My dad died the year after I graduated from college. He's been in heaven for 40 years now. I'm looking forward to seeing him again. If I can make it through, you can.
Prayers & blessings,

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Well today was great. I took the kids school clothes shopping, only spent about$75 for three kids! We got a ton of stuff including two pairs of winter boots! I love our local salvation army. I'm not one to spend a lot of money on clothes for the boys. Since I've got three of them it makes it easy because you buy for the first and then all of them can use it. Except shoes, I seem to be buying about four paira year for the two older ones and only one pair of boots and sneakers for the little one. The older two ruin their shoes quickly and I don't get to pass them to the youngest. All in all I really think I did well. I asked my oldest if he wanted to go to walmart or the salvation army he told me the salvation army is cheaper let's go there. Its used yes but it's still got a lot of life left to it. Our church twice a yr has a free garage sale type thing. You can bring stuff in like anything my youngest has grown out of to let someone else have and pick up things you might need for your other kids. I've got a huge bag of clothes , a Eddie bower wooden high chair, a pack and play and various other things I'm planning on donating this time around. Make room for other stuff. Well hope you all have a good weekend....hugs!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/17/2014 12:39PM

    I have found some incredibly good bargains at thrift shops. Some stores donate their unsold stock instead of storing it out of season, so I have found some brand new items with manufacturer's tags on them.

I think that it is great that you are having your little ones bargain shop with you. That is teaching them some really good habits.

Have a good week!


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68ANNE 8/17/2014 10:30AM

    I wish there was a salvation army store near me but I guess I'm good with the four thrift stores in town

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PENNYSAVER2 8/16/2014 9:07PM

    I'm glad to hear that you had such a GREAT day!! emoticon

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