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Lyla's real birthday

Friday, April 18, 2014



I know you all are most likely getting tired of photos of the kids and I but what the heck. Yesterday was Lyla's real birthday so my DH and I took the kids to an antique race car place. They loved it and then we went where Lyla wanted to go for lunch...her favorite place, Chick Filet. Lyla was a little mad at me as she is a food hound and I ordered her 4 mcnuggets instead of 6....but thought for a 6 year old 4 was enough....poor thing is still addicted to food. All she thinks about it seems....but we lived through it as she ended up eating half her brother's sandwich as well. But we didn't allow desert as they were all going to to out with the ex-wife/other grandma for dinner as well.

But we had a good time and it gave "mommy" time to relax at home alone....with her sinus infection.

I do hope all of you are doing just great. Have a good, good Friday.
Sallie

  
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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/18/2014 9:17AM

    Nice pictures!! emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/18/2014 9:12AM

    Lovely photos.

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GORDON66 4/18/2014 8:50AM

  The photos are terrific! Sinus infections can be really miserable so take care of yourself. emoticon

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Last day 5 photos

Thursday, April 17, 2014



Great time with Lyla for her "Last day 5 celebration"....we had fun for our special time. She loves crab so we went to a place called Big Fish and she had crab cake and I had delicious Mahi with spinach. Very yummy....was surprised though that after eating out I dropped 1/2 pound so now down 103.5....plenty of room to eat out again today. DH and I will take both kids out and about today and Lyla wants to eat at Chick Filet where I believe I can find GF. our DIL is sick with cold and sinus thing and I am trying to stay away from here....washing hands and such. Always scary with me on autoimmune suppressants. trying not to breath when she coughs....she doesn't cough into her arm....and I wish she would be more careful around the kids so they don't end up with it......but I keep my mouth shut and try to stay away.

Lyla's real birthday is today so her Daddy made her favorite breakfast of French toast and then we opened gifts. Fun. So we will take the kids so "Mommy" can rest today until the evening when they all will go out to dinner with the ex-wife which we are going to pass on.

I do hope you all are doing great today. So very chilly here today. Burr! Going to get up to 50 today...not warm enough for me. So I will dress warmly.

Cheers
Sallie

  
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123ELAINE456 4/18/2014 2:28AM

  Beautiful Photos. Love the matching stripes Lucky Girls spending a Lovely Fun Time together. Happy Birthday to your Granddaughter. God Blessings Always. Have a Super Fun time with them. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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_LINDA 4/18/2014 1:14AM

    emoticon Lyla! Lovely outfit, matches your Nana's!!
Enjoy your special day!

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GOANNA2 4/17/2014 11:59PM

    You both look beautiful. Lucky girls spending
time together.
Happy Easter Sallie. I hope it warms up for you.
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JANIEWWJD 4/17/2014 11:22PM

    I love the first and second pictures!!! You should have them enlarged. I am so happy that you enjoyed your day out with your granddaughter. Those are the memories that are precious!!!! Stay healthy and continue enjoying yourself.
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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/17/2014 5:40PM

    Love those matching outfits! Glad you had so much fun, enjoyed the pics!

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IDLETYME 4/17/2014 1:57PM

    Lovely pictures - thank you for sharing! emoticon

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GAYEMC 4/17/2014 1:56PM

    The two of you look so happy together in your black and white stripes!

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ISLAMOM 4/17/2014 1:39PM

    great pictures! love the matching outfits!! hope you are enjoying your time!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/17/2014 1:09PM

    I love the pictures of you and Lyla! They are absolutely precious! I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday Lyla!
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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/17/2014 11:08AM

    emoticon Lyle!! Beautiful pictures emoticon for sharing emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/17/2014 11:04AM

    Wonderful pictures!!! Love both of your beautiful smiles!

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GERIKRAGH 4/17/2014 10:54AM

    Sounds fun.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2014 10:52AM

  How cute those pictures are! Thank you for sharing. You granddaughter is so lucky to have you for a grandma!

Hope your DIL gets to feel better and more, I hope YOU stay healthy.

Happy Birthday to your 6 yr. old Granddaughter!

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MJREIMERS 4/17/2014 10:44AM

    How adorable are you both! It sounds like you are having a great time. I hope Lyla's birthday is great. Thanks for sharing!!! You look great, by the way! emoticon

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LIS193 4/17/2014 10:17AM

    Happy Birthday Lyla.
What lovely pics and you are both so cute in your matching stripes :) (I love stripes!)


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ROCKYCPA 4/17/2014 9:36AM

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to your granddaughter Layla!

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MSLZZY 4/17/2014 9:15AM

    Try and beat the germs and stay safe while you enjoy another delightful day!

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NEW-CAZ 4/17/2014 9:05AM

    Happy Birthday Lyle!

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PEGGYO 4/17/2014 8:40AM

    Tell Lyla Happy Birthday

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MAGIK0731 4/17/2014 8:40AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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Last day 5 celebration with granddaughter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

So the tradition that I started with grandson a couple of years ago where we go out to lunch just he and I to celebrate the last day of whatever year it is, is now something my granddaughter requested to celebrate today her last day of being 5. Tomorrow is her real birthday even though we had to have the "parties" last week end due to Easter. Anyway she loves crab so just she and I will go out to eat for a crab meal. Kinda cute that she insists that she just wants it to be "Nama" and her. She asked me if we will still do it when she is 20 and I said "yes" as long as you still like your Nama...teasing her and she said for sure that she would....I of course told her I would remind her of that when she is 20. Too funny.

We had a great time with Grandma Jane yesterday. Great GF pizza. Yummy. But it sure was pouring rain. The kids and I got soaked. But they loved it and were giggling like crazy.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Sallie

  
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_LINDA 4/17/2014 4:58PM

    You are creating a great relationship with your grandchildren. I wouldn't be surprised if they still wanted their end of the year day when they turn 20!
Enjoy your day!

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GAYEMC 4/17/2014 1:54PM

    How great that you were able to find some good pizza that you could eat!

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SALGUOD2 4/17/2014 6:05AM

    sounds like a great time

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DJ4HEALTH 4/17/2014 12:04AM

    That is so cute and hope that you both have fun!!

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123ELAINE456 4/16/2014 11:23PM

  I hope that your Granddaughter and You had a Fabulous Fun Celebration today. A Wonderful Tradition that you have started with them. God Blessings Always. Have Super Fun Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JANIEWWJD 4/16/2014 8:08PM

    That is a wonderful tradition that you started with your grandchildren. I will bet that when she is 20, she will love you even more!!! God bless you, my friend!!!
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/16/2014 6:30PM

    awesome happy birthday to the little one you are a great nana

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/16/2014 4:59PM

    I hope you and your granddaughter have a wonderful celebration! I hope you have A fabulous day! Sending you lots of hugs!
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FRAN0426 4/16/2014 4:28PM

    What lovely lasting memories your making with your grandchildren. I have saved things my granddaughter has written ect. that I will show her when she gets older. She will be 13 this June, but will wait until she is at least 18---so she can truly enjoy her artistic and early writing skills. I think this summer she and I will need a day to do lunch together, jist the two of us. We usually take her out for supper when she stays ---bet she would enjoy her and nana time together.

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JUDYAMK 4/16/2014 12:53PM

    I love the idea the children want to have a one on one with you in celebrating a special day, what a lovely tradition.
I must add, my book arrived today Salt Sugar Fat I cannot wait until this evening to start reading. I go to a special Dr. this afternoon to see if she can help me with my weight issues.
Have a wonderful day
Judy

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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/16/2014 12:33PM

    You are making wonderful memories on this trip Sallie, both for you and your grandchildren! Your grandkids are so lucky to have a grandma so involved with them!

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NEW-CAZ 4/16/2014 11:10AM

    wonderful idea! Something that will always be special to you both!!

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KRISZTA11 4/16/2014 10:44AM

    A lovely tradition! Thank you for sharing, I save this for the time when I have grandkids too.
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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2014 10:38AM

  awwww! Too sweet. Yes, things sure do a change when they reach those magic years of puberty and teen-aged-ness, but by 20, they usually bounce back!

Glad you could spend together time with your DGD.

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LIS193 4/16/2014 9:58AM

    What a lovely tradition to start - something that will always be special for her and you.

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PEG2584 4/16/2014 9:58AM

    Those will be great memories for both you and your grandkids!

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Today is "Grandma Jane" day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The grandkids and I will go visit awhile then go out to lunch. Should be fun. I definitely have some cushion weight as I weighed in at 104 this morning. So we are going to a cafe type place that has GF pizza which I will have.

Started reading the book, Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us and already am appalled. I bet by the time I am finished it I will boycott all packaged foods, which really won't be a big deal for me as I don't really eat them anyway and since I cut them all out of my life I don't crave them at all. Very sobering just the little I have read already.

I hope you all are having a good day
Make good choices today.
Sallie

  
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JANIEWWJD 4/16/2014 12:43AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day out with the grandkids!!! Have fun and finish reading the book. Take care of yourself as you seem to be feeling better now!!! God bless you and have a terrific day!!!
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123ELAINE456 4/15/2014 10:14PM

  Have a Great time with the Grandkids. Enjoy your lunch out. Enjoy the book too. God Blessings Always. Have a Fantastic Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.


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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/15/2014 9:44PM

    Have fun with your grandkids and enjoy that pizza!

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JUDYAMK 4/15/2014 9:03PM

    cannot wait until my book arrives Sallie, have a great evening!!!
Judy

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AALLEY2 4/15/2014 5:25PM

    emoticon Have a great day with the kids!

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GAYEMC 4/15/2014 1:40PM

    Have a fun day!

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    Enjoy emoticon

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PEGGYO 4/15/2014 11:59AM

    have fun

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MSLZZY 4/15/2014 11:35AM

    I may have to buy that book. Thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 4/15/2014 10:59AM

    Packaged and processed foods should be eliminated. An ingredients list should only have a few natural ingredients, if you don't know what it is or its unpronounceable stay far, far away :P
Enjoy your day with the grands!

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NEW-CAZ 4/15/2014 9:59AM

    I hhopw tou have a great time Sallie emoticon

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LIS193 4/15/2014 9:42AM

    Have fun with the grandkids!

I have eliminated all processed food - easy in Mexico as there is so much nice fresh stuff available and cheaper too. In the US it is a lot harder but it can be done.. Good luck and maybe leave the book for your DIL to read?? (tongue in cheek...)

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/15/2014 9:30AM

    I hope you and your grandkids have a wonderful day today! Have fun!
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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2014 9:12AM

  All I can say to you is do it NOW, don't wait till you've finished the book! Giving up the packaged, processed junk has made such a difference in my health (and I know how much you've tailored your diet as well to suit your health needs! PIA sometimes, but well worth it . . . WE'RE worth it, even if the food industry doesn't see it that way! **SIGH**

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Got a new book!

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am always interested in various things and saw a book on amazon called Salt Sugar Fat - How the food Giants Hooked us. by Michael Moss.

I know I have blogged before about how my number one tip to anyone trying to lose weight is to treat food like drugs and get off of those things. It really worked so well for me and I wish that I had learned this lesson when I was that fat teenager. Once I went "cold turkey" and got those things out of my system I felt great and have so much more energy. I don't have those foggy feelings and the up and down feelings.

Anyway as I read this book will share anything that I find important or interesting.
Grandkids have school today but then are off on Spring Break the rest of the week. Tomorrow I have planned to take them to my Mom's and we will play bingo and then go out for lunch.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 4/15/2014 7:41AM

    I am waiting to hear about the book. Have
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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/14/2014 9:33PM

    Anxious to hear more from the book! All three of those things are very hard to quit but cold turkey is the best way to quit any habit.

Glad you are having so much time with your grandkids! Still feeling better?

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/14/2014 6:09PM

    have fun with bingo

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PEGGYO 4/14/2014 12:15PM

    more fun times with the grand kids !!!

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LIS193 4/14/2014 11:22AM

    Sounds like a great book - please share any knowledge you gain!
I have read articles about how they determine the "bliss factor" - the right combo of sugar, salt and fat to keep you coming back for more... sneaky!

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123ELAINE456 4/14/2014 11:20AM

  Have a Wonderful time playing Bingo and going out to lunch with the Grand kids and your Mom. ''''the book sounds very interesting too. God Blessings Always. Have a Fantastic Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/14/2014 11:14AM

    It sounds like a great book! I am up 2# from yesterday and I know it is a reaction to the squash that I had (which I loaded with salt)... Oh, well...it's another day...

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/14/2014 10:32AM

    Thanks for sharing your book! Hope you have a wonderful day! Sending you lots of hugs!
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_LINDA 4/14/2014 9:42AM

    Looking forward to what you find out in this book. Always have known the comfort foods were addicting. People have a hard time stopping eating the junk once started.
Enjoy your Bingo and lunch -hope its somewhere that you can get a healthy meal.

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IDLETYME 4/14/2014 9:27AM

    Enjoy your Bingo. Will be interest in what you learn from the book. Thanks for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/14/2014 9:15AM

  Michael Moss' information is exceptional! I like his information, Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Mark Hyman (The Blood Sugar Solution) That is the essence of ALL their messages. We have to treat our food like medicine and listen to our bodies, feeding it accordingly1

Hope you have a wonderful time with the grandies!

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NEW-CAZ 4/14/2014 9:14AM

    I haven't played bingo in years- yet there is an arcade version just down the road on the pier............might give it a whirl on my next walk!!

Enjoy the grandkids and I look forward to hearing any new advice.

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DIANITAH 4/14/2014 9:12AM

    I view my weight loss in a similar way.

David vs. Goliath!

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