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Friday, December 19, 2014

Lots of clearing our of papers and Christmas flyers today,,I filled a whole box with them!! Researched a website for a nice camera for DD, but I had planned on using a LOT of gift cards from Best Buy,, turns out, the rewards program online that I belong to, only allows ONE card redemption per quarter!! I need 36 of the gift cards to buy this camera, so that purchase is out!

We both gave each other gifts during the year for Christmas, so we are not expecting anything next week..I will open two gifts that Connie, my Yooper friend shipped t me this week.

DD and I prefer to do post-Christmas shipping, so next Friday we will be on the road before five a.m... I will make our list, check the Christmas day flyers, map out the store opening times and what things we are looking for..

Christmas day is church and relaxing..

Since I am working six days this week, I will be ready for the extra sleep next weekend..

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JANEGIBE 12/19/2014 8:04PM

    Sounds good.. I will be waiting for my husband to get home.. He is on doubles and works day on Christmas,, So I think I am not really going to cook a big meal for just us and I think I will keep it simple Just Cornbread and Homemade Soup.. It is chilly here and they don't want to commit to a weather forecast right now.. So Have a Merry Christmas... and enjoy the time.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane

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NORASPAT 12/19/2014 7:40PM

    You are like me - A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNEY EARNED.
I rarely go shopping it is not my cup of tea and when I do it has to be a mark down and another coupon. I love Kohls they are not the best made clothes but some clothes you wear so rarely and take care of them will go along with saving money. No dry cleaning anything I dislike the awful fumes, I taste them. Our son has to have some dry cleaning and he knows to leave it in the car as long as he can. Sometimes he dresses in his uniform at his work place so he does not get the small at the house.

My A1c went down but my Triglycerides went up over 300 I was just under 300. I know I get less walking lately but I also was advised to try the Natural way, Red rice yeast. Krill oil and Lecithin and Vitamin D3 I have used that for ever. HUGS to both of you Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

It is still dark out..five bells, but I felt a snowflake on my nose last night when I went out to the mailbox. Temps are in the 20's now..

Now that I am away from all of that rich food and eating my smaller meals, I feel better.. I am just looking forward to a three-day work week next week.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/19/2014 12:14AM

    Oh no! What will you do with three days off?

Remember... You dn't meedd all those pretty colors of food on the plate Spark people suggests. As a diabetic you need smaller portions and if it's popcorn only 3 cups. measure it out. I'm thrilled your feeling better.

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RHOOK20047 12/18/2014 11:05PM

    I enjoyed your blog immensely. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you for being part of our group, you never know who is impacted by your blog. Have a great weekend and take time for you this weekend.

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MOM2ACAT 12/18/2014 4:05PM

    I feel better when I eat smaller meals too; with my gastroparesis, instead of 3 regular size meals per day, I have to split them up into "mini meals". I also find that by doing that, I'm not hungry as often so it really cuts down on my urge to snack.

Enjoy your Christmas and the days off! Hard to believe it's next week already.

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CATTUTT 12/18/2014 2:17PM

    Woo hoo for a 3 day work week next week!

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JANEGIBE 12/18/2014 1:03PM

    We all need the down time.. I always looked forward to this time of year.. I enjoyed making presents with my students and watching as they most kept it a secret to make the parents smile.. I would rather have smiles all year long.. May this Christmas Season be one that will bring many smiles to every face.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/18/2014 11:32AM

    I know I always feel better when I don't stuff myself, why do we do it.

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KATRINAKAT23 12/18/2014 8:19AM

  Yep, I too am looking forward to my time off. Today is my last day until the New Year, can't wait.

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GABY1948 12/18/2014 7:31AM

    emoticon emoticon I am so glad you only have 3 days next week. It is 25 here and we have white ground from yesterday but can still see grass through it.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I felt so horrible this morning when I awoke!! I could barely move, get out of bed, my stomach was so full and heavy. I just wanted to stay home in bed. I did not. I rose at four, worked until 12:30 p.m.

I think my problem was way too much food at a time, too much food that was so rich, and food eaten so late in the day.I had kool aid pie, cheesy potatoes, taco salad, nacho dip and a few chips, green bean casserole, meatballs.

We played games, talked, laughed and nobody mentioned work!! It was a party for my workplace, so that was nice to NOT get work talk involved.

I asked to go home early, but it never happened.
I came home, cleaned my kitchen, made a huge bowl of potato salad with leftover spuds and some chopped veggies I had here. Our refrigerator is so full of salad and salad fixings, I had to put he bowl of potato salad on top of he freezer in the garage!! The temp today is 33 degrees, so it will stay chilled out there..

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JANEGIBE 12/17/2014 9:39PM

    Burr. and I thought it was cold here.. I am in South Jersey and it is raining a muddy.. Paw prints every where.. We are doing that silly commercial Towel Shuffling.. Bam.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane

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CATTUTT 12/17/2014 9:14PM

    Sorry to hear you woke up feeling crappy this morning, I hope you're feeling better now!

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GABY1948 12/17/2014 5:43PM

    We are white with snow here...how about you? One thing I do love about winter is I use my garage a lot for a refrigerator too!

Glad you started feeling better!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/17/2014 5:39PM

    Sorry you got sick from eating to much, that is an awful feeling.

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MTN_KITTEN 12/17/2014 5:39PM

    The better we eat ... the more our body wants good foods.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tonight is our Christmas party. I am going to make hot nacho dip. I will go for a couple hours, but I have to get up early for work tomorrow, so will not help them close and cleanup the space this year.
I am glad I will only have to work three days next week,.
T i

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CATTUTT 12/16/2014 9:37PM

    You're probably already home, so I hope you had fun at the party!

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MTN_KITTEN 12/16/2014 7:45PM

    Good for you for doing what you can ... and leaving the rest to others. Have fun.

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JANEGIBE 12/16/2014 7:19PM

    emoticon No clean up... and three days off.. double the fun.. I had to retire early but loved my job.. Have a Wonderful Holiday and God Bless you as you go through the days ahead.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane

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GABY1948 12/16/2014 6:17PM

    I'm glad for you! Have a great time! I do hope you are enjoying yourself!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/16/2014 5:05PM

    Have fun tonight.

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MOM2ACAT 12/16/2014 5:03PM


It's hard to believe Christmas is so close now.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

50 degrees, no snow.. dark at 4pm again.
I just go home form getting three filings replaced .. I got to the clinic at 2:30p, was in the starting my car at 3:30p!!

Normally I sleep through the whole thing, but the doc made me wake up and stay awake because I needed to hold my tongue straight up in the air for two filings and I would choke if I did not.

My entire mouth is numb, both sides and top and bottom.. He wanted me to do one filing at a time and I told him to just go for it and finish them at once.

I barely felt the shots as he inserted the needles !! Very easy time.

Another thing checked off my list to have done. Tomorrow is the Christmas party at work. Last year was a nice time, so I plan on going again this year..Got to make some of my special recipe, hot nacho dip.

I am so blessed to have insurance to get these medical procedures done!!
Next week is my mammogram.

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CATTUTT 12/15/2014 9:00PM

    So glad to hear the dental visit went well for you! I always want them to get all the work over and done at once, too.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/15/2014 8:58PM

    I know I don't take advantage of our insurance like I should, haven't had a mammogram in years, or a pap or any of that other stuff they say a person my age should have done. Oh, well, saving them money at my expense.

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TALULAX- 12/15/2014 7:15PM

    Modern dentistry seems to be a breeze when it comes to fillings! Like you I told the dentist to just do this and get it done. Like you it seemed it I was in and out. I am glad it was easy for you and it's another thing checked off your list! YAY!


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MOM2ACAT 12/15/2014 7:01PM

    I'm glad it went easy for you, and if it were me, I'd want to get them all done and over with at once too.

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GABY1948 12/15/2014 6:00PM

    emoticon and I know exactly what you mean about having the insurance. You had to sweat (and we sweated with you) for a very long time it seems to get it though but all's well that ends well!

Have a great time at the party! And you are one brave chickie to have your whole mouth numb at one time!

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