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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well today was the big shopping day of the month in the big town. Went to Walmarts first and found a Christmas Craft magazine..with lots of things I'd like to make for Christmas..then we went to New China and ate lunch. First time out to eat since March...and I DIDN'T OVER DO IT!!!!!! I got lots of veggies and a little chicken and some boiled shrimp..Some of the veggies were a marinated salad type broccoli and cauliflower..and then for a treat at the end, I got one small slice of watermelon which wasn't that good..a green melon which was yummy and a small cream puff..it was tiny..I also put a cookie on my plate but did a small taste and didn't like it so left it..I did the same with some of the other stuff I had gotten. It was buffet style and knew it would be a test for me..but overall today I came out under 1400 calories...so I'm doing good..then we stopped at Sam's last. We always take our coolers with ice to bring back froze and dairy case things..and then stopped in the little town closest to us got gasoline and then to local grocers to get milk and icecream...Ice cream is for hubby..not me..I don't like it much anyway so not a temptation..So I'm very proud of myself today...and aced my test.

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/15/2012 11:49PM

    You did great!! emoticon Sounds like a yummy lunch. It is hard to behave at a place like that. You should feel proud.

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Positive thoughts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I've always heard that many people who play sports sometimes thing the positive things like their team will win..They mentally think of them winning..and receiving the gold for the things they are going for..We can do the same here..We can think positively about losing weight or getting healthy and if we keep it in our mind in a positive way, then we can attain our goal..So I'm thinking positive thoughts..

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/15/2012 8:10AM

    Good plan, I'll try it : )

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DRAGONFLY02 8/15/2012 7:51AM

    Good advice!!

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MISSY455 8/15/2012 1:08AM

    I'm with you on those positive thoughts!

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MSANITAL 8/14/2012 9:00PM

    you re so right .. I use to attend sale coaching seminars and this one speaker wanted us to see our selves succeeding in our area of sales and to tell our selves that we where winners and see our self completing the transaction..

I have done that with my weight loss alot think positive and visualize my self at my goal weight

keep up the good work emoticon

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NANAW12001 8/14/2012 8:52PM

  thanks. This is great.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

I won't repeat alot of this here but had a good morning driving through the national forest of the Ouachita Mountains...You can read all about it on my personal blog and see the pictures there. gnomes-home.blogspot.com

Just did my tracking for the day and going to go stitch some the rest of the evening..The last of The Closer comes on tonight. I'm sad as it is the last one even though they are keeping some of the actors on the new series coming out.

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ZACEVETOB 8/14/2012 5:16PM

    Awesome stuff, keep it up. I never liked the closer because of the women's voice it just made my brain cringe lol, but glad you liked it, for my favourite shows i buy the box and watch when needed lol.

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IAMFRANSGIRL 8/14/2012 3:43AM

    Very pretty!

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MINNA72 8/14/2012 2:33AM

    Enjoyed the blog! Thanks for sharing!

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UFO and incentive.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today hubby was varnishing the bathroom floors and cabinets he remodeled..I couldn't stand the fumes and our house doggie baby couldn't stand the activity so we sat out on the porch swing together and I finished stitching the other fall themed hand towel..you can see them both above..One of my goals this week was to finish one UFO...kind of accomplished it..but really it was not something I had put aside for a period of time as had been working on these each evening. But I am going to count it anyway but do plan to try to finish more.

I've spent much of the rest of the day online looking at youth hostels in the UK to plan the the big bucket list trip...the lowest cost of a bed at one of these is about $20USD..and the cheapest car rental not counting gasoline for a small car at that is about $300USD for 2 weeks..I figure since we would be splitting the cost, then we could upgrade for a little better vehicle for around $800 which would be about $200 each..So for a 2 week stay just for the car rental and hostels..the cost would be around $500...now this is not including food, gasoline, tour fees for places and flight over..I went ahead and figured the flight as being over $1000 for round trip but the son's flight miles he has saved would pay mine and the one DIL...the other DIL can fly free on standby so she might be later getting there or home but she could have hers paid free..my sister has planned to save a bunch to pay her ticket. Also have a friend who generously offered us to stay at her house for couple of nights free..so this trip is beoming more a reality..

Now my goal is to get as much walking in here to build myself up to be able to walk there alot..incentive to get me to exercise...just what I need.

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MAZACK 8/13/2012 5:21AM

    Your trip is shaping up

I want to get started on my UFO's before long. I have some I want to finish before MountainFest.

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FLEURGARDEN 8/12/2012 9:40PM

    It must feel great to get those UFOs off your list. I remember my mom's needlework group always had a door prize for UFOs. You got one entry for each UFO that month, but you also had to bring it in for the display table so everyone could see what you had been working on.

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Creative life

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I truly believe that a creative life is really a true life..I try to live as creatively as I can. I try to live my life as fully as possible...with all my disablities and hendrances...Life is to be lived fully...the the fullest extent that you can make it..I have a God-given talent of creativeness and I try to utilize it as much as I possibly can.

Just a few updates and answers to some questions..Someone suggested I include the DIL that noone gets along with in the family on our little trip..there are many reasons why I won't...I know it doesn't sound real Christian of me but many many times we have reached out to her to have her turn around and stab us all in the back with lies to other people about us..she has not only done this to my husband and I but also to the other DILs..also she would agree to go to make our life miserable as she would not be happy with anything we did if she went along..she would also expect us to pay her way..and her husband (our son makes more money than any of the other of us but she goes through their money so fast) and she would expect us to change our travel plans to suit her..Overall she would make everyone miserable..so I've said my piece and is all I want to say about it..
On another note..this past week has not been going as well for me in the exercise department..BUT I have lost one full pound this week instead of the usual half pound..also our temps are cooler as of today and with the weightloss and the cooler temps, I've actually been cold at times today..I've not run the a/c in my studio once. Another thing that has bothered me as I've not wanted to create anything lately..just haven't been in the mood..I did ok by making the jean bags but that is all. I'm usually so busy during the week..but this week I slacked off. I guess I've needed the break..O I did get 5 items put up on etsy..So here is my plan for next week..

1. Keep my calorie count to under 1400 if possible.
2. Walk more and do more arm exercises.
3. Get one UFO project completed this week.
4. Begin reoganizing my studio.
5. Begin Christmas gifts.

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MAZACK 8/12/2012 3:10PM

    I overdid living my life to the fullest this past week and I has just crashed today. I did have to go in and work an hour. I'm covering call for my daughter.

I would have to react the same about your DIL. Some people only live to make others miserable and they don't realize what the are missing by being nice. I don't have time for those kind of people anymore.

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READYBETTY 8/12/2012 8:27AM

    The denim bags you made were beautiful! I can't wait to see the complete UFO for this week. You are so blessed to be able to make such beautiful things.

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MISSY455 8/12/2012 2:01AM

    emoticon goals for the week!

Congrats on the weight loss! emoticon job!!!

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WAYSOFGRACE 8/11/2012 10:22PM

    You're reasons are your own, and that's all that matters. I'm ok with that.

Live your life to your fullest, and to your level on happiness and joy, and it's all good!

My goodness I wish I had time to finish a UFO, but I had to choose between making room in our bedroom and getting rid of some junk or stitching. I chose the bedroom, and while it looks much better in there, my sciatic nerve has decided to hate me now.

Looks like tomorrow will be a stitch day for me :-)

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