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Resting, Hungry and Achy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today has not been a real good day for me..First I'm tired from running all over the place yesterday..then there is a cold front hanging on the edge of our state and I know I'm extra sensitive to them having RA..the joints get so achy and I get so tired from it..On days like today, I don't want to do any movement..I did get out and walk and did do some arm exercises but really have rested today and have been stitching on a Christmas table runner..

Also I'm upset over the hand towels I finished embroidering. I had planned to put them in my etsy store but now I can't. I always wash my pieces as soon as I finish them to get my hand oils and to remove the pre-printed parts..Well these were premade with black pompom edging ...I washed them in cold water with my other laundry and the black still bled onto the orange part of the towels and also on our dark clothes I washed them with..the clothes I'm not so worried about as it was mainly our work clothes around the house and don't get out in public with them anyway but the towels are ruined..so guess I will use them this year..It is so aggravating when this happens and rarely something like this happens..I wonder what the company who makes them expects people to do with them once they are finished...never wash them???? So this was just the topper on my day..

Going to finish tracking and shutting the computer down for the evening. Enjoy your evening.

  
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NIMAWEYGH 8/17/2012 9:06PM

    Onward and upward Barb. When I did hand stitching there were so many times the pattern would not wash out and I just had to keep the stuff for myself. Wonder why I gave it up eventually??????????????? ha I bet they are better now but I bet there are those that get through just like this one and come on stuff has to be washed EVENTUALLY.

Praying today was much better than yesterday.

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/17/2012 7:12AM

    Aw I'm sorry your day didn't go well emoticon

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MISSY455 8/17/2012 2:11AM

    I am sorry your day has gone this way. Congrats on doing some exercise for yourself though.

I hope the front passes and you get to feeling better soon.

I have had that happen with multi-colored clothing before, where the dark colors bleed onto the lighter ones. Sometimes a 1/2 cup of vinegar in the wash cycle helps.

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RHEYNKLAW 8/16/2012 5:56PM

    Aw, that stinks about the poms bleeding onto the rest of the towels. emoticon

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My Day

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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Today

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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