Monthly Archives: November 2007

I AM NOT READY..

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I am certainly not ready for what is coming.
ANY OF IT….Thinking
I have no gas in the snowblower and the
shovels are still stored away.The weatherman says
snow and ice coming.. I haven’t been to the
store for supplies. If you live here in Michigan
you go to the grocery store when you hear that
a storm is coming in the wintertime. You might
be out of power for days.. you might be stranded
so everyone and their uncle is in the stores getting
ready for it. I neglected to say, it being the first of
the month and the month being DECEMBER and there
are only 24 days left to Christmas does not help.Confused
shopper
People rushing and the traffic is less than to be
desired. STRESSSS is not at a fever pitch yet.. but it is
coming. I hope to be well away from the crowds
this year. I was last year and I loved it!! One stop shopping
and I am good to go. I haven’t put up a tree yet..don’t know
if we will or wont but the wreath is on the door and lit
and welcoming winter. Have you ever heard of buying the same
kind of thing for everyone? Each person gets his or her
version of it.. like candles, CD’s,books, or photo albums. I have done this
in the past and it worked well. Buying in multiples works if
you find what will suit the person and be unique too.
One of my favorite places here is called BIG LOTS..
Brand names and lower prices. Boy I am in HEAVEN in
that store. I always find something different and in my
favorite price range..It makes shopping FUN!!
 
Whatever you are looking for this weekend..be it a tree
or presents or just shopping in general I hope you find what
you need and want in record time. Smile
 
Hope you all have a great day!!
 
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I AM NOT READY….

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I AM NOT READY..
I am certainly not ready for what is coming.
ANY OF IT….Thinking
I have no gas in the snowblower and the
shovels are still stored away.The weatherman says
snow and ice coming.. I haven’t been to the
store for supplies. If you live here in Michigan
you go to the grocery store when you hear that
a storm is coming in the wintertime. You might
be out of power for days.. you might be stranded
so everyone and their uncle is in the stores getting
ready for it. I neglected to say, it being the first of
the month and the month being DECEMBER and there
are only 24 days left to Christmas does not help.Confused
shopper
People rushing and the traffic is less than to be
desired. STRESSSS is not at a fever pitch yet.. but it is
coming. I hope to be well away from the crowds
this year. I was last year and I loved it!! One stop shopping
and I am good to go. I haven’t put up a tree yet..don’t know
if we will or wont but the wreath is on the door and lit
and welcoming winter. Have you ever heard of buying the same
kind of thing for everyone? Each person gets his or her
version of it.. like candles, CD’s,books, or photo albums. I have done this
in the past and it worked well. Buying in multiples works if
you find what will suit the person and be unique too.
One of my favorite places here is called BIG LOTS..
Brand names and lower prices. Boy I am in HEAVEN in
that store. I always find something different and in my
favorite price range..It makes shopping FUN!!
Whatever you are looking for this weekend..be it a tree
or presents or just shopping in general I hope you find what
you need and want in record time. Smile
Hope you all have a great day!!

CHANGES..so many CHANGES..

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Talk about changes.. yesterday I was going to make a
casserole and then it turned into a beef soup. Mom
misses her pot pies made with Bisquick that we used to
have to use up the roast beef. I know that stuff is
high in salt so I will try to make it some other way.
The low fat kind is still too salty so I am sure
I can come up with something . It just takes time.
Impatience is key in the elderly. They want it
NOW..Confused  Soup seemed like the easiest home-made
thing you could do. Just leave out the salt. It was
yummy.  soup
Home-made is the best I am thinking . GO back to
basics and do as they did in the old days.. MINUS
the BACON DRIPPINGS and the LARD and the
real BUTTER… and CREAM.. (sigh Sad) I am sure
we will get used to it sooner or later. Wink
 
 
Eggs were 2.00 a dozen here yesterday. and milk
was 2.77 on sale to 3.29!! GAS running everywhere from
3.16 to 3.26!!…I bought some of those artifical
eggs (equivalent to 8 ) for 1.69.. now they are
higher..per egg… but you can freeze it and keep them
much longer. Mom likes to make banana bread
and eat large pieces.
I figured I could buy the eggs and substitute
splenda sugar and she could make some. She
just could not eat it like she used to. Well she decided
NO.. she didn’t want to make anymore.. "I would be too
tempted." She is learning it is the changes we must
make. Things to help us out. I was tickled to know
she is trying at least to help herself along.
She is still talking back to the TV however, whenever she
see those commercials for candy and sweets.Open-mouthed
 
Glad she hasn’t been in the stores where they
are though.. they are everywhere.
 
It is cold and windy here no snow yet… that is yet to
come to our little Burg…Hope you are well and warm
where you are…  HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
 

CHANGES.. SO MANY CHANGES…

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CHANGES..so many CHANGES..

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Talk about changes.. yesterday I was going to make a
casserole and then it turned into a beef soup. Mom
misses her pot pies made with Bisquick that we used to
have to use up the roast beef. I know that stuff is
high in salt so I will try to make it some other way.
The low fat kind is still too salty so I am sure
I can come up with something . It just takes time.
Impatience is key in the elderly. They want it
NOW..Confused  Soup seemed like the easiest home-made
thing you could do. Just leave out the salt. It was
yummy.  soup
Home-made is the best I am thinking . GO back to
basics and do as they did in the old days.. MINUS
the BACON DRIPPINGS and the LARD and the
real BUTTER… and CREAM.. (sigh Sad) I am sure
we will get used to it sooner or later. Wink
Eggs were 2.00 a dozen here yesterday. and milk
was 2.77 on sale to 3.29!! GAS running everywhere from
3.16 to 3.26!!…I bought some of those artifical
eggs (equivalent to 8 ) for 1.69.. now they are
higher..per egg… but you can freeze it and keep them
much longer. Mom likes to make banana bread
and eat large pieces.
I figured I could buy the eggs and substitute
splenda sugar and she could make some. She
just could not eat it like she used to. Well she decided
NO.. she didn’t want to make anymore.. “I would be too
tempted.” She is learning it is the changes we must
make. Things to help us out. I was tickled to know
she is trying at least to help herself along.
She is still talking back to the TV however, whenever she
see those commercials for candy and sweets.Open-mouthed
Glad she hasn’t been in the stores where they
are though.. they are everywhere.
It is cold and windy here no snow yet… that is yet to
come to our little Burg…Hope you are well and warm
where you are…  HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

A NEW DIET..

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Well mom is not too happy these days. Just before  a big
holiday season.. “COOKIE TIME” she is having to give up
her cookies and fruitcake and pies etc. All that salt from
the HAM we have over New Years is OUT!! She is very
depressed over that too.  Some things just are.. as they are..
so we move on. Now my days are filled with “what can I
have?”. …so out come the diet books and the new recipes
to replace the old ones we love so much. Looking over the
internet there are so many it is mind boggling. Last
night I actually dreamt about recipes I had looked at
so many.  I will be looking into the NO SALT substitute and
the Smart Balance products. Mom is nothing without
her margarine on toast and every little bit helps.
Is it possible to make a cookie from some of those
products and have it taste OKAY?? Does anyone
know??   How in the world does one make a
dish that actually tastes good?
The other day I was in a store and they had a new
product called RONZONI . It’s pasta with more
fiber and calcium. Something where you never KNOW
the difference.. Now THAT will work for me! They
need more of this in the stores!!
I finally got some answers from the doctor’s office and
she can get her old meds as long as they are working for
her. The doctor was NOT HAPPY that we switched
back to the old meds..but when I stated the numbers..
well they don’t LIE!! Time will tell with new foods and
cutting out things and adding new.. hopefully we won’t have so
many problems..
Off to make a new cassarole with VEGGIES..
WISH ME LUCK!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

A new DIET…

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 cooking
Well mom is not too happy these days. Just before  a big
holiday season.. "COOKIE TIME" she is having to give up
her cookies and fruitcake and pies etc. All that salt from
the HAM we have over New Years is OUT!! She is very
depressed over that too.  Some things just are.. as they are..
so we move on. Now my days are filled with "what can I
have?". …so out come the diet books and the new recipes
to replace the old ones we love so much. Looking over the
internet there are so many it is mind boggling. Last
night I actually dreamt about recipes I had looked at
so many.  I will be looking into the NO SALT substitute and
the Smart Balance products. Mom is nothing without
her margarine on toast and every little bit helps.
Is it possible to make a cookie from some of those
products and have it taste OKAY?? Does anyone
know??   How in the world does one make a
dish that actually tastes good?
 
The other day I was in a store and they had a new
product called RONZONI . It’s pasta with more
fiber and calcium. Something where you never KNOW
the difference.. Now THAT will work for me! They
need more of this in the stores!!
 
I finally got some answers from the doctor’s office and
she can get her old meds as long as they are working for
her. The doctor was NOT HAPPY that we switched
back to the old meds..but when I stated the numbers..
well they don’t LIE!! Time will tell with new foods and
cutting out things and adding new.. hopefully we won’t have so
many problems..
Off to make a new cassarole with VEGGIES..
WISH ME LUCK!!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AGREAT DAY!

MAP IN PROGRESS…

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When I started this blog back in 2005 I thought
how nice it would be to visit with people
all over the world. See what their lives are like
and share their thoughts and make new friends.
Since then I have mostly visited with people
here in the U.S.A. I don’t know how I managed that
but I did. As I look at my stats I don’t have many
people who visit me from other countries, with the
exception of Canada. I do loveeee my Canada friends too.
 
 I love to hear from people. Last night I got
to Google and made a copy of a map of the USA.
I started placing names on the map of all the
wonderful people who come by and visit with me
and that I have visited and placed on my spacewalk
space. WOW.. that’s a lot. Some people I have no idea
where they live as their home is not disclosed, or
a name to place on there. I have just a begining of
it now and hope to have every state filled with at
least one name sooner or later. Click it and it
gets bigger.  Are you on the map yet?? Let me
know and I will add your name too!! 
 colormapusa
 
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IT IS SUCH A REAL PLEASURE TO KNOW YOU ALL!!
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!