Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pics as Requested...

I HAVE DSL!! Oops, I think I already mentioned that. Well, you know how old people are. We forget easily and repeat our selves a lot. So I know you will understand :o)

This first picture is with a coffee mug and the second one is of the mini sitting on top of her big sis (my regular laptop). Just in case you still can't tell, she measures 7" by 9".

I haven't gotten on the scales since last weekends fiasco but I have been eating correctly and healthily since then.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


YAY, finally!

Got hooked up this morning. I had to call the telephone repair man out again last week because of my phone cutting out and while he was here I mentioned that I wanted DSL and lo and behold he said he could get it for me. They were having a promotion and I got a mini Dell laptop free for getting DSL. So I'm setting here on the couch and trying like crazy to type this on this LITTLE computer. Sure isn't easy with long nails.

Haven't received pics from my daughter yet but I will post them as soon as I get them.

Happy Wednesday, out there y'all.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nice Weekend...

Hey guys!! Have those of you in the east been enjoying the warm summer weather as much as I have? Don't think we are going to have a spring here in West Virginia. It's just moving from winter into summer. We had snow last Wednesday and by Friday it was 86. This old broad ain't complainin' at all.

New Jersey daughter and her family came to visit this weekend and just left this morning to head back home. I had a wonderful visit and hated to see them go, but that's always going to be the case.

We went to the Falls of Hills Creak yesterday and I am so out of shape I only went half way down. Was hard to get around all evening after that. Will have to work on my stamina now that the weather is better. I'll have pics for you later in the week cause I forgot to take my camera but Linda took hers and will email me the pics. There has been so much rain lately that the falls were awesome this time. Instead of the trickle last summer the water was roaring.

We went to Food and Friends Saturday night for supper and I over did it a little but it had been so long since I had gone out to dinner I just wanted something special. They do have a lighter fare on their menu but I wanted to try something that I hadn't had before and I got their stuffed chicken breast. You'll have to check out their menu and see all the scrumptious stuff they offer, or maybe not because it'll make you drool. But, hey, I worked it off at the falls the next day so I hope that compensated for it. At least now that I know how to eat and have been at this for almost 2 years I'm sure if I gained anything I will be able to get it off soon. It's also really cool that I don't eat nearly as much as I used to even when I over indulge. It amazes my daughter that I only eat half my meals now and am full. She remembers the old me that used to eat everything that was put in front of me.

Hope your weekend was a wonderful as mine and hope you have a great week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alive and Kickin'...

I'm still alive and kickin'. Haven't been sick but have been reading a lot. That's not the real reason that I haven't blogged. I just haven't been in the mode. Sorry I scared a few of you and probably made a lot of you happy to not have to read my dribble. Just haven't had much to say or advice to give lately.

I went out to eat Friday before last, celebrating a birthday. Ate a little too much of the wrong things (pecan pie, yummmmmmmm) and gained 4 pounds. It's back off now and I'm not panicking like I was that morning that I had gained. I've just sort of given myself a 5 pound leeway in either direction since I've been on maintenance and really wouldn't care if it dropped below that 5 pound lower range I set for myself but definitely don't want to go above the high mark.

Was really pretty here yesterday and I was able to go out and sit on my swing for a while. Looks like today is going to be about the same and then the cold will be hitting some more. Sure hope we don't get that snow storm that is hitting Colorado. This has been a really long winter, not a bad one, just long. And I'm really tired of it. That may be part of the reason I've been absent lately.

I'm also pretty lonesome. No company since December and that has added to the longness of the winter. I know, I know, some of you remember me complaining about all the company I had last spring and summer and are laughing for sure now. But I really didn't mean to jinx it all by complaining and then no body visiting at all. I could hop in the car and go to visit some family that's only about 4 1/2 hours away but it just seems like too much of a hassle for me to do that with my dogs. They are welcome at the families homes but it is a hassle to have to take them out to potty on a leash all the time and I found out about a year ago that I can't trust them not to run off. I got a real scare when they disappeared on me and only the little girl came home. Luckily a neighbor found my little boy and called where I was staying to see if they knew who he belonged to. Since then I have gotten name tags with my phone numbers on them but it is still a hassle that I just don't want right now. They aren't happy being boarded and it just adds to my stress when I have to do that. So I guess I'll just stay home and hope someone comes to visit soon.

I'm into the Jesse Stone books by Robert B. Parker and they are really good. I discovered them when watching a Jesse Stone (starring Tom Seleck) movie and noticed that it was adapted from a book. There are 7 of them and I went on Amazon and order all of them. The really nice thing about reading the books now that I've seen one of the movies is that I can picture Jesse as Tom. Whew, and that is a nice picture!!!

Have a nice weekend!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Good Reading...

I just finished reading "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown. WOW!! It was a great book! I'd had it for several years and hadn't even cracked it open because it was 700+ pages and I wasn't ready to get into something that long. Well, let me tell you, I couldn't put it down the last couple of days. I figured I'd better get it read since the movie is coming out this week and I know I'll want to be going to see it. I hate to read a book after seeing the movie so I got right to work on it on Sunday.

Just had my first whole wheat pasta for supper. It was yummy, 'course the cheese I put on it probably helped the taste a whole lot. Will try it with my spaghetti sauce this weekend. I won't be buying the white stuff ever again.

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More White Stuff???

So far so good today on the phone service. I almost wish it would just quit all together so they could find out what the problem is but then I wouldn't be able to call them to tell them it isn't working. What a conundrum.

Good grief, I thought we were through with this stuff. It started snowing here yesterday late afternoon. We've got about an inch and they were predicting less than a tenth of an inch. It's funny how the entire community/county was talking about getting ready for the snow on Tuesday. They started talking about it last Wednesday. It amazes me how the people in this area are better at predicting the weather than the meteorologists.

I am sick to death of washing dishes. I guess I'm gonna have to just quit cooking. Wonder if I quit cooking then I could quit eating too? Probably not a good idea. It seems that every time I get all the dishes cleaned up I decide that I want to play "Suzie Homemaker" and start cooking again. Oh, well, it's just a vicious cycle, I guess.

Got the test results on my mammogram and bone density test and all is well. Guess I'm all set for another year. There's only one other test the doctor wants me to take and I have refused to do it. She wants me to have a colonoscopy. My problem is that the only place they will do it is approximately 60 miles away and I can't just go there in one day and have it done, nooooooo, the doctor there wants to see me first then set an appointment for the procedure. Then there's the problem of not having anyone to go with me and drive me home after the procedure. That's the biggest problem. So that one is not going to happen any time soon.

Have a happy day out there in blog-land.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Phone Again...

I'm having trouble with my phone line again which means that my dial up doesn't stay connected either. So, if you're missing me, I'll try to visit everyone that I can in between the phone cutting off. It has taken me three tries to get this far.

Other than that, things are fine with me and nothing new's happening.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Just got back from Lewisburg and having my mammogram and bone density test. Piece of cake. Gee, they didn't even have to squish them so much since I've lost all this weight and they are already flat :o), and for the first time it didn't hurt. My appointment was at 3:00 and I timed it wrong and got there at 2:30. They took me on in and I was on my way to Wal-Mart by 3:08. I just love that place. It's the first place I've had tests done that I don't have to wait. I didn't even get to open my book to read for a while because they were on the ball.

I stopped on the way to the tests and had lunch at Ruby Tuesdays. I had a petite sirloin, 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and a salad. Washed it all down with water :o) I was such a good girl!!

Hit Wal-Mart on the way home and guess what....go ahead and guess.....I'll wait.....

I got a new pair if jeans, and guess what size they are....go ahead and guess.....I'll wait....


I'm so excited!!


I got a smaller size bra!


They had whole wheat pasta.

Still no whole wheat tortillas but they will get them eventually. It was just six months ago that I was complaining that they didn't have the pasta. Guess WV is a little behind the times in getting the up to date stuffs.

Looking at myself in the full length mirror at the test place made me feel really good about myself. I don't look half bad. I don't have any full length mirrors in my home and the ones in Wal-Mart where you try on clothes are the pits. So when I went to Wal-Mart I threw my shoulders back and acted like I was the most beautiful person in the whole store. That really lifted my spirits. You aught to try it sometime.

And all of this is not an April Fools joke either!!