Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I am really looking for a good treadmills. I've wanted one since I started but put it off because well, the poor man's treadmill is blacktop, lol, but with winter here, poor (wo)man, or not, I don't do frozen blacktop. Besides, with a treadmill here in the house I wouldn't have to worry about being caught in a storm like I did in September, or care if it's too early, or too late, or if, in the summer, it's the hottest part of the day and can't go because I'd have a heat stroke. I can exercise anytime I like, whenever its convienient for me. Plus, I won't have to worry if I fall, sprain an ankle (happened once) and have to hobble home the remainder of the miles. My Christmas wish list is getting pretty long though.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
in the area for my son who just had his third DUI in less than 2 years, and dealing with my daughter's constant barage of drama, this holiday season is pretty much a goner for my husband and I. Still, I'm looking forward to a nice quiet turkey dinner with him tomorrow. We didn't have the strength for the big family thing this year, and the kids have their issues at the moment. I think in spite of all the headaches of what's going on here, I'm going to enjoy not having to drive for hours to his mother's house, or having them all converge upon us here. Sometimes the holidays are so much work it's not even fun, not too mention the family clashes that often occur. Yep, tomorrow is going to be a nice quiet turkey day... maybe between us we can even come up with something to be thankful for... peace.
I'm beginning to miss the old rabbit ears.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
EEK. I love technology, but teaching this old dog new tricks is a difficult job.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
What's great about Icontact is that viewers can register for an account and not only create their own blog posts on current events, or items of interest to themselves, but they can respond to other articles, as well as receive responses from readers on theirs.
That type of interaction makes Icontact tops in my book.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I HAD seen the sitcom Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne' and loved that. His writing is witty and insightful in there too while at the same time making you laugh at the characters and their situations. Using comedy to get a very serious point across is a fantastic tool, but one that only a few writers can accomplish. Mr. Perry does it brilliantly.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, either at home, or in an office, don't forget to give yourself a break. In an office that's more likely since there are regularly scheduled breaks. It's funny how when you work away from home you watch the clock for those breaks and make sure you take them, but at home you lose all track of time and don't even think about taking a lunch sometimes. Schedule yourself as if you worked in an office surrounded by fellow employees all watching the clock for that treasured break time, and make sure you take them yourself... it's nice to be a workaholic, but you have to make sure to take time for yourself too.
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Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I don't have anything against women who dress up every day, put makeup on before they ever think of leaving the house, it's just not me. I don't think I could ever be 'that' person, not happily anyway. Lately I've been feeling a little more 'dressy', but it's still me, it's still the woman who spends half her day playing in the dirt, and the other half shoveling it out of stalls. LOL It will always be that way until the day I die I suppose, and that's okay with me too.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
realtor to handle the deal. It's been years since I had my license and even though I rememeber in real estate classes being told that I would forever have to 'disclose' my realator status when selling property, I have no clue any longer. The laws involving real estate are so complex. I do know that selling 'by owner' is probably the most dangerous thing you can do, and usually the most ineffective way to sell a piece of property, especially now in this depressed real estate market. I want someone who knows the business presently, and has access to as many sales venues as possible.
Mr. Falcon flew in:
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
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Friday, September 07, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Everytime we talk about taking a vacation I mention Las Vegas. I want to stay in one of the beautiful, luxurious Las Vegas Hotels, and eat at the terrific restaurants, see the shows, especially one of the impersonator shows, they always look so cool on TV. I want to gamble--just a little mind you, but I want to do it just to say I have. I don't expect to win, I know I won't. I just want to play.
That's what's so great about Las Vegas I think. It's a big people playground. You can't possibly run out of things to do, and you can do it twenty-four hours a day. When you're tired you crash in the Las Vegas Hotels, and then get up and start all over again. I need a vacation, and I need to go to Vegas!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Anyway, here it is:
…you starve during the day and gorge during the evening.
You might think that eating as little as possible throughout the day will help you lose weight. Perhaps you skip breakfast altogether and only eat a small snack during the day. But if you don't fuel your body regularly throughout the day, you're more likely to binge in the evening—at dinner and into the late evening. Plus, without adequate nutrition all day, your metabolism will wane, and slow, making your energy levels low and weight loss even harder.
(I messed up with the formating here and couldn't change it, the quote ends here, below is not a quote it's my comment, lol.)
That was so 'me'. Since I've stopped doing that I've lost TWENTY FIVE pounds. Okay, okay, I've also added a lot of exercise and made sure what I ate was the RIGHT thing to eat, but I've done all that before with little luck until I realized thanks to them that I was looking at my 'diet' all wrong. Not eating enough, and often enough was a huge trap.
Craftmade ceiling fans are some of my favorites in my choices so far. Their 19th century fan looks almost identical to the one I have now, except that it's a little tighter to the ceiling which is something else I love about it. We have such low ceilings in our home that the closer to the ceiling the fans can be the better. Then again, so many of their other styles appeal to me with their clean, smooth lines, they are very modern, and would probably suit the style of the house, and my decor much better. The early century fan up there now kind of stands out of place.
I wish they'd had Fanimation ceiling fans when my kids were living at home, they're beautiful and would have been perfect for their rooms. Their Tahiti fan is so whimsical and cool my daughter would have loved it, and the surfboard fan would have delighted my son.
Actually since I'm using my daughter's old room as an office now, that Tahiti fan is really calling out to me too.
The whole issue came to light for me the other night when I was doing dishes. More careful than a four-year-old or not I did something stupid, I was rinsing out the blender and rather than take it all apart just to use it again for a late night fruit blend I was just rinsing it and I decided to make sure nothing was under the blade, so I 'carefully' put the sponge in there. For my own record, I really thought I was being careful... jammed my finger right into the blade... so much for careful.
It really wasn't all that bad, but it needed a band-aide. Calling for hubby... need a band-aide. He came running with one band-aide and an empty box. This is it he said, hope it's enough. Well it was, but how do you get so low on something so ordinary? I just don't think about checking those things before I go to the store. A few weeks ago I needed some peroxide for a scratch I'd gotten outside... none.
Time to resupply that medicine cabinet. How about you? What's in your cabinet?
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Even out in the country where we live our mailboxes aren't just utilitarian, they give people a small peek at 'who we are' by their style, and how they're kept. First impressions may not always be fair, but they are there. People can't help but notice things like that.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Easily one of the most recognizable tourist attractions in the world, the Sidney Opera House is amazing, and beautiful all by itself. It is also one of the top Opera houses in the world and home to all forms of beautiful performace art such as ballet, opera, and symphony performances. It's said that the opera house put the continent on the map. I don't know about that. Austraila is a wonderful, exciting, and thrilling place even without the Opera house. I'd love to see Australia and stay in one of the Sidney hotels so I could look out at the magnificent shoreline and the beautiful Opera house every morning. Or in one of the Melbourne Hotels
Australia is such a contrast of modern beauty and primitive wilderness and wildlife. There are plenty of tourist attractions in the big cities and lots of 'outback' tours that are exciting. It's another of the places I'd love to visit. It's not romantic like Paris, it's raw and energetic.
Brisbane is one of the Austrailian cities you hear so much about. It's easy to find affordable Brisbane hotels and the culture is more upper European. You're more likely to feel like you just stepped out of a London building than onto the Austrailian continent when heading out into the city for the day. Brisbane even has its own football team--the Broncos for the sports enthusiast traveling abroad.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Then there's the entertainment like the club Lido. Cabarets where you can imagine the characters from the movie of the same name during the war reaching out to you through their modern counterparts. I imagine staying in any of the hotels in France and walking out onto the street in the dusky morning air and seeing artists on the street painting. Or waking up in my Paris hotel and seeing the Eiffel tower out of my window. Eating cheese and sipping wine on the terrace while the city moves about below. It would be the perfect vacation.
I'd say the percentage is about 10 to 1. Actually there are far more scams out there than a 10 to 1 percent BUT once you begin to recognize them for what they are, the number of times you'll even bother inquiring about something you have even a skeptical reason for believing you'll find your average in the 10/1 ratio. For every 10 things I check out, only 1 ends up being a real legitimate opprotunity with a true potential.
As you start looking for work from home opprotunities remember ONE thing as you look and you'll be a step ahead and be in the 10/1 catagory right off the bat: NEVER PAY SOMEONE FOR INFORMATION. If an ad says just sent 10.95 .... or any price... smile to yourself and think 'next'. You'll be on the right track and headed toward finding a real work from home career.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
It is especially handy if you have oxygen related troubles like COPD it could even be useful for those in a hard core exercise program to determine the effectiveness of your cardio, and toning exercises. The pulse oximeter is small, lightweight, durable, and easy to use. It works on battery power, and turns off automatically to conserve the battery life. The pulse rate indicator would be really good for after a cardio workout too in order to determine your peak abilities.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Can you tell I know too much about the buffet style of restaurants. Being on a diet I'm not likely to see the inside of those for a while now anyway.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
What I've learned about my diet is the most valuable thing, however. I've learned that it's not the amount of calories I had been eating. I always thought it was unfair that even though I only ate between 1200 and 1600 calories a day depending on the day, I was still overweight and would gain rather than loose weight, where others seemed to eat as much but were thin as rails. I discovered something I should have learned a long time ago. It's not how much I was eating, but rather, how I was eating it.
In my normal day I would eat nearly all of the calories at my dinner time, around 6 or 7 pm. I usually never ate breakfast, rarely ate lunch, and maybe remembered to get a snack or something around 3 or 4... maybe. Most times I would just pile on everything into dinner.
Quite often during those times I'd awaken in the middle of the night hungry. That didn't make much sense to me, but I wouldn't be able to sleep until I gave in and ate something, even if it was just a piece of bread, or whatever was available and fast.
With my new diet I actually eat 6 to 7--- yes SEVEN times a day!
I eat very healthy and base it on the food pyramid but it's very, very much the same foods I would have eatten before. I have always liked vegetables, and fruits, although I admit I didn't have much fresh fruit around because it is both expensive and hard to keep. But with a little extra effort I have been keeping enough fresh fruit around to include it in my everday meal plan. I usually have low-fat yogurt for a snack which is not somethihng I used to have only because it's a bit pricey, but I have always liked it. Now I make the effort to buy enough to have one or two a day.
When it is all said and done however, it wasn't the foods, or the amounts, it was a matter of breaking it up over a period of time throughout the day. Always having a light breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner, a snack and then if I stay up late enough another snack.
It is still the same amount of calories, and I am NEVER hungry. I do not even wake up in the middle of the night hungry anymore.
The thing is if you eat that often, every 2 or 3 hours, even if it is just a container of yogurt for a snack, it sparks your metabolism and keeps it reving and burning calories.
If you only eat once or twice a day, even three times a day, your metabolism slows down and doesn't burn enough. It starts to 'save' calories. We don't need that now do we?
You never are too old to realize what you've been doing wrong.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Oh well, only a few more days.