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A Ramble September 17, 2008

Filed under: Books,Flowers,Health,Organization — alwayswithme @ 9:06 am
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The last two weeks I have been on auto pilot just getting the things that need to be done that day done with not much thought going into the day which has turned into weeks.  Part of this is because I have been down with a cold and the other part is that it has been a particularly busy last two weeks.  I usually don’t do well with busy as I am one who needs here down time; however I think I’ve basically handled everything okay.  I am, however, starting to feel the out of balanceness so I’ve got to stop reacting and start acting or the progress I’ve made thus far will fade to black.

The things I haven’t done that I must do and want to do are:  walking on the treadmill, going to at least one daily mass, begun a Bible Study, logged me food intake and spent more time with the Lord.  Other things that are looming are getting things to Goodwill, getting the studio in order, planting some mums out front, and continuing the kitchen reorganization.

I’ve got a tennis lesson coming up in less than an hour, while out today I’m going to the Half Price Bookstore to look for our book club books, to WalMart for some inexpensive mums and to Michaels to buy either the Scrapbook Trends book, the crocheting book or the cookbook (if I can use my coupon).

When I get home, I need to keep laundry moving, empty the dishwasher, load the van up with Goodwill stuff and make our bed.

That is the current plan.  More later.


I Love My Sunflowers September 15, 2008

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Love the Door September 9, 2008

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Love the door, the light fixture, the brickwork and the white woodwork around the door.   Picture from

Love the fall setup, looks like something I could do.  From Better Homes and Gardens via The Inspired Room Blog



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A very interesting link to see if your beliefs and opinions line up with who you think you want to be president.


Snack Ideas September 6, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 9:56 am
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 Food that is nutrient dense and filling:  

  1/2 c. Fiber One cereal with 1/2 c. light Soy milk = 100 calories,

18 smaller size almonds = 100 calories,

small salad of greens, onion, red bell pepper, etc. mixed with 2 tsp. oil and some vinegar = 100 calories,

 Dannon Lite yogurt = 60 calories,

1 hard boiled egg = 70 calories,

2 oz. deli chicken or turkey slices = 50 calories,

10 baby carrots = 40 calories, small can V-8 juice = 30 calories,

indiv. container of Motts no sugar added applesauce = 50 calories, 4 oz. cottage cheese = 40 calories. 


A Little Book Quiz Tells Me. . . September 5, 2008

Filed under: Books — alwayswithme @ 11:51 pm
 Your Personality: All-Rounder!

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Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:

Involved Reader: You don’t just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase – discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you’d like – so you’re very particular about the books you choose.
Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You’re open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.


So Pretty September 4, 2008

Filed under: Flowers — alwayswithme @ 2:34 pm