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Old 04-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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We are about Fitness and Quality of Life after 50...
We are about Fun and Friendship after 50...
We are the Golden Girls...

There is Value in us
There is Power in us
There is Wisdom in us
And Laughter....
We are a rainbow of unique wonders,
There is love in us.
(poem by Dorothy Holmes)

Tell us a little about your life, family and goals. What keeps you motivated? What is the best thing that's happened to you since you passed the 50 mark? 60 mark? Friends laugh, cry and stand by each other, we'll be that to you!
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Hello goldens!

I lost my other post because apparently the tech people didn't give me any word processing programs so I was unable to cut and paste. I will do my best on personals from memory...

Yay me! My preliminary budget is in and I don't have to do any more number crunching til the first of June! I am so happy!

Bobbi, you are to be commended on your frugality. My granny would be so proud of you!

Rosey, I am so sorry about your friend. It sounds like she is a well-loved person.

Gayle, exercise is best in little chunks until you get used to it. You can do it - I know!

Mary, I sometimes think that it is hard for others to comment on our bodies - even if we lose weight. Obviously your Joe loves you no matter what!

Debbie, I think that yoga is wonderful and I have used the chair type exercise programs in the past. Whatever you can do, will make you feel better.

Donna, I have befriended many feral cats. They can't help what they are - just like any other wild animals. Feed him from a distance. I hope that you heal quickly.

Karenfl, LOL on gummy bear snouts. Thanks for the laugh, as always.

Marie, I posted on the challenge site tonight. I am following your lead about staying off the scale for a while. I just am trying to behave.

Freda, I suppose you are smack dab in the middle of grandma week. Enjoy!

Zoe, how are you?

Karenmo, Drink the champagne!

Lynn, how ya doing?

Isabella, that is a really nice car that your kids bought!

Well, you now see the limits of my feeble memory. Happy May! Later!

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Happy May Day everyone!Do you all remember the fun of making homemade May baskets and passing around?
DH just said he was hungry for waffles/pepper bacon tonight so we'll have a easy supper. I have some frozen blueberries in the freezer to add. Never used them in waffles before, do you think I can put them in the batter frozen or should I thaw them out first?
Donna...I like the idea of keeping 20 bucks everytime DH annoys me, I'll keep that in mind. As to your feral cat, that's what was hanging around when we first moved out in the country. She wouldn't go away so we let her sleep in the breezeway at night and kept food and water for her. She was pitch black and passed away after a few years. We hadn't planned on getting another cat but a pitch black showed up at our door so we let her sleep in the breezeway. Only this one had a tummy full of kittens, All black. We gave all away but one, had her fixed. After her mom died we just had her until a big black tom cat came. Yes, we adopted him too, he used to jump up on DH's shoulders and go to sleep when DH was bent over weeding the garden. We are cat free now and plan to stay that way since I'm allergic to them.
Dee...good new on the marrow results of hubby. At my age, I wouldn't want to train a new DH. I'm with Donna on that one.
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Marie...I had a chuckle when you mentioned Stephanie Plum and Lulu eating at Costco. Too bad we don't have a Costco, I could take Bruce out dining once a week. So what's the Family Ties your mom mentioned?
KarenMo...I don't believe you either. I think You and Tim have the adventure bug and like moving to new places.
Brenda...hope you have your $180 back. Holy Cow, that's a lot for meds, hopefully it's a 3 month prescription?
Freda...that's one veggie I can stay away from. We had sweet corn all around us last summer and was told by the farmer to eat all we want. I think I had 2 ears total, DH ate about a dozen. The farmer sells it all to Green Giant, do you buy that brand in your area?
Mary...can you imagine men going thru child birth? They'd never let you forget the pain.
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K3...I'm thinking you were the class clown when in school, you have the funniest look on life and I enjoy reading your post.
Donna...you too. Class clown that is.
Gayle..Yup, a little at at time will get you the same results. .
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I have begun trying to do the walking or something again. 15 minute chunks morning and evening. Walked yesterday in the grocery store parking lot pushing the little cart. Rode my bike around the circle last night instead of walking, as my legs and back were hurting. Walked 15 minutes on the treadmill this am (already too hot at 7:30 am to walk outside)

Debbie..I don't think size has anything to do with it. I don't weigh much anymore and can't stand long enough to do the simple tree pose. For me it's losing some of my balance as I age. I suppose with practice I could learn.
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Do you think a mature 270ish lb out of shape lady could do yoga

Carol Sue both DH and I watch the food channel, not only are they interesting but we get good ideas for what we're having for supper. DH loves to cook as much as I do.
Isabella..I can't imagine carry that much cash around me my purse, she could have been pick-pocketed. .
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She passed away a few years ago and when the family was going through her personal effects they found $10,000 in her purse.

I do have a stash of my own, when dad died he left all 5 of us kids some money. Not much, around 2400.00. Dh doesn't know how much and I didn't tell him. I have it stashed in an envelope in my downstairs dress clothes closet. (in a pocket). If I croaked and DH donated my clothes, someone would have a little surprise.
Hi everyone I missed, my cp cleaner is starting it and automatically shuts down when finished. I don't want to retype this.
Later Gators.
Hi Lynn and Zoe.










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Hello Goldens! Happy May!

Wow, I leave for Vegas in 9 days. I have a fishing trip planned for this weekend on Saturday. I better get myself together. The last couple days I have been carrying an index card with my "to do" list. I have also been practicing at least an hour per day.

Bobbi, thanks for the new thread! How did your pancakes turn out? I am always leary of using frozen fruit because of the water content.

Brenda, any news on your money?

Rosey, how is your friend? I hope better.

Zoe, where for art thou?

Gayle, sorry that it is funeral wear day for you at work.

Freda, I love fresh sweet corn - dripping with butter ! ARG!

Marie, can you believe that they put my computer together without office or any word processing program????? GRRRRR.

Carol, I would never eat the food on Chopped - ok maybe I would try it, I am pretty adventurous. I really enjoy the show though, and I like Iron Chef too. I don't enjoy Diners Drive inns and Dives but I like Guy very much.

Isabella, perhaps the dear lady forgot how much money she was putting in the purse. that is an amazing story.

Ok, with last night's late posts, I think I am all caught up. Have a great May day!

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Good Morning GG's Happy May Day

I'm doing well with my eating and movement. I'm sure i could bump up my exercise, and i'm going to focus on that this month.

Rie AWESOME, where are you going? A casino trip? I'm taking a 4 day casino trip at the end of this month.

Bobbi Yes i noticed as i've aged that my balance is not what it used to be. I'm still going to give the class a try.

Everyone have a healthy day! debbie!
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Good morning GG's and Happy May!

I did pretty well last month and lost weight, but it was because I had a wedding to attend and wanted the dress to fit better HAHA. After that, I kind of lost momentum and the scale didn't move.

May is a good time to start again, and maybe lose 5-10 more pounds before Memorial Day, when we start wearing summer things around here. It's beautiful outside today and I'll walk for an hour - hopefully every day this week.

have a good one!

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Rie...I had a comment about your frugal granny and was going to ask about her but my cp was trying to shut down on me. So what's the scoop about her and tell me what she did that was so frugal. I'm all ears! As to the waffles, we're making them for supper tonight and I'll have to google the questions of throwing the blueberries in frozen or thawed.
Andi...see your name reminded me to post my miles on the Colorado Escape. Are you still posting your miles? I haven't posted all week-end because of our rummage sale.
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Bobbi - I think someone you trust, maybe your daughter should know about your stash, just in case. DH said that his father used to stash money somewhere in the house but when he died they could never find it. I think he spent it. They said he was never home...maybe he had another family somewhere. I know of someone who did that and it was revealed when his wife passed away. Years ago there was a man at work who didn't believe in banks. He told me he kept his money behind a loose brick in the basement of his home. When he passed away, I always wondered if his wife knew about that loose brick. I would have called her and told her but she might have wondered why he shared that info with me. LOL

Let us know what you did with the blueberries....defrost or not. I would think all it would take would be to run some water over them.

I panicked when I read that you threw recipes away! My mother used to cut recipes from magazines and the newspaper etc and she kept them for years. When she died I inherited them. She didn't cook these recipes, just collected them. Funny, but I find that I'm the same way. I have a couple file folders full of recipes I have cut out. Some I have used but most, not. I can't believe I inherited that trait from Mom. I keep telling myself that when DH is gone I will cook these recipes. He is the picky eater who will never eat anything new.

Isabella - I can't imagine carrying that much money around. Women's purses are such a target in shopping areas. They can grab them and run off in a matter of seconds. I get nervous just having credit cards in my purse.

Maryea - You could try stretching your shoes a bit. When I buy shoes that are a little too tight, I wear them around the house for a few hours with 2 pairs of socks. Sometimes it stretches them out just enough that they're comfortable.

The coated fries are peeled and cut and tossed in a bowl with some olive oil. They they are seasoned with some salt, pepper, garlic powder and then coated with the chicken seasoning that I think might mean Shake and Bake. Then they are baked in the oven on a cookie sheet. If you want to take the easy way out, they are sold in bags in the frozen food section of the grocers freezer. They are not healthy, or diet friendly, but they're good. I always loved potatoes but when I was single and keeping carbs to a minimum, potatoes were only a rare treat. After I met DH they became a daily staple. I still try to limit them but I'm not as successful as I was when they weren't in the house.

If I know someone is dieting, I try to make a nice comment now and then, because I know how good it makes you feel and gives you incentive to continue. DH never gives compliments. One time a friend made a comment to him that I looked good with my weight loss and he said "Yes, but I won't tell her because then she'll think she looks so good that she doesn't have to try anymore." That made me angry, because actually, hearing good comments gives me the incentive to continue so I will get more positive feedback! Men!!!

Rosey - I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend. How kind of you to sit with her. She is in my prayers and so are you.
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Bobbi, I put frozen blueberries in pancakes all the time so I think they would be alright in waffles. They take a little longer to cook but not too much longer. I have loads of wild blueberries in the freezer so I try to put them in pancakes every time I make them. I hadn't thought of May Day baskets in years until you mentioned them in your post.

Rie, you probably have to buy a word processor program for your new computer. I don't think mine came with one and we purchased WP as that's what I was used to. I was able to purchase the educator's package at a cheaper price.

Rosey, I hope your friend is doing better but I know sometimes we wish these things for ourselves. I'll keep her in my prayers and hope that she can be at peace.

Donna, my sister feeds all the stray cats in her neighbourhood. She's even built a little feeding station so they can stay dry when it rains. You'd get along with her.

Marie, I've had a good meal at Costco myself eating the samples. LOL At least it was enough to keep me going until I got home to a real meal. Senior's Buffet, I must remember that. Hahahaha.

Brenda, any news on a reimbursement for those stolen drugs? That's a lot of money to lose.

Andi, I always lose better when there is a goal to achieve like a wedding or summer clothing. That old scale will start to move again.

Carol Sue, we were posting the same time. Those potatoes sound delicious. I love crispy, coated foods. Yum! And I love potatoes.

Lynn, how did the Chopped dinner go? Or is it still to come? Can't wait to hear the details of that dinner.

Well, would you believe it, I have another funeral to attend this week. I did a little baking for it today and will make soup later on. I'll have to rename my vegetable soup "Funeral Soup" as I'm on my third potful in a month. It's actually a memorial service for a woman who died in Ontario and was cremated. Half her family lives here and they want a service to celebrate her life. I don't know them well but DH grew up with them and knows them well.

Happy May Day to you all. Here's a little basket of flowers for you all.
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Happy May Day everyone,
Yes Bobbi I remember doing the may day baskets.. Here in my little town we are having a May Pole dance and party at the park. should be fun, having a flo wer sale too, i hope i can get there for that.

About my meds. i have heard nothing!! Yes i went to the post office and i filled out a complaint. Walmart says they are not liable because it was scanned at the post office as recieved since it was put in my PO Box. And yes Bobbi it was a 3 month perscription.180.00
I have medicare and they paid for the ones that were stolen but will not cover the the new script i have for another 3 months so that is were the 180.00 comes in. I will keep fighting with whoever to get my money. That is just not acceptable.

well off to Town today. Gotta get that dang perscription and go to costco. Get my fat kitty her diet food and pick up some dirt for my flower pots. DH and i will probably go out for lunch and make a day of it.

have a great day everyone. Rosey sure hope your friend gets better. I know the hurt your feeling I lost my dear friend Marie about a month ago and I miss her dearly.

Cheers! Brenda

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Isabella thanks for the Cute flower Basket !!!
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I hate to post a non healthy recipe, but since a couple people have shown an interest, here it is. Eat at your own risk! I don't know if they are the same as the ones we get at the casino or not.



OVEN - BAKED FRENCH FRIES
6 lg. baking potatoes
3/4 c. water
3 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 envelopes seasoned coating mix for chicken
Salt

Peel potatoes and cut into long strips. Mix water, oil and Tabasco in a large bowl. Add potatoes and toss to wet thoroughly. Drain. Mix onion, garlic powder and coating mix. Add potatoes and toss until well coated. Place in a single layer on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake in a preheated hot oven (400 degrees) for 30 to 35 minutes or until easily pierced. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot. Serves 6.
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Good Hola!

Wowsers, there are a lot of posts already today!

Rie - you sound very serene, now that all your budgets/visitors/inspections, etc. are finished! And yes, I'm feeding Sabrino and being very circumspect about touching him. He can stay as long as he likes!

Debbie - have you tried yoga yet? I love the stretches, feel so good!, but I have such a lot of trouble bending (big belly!). Even the beginning poses are difficult for me; however, I do the leg stretches religiously for my hip. I suppose if I'd just stick with it on a regular basis, all would get better. Good luck!

Isabella - the really good thing about feeding a stray is that he's grateful for anything and isn't picky! SamCat picks at his food and then lets it dry out, and I used to just toss it. Now I put it in a plastic bag and mix fresh food and give it to Sabrino. Is that a bad idea? Sounds terrible when I write it! Anyway, I'm not wasting food which is still good, and it's not really costing much more to feed two than it did to feed one.

I went to Catholic schools as a wee tart, and the May Day celebrations were always such a big deal! The 7th and 8th grade girls in our grade school dressed up in (to us) fancy outfits and carried bouquets down the church aisle to place in front of the Virgin Mary's statue. It was really special...

I'm off work again today. The hand is still a bit swollen, but it's coming along. I feel REALLY GUILTY about being home from work, but I'll go back tomorrow (regular day off) and try to mitigate the guilt that way. The Catholics did a good job on me.

Rosey - any news on your friend? Good thoughts.

SS/Zoe, Marie, Freda, CK, KarenFL and everyone I missed... hope you're having a lovely May Day! Later, lovelies!
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Happy MayDay every one!! I remember celebrating it in school too. Always so much fun to fix up the baskets and we had a HUGE pole on the playground that we would attach ribbons too and just have a good time.

Donna, take care of that hand!! That gives new meaning to the words, "Bite the hand that feeds you!"

I also have a little stash...Very little but none the less.... When my Mom passed away my sister and I went through her house to pack up, sell, give away--- Gosh, we found several thousand dollars there. She had money in cups, dishes, coffee cans, under the ironing board cover (we found $500 there) Also she had a panel in her bathroom to take off if you had to get to the faucets for any repair work-- Can't remember how much there but several hundred!! So needless to say we had to go through every nook and cranny before throwing anything away! And yes, she loved her computer--- but printed out every email she ever got...jokes, pictures, emails you name it... OMG!!!

Well, I need to get in to the kitchen and fix some lunch. Think I'll do some kind of a smootie again today... We had portein Oatmeal Pancakes for supper last night and they were good BUT I forgot to put blueberries in them... I usually just had them in frozen Bobbi!!

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