100 lb. Club - ******* An Attitude of Gratitude - DECEMBER ********




Beverlyjoy
12-01-2012, 08:29 AM
No matter what is happening in our lives... good things or not so good things - there are always things for which we can be grateful. Knowing this helps put life in perspective. It feels so good to acknowledge gratitudes. Studies show that doing this makes you feel good -and, also, you'll have a more positive outlook.

Please feel free to join in. :)


Beverlyjoy
12-01-2012, 08:33 AM
- our little Maya fell down her basement steps. Long story short - she is OK. I am so, so grateful.

- Shirley is home from the hospital. She needs to heal and then she'll feel so much better.

- yesterday was mostly healthy - up until bedtime.

- finally figured some things about my new word processor - and I emailed the invoice to one of my schools. (along with getting the accurate email address, finally)

- DH fixed the plumbing in the front bathroom.

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL, fb, iternet, cell, music

- my shopping for Maya & Alex is done via the internet

dangerouscurvesahead
12-01-2012, 09:32 AM
* managing to actually lose 2lbs for Nov so surprised!
* that im learning to "fly" (finally love yourself)
* i get to run my errands alone today (peace n quiet rare in my world)
* long time friendships


Ruthxxx
12-01-2012, 02:56 PM
+ really enjoyed having my book club friends here last night

+ my dogs were relaxed and friendly and charmed everyone

+ I have no leftover refreshments

+ tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, making it more comfy putting up outside lights

+ fleece jackets and warm mittens

+ sweet potato and black bean soup for lunch - so good

Beverlyjoy
12-02-2012, 06:54 AM
- a very healthy day yesterday.. am grateful

- my weepy eye has spread to the other eye. Grateful, though, that the first eye seems to be getting better.

- DH and I were cracking jokes all day - unusual and fun.

- Mom says she is feeling better a bit every day.

- Our neighbor, Drew - an IT person, came over and fixed our computers. Grateful.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- stayed out of DH's candy, hershey syrup, and delicious smelling waffles... very grateful.

Ruthxxx
12-02-2012, 07:52 AM
Sounds silly but I am grateful

+ that we suddenly had no water at the Town Hall last night where I was on duty and I was able to close the public washrooms and come home at 7:30 to get warm

+ my friend John was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal

+ a baptism at Church today - a longer service but a dear wee baby

+ baking, gift wrapping and outside lights on today's agenda

+ bought gift cards for the teens at the Post Office yesterday saving a trip to town

dangerouscurvesahead
12-02-2012, 11:35 AM
* bill of the week paid
* happy pills refilled
* house stocked back up with healthy choices
* car running good n tank is full
* modern ammenities
* cellphone with internet
* YMCA, 3FC, healthy eating class

Beverlyjoy
12-03-2012, 07:37 AM
- mostly healthful yesterday

- Mike had a nice birthday yesterday

- unseasonably warm... I like it

- family, friend, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

- comfortable soft nightgowns

Ruthxxx
12-03-2012, 04:05 PM
+ remembered to put my snow tires into the trunk just now - 7:30 appointment tomorrow

+ looking forward to a day of shopping after the tires are on

+ dogs are both going to the groomer tomorrow - all spiffy for the holidays

+ mailed out 36 tax receipts for Mill donations - Whew!

+ rum cake was a hit again at the quilters Christmas lunch

+ lovely mild day today without rain

dangerouscurvesahead
12-03-2012, 05:15 PM
* scale still going in rite direction
* having a plan, a goal and the motivation to follow thru!
* my kids n dogs
* my neighbors kind and generous help lasnite
3FC you ladies n gents are awesome, informative and inspiring motivation for me thank you just doesnt seem to cover it!

aka8941
12-03-2012, 05:40 PM
-willing and able to go running
-end of semester is a mere week away
-getting an education
-back to losing weight

Salus
12-03-2012, 10:50 PM
- Friend Brent (52) died peacefully of lung cancer today, he wasn't taken quickly and everyone had a chance to say good-bye
- Went for a massage and the robe fit better than it ever has before
- Tons of snow to shovel. Positive....hmm, yes - shovelling is good exercise and the nice light snow will make wonderful fluff for my favourite activity xcountry skiing!!
- Husband and kids happy and healthy, house full of love.

Beverlyjoy
12-04-2012, 07:49 AM
- grateful for my williness to try.

- we looked yesterday and purchased new countertops. They are beautiful.

- beautiful mild weather

- my cousins, Tamar, Tony & baby Ray have moved to near us. Can't wait to meet Ray.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- heating pad

dangerouscurvesahead
12-04-2012, 09:09 AM
* very warm sunny past couple days
* my head clearing of clutter
* planning and taking action for my future

Beverlyjoy
12-04-2012, 09:12 AM
*
3FC you ladies n gents are awesome, informative and inspiring motivation for me thank you just doesnt seem to cover it!


That's the way I feel too, Dangerouscurves!!! :) You and the other folks here are so wonderful. Thanks to all.

Ruthxxx
12-04-2012, 05:21 PM
+ we had a 67F day - a real miracel in December

+ both dogs are groomed and ready for Christmas - looking gorgeous!

+ bought myself a Kobo (e-reader) for a Christmas gift to me

+ got a good whack at Christmas shopping and stocked up on baking supplies at Bulk Barn

+ the rain didn't start until I got home

+ will be getting together with my son, DIL and grand daughter on the 23rd

+ the outside lights are now on the front porch but not put up yet - they will be done since they are out there!

+ another busy day tomorrow but a quiet evening of reading and dog cuddling ahead

Beverlyjoy
12-05-2012, 05:49 AM
- mostly food sanity... grateful for any I can muster up

- talked to my sister

- Gina has had many sugar free days.. yay

- joyful Kara, my little neighbor

- little Adam read a book to me

- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

- my comfy bed

dangerouscurvesahead
12-05-2012, 02:43 PM
* my kids
* my dogs
* my neighbors
* my life and it's learning experiences
* being able to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them

Roo2
12-05-2012, 03:30 PM
I am grateful I had the weekend of this week to spend with family and friends.
I grateful that I got to make the dinner for my daughters youth group so proud that as a teenager she is staying connected to her faith and makes the effort to participate in church functions.
so grateful I have a spouse who is supportive in whatever I do
I am grateful to hear the sounds of skilled carpenters working on my house and how lucky I was to reconnect at a time they were available.
I'm grateful the cleaning lady is here today making my life easier
I'm grateful my mother saw another Thanksgiving
I'm grateful the sun is shining while the guys work outside on my house
I'm grateful that I'm 20lbs from goal
I'm grateful we have no snow yet

Beverlyjoy
12-06-2012, 07:04 AM
- three days of wearing my new ankle brace and no big back pain. I am up to an hour a day. Slow and steady I hope will win the race.

- grateful I made the desicion to change doctors.

- ice and heat pad... great health 'aids'.. lol

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- twinklely snowflake lights on the front porch are so cheerful.

Ruthxxx
12-06-2012, 11:07 AM
+ survived a very busy but productive day yesterday - my overdrive still works!

+ chiropodist fitted me with a splint for my hammer toe - sure feels a lot better

+ nice drop-in visit from Toni who accepted my huge dictionary to give to her son for Christmas

+ lights and extension cords are now on the porch - progress!

+ cold again today but glorious sunshine

+ snowtires have been installed - bring it on!

+ going to Harrowsmith with Barb tomorrow - girls' outing :cb:

Beverlyjoy
12-07-2012, 08:20 AM
- great food day until late evening (grateful!) - binged at 9pm (phooey) Maybe I'll go to bed at 8pm:dizzy:

- got my hair colored yesterday. Looks pretty. I go to the 'shop' in my mom's apartment. We had our 'afternoon of beauty' together.

- zertec and musinex are helping my headcold

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- found a leapard print scarf for my neice, Erika, at the grocery store. She will love it.

dangerouscurvesahead
12-07-2012, 06:10 PM
* MY HOME!
* friends, family, neighbors
* inner strength, faith
* God!

Beverlyjoy
12-08-2012, 06:53 AM
- mostly healthy - grateful for that. Our neighbor brought over some chocolate chip cookies about 8pm. Ugh.

- shopping done

- today we'll put up the tree. I love seeing all the ornaments that DH's mom and Grandma Minnie made over the years.

- I've done my exericises daily all week

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- warm blanket my friend Frannie made for me. I love it's soft feel when I cozy up in my favorite chair.

Ruthxxx
12-08-2012, 11:28 AM
+ lovely "girls day out" with Barb - nobody has more fun than us!

+ picked up some interesting wee gifts on our travels

+ even without its full regalia, my wee tree looks very cheery with the lights

+ I do NOT have to freeze my butt off working at the Mill tonight

+ feeling in control about Christmas - no panics this year

Beverlyjoy
12-09-2012, 07:42 AM
- despite a terrible food day yesterday... I am not giving up!!! Grateful. I've made a healthy plan today. DH gave away the cookies that the neighbor brought over that I gave into. Grateful.

- my sister is coming to visit soon. My mom is joyful.

- we got out the Christmas decorations. I love looking at the tree. Almost all the ornaments are handmade by Grandma Minnie, Jane (DH's mom) and me. Also, many as gifts. It's like the tree is alive with people we love so dearly.

- our Santa 'ladder' - with Santa and an elf climbing up the Christmas tree. It's a family tradition.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- old fashioned bubble lights on the tree are so cheerful.

Ruthxxx
12-09-2012, 08:03 AM
+ survived a bad food day yesterday with no scale blip :crossed:

+ did some outside decorating while the weather was mild

+ designed and printed some Christmas Pickle paper for Barb

+ washed, dried and out away six loads of laundry

+ fixed the mix-ups in the Mill membership list

dangerouscurvesahead
12-09-2012, 12:08 PM
* that years of puzzle pieces not fitting together are starting to fall into place and helping me think and see things so much clearer!
* that im able to start making the changes to better my future n my kids!

Beverlyjoy
12-10-2012, 06:32 AM
- I pushed through and made it through a spaghetti lunch without overeating. I stayed on my plan. I am so, so grateful.

- DH's brother and sil came over to bring gifts for us to take to Maya and Alex at Christmas. It was a good visit.

- Mom felt well enough to come over for lunch.

- we found some door handles and drawer pulls for the kitchen... pretty

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- looking at the snowman craft that Alex made for me - it's makes me feel cheerful.

- went to bed at 9:30 - one way to stop late evening eating

dangerouscurvesahead
12-10-2012, 09:06 AM
* dd n i spent afternoon at xmas workshop making ornaments, drinking hot choc, eating homemade cookies n meeting new people yesterday!
* tree is put up and decorated
* decluttering of house, mind n body moving slow n steadily ahead.
* my kids, dogs.

Beverlyjoy
12-11-2012, 07:35 AM
- a healthy food day... am grateful

- Shirley's finding relief from the muscle spasms after her neck surgery

- DH said that we don't need to bake all the goodies this year. I almost fainted... grateful.

- woke up in the middle of the night.. warm milk helped me fall back to sleep. And, I didn't binge/eat at that time.

- just need to wrap

- friends, family, YOU ALL, internet, cell, fb, music

- all the Christmas music on the radio

Ruthxxx
12-11-2012, 08:05 AM
+ Christmas Oratorio in the player this morning - lovely!

+ ready to finish wrapping and mailing west coast gifts

+ Karen is repaying me her loan this week - she got her settlement

+ delicious lamb pilaf for dinner last night

+ nice chat with Bob Sawyer and his wife while shopping at the feed store

+ tired and happy dogs after a long playtime with Brody, Karen's dog

+ finally settled on a dinner night with K, H and J

+ two more full days before I go to see Leonard Cohen

Beverlyjoy
12-12-2012, 06:59 AM
- mostly healthy day yesterday - always grateful for any food sanity I can muster up. Grateful for getting on the scale this morning after I ate extra in the evening.

- working today -fun - Mary Ann will help me bring things in.

- a cold morning.. and I have a garage to keep the frost off my windows. That's a nice thing,

- John took out the trash for me last night

- friends, family, YOU ALL,fb, internet, cell, music

- all my snowmen.... so cheerful around the house

Ruthxxx
12-12-2012, 07:48 AM
+ snow on the world this morning although it's not supposed to last

+ finally got a propane delivery and the back room is nice and cozy

+ Barb was very pleased with her Christmas Pickle wrapping paper I made for her

+ got caught up on Mill payables

+ the laundry is all caught up

+ Cranberry Crunch batches done with just a bit of nibbling

+ found another package of my bean soup in the freezer stash

+ today will be the end of the parcel mailing

+ nice chat with my sister

dangerouscurvesahead
12-12-2012, 09:22 AM
* i was able to make ONEderland before end of year!
* to still be motivated and happy in my new lifestyle change 6 months in
* my kids support n encouragement
* their willingness to participate as well
* my dogs for insisting on their daily walks

Jojo381972
12-12-2012, 10:01 AM
I'm grateful today for:

-This thread (it always reminds me to appreciate every little thing)
-Mint Mochas
-Warm apartments (floor heat)
-My wonderful coworkers (one of who let me go home two hours early today after a long day of teaching).
-My family
-My body that is getting stronger and leaner everyday. What a joy to see my clothes getting bigger every day.

Beverlyjoy
12-13-2012, 08:07 AM
- my performances yesterday went GREAT. We had so much fun.

- Mom had a good check up at the dermatologist yesterday... that's good

- talked to my sister yesterday

- the Christmas tree is so cheerful

- I've been weighing daily - I don't like it. But, it keeps it real. Grateful for the willingness, I guess.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- dishwasher - a wonderful luxury that I don't won't to take for granted

- clothes looser

dangerouscurvesahead
12-13-2012, 09:14 AM
* was awake enough to get house picked up early this a.m.
* laundry caught up- love my washing machine
* getting to go to bed early lasnite- rare occurance
* always having what we need n knowing the difference of "want"
* the ladies that came up with 3Fc!

Beverlyjoy
12-14-2012, 08:11 AM
- a GREAT food day, until I couldn't fall alseep. I overate at 2;30 AM. *sigh*

- dispite the always 'grim' news, it seems. There are patches of wonderful happy Christmasy stbories, reunions, kindness etc. Thank goodness.

- DS has gotten another promotion. His bank is sending him to finance classes to be able to get his liscense to do investments and other banking duties. He is so excited and feels proud. Me too!!

- the mute button on the TV remote

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, fb, internet, music

- having fun with Jib Jab

Ruthxxx
12-14-2012, 04:56 PM
+ wonderful evening with Leonard Cohen in Kingston last night

+ weight bumps seem to be settling down

+ almost finished Christmas shopping

+ legs are sore from walking last night but I did it! It was about a half mile each way, keeping up with guys who are over 6'!)

+ bought the perfect gift for Donna this afternoon - a gym membership to keep her going with me

+ busy day tomorrow but am feeling rested and ready to roll

+ we are expecting snow next week so it'll be a white Christmas

Beverlyjoy
12-15-2012, 10:10 AM
- Mike gave my grandkids a squeeze from me. Alex is in kindergarden, too. I can't imagine...

- cleaning out drawers and cupboards in kitchen. Looks good.

- got the wrapping paper... today we will wrap!

- twinkling snowflake lights across the front porch

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- snowmen

dangerouscurvesahead
12-15-2012, 10:21 AM
* my kids
* my kids
* my kids

Ruthxxx
12-15-2012, 10:50 AM
+ all kids but my grandkids in particular

+ Joanne who came in last night and re-programmed the remote on my propane stove

+ Disney who came and sat close to me when she realized I was weeping watching the news

+ Christmas music and decorations that light the nights and lighten my mood

+ my country that has strict gun control - people cannot get weapons easily

Beverlyjoy
12-16-2012, 05:10 AM
- gathered with long time DH's best friend from high school and his wife for our annual dinner out and Christmas light tour. It's thirteen years now. I fun tradition. Good salmon... pretty lights!

- my little neighbor came over with her new stuffed pink flamingo. She named it after my pink marionette, Pinkenello. So sweet. So cheerful.

- my sister is coming.

- we did NOT bake.. yay

- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

- new undies

Ruthxxx
12-16-2012, 09:24 AM
:lol: at "new undies" . I can sure relate.

+ busy day yesterday which kept my mind off those poor families in CT

+ we collected a truck full of food for the Food Bank yesterday at Build a Food Mountain

+ people seem more generous this year

+ snow predicted every day next week - White Christmas for sure!

+ Christmas music - carols and classical - no Rudolph!

+ feeling I am getting my eating under control despite all the "snackies" around

+ wrapping and cards this afternoon

+ a busy week ahead but a good mix of prep and fun

+ was able to fix 19 year old Ben's new white leather in just a few minutes and he did a couple of tall, strong person jobs in return. (His mother is away this weekend and I'm sort of his extra grandma.)

Beverlyjoy
12-17-2012, 06:58 AM
- a healthy day yesterday

- fun with the kids yesterday as they came over for their Christmas gifts.

- mild december weather

- wrapping done

- friends, family, you all, cell, fb, internet, music

- scotch tape dispenser that is hand's free - only need one hand. So helpful.

- Maya pulled herself up yesterday on the footstool for the first time. DS
put the video on FB. So exciting!

Ruthxxx
12-17-2012, 08:15 AM
+ my warm and cozy house on an icy morning

+ mild temps and rain will melt the ice today

+ finished many niggles yesterday

+ the TV satellite is not working and I don't miss it a bit!

+ found more baking supplies so don't need to go to town

+ made a fabulous soup yesterday - http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/12/recipe-for-vegetarian-black-bean-and.html

+ no gym this morning because of the weather - may go in later - love options

Judy Lynn
12-18-2012, 06:48 AM
I am grateful for my two amazings sons.

Beverlyjoy
12-18-2012, 06:59 AM
- good food day yesterday. Always grateful for that

- my sister is here... yay

- final approval on the new countertop layout

- I got $1 off each gallon of gas at Kroger via points. Thus... each gallon was $1.98. WOW

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- Alex is feeling better from the stomach flu

PS - Thanks, Ruth, for the soup recipe!

Ruthxxx
12-18-2012, 09:09 AM
+ seem to have recovered from yesterday's digestive upset

+ called Shaw and got my TV working again

+ just rain, not ice this morning

+ ordered flowers for my Christmas Eve party

+ fridge is cleaned out ready for the onslaught of party food

+ the last trip to town for gift shopping is this morning

+ champagne is ordered and should come in today - if not, there's still time

dangerouscurvesahead
12-18-2012, 10:23 AM
* my sisters
* my kids
* having my priorities in proper order
* my hole in the woods
* freezer stocked full of fresh ground venison
* my familys n my health

Beverlyjoy
12-19-2012, 05:31 AM
- having a wonderful visit with my sister

- a good appointment with the dietician. I told her that I will write down everything I eat for the next five weeks. Planned or unplanned.

- yesterday was a sunny cold day. I never mind cold weather when it's sunny

- able to pay cash/debit card for all Christmas gifts- grateful

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- cheerful snowmen abound around the house.

Ruthxxx
12-19-2012, 11:38 AM
+ good gym session this morning

+ people are in a warm Christmas mood

+ most of my gift and party shopping is done

+ tomorrow's dinner party food is ready for the crockpot

+ Donna is coming to help me add another leaf to the table - expecting 12 instead of 8

+ kitchen is starting to look organized

+ Luncheon at the Clinic today withe the pet therapy clients

Beverlyjoy
12-20-2012, 07:38 AM
- wonderful visit with my sister. My mom felt good enough to come over each day.

- have enough

- safe from the coming storm

- twinking snowflake lights across the front porch are very cheerful

- friends, family, you all, cell, internet, fb, music

- I got my medicine

Ruthxxx
12-21-2012, 07:43 AM
+ the Mayans were wrong and the world didn't end

+ great dinner party last night - I love my girlfriends

+ my guests took home the leftovers

+ a peaceful day ahead - some party cooking, wrapping and maybe a nap

Beverlyjoy
12-21-2012, 11:17 AM
- being here at DS's. Hugging my grandkids.

- first snow of the year for Alex. It's so exciting for a child.

- Alex keeps wanting to hear more stories. DS asked him what he likes about Grandma B. He said "I love her stories." Makes me happy.

- friends, family, YOU All. fb, internet, cell, music

- Maya is the smilyest baby.

Beverlyjoy
12-22-2012, 07:17 AM
- so much fun with Alex and Maya

- Rosie, the kitty, she's such a nice furgirl

- Alex and Papa built a cool snowfort

- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

- being warm on a snowy day

Ruthxxx
12-22-2012, 07:38 AM
+ a productive day yesterday

+ snow all day but my house was cozy

+ nice phone call from Ian

+ get most of the wrapping finished

+ earache but Tylenol helps

Dumplin
12-22-2012, 10:43 AM
My daughter is home for Christmas !

dangerouscurvesahead
12-22-2012, 08:39 PM
* my family
* christmas shopping all done
* having enough
* 3FC

dangerouscurvesahead
12-23-2012, 10:59 AM
* bright sunshine on a frosty morning
* bills being paid
* small bits of sanity
* remaining calm n lighthearted during all day shopping in the city yesterday
* being able to share fresh venison with friends n neighbors
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating class

Ruthxxx
12-23-2012, 11:28 AM
+ my earache seems to have left the premises

+ lovely birthday party at Heather's place last night

+ my wonderful DIL has rescheduled today's visit in Ottawa to Boxing Day. She and Jim were worried about my having to drive to the city.

+ suddenly I have extra party prep time

+ Richard ploughed my lane yesterday

+ all wrapping is done and gifts delivered last night

Justwant2Bhealthy
12-23-2012, 11:43 AM
-- so grateful for life itself today!

-- awoke to lovely :sunny: this AM

-- feeling well and at peace

-- wonderfully kind and generous family

-- great friends near and far, all praying for me

-- for the great team that will do my surgery tomorrow am

-- for good weather and clear roads

-- for our lovely hotel suite we are staying in

-- to Denise for looking after our house

-- Randy for looking after our furry baby

-- and NORM, for clearing our driveway while we are away so long

-- for Wendy & Steve for their extreme generosities and help that cannot be expressed fully!

- to the LORD, my GOD, for His Amazing Grace & Perfect Peace; and so many answers to prayer for this miraculous gift of restored health on Christmas Eve day! :angel:

Beverlyjoy
12-24-2012, 07:19 AM
- being here with Nancy and Erika. I am so grateful that DH has such a wonderful sister whom I love as my own sister. Grateful that our neice, Erika, has found peace and direction with her life. She struggled after the death of her dad when she was 12 or so. She's such a neat young lady.

- spending time family. I am so grateful for my wonderful son, his accomplishments & direction for his life, and that they move forward with each other.

- we've had good travel weather

- seeing SIL's Christmas decorations.. so pretty and so cheerful.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- warm blankets

Ruthxxx
12-24-2012, 08:24 AM
+ knowing that Christmas will still come even if I don't have every single decoration in place

+supportive friends

+ having the sense to cook ahead and freeze party things

+ remembering where I stashed them in the freezer

+ a white Christmas

+ finding 24 brand new champagne glasses in my storage room

Beverlyjoy
12-25-2012, 06:20 PM
- Maya is feeling better

- knowing people around the world are gathering in joyful times with each other

- having enough

- family, friends, fb, internet, cell, music - you all

- lamb for dinner

- weather reports to let us know to go home today and miss driving in 10 inches of snow tomorrow.

Ruthxxx
12-26-2012, 08:36 AM
+ weather reports that tell me I'm OK to go to Ottawa today because the snow won't be here until tonight

+ lovely and moving Christmas Eve service - the last in our wee Church

+ people here on the Eve and the food was just the right amount

+ lovely dinner with my Cowley family last night - feeling loved

+ found Bob's missing $3K cheque

+ more family Christmas today at my son's house

+ Claire will let my dogs out while I'm away

Beverlyjoy
12-26-2012, 08:45 AM
- wonderful visits to Michigan and Northern Ohio.

- glad to finally being back home, too.

- seeing the neighborhood kids so joyful with their new scooters and motorized riding toy.

- friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, music

- got gas for the snowblower. We are ready for the coming snow

Beverlyjoy
12-27-2012, 08:05 AM
- I caught up on my sleep last night. I got 13.. yes, 13 hours of sleep. (that's practically unheard of for me!)

- stayed with my foodplan yesterday...yay

- today our new countertops will be installed. I know they will be very pretty.

- we had a huge snow here yesterday. DH was like a kid with a new toy. He used the snowblower for five driveways besides ours. We didn't have any snow last year.. and he never got to use his 'new toy' last year.

- my son is happy and doing well

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- microwave - it's so convenient to use.

Ruthxxx
12-27-2012, 09:02 AM
+ we are snowed in and I have nowhere to go today! Good timing!

+ excellent trip to and from Ottawa yesterday

+ enjoyed one-on-one time with my DIL Wendy

+ son Jim is in good shape and loves his job

+ nice lunch at Jim's restaurant yesterday

+ we have about 8" of snow and more is falling but ti's light and easy to shovel

+ Richard will plough the lane later today

+ the kitchen is finally back in order after the feeding frenzy of The Eve

dangerouscurvesahead
12-27-2012, 01:12 PM
* holidays went well but so glad they r over
* flu meds- my dd brought it home from school n its makings the rounds
* having the week off to recoop n regroup for the new year
* all the compliments n encouragement to help me continue my journey to a healthier me in 2013
* my family- the 2 n 4 legged members

Beverlyjoy
12-28-2012, 07:03 AM
- a healthy day yesterday... I am so grateful

- the kitchen looks beautiful. The granite countertops are so pretty.

- my family is all safe from the storms going through the nation

- family, friends, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- slept pretty good

Ruthxxx
12-28-2012, 09:27 AM
+ glorious sunny day in a beautiful white world

+ new fuzzy socks from my grandson kept me feet warm and cozy when I shovelled yesterday

+ Richard ploughed me out twice yesterday

+ enjoyed the quiet day and hope for another one today

+ Christmas garbage is out at the road waiting for pick-up

+ time for a leisurely bath this morning and then a slather of moisturizer

+ the house is purged of all unhealthy foods

dangerouscurvesahead
12-28-2012, 10:20 AM
* coffee with cream/sugar
* quiet mornings
* my hole in the woods
* God above for his love n strength

Beverlyjoy
12-29-2012, 08:21 AM
- I was helping DH do the plumbing under the new sink and pulled a muscle in my lower back. Grateful that I know it will feel better in a few days if I do what I know I should do.

- DH's family is over their colds and stomach flu

- having a food plan

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell phone, music

- kitchen looks beautiful

LucyOlivia
12-29-2012, 08:28 AM
I have a new job to go to in a few weeks.

I may not have lost weight but I am the same weight as I was at the start of the month.

I do not have anything wrong with my health.

My family and friends are all alive.

I have enough to live on.

Ruthxxx
12-29-2012, 08:41 AM
+ nice visit over coffee with Betty yesterday

+ Maggie, a four-month old mini Schnauzer, adores me

+ my house is now completely purged of bad foods

+ weight is heading in the right direction

+ Richard ploughed the lane again yesterday - much better now

+ house is cold in the morning but my new poncho keeps me cozy until it heats up

Beverlyjoy
12-30-2012, 06:51 AM
- the back medicine is helping some. Grateful. However, It makes me retain fluids and 'puff up'.. but, I guess it's part of the 'cure'.

- only one more gift to get to a friends

- hard to believe it's almost 2013 - good things to remember for 2012.

- friends, family, yOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, neighbors, music

- cousins can make it for Chinese food with mom on New Years Eve.

Ruthxxx
12-30-2012, 07:25 AM
+ a quiet day yesterday enjoying more snow

+ sad day today as it's the last service in our Church but at least it's settled now

+ the dogs have figured out how to manage the deep snow. Jazz sort of swims in it.

+ planning food for her NY's Eve bash this afternoon with Joanne - that'll clear out my freezer

Ruthxxx
12-31-2012, 08:24 AM
+ survived the Church service yesterday without dissolving into a soggy mess

+ actually enjoyed more snow shoveling in the afternoon

+ it was great to have an easy supper of salad and frozen Taco Bake

+ Disney decided to sit on my lap again and be petted

+ my barn cat visitor is becoming less skittish - maybe the pate did it?

+ nice long phone call from my daughter

+ elegant NY's Eve party tonight - it'll be fun to dress up and go although I'll be home before midnight, I'm sure

Beverlyjoy
12-31-2012, 08:57 AM
- feeling some better from pulling the muscles in my lower back... grateful

- Mom is going out to dinner tonight - it's been a long time since she's been out at dinner time. She is usually too tired by then. She says she's going to do it! Hope so. (She does get out a little bit during the day, however - grateful for that)

- John, Mary Kay & Mary Kay's mom (who now lives with them) will join us for Chinese food for dinner. We always went to dinner with Mom and Aunt Mackie. It will be our first New Years Eve without Aunt Mackie. I miss her so much. Grateful that the tradition lives on.

- Facebook - where I can see pictures of my grandchildren and know what's going on with Mike and family. FB is much more than that to me, too.

- my sister's back is improving

- Alex and Maya love each other...it's wonderful to see

- friends, family, internet, cell, music

- my laptop

- my friends who will pray for something, when necessary.

dangerouscurvesahead
12-31-2012, 10:12 AM
* my redskins beat dallas AGAIN
* we r now nfc east champs
* team ending year on a good note
* flu has finally let go of me
* things will soon be back on track from holidays