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Tejas 12-15-2012 09:31 AM

Daily Thread (Simply Filling/Core) December 15-31
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Holding you all close in my heart as we process this recent horror. :grouphug:

Tejas 12-15-2012 09:34 AM

Good morning everyone.

I could not even watch the news yesterday. I have it on now.

Tell everyone you love that you do! I'll start with you all... I love you.

Vickie 12-15-2012 09:49 AM

Good Morning Chicks!

Couldn't watch the news yesterday. Every time I did, I cried. I'm not a Mother but I am a friend, Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt and I know how destroyed I would be to lose a child or a friend in any way...certainly not in this senseless way. Life is so fragile and short.

Rhonda, I love you too and the rest of my Chicks here. My Dad used to hate eulogies because he said people should tell each other how they feel about each other while they are alive. So Rhonda....good for you!

I'm going to be with my family tonight at a birthday party. I'll be holding those hugs just a little extra bit longer than normal.

ontarget 12-15-2012 10:14 AM

I love you all, too. We tried not to watch the news yesterday also. So heartbreaking. So senseless.

The grands and I are going Christmas shopping today. I am so blessed to have them nearby. I missed them when we lived in Montana.

sloanie 12-15-2012 05:04 PM

I did a little Christmas shopping today but with a heavy heart. Like most have said on tv, there are no words! I love you guys!!!!

ontarget 12-15-2012 06:32 PM

Took our 9 yo Christmas shopping today. Let her choose where to have lunch. She chose Spring Creek BBQ. Now is this a little Texas lady or what?:lol:

pam920 12-15-2012 11:03 PM

hi chickies. I love all of you too. What a tragedy. I haven't watched today, but did yesterday and didn't sleep well at all. My heart is heavy. I have a great granddaughter that age and I can not imagine losing her.

Things have been crazy here. I'm so behind in what is going on with everyone.

On a happy note, my great grand won 3rd place in Martin Luther King Jr visual art contest. She placed 3rd in the state out of all the elementary schools. She will receive a plaque and recognition. I'm so proud of her She is only 5. She did a watercolor of 2 little girls, holding hands. One girl is black and the other white.

I can't wait for my daughter to come for Christmas. I miss her and need a haircut really bad. I am holding off, since she is coming soon. Otherwise I would have gone to the salon in town.

sloanie 12-16-2012 12:04 PM

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Trying to upload wedding cake pics. Hope you can see them!

ontarget 12-16-2012 07:40 PM

Pam, congratulations to your grand. What an honor! What an accomplishment! You must be bustin' buttons.

Sloan, I see the cake! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

I have been Christmas shopping both days this weekend with the grands. It's been a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! I am smiling ear to ear.

pam920 12-17-2012 09:27 AM

sloan, cake is beautiful.

Sandra, sounds like you had a lot of fun. Nothing like being with the grandkids to put a smile on your face.

I'm going shopping with my sis today. She needs to get a few gifts and I'm looking for things for my bedroom in KY. I got a wonderful area rug on black friday online (75% off) and have the comforter, so looking for some fabric for a bench I have at the end of the bed. I need new rugs and towels for my bathroom too. I want to make an upholstered headboard too. But that will have to wait until I get back to KY in the Spring.

Have a great day

beach bum 12-17-2012 02:54 PM

Hi Ladies:)

Sorry for being MIA again. Since changing the clocks back and the days are getting shorter I seems like I have so much to do I really don't have time for the computer.

I spent most of my time getting gifts & for my grandchildren and family. Now that 's done I now have to get ready for the trip down to NY. Got my tickets and the only thing I have to get a taxi ride to the bus depot. I leave this Sunday.

I'm also at the church every day, for Advent Mass and than for the Rosary, going out to lunch with Alice on Tues,Two rosarian friends on Wed,Rita on Thursday & Mary on Fri. I can't imagine what the scale is going to look like on Saturday.

I'm going to meet my new doctor on Friday morning for my 6 month blood test for my Cholesterol and my A1C. My original doctor is now going to be the union moderator for the nurses in the hospital,and will give up his practice some time in 2013.

I saw some of your comments about the tragedy in CT. Its was very upsetting to all here. I watched it for two day SAT and SUN but I just couldn't watch it anymore. Can't think a small quite town had such a tragedy. Now I don't feel safe anymore in a small town or large city. Its all the same as EVIL is all around us. Its time to go back to the Lord.

Have to go,will try to get back before I leave this Sunday 12/23.

Tejas 12-17-2012 06:39 PM

Sloan, those are beautiful cakes---and Pam, congrats to your g-grandchild!

I procrastinated about getting a tree and found one for $5.00! It's about 5 feet tall and a little scraggly, but really just fine. Tonight we will decorate it.

I am worn out from my friend's visit. She can really shop! And, me? I can take it or leave it. But, I'm glad she's having fun. Her hip is really bothering her though and I think she might be out for the count. She leaves on Wednesday.

I did buy some new sheers for the bedroom and now have to get rods and hardware--there are only blinds there now.

My house will not be clean for Christmas, but that's OK--we are not having anyone here.

sloanie 12-17-2012 09:32 PM

This is the first year that I will not put up a tree! We are leaving on the 22nd for Oklahoma to visit dd and her hubby. Since we will be staying until after Christmas, I don't see the point in pulling all of the Christmas decor out. We are very excited about our visit! Maybe next summer I will get back to OKC and try to hook up with my Texas chick friends!!

nancy237 12-17-2012 10:45 PM

Wonderful weekend in Boone, NC at my son's college graduation .
Today I finished shopping and tomorrow night we are doing our family
Christmas dinner & gifts. After that the boys leave for Africa & I will
have time to rest & then head to Ga for Christmas week with my brother's

My house isn't clean either but clean enough..

After Wed I plan to get strict about my diet & exercise..

I put up a small tree( 4ft) and my 6'4" son just said it's the first time he has had a tree shorter than him..next year I may have to go back big...

ontarget 12-18-2012 12:12 PM

Good morning. I am through subbing till next year. (That just means till January.)
I am making us a good CORE lunch. Later today we're having a small birthday party at my son's for 10 yo Alexa.

My brother is having vascular bypass surgery on his right leg Friday in an attempt to save his right let. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Sloan and Rhonda, if you two meet somewhere, please let me know and I'll try to drive up and join you. I think I can do that if all is going well with my brother. I'd like to see you two.

We aren't putting up a tree either. We do have the spirit, though. We're just going to enjoy others' trees, especially the ones at my son's. (Am I getting old or lazy or both?)

Nancy, I am trying to eat CORE most of the time. I quit WW last week, so I'm trying to be extra careful. So far so good.

Maryann, have a fun, safe trip. Sounds like you're prepared.

nancy237 12-18-2012 10:03 PM

Sandra..I will be praying for your brother...He has had a hard year..

We did our family Christmas dinner & gifts ..Wonderful evening...I love to let the wrapping paper pile up knee high as we unwrap. When Robin and I had our first Christmas together he began to clean up each paper as a gift was unwrapped and I convinced him to let it pile up for me ...We laughed tonight about how hard that was for him because he had some OCD tendencies..

Kinda nice that the cooking, shopping and decorating is all done for me..

I have been really tired lately even when I get extra sleep..Time to get
on track with diet & exercise and see if that helps..My daughter gave me a yoga mat and yoga DVD ...

sloanie 12-19-2012 12:02 AM

Nancy, I have started walking in the morning before school. Within the first three days, I had a dramatic increase in energy during the afternoon! Hope exercising makes you feel better, too! Your Christmas celebration sounds nice. I'm glad you will able to spend the rest of the holiday being a guest! Have fun with your brother in Georgia :xcheer:

Sandra, I will keep your brother in my prayers!

Hope the rest of you chickies are having a wonderful time getting ready for all the Christmas festivities!!

Vickie 12-19-2012 10:44 AM

Sandra, I'm praying too!

ontarget 12-19-2012 03:10 PM

Thank you all for the prayers. It's hard to be optimistic but we're all trying. He let his guard down with me this week and showed me his vulnerability. Sad....

I'm picking up the grands from school today. That always makes me feel good.

Nancy, I'm glad, too, that you'll get to be a guest the rest of the time. Enjoy yourself!

Sloan, Curtis and I have started walking, too. It does help give energy.

Vickie, I am having an "Oops" today. The wagon just ran over me.

Ya'll have a great day. I'll catch you later.

meandu 12-19-2012 04:01 PM

I have been listening to the news these days and I am heart sick at the terrible tragedy that has struck CT. Our prayers are with all those who lost a child or someone close to them during this shooting. It just all seems so senseless.

Tejas 12-19-2012 04:06 PM

company gone...taking a nap...back later :faint:

ontarget 12-19-2012 05:40 PM

It is senseless--heartless, too.

Meandu, I read your blog. I have battled with guilty/loneliness, too. Today I gave in and sabotaged my eating plan. Tomorrow will be better. Good success to you. I'm planning on good success, too.

Rhonda, bet that nap felt good. I could tell by the photo on FB that she has a lot of energy. Ya'll must have had a great time.

nancy237 12-20-2012 12:18 AM

Enjoying a day of just hanging around the house today with my boys..

ontarget 12-20-2012 02:55 PM

We're home from town. We met my gf for some training then had lunch at a local Mexican restaurant.

nancy237 12-20-2012 03:50 PM

Not loving the weather that is coming in with the boys flying to Africa tomorrow. Not sure where they layover yet.
I may have to do some "distraction" Christmas shopping for myself :D

pam920 12-20-2012 06:42 PM

Sandra, your brother is in my thoughts and prayers. Hope everything goes well for him. He needs some good news for a change.

Nancy, hope your boys will be safe on their trip to Africa. Do the ex in-laws go there every year? I remember they stayed home with you last year.

Hi chickies. Been busy. My daughter and her family are suppose to come here on Monday. I think the traffic will be really heavy. It's usually a 10.5 hr trip but I know it will take them much longer.

We had tilapia, baked sweet potato, slaw and coconut shrimp for dinner. It was delicious. I think that is my fav home cooked meal these days.

nancy237 12-20-2012 07:19 PM

Pam..That is a long trip for your daughter . I know you will be glad when they arrive. The coconut shrimp sound yummy, are they hard ?

The ex-in-laws do a huge trip every few years, different places..Yes, last year both boys told them they were not going and leaving me alone my first Christmas without Robin.. This year I am doing great and we just did our normal things early..

Does anyone know how to make a light fruit dip ?? I have had some in a deli
that tasted like a cream cheese but thiner..

pam920 12-20-2012 10:23 PM

Nancy, the shrimp is very easy. I dip cooked shrimp in beaten egg, then roll in unsweetened coconut. I put a small amount of olive oil in a pan and brown both sides. I also dipped mine in sugar free marmalade and it was as good as the shrimp at Outback. I make a dip for fresh fruit. I take 8 oz. light cream cheese, add some sugar free/fat free pudding mix (not the whole pkg). I use french vanilla. Mix well and add about 1/2 small tub of lite cool whip, and i add some of the juice from the mandarin oranges if too thick. It's very tasty and on the healthy side. I cut up strawberries, fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, kiwi. You can add more fruit of your choice, but those are my favorites.

ontarget 12-20-2012 10:55 PM

Pam, thank you for the recipes. I love coconut shrimp.

Nancy, let us know what you buy tomorrow. I'm always nervous, too, when my loved ones are flying. Driving, too, for that matter.

I talked to my brother a couple of times tonight. He's in good spirits.

Tejas 12-20-2012 11:28 PM


Here, reading, will write tomorrow....man, I'm worn out :lol:

sloanie 12-21-2012 06:35 AM

Happy "End of the World" day, y'all.

Lord willing, we are leaving for Oklahoma City in the morning (prayers for travel safety appreciated). My dh, ds, and I are spending Christmas with dd and her hubby. Of course, we are very excited! I will have my computer with me, so I will check in again before Christmas.

The recipes sound yummy! TTFN

nancy237 12-21-2012 02:02 PM

Ended up spending the day with my grandson instead of shopping.
There are nice outlets in Ga near my brothers house , so next week
will be better anyway..I want to look for a new pocketbook..

Going to see Ice Age this afternoon at our dollar theater .

Vickie 12-21-2012 05:12 PM

Baking cookies and trying not to sample!

ontarget 12-21-2012 05:29 PM

My brother has been in surgery since 7 AM. Still no news. I know vascular bypass takes a long time. We're being optimistic.

nancy237 12-21-2012 08:43 PM

Sandra..That is a long surgery..Let us know when you hear..

pam920 12-22-2012 10:11 AM

morning chicks. safe travels to those on the road and in the air.

Sandra, I hope everything went well with your brother.

Vickie 12-22-2012 10:56 AM

Sandra, praying for your Brother!

ontarget 12-22-2012 11:15 AM

I didn't have internet service from 5 till around bedtime, so I couldn't get on to give you an update. My brother's surgery was not successful. The attempt to save his leg made matters worse. They are expecting to amputate his right leg sometime this next week. It looks like he will not get out of the hospital till after they do it. The doctor is talking with him today. My sister-in-law said for us not to come up today to give him time to deal with this. My heart is breaking for him. But like my sil said, "It could have been a lot worse." And she also said maybe with two prosthetics, he'll run in the Olympics.

It is so hard not to talk about this around people around here.

Vickie 12-22-2012 12:06 PM

Sandra, my heart is sad. I pray your Brother will find a way to cope and have more happy days.

ontarget 12-22-2012 01:35 PM

Vickie, I wish I had gotten back here before you saw my post. Thank you for your kind remarks.

I just hung up from talking with my sil. The doctor just told her that my brother's veins are flowing better today. They think the surgery was a success afterall!! Right now it's looking like he will not have his right leg amputated!!!!! We are all crying with joy. What a blessing!!

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