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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to take a moment to say emoticon . Our Thanksgiving dinner was awesome. Our guests had a great time. I was a little concerned because I thought they wouldn't enjoy our food (they're from Japan and we cook southern style) but after their third pass at the buffet table, my concerns were put to rest.
I set them up in my garage-turned craft room-turned guest room.
(The garage door is behind the curtains.)


One of the young ladies said she felt like she was staying in a hotel. Awww... My son said that I was an awesome host and when he comes for Christmas, he's bringing 10 more friends!

As soon as dessert and coffee were served, I brought out my Xmas tree. This year I chose a simple slim design artificial tree. With all that's going on with the remodel, I really don't feel like vacuuming up pine needles for the next 30 days. Kina and I decorated it. Can you guess where she hung the ornaments?

Here's a close-up in case you missed it.

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I've completed half of my holiday shopping. emoticon And now my craft room is officially the holiday wrapping center and gift-hiding room. Maybe after the holidays I'll FINALLY get to set up my sewing machine.

We're still waiting for our countertop and kitchen sink and I'm trying my hardest not to eat out everyday. I've gained quite a few pounds back over the last month. How come they can't come off as easily as they come on? emoticon My kids are officially tired of fast food. Last night I ordered some spaghetti from our local Italian restaurant, prepared some dough in my breadmaker and baked some braided spaghetti bread and served it with a side salad. Yum-my! The kids were so happy. A lot of carbs, I know. But the smile on my kids faces. Priceless. rhodesbread.com/blog/blo
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Like I've mentioned before, the key to my weight loss is keeping busy and not stressing. And I've been doing lots of both. I changed the decor in my fish bowl. I know, nothing exciting, but it does relax me.

And in the evenings on the weekends hubby and I have been relaxing by the fire.

He's the king of building beautiful ones.

Well, that's about it. Oh yeah, I'm on a journey to eat less sugar. It hit me the other night when I was having dinner with hubby while we were waiting for our food...I was opening and eating sugar straight from the packets. emoticon Yeah, I might have a problem. Last night was night one of not eating a bag of candy while reading in bed. I've been eating candy EVERY night since Halloween. Maybe that's where the weight gain came from. emoticon Anyway, it wasn't easy, but I made it through the night. I look forward to another evening of success. Fingers crossed!

Have a wonderful day.
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  • CANNIE50
    Lots of lovely photos, Hattie. Yes, two of the most fool-proof ways to gain weight, based on my extensive research: eating in bed, and eating lots of sugar. I am doing great on not eating in bed, doing better on not eating so much sugar but that continues to be a bigger struggle for me. Take CARE! PS Love the photo of Kina's decorating....
    2640 days ago
  • CODEMAULER
    At out house, we hang the noisiest ornaments on the lowest branches so the kitties are discouraged from getting too curious.

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    I'm glad that Thanksgiving worked out A-OK!
    2641 days ago
  • MILLERGIRL719
    Nice to hear from you!
    2641 days ago
  • no profile photo MIRAGE727
    I found that "out of sight, out of mind" works. I cleaned all the bad fuel out of my house and replaced it with clean! It just gives me more energy during the day. I embrace a healthy lifestyle now and will never change! Stay strong and focused. All the best!
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    2642 days ago
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