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No lolling in bed here!

Thursday, March 24, 2016


The eggs here are filled with broccoli and Kale!
Doncha wish?

My weight is the same----didn't lose--didn't gain-
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But--(the big "BUTT")---the eyes are not as gritty---which must mean that the pressure is down somewhat--

Easter weekend is on the verge----
I remember, as a kid, always getting a new bonnet to wear to church, Easter Sunday.
We wore white gloves, a new Spring coat and frilly short white socks with new patent shoes--It was a big deal!
I don't remember the candy---I don't think we got that---
Funny how times change!

On the home front here, the Germans (as in dogs)- are wrestling-- Beau woke me up with the sound of him gagging--Once again, there was a mad rush, to get him out---He needed food--fast---doesn't do well with an empty stomach--
The days of lolling in bed are over , with this guy!

Lord love a Duck---One never knows what each day brings---

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  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Ah, loved my Easter outfit! Every year! I always felt so fresh and pretty! We got Easter baskets with candy, but that was all.... No toys and such like children get now days! Easter was Easter and NOT Christmas. My dad would buy my sister and I a corsage for Easter mass and my brother a carnation. He always bought my mom an Easter lily.... but, no wait! My Grandpap bought my mom the lily. My dad must've bought her a corsage as well. When we grew up and got married my sister and I and my mom all got lilies from Dad. Except me.... I got potted tulips because they are my favorite! I miss them all so much! Mom, Dad, brother, sister, Grandpap!!

    Oh my how I went on!! Sorry! Poor Beau! I feel for him!
    1350 days ago
  • JANET552
    Hope your eyes are better. Thanks for the memories of the Easter outfit!!

    I know all too well the rush to get out of bed when I hear gagging. Our Weimie is so good at letting us know if he's going to do something like that but the lab not so much. And, of course, guess which one does it the most? Yeah, you're right.

    Happy Easter!!
    1352 days ago
  • CARBMONSTERII
    Happy Easter!
    1352 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    I'm glad your eyes are doing better. Keep on trying with your weight loss, you will get there. Hugs to you all.
    1352 days ago
  • IOEINC
    I remember the new dress, new usually white shoes, frilly socks and hat. OMG the Easter pictures of me and my brothers. Just too funny now but back then we thought we were hot stuff. I don't remember much the candy or Easter baskets much but I do remember dyeing eggs the night before and the Easter egg hunt the next day. We were not allowed to hunt for the eggs until after church when my cousins came and we all went crazy hunting eggs. The winner with the most eggs got a $1.00, a lot of money to us back then. My kids always seemed to enjoy the Easter egg hunt too but sadly now they are all grown up. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hope you had a wonderful Thursday and hope the pressure in your eyes has gone down a lot!!!

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    1353 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Not gaining weight is emoticon The news about your eyes is FANTASTIC. Easter eggs filled with broccoli and kale... emoticon A big way for not eating Easter eggs. Beau is like me, I don't do well on an empty stomach either emoticon The photo is adorable.
    1353 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    No Easter Bunny where I come from (France), but the Easter Bells. They are silent for 3 days and we say they go to Rome. And on Easter Sunday they come back from Rome and drop all these chocolates and candies.
    1353 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    happy times back in the 50's getting all the new stuff for Easter ... then home after church to eat the chocolate Easter eggs ....delightful
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  • NORASPAT
    My mother made clothes for my two cousins. They had the Ration books so Mam made them dresses and I got the same dress with the leftover fabric.
    Other aunt worked for the Co-op and she made the chocolate eggs and people asked her to put the kids names on. Any left over on Saturday she could use the left overs for our rather big family and the neighbor's too.
    We all got socks and new shoes from my Gran.
    Girls did not get bonnets we got hair ribbon.
    Gran had chickens but their eggs were always brown and we colored them from our Christmas paint boxes.
    We never had baskets or store bought candy.
    My mam swapped Fabric coupons giving away sugar and sweets coupons from the Ration books.
    We rarely got sweets (Candies) but often we had Pork pie for Easter
    Did you celebrate with your grandkids. I like the photo of you and the girls. emoticon
    . Pat in Maine

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    Comment edited on: 3/24/2016 4:07:55 PM
  • IMAVISION
    Oh, do I ever remember the bonnets, the white gloves, & those white anklets with lace around the edges & always the black patent shoes that seemed to be a must back in that day. Boy! Weren't we styling? emoticon

    And like for you, Lynda, I do not remember any candy at Easter - no baskets, Easter egg hunts, or stuffed toys for us. Poor deprived kids that we were! emoticon

    Of course, our cherished no-nonsense mother was not (still is not) much for sweets, so it would not come to mind that we kids would enjoy getting an Easter basket emoticon or, at least, a small chocolate bunny. emoticon I am sure that if asked she would say that the fancy dessert on Easter Sunday was enough sweets for us all. emoticon

    God bless your Easter with your family, Lynda.

    P.S. Just wanted to come back & say how much I enjoy your background color change each day. When I have tried to change mine, I end up feeling unsettled & put right back to the egg shell white or cream (?) color I have had since setting up my page.

    P.S.S. Also, wanted to say that I enjoyed seeing your photo of you during your nursing days. It is easy to tell that that is "our Lynda" at a younger age. You were & still are quite lovely!
    1353 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2016 3:04:35 PM
  • STRONGDAWG
    I remember always being cold at Easter Mass because the calendar said spring but it was still winter as far as weather was concerned.
    1353 days ago
  • MARITIMER3
    I remember some of the lovely dresses my mother made for me. I probably didn't appreciate them as much as I should have,
    1353 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    There were 6 girls in our family. I was the oldest by five years and then the rest were 13-18 months apart. Those dresses- all the same color and style- we looked like pink stair steps- LOL

    The chocolate easter bunnies were the highlight of Easter morning, after we went to sunrise service.

    I changed the tradition with my family- We had a picnic in the snow-the kids grumble as much as I did growing up, so I think I did it right emoticon
    1353 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    My Mom sewed us four sisters new dresses for Easter and Christmas each year -- same style, different colors except for the year we had matching dresses from pink material with candy candy prints on it 'cuz it was on sale after the Christmas holidays (3 sisters in that photo as one had not made her arrival yet)..

    Yes on hats, gloves and patent-leather shoes.

    We lived on 15 acres and Dad had many flower beds and gardens that provided for fun egg hunts especially in the Iris (Flags) beds.

    My maternal grandparents always gave each of us a decorated sugar egg with a panoramic view inside.

    Thanks for encouraging this trip down Memory Lane.
    1353 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    My memories of Easter as a child are about the same as yours Lynda. We were thrilled if we got a very small chocolate egg from the bunny!

    Ohh, Beau is your alarm clock! Maybe I need to get a dog, I slept in again, lol.

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    1353 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    Glad your eyes are improving.
    Yes, I remember the new outfit for Easter. In fact I always remember new clothes always had to be worn for church before anywhere else lol.
    1353 days ago
  • FISHGUT3
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  • WESTERNSAGE
    Poor Beau. All of us Sparkers can sympathize with that really hungry feeling. At least he seems to have fun burning it off, playing with Tess. And poor you and Himself having to clean up after him! I hope the rest of your day goes better.
    1353 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Yup, we used to get new Easter clothes for church: a bonnet, yes, white gloves, new shoes and a spring full-length coat and my Mom let me wear stockings when I was very young - I thought I was soooooooo cool LOL! We used to get one very large egg each from my Grandpa - they were filled with a nuggety nutty mixture and had our names on them - we could have a slice a day so they lasted "forever". Glad your eyes feel better!!!
    1353 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2016 9:24:06 AM
  • MSLZZY
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    Happy Easter!
    1353 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH my yes, I remember the new bonnets for Church @ Easter as well, new dress and shoes also. – and yup – patent leather!

    Poor Beau, poor YOU!

    LOVE the picture!

    And GOOD on the no gain! That’s still progress.

    1353 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    No gain is almost as good as a loss, and, way better than a gain!

    Remember to keep yourself aware of making choices RATHER than being on autopilot ....

    Happy Easter !!

    Try not to let the "SUGAR" (simple carbs) industry do you a negative blow.
    1353 days ago
  • SEAMUNKI
    Hey there LeanJean! Happy Easter to you. Sending you positive Easter vibes.
    1353 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Nope, Easter wasn't as big on candy in my early childhood. Somewhere in the timeline that changed, though! I do remember the dresses, hats, white gloves, and straw purses (which as little girls we didn't have much to put in... a handkerchief, the white gloves when we took them off... and the Sunday school donation, of course).

    Memories! Happy Easter to you and yours and glad the eyes are less scratchy! emoticon
    1353 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Have a lovely Easter Lynda and "Himself"

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  • GARCIAVG03
    Happy Easter!
    1353 days ago
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