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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

T Day: Coffee and Water and Ice Cream

Grab button for T stands for Tuesday

Welcome back T-gang and friends, thanks for stopping by this wonderful Tuesday.  This morning's drink is black coffee and water for the T-gang.  My water bottle looks like it is looking back at you in this photo.....LOL! Since there are a number of family and friends, that have the same bottle I grabbed some nail polish and marked mine.....thus the pink "eyes". It is a bottle from Arbonne, and I think it is for the protein shakes, but I use it to measure my water intake ( so do the others).......4 of them a day is the goal. 4= 1 gallon!  Do I make the goal everyday?....no, but I'm still getting more water than I used to.... and now that the dust is starting to settle, I'll be striving to hit my goal again.

MORE ABOUT THE MOVE.
 A lot of questions last week......I didn't take very many photos of the whole process, but here are a few.  Packing was really a mind bender, we weren't planning on moving at this time, but the offer on our house was too good to pass up, which meant we were headed for a rental for at least a year. Now, with 41 years of junk stuff to go through,  I had to decide just what we would need for a year and what we could do without for a year.  So I was packing for two destinations......A LOT GOT THROWN AWAY!  This summer will go down in my mind as "Why on earth did I/we keep that!"  LOL!!!

The stripping down of the my craft room.
Betsy ( my desk) was left until the very last so I still had a place to keep my Bible journal and my mind.

Like working a jigsaw puzzle things got packed as they would fit in a box.



With no place to stack the full boxes, they got stacked in the spare bedroom.....this is just the beginning.  Later there was just a small walkway to the bed, so I could sleep in there when DH had to leave for work in the middle of the night, and I was up late packing.

 A long side of the bed

So what did we do with the things we figured we wouldn't need? 
 DH bought this car trailer all 28 ft. of it!  No it is not full, only about 3/4 of it is full and thinking back I should have thrown away about 40% of what is packed!  When we open it up for the next leg of moving I'll be sorting and getting rid of more.....

SAYING GOOD BYE!
The day I turned over the keys to Mary.  Hannah and Megan went with me to say good bye to the old house.  It looks so much bigger without the furniture, or maybe it's just that I hadn't ween it empty in 41 years :0 !
From the kitchen to the livingroom

where the kitchen table was ...among other things....

from the hall into the kitchen.....( sorry about the bad photo, took these with my old phone)

Hannah and Megan sitting on the fireplace talking about their memories of this house.

The floors were left a mess, the next day Mary was having new flooring put in......bless her heart for not making me clean that old carpet anyway......LOL!

DID I SAY ICE CREAM?
Oldest son, and family came by last Friday night and wanted us to go with them for ice cream.  Nobody has to ask DH twice about ice cream...haha! So off to Dewars we went.  Yes, Dewars that makes those wonderful taffy chews! Megan is working on a banana split, shared with her Mom........Hannah is finishing mine (she takes after her Papa when it comes to ice cream)

I finished with water

 Now it was too dark to be taking photos with a phone, but these two insisted, stating that it was tradition to take their picture with Mr. Chew!

Well now, that was more than you bargained, for on this Tuesday.......sorry it got so lengthy.....but you all asked the questions....haha!
Now I'm off to make a couple of visits with the T-gang  before the 4 girls get here.  Grab your drink and come with me.........




Monday, August 7, 2017

T Stands for We Finally got Moved!

HELLLLOOOOO Friends!  Gosh, it has been ages since I've had a chance to join the T-Gang, or even get a post written.  What a crazy....insane ( and not to mention scorching hot) summer it has been.

So what's in the cupppas this morning?   Green chocolate shake, since the glass is dark gray I took the photo before I screwed the lid on. It is a chocolate, plant based, protein with a scoop of powdered greens and two large pinches of fresh spinach mixed with coconut milk and blended with ice.  This has been my "go to" breakfast this summer......trying to get a little healthier.  This particular shake is an Arbonne shake.  My son and DIL work out at a gym and got started in this and are selling it.  So to help support them I ordered some.....very pricey!!  It starts with a 30 day rest, that is two shakes, two small snacks and a light meal per day.............no coffee!  LOL!!! I really did not drink coffee for 21 days.............I couldn't do the full 30 days and handle the stress of packing up 41 years and getting moved ( well, that's my story ;))   Long story short, I lost 10 pounds and then a few more by at least having the shake in the morning. Plus I have learned to really read labels and I try to eat organic, cage free and grass fed meat at home. I have scouted the local health food stores and have found alternative plant based protein shakes to replace the pricey stuff! So what is in the cup??   LOL!!! COFFEE!  I still don't drink near the coffee I used to.  I have become a tea drinker 50% of the time.......GASP!!

I'm now on my first, of four, bottles of water for the day.......the more I drink the more I want and water is so good for the body.  The four GDs are already here and busy keeping busy.   Yep! I took the four of them and MOVED........but they were all great hep to me, even if it was just taking things to the trash can.....LOL!  But more about all that later, time to post and link up with Elizabeth to visit with the rest of the T-Gang.

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