My Mother and Dukan Day 32

 Happy February to all.  A new month, a clean slate for the NaBloPoMo!  Yes, I am trying again.  I did great last month until I got sidetracked with my daughter and granddaughter visiting and I would not trade that for the world.  So here I go again…....more

My First Friend and My Daily Dukan Update

 I would have to answer that question with a huge…..MY FATHER…Anyone who has read my blog (Telly Says) knows that I was very close to my father and when he left this world a huge part of me left with him.  Of course that is also the obvious answer but it is true in my case....more

Winter Blahs

I love living in the North where we have a change in seasons four times a year. BUT I have to yell from the rooftops that I do NOT like the cold or snow. If only we could have the seasonal changes without the cold and snow. HA, impossible I know but a girl can imagine.I am born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Lived there until 1996 then moved to St. Augustine, Fla (just a stopping point in my journey but my favorite place in Florida) on to Memphis, Tennessee (loved it here, just like Philly but on a smaller scale) to wind up in Oxford, Mississippi (where my daughter still lives with her husband and beautiful baby). No I was not in the witness protection program just having what I thought of at time as an adventure but came to realize was not in many ways.Out of all these places if I had to pick one to spend eternity it would be St. Augustine! I love the town, the history, the water and of course the weather! There is a great little hole-in-the-wall Cuban restaurant where hubster and I stayed and closed it out last time we were there. Best Sangria on earth! There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach or dunes listening to the waves crash. I prefer that much more than putting on ten layers of clothes just to walk out the door. We've been lucky so far then the winter has been fairly mild but it's not over yet. Last year we got so much snow it was unbelievable! We got one storm this year that blew a tree over on our house but alas, I was in Mississippi visiting the Princess and my daughter and son-in-law that it really didn't bother me. LOL The Princess          The fallen tree. Did I mention that I was in sunny Mississippi when this happened?      I like to say home is where the family is so I am happy where ever I am as long as my family is near. I wish my daughter and her family were closer but she is healthy and happy as is her family and that is what matters.Dukan Day 14...PV...more

Racism, Not Math

  Look at this................ If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” read one math problem. Another question read, “Each tree had 56 oranges....more

Awkward Family Pet Photos: Book Review

Authors: Mike Bender and Doug ChernackPublisher: Crown PublishingNon fiction, 176 pagesSource: NetgalleyFTC DisclaimerAbout the Book: There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well nothing. In fact, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas sweater to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that’s the reason we care about them so much—because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.My Two Cents:I enjoyed this book.  I am an animal lover, cats are of course my favorite pet but I love them all.  I enjoy looking at pictures as well.  So combine the love of animals and the interest in looking at peoples pictures and you have a win, win for me.This is not just your everyday dog and cat photos.  These are family photos that include the human part of the family as well.  We have snakes, pigs, monkeys, and horses just to name a few.  Some are dressed, some are posed but all are just a bit out there in my opinion but enjoyable to look at and laugh at.  I wondered many times while reading this book if these people meant for these pictures to be funny or if there were serious.Example 1:   I do believe that is a monkey and one that does not look too happy.  Was this a Christmas card?  LOL    Example 2Huh?    Those pics are courtesy of Amazon and are just a tease of what you will find in the book.  I wish the explanations of the pictures were a little more informative but I suppose they do speak for themselves.  It is a fun book that will bring a smile to your face.4/5 Fun ReadDukan Day 9...more

Dinner and a Movie: The Devil Inside

Dukan:Finished Attack PhaseStarted Cruise PhaseTotal lost in attack=6lbs!Date Night HA, I am getting my Friday post in a wee bit late but hey, it counts!...more
@SenoraG Variety is the spice of life! I wish I was as brave as you :)more

Cat Thursday and Updates

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My First Blog Post Here.

 I have been looking at the NaBloPoMo and reading the posts for many months now but I have never had the nerve to join in.   Guess what?  I am joining in for January NaBloPoMo!  It's time.Why do I think it's time?  A few reasons.1. I have been afraid to try, afraid of failure.2. I want to try to expand the blog in 2012 and this seems like a good place to get ideas....more