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Saturday Coffee Musings

Close up of cup of coffee with pink roseI’ve become dependent on water. Okay, yes, our bodies do require it to function, but I have developed an addiction to it. Perhaps more like a dependency on feeling great, which has a lot to do with the amount of water I drink when on plan, 100+ ounces a day. Give me one day of not drinking enough, then the next day (like today) getting even less, and this girl isn’t feeling all that marvelous. My brain gets fuzzy and I feel like a hangover without the party.

This goes for not eating healthy too. Yesterday was just a mess of not eating the right things and not getting enough water. It was day #2 of 16 hour shifts so to say I suddenly don’t feel so hot would be understated. Thankfully just a big tumbler of water and I’m starting to feel great again.

The pause button was pushed on my health journey the past few weeks. Thanks to continuing in a mostly healthy vein of food choices I’ve not gained  back a single pound, but I haven’t taken anymore off. One resident I care for informed me I needed to stop because she feels I’m “too skinny”. I’m not stopping and in fact my schedule is set to push the play button again on November 1st. I want to reach transition and maintenance by Thanksgiving. I want to roll through the holidays a yet better version of the already improved edition of me!

Nana’s Super Heros

Today I had planned to spend my entire Saturday curled up in a chair with a crochet project and ongoing coffee. Instead the day was even better. My work community hosted trick-or-treating for resident and associates families and it was so sweet! The residents really enjoyed it and 2 of my grandchildren made it up for the event! So, now I’m going to curl up and crochet while I catch up on last night’s episode of Blue Bloods!


We had a touch of snow in Cincinnati in the wee hours of the morning. Just some wet flakes that  vanished upon impact with the ground, but still it was snow because it got THAT cold. NOT a good thing and this needs to stop at once. I’m not ready to be cold even if I do enjoy curling up in front of the fire to crochet.

Just when I was debating taking this fashion gingery color to a bit more brown, I received half a dozen compliments on it and how good it looks on me. Guess I’ll just refresh it and my roots and keep rocking the more red than brown locks! 🙂


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Special Treat For My Readers

I LOVE this business of giving things away, and I am giving away something just adorable this time around.  We Got  The  Treats Pete – the  new, Avon Exclusive treat seeker (hey it is NOT too early to be thinking about Halloween), is my latest give away.  You can check him out in the video below, then head over to my Avon blog to find out how to enter (no purchase necessary)

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How many times is enough to reheat the coffee in the microwave before just giving up and going and getting a fresh cup?  And really, how is it I can get so damn busy I forget to actually drink it?  I swear if I drank all that I actually pour in the cup I could crawl across the ceiling.

Would love to know who the sweetheart is that put candy corn and pumpkins in the big candy dish in the coffee lounge. Probably one of those that is all fit and trim and trying to keep the law of redistribution of body fat from hitting them by keeping all of us packing it on.  Thanks bitch, but NO thanks, I will exercise self control and just have coffee. Besides the plain aren’t as good as the chocolate and caramel ones I have in a baggie in my desk drawer!

At my sister’s office they are all decorating their cubes today for Halloween and dressing up.  She has a pricey, but very cool Wicked Witch/Elphaba costume and will be painted green before putting on the attire. It is one ‘wicked’ costume, no pun intended.  On this severe storm day she may learn to fly too.  Bet that sight driving down the road on her way home this afternoon will raise a few eyebrows with the storms blowing through, LOL.

Debating leaving the phone plugged in so that it is fully charged when/if we lose power today.  I fear suffering cyber crack withdraw if I cannot access my favorite stuff at least through my phone.  I know, I’m pathetic.

“I feel the need to reach out and touch someone today…a 2×4 should do the trick” – just saw that on my former sister-in-law’s Facebook status, I SO know the feeling, Mel, I’ve a few folks in mind for that touch!(NO your big brother is NOT one of the choices for that touch, I’m over that)

Wondering if all this weather hype today is going to result in NOTHING.  Every time they get all worked up about some big ass snow storm coming our way we see very little materialize.  Same seems to happen when they call for severe thunderstorms, so my guess is it is a bunch of hooey and other than some rain and wind we won’t see anything to be concerned about.

Wondering…does anyone use Myspace anymore?  I think I check mine once a week now, but I live on Facebook.  I think Myspace is slowly fading into history.  Considering just deleting mine, all I ever get on there is a bunch of friend requests from ass pirates that I have NO desire to meet.

Who would have imagined the quickest way to bust this cold/flu up was  to flush my sinuses with salt water, pouring it up my nose with a plastic tea pot?  I swear I was skeptical but honestly, the neti pot is amazing.  It is fun too, when my niece walks in and finds me over the bathroom sink irrigating the nasal passages, she is kinda creeped out by the whole thing.  I swear it is a god send, have noticed a relief from my cat allergies too.  Strange but I’ll take it!

Wondering if I can get to Chipotle at 11am before the storms hit? I really need a steak bowl and chips (Hey, I had chicken yesterday, gotta have something different right?).  Comfort food again, for riding out the non-storm that won’t be a big deal.  Got a lot on the brain and heart to work through today too.  Yep comfort food.  It was that or bring teddy bear to work and I’m thinking the sight of a 47yo woman walking around hugging a teddy bear would be moderately disturbing to folks.  So, Chipotle it is!