Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 8

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  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WE have a really GOOD artificial tree that does not shed or need water (but it does not have that great piney smell either). With the tree topper, it is easily 8 feet tall and 5 feet or so at the base.

    Could never have a real one cause the ds has asthma---also I hate tossing the used trees in the street, it just makes me sad. So about 4 years ago, we ponied up for a very expensive fake one and I am very pleased with it....it really does appear "real". And we can enjoy it all month, w/o worry of it dying or becoming a tinder box.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    WE have a really GOOD artificial tree that does not shed or need water (but it does not have that great piney smell either). With the tree topper, it is easily 8 feet tall and 5 feet or so at the base.

    Could never have a real one cause the ds has asthma---also I hate tossing the used trees in the street, it just makes me sad. So about 4 years ago, we ponied up for a very expensive fake one and I am very pleased with it....it really does appear "real". And we can enjoy it all month, w/o worry of it dying or becoming a tinder box.

    I think that would be a wonderful solution, what I hate is coming across pine needles in JUNE - that never made it thru the vac...

    I adore the smell though, it really does lift my spirits tremendously! (better than SOME smells in this dang house!)

    The other thing is that I do the WHOLE THING by myself - get it, put it up, decorate, maintain, undecorate, dispose ... half the time I don't even WANT it [PHP][/PHP] til I have it up (and then I'm like, "oh yeah, nice..."). Getting a tree under the power of resentment is so - WRONG, ya know?

    Last year, at least, I found an AWESOME tree, reasonable price, and its proceeds went to the place where I bought it, a men's long term shelter. Which is two-fold, helping those in need and increasing the eligible single male population (LoL just kiddin).
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    For Christmas smells, I have found some excellent melting pods for my votive pot and candles and if I really want the place to smell good, then I break out the cookie and fudge making. It's the smell of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla that gets me going more than anything.
  4. by   live4today
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    COOL AV, Renee!!...............................
    Thanks Deb! If you NOW notice....I've changed my avatar again. The other one of the guy in the sexy santa outfit looked wayyyyyyy too young for my taste. Now BeBe Winans...........yeah baby! He is juuuuuust PURR-FECT for this sexy mama! Ohhhhhh BeBe!!! Will you marry me? :blushkiss No kidding on that proposal either. I've been SERIOUSLY in love with that man since I was in my late twenties....not his money, not his fame, but his voice, his looks, his soul. He is MY soulmate. I'm convinced of that. I know one day we will hook up. I prayed and asked God to please let us meet. I don't believe he's married anymore, but if he is, I hope he's happy. If he's not....when he's TOTALLY FREE and TOTALLY SINGLE-AGAIN.....Lord, hook us up! :kiss

    Okay....if ya'll can chat about "Christmas Trees & shopping" on the "Healthy Living Support Thread: PART TWO", I can talk about what I WANT for Christmas................BeBe, BeBe, BeBe, BeBe.....did I say BeBe!!!! :hatparty:

    BACK TO FOOD.......for brkfst today, I ate one boiled egg and a cup of apple juice. For Lunch, I'm sitting here eating it now....a bowl of cereal. That's all that's hit my belly today folks. Now for dinner....I may order a pizza from Pizza Hut....the allllllllllllllllll meat kind 'cause I'm a "meat gal" myself...and fruit....not fruity......I said FRUIT, and a sprinkle of veggies, and lots of salad.
    Last edit by live4today on Nov 26, '05
  5. by   live4today
    well, i did it! i am spoiling myself for dinner. i just had delivered from pizza hut my all time favorite meat lover's pizza with mushrooms, pineapples, and black olives added to it. yum-yum-yummy in my tummy!
  6. by   Tweety
    O.K. Thanksgiving is over. The parents have left, and it's time to start getting seriously seroius about diet and exercise again.

    I've got plenty of turkey left, so that's o.k. Just not sure what to do with all the other leftover junk. John is going out of town tomorrow, and most of it is forbidden food. I'd bring it into work if I wasn't on vacation. It's getting old, so I'll probably just pitch it. Normally, I'd eat it on the principal that you don't throw away good food, but it's too much and I need to get busy and back on track.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    O.K. Thanksgiving is over. The parents have left, and it's time to start getting seriously seroius about diet and exercise again.

    I've got plenty of turkey left, so that's o.k. Just not sure what to do with all the other leftover junk. John is going out of town tomorrow, and most of it is forbidden food. I'd bring it into work if I wasn't on vacation. It's getting old, so I'll probably just pitch it. Normally, I'd eat it on the principal that you don't throw away good food, but it's too much and I need to get busy and back on track.

    I think it's funny how we don't want to "waste" food - well think about it - you eat it - you diet and exercise it off - why not take a shortcut and just chuck it! LOL!

    Easy for me to say, I ate at a girlfriend's and SHE has all the leftovers! heh heh...
  8. by   sjb2005
    Quote from Tweety
    O.K. Thanksgiving is over. The parents have left, and it's time to start getting seriously seroius about diet and exercise again.

    I've got plenty of turkey left, so that's o.k. Just not sure what to do with all the other leftover junk. John is going out of town tomorrow, and most of it is forbidden food. I'd bring it into work if I wasn't on vacation. It's getting old, so I'll probably just pitch it. Normally, I'd eat it on the principal that you don't throw away good food, but it's too much and I need to get busy and back on track.
    Just a thought Tweety....
    We pack up a plate of the goodies and pass them around to friends and family that don't cook. That's why we cook so much. The boys eat it but we have to feed the world here.LOL Barbeque turkey is a good option too, or freezing it. I'm full of that turkey...back to salads till christmas. Just got to watch the taste testing of those cookies....we make baskets of those too. Ok, to the gym!
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from shellyjellybelly
    Just a thought Tweety....
    We pack up a plate of the goodies and pass them around to friends and family that don't cook. That's why we cook so much. The boys eat it but we have to feed the world here.LOL Barbeque turkey is a good option too, or freezing it. I'm full of that turkey...back to salads till christmas. Just got to watch the taste testing of those cookies....we make baskets of those too. Ok, to the gym!

    hmmm....barbeque turkey sounds really good. I haven't thought of that. I'll be making stir fry and soup.

    I'm keeping the turkey, so I don't want to go to friends and say "here's a plate of potatoes and stuffing!". LOL
  10. by   sjb2005
    Quote from Tweety
    hmmm....barbeque turkey sounds really good. I haven't thought of that. I'll be making stir fry and soup.

    I'm keeping the turkey, so I don't want to go to friends and say "here's a plate of potatoes and stuffing!". LOL
    lol...the barbeque was a new twist...try it...
  11. by   Tweety
    I had a healthy day! I went to yoga. I ate plenty of fruits and veggies. For supper I made my tofu stir fry, but added turkey meat too it.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    I had a healthy day! I went to yoga. I ate plenty of fruits and veggies. For supper I made my tofu stir fry, but added turkey meat too it.
    Let's see, what did I do healthy today:

    I walked to and from the car several times.

    I breathed.

    ummmmm..... I took my meds as prescribed LOL
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Let's see, what did I do healthy today:

    I walked to and from the car several times.

    I breathed.

    ummmmm..... I took my meds as prescribed LOL

    Come on Zoe, you can do better than that!

    But some days that has to be enough doesn't it? No judgement here.

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