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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedneday Words for Weight Loss

It is Wednesday again, though I feel like it should be Friday.
I have had to have the air conditioning man out here two days
this week. I have learned a lot watching them take things apart.
I think it is finally fixed now. You know what we found out yesterday?
When we had the units put in the builder used a "cheaper company."
Yesterday, the young man asked me if I had ever had the mother board
changed out? I said, I didn't think so. The mother board was duct taped
onto the unit. Yep, old duct taped. Not even screwed in. He said he
didn't know why it had held so long. We had to have a new mother board
put in. Wonders never cease. Now onto the questions.

1. Which works better for you- watching calories or carbs?

Both, but I think the key word is " Watching." If I really limit my carbs I loose
weight, but also knowing that this piece of pie had 1000 calories per slice helps too.

2. Do you take supplements?

3. What's the healthiest thing you do for yourself on a regular basis?
Walking and drinking lots and lots of water. Soon I will be swimming.

4. If you could start a home business, what would it be?

I would love a little store that sold junk I have made, like stitchery's and rugs and jam
and pumpkins in the fall. I would love to teach classes and have a place where
people could come and just sit and learn and knit and talk. Then in the evenings
my sons and my husband would play music. I would sell home made pies and
things like that as people sat around and listened.

5. Who did the cooking in your family when you were growing up?

Well, after my Dad remarried, we had a house keeper and a cook. My Mom
cooked some but not much and then on the cooks day off I would cook because my Dad loved my
cooking. The lady who cooked for us was a incredible cook so I would watch her
and tried to learn as much as I could. Before my Mom died, she cooked all of the
time but it was things out of the garden and meat we raised ourselves.
I have two parts of my life, when my Mom was alive, we were really poor. But when she died
my Dad had no debt and money in the bank, she was a really good manager and saver.

After my Mom died and my Dad remarried, we got I wouldn't say rich,
but we lived pretty high on the hog.
Life changed drastically when my Dad remarried.

So this is this weeks questions. Stop by and visit Patrice and her lovely blog
Everyday Rurality.


  1. Duct taped?? Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you have this other nice company to fix it. Gosh.

    I think your business idea sounds wonderful. :-)

  2. your business idea sounds great.....but the items you make are wonderful, not junk!!!

    maybe wood products, i loved the item you made recently!!!

    bummer about the air conditioner, some contactor's are so dishonest!!!

  3. i forgot to say i LOVE the photo, the blue and yellow look soooo pretty together!!!!

  4. Oh gosh. Tell me who the company was so we know to stay away from them when we get an A/C! Duct tape... wow.

    I think your idea for a little farm stand is great! That would be so cool to just hang out and knit and eat pie! LOL!

  5. Duct tape? Oh my.

    And then you mentioned pie, and I almost didn't make it through the rest of your responses. LOL

  6. Oh, I love your business idea. I would just hang out there all day with you. (And eat pie with Meg) Lol
    I can't believe someone actually installed your A/C with duct tape inside. I wonder if they are still in business?

  7. Oh, I think we were meant to go into business together! I want a shop just like that! I make a mean pie too!

  8. I like your little store idea. Teaching classes there would be fun!

  9. your idea of a home business would be delightful - indeed..hugs

  10. I want you to have that store and I want to come and hang around there. My sister and mom and I used to dream of a store kind of like that and we were going to have 'high tea' in the afternoon and my mom would bake her Norwegian tarts and cookies. Wouldn't it be fun to all live close enough to try something like this... let's see... it could be "Blogging Buddies Bakery"... :)


  11. I definitely want to visit your store!! Love your blog...I'm a follower now. Found you at Everyday Ruralty!

  12. Love the idea for your business.... that'd be right up my street (except I don't live on a street!)

    Fascinating peek into your growing up days.... you should blog about it :)


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