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Old 04-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #361
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we went and bought one of them stand up heaters for the deck..works great

$99.99 at Home-depot
I have been thinking about a deck heater for a couple of years. We like to be on the deck late in the evenings so I think it would be worth it. We actually turned on the fireplace when our company was here,there was a chill in the air.
Off topic....we had 3 couple for a dinner party last night and 2 couples left about10:00,1 couple stayed til 11:30. I guess that wasn't too late but I was ready for bed by 11:00 so it was a struggle to stay up and socialize. Then we tidied up the kitchen,walked the dog and crawled into bed at midnight. I must be getting old
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #362
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Then we tidied up the kitchen,walked the dog and crawled into bed at midnight. I must be getting old
shoo me and my man went out 3 nites in a row...midnite for all 3.....

i think its going to take me all week to get over it

he even had to nap yesturday before we went out

so i know how u feel
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #363
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any one else go into the USA often?

if so what do you buy there that we cant buy here?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #364
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Hey Mel!

We live right on the border, so we're over a couple times a week. Dairy products are way cheaper there, so we usually get whipping cream, cheese, cream cheese, etc. They also seem to have a bigger selection of sugar free chocolates, so I usually buy those, too... And sugar-free jello and puddings. They have a huge selection of flavours, and they really work for the sweet tooth.

We also have a mailbox in the US, so we can order stuff online and not get killed with shipping charges. We buy those DaVinci sugar free syrups. They're awesome!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #365
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Hey Mel!

We live right on the border, so we're over a couple times a week. Dairy products are way cheaper there

We also have a mailbox in the US, so we can order stuff online and not get killed with shipping charges. We buy those DaVinci sugar free syrups. They're awesome!
thats a cool idea !!! and yes isntit crazy the dairy is so much cheaper
and CHICKEN

we are going to Omak Washington where they have our fave super Wal-mart

oh crystal light is way cheaper too..i will look for chocolate

too bad Omak doesnt have Costco but we go to Vacouver and cross to Belingham..when the weather gets better cause we need to drive a mountain pass to get there and its not for sure weather yet.

Little grocery in Omak has the Davinci's and Torani for $5.99 ..we stock up

Jennie what town are you in?
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I'm in Sarnia, Ontario. Basically, find Lake Huron, and find the very southern part of it, and that's me!

We're about an hour north of Detroit/Windsor.

Oh yes, the chicken! It's crazy!!!
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sunny morning here yaaaa

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:01 AM   #368
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I love primal/Paleo because I have less joint pain, less phelm, not as hungry.
I train for 1/2 marathon power walking which has changed my life!
I also do the occasional IF (intermittent fasting) , and I do mean occasional, this has enabled me to keep my weight in check.
I have way less cravings!
Yes I am new from Canada(cowtown)
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #369
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Yes I am new from Canada(cowtown)
Calgary ?

why do we call it cowtown

primal/paleo have to google it..i have never heard of it
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I also do the occasional IF (intermittent fasting)
Just water?
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Hey Majomor! **waves** Welcome!
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IF is just liquids ( of course: non sugar and non alcohol) coffee allowed and vitamin pills.
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hi mojomor, in calgary too. Primal is really awesome, love mark sisson's blog. I did it for awhile about a year ago?? belly trouble resolved, joint pain gone. but I seem to need room for some of that junk in my life, hence CAD. great plan tho.

mel how was your run?

Jennie how goes the gardening?

Hello and a big wave to all other canucks here!
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Happy hump day canucks

had a good run with no knee pain

this morning i did 30 minute elliptical and bow-flex
sun is shining and im making a grocery list for our washington trip

printed the list off the govt web-site so i know how much *foods* we can bring across the border

priced out 2 new tires for the camper-van so will do that before going

maybe leave sunday

im excited..first trip of the year
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So how long does it take to get to Washington ?
My best friend here has a place in Oliver, and she would like to know.
Her DH would not want her to go ..tooo much shopping for him!
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So how long does it take to get to Washington ?
My best friend here has a place in Oliver, and she would like to know.
Her DH would not want her to go ..tooo much shopping for him!
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Not mel,but I can tell you that Oliver is just a few minutes from the border. The town of Omak is maybe an hour drive from the border,IIRC. There is not much shopping between the border and Omak.

I used to go shopping to Omak once or twice a year,but now spend a lot of time in Palm Springs,so no need to plan other stateside shopping trips. We also go to Spokane and Coeur d'Alene a couple times a year,and I always love to shop there too. In the fall,I will be in Las Vegas,and will most likely participate in some retail therapy as well as the shows,etc.
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So how long does it take to get to Washington ?
closest way 45 minutes

we take different crossings to go different places but thats the fastest threw Osoyoos..10 minutes from Oliver.
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There is not much shopping between the border and Omak.

I used to go shopping to Omak once or twice a year,but now spend a lot of time in Palm Springs,so no need to plan other stateside shopping trips. We also go to Spokane and Coeur d'Alene a couple times a year,and I always love to shop there too. In the fall,I will be in Las Vegas,and will most likely participate in some retail therapy as well as the shows,etc.
Oh 4 sure no shopping between

I love Spokane and Vegas..sounds like you love to travel

we have a camper-van and use it all year..took a bus tour to Vegas/Reno last year

Coeur d'Alene?????

this trip we will do Wennachee because they have costco..Omak has Walmart
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Thanks for the Info on shopping for my friend, whom I would like to visit this summer!

Great insight on shopping....what a rush!

Wanted to ask Speedymagee in Calgary, so what is CAD woe?
I feel a duh! Coming on as I just could not figure it out!
Anyone else might know?

I just finished my 2 courses at Olds college Online in land administration, and it feels so good to get both exams out-of-the-way!

Now comes the hard part, trying to find a office summer job, and competing with hundreds of other students.........!
Gotta to feel positive!

Just going to bake Maria's LC GF buns/biscuits...love them!
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Alberta mother who drowned sons guilty of manslaughter - Edmonton - CBC News

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:18 AM   #382
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just at day break here and not a cloud in the sky..perfect yard work weekend by the looks of things
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I'm up early too! Looks like a beautiful weekend on the way,good to get some gardening done and maybe hit a few balls at the driving range. Have a tennis game tomorrow but not a lot planned for the weekend. What a treat!!

Mel,you had a question about Couer d'Alene? We go there a couple times a year for 2-3 days. It's just far enough away to feel like a mini vacation. We also go to Harrison Hot Springs and stay at The Harrison.Very nice little drive and a beautiful old hotel.
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Thanks for the Info on shopping for my friend, whom I would like to visit this summer!

Great insight on shopping....what a rush!

Wanted to ask Speedymagee in Calgary, so what is CAD woe?
I feel a duh! Coming on as I just could not figure it out!
Anyone else might know?

I just finished my 2 courses at Olds college Online in land administration, and it feels so good to get both exams out-of-the-way!

Now comes the hard part, trying to find a office summer job, and competing with hundreds of other students.........!
Gotta to feel positive!

Just going to bake Maria's LC GF buns/biscuits...love them!
CAD is the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet. It was popular in the 80s....dating myself here

Congrats on finishing your exams, gl with the job hunt.


beautiful here too. hooray for spring!
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Mel,you had a question about Couer d'Alene? .
where is it?
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North west Idaho,45 minutes from spokane.
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Hi My Canadian Friends ~ Sorry I have been MIA. Struggling with focus. Have a couple of good days and a couple of bad. So far, no movement on the scale but tomorrow is weigh day. Not putting much hope in the scale as I had a cheat last night.

I can hear my Mother's voice in my head reminding me how much harder losing weight is once you get older and I'm older

Really have to try and focus on being grateful but that is also being a bit of a struggle.

Anyone else sad that the Canucks are out of the playoffs?
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Have a nice trip Mel and I hope you find some amazing low carb goodies :-)
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