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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hope sets success in motion.

Luigi and Sadie both went in and got groomed this morning.  Luigi goes to Ethan at PetSmart at Bayfair; and Sadie goes to a place called Pam's or something.  They both look soooo adorable.  Dad and I had breakfast at McDonalds.  This afternoon we took Luigi across the street to the park and he was so good.  He went all over the park with me.  I am teaching him to run around and stay with me.  He is doing really great.  Then we threw the disc for awhile.  He is so fast.  Everyone wants to play with him. 

Bill Mack had to go into  Kaiser emergency.  He has a heart murmur.  Something really bad seems to be happening.  They are keeping him overnight.  Tomorrow is stress test.  Monday echo-cardiogram.  He is a 3 on the scale of 6.  Possibly surgery.  Not sure about anything quite yet. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Part dreamer, part do-er.

We had a lot of fun at Dog Scouts of America last night.  All Huge Dogs and then our little Luigi.  Also, he WON the Walk Around the Circle and Sit Game.  And he played "Bang"!  He is so cute.  Have Family Day today with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel, because Uncle Joe had two doctor appointments yesterday.  Met at Zorn's Restaurant in Pleasanton.  Lots of fun.  Then dad and I went and found the new dog park on Sleepy Hollow.  Too small.  Bought new Kirby vacuum bags over the phone.  9 to a pack.  That should last us about 100 years.  lol  Been having some problems with my computer connection.  Right now, it seems to be a bit of a Comcast problem.  Hope it gets happier.


Thursday, June 28, 2012


Dad and I are taking Luigi to Dog Scouts of America Bay Area Troop 198 in Milpitas tonight.  This is our second visit.  Last time they did absolutely nothing, but we thought we would go back tonight, really, just to get out of the house with Luigi a little bit.  It is at the Humane Society and they have this Amazing Dog Park Area that Luigi wil LOVE.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

All you need to succeed is you!

Went over to www.HealthandYoga.com and ordered online their stainless steel enema can kit with silicone hose.  Yep, I keep reading how dog gone healthy it is to do regular enemas.  Seems that Ann Wigmore gave herself three enemas a day and ate just a bit of energy soup each day and "chewed" each mouthful 50 times.  She helped thousands of people heal from incurable diseases.  Even cancer.  Rest in Peace Nora Ephron (Leukemia) and Don Grady  (Cancer) from "My Three Sons". 

Now, actually I am a Great Big Baby, and have never once had an enema.  But, right now, I am fat, and miserable, and not myself, and I   R E A L L Y  want to start feeling inside a healthy, fit body again.  Until the day I reached 40, I never weighed more than 108.  At 60, my weight is Out of Control.  BUT!  I am going to take control.  Somehow.  Someway.   Oh sure.  Today, I had a nice Large Piece from Lucky's of German Chocolate Cake.  Wow!  That was Great!  lol   Don't beat yourself up.  Enjoy Yourself! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Spend time for yourself.

I went to the movies this morning and saw "That's My Boy" with Adam Sandler.  Then I had a junior scoop of Jamoca Almond Fudge on a cone at Baskin Robbins, followed by a slice of pepperoni pizza.  Made a quick trip to the post office and the library.  Originally, I had planned to run over to the Alameda County Fair, but.... well you know, never did.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Dad and I are having lunch today with Unclel Joe and Auntie Isabel at In and Out Hamburgers in Pleasanton.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A hug is a gift you give and get at the same time.

Dad and I are going to the movies today and see the animated movie Madigascar 3. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just like the angels, you are a being of light, love and intelligence!

Wonderful day.  Dad and I visited Rose Lopes and Joan Benson.  They are both at Powerhouse which is a single family house that takes care of seniors that need a LOT of care.  It is really wonderful.  Everyone is so helpful and so kind.  Rose is 92 and Joan is only 77.  They literally were sitting in the living room together doing exercises - but they do not know each other.  They did not know that they both lived in New England Village for about 30 years each.  And they did not know that they both lived on the same street, Sandburg.  Small world.  Hopefully, now they will get to know each other and have each other for company.  It was a wonderful visit.  We stayed for about an hour.  We grabbed two chocolate shakes from McDonalds on the way home.  Made oolio oolio for dinner.  Another perfect day.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Let your inner GPS map a new way to your dreams!

Today I bought three new large glasses.  All different.  Trying to find something that I really enjoy using.  Also, bought avacados.  Cheri texted me how to make easy guacamole.  Smash avacado.  Add garlic salt, cayenne pepper and a little mayonnaise.  It turned out Delicious!  Ran over to Fry's Electronics and picked up two Android magazines.  Would like to become better versed on using my new Virgin Mobile htc Evo V 4G cell phone.  Of course, also grabbed a hagen das ice cream bar and some peppered beef jerkey.  lol  Such a nice day.  I am just appreciating every single day.  This is my life and I am enjoying it.  This is the best time of my life.  Certainly the easiest.  I don't want to take that for granted.  Dad and I are both healthy and happy.  That is a very cool thing.  A great thing.  All the comforts of home, with none of the worries.  I want to be mindful of being greatful.  I feel restless, but I am lazy.  I need to embrace the lazy.  lol 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A little extra effort goes a long way.

Dad and I are having lunch with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at Country Waffles in Union City today.  Yesterday was so nice.  Dad and Bill went to exercise and then they took a drive and also had lunch at Harry's Hofbrau in San Leandro.  I enjoyed most of the day quietly at home.  Soooo Relaxing.  I loved it.  Got lots of little things done.  Mostly enjoyed the peace and quiet.  It's a rare day that I get the house to myself.  Also, I am enjoying learning how to use my new Virgin Mobile HTC EVO V 4G cell phone.  It is really pretty fun.  I don't know where this "Ice Cream Sandwich" they talk about is on it.  Just so much fun to have a great new toy!  I Love It!  Gave Luigi a shower this morning.  He smells so clean and fresh!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


In Woman's World Magazine, Issue July 2, 2012, page 15, it states:  Go Shoeless to Avoid Pain.  Walking Barefoot improves hip-knee-ankle alignment so effectively, it reduces the stress on your knees almost 12%, reports the journal of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

I'm sure yesterday was so much fun for me - because I went everywhere and walked everywhere Barefoot!  I Love to go Barefoot.

Debbie Reynolds, "You Made Me Love You" from YouTube:  I love Debbie and I love this song!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You always have options.

This morning I went to Lenscrafter at Southland to have my glasses deep-cleaned and new nosepads.  Long-story short - after an hour and a half, I finally got my glasses with the nose pads (a 30-second task) and NO deep-clean.  I have only one pair of glasses - and can't see anthing without them - so that is a V E R Y long time for me.  Came home tonight and ordered a Jewelry-Eyeglass Sonic Cleaner from Amazon.  If I could EVER drop this weight - my reward to myself - is to go have laser eye surgery!   Did a lot of running around today.  Went to Niles and went to Castro Village.  Mostly a very enjoyable day. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Believe in the power of today!

Dad and I are having lunch today with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel in Castro Valley at Doug's Place. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wonderful.  That's what you are.

Ray Magorno

Happy Father's Day!

Great day.  We went to the movies and saw "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise.  We stopped at Red Chili's and brought home take-out Thai food.  Hung out all day and watched golf and "Cops" and Judge Judy and Judge Millian.  PG&E worked on our street with the transformers for about 12 hours today and turned off our electric two times.  Just a nice, fun, "chill" day.  For Father's Day, Tammie called,  Skipper, Cheri, Tony and Susan called, and Penny called.  Penny said that Tim has to go back to prison for two years for violating a no-trespass on his ex-wife.  They are all still in Montana.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

You are loving and lovable.

This morning, dad and I went to Kokyo Sushi Buffet at 11:00am for brunch to celebrate Father's Day tomorrow.  We are making it Father's Day Weekend!  Had a lot of fun.  Then we came home and got Luigi.  First we all went to Niles, but it was too crowded with picnics.  Then we went to the Dog Park.  It was just TOO HOT.  Came home to our nice air-conditioned home and had a great day.

Friday, June 15, 2012

You have the power to make positive changes.

Another wonderful summer day.  Dad went to exercise and then out for hot dogs and a drive with Bill Mack, as he often does after exercise class.  I took half a xanax to sleep last night, and have felt kinda sleepy/lazy all day.  I really can't take much of anything, my body just really can't handle it.  Then I had delicious popcorn with butter and parmesian cheese.  Went to Best Buy.  Then to Kraski's Health Food Store and bought Irwin Naturals Power to Sleep PM.  Hope to try it tonight.  Called Virgin Mobile again.  Yesterday, had them help me get my Google Contacts into new HTC Evo V 4G cell phone.  Today, they helped me turn off all the Notification Sounds.  Turns out, on this phone, you have to turn each one off separately.  Called Clarks Pest Control to update Visa account number.  Had dad call the Daily Review.  It was our annual auto-renew, and they charged him $36 instead of $23.  We finally settled on $26 for this year.  Now I am fussing with the 32gb SD Card.  Want to transfer all my Kindle books from 16gb SD Card.  Want to do it with an SD Card adapter.  Virgin Mobile says I don't have to format the carn card.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm   We'll see.  Received 5 packages from the post office today.  Hopefully, that is about everything that I have ordered.  Also, working on some other little projects.  Just a very busy, very pleasant day.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy can happen anytime.

Such a perfect day.  Cleaning ladies arrived at exactly 8:30am.  Jeremy, from Clark's Pest Control arrived at 9:45am.  Lunch with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel in Castro Valley at Norman's Restaurant.  Great food, great service, great fun.  Full house at restaurant.  Jeff came and removed that huge bush that leans into our driveway and makes it so difficult to see and to get into and out of the driveway.  I am condensing everything, because everything just went 100% Perfect today.  Lovely.  Lovely.  Lovely.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Went to Best Buy and bought my new Virgin Mobile HTC Evo V 4G with 3D Camera.  Picked up my package for Joe Campanelli's Stain Removal; Joan Rivers new audiobook, "I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me", (also listened to her being interviewed on radio (on my computer) for 37 minutes; my cool down towels, and green alpaca knit hat.  Had root beer shaved ice again; had Thai chicken from the Southland Food Court.  Very excited about getting this new phone.  Best Buy helped me activate it.  Now, I need to learn how to use it.  Right now, I'm charging it.   

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Let the future shape your life.

Nice summer day.  Ran around and did a few errands this morning.  Then had 2 $1 tacos from Tacos Uruapan across the street; a junior scoop of sherbert; a shaved ice; and finally went to Smart and Final and bought, salad, fruit, vegetables, and fudgcycles.  Came home and made a huge salad; frozen bananas; and cantaloupe.

Went to Best Buy and Radio Shack this morning and looked at the new Virgin Mobile HTC Evo V 4G 3D cell phones.  They look VERY big.  Maybe too big.  I have small hands and keep my cell phone in my jeans pocket - I haven't carried a purse in over 30 years.  But, I keep watching the new videos on YouTube and reading the reviews online - and Everyone Loves this phone!  So, I transferred another $200 into my bank account today.  You know how impulsive I am.  I have been wanting a 4G phone Forever.  This is SO expensive - but, still it just seems like an amazingly fun phone.  I definitely Love Fun!

Monday, June 11, 2012

This day comes with its very own reasons to smile.

Auntie Isabel went to eye doctor appointment and to physical therapy today.  Eye doctor may have her use a $500 contact lens or an operation to help with the pain that she suffers with in her blind eye.  Might make his decision by the end of the month.  Three more weeks for physical therapy.  Dad and I had lunch with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at Jim's Cafe in Pleasanton today.  Great food, service and fun!

Make your passwords Uncrackable!  Use 16 to 20 charachters by using 3 to 5 short, unrelated words and numbers or symbols.  Example:  "HouseLovePark1978".  Would take thousands of years to uncrack a password with this combination!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Went to Health Unlimited in Castro Valley this afternoon and bought a bottle of the Bio Pure Green Coffee Bean 800mg capsules.  I weighed myself.  200 pounds!  OUCH!  Took my first one at 3:30pm  Need to take one twice a day, on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before each meal.  Cross fingers this helps me drop some weight.  Also, better start drinking more of the teas.

This morning, dad and I went to the movies and saw Andy Garcia in "For Greater Glory".  Good movie.  Then we took Luigi across the street to the park for a few minutes of fetch.  Now that he is 5 1/2, he is easier to tire out.  It is great.  He still wants to play, but that excessive puppy energy is finally gone.  This is a perfect age.
You shine brighter than the sun, moon and stars.

Remember that $300 I had transferred to my bank account.  Looks like my new cell phone is being put on hold.  I ordered from HSN - Tropiclean Dental Care Kit to help keep tartar off Luigi's teeth;  Royal Treatment Tear Stain Powder - which is supposed to "safely" eliminate his awful tear stains.  I stopped using the one with the antibiotics because of the dangers involved;  Mission Enduracool Instant Cooling Towels - because you just snap them three times and no water needed - hopefully to help keep me cool this summer.  I also went on ebay and bought a green Alpaca knit hat to hopefully cover my ears.   These are all things that I have been wanting and the timing just worked out.  Guess I'll have to be a little bit patient on the new cell phone.  Darn.

I have been using my new Cool Touch Reusable Comfort Cushion.  It stays cool.  I have been laying with it under my lower back.  To restimuate it, just get it cool under 70 degrees or the refrigerator.  I actually slept on it all night long.  It kept me cool so that I was able to sleep all night.  Also, tried the two new Lounge Lizard Dual Dry Hydro Towels.  They work really well.  I put one in my trunk.  I am going to try it for a beach towell and a picnic towell.  Might be good towels to use in my RV one day.  I absolutely LOVE my Joe Campanelli dusting tools.  I LOVE ALL of his products.  I returned the 3 tops that I ordered from J.C.Penney.  They were just too thin and showed all my stomach fat rolls.  Ay Yai Yai.  I am supposed to be drinking all that tea and haven't really that much.  Also, heard about getting Green Coffee Beans from Health Food Store from Dr. Oz.  Take 800mg twice a day on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals.  Supposed to lose approximately one pound per day.  Definitely going to try that and going to try drinking more of the tea.

We are going to the 10:40am showing of the movie, "For Greater Glory" with Andy Garcia.  Hoping dad will enjoy it.  Says it is a War Adventure, Historical Epic, and Historical Film.  The critics hate it, and the Fan Reviews LOVE IT. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Congratulate yourself. You're doing a great job!

Dad and I are meeting Kenny and Lisa at Red Chili's on Mission for lunch today.  Last night, Luigi and I did a quick run through of Luigi's tricks for Bill.  Bill says that should be just fine for the dog tricks show.  Bang!, Sit, High Five, Down, Roll Over, Turn Right,  Turn Left, Jump Through Hoop.  Seems a little thin to me.  Have to get active and teach Luigi Weave through Legs.  Active?  Me?  lol  Well, (Maybe). 

Great lunch!  So much fun.  On the way home, we stopped at our neighbor, Phyllis, coach to see her new two month old black mini poodle with the Hawaiian name, Nani.  She is SOOOOOO  Adorable.  I took pictures, but there was not enough light and an all-black poodle in a dark room, looks like a smudge.  lol  She thinks she will grow to about 8 pounds.  Luigi is 7 pounds, so she may be about the same size.

This morning, I put a strip of Luigi's favorite "duck strip" peeking out of my top - placed my left leg way far out - and told Luigi "UP!".  In an instant - he was UP!  He learned a new trick!   This is the smartest dog in the whole wide world.  Motivation Works!

Friday, June 8, 2012


This is the address dad grew up.  Now, I am going to check the 1940Census.archives.gov website.  Go to Enumeration District (ED).  ED into search engine.  Hopefully, they will list occupations, salaries and who lived with them.  If I find it, it should be very interesting.  Found It!  Pretty cool.  Dad really enjoyed it too!  Dad was 14 and Auntie Dorothy was 9, Nana was 44 with Zero income.  The boys Tony, Pete, Mike, Al and Joe all worked and paid for everything.  By 1940, their dad had died, their grandmother had died, their brother Willie had died, and Auntie Mary was married and out of the house.  They owned the house that was worth $1500.  Dad said it was a big house.  And they did have one bathroom.  No heat.  Just the heat that they got from their stove in the kitchen.

Today, I went to Garin Park and waxed my car.  Looks nice.  Used the products I got from Joe Campanelli from QVC.  S U P E R   E A S Y ! 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

You have what it takes to make good things happen!

Uncle Joe, Auntie Isabel, dad and I visited Nick Russo at the Waters Edge Nursing Hospital in Alameda.  They all grew up together since they were little boys and then played poker every month together for 40 years.  Now, Nick doesn't know his own wife, Louise.  He doesn't know Uncle Joe or dad.  Also, he can only eat through a feeding tube.  It was just way too sad.  No one wants to go back to visit because it is just too upsetting, and he doesn't even know we are there.  Afterwards, the four of us went to the Alameda Mall on Otis Drive and ate at Burger King.  It was a really nice, really big, really nice place.  Very clean and bright. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

True happiness is still free!

Today I cleaned under the top of the stove cover.  Pretty yucky.  I used Dawn dish detergent to cut the grease;  Amways's scrub bud; and QVC's Joe Campanelli's microfibre cloths.  Cleaned so easy.  Also, today I brought in all the things I received in the mail from QVC - the 40 microfiber cloths, finishing detail for the car, 11-piece Joe Campanelli microfiber duster and extender pole cleaning set, 2 fast drying towels.  Dusted the whole house and cleaned the mirrors and glass coffee table with just water.  Even got all the prints off the refrigerator handle.  Everything so clean.  Also, transferred $300 to my bank.  I REALLY want the Virgin Mobile HTC Evo 3d 4g cell phone.  Supposed to be even better than the Verizon Droid Bionic phone.  Only thing I am concerned about is that it is 4.3".  Pretty big.  If it doesn't fit comfortably in my jeans pocket, I may not keep it.  That is a LOT of money - but I have been wanting it forever.  Can't wait.  Very excited.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Just read to use Baby Wipes and Witch Hazel when you want to get a quick and cheap shower and clean your hair.  Never tried it, but perhaps someday when I'm traveling in my RV,  this would be a good thing to remember to try.

Voted today and working on updating all credit card numbers with our companies.

Also, ordered from QVC:
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Wow!  The whole thing copied over.  haha  oh well, that's cool.  Anyway, hopefully, it will help me sleep better.  I always have sinus issues.  Congested nose, ears, chest.  Snoring.  Dry mouth.  Very attractive, huh!  Anyhoo - hopefully, this will help clear me up.  Yeaaaaaa!



Monday, June 4, 2012

You make people smile.

What a day.  Started early.  We took dad to Kaiser and saw Nurse Practitioner Shelley Spiro who is assistant to Dr. Waterhouse for dads pain in his left side that he got from reaching while he was in my car.  Seems to be okay, nothing serious.  She did use a wrap for his big hernia on the right side.  He also got his "Shingles" shot today.  It was so funny.  Right before he went in this lady came out the door from some other procedure, Crying "Oh, it hurts so bad".  He FREAKED!  Then another lady made a funny remark and we laughed til we cried.  Then when he was done he said, "I didn't even feel it"!  Big Smile. 

We had lunch with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at Denny's in Pleasanton.  We had a very fun, very busy day.  Got my new Visa card with my picture.  Now, I have to contact all the companies and change auto pay. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

You matter.

Yesterday, Luigi's leash got stuck on my hand break.  Dad leaned over in the back seat to reach for it to see if he could help unstick it - and dad appears to have pulled a muscle or something.  It is on the other side from his large hernia.  I hope he has not broke a small rib or something.  He has taken a couple of pain pills, but he is VERY uncomfortable.  We'll see how he is doing today.  We are planning to go to the movies and see "Men In Black III" with Will Smith and Josh Brolin.  We had a big problem with Comcast, because we were lied to and they gave us all these 80 extra channels.  They said it would cost us $30 less a month, and when we got our bill it was $100 more.  Yesterday, dad had me call to see what it would cost to add back the Military Channel.  The guy said $10 and he was including the 80 channels and  HBO again.  haha  What a mess.  Hate to see what the heck the bill is going to be this time.  I've got to look at this with humor, or else it will drive us crazy.  Monday, I have to call ALL of our AutoPay companies, because Bank of America had to issue us another Visa card number after there had been a breach at one of the companies we made a purchase with.  Also, we are going to go in and both of us have new pictures taken for our Visa cards.  I prefer to keep things simple, but life is not simple.  So, one day at a time.  Hope dad is feeling better today.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

You are completely capable.

Interesting day.  Dad and I went grocery shopping and traded for a new remote control at Comcast.  We received new Visa cards.  Called Comcast to get help to code the new remote; asked if dad could get just The Military Channel.  Was told we would get 80 channels back plus HBO for only $10.  We will see what happens when the bill arrives.  Beautiful day - we took Luigi to the dog park and had lots of fun.

Friday, June 1, 2012

You're beautiful, inside and out!

Busy days.  Ordinary days.  Sunny days.  Happy days.  Kicking back just enjoying doing all the ordinary, simple, fun things that make me happy.  Special days.  Appreciating these perfect days.  Gratitude in large amounts.  Thank you for Today!