Dotti,  Emily,  Family,  LeRoy,  Weight Loss

Merry Christmas 2014


Hi everyone!  It’s been awhile since I posted.  I’ve had a busy couple of months with some changes in my life.

In October,  Al and I headed up to Spokane to help our granddaughter, Emily, celebrate her 3rd birthday.  She loved her Minnie Mouse party at a Jumping/Sliding place, with all the trimmings and we loved celebrating with her.  We stayed with LeRoy, Rachel, and the kids for a week and had a blast.  Miss Emily is such a sweetheart and really loved having Grammy and Grandpa to spoil.  Al & I and LeRoy & Rachel all had a double-date to Silverwood Theme Park for Scarywood.  We all had such a good time and great memories were made.  Emily’s birthday is October 7th and mine is October 5th, so we both had a great week.  LeRoy took me out for the day on my birthday and spoiled me rotten.  First, a trip to our favorite restaurant, Red Lobster (we are the only two who like it).  After that, he took me to Kay’s and had me pick out something just for me.  I got a beautiful heart necklace.  We finished the day with a visit to our favorite collectible store where he bought me a beautiful dragon ornament.  My boys gave me a great birthday this year.  They are awesome sons.


DSCN8230I’ve been busy with a new job that I started on October 14, 2014.   I work in the Deli Department.  I’m loving the job and getting out among people again.  It’s a hard job; on my feet 8-9 hours a day and running constantly.  Some days I feel I’ve run a marathon (or two) but I’m always up for the tasks at hand. I do enjoy the job. I’m looking forward to the medical kicking in, as Al and I need that since we are paying an outrageous price every month and we cannot afford it.  Times have been tough.  We are looking forward to a great New Year.

I’m still on my Lifetime Journey and always will be.  Life has gotten busier and I’ve put back on a few pounds but I’m hanging in there.  I have not gotten into a routine with my eating and journaling but it will happen.  Exercise has not been a problem since I started working.  In fact, I’m getting so much exercise during my shifts that I have no problem falling asleep at bedtime.  I usually work the 4 am to 1 pm shift, which I love.  I get to get the display case set up and looking pretty, slicing the meats and cheeses and making the salads (20 of them).  I cook the chickens, fry the foods for the hot case, customer service (I love interacting with the customers), and a lot more.

Our granddaughters, Emily and Sarah, had a great time visiting Santa at the mall.  Emily went right up to him and wasn’t shy at all.  Sarah had to be paid $10 to sit on Santa’s lap.  Her Mom was more than willing to dole out the bucks.  LOL  In the middle pic, Emily is giving my son, LeRoy aka Daddy, a big hug.  She loves her Daddy.


I am hoping that this post finds all of you having a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. We are going to my brother, Bobs, again for Christmas Day dinner. My little brother, Rip and Robert & Chrystina & baby Sophie, will also be there. I’m dying to see little Sophie. She has gotten so big. Samantha will have to work but I hope we see her before she heads to work.  We are having lasagna and turkey – good fixings. I’m going to bring a Dreamscicle dessert, Upside-Down Pineapple cake (Cathi’s favorite), and some deviled eggs, which we all love. I’m so glad the store is closed for the day, giving us a day off.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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    Al Coon

    I love seeing you smile Babe, and you have been smiling a lot more since you started working at the deli. Being around people has been very good for you, and your hard work ethic has been good for your company: its a win-win arrangement.

    Christmas is going to be wonderful because I am spending it with my best friend and soul mate!!! (That would be you! 🙂 )

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