"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
12/31/12 6:30 P
Mine is just over - it is 01.25 on 1 jan 2013 here. I have just got back from a gathering of about 40 people organised by a friend from Japan. We had bonenkai rather than New Year - a Japanese tradition of throwing away the bad things from the old year that does not necessarily happen on 31 Jan but she held it this year on that date. It was wonderful to learn about other's traditions. She combined it with a pasta party - we all made and kneaded pasta dough and used her very old manual pasta machine to roll out pasta and then boiled it. Everyone brought different sauces. A lovely way to end an old year and bring in a new one.
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2,323 12/31/12 6:23 P
Making dessert for party tomorrow and babysitting. We will be making pretzels dipped in chocolate.
SW 183 1/1/12 EW 169 12/31/12 GW 165 7/28/13
12/31/12 6:20 P
Going out to a comedy improv show! Then it's watching TV and Times Square festivities.
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12/31/12 6:05 P
Watching the ball drop with my sister at home.
"HAVE A GREAT DAY" ""JOYCECAIN""
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12/31/12 5:04 P
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12/31/12 4:59 P
Staying home with the family, watching movies and having some great snacks from sparkrecipe.com
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12/31/12 4:57 P
Just a quiet night at home, doing some reading and watching tv; will probably fall asleep before midnight. I had chemo today so I am taking it easy tonight and tomorrow.
Edited by: MOM2ACAT at: 12/31/2012 (17:45)
My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
We are staying in. We've got a smoked Boston butt with some fixings so I've eaten pretty light today in anticipation of going over a bit at dinner with calories. We are going to watch Downton Abbey on HuluPlus and probably be alseep by midnight.
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4,926 12/31/12 1:31 P
My son works until 9:30pm..picking him up then steaming some shrimp :) !!
I've already more than exceeded my calories today. *facepalm* I am going to get on the bike for 30 minutes, and we're going to sweep and mop the floor-not necessarily in that order, but it is going to get done.
MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!
Aim for progress...NOT perfection.
Starting weight July 2012: 310 (dates of accomplishment for the following to come) GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278! GW2: 250 GW3: 220 GW4: 200 GW5: 175
I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.
"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."
"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
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12/31/12 1:19 P
I agree with you DIDS70...I do nothing on New Years Eve, and nothing is what I will do tonight. Besides, it is cold, rainy, and dreary outside. I will watch a bit of end-of-the-year tv, watch the ball drop, wish myself a Happy Healthy 2013...then go to bed.
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12/31/12 12:57 P
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2,241 12/31/12 12:54 P
Getting a pizza with a gift card my husband got from a co-worker...watching tv with the kids. To bed LONG before midnight. :)
Hubby and I are doing out for a nice dinner with friends. At 5:00. Yeah, we're wild party animals! I am hoping to stay up until 12 but I doubt that will happen.
"Plan. Prepare. Follow Through."
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1,285 12/31/12 12:48 P
I will be at home with my 2 cats as usual. This is the one year I thought I would be able to join my fellow church members bringing in the new year at the annual New Years Eve Party at our church. They are not doing it this year.
Oh well, me and my cats will probably be asleep when the new year comes in. LOL
Happy New Year to all Sparkers.
One of my favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11
NEVER EVER give up or give in.
Smiling helps the sadness go away.
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12/31/12 12:36 P
I work tomorrow at 5 am so it will be a quiet and early night here, which suits me perfectly. :)
“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” ― Mary Oliver
12/31/12 12:32 P
staying safe, staying home
I CAN DO THIS
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12/31/12 12:23 P
My 14 yr old will be at a sleepover and my hubby and I will be home with a glass of wine, the two dogs and TV...relaxing and boring...something we don;t get enough of! Happy New Year All!
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21,470 12/31/12 12:17 P
I will be working.
Progress may be slow, but it happens! No such thing as last place only finishers.
I am watching my grand son that is one year old over night while Mommy and Daddy go to a friend's house where it snows out of town. Hubby, I, and my teenage daughter and grandson will go to my Mom's for a family gathering tonight.. I will be home before 9. I do not want be out on such a big night of partying. Home safe and sound is my New Years plan from here on out.
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