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Elena 2 years old, October 2014

Camp Girls - Elena and I, August, 2013

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Working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.
Working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.



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 current weight: 153.6 

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Member Since: 1/7/2009

SparkPoints: 95,425

Fitness Minutes: 61,989

My Goals:
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life.

I want to be as healthy as I can be at age 67.

I want to lose weight to a goal my doctor has set for me.

My Program:
It has been a long, dry season for weight loss and I need to get to work.
I recently read "Younger Next Year" and I'm determined to add regular every day exercise! I WILL get up to an hour at least 3 times a week - according to the book, everyday would be optimum! I just need to MOVE; that is the component that is missing!

Personal Information:
I grew up in Michigan, ND and Grand Forks, ND. Graduated from Central High School and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Beavercreek, OH. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force.
I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!.
I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.

Other Information:
My Mantra -
Believe in Miracles.
Forgive everyone.
Life is not fair, but it is good.

My Other Mantra:
What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you!

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Member Comments:
12/25/2014 6:04:46 AM

The Christmas Night
Wrapped was the world in slumber deep,
By seaward valley and cedarn steep,
And bright and blest were the dreams of its sleep;
All the hours of that wonderful night-tide through
The stars out blossomed in fields of blue,
A heavenly chaplet, to diadem
The King in the manger of Bethlehem.

Out on the hills the shepherds lay,
Wakeful, that never a lamb might stray,
Humble and clean of heart were they;
Thus it was given them to hear
Marvellous harpings strange and clear,
Thus it was given them to see
The heralds of the nativity.

In the dim-lit stable the mother mild
Looked with holy eyes on her child,
Cradled him close to her heart and smiled;
Kingly purple nor crown had he,
Never a trapping of royalty;
But Mary saw that the baby's head
With a slender nimbus was garlanded.

Speechless her joy as she watched him there,
Forgetful of pain and grief and care,
And every thought in her soul was a prayer;
While under the dome of the desert sky
The Kings of the East from afar drew nigh,
And the great white star that was guide to them
Kept ward o'er the manger of Bethlehem.

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12/24/2014 6:22:28 PM

emoticon Merry Christmas my lovely lime Friend and family. emoticon

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12/24/2014 1:05:15 PM

May the merriest of Christmases be yours. Here's to a season of health and happiness!
From your fellow lime,

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12/24/2014 5:39:59 AM

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This Christmas end a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share something you treasure. Give a soft answer. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize is you were wrong. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind; Be gentle. Appreciate. Laugh more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of life. Speak of your love for others. Speak of it again. And again. For giving the gift of love is what Christmas really is.

I so want you to know just how special you are and how much I cherish your friendship. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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12/24/2014 3:00:34 AM

Only 1 day till Christmas

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It's finally come down to one ~~~1~~~
For trying to get everything done. emoticon
I know I've forgotten emoticon
to get everything for everyone. emoticon emoticon
Some baking was overdone emoticon emoticon
The cleaning didn't get all done emoticon
Even though I've run & run emoticon emoticon
Mailing packages that weighed a ton, emoticon emoticon emoticon
But I've had alot of fun.... emoticon emoticon
Finally it's come down to one emoticon emoticon
So now I'm wishing everyone emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon Have a ""MERRY CHRISTMAS"" emoticon emoticon

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