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Better day

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well, mom didn't wake up at all during the night. That was a surprise. I even got a lot of my exercise in.
I was thinking about how many people on SP and from different states & countries. Where else can a person communicate so often with so many people from around the world?
I always said I never traveled to another country because I didn't have to fly. Canada is attached, but I think I'm doing Canada a misjustice (is that a word?) If Canada wasn't attached, I wouldn't be able to say I've been to another country.
I just wish I had more time and could have visited further north. We just went to museums and saw the falls. Awesome sight!
I'm very happy to have been able to visit this great country.
Maybe someday I'll be aable to travel across the seas to other countries. Would love to visit Australia, NZ, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and so many more.

Maybe I should play the lotto...

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-COURT- 9/13/2010 6:51PM

    I know what my next plane ride will be, not a pleasant one. My dad is buried in Ohio.

My husband and I use to go to either Daytona Beach Shores or Kissimmee, sometimes to a theme park.

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SEANDA 9/13/2010 5:52PM

    Courti, so glad you got a good night's sleep. It can make all the difference. WTG on getting in your exercise.

I love to travel... and I hope to do a lot more of it.. one day... and hope you get to follow many of your dreams too!!

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SHIITAKE 9/13/2010 4:09PM


I pray that one day you will get your wish to travel where you would like ! So
glad that your mom had a good night, and you were able to get in more of your
exercises ! WooHoo !! emoticon

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PERFECTVELVET 9/13/2010 3:26PM

    Traveling is fabulous, and I hope you find yourself on a plane very soon! The world is an awesome place!

I agree; Spark is a fabulous way not only to make new friends but to meet people from all walks of life!

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WALKERSSS 9/13/2010 2:04PM

    Sounds like a great plan. I'd love to travel. Perhaps when Hubby retires. Prayers for your Mom and family. ALWAYS play the lotto. Lets me dream.

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Good Day/Bad Day?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Okay, which is it...a good day or a bad day?

Let's see, trying to dance to my Wii Just Dance, mom calls me to take her to bathroom. Later on the treadmill and she's down for her nap, she wakes and needs the potty chair. Forget the other exercise I was doing when she called me to pull her dress up on her shoulder. and then I know it was something she wanted while I was on my pedaler.

Maybe I should just give up exercising, but I did manage to get 110 min in!!! How did I manage that??? Oh yeah, if I start exercising just after her potty chair run, usuallyt around 7:00. then I know I'm good until she's ready to get up around 9:00.
Of course, it depends on how many times I get up with her during the might, I might be too tired to stay up at 7:00.
Shoot! Let's have a pity party Courti.

Being a caregiver can be frustrating but, I know one day I'll wish I had these interruptions.

(this blog is part of a challenge for one of my teams: "Blog about your day"

Okay, I'm making a correction. Guess I was just too wound up the day I posted this. I did 71 min of cardio not 110. I did a total of 110 min of exercise. Sorry. I posted a separate blog to this affect.

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PATRICIA703 9/15/2010 8:50PM

    Good job trying to get your exercise in and taking care of mom. I know it is hard to keep trying to exercise but try and keep it up. That care of yourself!

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EUPHRATES 9/14/2010 2:01AM

    Wow...seriously that's impressive! GOOD job taking care of YOURSELF too!

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SHIITAKE 9/13/2010 3:55PM


Good for you in getting all that exercise in.......and still taking care of Mom !
She is very lucky to have a daughter like you, my friend ! You will get your
just rewards for that ! emoticon

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WALKERSSS 9/13/2010 2:07PM

    WTG getting in so much exercise. You are such a blessing to your Mom. Can only wish I had done more for mine. It's a beautiful day and wishing your family a good week. emoticon

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MDMNINA 9/13/2010 11:20AM

    You are doing a wonderful thing and still manage to get your exercise in. I think you are the greatest!! emoticon

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-COURT- 9/12/2010 11:06PM

    Oh, there are others who put in a lot more minutes than that. I do it in bits and pieces. If I get up early enough I can get a good start. My problem is to remember to turn the timer back on when I start back up. lol

Nimsy, love your outfit.

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/12/2010 7:55PM

    110 minutes!!! emoticon That is quite impressive for anyone but you have many interruptions! emoticon

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-COURT- 9/12/2010 7:52PM

    Some of the exercising was out of frustration. I jujped on the treadmill after taking care of one task and just ran (I'm not a runner) but the tv on load with metal music. Didn't run for long, but enough to 'cool down'.

Besides on one challenge we get one point for every 10 min of cardio.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 9/12/2010 7:11PM

  Hugs for comfort & strength. Pats on the back for still getting all that exercise time in.

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NIMAWEYGH 9/12/2010 6:35PM

    Oh Courti you did so good! I only manage to get in about 30 minutes and I just take care of me. I know you can get frustrated, when my DH first hurt is back (15 surgeries ago) it was the same for me.............................you will get through it and yep your right, one day.........

I am so proud of you!

Love Nimsy

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NAMSMOMMY 9/12/2010 6:09PM

    You did awesome for all the interruptions! You did more than I normally can without!

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Bonus Blog: CoHP - The Staff Room

Monday, September 06, 2010

Professor Lupin has found another boggart in the wardrobe in the staff room at Hogwarts. This boggart has a special “talent”: it turns into what tempts you most to not live healthfully. Write a blog or journal entry in which you detail what you see when faced with this boggart and what you turn it into with that wonderfully helpful spell, Riddikulus. 40 points (once) for writing this blog.

As I open the wardrobe door out jumps a huge chunk of chocoate. As it jumps towards me I raise my wand ~~~~ RIDDIKULUS!! And it turns into a nice juicy delicious red apple.

I’ve been on a couple of freggies challenges that have helped me incorporate fruits and veggies into my diet.

I plan a menu for the whole week and put freggies down for my snacks. I try to keep up my calorie range as well.

I don’t know how long I will be able to do this, but I hope I can make this a new healthy habit for life.

I don’t feel as full and have lost weight.

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SHIITAKE 9/13/2010 3:46PM


Way to go with the fruits and veggies..........love this blog, Courti !

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    great idea. I am using fruits and vegies also. Garden did well despite weeds. will miss those fresh ones come winter. emoticon

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AIDELADE27 9/6/2010 11:22PM

    I feel the same way as you do. Way to go, Courti!

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WANAKA 9/6/2010 5:34PM

    Cute blog. Way to go with the freggies :)

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 9/6/2010 4:42PM

  Way to go!!!

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KITTZZZ 9/6/2010 4:37PM

    emoticon You are a champion! Congrats on conquering chocolate.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

And I did have fun, virtual fun, but real fun too. I know it was the people who made it happen for me. My cabin consisted of: KPACE7, MAMAPH, KARALYN, ELLE, BEACHLVRM, KIN59VARA, KARENG717, MRSSARAHPHALEN, LOSINTOCRUISE, CHANILYE, RUNNERJUDY, NANCY-GIRL, ROX5CAR, JOYGILKHIL, *~*MICHELLE*~*. The counselors: JNJASHBY, AZ_CHICA2011, SUR@723.

We have some pretty good pranksters in our cabin, but I also have to do a shout out to HILLRUNNER, she‘s sneaky. There were a lot of others who would sneak into our cabin and leave a ‘present’ then sneak out. I remember you too RUMBLETIGER, I'll be back at LBB before BLC-14 starts. Never a dull moment.

Hey, you can have fun on virtual campout. We had pillow fights, story telling, treasure hunt and pranks, visits to the boys camp across the lake....oh, sorry, I wasn't suppose to tell that.

I’ve made close friends just like you make in real camp, just not the personal contact, but still a good friendship.

I wish I had gone to ‘real’ camp, but as a kid I was super shy and not into sleeping in same room with other people and eating….ugh! Picky, picky, picky. I’d have starved.

I love my teams on SP, especially the role playing ones. It gets me out of this world and responsibilities to a fun and different world.

I know there is probably a lot more I will think to say later, but this is this for now.

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SHIITAKE 9/13/2010 3:38PM


Sounds like you had a great time, and made a lot of new friends in camp !!

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KRISTA-GIRL 9/8/2010 12:23PM

    Camp was awesome! I had so much fun with you and all of our cabin-mates!! I can't wait for BLC 14, either :-)

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ROX5CAR 9/2/2010 3:45PM

    It was fun! Yeah! Liked your blog and looking forward to another "camp"

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LUCY_SHADOW 9/2/2010 12:48PM

    Sounds like a great time! Woohoo for making new friends!

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LOVESLIFE48 9/2/2010 12:36PM

    Sounds like fun!! Glad you have a good time!! emoticon

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Harry Potter - Getting to Know Myself Part 2 - Follow up on Goals

Thursday, August 19, 2010

On July 12, I wrote a blog for my The Challenge of Harry Potter team -Getting to Know Myself. We had to come up with 3 goals we wanted to work on for the week.

This week we were asked to evaluate those goals with the following guidelines:
S.M.A.R.T. = Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely

1) Clean/organize some hot spots around the house
2) Do exercises before going online
3) Keep up the laundry

1) I do hit a hot spot like the coffee table, kitchen table or kitchen counter. Places that company would see when they visit. The coffee table seems to be a landing spot for the most: newspapers, books, pencils, remotes, socks (don’t ask). Periodically, I do a quick sweep and put things where they belong.

2) I sometimes log online just to check out teams and any new info I should know about a head of time. Also, I have been getting 20 - 30 minutes of exercises done before my mom calls me to get her up. Of course, she has been sleeping in later lately so that helps too.

3) I have been keeping up the clothes pretty well, now towels are another matter.
They seem to have a life of their own. Just magically appear in one big pile. {Poof!}

All in all, I believe I have done pretty well on these goals.

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SHIITAKE 8/22/2010 8:14AM


Good for you, Courti !! emoticon

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AIDELADE27 8/20/2010 2:14PM

    Good for you!

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-COURT- 8/20/2010 12:04AM

    Mt. Washmore, I like that! emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 8/19/2010 11:23PM

    I think that is wonderful I am so proud of you Courti. All we can do is our best to reach out goals.
Looks like you are doing just that.

Hey that magic pile of towels............one of my friends refers to hers as Mt. Washmore...........Nims falls on floor laughing hysterically, the tears, the tears, can't breath.....


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