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Copy and paste meme -- from CCASKEY37

Friday, November 23, 2012

'I copied from CCASKEY37 copied from JANTWO.

"Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.

No, I didn't stick to one word answers.

Where is my cell phone?

Your hair?
multicolored {dark and gray}

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?
death {of loved one}

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?
Eh. {shrug shoulders}

Missing someone?


Your car?
Buick, .

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?
Paperback .

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Five people who email me regularly?

Favorite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

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NBARNES 11/24/2012 2:03PM

    emoticon glad I'm not the only 'rule follower' here! And I appreciate your creativity at making new words...you know one word when it used to be two! emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/24/2012 10:25AM

    I really like the Golden Corral too, Courti. Yes... 'blue' suits you.

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-COURT- 11/24/2012 9:06AM

    Oh DUH! I didn't catch ther
One word answer. Will change mine when I have time.

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NBARNES 11/24/2012 1:17AM

    Okay Court here you go - I DID do one word answers, making for some cryptic responses!

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IRISHMUM3 11/24/2012 1:06AM

    Nice to learn more about you! I copied this into my own blog and answered it.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

We brought her home yesterday. She is on a fluid restriction, so much throughout the day. Her liver isn't filtering properly and bacteria in the colon, so hopefully this with new med and instructions from doctor she'll be feeling better. She said she can eat anything she wants, but then they said something abuot watching the salt and sugar so I hope they can keep it all straight or at least her son, he is doing a great job taking care of her.

Thank you all for your prayers. So appreciated.

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NBARNES 11/18/2012 8:44PM

    Take care and love her - and be thankful for this time. I hope she has a restful and love filled holiday that will find her spirit restored and perhaps her body a little better.

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-SEVEN- 11/18/2012 12:26PM

    Annie, as usual, is right on target. There is a huge BUT, though, as having been through a harrowing cancer/chemo/transplant experience myself, I recall setting up all the tools to my recovery before going in the hospital (supplements and such) and watching it all fade away as my thoughts and memories were clouded over and some forgotten over time, battling on the front line so long. When I returned home to find everything I had lined up, I had forgotten what it was all for. I can't speak for Jill. I can only guess where her mind is right now, and so I will pray for the best for her. She is in my heart. emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/18/2012 11:34AM

    No salt and no sugar is a good idea. A certain amount of 'good' bacteria in the colon is needed, but I'm pretty sure they are talking about an overactive amount. She can eat anything she wants, if she wants to die, and it sounds like the doctors have given up, but in order for her to take her life back, she needs to pay attention and put her pH back in balance.

It's not logical to treat symptoms but not the cause.

If her thinking could be clearer, she would ask herself:
* What does my body need to be able to correct this cause?
* What am I lacking?
* How can I avoid contributing any extra mess to my body's distress?
* If I take either this or that remedy, will it help or hinder my body?
* Will it make my body healthier, or lower my body's nutrient & energy reserves and further weaken my immune system?
* Am I knowingly working with my body or unknowingly working against it?

Symptoms appear because of imbalances, deficiencies, and toxicity in our bodily fluids and cells. By removing the imbalances, deficiencies, and toxicity, we can (at least) hope to bring back the lasting health we need.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

I really don't like my hair color grown out. It still has a lot off dark hair and gray here and there and lots under the dark hair. I have a thingy the I can fill with hair dye. It has 10 little tips for dye to come out. It is really for the roots. (why didn't I find this when I dyed my hair?) I had thought of covering some of the tips so just a little color came out here and there. That way the dark and gray would still be there, but some auburn would be there too.

See, I have a lot of dark hair and lots of gray underneith.

It makes me feel old.

P.S. I had been ocloring my hair auburn for years. I only thought maybe to put auburnm streaks in my hair now, if it would look right. I'd still rather color it all auburn, but don't want to hae to down the road let it grow all out again. Might be hard to put streaks in the same places all the time when time might be hard too.

My 96 yr old grandmother had hair like this....maybe that is why I feel so old.

Thanks for all the advise. Seems like the most tend toward going natural. This is a new hairstyle. I think I have a pix of me with my auburn hair, if not I'll put it in gallery.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/25/2012 12:33AM

    Court, my hair is well was naturally auburn with gold undertones. I've been getting grey hair and it's more obvious... I did the coloring thing for awhile (my BFF is a cosmetologist and she's done coloring and weaves and all of that.). In the "color astrology" as my DH lovingly mocks it, from the book "Color Me Beautiful" by Carole Jackson (and I don't know if it is still in print - it came out like in the late 70's or early 80's), I'm considered a "Spring" because of the warm skin tones (yellow undertones), and gold or yellow (copper, bronze, brass) toned metals look best on me...

My mom is a winter, where she was a dark chestnut almost black when she was younger (when I was a kid), and it's almost pure white now. We discovered that shampoos made with Centaurea (like one of the Yves Rocher products) seemed to brighten her hair and take the yellowing out.

I just found this other website...


perhaps by tweaking shampoos you might achieve a more natural look and more blended look without having to resort to hair color.??

It's a thought.

But your hair style is cute and reminds me of my mom's hair style!


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NNZOOM 11/18/2012 8:16AM

    I think your hair is pretty. (Me... I'm WAY to cheap to color my hair!!! LOL)

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NBARNES 11/16/2012 1:56PM

    One final word from me - take it or leave it emoticon

Have a good friend who's very gray, and to spice up her look she'll add a streak of pink...or green...or whatever she feels like on any given day. She doesn't do the whole head, just the streak.

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KRZYKAT3 11/16/2012 12:43PM

    I have not let my color grow out in a while but I like having mine colorde. The gray streaks I had were not attractive and made me look sallow, drab and made me sad. I keep asking my niece of they make snow white hair dcolor but she tells me no. ; (

I think you need to do what makes YOU feel sparkly. I am waiitng to retire so I can try out a cobalt blue I have had my eye on. If I was in high school , I would be one of those girls with the rainbow hair! LOL

Maybe you sould try a new hair style before you color again? when I have doubts about color I go to the hair stylist, after all it is what they do for a living and most will be honest with you whther you color your hair or not. They often have samples of colors for you to see as well.

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-COURT- 11/16/2012 11:36AM

    BRAVELUTE, Oh...Stilettos, I get it, to bring me up in height. Duh, am I slow or what. hahaha

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/16/2012 10:32AM

    Aged to PERFECTION, Courti. Oh, my worRRRRRD, Courti, I too have the world of cosmetology under my path, but I would certainly NEVER tell you to color and... in my opinion, I would be a LIAR to tell you that this natural color makes you look old!! I can not stress how absolutely GORGEOUS a head full of shades of grey and moonlit SILVER compliments you!!

Look... you're wearing a silver (stainless/platinum) watch and it looks LOVELY next to your skin coloring.

SEE your pearl earrings. They are soft white and SHIMMER the silver strands rippling through your hair.

In my professional opinion, no, auburn is a color you may love/need for feeling the 'flecks' of fire in your life... so pick an outfit or scarf up in those shades and mix it with your blues, greys, non-blues and non-greens (your t-shirt looks like a non-green or bluish green on my monitor and really compliments your skin tone) but don't pour it on your head.

If you're 'bent' on coloring, then get every swatch of red (my specialty was creating every possible shade and mix of RED imaginable in the color lab) and experiment with holding them up to NATURAL light (not yellow light bulbs or fluorescent lighting) to *see* which ones SPARKLE your skin, eyes, smile.

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MRE1956 11/16/2012 7:04AM

    Sigh, sigh, SIGH........just looking at your BEAUTIFUL photos leaves me sad.....why, oh WHY do you have this feeling of being "OLD"? (Please note that I use the world in QUOTES!)

I am 55 (yeah, I own up to it with no problem - if only PERMANENT EMPLOYERS would get a clue - but that's another story) and do not, nor plan to, color my hair - and my shade is very, very similar to yours.......as a matter of fact, my "go-to" stylist who I just saw yesterday for a badly needed trim praised my natural color to the hilt! This is coming from a gal who definitely would financially profit from my getting on the color "bandwagon", but has never even suggested that I do so!

Feel free to ignore this blog as you wish - but I wanted to affirm for you just how beautiful you are despite the misgivings you feel about your current hair color!


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-COURT- 11/15/2012 8:44PM

    OH, I'm not happy with m hair. I hate it. I like the little auburn streaks that are left from the last coloring I had before letting it grow out. I just feel with a little aauburn, I'd feel better...it would have some color to it. I feel old with gray hair, but the dark I don't like either.

I want to be auburn, young and 5'6". hahahahhaha

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BRAVELUTE 11/15/2012 8:33PM

    Were you asking for my opinion, or just talking it out?

I'm weighing in anyway, just in case. You can ignore, because YOU are the one who must be happy and confident that you are letting us see who you are. And who you are has nothing to do with your hair, it's so temporary. Trust me.

I think your hair is beautiful the way it is.

The color is fierce wise, your hair is shiny like a kid's, and natural.

Maybe answer this question: Does your hair style and color allow you to be you?

And if you decide to color totally or in streaks, is there a way to "try it out" with a temporary coloring system, or even by trying on some wigs?

Finally, I detected a little pang of wanting to add flair. If you decide you are happy with your hair, where else can you add flair?

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-SEVEN- 11/15/2012 7:43PM

    Since I only know you like this, I think you look beautiful! If you colored it, I'd probably think it was great too- you should do what you like the best.
As for me, I went gray for awhile after my hair started growing back after the chemo wiped it out, but then got tired of looking so bad- light hair isn't good on me- gray or blond. I need darker hair.

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-COURT- 11/15/2012 7:32PM

    It just makes me feel ugly and old. Before I let it grow out, my beautician said it would make me look old....words to that affect. She's family so it wasn't an outsider.

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NBARNES 11/15/2012 5:55PM

    Court - you know what - I think you're adorable - very pixie-like. I vote stick with the color it is! But then I go au naturalle myself so I might be a bit biased emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 11/15/2012 4:53PM

    I like your hair color! But, of course, I am partial for natural color, since I am allergic to dye so what you see is what you get with me. :)

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PMFISH 11/15/2012 4:21PM

    I let mine grow out for a couple years, but have gone back to coloring it. Amazing the difference in the way people react, don't think I will let it grow out again.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

My sister-in-law is back in the hospital. She was dehydrated, sodium was now too low and Potassium hight (was the opposite before.) and a urinary track infection. Also she wasn't eating properly.

They need to try to balance ut her sodium/potassium. She wasn't very happy to be back in the hospital to say the least.

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MRE1956 11/16/2012 6:56AM

    I wouldn't be thrilled either - I'm sorry your SIL is still struggling......will keep you all in my best thoughts!


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NBARNES 11/15/2012 5:53PM

    Sending good thoughts..hope she starts feeling better soon!

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IRISHMUM3 11/15/2012 4:54PM

    I hope all balances out quickly.

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    Hope her stay will be short and she can get back on track easily.

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DIBANANA 11/15/2012 3:39PM

  I hope her stay is short and that they get it under control.

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CoHP - Tackling something I fear

Thursday, November 08, 2012

One of the challenges for this week on the Challenge of Harry Potter is to write a blog on something that we fear.

I guess my fear is that I will get into a lazy mood and not keep up my exercises and eating somewhat health. Okay, so I'm not tracking much, but I'm doing better than I was. It doesn't take much for me to fall out of routine.

I'm making progress now and fitting into my jeans that were tight. I just hope I can keep up a daily routine of cardio and ST. To work on abs and hips especially. I let myself go too long and taking the fat off my obliques seems like a challenge in itself. haha

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VINOTEA 11/10/2012 2:42AM

    You got this girl! Just keep at it and it'll happen. The biggest obstacle we face every day is getting off our butt and making the effort to make those healthy decisions. Awareness I think is also part of the battle, and you've defeated that one. Just take it one day at a time!

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PATTYKLAVER 11/9/2012 11:21AM

    You're making great progress. Keep up the good work.

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