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BLC: My Vacation-Family Reunion to Mt. Olympus

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Being on the Violet Venus team is very appropriate, because I just went on a family reunion to Mt. Olympus.

My girlfriend and I prepare for our trip to Mt. Olympus

Winging our way

It was great to see the ole home town

And of course the family

We enjoyed the various bonfires all over the place

Then Uncle Poseidon made sure we had some good surfing waves.

But as in all families some arguments break out.

Uncle Zeus usually took care of things though

All in all it was a very nice vacation and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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    You are beyond words creative! emoticon

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DOOBRIE 2/24/2013 4:27AM

    Fantastic blog - really funny!

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OLIVE_LOAF 2/23/2013 7:27PM

    Oh, so clever! I love it!

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NBARNES 2/23/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Great tale...

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GODZDESIGN95 2/23/2013 3:57PM

    aw sometimes vacations be challenging but we love our famlies no matter what. Thanks so much for the visit.

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MINANCY 2/23/2013 2:39PM

    Oh, you are too funny!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/23/2013 1:42PM

    I love it! I LOVE it! I love IT! You are so adorable in your toga! And I LOVE the way your family dresses! emoticon

Thank you for a fantastic voyage into the heart of your journey. Are you descended from Aristotle?

PS: Sorry for repost! I am not sure how that happened.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/23/2013 1:42PM

    I love it! I LOVE it! I love IT! You are so adorable in your toga! And I LOVE the way your family dresses! emoticon

Thank you for a fantastic voyage into the heart of your journey. Are you descended from Aristotle?

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1MIN17SECB412PM 2/23/2013 12:34PM

    Too CUTE!!

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PEGGYO 2/23/2013 11:30AM

    great vacation blog

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AMARILYNH 2/23/2013 10:50AM

    Too cool!!

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BECKYQUIGLEY 2/23/2013 10:47AM

    I love this! Best vacation ever! emoticon

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Cruisin' with the Pink Panther

Friday, February 22, 2013


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CoHP: How did I get to this point

Sunday, February 10, 2013

On my CoHP team one class is to blog about how I got to this point.

It took a long time and I still have a fer piece to go to get the body I want. I am a yoyo, because my will power comes and goes. Right now it is half way between, but I know I will prevail.

I can remember sitting on the couch watching an exercise program while eating a bag of chips...did it encourage me to drop the chips and get off my duff to workout? No, I sat there munching away.

I think it like they say of an alcoholic, you have to hit bottom and know you MUST do something, because you hate the person you are.

I'm doing regular daily exercises and trying to eat healthy, but could be better.
Trials come into play to take me away from my goal, but I work my way back eventually.

My friends here on SP help in a great way. They encourage, support and pray for and me. Can't beat that in friendship from people you've never met.

What is the saying I read recently....something about if you want compassion, you need to show compassion. Words to that affect. It make you feel good and you forger about your problems when you are thinking about someone else.

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ANYA_ONION 2/13/2013 8:13AM

    Making tiny changes that become part of your lifestyle is the way to beat the yo-yo. You're on the right track, Courti. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NBARNES 2/10/2013 3:29PM

    Courti - you are the embodiment of living how you want to be treated. You've been nothing but respectful, compassionate and caring during every challenge I've shared with you. Perhaps the body isn't where you want it to be, but your spirit and soul are as good a they can get!

You're a real peach emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 2/10/2013 12:42PM

    emoticon "munching away" on yer' bag a' chips while watching TV emoticon emoticon emoticon exercising!! hahahahaha!! Oh, Courti... ::flicks tear off cheek:: You are such a tiny thing anyway, but eating a bit MORE healthy could be improved. heeheehee!!

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Life lately haS been a bit of a trial. Death, finances, sickness; life can be depressing. I’vie decided to do a gratitude journal. Find 5 things throughout the day to be thankful for. Find things that I can turn around for the positive, that otherwise would be a downer and put me out of sorts: hurts that keep me from my daily routine, cut off in traffic, cranky sales clerk, bad weather, DH grumbling, etc.

Things like the above can come into play in our healthy eating and exercising routine, but by TRYING to put a positive spin on things I can turn it around. I can only do my best. I have a tendency to be negative, reading my post show that. I admire those who are so motivating, inspirational and positive. They are the ones who get the Motivator Award. They are what I want to be, not to get Motivator award, but to help others and make me feel better about myself.

Sometimes it is hard to turn away from a bad mood, so hopeful the gratitude journal might help.

Today I am grateful for time time with my DH
Having food, a nice home and nice clothing
My SP friends and my personal friends and family
My health, it could be worse.
I have been motivated to exercise and eat somewhat healthy lately

I am closer to my goal than what I was in 2010. 2009 was a good year for my weight. I'm a yoyo.


I could use this for a team blog for CoHP on how I am feeling and progressing.

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GODZDESIGN95 2/10/2013 9:43AM

    great idea!

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    emoticon for always promulgating an attitude of gratitude in word and deed Court!

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ANYA_ONION 2/9/2013 8:37AM

    Aiming for positivity really makes a difference! The world is full of negativity; we can't avoid it. But we CAN choose to place our focus elsewhere. Your gratitude journal is such a great idea, Courti!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 2/9/2013 8:18AM

    You, know, Courti... I nominated YOU for that motivational SPaward last year, or was it the year b4... anyway, because YOU are such a motivational *friend* to sooo MANY!! I don't know why you're STILL waiting for that award, because YOU ***earned*** it a few years back, imo. ANYWAY... you already ARE a motivational 'force' of POSITIVE in my life, and I'm SURE in many other lives as well. You've been through a lot of battles and you're STILL reaching out to lend others your support in their times of need. You are a BRILLIANT *star* in my night, dear friend, and I am VERY VERY grateful for that!! emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 2/9/2013 12:57AM

    Live that attitude of gratitude! It is very helpful.

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HISTORYRUNNER 2/9/2013 12:48AM

    Great idea! Hope you don't mind if I copy it. emoticon

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SLIMINDOWN31 2/9/2013 12:15AM

    You are blessed!

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My Vision Collage

Thursday, February 07, 2013







“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
¯ Norman Vincent Peale

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NIMAWEYGH 2/14/2013 9:27PM

    errrr double post I loved it so much..............


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BECKYQUIGLEY 2/14/2013 5:06AM

    Great collage! I love it! emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 2/8/2013 11:55PM

    Ah Courti the picture with your Mom is just priceless and so is the one with your DH and look at you way back then gettin married.

Your VISION of what you hold near and dear is just precious and I so emoticon from the bottom of my emoticon

Luv ya dearly,

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JBELICIOUS5 2/8/2013 10:18PM

    Love this!!

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MJF9906 2/8/2013 9:16PM

    I love it!!

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IRISHMUM3 2/8/2013 12:46PM

    Wonderful job! This made me smile and feel good inside!

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NBARNES 2/8/2013 9:40AM

    What a lovely post to read to start my day. Good thoughts...good life emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 2/8/2013 9:34AM

    I really emoticon love emoticon your *V*I*S*I*O*N* Courti!! It's *precious* to see what you hold dearest and best. Thank you for sharing. I need to make one.

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ANYA_ONION 2/8/2013 7:54AM

    Wonderful inspiration! I especially love the pictures of you with your family! DFTBA (Don't forget to be awesome!)

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MINANCY 2/8/2013 5:58AM

    Love it!

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FAERY_FACE 2/8/2013 1:47AM

    Great job!

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    This is great!

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LINWASH23 2/7/2013 11:22PM

    emoticon I love this. Thanks for brightening my evening. emoticon

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