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Saturday, January 25, 2014

It was a beautiful day here today so we decided to take a drive to one of our many State Parks in the area.
We enjoyed watching the sail boats and the wild life in the area.
The fog was thick behind the boats and just behind the fog was the Olympic Mountain Range but we did not get a chance to see them but will return when the fog is gone.

We enjoyed our hike and the warm afternoon we reached 52 degrees today.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 2/8/2014 1:23PM

    I'm glad you had a fun outing. I read your post on the TC team. It's a good reminder to us all. Weight loss doesn't just happen. I've been without service for a couple months, but have it now. Have a fun weekend;)

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SCAROUSEL1 1/26/2014 6:08PM

    Lovely! I love it up there.

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/26/2014 4:48PM

    awww looks so gorgeous .... all we have been seeing is snow !! LOL ... roc

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PB4WEGO 1/26/2014 12:55PM

    Beautiful park, looks like it was a great day.

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FUN2READ 1/26/2014 12:35PM

    Awesome to have state parks to go to for some hiking! When out in nature-walking/hiking/running, it feels great(not like exercise).

Beautiful pictures! Glad you had such an enjoyable day!

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SUNSET09 1/26/2014 7:07AM

  emoticon for sharing as you spent quality time, got out and enjoyed the good weather in getting your workout on! emoticon emoticon emoticon So, peaceful! emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 1/26/2014 12:43AM

    What a fun way to spend the day.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

3 Key Tips on How to Make Changes in Your Life

We have all heard the saying that ďone thing in life is constant and that is change.Ē However, even though we know this fact about life it is very difficult for many people to face and make changes in their lives. Many times we will even cling to a bad situation even though we know we would be better off doing something else but canít find the courage to make a change. Iím talking about a change in your life such as your relationships, jobs, and living conditions, anything that you cling to even though you know a change would probably be the best thing to happen to you. And, thatís the stickler, the term ďthe best thing to happen to youĒ, the idea that itís ok if change happens but we donít want to cause change to happen. We feel disempowered when we canít make choices . In order to empower ourselves to make changes in our lives we need to step out of our comfort zones, get rid of the victim mentality, trust ourselves and understand what the true meaning is in our lives.

1. In order to become empowered to make changes in our life we first have to be able to step out of our comfort zone. The best way to do this is to start by tiny steps. Have you worn your hair the same way for 20 years? Maybe you might want to try a new hairstyle. Have you talked about going back to school to get that degree? Try taking one class, even if itís a fun one like gardening or photography, just to try the idea out. Try to step outside of your world and make very small changes at first. You might find that they are so fun you will try bigger changes.

2. Stop being the victim in your life. Start taking responsibility for every part of your life. The sooner you realize you are the captain of your ship, the sooner you will become empowered to make healthy changes to your life. There are no exceptions to this.

3. Learn to trust yourself. Have confidence in the good choices you are able to make. If you cannot trust yourself you will never be able to guide your life. Understand that you are a capable person and can make the right choices. It doesnít hurt to go with your inner feelings as a guide. Trust those intuitions.

Realize that every one of us has self doubt at times in our lives. But to really get the good things out of life we must empower ourselves by being adventurous, taking responsibility for our actions and trusting our judgment.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/20/2014 2:28PM

    I like this!

Dr. Oz Show Fans Team Leader

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MARTYLYNN1 1/19/2014 12:45PM

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CELEST 1/19/2014 11:58AM

    Excellent blog information.

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FUN2READ 1/19/2014 11:35AM

    Points to ponder....

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SHIITAKE 1/19/2014 4:58AM


emoticon Sandy....I Really Need Something Like This Right Now Been
Having Better Progress With The Weight Loss Lately, And Want To Keep The
Momentum Going. You Are The Best !!!! Hugs !

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SUSIEPH1 1/19/2014 3:54AM

    Great Blog my friend .. Thanks for the reminder .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wishing all of my very special friends here at Sparksville a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

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SUSIEPH1 12/25/2013 10:40PM

    Happy Christmas Sandy ! .. Have a great one ! Hugs Susie

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FREEME1980 12/23/2013 11:48PM

    Wishing you a happy & safe holiday! emoticon emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 12/22/2013 11:22AM

    Happy Holidays!

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/22/2013 10:40AM

    Same to you my friend .... Rocie

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CAROLYNL8E 12/21/2013 4:55PM

    May you have a very Christmas! emoticon emoticon

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SUNSET09 12/21/2013 5:49AM

  May your day be merry and bright; and may all your Christmases be white! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 12/21/2013 1:01AM

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy new year!

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ROXYCARIN 12/21/2013 12:41AM

  Happy Holidays

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JANTWO 12/21/2013 12:38AM

    Happy Holidays to you too!!!! emoticon

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~~Happy Thursday~~

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hope you had a great day!

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FREEME1980 12/23/2013 11:49PM

    That's beautiful!

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MARTYLYNN1 11/21/2013 11:44PM

    Can't complain about my day. Hope you had a good day too!

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My landscape project for this week.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The harsh summer killed my sod so I decided to remove the sod.
I removed all the dead sod from the area next to the sidewalk. It took four weeks as I used the green recycle bin and it only held a fourth of the sod each week.

The pavers were delivered late on Friday and I managed to get about 100 down.

The view from the office window.

I think the project turned out nice and it looks nice from the street I had several of our neighbors and even strangers drive by and stop and say how good the pavers looked.
It made me feel good about all the hard work it to get the project finished.
Of course I have sore muscles and I hurt in places I did not know was there.
All in a couple of days good hard work emoticon .

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SUSIEPH1 12/25/2013 10:39PM

    Looking Good Sandy ... I like it better than the grass ... Hugs Susie

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MARTYLYNN1 10/6/2013 9:24PM

    The pavers look nice there!

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DANNEE28 10/1/2013 1:07PM

    That looks great. What a nice project.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 9/16/2013 11:49PM

    That project turned out looking very professional. Glad you did it.

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CORTNEY-LEE 9/16/2013 6:05PM

    looks awesome!

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SUNNY332 9/16/2013 3:47PM

    Very nice job, Sandy.

DH and I have had quiet the summer. I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus on July 23rd and 4 days later, DH had a heart attack followed by 3 stents. He is in Cardiac Rehab and I have just started PT for my knee. Looks like I am on the road to a knee replacement. Yie, yie, yie.

We have had a very hot dry summer here too. It is raining today and will rain more tomorrow and we really need it.

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HERBKAT 9/16/2013 3:36PM

    Nice job, Sandy! What a great workout that was, hey?

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SCAROUSEL1 9/16/2013 12:09PM

    Nicely done~!

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REBELBLITZ 9/16/2013 11:57AM

    Good job! I have many outdoor projects funding through my mind for me to do when the temperature gets cooler and the mosquitoes go away.

I do enjoy working outside. Getting anxious to follow your lead. Cheryl

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DETERMINED_ME 9/16/2013 11:19AM

    Looks great!!

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REDBUBBLES 9/15/2013 11:19PM

    Looks fantastic Sandy, you did an awesome job!

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LAKOTALADY 9/15/2013 9:22PM

    It looks beautiful!! Your hard work has certainly paid off, and just think, no more mowing out there!! Amazing work and GREAT job!

Now REST! emoticon


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WENDYWITKOSKI 9/15/2013 1:01PM

    Looks great!

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DR1939 9/15/2013 9:33AM

    Looks very nice. That's a lot of hard work!

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FREEME1980 9/15/2013 8:51AM

    You got that finished in record time. Looks beautiful Sandy. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 9/15/2013 5:33AM

    VERY nice! Thank you for sharing! :) HUGS!

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MARYJOANNA 9/15/2013 5:22AM

  No doubt all your hard work paid off in inches lost or weight loss!?

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SHIITAKE 9/15/2013 3:20AM


Sandy ;
I Say, YOu Can Do Anything And Everything ! Looks Amazing, My Friend !!!
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Hugs !



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