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Ice Ice Baby!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last week, I was challenged by a good friend to do the Ice bucket Challenge for ALS. I did a little research and was shocked to find out how little I know about the disease and how much those affected by ALS suffer.

I was honored to take part in the fundraiser and wanted to help raise awareness. So I decided to hold the challenge at work and invite the patrons to watch me. I had four different containers ranging in size from a solo cup to a 5 lb. bucket. If less than 5 people showed up I would be dunked with the cup and if more than 20 showed up, a 5 gallon bucket would be in my future.

I am pleased to announced that I was splashed with water from a five gallon bucket. The ice had melted since it was 90 degrees plus out but it was so much fun. Although the ice bucket challenge was fun to plan and carry out, ALS is no joke or laughing matter. To stress that fact, I wore a jester's hat and I clown nose and necktie. I would upload a picture if I knew how!

I also had a display of books on the subject of ALS, along with a fact and donation sheet. i also read a children's book on Lou Gehrig.

I am curious to hear from my fellow sparkers your experiences with the ice bucket challenge.

  
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JIBBIE49 8/24/2014 12:39AM

    A million people have Parkinson's and 30,000 have ALS, so it is no wonder it has received little attention. I read a sad news article about how four firemen were electrocuted in Indiana while trying to dump ice water on the Indiana University Band from the bucket of the top of the firetruck ladder and they were to near the power line. The fire chef was 41 and in critical condition and the other three were in serious condition.

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GEMINICHIK 8/23/2014 1:07AM

    One of my staff dressed up as Captain America - he had so many people contribute to ALS for 2 days.- very ingenious stunt to great this disease publicity which on turn = $$$




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Another year bites the dust!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today is the day that I celebrate being another year older. As I reflect on the past year, I am amazed at how blessed I am.

I have accomplished several goals, some large and some small, and have checked some things off of my bucket list. I still have more that I want to achieve in my lifetime so I have a lot of living left to do!

My new goals for the next year include: continuing on my weight loss journey, take time once a month to scrapbook, write actual letters to my friends and family, learn how to drive a stick shift, and geocache more, learn to play guitar and laugh loud and often! Not too many goals is it?

I will keep everyone posted!

Happy to birthday to me!

  
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NASFKAB 8/28/2014 12:47AM

  Happy belated Birthday great for being on spark mail

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    I know it's a couple days late but emoticon and congratulations on your achievements.

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    I hope you have a blessed upcoming year.

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    emoticon Best wishes with you goal and bucket list
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  Happy Birthday to you!! We are all so blessed.

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NONNAOF2 8/17/2014 5:15PM

  Happy birthday and enjoy crossing those things off of your bucket list!! Have a successful year ahead! :-)

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/17/2014 4:17PM

  Oh wonderful!! Blessed,, Inspired, Grateful, Happy Birthday!! Good to have goals.

Tell us what you got done this year...

What is geocache? Is that one of those things where you locate hiding things with WiFi gadget? emoticon

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  happy birthday

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    Life is a precious gift! Continue to celebrate your life to the fullest! emoticon

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    Happy Birthday!

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JERICHO1991 8/17/2014 9:03AM

    Good goals, and reasons to keep living life. Happy birthday!

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    Good goals... Hope it was a emoticon Keep up the good work!

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PENOWOK 8/17/2014 7:02AM

    Happy belated birthday! Love your goals! I just got a stack of photos I need to scrapbook and hopefully will get to do that today and tomorrow! Enjoy!

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CHERYLHURT 8/17/2014 6:34AM

  Any may you have many, many more!

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  Feliz Cumpleanos!!

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    emoticon The Leo woman loves to set the standard for others to achieve. That is certainly the reason she needs to be slim and fit, as she hates to have anyone criticize her about her looks.

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Starlight, Starbright!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tonight on my walk, I saw a fallen star! Haven't seen one of them in years! Must be my lucky night! It happened very quickly but was a sight to behold! So glad I got to witness one. Now I want to research fallen stars!

  
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    MY DAD USED TO TELL ME THAT FALLEN STARS WERE ANGELS OUT FOR A JOY RIDE.
ERIN

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Summertime and sunshine!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I can't believe that this is already August. Several local schools start next week. I am not sure where summer has gone but I still have a list of stuff to do! Some of my goals are:
1. Lose a pound a week.
2. Take better care of myself and my illness! Ex.: Take my blood sugar every three days!
3, Work back up to 5 miles with Leslie Sansome.
4. Finish all my books that I have started!
5. Spend time just enjoying life!
6. Learn something new!
7. Shovel out my office! (I do not work in a pig sty so my office shouldn't look like one!
8. Get into the habit of blogging!

Wish me luck! What are some of your August goals?

  
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RAWVEG 8/6/2014 9:38PM

    I've walked many a mile to Leslie Sansone emoticon Lately, though, I've been using Jessica Smith's workouts on YouTube and have been liking them.

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Enjoying my day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Had a great day on vacation! Lots of walking! Saw some wildlife, ate some yummy healthy food, and getting ready to do some more relaxing....in the hot tub!

  
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GEORGE815 7/31/2014 8:30PM

    Have a great vacay!

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