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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the quiet of the morning, I ponder on things.

How grateful I am for every new morning with endless possibilities!

How in every moment of every day there are pockets of joy to be found!

How much the love of my friends and family supports and lifts me up!

How petting and stroking my cat as she purrs calms and soothes me!

How the sound of a baby's belly laugh always brings about s smile and giggles to me!

How I am discovering that I am so much more than I ever imagined I could be!

How much I want to share the fact that people are so much more than they think they could be!

Oh there is so much more...but time to finish getting ready for work!

Brightest Blessings for a sublime day!

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SISYPHUSAGAIN 7/22/2014 9:23AM

    Ah, sublime is a wonderful word, isn't it?! Hope the rest of the day progresses in the same peace as did the morning!

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Productive day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Didn't everything done, but enough to feel accomplished. All my veggies and fruit are cut up and prepped. I didn't get my chili done as I ranout of energy. I have been up a long time! *LOL* Laundry is done, cat is fed, kitchen is almost more energy.

I just watched "Muriel's Wedding," and loved it! I don't know how I missed it when it came...whenever it came out! *LOL* I really enjoyed it! I'm too tired to get involved in another movie, I will be going to bed soon, so I think I will watch a little"Vicar of Dibley." I always laugh with this show and it just makes me feel good! I love Dawn French!

Signing off for tonight! Nite nite and sweet dreams.

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ELRIDDICK 7/20/2014 10:14PM

  Thanks for sharing

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A wonderful start to my Sunday!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I was up at 4:30 and walked for 34 minutes! Not quite 1200 steps away from my 5000 step goal, I'm sure I'll make it up as I putter around home today! I actually decided to wear shoes today (FLY Lady would be so proud! *LOL) The ulterior motive however, is so I can keep my activity tracker on to count my steps.

It was a sumptuous morning for a walk. Cooler than it has been, there was a very slight breeze, the stars were still out and daylight start didn't make it's self known until about 5:15. The dark of the morning is lasting longer and longer and it pleases me to no end! I cut off some old jeans and rolled the hems up so it was a much more comfortable, not to mention cooler walk, then when wearing those heavy knit pants.

Had a healthy breakfast, visited SP for my daily routine, colored my hair, had a lovely shower, cleaned the tub, and now have my laundry on to wash. and it's only 9:30~MARVY!

Once I get my kitchen straightened up, I will begin my cooking for the month! I think I am going to like batch cooking! Then it is on to cleaning the rest of the bathroom as I continue to listen to "Sunday Baroque" on my Classical Music station. It is such a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning and I always hear a few new pieces in which to fall in love!

It is a beautiful day and I hope that everyone has as wonderful day as I am having!

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HEYRED221 7/20/2014 6:04PM

    Sounds like a wonderful morning! Wishing you a wonderful week as well.



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KOFFEENUT 7/20/2014 5:56PM

    You ROCK!!!

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Busy and some what productive Saturday(and so much fun!)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I am wiped out after a wonderful day with a friend. We spent the day shopping...first Costco, then grocery shopping! It was (*and still is) very hot and very muggy! I spent a bit more money than I planned, but if I do everything right, I should have not quite a months worth of frozen meals! We spent 5 busy hour laughing, shopping, and having a bite to eat.

I forgot how much I love Costco! If we had not had to go regular shopping as well, I would have spent more there, but I didn't want anything to spoil in the heat. I found just the small sectional that is also a sleeper for about $1000....will have to save up! I really liked it! There were so many things I wanted, I was very proud of myself for only spending as much as I did. They had lovely strawberries and red seedless grapes. Yum! Also cutie oranges, all the taste not all the sugar...natural or not.! *LOL*

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So, I am set for a while. I am going to make more turkey chili(it was really good!) I am going to try the slow cooker salsa chicken in the cookbook, as well as a casserole, and turkey burgers. Oh! I bought some mason jars to try the container salads! This should be cool! So tomorrow I am doing some batch cooking and freezing!

I walked a lot today but not 10 minutes in a row, so I got my steps in, but not my "workout." Between the walking, the heat, and the humidity, not to mention the lifting and moving of the boxed and well packed groceries, I got more than enough exercise and I should sleep really well tonight!

Tomorrow I am going to our fitness room and see if there is something else I can use to work out on. I may try the elliptical, the stationary recumbent bike and anything else that catches my fancy!

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For tonight, I splurged on some apple ale(a six pack will last me over a month or two), Some lasagna and netflix. Then early bed...All in all a great day!

Bright blessing and sweet sleep!

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AMETHYSTSTAR 7/19/2014 11:21PM

    Hi Carolyn, We have had a little rain....but mostly dark clouds and heavy (for us) humidity. I need the rain...I need to dance in the in the rain...

Oh well, onward and upward!

Daniel, I'm sorry the chili disagrees with you. It's hard having something you enjoy, not like you at all! *smiles*

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HEYRED221 7/19/2014 9:09PM

    Hey, we had a similar day! We hit Sam's club here, then the deli/meat market, plus first thing we went to the local growers market. Have you been getting a lot of rain in LV? We had quite a bit last week here in Albuquerque, so it is humid as well.

Wishing you a great nights sleep and a wonderful Sunday!

Take care,


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DEW1960 7/19/2014 8:47PM

    Yum, I love turkey chili. Unfortunately, it does not love me and gives me wicked embarrassing gas! LOL

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


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A better ending for my Sunday

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am so thankful I am feeling better tonight! That being said...It couldn't have happened earlier today?!? *LOL* No matter...I'm good now and feeling so good I may have a problem sleeping now.

Laundry got done, kitchen..partly done. I had a good dinner with a wee bit of comfort food and I think that is what finally did it. I think I try so hard to "be good" and "stay on program" so to speak, that I forget it is ok to have a little comfort food occasionally. I'm no looking at SP comfort food makeovers now so I can have them a bit more often.

I made the "15 minute Turkey Chili" from the SparkPeople Cookbook for lunches this week. it smells really good. I hope it is! I am looking for recipes I can freeze and this should do nicely.

If I can fall asleep at a decent hour, I will get up to walk. If not I may Sweat to the Oldies instead, We'll see...

Did I mention that I have been climbing the stairs at work for that past month or so? It isn't quickly and it certainly isn't pretty...but I can make it up without pausing and I'm not as out of breath as when I started. I still hold on to the banisters, but I know with time I will be able to climb them one day without needing to do so. Now I can incorporate my stair stepper a little each day and soon I will be able to do it for longer and longer periods of time!

So now it's time to slow back down and get into a bedtime state of mind. Here is to a great night's sleep!

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HEYRED221 7/14/2014 9:19PM

    Glad you had a good day yesterday, hope you slept well too.

Stairs are definitely a good test of our lung capacity - I do then at work too, I laughed when you said not pretty - that's how I feel about me too. Always hoping someone isn't at the top when I land - cause sometimes my breath is gone :-)

Happy Monday and a wish for a wonderful week.


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