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Shiny, Sparkly, Sunday!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

It is a shiny start to a great week! I've spent two hours on SP reading articles, filling out trackers, and setting my goals for this week. I'm primed and ready to go! Oh, I thought I would never feel this way again, can somebody please figure out a way to bottle this wonderul motivating feeling?

I have decided to go for 30 minutes of exercise every day. Dancing, walking, SP DVDs, whatever gets me going! Thankfully, I can break it down into smaller segments until I get back in the swing of things. I'm giddy with excitement and the possibility (REALITY?) of finally making progress and getting back to creating the me I know I can be! Ya know, my favorite time of year has always been Autumn, but this is the first time "Spring Fever" has actually inspired me! Usually Spring just makes me not want to be at work! *LOL* Everyone talks about the New Year being a time of new beginnings, but I truly feel that Spring inspires me much more, in a subtle, natural way.

During my SP online duties, I have been teasing my fur baby with a new laser mouse. *ROFL* Oh, I am a bad mommy! I can get her to jump halfway up the wall and just discovered if she sees it on herself, she tries to get it, which sends me into gales of laughter. I adore her, my rotten cat, can't imagine my life without her!

Okay! Enough time on the computer! Time to get moving! a little cleaning..a LOT of decluttering, fur baby loving, and maybe some self indulgence of a home spa type. Yeah...That's the ticket!

Have a splendiferous day!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/7/2013 7:14PM

    "SP online duties"

I love that!

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.*..♥ We can do it one day at a time!!

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(. .♥ (. .♥ (.*`* ♥☆.*`*♥☆
`*♥☆ Keep Spreading the Spark!!!

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NDTEACHER1 4/7/2013 2:38PM

    Pets are a blessing!

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THINAGIN2 4/7/2013 1:18PM

    It is a beautiful day here! Enjoy it while it lasts.

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7 day streak

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Yup! I did it! 1 week...who knew? Now to step it up, one day at a time...I can do it! emoticon

Did I mention it is 80 degrees at the moment..and it is almost 8:00 here. I have my windows open, my fans going and I am "glowing" as sit here. *Grins* I need to get out my slow cooker recipes and start planning my warm/hot weather meals.

Early bed tonight, snuggle down and read a good book . Great way to spend a Saturday night!

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HEYRED221 4/8/2013 5:39PM

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LHLADY517 4/7/2013 6:20PM

    I'm not looking forward to the heat. I don't handle it well.

And yes, good job on the streak.

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Seeing the start of a BAD habit!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Yesterday at work two of my co-workers were discussing how to motivate their little ones to learn their spelling words and encourage them to read. One of the moms said something that chilled me to the bones...

She offered to take her son to Chucky Cheese and let him have whatever he wants and play all the games he wants, if he learned all his words each week. He countered with McDonald's and said (with relief) yes! She said she'd do anything to get her son to do his homework.

I was appalled (and on the phone waiting for a physician). I wanted to say something so badly, tell her there are so many better ways to encourage children other than with fast food. Aside from being a wuss(which I am), I didn't know how to address what she was doing without sounding like I was calling her a bad mom. She is fairly young and seeing how I was never blessed with kids, she would have resented me butting in.

While I'm venting, I am also appalled at fast food commercials! Some of the new burgers/sandwiches that fast food companies are coming up with almost makes me nauseated just looking at them on TV. Death by fast food...I'm not saying I don't eat fast food on occasion, I do; but these horribly unhealthy, highly advertised concoctions will never pass my lips. *shudders*

Okay, off my soap box now...back to our fabulously spectacular Saturday!

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CATHEMARIE 4/6/2013 3:35PM

    Well Said!! We are definitely swimming upstream by trying to eat healthy.

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Saturday morning cuteness(Shade) and determination(Me)

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I love mornings like this, it is still cool enough I can have the sliding glass door open to let the fresh air in and some sunshine. So peaceful! I'm all caught up on SP this morning and getting ready to have breakfast and get moving.

Shade is sound asleep on her back and looks so very cute (and even more relaxed!) That is one ability I wish we shared with cats...sleep anywhere, anytime!

I am going to get some much needed work done today, not to mention my 7th day of my streak! Tomorrow being the start of a new week has me seriously thinking about a couple of changes I want to make. Time to step it up! I'm feeling more and more motivated and it is so exciting to be feeling this again! Woo Hoo!

Here is to a Scrumptious Saturday! Have fun and do at least one nice thing for yourself today!


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    Enjoy your day!

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Yay for Friday!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Day 6 of my streak! Yes!! Gonna make it a whole week! One day at a time~

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EVERLEARNING 4/5/2013 10:02PM

    WooHOOOO! A day at a time gets it done!
Terrific streak!!
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JAMBABY0 4/5/2013 9:36PM

    Awesome! You can do it, have a great weekend!

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