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Monday, April 08, 2013

As I have worked through my SP ritual this morning, I have watched the morning arrive. The sky has gone from oh so dark, to variegated pastel colors. It is so calm and peaceful, I almost hate the thought of going to my office to face the barrage of phone call and chaos I will inevitably have to deal with.

However, I have set my intent to handle everything with grace and smiles! It is a beautiful day and work will go smoothly and quickly. It is a great day!

Time for breakfast and getting dressed, as well as some kitty time. Wishing you a beautiful day and remember, Monday is a state of mind. Make it a good one!

Love, Light and Laughter,
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AMETHYSTSTAR 4/8/2013 10:22PM

    Thank you! I did have a pretty great day!

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LHLADY517 4/8/2013 9:19PM

    Hope your day was a great day.

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Great start to the week!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Day 8 of my streak! I did some cleaning, but not enough to call it Heavy. Did work long enough that i only got 10 minutes of exercise in, but I am good with it! Actually I may have been a bit ahead of myself about jumping from 10 to 30 minutes in one fell swoop. I think I need to work up to I will! As long as I am's a good thing.

Now it is time for bed. I have a great week ahead of me and I want to be well rested.

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EVERLEARNING 4/8/2013 1:16AM

    Eight days, building momentum!

Have a brilliant week!

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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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