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Two Tired Old Dogs To The Vet Today

Monday, July 09, 2012

This afternoon hubby and I took our two spoiled rotten, old K-9s to the vet for a check up and shots. (one is 14.5 years old and the other 15.5 years old) Needless to say, after the shots and toe nail clips, we were not very popular with them. Just like I did with my daughter, I cringed when both dogs got their shots. I could almost feel their pain as if it were my own. I held each of them during this process, they each put their head under my arm pit as if to hide. It was like they were saying, "Mom why are you doing this to me?" I don't know who was more traumatized - the dogs or me!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/10/2012 8:37AM

    We don't have a dog right now but I do remember those days. Pets become family members so easily!

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A Busy Sunday

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Today I started out by attending a craft fair. I especially enjoy crafts shows that have handmade items that require some level of skill to create. I found many treasures there and even purchased several items that I hope to give as gifts. As with most craft fairs, walking was the exercise of the day.

I decided to swing by an outlet store to look for a polyester swimsuit after I left the craft fair. I came up empty handing on the suit so I will most likely have to order one from H2O wear. I've gone through so many suits recently, that I will save money by buying one that lasts 1-2 years!

I was finished with my shopping for the day so I headed home. I put chicken in the oven, folded laundry, washed dinner pans, got my exercise bag packed and put it into the car for tomorrow's workout. Unfortunately, I then had trouble falling asleep. I decided it would be a good time to go "Sparking" so here I am.

I hope that everyone has a great week!!!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/9/2012 2:49PM

    Sure hope you finally got a good rest.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/9/2012 1:38PM

    Sure a smart move to Spark when you can't sleep. Hope you get rested. Good seeing you today at the Y.

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L*I*T*A* 7/9/2012 3:28AM

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CUINPARADISE 7/8/2012 11:45PM

    That sounds like a fabulous Sunday to me..."Craft On!"
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A Good Day

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I did a great (if rather long) workout today. It was filled with much laughter and some socializing. I stopped at the grocery store on my way home and noticed that everything in my cart was healthy. I drank 80 ounces of water today too!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 7/5/2012 8:49PM

    Celebrate that great day!! 10 glasses of water - wow! Plus healthy food and workout. Way to go!!!

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Let's Hear It For Spark People's Plan!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I'm happy to say that after two long , intense workouts and several short ones (along with watching everything that goes into my mouth) all of my cake weight is gone! See, the Spark People plan really does work!!! I was able to have my cake and eat it too! Then I got right back on my program! Let's hear it for Spark People!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 7/4/2012 2:24PM

    Good job!! Hooray for SP! Hooray for Cyndi!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/4/2012 12:00PM

    YAY!!! Happy 4th!!

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Being Creative Makes Me Feel Better

Monday, July 02, 2012

About a month ago, I promised my neighbor that I would made him a wreath for his birthday. My hubby and I sort of take him under our wing and watch out for him. He is a very spry 86 and loves to socialize. I purchased the flowers and grapevine wreath weeks ago but I couldn't seem to get motivated to actually make the wreath. My project had stalled.

Flash forward to this past Saturday when my daughter left to go home. I was in a big funk and feeling very depressed because I missed her after she left. That afternoon, I decided to do something creative in an effort to lift my spirits. This has always worked in the past so I figured, "Why not give it a try!" Being creative and giving to others almost always makes me feel better and this was no exception. By Saturday at dinner time, I was my usual self and the creative process made me feel energized as an extra side effect!

Here are pictures of the wreath (two slightly different views) that I made for our neighbor's birthday.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/4/2012 10:36AM

    So many benefits for something so fun!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/4/2012 10:21AM

    My neighbor couldn't believe that I had made the wreath because he said it looked so professional! I was humbled by his comments. When you love doing something, you don't think of it as work - it is fun and therapeutic. I never thought that I'd be able to make wreathes again because the problem with my neck rendered my hands pretty useless. It was a true blessing to be able to do crafts again!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/3/2012 8:46AM

    Are you taking orders?

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L*I*T*A* 7/2/2012 7:42PM

    wow how creative you are!!!
such talent!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/2/2012 3:09PM

    Its Beautiful!! what did he say? i bet he is just thrilled!! great job and how very kind of you!!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/2/2012 2:26PM

    How very beatiful!! I can see where this creation would boost your spirits. Very smart of you to counter the down feelings with something so very, very positive. Good for you. That's your neighbor. Isn't his name Mike, too?? I used to do some creative things but haven't for quite a few years. May just have to give it a try again. Good idea!!

Glad I got to wave at you at the Y this morning. I came back when I was all showered and brought Gwen, but you were really concentrating on your class and I figured I'll see you again soon. So take care. So glad you are one of my SparkFriends I do get to talk to face to face and even hug from time to time!

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THATGALNIKKI06 7/2/2012 2:21PM

    It's beautiful! I'm sure you're neighbor is going to love it! emoticon

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