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Surviving Saturday . . .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Good Day Sparkfam!! What a wonderful Saturday I had & still having. Well its still cold but warmer than it has been. So that means getting doing shopping & preparing for the holiday. So I bought 2 cute little bottles of wine for my bosses. One had a label of Mad Housewife & the other was a nice Pinot Noir. I buy wines for their label's but I prefer a semi-sweet wine like peach & blackberry every now & again but small amounts make me loopy. Anyho, here in Chicago the malls are open until almost 1am so we are about step out into the night and do some shopping. I got up late & went to the bank & grocery stores & I'm glad I got gas last night.

Anyho, are you guys buying gifts for co-workers? Do you buy one for every employee or just the employer? We are having our office party breakfast on Thursday & then we can go home afterwards. So we try to get little gifts like wine, candles, lunch cards for different restaurants, lottery scratch offs & weird ornaments.

I am celebrating this Christmas with my family we are doing a rack of roast lamb. I've never done that before so this should be pretty interesting. We are blessed this year to exchange a few gifts & enjoy each others company. What are you doing Christmas? I am trying to get a few ideas as you can & all comments are welcomed.

God bless & I thank the Lord for His many blessings!


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CIERAPOET 12/20/2010 5:55PM

    Happy Monday Loopy! emoticon I love that word...have to use it in my book.

I hope to visit my cousin who I went shopping with because I haven't had her holiday cooking all year. Although I will be cooking and that's a must. Mostly sugar stuff...I son will eat what he wants and this is what he want. Plus Cooking like this once or twice a year will not hurt. That's what I love about this Season too. I can give him a great meal since he has to work all weekend...double shifts. Today is their Christmas party and I put it in a box with the giftcard and a journal. He didn't want the journal but oh well. I taped it tight so he could not undo it and i put a candy cane on the box. lol I can hear him blessing me in his mind. emoticon

So I have a few gifts to get and then I am complete. making some bags for some of the football playing little boys. It's coming so quick but I will enjoy this Season all year!!!
Don't Worry...Be Happy!!!
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GODZDESIGN95 12/19/2010 11:17PM

    I sticking with what I know LOL! Speaking of wine it reminds me of story that happend to me in the past. LOL!

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VERITY50 12/19/2010 2:39PM

    Sounds like you had a busy Saturday. I am not buying presents for coworkers this year. I cooked (or rather my husband did) and brought lunch for coworkers/support staff last Friday. Between the food, gas to travel to work and parking;it would have been cheaper to buy gifts!

For my family, dinner at home and probably cash to the kids for after Christmas shopping and activities.

We generally go to church as a family and give to the community food drive. I would love serve a meal for the community or visit a hospital or prison.

Merry Christmas! emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 12/19/2010 7:32AM

    Hope you finished your Xmas shopping Dee. I can't believe this but I do the same thing with wine! I buy them for what the label says! I gave a friend of mine a bottle of the "Little black dress" and it has a picture of a dress on the bottle! Some names are really funny! I exchange with one or two people and of course the boss! Went to my friends wedding last night and it was nice, and now I am focusing on my holiday with friends and family. Hope you have a great day Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Chew the Cookie not Swallow it. . .

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Good Wednesday Sparkfam! I have been eating pretty decently but today I was set to eat my soup & crackers for lunch. Well I got to work & my boss brought some sweet potatoes at the store & decided to baked them at work. They smelled so good & I actually had one but I put butter on it like my mom used to do. I didn't like sweet potatoes growing up but I found that an old treat has come to life to become a new treat for me. .

So I was still doing well until I wanted a bite of pizza, so I got 2 slices & sliced off a taste of each. Still okay & doing alright until. . . .one of our board members brought in the cookies! Come on!! Seriously! They weren't the buttercreme frosted ones I overdose on but I ate 6 of the mini delicious cookies. So I heated my soup at that w/crackers & then drank 2cups of water. I'm walked in the break room where I put the cookies & I bypassed them. So I guess you can eat your cookies just not 6 of them!! lol I give Shadow my boxer a treat & it seems like he inhales those treats so I had to tell myself to chew the cookie & enjoy & move on after the 6th one of course.

God bless & I pray you are enjoy your hump day!! Doin a little jig from the christmas music playin on the radio. . . .


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GODZDESIGN95 12/16/2010 11:56PM

    My little boy had some candy that was trouble for me today. emoticonthanks for the tea it hit the spot. emoticonYUM!

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CIERAPOET 12/16/2010 1:29PM

    You are so honest!!!

I love me some sweet potatoes! I bake them in the oven until all that sugar in them is sweating out of them. Then I put a dab of that olive oil butter mixture from land o lakes and a pack of stevia and cinnamon. So yummy!!! emoticon

God Bless Your day and Happy Thursday!!! Stay Warm! emoticon

Thanks for the goodie!

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NISSANGIRL 12/16/2010 7:47AM

    It's that time of year when all the sweets and food start appearing at the office, they mean well but for us it's too tempting! emoticon on your control Dee! you made perfect food choices and still got to indulge in some sweets! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VERITY50 12/15/2010 11:30PM

    It sounds like you did pretty good today! Fortunately, most of my coworkers don't bring pizza to work! You can't go wrong with sweet potatoes, great nutrition, fiber, and not bad on calories... Have a great weekend!

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JUDITH316 12/15/2010 9:17PM

    Great Blog, thanks for sharing...I too love sweet potatoes, could eat them daily, and sometimes do :) yes, you made me smile today emoticon God Bless...

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LINDA2BLITTLE 12/15/2010 6:51PM

    emoticonon the self control. Great reminder on chew and enjoy! Sweet potatoes yum!
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Its Monday Get to Work . . . .

Monday, December 13, 2010

Good Day Sparkfam!! Its a well uh a brisk day would be an understatement. . . .But its cold!!! So I thought I was supposed to get up & take my hubby to work but change of plans. So I tossed & turned all night long, needless to say, I don't feel too good. I finally got up after tossing & turning more & more. I pray you guys are at work or busy creating work, the idle mind is the devil's workshop & I believe it. I have been planning food to eat & when you are at home its so much food around to eat. Half bad & half good. . . lol

So I will see if I have any strength to go to work tomorrow. . . .Its Monday now let's get to work & produce some results. . .

God bless Sparkfam!!

Is today productive or not?


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GODZDESIGN95 12/14/2010 3:05PM

    I sleep better in the winter. Sips of green tea help relax me.

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VERITY50 12/13/2010 9:26PM

    I had one of those restless cold nights too. I could hear the wind blowing like crazy! I hope you have a better night tonight! I'm drinking some chammomile tea now to prepare.

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CIERAPOET 12/13/2010 7:36PM

    My day starts at night...when I do my best I have been proofing and it's all good. Glad you are having a great day. Sorry you tossed and turned all night. It will get better. Positive thoughts in the mind are God's Workshop. emoticon

It's cold here too but not as cold as it is there. When I lived in Tulsa we had snow, sleet and ice...all at once. Snowbound a lot and everything cancelled. I made a copy of "It's a Wonderful Life" One Christmas and I see that we were snowbound that Christmas because every Church had cancelled Christmas Eve Service. I remember that Christmas but as long as I could watch my movie...I was good. lol
Enjoy your Happy Monday Evening!!!

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NISSANGIRL 12/13/2010 4:20PM

    Sorry you had a rough night Dee, hope you have a better night tonight. Stay warm girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCARDINAL 12/13/2010 4:13PM

    I am working through a mountain of paperwork! Hope you feel better! Bundle up in this cold.

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UMUCGRAD 12/13/2010 2:46PM

    I am productively enjoying my day off. emoticon

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Gifts & More Treats. . .

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Good Day Sparkfam! Its still cold here in Chicago but it warmed up by 7-8degrees which may not be much to you guys not living here but its HUGE! I mean its the difference between hats or no hats. . .lol I was in a mood on Tuesday but to let all my concerned friends know that I have rebounded with 2new pair of gloves at Target which were on sale for $14.99each! I have black & brown & yes if I saw the guy yesterday but he left so abruptly I couldn't catch him to give him the other glove. . .Oh well.

So I was just doing my job and one of the catering companies brought me 2 bottles of wine & I gave them to my co-workers they were very happy. Today, my other catering company brought me a box of treats which I had to have a piece of snickerdoodle which is like a sugar cookie with nuts in them (I spit out the nuts) and they are chewy. Anyway, I am sharing with my co-workers but hiding them for now because everyone would not be able to have a treat.

Today I have been surrounded by food. I ate toast & scrambled eggs with a cup of coffee. We had pizza & salad on one table & italian beef, roasted chicken, baked mostacholli w/meat sauce on another. I mean, it wasn't too tough, I had pizza chewed & just spit it out. I ate a bite of chicken but not worth the calories. I ate a huge salad & now before I go home I will be sipping on my soup. I have also been walking my butt off & tonight I want to try to do Supersets & maybe tae bo. Push ups are also on the menu so we will see. Since I have this new hairdo, I don't want to mess it up with sweat. I look cute but I know that working out can make me look & feel better. There is no logic there. lol

Are you guys ready for Christmas? Got a few more gifts to get but new people keep springing up. I am trying to spend less but buy thoughtful. . . How bout you guys? Are you saving where you can?

God bless sparkfam & enjoy everyday!!


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CIERAPOET 12/10/2010 5:52PM

    Oh yeah...I was looking for your new Hairdo Picture????


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CIERAPOET 12/10/2010 5:50PM

    Hey Mrs. Dee!!! How are you? Sounds like you are doing GREAT!

Love this blog. Make me hungry girl! I haven't eaten since I woke up. Had a small sandwich at 4am. So I guess I'm not hungry.

I used to work at several places where the holidays had us full of food. Always having dinners and the such. After one of them I lost 40 pounds in one month. That was 2000. Now how come I can't do that now? lol maybe it was 2 months but still?
Have a great time in during the Heat Wave and tell the men to treat you Extra Special this weekend! (I have gifts that I kept to give out last year. lol)
Happy Friday!
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NISSANGIRL 12/10/2010 7:36AM

    It warmed up here a little too Dee, the wind was not so bad and the sun was out so It was good. That was very thoughtful of you to give the employees the wine! I would have been happy too. Great choice in food girl! emoticon deal on the gloves as well. I am almost done Xmas shopping! just have to get two gift certificates and I am done! Keep up the great work Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 12/9/2010 5:14PM

    emoticonjob with the food and goodies. It is very cold here in Ohio also so I understand what you mean by 7 or 8 degrees. I only have to pick two small gifts and yes, I have tried to keep my gifts thoughtful to the individuals and I did not spent quite as much this year as in the past. However, the gifts are good ones and I am satisfied. They are even wrapped! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I Don't Know How I Feel?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Good Day Sparkfam!! Its a blustery day here in Chicago but I found that as the day wears on its warmer than I think it is. But I did bundle up cause I would rather be a littler warm than chilly in this weather. I have to share this with you cause maybe I am wrong & right at the same time but I just can't seem to move past this...

Okay, so I woke up this morning at 4am with a whopping headache & couldn't get back to sleep. So I started watching tv. Well, I watched Joyce Meyer but then I laid back down head feeling like little men were banging on the inside. I almost felt like not coming in cause I just was dragging all the way. Finally got dressed & got here. I took off my coat put my lunch bag down & an hour later I noticed I had dropped one of my gloves. . .

I went to my truck looked all around inside & out. Then came back into the office & nothing. Well there was a car parked next to mine that wasn't there so I figured they would bring the glove in when they found. Well, I saw someone getting into the van & guess what I witnessed with my own eyes?! He put on one leather black glove on his right hand & the other hand was bare!! WHO does this??!! I don't know how I feel? I feel kinda duped cause I just knew why would someone want only one glove?!! Co-workers said go back & look under your truck, I only had to pick up my glove & know that he put the glove on the right hand. I still had my left hand glove. I feel bad cause it was my fault I dropped it, right? So finder's keepers losers weepers, right?!! But why do I feel like I wanted to run after his car & bang on his window to get my glove back. Is that just too vigilante? lol Maybe he just needed a glove, I mean it was a woman's M/L to fit over my rings and all but HELP ME LORD!!!! I feel duped. . . lol

Just the ranting of a woman who had those gloves for a year and a half. So give me rant & rave please, thank you VERY much!!! lol

Today, I am going to try to do some dancing & weights. I haven't been hitting the workouts like normal but I have had my grandson (yeah right any excuse to lighten up!) a couple nights a week so my body is confused.

I pray you guys are keeping warm, I am off to buy more gloves. . . . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless & enjoy everyday!

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LJLEAMARIE 12/15/2010 3:22PM

    Sounds like this man had no money to buy gloves?That doesn't give him the right to steal it,or maybe he thinks he just found it and it is "finders keepers" for him?
Aww,you can forgive and forget,life goes on...I know the gloves are your favorite....
God will Bless you with another pair,I believe He will guide you to get the good gloves for you!
May Our God shower you and your family with Blessings this Christmas!

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CIERAPOET 12/8/2010 6:02PM

    Hello Dee.

If you see this man again give him the other glove so keep that left hand glove with you. emoticon
emoticon Yes you can. He had to need that glove to put it on. It's cold outside. Snow on the ground. No money to go buy him a pear at the $ Store. You will be blessed. emoticon

Thanks for the goodies. You are the best. Have a great workout and be abundantly blessed.

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SANDYJAS 12/8/2010 8:37AM

    You know, Dee, this is something I am dealing with right now, too. I am asking the lord's help to just let things go instead of getting so mad about them, and seething about them later.

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GODZDESIGN95 12/7/2010 8:13PM

    Thieves walk in darkness. We are in the light. But I do understand especially if they are your Favorite. It is cold here and we are not used to it. If was warm for a while now the cool air is sweeping thur the city. I have become popular with my boys they all (except my middle boy want a hat) I crochet and I am warming up my crochet hook and I am creating hats, scarves. Later I make some Goodies for my mother and sister. My older son has been sporting hats at the college. Two boys want one make. I am sure God will provide for you. Glad you are on the road to healing. emoticon emoticon

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CBARRETT10 12/7/2010 7:39PM

  I hope you find a nicer pair for a great price!...but who does that! emoticon

Stay warm! emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 12/7/2010 5:12PM

    That really is bizar. Why would he want one glove? I dropped both my gloves next to my car. Whoever found them put them under my windshield wiper. I thought that was really nice. So, there are good people out there as well.

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NISSANGIRL 12/7/2010 5:04PM

    Sorry you had rough night Dee. I cannot believe that the guy slipped that glove on his hand and nothing was on the other hand! common sense tells ya that someone may be looking for it. Who knows why people do what they do, but I would feel duped as well. I don't know what I would have done in that situation either. Hope you can sleep tonight Dee. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGDAD1211 12/7/2010 4:58PM

    I know what you feel my friend. I would have been a little upset that someone walked off with my one glove instead of giving it back. But hey, maybe he needed that one glove. Who knows? I hope you get an even better pair this time!
God Bless You!
Your friend

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