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Happy New Year's Sparkfam!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve Sparkfam! Its been a glorious year & I want thank you all for your support! Its been a wonderful day that I have spent with my family & in prayer & filled with fabulous food. We had a rack of lamb, lobster tail, jerk chicken, tbone steak & baked salmon. The sides were chicken & broccoli stir fry & chicken & green bean stir fry, baked sweet & baked potatoes, a garden salad, garlic cheese toast, caramel & strawberry shortcake cakes.

My family spared no expense with the compliments and I must say the meal was better than I expected. The lamb was tender and had its own unique taste. I really liked it alot. Well I kissed each & everyone of them & we had prayer & we will light candles tonight. Have you made your resolutions yet? I don't make any myself but together we can keep them. . . .

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CIERAPOET 1/3/2011 7:03PM

    Great meal! Was this the first lamb? I'm contemplating eating some soon. You are such a blessing! God Bless Your 2011. Dee...I'm just going to let go and let God show me what works and stick with it. Thank You for a Year of Motivation and Love. You are the Best! emoticon

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JAZZID 1/1/2011 3:42PM

    emoticon Happy New Year Dee emoticon

~ Dee emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 1/1/2011 12:50PM

    Beautiful blog and One awesome Dinner! Happy New year Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7PASTORMIKE7 1/1/2011 12:35AM

    What a blessing my dear sister in the Lord ! I am so happy for you ! God's love and peace be with you throughout this New Year of 2011 !

Pastor Mike

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Gettin Back Into the Habit

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Tuesday Sparkfam!! I am sitting here on bed not working out but sparking. I need to get busy doing my workout. But first things first, I need to go the Post Office & mail some bills. I don't know what is going on with mailing my bills but its not taking anywhere from 8-15 days before they get it. Now mind you I used mail a bill today & it would hit my bank by Thursday. So its a win/lose situation. Meaning my pay check will get there on Friday & if the post it tomorrow it may be a insufficient funds fee. I used to get them all the time but now I am working in overdrive to prevent them. I am doing well.

So I have fallen out of the habit of working out like I use to. I need to get back into the habit again. It won't take anything but except for me to get up & just do it. I know I love to workout so it won't be too hard for me.

New Year's resolution is the same as always to build this person that is me everyday. What is your resolution to you?

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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NISSANGIRL 12/29/2010 10:32AM

    Mine is to lose the weight I gained over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year! lol and stay focused and determined. Have a great day Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 12/28/2010 5:55PM

    Girl I know you will restart your spark. emoticon

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MORRIS1989 12/28/2010 3:30PM

    Mine's is to be a better person and help someone else.

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Merry Christmas Sparkfam. . .

Friday, December 24, 2010

So the day is winding up & we finished shopping & now just laying back for a minute. I have a few presents to wrap but I don't wanna. . . Do I really have too? Can't I just put it on the couch & they find it when they wake up? Hopefully we can make it to church early morning service & open gifts afterwards. So Merry Christmas Sparkfam:

I know we all delight in receiving but I delight in giving. So I pray you all have a blessed Christmas & remember the true reason for the season:

God bless & no peeking. . . .


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NISSANGIRL 12/25/2010 11:23AM

    Hope you and your family Have a Great Christmas Dee! emoticon emoticon

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MRE1956 12/25/2010 8:59AM

    The same to you and yours as well!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/24/2010 11:06PM

    i hope you have a wonderful christmas as well! :)

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BERRIMOUSE 12/24/2010 10:30PM

    Hope you get those gifts wrapped tonight. Happy Holidays to you and your family..... emoticon

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THINAGAIN66 12/24/2010 9:30PM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you have a blessed holiday.

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Brrrr Baby Its Cold Outside. . .

Thursday, December 23, 2010

So Sparkfam its been one of those days here in Chicago. First I would like to say, that I have been having a blessed week, filled with happiness & the joy of the Lord! I have been getting a lot done & actually had a few things that I needed to do. So I have been holding out & buying few gifts as possible for my kids & walking by faith. Then I got a blessing of $350 & I was so excited, then of course a ticket my son got $50 so I was bummed that they wouldn't let me contest it but I will pay it. I also had to pay a portion of his graduation from high school fees. So then I went & picked out my new furniture set (just a couch & love seat) its gorgeous too. They delivered it & then my precious uncle sent me Christmas dinner and 2 sides!!

He actually purchased it through Honey Baked Ham Co. I got a ham, roasted turkey, assorted cheese cake (YUK!), side of green bean casserole & sweet potato souffle. I was out done!! Then we had our Christmas party at work & almost everyone exchanged gifts. We had breakfast: scrambled eggs, irish sausages, bacon, hash brown, did I say bacon? Blueberry pancakes, mimosas, orange juice & man was it good!! My boss handed us Jewel gift cards for $100! So I am not finished but then I get home BAM, my heat is broke. My pilot light is lite but its not producing any heat. So I put on a portable heater after trying to turn it off & on, checking the fuses (man, I am almost a do it yourselfer) I turned on the oven. The hubby came home & put to wires together & it was on like popcorn! God is good, I mean, I have been thankful but it does lend itself to a new meaning when you stand in need. I was a little put off that I didn't have heat but I came to myself thinking of all the homeless we have downtown Chicago. Leaving under Lower Wacker Drive not wanting to go to shelters & I thank God & prayed for them.

So it might be cold outside but I am blessed!

What are you thankful for this Christmas?!!

God bless you all & enjoy everyday!!


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SANDYJAS 12/24/2010 1:08PM

    If you're in Chicago and want to help the homeless guys, I know where they hang out!!! From when I drove a limo, I can tell you the exact location to leave food or stuff they will really appreciate it!!! It is an overhang on Franklin Street right under the Eisenhower Expressway. Literally under it. They all go under there with their sleeping bags. Occasionally the cops would come and kick them out but not that often.
Merry Christmas!!!

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NISSANGIRL 12/24/2010 9:39AM

    If not for your son getting the ticket and your heater breaking down, it sounds like an awesome day! That was very nice of your uncle to send that food to you Dee! and I would love to work where you work! sounds like a lot of fun and the food they served sound delish! I am thankful for everything I have , I am very lucky. I feel bad for the people who are homeless or do not have it as good as I do. Have a Good day and keep up the awesome work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRSMLBJ 12/24/2010 2:06AM

    Continued blessings to you.

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JAZZID 12/24/2010 12:24AM

    Sounds great!... Yes, you are blessed... We both are!...

emoticonPeace & Blessings to you and yours emoticon... ~ Dee emoticon

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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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