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Sending Flowers.....

Friday, September 09, 2011

Good Friday Sparkfam!! I made it! That's no biggie since I didn't work on Monday or Tuesday. lol Next week is going to be a beast! My son will take the bus a couple of days & I will pick him up one or two days & then return to work. It could work maybe? Well my oldest son won't be home til Thanksgiving & that's okay but I might be nice & send him a ticket in October if he wants to come home by then. My daughter gave me a beautiful plant & I had to bring it to work to share it with my co-workers. I wish I had a clearer picture cause its so beautiful it doesn't look real. Now how will keep it alive will be the lick?

Today's workout was Gilad, Jillian & Kickboxing 30mins each. I might have to throw in a few minutes of abs. I have been neglectful of that area lately.

God bless & give someone you love a hug or give them flowers TODAY!


Do the happy Friday gig!! WOOHOO!

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IILAAD65 9/10/2011 12:45PM

    Beautiful and you can keep it alive :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/10/2011 11:46AM

    Beautiful flower! Have a great day Dee.

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NISSANGIRL 9/10/2011 11:23AM

    What a beautiful plant Dee! That was very thoughtful of your daughter! Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYJAS 9/9/2011 9:49PM

    What newkaren said! I have had one for 4 weeks now and the 3 ice cubes once a week has kept it perfect

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NEWKAREN43 9/9/2011 7:01PM

    I think the orchid is pretty easy to keep alive. There is one at my hair salon and she says they 'water' it with 3 ice cubes each week...and that's all it takes. Any more than that and it will be too wet, less and it is too dry...nice tip. It's gorgeous! I hope it lives a long time for you. Karen

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RUTHXG 9/9/2011 4:27PM

    Oooh, it's an orchid, isn't it?! Just gorgeous! My therapist has one sitting on her table & I admire it every week.

Yay, happy Friday dance! Have a lovely weekend!

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Breakfast vs Workout....

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Good Day Sparkfam! I need a cup of joe to help me this morning. Here in Chicago its a gorgeous fall day out, I mean its 71degrees sun is shining I love it! The only thing is that this fall like weather makes me sleepy. On Tuesday night I made a list of things I need to accomplish in morning before I go to work:

1.Get up watch Joyce Meyer 5am
2.Do Total Body by Gilad 5:30am
3.Leslie Walk DVD 20mins 6:40am
4.Get lunches ready & pour cereal for breakfast
5.Get me & Izzy dressed & make sure Tristan brushes his teeth

People, I premade lunches for both me & my son & did everything except make a hot breakfast. Today, I just watched Joyce, made lunches for me, my son & my hubby got in on the deal too. Then made pancakes for me & my son & the hubby wanted scrambled eggs sausage sandwich on wheat. I forgot to add sausages to his sandwich but he loved it anyway. That type of love & attention saved us all $16.92+ if figure we all eat out for breakfast & lunch. So I had to trade breakfast for my morning workout. Its not too bad, I just have to focus tonight & make sure I just do it! I will come back on Spark tonight & read some motivating blogs about people who are going to gym after work & that needs to include myself. Also by eating breakfast, I am not as hungry as I was yesterday from eating cold cereal. I feel really full.

Tomorrow I am going to try to repeat what I did on Wednesday morning as far as my list. I know I won't have time for all of it but I need to compress to make it happen.

So what would you choose, breakfast or your workout?

God bless Sparkfam & I'm ready for a nap!

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GODZDESIGN95 9/10/2011 11:37PM

    well I have to eat to fuel up for my workout. Can't run on empty. I took my sister suggestion to exercise right after eating and this has worked out great for me!

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NISSANGIRL 9/8/2011 9:46PM

    emoticon job Dee! You got so much done that early in the morning! You R a wonderful mother and wife! Keep up the emoticon work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CIERAPOET 9/8/2011 4:32PM

    Great Plan Dee. You do have a busy morning. I might choose Breakfast of Oatmeal & Yogurt to stay satisfied. Work out time can be rescheduled. You handle multitasking very well. Kudos to you! Pancakes sound good too. Well enjoy your Thursday evening!
Thanks for reading my blog. That cake is really good & easy even your son could make it. LoL

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RUTHXG 9/8/2011 1:35PM

    Dee, I think you should DEFINITELY eat breakfast rather than working out a particular morning, if you can't do both. It helps to keep your metabolism up & keeps you from overeating later in the day. If you can exercise after work, there's no downside.

I do think that your family members could take turns helping with breakfast! It's good for them to learn how--& your sons' future wives will be eternally grateful to you. emoticon

This day IS just gorgeous! emoticon

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DZSWEETIE2005 9/8/2011 1:13PM

    OMG! that pup is just too cute!!! Lordy!

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SANDYJAS 9/8/2011 12:59PM

    Hey Dee, you're doing great! I am proud of you. I wish there were some more pool days - we have an outside pool in our condo building. But it IS lovely out!
I went to Dots today to buy an outfit for my HS reunion. The 1X was too big and the XL is too small.

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Crazy Dayz.....

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Good Thursday Sparkfam! Its has been something else these last few weeks. I mean, I thought it would slow a great deal but no such luck. emoticon Here is my day began like:

Got up turned on tv & switched to Joyce Meyer watched her for 30mins. Wash dishes, clean Shadow's water bowl & feed him, crazy dog won't eat or drink while we are gone? Go figure?? Hubby has been complaining about spending $$$ on fast food for breakfast. So I got up made grits, scrambled eggs, sausage bacon & toast w/orange juice. He was pretty happy about that since he got to go back upstairs & lay in the bed?!! Seriously?!! Then my son is supposed to hang up slacks so he can re-wear them or get out a fresh pair if necessary, no I had to iron them. Then had to do me which is about 30mins. He is supposed to be at school by 7:45am but we got there & there was road construction. So I try to go around & he barely made. While I scribbled quickly an excuse note for him being tardy. Then drive 40mins in traffic that normally takes me 15mins?! I am so tired but then son from college calls his phone is off so I have go & pay that right away or I am a bad mommy. Then I have to set up payments online for my regular bills while on my break & then I can get back to work. A nap when I get home?

Nope there will none of that when I get home. I have to pick up grandson from daycare & then pick up my son & then get snacks out & then make sure the atmosphere is conducive for homework. Meaning tv should be in off position computer can be on but it must not be on facebook & once done then I can concrete on me. UGH!!

But let me tell you that I feel wonderful outside of a little worn but I am so blessed to have all that I have & be able to help my daughter out. My mom worked full time so she couldn't help me with mine til later & it was such a blessing to have her help like she did.

Crazy dayz of summer are nearly ended but crazy dayz not so much!! I am doing yoga, abs & walk dvd when I get home. I have to find time to get it in or it won't get done. My days are hectic but I wouldn't change this time in my life for anything except a million or more dollar$!! WOOHOOO!

God bless Sparkfam & enjoy everyday!


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HOCKEYGAL21 9/6/2011 12:16AM

    No kidding! I feel the same. Keep rockin it tho!

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RUTHXG 9/4/2011 3:29PM

    Wow, you are taking care of SO many people--it's amazing that you keep your spirits up so well! Please do keep taking care of YOU in the midst of it all.

I have missed you! There are times when I can't keep up with my e-mail, & when I miss clicking through to one of your blog posts, my subscription to you expires. So sorry about that--it's a craziness of life similar to what you're dealing with. I still want to figure out a good meetup place/time. It's hard amid so many demands!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I would LOVE it if you joined the Starfish . . . I would get to see you, at least here on SP, a lot more often!


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NISSANGIRL 9/2/2011 10:35AM

    Thats why we are called wonder-woman! we can get so much more done in one day than men could in a week! My dog also does not drink or eat if we are away, lol. Glad your hubby liked the breakfast Dee, Hope things settle down for you soon. Enjoy your Labor day weekend girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JGAL8123 9/1/2011 3:09PM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your attitude! I try to enjoy every minute of the hectic pace of my life as well...makes me wonder if I'm going to go stir crazy if and when things ever settle down?

Keep on rockin' it, Baby Girl!

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/1/2011 2:48PM

    Wow sounds very hectic!! Good you are going to still make time for yourself. Take care friend. A million dollars would be nice :-)

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Happy Friday!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Friday Sparkfam! I pray you are all ready for the weekend. I am going to catch up a few workouts try to get downtown & walk the lake front & spend time with hubby & Shadow. My youngest will be with his big sister & nephew for the weekend. We only really have Shadow to worry about. He's at home & I know he is lonely but he has the radio & food & water. Um he's my dog just in case you didn't know. One of the other reasons I am in a mad rush to get home from vacations & outings. I just hate leaving him. When we took my son to WIU a few people brought their dogs but it was 4 hours & didn't know how he would react on such long rides? Also, someone would have had to be with him the whole time cause it was just too hot to leave him in the car.

Anyway, I got in a quick workout this morning before making pancakes, getting dressed, waking my son & grandson to get them off to school & daycare. So you can see why I am going to focus on so much need rest this weekend. It takes about 3wks to make something a habit & today I did really good for all I had to do. lol Tonight I am going to aim for 90mins of fitness/ I'll let you know what happens.

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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LIMASTAR 8/26/2011 6:27PM

  You're doing great. Have a great weekend and enjoy your family.

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NISSANGIRL 8/26/2011 3:08PM

    emoticonjob! sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation! We started Taking Casey with us in the car as soon as we got her (8 weeks old) she is great in the car and loves going for rides. You did the right thing by not taking Shadow if it was that hot girl.Once again you have me hungry with your meals! and I have not had a chance to eat anything today! God bless Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCARDINAL 8/26/2011 2:11PM

    Have a great weekend Dee!

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SMILINGEYES88 8/26/2011 1:03PM

    Hope you have a great weekend! We are heading out to go camping :) Taking our doggies too. Beach and hiking are some fun activities we'll be doing while we are out at the campgrounds.

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ILOVELIFE2012 8/26/2011 12:11PM

    Hi Dee, wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. just got back from taking the cta blue line downtown then back up to Jeff Park. I LOVE DOWNTOWN. I hope you enjoy your workout and your weekend!

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Time Out....

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Mommy is having a time out!! Need to regroup & recuperate from the emotional highs & lows of this whole summer. With prom, luncheon, 2graduations & watching my whiny bratty little boys grow into young men has been draining, physically, mentally & financially.

Although my son (college) was driven to school yesterday 4hours in rain to sunshine, 7 state troopers & 2 deers which I blew my horn to get them away from the highway, we made safe & sound & NO tickets!! Thanking the Lord for His tender mercies & blessings. That they continue even when its not all sunshine even with the rain, I am a very blessed & thankful woman.

So now mom gets to take a nice hot bath & begin the holistic cleanse of being "just" mom again.

There was "NO" dinner or workout today. Thats how drained I am. And then there were 3. lol God bless Sparkfam & lets make this week count!


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CIERAPOET 8/22/2011 3:08PM

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Happy Monday Dee! I know you are tired and Praised the Lord for Always watching over you all! It is bitter sweet I know but yep You are always MOM. You have a blessed family and God is Working in each and everyone of you to do of His Good Pleasure. In His Hands are Blessings Untold and so much More. You are Blessed with Faithful Abraham! What a Blessing to Serve a Father like that!
Thanks for sharing your heart! Many Blessings!

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GODZDESIGN95 8/22/2011 2:43PM

    Oh girl I need to holistic cleanse summer has been crazy and it anit over yet.

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JCARDINAL 8/22/2011 11:29AM

    Which college? I drop mine off at Carthage Labor Day weekend. He's my only child so I'm going to be lost without him.

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/22/2011 10:14AM

    Good you took some time for yourself, sounds like a lot going on in your life. emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 8/22/2011 9:51AM

    Glad things went well Dee, it's stressful enough driving that distance and then throw in police and deer and that totally gets me stressed! Relax and take time for you today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKROZ 8/22/2011 3:00AM

    They grow up so fast!!!! I'm sure your biblical teachings and living Godly examples to your children will enable them to continue in their lives before them.

We sent off one of the twins (nephews) to college to begin his adult surreal---they were babies just yesterday!!! Twin 2 will remain here and begin a local junior college. Although I'm not a "mom", I am a MOM and it's time for me to "somewhat" relax as well!!!!

Take that needed time for yourself, you deserve it!!!!

Blessings to you!!!!

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