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Exciting Thursday Sparklers!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Well... not super exciting, but I got you to look right? Since you're here, you might as well read, comment and get a SPARK POINT.

Which by the way, I won 100 Spark Goodie points on the wheel this AM.

From yesterday...

No, the bread crumbs on the beans did not bother me thank goodness!

I had a emoticonwork out at Curves! I really cranked it out more on the running boards, basically heels were hitting my saggy butt emoticon but instead of my heart rate at 104, it was 118! emoticon still not where it should be according to age and weight.. but much closer! And the ab machine was actually GREEN most of the time. Usually it's more yellow-- as in you are not working to par yellow. we hate yellow.

The proof was in the results when done. Instead of burning 197 calories as the norm, it said I burned 237! And for the emoticontime, I got 100% on my ABS! emoticon Great work out at Curves.

I was LIGHT on calories till dinner and what I punched in was INSANE... I really don't think 1 serving of my beef stew is really 473 calories but oh well. So I was really at the top of my calorie intake. Okay I lied. I was OVER. For me to go over 1670 is so rare, so I'll just consider this a calorie cycling day.

Zeus smells great emoticon

I am SO disappointed that Siobhan was voted off so soon. She is amazing. My BF and I believe Crystal will win it but we thought the last three would be Crystal, Siobhan and Lee. Oh well.. we can't complain too much as we don't vote. I certainly hope we will hear Siobhan in the future. Like Daughtry. I did not see that year but I find it interesting how well he has done and I guess whoever won has done nothing? I didn't start watching till Season 6.

Tonight we are having dinner w/ friends. Hope everyone is having a great week!

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LEXXA26 4/30/2010 4:29AM

    I couldn't believe Siobhan was voted off either! how crazy was that. I didn't really want any of those three to go though.
Well done on the workout! My motivation is looooow at the moment. And your gym machines sound awesome, I want some of these green lights!

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KENDRA.PESCE 4/29/2010 6:06PM

    100 points! I didn't even know you can get that.

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GRNISHADE 4/29/2010 5:59PM

    Holy smokes! 100 points! woo hoo!!!

Thank goodness the bread crumbs didn't rock your boat!

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READNKNIT 4/29/2010 4:20PM

    Good for you on the workout AND the 100 points! I've never won that! I think they put it there to taunt me! :)

Have a great time with your friends!


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TBRETT73 4/29/2010 3:12PM

    I'm glad you had a great workout!!! I made it an entire 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer and burned 275 calories. I am so glad I joined the gym!!!

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LAMOURA 4/29/2010 2:46PM

    Nice spark points!!! And emoticon workout you go girl!!! emoticon

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PALOMINOGIRL3 4/29/2010 1:49PM

    GREAT job on burning those extra calories!

In our pool, I voted that Mike would go home. I was wrong, but luckily, so was everyone else, so I am still in the lead! WOO HOO! Bummer to see Siobahn go home.

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MLKOLAR 4/29/2010 12:55PM

    Awesome job on such a great workout! It just gets you so pumped when you have a work out like that!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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ANNISSAT 4/29/2010 12:36PM

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ARTGIRLJENN 4/29/2010 12:36PM

    heehee! GR8T blog post and emoticon on the Curves work-out.

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LORIAPO 4/29/2010 12:28PM

    Reading your blogs is hilarious!
Just what I needed today, thanks!
Congrats on the workout!

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SECONDXGO 4/29/2010 12:23PM

    lol I definitely fell for the "exciting" part in the title, but that's cool, cause having a good workout IS exciting! (That sounds cheesy lol but you did an awesome job pushing yourself it sounds like and that is truly exciting) You blog made me chuckle too- I like the part about you being at the "top" of your calorie ranges, buuut not really lol- can definitely relate there. Have an awesome day and keep up the great work and good attitude!

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GOZEKIGRL 4/29/2010 12:19PM

    sounds like you had an awesome workout! congrats on your ab work!!!

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Happy Hump Day!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Howdy fellow Sparkler Friends!!

Ramblings of a Wednesday...

Let's see I drank WAY to much emoticon last night, but it was so good. I boycotted my emoticon.

I also wrestled w/ my 113 pound boy (Zeus, picture on my page) to walk up a doggie ramp to get a bath. I told him that we were in a HURRY. After all, Idol was on in 45 minutes! I was very careful to not hurt my shoulder, I growled back at him and told him he was NOT allowed to growl at his mother! Then he gets in the tub and has this silly grin, oh look a bathtub! Jerk! I did get him bathed and back home 10 minutes to spare. emoticon need to find that chart on how many calories bathing the dog is worth!

emoticonI just had bread crumbs. emoticon I thought it was cheese. oops. It was sprinkled on green beans and I probably consumed about the size of a sugar cube. Should be okay. Half of a emoticonwill do me in, hoping a sugar cube size won't! DUMB of me too. They had pesto potatoes too that looked good, but the guy confirmed there was flour in there. Too bad he didn't see me reach for the beans and say something!

Had great chicken! It had a mandarin orange, cilantro and red onion salsa on it. YUM.. I am going to make that at home one night. Just finished putting it in the nutrition tracker and lunch came in at 191 calories. eh gads... I'll need something to munch on later for sure!

Hoping the weather warms up soon so I can go power walking. 54 now, supposed to get to 60. Have 1.6 miles planned if it does. Going to Curves tonight too.

Anyone do Curves with the Smart Plan? Here I thought I was doing okay w/ my heart rate and I am not. I'm at 105 ish (yes I was being dense) and I am supposed to be 120-150. emoticon I am already RUNNING on the recovery boards, what else am I supposed to do? Maybe I'll try some jumping jacks! Will be interesting to see what I get to tonight.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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FRAN0426 4/29/2010 2:15AM

    You had me laughing about you getting Zeus up to get the bath, could just vision that. Thats why I take my dog to the groomer , she didn't like getting a bath ---now she does great for the groomer. Ya know sometimes you got to have a fun night and get a few more drinks than you should---keeps us wanting to come back and watch again.

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GRNISHADE 4/28/2010 9:26PM

    Calorie count on bathing depends on the dog and how many times she jumps out of the tub during the bath! I had to put my Kittie (75 pound lab cross who has to be picked up and PUT in the tub) back in the bath 7 or 8 times last Saturday!

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ANITABREAK2 4/28/2010 9:20PM

    LOL..... I can just picture the WWF match between you and Zeus. Glad to see you won and he got a shiny new outlook. Bummer about the green beans but everything else sounds fantastic. Not into American Idol anymore after Chris Daughtery got voted off ..... he should have won. Have a great workout and let's hope that the weather turns around as I could also use some emoticon


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TBRETT73 4/28/2010 5:38PM

    Enjoy your workout at Curves. I joined a new gym near work and I am going as soon as I can leave this place....less than an hour!!!

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MLKOLAR 4/28/2010 3:56PM

    I hope you have a great Wednesday also. Very funny about the dog. Made me laugh just picturing it.

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PALOMINOGIRL3 4/28/2010 2:42PM

    Which Idol contestant are you rootin' for???

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KATHLEENS1964 4/28/2010 2:15PM

    Too funny - you wrestling with a dog that weighs more than you! Hope you do okay with the bread crumbs, must be so hard to dodge all the hidden ingredients. I have a hard time with heart rate due to being on a beta-blocker, which slows my heart beat, so I can't go by heartrate. I have to more go by percieved rate of exertion. Have a great day!

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READNKNIT 4/28/2010 1:56PM

    I hope you have a great day, too!

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Flooring pic's

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ok.. I lightened them up!

Wall to the left is the chianti color, wall to right dusty rose

Wall to right is chianti and to the left is dusty rose. Basically the 'hallway' to the left of the pic is completely empty. We'll have my antique sewing machine in there and a wood burning stove eventually. In the winter, the patio set will come in here and there will be plenty of room.

trying to brighten them up. But it shows how much room there still is w/ the furniture in it!

It is about 500 square ft. Nice little breezeway eh?

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NEDERLUNG 2/19/2011 12:13PM

    Yes, very nice. Reminds me of the open basement of the home I grew up in (my father was a carpenter and built our home). Thanks for sharing the link with me. Is the big Daytona party gonna be held in this huge room (big screen at one end) or is the rest of the house just as expansive?

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SNOWFILLY 4/28/2010 8:28AM

    Beautiful!! Love the color combination. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 4/27/2010 8:39PM

    The floor is awesome and like the wall colors, you have enough room for one square of dancers( sans the furniture).

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LAMOURA 4/27/2010 3:07PM

    Nice, thats beatuiful!!! Love the floor and your colour theme!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/27/2010 3:08:41 PM

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JWENZEL723 4/27/2010 3:06PM

    that floor is awesome! looks so cool!

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TBRETT73 4/27/2010 2:42PM

    Ooooo I like it even more now! WOO HOO!!!!

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GRNISHADE 4/27/2010 1:22PM

    nice view!

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LORIAPO 4/27/2010 12:46PM

    I lightened them up so I could see it better, it was really dark on my computer.
It looks REALLY nice... and I love the floor!

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TBRETT73 4/27/2010 12:34PM

    Good for you! Very nice!!!

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KATHLEENS1964 4/27/2010 12:26PM

    Wow - that's a huge space! Looks like you did an awesome job!

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CSIENK 4/27/2010 12:12PM

    Looks emoticon

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SHAUNDA 4/27/2010 12:00PM

    Very cool!

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GOZEKIGRL 4/27/2010 11:13AM

    dark or not - it looks cozy!

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Flooring is done!

Monday, April 26, 2010

And I took pictures! And I loaded them to my computer. and I completely forgot to email them out so I could post them today. emoticon

unbelievable how large the room looks! Even with the furniture in the room, it's still huge!

I also got three large boxes emptied and sorted. emoticon hm.. only about 25 more boxes to go!

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CSIENK 4/26/2010 6:18PM

    I can feel your sense of accomplishment right through the computer screen.
Great job getting it done. Will check back in to see your pictures...

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    Great job! I am looking forward to your pictures!

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JWENZEL723 4/26/2010 3:26PM

    3 boxes is progress! :) can't wait to see the new flooring pics.

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LAMOURA 4/26/2010 1:10PM

    emoticon I'd love to see those pictures!!

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KATHLEENS1964 4/26/2010 11:38AM

    Can't wait to see the pictures! Isn't progress wonderful? Soon you'll be able to check this off your list and move on to the next project!

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an extra blog for Friday

Friday, April 23, 2010

I could save this for Saturday, but as crazy as it is... I might not have time to type it.

I emoticon love my BF.

I have a side business of selling raw dog food, feel free to inquire. No I am not trying to push the business.. I have enough!

Well, since I now have renters in my house.. things have changed.

1. only 2 of my 6 freezers are plugged in. We are still running on major extension cords for the addition and I do not believe there is ANY room to plug in another freezer.

2. 2 of my larger customers usually order every other order, apart from each other. Uh not this time.

3. friend (one w/ burned dog) is coming in from TN Mothers day weekend for 8 cases. I really need to pull her food this trip to storage in addition to #4 below.

4. the order to be pulled on May 1st... it's huge. Normally we take 1/2 skid to my place, drop it off, grab the next 1/2 skid and deliver, come back to prior 1/2 skid, distribute and be done. FYI I HATE when theater or dancing is this night as I am whooped!

4a. 'my place' is 5 minutes from the cold storage facility
4b. my new place is 30 minutes from cold storage facility
4c. means I no longer have 'my place'!

I AM FREAKING early. augh Normally I only stack skids 4 boxes high (1200#) and we can put 2 skids in the truck. Well, this order is huge and I have each skid at 5 boxes PLUS high. errr.. That's over 3000# top heavy in a pick up. uh uh uh

My BF rocks. He said go to storage... figure out your skids. He'll show up w/ his huge truck and flat bed trailer. We'll forklift onto the trailer the bigger deliveries... put another skid into the truck for local deliveries... and we'll get it done and I won't be driving over 3000# (1 1/2 ton eek) in the pick up.

So.. He gets CHEESECAKE for desert tonight. He has to share. But that's okay with him. Yet another reason why he rocks.

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He is SUCH the keeper!

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GRNISHADE 4/27/2010 9:47AM

    Aren't keepers wonderful?

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KATHLEENS1964 4/26/2010 11:37AM

    We're so lucky to have good men to put up with us - take good care of him!

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SNOWFILLY 4/24/2010 8:34AM

    Good for you that you have such an awesome man!!! I am sure that he thinks that he is fortunate too to have you!!! Yep, he is a keeper!!

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LEXXA26 4/24/2010 3:50AM

    sounds like you've really got yourself a good one there emoticon

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