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Sunday Sept 4

Sunday, September 04, 2011



It's a nice sunny day. We've already been for a nice long drive, picked up a few groceries, stopped in to visit my friend who is going home to Maine today. But next year she will return and staying from June to October as she will be retired. Since she bought her summer home in Nova Scotia she has gotten here for the month of August. So will be wonderful to visit with her longer next year.

The move for my inlaws went very smoothly, lots of help, but they still need to downsize even more. Guess we don't realize the amount of stuff we gather over the years.

My friends are having a bbq for us this evening, so should be a good time with a few friends to celebrate our birthday, which is tomorrow. My husband and I not only celebrate the same day but also the same year.


~Life is not a 'brief candle. It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation.~ - George Bernard Shaw

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/5/2011 6:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday dear friend. I hope that the BBQ was fun. Bright blessings to you & yours. Love, Dawn emoticon

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NESSY759 9/4/2011 8:37PM

    I hope you have a wonderful night you deserve this. I hope this upcoming week isnt too stressful on you. I know it will be a busy week for you but your strong and you will get through it. Hugs Have fun dear

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SWEETPEA1949 9/4/2011 8:10PM

    Have a wonderful time with your friends tonight..It must be so special to share the same birthday with you husband..not only the same day but the same yr that is awesome.Happy Birthday tomorrow and all the best to you both

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LOLAJO54 9/4/2011 2:45PM

    hugs and kisses on a great bbq tonight with great friends and great weather.
enjoy!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/4/2011 2:34PM

    Hope you have a great evening!

Hugs,

Lainie

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MADKAPKID 9/4/2011 2:07PM

    I am happy the move went smoothly. And..woo hoo on the celebration tonight with friends. Having your husband and you share the same day and year is really special. UNIQUE...make it fun! Have a joy filled evening....Karen

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RAINBOWMF 9/4/2011 12:03PM

    Have a wonderful day Barbara.
Hugs to you and Shannon.
Sending hugs for Kathy and Ken too.



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Saturday Sept. 3

Saturday, September 03, 2011









Hope you find something today that makes you laugh. It does the whole body and lot of good !


" Life is short, Be yourself, Forgive quickly, Love totally, Laugh uncontrollably and never forget something that made you smile. "

  
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PANBOOKS 9/4/2011 10:01AM

    My first smile of the day - Thank you.

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LOLAJO54 9/3/2011 11:21PM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/3/2011 11:12PM

    Thanks for the laugh, Barbara!

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CAROL3SAN 9/3/2011 6:52PM

    Thanks Barb. I can use a good laugh today. Have a great evening. emoticon

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NESSY759 9/3/2011 3:00PM

    hahaha i loved the kitten made me laugh for sure lol. Then there is your beautiful picture that always makes me smile when i see how happy you were at that shower. Dont you wish all our days will filled with that much happiness. Have a great day

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MADKAPKID 9/3/2011 9:20AM

    Love the pics....and the quote is surely words to live by! Smiles and laughter are medicine for the heart and soul. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/3/2011 8:28AM

    Thanks for being you!

Hugs Mary emoticon

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GROEDER 9/3/2011 7:44AM

    Thanks for the laugh to start my day.
Have a great weekend.

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Friday Sept. 2

Friday, September 02, 2011





Good morning Sparkers ! Today starts the official move day. My husband's parents have decided to sell their home and move into our small town into an apartment. They have a ground floor close to everything. This building is only 2 stories high, was our old high school turned over into apartments.

So today they have friends coming to move the many boxes and smaller items. Tomorrow the heavy furniture will be moved. Hopefully all will transpire smoothly and they will be settled in and accept their new living arrangements.

I do realize it is a huge change in their lives to leave their home, this is one they built and lived in for 30 years. It was built beside their other home they lived in for 20 years. I know we will certainly see a big difference as they were our closest neighbour.

Everyone have a happy TGIF ! and enjoy the upcoming Labour day weekend !


" A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. "
-Winston Churchill

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/3/2011 6:51AM

    I love the quote you've posted here from Winston Churchill. I agree that moving at any stage of life is difficult. Trying to move after living so long in one place would be VERY difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family as they get settled into their new home. Glad that they will be near you. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 9/2/2011 9:33PM

    I am with you Barb... I would hate to move from my home site of 50+ years especially with the view they had..

thanks I had a great day .. hope your tomorrow goes smoothly..

hugs Jo

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LOTUSLIFE 9/2/2011 4:51PM

  That is a big move. Must be a lot for them and lots of changes for you too. I hope it goes smoothly. Hugs~

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NESSY759 9/2/2011 12:25PM

    Barb here's wishing them all the luck in the world with there new journey. definatley a bittersweet moment. I know even for us when we moved i felt the same way it was the only city i had ever known leaving family and friends behind to come to a new and unfamilar city i was full of many emotions. They will be fine because they have you and Shannon to support them and love them and you will all help this be less stressful transition. Hugs to you all

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/2/2011 11:45AM

    I hope the move goes well. It's always hard at first to change something you're so used to. My mom made a big move after living in our home for over 40 years. She moved from Michigan to Georgia where I live. It was really hard for her for a while, but then she got used to it. Hope your in-laws will find the change good.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Lainie

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RAINBOWMF 9/2/2011 10:31AM

    I am not even related and I feel many emotions.
In one way ,I feel happy for them, but in the other I know how much they will miss their home.
I pray that their new digs will be a friendly place with good neighbours.
Hug to you all Barbara.

Mary

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BARBARAROSE54 9/2/2011 8:36AM

    As I sit here watching the many trucks and men loading the boxes, it is bitter sweet. I'm more emotional than I thought I would be.

I am going to go to pick up fruit and veggie trays and other refreshments and see how I can help at the apartment. I don't want to be in the way.

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NANCYBOAT 9/2/2011 8:08AM

    Good luck witht he move - hope it goes well!

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MADKAPKID 9/2/2011 8:07AM

    I hope the move is both emotionally and physcially smooth for them. It will be a big change. I like the quote you chose to share today....Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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BABYGIRLLOVE1 9/2/2011 7:54AM

  Hope the move went well emoticon Have a fantastic day emoticon

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1BEAUTIFULDAY1 9/2/2011 7:36AM

  admire their bravery.. Want to do the same, can't.

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GROEDER 9/2/2011 7:33AM

    I hope the move and transition is a smooth one for all of you!!!
Have a great weekend.

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Thursday Sept 1

Thursday, September 01, 2011





It's a new month, a time to reflect on our goals and successes.

I have had a good month of August and will continue to move forward the month of September.



"Live more for today, less for tomorrow and never about yesterday"

  
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JETTANALA 9/6/2011 7:37PM

    let's go! emoticon

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NESSY759 9/2/2011 12:22PM

    I agree Barbara with Mary it will be a great month for us. Lets rock septemeber . we ll show the world who the real biggest losers are yay

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CAROL3SAN 9/2/2011 7:04AM

    Thanks for the wonderful quote Barb. I hope you will have a great day. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 9/1/2011 11:48PM

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hugs Jo

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SWEETPEA1949 9/1/2011 9:54PM

    Barbara i love your quote. August was a great month for me.But now September is here and the weather is starting to change it is cooler at night and not quite as warm in day time..The leaves are starting to change..I dont look forward to the months ahead..
Hugs, jacqueline

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KATHYJO56 9/1/2011 3:27PM

    Hi Barb, What a wonderful way to start the new month that we have been blessed with. September is such a beautiful month. What a great quote to live by. emoticon

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MADKAPKID 9/1/2011 12:40PM

    Barbara, great quote and so very true. YOU had an awesome August and sound like you are looking foward to your september adventures. YOU can do it! WOO HOO

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RAINBOWMF 9/1/2011 11:56AM

    September onward we go.
I think it will be a great month for us all.

Hugs Mary

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/1/2011 11:00AM

    Love the quote! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Lainie

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Wednesday - Aug.31

Wednesday, August 31, 2011



here's to a wonderful sparky day !



" Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintenance is hard. Choose your hard. "

  
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NESSY759 8/31/2011 9:50PM

    Barb your so right its not an easy journey but if we believe in ourselves and perserve we can overcome those hard moments. Your doing really well.

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LOLAJO54 8/31/2011 9:27PM

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I choose losing weight getting healthy and maintaining it ...

hugs Jo

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KITT52 8/31/2011 9:16PM

    yep life can be hard......most anything can be hard, but if you get a plan and find what works for you ....oh darn it's still hard but you can do it.....one day at a time.....

just keep trying


HUGS

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CAROL3SAN 8/31/2011 5:45PM

    Hope you had a great day Barb, It rained a little here today, but I was able to dodge getting myself wet. emoticon

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KATHYJO56 8/31/2011 2:45PM

    Barb, I love this! Thank you for posting it exactly the way that you did! emoticon

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MADKAPKID 8/31/2011 12:26PM

    Hi Barbara.....good blog. The choice is ours....I guess chosing the losing weight for me is the way to go...WOO HOO

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/31/2011 11:11AM

    Good Morning Barbara!!!

Hope you have an awesome day!

Hugs,

Lainie

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RAINBOWMF 8/31/2011 8:38AM

    Good morning Barbara
Yep it is hard, every darn day it is hard.
I am finding a way to live with it. To make it part of my life.
Eat but choose healthy, walk more then sit.
With all our sparkpals on here that have removed weight, I find most of
them have changed their lifestyle to make them keep it off and they are happy about it.
Not thinking they are being deprived but choosing to be healthy, eat healthy.
Portion control of something we like is one thing that is important to me, I tend to eat too much if it is something I love. I have to learn the it will be there again, I don't have to eat it all TODAY or at one sitting.

Lifestyle change, that is what I choose.

Have a great Wednesday.

Hugs Mary

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GROEDER 8/31/2011 7:36AM

    I hope you have a SUPER day!!!!

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AZMOMXTWO 8/31/2011 7:35AM

  thanks that is great to see that someone else sees it as hard
great blog

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LOTUSBURGER 8/31/2011 7:32AM

    hahaha!

THANKS! HAve a great SPARKY DAY too!!

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