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Sat. Sept. 17

Saturday, September 17, 2011







Hi Sparkers. Hope you have had a good day. We've been gone for over 12 hours. The weather was beautiful, we picked up our favourite couple and went for a nice drive, stopping at our friend's restaurant. Had a nice visit with her. And now I'm tired so will do some sparking, then relax and bed.


" The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn. "

  
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NESSY759 9/23/2011 7:24AM

    Im glad you had a great day and did something fun. Thats great

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LOOKING_UP 9/18/2011 1:13PM

    SO positive, Barb! Thanks!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/18/2011 8:28AM

    Sounds like you had a great day. I hope that you enjoyed some good sleep as well. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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JETTANALA 9/18/2011 12:55AM

    I love ..

"the oak sleeps in the acorn"

thanks Barbara

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RAINBOWMF 9/18/2011 12:22AM

    SO happy you had a good day.
Great blog.

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MADKAPKID 9/17/2011 11:56PM

    I am so glad you had such a nice day...... a little sparking and then bed sounds good. Have a joy filled tomorrow, Karen emoticon

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Fri. Sept. 16

Friday, September 16, 2011









Happy TGIF Sparkers.


"The most important things in life are your friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life. If you have these then you have everything!"

  
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KRZYKAT3 9/23/2011 12:31PM

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SHARON10002 9/18/2011 12:48AM

    Cute pics Barbara!

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NESSY759 9/17/2011 7:00PM

    hahahaha Barb i love the pictures specially the one with the cat in the cat bed. I tell you its even funnier in person. My daughter wanted to get the cats a bed at the dollar store she saw i told her it wouldnt be big enough but it was only a 1.25 so i let her get it. Hahaha i fat cat Ripley looked just the same in his bed. Guess thats why you often see him napping in the dogs bed. priceless. Thanks again for the chuckle

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RAINBOWMF 9/16/2011 7:17PM

    I had to come back to see why Kathy had so much to say LOL!

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KELLY_SS 9/16/2011 4:13PM

    Loved these!! And I love your sense of humor Barb!!
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BEACHWALKER86 9/16/2011 2:52PM

    Sorry, Barb! My comment wouldn't post and then it did - repeatedly!

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BEACHWALKER86 9/16/2011 2:52PM

    Cute!
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BEACHWALKER86 9/16/2011 2:51PM

    Cute!
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    Cute!
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    Cute!
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MADKAPKID 9/16/2011 1:36PM

    I am getting a late start to my sparking....but...LOVE the blog. The pics are real smile makers. LOL I think MY luckyboy kittie would agree with the first one...as HE needs a bigger bed. LOL Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon emoticon

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SUSAN134 9/16/2011 1:13PM

    Loved these! Could definitely identify with the second one.

(not me....the cat LOL)

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SUNRISE14 9/16/2011 11:49AM

    AMEN ! GOOD BLOG !

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/16/2011 11:30AM

    Love the pictures and the quote, Barbara!!! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Lainie

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THEEXERCISER 9/16/2011 11:06AM

    cute pictures have a great weekend!

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CAROL3SAN 9/16/2011 10:19AM

    emoticon Funny pics.I love your quote too. Have a great day Barb. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 9/16/2011 10:02AM

    woohoo love my laugh of the day..

have a great one Barb!


hugs Jo

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RAINBOWMF 9/16/2011 9:58AM

    Morning Barbara
Great blog LOL!

Friends like you keep me smiling

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GUMDROP123 9/16/2011 9:16AM

    adorable!!

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SHANSHE 9/16/2011 8:46AM

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FLORIDASUN 9/16/2011 7:56AM

    Amen on that...and LOVE those little fur babies! I call mine my little brown boy...he's the sweetest, cutest, most adorablest, little fur monster around...even if he did come to our bedroom at 6:30 a.m. crying.."where's breakfast mom?" Grhhhh...the things we do for kitty love! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/16/2011 7:35AM

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Thurs. Sept. 15

Thursday, September 15, 2011

There is a lady that doesn't live too far from me that takes the most amazing pictures. Last Friday night we just missed a storm that went out to sea (so the men tell me) but we got a lot of waves from it. Here are a couple of pics that she took that I snagged off her face book. Hope you enjoy them.





" The ocean . . . cold and wild the surf, rushing in to overwhelm
the beach, the wind, stinging my cheeks, enveloping me
in total freedom "

  
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NESSY759 9/17/2011 6:58PM

    Wow how beautiful thanks for sharing this with us

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GUMDROP123 9/16/2011 9:18AM

    Breathtaking photos. Must be nice living near the water!

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NANFACEMIRE1 9/15/2011 8:02PM

    Barb, those are great pictures...........thanks for sharing

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KELLY_SS 9/15/2011 4:23PM

    Wow, those are beautiful photographs!!

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KATHYJO56 9/15/2011 1:40PM

    Incredible Pics. Barb! Thank you for sharing them with us. emoticon

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SHANSHE 9/15/2011 1:35PM

    WOW!!!! How gorgeous! I am in awe of the beauty, thanks for sharing.
Shan

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SUSAN134 9/15/2011 12:51PM

    Wow...you can feel the power and beauty of Mother Nature radiating off of those pics! Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing them


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LIVE_TO_LOVE 9/15/2011 12:01PM

    WOW!!!! They're BREATHtaking! Thanks for sharing them, Barbara!

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KRZYKAT3 9/15/2011 11:23AM

    AWEOME Thanks for posting. Have another joyous day!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/15/2011 11:07AM

    Those are beautiful pictures. Love the quote too. Have a great day!

Hugs,

Lainie

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DONNAJZ4241 9/15/2011 9:14AM

    Wow! Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

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FLORIDASUN 9/15/2011 8:29AM

    Wow...wow...WOWSA..the colors and the fury and the awesomeness of the waves are truly BREATH TAKING. It makes us realize just how tiny and silly we are in the scheme of mother nature. The CRAZY thing is that man mostly thinks of themselves as the masters of the universe..this pic says it all....NOT! emoticon

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MADKAPKID 9/15/2011 8:12AM

    Barbara these are awesome pictures. The power of the sea always amazes me. I think you just gave me an idea for how I want to spend my Saturday.....Terry and I just might hop into " Mosie Rosie" and drive to the ocean. Its only 45 minutes away. We have a favorite beach spot. Perfect for walking and sharing a picnic lunch. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/15/2011 7:54AM

    She takes the best pictures I ever saw.
Some of them are just too wonderful to be true.
She must have a lot of patience.

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Wed. Sept.14 - Happiness Blog

Wednesday, September 14, 2011








On the Fall Challenge for our Lime team our challenge this week was to write a blog about something that made us happy. We were to be overweight, and the point of the blog is that our weight had nothing to do with our happiness.

One of the happiest moments for me has been the times I have met with two Sparks friends, Mary and Jo. They are sisters who I have known for a few years, they live over 1500 miles from where I live. We try to see each other when I go to visit my family in Toronto. The first picture I met them on one of my trips they came down and stayed at a hotel close to where I was staying and we spent the morning together. The time is always too short, we all have so much to say and talk about.

Now the 2nd and 3rd pictures was taken in 2010, on our trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We all hooked up and went there for a fun time and that is what we had. Besides Mary and Jo, my best friend Kathy and my sister-in-law Robin were with me and Mary and Jo's cousin Donnie were with them.

The 2nd picture we are all out for the evening enjoying our meal. Now the 3rd picture was not only a happy time but a fun time. Our Mary decided she would put on the new sun dress I just bought and dance by the pool for our entertainment. What a hoot ! Her sister did a video of her and all you can hear in the video is my laughter.

I plan on doing this again, but this time my husband and Kathy's husband want to join us, they too can't wait to meet Mary and Jo.



" The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. "

  
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KRZYKAT3 9/20/2011 1:08PM

    What a fun & relaxing time. So glad you have found friends so far from home!!

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GUMDROP123 9/16/2011 9:20AM

    Awesome quote at the end! Its great when you have great friends!! Makes me happy that you are happy!!

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NANFACEMIRE1 9/15/2011 8:05PM

    Nice that all of you can get together and have such great times. emoticon

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JETTANALA 9/15/2011 2:23PM

    Barbara... it is so awesome .... the girlfriends!..... I tell my daughter over and over... you need to have girlfriend in your life... they make the world special.. they help you through all the "stuff" that gets thrown on you.... if a gal doesn't have girlfriends, then she needs to make some! So awesome! I love the pics!

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LIVE_TO_LOVE 9/15/2011 12:03PM

    I completely understand the HAPPINESS found in sharing time with dear sparkfriends! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 9/15/2011 8:26AM

    Love this blog and seeing your pics! Priceless! Love hearing your commentary and what a fab friends you have. It's always GREAT to have a jokester in the crowd. In our crowd it's usually ME! emoticon I'm working on getting my 'happy' back on track. This blog makes me realize how much of a gift to others sharing happiness is!

By the way...YOU always make me happy dear friend...ALWAYS! emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/14/2011 11:47PM

    Barbara, I agree with you about having fun visits with Mary and Jo - they are a great pair to know!!!

You are so lucky that you can all get away together again for what 'the girls' have told was a fantastic vacation the first time!

Great blog! Thanks for sharing with us!

Hugs,
Kathy

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FLYCHRISTI 9/14/2011 11:33PM

    May you always have such great times!!!!!
Waiting the photos of your next trip.
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LADYANDREA2012 9/14/2011 11:08PM

    I love your Blog!!!! You have a great attitude!!! And, BTW, I love your quote at the closing of the Blog!!!! Keep being that Cheerful!!!!

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LOOKING_UP 9/14/2011 9:41PM

    Oh my gosh!! LOVED your photos, Barbara. They said it all--but I also loved what you said about the fun times you have had together. Your blog made me SMILE--filled with sunshine, joy, happiness and FUN!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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KITT52 9/14/2011 7:36PM

    wonderful pictures, makes me happy too

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CAROL3SAN 9/14/2011 4:37PM

    So glad you got to meet with your friends. I can tell that you young ladies had a wonderful time together. There should be more days like that.

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BRIMOIRA 9/14/2011 2:47PM

    Now I know what makes you smile so brightly

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KATHYJO56 9/14/2011 2:06PM

    Barb, I can't tell you how much I love this blog. Your happiness just shines through, my friend! I love the pics. You have just proven that we can all be happy and fill our days with joy no matter what we weigh. emoticon

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SUSAN134 9/14/2011 1:41PM

    Love this! Love the fact that you are not waiting until you reach that magic number in your weight-loss journey before you actually DO things! So many of us (I am guilty), think...when I get thin, I will do that. What a waste this way of thinking is!

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BEACHWALKER86 9/14/2011 1:30PM

    What a fabulous blog! And what great friends; this reminds us of what is important in life.
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SLIMKIM2B 9/14/2011 1:06PM

    Love the poolside dancing!!!

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SHANSHE 9/14/2011 12:07PM

    I cannot IMAGINE being with Mary and Jo and NOT having a good time, LOL! I am so happy for the three of you that you all got to hang out and be happy together!
Hugs,
Shan

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/14/2011 11:21AM

    That's awesome, Barbara!!!

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JUSDUCKY 9/14/2011 10:45AM

    This is GREAT! I can so relate now, too, after getting to meet Susie last weekend. You look very happy. I love the dancing by the pool picture. She should FRAME that one!


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LOLAJO54 9/14/2011 9:20AM

    hahhahha I laughed the whole time I was reading your blog .. it was the best time I have had in years..
We did enjoy each others company..
Thanks for making me smile this morning and relive our fun..

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RAINBOWMF 9/14/2011 8:48AM

    Oh Barbara, that is so lovely, It is so nice to know that I am part of your happiness. You know,I am crying, you are just so sweet.
Oh yes that video? LOL your laughter made the whole thing special.
You know what, I never thought about being fat on that whole trip. It was not an issue, I was just filled with Joy, every minute.

Also, I never dreamed I would be featured in one of your blogs, hehe!

Love Mary

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NESSY759 9/14/2011 8:47AM

    It makes me so happy to see you Happy Barb you deserve this so much. You are all wonderful people and it is my dream too that we can all share a laugh together. Thanks for sharing your happy moments with us. Have a great day

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MADKAPKID 9/14/2011 8:18AM

    Barb, another awesome blog. And, I love the quote. The pictures you shared show FRIENDS having FUN. I always enjoy seeing pictures and can't wait to see pictures from your next outing with them. Have a joy filled day, Karen

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NANCYBOAT 9/14/2011 8:03AM

    What a great, upbeat and HAPPY post!!! Love it that you got to meet some of your Spark friends in person - that's awesome!

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WINTER20101 9/14/2011 7:58AM

    I join Connie about meeting all of you!! You do Connie!! Thanks for sharing .. i have picture number one on my desk..

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CAROL3SAN 9/14/2011 7:52AM

    I can just see you and your spark friends having an absolute wonderful time together. Mary is also my spark friend who I have never seen. It would be great for me to see her in person one day too.
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JAZABEE 9/14/2011 7:25AM

    I hope one day I too can meet up with you girls, that would be my ultimate dream.... Thank you for sharing!!

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Tuesday Sept 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2011







A smile is a curve which can set a lot of things straight.

  
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NANFACEMIRE1 9/15/2011 8:03PM

    Barb, you do have a great smile.....and like I said b-4, your profile picture is really good.

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FLORIDASUN 9/15/2011 8:22AM

    So very clever my dear friend and as always VERY inspirational! emoticon

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FITNESSMONSTER8 9/14/2011 11:13AM

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GRANPATTIE 9/14/2011 11:04AM

    Yup! Karen was right (I'm her sister, Pattie). This is a great blog. Love the pictures, and the whole thing goes perfectly with your party background. That would be a good background for me this month, since I have very FEW days left until I'm 62.

Thanks for the smiles,
Pattie

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JUSTA123 9/14/2011 9:23AM

    Thanks for the smiles!

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    What a great quote! I've never heard that one before. emoticon emoticon

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    I try to smile every day! emoticon

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NESSY759 9/13/2011 10:29PM

    emoticon i love your smile Barbara hope today was a great day filled with lots of laughs and smiles

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SWEETPEA1949 9/13/2011 10:33AM

    great blog..hey i used to have a smile cut like that i got it one time with flowers in it..wonder what happened to it emoticon

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MADKAPKID 9/13/2011 10:16AM

    OHMYGOODNESS! GREAT blog on smiles....and...the BABY PICTURE just lose my sip of tea as it took me by surprise and I HAD A GREAT BIG SMILE out of that one...in fact, more of a big old guffaw laugh than just a smile. Have a joy filled day, Karen

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    You add a smile to SP! emoticon

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JUSDUCKY 9/13/2011 9:19AM

    Happy happy happy!

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RAINBOWMF 9/13/2011 8:15AM

    Now if that does not make you smile, nothing will.
Thanks Barbara that was great.
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GROEDER 9/13/2011 6:13AM

    I hope you have a sunny, smile filled day!!!

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