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So who wants to ....

Friday, February 10, 2012

.... come and cook dinner for me and my family?? emoticon emoticon

yep, I'm feelin' just ever so slightly lazy and uninspired about cooking ... I will happily eat though lol emoticon

The husband unit is out so getting him to cook is a no go dagnabit!! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2012 12:29AM

    LOL!!!

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LINDABENEDICT 2/12/2012 4:05AM

    Here's hoping you all found something tasty !

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 2/12/2012 1:14AM

    Sorry i just can't make it this time....LOL

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BABY_GIRL69 2/11/2012 8:16PM

    Well if I wasn't the help mate to my hubs it sounds like an adventure. It would be nice to have someone appreciate my cooking not just want me to cook all the time. My oldest son & daughter who always praise me for my cooking aren't around. So it would be nice but hubs would probably die if I left him to cook for someone else. lol

Oh I also get amazing dinners from the freezer section that are almost gourmet! I like the bon appetite roast beef & stouffers asiago chicken. I grab a few bags of each & they cook in the stove in less than 45mins. Romantic dinner for 2 for less than $10. Just in case you're in a pinch.....

God bless & good luck!

Dee

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WALKING_WONDER 2/11/2012 3:30PM

    My hubby does the cooking, so sorry I can't help you out!

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CIRANDELLA 2/11/2012 11:36AM

    Awww...I'm sorry to hear it! There are many nights a person just doesn't feel like cooking, especially dinner! I don't blame you... emoticon

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TAMPATINK67 2/10/2012 10:41PM

    Can't make it tonight....

But I hope your post inspires some entrepreneur in your area and mind to put together a restaurant with delivery service that includes several meal options customizable to meet almost any dietary needs.... I must be dreaming now!

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1,000 ...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

... and 5 fitness minutes so far this month. W.h.e.w.

Have a sparktastic weekend everybody ... it's Friday afternoon for me in New Zealand emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BLUE42DOWN 2/10/2012 2:42PM

    Wonderful job!

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FITNFUNJEN 2/10/2012 12:39PM

    Woohoo! You are uh..mazing!!

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 2/10/2012 11:37AM

    That's awesome! I was trekking like that last month and finished with just over 2600! This month is really busy, though, so I'm struggling. Keep up the hard work! It pays off!

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CIRANDELLA 2/10/2012 11:35AM

    WOW! That's some serious time, and we're not even mid-month yet! Well DONE!

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TWINSFITBY40 2/10/2012 10:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome job. Keep up the excellent work!!

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NAMMYOFTHREE 2/10/2012 10:33AM

  Good for you! Happy Friday!

Susie
USA

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NATPLUMMER 2/10/2012 9:30AM

    WOW!!

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/10/2012 9:28AM

    Holy Moly, you are on track!

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INFINITEJESS84 2/10/2012 8:52AM

    Well done!

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SHRINK71 2/10/2012 7:29AM

    Good for you!!!!

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TOPAZROSE 2/10/2012 6:28AM

    Congrats. That is awesome.

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FINALLYBEINGME 2/9/2012 10:53PM

    emoticon I'm completely impressed!

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MIRACLELOVE77 2/9/2012 10:36PM

    that's incredible!!! congrats!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 2/9/2012 10:07PM

    Great Job

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LINDABENEDICT 2/9/2012 10:07PM

    HAPPY FRIDAY ! emoticon

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ROBYNLN 2/9/2012 10:05PM

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CEKNIGHT 2/9/2012 10:03PM

    Way to go! Keep up the great work!!!

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JTAMSYN 2/9/2012 9:58PM

    Wow, you're on fire!!!! Great job!

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Sooo my mum has breast cancer ...

Monday, January 30, 2012

... totally gutted. It's stage 2 and is a very slow type - not one of the nasty aggressive cancers that have taken so many people lately. She found out on Friday after her last routine mammogram (they stop them here in New Zealand at 70 and mum is 68) She told me yesterday when I saw her. There are many unknowns like whether she will need chemo etc but apparently it's not one that will kill her due to hormones and her being post menopausal.

Today she has had an appointment with the surgeon (yay for the public health system in New Zealand, as much as it has faults, it has its excellence too). Her appointment was scheduled for 1pm and it's now 4.15pm so I will ring her this evening.

I am going to indulge in some wine therapy, feel sorry for myself, mum, dad, and everyone else and then most likely do an alcohol free February (or majority of)

I'm just feeling up and down and not quite sure what to feel. I don't want to be too dramatic etc because there are so many other scenarios that are so much worse and I know soooo many (far, far, far, far too many) of you sparkies can relate to this and so much worse.

Cancer is a nasty, nasty cruel b*$tch.

  
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NAMMYOFTHREE 2/8/2012 12:59PM

  So sorry about your Mum......prayers and hugs for you and the whole family.


Your new friend, Susie
MA, USA

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YELLOW09RED 2/8/2012 10:55AM

    emoticon for your mum and you & the family.

Debbie

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4AMAZINGME 2/7/2012 5:49PM

    So sorry about your mom... You are both in my prayers

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INFINITEJESS84 2/7/2012 8:25AM

    I am so sorry to hear that. Illness is a long road and a process. Im sure your mom will appreciate having your support in this part of her life. Remember to take good care of yourself as well.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/6/2012 8:50AM

    That is so hard to deal with.
So sorry, you and your mum will be in my prayers.
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GOLFLADY11 2/4/2012 2:02PM

    Thinking of you. That's bummer news. It's good it's not the aggressive kind of cancer. Thinking of you. emoticon Take care of yourself.

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BUBBLEJ1 2/3/2012 11:37PM

    Hey hun, I hope you got my txt. Thinking of you and your family

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MYRAL85 2/3/2012 11:53AM

    Hi Barcle, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom's cancer, but was happy to hear that the odds are in her favor. I've been there with my own mother. I understand your feelings. Enjoy your wine. Take care of you. You are more than welcome to write me privately if you wish.

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LESSOFPMCD 2/2/2012 2:04PM

    I'm so sorry to hear your mom has to face this at her age but I'm sure you will be a great support to her and help her through this.

As others have said technology and treatments have come a long way in the last few years.

My thoughts are with you and your family!

Take care

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KABOOPER 2/2/2012 7:24AM

    I don't usually read your post, but a friend of mine does. And I saw your head line.
Try to look at this in a different light, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, feel happy that with today's technology, they found it! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. she will have it removed, and go thru treatments and live.

Had this been another time, she may have not found out untill it was too late (like my grandmother) and died earlier than need be. Yes she will have to endure some things that will be hard. but God willing, she will come thru it a stonger person.

Prayers for you and your Mum. God bless you both!
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KEEPITUP05 2/1/2012 5:27PM

    So very sorry to hear this.:( Prayers for you and mum.

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ROBYNLN 2/1/2012 2:02PM

    Sorry to hear this. My prayers for you and your Mom. emoticon

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MENHALLS 2/1/2012 1:59PM

    You are in my thoughts and I hope your mom beats her cancer! Best wishes.

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SASSACAIA 2/1/2012 1:53PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this!! Hug your mom for me.

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 2/1/2012 1:43PM

    Sorry about your mom's diagnosis. Wine-ing is okay for now and maybe a little later too... I will keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers. We're here--vent if you need to.

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thinking of you-all the best!

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REBECCAMA 2/1/2012 1:28PM

  Cancer is everywhere lately. I am sorry for your mum. Enjoy your wine and whine as much as you please.

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TREASURINGLIFE 2/1/2012 12:56PM

    Praying all goes well with your mum. (((((HUGS)))))

- Michelle

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DBELLE39 2/1/2012 8:12AM

    So sorry to hear of your mom's diagnosis. Unfortunately we all are affected in some way by cancer --it's a horrible disease that brings so much pain & sadness to everyone. Praying for good results, & a positive treatment plan. emoticon

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BTLSMUM 2/1/2012 7:14AM

    I'm sorry, that is not easy news to hear. :(

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MKACILLAS 1/31/2012 9:54PM

    So Sorry! You will get thru it with your mom one day at a time.....

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LINDABENEDICT 1/31/2012 9:47PM

    So sorry.

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JANNERUN 1/31/2012 9:06PM

    So sorry to hear about your Mom's diagnosis. I spent part of 2010 and 2011 going thru breast cancer treatments (mine was stage 2 also), and my daughters were such a great support & help. My Mom has breast cancer & took me to chemo and helped me out so much. The best thing you can do is to be there for her. It's a horrible disease & the chemo is awful, but both of you will survive it & get thru. Keeping you in my prayers!

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CATHYEJ1 1/31/2012 6:12PM

    Thinking of you. By the sounds of it she is close by so you will be able to support her and we in turn can support you, if we can.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/31/2012 5:00PM

    My thoughts & prayers are with you. I have a co-worker her sis just got sick so they admitted her to the hospital. She started to get better by the weekend so today she will be going home. Thank God. Co-worker, friend, sister she has been really upset especially since she recently lost a sister 6months ago. I was thinking about cancer lately & I give to the Avon walk & others but one day, I want to do the walk for to help others.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2012 3:34PM

    emoticon Thoughts and prayers. Cancer these days is still what you said, but it is also survivable. They can do a lot that years ago noone even dreamed of.



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HOPE2011 1/31/2012 2:10PM

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COLUMBIANQUEEN 1/31/2012 12:33PM

    Sorry to hear this. emoticon

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BOE4LIFE 1/31/2012 11:07AM

    indeed it is. I hope all goes well. huggs ya.

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NOMIS1 1/31/2012 9:17AM

    So sorry to hear about your mom.

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ROCKINMOM77 1/31/2012 8:58AM

    emoticon I don't know you, but, my momma was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this last week too. I understand how you are feeling. emoticon

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OOLALA53 1/31/2012 8:58AM

    Puts things in perspective.

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/31/2012 8:39AM

    As someone with a LOT of experience dealing with Breast Cancer, and has lost her mom to it, I can relate to your feelings - FOR SURE

BUT!!!! It sounds like a REALLY good case! I am very thankful that you wrote everything you did. Stage 2 and slow - AWESOME!!!! That gives the Drs A LOT to work with!!!

Keep the faith, her diagnosis is good! It sounds like they will be able to help her!

I know it doesn't seem like it right now - its very scary and uncertain, but what you have told us gives me great hope for your situation!

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What makes me ANGRY is that they stop the screenings at 70... I totally hate that!

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TOPAZROSE 1/31/2012 8:32AM

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You are both in my thoughts. I'm so glad this has been found early and is a non-aggressive form. Feel your emotions and at the same time be positive for your mum and yourself. Sending you warm, positve energy and prayers.

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LOVESLIFE48 1/31/2012 7:48AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. Will send hugs and prayers your way. emoticon

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SHRINK71 1/31/2012 7:30AM

    So sorry to hear. At least the doctors think it is non-aggressive and should be fairly easily treatable. Hugs to you and your family.

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FREEBASS 1/31/2012 7:27AM

  My sister was diagnosed with 4th stage breast cancer......7 years ago!!!!! She's been through a lot in the last year, but the first 5 years she was treated strictly with oral meds that allowed her to live her life without a hitch. Please take heart that while we still have a way to go with breast cancer treatment, it is NOT the death sentance it once was. I know LOTS of women who have passed the 5 year mark after having been through it. Your mum's situation is optimal, given her age and the fact that it was picked up early. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

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CASEYTALK 1/31/2012 7:25AM

    Please post after you've called her and share what she learned from her doctor. All of us are thinking of you and are concerned.

With all the advances in medicine, you have every reason to be hopeful.

Take care of YOURSELF so that you can be strong for your mum and the rest of your family, too.



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2BHOTNTONED 1/31/2012 6:55AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom, my thoughts are with you and your family.
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CRAZYWOMAN10 1/31/2012 5:18AM

    I'm so sorry to hear...My prayers are with you and your family.

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HILLRUNNER 1/31/2012 5:15AM

    It's a very hard thing to deal with...I know, I've been there too.
Just feel whatever you need to feel, cry when you need to, talk to people for love and support and just be there for her.
I'll keep all of you in my prayers

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BEFIT014 1/31/2012 5:14AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this!

I'll keep you both in my thoughts & prayers!

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FRIDA11 1/31/2012 5:00AM

    As long as she does the treatment there is a fear chance.
Remember to create happy occasions..

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LIS0707 1/31/2012 3:50AM

    I'm sorry. My mum got hers at the same age as your mum, and she's just hit the 5 year survival mark. As well as the medical care side, the Cancer Society here have so many wonderful services to help support your mum through her treatment. I know my mum found them to be a great help.

Kia kaha, your mum needs you right now. Make sure you have a support network around you too, that can hold you up when you need it.

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FITNFUNJEN 1/31/2012 2:53AM

    So sorry to hear about your mum! I will keep you both in my prayers. Dealing with cancer brings up all kinds of emotions and fears. I'm here if you need to talk! Hugs!

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TJ2012 1/31/2012 12:14AM

    So sorry to hear about your mom. You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

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600 days ....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

... is my current login streak. What's yours?

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LARSIL 1/29/2012 9:16PM

    It's been only since the beginning of the year -- so Jan 29th is 29 days. (Autumn/early Winter got incredibly busy where I teach.)

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BABY_GIRL69 1/29/2012 4:08PM

    Missed a day spinning wheel so 45 days maybe?

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/29/2012 2:58PM

    169

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/29/2012 12:15PM

    600! Wow! Mine is 172

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AUNTKITTY 1/29/2012 10:00AM

    Truthfully, I don't log in every day, but my walking streak is at 762.

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NATPLUMMER 1/29/2012 9:45AM

    498 :-)

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/29/2012 7:21AM

    377... travel tends to interrupt such streaks, but my last trip was a little over a year ago.

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TOPAZROSE 1/29/2012 6:22AM

    Congrats. Awesome streak. Go girl!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/29/2012 5:50AM

    Way to go Barcle. Don't know what mine is, I holiday where there is no internet, but that is one amazing streak.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/29/2012 4:48AM

    I'm not sure. My puter wouldn't work one day so it hasn't been very long. What I need to have is an exercise streak that lasts more than 2 weeks!

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LIBELULITA 1/29/2012 3:06AM

    My current streak is 34 days....I didn't log-in on Christmas Day or Boxing Day emoticon emoticon. 600 days is VERY impressive emoticon

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motivational/quirky quotes ....

Monday, January 23, 2012

... tell me, tell me emoticon please

(the author of this blog is toooo lazy to source/provide her own)

  
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MEDDYPEDDY 1/25/2012 2:04AM

    "Bans burnt down
Now I can see
the moon"

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/24/2012 10:47AM

    love the subject but not the fact me mind went awol

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MOBYCARP 1/23/2012 9:48PM

    It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so ingenious.

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LINDABENEDICT 1/23/2012 7:15PM

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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X5X52000 1/23/2012 5:56PM

    There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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BABY_GIRL69 1/23/2012 3:35PM

    It doesn't matter how slowly you go-so long as you do not stop....confucius

God bless & thanks for making us think....

Dee

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BLUE42DOWN 1/23/2012 3:25PM

    I'm constantly making up little things for the Huddle Walls, but don't do quite as much with hunting for quotes. Lessee ...

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -- Og Mandino
(Or the Bible version in varied forms - "You reap what you sow.")

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." -- Thomas Jefferson

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." -- Walter Elliot

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." -- Peter Marshall

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/23/2012 3:12PM

    They say that motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/23/2012 10:08AM

    This one's not quirky but I like it:

"My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made."
--Robert Browning

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SLPCOWGAL72 1/23/2012 9:16AM

    I have blogged some fave quotes before and my goal is to include a quote daily on my status feed; feel free to check out my page. I also have a bunch on pinterest if you are on there; look under Tammy Oertel. I am an admitted quote junkie!

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NATPLUMMER 1/23/2012 9:04AM

    Can't think of one either.

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CINERICIA 1/23/2012 8:49AM

    Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor.
--Aldous Huxley


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BOE4LIFE 1/23/2012 8:36AM

    I can, I will, I must.

Sin Vs Sin -- Sloth meet Wrath, and let the beat down begin

Alright, let's do this.

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TOPAZROSE 1/23/2012 8:30AM

    Check out the share an inspirational quote thread on the STYB Team. lol. how's your weather? We are sweltering in Adelaide.
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RIKKI572 1/23/2012 7:30AM

    Smile, it keeps people wondering what you're up to!!
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LILHOBBIT29 1/23/2012 7:03AM

    hahaha!! I have a blog on my page with great motivational quotes... i posted it some months ago... you'll have to look for it! :P

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TATTER3 1/23/2012 6:35AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!! emoticon

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