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Last Day

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Last Day for my blog for awhile. Will be gone until August 7. Will probably have some time to check in with Spark on my ipad, although maybe best to take a total vacation from it and everything. For sure, I am not going to read any newspapers. I just cannot stand the news, it is so upsetting. Every parent wants their child to do better than themselves. My grandparents came to America for a better life for their children. My mom had a better life than they did. I have had a better life than my parents, but now my kids are just not doing well. My daughter's husband has no job, I see the environment being destroyed for my grandchildren. Will they be able to visit the beautiful places I have? California is closing many of the parks that I love to go to, parks I took my children to, yet there seems plenty of money for certain people to have five houses, six cars, and the like. It is all very sad to me, and I am going to take a break from all of it. I am grateful I do not live in some of those awful places around the world where children ruin their eyes sewing carpets, women are possessions, and people are starving. Still, even though we have it better here than most of the world, it is sad to see my own country going downhill.

  
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CARLANNIE 8/2/2011 10:59AM

    Have a great vacation and leave all that worry behind. Worry about things you can do nothing about are of no value to YOU. Worst thing you can do is watch the late-night news right before going to bed.

Have a fun trip!

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/1/2011 5:17AM

    It is so sad. I read the headlines, but I don't need details.
Kay

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JEANNE229 7/31/2011 12:57PM

    I agree. I think they need to shut down the news feed. It is all very depressing.

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VINGRAM 7/31/2011 10:26AM

    Have fun and we will touch base when you return! emoticon vista

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Doing Well

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I am doing well on my trip preparations. Just have to pay bills and sort my papers (ugh), decide what to take, and I will be done.

Got some huge, delicious cherries at the market. They are great for snacking. I highly recommend!!!

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/31/2011 5:41AM

    Eating healthy snacks can be healthy and tasty.
Kay

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VINGRAM 7/30/2011 2:48PM

    emoticon

I love cherries - but never think to buy them. Weird, huh?

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Goals for today

Friday, July 29, 2011

Just realized I could print out my Spark goals and then check them off as I go through the day. That might help motivate me.

Revised list for today:
1. Prepare for Ashland trip.
a. Make list for watering plants, garbage collection, mail pickup -- Done
b. Finish up front yard so it is presentable. Done
c. Finish up back yard so it is easy to find tools to water.
d. Get cash from bank Done
e. Leave phone numbers of where I will be, with Mom, with Jack, with brother
f. Get tapes to play in car
g. Fill up with gas
h. Simplify packing. Really think about it, Bring only necessaries.
i. Find old list!!
j. Call J. an H. to say goodbye
h. Pay all bills

  
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CARLANNIE 7/30/2011 12:45PM

    There's so much available here on SP. Always something new.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/30/2011 6:40AM

    Relax and enjoy.

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MICHAELFARLEY6 7/29/2011 12:45PM

    You forgot have fun!! :)

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Another Spark discovery

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I just realized on the nutrition tracker page, you can scroll down and see how you are doing so far in a day. Like before lunch, or after lunch, see how many calories you have had, how much fiber, salt, etc. I did not realize I could do this, and actually, it could be quite helpful in making decisions about what to eat for the rest of the day.

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/29/2011 10:11AM

    That's great. I will be trying that also.
Kay

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VINGRAM 7/28/2011 8:36PM

    And I need to start tracking again.......somehow I can't seem to hit the "start" button. Maybe tomorrow!

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Goal for today

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1. Prepare for Ashland trip.
a. Make list for watering plants, garbage collection, mail pickup
b. Finish up front yard so it is presentable.
c. Finish up back yard so it is easy to find tools to water.
d. Get cash from bank
e. Leave phone numbers of where I will be, with Mom, with Jack, with brother
f. Get tapes to play in car
g. Fill up with gas
h. Simplify packing. Really think about it, Bring only necessaries.
i. Find old list!!

2. Start cost cutting measures immediately.
a. conflicts with Ashland trip!! ha ha
cost cutting fits in with losing weight. Marilyn and I can split meals in restaurants. Saves money and calories.
b. use up all the stuff I have before buying anything else!!




  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/27/2011 3:40PM

    You have it all together. Have a great time.
Kay

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