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Week Recap

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall cleaning (DONE)
Grandson's Soccer Game (Team won 6-2. He scored 2 goals and assisted on 2 others. So far they are undefeated with 2 games left to go. Woohoo! Go Eagles!!)
Halloween craft projects (completed)
Halloween shopping (yes, emoticonI did more!)
Hotel Transylvania (cute movie)
Farmers Market (loaded up twice on pumpkins, hay and corn stalks for our house as well as for the daughter and grandson)
Kid friendly Halloween crafts (the grandson and I had a good time with these)
Pumpkin & ghost pancakes (grandson said his tummy was very happy)
Mummy hot dogs (he liked these as well)
Halloween pudding treat (yummy - says the grandson)
Spooky movies (bone chillingly good)
Set up of our haunted yard and house (delightfully fun especially with the help of my little grandmaster in training) Pics to come soon.
Grandson carved a pumpkin emoticon for the first time all by himself (very entertaining)
Haunted Gingerbread House (I think more icing leaped into my grandson's mouth than ended up on the house but we had FUN!)
Olive Garden dinner with the husband and grandson (DELICIOUS!)
Painted pumpkins for the grandson (2 down, one to go)
Grandparents Luncheon (GREAT TIME!)
Fall Book Fair (spent way too much but the little guy is definitely worth it. The boy can't have too many books in my opinion emoticon )
Time spent with the grandson (PRICELESS!)

ADDED BONUS: Shedded 2 lbs in the process! emoticon

Overall a good week but I'm super tired. Think I will rest tomorrow! Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS week! Keep Sparking!!

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 10/18/2012 10:46AM

    Rock star!

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RURAL3 10/17/2012 10:53PM

    That's the way every week should be LOL. Glad you had a spooky fabulous time. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/17/2012 9:39PM

    Glad that you had such an awesome week & that you lost 2 pounds. I took my grandson to see Hotel Transylvania too. We both liked it a lot. Bright blessings to you my dear.

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MAYBER 10/17/2012 9:27PM

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BRENDABUNNY 10/17/2012 9:00PM

    emoticon emoticon sounds like you guys all had an awesome time..Can't wait to see pictures emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/17/2012 7:16PM

    emoticon Sounds like tons of fun!

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LKWQUILTER 10/17/2012 6:08PM

    WTG Sallie. Sounds like ya'll had a blast!! and so much fun!! emoticon emoticon emoticon ((HUGS))

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MOMMYSLOVE22 10/17/2012 5:52PM

  you go girl !!

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Busy Day and Fun Weekend Ahead

Friday, October 12, 2012

Okay, so yesterday was a complete bust. Nothing accomplished unless you count keeping my eyes opened. emoticonI was way too tired from getting only 2 hours sleep the night before to do anything. However last night was better sleep wise so today should be much more productive.

I have to clean the house, assemble 3 Halloween craft projects and make some Halloween inspired treats for the grandson to enjoy this weekend. His soccer game is tomorrow at 9 which DH and I will attend. emoticon Afterwards he is all ours until after dinner on Sunday. emoticon Some of this weekend's happenings will be: brunch with the grandson, checking out the Halloween goodies at Michaels (the grandson loves the little spooky village displays), pumpkin & scarecrow shopping at the Farmers Market, decorating the house Halloween style and assembling our haunted yard display, spooky movie with popcorn of course, playing with assorted toys, kid friendly Halloween crafts and dinner at Olive Garden (I'll be using one of my birthday gift cards) before dropping him off to his dad Sunday night. Looking forward to having LOTS of FUN with the little guy! In the meantime I best get busy!

Have a great day and weekend Sparkies!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BE-MY-BEST 10/13/2012 5:44PM

    Love your page background. I bet you do a fantastic job decorating your house. Have fun with your little one - they grow up too fast!

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LKWQUILTER 10/12/2012 7:21PM

    Have a super time Sallie!!! WTG!!

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RURAL3 10/12/2012 3:20PM

    Have a big weekend of fun Good thing you rested up for it

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BRENDABUNNY 10/12/2012 2:55PM

    Have a great time... emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/12/2012 1:35PM

    Sounds like fun!

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PYNETREE 10/12/2012 11:01AM

    Oh... sounds like a great emoticon weekend on tap! Hope the weather is cooperating!

Enjoy!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/12/2012 10:41AM

    Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoy!!!

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The Stories Are True

Monday, October 08, 2012

I received a call from the daughter today. She said Hi, how are you? Well if you know of my daughter those last 3 words NEVER come out of her mouth. Seriously! So I was immediately suspicious. I asked first what was wrong? She said nothing. I than asked what did she need? She said not a thing. I went a step further and asked was she feeling okay? She said she was fine. I responded OK, than what gives? You never call up just to see how I am. EVER. She went on to say that she didn't get a chance to call me on my actual birthday Friday nor talk to me this weekend so she thought since she had some free time after her classes today (she has returned to finish out her college), she would call and chat.



O.M.G! I now know the stories are true. SPACE ALIENS DO EXIST! And they have kidnapped my daughter and replaced her with someone nice. Nevertheless I know it's only a matter of time before they realize they have made a HUGE MISTAKE and send her rocketing back to Earth. So as short lived as this moment will be, I have to say I enjoyed it.

  
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PYNETREE 10/9/2012 9:36AM

    Hey, take it and accept it for what it is ...your daughter really does love you, and is feeling guilty that she didn't take the time to at least call you on your birthday. But things have been strained between you, and "talking" is hard. So, I applaud her for making the effort. emoticon

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LOSTLIME 10/9/2012 8:34AM

    Kids can really surprise us sometimes!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/8/2012 11:16PM

    Just saying........ perhaps next time you should try: I'm doing well thank you. How are you doing today?

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LKWQUILTER 10/8/2012 9:16PM

    PMFISH said it all. Yes, miracles do happen. ((HUGS)) and glad it was a good call.

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PMFISH 10/8/2012 8:29PM

    Miracles do happen!

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BRENDABUNNY 10/8/2012 8:25PM

    emoticon enjoy it ...I seriously hope that maybe she really sees what a wonderful mom you are! emoticon

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IOEINC 10/8/2012 8:01PM

    Loved it!! Really made me smile!!!

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And what a nice moment for you!! Hope it lasts and lasts and lasts................

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RICHILA 10/8/2012 7:40PM

    LOL Enjoy It! emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 10/8/2012 7:09PM

    emoticon OH MY! I so understand... emoticon

I have been thinking of you but been MIA - as I have been very sick.

Happy Belated Birthday!
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Jean



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RURAL3 10/8/2012 5:46PM

    Although I woule be a skeptic as you are, I do believe in miracles. Don't question it. Just accept it as a nice moment in time. It doesn't mean things will stay that way but it certainly was nice. emoticon

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LINDA! 10/8/2012 5:38PM

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Weekend Review & Week Ahead

Monday, October 08, 2012

I had a nice quiet birthday weekend. Stayed in my jammies and fuzzy slippers. emoticon I haven't done that since I was a teenager. It was so relaxing, no stress, no drama. I watched several favorite DVDs, reminisced over old photo albums, gave myself a facial, mani & pedi, called a friend or two, paid my furbabies some much needed extra attention, caught up on some emails, letters, and even with some Sparkfriends as well as pinned to my heart's content on PINTEREST. And I enjoyed every minute!

NOW, it's back to reality! emoticon I have a pretty full week ahead. Halloween craft projects that need starting, the last of the hallway wallpaper will be coming down (Hallelujah), need to order the grandson's Halloween costume (Batman) as well as some winter clothing for me, dropping off some books I no longer have use for to the local library and clothing to the Share House, setting up our haunted yard display as well as decorating the house SPOOKY STYLE, taking our dog in to get her stitches and Elizabethan collar removed for the second time (first time didn't take), attending our grandson's soccer game on Saturday, and of course the piece de la resistance - spending all day Saturday through all day Sunday with the grandson while his mom is out of town. A movie of his choice, picking out pumpkins and scarecrows at the Farmers Market, making Halloween treats as well as a couple kid-friendly Halloween crafts and some spooky DVDS are on the agenda. emoticon Can't wait!

Have a great week Sparkies! emoticon

  
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LOSTLIME 10/9/2012 8:32AM

    Belated Happy Birthday!

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/8/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon (better late than never)

Sounds like a busy, fun week ahead! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 10/8/2012 2:45PM

    Wow, what a great BD weekend Sallie!! I might could do that for 1 day, but 3--you go Girl!!. Reality will be a lot of fun time for you again, getting all that Halloween decorations put up/made and having your dgs this weekend. Have a great time with him. ((HUGS))

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BRENDABUNNY 10/8/2012 1:22PM

    emoticon sounds like a busy week..make it fun emoticon

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RURAL3 10/8/2012 11:52AM

    sounds like just the kind of weekend you needed Sallie. Now onward. It is good to get refreshed every once in a while. emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 10/8/2012 10:25AM

    Didn't know it was your birthday so I too will say belately Happy Birthday Sallie, although it sounds like it certainly was a happy one.

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It also sounds like you have a happy week planned.

It is so heartwarming to see you in such good spirits.

Have a wonderful time with your grandson!!!

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GIVENTHANKS 10/8/2012 10:14AM

    emoticon Sorry it is a belated wish! I am glad that you had a nice day!It sounds like you have a very busy life.

Enjoy your week!

Pat

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Today Is My Birthday! dada dada da da LOL

Friday, October 05, 2012

Well first off I survived my birthday dinner the other night with the daughter, husband and grandson. emoticon The daughter threw out a few zingers but no major disturbances so I count myself fortunate. After some more Halloween shopping (can't have enough ghouls and goblins) we had a nice dinner at our favorite Japanese Steak House. I had the Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp and enjoyed every bite. YUM! Afterwards we went to Starbucks for coffee (vanilla milk for the grandson) and I brought along the cake that DH made for me (chocolate with vanilla frosting) and some sprinkles so our grandson could take part in decorating it.

We were all pretty full from dinner so we each just had a small piece than split the remainder. The daughter took home half for her and her son to enjoy later. DH and I took home the other half. I had one small piece yesterday with lunch and will have the last piece today with a candle in it to celebrate my actual B-day today. DH happily has eaten the rest.

My daughter gave me a card, and my grandson made one for me along with a picture of a really big fish in the ocean. It is now displayed on my refrigerator. He also gave me a small plastic Snoopy figure with candy inside. And of course like a typical 5 year old he asked to have the candy. emoticon DH gave me 3 roses, a card and gift card to Michaels, one of my favorite stores. I could actually live there if they would let me and be quite happy. I also have received cards and/ or gifts from my nieces, sister in laws and cousin along with phone calls from friends. So all in all I can't complain, it has been nice. As for today I am just doing whatever I want. No stress or drama allowed, just enjoying my 54th birthday. I chose not to go out to dinner again tonight so will be eating in with the DH. Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob along with salad is the plan. And of course my last sliver of cake to last me another year. emoticon




  
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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/9/2012 1:18PM

    Sounds like you are starting off your 54th year RIGHT!
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My birthday is Oct 6th, so that must be why you are one of my favorite Spark Friends!!
I want to wish you 365 days full of blessings and joy. You deserve it!
Can't wait to celebrate your goal of reaching 140 lbs with you by the time our b-days roll around next year!!
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MTPOETNH 10/6/2012 2:51PM

    Glad you had a great birthday emoticon Smart to spread out the cake over several meals emoticon Great goals for next year too!! emoticon

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LINDA! 10/5/2012 11:52PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/5/2012 11:03PM

    Love your goals. Glad that your birthday went well. Happy Birthday my friend. Love, Dawn

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JOANNS4 10/5/2012 9:58PM

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BRENDABUNNY 10/5/2012 4:13PM

    emoticon and emoticon goals

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 3:24PM

    emoticon !!

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RICHILA 10/5/2012 12:58PM

    emoticon I am so glad you had a pleasant dinner out! Wonderful Goals! Enjoy Your Day!
Spark On! We Got This! emoticon

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CAROLYN_ROSE 10/5/2012 12:02PM

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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LKWQUILTER 10/5/2012 11:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon dear Sallie. I am so glad the dinner was good and you had fun. You deserve it. Yes, you can do it!!! ((HUGS))

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81MSMITH1 10/5/2012 11:45AM

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BBORDEN86 10/5/2012 11:31AM

    Happy Birthday!!!! Sounds like fabulous goals to achieve within th next year. I have no doubts that you'll be able to reach them! : )

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HOLLYM48 10/5/2012 11:22AM

    Many happy wishes for your birthday and best of luck with your continued weight loss. You look great!

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DABLUECAT 10/5/2012 11:03AM

    Happy birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 10/5/2012 11:00AM

    I am sooo happy for you that the dinner worked out. I pray that you have a peaceful day today. Your weight loss goal for this next year is pretty hefty. Make sure you don't set yourself up for disappointment. Even half that would be fabulous. I can attest to how much harder it is to lose weight as we get older. But I think your #3 goal will help in all things. Have the best birthday ever. You are loved!
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ZENNITH 10/5/2012 10:58AM

    Happy Birthday! Glad you enjoyed your day :-)

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COMEONMA 10/5/2012 10:51AM

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It sounds like you've had a great celebration so far! Good luck on your goals and enjoy your day today!!


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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/5/2012 10:50AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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