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Places to play

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Although I am 33, I find play is such a good form of exercise...and so much fun. I can't wait for this summer so that I can take my best friend's kid to Indiana Dunes, shown above in a picture I took last summer. Even without her, now, it is such a nice place to go for a long walk

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    I agree, Lake Michigan is beautiful. I lived very close to it for nearly 50 years. I miss it still. There's nothing like a long walk on the beach. emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 2/16/2013 9:10PM

    I've heard of them but never seen them. Thanks for the pic!

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PAPASMURF1957 2/16/2013 2:36PM

    NICE!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Making lemonade with your vodka

Friday, February 15, 2013

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

I love this quote! This is so my life right now...I am so broke, can't do anything...But, I try to find ways, trying to pool resources with others.

I think this is one of the great things about SparkPeople and the message boards and the responses to my blogs - so many great ideas get passed back and forth


talking refrigerators

Thursday, February 14, 2013

“I bought a talking refrigerator that said “Oink” every time I opened the door. It made me hungry for pork chops.” – Marie Mott

Sounds can so set me off - I hear the gal next to me at work munching on food, and even if I'm not hungry, the sound will make me hungry!

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 2/15/2013 1:13AM

    lol.. i am hungry just reading that

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NORWOODGIRL 2/14/2013 5:17PM

    I hear you - but with me it is smells. Fresh bread, warm maple syrup, cinnamon and apples. Mmmmm. And I want to eat whether or not I am hungry!

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SFENNER 2/14/2013 3:00PM

    You should wear ear plugs. LOL

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trying to find laugh

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

If your snack gets stuck in the vending machine, be thankful. You will burn a few calories shaking the machine. And if the machine falls on you, you will probably be thinner.

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TIBI183 2/13/2013 7:42PM

    That is a great and 'optimistic' way to look at it lol. I will try to remember that next time emoticon

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PICKIE98 2/13/2013 4:11PM

    You assure will because if you break the machine and they haul you off to jail, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are now the fare!! Better to make friends with the guy who fills the machine up and see what he has in the back of his vendy truck,, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Loving myself

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I always get so moody around Valentine's Day. I'm usually single, and hate that my whole family, and many friends and co-workers always start asking "why aren't you with someone?" Even though I realize that a lot of this has good intentions behind it, I get stressed out by it...I hear it so much that it makes me feel inferior for not having someone...then I get lonely and sad. And those feelings will negatively impact my dieting. I usually feel that being single is good for me...I can do stuff that being in a relationship wouldn't give me time to do...and I have had issues about myself that I needed to resolve first. But, it's like the quote from the movie Practical Magic:

"But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for."

My issue now:

How do I get others to realize that I can't force a relationship and that one may not be right for me right now?

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NORWOODGIRL 2/12/2013 10:50PM

    Really tough question! My answer would depend on who is being pushy and interfering in my life. To my mother I might have said "someday". To someone else I might say "isn't that too personal?"

A partner is not always the solution to problems. I married my first husband too young (probably some peer pressure in there). I was in a relationship but lonely because he wanted to spend a lot of time out with the guys while I was left by myself at home.

You've got a great attitude. Enjoy this time of your life when you do have the time and freedom to explore.

When a relationship is meant to be, it will happen.

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