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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hi my friends!
I have been very busy with life and decided to write one blog. It is posted on my art site and if your interested, here is the link.
Love you all.

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    Miss, I was just at Kit's page to leave a note and saw yours about this blog. I followed the link and, Angela, I'm sending best wishes to your husband. I'm also telling you that you must begin to approach the galleries. Your love for painting and your talent can enrich the world.

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BBAMMOM 2/23/2014 10:28AM

    Loved your blog entry...YEAH! LOL
I'm keeping your DH, and you, in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!!

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LYNMEINDERS 2/23/2014 4:18AM

    I understand time wise....I am stuggling to keep up with spark after coming back from holiday and along with Uni starting again I just don't have time to get round everything....

Great to read your blog....
Left you a comment...

Prayers coming for you and Hubby....
Love & Blessings

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MISSILENE 2/22/2014 5:16PM

    Yeah yeah. Lovely as ever. Hugs and love.

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NORASPAT 2/17/2014 8:20PM

    Superb artwork, Well done. Take care, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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BOVEY63 2/17/2014 4:43PM

    Awesome blog! And best Buds is amazing!!!
I enjoyed looking through your paintings again - they are beautiful! Good luck getting into the show!
Sending prayers for your hubby!

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EDDYMEESE 2/16/2014 11:54PM

    Awesome! Your art is amazing and you look wonderful in your photo!

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L*I*T*A* 2/16/2014 8:23PM

    what talent you have!!!

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TEXASFILLY 2/16/2014 6:42PM

    Your paintings always leave me breathless in their beauty! Thanks for sharing, dear heart. Will keep your DH in prayer that Father will heal him of all illness. Keep the faith, sweetie~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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MERRIKATE 2/16/2014 5:50PM

    Did ENJOY the blog, Love, and left you a reply there!

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Little White Lies

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Little White Lies

We all know of those words that are spoken and thought to be so harmless. We hear them every day, in every context or situation. In fact we use them ourselves when conversing with others, or even using these little words when talking to ourselves.

Now we may justify using those harmless sounding words in a well meaning sort of way. The best and most used example of course is when we tell someone they "look good or great" and of course we totally mean the opposite. But hey! Who wants to come right out and say "honey that colour just makes you look washed up and down right done!"

Now come on if you were to say what you were really thinking 95% of the time you would be thought to be a real rude dude and not a 'friend'.

Now maybe it can be justified, we will never truly know the results of our little white lies in some aspects. We may say that something is fine and the person we said it to may become the subject of ridicule, causing emotional, possibly physical harm.

Think about it.

We may never know what may happen to that person as we continue on our path. We may learn later on that 'something' happened, but will we really know it could of been prevented if we hadn't 'justified' a little white lie?

No of course not. But consider the harm that could of been prevented if we were honest and it was accepted in the same way.

Now picture this...

You (or I as this is about me too) start telling yourself little words too soothe; too justify; whatever the reason may be.

You start to tell yourself little white lies.

"No those pants aren't too tight, they just SHRUNK A BIT in the wash."

"Yes, have that brownie (cake or cookie). A little bit won't hurt you, you gotta LIVE!"

"You can stop at one. You have WILLPOWER!"

"Oh your not feeling your best? Why not skip your workout today and rest, you will MAKE IT UP LATER."

If you start telling yourself little white lies they may get out of hand.

Now we can keep on 'justifying' our little white lies or we can ask ourselves...

WE need to wake up and stop the little white lies that we tell ourselves before they get beyond our control.

WE need to realize what and where we are going wrong and work towards REVERSING the harm we are doing to ourselves.


I think I have caught myself.

I think I have caught myself in time.

Now I am going to fix it.

I may have been sliding backwards, but I have arrested my momentum.

I have ARRESTED my little white lies.

With proper action and due process I will lock down those little white lies and throw the book at them.

"My pants are too tight, because I have been a lazy, over-indulging LIAR."

To myself.

I think I have caught myself.

I think I have caught myself in time.

Now I am going to fix it.



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SLIMLILA 1/23/2014 10:47PM

    Awesome blog!!! Needed that!!

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BOVEY63 12/27/2013 5:23PM

    Wonderful, eye-opening blog!
That last picture really does say it all.

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RABBITART 12/12/2013 12:08AM

    Excellent blog! Both my husband and I were just talking about this tonight saying we need to get back on track with out eating plans.

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PCOH051610 12/11/2013 9:01AM

    Yes, this is an amazing blog! It really hit home for me so emoticon from the bottom of my heart!

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STEPH-KNEE 12/11/2013 1:08AM

    I loved this SO much and it is so true!! Every once in a while we need to tell ourselves that the one cookie didn't hurt us so we can get back on track. But it becomes a pattern, and then it is one cookie won't hurt, neither will 4, and the cycle continues! It can get out of control so quickly and how we talk to ourselves and our mindset on this weight loss journey in my opinion is more important than the physical aspects of losing weight. Great blog and thank you for sharing it with all of us!! emoticon

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123BITES4ME 12/9/2013 11:21PM

    hmmm Shakespear I believe..
be true to yourself then you cannot be false to any man...but you can be tactful.
yes those folks that say..oh you are good..mean well..or maybe are a lil jealous?

honesty with self..important.
kindness & tact when dealing with others...important as well.

good blog that has caused lots of thinking... emoticon

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SECRETKEL 12/9/2013 2:05PM

    Honesty, especially with ourselves, is so very important to achieve any kind of happiness in life I think. emoticon Great post!

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PJMOMMATO3 12/9/2013 8:10AM

    Well said!

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LITTLETEAPOT17 12/8/2013 7:17PM

    It couldn't have been said any better. Right where I am too now! No more lies!
Love you for speaking the truth my friend!

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SCOOTER4263 12/8/2013 4:04PM

    I started to write a comment, but once again it got out of hand. If you're interested, it's over here:

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MISSILENE 12/8/2013 1:44PM

    Ah ha. Being direct and to the point is good. You know how direct I am. You will do fine. Don't fret my little pet. Also, you can get done cute dog clothes for Pip at Walmart. Hugs. Ilene. Ps don't worry. Be happy. emoticon emoticon

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ALIHIKES 12/8/2013 12:02PM

    Great blog, and something I needed to read. (My ski pants were too tight this morning) Now is the time for ME to get back on track!

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L*I*T*A* 12/8/2013 11:35AM

    so true...........
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NORASPAT 12/8/2013 10:38AM

    WELL DONE !!
My Darling mother used to tell my brother and I there are only LIES, untruths and definitely wrong.
We were homeless and her Mantra was and is mine too.
She taught us well. I did alterations for mostly women and if they asked my opinion they got it. Most of them appreciated my comments and told me they appreciated my feedback. That was why my business was a success.
I can not comment if I know it will be dishonest.
Thank you for this blog.
NO WHITE LIES. UNTRUTHS or dishonesty. JUST BLACK LIES in my world.
Pat in Maine. THANK YOU KATHY it has to happen.

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TEXASFILLY 12/8/2013 8:49AM

    Yes, I agree. When I get honest with myself, I find that the li'l white lies are all fear driven. Through positive self-dialogue, I am learning to let go of the fear that spawns the lies, and to trust the process of transformation. Thanks for sharing~ be kind to yourself~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 12/8/2013 8:37AM

    yep Ang... those little white lies got us into this mess didn't they! I think this kind of self - dialog becomes a habit and, like all habits, we have to work very hard to break them.

Together WE CAN DO IT!

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LYNMEINDERS 12/7/2013 11:34PM

    AMEN my friend..... so so true...thankyou

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MERRIKATE 12/7/2013 11:31PM

    Thanks for this one, Angela. Great timing, with the holiday season underway. YES! YESYESYES to self-honesty when our ego tries to trick us into old habits that do us no good. It happens to me subtly sometimes and very blatantly at others, this slippin' into letting myself off the healthy path.
For me, though, I MUST take close care to deliver the tough truth to 'Me' with calm and loving respect for myself.
Nothing gets me back into the bad habits faster than self-blame and disregard of my own power for good choices. Never did respond well to scolding!!
So I use gentle terms to deliver 'tough love', always with a strong foundation of affectionate reassurance that, 'Hey, Dear Heart, you know who you are. Say it, please: "I know who I am. I am not one who quits, especially when I've slipped a bit. I'm on track now. One step at a time, ON track. Yes! Yay, Me, on track for today!"
Usually, after one or more rounds of this, all's well again, and what a RELIEF that is!!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/7/2013 11:21PM

    This is so true. Great blogging.

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DOGLADY13 12/7/2013 10:50PM

    What kills me is when I am honest about myself and others insist on contradicting it. For example, "I need to work on getting stronger and losing weight so my back won't hurt so much." and the response is NOT "good for you. Way to take control of your health." Instead I hear "Oh, you are strong enough already." or "You look great the way you are. You don't need to lose weight." Ergh!

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SPARKITJEN 12/7/2013 10:44PM

    I think I really needed to read this today. I am often telling myself the little white lies... and they are getting me no where.

Thanks for this post.

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KATHY98665 12/7/2013 10:39PM

    OMG! I wrote about this not that long ago- and YES it is soooo important to be honest with ourselves if we want to make things happen. Being truthful about what we eat, how hard we work out, are key in moving forward and reaching our goals. It can be humbling, humiliating and embarrassing when we take that deep breath and "fess up" to ourselves, but it is needed if we are going to make lasting changes in our life.
Here is to honesty!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Good morning my friends!

I haven't had much time of late to do a blog or anything. So this will be a short update on whats been happening around here.

Well first off I am freezing my buns off!

We have had snow for a couple of weeks now, but this morning woke up to temperatures of -20*C / -4*F. It has been a little blizzard here yesterday, and now the cold!

Send me some of your warm weather! Or better yet a plane ticket to the beach! Yes!!

Well trying to stay warm I am still doing my boxing class's.

I unfortunately did something to my hand 3 weeks ago where I can't twist my wrist. I can still do pushups and punch straight on, so have not missed a class.

I am persevering.

Went to the Doctor and she never even looked at it. Just prescribed me a topical anti-inflammatory and pain killer.
I dont' understand how they can even 'know' without actually checking. Let's say I am not getting better and the pain is increasing.

Then to top it off I kicked the can.


I stubbed my toe on the garbage can and think I have broken my baby toe.

The pain is high on the Richter scale.

I need to exercise.

I need to lose weight.

Basically I just need to MOVE.

So I worked out at home in the snowstorm with my injuries not stopping me.

I walked on the Treadmill, S-L-O-W.

I had to.

I had to walk my way through the pain of my toe, it eventually went numb and I could walk faster, but I walked an hour and felt good afterwards.

I then decided I needed to lift weights.

Most of the exercises I could do without pain in my hand, as I made sure to keep my wrist immobile.

Squats / Deadlifts / Rows / Shoulder press / Biceps / Triceps

All with weights.

All I can say is nothing is going to stop me (except myself and I am not allowing that to happen).

I watched one of my taped episodes of 'EXTREME WEIGHT-LOSS' with Detective Bob Brenner and it is so inspiring to me. This one was where he had both knees pop and give out. Did he stop? NO. He even didn't stop for surgery that was how strong his commitment was.

Now that is someone I truly admire for his dedication and commitment.

I am hoping to continue strong and try to emulate his dedication.

So what is holding you back? Who is your inspiration?

I would be truly interested to know.

Love and hugs my friends.
Stay safe!

I am off to shop with my girlfriends in a warm heated mall!


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BOVEY63 11/21/2013 12:28PM

    Hope your hand and toe are better real soon.
Awesome job on not giving up. You rock lady!

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PJMOMMATO3 11/19/2013 9:47AM

    Very inspiring words! Thank you.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 11/18/2013 2:17PM

    emoticon you for posting this very inspiring blog. This gives meaning to the quote ... if you want something bad enough, you WILL find a way to get it! Have fun at the mall shopping with your friend.

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LYNMEINDERS 11/18/2013 4:16AM

    You are certainly an inspiration my friend....
Enjoy your time att he MAll

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STEPH-KNEE 11/17/2013 8:43PM

    Love the cartoons! I can't believe how cold it is there, you are more than welcome to come hide in California with me. :D So sorry to hear about your wrist, I can't believe the doctor didn't even look at it. What a joke! It seems the answer is always "here just take this medication" and it's frustrating! I am so sorry about your baby toe! You are proof that you are strong and nothing can keep you down! Everyone has some excuse of why they can't do something, and you aren't letting any of these legitimate t hings keep you down, what an inspiration! :D

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/17/2013 4:24PM

    You are still so very inspiring no matter what. I hope you had fun with your friend shopping.

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JUNEAU2010 11/17/2013 3:04PM

    I hope you heal completely and quickly!

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SECRETKEL 11/17/2013 2:47PM

    My inspiration comes from everyone here in the Spark community. Every day I stumble upon people who are pushing through, overcoming obstacles similar to my own, and having success. That keeps me going! I've come to realize that the only thing holding me back from reaching my own goals is myself. But if everyone else can do this, I can too! It's chilly in New Brunswick, but no snow yet. Great post! emoticon

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PCOH051610 11/17/2013 1:42PM

    You are too funny! Love the image of the shivering man. It's lovely here in Newfoundland - our two inches of snow has melted and it's fairly warm out. Weird, isn't it!

Ouch! Your poor wrist and now your toe. I'm amazed that the doctor didn't even look at your wrist. Is it possible something is broken?

Last night we were back at the emergency ward and they called my husbands name so we went in. Got inside and they said that nobody had called us. People in the waiting room vouched for us as they heard his name as well. A few minutes later a nurse came out and got mad because John didn't go on as called! Gotta wonder sometimes!

Hope your shopping goes well!,

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PURESTILLWATER 11/17/2013 12:15PM

    Great blog title, you are so funny. So glad you pushed through your wrist injury. Your determination is so inspiring.

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Stepping it UP!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello Self,

It has been awhile since you wrote a blog and in the time from then and now I have noticed you are slipping.

Yes, I know you have reasons.

Yes, I know you think they are valid.

Yes, they probably are valid reasons.

But you made a promise to your self to live the healthy, strong life that keeps you committed and striving for those goals.

You promised not to let excuses get in the way.

Well your reasons, no matter how valid or life encompassing, are turning into excuses.

Instead of emotionally reaching for that cheesecake, put those boxing gloves on and work it out another way.

YOU CAN do it!

I BELIEVE in you.

If I didn't I would of left you a long time ago.



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PLMITCH 10/22/2013 9:38AM

    I love the one where you reach for the boxing gloves vs the cheesecake! That sounds just like you Angela!

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LYNMEINDERS 10/18/2013 10:36PM

    Amen....go you

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MOSTMOM1 10/18/2013 10:29PM

    Go get 'em, Tiger!

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INFLATED 10/18/2013 9:41PM

    I have been making excuses. I needed to read this. Thank you.

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MDGARDENGIRL 10/18/2013 9:02PM

    That's called Accountability!!! Make it Work!

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TEXASFILLY 10/18/2013 5:39PM

    Beautiful! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 10/18/2013 5:22PM

    I believe in you!!! Go get em' Girl!!!
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PCOH051610 10/18/2013 3:20PM

    Great blog Angela and one many of us can relate to. I joined the BLC and I find I'm blogging less because I'm busy trying to do the challenges. At one point I think I was blogging as an excuse no to exercise or eat properly.

Anyhow, emoticon , for posting this. I just returned from a 5 km hike and wanted take out but now I have supper cooking. You inspired me to do so!

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MISSILENE 10/18/2013 2:18PM

    You of all people have always been at the late. Look at your photos !
Love you.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 10/18/2013 12:01PM

    emoticon blog! Its so easy for the little subtle excuses to creep into our life and sometimes before we know it they take up permanent residence! These daily self talks are a valuable tool to help us keep on track. emoticon for sharing.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/18/2013 11:56AM

    What an upliftng motivating blog!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Had my first Boxing class tonight and it was wicked!
I have done kickboxing before and love it, even when your feeling the burn.
This was even more invigorating. One and a half hour class of high intensity circuit training and sparring.
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I am one wet dish rag.
Feeling close to dead, but never have I felt so ALIVE as now.
Now that is what it is about my friends.
Had an amazing NSV tonight.

I had to do Box Jump Squats.

This is where you have to jump up onto a riser about the height of your knees and squat. Repeat as many and as fast as you can until time to change stations.
Now I have always been scared just watching people do them. I don't think I would of EVER have done them if given a choice.
Frankly I had no choice, I had gone into this class ready to push my limits.
Let me tell you this pushed mine plenty.

But you know what?
You don't know until you try.
Was I scared?
You bet. I was positive I was going to fall flat on my face and be the laughing stock of the class or whole gym for that matter.
I mean me? Jump? Up there? You gotta be freakin kidding me.

Well....I DID IT!!
And you know what I did it repeatedly.
Not once did I fall on my face.
Now that is a NSV for me.
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INFLATED 10/18/2013 12:37AM

    Wow! Talk about vigorous!

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SLIMLILA 9/28/2013 7:20PM

    YES WE CAN!!! I would have never thought in June when I started consistently walking, that I would be doing 10k and loving it and wanting to do more, but I AM!!!! Now what you're talking about scares the bejeebers out of me, but maybe some day..... no quitting.... emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/24/2013 11:53PM

    You go girl!!


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MOSTMOM1 9/23/2013 8:45AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/16/2013 12:16PM

    How fun! Neat

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PCOH051610 9/15/2013 8:40AM

    You are truly an inspiration! emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 9/12/2013 3:46PM

    SHUT UP !!! I mean JUMP UP..... lol! Way to go Ang!

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GINGERHAWK 9/12/2013 8:18AM

    What an amazing NSV - hooray!!!!!!!!!!! Those are tremendously hard - good for you. Also, 90 minutes of boxing? You're one awesome (and strong) lady!

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MISSILENE 9/12/2013 7:54AM

    You are my rock star. Hugs. I couldn't do it. Way to go. Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 9/12/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon I told ya YOU ROCK, sister~woman! *hugs* emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 9/12/2013 6:09AM

    You did it my friend...go you

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/12/2013 1:52AM

    Oh boy! You keep getting better and better every day. Way to go Angela.

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TIGER_LILY_613 9/12/2013 1:49AM

    Sweet ! emoticon emoticon

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