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Meltdown Level = Three Mile Island

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today, our contractor put in our garbage disposal, new kitchen sink, and the vent on the range hood.

No big deal right?


First, my boyfriend had to leave for work early today, so there were 2 people in my house, doing these things while I am trying to sleep. That made me feel weird even though they are very nice, very respectable gentleman. (not to mention the one is quite nice looking) BUT -- it is still weird to have these people in your house while you are trying to sleep.

When I woke up... my kitchen was torn apart. I just stood there in a sleepy eyed stupor thinking... WTF?

I couldn't make my tea... I couldn't make my ham, egg and cheese sandwich... I had to "use the bathroom" with strangers in my kitchen... it was not a good day. When I finally couldn't take it anymore, I decided to go for a jog. I made it 1.2 miles in about 11 mins. Pretty impressive!

When I got back, my mother in law was there, so her and I chatted for a while. I figured by the time I got back upstairs they would be done... NOPE!

So, I couldn't pack my lunch for work because my counters were a mess, they were still working... ugh! The worst part is I made some awesome stuff to bring along! I grabbed an apple, string cheese, orange, kind bar, and a frozen dinner. We had Subway too.

Here is the thing... I have a routine. When that routine gets disrupted, I have issues.

I actually left early today and went to the library before work because I was in such a tizz!

Anyway, I hope my fellow Sparkies had a better day than I!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/17/2013 2:11PM

    I get it. I hate that creepy feeling when there are strangers in my house when I am trying to sleep or am in the bath. I sleep like a log on planes though, go figure?
I love my routine too, but with kiddies and my special breed of DH it has become the norm to have it busted.
Anyway, hope tomorrow will be better...

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CSYOUNG1952 10/16/2013 7:50PM

    I don't like it when my routine is messed up either. I have certain ways of doing things and do not want them changed. Sorry you had a rough day.


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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/16/2013 4:35PM

    oh how lovely it will be to have it all back though :o)


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ARUNNINGKAT 10/16/2013 11:32AM

    I have a problem with routine interruptions too. And I really get mad at myself when they are my fault. Hopefully the day gets better from here for you!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/16/2013 8:46AM

    Looks like you managed well, even though your routine was disrupted. Change is good sometimes.

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BARCONIUS 10/16/2013 8:42AM

    TMI and meltdown! Jeez, I remember when that happened. Plus, I drive within sight of it every morning! Hope your kitchen gets back in order quickly.

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JACKIE15108 10/16/2013 7:04AM

    But think how nice the kitchen will be when everything is new and finished!
I understand about having a routine, it helps you stay on the healthy living track and when time is limited every second counts.
Good luck and hope the day goes better.

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CHANGINGHORSES 10/16/2013 6:48AM

    Well hopefully your routine isn't busted for too long. Good for you though going to the library for some quiet time. I have my routine also and it doesn't take much to get me out of sorts.

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    Having a routine is good unless it is disturbed, right? But it sounds like your Plan B worked fine.

Having repairs done while you are trying to work your life is definitely disturbing at best.

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BRADMILL2922 10/16/2013 4:57AM

    Sorry that you had such a rough day. Getting thrown off the routine can be hard when the routines we have are working so well. Hopefully tomorrow is better for you!


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Random new photos

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Nothing too exciting - just new random pics of me

Here is one of myself and my BFF Amanda. We have been friends for 20 years

and here is another random one of me

My old man and I

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a fabulous Sunday~!

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CSYOUNG1952 10/16/2013 7:52PM

    WOW!! you look fantastic.


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WEEPINGANGEL74 10/15/2013 11:50PM

    You look fantastic!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/15/2013 1:21PM

    You two (you and the old man) make a great pair.
Love how happy you look. And beautiful, CORTNEY you are a stunner!
Love your confidence...

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BRADMILL2922 10/15/2013 2:31AM

    You look really happy! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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REAGANESQUE 10/14/2013 10:17PM

    I think it's great you are posting so many photos. You look awesome and very happy!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/13/2013 11:27PM


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Free Admission to the Gun Show (photos included)

Thursday, October 10, 2013


There is going to be a lot of awesomeness the next few inches... are you ready????


Actually, all joking and kidding aside, I can REALLY see a huge difference in my body. In the few months that I have been doing PC Fit I have really noticed a difference in the way my body looks and feels. I wish the pictures truly illustrated The definition that I can see. It is hard because of the loose skin too. Lucky for me, my arms aren't too horrible. My tattoo also looks pretty awesome.

My friend actually took these when I got home from PC Fit tonight, thus why I am making silly faces.

I had a few friends over for the premier of American Horror Story. I made

Salsa Chicken Chili

World's best spinach and artichoke dip

I had baked corn chips and baby carrots for dipping.

For desert I made a "Cherry Pie Angelfood Cake" Which is nothing more than a 1 stop angelfood cake mix and a can of light pie filling mixed together and baked.

My friends loved it. It was good, and healthy.

I hope all of my Spark friends had a wonderful day!

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REAGANESQUE 10/12/2013 5:23PM

    Very fierce...and impressive! You go,girl! emoticon

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PATTYR81 10/10/2013 11:02AM

    I LOVE these pics!!!!!

I thought 'Popeye after he's eaten his can of spinach!'



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HOOKEMBABY422 10/10/2013 10:38AM

    Your arms are looking great! Keep it up :)

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BILL60 10/10/2013 8:12AM

    Way to go. Keep it up!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/10/2013 7:45AM

Fearsome Guns you have over there!!!!
Glad you had a good time with your BFF et al.
Hope you have a great day too!!

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BRADMILL2922 10/10/2013 4:14AM

    Good for you! Nice gun show and your food for your party sounds great!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/10/2013 1:28AM

    wow, that is very emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 10/10/2013 1:12AM

  looking strong

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STUFFNEARTABOR 10/10/2013 12:46AM

    Looking Good!

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FENWAYGIRL18 10/10/2013 12:35AM

    I can see the definition in your arms and I don't see any loose skin so good for you!
Hey that is a great idea with the angel food mix, I could use lite blueberries and wasn't American Horror Awesome??????????? I love that show hahaha I like that they got Kathy Bates in it now.... emoticon emoticon

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ZRIE014 10/10/2013 12:30AM

  sound good

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Dressing Room Fun (photo)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I saw this dress in the kid's section at Sears. It is a size 16. It was a little tight in the rib cage, but otherwise fit well. If it were a size bigger I would have bought it.

We were laughing uncontrollably and hysterically. I am really surprised that they didn't call mall security on us!

Of course this was nothing compared to us at the Lingerie Boutique. She came in the dressing room to assist. You know you have a BFF for life when she helps stuff you into a corset... LOL

i hope all of my spark friends had a wonderful day and a fantastic evening.

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MAIZEY 10/10/2013 7:31AM

    A trim, sexy Santa Claus! emoticon Sounds like a wonderful time shopping!

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BRADMILL2922 10/10/2013 4:15AM

    Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! Looking good :)

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CSYOUNG1952 10/9/2013 10:35PM

    emoticon emoticon You look great!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/9/2013 1:31PM

    Your shopping blogs warm my heart, Girlfriend!
Glad you had such fun! That dress is amazing! Can't shrink a rib emoticon cage...

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PATTYR81 10/9/2013 10:43AM

    Cute dress! I LOVE your hair!!!

It's so FUN to shop with you!!!


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BECKY0111 10/9/2013 7:08AM

    Cute dress. It looks great on you!


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COCK-ROBIN 10/8/2013 10:55PM

    That is beautiful!

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sexy photo shoot

Monday, October 07, 2013

No... I won't be posting any of the pics, but I finally got the confidence to allow my boyfriend to take some sexy photos of me.

As I am looking at these pictures, I am REALLY noticing the definition in my muscles. I can't stop staring at some of them. The definition in my biceps and triceps is amazing! My thighs too! It is pretty amazing!

There is lots of loose skin, but I still feel pretty amazing! Looking at those pictures has made me realize how far I have come!

I never thought I would have the confidence to allow someone to take photos of me like that. Granted, I am not naked in any of them, and I am "covered" but only with a skimpy number from Victoria's Secret!

I feel confident, and sexy and pretty dang awesome!

Oh, and my house smells awesome because I am making Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal!

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LOVINGAFRICA 10/7/2013 3:45PM

    I am so happy for you! Enjoy your photo shoot! And your new sexy muscles!

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BATCHICK 10/7/2013 12:13PM

    uh, that blog was a major tease!

i'm very happy that you are seeing changes that are making you proud. that must be so gratifying.

So feel free to share some of those hot pics anytime.

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PENNYSAVER2 10/7/2013 10:40AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm glad that you can see how your hard work has paid off.

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    emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 10/7/2013 2:18AM some for me.

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MAGGIEVAN 10/7/2013 1:45AM

    Congrats with your achievements.

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