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Finally Friday

Friday, September 19, 2014

I am happy today is Friday. I am ready for it. I haven't slept good all week and I'm hoping for a few extra hours tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow my sister Connie and I will be going to my mom's house and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. We will be gutting her bedroom and cleaning it from ceiling to floor and everything in between. She has started having a problem w/wolf spiders and we wants to check her room for cracks etc. Mom was bit by a emoticon about 30 years ago and almost lost her leg. She was in the hospital for a month with several different types of antibiotics so you can understand at 71 the fear she has now.

Things seem to be settling down some at work. The new management is nice but they had no idea what they were getting in to when they took over our agency. We average about 100 mental health assessments a month. Last month we had 189. So far this month through yesterday we have had 105 already. It's going to be another BIG month and we'll see how they can handle it again twice in a row.

On that note.. have a nice Friday everyone. ~ Donna

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SINGINGLADY47 9/20/2014 1:45AM

    Awesome blog. Thank you. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs, Judy.

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    OH. I don't like spiders. Hope you find where they are coming in and get rid of them for your mom. Fridays are nice. Time for family and friends coming.

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BLUEJAY1969 9/19/2014 12:56PM

    EEEK! Spiders and I do not get along! Careful cleaning and looking for them!

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MSFROGGIE 9/19/2014 10:06AM

    Have a great wekend. Have "fun" cleaning!!

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JAROL7 9/19/2014 7:04AM

    Enjoy today.

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Coach Nicole's Lying Straight-Leg Lowers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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So....I'm reading away at my SP emails this morning and I'm watching Coach Nicole bust a move on Lying Straight-Leg Lowers. Now I must say her form is awesome but I have to tell you about mine too and it's not nearly as pretty as hers.

First with a knee replacement it's very difficult to get down on the ground...whew I'm finally down. emoticon

Now...if I can look over my boobs (which are as big as a mountain emoticon ) I might be able to see how to lift my legs in good form.. but nope that's not going to happen...well maybe...

Okay got those legs up.. but they aren't straight and I can't raise them like she can but I can still try and here goes.. yep...just a bit more..whooo..there we go.. finally raised up and I can see them now emoticon

Okay...so I'm busting out 2 sets of 15 and now..I have to get back up off of the floor emoticon It's like doing it all over only in reverse. Whew...I made it.. emoticon

So now of course I feel like an Olympian because I can get up and down and off of the floor on my own.. who'd have thought? emoticon

I may not look as good, or have form like some of the expert exercisers but I try and trying is worth it especially when in the end, it will yield results. emoticon And it also helps being in the privacy of your own bedroom where no one else can see you.. Just saying...

And on that note..happy Wednesday other wise known as hump day. We are 1/2 way through our work week and can begin to look forward to the weekend once more. ~ Donna

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BLUEJAY1969 9/17/2014 3:08PM

    Great blog! It made me smile! Great job on getting down and then UP from the floor! I have a dream that one day I can do that too!

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MCJOYFUL 9/17/2014 12:34PM

    Way to go!

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    Loved this, I haven't tried getting down on the floor yet. I can get down but can't get up sometimes and since I live along not doing that yet. But good for you. I will be glad when I can get up and down from the floor.

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BLACK-PRINCESS 9/17/2014 7:08AM


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What's on your mind this morning?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How are you all doing? Great I hope. Aren't you glad that we are given another day to start all over again? I sure am! Yesterday was tough at work. We were so busy that we were running around like a chicken emoticon with it's head cut off. So busy and no one extra to help pick up the busyness of the day. But.....the day flew by quickly. I took Scoobie to the vet yesterday for his year check up and phenobarbital level. He passed everything with flying colors. emoticon Scoobie.

So I am going to make the best of my new morning because I was given an extra day to share myself and my talents with others. And don't you think for one minute that you don't also have talents....namem' for me..! And don't think yer braggin' on yerself if you share cause we all have things we excel at.

Here are some of mine.
1.) I love helping people
2.) I'm compassionate
3.) I love all of my family no matter what they may do
4.) I am a poet
5.) I am a song writer
6.) I learn from mistakes and don't make them over (now that's talent)
7.) I sing in a county band called Klassic Kountry (all of the older country music)

With that said...have a wonderful Tuesday ~ Donna

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STALEYK 9/16/2014 9:03PM

    I like helping people too!

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MARYJOANNA 9/16/2014 7:29AM

  Let us be glad to have another day to bless someone!

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ELRIDDICK 9/16/2014 7:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Healthy Habits to fight aging

Monday, September 15, 2014

So I was reading an article here on SP this morning. The article is about 5 healthy habits that fight the signs of aging. You can read it here


These five signs are basically
1. ) Eat Right: Healthy Skin Starts with Healthy Eating
2. ) Wear Sunscreen: The Perfect Anti-Aging Cream
3. ) Stay Hydrated: Water is the Fountain of Youth
4. ) Drink Less: Alcohol Ages You
5. ) Don't Smoke: Tobacco Tarnishes Your Skin

Now I can honestly say that 3 - 5 I've never had an issue with. For no# 2 I'm rarely in the sun for long periods of a time because my skin is very fair and I don't want to burn.. lol and well no#1 I've been working on for the past year and a half fairly regularly yet not as daily as I should. I've lost 56 lbs. I've always been told that I do not look my age.. (sometimes I don't act it either, but hey you have to have fun right?)

Yesterday at mom's we bought a back of stick on mustaches and had a blast taking pictures..

My niece Becca (who actually looks great in a mustache)

My niece Becca, sister Connie and daughter Angie


My favorite pic though is this one without the mustaches. Dtr (Angie. 32 yrs old) Neice (Becca 20 yrs old) Me (Donna 54 yrs old) my mom (Kay 71 yrs old) and sister (Connie 52 yrs old)

Personally I don't think any of us look our age accept maybe Angie and Becca.

Thank you for allowing me to share my pics with all of you. ~ Donna

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1STBUCKETITEM 9/16/2014 3:34AM

  Nice picture of your family. emoticon
Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEGGY11 9/15/2014 11:48AM

    Love looking at the pictures. You are right. You have to have fun.

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    Great family picture. You are doing great on losing weight. Keep it up you can do it.

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BLACK-PRINCESS 9/15/2014 7:15AM

    keep it up!

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ELRIDDICK 9/15/2014 7:04AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Turning your back

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good morning sparkers......I ran across this quote this morning while reading my SP emails.

And....of course I have a few things to say about it.

1.) First it is not rude it's the only way he can conduct his chorus
2.) Sometimes you have turn your back on something in order to make accomplishments
3.) Sometimes it includes people / friends that are bringing you down
4.) Sometimes it will be what gives you the drive to succeed because you can see that you finally can
5.) Sometimes just because...

Why do you need to let everyone in on your desires and secrets? Why can't you just be and if that includes having to do it on your own and turn your back against the things that are bringing you down than that is all the more reason to do it...so you can SUCCEED!!!!

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SINGINGLADY47 9/14/2014 11:48PM

    emoticon blog. Thanks for sharing. God bless. Have a great week. emoticon Judy

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1STBUCKETITEM 9/14/2014 8:39PM

  Yes, I know what you mean. I have had to purposefully avoid a couple old friends until I get to the point where I feel I have enough control over myself. They've been good friends in most respects, but bad influences when it comes to living a healthy life style. I have to really work for every food choice and minute of exercise to keep myself on track. I have to thank SP for giving me the opportunity to interact with people that are working towards the same thing - GOAL and MAINTENANCE! emoticon emoticon

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SONFLOWERGAMMY 9/14/2014 10:24AM

    I am turning my back on the donuts emoticon my husband brought home this morning. I thanked him for thinking of me. Enjoyed my coffee and quietly put the donuts in the fridge for someone else to enjoy later. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 9/14/2014 9:34AM

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WORKNPROGRESS49 9/14/2014 9:12AM

    emoticon message/blog!!! emoticon emoticon

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