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Time Flys when your busy

Friday, July 08, 2011

Boy time sure does fly by when you are busy. I don't know where this week went. I like staying busy though. It keeps me out of the fridge and the food. I find that I eat our of boredom more then for any other reason. I know that I need to stay active and keep my mind occupied or it tends to wander to food.

I guess you could say I have a food addiction. No, I know I have a food addiction. I think that's what is making it so hard. Well, they say know is half the battle. Now that I know I have this addiction, I need a better plan of action. This is a work in progress, I am trying to fill up my days as much as I can. That is helping the most.

I've also figured out that I do better at getting my workouts in if someone else is depending on me to perform. I have a walking partner and I don't like to disappoint her, so I'm there every day. The virtual walk on the Maine team also helps, they need my miles to move us closer to our destination.

So by staying occupied and keeping my mind busy, maybe I can lick this weight once again. They say the third times the charm. I hope so. Spark on!

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MELTING2SVELTE 7/22/2011 1:20PM

    Looks like you are making great progress, keep up the great work!
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MILLISMA 7/8/2011 6:54PM

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Please Party Safely This Weekend

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Throughout history, the weekend of the Fourth of July has been one of the most dangerous of all. I guess because of it being summer and usually very warm every where, people tend to have more parties. It's very easy to forget what you are doing , especially if your having a good time. So all I'm asking all my Sparkfriends to do is be aware of how much you are drinking and partying. Be safe in all you do.

If you are out on the water in a boat or other water craft, please wear your safety vests. Please keep a close eye on the small children around you and keep them safe. Make sure they are wearing flotation devices if they do not know how to swim.

Remember, moderation in all things. Let's all try to make it through this holiday with out any mishaps. Spark on and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/1/2011 7:16PM

    Happy Fourth of July. emoticon

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    Thank you for sending out the reminder on being safe. It is never said enough. emoticon

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JUSTJUSTY 6/30/2011 8:44PM

    Happy 4th to you too! Thanks for caring! Be safe! emoticon

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Filling a void

Friday, June 24, 2011

I was reading an article the other day and it gave what I thought was a good suggestion. In this economy with so many out of work, there is one thing that you can do that actually adds to your resume and new potential employers really like. That thing is volunteer work for charitable organizations.

This is a way to keep your skills up to date and there are lots of organizations out there just crying for the help. Sometimes it can even lead to a job. While you are looking for jobs , there can be a lot of down time. Instead of just sitting watching movies or playing video games,etc.
Share your skills with someone who can really use them.

It is really very satisfying and fulfilling. I am disabled and I was going crazy trying to fill up the hours . But I found that volunteering for a few hours here and there is just what I needed. I'm giving back and useful again. That is important to anybody, for one thing it can give you insight into other peoples troubles and just maybe yours don't look so bad afterall. So if your looking to fill some hours and stay sharp. Try volunteering.

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MILLISMA 6/24/2011 10:47PM

    You are so right! And look at the happiness you are giving to others. emoticon

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    What an excellent idea! I think if I were to volunteer somewhere (when I'm not working two stinkin jobs!), I would love to do it with animals somehow. emoticon emoticon

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CHRYS13 6/24/2011 6:06PM

    Wonderful post! I hope many people read this!
My DH is disabled and volunteers two to three times a week in the Memory Care Unit at a local long term care residence. He is an artist, and the residents greatly look forward to the opportunity to paint in watercolors under his tutelage
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A beautiful place

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This afternoon when I took Buddy for a walk, the sun was in just the right place. As I approached the pond, the sun was hitting the water in such a way that the section where the current runs through, looked just like a carpet of sparkling diamonds right down the middle of the pond. It made me want to reach out and try to capture some in my hands. There wasn't a sound except the breeze sighing through the leaves. It was just one of those perfect moments in time that mother nature gives us from time to time. If we are patient and watching.

That's one thing I've been trying to learn, patience. We are all hurrying through this life and some how we seem to be missing a lot of the little things that make life bearable. So I make myself, take at least 20 mins out of each day and just take the time to appreciate my surroundings. 20 mins to catch my breath, 20 mins to just absorb. It really leaves me with a sense of peace, especially when its been a stressful day.

Some of you will say, I don't have 20 mins. Then take 10. Just make sure you slow yourself down and take some deep breaths and take a good look around, pretend your a little kid and be fascinated by a flower or a bug or even a rock. Take this time to clear your mind. You'll feel so refreshed. Find your beautiful place.

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MILLISMA 6/21/2011 9:23PM

    Glad you're "taking time to smell the roses". I can just envision how beautiful that must have been.

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    What a wonderful blog! Thank you!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/21/2011 6:06PM

    Great idea. emoticon

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Deer in the garden

Monday, June 20, 2011

I got very lucky, I went out to weed the veggie garden today, and what did I see, deer tracks walking all around in it. He never touched a plant. I was so surprised. I expected that he'd have eaten at least the beans and peas, but nope . He was just checking it out I guess.

I'll have to keep a closer eye though. Maybe the plants weren't big enough for him yet. He might be back. I say he, it is probably a she. Well, it could be a small moose, we've got one who is wandering around the area. I saw him over by the pond the other day.

I had walked Buddy over to the pond for his evening walk, and we were down to the Dam. I heard some rustling on the other side and at first I thought it was just the wind blowing the trees and bushes, but I kept watching and pretty soon, out he came. He's very young . Luckily he was on the other side of the dam and Buddy really wasn't paying attention. I don't know what he would have done with that.

We did also successfully hunt up another turtle that same night , so Buddy is feeling quite triumphant. His Friend "Frankie" (a husky) , got bit on the nose by a snapping turtle the other day. He's okay, he just lost a little skin off the end of his nose. His master said he didn't learn though, he went right back for more. She had to really fight to get him away from it. Mother Nature can be dangerous.

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    something bit/scratched Jazzie on the nose the other day, too. Not sure what it was but we suspect cat! Our cats have made it pretty plain to the dogs that they rule! emoticon

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CAROLJ35 6/20/2011 7:26PM

    We used to try everything to keep the deer from eating our plants. Nothing worked!!! So frustrating to do all that work and have the deer devour everything. Now the deer rarely come into the yard because our son's three dogs go in and out of house when they want. Good Luck with that garden. Nothing tastes as good as homegrown produce!

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NORASPAT 6/20/2011 6:39PM

    I was told just yesterday that putting monofilament around the plants the deer do not see it but it frightens them away.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/20/2011 6:23PM

    I hope it doesn't eat your garden. emoticon

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