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March goals....

Friday, March 01, 2013

Hi..been working on my March goals....

To start off... my theme for the month is Magic of Dreams....

emoticon Refresh spark page

emoticon1000+ spark points

emoticon1000+ fitness minutes

emoticonLots and lots of water

emoticon5% Winter Challenge

emoticonGreen foods/nutrition month

emoticonGo outside everyday


emoticonMagic Dreams

emoticonSpring cleaning...31 Bags in 31 Days...


emoticonRemember art

emoticonJournals and blogs

I'm ready to rock we go...

Thanks for dropping by....I've already refreshed my spark page for March...keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

emoticon Dare to dream....if a dream is never dreamed, it can never become a reality.....

Sweet Dreams.....

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NEWCHINELO 3/2/2013 7:02AM

    Great goals you have . emoticon

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DOVESEYES 3/1/2013 11:49PM

    March will be the best...dream big..

Country Living Team

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February recap...

Friday, March 01, 2013

Hi..I had an awesome February!! I am inching closer and closer to my goals :)

Time to recap....The theme for the month was Magic Romance emoticon

~refresh spark page...yes

~1000+ spark points...yes

~1000+ spark x minutes...yes

~lots and lots of water...yes

~5% winter challenge...yes..1st week is done :)

~red foods....yes..lots of strawberries, raspberries and tomatoes :)

~go outside everyday...yes..I didn't miss a day :)

~chores/snow shoes....lots of snow shoeing

~Magic Romance..lots of hugs and lovin' with my sweetie, grandkids and kids :)

~spread the family and friends...yes :)

~lent...yes..gave up ice cream and only had some once or twice... :(

~remember art...yes..made a book mark for the swap/art journal/art with grands

~journals and blogs...yes...kept up everyday in my journal and blogged lots of days :)

Thanks for all your love and support during the month, I couldn't have done it without you!! Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

Love changes everything.... emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 3:05AM

    Ya did Good! emoticon

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HEALTHY156 3/2/2013 8:01AM

    Wow, you had an awesome month! Congrats!

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DOVESEYES 3/1/2013 11:48PM

    Awesome work and great to blog to appreciate it all!!!

Country Living Team

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KAYTIE22 3/1/2013 10:43PM

    Great plan and great success last month. Good for you! You should be very pleased and I know it will encourage you to do well in March, April and the months ahead.

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WOOGIE123 3/1/2013 10:34PM

  Keep up the good work!

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STUDLEEJOE 3/1/2013 10:30PM

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Day 6 of the challenge...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hi..Time to was another successful day..spark wise.not so good calving wise as we lost a calf today....that always makes me was the little black one I bottle fed yesterday...when they were turned out hubby said it looked like it had been kicked by a cow..and then died :(

I got in 120 fitness minutes today with chores and cattle and wood and rode my bike....drank up my water too (now I'm enjoying a light beer with the hockey game)

I had borscht again for lunch and pork chop and salad for supper..I made apple crisp so had a bit of that, too. I like to be back in the soup habit...I like to make a huge pot and then have a few meals during the week. I want to think up some soups for March..maybe to match where we are travelling the borscht! The challenge is coming along good.

It's hard to believe tomorrow is March!! Will it come in like a lion or a lamb? We have a snow storm forecast for the weekend...

We've been playing cribbage a lot this's one of hubby's favorites but lately I have been winning more often than him!! Then we found out we didn't have all 52 about not playing with a FULL DECK!! Haha!!

Tomorrows blog will have the February recap and my new March goals...time to start planning....

Better go for now...Edmonton is ahead of Dallas 2-0...go Oilers...Then Calgary play next....

Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness"
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 3:03AM

    So sorry to hear about the little calf. It makes me sad hearing about him. I hope all the rest will be healthy for you. Sounds like regardless you still have your Spark. Keep doing so well! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 3/1/2013 11:38PM

    So sorry about the calf !!

Hope your team wins

Country Living Team

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GETTHERE135 3/1/2013 9:08AM

    That part about the cards made me laugh. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/1/2013 12:50AM

    Love the quote!

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Day 5 of the challenge....

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hi..almost time to call it a night and thought I should do a quick blog...

Had a day filled with cattle and cattle related stuff..bottle fed another calf..helped move some herds around....brought another new calf up to the barn, that makes 5 now..helped hubby roll a huge round bale into the barn...split more wood for the stove and carried it into the we had a cozy fire again looks very spring like outside today..too bad it can't's usually not spring to stay in Saskatchewan until April or sometimes even May..and the long range forecast has snow into May this year...

I took some time to go to town for the mail..hubby needs all the pasture deposits in by tomorrow and we were missing a most in mail today and 2 were dropped off at our farm today so now just missing one... I also took bags and bags of magazines to the recycling today and stopped at the community well for 3 5 gallon jugs of drinking water...which involved carrying them a distance to the truck (the well has lots of snow around it) lifting them into the back of a 1-ton truck..grunt..and then lifting them out at home and carrying them a fair ways to the house (we have lots of snow around the house, too)

Well that was my activity for the on to the meals..had a bowl of borscht for lunch with a burger and steak and salad for supper again..I also made a rhubarb crisp today and had a bit of that with some ice cream for dessert. While I was gone to town I put a loaf of bread in the bread friend Wanda's crusty bran turned out yummy..and ready for afternoon coffee snack when I got back from town....

I've been drinking lots of water and am just finishing my 10th to log my food and then take the night cow check and off to bed...

..Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of February....hope the month has been just "LOVE"ly for you....

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 2:59AM

    Even after a busy day, you still cook delicious sounding meals. After reading about the food you make, I 'm always inspired to start cooking healthy food. Trouble is, I never seem to have the staples needed to make things. Maybe I need to go shopping more.

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DOVESEYES 3/1/2013 11:28PM

    Mmmm. rhubarb....

That's lots of hefting today....

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CATBEFIT 2/28/2013 10:19AM

    You get so much exercise in the course of your "normal" day! Incredible

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/28/2013 5:39AM

    wow that made me tired you are inredible what a work out you got

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Day 4 of the Challenge...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hi..I just typed most of this blog and it disappeared...hate it when that happens!! Today we had a sick calf so hubby gave her a shot and I bottle fed her a few times...we will work with her more tomorrow..we had another calf tonight so now we have 4..

Then we went to town and went out for lunch..I had wonton soup..yum yum, we bought some RRSPs and then did my OAMS for March..I had a $50 Co-op gift card so groceries only came to $80...Depending on what we decide to do for Easter I will have to grab a few more a ham and some sweet potatoes...We don't know yet what we are doing for Easter..will be really in the middle of calving :).....

Then when we got home from town we had company, a neighbor with some community pasture business and he stayed for several we had a late supper..we had steak and I had a lettuce salad...yum yum...

I didn't quite get as much exercise as I had hoped..only 60 minutes but I did get 10 glasses of water...

I see our plane..the Starfish team..has landed in Moscow..great job team!! woohoo

Thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

I won 50 spark goodie I'm off to give out some goodies...have a great night...hope you have all found your magic.....

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 2:53AM

    Wow! You had a very busy day, (probably didn't need company till late) but what can you do? You & your hubby are such good neighbors, I'm sure everyone wants to spend time with you. Sounds like everything is going great. Hope the calf is doing well.

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PARKERB2 2/27/2013 7:03PM

    You sure are a busy lady at calving time. Glad you do find the time to Spark and get to town, etc. Have a great night and a great day tomorrow.

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MARITIMER3 2/27/2013 2:47PM

    My blogs disappar sometimes too - hate it when that happens!

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DOVESEYES 2/27/2013 1:11AM

    I've had my blogs disappearing too, it seems to be if I try to go out and come back to check something and it doesn't save. I don't ususally say a lot but this was a long one and so had to 'improvise the content'

Hope the calf is well ...

What a lovely day you had.

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DEBBY4576 2/26/2013 11:08PM

    How many times have you tried the challenge? This is my 3rd time. I love them. I'm a Shooting Star. Here's to us and our weight loss 5%. Seems like the calving will keep you busy so you won't be eating out of boredom.

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