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Each day is a new beginning..

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hi..I found this interesting article in a newspaper I was reading...

"Each day is a new beginning, an opportunity to write your own happy ending"

Five simple and inexpensive suggestions to get you started...

Eat nutritious food :)

Consume the ultimate drink..water :)

Discover something new :)

Get moving :)

Take time to relax :)

All good points..the article included recipes, books and web sites , get moving ideas and ideas to relax, too.

Well happy Saturday everyone,,. this will be a quick blog as I have half an hour til the movie I'm watching tonight starts..I rode my bike for 30 minutes, caught up on some phone visits, lost at cribbage ..again...
I finished up my deer veggie soup for lunch and made round steak, onions and BBQ sauce in the crock pot for supper with green beans and mashed potatoes.
After chores hubby worked on my car to see why the radio and clock didn't work..after checking a lot of fuses he went back and tried it and it works now?!?
Crazy stuff.

I'm wondering what kind of soup I should make for the up coming week? any suggestions? Lets see the first week I think I made turkey veggies ; then I made beef, barley and veggie; then chicken veggie noodle and this week has been the deer veggie....maybe just regular veggie..I have quite a few veggies I can use...

I know for sure some of my February plans will include, in favor of Valentines Day and heart month, ways to bless my heart..amp up exercise, eat more red fruits and veggies, focus on love..what are you going to be working on for February? I look forward to read other peoples blogs..one of my new favorite habits...

Thanks for dropping by for a chat and tea..I'm off to make a little pot of yesterdays pomegranate superfruit tea..it was really good..Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna

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TORN_EDGE 1/29/2011 11:00PM

    I have really been craving hamburger soup. I think it isone I am going to try this week

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GOT2BMEMOMMYOF3 1/29/2011 10:42PM

    Donna...is it possible that you are letting your hubby win?! lol

I love that you always update us on all the things in your day...they may not seem like much while you're doing them but they sure do add up to a nice full day!!

Enjoy your night!!

Oh, I was thinking maybe a soup with a little fiesta added to it! Tomato based with corn and other veg...maybe some black bean and salsa?? I know you like chili...so I thought maybe a soup-like version of chili. Just a thought!!

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AMYB1985 1/29/2011 10:13PM

    One of my favorite expressions is similar.

"Happily ever after is created one day at a time." It is CREATED, not given. emoticon

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TGIF and new tea...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hi..I'm enjoying the new tea I bought in Williston yesterday..it's Good Earth Pomegranate Superfruit..green tea, pomegranate and cherry..yum yum :)
We had a fun day at Williston and the weather was great..40+ F and melting everywhere..a bit warmer than here..my south for the winter 1 day holiday :)
We had lunch in Plentywood (I had salad bar and a grilled chicken burger) Then we shopped in Williston..I found the All You Health and Fitness magazine in Walmart, and Feb's regular All You. I bought some t-shirts and exercise Capri pants, some oven mitts, pot holders and kitchen towels to match the kitchen redo. I found some groceries too Kashi cereal, tea, bread on sale, etc. Hubby found some stuff to get, too. Then we stopped for pizza at Plentywood on the way home.

Today I rode the bike for 30 minutes and helped hubby get my car out of the snowbank. Then I went to town for some mail, banking and catfood. I went to the second hand store there and found a new tea pot and a china cup and saucer for special tea time..I'm using it now, 2 wine glasses, a vase and a Gary Zukav book called Soul Stories..all for $6 :) Got drinking water, too..it was so windy out even the full 5 gal. jugs tried to blow away!! Now it's really cooling down..going to be very cold for a few days.

Today I had some more of the homemade soup and a beef wrap, then supper was fish and gems for hubby and I had fish and a spinach salad and green beans. I had lots of fruit today too..so it was a good day for food tracking :) I've only had 3 days in January that my calories were over :) I've been keeping up my streaks of exercise, water, logging in for points and blogging :) January is right on track plus I've lost all the December weight I had gained (4-5 pounds) and am ready to rock February!!

I've been planning for February goals and getting ready for January's recap.. stay tuned..thanks for stopping by for a chat and tea..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/29/2011 1:34AM

    Tea sounds good, shopping sounds fun, food sounds great,
yum yum yum!
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JANTWO 1/29/2011 12:31AM

    That tea sounds yummy!!!!

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BLEGNER1 1/28/2011 11:32PM

    Donna, Doesn't it make you feel good to find a new tea pot? I used to search for them everytime I went rummaging or to the thrift stores. Had them all set up on top of the kitchen cabinets, I had to use a step ladder to get up there and get any of them. So I kept a couple because they were just catching dirt and dust and gave the rest to my daughter. I don't know if she has used them yet or not. I am going to get more tea when I get to town this week. I don't go shopping that much as my hubby does all the grocery shopping here. If I put tea down God only knows what he would bring home. Lately I have been drinking green tea with cinnamon and honey. It makes a tasty drink.
It looks as though you are making progress on the down hill slide of the scales.
Thought you might enjoy these if all you have been seeing lately is snow emoticon

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TORN_EDGE 1/28/2011 11:07PM

    Great job Donna. You are an amazing women

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Home from Williston...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hi..just a short blog..had a great trip..got lots of cool things..ready for bed..will catch up tomorrow!! Keep on Spsrkin'

Love Donna :)

...Guess what? I bought some new tea!!haha!!

  
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PARKIE 1/28/2011 7:19AM

    welcome back!

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KMICHA 1/28/2011 5:46AM

    Looking forward to see what kind of tea you bought this time! LOL!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/28/2011 1:51AM

    Glad you had a fun trip! emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/27/2011 11:05PM

    You bought tea? And that is news, how?

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Beer and Hockey :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hi..relaxing for the evening watching hockey and having lime light beer :) I got lots of cardio in today..rode bike for 40 minutes and shovelled snow of 30 minutes. Hubby was clearing the snow up by the house with the snow blower and loader, so I moved the 2 trucks out of the way, we couldn't get the car started, the battery was dead and it has a flat tire :) I haven't driven it since middle of November..so it's still in a snow bank. We also shovelled the snow off the trampoline since the springs looked quite stretched. Then I helped with night chores, too.

I had more of the deer veggie soup for lunch..made hubby chicken fried steak and gravy and baked potato. I made bread machine bread this afternoon, which we had for supper with the roast beef and roast veggies..potatoes, onions, carrots, and parsnips...drizzled with olive oil, spices and parsley. We had cantaloupe for dessert :)

The nice weather is supposed to be here for a few more days so tomorrow we are going to Williston, ND for a quick get away..just shopping for the day. It's just a bit farther than Regina in the opposite direction..I hope to buy the All You magazine that features Spark people..it's not available at Canadian Walmarts..I have subscribed but it'll take a long time to get the first issue. I'm looking forward to my day off the farm :)

Edmonton is loosing the hockey game :( ..I'm done my beer and I should end this blog..Thanks for stopping by for a chat , etc, Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna

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KMICHA 1/27/2011 5:42AM

    I suscribe to All You, I haven't received the one with the Sparks articles though. I looked for it Tuesday in Walmart, but didn't find it. Shoveling snow can burn the calories quickly, not to mention the bonus of adding fitness minutes!!! Enjoy your trip today!

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/27/2011 12:02AM

    Have a good trip!

We had over 40F here today with a bit of wind. Streets were interesting, not quite slush, but soft.

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Chai tea and a quiet Tuesday...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hi..just relaxing with my evening tea and blog :) I just finished watching this new show on the history channel in Canada called Rodeo and it's about Canadiam Rodeo competitors but they've made it into some sappy reality tv show and it's pretty lame..I hate reality tv :(

On to better things..actually this reminded me of a Maxine cartoon..if tv sucked any more it would be a vacuum cleaner!! Bring on a hockey game or a movie...

I had quite a quiet day today since hubby went to a cattle update meeting for the afternoon. He left after he did tractor chores , he had lunch there and got home just before supper. I rode my bike for 30 minutes, did some housework and then sorted through recipes I have collected out of magazines and put them in categories and discarded some. I do love to collect stuff!! I phoned around 5:30 and he was still in town so I did night chores. I had more of my deer veggie soup for lunch and we had burgers for supper with cabbage salad and hubby had gems.

It was good to get the mail..a couple cheques came and a couple new magazines..more recipes :)...and a bunch of banking statements but no bills :)

So now we're just having some quiet time..hubby's reading and when I get done Sparkin' I'm ready to finish my tea and enjoy the new magazines :)

For the team Sask challenge one thing was to do something nive for you and I realized I'm always having my tea and reading something..on here, or a book or magazine and those are definitely pamper things :) So the last thing is make homemade bread and I just might pull out the bread machine tomorrow..I found some new recipes I had saved and should try...

Our son's girlfriend posted 200 pictures of their Mexico holiday on facebook for me to enjoy..almost like being there :) no, not really but nice to see them having such a great time!! Winter holidays are out of the question for us while we have livestock..and daily chores.

Well my magazines are calling...Thanks for stoping by for a chat and a cup of tea..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna

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I'm not gonna spell check in case it eats my blog again..excuse the mistakes..I don't trust spell check....January's almost gone..time to start thinking about February's goals emoticon

  
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KMICHA 1/26/2011 5:51AM

    I love a day every now and then where I can kick back and do what I desire to do . . . no pressure to wait on anybody or to accomplish things that I don't really care to do at the moment. Sounds like you enjoyed a nice relaxing day!

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/26/2011 4:50AM

    Sounds like another busy day and a very productive day for both you and your hubby. I'll bet you really enjoyed the pictures of your Son's vacation. (I love looking at vacation pictures)

Enjoy your magazines, and thanks for the update!



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NASFKAB 1/25/2011 10:53PM

  Glad you had a good day & enjoyed what you like doing. Always good to be able to relax.

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GOGOMAMA 1/25/2011 10:06PM

    Glad you had a nice day and are enjoying some pampering you time!!! You deserve it!

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GOGOMAMA 1/25/2011 10:06PM

    Glad you had a nice day and are enjoying some pampering you time!!! You deserve it!

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GOGOMAMA 1/25/2011 10:05PM

    Glad you had a nice day and are enjoying some pampering you time!!! You deserve it!

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