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Thank You for Making My Birthday Special

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

What an awesome place to be - right here on Spark! emoticon I was overwhelmed by all the emails, goodies and birthday wishes on my spark page.

There are so many it would take days to thank all of you individually. I hope it doesn't seem tacky to thank you all at once.

My birthday was truly special!

  
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ANNIESADVENTURE 10/4/2012 5:38AM

    Spark people are awesome! It is a great place to be. Glad we made your day a little more special.

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VENISEW1 10/3/2012 3:17PM

    emoticon emoticon for commenting on my blog as well!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/3/2012 2:32PM

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KATHYJO56 10/3/2012 2:22PM

    I am happy that you enjoyed your special day! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/3/2012 9:57AM

    Happy belated birthday. Isn't the people of SP a great bunch of people?

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WHITNEYLD 10/3/2012 9:17AM

    Happy belated! emoticon

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KITT52 10/3/2012 7:59AM

    emoticon you are so special to us too

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NEW-CAZ 10/3/2012 3:09AM

    emoticon Glad you had such a special day, you ARE a special lady emoticon emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/3/2012 12:15AM

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Sorry I didn't see this earlier this morning.
Hope you had an emoticon emoticon day!!
Luv ya,
Karen

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BECCA324 10/2/2012 10:32PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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RFJSJ50 10/2/2012 10:23PM

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emoticonHappy birthday to you! emoticon
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emoticonHappy birthday dear Sparker, emoticon
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Enjoy your special day!
Sheila
(Sorry if I'm late with my wishes.)

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DEBBY4576 10/2/2012 10:08PM

    You are loved whatever way you Thank people. I am glad you felt special for your special day.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/2/2012 9:42PM

    Happy birthday!

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The Last September Weekend

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The goal was set to get my pantry made by end of month. I finally got the proper hardware yesterday. Hubby is home today. It will get finished!

Another window going in this weekend, too. Yeah!

Tomorrow, a nice hike after church. All 4 dogs will go with us. We'll hike locally, soak in some vitamin D and some color. Maybe even gather up some cocktails. No, that's not right. I meant cattails.

  
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AGK3112 10/2/2012 3:14AM

    NICE PLAN..I am sure you did enjoyed it

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FUNGIRL81005 10/1/2012 10:45PM

    emoticon emoticon How FUN!!

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TONYVAND1 10/1/2012 8:03AM

  emoticon Have a great weekend.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 9/30/2012 9:33PM

    emoticon you've met more goals.
Karen

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BARBIE176 9/29/2012 11:29PM

    emoticon emoticon achieving your goal is awesome! Enjoy your hike and soaking up the Vitamin D and color. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! emoticon emoticon

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JANDREWS031 9/29/2012 8:02PM

    Sounds Wonderful!!!!

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KATI5668 9/29/2012 7:04PM

    sounds like fun...enjoy the brilliant colors..it is beautiful out there this time of year!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/29/2012 3:42PM

    Enjoy your hike!

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KATHYJO56 9/29/2012 3:12PM

    What a great weekend. I hope that you enjoy it!

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CAROLIAN 9/29/2012 2:46PM

    emoticon Enjoy your walk xxx

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MARYJOANNA 9/29/2012 5:20AM

  A great way to end the month of September!

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NEW-CAZ 9/29/2012 5:16AM

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Fingers crossed no hiccups, enjoy your hike!

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Feeling Fit Friends Weekly Challenge: Try New Freggies

Monday, September 24, 2012

This is a fun one, suggested by a team member. Try new freggies!

After a church luncheon yesterday feeling full but not stuffed, I had the opportunity to go to Sprouts Market. They had some super bargains on produce as they always do, but I was in search of something I hadn't tried yet, or at least in the recent past.

One thing I chose was kohlrabi. I'd heard of it. It was one of the few veg I hadnt tried, so I'm going to give it a go making a slaw with it. Very fresh apple, kohlrabi, red wine vinegar and a few other ingredients.

Another choice was bok choy. There is a stir-fry in the near future featuring this veg.

The research revealed that both are rich in nutrients. I'll have to come back with the taste results.

  
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RITIKADHAR 9/25/2012 8:00AM

    We add Kohlrabi juliennes to salad or make a stew of the stem with light mustard and sesame seasoning.

I love this challenge!

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FUNGIRL81005 9/24/2012 11:52PM

    What is a sprouts market? When and Where? Finding different vegetables is fun!


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PINKNFITCARLA 9/24/2012 10:27PM

    I love both of those! Have you ever tried Romanesco? That was a new veggie to me a few years ago and I love it. It's only available here where I am for about 2 months a year, in the fall.

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/24/2012 8:56PM

    Guess I'm going to have to go to a super store to see if they have any of that...Roc
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FITGRANDMA120 9/24/2012 8:41PM

    This is a great idea, my husband and I are trying to decide what to try.

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KATHYJO56 9/24/2012 8:20PM

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KITT52 9/24/2012 8:04PM

    they are both yummy..you can stir fry the kohlrabi too

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Great Day Planned

Saturday, September 22, 2012

emoticon Today we get to go apple picking. Recipes from the sparkrecipes.com site I have my eye on:

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats and Apples
Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Turkey w/Apples & Cheddar
Crockpot Chicken & Apples
Barley w/Butternut Squash, Apples & Onions
Chicken Stuffed w/Apples & Almonds
Red Cabbage w/Apples
Baked Acorn Squash w/Apples
roasted Pork Chops w/Sweet Potatos & Apples
Slow Cooker Cabbage w/Apples and Pork Roast
Paula's Sausage and Apples (she's trimmed it down and uses turkey sausage)
Cornbread Stuffing w/Sausage and Apples
WW Sausage w/Apples and Sauerkraut
Steamed Kale w/Apples

Chef Meg's Nutty Baked Apples w/Raisins (Diabetic Friendly)
Autumn Spiced Apples
Sweet Potatoes topped w/Maple-Glazed Apples

Fried Apples & Cinnamon
Apples ala Creme
Caramel Baked Apples
Craisy Apples

Of course we'll have one straight off the tree with our picnic lunch! emoticon

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 9/25/2012 1:13AM

    Oh my gosh I got so hungry for any thing apples.
I want to be at your house helping to cook and of course eating!!!!!
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PEPPYPATTI 9/24/2012 4:49PM

    Oh those recipes sound delicious! emoticon emoticon


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KITT52 9/23/2012 6:32PM

    have fun

I'm looking for apples to make apple sauce

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/22/2012 6:45PM

    I had my first Acorn Squash of the season .... oh how delish !! I also got a butternut squash .... mixing everything with apples is so yummy .... have fun ! Roc

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 9/22/2012 11:05AM

    Your list has really whetted my appetite for apples! Have fun picking!


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RFJSJ50 9/22/2012 10:58AM

    Yummy! I love visiting local orchards and always took my first grade class on a field trip to one!
Enjoy your day.
Sheila

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BARB4HEALTH 9/22/2012 10:24AM

    WOW! Some of those recipes sound great! emoticon

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Tired, but feeling accomplished

Friday, September 21, 2012

The day's exercise went so well I think sleep will not only come easily, but deeply. Another way to measure success!

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 9/25/2012 1:14AM

    instead of counting sheep, did you count apples? Ha
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FITGRANDMA120 9/22/2012 10:19PM

    I think I should consider that a measuring tool also. Rest well my friend.

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NEW-CAZ 9/22/2012 2:33AM

    hope you slept well emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/21/2012 11:58PM

    Good night! emoticon

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