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One of those days again.....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I find it really hard to explain what I mean by that, so I'll just give it my best shot......

I felt blue, just plain blue, and nothing I did would chase it away, it was like this black cloud hanging over my heart. I took my simplest cross-stitch project (a little bookmark for someone's birthday) and started stitching away at the coffee table while my Dad watched "The Quantum of Solace" (I thought I'd have company and feels so alone by doing it downstairs) but still, the blue feeling persisted.

I'm glad to say that I don't feel blue right now but I felt it this afternoon. I felt terrible. Any suggestions how to chase the blues away?

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MSKIZ69 12/18/2011 9:11AM

    Watching a movie that you love...giving someone a hug......exercise.....looking at cute animal pictures. And bonding with your Spark Buddies emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADEWYN 12/18/2011 9:04AM

    exercise... walking... dancing something to get the endorphins going... hang in there ....!!

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Time flies when you're cross-stitching!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I had a nice quiet time sewing today, cross-stitching to be exact. Except I've finished the cross-stitching part. I'm now just doing the outlines, next, I'll have to do the background text.

If you want to see how it looks like, go here :


It's a very time consuming project. Once I start sewing, the time just flies. It's a very nice hobby if you've got lot's of time. Atm, I'm trying to find a part-time job but everyone seems to want a full time employee which I can't cos I'm on dialysis. I sure hope I find something by January!

I'm also thinking of ordering this :


My Mom says I'll go blind cross-stitching! Lol! But I enjoy it soooo much!

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SHAYWEE 12/20/2011 7:25AM

    Oh wow, that is fantastic! You're braver than I am! I have a few projects on the go, mostly birth records for family and the one I'm working on trying to finish right now was a bigger job than I had intended! I'm done the major part and just have outlines to do too. Keep up the great work - it keeps your hands and mind busy :)

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EOWYN2424 12/18/2011 2:16AM

    I'm thinking of framing it to put in my room.

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SPARKINGINMASS 12/17/2011 9:53PM

    Its so pretty! I like the other one you are thinking about also. I like to cross stitch also although I haven't done anything recently.

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SUNNY332 12/17/2011 9:26AM

    That does look like it could have been a time intensive project but it is absolutely beautiful. Are you making it for someone? If so - lucky person.

I have not cross stitched in years but I used to love it.

Take care and again - beautiful stitchery.


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MRSBEEZLY 12/17/2011 8:12AM

    I like to cross stitch also, and find it pretty relaxing. However, I look forward to the outlining part! I really feel like that is when the project gains life! My favorite things to stitch are winter scenes! Do you frame your own works? I have done both, my own framing and professional framing. I have to say, the last thing I got framed the cost had gone up so much, I will probably have to go back to framing my own stuff.

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ANGELRED4KIDS 12/17/2011 8:06AM

    Wow, I can totally admire your work. I like to sew and make things, but I don't have the patience for cross stitching! emoticon

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Too many rainy days........

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's been raining practically every evening. I can't go for my usual walks in the park in front of my house. I'll have to see if I can do my new Booty Barre workout this weekend. I bought it like 2 weeks ago but I haven't tried it yet.

I watched it once when I first bought it. Looks like a very hard and good workout. I'll have to make sure my right knee is up to it. I sprained it recently. I guess I'll try it out for the 1st time this weekend if my knee's ok.

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WENDYSPARKS 12/15/2011 8:53AM

    When it rains I try to exercise indoors also....hope the rain stops soon for you. It a rainy day here also in Connecticut today.

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I hate my belly roll!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Is there any way to get rid of it fast!? I just hate it when I sit down and have to look and feel that big poochy belly roll! I want a six pack! Now!!!!

What do I have to do to get rid of my belly roll!? I hate it!!!

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CANDYXPERT 12/14/2011 4:50PM

    read the "Wheat Belly" book.
Cut out most carbs (pasta, bread, sugar, ...)

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AMBERNICHOLE3 12/14/2011 3:48PM

    Cardio and clean eating!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 12/14/2011 1:06PM

    If your photo is current one, you might get some opinions of trusted friends and family. You might not have a belly roll at all but just the "pooch" that comes from muscles relaxing which they have to do when you sit. Be sure and have an accurate body image!! It is something we all struggle with no matter what our body looks like!

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    They say you have to do more cardio to lose the body fat. OR.. you could use an Ultimate Body Applicator to tighten, tone, and firm the area. Easy to apply..you measure first, apply the applicator..wait 45 min., take it off and remeasure. With regular weekly applications they will help tighten your belly roll. itworks.net/annbradley Cheaper than lipo or tummy tuck!

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DALLYLOVE1 12/14/2011 7:50AM

    I wish I had the answer as well. When I was 280lbs then went down to 170, I still had my belly all hanging out. It's my first place to put it on and last place to lose. I've been doing crunches and cardio lets see what happens. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/14/2011 7:45AM

    I wish there was a way to target the belly roll but unfortunately there isn't. The gut is my major problem too.

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EMGERBER 12/14/2011 7:32AM

    I do not know any way to get a flat belly right now it only comes with hard work and time plus genetic being on your side. If you find another way let me know.

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Of Potato Skins and a Movie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I woke up late this morning, went to fill a prescription at the hospital pharmacy, while there, I bought a fancy curry puff made with puff pastry for breakfast. I was running on empty and really, really needed something to eat.

After that, I went to the mall, and since I was still hungry, I went to the Chicago steakhouse and ordered some potato skins. I know, I know, I should have split the potato skins with a friend, but I was hungry and couldn't resist a little bite.

There were 6 of them, smothered in mozarella cheese, and covered with bacon bits. They came with ranch dressing on the side with a small salad. I was proud of myself for not dunking the potato skins in the ranch dressing! I just dipped my knife and smeared a little dressing on the potato skins. Later, I dipped my fork in the dressing before consuming bites of salad.

I only took in like one third of the ramekin in ranch dressing. If I had finished it I would feel guilty, well, guiltier! I was already feeling guilty because the potato skins looked huge!

Anyways, after that, I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 1. I bought a small caramel popcorn with a small soft drink. I actually wanted a regular popcorn and a bottle of mineral water but that set cost more, so I just contended myself with a small popcorn and only drank half my soft drink.

I also bought myself 2 books I really wanted that were and sale and have place a deposit on a third book that wasn't on sale because I didn't have enough cash.

I really, really enjoyed my day! But I am a little poorer.......


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