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I think I got 'er done!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Even with DH hanging around on vacation and I managed to get a lot done, I got the laundry done, the sheets washed and back on the bed, all my Sparking for the day, including food and fitness tracker, my exercise, meals on time, snacks on time, and I came in under allotted calories and allotted Carbs so an excellent day for me.

Now, I'm too tired, brain wise to go on so I'm taking my brown-out to bed a little early, but I worked it hard today so it deserves an extra token of sleep.

Nite, Nite, Termite!

Keep Sparkling my friends!

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MARTY728 5/24/2011 10:57AM


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GINNJEN2000 5/24/2011 4:13AM

    Sounds like a productive day. I love when I get it all done, I feel so accomplished and you managed to get in your Sparking too. Your emoticon

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LINDYPAINTS 5/23/2011 11:31PM

    Sounds like a great day to me! Well done and have a good rest!

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JLPARKHURST 5/23/2011 9:14PM

    Thats wonderful! Have a great night! Hope you sleep well.

After getting all my spark updates and my accounting school project thats due tomorrow done (ending up redoing 4 times {three of which were tonight}, blah!) I think I am finally ready to hit the sack too. I didn't get any cleaning done and didn't make a big dinner either but oh well. I got a lot of cleaning done yesterday! The few dishes can wait til tomorrow!! emoticon

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Too busy - how busy are you?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lately I have been so busy that I haven't been able to get it all done and my Sparking has suffered because of it. It started on Friday this week. My DH has Fridays and Sundays off and usually if I don't get something done on Friday, I get it done on Saturday, but this week had some extra stuff thrown in and then my DH drug some bins out of the shed and into the house. "We need to get these cleanout as I'm cleaning the shed." Then he walked back out and left the bins with me. I stacked them up in a corner as an answer to his demand that I drop everything and clean out bins from the shed. His answer to that was to drag them into the office and open them up then pull stuff out, forcing me to decide immediately what was junk and what was not. I HATE THAT! I've been a packrat as a kid, learned from my family, and I've changed over the years. I don't keep a lot of stuff - we rid ourselves of so much when we moved from Seattle to Florida in 2003. The good stuff I gave away broke my heart, but we saved a bundle and made the trip and I vowed never to save so much stuff again.

We are not nearly the packrats we once were, but we do have a few things and I try to keep the bins in the shed (one wall floor to ceiling and wall to wall) in order, well marked with what is in them and free of junk. DH had built it into the wall so you don't have to unstack the row to get to the bottom one. But now he wants me to get rid of Christmas stuff. Okay, so we unloaded some old ornaments and I went from 10 boxes of Christmas stuff to 5 or 6. Then the carpet in the office looked like the lawnmower guy had driven through and left tiny bits and pieces of the entire park in my office. And there sits DH with another bin open!

No! I'm cleaning the carpet before all this glitter and litter gets ground into the carpet, take that bin out of here! I was so irritated. Usually when he comes home, he sits on the couch and eats, then falls asleep watching TV. This is the nightly thing and I don't mind, until he drags in work for me and demands that it be done then. So now my life is upside down and hurried and I hate that as much as the bins being drug in.

So my idea is to have DH make a schedule of when he's cleaning the shed so I can coordinate my schedule for cleaning out bins. Schedule and will.

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JUSTJO66 5/23/2011 9:33AM

    As a couple it is so hard to coordinate "energy spurts". It seems that way at least with my husband and I. He did the same thing to me Sunday. He was cleaning out his "man cave" the shed and kept dragging stuff in for me to sort and clean. One was an old bag of sheets I had given him for rags.....I wouldn't touch them unless he first washed them...Scorpions, bug etc. All I wanted to do was REST...he wanted to clean HIS place. Frustrating. :o)

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JLPARKHURST 5/22/2011 9:12AM

    I relate in SO MANY ways!!!! We will get through it, one task at a time. emoticon
(at least that is what I keep saying to myself)

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GINNJEN2000 5/22/2011 8:39AM

    Sounds like you have beeen very busy indeed.

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PICKIE98 5/22/2011 3:45AM

    Now there is enough room in that shed for DH to sleep next time he gets one of his cleaning ideas!! How thoughtful of him!! LOL! emoticon

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Another Spark Day (Ah Day)!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'll try real hard to keep this short - too late, it's already too long!

A couple days ago, my DH said, "Plan our meals around the veggies, we bought."
"I am," was my reply and I realized I had crosed a threshold I've been trying to cross for years. Planning my meals around the veggies instead of meat. Now I'm lucky if meat gets on the plate. No, I'm not bragging about being perfect, far from it, but it is nice to realize that I've finally transitioned from starting with meat and maybe thinking about the veggies. What a hoot!

Well - I guess that wasn't too long! Keep Sparkling! emoticon emoticon

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GINNJEN2000 5/22/2011 4:55AM

    This is fantastic. I need to learn to cook like this too!

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1BEACHWALKER 5/20/2011 10:03PM

    emoticon We have been that way too here lately. I even crave the veggies instead of the junk food now! emoticon

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JUSTJO66 5/19/2011 9:39AM

    Yummmmm, veggies....got to love them !!

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WENDYWITKOSKI 5/18/2011 9:54PM

    That is awesome! We are eating a lot more veggies too. YUM!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/18/2011 7:20PM

    emoticon nice DH

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JLPARKHURST 5/18/2011 6:27PM


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Well I didn't make 2 days in a row, but how about every other day?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I have been debating on posting a blog every day. Yes you get points for it, but what's the point? I can't seem to get there either so this attempt at doing one daily has made it to every other day so I guess I have no room to whine.

Today is a day where I felt like sleeping all day. Allergies do that to me and the other day I had a nasty day of allergies. However, yesterday I was buried in books all day and when 8pm came around, I was ready for a nice long sleep. I managed to stay awake until 10pm! But I paid the price by eating a half bowl of popcorn. Hubby made it and I think he used a small bag, but I don't know and to be honest, I don't want to know. I ate it, I'll have to live with it and do the exercise to work it off.

Weight loss has been moving slowly downward, which is what I want, although I had wanted to be 14 pounds less than what I am right now in a week from now. Won't make that, but I'm not giving up and not letting it set me back. I'll just keep on going and get there soon.

I'm trying to figure out a new date for my goal now. Then after deciding on the new date, I'll kick myself into a daily routine of determination and go for it! I know I can do this. I'm a Winner. Okay! Now that I've whipped myself into determination, I'm headed off to the kitchen to make a delicious salad for our dinner.

Keep Sparkling! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 5/20/2011 10:09PM

    I think daily blogs are nice if you want to do it or have the time to. I don't have the time. I am doing good to get one of two a week!
As long as the weight loss is going down-good for you! If you want it to go off faster, you would have to eat less or do more exercise-so it is an option. emoticon

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JUSTJO66 5/18/2011 8:17AM

    I think daily blogs are great...that is as long as that is something you enjoy...but IF it becomes a chore then I think the purpose is lost. Do what makes you happy and others will benefit from your joy. :o)


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XANADUREALM 5/18/2011 6:19AM

    Similar to Lilybelle's comment ... I think of it as "sending a message" to my team members and others on SP. I have fun finding favorite quotes, verses and poems. These are motivating to me, also. I have been adding pictures to mine that match my message. I didn't want to add more pictures to my commuter's space so I am using the ones already there. BTW, I like your new ID. Have a Great Wednesday!


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LILYBELLE8 5/17/2011 10:26PM

    When I think of blogging as sending a message to myself, it makes it more meaningful to me. Then, if any one else notices my writing, it is just icing on the cake (oops - not a good comparison!). The important thing is to stay 'connected' and blogging is a great way to do that. Best wishes!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/17/2011 10:14PM

    I think we all struggle with the "to blog or not to blog" dilemma. If you can put quality blogs out daily, go for it. You could always just do little quotes for the other days.

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TURCOTTEP 5/17/2011 5:49PM

  the way it goes

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GhostSister changed her name to FloridaGhost

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hi, Everyone!

I thought I would send out this word that GhostSister has changed her name to FloridaGhost
and it's already done so you should be seeing FloridaGhost instead of GhostSister from now on.

No special reason to change the name, other than I've been thinking about it forever so now I've done it.


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JENNIW70 5/19/2011 12:37AM

    Thanks for letting us know Pat!

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MELA1953 5/17/2011 1:49PM

    Change can be good- LOL

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GINNJEN2000 5/16/2011 7:48AM

    LOL I was wondering if there was a hidden meaning behind the change

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