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Have a Wonderful Holiday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I would like to wish all my Spark friends a very happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend. You may be at home, you may get out visiting... whatever you end up doing, I hope you enjoy the beginning of the holiday season.

Up here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving last month. Our harvest is earlier, so the tradition was decided on as an October holiday.

I will be thinking of your gettogethers and the sharing of family stories. If you are spending this time alone, plan to meditate on things you are thankful for.

Don't make it 'all about the food'. That gets us into trouble. You shouldn't deprive yourself of anything, but plan to keep an eye on the portions control. It can be a fun time of celebrating without stuffing too much down the ol' hatch.

May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving!

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FREDDY1232 11/27/2009 10:56PM

    Thank You for the good wishes. The day was very nice.

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DAPHNERUNNING 11/26/2009 9:47AM

    Thank you for the kind wishes! I hope that you have a wonderful day as well!

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PATTK1220 11/26/2009 9:13AM

    Thank you for your good wishes! This is a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for and to thank those who are serving to keep us all safe and well.

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IUHRYTR 11/26/2009 3:21AM

    Thank you. I hope you, too, have a peaceful and enjoyable day. -- Lou

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Hot Flashes or Hot Flushes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Am I the only one out here that is having her own personal summer? Right now I feel extremely sweaty and I'm only sitting at a computer typing.

My forehead is moist; upper lip, neck, underarms and back... all have a humidity level that could rival my morning shower!

I have reduced my weight, lowered my use of salt, trimmed back the caffeine and, OK, tonight I tried a super Yellow Curry sauce over a small portion of lean pork chop---YUM-MY!

I've been told about curtailing my spice intake if I want to remain dry and 'normal coloured' in the face. No more spices???
When a hot flash hits, I look like an embarrassed tomato!

If you've never read about menopause or Nature's introduction to it-- perimenopause, let me share the statistics with you. Any time around the average age of 47, women can expect a reduction of hormones. This unstable and very erratic physiological manifistation can last for 10 years! (Don't assume that only estrogen is lacking. We women can have differing levels of progesterone too.)

Self medicating can really get you out of balance if you don't find out which hormone is out of whack for you.

So, I guess I'll go change into something cotton or perspiration-wicking, put on the walking shoes and go for a bit of a hike. If I'm going to blush for no reason, I might as well let the wind buffet my face. I'll pass it off as wind burn!

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DCAMPBELL8 11/25/2009 4:11PM

    Poor thang!! I get most of mines at night when I'm trying to sleep. emoticon

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CANBDONE 11/25/2009 11:40AM

    BEEN THERE DONE THAT! It gets better, Sister!

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MSLZZY 11/25/2009 7:50AM

    emoticon A minor incovenience but annoying all the same! You'll be able to eat spices again. Have a great walk! emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 11/25/2009 12:10AM

    Oh I hate hot flashes...I will be so glad when they are gone!

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KFH3107 11/24/2009 11:52PM

    Hot flashes that last me a long long time I now call"Power Surges" and often I actually roll in the snow with ordinary clothes on once we get the snow!

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NICHOLE_84 11/24/2009 11:49PM

  Hot flashes are no fun! Due to endometriosis and PCOS I am a 24 year-old with hot flashes, because I had to had a hysterectomy. I have heard of women starting menopause as ealry as their late 30's all of our bodies are different. Good Luck with the hot flashes I know they are annoying but at least winter is here...you can just go outside! lol that's what I do. Best Wishes!

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Traffic Camera

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera.

He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding.

Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.

Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed.

He tried a fourth time with the same result.

He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.

You just can't fix stupid.

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MSLZZY 11/22/2009 8:06PM


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FREDDY1232 11/22/2009 7:59PM

    Very cute joke. Made me laugh out loud! Thanks!

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GABY1948 11/22/2009 7:48PM

    Good one! Thanks

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KUNGFOOD 11/22/2009 7:17PM

    Oh Karen, that was great!

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MONTY68 11/22/2009 6:25PM

    Every day needs a good laugh, thanks for sharing it.

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BEAMISH7 11/22/2009 6:10PM

    That is funny. I am one of the few people I know who is all for those graffic cameras. Thanks for sharing this!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 11/22/2009 6:08PM

    emoticon that was hilarious

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Excited About A 'No Plans' Weekend

Friday, November 20, 2009

What is more anticipated-- a weekend with lots of activities scheduled or two days with free time?
Usually I would answer 'the weekend with plans.' Not so this weekend. I'll have my slack time off and be very content to spend it as it comes at me.

I am rarely bored. Around the house I can always find things to do.
Just between you and me... I'll try not to waste it, OK?

So, what do you have planned?

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KUNGFOOD 11/22/2009 7:18PM

    Lots of reading. emoticon ...purely pleasure. I'm digging into a new line of mysteries.

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FREDDY1232 11/21/2009 2:28PM

    Some times the best week ends are unplaned. read a book, take a nap, go for a stroll. In other words do what ever you feel like doing and have a great week end!

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MSLZZY 11/20/2009 9:13PM

    Tomorrow I am baking bread and making 2 pies for a soup kitchen. We will babysit William in the afternoon and go play bingo tomorrow night. Both the soup kitchen and bingo are at the Legion post.
Sunday we have a potluck after church so I need to make a casserole and salad for that. I
need to put my thinking cap on to find some different recipes.
Have a great weekend!

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LINGUISTMARCIE 11/20/2009 8:01PM

    Oh, have a wonderful, stress-free, plan-free weekend, dear Karen!

I have a whole lot of nothing, too, except for a Diwali celebration tomorrow night. I'm excited to go--it is at the University I worked at previously and I should get to see many of my students that I helped!

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Home Is...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Today I was remembering the old "Love Is..." comic strip from my childhood. It was black and white and only an outline of the same fellow and same gal week after week.

The sample I found is a bit more flashy than the illustrations in my memory. (Now they are clothed and more politically correct, I guess.)

Well, if you were to finish the sentence, "Home Is..." what would come after?

I've just moved house and I'm trying to put my finger on what makes a new address begin to feel like "home"?

Home is where you hang your hat.
Home is the place all your furniture lives.
Home is where I can smell dinner on the stove.
Home is where I can let my hair down.
Home is where your heart is.

Well, at least that is a beginning for ideas about home here on earth. What makes home HOME for you?

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KUNGFOOD 11/22/2009 7:19PM

    Home is wherever I am!

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LINGUISTMARCIE 11/18/2009 8:14PM

    Home is where I get to spend time with family and unwind!

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MSLZZY 11/16/2009 8:46PM

    Home is where I go for peace and solitude, even with others here with me.

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/16/2009 1:22PM

    Home is where you can invite others!

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FURBALLDTH 11/16/2009 8:32AM

    Home is the laughter of children. Have a wonderful week. emoticon

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GABY1948 11/16/2009 7:28AM

    Thank you for posting this, I almost forgot about them except I have an old one that DH gave me when we were first going together! I loved them!

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FREDDY1232 11/15/2009 7:52PM

    Hope you are settling into your new home and feeling warm and cozy all over.
This I wish for you.

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IUHRYTR 11/15/2009 7:51PM

    Home is where you can be yourself. I recall that cartoon. Thanks for the memory.


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