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No Computer

Monday, August 01, 2011

Boy if I had a buck for every time one of us had computer issues I would make it on the top 10 richest women list. I do have a few blogs I want to write, like the dog days of summer and a few others, but our computer is on the blink. Not sure when it will be up & running. So i am just sharing this fairly unimportant fact because i don't want anyone to worry.

Hugs,
Victoria

  
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WALKZWDOGZ 8/14/2011 10:03PM

    Miss you! Mine is elderly & problematic but not getting replaced anytime soon.
Maybe we could form a computer withdrawl Sparkteam??? Participation might be kinda problematic though! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/11/2011 1:45PM

    I've been missing you! I hope the computer gets fixed soon!

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2011 8:49AM

    Keep moving. I love that thought. As for the computer... maybe it is down for a reason. I think we become too dependant on it. The truth is, we have the information and we know what to do.. we just need to go out and do it. Spreading the spark happens with everyone we meet as well as on line. And... spark people will keep on even without you for a bit. That awkward feeling will pass quickly enough when you are back!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/6/2011 11:31PM

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ALASKAPSYCH 8/5/2011 11:43PM

    Awwww, stay strong! I've had issues off and on this summer, but they pass . . . .

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PEGGY-BEE 8/3/2011 11:51AM

    Yikes! I'd be lost without it.

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ROCKYCPA 8/3/2011 11:23AM

    Sorry about your computer. That can be real upsetting if you use it alot. Miss your blogs.

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TEDDYBEAR662 8/3/2011 9:32AM

    Good luck. Hope you're up and running soon! Know how you feel...aaaggghhh computers!
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HICKOK-HALEY 8/3/2011 12:31AM

    Awww, sorry to hear your computer is being bad...I have missed you. Hope you can get your computer fixed soon

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MRSAKINS2005 8/3/2011 12:23AM

    Hope you get your puter back up and running. Check out your local library they sometimes have puters that you can use. Just until you get your's back up and running.

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GOALOFLOSING 8/2/2011 8:48PM

    Hope to have you back soon!! Thinking about you!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/2/2011 7:08PM

    computer issues stink! I hope you get your computer fixed quickly.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/2/2011 2:25PM

    You are right about the computers! Looking forward to when you can return.

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KLAD_COCKERS 8/2/2011 2:01PM

    Come back soon Victoria . . . I wanna read your blogs! You are definitely missed emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 8/2/2011 12:56PM

    I would be devastated if I couldn't get on my computer every day. My condolences!

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CARLANNIE 8/2/2011 10:28AM

    I hate being 'unconnected.' Hoping you get a fast fix and are back in the swing of things again soon.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/2/2011 12:51AM

    emoticonThanks for letting us know! It is not an unimportant fact! It must be frustrating for you as I know how much yopu love putting up all the dog blogs and I for one, love reading them! emoticon

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CHAR1970 8/1/2011 11:35PM

    I hope things get worked out soon!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/1/2011 11:17PM

    Unimportant? I consider computer problems the bane of humanity right now.I think these things are sent to annoy us.Fortunately my son-in-law works on computers and I am not above calling him with despair in my voice.If we were closer in distance I'd be sending him round to help you!He did advise me to get a more unusual anti-virus because it is not worth the hackers time to create viruses that will circumvent a minority of users they go for the big ones like Norton anti-virus and MCafee where they can inconvenience the largest possible number of people.

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MELLY3183 8/1/2011 10:57PM

    Ah I was wondering where you were the past few days, thanks for letting us know and I hope you get the computer issues fixed quick!! Stay cool.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 10:55PM

    Sorry! Hate when that happens, for whatever reason! Especially when it happens to me and Bob isn't around to fix it. He is a computer whiz and can even take them apart and fix them! That sure helps! Hope you get it fixed soon, don't want to miss out on too many blogs!

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LESSOFMOORE 8/1/2011 10:44PM

    Victoria,

You are right, computer problems are everywhere. emoticonWe look forward to you being able to blog again soon! emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 8/1/2011 10:41PM

    Hope your computer gets better. Your blog entries are so delightful. I am sure you will be writing out entries and sharing with us when you are back on line.

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 8/1/2011 10:39PM

    I am sorry you are having computer problems. I know you will be back soon.

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IUHRYTR 8/1/2011 9:41PM

    We rely on them so much, don't we? Hope you're back with us soon. emoticon -- Lou

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WINE4GIRL 8/1/2011 8:47PM

    Who is the patron saint of computers? So many folks are having computer problems ... hope yours is fixed soon!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/1/2011 8:00PM

    So sorry to hear about the computer issues but I feel the same way. I've certainly had my share and still have a few but eliminated the majority when I started using my little $400 Acer Aspire One Netbook with Windows 7 and quit using Microsoft software!! I use Firefox for a browser [Mozilla], Thunderbird for email [also Mozilla], OpenOffice for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation [by Oracle, instead of Microsoft Word], and now the only problems I seem to have are generated by McAfee security software so I'm going back to ZoneAlarm, the security suite I used before - silly me, McAfee came 'free' on my computer but the 'cost' is bigger hassles and slower system. Anyway, consider dumping Microsoft if you've been using IE or Office and check out some of the 'better' security software that doesn't cause so many problems.

But anyway we look at it, computers = headaches much of the time!
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Hope yours gets fixed soon!!!

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SOPHIEMAE2007 8/1/2011 7:55PM

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you get your computer fixed soon.

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STAMPINGADDICT 8/1/2011 6:19PM

    Will miss hearing from you Victoria... Hope you will have it working shortly. Well, you will now have time to scrap! LOL

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PUDLECRAZY 8/1/2011 6:16PM

    I hope you get your computer issues resolved. That is frustrating. On the other hand, more time to do something physical.

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EGRAMMY 8/1/2011 5:36PM

    Is there a special prayer for computers?

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CIVIAV 8/1/2011 5:33PM

    Will miss hearing from you and hope it's not going to be too long. I know I missed mine just being away at the cottage this weekend!

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DTSOBEL 8/1/2011 5:12PM

    Hope the issues resolve soon. What is the issues? Good luck.

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La Habra Heights Dancing to Upstream!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Listened to Upstream last night's Music in the Park. Great Band & I had fun!


www.upstreammusic.com/

We sat with our neighbors and the dogs played; Baily Boo Boo, Penny Lane, Charlie and Greta!




Charlie lives just across the street, I know this is very hard to believe, but Baily is afraid of Charlie.



When we see Charlie she runs away and hides behind me. So Charlie spent a good part of the evening barking at Baily "Come Here!" Baily just kept her back turned to him.



I am too shy to get up there with everyone, but think of the calories they are burning. Check out your local Parks and see where there is one near you before summer ends. Get those fitness minutes having fun!

  
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 8/2/2011 8:09PM

    Great pictures, loved the video. I did a little dancing at my niece's wedding dance in May. I haven't felt confident enuff to do that in public for a while, but you're right, it's good exercise. Thanks for your comment on my losing 180 lbs. blog. I appreciate it.

I can't believe that BIG old dog is afraid of that cute little tiny dog. Dogs are so funny, I sure miss mine.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 10:59PM

    emoticonReminds me of the nights at The Villages. They have a band every night and there is always dancing, singing, and fun, fun, fun! That little dog was sooooooo cute. Baily probably thinks that it is a creature from outer space, not normal size like him! emoticon

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MIMIKK7 8/1/2011 10:22AM

    I am glad you had fun! I like Charlie. He is so cute and so funny! Poor little Baily though. emoticon emoticon

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CARLANNIE 7/30/2011 12:44PM

    When we brought Misty home as a wee, young puppy (she fit into my dh's hand), our cat was deathly afraid of her! It was awfully funny. After awhile, they became best friends. Glad you had a good time with the concert.

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CHAR1970 7/30/2011 1:20AM

    That's hilarious that Bailey is scared of such a little dog. Looks like a lot of fun!

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KLAD_COCKERS 7/29/2011 10:27AM

    Poor Baily - Charlie doesn't look scary at all! In fact, he looks very cute!

Sounds and looks like a GREAT time Victoria!

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EACHDAYAGIFT 7/29/2011 10:10AM

    Abby is just like Baily... if she doesn't like a dog, who comes to our house, she sits against the wall with her back to them! It took her many visits before she would actually interact with my daughters dogs, but she still doesn't play, just sniffs and tolerates. Ozzie is the one wh gets more scared on our walks and pushes his head between my legs, the big baby! It's funny that none of the dogs seem to be affected by the beat of the music...must be just a human thing to feel like dancing!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/29/2011 1:41AM

    True doesn't like yappy dogs so Lynda may have a point.It looks like you had a wonderful time.

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_LINDA 7/28/2011 11:42PM

    In our Taste of Saskatchewan, this older man, balding, no T Shirt, and a bulging belly that hid his belt, actually had the nerve to get up and dance in front of everyone all by himself in front of the stage (no one else was dancing) Everyone had to laugh, but I though his crotch pumping moves were just gross. But at least, if there is a crowd, no one would notice you at all because they would be too busy having fun.
That photo of Charlie is the spitting image of Bendix!! I had to take a second look!! Poor Baily being scared :( I have to wonder why? If the little dog was okay with Charlie, you would think she could relax and see it was all right..
Glad you had fun! Neat video!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 7/28/2011 11:00PM

    I am glad you had fun.

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CLAVINOVA 7/28/2011 10:59PM

    What fun!! Thanks for sharing - especially the cute pictures along with narrative!

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IUHRYTR 7/28/2011 10:13PM

    Lots of movin' and groovin' going on there. emoticon -- Lou

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CIVIAV 7/28/2011 10:08PM

    Charlie is a hoot!

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LESSOFMOORE 7/28/2011 9:36PM

    I like the way you move and groove! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 7/28/2011 9:32PM

    sounds like a great evening for everyone including the dogs/

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GRACEISENUF 7/28/2011 8:53PM

    How fun and what a great way to get to know your neighbors.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/28/2011 8:31PM

    That does look like fun. Your neighbor got into the beat! I like the music...Hugs for Boo!!! emoticon (the closest I could get to dancing)

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/28/2011 8:09PM

    Great fun!! And maybe Baily just doesn't like the high-pitched bark/yap of a Yorkie! We had a lab mix with super-sensitive ears and for the longest time we thought she was afraid of a yappy little dog but once the little one stopped barking at her, they became friends - we realized later it was her ultra-sensitive ears that hurt when the other dog yapped at her - anyway, just a theory!

Glad you had such a good time at the concert!!
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LIBBYFITZ 7/28/2011 8:08PM

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EGRAMMY 7/28/2011 7:09PM

    A fun post. thanks for the good idea to check our local areas for music and entertainment.

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ARTSY_CANDICE 7/28/2011 7:06PM

    Looks like a lot of fun!

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La Habra Heights Resident Hero!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One of my walking buddies saves lives for a living. Last week she shared a story about a kitten. They rescued a family from a burning home and discovered a kitten laying lifeless with smoke inhalation. They thought it was too late. She worked her magic to save the kitten's life. Today the Kitten is in perfect health to be returned to it's family.

You would have to go far and wide to find anyone who loves animals more than she does. I have learned a great deal from her. I am so glad she gave me her permission to post these pictures.









Fur Babies Penny Lane and Wiggles, both rescues.



Here is her mom with Sally, a cute Westhighland Terrier

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 11:00PM

    Such a sweet story! WTG to your friend! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 7/27/2011 4:39PM

    I just love you blogs! I love animals and just get a real buzz when I read your blogs. This is such a beautiful story! What a wonderful friend you have! emoticon

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SPLASHDOG1 7/27/2011 3:35PM

    That got me all teary eyed! I'm so thankful there are those who look out for our cherished pets!

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KLAD_COCKERS 7/27/2011 3:16PM

    What an amazing person! I love the photos . . .

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/27/2011 1:52PM

    And to think it wasn't that long ago that women weren't 'allowed' to become firefighters! This is such a heartwarming story - thanks so much for posting it and thank your friend for being so loving!
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ARTSY_CANDICE 7/27/2011 10:10AM

    Awww thats so swesome!!!

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CIVIAV 7/27/2011 8:58AM

    So glad you let us know about a true hero!

I love thinking about different female role models and heroes!

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MIMIKK7 7/27/2011 8:19AM

    Way cool and emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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BD3269PM 7/27/2011 6:09AM

    That is wonderful! what a good story. Enjoy your day emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/27/2011 4:28AM

    A hero indeed. What a pretty kitten.

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EDDYMEESE 7/27/2011 1:11AM

    Wow! Love it :)

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/27/2011 12:32AM

    Great story! Thank you for sharing it.

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MELLY3183 7/26/2011 11:32PM

    YAY what a great story!! This makes me happy.

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UPSWIFE 7/26/2011 11:28PM

    This was the perfect story to warm my heart right before bed. emoticonThank you!

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_LINDA 7/26/2011 10:24PM

    That is fantastic!! High five to your walking buddy and loads of thanks for saving the life of a precious fur baby (and the many other animals and humans she no doubt helps in that job!)
LOVE these photos!!
Thanks for the reminder of what an amazing job they do. Most of the times all we hear are the sirens, and never see what really goes on...

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WENDYWITKOSKI 7/26/2011 8:24PM

    That's awesome!

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EGRAMMY 7/26/2011 7:33PM

    Good people often attract good people as friends. It is working for you. emoticon

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LESLIES537 7/26/2011 7:24PM

    I love this! Thank you for sharing a real life hero with us! Makes me want to hug her! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 7/26/2011 7:22PM

    My brother an nephew are firefighters and I have had the opportunity to be around firefighters often, as well as law enforcement officers when I was a sheriff's deputy and I will say that practically to a person they cared about saving animals as much as they cared about saving people. I've seen them give a dog mouth-to-mouth and oxygen to help them recover. They are a compassionate group of people. -- Lou

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LESSOFMOORE 7/26/2011 7:00PM

    What a brave woman! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/26/2011 6:58PM

    What an awesome job.I have nothing but respect for people like that they put their lives on the line so we can be safe.Real life heroes who have the kindness and compassion to consider even the family's animals.More power to her the world needs more people like that and like you for highlighting the good people who make us safer and happier!

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For My Cheri Amour, My Spark Crush!

Friday, July 22, 2011

As long as I have been active on SparkPeople.com I have had a huge admiration for Cheri. I know you have heard of a man crush, I think this is more of a Spark Crush. She is just this incredible woman we all find so easy to admire. Most of you know her as CHERIRIDDELL.

Her appealing blogs are largely based on her real life with a dash of humor. She is all heart. I have to say Cheri has indulged me more than once.

Recently she told a very cute and true story about her dog, True. I laughed and enjoyed the story about how True jumps on her bed at night. Being a huge True fan as well, I asked for a picture of True on the bed. Not a day longer, check out this blog:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Last winter we were reading all the snow stories from Spark friends in the Snow. Cheri wrote some excellent blogs with great stories about her adventures with True in the snow. It made me want to see True in the snow, so I asked. I keep this blog saved in my favorites because I love these pictures of True. Cheri put True out in the snow for all to see. You have to see these pictures of True.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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She is an elegant lady with charm and grace. Equipped with a witty sense of humor, a big heart and talented at most tasks including but not exclusively crafts, gardening, cooking, planning, entertaining and a darn good writer.

In spite of some real challenges she manages to strive for health as we all do. She is fighting the fight for health where others would have given up out of sheer frustration. If you have good health and you in shape that is great. But let's talk when you have been hit by a truck and keep fighting the fight for health.

I am pretty sure Stevie Wonder wrote a song about her. I adore my Cheri Amour! She knows how I love caps and she sent me this awesome hat with a Canada Key chain. Definitely a cap to treasure. I feel so lucky to call her my Spark Friend, thank you Cheri.

  
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/26/2011 1:13PM

    Cheri is an awesome Spark Friend!!

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DEEDAYE 7/25/2011 12:07PM

    She sounds like the best kind of emoticon

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LESLIES537 7/25/2011 10:08AM

    emoticon blog! I think you're a darn good writer, too! Cheri sounds like a wonderful emoticon

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CARLANNIE 7/25/2011 8:38AM

    Ditto! And you're not such a bad SP friend yourself!

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CARLANNIE 7/25/2011 8:38AM

    Ditto! And you're not such a bad SP friend yourself!

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MUSIC66 7/25/2011 3:07AM

    cheri is a good spark friend to me .


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LESSOFMOORE 7/24/2011 4:37PM

    Friendships are fabulous! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 7/24/2011 2:25AM

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SUGARBABY60 7/23/2011 2:24AM

    i AM SUE THAT IF THOSE WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY FRIENDS OF CHERI'S WILL REQUEST TO BE SO SHE WOULD WELCOME YOU IN TOO. SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE EACH AND EVERYONE OF US FEEL SPECIAL a REMARKABLE LADY

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/23/2011 2:04AM

    What a great tribute - I admire Cheri as well, although we have not been SparkFriends as long as you have. I really enjoyed reading your blog!

FYI, I just posted a blog about this but DH and I are heading out of town tomorrow for destinations unknown and not sure when we'll return - hope to get together one of these days but apparently not for at least a few weeks from now!

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_LINDA 7/23/2011 12:42AM

    That sounds totally awesome, unfortunately her page is private so I couldn't check it out, sorry to hear why :( Wonder why people have to be mean like that :(
I love hearing doggie tales..

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EGRAMMY 7/22/2011 10:12PM

    Thank you for introducing us.

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REMARAHAB 7/22/2011 10:10PM

    Wow, what a wonderful friend! Thanks for this blog!

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WINE4GIRL 7/22/2011 8:41PM

    Totally agree! Even my Sweetie ask what Cheri has been up to lately?!?!? We are lucky to count her among our friends! How cool is that?
btw- love the pic of Boo!

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CHAR1970 7/22/2011 7:55PM

    Sounds like a great person and a true friend.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/22/2011 7:48PM

    Thank you so much what a lovely blog .You have brought a tear to my eye and made my day .I would love to just leave my page open but because of Al's job they are still advising us to keep our online profiles private.He still ends up flying out to places other people don't care to go ! I tend to add Sparkfriends very liberally though ,we find it is people browsing our last name through the military nominal role or other peculiar methods that find out info about us and target us for unwelcome attention .

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/22/2011 7:28PM

    Wow, her page is set to private!! maybe if she could open up, more people would love her as well?? Sounds like a great person to know!

Julia

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/22/2011 7:28PM

    I agree with you whole heartedly. Cheri is one of a kind. I too love her blogs, equipped with jokes, and her "True" escapades. I like the hat, and with Boo next to it. Perfect!

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NTSOHLTHNT 7/22/2011 5:46PM

    Too bad Cheri's page is set to private, but just from reading your blog, I can tell she's special. Thanks for sharing.

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LIBBYFITZ 7/22/2011 5:41PM

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EACHDAYAGIFT 7/22/2011 4:10PM

    I confess to a fair share of "Cheri hero worship" myself, and my family is always having to hear, "Cheri said this, Cheri did that" and "You won't believe what True did", followed by looking at our dogs and laughing, imagining them ever doing such wondrous feats. True even rolls in lavender, while my dogs roll in... well heaven only knows, anything stinky I guess!

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MIMIKK7 7/22/2011 4:04PM

    I enjoyed your blog but unable to see the pics cause Cheri's page is private.

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CHOCZILLA 7/22/2011 3:41PM

  That's sweet! emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 7/22/2011 2:38PM

    I agree!!!

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CIVIAV 7/22/2011 2:33PM

    Awww, you got my attention but because Cheri's page is private we can't see the pics.

She sounds absolutely lovely!

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Got My 24! Woo Hoo

Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Each day I give some thought as to how I will get my 24. I plan my workout with that goal in mind.



I am certain I am not the only one shooting for 24 cardio Spark points. I know I canít get them every day, we need our rest days. But still, I just love it when I do. Itís splendid, accomplished, healthy and a big fat happy pill.

Everyone has different goals and abilities. Some of my Spark friends who have physical limitations use their gardening or housework as cardio. Nothing wrong with that so long as it is your best cardio for you. I donít finger point so if it works for you, it works for me.

I am at one with my most happy self whenever I am on a hike. I always get my 24 on a hike with an added bonus of getting my fitness points for doing something with my Baily.



Hey, I am also working on being careful when I track my fitness, you won't catch me entering my fitness minutes as miles. Well, if you do just drop me an e-mail please.



These days have been pretty hot so I am trying to get my 24 in different ways. I have workouts saved in my D.V.R, I do the elliptical and I do Spark Videos too.


I also do my hula hoop, stop laughing it is a weighted hula hoop that it gets my heart rate up and works the core! I am all for whatever gets me healthy and fit.



I usually have water right by my side so I can hydrate the whole way. I plan my healthy meal so I donít run pile up too many calories.

Every once in a while I reward myself, but carefully. I donít want to spoil that workout high with a bummer binge.

The absolutely best part is when I get those 24 points, I just feel great. Like today, I finished and thought Woo Hoo, got my 24!



How do you get your 24?

  
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TEDDYBEAR662 7/21/2011 9:44AM

    What a great Blog! Thanks!!! Awesome job hitting your 24!!!
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CHAR1970 7/20/2011 10:46PM

    My mom has one of those hula hoops and she actually threw her back out with it lol. The injury isn't funny but the thought of a hula hoop doing it is. That thing is friggin' heavy! Kudos to you for getting your 24 and changing things up!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/20/2011 6:41PM

    emoticonAt the moment it is walking long distances! Oh and climbing lots of stairs in the Tower of London! emoticon

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LESLIES537 7/20/2011 4:51PM

    emoticon (I giggled at the dropping a bomb pic ;) lol

You're such a rockstar! Thanks for the inspiration today! emoticon

I try to switch up my workouts almost daily. I find that I get into a rut when I do the same exercise day in and out, so I'll get my 24 various ways. I like SP videos and Bob Harper or Jillian DVD's, playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii with my kids, mowing my lawn, pounding on a punching bag, or sometimes just running in place. Taking walks are always fun when I get the chance.

Thanks for sharing!

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/20/2011 3:41PM

  I love those days too! For me they are few and far between lately as I have been upping the intensity of my workouts. Nothing better than a 24!!

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SPLASHDOG1 7/20/2011 12:38PM

    I love to hula hoop - even though I haven't done it in years. What a great idea! So, I'm curious - why don't you enter miles? Is there something I should know about that? Big WOOHOO on 24 points! That's fantastic! I've never had that many before - something to aim for!

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MIMIKK7 7/20/2011 11:17AM

    emoticonplan and emoticonaccomplishments! emoticon emoticon

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ARTSY_CANDICE 7/20/2011 9:56AM

    I want a hula hoop! Where did you get yours?

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KIMBIES1124 7/20/2011 8:17AM

    We did hula hooping at work for a wellness activity.

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PUDLECRAZY 7/20/2011 3:31AM

    Hoops have regained popularity and what fun! I am glad you are hooping.

You are doing great!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/20/2011 12:15AM

    You are an awesome inspiration!!!

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_LINDA 7/19/2011 11:30PM

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WELL DONE!! Speaking as one of your friends with physical limitations, I earn every minute of my 24, no housework or pulling weeds being counted here! I usually get enough in daily because I love my cardio, but lately, with the heat, I am running out of go juice lol, just not used to it at all, I don't know how you southerners put up with it!!! Now you guys know the secret of my many cardio minutes -living in a frigid climate MAKES you want to move or freeze lol! I find it so easy to rack up minutes when its cold!
Keep up the great work!!

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TALLGUY42 7/19/2011 11:19PM

    Lately, my cardio minutes come from woodworking and construction.
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CHERIRIDDELL 7/19/2011 11:10PM

    I have a hula hoop if you saw me try to use it you could get cardio points for hysterical laughter (such a good work out for the abs) every few months I will try again to use the hula hoop.Have you ever seen a spaniel laugh hysterically? I swear Miss True is rolling on the floor laughing when I try to hula hoop .She tries to joinf me when I get on the floor to do my physio exercises !

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EACHDAYAGIFT 7/19/2011 11:00PM

    I have no idea how many cardio points I get or how you even find out! I track my miles every day and I log any heavy work lie snow shoveling or raking or digging. Can I get points for going up and down my stairs? My cutting, ironing designing space is in the basement and my longarm is on the second floor. In the process of getting a quilt on the frame, I must go up and down at least 6 flights. How about hauling laundry baskets up and down? Walking to the mailbox? Okay, that's really pushing it, even though we do have a really long driveway. My main satisfaction is in hitting my mileage goals and tracking them on the map for my "Virtual Walk across the US" team.
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 7/19/2011 10:57PM

    emoticonThat is a great plan. Keep up the great work.

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LESSOFMOORE 7/19/2011 9:47PM

    24 cardio points are emoticon emoticon

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BITTYGIRL51 7/19/2011 9:43PM

    Great positive blog. Loved it! I also have a weight Accu-Hoop. I have never really been sure how to track calories burned. The only thing I find in the tracker is a wii fit hula hoop.

How do you track your calories burned for you hoop? Mine is a 5 lb. Hoop and I usually do 15 minutes with it.

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IUHRYTR 7/19/2011 9:09PM

    I remember when hoola hoops came out. People thought they were weird and laughed at the antics of those who tried to use them. But they sure do give a good workout, IF we can keep them going. emoticon -- Lou

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/19/2011 9:04PM

    What a colorful blog!!! Your doing a great job, oh, and Miss Boo as well. I also feel really good when I meet my goals. Keep on keeping on!! emoticon

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CIVIAV 7/19/2011 8:46PM

    Mostly running but you knew that no?!

If not, a brisk walk with my Mac does the trick...to get my 24.

Woohoo!

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