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The Cala Lilly pic

Sunday, January 15, 2012



Those are the flowers that arrived yesterday.

Today went like a blur. I almost feel like I couldn't tell you what I did today, ya know?

I did make it to the gym but it was a little harder today. My mind was full of ambitious thoughts of how to transform my body into that of Jennifer Aniston's overnight. I got on the treadmill and set up my iPod to it and as I didn't charge it, ended up atching the 49ers play. I felt for sure that the soreness from this weeks workout would wear off as I pressed on, but it didn't. I did my 30 mintues but not with as much effort and heartfelt ambition as I went on it with.

I sat down to work on my triceps, 50 lbs ....good reps, easy peasy. Went to show my daughter how to do the crunches....um...couldn't even bend back!! Yup, that piloga class that I thought did nothing? did SOMETHING.

My food, however....right on track.

tomorrow we are taking the youngest for another cheer competition. She has two this month and I am very thankful they are close to our home. Driving 4 hours away to get there by 8am stinks skunk butt. LOL

I'm tired....

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TWNOMWE 1/24/2012 2:59PM

    emoticon flowers.
Yes driving fours get some pain in the butt however it is worth it.

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ENDUROVET 1/18/2012 10:57PM

    Didn't get caught up in time to compliment YOUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!!

They are awesome, hope they lasted a while...

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BAKER1009 1/18/2012 9:21AM

    You're so funny Cori! The flowers are beautiful! Keep pushing, it will get easier, just be careful not to over do it!

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PINETREEGIRL 1/17/2012 10:59AM

    Hey, Jennifer Aniston? Pffffft. You're doing it--you got your own thing going!
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PEPPYPATTI 1/16/2012 4:19PM

    Those Lilies are absolutely beautiful! I am partial to Gardenias. Hugs!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/16/2012 9:07AM

    Your flowers are beautiful and you deserve them and so much more. I'm so happy that you are getting spoiled again. Maybe you two should just live apart for a little longer and "date" some more. It just seems like you both are doing good with things the way they are. Love you bunches!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/15/2012 9:02PM

    Love those flowers!

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GRANNYSUE9 1/15/2012 6:49PM

    Love the flower arrangement! They are beautiful!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/15/2012 6:44PM

    The lilies are beautiful! Wow! 50lb is quite a lot to lift! Well done! emoticon

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RICKEFFEL 1/15/2012 3:14PM

    Beautiful! (all around)

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SCOTMAMA 1/15/2012 12:12PM

    Gorgeous flower arrangement, who'd have thought to put cala's with roses? but they look divine!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/15/2012 11:11AM

    Gorgeous flowers! Ah the sacrifices we make for our kids... Mine's a grown up doctor now, so the investment pays off.

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ESILBO 1/15/2012 11:09AM

    WOW, LOVE THOSE FLOWERS...JUST NEED THE DH TO GO WITH...LOL
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 1/15/2012 10:57AM

    Pretty flowers!
Sorry about the sore muscles.
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SALSIFY 1/15/2012 10:44AM

    Well done for getting down the gym!

Those flowers are beautiful as well.

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CAMROLA 1/15/2012 10:12AM

    Gorgeous flowers! Good work on keeping up with the workouts--consistency is key!

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WW_KAREN 1/15/2012 9:37AM

    Beautiful flowers. Kudos to your DH!

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GRAMMAMARY 1/15/2012 8:49AM

    you have to think one day at a time. Unfortunately there is no magic to get us where we want to be and what we want to look like right away. If you are just getting back into exercising regularly the soreness might indicate you overdid it a little bit. enjoyed seeing a picture of the flowers.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/15/2012 8:11AM

    beautiful calla lillies! enjoy them!

sorry about your hurting muscles :(

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KIMBERTA99 1/15/2012 1:03AM

    Those are some really beautiful flowers!! WOW!!

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just a quickie (blog that is!!)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I actually hae time for me...

only for a minute though. We were watching Mr. Popper's Penguins when hubby offered to take the girls to get a bday present. wow! After flowers! I'm liking this guy a little bit :o)

For those who don't want to share their stuff on FB, go to "edit my page" and next to the color wheel there is a list of buttons. The las one says "show sharebar on my blog post" uncheck that box and save your changes. I personally don't want my Spark going anywhere but here. You guys are my common ground safe haven!! LOL

Our progress at the gym has been going well. I was worried that with his bad back he wouldn't be able to keep up. We are using a personal trainer for a couple of sessions and boy did she work me out!

I've actually been able to incorporate ST into my routines...something I didn't EVER think I would be able to do....just out of lack of knowlege on how to do them or when or with what..

Today, I ran 15 minutes solid....ME!! the girl who could barely run 1 minute a year ago

AND

my daughter and I went and tried Piloga today. We suck...really bad. i fell, I stared, I gaped, and I'm ready to do it again. LOL

My hearing aids have completely kaput'd so I've been deaf for about 3 days now. My mind has not driven me crazy yet, but my inability to hear has probably driven the family nuts.

That's the short of it. Tomorrow I will go work out again, then we are going to look at houses even though we don't qualify until May (this is good as I'm trying to take it slow even though he's going pretty fast) and then Sunday is another cheer competition.

Oh Oh Oh! As my status says:

I have been wanting cala lillies delivered to me forever. I love them. I think they are one of the most beautiful elegant flowers ever. I even tried growing them to no avail. I can't believe he finally remembered or ?? whatever but for no reason I received them today at my doorstep nestled among some pastel pink/purple roses. I just love Friday 13th...it's always been my lucky day and today was just no exception.

That's the short of it :o) Tomorrow: goals with a plan.

  
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BAKER1009 1/18/2012 9:23AM

    I can certainly understand you wanting to take it slow. Sounds like the time apart has really made him open his eyes to what is going on in life. I hope everything continues to go well!!

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SCOTMAMA 1/15/2012 12:17PM

    For a "quickie" blog it was terrific and very motivating! Keep up the good work, and congratulations on the flowers -- a gorgeous combination!

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LESLIECOY 1/15/2012 12:33AM

    Happy Friday the 13th to you !
I was told once that 13 was my lucky number - so I figure Friday the 13th is my special day!
Congrats on the Cala's !
Someone must have been listening !


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RUFFIT 1/14/2012 9:21PM

    Great blog! Good for you! Moni

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GRANNYSUE9 1/14/2012 4:59PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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CHANSEN_20001 1/14/2012 4:08PM

    Great "Quickie" blog.

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MIZZSB 1/14/2012 2:00PM

    this a quickie ? LOL i thought it would be a 3 sentence blog hihihihi
have a great weekend!!

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GRAMMAMARY 1/14/2012 11:32AM

    we all need those kind of days once in awhile
I agree I really don't want my SP blogs going on facebook(even though my FB page is only open to family and friends)

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/14/2012 10:05AM

    It sounds like you had a great day (any day involving flowers being delivered has just got to be a good one!). I love the calla lillies too and will try growing them again next year. One of these times I'll have to get it right.

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SALSIFY 1/14/2012 8:40AM

    I also freaked out about the Facebook thing until I found out how to disable the sharing option.

I love calla lilies and had a bunch of them as a wedding bouquet. They were a variety called' mango'. I have managed to grow them in a pot in summer, but they won't last the winter here in the UK.

Hope you carry on having a great weekend!



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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/14/2012 8:22AM

    I believe there is also a button under every blog that can be ticked/unticked for sharing on FB. I untick it as a rule.

WTG on the Calla Lillies!!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/14/2012 1:26AM

    picture...I want to see them too. LOL I'm glad that the gym is working out for you all. I can't wait to see all the progress you are making and as for the run...WAY TO GO! See we set our sights on 2012 and so far this is a home run for us!!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/14/2012 1:06AM

    Awesome!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/14/2012 12:40AM

    It is my lucky day to although my day was pretty uneventful. Way to go on the running!
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THETURTLEBEAR 1/14/2012 12:40AM

    Wonderful!!

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FRIENDOFBACH 1/14/2012 12:38AM

  You go for it!

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Run Gym Run!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So on December 31st Tom and I got together and did the Resolution Run. We walked it. I was teasing him about keeping up with me but forgot how long his strides were. We talked a lot. Probably more than we've talked in the past few years. I don't know guys. He relapsed on drinking a bit ago and I think it hit him like a ton of bricks....he checked into treatment and therapy and for the first time in a long time, I see a glimmer of someone I married so long ago. It's been nice.

This is us...we walked it in 45.06 (5K)


He's been asking for more and that's AWESOME cept I am gonna want to try and RUN one of these! LOL

eventually.

soon.

Oh! and we all signed up for the gym. yup! As we live right across the street fro mit and been oggling it for a while, we signed the whole family up and have been hitting it pretty consecutively. I took the last two days down as I was coming down with a tummy issue, but we are going again right after I drop the girls off at school. I really love that he is not letting his back get in the way. I think maybe he realizes that this could HELP his back and again...I am just ....well, I'm a hoping!!

California Fitness has a lot of classes too that my daughters and I are thinking of tackling. Yogas and spin oooooh and Zumba. Now all we need is time.

Applied for a few part time jobs today. I've decided to take a break from school. Yes, it is 90% in part of him asking me to, and 10% because I'm broke. LOL D3's cheer will be advancing to travel next year to Vegas or LA, I need new aids as they have been broken for ahile (so I can't hear the teacher's anyhow right now) and we are hoping to buy a house. In the meantime, i'm looking for a similar major in online classes and Tom is helping me by calling around. His reasoning is that just because I CAN drive with my eyesight, doesn't mean I SHOULD. So, do the necessary driving and etc etc. Point taken.

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Oh yes....on a somber note. I've been noticing a lot of drama on Spark lately. People saying mean things and judging and hurtful. I know none of my Sparkies do that and I thank you for that. However, be aware and maybe help others be aware....fear is fueled by ignorance which leads to hate. Hate kills. Nikki's cheer team lost their tumbling coach to bullying over New Year's Eve. He took his own life. I don't think he realized how many people cared as he only felt the stabs of jeers and hatred from others. He was only 19. He could have been my child.

I only "preach" this as I notice people seem to find it easy to criticize or judge via text, email and online....There is no face to put it to and this makes it easier to ignore a face when they get in groups. Can you imagine the feeling of mortification? Of the hurt or anguish one must have to endure to accept and enforce eternal silence as the only option to another's cruelty? One word....one look can change everything. So, I resolve to every day say or do one nice thing. Even if it's tell a punk'd out green and blue spiked hair, pierced body person that I like their shoes.

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It's been kinda hard...they only have 3 more practices before their 2 more competitions this month and it's easy to see this weights heavily on everyone's mind.

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I made a chili today. The recipe called for cinnamon. ugh. I can't fix it. it's gross and I must toss it out. LOL I mean it's baaaaaaad. I think Top Ramon sounds good.

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Never put cinnamon in your chili...despite what the recipe says!! LOL

Okay, I think that's it. There's the ups the downs the workouts and meals.

Still rambly I know....but I have to go...I'm hungry!!

My future holds:
Video for Jumpstart challenge tonight
workout tomorrow am at the gym.
HOPEFULLY the Whole Foods 5K run this month (depends how broke I am...)

I hope all of your holidays were good and the new year brings everyone what they are looking for: no matter how big or small your dreams may be!!

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"Give Peace a chance"


(from PETA site via Bing Images)
(John & Yoko from www.mog.com)

  
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KAY-SUPREME 1/8/2012 8:10PM

    Such a great blog! But! I'm curious about the cinnamon in the chili thing... haha.

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ROCKINFOX 1/6/2012 11:27AM

    The chili recipe sounds like chili Cincinnatti style. Maybe try it again next time. I have definitely tried cooking some things (peanut brittle) and it turned out awful. I couldn't even give it away I was embarrassed lol.

Congrats on joining the gym! I know you'll accomplish all you want to this year.

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/5/2012 11:10AM

    Sorry your recipe didn't turn out, I have a great on I'll send your way when I finally write it down.

I'm so excited for you and the gym, I think you'll see great results especially if you guys push eachother as a family and have someone to go their with. Even if you don't work out together.

I heart spinning! You have to find an instructor you like and become familar with the seats. You'll know what I mean after first class, but the soreness in the rear goes away after a class or two.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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BAKER1009 1/5/2012 9:03AM

    Cori, where do I start with this one?!
First off, I am sorry to hear about your daughters cheer coach, that is horrible. There has been too much of this stuff lately. Actually, this is why my daughter is in counseling right now, because of bullying issues. She is the most bubbly, outgoing, kind person, and because of it she gets teased. Makes no sense to me. But I keep her talking and things have certainly gotten better.

That is good news about Tom. As Kim said, it's something he'll deal with his whole life. As an addict in recovery, I can certainly understand how difficult it can be. I've been clean for over 3 years now, and a lot of what helped me was a complete change of scenery. My job, my friends, it all had to change. I'm way past the point of temptation now, but I still have to be mindful of every choice I make. I hope he continues to improve. The most important thing, is he has to want to do it for himself!! If he's only trying for you, or for the girls, he'll likely fail.

Cinnamon? In Chili? Wow, that does sound quite odd. Sorry you had to resort to Top Ramen, lol!!

Good luck with looking for schools. Everything will work out the way it should, right?
Hugs,
Beth

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/4/2012 11:57PM

    I think the holidays can bring out the best and worst in people, and the latter is probably what you're witnessing with the references to what you've read. Meanwhile, the GOOD stuff is about YOU. Congrats on the run and the positive things happening in your life. I hope Tom continues to work his program with success.

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NELLIEC 1/4/2012 11:32PM

    It is great Tom is doing the things to take care of himself!

I haven't noticed the drama, but it may be on teams that I am not on. I am sorry to hear about the drama since that can really mess up a person.

I am so sorry to hear about the 19 yo who committed suicide. That is really sad!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/4/2012 11:07PM

    Oh my goodness my heart goes out to the family of the coach. That is just horrible! I've had people post things on my page and just deleted them. The one that commented on my blog has not been back after I set them strait. I know that it hurts but I think that with me being older I can somehow deal with the comments easier than when I was younger.

I'm glad that you all are going to the gym. I am trying to find one around that will take Sammy with us. I would love to go in after taxes come back and sign us up for the full year at that point. Especially if they have a pool and then we can swim in the winter time.

I'm proud that he is taking the steps needed to get better. It is a sickness that he will be dealing with his whole life.

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Resolution Runs

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Normally I do a reflections blog then a Resolutions blog, but I have a big resolution this year. One run a month. This coming from someone who still hasn't completed the C25.

So clearly I must complete the C25 while doing this.

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This is what I have thus far:

December 31st : Resolution Run Sacramento, CA
appropriate, I think. My oldest and T may walk this with me. Or I just may run and meet them at the finish line. LOL

January 22nd: Whole Foods Running School, Roseville CA
I don't know which run to do on this one...go big at 13.1 or medium...hmmm.

February 12th is a 5K in Auburn CA....It's a CHOCOLATE RUN!! When i mentioned this to my girls I ended up paying $77 in registration fees...what girls will do for chocolate!! LMAO

March of course will be a Shamrock run. in Folsom

April pages wouldn't pull up yet...but I know I saw a couple...

May: Bay to Breakers, San Francisco
Did it last year and can't wait to go again! 1st "run" I've ever done!!

June: TBD

July has the Color Run. Either July 8th in Seattle but more than likely July 28th in San Francisco.

August: TBD

September: Miners Ravine run (no details yet)
but Sept 28-30th at Lake Tahoe there are some events too I may consider...oooooh. There'd be a reason for Lake Tahoe!!!

October: TBD (either a pumpkin run or...)

November had a few but my interest went to Apple Hill Harvest run :o) Another place I've wanted to go since we've been here...but there are some Turkey trots (I always think of turkey poop) to check out too...

and back to December...

I've also joined the iRocklinrun group on Facebook which I guess also do one run a month so if I absolutely can't afford anything or just want an extra boost...

There it is....Now to commit.

Actually. Now to clean the test site once known as my apartment from the baking fiesta for Christmsa!!

That and I drew a writer's blank....Oh Oh!! T is picking me up to register at 24 hour fitness. He's really trying. I had told him even if we got back together I would never marry again LOL...it was a harsh conversation to say the least, but I dunno...we'll see.


Happy Holidays!!

Oh, I will have photos of the fam here next time I get on...

Now, really...that's all.

  
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ENDUROVET 1/17/2012 10:23PM

    Way behind on reading my friends' blogs, but belated congrats on your marital reconciliation! & that looks like an ambitious race schedule; I'm lucky to squeeze in 1 or 2 running events/year (yes that's right, I'd rather be riding my horses! ;-)

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DIANEDOESSMILES 12/28/2011 8:42PM

    OH YEAH !! NICE schedule !! Sounds like sooo MUCH FUN !! Do you have a certain place you keep these where you can see them and not just in "your head" but, on a poster or some place visible to you and maybe even the girls for encouragment? That'd be such a motivation and help ! OH YEAH !!!!!

How about keeping this an open forum for the team? VERY SOON I'll be starting up a walking/running discussion/challenge type of thing,,, as SOON as my foot starts to heal,,,,its IN THE WORKS amoung the leaders. its to help encourage ME to get GOING since I've done no REAL walking since March ! Yeah I've been bedridden and well, my back is still very bad, so I won't do any runs or anything like that, but I will do what I can with walks. Are you willing to help me? You RUN /me WALK ! WOOHOOOO

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CAMROLA 12/28/2011 1:55PM

    You are an inspiration! I'll be rooting you on... emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 12/28/2011 12:03PM

    Seems you have things well planned for the new year. Good luck on all of them.

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/28/2011 10:25AM

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PEPPYPATTI 12/27/2011 8:00PM

    Run girl, run! Way to go setting your goals so concrete! I have confidence in you that you will make it through every one!
Hugs

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AMARILYNH 12/27/2011 6:38PM

    Aww - I always wanted to run Bay to Breakers!! What a fun schedule you have coming up - and big YAY on doing the Resolution Run on the 31st!!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 12/27/2011 5:01PM

    I'm glad that you two are working on things. If nothing else but to still be the great friends you always were. I'm SO proud of you and setting your goals. I still have not gotten through the full C25 either. I have to get more cardio into my workouts. Thinking $5 for my first trip to the gym and $5 for my second trip to the gym in one day. First would be for personal trainer and the second would be for my new Bikini (see blog) tell me what you think!!

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HERCULEA 12/27/2011 4:56PM

    Amazing, inspirational, awesome resolutions. Watch out 2012!!

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Some kind of Wonderful

Thursday, December 22, 2011


"Remember how I said Id rather be with someone for the wrong reasons than alone for the right ones? Id rather be right. Its gonna feel good to stand on my own.



Amanda Jones, Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

  
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RAC1027 12/26/2011 8:00AM

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 12/25/2011 7:36PM

    You are wonderful! I'm so proud of you!!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/23/2011 2:46PM

    Way to go girl! emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 12/23/2011 1:04PM

    Awesome!

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RUFFIT 12/23/2011 10:03AM

    Merry Christmas!! emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/23/2011 9:22AM

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Cori, I hope you and the girls have a wonderful Christmas. You are an amazingly strong woman and a wonderful mother!
Hugs,
Beth

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MNABOY 12/22/2011 9:18PM

    Great thoughts

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MARTHASPARKS 12/22/2011 8:50PM

    Good for you. Self respect is invaluable.

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BRATS4 12/22/2011 7:26PM

    way to go

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CAMROLA 12/22/2011 6:11PM

    Love the movie, great quote, close to home for me right now, so all the more appreciated!

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