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Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 27, 2012














Be safe and have fun (and save me some Reeces Peanut Butter Cups.)

  
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IDLETYME 10/28/2012 11:04AM

    Those are great pics!!! I like the dog with the glasses and the pearls!!!
Happy Halloween to your too!!! emoticon

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MAGGIE275 10/28/2012 10:04AM

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!

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VTORIA3 10/28/2012 8:47AM

    Love these pics! But, ahem....I don't see Yoshi or Zazu among your collection?

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JSALERNO 10/28/2012 7:18AM

    HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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JTREMBATH 10/27/2012 7:42PM

    GREAT PHOTOS, HAVE A HAPPY HOLLOWEEN.

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THINAGIN2 10/27/2012 7:09PM

    Have a "spooktacular" holiday! I love Reeces, too!

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Taking a (hopefully) short break

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I just wanted to let my Sparkfriends know that I'm going to be absent for a bit. I'm going to take a short break from SparkPeople and hopefully I can re-group and get back on here.


(I have gained and lost and regained and lost and regained my weight back and can no longer fit in my wagon.)

I was on a medication that made me feel really good, emotionally, but it had a painful side effect (jaw clenching that gave me headaches and neck/shoulder pain every day) so my doctor put me on something new. The painful jaw clenching is gone but now I have new side effects, like fatigue, irritability, and inability to focus. It seems like I have to trade emotional comfort for physical comfort or vice versa. I have an appointment to see my doctor for a follow-up soon and will see if we can try another medication.



Anyway, I'm struggling right now to do what I need to do to take care of myself and feel like I need to go re-group and come back when I'm in a better state of mind. So on that note, I'll leave you with...



goats in a tree.

  
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A_NEW_JAN 10/29/2012 8:03AM

    Take good care of yourself. We will be here waiting for you when you return!

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JULIA_211 10/28/2012 5:10PM

    I'll be right here waiting for you. You do everything possible to get better. emoticon emoticon

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JAMARIGOLD 10/28/2012 1:09PM

    I certainly support your doing whatever you have to do to get into balance and harmony. I hope that your journey brings you back to SP, but wherever your steps take you, I wish you the very best. Take good care of yourself!
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IDLETYME 10/28/2012 11:17AM

    A break will do you good! Feel better soon!!!! emoticon emoticon Mom

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MAGGIE275 10/28/2012 10:02AM

    Take care my dear, dear friend!!! I shall miss you and I will be here when you return.
Warmest regards, Maggie
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VTORIA3 10/28/2012 8:46AM

    Take this time to take care of you. Our friendship has become much more than weight loss and fitness. Hop on soon when you feel like a chat. Keep searching for the right med, even though the trials are well, more than trials. You deserve the best and I hope a solution for wellness and the balance you need is found soon. emoticon

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SNOWMAIDEN 10/28/2012 7:38AM

    Will miss you being around but sensible decision. Wishing you well and thanks for letting us know. Take care...

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JSALERNO 10/28/2012 7:18AM

    emoticon GREAT PICTURE. WE WILL MISS YOU WHILE YOU ARE GONE.

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BLESSEDBEING 10/27/2012 10:22PM

    I will also emoticon And like my sister, whole-heartedly support your taking whatever actions you need to in order to find your balance. Hope to see you back here in the Sparkverse when it feels right for you again!

Sending much love emoticon and support emoticon and prayers emoticon your way. Take care, dear one!
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WATREKKIE 10/27/2012 7:49PM

    will emoticon !! and TOTALLY support you doing what's best for YOU!! Sometimes trying to work out the proper 'blend' of medications can be a real pain in the pazoo!! I've had to re-balance Rx a time or 2 and definitely empathize.

Take good care of yourself....we're always here for you, and even here for you when you're NOT here!! Please know we love you just the way you are, sweetie!!!

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Let It Go

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are people who will walk away from you. Or hurt
you. Or not love you. Or not 'see' you.
And hear me when I tell you this - when people try to
walk away from you: let them go. Don't try to talk
another person into staying with you, loving you,
calling you, caring about you, coming to see you,
staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone if
you need to. When people turn from you, let them go.
They're on their way to somewhere or something else:
somewhere or something that does not include you and
let me tell why that is okay...



Your destiny is never tied to anybody or anything that
left.
People leave you because they are not joined to you.
And if they are not joined to you, it's best they do
not stay. Let them go.
And it only means their part in your story is over.
And it's good to know when people's part is over so
you don't keep trying to push something that doesn't
need to be.
Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of
good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, and I believe
in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm
faithful, and I know whatever I need, I will have
available to me, without convincing it to be a part of
my life.

LET IT GO.
If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong
and is not good for you, then you need to.....

LET IT GO.

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains......

LET IT GO.

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and
see your worth.....

LET IT GO.

If someone has angered you........

LET IT GO.

If you are holding on to thoughts of hatred or
revenge......

LET IT GO.

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or
addiction......

LET IT GO.

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets
your needs or talents.....

LET IT GO.

If you have a bad attitude.......

LET IT GO.

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel
better.....

LET IT GO.

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take
you to a new spiritual level.....

LET IT GO.

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken
relationship.......

LET IT GO.

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try
to help themselves......

LET IT GO.

If you're feeling depressed and stressed........

LET IT GO.

If there is a particular situation that you are used
to handling
yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of
it," then you need to......

LET IT GO.

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.
Our Divine One, our Creator is doing new things for
today!!!

LET IT GO.

I invite you to take an opportunity, during the next
60 seconds, to stop whatever you are doing, and send
loving, healing, abundant, happy, and warm thoughts to
the one who sent this to you. Know that they are
turning toward you, not away from you. They care for
you. They are not keeping you or judging you. They are
inviting you to grow with them, and to LET IT GO.


Finally, stop and think of those things or those
precious people in your life who were brought to you.
Take a moment to appreciate someone kind, someone
gracious, someone who loves you, and thank God and
pray for them.

  
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WATREKKIE 10/14/2012 3:25PM

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VTORIA3 10/11/2012 6:18AM

    This is a beautiful, gut wrenching blog, Jen. To letting go and healing, replaced by warm and loving thoughts. YOU were one of those "precious people" who was brought to me by some master design unknown to me. I enjoy our friendship so much. You are a blessing in my life. emoticon

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SNOWMAIDEN 10/10/2012 2:05PM

    Beautiful blog and so wise. Thank you.

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IDLETYME 10/10/2012 11:49AM

    What a lovely blog Jenifer - and so true. We don't need people who don't REALLY value us. Sending you lots of hugs and warm fuzzies from Me, Abbie and Gibbs!!
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MAGGIE275 10/10/2012 7:23AM

    Ah, dear friend:

Discard those things that lead to suffering,
Accumulate those things that lead to happiness.

Warm regards, Maggie

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PALEAN 10/10/2012 6:14AM

    Went right to my heart and needed to find this at this time. Fate works mysteriously. THis brought tears to my eyes and I thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to post...and I send so much goodness and blessings to you! Thank you!

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JSALERNO 10/10/2012 6:07AM

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JULIA_211 10/10/2012 5:03AM

    You have my loving, healing and warm thoughts coming to you! What a beautiful blog post! Letting go of a lot of things today. emoticon

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A woman goes to bed...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed." She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches, rinsed out the dessert bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the wash, ironed a shirt and sewed on a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastepaper basket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk, wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the school outing, and pulled a textbook out from under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick list for the supermarket. She put both near her purse.
Mom then creamed her face, put on moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and trimmed her nails. Hubby called, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's bowl and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked. She looked in on each of the children and turned out a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the laundry basket, and had a brief conversation with one child still up doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothing for the next day, and straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her list of things to do for the next day.
About that time, the hubby turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, "I'm going to bed." And he did.



This is an excerpt taken from Joyce Meyer's book, "The Confident Woman".

  
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JULIA_211 10/20/2012 8:56AM

    Yep! Absolutely true in my household!

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GERIKRAGH 10/10/2012 12:47PM

    Sounds about right!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/10/2012 11:46AM

    So true!

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IDLETYME 10/10/2012 11:42AM

    That's great and I love that picture!! emoticon

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MAGGIE275 10/10/2012 7:20AM

    That about wraps it up!!!

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JSALERNO 10/10/2012 6:06AM

    so True

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You know you need a SparkPeople diet plan when...

Monday, August 13, 2012

... you no longer fit in your cardboard box.

  
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MAGGIE275 8/19/2012 5:57AM

    Such a sweet baby!! I love it!! Take care, dear friend. Maggie
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SNOWMAIDEN 8/14/2012 4:09PM

    Love it!!!

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MARYELLEN301 8/13/2012 3:21PM

    Love those Tabby cats!

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IDLETYME 8/13/2012 1:04PM

    That's a goodie Jen! I wish Gibbs would put on some pounds - hope the doctor fixes him up. emoticon emoticon

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WATREKKIE 8/13/2012 10:50AM

    *LOVE* the pic.....and can relate to the sentiment!! emoticon
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DIANE7786 8/13/2012 7:17AM

    emoticon Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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JSALERNO 8/13/2012 5:57AM

    emoticoncute!

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JULIA_211 8/13/2012 5:47AM

    Awww... emoticon

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