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There is always a way.....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have been struggling with my feet lately.....I would break up with them but they seem very attached to me. Go figure. But, we haven't been getting along.





You see, they have been very selfish. They don't want to go for walks or do any exercise. They are always whining about the pain they are in. Big Babies!



I decided I was going to have to be sneaky if I wanted to get some workouts in when "they" were in pain...which has been a lot lately.

I found a workout video called "Jody Stolove's Chair dancing". I was surprised by what a great workout it was without straining the feet. And it was fun! Let me tell you....those feet didn't know what hit them. The DVD did a great job talking about your heart rate and where it should be at every step of the video and included a warm up and cool down. I thought it was a great workout for my arms and legs. I had some muscle aches where I didn't know I had muscles.



It won't replace a good walk in the sunshine, but now those darn feet can't put a stop to my fitness efforts!



Have a great day!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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HALLALUYAH 5/24/2010 9:19PM

    You said it!!! No weapon formed against you shall prosper...Goodnight and God bless, Luyah emoticon

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BUDDY_LOVE 5/22/2010 9:11AM

    That's great Keri! I'll have to look around online & see if I can find a video like that. I too have feet issues. I have arthritis in them & I won't even begin to go into the troubles having flat feet give me.

thanks for the heads up...I never would have thought about something like that!

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MOMFAN 5/21/2010 1:59PM

    WooHoo for you Keri, finding an alternative on those days!

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JFROGDIVA 5/17/2010 5:56PM

    Keri....you always make me laugh!!!! Thanks!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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MEESHADACATDIVA 5/16/2010 11:50PM

    LOL YOu are determined thats the important part

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ID_VANDAL 5/16/2010 9:07AM

    A big WAY TO GO!! for you Keri. That's a great option for people who have trouble with their feet, legs or maybe otherwise just can't get out to walk!

As usual you blogs are so alive with feeling and the pictures are perfect to drive home your point!

I love the way to do these things and "keep dancing!!

Vandal

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LESSOFJEN 5/14/2010 1:03PM

    wow that sounds like fun...I will have to give that a try!

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SUNNY1432 5/13/2010 11:05PM

    That actually looks and sounds like a really fun workout! emoticon
I'm glad you were able to find something without hurting your feet.
Hope it get better soon! emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 5/13/2010 7:45PM

    If you don't have a dance partner -- grab a mop!
If your feet ache -- grab a chair!
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emoticon This chair looks inviting! emoticon

I love your blogs!! Keep them coming!!

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GODSCLAY47 5/13/2010 7:04PM

    alright!! You sure showed those feet who was boss!! Great job!!!!

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MSLZZY 5/13/2010 2:50PM

    emoticon emoticon Take good care of those feet!

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/13/2010 1:28PM

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AMBERROGUE 5/13/2010 1:14PM

    chair dancing is so much fun!! Good for you!

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NEWYEARME 5/13/2010 12:50PM

    Good for you!!! Where there's a will, there's a way!!!

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P316LEIA 5/13/2010 12:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like fun....I'll have to be on the lookout for that one!!!

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Happily Ever After

Sunday, May 09, 2010



Happily Ever After....the classic last line in fairy tales. That's what I want printed on my tombstone....."she lived happily ever after." So who lives happily ever after?



So let's see.........what do we have to do?


Hmmm......kiss a frog? Ummmm.....I don't think so.



I know.....clean fireplaces for my evil step mother and sisters! ......oops...I don't have a stepmother or step sisters....so that's out.



How about.....prick my finger on a spinning wheel and sleep a really long time!! Tempting but I don't want to miss anything!



I believe that ....happily ever after.....can be achieved in quite a normal way.
Let's break it down:

1. Have a great person by your side. Yep! Check! I have a great hubby.

2. Have great friends and family around you. Yep! Check again!

3. Have your needs met. Yep......not as good as some...much better than others. Check!

4. Be healthy........hmm.....not quite there but working on it.

5. Be happy. Not completely but darn close. See # 4.

So it is possible. So if I'm going to achieve my "happily ever after".......I've got some work to do. I'm up for it too.



What's your happily ever after?

Hugs,

Keri

  
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DEEGIRL50 5/10/2010 11:19PM

    I emoticon your blogs.

My happily ever after would be to try to do everything on my bucket list. (First I need to write the list though.)
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JFROGDIVA 5/10/2010 4:34PM

    GREAT blog!!!! Makes me think!!!! THANKS!!!!
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ID_VANDAL 5/10/2010 12:48PM

    Good blog, makes you stop and think. I'll bet in most cases we don't really appreciate all of the good things we do have in our life. We tend to focus on the bad or compare to others.

I think my list would be pretty much like yours but I'll reflect on that for awhile.

Keep up these great blogs Keri!

Vandal

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JOY1972 5/10/2010 11:26AM

    Very creative. Thanks.
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AMBERROGUE 5/10/2010 9:53AM

    Loved this!!

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ELLENIRENE 5/10/2010 6:07AM

    great goals
mine are to be healthy and keep on living-I'm not ready to check out yet

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DAISY443 5/10/2010 5:14AM

    Alway striving for happily ever after, some days reach it, some days still striving! Thanks for the great blog!

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/9/2010 11:48PM

    Awesome! That is right on!

Hugs! Beverly

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VICIOUS421 5/9/2010 11:47PM

    Great Blog!!!!

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MSLZZY 5/9/2010 11:43PM

    Be rich and famous? Not! LOL! Great blog! emoticon

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LOOSEINGIT 5/9/2010 11:41PM

    I like your Happy Ever After goals.



My Happy Ever After..
Healthy, happy, friends and family.
Always to remember God is in control.

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MEESHADACATDIVA 5/9/2010 11:30PM

    Wish I knew but glad you have found yours

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A little of this, a little of that!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I haven't been so good at blogging lately. Truth be told....I have so many fears and troubles in the health area that I'm afraid that I'm sounding like a broken record.....and who really wants to hear it. I don't. I don't even want to write it. I'm having some major feet pain...I can't even focus. So you might get a lot of fluff for awhile until I figure it out or something figures it out for me. And if you quit reading.....trust me ....I get it!



We got the camper up to the lake this last weekend. It has a few things we are going to have to fix, but overall I think it is going to make us very happy. I don't have as much storage as I had in the old one, but I will have to learn to minimize! It shouldn't be that big of a deal!



I am putting on a baby shower this weekend for my future daughter in law. That should be fun. I will get to meet her mom for the first time. I'm looking forward to getting a new grandson.

Work continues to be very hectic. I need to be a better delegator. If anyone has any tips, I would be appreciative!!



I've been taking little walks at work, as my feet allow. I am happy for the nicer weather. It's been very windy, but I'll take it!

We got a couple new restaurants downtown. One is called Chedd's....as the name sounds.....I'm going to have to stay away from that place. Fortunately it is really busy right now and doesn't accommodate my schedule. The other is a coffee shop and they have some decent sandwiches. It's nice having some new options when I can't bring my lunch!

I hope you are having a great week.....hope I didn't bore you too much!!!! Hee Hee!

Hugs,

Keri





  
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ID_VANDAL 5/8/2010 8:15AM

    Hi Keri, sorry for not commenting sooner! You should know your blogs are never ever boring!! I look forward to them with the pictures etc. etc.

Have a great time at your baby shower!! Make sure you keep us up to date on the camping life!!

Vandal

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VICUNJA 5/6/2010 12:09PM

    Congratulatiosn on the new baby in the family! How very exciting! emoticon

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NANCY- 5/5/2010 8:24AM

    emoticon on your little walks and finding options.
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LVNG4ME 5/5/2010 8:22AM

    Alway glad to hear from you Keri. Never bored or tired of you. Keep up the good work, you'll get there: one step at a time. emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/5/2010 6:51AM

    Nothing you blog is boring. It is just life as it is for you now. Hope those tootsies get better! Have fun camping! State Fair is months away for me! emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 5/5/2010 2:48AM

    You could not be boring if you tried. I love you blogs!

I am trying to sort through health issues and demands too and if you come up with answers....I am all ears.

I admire you for still doing what needs to be done with all that is happening for you. I hope you find answers for your feet. Hugs

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MOMFAN 5/5/2010 1:28AM

    I care and I will listen any time you want! But I understand, I post fluff when I am not doing well too!

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MEESHADACATDIVA 5/4/2010 11:33PM

    I can so empathize on the feet with me its the ankles

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APPLEPIEDREAMS 5/4/2010 7:57PM

    Good to read the update1 Glad you're getting some walks in.

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/4/2010 5:01PM

    Keri, thinking about you and your feet! Hope you can figure out what's wrong and get them fixed soon! The options of not having them are not fun to contemplate!

Hugs! Beverly

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GINILEE4 5/4/2010 4:58PM

    Hi Keri. What's up or down with your feet? I hope you are still able to get in some exercise. ( she says as she hides the fact that she didn't exercise today).
Let me know how you are and I hope you have agreat time at your new retreat.

Gini

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AMBERROGUE 5/4/2010 4:30PM

    Hey lady! It's good to hear from ya! I hope your foot pain gets better - that's no fun! I like to roll the bottom of my foot across a tennis ball. Sounds weird, but it feels really good!

emoticon on the new addition to the family - both the new daughter-in-law AND the new grand-baby! I'm sure the shower will be lots of fun.

I went to lunch with a work acquaintance - the food was SOO good! Good thing it's not a regular occurance. And I managed to keep half, so I'll have lunch for tomorrow. emoticon Everything in moderation, eh?

Take care!
Amber

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P316LEIA 5/4/2010 3:21PM

    Take care of your feet!! They are a very important part of your body. Good luck with the baby shower and remember to find time to relax and take care of yourself!!

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I feel peace a coming......

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

There has been so much going on lately that I haven't had a lot of time to Spark. (I hate when that happens!)

Work is really busy and I need to learn how to delegate more....that's such a hard one for me. On top of that this hasn't been the healthiest time in my life and I need to change that!



My DH and I have been struggling since our last little chicky left the nest. We quit camping because it just didn't hold the same appeal. Our state does the 90 day in advance reservations....I mean seriously....who knows what they are going to do 90 days in advance??



But we both miss camping but DH has really struggled with boredom while camping. I love walking and reading. I could read all day! But he has to be doing something all the time. He doesn't hunt or fish.....thank goodness...I don't want to deal with that mess! So we quit going......so the weekends are always a struggle to find something to do besides sit on our keester! Heaven knows....I can't afford to do that another summer.



My aunt and her room mate decided to rent a spot for the summer at a local lake. You pay a fee for the summer and you park your camper there for the whole year. You can even store it there for the winter. The more my DH and I thought about it the more we liked the idea....except the thought of taking our camper wasn't appealing. But the best part is that it's only 25 miles from our house.

We have a fifth wheel and the bed is in the upper part. It isn't large enough to stand in so ......it's.....crawl in....crawl out. That was okay 10 years ago....but not anymore. So we decided to trade it in for something more appropriate for our needs.

So we took last Friday off to look for a different camper...it was so rainy and awful out. We didn't find anything in the morning that would work. Luckily the last place we went...we told the sales guy what we wanted and he said...I got what you want....and he did. So...we are back in camper debt but it is going to be great for us. And this campground has so many nice people that we are bound to make new friends and really have a great time. I'm excited. They have a pool too. That will be fun.



I plan to make this the summer of activity!!!!!

Yipee!!



Hugs,

Keri



  
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DEEGIRL50 5/3/2010 1:59AM

    Yipee is right!! I love camping. Cooking over an open fire is my favorite.

I think making new adult friends will be the best part.
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The people at this park are going to love you!!!!
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JELLI-LEAN 4/30/2010 1:46PM

    Loved your blog with all of the pic's! Sounds like a real deal to me! Enjoy your summer! ~ Janel :)

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JFROGDIVA 4/30/2010 1:37PM

    WOOHOO!!!! Sounds like a Summer of Activity to me!!!! LOL!!!! Enjoy!!!!
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MEESHADACATDIVA 4/28/2010 10:30PM

    See it was meant to happen. Glad you will have a great summer outdoors this year

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/28/2010 12:07PM

    That sounds GREAT! You can throw a bike in and maybe ride a few trails together too. :)

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POSITIVELY_EB 4/28/2010 12:02PM

    How wonderful for you!

Hugs! Beverly

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AMBERROGUE 4/28/2010 11:51AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I was going to do that this summer! LOL

Enjoy!

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HICALGAL 4/28/2010 9:42AM

    sounds like you and hub will have a great time. emoticon

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P316LEIA 4/28/2010 9:37AM

    Sounds like fun!!! I haven't been camping since I was a kid and we always had a great time.

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NANCY- 4/28/2010 9:34AM

    I've never used a camper...always used a tent.
WTG on finding a solution.
Enjoy your summers. BTW nice pics.

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ELLENIRENE 4/28/2010 7:02AM

    sounds like a good summer!!

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MOMFAN 4/27/2010 11:02PM

    I am going to come join you! Sounds like so much fun and I need a vacation! LOL

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SKEESTER55 4/27/2010 10:50PM

  My DH and I bought a slide-on camper three years ago and have yet to use it. At the time, we were making a lot of trips to Georgia to help my elderly parents who were both sick and living a in partial care facility. Hotel bills were really adding up and we thought the camper would help. My DH's sister lived in the country there and we could have parked it in her yard and hooked up to her house. But, before we could get our truck beefed up enough to carry the load, my mother passed away. After that, we always lucked out getting to stay in the guest room at the facility. Dad followed Mom a few months later. Since then, we have talked about taking it to the Keys, hauling our boat behind. But that has created another problem...getting an extended hitch to haul the boat. We can't find one for less than $800. We've also talked about visiting family in it; but, we haven't been back to Georgia since Dad's estate was settled. Then there's the dream trips to the mountains or across the country. But, every time we think about what is involved in getting ready to go camping and then actually camping out, staying at a hotel looks more appealing. I guess we are just lazy people who really enjoy our creature comforts. Now, my DH is talking about selling it. I'm hesitant only because of (1) the economy and (2) it would make a good place to stay if we ever had to go through another Hurricane Frances or Jeanne. Who knows, maybe we'll finally get to use it before he sells it.

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MSLZZY 4/27/2010 10:43PM

    emoticon You will love it! I'm so glad for you. Our camper stays in storage until the week before State Fair. Maybe it will have to come home sooner LOL!

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SUNNY1432 4/27/2010 10:18PM

    I'm glad that you found something that will meet your needs better and will probably ensure that you both have a better time. emoticon
Good luck getting back on track, I've been having the same problem, on and off lately, I just can't wait to be done for the summer and only have family life to worry about:)
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KELLYC_14FAN 4/27/2010 10:14PM

    I used to love camping, but I haven't been in so many years!!! Congrats on the new camper! I bet you will have a lot of fun this summer!!

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What will be different today?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Everyday when you get out of bed in the morning....you have to ask yourself.....What will be different today? What will I change to make "it" better?



How much control are you taking for these changes? I know I have been letting fate rule my destiny....when I should have been taking more control. No wonder I don't get the results I want.




So what WILL be different today?



******I will CARE about myself like I care about my DH, my kids, my friends...you.

******I will take time to plan my day....plan my week.

******I will not let my impulses rule my day.

******I will focus on moving.....a person in motion will lose more weight than someone who doesn't move.



Today will be better than yesterday!




Always aim for the moon
Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.



Hugs,

Keri

  
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MARYBERT 5/23/2010 11:56PM

    Your blog was wonderful...thanks for posting it...

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/24/2010 3:22AM

    Keri...I have missed your blogs. THANK YOU for still being YOU. :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/23/2010 11:41AM

    Very cute visuals. Thanks, Keri!

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MOMFAN 4/21/2010 12:16AM

    I will be different today! Love the pics!

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DEEGIRL50 4/20/2010 9:42PM

    emoticonLove emoticon Love emoticonLove your blog!! The pictures brought a great big smile to my face!!

I'm writing "What will be different today? What will I change to make it better?" on a card and attaching it to my mirror. I will answer the question daily.

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NANCY- 4/20/2010 1:47PM

    Great blog... Love the zebra's... I'm the one in the middle.

Fate does have a way of interjecting itself into our lives... it is what we chose to do that we have control over and makes a difference.
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ID_VANDAL 4/20/2010 10:35AM

    Very well said! Great reminder for all of us. We cannot control the little things like the rotation of the earth but we can control our thoughts, attitudes, and actions!

The trick is doing it! Good job Keri and MAKE THIS A GREAT DAY FOR YOURSELF!!

Vandal

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HICALGAL 4/20/2010 12:58AM

    inspiring blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/19/2010 11:49PM

    A blog full of wisdom and optimism! Thanks for sharing!
May tomorrow be even better than today because today sounded great!

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JFROGDIVA 4/19/2010 10:05PM

    WOOHOO!!!! Keri, weigh to go!!!! (and I LOVE the froggie pic)

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GINILEE4 4/19/2010 8:19PM

    Such a great blog Keri. Thanks for reminding me to take responsibility for myself.

Gini

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POSITIVELY_EB 4/19/2010 6:52PM

    emoticon That's definitely the right direction to go!

Love ya!

Beverly

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DAREDEVIL23 4/19/2010 5:01PM

    Thanks for the mental encouragement

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MEESHADACATDIVA 4/19/2010 4:58PM

    Thanks I needed a pep talk

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