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Playing Hooky, dodging minefields and hitting the 220's.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yesterday, Frank and I were in the office and all of a sudden, this thought came into my mind. "Let's play hooky, and go to the movies!". I was in the middle of paying bills and Frank was working on an estimate so I tell him what I am thinking and he goes," Oh my god, I was JUST thinking that". (This is not the first time he has implanted ideas telepathically into my brain!) and we both started cracking up. So after lunch, we went to the movies and saw The Eagle (Roman quest movie) with that darling Channing Tatum (less clothes next time, please!). It was fun to sneak away and have some time just for us.

It is these little things that keep us sane, keep us friends and relieve some of the stress of life. Just a small thing but it was fun.

I have lost the weight I gained (except for .6 lbs) on vacation and I am determined to hit 229 before I head to the hospital on the 28th with Kady. That is my mantra: 229, 229, 229 cause I have been in the 230's FOREVER!!!

I have already started compiling some of the snacks I am going to take with me so I stay out of the vending machines during that time, like Luna bars and fiber plus bars and at least at the hospital they have salad bars and fresh fruit so I will be ok and of course, stick to my rule of one soda a day and water the rest of the time. I figure by walking around the perimeter of the hospital, that will be a mile or more and it will be a good stress reliever to, so I can do that a few times a day.. So I have a plan for that week.

This week however, I have several food related situations that will be challenging:
Saturday: Baby shower during the day (yea, I made the cake balls for it. Maybe I will post some pix for you).
Saturday: Crab feed at night (best pasta and french bread EVER! Will keep the salad in front of me!)
Sunday: Daytona 500 party. I am making sweet and sour meatballs (I can have 6) and spinach dip (I am making it fat free, they wont even notice!). Stay away from cheese (will picture MAIA for strength!)
Wednesday: All day Dr. appts to prepare for Kady's surgery. Which means lunch at a restaurant. Will try for a Chili's or Applebee's where they have great low cal options.
Thursday: 5 course Dinner Theater show in San Francisco for our wedding anniversary and to have fun before surgery. (Teatro Zanzinni) with Frank, Kelly and Kady. It is a kinda crazy play meets cirque de soleil type show and we are really looking forward to it!
Saturday: Racing meeting at a pizza parlor.

Uh, yeah. (*Headesk!* Thanks to HIS_BLONDIE for the visual). It is going to take planning, strength, and determination to dodge these mine fields. Can I do it?
Someone bet me cause that will help me stay on track and keep me focused.


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ATREAT4ME 2/22/2011 7:06AM

    You're amazing, Jan. I know you can do it.

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BADASSBLONDIE 2/20/2011 9:18PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!! *hugs*

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GRACEISENUF 2/19/2011 10:04AM

    Absolutely you can do it! Sounds like alot of fun times coming and of course stressful as well. You have planned ahead and that makes ALL the difference.

Your anniversary celebration sounds so fun...enjoy the family!

Also congrats on getting those 2 pounds off.

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    work the plan!! sooo smart... you'll succeed...

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RIGBY31 2/18/2011 7:03PM

    Nothing like "food related situations" to test the Spark! You can do it. And if you feel yourself waivering, remember you said it outloud here first. Your plan sounds genius.

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CHELEMIA 2/18/2011 4:36PM

    "I believe in angels,
The kind that heaven sends,
I am surrounded by angels,
But I .... call them friends"
~Author Unknown~
I found this on Whispering-pines spark page

It is soo true emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 2/18/2011 3:29PM

    Sounds like you are already planning to successfully survive this week of can do this! One thing if I may add, put some fruit and nuts in your bag for those times when you start to cave for a vending machine or it just gets too long between meals. And a couple cases of water in the car for emergencies to, always have one in your hand or better yet, in both hands, you can use them as weights and do work outs at the same time....ok, not even a little smile?

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EMSJOURNEY 2/18/2011 3:08PM

    sounds like you have a super fun week planned! all those restaurants would KILL me! lol... you'll do fine... plan, plan, plan ahead! have a GREAT weekend! =)

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BIGMAMAT 2/18/2011 2:52PM

    Look out 229, here she comes! emoticon

I love your thinking ahead and planning. emoticon

The thought just occurred to me that is what I need to do more of. maybe I can avoid some of the stuff that comes my way!

I am going to give you a big, YOU CAN DO IT!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REBECCAMA 2/18/2011 1:47PM

  Good luck!! 229 229 228 228... :-)

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TREASURINGLIFE 2/18/2011 12:56PM

    I bet you can't! LOL! (Is that what you were looking for?!)

Seriously though - you do have a lot minefields ahead of you, but you also have the benefit of knowing what's in store, so you can plan, plan, plan!

You got this! And when in doubt - repeat 229 - 229 - 229!!! :)

- Michelle

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Walnuts, green banana's and thank you's.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First of all, thank you, each one of you, for your sweet comments, support, goodies and love. I appreciate it so much and it has touched me deeply. TRULY deeply. I am gathering strength (and stoicism, robin!) from all of you. I feel bolsted up, I really do.

Now I want to talk about walnuts.

What the hell! 26 grams of fat???? In 22 walnut halves???Seriously? I dont care if it is good fat, I am never snacking on them again. No friggin wonder they taste so good! Walnuts are the devil!!! POO!! I keep thinking of the things I could have eaten with that much fat in them and walnuts do NOT make the cut, beleive DAT!

Today, I made a yummy fruit salad with fresh pineapple, strawberries, watermelon and apples. I am so excited about the upcoming fresh fruit and veggie season. It makes it easier for me to get my fruits in when it is all salad-y and cut up.

And here is something weird:
Last week when we went down south riding, I bought some green, (organic) bananas, figuring they would turn ripe within a few days, like any other ordinary banana. Apparantly, these are some sort of super strain that refuses to get ripe because it has been a WEEK and they are still GREEN! It is really weird and I spend a lot of time each day looking at them wondering when they are going to turn yellow. I will let you know when they become edible. Again, its weird.

So, I hope you are all well, eating good and doing your workouts cause we are busy people but we are putting ourselves right up there in the top 5 list of our lives and getting healthy, right? Right. Love you guys, really, really, really I do.

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THREEE 3/11/2011 10:47PM

    you know that the greener the banana, SUPPOSEDLY, they actually are even MORE healthy for us...just so you know... emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 2/20/2011 10:43PM

    I love you more! emoticon

I don't know where you all shop but I can't even find green banana's here. Mine always ripen too quickly. No advice here. lol. emoticon

P.s. When I first read your blog, I thought you said that walnuts were the devils poop! hahaha. Sounds like the just might be. hahaha.

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BAYBELIEVER 2/20/2011 10:38PM

    Ha Ha! About the bananas, that is funny. My sister had a similar circumstance this year, but I don't know if they were organic. After the first week she put them in a brown paper bag to try to help them ripen. A week later they were still green! Good luck with those!

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BADASSBLONDIE 2/17/2011 7:45PM

    Love you too :-*

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OHSOCOOLLISA 2/17/2011 7:28PM

    Me too! I am REALLY looking forward to the upcoming veggie season! Bring on the broccoli, zucchini, romain, peas, corn...etc. Whoohoo!!

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CLEVAGAL 2/17/2011 6:25PM

    Hope to speak to you soon, you seem in good spirits! Cleva xxx

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NEDERLUNG 2/17/2011 12:56PM

    I hope you reconsider and not give up walnuts completely, they would have tasted so good in your fruit salad. Just practice moderation and use them as a treat.

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KAMAPERRY 2/17/2011 12:45PM

    I love nuts, but use them very sparingly!!! I had bananas like that the never ripened!

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RIGBY31 2/17/2011 12:11PM

    Did your organic bananas have a plastic wrap at the top of the bunch? My DH suggested to remove it... voile! Started ripening within hours. Also, I too cannot justify the calories for nuts and their ever lovin' good fat. Now, a brownie loaded with walnuts, totally worth the calories!

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JOMAMA99 2/17/2011 8:55AM

    I too have suffered through the green banana that wouldn't ripen. I put mine in a paper bag and left them-took 2 weeks for them to turn and they didn't taste that great. You should probably just toss them and save yourself the misery!

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 2/17/2011 1:56AM

    Yup - made exactly the same mistake with almonds - thought I was being veggie and healthy - 3 handfuls during the day and then I checked the nutritional analysis - whoah!

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CALIKIKI 2/17/2011 12:29AM

    oh my goodness we must shop at the same store.

I bought some green bananas and they never ripened. They went straight from green to brown yucky over night with nary a yellow day. And I hate over ripe bananas so I was watching them closely.

Maybe bananas are like a watched pot that never boils, they won't turn yellow while we watch them?


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MAMADWARF 2/17/2011 12:27AM

    Just read the sticker and it says ORGANIC BANANA'S. They look like regular, green banana's as far as size goes. I dont know. Maybe they are from

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M0PPET 2/16/2011 10:47PM

    Oh maybe they are a different type of banana? When I lived in Hawaii we had "apple bananas" that were smaller then normal bananas and stayed firm even when over ripe.

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ATREAT4ME 2/16/2011 10:39PM

    If you have plantains then wait until they look really bruised to cook them. My grandfather always washed the plaintain (yes, the skin!), cut them in half, and then boiled them. He would peel the half and eat it with a fork. That and a glass of milk is the BEST sleeping tonic I've ever had. There are other ways to eat the plantains; all of them much, much, un-healthier! Oh how I love me some plantains!

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OHSOSVELTE 2/16/2011 10:13PM

    I agree with you on the walnuts ... nuts in general!!! I do, though, when I need a splurge, hit the peanut butter.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/16/2011 9:49PM

    Green plantains will ripen too. Try putting them in a brown bag with a green apple. The apple gives off a gas that speeds ripening. I also have found nuts are not so great for weight loss. Fat doesn't scare me, just too many calories. Yeah for fruit salad season!

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GRACEISENUF 2/16/2011 9:48PM

    I hear ya on the green banannas..........I had some that NEVER turned green. I think they were "siding with the walnuts"

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/16/2011 9:39PM

    Are you sure you didn't purchase plantains? I did that once, ate them, and got SUPER sick because you can't eat plantains raw. They look like bananas...

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Magazines and emotions. They have nothing to do with each other, BTW.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

When did I start buying this?

Instead of this?

Or this?

I have definatly changed but baby, I still have a way to go.

I am in a weird headspace right now. I am trying not to withdraw and just feel what I am feeling but it is a hard balance with trying to be strong for my family, trying not to stuff my feelings down with food and damn it, I miss my cookies that help me through the hard times.

I am so concerned about Kady's upcoming surgery and trying not to stress out but as a mom, it is soo difficult.

We had quite a little moment today. She has been a whirlwind of activity lately, trying to cram as much into her life as possible before her body is altered permanently. (She is having an ileostomy Feb. 28th and will have an ostomy bag for the rest of her life). Her boyfriend took her away this weekend to the Kabuki Hotel in Japan town in San Francisco. They had a beautiful upgraded room, a fabulous dinner and a wonderful time. Today, we were talking and I told her how happy I was that they were able to do that. (I know some moms would have a problem with their 20 year old daughter going to a hotel with her boyfriend but they have been together since they were 15 and I am not stupid, so yea I assume there is a sexual relationship).
I was telling her how happy I was that they could be together privately before everything changed (and I mean it!) and I got choked up thinking of how much that time must have meant to the two of them. She started to tear up and we both couldnt even look at each other as we started to cry and she forbid me to say anything emotional to her for the next 2 weeks! We both started laughing. I cannot promise I won't say anything emo to her but man, I will sure feel like it. I am doing my best to respect her wishes and be strong for her so she can be strong too.

So if I am a little quiet, that is why. I am here, logging, tracking, eating ok and excercising and reading blogs even if I dont have a lot of time to comment. I am working double time to get things in order before I am at the hospital for a week so that means paying things, ordering things, scheduling things etc. for work so I can be there for my girl.

Love you guys... Me.

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NEDERLUNG 2/17/2011 12:57PM

    The magazine metaphor was cute! Prayers for you and Kady!

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GRACEISENUF 2/16/2011 9:20PM

    I am here if you EVER need to talk, vent, yell or whatever. I get ALL of the Mom emotions. I may not have been through the exact same circumstances but having my nineteen year old daughter means the world to me so I can relate. Jan you and Kady have such a special relationship and you both will make it through this stronger and closer than ever...I BELIEVE THAT!
Love and hugs,

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BAYBELIEVER 2/16/2011 9:01PM

    Jan, my wishes and prayers for you, Kady, and your family. Yes, you need to be strong for her, but you also need to be allowed to love her! I am so glad that she is letting you! The physicality of her life may be changing, but her relationship with you will continue on as it is, a beautiful, loving, and caring one! Bless you all!

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CELLISTA1 2/16/2011 8:43PM

    Just want to add my voice to all the love and support you are getting here. You are a magnificent mother and person and go ahead, read an issue of People. It has the same number of calories as a small oatmeal cookie.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 2/16/2011 8:24PM

    Thinking about you guys... more than you know. Remember strength has nothing to do with being stoic. I think people often get them confused.

Here's something a dear soul shared with me in the midst of profound worries over Matthew... It helped then; I hope it helps you now...

"A strong woman is a woman who loves strongly and weeps strongly and is strongly terrified and has strong needs. A strong woman is strong in words, in action, in connection, in feeling. What comforts her is others loving her equally for the strength and for the weakness from which it issues...Strong is what we make each other."-- MARGE PIERCY

You make me strong, Jan. Kady makes you strong. You make Kady strong. We're all connected through love, empathy, compassion -- the best traits humanity has to offer... We love you right back.

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CLEVAGAL 2/16/2011 6:17PM

    Im here Jan......

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SARAWALKS 2/16/2011 5:11PM

    emoticon to both you and Kady. Very tough. But there are some encouraging comments here from people who have experience with this, that is heartening. But still...tough.
Hang in there... emoticon

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RIGBY31 2/16/2011 2:46PM

    The love and strength of your family has touched me deeply. My love to you, Kady and your whole family.

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BADASSBLONDIE 2/16/2011 2:43PM

    *hugshard* You two have been on my mind a lot lately and her surgery date is even on my work calendar so that I remember to check in with you guys. *hugshard* You guys will get through this together.

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SHONNAATCH 2/16/2011 11:26AM

    My mom had a continent ileostomy when she was 35 and today, 30 years later, she still has a wonderful life. I was just a kid when she had the surgery, but I remember the tears and adjustment it was for her. However, with a little adjustment to the things she can and cannot eat, educating herself and mindfulness to her condition...she has lived as full of a life as anyone else. I hope for the same for your daughter.


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COOKWITHME65 2/16/2011 11:09AM

    So nice to hear what a loving relationship you and your daughter both have for each other. Sending both of you happy and healthy vibes your way.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/16/2011 11:02AM

    You are the mom I wish all kids have. Realistic, supportive, understanding. I looked up Kady's surgery to understand what you are going through even a tiny bit and I can see why this is so hard on all of you. It looks like there are lots of avenues for living a normal healthy life and I am sure you will not stop until she finds what works for her! Hugs, you have my support through anything you need. I love you! Ash

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BBGYRL4 2/16/2011 9:53AM

    Jan, I wish the best for you and your family!! It's understandable that things will be a little crazy just know that we're all here for you. Much love. emoticon emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 2/16/2011 8:52AM

    (((hugs))) prayers for you and your daughter!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/16/2011 7:56AM

    While your daughter is going through all this, it's important to take care of yourself as well as her. If you're not healthy, you won't be able to support her like I know you can. A few cookies won't kill ya :) They may actually make you feel better. I know that goes against everything Spark, but we're human. Just know that we're all here for you when you need us. We'll see you on the other side of her surgery. Take care of yourself!
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RUNNINGNP2B 2/16/2011 7:48AM

    What a strong daughter you have. You take the time you need to for yourself and your family, your Spark family will be here for you.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/16/2011 7:22AM

    Cookies have been getting me through. I don't know, sometimes you need cookies.

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MAIA2011 2/16/2011 4:54AM

    Take good care, lovely. Sparkers have SparkLove for you and yours, too.



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WOLFKITTY 2/16/2011 12:35AM


Hang in there.
Lots of love,

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CHELEMIA 2/16/2011 12:30AM

    Quiet is important. Withdrawl is sometimes needed to narrow your focus in order to cope!! You are taking the right steps to keep you healthy during this time. Your daughter will be alright. My Husband knows a guy who had this surgery at nineteen. After the first year of adjusting He and his wife found that they didn't even know it was there. That was 30 years ago. We have come a lot farther since then. My prayers are with you all at this time. It is rough to get through for all of you right now.

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RUNNER12COM 2/16/2011 12:07AM

    Thinking of you and your family at this tough time. And sending you all the positive vibes I can.

Hang in there.


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BIGMAMAT 2/15/2011 11:26PM

    Bigmama tears here... emoticon

Sending you positive thoughts and strength to get you through .

sooo proud of you for logging, tracking and exercising. Go mama, Go! hugs. T

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OHSOCOOLLISA 2/15/2011 11:21PM

    Emotions can be pretty powerful. I'm sorry your family is having a tough time...I can hear the strength within your words and the ach that wants to fix and make it better. I will be praying for you...I hope that you will be able to feel ALL the virtual hugs your spark friends are sending. Sometimes a quiet moment or span of time is needed...sometimes, it is an odd-timed (to those who don't know the inside joke) giggle that we need...a good tear-jerking movie can be used too..... point, is that you will probably know what you need to stay at your best.

Please take care and know you are not alone.

~ Lisa

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I am home!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hi guys, got home about 5. Had a great time in the desert of southern california at an event called "king of the hammers" which is basically driving around in the dirt in our toys with other crazy people. There are these huge long races and rock crawling vehicles that look like something out of Mad Max. I have a link to my facebook if you want to see pictures of the trip.

We drove down with one of our friends in his Rv and he sweetly gave us his big bed and he slept on his couch so we had all the comforts of home. Shared cooking duties with our friends so she made breakfasts each day and I did dinners. Took sandwiches with us when we went riding for the day. I enjoyed my captain morgan and diet pepsi and it was nice to not have to be the designated driver. I took a few walks, ate fairly well but still went over my calories and such but again, like you read every time I go somewhere, life (and Captain) happen. Back to walking the dog this week and staying in range and anything I gained, I will lose.

Tomorrow is Valentines day which does not mean the same thing to me as it does to most people. 5 years ago, my dad passed away on Valentines day. It was really fitting tho becuase my mom had been dead for 12 years at that point. He grieved for her as much the day she died as the day he went to join her. They had a remarkable love. It always seemed kind of perfect that he passed away on the "day of love". I will buy cards and small gifts for my girls tomorrow and of course, my hubby. I have strict instructions for no candy to be brought into the house for me tomorrow. Please. A girl can only take so much.

So tomorrow I will be grateful for true love in my life. Past and present. I wish the same for you all too. Talk tomorrow, ok? love ya!

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GRACEISENUF 2/16/2011 9:11PM

    Late reading this. I missed you while you were gone. We then left and now we are home. You and your hubs get away often like we is good isn't it?

WELCOME HOME and glad you had fun!


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MAIA2011 2/15/2011 9:21PM

    I'm selfishly glad to see you back. I think your parents'story is beautiful. That IS the reason to celebrate.


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BAYBELIEVER 2/15/2011 8:58PM

    Glad you are back! Missed you! So wonderful that you had such a great trip! And celebrate all those in your life you love!

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BADASSBLONDIE 2/15/2011 4:06PM

    Welcome back!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 2/14/2011 7:03PM

    You get it -- the big IT, I mean. Love hearing about your Dad and the dear legacy he left you. No candy here either. I ate like a wild beast last week and managed to gain the weight I will need to permanently release NOW. Here's to you and your HUGE HEART, Jan emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 2/14/2011 4:17PM

    So glad to hear you had a great trip. So glad you have the memory of your parents great love.

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NEDERLUNG 2/14/2011 10:38AM

    Although it has traditionally become a day of candy, it is supposed to be a day of hearts - as in heart healthy? Make all your foods today in the shape of hearts - get out that old heart shapped cookie cutter and cut the cuke slices into heart shapes, red pepper hearts, carrot hearts, etc. Some apples are naturally heart shapped (Washington delicious) if you cut from stem to bloom and I've seen coffee foam with a toothpick dragged through the middle, makes a heart shape - be creative! Smiles

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KAMAPERRY 2/14/2011 10:32AM

    I will have to look at the pics later. What an awesome love story of your parents! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/14/2011 9:48AM

    Sounds like a great trip. What a nice way to remember your parents, as being so in love. THat is how my grandparents were. Hugs, missed you. Happy Valentine's Day!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/14/2011 8:35AM

    SOunds like you had a great time! I'm not one for V-day either. No one seems to get that. Glad you're back safe.

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ATREAT4ME 2/14/2011 7:19AM

    Welcome back, Jan. I'm glad you had such a good time. I think its wonderful that your Mom and Dad are your example of true and beautiful love. I'm sorry they aren't with you anymore. But I can see that so much of that love is reflected in the way you relate to the folks here and how much you love life. And for that, I am grateful to them and to you and I wish you and your loved ones a beautiful, content and happy Love Day!

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CLEVAGAL 2/14/2011 12:45AM

    I too have a true love even though its a bit of a rough patch at the moment.....Its Valentines day here already and we just exchanged well wishes and kisses and that will be the extent of valentines day for us, its not that big here in Australia.....Cleva xxx

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PATTI_LARSON 2/13/2011 11:26PM

  Happy Valentines Day to you! Your story of your daddy passing on Valentines day just made me think that he wanted to be with his true love on such a special day. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it! That's incredibly touching. Thank you for sharing.

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You are my favorite

Friday, February 04, 2011

I thought I should tell you that you are my favorite person.

You make me laugh, you make me strong, you make me think, you inspire and motivate. I am so happy I got to you know you. You are hilarious! I love your honesty. I love the way your mind works. I love the way you challenge MY mind to work. I love how you work so hard to figure stuff out then share it with all of us. I love how you are sooo down one day and the next day, you are like "screw that! today is a new day!" I love how far you have come. I love how much farther you have to go but you are gonna get there.

You are so happy for me when I am happy and so sad for me when I am not. You give me the exact amount of support I need under each circumstance. You are far away but you feel like you are next door. We are no longer strangers. We have grown together. You get me. I get you. Your antics are legendary. Your excercise routine is astonishing. You set the most impossible goals and go for them anyway.You do good things for people. You stand up for what is right. You always have a suggestion for a problem I have. You have never even spoken to me yet we are still part of this journey. We talk every day. I think about you and how you would handle a situation. You ask my opinion and are happy to get it. We agree on a lot of things. You have hard things happen but you let me in and you keep going anyway.

You are my favorite person. Here is a hint. There is more than one of you. And I love each one of you best.

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PATTI_LARSON 2/13/2011 11:32PM

  Awwww... thanks a million for loving me the most!! I needed that right now! Thank you! You rock even when you don't think you do! xoxo
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GRACEISENUF 2/10/2011 10:02PM

    Right back atcha beautiful lady!

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CLEVAGAL 2/9/2011 8:44PM

    love you Jan!

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HEALING_LORI 2/9/2011 11:46AM

    What an amazing blog! I love it!

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BAYBELIEVER 2/5/2011 3:02PM

    This is the best blog of the week! Thanks! And right back at you!

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NEDERLUNG 2/5/2011 1:09PM

    We love you too!

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BIGMAMAT 2/5/2011 9:07AM

    Well said!!! Right back at ya beautiful!!! emoticon

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DBFBILLY 2/5/2011 8:53AM

    Awesome are making me cry, because this is SOOO TRUE!!!!!!! I love my Sparkfriends...and they are etched in my mind when making decisions throughout the day..

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    Ditto! Right back at ya! Couldn't have said it better myself! That's what I was thinking! That's how I was feeling!

Thanks for loving me best! emoticon (See, Maia, she loves me best! LOL) I love you... MORE!

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SARAWALKS 2/4/2011 4:38PM

    Awwwww and here's back at you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 2/4/2011 1:46PM

    Nothing like hearing that from a Mama! ;) Thanks for the peptalk!

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KAMAPERRY 2/4/2011 12:34PM

    Awesome!!! Love you too!

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BRIAEL 2/4/2011 11:37AM

    Well said, Jan. I agree wholeheartedly. Never come across a Sparker I couldn't like, and there are now a whole heap of people I wouldn't want to live without. :)

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CHELEMIA 2/4/2011 11:25AM

    It is amazing. You Have an awesome gift of gab!! Luv ya! emoticon

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KRAWRS 2/4/2011 11:03AM


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KARLYNCANDOIT 2/4/2011 10:48AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/4/2011 10:46AM

  awwww I love this blog!!! you are my favorite too!! haha :)

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RIGBY31 2/4/2011 10:18AM

    Awww shucks, and I thought I was just a face in the crowd! Thanks for making me feel special. You're pretty special yourself, you know!

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WILLIAMV3 2/4/2011 9:55AM

    Love ya girlie! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 2/4/2011 9:41AM

    LOL! You're my favorite, too, Jan! I'm so grateful we get each other.

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COOKWITHME65 2/4/2011 8:46AM

    What a loving blog entry. Love you to! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINA5318 2/4/2011 8:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You're you too!!!

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ANGELOO29 2/4/2011 8:00AM

    You are awesome as well!!!

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WATCHMEGO2 2/4/2011 7:54AM

    Oh Jan, that was so nice. I love you too!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/4/2011 7:49AM

    emoticon you're awesome!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/4/2011 7:28AM

    Just like a Mama... can't play favorites, because you love everyone equally :) Love you too!

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    you aretotally!! emoticon emoticon

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    I love you too. You mean I am not really your only favorite????? I know I am you just can't tell everyone because it would hurt their feelings ;)

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DAISY443 2/4/2011 3:30AM

    Well spoken! How do you do that? You say what I feel and have trouble articulating! Thanks!

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MAIA2011 2/4/2011 12:48AM

    I already know that I am your favorite and you confirmed that by saying there are many of us and we are all your favorite.



I love you, too.


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