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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This has been quite a crazy few weeks. I'm too tired to talk about it all! Basically I was out of town for 3 days then came home with friends and got ready for a complete Christmas blow out party. Our buddies left Sunday and I finally rested. Monday it was back to work and getting my house in order again, today was catching up and grocery shopping and tomorrow I finally am going to get to my Christmas shopping that I am way behind on. In between all of this, cake pop mania is going on for the many events we have still coming -up in the next few weeks. I have gained a few pounds but I put it in my tracker, am walking and eating well this week and detoxing till our Christmas with hubs family this weekend and an open house for my neice. I think all I can hope for until January 1 is to maintain and not gain. Its just all a bit too much right now. I'm fine just kind of caught up in this crazyier than usual time of year. I have missed you guys very much and I'm still in the game just trying to balance everything. Let me know how you are, please!!

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PJH2028 12/18/2011 3:24AM

    Our humors will get us through so much, my dear dear friend. Whew! you've got a lot going on. Please make sure to take enough moments of breath to keep down stress. You mean so very very much to me. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...."

Saw the sister and the niece briefly today. Today was a good day. The best in many. You have a lot to do with that. xxo

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GRACEISENUF 12/16/2011 5:02PM

    WOW! You have been busy haven't you? Hey maintaining is GREAT for this time of year. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog in between all of the stuff you got going on.

Know I love you!

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FANGFACEKITTY 12/14/2011 1:02PM

    Maintaining IS a accomplishment and nothing to sneeze at, especially with all you have going on. I'm tired just reading about it!.

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TREASURINGLIFE 12/14/2011 1:02PM

    Tis the time of year to be running ourselves crazy. Enjoy the season and all it's hecticness! (((HUGS)))

- Michelle

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/14/2011 11:46AM

    Thanks for the update and I am glad you are fine. Maintaining till the 1st is a wonderful goal!

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CANNIE50 12/14/2011 11:43AM

    I am tired FOR you. Thanks for posting this. I am glad to hear you are doing well - it is an overwhelming time of year, that's for sure. Hope you can fit some rest in. emoticon

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ERINBEAR1876 12/14/2011 11:41AM

    Thank you for the update, I am happy that you are doing well!!!

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HEALTHYBARB1 12/14/2011 10:34AM

    Christmas is such a hectic time of least in my virtual blog world we are going to escape and visit your little town and go out to a quiet coffee shop and out to dinner and just enjoy the sites!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2012 and watching us set and meet some amazing new goals!!! Smiles Barb

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/14/2011 9:09AM

    Glad you're back and doing well. I think we're all a little crazy this time of year. Trying to maintain is always the best, especially when a lot of things are out of your control at this time of year. Hang in there lady, things will be great!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 12/14/2011 8:46AM

    Oh the Holiday pds! I still think of those dang cake pops! You can do it! emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 12/14/2011 7:42AM

    It is a Crazy time of year, I always sing emoticon"tis the season to go crazy, fa la la la la, la la la la.!" That's my theme song this time of year. emoticon Enjoy the family and friends. That's what matters most! xoxoxo T emoticon

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DAISY443 12/14/2011 4:20AM

    Take care of yourself and don't let the crazies get to you!

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CHELEMIA 12/14/2011 12:45AM

    I Do get it!! I am doing well reining in after 2 months. 2 days I have exercised and not snacked!! not tracking or great choices(mayonaise items) but I am working on it.

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HGSGUY 12/13/2011 11:34PM

    I understand completely. I don't know how things get so hectic, I have not even done any Christmas stuff yet! I barely have time to check in to SP and get to bed!

Enjoy the season, hope things settle for you1

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IM home

Friday, December 09, 2011

Hi guys, I'm home but have friends here for a few days and am super busy with a party on Saturday. I'm doing OK and hope you are too and will be back in full force on Sunday. Will post before if i can.... miss you!

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IMIN2GENES 12/13/2011 1:15PM

    Glad you're back and doing well! Hope you had a blast this weekend!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/10/2011 9:18PM

    Have a fun weekend!

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GRACEISENUF 12/10/2011 11:01AM

    Glad to hear you are back safe. I leave to visit DD on Sunday but I will talk to you sooner or later, ha ha

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    Glad you are safe. Enjoy your party!!

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CANNIE50 12/9/2011 12:03PM

    Glad you are home safe and sound. Have fun at your party (do you actually know how NOT to have fun? - didn't think so) . emoticon emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 12/9/2011 11:02AM

    Have a great party and enjoy those friends!

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JITZUROE 12/9/2011 10:48AM

    Thank God. I was about to trek myself out and give out a Sparkly holler to come find you. And now I am wondering myself just what exactly constitutes a Sparkly holler anyway? Bwahaha!!

Hope you enjoyed your trip- and your houseguests!

Bye doll!

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    Glad you're back all safe and sound. Enjoy yourself over the next couple of days and stay sane, if you can. ;)

- Michelle

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PJH2028 12/9/2011 6:14AM

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DAISY443 12/9/2011 4:26AM

    Glad you're back! Enjoy your party, look forward to hearing all about it!

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CHELEMIA 12/9/2011 12:09AM

    Enjoy and Thanks for being you!

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i forgot to tell you

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I'm out of town for a few days in Reno. Be back late weds. Then craziness while I get ready for our annual Christmas party. Anyway, will fill you in later. Love ya and be good, jan

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KKINNEA 12/8/2011 11:31AM

    Have a great trip!

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DEE0973 12/8/2011 11:02AM

    Have a wonderful time and be safe

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YOOVIE 12/8/2011 10:43AM

    word! Have fun!!

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BIGMAMAT 12/8/2011 6:46AM

    Have some extra fun for us mama! xoxo Love you! emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 12/7/2011 8:02AM

    Sounds like a blast,...well, anywhere you are, sounds like a blast. :)

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CANNIE50 12/6/2011 1:12PM

    This is how good I am being Mama. Found some Cinna"bombs" in my kitchen (thanx a lot DH). Swore, drowned the Cinnabuns in water, and threw the box in the trash. Not one bite of that gooey, cinnamoney, sugary, poison passed my emoticon. I miss you and hope you are having a great time. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 12/6/2011 12:54PM

    I was wondering where you were??????


Hurry back cuz I miss ya.


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DAISY443 12/6/2011 12:07PM

    Have fun (but not too much!) Hugs!

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TREASURINGLIFE 12/6/2011 11:54AM

    Have fun - be safe! :)

- Michelle

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sugar, sugar

Monday, November 28, 2011

I am really struggling with a sugar attack. I did great over thanksgiving and maybe it was because I was tired or not excercising (hey, theres a thought!) but I was weak.Sugar and me, well we go way back.

Sugar started sneaking in, whispering in my ear, calling and calling and calling until I gave in. Not just once. Many times. Mini packs of M&M's, cookies, pumpkin bread, chocolate covered pretzels.It has to stop and nobody hit me hard enough in the mouth to knock my sweet tooth out so I guess it is up to me.

Well, today was the day. I have gone all day sugar free. NOT ONE BIT has gone in my mouth. I know it will take quite a few more days of this to quit the cravings (and boy, are they intense) but it is not the way I want to go. It is standing in the way of my 219 that I am trying really hard to get to so it has to stop.

So that is where I am. One day at a time. NO excess sugar.

Back to walking (Stitchy got the ok as long as she doesnt chase any bunnies!) and we are starting slow. Only about 1 mile today and we will work back up. It felt good to eat well and walk today. Really good.

And eating sugar constantly, being exhausted, not walking, (you know, like my OLD life) sucks and I dont like it. It makes me realize how I am not missing anything by being like that. So good. No turning back.

Suck it, sugar! You dont own me.

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MICKEYMAX 12/7/2011 8:04AM

    Sugar does suck. I'm addicted to. Darn you sugar!

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    Stupid sugar!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

- Michelle

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MKPRINCESS007 12/5/2011 12:19AM

    Hey there......sounds like a WHOLE bunch of us can relate! I know I can. I have tried sugar substitutes, but man, it just doesn't work. Plus they are crappy chemicals which give me a headache So, I have that Kashi Go Lean bars really, really, really work for me. They are like a buck and a quarter, but the combo of chocolate(or caramel or whichever you choose) plus the protein keep me from eating the other stuff that are just empty sugar calories. I have been looking for a LONG TIME for this solution. It isn't 100% but it has kept me from a vending machine at work for months!

Wishing you the best,

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TEENY_BIKINI 12/4/2011 10:09PM

    Yup, sugar is my thing too! Pumpkin bread - bring it on! I will try to remember to keep it in control.

Have a great week, gorgeous!


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GRACEISENUF 12/2/2011 7:25PM

    Just got back today from Disneyland and I saw your message...glad you stopped by.

Sugar has had a strangehold on me this past week on our trip...2 lbs. of candy/chocolate were consumed by our family plus ice cream too!

Time to get back on track NOW!


Love you and missed you too!!!!!!!!!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 12/1/2011 9:32AM

    Yay! Hope the sugar-free days continue for you! It does make us feel so crappy, so why give in to it?

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MACEWOMAN 11/29/2011 3:47PM

    I've been fighting this for the last month. Sucks that you're fighting the same battle, but nice to know I'm not alone.

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/29/2011 2:21PM

    Go you!!!!!! I'm so proud of you Mama. You're gonna kick sugar to the CURB! :D

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CHAMPAGNEKISSE7 11/29/2011 1:50PM

    im glad in that i dont like pastries cookies and cakes... but candy is awful for me. and it never fails that its always around. too bad we cant pick and choose what our eyes are able to see lol

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LCHADBOURNE 11/29/2011 1:20PM

    Sugar is my nemesis, too. It kills me and once I give in it is such a struggle to kick it again. Good for you for getting back on track!

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BNSUHAS 11/29/2011 11:23AM

    "Suck it, sugar! You don't own me" Thank you for my new mantra :)

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/29/2011 11:15AM

    Funny that we all know it makes us feel bad and that it sabotages our efforts, yet we still eat it up, me included. Good for you in kicking it into control. emoticon emoticon

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EMMANYC 11/29/2011 7:21AM

    Way to go at promptly working to break the sugar cravings! The first day is the hardest and it's going to get easier.

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DAISY443 11/29/2011 6:22AM

    I don't have so much trouble with sugar, but put a bowl of pretzels in front of me and stay out of the way! So, then I get the white nasty carbs, plus the nasty salt! Not good!

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TURTLERASKIN 11/28/2011 11:35PM

    Now that song's going through my head! Glad you're conquering the dragon.

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CANNIE50 11/28/2011 10:39PM

    Oh, honey, you know I relate. WTH is it with that nasty white stuff? I could sit in a room with a million dollars of someone else's money, a carton of cigarettes, a bottle of the finest champagne, a pile of drugs, and a bunch of other things that are tempting but if there was a plate of cookies THAT would be the thing that would have the pull over me. Okay, I would also want to shove some money in my bra but I WOULDN'T because it is wrong, yet it is somehow okay for me to shove sugar down my throat knowing all the misery it causes? I think my sweet tooth is connected to the craziest part of my brain. See, even my comment is kind of wacky. That is because I have been over-eating sugar. Sugar, sugar leads to crazy, crazy. I am thinking of you and I am glad you had a day of freedom.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/28/2011 10:11PM

    Me too! Tracked all my food today, drank all my water and no sugar. One day down. I wish I could permanently beat the stuff but I don't see it happening but at least I can not let it win most of the time. I'm proud of you lady. Yeah, suck it sugar!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/28/2011 10:10PM

    Glad stichy's feeling better. When you get back to walking, you'll forget all about the sugar! One day at a time!

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COLUMBINE2 11/28/2011 9:56PM

    Sheesh....sugar, sugar is my theme song. I finally stopped last week and got along just great. Then I baked mini-muffins for refreshments for a meeting...and it just wiped me out...I mean flat out..go to bed wiped out. How dumb is that anyway? When I don't eat it, I feel soooo much better.

My best successful strategy is just to say, "I'm choosing not to eat chocolate today. I can have some tomorrow if I want to, but TODAY I'm not going to have any." And I can even look forward to it tomorrow. And I'll decide about tomorrow ... tomorrow.

Then tomorrow...I can try my hardest to say it again..."I I can have chocolate tomorrow if I wish, but today I'm not going to have any." Or "this morning I'm not going to have any. If I want some this afternoon, I'll decide that then. But right now, I'm not going to eat the chocolate that's tempting me.

It builds and gets easier and easier to delay it until it's grip on me weakens.

You might try it.

Good luck. You are so close to 191....and imagine your incredible JOY when you see that number on the scale. The one you've been dreaming of so long. It will be so worth the momentary pleasure (about 5 min. if that long) of eating the sugar. The 191 will be engraved on your mind as you head toward the next lower number.

We're with you all the way....ALL the way!

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/28/2011 9:43PM

    Very awesome! When I read your title I thought of the old song from the 60's-70's? I get it, totally.
Good job back on track!

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BRAVERUDE 11/28/2011 9:38PM

    Good for you!! I've been craving some sweets, also - I found the sugar-free jello puddings to be pretty good, if all else just won't work (frozen blueberries are also great). Hang in there!

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quick blog

Friday, November 25, 2011

Yesterday, I had 32 people at my house. We had 5 tables running straight through my house from the front door to the back for. I cooked 2 turkeys and my bil, brian, fried one. We also had an 11 pound honey baked ham and everyone brought rolls, desert and stuffing. Kady made real cranberry sauce. Everything was really good and my sweet sister who did all the deserts even made individual lemon pie tarts so they would be portion controlled for me! How sweet is that. Everyone of us, even the little kids said what we were thankful for. Everyone said family and friends and my daughter Kelly mentioned my weight loss and how proud they are of me and are so glad I set out to do this so i will be around longer, it made me happy. We had a really fun day and then at 11: 30 set out with my neices, sister and daughter and spent all night shopping and ended up at breakfast at 5:30 am and then came home and went to sleep! 3 hours later I was up again and we went the a craft store and to petsmart for more bargains. I wrapped the gifts I got and now 1 neice and I are going to Walgreens and CVS for a few more things and maybe a movie later with frank.

I think I will sleep good tonight! I hope you all had a great day and i held you in my heart yesterday fro things I am thankful for.

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/28/2011 4:19PM

    I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday!!!!!!

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TERRYT55 11/28/2011 2:42PM sounds like you had a great day! Your blog made me feel the "warm fuzzies" I am grateful you are my SP can always make me smile!

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DEBBIE19580 11/27/2011 6:11PM

    wow!!! sounds like a heck of a busy day. happy to hear you had fun!! emoticon

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JITZUROE 11/26/2011 6:33PM

    awwwwww, so SWEET what your daughter said about your weight loss. How adorable is that? Did you cry? I totally would have : ).
You are doing so great! And you ALL had your hearts in the right place - Family, Love, Laughter!


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    Sounds like you've been on your feet too much to be able to gain an ounce from eating, anyway! Good going on planning a nice dinner for your family, and for a fun day of shopping. I got to the Black Friday stuff way too late so all the good stuff was gone by the time I got there. I'm not a huge Black Friday shopper, anyway...I just happened to get up early that day so I went out to see what I could find. I got a few toys for some of my sister's children.

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/26/2011 12:01AM

    What a fun time! And Sometimes the stories of black friday shopping almost make me wish I would try it some year. Almost! :)

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GRACEISENUF 11/25/2011 10:11PM

    Sounds like you had a really great Thanksgiving with your family. The meal sounds wonderful and how sweet is that (Kelly mentioning your weight loss success)...LOVE IT!

Okay lil shopper it's time for some sleep, tee hee!

I went up to my DD's with my son after our Thanksgiving meal. I had to take her home as she worked today. My son and I spent the night at her condo and we had a blast watching movies and eating some things I shouldn't have, haha. Key lime pie, mashed potatoes and ice cream...(we were lil ole piggies). Laughed our butts off and had a great time. It was fun being a "college girl" for 24 hours, ha ha. I feel younger today :)

Glad you got some good deals.

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CANNIE50 11/25/2011 9:43PM

    Yowsa, girl - you are a fountain of energy. Your Thanksgiving was stuffed with blessings, I am so happy for you. I get overwhelmed by Black Friday shopping but you make it sound really fun. I love the idea of going out to breakfast afterwards. Speaking of blessings, you are a blessing to LOTS of people, including me.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 11/25/2011 8:40PM

    mmmmmmmm! lemon tarts! What a great Holiday! emoticon

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TADTURC 11/25/2011 7:10PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, you help me remember that I can do this too!

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ANAJAK 11/25/2011 6:14PM

    OMG. Night Shopping??? Is this a Thanksgiving treat? Please enlighten the thankful who do not celebrate thankfulness way down here in the south pacific - lol!!

It sounds like a wonderful day btw. Makes me wish we did it too!! But I guess we do have summer coming up so we can all go to be thankful at the beach emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 11/25/2011 6:13PM

    H-o-l-y M-a-c-k-e-r-e-l!!! Any one sentence in this blog is beyond my comprehension! I wish you could bottle your stamina ...I'd underwrite the whole business...wand we'd sell the "magic potion" & could make a gazillion big ones! ($$)

Glad you had such a fun, fun day! And what a great family to reinforce your hard work and cooperate to help you stay on track. You are rockin' and rollin' with these folks!

Have terrific week-end!!! (How could it possibly get any better than this???!)

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DAISY443 11/25/2011 5:50PM

    All that energy! Oh, my! Good for you!

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BGILMORE725 11/25/2011 4:57PM

    oh btw, my name is Bea.

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BGILMORE725 11/25/2011 4:56PM

    Hi MamaDwarf... I'm new here, and picked out a random blog to read... I want to find out how to blog here... I don't suppose you would mind sharing how you got started blogging. I didn't see any place to click on like "click here to blog".

Sounds like you had a great Family thanksgiving... that was a lot of people! What kind of crafts do you do?

I'm an art teacher in elementary school... I have one son, but he lives in another state. He did not come home for Thanksgiving, but I will see him at Christmas. My Thanksgiving day was spent with my inlaws, and all the nieces and nephews and great niece and great nephews.

Thank you for any tips you can give me about blogging here. :-) emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/25/2011 4:53PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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