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Thursday, October 07, 2010

I happened to scroll down to the bottom of my Sparkpoints to see if I was close to another 30 days and it said I've been active for 1313 days...

1313 Mockingbird Lane, mwah ha ha!! Halloween is just around the corner, I thought that was kinda funny. Am I showing my age by knowing who lived at that address? Do YOU know?


Walk like an Egyptian....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Living not far from NYC, I got to go see the King Tut exhibit Friday night in Times Square. I was asked to share my experience by a Spark Friend since I guess I am one of the lucky ones to be able to see it. This is the last time these pieces will be on display before going back to Egypt for good, so I felt I HAD to see this!

I've always found the story of King Tut an intriguing one with him becoming ruler of Egypt at 9 years old and dying at 19. All the pictures I've ever seen of the findings from the tomb were beautiful, so to have the chance to see some in person was one I could not pass up.

While the actual mummy has never left Egypt (not even left the burial site, as far as I read), they did have an 'exact replica' on display. They had the golden coffin of a relative of Tut's (sorry can't recall but it was a woman, perhaps his grandmother) and numerous statues, masks, furnishings, jewelry, his golden dagger, toys, etc. Pretty much everything was in glass cases so you couldn't touch and there was no photography allowed, so I have to go on memory. There was one large stone statue though that was only surrounded by rope that I DID touch (well, there wasn't any sign saying not to) since how often are you going to be able to touch something circa 1300 BC?!

Anyway, since the exhibit just opened in June, I believe, and it was a Friday night, it was not crowded and we could spend as much time as we wanted looking and reading the descriptions. I have a feeling as it gets closer to January, when it is scheduled to close, that will not be the case. So I decided not to procrastinate on this, especially after I got an email from Travelzoo with a special offer for evenings in July after 5 where you could save 1/3 of the ticket price. I went with my kids, a nephew and my daughter's boyfriend. We took the train in and walked from Grand Central to Times Square (an experience in itself, LOL!) We all enjoyed it although the boys finished about 20 minutes before I and the others did so I guess we spent a little longer at each display. At the gift shop at the end, they had machines where you could type in your name and get a certificate with your name in hieroglyphics(?) for $1, so we all did that too. The boys decided to be wise guys and do something OTHER than their names, if you know what I mean.

I am really glad I went, it was something special.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COUSIN_IT 9/14/2010 5:11PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I had seen it.

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KATHRYNLP 7/26/2010 8:43AM

    Great review, made me see it through your eyes. What a thrill you must of had!! emoticon

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KMICHA 7/25/2010 9:58PM

    Thanks for sharing. I've been intrigued by the story also. Sounds like it was an experience that you will not soon forget!

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Babysteps in the right direction...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

1. Got extra cardio in by raking up the grass clippings (got a few blisters, too, lol)
2. Reached for a pear when I really wanted chocolate
3. Made my appointments for my annual exam and mammogram (AND put them on the calendar!)
4. When I felt hungry for lunch--but it was WAY too early--I made a cup of green tea to tide me over a while

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COUSIN_IT 11/24/2009 10:16AM

    I'm impressed...lots of good stuff. Way to go!!

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NEABBY 9/9/2009 5:42PM

    Good job. This is a very positive way of thinking, concentrating on the possitive stuff little by little would help you in the long run. emoticon

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JEN169 9/9/2009 5:17PM

    That's really what we should focus on. The things we do "right". It takes lots of baby steps, but eventually babies learn to walk! They have to fall down and try again, but they don't give up, they just keep taking those baby steps!

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Two years first blog post

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Hard to believe I've been a Spark member for two years already! I've been on and off in those two years. Started out strong, made some progress, backslid again, dropped out, started again, made some progress, you get the picture...

What's different this time? I have a good support network (a great bunch of team members who provide encouragement, personal stories and ideas), and that means a great deal. I am religiously tracking my food each day and if I go over, it is because I consciously decide to, so I don't feel like a failure. I just get back on the program the next day like it never happened.

I'm motivated right now, and trying to keep that momentum going. So far it's working, and I am very happy it is. I know I will reach a point where I question my progress, have doubts I will ever make my goal, just want to quit. And I will tell myself that those days happen, deal with it and let it go. I know I have Spark buddies to help me along the way if I lose sight of the finish line!

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BONNIEBELLE1175 3/16/2009 7:59PM

    Congrats on your two year!!!

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LEEPFROG95 3/14/2009 10:07AM


and hope things get easier for you

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REYNAVOOP 3/7/2009 8:59AM


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LISALI 3/7/2009 12:28AM

  You are inspiring, thank you!!!

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