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It's a Great Day Today!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hi all!
I just had to sit down and get this written while I could. As y'all know, I'm both a Stephen King fan and a Ghost Hunters fan but what you may not know is that I'm also an avid Nascar fan. I especially root for Tony Stewart and have for the past 11 years now, ever since he started out in 1997. Today is the culmination of what they call "Daytona Week" (yes, it's in capitals! hehe). Today is the Daytona 500! The first of 36 races.
So now, not only do I look very forward to Wednesday nights and the Ghost Hunters, but I get to look forward to Sundays and sometimes Saturday nights. I do fitness-type things during commercials and I still watch what I eat so I think these interests are doubly healthy for me. Not only do I get healthier, I get my mind soothed!
I hope everybody who reads this has a wonderful Sunday and that it's a healthy one. Have a great day and thanks for reading this.

Much Love,
Sandy

  
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SHERI1969 2/15/2009 10:03PM

    Yeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwww! I bet you'll have loads of fun while exercising and that's the best kind of exercise anybody can get!!!!!!!! vrooom vroooom

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SUNNYGAL2011 2/15/2009 9:21PM

    OMGOODNESS!!!! I too am a huge fan of Tony Stewarts!!
Hubby and I watched the race today too. :)
Sounds like you are going to be getting to watch alot of your fav. shows and races now. :)
I usually come in after midnite and watch my Ondemand.. so i can see all my favs i miss while i am working. :)
Hope you had a Sparky Day too my friend~
Heres to US and this coming week!!!
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One Year on Spark!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hi All!
I would have been remiss had I not blogged on this milestone for me. I've been plugging away now for a whole year, making changes IN my brain and getting healthier as each day passes. I'm into the water now and I know what size portions are. I'm also actually getting off the computer chair or couch to get fitness in every day.
But the biggest change in my life has been the confidence I've gained by being here. I didn't even know what a blog WAS, much less write one. I've always been the not shy type but this site has given me SO many wonderful friends, friends I'll always care about ~ even after I get to my goal.
Thank you for reading my blog today because you see, it's a special day for me today and I needed to share that with you fine folks! Have a wonderful day and keep up the great work, all of you!

Love,
Sandy

  
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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/15/2009 12:03PM

    You have a lot to be proud of, with achievements comes confidence, you deserve it. I LOVE my new way of thinking and the empowering words of my self talk. Its a honor for me to welcome you to the club. :-) hehehehe

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SHERI1969 2/14/2009 11:26PM

    Yes Sandy, I'm with you on the fact I have better confidence +++++ since being here at SparkPeople. I'm glad you feel that way too. Have a happy rest of the Valentine's Day!!!!!!!

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Circle of Friends.......

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hi All!
As usual, I'm sitting here at my 'puter, thinking weird thoughts. LOL But I was thinking, isn't it strange how you get into certain teams where you "feel at home" and you're a part of things but yet you may join another team and feel none of those welcoming feelings and you just don't meet anyone? I have 5 teams that I feel a part of, and a majority of my friends have come from those teams, although thanks to you who read my blogs, I've met yet more people I respect and consider friends! I'm very happy about that, and I love all of you who read these blogs.
I recently joined a team with a seasonal interest. I received no welcome from them but I posted a personality-plus introduction on their thread. I did get one comment on my page welcoming me to the team but since then, I have heard absolutely nothing out of any of them. Just for fun I checked their leaderboard and discovered that as new as I am, I am ranked #3 on their points. I thought "WELL, I'm as good as they are! Wonder what is wrong with them?" Then I realized that that team just isn't one of those friendly teams that I feel at home with. I plan on quitting them very soon, I can do my interest without them, ya know?
Anyway, I'm just blown away by the difference in the way I feel when I go to "my teams" as opposed to trying to join in on a team I'm not part of. Do any of you feel the same ~ sooooo welcomed and at home on some teams and not at all on others?
Thanks for reading my wanderings! I love you all for it!

Big Hug (and feeling right at home here!),
Sandy

  
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BUGSMIMI 2/14/2009 1:17PM

  Hi Sandy! I hear ya! I left a few teams because no one interacted with each other. I found that to be a bit odd. It is great to have the same interests, but when you don't interact on it, sort of defeats the purpose of the team. I dropped 4 or 5 teams last month because of that. I was 'spring cleaning' my page. No one seemed too upset that I left. lol. Of course, you would have hunted me down if I left GH or GHI, right? lol. No need to respond to that. lol. Nice blog, and so very true.

Hugs!
Rel

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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/13/2009 10:50PM

    Oh yeah Sandy, I have joined many teams where their info speal says what I want to hear....and their team is all focused elsewhere with no posts or activity. I have a team that I LOVE but the members are missing in action.

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BAILEY1950 2/13/2009 6:21PM

    Sandy,

How are you doing? I can tell you have a friendly warm spirit. I need to cut down the groups that I belong to. I really only visit 3 groups on a regular basis. Since school has started I get on spark maybe 2x a week--SUCKS!

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ESMERM 2/13/2009 5:16PM

    I know what you mean Sandy. I know some of the teams I am on just have low participation in general, so I do not take it too personal.

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WIFEALF 2/13/2009 4:41PM

    HI there

glad you like being here,i do too i find it the most uplifting when i am having a bad day like today..Not sure why its always nice coming here.Keep blogging!Have a great weekend! emoticon

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WOOHOO, the power stayed!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hi All!
Oh, my, we really had a storm go through last night and all through the daylight hours today! The first line of high wind came through about 6:30pm and I thought for sure we would be without power, something would blow down. But, although the wind was VERY strong for hours, I was able to watch my normal Wednesday Ghost Hunters! The "Ghost Hunter room" used to be a porch and the wind was so hard I could feel the room swaying. A very strange sensation for sure.
Today was a very windy day too and with the sun up you could see the immediate effects more readily. I don't know where it came from but the sand or soil was flying by in big clouds and the bushes were bowed to the ground. But somehow the power stayed on through it all and now that the sun has set, it's calm out. That was one heckuva storm!
Thanks for reading this, y'all, I appreciate it.

Much Love to All,
Sandy

  
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WIFEALF 2/13/2009 4:12PM

    Glad you are safe!I like Ghost Hunters too...Happy Vday and have agreat day!Have a good weekend!Kep safe and warm..

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ESMERM 2/13/2009 10:40AM

    Glad you didn't lose power and got to watch GH.

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YVONNETHESEEKER 2/13/2009 8:22AM

    Wensday I was at work for a 1 hr 45 mintues with no power and when it came back on we got slamed with poeple. When I came home the power was on , but we had no phone calbe or internet. And did not get that back until yesterday after noon. The wind was that bad here it took out trees and all kinds of stuff. I am glad it is over thou. I am also glad you are okay and safe. Hugs to all, Yvonne

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SHERI1969 2/12/2009 11:56PM

    I don't know if hte power went out here or not, but we got strong gusts too and it is supposed to drop by 10 degrees celcius tonight and go for +8 to -4 o r-7 celcius! Take care of yourself and don't let those cold bugs get you! Glad you are safe!

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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/12/2009 9:43PM

    Glad to hear it, prayers answered!

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Uh-Oh......Tornado Watch!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I thought I had better write this before the power goes out! Here in southeastern Ohio the temperature is up around 67, which is too springlike for February. They're calling for "tropical storm" winds and on our cable system they're running all the counties under this tornado watch. Of course, my county is in that group, as is the county where my family lives. But they're in a city and I'm hoping they don't lose power.

But here in this dinky little town they're not so professional. LOL Two weeks ago, during a winter storm, we lost power here for over 2 days. A neighbor of ours told me an hour or so ago that part of the town already doesn't have power. He said it's near the substation that went down 2 weeks ago. Please God, let that be wrong! But it wouldn't surprise me at all.

So if you don't see me around or hear from me on the threads, it's cause I'm probably playing cards (in the daylight) or dominoes by candlelight. As soon as I can, I'll get back with what ended up happening. Thanks, every one of you who reads my blogs! I love y'all.

Hugs All Around!
Sandy

  
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LAURIE1076 2/12/2009 7:54PM

    I am so sorry you have to go without power...I am a big baby about that! And I do not miss living in a place with tornadoes. I grew up with them and many times mom was not home with us when the threat came along!
You always have a warm friendly smile for everyone and even sound positive about the possibility of losing power!
Thanks for your energy and caring you have for everyone here.
Hugs
Laurie

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YVONNETHESEEKER 2/12/2009 4:22PM

    if the power gose out I hope you bet Ron at the games. LOL. I love ya and stay safe sisto. Yvonne

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BUGSMIMI 2/11/2009 7:32PM

  Stay safe Sandy!

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ESMERM 2/11/2009 4:32PM

    I hope everything turns out OK and that you get to keep your power on! Stay safe.

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