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WOO HOO FRIDAY

Friday, September 24, 2010

Love what a great day I had.

Set up a few errands - bank, post office and library in one walking trip and had to be back at 9:30 to train a new student hire. I got my stuff done, had a delightful experience with the post office dude...he stamped "love you" on the pkg I was sending my mother. Had to book kind of quickly to get back to my office, and I felt like RUNNING -- I was having my wheeeee on a walk. I knew better than to break out on a walk, but I felt great.

Did the training session, squeezed in a couple of hours of working on the phones, and then went off to work the special event I have been dealing with all week. Went smoothly --- despite having too turn away many folks. Packed house. More walking to the event, and then while working it and took off my pedometer after I hit 10K steps.

Had to work longer to make up for the crazy busy day. I got no work done today other than answering tons of phone calls and dealing with the event. It was such a satisfying day. I know I will sleep well tonight.

Tomorrow we're going to a hot n' spicy food festival and a farmer's market. I'm tickled. Hubby LOVES spice things. ;) We'll have a good ol' time.

Have a great weekend, sparkies! Enjoy your life......

  
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BZYMOM65 10/3/2010 12:47AM

    Wow! What a motivating day you had. Thanks for sharing it.

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PATRISNA 9/25/2010 2:30PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day. We love spicy food. The food festival sound fun.

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SUSANS111 9/25/2010 11:44AM

    Yipeeeeeeeee!!
Sounds like a perfect day!

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POOKAQUEEN 9/25/2010 10:53AM

    Sounds like you had a great day! Yay for unexpected fun with a somewhat stranger! Glad your event went well!
The farmer's market sounds like tons of fun, enjoy it!

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MUGGLE_MOM 9/25/2010 8:46AM

    Wow! You sound fabulous! What a great day! Exactly the way to Spark it Girl!!!!

I can't wait to hear about your spicy food fest. Please tell.

Wishing you a fabulous rest of your weekend!

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BRIGHT551 9/25/2010 8:28AM

    Loved your day and what all you accomplished!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 9/25/2010 12:06AM

    What a great day! Have a wonderful weekend!

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HOWLERMOM 9/24/2010 11:18PM

    Sounds like a fun event - enjoy! emoticon

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I lost 50 lbs last night

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yes, actually it was all in one night. And oddly enough, I was sitting on the couch.

Along with better eating habits and motivational tips, I have received an even bigger gift from sparking and fellow sparkies. Last night I did something that even completely amazed me. I FORGAVE MYSELF.

I forgave myself for all the times I let myself down because I was full of self doubt and was afraid to try. I forgave myself for all of my transgressions, for the things I should have done, but didn't, for getting kicked out of school (well, the girls academy) but I was never really much of a Holy Angel anyhow. I just let it all go and I stopped blaming myself and pointing out the what ifs.

Here's what happened. I just about floated off the couch. I felt lighter. I felt happier. I felt, wait for it, wait for it.....NORMAL. That right there has not happened for a long time, and I even acknowledged that along with everyone else I am human.

WHOA.

I went to bed feeling relaxed and happy.....and FREE. I have not feel like this before. Just free. unburdened. I concurred with myself that I liked myself. Heck, I love myself. :)

I went to bed around 11:30pm and woke up somewhere around 3:45am. Decided that since I was up and awake that I "might as well" go to the gym and find my wheeeeeeee (from a blog or two ago). I left the house about 4am, drove a quarter of a mile and realized my wallet was sitting at home. Oops. Drove home and got it. Left again, and arrived to gym happy and awake and rode the bike for 35 mins. It was awesome. I felt euphoric.

My crazy week has all but evaporated. It is not any less busy. I am just not living on the edge as I was all week because I've had no physical workout. I can't go on without those. Working out keeps me sane. It keeps me from calling a co-worker a moron (to his face). :) I had a very lively day. It's close to the time for me to run out of here, but I had to share my delightful with all of you.

Hope life is treating you well, Sparkies. Remember to cut yourself some slack!

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DEE0973 3/30/2011 4:02PM

    that is absolutely wonderful. thanks for sharing

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GOODYBAR58 3/30/2011 3:37PM

    Thank you for this wonderful blog. It's got me thinking. It might be time for me to get a few things off my chest (or back, or shoulders, whatever).

Thank you so much for sharing,
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DUSTYGIRL25 11/2/2010 2:01PM

    Loved your uplifting blog! Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/28/2010 11:26AM

    I really, really loved your blog! No wonder it won the most popular status! I know what you mean about forgiving yourself, and how it takes so much weight off of your shoulders! I've done it before... but I need to do it again. emoticon emoticon

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SCREWIE 10/11/2010 7:13AM

    Than you!

I have to remember this when I berate myself for some failing or other :)

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KIARNON 10/6/2010 4:28PM

    Thank you for posting this, it is insiteful and very helpful emoticon

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ILLYGZ 10/6/2010 3:45PM

  Good Job!!! I know that was the hardest 50lbs to loose but you did it.

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SHARON579 10/6/2010 8:21AM

    I like what you have posted. I had a similar experience 6 weeks ago I received physical healing from GOD and the next morning I felt as if I had lost 50kgs felt like I will look when I get to heaven one day perfect hour glass figure. Since I have lost 5.6kgs and still loosing PRAISE THE LORD. So you go girl.

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BARBARAWEBSTER 10/6/2010 6:42AM

    Thank You for that wonderful Blog!!!! Wow 50 pounds of quilt? that's a lot! But I'm so happy for you and me cause I had an aha moment while reading your blog, and I think I will be able to have a "do over" too. Thanks, Love you friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBU2010 10/5/2010 11:45PM

    Very inspirational! Now I have to do that for myself. Just forgive myself, get out of my own head so much and simply get on with it. Thanks.

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BTRFLY08 10/5/2010 1:59PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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JAREJIL 10/5/2010 7:40AM

    lol.....my luagh for the day, that was totally cute!

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MOREPOUNDS 10/4/2010 11:38PM

    THATS GREAT, I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! :) emoticon emoticon

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COUNTRYNINJA 10/4/2010 10:43PM

    That's awesome!!!

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ROXANNE723 10/4/2010 10:19PM

    Good for you. Self-forgiveness opens a whole new world.

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KICKINGIT@56 10/4/2010 8:21PM

    Self forgiveness is often more difficult than forgiving another person. Good for you.

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KMB1768 10/4/2010 7:00PM

    That is awesome! And I agree. Without my daily work out, the hard to handle becomes impossible. A daily bit of cardio or other activity ensures I don't lose my mind.

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WIFEOFDAVID 10/4/2010 5:05PM

    um, hello this is HUUGE. You should win 50 Points for this:)

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NJOHNSTON64 10/4/2010 2:14PM

    What a wonderful feeling!
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DIVADOLL73 10/4/2010 2:04PM

    Thats soooooooo AWESOME!!! We must remember to forgive ourself and know that everyday its a self renewal to this process of being healthy, and losing weight. Awesome job! keep up the good work. emoticon

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1LUDMILKA25 10/4/2010 12:41PM

  Awesome! Way to go!

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STEVEOFINDY 10/4/2010 11:31AM

  You go Girl..I am so proud of you.. you make me get motivated to do the right thing for myself. take care of yourself. don't be so down.. May God Bless you at this time and always..Steve emoticon

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TBPATTERSON 10/4/2010 11:19AM

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JENNRUHE 10/4/2010 11:13AM

    Good for you! I love this blog it really makes a person think. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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BAMAMOM00 10/4/2010 10:36AM

  You have done something that many people cannot.
Some people never forgive themselves, they just carry the burden around with them and it gets heavier and heavier. More and more things get added to it. A 50 pound burden grows and grows and soon it is a 900 pound burden, and it breaks them. They get grouchy and mean and hateful and more and more unhappy. No one wants to be around them, and things just get worse and worse, until it breaks them. Sometimes they cannot recover. Congratulations to you for having the guts to allow yourself to do it. You have begun to live free! Don't let anything or anyone tempt you into taking it back, not even a little bit, because after all, it is a choice and you are the only one that can make it. Just remember, you never have to carry it again!

Congratulations on your new life!
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ADYEN1 10/4/2010 10:31AM

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MRS243 10/4/2010 10:22AM

    This is awesome! Congratulations of forgiving yourself and moving forward!

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DJHAR7 10/4/2010 9:48AM

    I am so happy for you! It is definitely time to take a fresh start--and we all need many of these. emoticon

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TWO_SPARROWS 10/4/2010 9:26AM

    In response to this wonderful revelation, I can only add this:

Yay YOU!!
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NORDAKOTA 10/4/2010 9:17AM

    Woo hoo!

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JOY1918 10/4/2010 9:05AM

    Keep up the good work!

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YICHE12 10/4/2010 8:46AM

    What a great blog! Not enough people get the chance to forgive themselves. Atta girl! emoticon

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NIKKIG3 10/4/2010 8:25AM

    Amen sister! Thank you for sharing. This is also my problem. Once I became "friends" with myself things did "magically happen" but they did get better and I became much happier.

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TAZZ46 10/4/2010 5:30AM

  GOOD MORNING MICKEYMAX HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY...TAZZ46

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BLUSTAR 10/3/2010 9:58PM

    awesome, keep up the great work :-)

have a great day,
Glenda

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TRESSAGRACE 10/3/2010 9:51PM

    Great Point made!!
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TXGRANDMA 10/3/2010 9:49PM

    So great that you had that huge breakthrough! Glad that the pressure is gone now, and you can get down to serious business!

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BRAVENEWGRL 10/3/2010 9:43PM

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

Cut yourself some slack.

Man I needed to hear that today!

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CHANCE2B 10/3/2010 9:39PM

    What a great post. I need to forgive (and forget) myself and move on. Thank you

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Morning Laugh

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Working many hours this week and finding myself short on sleep, I decided that instead of going to the gym this morning, as I wanted to, weird though that may be, I would instead do some stretching, from the comfort of my own bed.

On practically my first move, I decide I should do my legs. With one big stretch, I get a giant charlie horse. ha ha ha. Normally, this would not make me laugh and in fact, yeah it hurt. But there was also something so funny about the whole thing to me, I burst out laughing. Thanks, universe, I needed that. :)

Been taking myself way too seriously lately. I need to lighten my load (literally) and things will be better. I don't believe in the magic of getting thinner makes you happier, but I do believe in magic and getting thinner. :)

Maybe I should stop writing blogs before coffee. ha ha ha.

The good news is that all of the special event tickets have been distributed, so we should quieter days ahead. yay! This is great, because I have a lot of work to do and need to take a walk. NOt just because I missed my gym time, and ahem, my stretching this morning, but because my library book is overdue. I don't want Public Safety showing up to claim the book. :)

Hope all is well in Spark-land. Have a super day! Hope you get to laugh it up.







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1STARVINGARTIST 9/23/2010 1:38AM

    That is funny! I have actually done this (minus the charlie horse). Glad to know I am not the only one! Great blog!
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POOKAQUEEN 9/22/2010 4:12PM

    Thanks for the reminder that things shouldn't be taken too seriously!

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    You have such a great attitude! emoticon

I have been taught that stretching is best after you workout when your muscles are warmed up! Here is a great Sparkpeople article about stretching.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
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Have a great week! Keep Sparking. I am proud of you for walking since you couldn't make it to the gym. emoticon emoticon

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AFTERMYKIDS 9/22/2010 10:55AM

    Glad you could see the laughter in it. It does seem to make things better. I wiped out on the concrete pool side at the beach, everyone was holding their breathe, I GOT UP LAUGHING. Yeah, It HURT, but nothing was broke. I was acting crazy when I fell anyway, (so why stop the fun!) Have a wonderful DAY!

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DPTHEIS 9/22/2010 9:35AM

    Anika34 had good advice about the water and bananas. I've been told that a potassium shortage usually causes those kind of cramps, but dehydration can definitely be the culprit also.

Glad you could have such a great reaction to the frustration that those can bring!

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DONNAEDA 9/22/2010 9:28AM

    oops charlie did it again. Glad things are calming down at work, but make sure you make time for yourself. This is a journey not a race, it should be easy not a chore. So don't take everything seriously, laugh live and enjoy

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BOOKLVER81 9/22/2010 9:20AM

    My daddy always said the best way to start the day is with a laugh. (He would then tickle me till I almost wet myself to get me out of bed lol...Thank goodness I have those memories). Thanks for sharing your laugh :)

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BRIGHT551 9/22/2010 8:27AM

    We should all start the day with a little laughter.......seems to make things seem less big......Thanks for the reminder......Have a great rest of the week!!!!

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ANIKA34 9/22/2010 8:27AM

    Thanks for sharing your laughing moment! I got a couple charlie horses during water aerobics the other night, but didnt make me laugh...LOL. My instructor said to drink more water and a friend of mine said eat more bananas...Well, how much more water do I need to drink, I am already drinking atleast 14-8oz glasses a day...LOL!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/22/2010 8:03AM

    Laughter makes ANYTHING a little better! I have done the same thing (stretching in bed) and gotten the Charlies Horses too. No fun!

Well, hope you're able to get back to your routine.

Have a good day.

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Why I must go to the gym

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am missing my happy buzz. I have not gone to the gym this week. Yes, I have been buried under piles of work and I have squeezed in walking time, but truth be told, walking around does not give me that same feeling of wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Yes, as a matter of fact, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee is a technical term. My doctor accepted it as gospel when I shared it. So should you. :)

I am delightfully happy to have not just a job, but a job that I love, working with many people who I love. On top of all of that, I get to work with amazing, self-motivated college students who scored more on their SAT's then I knew points existed. In today's office discussion, we were chatting about the nervous system of the fruit fly. I laugh that the kids talk to me as if I know what they are talking about. I enjoy our camaraderie and truth be told, I am a great manager and a very hard worker. I love my job (mostly) and even though this week was a bear, it was filled with many super moments. In case you wanted to know, the nervous system of the fruit fly is located on the belly.

I need to go to the gym to get my mojo back. Going to the gym will help me keep myself in check when I want to yell at a co-worker (for being stupid). I did not yell today but I came pretty close. I'm much less easy going than my I must go to the gym for my happy buzz counterpart.

So that's what on tap for me, Sparkies --- what's going on for you?

  
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OSUMSUGW 10/1/2010 8:55AM

    I haven't found my wheeeeeeeeee at the gym yet ....now I'm inspired to go look for it!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/21/2010 11:12PM

    Gotta love the wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Nothing feels better than a butt kicking workout!

We just got the car towed tonight (FINALLY) and all day I have dealt with unscrupulous businesses that have trolled police reports to spam people at home. So I decided after my meltdown to have a little fun and began answering with the name of a local "adult toy shop" in town which completely confused them. When I'd get bored with that, I would answer the phone halfway through their message and hang up and hurry up and block the number. They'd try to call back and get a fast busy signal. If they're going to ruin my day, Imma make 'em pay!
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BAYBELIEVER 9/21/2010 11:01PM

    I love it! When my wheeeeeeeeeeeee is not there, everything is different! You are right, you need to get back to the gym if that is what gives you your wheeeeeeeeeee! Even if you can't get there everyday, try to remember that it is coming... Anticipation!!

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SUSANS111 9/21/2010 10:19PM

    Sounds like a pretty good week, even if it was crazy busy.

The sun came out today, so I left school as soon as I could and paddled around the sound on my stand up paddle board. It gives me the same wheeeeeeeee! that you get from the gym. Water was like glass, perfect.

Hope you find time for the gym soon.

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KIYOSHI04 9/21/2010 10:15PM

    hahahaha. wheeeeee.
get to the gym lady! hope you are able to soon.

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MAMADWARF 9/21/2010 10:12PM

    Yea I missed my walk tonight with hubby and Stitchy. It is not so much wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as it is aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It is a great destressor from the day and a nice tradition we have created for ourselves to talk and wind down from the day...

(wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee is a whole nother thing involving my hubby but I wont go into that here...rofl.)

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/21/2010 10:05PM

    I have not been to the gym either. And I will admit: no wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
I need some of that myself. Tomorrow. Gym. First thing in the morning. How 'bout that?

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BRONXBABE 9/21/2010 10:03PM

    I love your technical term for that feeling after a good gym workout. I miss my wheeeeeeeee, too. Haven't been to the gym much these past few days, but I'll be in there tomorrow after work.
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Events came and went

Monday, September 20, 2010

We turned away lots of people, but they have another chance to get in tomorrow, and will still be a possibility on the day of the event. Anyway, evertyhing went fine and I kept my cool.

Ha! We are still crazy busy, but everything went fine!

  
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BRIGHT551 9/20/2010 9:39PM

    Good to hear that things went well today!!! Hope tomorrow is a better day with less craziness...........:)

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SUSANS111 9/20/2010 7:54PM

    Yay! Glad things went well today. Good luck tomorrow, too.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/20/2010 7:34PM

    Yeah! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I am working on getting plans together to be caught up, to relieve some stressors and to make time for me!
It will work out somehow.

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MUGGLE_MOM 9/20/2010 3:59PM

    Glad to hear that you survived the storm intact.

Hugs!

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