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Drinking H20 can be hard some days

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I've just not been able to get my water drinking in this week...

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GETDONE 11/13/2009 12:31AM

    I wish that i had the answer---I drank soda INSTEAD OF WATER emoticon

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SNAZZYPS 11/12/2009 2:14PM

    Keep trying - you'll get it emoticon emoticon

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Getting over flu, non-functioning computers, & Crime-victim-PMS Blues: Woah-Woah-Woah!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sorry about not being able to "Spark" since I got home from Colorado, but dealing w/the whole victim of crime: purse snatching/truck break in took up way too much time (in fact I'm still dealing w/paperwork today). This of course was exacerbated by my personal computer going blotto & then the other two home wireless computers refusing to communicate w/my NEW (Sept 2009) wireless router- I hate 'techy' problems; even more so now that I've joined SparkPeople + my other favorite website. Since last entry I've just been a bit overwhelmed, sick and then battling with the PMS blues; to my 'wonderful' sunrise I've started having periods again (some how brought on by the Colorado trip???) ... OH JOY! Boy, I just wish men could have a piece of this PMS experience; ahhh, but I digress.

On the positive side, I've adopted 3 little kittens from neighbor who took care of stray pregnant cat in September and has been trying to find them homes. I had planned on adopting 2 of them before I left for vacation, since I lost one sweet kitty before we moved to Woodlake neighborhood and then lost my #2 kitty last year. This year we are loosing our 2 dogs to old age and praying that they'll go comfortably in their sleep. Something in me just decided that, the passage of our beloved pets is part of life and that it was time for some young ones at the house again. The 3 kittens are very frisky, continual eaters, players & sleepers. Once they slow down I'll post picture of this new addition to the family.

During all of this I've gained 3 pounds; which I'm actually happy about -since I think 2 ponds of it is water weight from PMS. The Indian summer here in Sacramento has been gorgeous. I've been mostly gardening; catching up on all the weeding around the house and the community vegie garden that needs to get done.

Thanks for all your continued support and kind words. Please forgive me if I'm not able to respond to everyone this coming week -but that's my goal. In addition to: getting my bootie in bed before midnight, going to the gym 3-4 times this week + reconnecting w/my local walking buddies & getting my bum back on my mountain bike.

Ciao for now!

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LINDA25427 11/10/2009 4:38AM

    Hope everything works out good for you . Take care . God bless. emoticon

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SHASTA11 11/10/2009 1:52AM

    Whew you've some problems. Now I understand about not seeing anything from you on SP.

Are you feeling better. I sure hope so.

Hope you're family is well. Hope we can get together soon.

Hugs, Joan

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NATALIE_W 11/5/2009 5:27PM

    So sorry to hear you are still dealing with the theft. I'ts horrible when that happens.

Good luck with your goals (although we all that it's not luck that gets our butts on the bike!), I'll be thinking of you and cheering for you even if you aren't sparking.


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MISS_VIV 11/4/2009 9:12PM

    It looks like you just won't be outdone by any of us with all of your ails at one time. I think the Crime/victim woes are the worst of the lot. But the others are close second and third. My thoughts and prayers are with you.... so go take it out on the weeds and try to keep the mind on other things, like fresh veggies, water and plenty of rest. We are here for you, just give us a shout out....... and don't forget the CHICKEN SOUP.

Vivian emoticon

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Happy to be back home :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's amazing how excited you are at the beginning of a vacation and then towards the end you can't wait to get home and in your own bed. BUT I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HOME!

I did not do that well while on vacation & really got out of control w/my eating (ice cream & McDonalds french fries were my downfall). The negative events at the end of the trip were a bummer for me, cuz I was exercising (hiking on dino-ridge when our truck was broken into & my precious purse was stolen)...

Enough with the whining. I'm back home and back on track.


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NOWELLE76 11/4/2009 4:27AM

    vacations are tough... welcome back!

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SKEETER90 10/28/2009 6:25AM

    Welcome back!! How are you doing with getting back on track? It was terrible to hear about your purse getting stolen. That is so stressful. Just remember all of your fun times on your trip. You saw some amazing parts of our country!

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GETDONE 10/24/2009 10:04PM

    emoticon emoticonHome to Sparkville!!!!!!!!!!!

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AJDOVER1 10/24/2009 8:56PM

    Welcome back to sparkville!

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SUCCESSNMOTION 10/24/2009 11:54AM

    Welcome home then :) Just get back to kicking butt and taking names you will do just fine. Sorry about the purse, just think at least they didn't jimmy the car and take off. :)

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Hiking at Dinosaur Ridge Co, while my purse is stolen

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hubby & I left friends in Steamboat Springs and headed east along US 40 through Routt & Arapaho National Forests towns of Kremmling, Granby & Winter Park to Golden/Applewood Co. We hit light snow in the passes and beautiful views of the canyons.

Our friends in Applewood are survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the national disaster that was New Orleans. They've been able to rebuild their lives in the sweet little community of Applewood. The neighborhood that they live in has a family of red foxes that maintain multiple dens in the area. You can't imagine my delight on Friday morning when I spied a beautiful redfox sniffing around our truck and then trotting along the sidewalk of the neighborhood! What a beautiful treat!

So Friday started out great. After breakfast we headed out to Golden to visit Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave and pay our respects Buffalo Bill and watch the parasailors glide on the thermals along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain. Great museum with fantastic views of the high plains and citys surrounding Denver. From there we headed to Dinosaur Ridge to check out the new museum and to hike the trail to see the hundresds of dinosaurs tracks, dinosaur bone quarry and all the other cool geologic feastures at this park and for me to get some exercise in as well (for more info visit: www.dinoridge.org/dinotrail.html).

The Dino-Ridge museum was very cool & super kid friendly, and the 1.5 mile walk/hike was great fun. Unfortunately when we got back to the truck, we realized someone had broke into the passenger side by using a small crow bar or chisel to the door key lock area, and rifled through the truck cab and stole my purse; which of course had my wallet w/$120 in cash, my credit cards, my checkbook, my cell phone, my day runner & tons of other goodies that I can't seem to live without.... So ended up spending Friday night filing a police report, and Friday night & Saturday trying to notify all banks & credit card companies about the theft. They were already using my Wells Fargo card in Denver at 8pm, and cuz its the weekend I won't know the full extent of the theft till Monday or Tuesday.

Today, hubby & I are in Broomfield Co. at his sister's house, but I am still stressing about this and thinking that we should cut our vacation short and head back to Sacto. His sis is letting me use her computer to check various accounts on line right now, so thought I could vent some of my stress w/my spark buds. Thanks for being here for me. Please say a few prayers for me about this theft.


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PHYSICIST 10/20/2009 7:38PM

    I'm sorry to hear that Mim emoticon I don't think that you can do anything more than you have already done by cutting your vacation short though, so I hope that you do continue, so that you can rest and keep your mind occupied with with nice things, instead of brooding over it... I can imagine how you feel about having lost all those things, hopefully the credit cards will have been cancelled in time and maybe even the thief will have been caught by the time you get back. Hopefully you will recover something, but if not, you will eventually replace everything with even better, newer models and everything is going to be OK again! You and your hubby and friends are all OK and that is the important thing! emoticon emoticon

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DLDAY08 10/19/2009 11:46AM

    Praying for you. Don't let this put stress on you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
May the Father give you Shalom.

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GETDONE 10/18/2009 9:13PM

    Your trip sounds like a lot of fun sorry some RAT stole your purse. emoticon

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SKEETER90 10/18/2009 8:35PM

    I'm also sorry that you have to go through this. I hope you decide to continue your vacation, although it's understandable that you just want to go home to get everything in order. Maybe this person will get caught while trying to use your card.
Hang in there. emoticon

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AUNTX4 10/18/2009 3:56PM

    The trip sounds wonderful from the scenery and outings standpoint. I'm so sorry that someone stole your purse! I've had that happen and it is very stressful and scary! I hope you're able to sort it all out and that your credit card companies and bank don't hold you responsible for any charges made. You will also want to keep an eye on your credit to make sure they don't try to steal your identity to create new cards as well.

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LOBO77 10/18/2009 3:16PM

    I guess they must have needed it more than you...the cell phone, I mean
I am so sorry for the inconveniences you had to go thru. I would NOT let anything ruin this precious vacation time.
ENJOY...ENJOY...ENJOY!!> emoticon

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KO1215 10/18/2009 2:21PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that. I can't imagine what you are going through. I pray it all works out in the end. I have been the victim of credit card theft before, it sucks! Take care!

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MISS_VIV 10/18/2009 12:23PM

    NOTHING WORSE THAN BEING VIOLATED BY A THIEF. Happened to me,purse stolen from under my desk at work. Took months for me to get over the trauma. Good luck Mims, I know you will be fine and if you have reported EVERYTHING.. then you are protected. Call the credit reporting agency and have them put a fraud alert on your accounts.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation, no need to dash off and run home.

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Steamboat Spring CO

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Currently visiting friends in Steamboat Springs, CO and loving it!!! The fall weather in the rockies is gorgeous, sitting around bonfire last night listening to the coyotes & bull elks calling out in the evening was so sweet!

Have been able to get out and walk along Elk River and to museums and art gallery's & pubs in downtown Steamboat Springs. The left knee is still tender, but improving.

Ciao for now.


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SKEETER90 10/17/2009 6:48AM

    You are having such a great time - wonderful!!!

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GETDONE 10/15/2009 11:50PM

    Ah, sounds peaceful--just to hear it makes me feel peaceful
~~~~~~~Mary emoticon

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KO1215 10/15/2009 5:04PM

    Sounds heavenly, it's been so rainy here!



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P316LEIA 10/15/2009 3:29PM

    Sounds wonderful! ENJOY!!

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IDAATJE 10/15/2009 1:28PM

    Enjoy, have a great time and take care of yourself and hubby!

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MISS_VIV 10/15/2009 12:52PM

    Enjoy your time away. It must be very restful there. You and hubby deserve it.


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