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Sparkies!!! Thank you so much!

Friday, February 05, 2010

For stopping by, encouraging me & sending SparkMails & goodies, calling and just giving me overall support. I've just been a bit overwhelmed w/ yukky legal problems and the STRESS, WORRY, ANXIETY that comes w/it. I've not been to the gym, tracked water or food all this week.

Oh dear, I'm whining again. On the positive side I've been able to get in my gardening at the Native Plant Demo-Garden at the Sacramento Historic Cemetery & at the house & the community garden; also been walking (but not tracking...) this week.

Well I'm off to the courthouse, wish me well.


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JULINC 2/6/2010 5:35AM

    I hope everything went well...... emoticon

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    Good luck!

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LINDAGRAVEL 2/5/2010 5:16PM

    Good luck in court.

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    emoticon Peace go with you!

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Introducing my new kitties!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

As some of you know, I lost my white persian Snowball this past July; then hubby and I lost our labrador Bubba after Thanksgiving & our Australian shepherd, Bella, is succumbing to old age and will probably be laid to rest this year. During this time some one dropped three cats in the neighborhood, one of which was pregnant. Our neighbor adopted the pregnant cat and was looking for homes for the kittens. I told her I'd take 2 of them, but when I went over to get them only 3 were left and I felt guilty about taking 2 playmates away and leaving one kitten alone- so I logically decided to take the 3 remaining kittens.

Below is photo of the crew. From left to right: Tigger, Bootsie & Squeaky. Tigger is the boy and he is super energetic -like bouncing of the walls. Bootsie has 4-white boots or paws. Squeaky was the runt and has a 'squeaky' cry when she wants food or attention.

Anyway we are totally enjoying them and thought I'd share w/my Spark Buds.


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SHININGSOUL 2/2/2010 4:26PM

    they are too cute, they should cheer you up!

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MR.NET1 2/1/2010 12:23AM

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ARIAVIDYA 1/31/2010 11:54PM

    Congratulations with your babies! They are adorable and you are wonderful to take all 3! We have rescued and fostered many dogs and cats and I wish there were more people like you!
People dumped a border collie mix dog last year on my parent's and laws property. The vet told us that she was only about 5 months and pregnant. We didn't want to abort the puppies and I was so proud to be her midwife. We are keeping this very shy mommie, who we spayed right after weaning and 2 of her baby girls. It is hard to understand why people can easily dump a loyal companion. Not many animals end up as lucky as your cute furry babies and I love their names!

Comment edited on: 1/31/2010 11:55:28 PM

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SACGIRL 1/31/2010 2:08PM

    Awww...I love the new additions! And the names are so sweet! I bet you are having lots of fun with your new babies.

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AJDOVER1 1/30/2010 9:24AM

    Thanks for sharing that great picture of your little ones!

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GETDONE 1/30/2010 12:33AM

    How fun--3 kittens. I have to keep telling myself that I do not need them I have hard enough time keeping up with the many cats in my neighborhood--they love my deck and the chairs there--I don't even feed them --they still come. emoticon emoticon

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SNAZZYPS 1/28/2010 9:58PM

    They are so adorable - Bootsie looks like my old lady kittie that I had to put down last year. Lucky you - have fun!!

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AFIFE0878 1/28/2010 4:22PM

    They are so cute

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MISS_VIV 1/28/2010 3:56PM

    What precious babies....

Makes me want to succumb to the inner child wanting a pet.


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    They are just adorable. I am sorry you had to endure the death of your previous pets,(I had a lab also) and 2 cats.BUT,
I am so happy you adopted your little kitties.So many animals need homes,and love also!! emoticon

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MRSLEENY 1/28/2010 3:21PM

    Oh, they are so cute. I just lost my Squeeky. I can't believe it. Mine never really meowed, just a squeek come out, that's why I named her that too. She was a tabby and was 16 when she died. Sounds like they will have a very loving and happy home.

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SWAMP_KITTY 1/28/2010 3:14PM

    They are so cute! Glad they found a wonderful home together.

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ABBY_G 1/28/2010 3:13PM

    They are soooo cute! _Best to you - Abby_G

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Sunday MickyD attack! and I super-sized it???

Monday, January 11, 2010

I stayed up late Saturday night watching movies & generally goofing off on the computer; then got up late (8am) Sunday morning and left for my volunteer work at the Old City Cemetery Native Plant Demo-Garden with out eating breakfast. Worked out there from 10am until 2pm, then headed over to widow-friends to check in on her & maybe take her out for late lunch. So glad I connected w/her, but she had already eaten, so left her place @ 3:30 to head back home & had a MickyD attack! I actually went through the drive through, ordered super-sized big-n-tasty meal and totally enjoyed eating it in my truck as I drove home, listening to K-love radio.

But oooooooooooooo this morning, I felt like a piggly-wiggly when I started to track the MickyD attack and everything else I ate for dinner that evening! It's like my Fat-Sister just took over because she was hungry and she wanted to eat!! wasn't sure she was going to be fed in the morning, so of course she had to super-size it at Micky D's and evening dinner.

I totally blew so many triggers: not going to bed by midnight; not packing a lunch snack for my volunteer garden work on Sunday; and worst -not eating breakfast and then pushing myself to get too much done and trying to eat on the run.

This little incident just reminds me of how far I have to go mentally & emotionally to achieve the health goals I want.

I'm disgusted I had to report this, but as Charlotte say's "Tomorrow is another day" and so far its going pretty good.

Ciao for now!

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HUNNYBADGER 5/6/2011 3:28PM

  You're only human! =)

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SWEETERINA71 1/12/2010 10:11PM

    You know how this could have been avoided. But don't beat yourself up, just jump back on the wagon right away.
Next time DO NOT leave your house without eating breakfast!! You wouldn't leave your house without your pants would ya? Noooo!!!
Priorities, sweet girl.

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DLDAY08 1/12/2010 1:07PM

    We all "fall off the wagon" at some point in our strive to eat healthier. It takes courage to admit you fell off the wagon and to dust your self off and get back on the right path. You can do it. emoticon

Remember that you have the Father above to lean on.

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P316LEIA 1/12/2010 9:14AM

    Been there...done that....don't let it get you down. Refocus and remember it was only one meal on one day. You can do it!!

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SNAZZYPS 1/11/2010 11:14PM

    I'm sorry you had to have a bad day but I'm glad you are getting back on track. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to get thrown off track - the good news is it's now behind you! Move forward!! HUGS TO YOU!!

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MISS_VIV 1/11/2010 8:04PM

    I'm sorry.. You let the train run over you. And now you know how to handle the same thing next time. You see where you went wrong and it's ok (well not ok) but certainly you will see the train next time and jump on...


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LISA2128 1/11/2010 7:56PM

    Hey, you shouldn't be disgusted!!! It was ONE day! You should feel proud that you recognize all the things that were wrong about the day! I completely understand and I would have probably done the same thing. Gosh...your fat sister was starving!!!

Take care,

Lisa emoticon

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ODIE244184 1/11/2010 7:09PM

    Pick yourself up and start again. You just fell of the wagon momentarily. Get back on and get going.

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2010 is here already?!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Well, well, well, 2010 is here and my company is gone, the house is getting back to normal (though the home office is still a mess -BUT I'm working on it!).

Got up this morning to dedicate a few hours to catching up w/my SparkPeeps and revamp my game plan for 2010. [I apologize for not checking in much over the holidays, but things just got a bit crazy and we went up to cabin for a week and we have no internet or cell phone service up there. But I've enjoyed every minute of their visit.]

A friend sent me an email filled w/all sorts of cute animal pics. I love the one w/a little squirrel dressed in a GI joe combat uniform and decided to make him my mascot for 2010! So now I have my own personal boot camp drill sergeant on my home page- who just happens to be a squirrel (where do folks come up w/these photo concepts?)

Combat squirrel, says enough update blogging because I've got to get to the gym this morning.

Ciao for now.


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IDAATJE 1/9/2010 1:44PM

    Whahaha, that is soooo cool, a personal squirrel combat trainer! Bet you're gonna be awesome this year!!! Great to hear you had a wonderful holiday! But I'm also happy you're back :-) Enjoy your workout!!

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GETDONE 1/9/2010 2:46AM

    Away with those we love is invaluable!!! emoticon

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AJDOVER1 1/8/2010 7:59PM

    Luv the squirrel! and your attitude!

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KO1215 1/8/2010 4:11PM

    The Combat Squirrel is adorable!!! Glad your back!



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DLDAY08 1/8/2010 9:30AM

    Glad you enjoyed your time with company. Glad to see you back. Hope to see "less" of you this year.
Remember we are all in this together. emoticon

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'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dang these blues have been really tuff to shake! Maybe its mixed w/PMSing??? I'm not sure, but I just keep wanting to shake this funky-bummer mood I'm in.

So had glass of buttermilk w/my vitamins (yep I like buttermilk at wierd times) and this was one of them. It's like a funky, clotty, wierd drink that leaves strange white paths on the inside of your glass, which I like to look at and keep hoping one day I might see a buttermilk madonna on the side of the glass. Hmmm. no such luck this morning.

Next I poured a cup of coffee added a dollop of Baileys, & logged on to one of my daily bible reading sites (www.rc.net/wcc/readings/dec9.htm) and read the following scripture:

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)

Its weird how depression makes me feel "heavy laden", but it does. And for some reason reading this line lightened todays burden. In fact it lightened me up enough to move on to a prayer of thankfulness for this scripture; AND:

to get my butt logged back on to SparkPeeps & track what I ate for the last two days, and and set some goals for today which include getting my bootie back in the gym for at least 30 minutes before 11pm tonight!

HA! How's that for 'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues?

Mim is tired of moping about!

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SWEETERINA71 12/19/2009 10:05PM

    I hope you are able to shake your blues away. It's not always so easy, I know.
Just know that we are here for you!

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IDAATJE 12/15/2009 6:32PM

    Yummiee, buttermilk!!
Your spark is in you, I'm sure you'll get it back sparkling in no time!
Take care!

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DLDAY08 12/9/2009 7:01PM

    Glad to see you back to Sparking and reading Scriptures. The Father always knows what we need. Now if winter would end and spring would arrive I would be out of my blues. LOL I hate short days.
emoticon More sunshine and less cold would be nice.

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MISS_VIV 12/9/2009 4:12PM

    BUTTERMILK, BAILEY'S......BIBLE STUDIES??? How does that work?
Hope it snapped you out of your doldrums .. but it probably put you to sleep.

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MOSIERMEISTER 12/9/2009 12:52PM

    Good luck.

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