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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Sorry about being MIA so long, but February ended up being busier than normal. I let a lot of things get in the way of Sparking, but hope to do better this month. (I'm happy to report that we've cleared most of the duff & shrubs from around the cabin this February to meet fire/insurance standards, Yeah! But getting it done required quite a few "trips up the hill".)

Bella our Australian shephard is still with us, but her health continues to decline. Right now we are just trying to keep her comfortable. Thanks to all for your sweet thoughts & prayers on her behalf. Our three kittens, Tigger, Squeaky & Bootsie got into it with the neighbor's chihuahua this week -it was quite the hoot. Plus Squeaky accidently jumped into our pool, trying to escape a playful attack from Tigger. WOW, was she shocked when she landed in the pool -but she paddled out of the pool like a champ!

I can't believe that March is already here, but so glad to log on to SparkPeople and start catching up w/everyone's blogs & status. Almost everyone seems to be doing good to GREAT! I really appreciate the blogs and was really inspired by SWEETERINA71's blog on Jan 2, 2010, so please be sure and check it out if you haven't already:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa
l_individual.asp?blog_id=2749615

Ciao for now,
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MISS_VIV 3/2/2010 2:47PM

    Welcome back. Love to see your smiling face here. We are anxioius to get this team hopping.............Spring FORWARD.........

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I Love Living Life. I Am Happy. -Nick Vujicic

Monday, February 08, 2010

Hi all,

Survived court visit and things are ok now -YEAH!!!

LOBO77 posted following youtube link, about Nick Vujicic:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCY&feat
ure=related

It's a pretty amazing clip about loving life, being happy & overcoming adversities. I was very encouraged by this clip so had to share w/you. It really made my court worries almost silly.

Well gotta go, got some Sparking catch up to do!

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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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LADEESUNSHINE 2/6/2010 5:12AM

    Good luck!

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LINDAGRAVEL 2/5/2010 5:16PM

    Good luck in court.

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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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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!

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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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STARKCOUNTYGAL 1/28/2010 3:31PM

    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,
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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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ANNONYMOUSME 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...

HUGS

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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!!!

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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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