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Time to "Spark it up!!"

Sunday, March 30, 2014

March has been one big celebration month!! emoticon We literally had 7 birthdays in our families this month! Which means 7 giant family gatherings, with amazing people and CAKE emoticon ,,wonderful celebration dinners,,and CAKE emoticon ,,3 long weekends out of town,,and did I mention CAKE emoticon ???

It kind of reminds me of Christmas time,,your all excited to have the treats you only eat about once a year. But by the end of December I'm just over it!! So March has been a month like that for me,,,so bring on APRIL!! emoticon

I'm over the CAKE and ready to get SPARKED UP!! emoticon

Who's with me??!! emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 4/5/2014 3:15PM

    And THAT ain't No April Fools.. emoticon

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FALLENSHORT2013 3/31/2014 10:45AM

    Celebrating with family is fun! I'm so glad you got to do it. Don't worry about the cake, sometimes we need cake! emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/31/2014 12:38AM

    My goodness, that's a lot of celebrating...and a lot of emoticon

My Birthday was last week...and I didn't eat any cake...but then of course, I didn't have a celebration either...

PS I love the beautiful Spring flowers in your background!

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The Big FIVE OH-OH!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Well, my husband & family have helped take the "sting" out of turning 50!! ha ha As my husband so lovingly put it..." wow your a half a century old!!" I think I prefer 5 decades?? Or maybe 2 score and ten?? However you put it,,it remains what it is...age has never really bothered me, it's a state of mind as far as I'm concerned. We were able to get away for a long weekend,,shop,,relax and of course eat amazing food!! We've also got a couple more trips planned,,one to a hot springs for "spa weekend" whoo hoo for pampering!!

I did set out 6 months ago with some goals to try and reach by my March 9th birthday emoticon ....

wanted to lose 30lbs~~ I lost 11.5 lbs! emoticon
finish C25k~~ done!!
work on C210K (a 12 week program)~~ I'm on week 7!! emoticon
Journal everything to help my grieving process over losing my mom...~~this has helped tremendously!! emoticon
And try and find something positive before 8:00am~~ surprisingly, most days this can be accomplished!! emoticon

So moving forward into my next "half a century" I will keep doing what I'm doing, striving to hit my goals and remember "this is life, don't miss it!!"

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MOM4HOCKEY 3/15/2014 6:11PM

    thank you everyone for the Happy Birthday wishes!! We did have a great time. And on the upside to being sick this whole month, we had to cancel some birthday plans and reschedule them....soooo,,the celebration continues ha ha emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/13/2014 12:31AM

    Congratulations on reaching those goals. It's only a matter of time before you reach the 30 pounds...

Glad you had a great Birthday! emoticon

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BECKY0111 3/12/2014 9:04PM

    Great reason to celebrate! Glad you had a good time. Happy Birthday!


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KALTSCHWAGER 3/12/2014 4:52PM

    Happy Birthday! What hot springs did you go to? We were just at Fairmont on Friday. It sounds like you had a great celebration for your milestone birthday.


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FALLENSHORT2013 3/12/2014 4:11PM

    Oh, what fun!!! I'm ready to go back to the hot springs for a weekend, too, but it's not in the stars for me! Congratulations on surviving for a half a century---I did that about 5 1/2 years ago!!! emoticon emoticon

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When life gives you SNOW.........take awesome pictures????

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Instead of getting down about all this snow, we decided to take a drive to a friends cabin. I am so glad we got out and enjoyed the day,,it was like National Geographic!! ha ha We saw these 2 bald eagles, ( rarely see two together!) and 1 golden eagle. Also saw these wild turkeys roosting in the trees! I mean come on, who knew turkeys did that!?? I sure didn't! This picture doesn't do it justice, there were close to 100 of them!

We also watched a huge herd of elk in the foothills and of course lots of deer. Well worth the drive. To top it off I let myself have a treat,,a nice hot latte!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/8/2014 8:07PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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BECKY0111 2/26/2014 9:34PM

    Snow is beautiful. It's such a great backdrop for bird watching. I'm jealous of your eagle sightings. We don't have much of that around here. No elk either. I still get excited when I see deer.
Thank you for sharing your pics.


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RASPBERRY56 2/26/2014 5:08AM

    I pretty much want to just simply *refuse* the $#!@# SNOW - ENOUGH already!

Now there's talk about something significant early next week - last I saw forecasts this weekend looked fairly good - now it's iffy ......... and it's crazy! So many psychologically helpful social events have been called off over all of these storms (some big, others not so much) - as a cabin fever sufferer, this is intolerable! (I don't even wanna get into the impact on my finances - that's getting close to catastrophic at this point!)

Just sayin' - and ventin'.........

emoticon emoticon Frosty, you are NOT my friend, so kindly *get to steppin'* already!

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IMLOCOLINDA 2/26/2014 2:42AM

    I love to go watch the eagles "fishing" at Canyon Ferry. They are such beautiful birds. Loma has a few wild turkeys and I thought it was very bizarre the first time I saw them in the trees. What an amazing day for you. I should take a drive and try to appreciate some of the snow outside of town. I've been feeling cooped up by the cold. We didn't get nearly as much snow as the western part of the state...not that I'm complaining!! Hope you enjoyed that latte!!

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YMWONG22 2/26/2014 1:27AM

  Lovely pictures. emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 2/26/2014 1:08AM

    What a beautiful sight that must have been [especially, the turkeys in the trees] though I would like to know where all your snow was? emoticon Come here and we'll give you a foot of ours; plus, you can have some of our subzero weather as I'm tired of that too! emoticon

So, how are you doing Muter? (Yiddish, for Mother) emoticon

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KALTSCHWAGER 2/26/2014 1:01AM

    Neat! I love to see bald eagles. I especially love to see golden eagles because of their size. We have wild turkeys roosting in our trees from time to time, never that many though!


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~~Something special/positive before 8am #2~~

Friday, February 21, 2014

This is my 2nd entry regarding something special/positive before 8:00am,,I've got some wonderful comments to my first blog, so I was thinking it would be fun for EVERYONE to add a comment to this blog with their OWN special or positive moment before 8:00 am....

Here's mine for today: The snow!! Woke up to the ground covered with the white stuff & all foggy looking outside. The snow was coming down in big, fluffy flakes. It was so quiet and peaceful. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL emoticon

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MOM4HOCKEY 2/24/2014 3:27PM

    Well as much as I'd like to talk about something other than SNOW ha ha I have to say,my latest special moment before 8:00am is regarding the SNOW,,AGAIN!! In Montana we've been dumped on big time,,and it's still coming down!! We had 15 inches at my house when I left this morning. My special moment today, was my husband :) He gets up early, hooks up the plow, and plows our driveway and our road. It's a private road in the hills that we have to maintain ourselves. The other people who live along this road never acknowledge what he does for them. But I totally appreciate what he does and it meant a lot to me that he takes it upon himself to help everyone out,,,,all before 8:00 am!!

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CFPUNKIN 2/23/2014 4:50PM

    Great idea! It was lightly, but steadily, snowing when I put the dogs out. they made snow angels and came back in with sparkly coats.

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/23/2014 1:52PM

    I'm getting to this a bit late. I think this is a great idea! My positive usually is waking up early enough to get a bit of knitting in before I have to get ready for work.


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MOM4HOCKEY 2/22/2014 4:05PM

    These are all awesome comments!! Love it!! I can really appreciate the good "hair day!" Those are far and few between. emoticon ha ha

So for today,,Saturday, my positive was a little past 8:00am (it is the weekend after all!!) anyway, I was able to finish week 6 of my 10K training.!! Half way there! I finished up with a total of 4.5 miles. Felt awesome,,considering I jogged most of it!

Hope everyone found something special to start their day! Have a great weekend!! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/21/2014 8:53PM

    I was catching up on some needed sleep. Had to catch an early flight yesterday morning, and didn't get enough sleep! emoticon

The first thing after i woke up was visiting with my sister...I haven't seen her in 3 years.

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BECKY0111 2/21/2014 6:35PM

    What a great idea! Counting my blessings always makes me happy.
The snow scene you describe is beautiful.
It's a good hair day. That's my before 8 positive.


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SABLENESS 2/21/2014 2:37PM

    I had to be at work early today, and sweetie husband made toast with peanut butter for me and packed my fruit. Thanks! Your blog is a great idea. How nice to start the day off positive. The snow sounds so beautiful. Here in Fla, we're expecting a front to move in. It's really humid, but at least it's overcast and breezy. I'm so glad I was able to go for another lunchtime walk; I was afraid I'd be rained out! emoticon

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Something special/positive before 8:00 am~~

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm trying to work on the positives in my life...counting my blessings...being thankful for everything!! So I came up with the idea of seeing something special or positive everyday before I get to work!! No matter how big or small.. ( I'm telling myself it can happen,,those moments are out there, just have to look for them!! ) emoticon

So for my first day: The truck next to me at the light had a German Shepherd puppy looking out the window. Doesn't seem like much but it was a long hair shepherd that looked exactly like our Grizzy when he was a puppy! He's been gone 2 years now, but seeing that puppy brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart with memories :) emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 2/21/2014 12:42AM

    I was thinking about posting 3 praise worthy things under my menu every day.. wouldn't have to be weight related, but I haven't started doing it yet. I should let this inspire me to get going!!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/20/2014 11:32PM

    Wonderful idea. And what a great way to start. emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 2/20/2014 2:25AM

    It really does set the tone for the whole day....good for you! Pups always make me smile. There is a reason DOG is GOD spelled backward.

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KIMALEE54 2/19/2014 8:22PM

    Oh fun.
Morning sets the mood and what a wonderful time to note the positives.
love it love it love it!


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SABLENESS 2/19/2014 8:01PM

    What a great way to practice positive!

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MONTANAFOCUS 2/19/2014 4:31PM

    You have encouraged me with your blog to begin doing the same.
The more positive stuff the better.


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