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Sitting again

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This evening I will be toddler sitting for the little 1 1/2 yr old girl in my neighborhood. I just love sitting with her. We cook, play ring around the rosies, sing and dance a lot. Children sure can make you feel young again (or make you feel really old). She is such a sweet little girl. I have watched her since she was 3 weeks old. She had colic and cried all of the time. I would just hold her, rock or or walk with her. The first time I watched her, she didn't cry 20 minutes out of 2 hours...and it was not 20 minutes at one time. It was pretty tough for her mom and that was time she could have a little break when I was there. NOW it is so different. She is a sweet little toddler and a pleasure to watch.....

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/18/2010 12:11AM

    Sorry I missed your call. I guess you're just leaving there but in case not I'm certainly not calling you at midnight! I bet you'll sleep well tonight! How was your evening with her?

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/17/2010 6:44PM

    I have to say that is the age I like, they are so so cute then, learning new things, it makes you appreciate life

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RONIE11 8/17/2010 5:48PM

    she sounds so sweet.. I love that age.. its great the mom has you...

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HOPE2011 8/17/2010 5:39PM

    Have fun with your little friend! It sounds like you'll be having a great time! emoticon

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Thanks Spark Friends

Monday, August 16, 2010

I want all of you to know how much you mean to me. My daughter got me on SP even though I was maintaining. I thought what would I do on a weight loss group when I am maintaining . Well, let me tell you....I have met some of the nicest people here. No matter whether your problem is big or small, there is always someone to talk with and for you to let them know how you feel. I see blogs where people are so down and lost and they let Spark friends know and immediately "help" is on the way. You hear back from them how much they were helped by the messages of encouragement sent to them and that they were not alone. There is also good things written about......success stories, how well someone is doing being on Spark and doing the challenges. I am a Lifetime WW for about 9 years but decided when I got on SP that I wanted to lower my goal another 6 pounds. I did that, thanks to the motivation here. As some of you know, the scale is my motivator but I like counting SP as my motivator too. I want to do good to write about it and to let everyone know it can be done. There are some amazing stories here about the weight loss journey of so many Spark friends . emoticon Nancy

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/16/2010 10:59PM

    Very nice blog! I am SOOO happy you joined when I visited at Easter (well, you joined last year because I asked you too, but actually started using the site on Easter weekend).

The people here are AMAZING! I am so happy I found it and I look forward to being here everyday.

I'm glad you are enjoying it so much!

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KATHYJO56 8/16/2010 9:18PM

    You got that right. Spark People Friends are the best friends in the entire world. I can't tell you how much encouragement, words of wisdom, help of any kind that I have received on this site. I am glad that it has been just as good for you. emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/16/2010 8:06PM

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/16/2010 7:42PM

    You hit it right spot on. The people on spark are all nice, but these Ruby teams are beyond special. And when they say they care, it is not just words, they mean it. I love it here.
Erin

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/16/2010 7:32PM

    Nancy,
SP is a lot more than a weight loss site...the people are so kind, giving & encouraging. I met my goal with SP 4 months ago, but I'm still on here every day. I need the friends I have on this site; they are just wonderful! Like you, my new friend! I'm very grateful for all of the people on this site!

Hugs
Teresa

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RONIE11 8/16/2010 6:02PM

    I just love it here.. I get the support and motivation that I have never gotten before... I love all the friendships that are formed here and the teams.. I agree this is the place to be if you need friends... SP friends are going through or have gone through or will be going through the same things as us and thats a wonderful bond..

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CAROL3SAN 8/16/2010 4:11PM

    Thanks for posting Nancy. I think you are a great person too! Have a great Monday :) emoticon

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I can't Believe It

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It has been so hot and humid today. It is almost 7:00 pm and the temperature is still 92. I don't know why I can't believe it because it has been like this for weeks. I guess my disbelief is that it is still a hot streak.......Have a good evening everyone.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/15/2010 11:00PM

    We had a brief reprieve from our heat streak. Today the high was 79!! A humid 79, but way better than a humid 100! Tomorrow back to hot and humid though emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/15/2010 11:00PM

    We only hit m90 today so I thought about putting a jacket on. LOL I don't wear a coat until the first snow flies. But this summer has been terribly hot here too.
Erin

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VICIOUS421 8/15/2010 10:51PM

    I am looking forward to fall!!!!!!

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TERMITEMOM 8/15/2010 9:33PM

    Every day gone gets us closer to Fall and cool weather... I can't wait!

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SHARJOPAUL 8/15/2010 7:25PM

    We just got a break from that sort of heat after a few weeks of it. Yesterday it only got up to 92. Today was in the mid 80's. It felt wonderful!

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Update on appliances

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So many of you commented on my blog yesterday regarding "oiled bronze appliances". At the present time Jennair is the only company that has that color. It came out in 2008 but didn't really catch on. Yesterday we went to an very large appliance center in Raleigh, NC. They had on display a wall oven in that color. However, Jennair is coming out with a "new" oiled bronze this year that is slightly different from the previous. It kind of looks like a wood grain bronze and is a slightly darker color. I am thinking that it might do the trick. AND, GE has a new color called Champagne that I really like. The problem with that is, it only comes in a washer/dryer. I guess they bring it out in w/d because then if people like it, they can bring the color into all of their appliances without wasting money on complete kitchens of appliances if no one likes the color. I would definitely go with the champagne if I could get it in all appliances. I have checked with centers and they say nothing coming in the next year except White, Stainless, and black. I guess I am back where I started.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/15/2010 11:06AM

    Did you like it as much after you actually saw it in person?

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CAROL3SAN 8/15/2010 10:54AM

    At least Jennair is coming out with what you can use soon. GE seems to be more of an uncertain thing. But by the time you are ready,GE may also have what you want. Good luck! emoticon

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APPLIANCES

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Has anyone seen the appliance color "oiled bronze". I know Jennair makes it, but have been having a hard time finding it. It is like the stainless steel color but not "gray", it is a bronze color kind of like copper. We will be replacing appliances in our new house when we move, and I am not that crazy about white, black, or stainless steel.

  
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RONIE11 8/14/2010 9:20PM

    I googled oiled bronze appliances and a lot showed up but there where also alot of fans and handles in the group.. I guess you could be more specific like oiled bronze refrigerators.. theres so much on the net I guess we get everything including the kitchen sink...LOL

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YAFENELRA 8/14/2010 3:42PM

    Never heard of it but it sounds really pretty

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RONIE11 8/14/2010 3:04PM

    well I would really be interested in seeing this.. I'm with you I'm not a fan of stainless steel.. how can they even call it that when its a pain to keep looking nice.. try Sears, Lowes, Homedepot. and maybe any local home improvment stores in your area.. It would really be worth finding and comparing the prices..

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LILBIT-2008 8/14/2010 1:36PM

    You may have to specail order this. I personsally haven't seen it, then again wasn't looking. Sounds nice though. Check on line.

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CAROL3SAN 8/14/2010 9:35AM

    Hi Nancy. Good luck in your search but unfortunately I can't help I have no idea, but congratulations on your new home! emoticon

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