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Puppy in costume, carved pumpkin and Meghan's homecoming

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I hope all my Spark friends have a Happy Halloween!

Today we took Skylla shopping. Here she is shopping for treats and her Halloween costume:


And here she is in the FOUR Halloween costumes Emily bought her:
A little devil

Count Barkula

A lady bug

A lil monster

one of the few times with her horns on


Aaron carved a Mario pumpkin!


Then the evening ended with Meghan going to her first homecoming dance!


  
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JILLIANPRNCSS 11/3/2010 6:15AM

    The poor dog with all her costume which I am sure she hates wearing. We gave up dressing our dog because he would always rip them in 2 minutes. Next year I am hiring Aaron to do our pumpkins.

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FITTERLIFE4ME 10/31/2010 8:05PM

    Ahhh, lovely! emoticon

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LLTS01 10/31/2010 4:47PM

    I've given up on Halloween. I stock up on candy and no one comes. So I bought no candy this year. Now there will probably be an onslaught of kids.

Happy Halloween

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/31/2010 2:58PM

    These are really good. Aaron did a great job on Mario. The dog is really cute and BEST of all is Meghan's first homecoming picture is beautiful just as she is. I am such a proud Grammie.

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SLIMMINJENN 10/31/2010 10:34AM

    puppy is adorable and your daughter is beautiful!

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MINDYJ1 10/31/2010 10:05AM

    Cute!

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MKPRINCESS007 10/31/2010 1:53AM

    These pictures are great! I have a Weimaraner, and let me tell you, I have a better chance of flying to the moon then getting my dog in any kind of a costume! He would eat it! :)

Love the pumpkin too! Hope the dance was a great time!

Happy Halloween!

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YAFENELRA 10/31/2010 1:02AM

    Such a cute dog!! And great pictures of all.

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SPARKPIXIE 10/31/2010 12:32AM

    Thanks for sharing, Carla! These pictures are great!

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New puppy and pics

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I had a very busy day today and was running around all day long. I even missed the Redskin game and only listened to it on the radio as I was out an about. As I was almost home, Meghan called and said a friend had a puppy they didn't have room for that had been given to them. Emily and I stopped there to see her and fell in love. Emily and her BF Beau are getting ready to move out into their own place so she took her to take with her when she goes. Now that's assuming her new place allows animals. If not, we will have 3 dogs :-)

Emily named her Skylla and is taking her to the vet tomorrow to get her shots and to see if he knows what she might be. Anyone have any idea what she looks like? She is 9 weeks old. The closest guess we have is a Newfoundland. A lot of their younger pics look a lot like her...but that could be totally off. Her Mom is a retriever, no idea what dad is.

  
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CHOPOLA 10/28/2010 12:06PM

    she's cute!!

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LLTS01 10/25/2010 10:53PM

    How adorable. emoticon

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CAROLJ74 10/25/2010 2:18PM

    She is adorable Carla!

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SHIRLEYX 10/25/2010 2:05PM

    Soooo cute!

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TURBID 10/25/2010 11:33AM

    ooohhhmy. waaay too cute!!!

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RONIE11 10/25/2010 9:47AM

    I can't think of any better way to start my Monday than with cute adorable pictures of your new puppy... way too cute... at this age she could be anything... the fun will seeing what she grows into... Ronie

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HEALTHYHAPPYDEB 10/25/2010 12:51AM

    She's soooo cute!!!


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DEVORA4 10/24/2010 11:42PM

  I can see why you fell in love with the puppy right away! So have I!!! emoticondebby

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MINDYJ1 10/24/2010 11:37PM

    Adorable!

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HELENA260 10/24/2010 9:07PM

    The pup is so cute!! She looks like a cross between a lab and retriver.

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BAILEYSMOM4 10/24/2010 8:58PM

    Not sure but if she is that big at 9 weeks look out!!!!! What a cutie!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 10/24/2010 8:56PM

    What a cutie! I'm sorry I didn't contact you yesterday. It was an insane day. How does Tuesday look for you this week?

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FITCHICK421 10/24/2010 8:53PM

  no clue on what type, but definitely cute

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TUDI4480 10/24/2010 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon What a sweet addition to the family. Dogs rock!!!

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LEAH57 10/24/2010 8:46PM

    awwwww.... what a cutie!!!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/24/2010 8:42PM

    Awww.... so cute!

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Working out with a Spark buddy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I had a great time with my friend and Spark buddy, RUN2MYDREAMS tonight.



We've been trying to get together to go to the gym but tonight's the first night we made it.

I worked just on jogging on the treadmill, but wow what a terrible time compared to what I do outside! It took me 50+ minutes to go 3.2 miles. Maybe it had something to do with looking at my Garmin (mine works inside with the foot pod) and BodyBugg a lot of times, LOL. When I run outside I don't ever look until I'm done. Also, I accidentally pressed the emergency stop button once and I paused for pics because they were too blurry when running fast.



I had a great time and it got me back into the gym since my last few months have been predominately outside. I need to get used to that with snowy and colder weather coming.

Speaking of the BodyBugg, I must have done something right today as it kept beeping and giving me messages that various targets were met. I think this is the 1st time every single one of them was met. That's an incentive to push more and get that each day.

Thanks, Simone!!




  
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LLTS01 10/22/2010 10:59PM

    I wish I lived closer so I could join you guys . emoticon

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FITTERLIFE4ME 10/22/2010 7:26AM

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/21/2010 5:59AM

    Thumbs up to you. That was great and today with all of the beeping for targets. Good job. emoticon

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DEBSZOO74 10/20/2010 9:21PM

    It sounds like you had fun and got in a great workout, too. I think it would be so great to have a Spark friend to workout with. You look great, Carla!

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CHANSEN_20001 10/20/2010 7:09PM

    Sounds like you had fun!! It's sounds great to have a Spark Friend near you.

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MINDYJ1 10/20/2010 6:16PM

    It sounds like fun getting to workout with one of your Spark Buddies! emoticon

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KIMSTUTZ 10/20/2010 2:30PM

    How fun to have a friend to go with. of course doesn't your daughter go with some too? where is the best place to get a body bug? may be a good christmas idea for myself, if i can wait that long! emoticon

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JENN26POINT2 10/20/2010 1:21PM

    I'd like a bodybugg. Is it worth getting?

Glad you had fun with your sparkbuddy and I hope you can get used to being in the gym all winter long. :) Have a good day!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/20/2010 1:13PM

    Sounds like you had a great time working out, and it it always makes it easier if you can work out with a friend, time goes by so much faster.

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AVEARE 10/20/2010 11:13AM

    That sounds like so much fun - I wish I had more Sparkfriends in the area to work out with! You look fantastic and I love that color on you. Which Garmin do you have? I currently have Polar F7 but their web service is so terrible that I am looking into getting a different HRM.

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DONNAEDA 10/20/2010 10:21AM

    congratulations. Keep up the great job and keep on beeping.

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LEAH57 10/20/2010 8:57AM

    Wish I could go with you sometime but by the time you are going, I'm getting ready for bed! Perhaps a weekend workout?

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TONYA1BRYANT 10/20/2010 8:41AM

    That is great. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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MICHELLE23093 10/20/2010 8:01AM

    You look great- congratulations to sticking to your goal. always nice to have a buddy though the battle. keep up the good work

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A few more calories to go

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Here it is 11 pm and my BodyBugg says I still need to burn 155 calories to meet my target. At least that's a very small amount. I just got back from walking both dogs. We went about 2 miles. I guess I should have taken them just a little bit more.

I need to figure out the Apex website a little better. My display said I exceeded my target and so does the website, but then it shows I need 155 more calories burned to reach it and shows my total burn as 155 less than the set target. Confusing.

I did find the formula to enter my daily calories eaten there without having to track my food on their site. SP's tracker is SOOO much nicer and easier! I'm happy to now be able to see my true deficit and not just my burn.

I'm getting used to my new BodyBugg and really liking it.

  
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NANFACEMIRE1 10/15/2010 7:25AM

    I don't know of anyone else that has the body bugg besides the people on BL.......You will get used to it pretty quick because you like new gadgets and what they do. You will want to be able to do all it can do.

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LLTS01 10/14/2010 12:58PM

    emoticon I can walk you through the site on your iPad when we meet up in February.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/14/2010 8:36AM

    I hate new gadgets! They always seem so overwhelming.....then when you get used to them they seem so easy. The learning curve kills me!!

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GOLDIELOCKSBEAR 10/14/2010 12:21AM

    I don't know about the rest of those products but I do agree the SP fitness tracker is easy to use! I hope you have a sparktacular day!

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PATTISWIMMER 10/13/2010 11:15PM

    well good luck with that

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/13/2010 11:12PM

    You'll get more used to it soon, and then you can help those of us that are considering buying one in the future, LOL!

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A new veggie?? Or an old one I'd just never seen??

Monday, October 11, 2010

So, I was walking all through Wegman's a few days ago. For those of you that live in an area with one, it's an INCREDIBLE store. It has things no other store I've even been in has. It's huge and just chocked full of good for you food and hard to find items.

I was browsing the vegetable section and came across this:



Now, I am one that eats 12-18 fruit and veggie servings a day (mostly veggies) and I have a huge garden full of different veggies each year. I find new veggie recipes daily and I've never run across this veggie.

It looked like a mini Christmas tree, all spikey like and was in the section with the cauliflower and broccoli. It looked like cauliflower...the stalks and leaves, but with the weird pointy spikes that made it more triangular in shape.

It was called Romanesco. I sent it's picture to LLTS01, my fellow veggie lover Spark Buddy and she had never seen it either. I put it in my cart but then took it out, waiting to find out more about it before buying it.

I looked it up today and found that it's from Northern Italy and only available from September to November each year. It's in the cauliflower family and tastes like a milder version of cauliflower. It can be cooked any way you would cook cauliflower. So, back I went tonight and bought a couple bunches of it. It's steaming now, getting ready to make the mashed cauliflower South Beach recipe. Hmmm, green mashed potatoes? My Mom said too bad it's not around in March for St Patrick's Day. It could be if I buy some and freeze it
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PATTISWIMMER 10/13/2010 11:17PM

    green eggs and ham and green mashed potatoes at least it is not genetically engineer brocoflower

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 10/12/2010 9:40PM

    A veggie I actually have had! Did you like it?

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LLTS01 10/12/2010 8:14PM

    LOL- I totally forgot about it. Let me know how you like it although I think we will probably love it.

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10TOES 10/12/2010 8:12PM

    What a great looking veggie! Let us know if it is a keeper. :)

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/12/2010 7:37PM

    That is interesting. I know you said it is good so I am glad you enjoyed it. I would like to have been there to have a taste. I just can't believe there is something like that and I haven't heard of it.

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DEBSZOO74 10/12/2010 5:17PM

    I have never seen or heard of this before, but will have to make a point to look for it the next time I'm at the grocery store. It sure is different looking! How did it taste?

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LEAH57 10/12/2010 9:35AM

    how did it taste???

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BTHORNBURY 10/12/2010 6:12AM

  Actually grew this in my garden by mistake this summer!!! Bought a flat of "broccoli" plants (so the label said) and waited all summer for them to produce. Produced only the "broccoli missiles" (as defined by my youngest) and as we didn't know what they were, or if they were edible, we pulled all the plants out in August and restarted the broccoli from seed. Now I wish I had searched the internet before pulling out the plants!

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JBINAUSTIN 10/11/2010 11:58PM

    I remember that veggie! It made a splash in the 80s but didn't quite catch on. I tried to grow it in my garden one year, but it didn't do well; I think I started it too late. I haven't seen it in a long time. It's in the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/11/2010 11:53PM

    I had never seen this one either, Please let us know how it tasted.

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B_DAWD 10/11/2010 11:52PM

  I have seen this in the store and been too afraid to buy it. Thanks for opening my eyes. I will try it :)

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