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My Year In Review

Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's been a year since i stepped into the halls of SP....wow....has it really been that long? when i joined, i'll be honest...i did not see me making contact with others....especially to the extent i have and am... i was just here to lose weight...never did i think i would grow while i shrank.... the losing weight process has been slow thus far...but that's ok...cause i am gaining in other area's that are just as important...and i am still losing weight...so...what have i gained since joining SP...well...

i've gained movement...last year, a shower was my aerobic excercise...now...wow... i can actually do a 30 minute aerobics class...i can walk down the street.... without being dragged non the less...lol...in fact, i have even gone as far to be the one to suggest it a couple times... i also now fit in some excercise each day... even on my worse days, i get something in...whether some strength training or a some dancing while i clean... the fact is...i move each day now...

i've gained the love of water...hey..it can happen... i would go days, last year, without 1 cup of water...heck..weeks...now... i'm not only getting an 8 minimum...but now more sometimes...

i've gained a taste for real food and not salt... this one came as a big shock to me just last week in fact...wow... my taste buds are actually catching on...lol...

i gained a love for fruits and veggies...last year..i could go days without eating any... now i am actually starting to crave them...

i've gained a love for myself...when i joined...i wanted to find myself again... i will be honest...what i found...isn't a person i have ever been...i am the improved version... i am unique and wonderful...but in a good way... that might sound conceited..but honestly...i truly love myself more than i ever had...

i gained leadership...over me!!! as many of you know, i co-lead 6 teams... a couple very hyper active teams....lol... though this, i learned to practice what i preached....and that doesn't just mean the challenges i posted.... but the love i showed for them...i had to show to myself... to include the way i talked to me... it is easy for me to come to your page and tell you how great you are doing...or it's ok to have a bad day, to just pick yourself up, learn from it, and forgive yourself...because i truly believe what i tell you...i trully love and care for each of you...but...it wasn't easy for me to tell myself that....because i didn't believe in me... i've had some leadership training... though i am far from leadership material...but i have learned to use this on myself... for example...a good leader doesn't yell or scream, they sit down with the person and discuss the problem at hand...so...why was i yelling at myself...a good leader doesn't call a person names...so why was i calling myself names..... a good leader will can see the problem, but also sandwich that problem with at least one positive...why wasn't i doing this for myself?? yep...this year...i gained leadership over ME!!!

i gained soooo many friends...people who really do care about me... these are the ones that have read to this point, will say to themselves "will she ever shut up" and then laugh cause i wrote that and they did read this far to see it...lol....

This year...my goals are to up my activity...i want to be able to work out for 45 minutes straight..though 60 would be nice also...

i will keep up on my water...8 minimum...and try to push it to 12...

i'm good about getting at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie each day...this year, i'm working on getting more of each into my daily diet...

i am also going to continue loving myself...finding that me time each day... loving myself as much as i love my family and each of you....so..uh...don't panic if you see me posting love notes to myself...lol... i'll try to keep my flirting with myself to a minimum emoticon

Thank you to everyone that has made my first year the best year of my life. a huge step towards the best me possible.

  
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EMMASMART 6/9/2008 5:06PM

    Happy anniversary.. That's a great post there. I'll have to start working on mine.


Emma

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KATBOX86 6/9/2008 11:17AM

    Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you decided to NOT keep to yourself!! Love ya and looking forward to another year!

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PAULINEAPPERLY 6/9/2008 9:07AM

    Congratulations on your first year. Thank-you for the wonderful support that you give to everybody.

Hugs

Pauli
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AMYIS200 6/9/2008 2:29AM

    Sweet Kitty! I'm glad you've gained so much this past year. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to us. We love you too!!!!

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STARTSPARKING 6/8/2008 11:48PM

    Happy Sparkiversary, my friend! Thank you for your support and friendship. I wish you the best as you continue to work towards your goals!

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FROGSTYR 6/8/2008 5:20PM

    You have really been one of my biggest motivators and supporters. I really don't know if I'd still be around if it wasn't for you. You are one of the handful of people who helped pull me out of my depression and get going again. So, I think any love notes you want to post to you are well and truly deserved!

Love, ya sis!

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WILDCARD1 6/8/2008 4:39PM

    Dear Kitty, you are absolutely amazing. For some reason, I did not realize that you had 6 teams. I knew about 2. You have helped me so much over the last 9 months. You keep me laughing, and you are helping me through the difficult time that I am going through right now. You really are such a good friend to me. I miss you when you are not around on weekends, but I do know that just because you are not on threads, that you are still thinking of us and rooting us on. ( I am not complaining that you are not around, because I know that you are taking some much needed Kitty time, and that is great, and I know that you really, really need it!)

You have come such a long way in a year! Keep up the great work for many years to come, you will acheive what you came to this site to do.

Thanks for the love!
Love ya!
Bobbi

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100LBLIGHTER 6/8/2008 3:09PM

    I subscribed to your blog, I get an email every time you enter a blog so lately I have been receiving an email about you, almost everyday. Surprise! I am amazed to hear how far you have come. "Those who give shall also receive."I hope I come as far my first year as you have come. 100lblighter emoticon emoticon

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KYLIEMC8 6/8/2008 1:25PM

    Happy Anniversary Miss Kitty! We're happy with all that you've gained from yourself, from SP, and from US!! emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 6/8/2008 11:14AM

    Yay Kitty for having a wonderful year! We love you and appreciate all that you do!! emoticon

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 8:15AM

    sorry, i don't know why it triple posted.

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 8:15AM

    beautiful. i'm glad to read about so many positive transitions that you have had this year---may this next year be just as and more wonderful. :)

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 8:15AM

    beautiful. i'm glad to read about so many positive transitions that you have had this year---may this next year be just as and more wonderful. :)

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WOW..What A Weekend

Saturday, June 07, 2008

This weekend has been busy...to say the least...lol...and a learning experience...so thursday night i stay up late to make some homemade spa recipes....and though i only got 4 hours sleep that night...i was soooo ready come friday...so yep...at 4am, i am up and getting ready for work and packing the car for Friday nights Mother and daughter pamper night... then to work...but i realized i forgot 1 vital ingredient for the night...the bathing suit...uhg...so after work, i run home to get that...lesson one...make a list and actually look at it while packing...lol...so then off to mom's to pack up her van and away we go...we go to hotel first to get the stuff in the room, turn on air condition and then to dinner... we wanted steak...but wow... the smallest one was 9 oz..and that was for a cheapo...the smallest good steak was 12 oz...at one time...yea...i could of ate that...but i know i can't now a days...and no place to store it for another meal...so mom and i decide to split it... along with potato and then we each got a salad and roll...we still could not finish it all...wohoo for us!!! after dinner, we wanted to stop at the drug store for last minute things...the drug store was only a short walk across the street..so i suggest we walk over... my mom loves to walk... i did NOT inherit this gene...lol... i will willingly do any other excercise but that... so yea...this suprised my mom... lol...so after that we go back to the hotel... we get ice and get the priveledge to ride up the elevator with 2 very handsome and wow..well built marine men.... i learned my mom is still know what handsome and well built men are...lol.... so we get our swim suits on and hit the pool...we got in a good 30 minutes of water aerobics...wohoo!!! it felt good... i learned i really love this.... so we hit the hot tub...aaaawwwww....and then the sauna...or would of..had it been working...we learned that just cause they say they have a sauna, means you should also ask if it is a working sauna... lol.... so we go up to the room to really get this pampering on the way... so i get out the hair mask stuff i had make...uh....next lesson of the day....when you make homemade treatments with mayo in it...it's not a good idea to keep it in the car when the weather outside is 95...yuck that stuff smelled...so in the trash it went... could you see those headlines..."Mom and daughter died of bocholism of the brain after applying bad mayo mixture to hair" lol....

it was a wonderful night...and only ventured slightly off eating plan.... ok... so the chocolate was really medicable...and the skittles...well... they were our fruit...really..they are fruit flavored after all...so...it does count....right?? mom thought so...lol....

so comes today, saturday...we are pampered silly and feeling good... we go to her house for my nieces birthday party...gather the children, and hit the mall... the kids went to the inflatables room for the party, and mom and i decided to walk...yes..i said walk...lol...off our fruit...uh...skittles binge from the night before...i got each of my nieces and my daughters each a pair of really cute earrings... each pair different and fitting to them.... then it's time for pizza...mom being the good girl stopped and got herself a salad... she pays for it...except she says she paid with a 20 and the cashier gave her change for a 10.... mom swore she didn't even have a 10... 10 minutes later, she realizes that yes..she did have a 10 and she did in fact pay for her salad with it...lesson learned...sometimes it's best just to walk away and let her figure these things out on her own...saves us both being embarrassed...lol...

we had a wonderful weekend...and am almost ready for the coming week...almost...lol.... but i did have to stop and share with my friends my exciting weekend and to let you all know that i miss you all.

  
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CANNOTFATHOM 6/9/2008 8:56AM

    Sounds like you had a great time :)


Penny

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AMYIS200 6/9/2008 2:22AM

    It sounds like you guys had so much fun!!! Well...except for the whole rotten mayo thing...yuck!!

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 6:37AM

    it sounds like a great time was had---and maybe the walking also shocked your body :))))

and omg, girl, "bocholism of the brain "---love that and will remember it to use at a future time LOL =)

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 6:37AM

    it sounds like a great time was had---and maybe the walking also shocked your body :))))

and omg, girl, "bocholism of the brain "---love that and will remember it to use at a future time LOL =)

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WILDCARD1 6/7/2008 10:15PM

    WooHoo Kitty! I am so glad that you had a good night!

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KYLIEMC8 6/7/2008 9:45PM

    Oh..what a wonderful weekend you've had so far! How fun! And skittles too! emoticon and not to mention emoticon WALKING!! Good for you!!

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For My Spark Friends

Thursday, June 05, 2008

None of that Sissy Stuff



Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?



Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship. You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card- just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.



1. When you are sad --I will jump on the person who made you sad, like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.



3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.



4. When you're scared -- we'll both high tail it out of here.



5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining. ya big baby!!!!



6. When you are confused -- I will use small words.



7. When you are sick --Stay away from me, until you are well again. I don't want whatever it is that you have.



8. When you fall -- I'll pick you up and dust you off.





This is my oath...I pledge it to the end.



'Why?' you may ask -- because you are my FRIEND!


Friendship is like peeing your pants,

Everyone can see it,

But only you can feel the true warmth.

  
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KYLIEMC8 6/7/2008 4:13PM

    Cute!!

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FROGSTYR 6/7/2008 1:55PM

    Yep. That about sums it up.

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TREPPILS 6/6/2008 9:21AM

    Totally me in a nutshell.

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KATBOX86 6/6/2008 9:21AM

    To Cute! I just had to add one thing. Thanks for the giggle Kitty!

To #8 - When you fall -- I'll pick you up and dust you off.... BEFORE I laugh at you.

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MARTINIGAL413 6/5/2008 11:58PM

    emoticon it! Perfectly said.

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STARTSPARKING 6/5/2008 11:30PM

    All the fun and truth and none of the mush! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 6/5/2008 5:01PM

    I've seen this before, and I love it just as much as the first time that I have seen it! Thanks!

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SSUESM 6/5/2008 4:53PM

    Kitty, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks for this!!!

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CELEST 6/5/2008 4:36PM

    I had such a good laugh over this. Anyone with a best friend, should copy and send....I intend to. Thanks once again for bring a lighter side to life. You're an absolute star.
xxx

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YUCK!!! That Tastes Awful

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I grew up never adding salt to anything...mom said it was cause dad had a heart condition...hhhmm...funny thing is...we ate canned goods all the time... so being honest here.... i never really tasted the salt...i'm use to it...or..was... last couple weeks i have been weening off the canned goods... yes..cheap...yes...easy...but also not the healthiest... so last night, i get home at about 10pm...after being up since 4:30am...yea...split shifts stink...uhg....anyways..i was way below calories...and i was just starting to feel hungry...i needed something quick....and somewhat healthy.... but a chicken pot pie was looking awfully tempting also...hey..i had the calories...why not... so i pop it into the micro...and 3.5 minutes later, i had my hot dinner... first taste...ummm..this just don't taste as good as it did just weeks ago...second bite...no...i was right the first time...not really that good...but i need to eat...and it's made...so i eat it.... by the time i was done...it was confirmed.....i don't like it any more...and the salt...oh my.... i could definately taste it...and i've being dying of thirst ever since...though i drank 2 cups of water before bed, and i'm over my 8 minimum glasses for today... and what is this..my ankles...uhg..they grew over night... so this is what eating healthy does....it makes all the bad stuff taste icky... over time of course...lol... and it's not only that... my daughter bought us mcdonalds last weekend.... i didn't want to break her bank, so order a fish filet.... yum.... the best way to eat fish...non recognizable and deep fried... well... it use to be...now...yea...ick... made my stomach kinda nautious actually... and boy that fat they use loosin' me up...if you know what i mean... hello toilet time...lol...

all that to say...hey...i think my taste buds are finally catching on :)

  
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DANDELION_WINGS 6/8/2008 6:41AM

    it sounds like you are doing with salt, what i've noticed with sugar---now that i am weaning from the years of mt. dew overload---i am tasting the sweetness in many foods. things that i didn't even think were very sweet before or becoming overly sweet. ---funny how our body and tastebuds try to tell us things heh. :)

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TREPPILS 6/5/2008 9:29AM

    When I was younger I used to eat the occassional Big Mac. Years went by that I didn't have one, so one day I had this craving. Yeah! A Big Mac! Gotta have one! I could taste it! So I went and got one. Took my first bit and it tasted like the most awful thing I have ever put in my mouth. Probably won't ever crave one again.

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EMMASMART 6/5/2008 9:17AM

    Congratulations! Your body is with the program now! There can be nothing but success in your future!

Emma

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SSUESM 6/5/2008 7:51AM

    Kitty, this is really great! I'm so glad your taste buds have finally got the message (my taste buds still need some taste "tweeking"). Now they will not feel like they're missing out or that you're depriving them! emoticon

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NITAINMN 6/4/2008 10:38PM

    Good for you Kitty!!! Proud of you that your tastes are changing for healthy and low sodium. Congratulations!

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KATBOX86 6/4/2008 10:27PM

    HaHa my childhood was the same thing! Mom didn't cook with salt because Dad had 1 kidney, but we ate tons of canned stuff... now everything she eats comes out of the freezer case. DBF has heartfailure so i am back to no salt and she thinks I take it overboard lol! I hate that burning feeling you get on your toungue when you eat something salty.. eeeccchhhh.... except micowave popcorn, that is my weekness... and my dads lol.

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KYLIEMC8 6/4/2008 9:10PM

    So true! I don't eat canned or processed foods any more either! emoticon

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STARTSPARKING 6/4/2008 8:08PM

    I'm so glad that your taste buds are not used to salty and greasy food anymore! A couple years ago, I ordered a fish fillet sandwich to go. By the time I got home, the bun fell apart because it was so saturated with the tartar sauce. I was so turned off that I haven't ordered another one since. I haven't eaten the McChicken sandwich since I joined SP either. Even prior to joining, I would ask for light mayo because they really put way too much for my taste.

Oh, I have another story for you. A friend used to tell me that her husband loved salt too much and complained she didn't put enough in her cooking. One day, she decided to teach him a lesson by putting a ring of salt on his hamburger patty before putting the top bun on. She waited for his response of disgust as he took the first bite. Instead, he smacked his lips and said, "Honey, you finally got it right!" Ewwww!

I guess it's a matter of what we get used to. Congratulations on getting used to more healthful food!

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FROGSTYR 6/4/2008 7:13PM

    I've been finding the same thing...and I'm the same with the wings...but, now only the ones I make at home. We bake them and sit them on paper towels before we cover them with the hot sauce (I'm still tweaking that because you really do need SOME butter in there for flavor and consistency...but, the more other stuff you use the less butter you need...I love to add a splash of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar...spices like cayenne and cumin).

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WILDCARD1 6/4/2008 4:53PM

    I have been finding the same thing happening to me! It's great! But you know those wings still call my name! LOL!

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I Wear Many Hats

Monday, June 02, 2008

And they are all going to tumble at my feet. First and foremost, i wear the hat of mother...to 3 great teenagers..who for the last 2 months, have learned to take care of themselves...yea..that can be a good thing... but uhg...they have gotten too use to having the house to themselves...now..yea..they gotta share it with me...lol... i wear the hat of taxi driver to those teenagers...see... they have learned to fend for themselves except in this one area... no dear teenager..i don't want to drive you to the store... i have worked all day and on nothing more than 4 hours sleep and tons of coffee... i wear the hat of banker...no dear teenager... the money just did not grow last night...maybe next week... must need more watering... i wear the hat of chef...but...but... they did this for themselves for 2 months...how did they not wither away if they didn't cook for themselves??? i wear the hat of maid... nope...the dishes aren't cleaning themselves for some reason... the dishwasher must be broke...oh yea..that's me...and yea... i'm broke...lol... i wear the hat of computer expert... no dear teenager..you can't click on those adds...no matter how safe they tell you it is...we've been through this dear teenager.... i wear the hat of judge..and jury... yes dear teenagers...we can work this out... just get your hands away from each other's necks... i wear the hat of attorney... heck no dear teenager...it isn't fair..then again i'm the judge reminding them that hey...life isn't fair... lol... i wear the hat of cheerleader...yes my dear teenager, i know things don't look so good now, but you can do it...rah rah rah...i wear the hat of party planner...yes dear teen...i'm not quite wore out yet...we can plan yet another party....huh?? you teens only want 10 other teens here this weekend? i wear the hat of doctor and nurse..well dear teenager...you know you shouldn't of done that..so why did you?? hey..i didn't say i had a good bedside manner during this hat phase...lol....i wear the hat of teacher... ok..tutor...ok...throwing that hat away..i gave up trying to remember all that stuff years ago..sorry dear teenager...look it up... i wear the hat of police officer...your all under arrest... and no..you don't get 1 call...just go to your jails..uh..your rooms until the judge and your attorney show up...uh...gets that hat back on... i wear the hat of waitress...hey...wait...now that is where i draw the line dear teenager...get off your tushy and get it yourself...i'm going to bed. emoticon

  
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WILDCARD1 6/4/2008 4:46PM

    Isn't it amazing at how many hats that we have to wear in one day? You did forget some, dear kitty! You forgot the one of being a dear friend, a great team leader, and so many more! Thanks for all that you do!

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KYLIEMC8 6/4/2008 1:07PM

    Yup..I'm thinking you forgot a few hats too! Oh, but isn't it good to be you!!! Wear THAT hat!! emoticon

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EMMASMART 6/4/2008 11:49AM

    Where's the hat for self-care. I must have missed it. If you don't do that all the other hats won't work for you.

Emma

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LINDA! 6/3/2008 6:16PM

    You certainly do wear a lot of hats. Glad that you also wear the hat of FlyLady Sparkers leader too!!

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NITAINMN 6/3/2008 1:55PM

    That's why I am invincible - I am a Mother - I got children!!!! Hey super woman, happy to have met and known you! emoticon emoticon

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MUDDER91 6/3/2008 9:38AM

    Gosh you sure make me laugh! My son is only 8 and wear many of those hats already!
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FROGSTYR 6/2/2008 11:20PM

    You also wear the hat of entertainer...even when those dear teens don't think you're all that funny...when they are older (IF they survive the teens) they will appreciate it ALL!

Frogstyr wants to know? Are you related to Erma Bombeck? You should right a book!!!

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STARTSPARKING 6/2/2008 8:32PM

    Indeed you wear many hats, my friend. I must say you wear them well! I am sure your children appreciate you. I hope they're learning from you and will be as great a parent as you are. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 6/2/2008 8:04PM

    And I thought I wore a lot of hats... and I do! But that's what makes us US. Thanks for sharing!
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