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This Weeks Blog Promp

Sunday, February 22, 2009

How do you deal with setbacks? Do you find them discouraging, or do they give you more resolve to work toward your goals?

For me...at first it was discouraging...of course i kept telling myself "see, you can't do it" but the longer i'm on SP and the more positive self talk i give myself, i do find it better to keep going...to find ways not to "fall" and pick myself up after it... and... the most important, to me, is to work with it when it happens... just cause i fall at one point during the day doesn't mean the whole day is blown...

  
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WILDCARD1 2/23/2009 7:56AM

    I get a little down on myself, then get over it, and give myself a kick in the pants, LOL!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 2/23/2009 6:17AM

    I find them discouraging, but I don't let them stop me from plugging on!

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SSUESM 2/22/2009 10:34AM

    Nothing creates more setbacks for me than trying to lose weight! Being on Spark has taught me more about patience and perseverance and how important the phrase "keep plugging away" truly is!



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MARTINIGAL413 2/22/2009 9:58AM

    I'm a firm believer in 'it's all in the baby steps.' When I try to do all my healthy living goals at once, I fail. Inevitably. But when I focus on one thing, then it becomes habit. Then I don't have to think about it much anymore. Once I achieve that, I move on to something else. And before you know it... you can look back and think 'wow - look how far I've come!'

You'll get to where you want to be... slowly, but surly. I have no doubt!
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And Then The Next Night

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For those that read my blog about my vacation...and any blog before that.... you know i have a strange family...especially while they sleep...my girls argued while they slept...and oh the conversations you could hear...while they were asleep... i have heard giggles and even down right laughter... and of course you have my dancing niece...yep...again...while sleeping.... well you can imagine that i was not very suprised to find that my son had been in a fight...while sleeping... lol... the poor wall never stood a chance...and luckily...no broken bones... the wall of course does need some minor repair...lol....

aaawww..the family that not only entertains by day... but by sleep also :)

  
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LINDA! 2/21/2009 10:06PM

    LOL!! Your poor wall! emoticon

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XMELOYELO 2/19/2009 5:09PM

    TO FUNNY! I Wonder If I Doing Anything Like That!! emoticon

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AMGRANAT 2/18/2009 10:41PM

    Hilarious! I've always wondered if I do anything wierd in my sleep

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REDNECKFEMINIST 2/18/2009 9:37PM

    Walls are easier to repair! LOL

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WILDCARD1 2/18/2009 4:23PM

    Walls are a lot easier to fix!!! LOL!

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SSUESM 2/18/2009 4:19PM

    Lucky it was just the wall that needed repair and not your son! Good thing nobody has started sleep walking in your family (or have they? I guess the dancing during sleep might count. LOL)! That would be a little nerve-wracking! emoticon

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Where Grandmother's Fly In The Night

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

To say a vacation, mini or otherwise, is an interesting adventure when it comes to my family would be a gross understatement.... lol....anything with my family is both way more than interesting and way more than an adventure...this mini vacation was no exception... trying just to sleep with this family can get down right hysterical...and this one...is no exception...it starts like every other vacation... son complaining cause he does not want to sleep on the floor, the girls do not want to share a bed and nobody wants to sleep with me...i snore...lol... the only one that can sleep with me would be my dear mother...as long as i allow her to fall asleep first....so we have all the arguing and complaining going on...and dd2 just has to sleep with me...though we remind her that i do snore...she swears she will be fine if i let her fall asleep first...so we order a cot for son....grandma (my mom) climbs in bed with my 2 nieces, both bed hogs and kickers...and dd2 climbs in bed with me...i even had gone as far as suggesting that youngest dn put the chairs together to make her own bed...but oh no...that won't do...until everyone else is asleep that is...i had already had the one chair set up as a mini night stand...and everyone else was sleeping and no way to maneuver the chairs into a make shift bed...so i point and growl... she returns to bed...and finally goes to sleep...the next thing i know, dd2 is growling at me...i'm snoring...well duh... we know i do...and this is a suprise??? so now i'm awake and trying to get comfortable again...she snorts and pounds and tries to get away from me... she decides to go to the floor...at this point, my dn starts dancing...yes...dancing.... in her sleep...now i have officially seen it all.... i've seen walking in people's sleep... and talking...and my girls would actually argue in their sleep...but dancing??? now i'm about ready to go into hysterical laughter at any moment... but fight the urge...turn around to fall asleep....and i feel somebody beside me... i turn to ask dd2 if she really wants to do that, to find my mother beside me... ok... that's it...i'm laughing now... this woman literally flew to her bed to mine....right over dd2...who did not realize grandma had done this until she sat up and growled "what are you laughing at" and in the same breath, ask grandma "how did you get there" now grandma is laughing hysterically... oldest dn wakes up to growl-"your all nuts" and ds...sleeps through it all...lol.... yep....my son... the vetran sleeper...

so when asked this morning how i could get an extra day off and be more tired than before...i laugh...and say...next time YOU travel with my family....lol....

all in all...it was a good time...no...not much sleep...but fun...as always... with the kitty family :)

  
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WILDCARD1 2/18/2009 1:29PM

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I always need a vacation after a vacation! LOL!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 2/17/2009 10:59PM

    Family vacations are rarely restful, lol, glad you had a good time.

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REDNECKFEMINIST 2/17/2009 10:59PM

    Family vacations are rarely restful, lol, glad you had a good time.

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JAYCEE77 2/17/2009 4:53PM

    And a good time was had by all! Sounds like much more fun than just a good nights sleep. LOL

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SSUESM 2/17/2009 4:51PM

    Having so much crazy fun while taking a mini vacation with all your family, I'm sure, is worth every bit of tiredness you might feel the next day! So glad you had a great time, Kitty! And only in Kitty's world will you find flying grandmothers...I think! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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That Kind Of Day-Two Days In A Row

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ok..so we all have one of those days...but 2 days in a row??? uhg... yesterday it kinda came at me from no where... just walked into work to phones going crazy (at 6:30am...this is never a good sign) and that is the way the day went... crazy... i'm suppose to leave without fail at 3pm...THAT didn't happen.... so i'm late picking up dd2...the one thing that went good is that she was late also... so...i go to bed and ready to face today...little did i know that this would be just as crazy if not crazier...it started from the get go....i turn on computer....forgot to get coffee before...maybe that's what went wrong?? lol... the computer just got updates and needs to restart...so i hurry up and do that... then i come into SP to say my good mornings...and it will let me do everything but that...though i keep trying...which runs me late...so i give up and zoom to finish the dishes i had not finished last night... run into living room to do my morning cleaning....except.... there is dd2... it's that time already??? uhg...and ds decides that this morning he is going to start waking up early and exercise...all good, except for he has to wake up first...sitting in MY room.... oh come on...so i grab my stuff and run to the bathroom... except i can't remember all of it..that would be too easy... i then run out the door and realize...i'm late and have no make up on...oh well...can't do anything about it now... i get to work...and it's happening again....uhg...and again...at 3pm...i'm rushing to get it all closed down and out of there...i did tell them that for now on...i quit taking calls at 2:45....lol...tonight...me and bed...early... and praying for a normal day tomorrow...

  
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LINDA! 2/11/2009 11:08PM

    Oh, I so hope Thursday is better!

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WILDCARD1 2/11/2009 4:41PM

    Just remember that you are closer to Friday!!! Have a good night!

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My Monday Meditation Answers

Monday, February 09, 2009

For those in a couple of my teams, i do a Monday meditation...and i won't post it all here, but i will post the beginning quote and the questions-along with my answers.

You cannot build a better world without improving the
individuals. To that end each of us must work for
his or her own improvement, and at the same time show
a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty
being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
~Marie Curie

1. In what ways could you improve yourself without
turning your world upside-down with the effort?

For me, as i have been, 1 baby step at a time. For finances, i watched what i was spending and found ways to spend less. For my home, i takle one project at a time, do a little each day. For my weight, i added a healthy something a little at a time-fitting exercise in a little at a time, adding water, and then fruits and veggies.

2. How could your improvement help others?

In all ways i think it helps others...by saving money, i have some to give, with my home, it's open for the ones i love to come spend time with friends and family, and with my health...i'm there for them...more so now, cause i have the energy, thus more time...

3. What are some of the easier ways that you could improve
different aspects of who you are and what you're able to do?

by doing what i am doing...one step at a time.

  
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AMGRANAT 2/10/2009 11:08AM

    I can take 30 minutes a day for myself to not think about work or other people. And truly this will help me better for everyone in my life--more sane, more calm, etc.

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