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Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)


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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 2/15/2011 12:31PM

    Those look like MINE,

But don't smell like mine, : -)

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GRALLEN 2/10/2011 9:33PM

    HaHa very good.

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EDUCGRAD 2/9/2011 8:16PM

    too cute,hoping we don't get any snow tonight

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GWENAEL 2/8/2011 11:13AM

  Hilarious!

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MEADSBAY 2/7/2011 9:26PM

    Quit rubbing it in!
We're getting MORE tonight.
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MERRY40 2/7/2011 7:16PM

    Cute!
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BEYOURBEST1 2/7/2011 6:20PM

    That's cute.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/7/2011 5:09PM

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MRE1956 2/7/2011 1:59PM

    It never ends, does it?

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MARTY19 2/7/2011 1:56PM

    emoticon I needed this today. Thanks

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THEWINNER33 2/7/2011 1:49PM

    emoticon emoticon from Connecticut where NO more snow would be great. Having roof cleared as we speak. Marcia

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OLDERDANDRT 2/7/2011 1:32PM

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HEARTANDMUSIC 2/7/2011 1:22PM

    cute!!

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SOPHIADARE 2/7/2011 1:09PM

    LOL!

New take on snow people: I LOVE it!!!

Totally creative and out of the box!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/7/2011 12:20PM

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JENIFIREHARP 2/7/2011 11:41AM

    Funny!

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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 11:36AM

    That is great!

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BIGOLEDIVA 2/7/2011 11:34AM

    LOL- Loved it!

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Leave it to New Yorkers!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011



Now go to the website to read the comments!

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/3
0/dean-street-and-nostrand-avenue-broo
klyn-1-p-m/comment-page-1/#comment-863459


Too funny! The picture is cute, the comments are too funny!!

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Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)

  
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LOPEYP 2/11/2011 6:10AM

    I saw the 2 feet photo during the week that we got 2 feet of snow in one storm. It did make me smile... until I looked out my own window. emoticon

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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 10:39AM

    That is great!

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GRALLEN 2/6/2011 6:31PM

    Very cool!

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SWEETYKINS012 2/6/2011 3:05PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/6/2011 1:14PM

    Very cute. Thanks for sharing my friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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MEADSBAY 2/5/2011 10:45PM

    hahahaha!
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JENIFIREHARP 2/5/2011 9:52PM

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MRE1956 2/5/2011 6:29PM

    Yep, ya sure gotta hand it to those New Yorkers!

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DEE797 2/5/2011 6:12PM

    That is too funny. Thanks for sharing. I'm orginally from Long Island, NY.

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HEARTANDMUSIC 2/5/2011 3:51PM

    too funny!

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MARTY19 2/5/2011 2:32PM

    Your blogs always make me smile. You find some really cute stuff.

Love you,
Marty

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LIBBYFITZ 2/5/2011 1:41PM

    emoticonI sent it over to my FB account!

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CAPECODDOGFISH 2/5/2011 12:52PM

    Makes me glad I'm FROM New York lol emoticon

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SPOKENWORD 2/5/2011 12:49PM

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Amelia

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/5/2011 11:29AM

    emoticon "Get a room", indeed, for the two sparring commenters! Thanks for sharing!

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ANNIEONLI 2/5/2011 11:18AM

    Very very funny!

I liked the comment "wait until the snow melts and they find a dead guy under there" - I know, I have a sick sense of humor! LOL

Only in NYC!!
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Garage Doors - I love them! Another email today!

Friday, February 04, 2011

GARAGE DOOR

Are you fed up looking daily at your boring garage door?
Just stick a new decal on your door!
You should see the looks on the faces of your neighbors ...!



Make an impression on your neighbors !
The German company " Style your Garage " makes posters for your garage door.
Prices vary from $199 to $399 for a double door! Everything included!


















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** I really like the 2nd one too! How'd they do that?! emoticon emoticon

  
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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 10:40AM

    I want the horse!

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WATERMELLEN 2/6/2011 1:19PM

    These are so great!!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/6/2011 10:48AM

    How fun!!!

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JLWOF1 2/5/2011 8:58AM

    Makes me want a garage door! Thanks for sharing!

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GOODBYEHORSES 2/5/2011 7:00AM

    emoticon I like the second one the best. People would be so confused as to how in the heck you got that HUGE truck into your garage sideways.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/5/2011 6:58AM

    emoticon What a great idea! I loved all the animal ones the best, but all were great!

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BEYOURBEST1 2/5/2011 6:09AM

    I love them!


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FIT-AT-50 2/5/2011 1:03AM

    I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. My husband is out of town this weekend, and I really hope that I remember to share the photos with him when he returns.

Have a good one!
Diane

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MERRY40 2/4/2011 9:56PM

    These are hilarious! I would love to see one of these in person! Thanks for sharing, Linda!
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LOPEYP 2/4/2011 8:26PM

    Neat idea.

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MEADSBAY 2/4/2011 8:24PM

    How cool!
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MARTY19 2/4/2011 8:17PM

    These are fabulous. I laughed myself sick. Thank you so much.

Love you
Marty

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KAREN42BOYS 2/4/2011 8:06PM

    oh that is a crack up! what wonderfully creative people to think that up!

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WALKWITME 2/4/2011 7:33PM

    I want what she having....lol

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TWOTIMESS 2/4/2011 6:57PM

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I want them all!

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LOSER05 2/4/2011 6:56PM

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I used up all my weight range :(

Monday, January 31, 2011

I used up all my weight range :(
3-5 pounds... up to 120 :(
... but my skinny jeans still fit :^)

Tomorrow is a new month and I am back to basics and getting the extra few pounds off again :^)

January was one tough month! With all the cold and rainy weather, walks outdoors were limited for me and I was just too lazy to use my WATP.

This must end - I did a WATP yesterday and I am determined to use my other videos as well. I was given a Bikini and I will be having my picture taken in it!

Stay on track Spark Buddies! You are worth the extra effort! Never give up!!

**there is a reason for me saying 3-5 lbs.
My "Ideal Weight" is 117 but I went down to 115 because it is such a nice round number!
Sadly, I then thought about 114 - hence I now refer to 117 as my ideal weight - 3 lbs over @ 120 - but 5 lbs over 115. Funny how I just can't let 115 go! But anywhere around 117 is awesome and anything under 120 is extraordinary!
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ANNIEONLI 2/4/2011 7:01PM

    So true...so true!!!
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and WATERMELLEN is right on point too!
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WATERMELLEN 2/2/2011 8:34PM

    It's that keeping a close eye when we get to the top of the range which is so essential to maintenance. A struggle -- but won't permit ourselves to gain more!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 2/2/2011 8:19PM

    Not hard to do when it's so cold. But we know the right things to get back where we want to be! See you " there" --- in the happy weight place!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/2/2011 7:37PM

    Linda, You know just what to do and you'll do it. I was over my happy weight, as you know, October - December, but I'm (fluctuating) around my happy weight now. We can do this!! Walking indoors can be fun, too. Maybe you need to find a friend to workout inside. I know you have some outside walking buddies. And you could consider reading the Beck book. I'm learning so much from it! Best wishes for continued success!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY40 2/2/2011 5:09PM

    Keep up the great work, Linda! The fact that you've accomplished all that you have is incredible. You may have gained a few this past month, but more than likely you'll lose a few this month. It all seems to average out. I admire your continued motivation and drive! God bless!
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GRALLEN 2/1/2011 9:48PM

    I would be tinkled pink to reach 130 let alone 120. I think you are doing awesome but I understand your strictness. If you let it go to 120, then it will inch up to 125 and so on. Just don't get too low. Being too skinny isn't necessarily healthy either.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/31/2011 9:22PM

    I agree! NEVER GIVE UP! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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MARTY19 1/31/2011 2:03PM

    I cannot imagine wearing a bikini. You will rock it I know.

Marty

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BISCO_ 1/31/2011 1:59PM

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JENIFIREHARP 1/31/2011 1:23PM

    At least you are staying on track by keeping an eye on where you are. Good for you!

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LIBBYFITZ 1/31/2011 1:05PM

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BEYOURBEST1 1/31/2011 12:49PM

    The main thing is that you noticed it on time and that you are doing something about it.
You will be back where you want to be very soon.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2011 10:17AM

    You are worth it too, Linda!

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MOMGABE 1/31/2011 10:12AM

    Thanks for sharing. I needed to hear that this journey never ends, even for those already maintaining a healthy weight. It's time to think about my personal goals for February.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2011 9:35AM

    I have faith in you! You are the maintenance queen! emoticon And good luck with that bikini photo shoot... you'll do great!

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SWEETYKINS012 1/31/2011 9:08AM

    i'm having trouble. i am keeping my carbs down to below 50g a day, eating below my calorie range(except yesterday) and gaining weight! it should be going down if not holding steady. i have gained 3 lbs steadly the past week or two!!!!! aweek ago my carbs were below 40 and before that for 2 weeks about 10 and below. net carbs that is. it makes me want to just give up and quit trying! it is so frusrating!!! hugs diane

i didn't weigh for 4 days and gained 2 lbs. emoticon

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RUNWITHMICHELE 1/31/2011 8:46AM

    You'll be back down in no time- can't wait to see the pictures!!

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Northern Lights - Gorgeous!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

These are spectacular and the teepees are so pretty in
The dark but, check out that thermometer!

NORTHERN LIGHTS , YELLOW KNIFE , CANADA
























THIS IS A FIRE RAINBOW (below) - THE RAREST OF ALL
NATURALLY OCCURRING ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA.


THE PICTURE WAS CAPTURED ON THE
IDAHO / WASHINGTON BORDER .

THE EVENT LASTED ABOUT 1 HOUR.

CLOUDS HAVE TO BE CIRRUS, AT LEAST 20K FEET IN THE
AIR, WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ICE CRYSTALS AND
THE SUN HAS TO HIT THE CLOUDS AT PRECISELY 58 DEGREES:



God's handiwork...Beautiful sight!

**edit: Yes, if you want to go to all the trouble of downloading and saving the images - you may copy my blog to share. I received it as an email this morning.
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I only wish I could see this in person - but then, I would freeze to death!

There is so much beauty in this world - if we only take the time to look and appreciate!
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MOJAVESMITH 2/7/2011 2:16PM

  Wow wish I could see them myself.. Thanks for sharing.
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GRYPHONQUEST 1/31/2011 9:47AM

    Wow - I haven't seen the lights since I was a kid. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous photos!

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GRALLEN 1/30/2011 10:49PM

    Wow, these are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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SOPHIADARE 1/30/2011 9:39AM

    Thanks for the beautiful photos and the okay on using them!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/29/2011 1:40AM

    Linda, thank you, thank you - just one of the most wondrous sights of this amazing world we live in.

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JENIFIREHARP 1/28/2011 11:08PM

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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MERRY40 1/28/2011 12:30PM

    This is so cool, Linda! Thanks for sharing!!!
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VALERIEMAHA 1/27/2011 8:34PM

    Awe-inspiring!
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WATERMELLEN 1/27/2011 8:07PM

    These are gorgeous. I am Canajun but can remember seeing northern lights only a couple of times in my life . . . don't live far enough north, I guess!!

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SLENDERELLA61 1/27/2011 7:50PM

    Beautiful!!

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QUILTINGB52 1/27/2011 7:10PM

    Gorgeous!! Have only experienced them once in my lifetime, but they were awe inspiring!!

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EVRLNGFOO 1/27/2011 6:57PM

    beautiful! i saw the northern lights when i was real young and don't remember it. i would love to see again. i have seen the fire rainbow thing. i had no idea that was the name!

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BARNABABY1 1/27/2011 6:46PM

    These were completely awesome!! The rainbow was especially breath taking.... thanks for adding some beauty to my day! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/27/2011 6:43PM

    absolutely beautiful! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/27/2011 5:04PM

    Here I was, wondering, "what is she doing in Yellowknife?" LOL

(Until I got to the bottom)

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/27/2011 5:03PM

    These photos are absolutely spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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LIBBYFITZ 1/27/2011 4:54PM

    Thanks, I have sent it across to my FB, just beautiful!

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MARTY19 1/27/2011 4:24PM

    These are absolutely beautiful! But I wouldn't want to live with those temperatures. I'm cold enough as its. LOL!

Marty

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KAREN42BOYS 1/27/2011 12:58PM

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us!

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MEADSBAY 1/27/2011 10:18AM

    Wow- how gorgeous!
Nature at her best.
thnx for sharing.
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JLWOF1 1/27/2011 9:41AM

    Beautiful photos! I've never heard of the fire rainbow before. That was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/27/2011 9:41AM

    Wow, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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SYLVIALYNN2 1/27/2011 9:21AM

    God's handiwork is beautiful. Would love to see in person one day. Thank you so much for taking the time to post the pictures.

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SCCAT2003 1/27/2011 9:20AM

  Gorgeous photos...thanks for sharing.

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