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Voting today

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I don't know how the weather is to whoever is reading this, but here in Hampton Roads, VA, it's raining on and off. I could easily use this as an excuse to not vote, but after work, I will have my umbrella, wear my plastic rain coat, wait it out in the long line and vote.
I also wanted to share with you that I remember my grandmother telling me that in August 26, 1920, when women won the right to vote, she was 15, and told me what women went through in those previous years; beatings, jailing, violence,etc. So, here's to you, nana. God rest your soul, your words will forever keep me inspired to vote.

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SIDSPARK 11/5/2008 9:38AM

    Hey Chris, great comments, I was so moved. I was impressed to see how many turned out, especially the young voters. I am not American, but I paid close attention as each state was rung in and was so happy to see Obama win. This is a real victory for the whole world. I had tears in my listening to his acceptance speech.


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KINGTERMITE 11/4/2008 4:02PM

    Wow....that made my eyes well up. Good for you, SassyChris1952's nana!!!

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THENEWMRSL 11/4/2008 12:34PM

    How inspiring! I voted by absentee, and my hubby walked with me and the kids to vote at the school gym, I am curious to see how the results will go tonight! Your Grandma was born only 3 years before mine, mine was born in 1908, I think they have similar stories. My Grandma is 100 now and I don't know if she will vote today, she just moved to a skilled nursing facility last week, hopefully they will have a polling place there if she is up to it. God bless your Grandma!

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Update on weight training & cardio

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's been awhile since I've blogged, it is. Today is Monday, 10/20/08. With the exception of most of late August to Early September (3 weeks), I have been diligent with circuit/weight training 3-4 times a week, and vigorous swimming for an hour to hour and 1/2 for cardio at least 4 times a week, time permitting.
As a reminder for myself: I need to do more abs, I'm still a bit soft and flabby in that area. So................what am I waiting for! I'm getting down to business right now!
Until next time.

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SIDSPARK 10/22/2008 7:32AM

    LOOKING SUPER DUPER SEXY LADY!!! emoticon emoticon

Wonderful progress and commitment! emoticon emoticon

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RELENTLESS-FER 10/21/2008 12:55PM

    Wow! You look like you can kick some major a$$!
Way to go!


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FLYDRAGON 10/21/2008 11:07AM

    Good for you! What a great workout schedule. You look fantastic. Keep it up!
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THENEWMRSL 10/20/2008 6:08PM

    You look so fit!!!! You are an inspiration! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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A Healthy Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Last evening, my husband took me out to a very nice restaurant for my birthday celebration. I had broiled fish, not fried; steamed veggies also with herbs for seasoning instead a huge gob of butter. And instead of having a whole cake, we brought home one piece for each of us to have with skim milk. Well, it's morning and I feel like a million bucks! I only gained a 1/2 pound, not bad! This is how much Spark People has changed my eating habits even for special occasions! emoticon

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THENEWMRSL 9/4/2008 4:37PM

    Woohoo, I am so proud of you and you must be so proud of yourself too. Happy Birthday and keep up the great habits!

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FLYDRAGON 9/3/2008 11:26AM

    Hey Chris,
I just want to say you are an inspiration. Happy birthday and have a wonderful anniversary in your cool new outfit! - chris emoticon

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Healthy foods and working out is paying off

Sunday, August 03, 2008

It's been a long time since I could wear shorts or skirts, even my legs were heavy. I recently purchased this outfit for my 6th anniversary coming up Friday, September 5th. My husband hasn't seen it yet, I want to surprise him when we go out to dinner. We will also be celebrating my 56th birthday which is on the 2nd. I cannot say this enough times; at the risk of sounding mushy, I love you, Spark Friends!! This is one of the best things to happen for me! And for all of us here! emoticon emoticon

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JEWEL-LEE 8/10/2008 9:39AM

    You look GREAT! I'm sure your hubby is going to be knocked out when he sees you in your new outfit! Way to go! and emoticon's back! :)

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TANIBEAR 8/9/2008 6:13AM

    WOW Chicky!!!!!!! You are proof that with a goal and perseverance we can accomplish great things.....hope you have a marvelous celebration.... emoticon

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FLYDRAGON 8/5/2008 2:54AM

    Wow! You look awesome - not just the smokin' outfit - but the smile!! That smile screams confidence! Have a wonderful time with your husband and Happy Birthday! - chris emoticon

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THENEWMRSL 8/4/2008 12:10PM

    Stunning outfit and progress. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and Happy Birthday to you! Have a fun time and knock his socks off! emoticon

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ETGRIP 8/4/2008 11:54AM

    What a KILLER outfit, you will Glam!

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DARREN_D 8/3/2008 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon I think we need an emoticon that whistles!!!! Happy Birthday and WOW, you look sooooo amazing! You've done so much for us, and it's great to see you so happy. We love ya, girl, and you look simply smoken!!! Hope you and your husband had/have a wonderful celebration. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon And a sun to go with that amazing smile of yours!!! emoticon

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SIDSPARK 8/3/2008 11:41AM

    Hey Sweetie! You look gorgeous! He will LOVE it! I hope you have a lovely time together.


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Serving Dialysis Units

Monday, May 19, 2008

In May of 1988, I graduated from my local community college with an Associates in Applied Science degree. This month (May) marks 20 years of being in the medical field and I never regretted it.
Long story short; I worked in various Dr.'s offices doing both the clinical and clerical aspects (such as receptionist, medical records, assisting with minor surgical procedures, taking blood samples and vital signs from patients), several of which were inner-city locations in the Philly area.
So forward to the present. I now work for a dialysis company as a courier picking up patients diagnostic specimens, averaging about 135 miles in a day. It is the company van. After my run, I package everything for shipment. The boxes weigh as much as 25 pounds because we use frozen gel packs and that is a "workout", let me tell you.
I love the freedom of being out and about. And I made many friends, both patients and the dedicated nurses and techs. I am going into my 5th year and boy that flew by, I enjoy my job that much. emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 10/8/2008 5:21AM

    What great work you do. Even though I am just the operator at our local trauma center/hospital, I love serving my community. It is a good feeling!

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SIDSPARK 6/15/2008 1:02AM

    What a terrifically rewarding job Chris! It is wonderful to know that you are helping people and making a difference in lives--and meeting others who share your passion and vocation! 20yrs of helping others! WOW! You are a saint! emoticon emoticon


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