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This was at the Zoo wedding this weekend

Monday, June 02, 2014

He was cute. 10 years old and tilted his head when the trainer talked. The bride and groom got pictures with him. I was glad to hear no one could touch him.
The wedding was very nice. I shed a tear for the couple as they are truly wonderful together. There was enough food where I ate smart.. then I danced it off.

Have a great week!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/3/2014 12:36AM

    Must be lovers of penguins! So cute!!! Glad you had a good time and ate smart! emoticon

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MELNJAY3 6/2/2014 7:35PM


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My favorite Maya Angelou words.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rest in peace, Maya Angelou. What an inspirational positive woman! My favorite quote of hers:
“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/30/2014 3:00AM

    She was a wise woman!

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1BEACHWALKER 5/29/2014 4:31PM

    She was an awesome woman...thanks for sharing her always inspiring words! I especially liked the one about just because you are in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one. When we are sick, sometimes it gets to be too much, I know I can get snappy to remember those words! She will be missed!
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ROXYZMOM 5/29/2014 7:05AM

    Thank you!

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MAESTROSHASHA 5/28/2014 5:42PM

    WOW! That's ALL one passage?! What is it from?

Hearing of her passing made me aware that I have this feeling about her... that she and I were going to find some good chairs and have a sit and a drink sometime... that we are still in the middle of a good discussion... I feel like I didn't have my full moment with her yet.

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FITWITHIN 5/28/2014 5:36PM

    My she rest in peace. emoticon

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JILLAJ 5/28/2014 5:13PM

    I am so sad learning that Maya died. I have so enjoyed her intellect and writings. Thank you for posting this! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 5/28/2014 5:12PM

  She was a very wise woman, that's for sure.

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This happens...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Whoops.. or however you spell it. I forgot to get onto Sparkpeople yesterday at all. Hubby and I were busy with outside stuff and before I knew it it was time to meet long time friends for a reunion of sorts for 10 of us. So.. you sit and chat.. occasionally looking at the menu. You have it all picked out (and consider the calories, etc.) and then someone orders appetizers for all. WAY too many. I figured this was dinner. Nachos, wings and fried pickles. At least there were some carrot and celery sticks in there for you. OK.. I DID love the sloppy barbecue wings too. The menus laid in a pile on the crowded table. The waitress comes to take dinner orders. I was unprepared. What I had chosen had to be different now. I ordered a salad with dressing to the side. The dressing was to the side.. plus ON the salad. It WAS delicious.. and still is as it tempts me even at the wee hours of the morning in my fridge. Since I was not on the site at all, I didn't track but am just tossing this up to.. hmm.. the love of friends.
ps.. no one ordered dessert... emoticon
pss.. I am not complaining.. right?
psss.. remember using the ps's on your letters? (remember letters?)

Have a great week my friends!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/30/2014 1:35AM

    Sounds like a fun time for all. Once in a blue moon, going off track, isn't so bad. emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/27/2014 9:14AM

    Sounds fun! Blessings and emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 4/27/2014 8:41AM

    Sounds like you had a great time!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/27/2014 1:44AM

    Oh, yeah I remember letters! And PS.....hehehe emoticon
I have one 82 year old aunt that still writes to me to this day and we are pen pals! LOVE it!
Some restaurants are just toooooo tempting! But, as long as you don't eat like that all the time and drink plenty of water today, you should be fine! Good job on not ordering dessert! emoticon emoticon

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What if you posted a blog and noone responded?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It happens. I feel bad especially for the new sparkers when they write and write with no responses.

I HAVE A SOLUTION. When you track your points hit the button for "comment on member blog" So often you will find new sparkers looking for help. It doesn't take much time and you can actually change someone's journey here.
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MAESTROSHASHA 4/24/2014 5:47PM

    Great idea! I really do appreciate when people stop by my blog and enter into the discussion. I've made friends that way and received so much encouragement. It is discouraging to blog and not have anybody read it. I've gotten to the point where I email people and let them know I wrote something. I need the support, you know? Also I try to take time every so often and just cruise the blogs and people's pages. Spark on! emoticon

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SOULFISH80 4/13/2014 10:37AM

    Great idea!!!!

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LEMONHEAD24 4/9/2014 6:01PM

    I didn't know that, thanks for the tip! emoticon

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BEHRENDT 3/29/2014 8:19AM

    Good idea! I will try to do that more often.

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JUDITH1654 3/28/2014 9:16AM

    emoticon Thanks for the mention. We all get so busy in our lives we often forget how easily discouraged a newbie might be without our encouragement.

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WHYNOTJ1 3/28/2014 9:02AM

    That is a good idea!

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/28/2014 12:22AM

    I have noticed that as well. Your such a kind soul!! emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 3/28/2014 12:22AM

    What if they sponsored a war and nobody came..would you call that Peace? emoticon

Good bloo!

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STUDLEEJOE 3/28/2014 12:02AM

    Great idea. Everyone needs to have motivation

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1BEACHWALKER 3/27/2014 11:59PM

    I used to do that on a regular basis, got away from it, being so busy lately. That's a good idea! The community team does a lot of that..that's where I got started.

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A bad word..

Friday, January 31, 2014

"Doesn’t matter what problem. Snowstorm. Family crisis. Marital gridlock.
When blame is the first move, it creates barriers rather than solutions.

In many ways, blaming not only removes the blamer from taking any responsibility in the situation, it also amplifies an atmosphere of emotional reactivity.
It clouds the room with defensiveness.
It hijacks the conversation and steers it in distracting circles where individuals who are already on edge just keep going round and round and round."

Shaun King

Not only can you apply this to relationships but your personal health and weight loss goals.

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WALKINGIRL5 1/31/2014 11:49PM

    This is good thank you Shamrocky....I find it's more productive to take responsibility for my actions rather blaming myself for my health situation...the choice of words makes a difference to how I feel and react.

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