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Here I Go Again - Day 2 No Caffeine

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I really want to get off caffeine and am not going to think of how many times I've tried to do this before. Struggling with the detox headache, I plan to make this the final time culminating in success. I really drink very little coffee, and no other caffeinated drinks, but even a little bit makes me feel yucky. ByeBye, Caffeine! Good riddance.

  
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RYDERB 2/5/2012 12:49AM

    Good luck! You are definitely stronger than I am. First the sugar, and now caffeine. WOW! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 2/4/2012 4:55PM

    I hope you have less struggles now as you are getting off it. I personally am a tea drinker on occasion.
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MEADSBAY 2/4/2012 3:40PM

    Are you weaning off?
2 cups down to 1?
One cup down to half-decaf?

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CATLADY52 2/4/2012 2:56PM

    emoticon A few more days and you'll be through it.

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NATPLUMMER 2/4/2012 2:15PM

    YAY!

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NANCY- 2/4/2012 1:53PM

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CATH14967 2/4/2012 11:23AM

  Hope Day 2 is going well. I'm right behind you. emoticon

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Night Birds Singing

Friday, February 03, 2012

There are a few things that make me smile instantly, making my heart feel happy. (many other things, but not all instantly)

For about an hour last night, from 11 p.m., the rare sound of birds singing caught my attention. At first, I thought I was hearing things. There were a few and they were really singing their guts out.

I tried to research what type of bird might sing at night here in San Diego, and all I came up with was Mockingbirds. I stayed up and listened for awhile. Simple pleasures, but the kind that make your heart sing are priceless.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2012 5:45PM

    Glad you enjoyed it! One of my best nights in the past year was going outside around midnight and seeing how bright things were from a full moon and a clear sky. It reminded me of the old Cat Stevens song....I'm being followed by a moon shadow....There were moon shadows everywhere that night.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/4/2012 4:57PM

    That would be so AWESOME!
I would love to sit and listen to them too. I love hearing birds make their beautiful chirps!
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CATLADY52 2/3/2012 6:23PM

    That sound is one I miss. Their songs are fabulous.

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MEADSBAY 2/3/2012 3:02PM

    Sounds lovely.
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NATPLUMMER 2/3/2012 1:28PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/3/2012 11:36AM

    Yes, it mentioned that these singers would be the bachelors.

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NANCY- 2/3/2012 10:46AM

    Most likely it was a male. We had one that liked to sing just outside out bedroom window at 2:30am. After several weeks he moved on, Poor Guy!


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UCSF SAYS SUGAR MAY BE AS HARMFUL AS CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I just heard this on the news. That U of Calfornia San Francisco has released a study saying that sugar is as detrimental to health as cigs and booze. The report went on to say that this may lead to being regulated by the govt. That any product with sugar added could realistically be taxed or banned from purchase under a certain age.

Now, I realize that sugar is poison. But, hey, that would mean that almost everything would be taxed as there are so many products with sugar added. Plus, in the state of CA where everything is now regulated, what's next?

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2012 5:39PM

    I think taxing is going overboard, but I think they were trying to make a point about sugar....which they did!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/4/2012 4:58PM

    I think this taxing is getting way out of line!

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RYDERB 2/3/2012 12:50AM

    WOW! emoticon That's crazy!

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DDHEART 2/2/2012 5:25PM

    Perhaps they have just accomplished what they were after....if we are only one small percentage of the people talking and thinking about sugar and it's effects...maybe there hope. But, as was said earlier we can read or hear many things but change? that's another story.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 2/2/2012 2:49PM

    OMG what next tax us for breathing? I am not bothered by sugar bad for you,I believe this to be true,but regulating and taxing?

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SHEILA1505 2/2/2012 8:51AM

    Maybe it would have the effect of encouraging food processors to eliminate additional sugars and other undesirable ingredients from their products. Maybe it would encourage consumers to select fresh real foods. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much information people are given, but the pain of parting with more money could do the job.

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JLITT62 2/2/2012 7:45AM

    Geez, where will it end?

Sugar can be VERY detrimental, but to put it up there with cigarettes?

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NATPLUMMER 2/1/2012 1:07PM

    That's just crazy....taxing, I mean.

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February Already?!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Here's to a good month for us all.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2012 5:35PM

    Best thing about Feb. in the Chicago area is that it's only 29 days!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/1/2012 12:04PM

    Here's to it!!

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Free Housecleaning for Women w/Cancer

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The numerous recent sparkblogs about cancer reminded me to post this There is a non-profit - Cleaning for a Reason - that provides free housecleaning for women with cancer. If they have a cleaning company volunteering in your city, you just register on their website. There are some cities in Canada where they provide cleaning services as well.

And, if you own a cleaning company and are interested in helping women with cancer, C4AR is always looking for partners to help throughout the country.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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MEADSBAY 2/2/2012 6:05PM

    I love this concept.
I've used a few cleaning services in RI that are in this program.
tnx for spreading the word.
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IAM_HIS2 2/1/2012 12:32AM

    Thank you for the information!!! I never knew about it. emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:12PM

    Interesting...I did not know that!

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NATPLUMMER 1/31/2012 1:31PM

    That's an awesome program!

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ALASKASKY 1/31/2012 12:06PM

    That sounds like a good program.

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