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Omg so dark and gloomy here in Upstate New York.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow talk about a morning you look outside and want to just pull those covers back up. Ugggg. Yuck. I'm glad I have blogs from Spark friends to inspire me. I need to actually function today so thanks for blogging :). So funny, my younger son wants me to buys some rainbow rubber braclets and or pin to wear to his boy scout meeting tonight! Isn't he awesome :). Adam is so blessed with such a supportive brother. Joe went out for beers last night with our friend Mike. Mike had some interesting info. He told Joe that his life has really come full circle. Let me give backround info. Joe met Mike at a job back 20 years ago when we had been engaged about 6months. He has been one of our favorite friends since. For about 10 years we didn't see Mike and it was very hard on us. Mike came back into our lives about 6 years ago and that is when he officially came out to us. So last night he told Joe that when they met he had a crush on Joe. He said he was going to persue Joe and then met me and loved me so let it be. Even his roomate said he should go for it. Hmmm I always liked his roomate. I'll have to have a talk with him. Now 20 years later to help Joe's son go through all this is surreal and affirming. All this kinda blew me away but I'm glad he told Joe. Joe was so great about it. Life is so interesting. Me who always feels she has to be in control of everything has been surprised and amazed more and more lately. I'm so blessed with a wonderful family and great friends. Spark friends I pray all of you have this in your life. Know you have it in me and love yourselves. Make your life what you want and surround yourselves with awesome people. You deserve it!

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VBPARROTHEAD 4/13/2011 8:40PM

  Wow, you have experienced life and God in your life. Joe was Put there for a reason and that was to come back into your life now as support. "There is a season for everything under heaven..." and Joe has two seasons in your family. I hope this one is forever as a freind. emoticon
Sending the sunshine to end the gloomy day!

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RUNNER12COM 4/13/2011 4:57PM

    Life. You couldn't write all of its twists and turns if you tried.


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BESEVEN 4/13/2011 4:34PM

    That was a beautiful story. Life really does come full circle sometimes, in all kinds of lovely and surprising ways. Bless you for being such an understanding Mom. And don't sweat the dreary days--remember the old saying about April showers (and drizzles, and mists) bringing May flowers. (And you know what May flowers bring, right? Pilgrims!)

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MRDPOLING 4/13/2011 3:35PM

    That was my whole winter! So glad to have Mr. Sun back in the Ohio Valley! I missed him sooooo much!

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HARTKITTY 4/13/2011 12:49PM

    I am so glad that I have you as one of my Spark friends, I think you are just awesome with the way you and your family have coped. If only other mother and families could be like yours there would be so much less suffering. I am also so glad that I made the positive choice to join Spark and get my life to a happy positive place

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FREES1 4/13/2011 10:40AM

    we had a wonderful walk in the rain this morning in upstate New York - sorry you missed it!
let go and let life - you'll find some interesting stuff out there when you drop the reins. No matter how hard we try we can never be in control of life! That's a good thing because in our efforts to make some things work we'd miss out on other good things!
Relax and enjoy the ride!

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SOPKAMANJU 4/13/2011 10:27AM

    It is good to have great friends they are a rare occurrence in life. emoticon

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/13/2011 8:46AM

    I'm so glad you feel so supported, surprised and amazed! You are worth it...Have an awesome, yet dreary, day! emoticon

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Hi Spark friends

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Having a meloncholy kinda day. The monthly annoyance will show up soon and of course is effecting my mood. I had a eggwhite omlette this morning with spinach, lowfat cheese black olives and mango salsa. Yum. I went to my Zumba class and got some awesome info from this instructor. The women in this class are so positive and supportive (like my Spark Peeps). So when I told them they were so excited for me and can't wait until I can teach their class :). Of course that did help my mood. Had lunch with Joe, my fav chop salad at the Pasta Factory. I went grocery shopping so at least I have the healthy stuff in the house. I will be having a busy afternoon once the boys get home. I need to pick Adam later at school bring him for his allergy shots, bring him to practice, bring Josh to his haircut, pick Adam up from practice, get his hair cut and come home to watch Glee and American Idol. whew! Have a healthy night!

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BROTONH1 4/12/2011 3:30PM

    I know where you are coming from. Mine is going to visit soon and I am an emotional reck. How do you keep urself from going overboard?

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Hope you had a nice Sunday

Monday, April 11, 2011

After blogging yesturday I went to my Zumba class. It was good but I needed some knew workout clothes. I didn't have much and now that I'm working out twice as often I'm running out of clean workout clothes quicker. I ended up wearing old clothes in the back of my closet that really didn't fit that well. So my workout included pulling at strategic areas for an hour :(. Still got some good sweating in though. Rene was thrilled I registered for the class! She answered some questions. I'm glad I have a couple months to wrap my brain around all of it. We went to Dibella's Sub shop for lunch. Yum. I bought a garden salad and small sub and put the awesome meats from the sub on my salad. Omg. So good! We went to see Arther in the movies which I tried to protest because it was the first gorgeous day of the year. I obviously was overruled but it really was a great movie. Very funny and sweet. Josh decided it was time to tell his best friend about Adam. Our families have been close for 8 years and Josh didn't want him to find out at his boy scout meeting Wenesday. A few of the boys in his troop are in Adams grade and didn't want Connor to find out that way. So it was a long night. Josh wanted to text him the info. So he did. Josh asked him if he was ok and Connor said he wasn't sure. So we all went to bed a bit bummed and stresed. Joe left a voicemail for Connors dad. Joe still hasn't heard back from him. Josh saw Connor at school today and he nodded at Josh. Josh says that was good. So we are going with that. Dinner last night was a cup of cottage cheese. Big lunch. This morning I had my friend Kim and mom over for coffee. Ended up eating one and a half muffins :(. I went to lunch with Joe at Chipolte. I had a very healthy burrito bowl with chicken salsa and lettuce. I had a cup of Activia yogurt for snack. I have a hip hop dance class tonight that I'm really looking forward to. It's so warm and beautiful out today. I had to pull out spring capri's and short sleeve shirts. Ugggg. I own about 6 pairs of capri's and skirts and only fit into 2 pairs right now. :(. Definitely gave me incentive to be healthy with my eating. Have a healthy day!

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SNOOKUMS19 4/11/2011 4:13PM

    Sadly the don't fit for the wrong reasons :(

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MRDPOLING 4/11/2011 3:52PM

    Sunday was a good day here too.

Don't you love the idea of having to shop for clothes 'cause you've shrank so much? hehehehehe!

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So time to work on me

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I can admit something to my Spark Peeps that I have never been able to work on with anyone else. I'm afraid of everything being perfect. Isn't that strange. I know this is a problem and have have acknoledged it to myself a few times in my life but never put it out there to others. Maybe doing that will help me. I am coming into that great place and I'm afraid of it. I have absolutely no idea why. When I get here I start to sabotage myself. I feel it creeping in. I bought awful but yummy stuff for our get together Friday and have been sneaking some of it since. Left over brownies and cupcakes. I had pizza again for dinner last night and breakfast this morning. Everything is good. Really good. I know I'm ready for my monthly annoyance and that doesn't help. I know me and registering for that cetification, keeping up with great exercise, everyone saying how awesome it is that I'm doing this is sending my spiraling. I already have women from my other classes that say they would love to take my class and finding ways to get me to shadow other teachers now. It's awesome and alot for me. This feeling is not new. So I'm glad I'm acknoledging this. Maybe it will help this time. We had a nice day yesturday. I went to bed really early and Joe and Adam went to listen to a band with Jared and his dad. Josh stayed at a friends. Today I'm skipping church. I need to reset. Going to my Zumba class at noon. Talk to Rene, the teacher who would mentor me, let her know I registered. No plans for the rest of the day. I guess we will see where the day takes us. Thanks so much for being here.

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MRDPOLING 4/10/2011 7:50PM

    Hope Zumba was very restful and recharging for you!

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HARTKITTY 4/10/2011 12:00PM

    I can understand where you are coming from. It is sometimes much easier to constantly be looking for something going wrong somehow there are some of us (I include myself) who only cope in crisis situations. so let me reassure you the holiday won't last forever LOL (but I'll pray it lasts a long time so that you can enjoy it if only a little)

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TEXAS_GRL 4/10/2011 8:51AM

    Don't feel alone. I always am a bit leery when things are going so well in my life. I am just waiting for the shoe to drop. In the end we end up doing things that sabotage our happiness. We can change that. I find when I am in a self-sabatoging mode I have to rid my house of any temptations. I make it harder on myself to sabotage myself. I also post positive affirmations around my house. Hang in there you can work through this.

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/10/2011 8:45AM

    I know what you mean about being afraid of everything being perfect...I, too, have a similar fear...I think we can overcome this fear, though. For whatever reason, we probably don't think we deserve peacefulness or happiness in our lives...but we do! We don't have to sabotage ourselves as we reach our goals and things become just as we had hoped...we can rejoice in the blessings given to us and soak them up. We deserve this calm after such long storms we have endured...

Have a great rest this morning and a wonderful zumba class!!

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Wow what a Friday

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Adam came home from school with a huge goofy grin on his face. emoticon He said everyone officially knows. People were pretty great. Many asked very funny questions which made him laugh alot. He had guys he didn't even know ask him in the hall if its true. He'd say yes and they'd give him a fist bump, nod and keep walkin. emoticon He had a kid in his math class ask if that means his dad is gay too emoticon. So funny. The point is everyone was good. He has one friend who was kinda strange and said he just had to get Adam the right girlfriend. He will find her for him. So that was ackward but his reaction could have been way worse. So far so good. He knows things may get different by Monday but happy all went well. He went to his friend Jared's to watch a movie with about 6 other friends last night. It went really well. He came home all smiles.
Now about me.... I signed up for Zumba certification class yesturday!!!!! So psyched! It's in Manchester Vt. on June 5th. I'm really excited about it! I think this will be a great thing for me. I've felt like I need to mix things up for a while now and I believe this is a healthy way to do it. I need to be challenged. We've decided that all my earnings in the next year will go toward a trip to Europe in 2013! So here we go! We will also be saving money since I spend money to go to these classes now people will be spending money to come to mine!!!! Food: Omg, not so good. Started well with veggie hummus sandwich from Panera for lunch. I was so worried about Adam I forgot breakfast which never happens. Half cup of plain Activia yogurt with Truvia for snack. Here we go...Tostitos chips with salsa, Zebra popcorn (OMG soooooo yummy) with family while watching movie. 2 and Half pieces of no cheese pizza, 4 mini brownies and 2 margaritas! Wow! I told you not good. Celebetory food. I did enjoy the company, the food and the movie :). Had an awesome day and hope my Sparkpeeps emoticondid as well!

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ANNESYLVIA 4/10/2011 8:22AM

    Wow, it sounds like both you and Adam had a great start to the weekend. I hope the next blog has the same upbeat.

congrats on the going for the Zumba certification.

At my luncheon yesterday I had drinks, appetizers, yummy meal and a dessert (shared with DH). I came home logged it in and found I only had enough calories for well let's just say not much! Dinner consist of two handful of blueberries!!! Thank GOD it hit the spot. I was actually still satisfy from lunch so the blueberries was more of a mind thing because I was not really having a dinner.

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MISSM66 4/9/2011 6:54PM

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MRDPOLING 4/9/2011 6:44PM

    Awesome report for both you and Adam!

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VBPARROTHEAD 4/9/2011 5:58PM

  Fantastic that you had such a great day! Good for you for signing up for the aumba certification too! That is awesome!
tell your son that there will be girls or women when he is older who will try to "convert" him! I have seen this happen with gay guys who were friends with my daughter. Don't know why but for some females a gay man is a big challange.

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KAILYNSTAR 4/9/2011 2:35PM

    So nice that things went well.

You are on such a life high I guess I would have cut loose a little too.

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RUNNER12COM 4/9/2011 11:19AM

    This blog made me smile. Victories along the way will help Adam believe that it really will get better.


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HARTKITTY 4/9/2011 11:04AM

    Wow I love it when a plan comes together, I love chatting to people when they are down and confused and see the sun (or more likely the Son) come out. I'm so happy for you what fantastic news. If you like you can tell your son their are still people who just think I need to meet the right man LOL I'm 42 and been gay all my life (I never even had a boyfriend)
Some things never change. LOL

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/9/2011 9:22AM

    Yay for your awesome day! We have to celebrate long as we aren't doing it everyday, lol. Well, it is great to celebrate everyday, just not with know what I mean!

Sounds like Adam is doing great and I am so excited about you getting your zumba certification! I can't wait to hear how this will change things for you!

Have an awesome day, sweetie!! emoticon

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