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Thanks for getting me out of my funk friends!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My friends helped me again! Your positive words helped me get it together and I thank you all again! I ended up having a great day. I just read a popular blog about faking it and that is exactly what I've been trying to do lately when I've been in a bad state of mind. I took a long shower, did my hair all cute, put on all my make up, lovely jewelry, a new summer dress that I got the day before... its a sweet lilac purlpe tee shirt flirty :). Put on some new sandals with painted toes that I pedicured with a hot pinky red color. Met my friend for lunch who rocked a new summer dress yesturday too! So funny, must be this great weather bringing the vixen out in us :). She is looking for a new bo so I think that dress will help :). Got some great healthy food for the fridge and sat in my breezy sunroom and took in this gorgeous weather. We have been waiting a very long winter for this and I will enjoy every moment of it. Went to my Zumba class last night and felt some pulling in my left calf almost right away. So I was gentle with it during class and came home and put some heat on it. I'm only gonna do my evening Zumba class tonight and really be easy on that leg. Psyched about tomorrow and I may shop for some cute shoes today. I've picked out my clothes but could use some new shoes if I find something adorable and yet comfy for all the walking. Have a great day my friends!

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CELIA1975 5/1/2011 4:39AM

    Glad you're out of your funk! God is good!


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KAILYNSTAR 4/29/2011 11:58AM

    I'm happy that you got out of your funk. Spark is great!

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:55AM

    God gives us friends to carry us when we cannot walk and to hold us up when we cannot stand.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/28/2011 8:16PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better! And I love the idea of faking it. I'll have to try that out. :-)

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 4/28/2011 1:37PM

    Sorry, my dear. I was too deep into my own funk to notice yours! Glad we both crawled out. And you are right;
Spark Friends ROCK!
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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:54AM

    It sounds like you got it all together now! Good Luck with finding shoes. I need to go out for lunch with my friends too! I need a pick me up too!

take care,

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SLENDERELLA61 4/28/2011 7:39AM

    Way to take care of yourself!! Great wisdom here in how to take care of yourself, project confidence, and overcome the blahs. You rock!! It may sound superficial to paint your toe nails or fix your hair, but it definitely is not. It is profound. It is saying that I care about myself.

The "fake it til you make it" applies in so many situations. You just keep swimming (Nemo), you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, just keep going -- and do it with the best attitude you can muster. At times reflection, journalizing, setting priorities, giving real thoughts to deep issues can be helpful. But for getting through the day, for facing challenges, for improving attitude quickly, your method is powerful and proven. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to you!

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/28/2011 7:35AM

    I am so glad you had a good day, yesterday. And great that you have your New York clothes picked out...have fun shoe shopping.

A summer dress sounds so was 27 degrees when I left my house yesterday so wore jeans, a tee shirt and a sweatshirt. Can't wait for those summer dresses and sandals to come out and be worn!!!

Have another great day, my friend... emoticon

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Not sure what the deal is.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Loved Glee last night! 90 minutes of laughing, crying... Went to bed in a funk though. Awoke in same funk. I guess another moment that I'm just reminded of everything we have gone through the past 4 months. It's to no real degree like post tramatic stress... but what I can relate it too... flashbacks of moments seep into my brain and it feels like bricks hitting my chest. Looking forward to seeing m therapist next week. Everything is great. Our family is great. It's just a moment. I know that the chores of the holiday are over and sometimes that gives me a let down but this time there is this added bonus :). I'll be ok. I had a binge on a box of crackers last night. Thats when i realized what was really happening. Through Sparkfriends I thought about what I was doind and why. Not that it stopped me. I understood what was bringing me to those crackers yet still ate them. Still success was made with my emotional connection. I'm meeting my friend Kate for lunch. I will try to not go to the woaw is me mode. She has alot going on as well and its my turn to support her. My mom disappointed me again yesturday. That brought me down. Not much I can do about that though. That will not change. Thanks for being here friends. Drinking some coffee maybe that will help with energy.

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:52AM

    Praise God even in the low places!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/28/2011 8:15PM

    I have a tendency to get into a funk whenever my mom disappoints me. It doesn't matter if it was a major or minor disappointment, or whatever else has gone on that day. I think it's a mother-daughter thing. Something to be aware of though, so that if you're having a tough day anyway, you might want to avoid her calls that day, get back to her the next day.

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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:52AM

    I get moments of feel anxious, sad, sometimes just plain confused. I guess for me it is a chemical imbalance. I don't know what kind of advice to give you but I thought it might help to known you are not alone.

{{hugs}} Anne

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VBPARROTHEAD 4/27/2011 9:46PM

  I do hope that you enjoyed you rlunch with your friend. Sometimes meeting a friend for coffee ois just what "the doctor" ordered!

As for your Mom, you are right, she probably isn't going to change and when you stop having expectations (sometimes we don't even realize that we have them) she won't be able to disappoint you as much. Now that I have said that, I am not sure I ever got to the point that my mother didn't disappoint me or hurt my feelings until she was changed by dementia and it was easier then to not have expectations.

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KAILYNSTAR 4/27/2011 2:21PM

    Coffee helps for sure.

As for your funk, think that it will pass and don't concentrate so much on it. Everybody copes with funk all the time.

Enjoy your lunch and feed off other people's energy. It can make all of the difference.

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CALLIKIA 4/27/2011 11:12AM

    Recognizing the moment is such an important step. Hope you feel your mojo return to you very soon.

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KKINNEA 4/27/2011 10:24AM

    I think it's the weird winter/spring that's weighing us all down a bit. I know you will be feeling better soon - you're a fighter!

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KIMTASTIC! 4/27/2011 8:48AM

    We all have those moments...but today is a new day. Enjoy your coffee and have a fabulous lunch with your friend!

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/27/2011 8:19AM

    At least with your binge, you were watching yourself and learning from the experience instead of being mindless in action...I have had some overeating experiences lately where I am learning while takes time but awareness is the first step to making changes...

emoticon and you are doing great already, my friend!

Have a great day and a wonderful lunch with your friend, Kate.

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LINDASWARTZ1951 4/27/2011 7:42AM

    Hang in there! Analyze what you are doing - that is great. Get and give support from/to friends - that is great too. Sometimes it helps me to stop eating what I am eating, because I track it and I don't want to track something I know is bad. Hang in there!

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NWLIFESRC 4/27/2011 7:41AM

    Keep the head up love the pics

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Yeah! Going to NYC on Friday... Need wardrobe help!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guess what! Joe one a trip to the Auto Show in New York City! Yeah! How fun! They are paying for the train to take us down, tickets to the show and $200 Visa card to use for dinner! Omg! So we are going Friday! Now I have to figure out what I'm going to wear. Any suggestions? I am a casual Upstate stay at home mom so my wardrobe is not city like. Also I love shoes but need something to walk the city and go to a really nice dinner. Help me out! So very psyched... Mom is staying over Thursday night so we can take the early train in. I had a good hip hop class last night. New routine so I have to get better at it before I can rock it. I have my Zumba class this morning with my awesome positive Zumba friends. I love them. Food yesturday was good... Greek plain yogurt, Chipolte burrito bowl with chicken, salsa, and lettuce, 2 hard boiled eggs, slices of low fat cheese with sliced Keibosi, 2 peices of garbage bread, Activia yogurt, Weight Watchers ice cream bar. Ok not a great day but still there are leftovers here that are obviously not good choices. Will purge this house of the rest today. Got more info on my messed up sister inlaw yesturday that I had to pass along to my husband. :( Its so hard to watch family spiral down and take their kids and parents with them. It's awful. I pray for them. That is really the only constructive thing I can do. So we celebrate the good and pray on those things we can not change and move forward. Adam said that some of his friends treated him different yesturday. I said the novelty has worn off and now the new normal will find its way at school too. He understood and is waiting patiently for them to wrap their brains around it too. He is awesome. Wise beyond his years sometimes. Have a wonderful day my friends. Any advise on wardrobe for Friday would help!

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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:48AM

    City shoes? Well, either wear dressy flats or low heel shoes or take a pair with you in your bag.

I worked in the City full time for about 7-8 years and before that part time for 3-4ys.

However, the last time I was there was last summer. Styles change fast in NYC.

You will be fine

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JANRTEACH 4/27/2011 8:17AM

    Watch "Family Man" -- I love that movie. They go to New York too.

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HARTKITTY 4/26/2011 9:12AM

    That is awesome, a special time for you and your significant other to get on your own and love each other again. Isn't GOD wonderful to give you time out together at a time like this. emoticon

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/26/2011 8:56AM

    Wow! That is awesome...I guess if you've been there before, maybe not such a great thing...I have *always* wanted to go to NYC...In high school I wanted to leave Iowa and head there to *make it* on you know, that didn't happen, lol!

I would have no idea what to wear but I hope you and Joe have a marvelous time...if you take in any shows, think of me there!

Have a great week as you prepare for the trip! emoticon

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SUPERCLAM 4/26/2011 8:43AM

  Well, since you've been there a lot, try to dress like the natives. We wear a lot of black here. Some things that'll make you look like a tourist are fanny packs, matching denim/acid wash outfits, and of course, cowboy hats. Girls are wearing big round sunglasses again.

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SUPERCLAM 4/26/2011 7:49AM

  It's getting warm here, so dress accordingly. In NYC you can pretty much wear what you want.

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Back to normal Monday...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Everything went so well yesturday. We went to mass at Mike's awesome gay friendly church and it was a beautiful experience. It was so nice to walk in this beautiful stained glass windowed church and here my wonderful friend playing the flute with the band. The last time I heard him play he was playing at my wedding 19 years ago :). He is so talented. Adam really connected to this church. I could feel it. He actually sang along with the hymns. I haven't seen that happen in about 2 years. There were many teens and children there. It really was great. I almost cried with relief that we had found a place to worship that my entire family was on board with. Even Joe sand and smiled and enjoyed the whole experience. I haven't seen that in a long time as well. It was such a wonderful feeling for me. Josh had always sung with me and read along in the scripture books. He loved this church too and really enjoyed the band with the bongos and triange. :) The families were great. Everyone was pleasant and it was so cute to see babies in the house again. Now that we have 9 teenagers in the family its fun and nostalgic to have 2 eight month olds and 2 year old running around :). I sent all the candy and left over pies to work with Joe. Now I just need to throw out the darn butter rolls that are calling me. Blogging has helped convince me that they need to hit the garbage as soon as I'm done here :). Just love my Spark! Hope all is well with my Spark Buds. Have a healthy Monday!

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:51AM

    What a great report! I am so glad all of you feel at home there!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/25/2011 10:03AM

    I'm glad you had a good Easter! :-)

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Happy Easter my Spark Peeps!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It was a very successful day. Kids woke us up at 6:30am to check out Easter baskets :). We went to Mike's church at 11am. It was really nice. Adam actually smiled alot and sang hymns! Joe was actually happy about being there. There was a woman on the alter which I found awesome! Usually a priest is the only one in many Catholic churches to give the homily. It was inspiring. it was great to listen to Mike play the flute in the choir. Haven't heard him play since our wedding. It brought back great memories. That was almost 19 years ago! Boy we were all kids then... Dinner went well and everyone did a great job helping with clean up. So happy to be resting and home with just the 4 of us. Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

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HARTKITTY 4/25/2011 6:55AM

    Sounds really great, "a good time was had by all" (My grandmother always said that) What is Mike's church?

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ETAGGEL 4/24/2011 11:28PM

    Happy Easter. Sounds like you had a good day!

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VENISEW1 4/24/2011 9:13PM

    emoticonHappy Easter emoticon

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