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Hot Hot Hot in Upstate New York!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wow 80's and up fo the next 5 days! Love the heat baby!!!! Kinda bummed that we basically had 5 days of Spring but love my Summer weather!!!! Lady Gaga is on GMA this morning and she is awesome as always! Love her!!!! Food is still really good. I feel so much better. I'm having breakfast with mom this morning . Omlette with tomatoes, spinach and ham. Joe is having breakfast with our friend Dave who is fighting lymphoma blastios. He is in a good place this week so I am happy they are getting together. We will try to get together as families this weekend. Plans are kinda in the air for much of the holiday weekend. Today is my day off from dance. It always freaks me out to not have it in my day. I guess I'll just dance to a little Gaga later :) . Have a great day my Sparkie Monsters :).

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ANNESYLVIA 5/28/2011 4:24PM

    Yes, the weather is beautiful in my part of up-state NY too. I swam for 80 min. today (on & off. I love being outdoors.

Hope breakfast with mom is enjoyable.

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KAILYNSTAR 5/27/2011 4:42PM

    Just DANCE!!!

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HARTKITTY 5/27/2011 12:08PM

    Ya Dance Dance Dance through life. You sound as though you are in a good place just don't let your mother drive you mad.

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/27/2011 9:02AM

    Dance, dance, go-go-ga-ga girl!!!

Hope you had a nice breakfast with Mom...and have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy your summer weather...I'm just hoping for spring soon...I had frost on the deck yesterday morning and all my plants are beginning to die in their little table greenhouses...they need to be in the ground... emoticon


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Having an awesome inspired day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I was going to blog this morning. I was feeling a bit lost and started a couple times and then it would disappear. I thought maybe something is telling me to wait. Well I'm glad I did. I was thinking about not going to my morning Zumba class and just doing the one tonight. I ended up going dispite myself and God was guiding me!!!! Oprah talked on her last day of God sending us a whisper of what he wants for you. Then a thump up against the head, then a brick and then if your still not paying attention the brick wall can fall on you. Well I had a whisper about getting certified in Zumba. I needed something for me. I felt it. People have been saying work was their outlet. I always thought work was a job. Oprah talked about it being a calling. What you put out will come back to you. The energy. I registered for certification and since then I have been flooded with positive energy flowing to me from every which way. I was at class today and a woman I see there every couple of weeks told me she owned her own business in the area and would love to put flyers out for me about my fall class. She also told me that there is a Budiki studio near her store that has one Zumba class on Wenesday and she knows that the owner is looking for new instructors for other days. She also said she has a huge back yard with a beautiful view that she would love me to do a class over the summer to get my feet wet. OMG! She gave me here phone number and name. Insisting I call her about this. THEN... an instructor from my hip hop class noticed me at this Zumba class this morning. She stopped me in the parking lot and was so psyched about me getting certified. She said she and other instructors and regulars of our hip hop class can be my groupies!!!!! OMG I have groupies!!!!! She said I can use her studio over the summer to practice with these groupies and have pretend classes until I feel confident to do official classes!!! It's all amazing and a gift from God to me. I started dancing two years ago and to be in this place is sureal. Spark friends have been so encouraging and supportive. All of your positive energy flowed through cyberspace to make the planets align and guide me to this. Thank you all! I am taking all of this in and going with it!!! Have a great day my Spark friends! I hope you are listening to your whisper because those bricks are powerful!!!!!!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/26/2011 4:30PM

    That sounds so wonderful! Good for you for listening to that whisper. :-)

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KAILYNSTAR 5/26/2011 3:21PM

    Isn't it great to have such good, encouraging, thoughtful, positive friends on the site?!

This is such wonderful news.

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JENNSWIMS 5/26/2011 2:25PM

    It isn't luck.
It isn't the stars aligning.
It isn't being in the right place at the right time.

It is all you, girlfriend, realizing you are worth it, you can do it and you are awesome.

Way to go!

How long will certification take? You are going to inspire so many, how awesome are you?

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Hi friends...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doing really well with food the past few days. I feel sooooo much better. But then emotions are felt. Thats always tough for me. I had a great Zumba class yesturday. The instructor offered me a job already!!!!! I haven't even been certified yet. Wow! So in the fall I will be teaching in a local high school doing a continuing ed Zumba class. I'm so psyched! Nervous but psyched! Did some shopping with mom. I had a Cobb salad for lunch and pork tenderloin with broccoli for dinner. I had some cottage cheese for snack. I also had greek yogurt with truvia and a half cup of Activia plain yogurt for snack too. I'm going to see my therapis today. I thought I'd be able to work on me a bit today but no. Adam said he wants to go on the and send in his video of his story of coming out. I'm concerned. I don't even have them on facebook. He says these stories help save people's lives. I have been on this site and it is awesome. Still it makes me nervous. Strangers seeing my son on the internet. So I will talk it out with her. I 'm so happy I'll be seeing her. Having lunch with Joe. Going to my Zumba tonight. Have a great day!

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/26/2011 9:24AM

  You will be working on you! Your fear of strangers seeing your son on the internet is a part of who you are. We are so multi dimensional that working on something that is seemingly about someone else often is really about ourselves. It might not be the part of you that you had chosen for talking about with the therapist but it is still a part of who you are and what you feel.

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KAILYNSTAR 5/25/2011 3:57PM

    Don't know much about the site. I know that I would be nervous too.

As for you with the job offer! Great! You will do well. I know you will.

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HARTKITTY 5/25/2011 1:01PM

    Hi I knows that site and it seems Ok to me I prefer Gay Christian network but when I see how many of the youth are committing suicide I support anyone who wants to take action against intolerance.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/25/2011 9:37AM

    You have a good day too! Sounds like things are going well. Congrats on already getting a job teaching Zumba!

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/25/2011 8:58AM

    Maybe you will have time to address Adam's thing and also some of your own things to the therapist...

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ANNESYLVIA 5/25/2011 8:50AM The site that the kid who plays on "Glee" as the gay bully right? Yep, I heard about it on I believe Dr. Phil.

I have not watch my taped Glee yet...don't ruin it for me!

I would be nervous about my chickies being on Web too. Good Luck!

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Just watching Oprah and had to blog...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I've watched Oprah for all 25 years. I am 40 now and she has been there with me through everything. High school troubles, boyfriends, college, marriage, young children and now teenagers. I feel like I should be one of those people on stage telling her how much she helped me. This year more than ever. There have been many shows since October when my son came out that he is gay. Episodes with Ricky Martin, a female country singer, and episodes of shows in the past 2 decades of people being gay. Adam has sat with me and watched these episodes and felt better. She has helped Adam and I connect without words at a time he wasn't able to talk too much yet. These guests really started... it gets better... for our family. So thanks Oprah! And thanks friends! I guess I'll be coming to Spark at 4pm when I'm missing my girl!

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CELIA1975 5/25/2011 10:43AM

    I remember racing home from school in the 6th grade to catch her show. Oprah and I have been through a lot! LOL. I agree with you that her shows have truly helped me and I wish I could express that to her. I haven't watched in a few years because i have basically stopped watching tv. (I had become an addict so I had to pull away).

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/24/2011 8:32PM

    I don't know if I ever watched a full Oprah show. I remember at least once seeing part of one. I've never been a talk-show fan. But if I were to watch a talk-show, it would probably have been hers. She's a pretty amazing woman.

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SUSIEMT 5/24/2011 5:51PM

    Oprah Oprah Oprah!!!!

I have seen her in person and she is so real and so beautiful. (She had makeup on) LOL! I could tell she is a very caring woman. She even thanked her audiance for taking the trouble to get up at an ungodly hour and take the time to look good for the show.

I am so glad you and your son were able to experience the special Oprah moments together.

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    Beautiful sentiment of acceptance. On a lighter note I know that if I'm being attacked in a parking garage I can stab my attacker with my keys. Way to learn from Oprah!

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Back on track!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One day with less simple carbs and I feel much better all ready. My body just doesn't perform well with that stuff in it. Its amazing since starting this jounrey 15 months ago I have learned so much. I feel what food really does to my body. Good or bad. When I eat healthy stuff I feel light, clear minded, ready to take on the world. When I eat simple carbs. Granola bars, Pop chips, rice cakes, breads Uggg, I feel like crap. NOw some of these sound not so unhealthy but in my body they bring out the cranky Snookums. The Snookums whose stomache feels hard and heavy. A Snookums whose head is fussy and tired. A Snookums whose body is sluggish and tired. So I will stick to carbs like broccoli, yogurt, berries, and cottage cheese. These carbs are healthy also and make me feel strong and slim. I think I might have been sabotaging myself with the certification of Zumba coming up. I tend to do that when I'm going to do something uncomfortable and new. I will work on that. Last night I had an awesome Zumba class. With less of that heavy feeling I rocked that class :). I have my positive wonderful women to look forward to at this mornings Zumba class. Have a great day friends!

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SEASONS_CHANGE 5/24/2011 1:13PM

    Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and that you've discovered what works, and what doesn't for you. Keep up the momentum.


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KKINNEA 5/24/2011 11:12AM

    Yes, bad carbs will get you every time but looks like you're going for the good stuff!

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/24/2011 8:37AM

    Yay, you! Listening to our bodies is so you said, even though things don't sound bad, for you, they just don't work...You know your body and you will learn all you need to do to make it run at its best!

You are going to be an amazing Zumba instructor! emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 5/24/2011 8:32AM

    You are lucky to have to many offered Zumba classes. I could only go to Tuesday Mornings, and use to be able to go to Monday afternoon and Saturday mornings but the last two stop because Logan and Sylvia both have practice on Monday and a game on Saturday. And the very few other dance class offered was not good for me.

I knew chips were not healthy but granola bars? Rice cakes? and all breads, even whole wheat? Seriously? Or is it you just found out that is what works for you?


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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/24/2011 8:17AM

    I'm glad you are feeling better!

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