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My 30 in 30 - Day 25

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Today's topic: A picture of your favorite super hero and why it's your favorite.

Hand's down, it's Wonder Woman! I like her because she represents strong, self-assured, and independence in women. She's awesome. I miss those old Wonder Woman shows on TV, with Lynda Carter. Growing up, this was one of my favorite shows.

I even dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween once, for my Girl Guide Halloween Party. I got first prize! Yeaaaaa! My costume was so great (thanks to my wonderful Mommy) that it didn't even matter that my hair is blonde rather than brunette.

I haven't participated in any Halloween parties in almost 20 years. I have some adult friends that go to parties such as this all the time. I don't go because none of the men in my life over the years were interested; and this is one of those things that is best done as a couple... the reason I don't go as a single woman.

Anyway, if I did, I think I'd still like to go as Wonder Woman again. It might be fun to see that from an adult point of view, as opposed to my teenage point of view before. I'd dye my hair this time, though, with some of that temporary hair color. The only thing I never figured out was that spin thing to change my clothes. I'll have to keep working on that! :-D

Wanna know the story behind the creation of Wonder Woman?... Click this link to see a video telling the story. Cool!

Here she is... the only 'real' Wonder Woman for me.

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EDWARDS1411 6/28/2011 9:34PM

    Thanks for the link. Didn't agree with a lot of the commentators remarks - as I thought the series captured the comic series pretty good. Lynda Carter really played Wonder Woman perfectly and I too cannot imagine anyone else playing the role!

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Detour for Advice

Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm taking a small detour from my 30 in 30. I just need some advice. I mentioned this in another blog last month.

How do you get past being in love with someone who is just not good for you? I think he hates me. He doesn't want to even consider being friends. We have some very bad history... but the good stuff we shared together is stuck in my heart. I can't stop thinking about it. It's been a year since we've even had a conversation. I see him all the time and yet we don't ever talk. It's confusing and painful. I sent him a get well card and a b'day card recently. I'm wondering if that was a smart move. It really did come from my heart. He never knew I was in love with him. I never told him and I still think it would be a bad idea to tell him. I just want to be friends again.... real friends. I have prayed for God to lift it from me; but so far it's still there. Am I dreaming? How do I turn off my heart with this matter? My counselor says that it could be that I'm just putting his face to the lonely place in my heart; because he's there. I'm not sure. Maybe I just need more counseling on this point.

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TRACYZABELLE 6/27/2011 2:20AM

    We can not MAKE someone love you or like you. I am sorry it hurts but it is best to just leave it alone.. when you set something free if it comes back it is yours if not it was never meant to be.. Pray on it. I know you can get past this.

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EDWARDS1411 6/26/2011 8:32AM

    Oh this is tough. Did he acknowledge your cards? It sounds like he didn't and I think that's the queue to cease and desist. Your counsellor may very well be correct in his advice and I would seek him out to get some ideas on how to redirect your feelings to get over this guy.

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/25/2011 7:29PM

    Thank you so very much friends. You really have helped more than I can say.


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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/25/2011 7:11PM

    Dear sweet friend, if it is right, it will happen. You can only encourage the relationship and then let it go.

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 6/25/2011 12:32AM

    In a situation like this I don't think it is a good idea - or even possible to be friends. You just have to retrain your brain.

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JULIA1154 6/24/2011 11:24PM

  This is a tough, very painful situation to be in. I think the key, however, is to realize that friendship is - and MUST be - a two way street. You want to be friends, he doesn't. It's painful but necessary to accept that this is going no where.

Similarly, while you deeply believe that you love him, what you love is your view of him. He not only doesn't love YOU, he has no interest in being friends, so clearly is NOT as dear and lovable as you believe him to be.

I know it's very, very hard but try NOT to see him. If you work together, tune him out. Pretend to yourself you're allergic to him. Get out and spend time with other people that DO enjoy you and wish to be friends. Love yourself more. Continue in counseling. Hang in there.

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My 30 in 30 - Day 24

Friday, June 24, 2011

Today's topic:
A picture of something you wish you could change.

Something I wish I could change? You mean other than my life? LOL

For starters, I wish I could change my financial situation... which would change my living situation because I could own my own home again instead of living in government subsidized housing; I would have enough money for food, I wouldn't have to use coupons if I didn't want to. I could go get a hair cut and not feel guilty about spending the money. I could buy food and not feel guilty that I'm not spending it on bills. I could go to a movie. I could buy new books instead of looking for free books, or once a year or so treating myself to a used one. I could afford to start dating. I could buy my first car... finally!!! I could afford to give as much to the church as I would like... and I could go on and on.

I would also like to change things about my personality. I would like to be the me that I am on the inside... the one I've always been in there; that the world has yet to see.

I'd like to change the clock that I have on the wall. It's brass. It bothers me now. I don't like brass anymore.

I'd like to change winter. It's wayyyy to cold and has wayyyy too much snow.

But outside of all that, I'd settle for changing my belly. I've lost so much weight and I still feel like my belly is huge. It's not... most of the time in my eyes it looks like it is. It can get super bloated now and then (thanks to perimenopause, which I'd also like to change)... so bloated that I've taken pics of myself and I look like I'm pregnant. It's horrible. It's very hard to cover that with clothing. But thankfully it's not always like that and it can disappear as fast as it appears. I'd like to take that belly weight and push it up into my boobs. I used to have a flat belly and big boobs.... exactly how I like it. It's reversed now. I don't like that. But I am blessed that I'm no longer way over 200 lbs. Now I'm a more realistic number. God is good.

All of this is stuff I'd like to change... but truthfully... if I don't get to change it, I won't be overly bothered by it. Comme ci comme ca!

Well, since this a photo blog series, I have to put a photo on here... but I'm not about to post the photo of my big belly that I took looking in the mirror. LOL Here's the belly I would like to have. I could post a photo of the boobs I used to have or would like to have... but I think I'll spare you that. LOL

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/26/2011 12:08PM

    LOL Thanks EDWARDS1411. You are so right. I just remember the days when my hip bones were out past my belly. But those were the days when I was underweight and couldn't gain. Later... in my 20's... I was great. I had a hard flat belly. I didn't know it at the time, but now that I look at old pics of myself I'm realizing why I had so many guys chasing me. It's like I'm looking at photos of someone else. Bit of a weird feeling. I guess it's a blessing that I didn't realize it then.

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EDWARDS1411 6/26/2011 8:24AM

    Yup nice pic of a nice belly for sure. But I don't trust pics anymore as so many of them are airbrushed now and it seems to me that what I see in real life is that no matter how slim most women are most show some sort of belly - it's genetics and just being a woman!

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."

So true if we really followed these wise words!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/25/2011 9:05AM

    WELL THAT IS HOT, LOL~~ I think we all want to change our belly ! Want a pic of mine-- HAHA

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My 30 in 30 - Day 23

Friday, June 24, 2011

Topics of the day:
A picture of your favorite book & why it is your favorite.
A picture of what is in your bag

There is a long list of books that I love. Any one of them could be my favorite. For example "Getting Through What You're Going Through" by Robert A. Schuller is one that helped me over a major hurdle in my life... my divorce. For years afterward I went through guilt of being a divorced woman. I don't believe in divorce. I still don't even though I am divorced. As a Christian I feel guilty about that. For years I read what the bible says and I didn't know how to get past it. Robert Schuller's book taught me that it is OK, under certain circumstances, to be divorced. My situation fell into that category.

Then there are my favorite Interior Decorating books... and I have a LOT of them. I also very much love books on Healthy Living.

My favorite though, I guess is not surprise to most; is my bible. It answers every question I have. It guides me through life. It gives me hope. I cannot function without it.

OK... next topic... my purse. Mine has the typical stuff that most women have... a wallet, lipstick, a coupon folder, hair brush, a small crucifix , a mirror compact, pens, credit cards, bank cards, library card, awards cards, ID, MP3 player, cell phone, water bottle, day-timer, the latest book I'm reading, grocery list, laminated bible-verse cards on a ring, business cards, manicure set, maxi pad, chap stick, and eye liner pencils... and now and then if you dig deep enough you might even find some money. LOL

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EDWARDS1411 6/24/2011 10:21PM

    Wow, you sure pack a lot into your purse - made me smile - just like a woman!!!

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My 30 in 30 - Day 22

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today's topic: A picture of an exercise you canít do, but would like to try (and then try it if you want to)

I read today's topic on my list of topics for this series; and I remembered the last couple which talk about dreams. Well, I figured if I'm going to dream big this is another place I can do that. I had to think about this for a few minutes but the first thing that popped into my head was rock climbing. It's never seriously occurred to me to really want to do it, but I could see me enjoying this if I were to get into it. I like things that make me work hard physically. It helps with so many things... not only your overall physical health, but it helps with getting your frustrations out. Anytime I'm feeling frustrated about something nothing works better than working very hard physically. I guess with my dream of skydiving one day (which I mentioned in an earlier blog in this series); rock climbing isn't a huge 'leap'. It kinda fits in along that same line of thinking.

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SPARKYCARLEY 6/24/2011 10:37PM

    Thanks Friends... I'm not so sure how brave I am. So far they're just dreams. I really would love to do these things, but so far the opportunity hasn't appeared.

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EDWARDS1411 6/24/2011 10:17PM

    WooHoo - you ARE one brave gal - skydiving and now rock climbing!! You Go Girl!!!

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LJR4HEALTH 6/22/2011 9:26PM

    I'm with you on can't do would love to but afraid of heights it really does look like so much FUN!

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