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Magnificent Saturday

Saturday, May 07, 2011

A Saturday all to myself. Hubby gone to Car Rally about 1 1/2 hours away. Last full day to clean the house for company next week. Garage sale went well. Hubby out did himself. We still have 3 pieces of furniture and 2 bikes but they will go next time maybe. Don't have a lot left. GOOD! God hubby in mood to get rid of things. Need to keep that motivation. So much to do...where to start.

Am proud of myself..doing a challenge for the first time...I'm a shooting Star...aiming to shoot to the stars. Starting to keep track of my food...better. Was actually within my calorie range yesterday. And we ate out last night. Making better choices.

So excited to get my arms around daughter and her boyfriend on Wednesday night. He's been teasing me about the hot the sun is when it's been rainy and wet and dreary around here. He's a nice young man. We'll see if he stays around or not. It will take someone special and only my daughter gets to make that call. But the guys keep getting better and better and nicer and nicer. They are going to ask my hubby to go down to Florida for Father's Day present so he can take him to NASCAR Race. He will be estatic. He'll go there in a heartbeat. It's hard not to tell him. But looking forward to seeing his reaction.

We are going for a massage next Friday. Can't wait. Shoulders hurt from working on computer all the time at work.

Then my son graduates college on my Saturday. What a nice BD present. He really graduated in Dec but will walk with the class. So proud of him and graduating with honors. When we paid for it...he didn't take it serious...but working retail and married and helping wife get through to her masters and her urging...he went back and finished...with worked full time and married. So proud of him. He's was so much easier if I had done it the first's like DUH! But knew he was capable of it...when he wanted to do it. best friend who lives 10 hours away is coming out for their niece's graduation that same weekend and then they are coming to stay for a couple of days! I mean I have the BEST few days of my life coming up...AWESOME. Am taking a couple days off work...and I CAN hardly contain myself today! And then it will be over and only memories.

Oh well need to get on with my day....

Making better choices with food and tracking and fun week to look forward to.

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JUNEBUG150 5/8/2011 10:15AM

    I just love the excitement in your blog! It made me feel excited for you! Have lots of fun this week with your challenge and with your company. Congratulations to your son, graduating with honors, that's wonderful!!

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CHARMIAN2 5/8/2011 6:44AM

  Have fun with your company!!!

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MONAMOM 5/7/2011 10:06PM

    WOOHOO!! Keep that excitement going!! emoticon

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SCHNOOTIE 5/7/2011 8:29PM

    I can literally see your excitement, lol. Your blog is sparkling with it like glitter and fairy dust. I love you enthusiasm about the challenge as well. We are gonna have a ton of fun. It is not easy to make better choices while eating out, so for today, you are my hero. emoticon

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REDMEL 5/7/2011 6:33PM

    Wow it sounds like you are going to have some amazing experiences! So excited for you and good luck with all of your goals for the challenge!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/7/2011 3:34PM

    You have a lot of exciting events coming up and your best friend coming too!!! AWESOME!!! Have fun and make some more wonderful memories!!! ENJOY every moment! Congratulations to your son for graduating and walking with his class.
Have a Super Mother's Day!!!

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MALKS_ARIA 5/7/2011 2:31PM

    emoticon (close as i could get to a shoooting star for ya....)

Sounds like you got lots of company coming... WOOOHOO!

Sounds wonderful - have a great visit! emoticon


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MESEATURTLE 5/7/2011 12:38PM

    Let's all rock this challenge together!!!!!
Hope u have a blast with your best friend!!! There is nothing in the world better than catching up with old friends!

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NHGRL68 5/7/2011 8:46AM

    I'm excited about the challenge too:-) It sounds like you are off to a great start. I hope you have a GREAT weekend:-) emoticon

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JAMARIGOLD 5/7/2011 8:45AM

    Thanks for sharing such an upbeat blog! I'm happy for you! Welcome to the Shooting Stars*** This is my second time and I sure hope to do better this time. Didn't even come near to my 5% last time, but I had a lot of fun with the challenges. Have a great weekend! We can do it!!
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ANATASHIKI 5/7/2011 8:35AM

    great to see you so excited and happy!good luck with the challenge!

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, May 06, 2011

The weather was gorgeous yesterday. Sun was shining...beautiful. First day of garage sale went well. Sold several large pieces of furniture. Hubby is awesome at this. Added a few more things last night. Praying the big stuff sells. 5 days until daughter...whoopee!

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LAURIETAIT 5/7/2011 10:04AM

    We had a fabulous Friday here too. I need to get motivated and have a long needed garage sale. Good for you for taking care of business.

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MALKS_ARIA 5/6/2011 11:07PM

    Glad the weather is doing well for you... and glad you are actually "Selling" it.... It is always so frustrating the times you pull it all out.. and people just drive by and don't stop....

Have a great weekend!

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JOLOVESRUM 5/6/2011 11:04PM

    I am so glad the weather cooperated for you. Nothing more satisfying then getting a job done, other then it being fun while doing it. Hope the rest of the garage sale goes just a smoothly.

Don't forget to weigh in tomorrow.
woohoo we are going to do it.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/6/2011 1:51PM

    Hope hubby does great again today and gets rid of all the big stuff. I have noticed the countdown is on til your DD is home!!! WOOHOO!!

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ARLENE_MOVES 5/6/2011 8:31AM

    WTG hubby!! Glad you are getting rid of the big stuff.

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Terrific thursday

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Hubby has garage sale about ready. He put most of it together. Left overs from last year we had packed away. We have some big pieces of furniture from my dad we are hoping to get rid of. Kept them in garage thinking maybe kids would want them or whatever. We won't use them as they aren't anything we would use so decided to put them out and hoping/praying they will sell. Always thought we might use them...we won't so both of us finally decided to try to get rid of them. Hubby finally in the mood to part with some of them Hurray! What we don't sell he said we can get rid of. Yipee! He is a packrat...but realizes we need to get rid of things...small step...but we are getting there. Probably key is having a sale every year. He really gets into it and loves to barter and wheel and deal. Guess we just need to do it! If we stay in the habit it makes it easier.

Last couple of days really been trying to count what I eat better.

Off to seize the day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/6/2011 1:01AM

    Sure hope you are able to get rid of everything this year and make some money to boot!!! Keep up the great work as you continue tracking your food.

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JOLOVESRUM 5/5/2011 9:36PM

    Sounds like a productive day. Glad to hear you are getting better a tracking your food intake. Soon it will become habit and you will track your food without thinking. Shortly after that before you know it you will be approaching your healthy goals.


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ARLENE_MOVES 5/5/2011 7:43PM

    When my MIL passed, DH's brother and DH decided they didn't want any of it, so had an auctioneer come to the home. So glad they did as none of it ended up in my house. I think the pertentage rate they charge for selling is high now, but several years ago it was reasonable.

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MALKS_ARIA 5/5/2011 9:38AM

    Sooo understand, but glad you are getting stuff slowly gone.... (My mother-in-law left a legacy of stuff over and above what anyone can use... when she passed this last year.... and it's rough) ..... We are now having to go through decide what we will need... we even found a dehydrator we didn't know we had (and Dan was given a new one for his birthday this year).... a whole another set of flatware (we already have almost plenty of each).... etc... SOOO I so understand....

Sounds like you are doing a good job with the food tracker... keep up the good work!

and continue to SEIZE the DAY / Carpe Diem!

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ANATASHIKI 5/5/2011 9:01AM

    unfortunately we don't have garage sales here, if we did maybe my mom would accept to get rid of some precious things nobody used in the last 30-40 years!so I have to secretly throw away some , luckily she started to forget things, so I can play innocent . as for my things, I give them away or throw them without mercy-not so good with not buying anymore other things to replace them , but I'm working on that.

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Slept much better last night. Went to exercise with Mom. She was about out of hubby and i went to refill it for her and tried to pick up some healthy foods...they hardly had any fruit that I like. Also did a little on garage sale. Hubby had taken this on and is doing GREAT! I hate them and people looking through your stuff and he loves it! I say go for it.

Have networking luncheon today.

Kinda bored at work right now. Can't wait for co-worker to come back to work rom vacation...but debbie downer has been ok recently. I can work with that. 7 days and counting until daughter comes home, I can't wait!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/4/2011 10:07PM

    Hope the yard sale is a great success and you are able to get rid of everything!!! Sounds like hubby is enjoying it!!

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MALKS_ARIA 5/4/2011 9:43AM

    Sounds Like a good Day so far... Hope it stays that way!!

:) Hope you make mega $$ from the yard sale !

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Torrentially Raining Tuesday

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Woke up at 2 am. Been awhile since I've done that. Laid in bed for 40 minutes and decided to get up. Hate this when I do this. I wake up and then start thinking about things and can't go back to sleep and then hubby starts snoring and then I'm done for. Figure I might as well get up and do something.

Hubby is running a garage sale this Thursday/Friday. It's a community wide sale and he figured he might as well dive in and do one also. Had a big one last year my best friend came out to help with and they boxed things up nice and neat. Might as well open the doors and see what else we can get rid of. I'm not taking day guess he'll run it with Mom.

Had a good food day yesterday and got a work out at Curves with Mom last night.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/4/2011 10:05PM

    Hope you have been able to get some restful sleep. Glad you and Mom worked out at Curves. Good luck on that garage sale!!

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MALKS_ARIA 5/3/2011 10:00AM

    Hang in :) I hate it when i can't sleep too, You aren't alone! Glad you had a good food day yesterday... and got to get to the gym! Wooohooo!

Good Luck on the Garage Sale.. that's on the agenda for *next* weekend for us (the 13th & 14th)

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    I do this same sleep thing you mention. I went through a very bad spell about 2 weeks ago when I went with little to no sleep for 9 nights in a row. It was terrible. I finally went to the doctor for it and am back on track now (although I woke up at 3:30 this morning and that's why I'm on SP so ridiculously early). Back to bed for me - good luck with the yard sale. Pat

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