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About the Lotteria

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I am sorry that the purpose of these photos is not clear yet. This is the first time I have scanned and uploaded photos to a blog.

I got this game in Mexico during a visit in 2004. It was a Copper Canyon Tour with Overseas Adventure Travel. The leader was teaching us a bit of Spanish vocabulary in preparation for a home visit and dinner so that we could communicate with our hosts. To practice, we each had a different playing card ( see #5 above). The leader then would pronounce one of the words ( see back of brown card for list) and each of us would try to see if that word was on out card. If so, we would then place a bingo type marker on the word on our card. It wasn't too easy because the written word didn't sound ( to us ) like the word as printed on the card.

I mentioned this game on my private group, Change is Good, to see if some of oour Texan members would be able to use it. Then John, one of our fearless leaders, started asking questions about the game.

I hope this explanation is sufficient and the Loteria game can find a new home and players. emoticon

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MONTY68 6/16/2011 3:23PM

    Hi Sunny
It does sound like a good way in learning a language. Thanks for sharing the game.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 6/15/2011 2:34PM

    That is really interesting! It is a great way to learn a language! Visuals are always so helpful!!

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HAGIN2010 6/15/2011 2:24PM

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing with us Sunny. emoticon

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MOM4407 6/15/2011 11:13AM

    I have several of the games. We play this game at school all the time. The festivals and the carnivals it is a fun game and for those of you who do not know Spanish it is a fun way to learn.

Sunny I think you did emoticon scanning the pictures.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/15/2011 11:11AM

    emoticonfun way to learn a language. I have a french bingo game.

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DIDMIS 6/15/2011 4:04AM

    Sunny I have seen the game played even in ur nursing homes here in south Texas as most of the residents were Spanish speaking.
No,, I don't want the game. Mom was a bingo player and we played just for fun when I was a kid. If mom played at a fair or something though she won a prize every time.

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RASCALSMOMMA 6/15/2011 12:34AM

    Hugs to you sweetie but i guess i dont get the word picture! lol sorry.. Laurie

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GWCANNON 6/15/2011 12:29AM

    interesting emoticon emoticon

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Trivia Winners for April

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Grand Prize winner is Monty with 98% emoticonWay to go! emoticon

Running alone in second is Marcy with 95% - Great job Marcy!! emoticon

Tied in third place are me and MOM4407 with 92% emoticon

Very close in 4th place is Irene with 91%

Every one at or above 90% won a Monthly Trivia Award from SparkPeople !

Audry finished at 80%, a very respectable finish! emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 5/4/2011 9:53PM

    Audrey - it's called depression drugs!!! JK not!!!!

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MONTY68 5/4/2011 7:45PM

Thank you Sunny for posting the results and congratulations to all that played in April.


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AUDREYFAE 5/4/2011 5:55PM


Thanks for finding a way to make my score sound not so bad, amongst all you stellar trivia brains. I am having fun answering the questions, not sure why, but it does keep me happy and signing into Spark.

(MARCY must have been taking drugs in April, or come off of them, what a score! change. I'm just kidding MARCY, I'm impressed!!!)

I'm glad to be a part of the Trivia Challenge,

Audrey emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 5/3/2011 8:18PM

    Great Blog Sunny!!!!!

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DR1939 5/3/2011 6:02PM

    emoticon to all.

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More about my life in"Sunnyland"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

emoticonTo everyone!

Tuesday we got 1 1/2" of rain and so I drove my car to the library, plus going to the gym was the next stop in my plan. Now I've said before that life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans. Driving to the library, 'life' happened to me again!

The car was difficult to accelerate and I tried another gear which didn't help. Then, like a big light bulb going off, I realised that I probably had a flat tire. I haven't had one in so many years that I wasn't sure what it should 'feel' like. When I parked in front of the lib. I checked and sure enough my front left was VERY flat and sitting on the rim. I called a tow truck from the inside of the library. Did I mention how much rain we got?

I had him take me directly to Sam's Club. (On and off, I had remembered being told I should have my tires replaced before LAST winter, so I figured it was past time) Sam's didn't have any record of me replacing any tires on my 2002 Saturn. I looked stupidly emoticonat him and asked if it was possible that the car still had factory tires on it, he looked, sure enough they were. I ordered a new set of Goodrich tires, which happened to be on a special.

So, my new tires ended up costing a whopping total of $305 including tax and mounting/balancing. That also included regular tire rotation and rebalancing for the life of the tires plus free road assistance if I need a tire change during the life of the tires. Yesterday I took the tow truck's bill to State Farm and they gave me a check for the entire amount!

So anyway on Tuesday, after getting my auto re-rubbered, I made my planned trip to the gym. Now, I had not done much ST since leaving Curves at the end of December. I figured I would have lost some strength in those four months. That said, I was appalled at HOW MUCH I had lost! emoticon emoticonNo wonder I had gained weight! ( Of course, it had NOTHING to do with all the 1/2 price easter goodies I had OR the fact that I had been out to dinner a lot more than usual lately.) emoticon

Yesterday, I was out in my front garden picking the daffodils that had been flattened by the rain, When what to my wondering eyes did appear, blooming trout lilies! I looked a little further and saw the peeping blooms of blood root! God was showing me the promise that spring really was on the way, despite the snow flakes appearing during the day.

Last night the weatherman explained all of our cold weather and the horrible outbreaks of deadly tornadoes to the east and south. A strong "La Nina"! The jet stream has been coming from the west then sweeping directly down into Texas before heading northeast and causing the deadly weather there. A news man also explained that the tornadoes were deadlier due to the spread of people moving into areas previously unoccupied by people.....
Two years ago we had a deadly tornado touch down about 10 miles north of here. Torn down were less than 5 year old houses in an area that previously held only fields and trees.

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MONTY68 4/29/2011 11:27PM

    Hi Sunny
Great blog,
Glad you paid attention to how your car was acting up. I think it is amazing that you had the original tires. I thought I did well going 5 years. that sounds like a good price also. I have State Farm but don't have towing, as I had 5 years of free towing with the car. Thanks for saying that, I need to call State Farm and add it.
I think I read somewhere on Spark, that we start losing muscle after 2 weeks without exercise.

I get confused over La NIna and El Nina and don't remember which one creates more hurricanes. We are 1 month away from hurricane season.
Thank you for sharing

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/29/2011 8:53AM

    You have had a lot going on in Sunnyland. You did a great job of taking care of your tire situation.

I hate how we lose muscle when we don't use it....just doesn't seem fair. I bet Curves is pretty interesting, because you can see just how much you have lost by the settings on the machines.

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DIDMIS 4/28/2011 8:43PM

    Nice Blog Sunny in Sunnyland. Say I think you got a good deal on the tires.
And State Farm pays my toll also if I need it and a rental car if I need it. Both of these not too expensive.

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DIDMIS 4/28/2011 8:43PM

    Nice Blog Sunny in Sunnyland. Say I think you got a good deal on the tires.
And State Farm pays my toll also if I need it and a rental car if I need it. Both of these not too expensive.

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-PAULA 4/28/2011 4:55PM

    Love that title!

Sorry about that flat tire but 10+ years on factory tires is GREAT! I know that was a pleasant surprise when your insurance company gave you that check for the tow!

About your strength loss/weight gain, I'll remember that next time I'm on an extended vacation from fitness. I admit sometimes I do take a week or two off without considering the consequences.

Haven't watched much news - thanks for explaining about El Nina. Maybe that's why our temp reached 93 today. Just saw our news radar and storms are coming our way.

Stay safe.

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RASCALSMOMMA 4/28/2011 4:47PM

    Thanks Sunny for the "weather" report! HUGS to you as well

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SUNNYWBL 4/28/2011 4:46PM

    Yes, that inexpensive rider on my car insurance has been very worthwile. Especially since the reason for the tow will be expensive on it's own!

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SUZYMOBILE 4/28/2011 4:30PM

    Excellent that your insurance covered the tow!

And thanks for the explanation of all the tornadoes. I wondered if it wasn't El Nino or something.

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Re: KASEYCOFF's Blog - Day 109: Routines(To Be Cont.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I would like to tell you I'm a rollercoaster type of gal, but on average I'm not! But planned roller coaster ride,s I like! When I was in my 'formative' years, we sometimes went to an amusement park near Willow Grove, PA. It had three levels of roller coaster rides - easy called the ___?_, medium called the Alps, and a scare you to death - The Thunderbolt. I was born logical . I pondered how to achieve The Thunderbolt. I longed to ride The Thunderbolt, but it scared me spitless!

I decided to started on the small one until it became ho-hum, I then started riding the Alps until it also became NBD. Then I rode The Thunderbolt, yes I DID! But just once was plenty - enough plenty!

There is an old poem called, "Somebody said it couldn't be done."

Ever since I saw a movie called, "Beneath The Ten Mile Reef" I had dreamed of seeing that for myself. When my eight year younger brother joined the Navy. I was kinda jealous, then he went into the submarine service and I was even more jealous! The last straw was when he became a Navy scuba diver. But I was a girl. Girls were never allowed to have THAT much fun.

In the '60's, civilian scuba diving became doable. Then my DH decided to take a class. In those days obtaining diving certification required 12 weekly classes of 3 hours each. And so in my early thirties I found myself taking the scuba diving class along with my DH. Oh, and by the way I needed to learn how to swim! I only knew how to hold my breath and swim underwater and how to do the 'doggy paddle'.

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VIAFREE 5/11/2011 8:50PM

    Sunny, I see you are an achiever, you are definately an asset to have as a friend here on SP. And Rah! Rah! Rah! for the Roller Coaster and Scuba duba diving girl!! emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 4/20/2011 12:13AM


I have to say, I wasn't competing with my brother, I was jealous that it was easier for boys to live those dreams. I fulfilled my dream later, when it was possible...........

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MONTY68 4/19/2011 11:31PM

    Hi Sunny
A very interesting b log. What I felt, was a young girl who had dreams and created them as an experience. The last roller coaster for me was about 13 years ago,
I liked your dream about scuba diving and eventually doing it. I think that is wonderful. I believe if we can dream it, we can accomplish it.
Thank you for sharing this

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DIDMIS 4/19/2011 11:11PM

    Sunny, I rode the roller coaster once because I didn't know any better.
I rode it again because my sister called me chicken.
I screamed and screamed and promised God if I got out of it alive I would never get on one again and I haven't.
DID YOU SEE BIGGEST LOSER TONIGHT. Now those were some terrifying things also.

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RASCALSMOMMA 4/19/2011 7:25PM

    You have had your share of adventures Sunny; I think its called LIFE! HUGS Laurie

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KASEYCOFF 4/19/2011 5:34PM

    Oho, I think mebbe you ARE a roller-coaster kind of gal, lol... I used to live not too far from Willow Grove. It didn't have an amusement park by then (1980s) but people still talked about the one that had been there. I guess Hershey Park kind of put the 'mom and pop' operations out of business.

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NELLIEC 4/19/2011 4:15PM

    Sounds much more adventurous than me. But then I didn't have any brothers to compete with. emoticon

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Facing My Reality, Part II

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Whether you noticed or not, I reset my weight tracker - again. emoticonSigh...

I have not been logging my food and getting enough exercise and we all know where this always leads - Repeat after me - We gain weight!

The first thing I did was take all my LARGER slacks , jackets, jeans, and blouses to Good Will! That gives me NO LARGER CLOTHES TO GROW BACK INTO!

I recently mentioned that my Omron was not tracking well and sometimes not working. I took it apart several days ago and used canned air to blow it out. It didn't help. Although the new tether that I bought has arrived, the new Omron still has not! emoticonI am walking every day, again, and soon I will restart logging my food again. I will get there again.

All of this goes to prove yet again that , "I am a fallible human". Then again, aren't we all?

One great thing I did this week was be healthy enough to donate a pint of my blood to the Red Cross. emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/10/2011 11:49PM

    Good reminder about what happens when we don't track and don't exercise.

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JHADZHIA 4/9/2011 11:40PM

    Glad you know the problem and are getting back into it. I know the feeling. I have really slacked off in this surgery recovery. Nine pounds later :(
What say we get it back together!
We can do this!
Thank you for donating blood! In spite of all the surgeries I have had, I never had a transfusion, but there is always a first time.

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RASCALSMOMMA 4/9/2011 11:37PM

    we are ALL facing reality of one type or another honey. Youll get there. HUGS!

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MONTY68 4/9/2011 7:09PM

    Hi Sunny
Congratulations on donating blood. I like what you wrote, no excuses and taking responsibility for your weight gain. You also made a commitment and have a plan to get back on your healthy journey and I know that you WILL do it.

Thank you for sharing.

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DIDMIS 4/9/2011 5:40PM

    How much did the blood weigh emoticon
Seriously I am sorry you gained but you will lose it. You are a determined woman. emoticon
I couldn't even donate enough blood for my surgery several years ago and had to take iron tablets before i could donate what I did. Soon we will see you go
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SUZYMOBILE 4/9/2011 5:01PM

    I know you can do it, Sunny, because you've done it before, and because it's finally spring!!

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MNNICE 4/9/2011 3:56PM

    Way to get back on track! I just started donating blood a couple years ago -- it's a good feeling to be able to celebrate our good health by donating blood!

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