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Random A-Z Thoughts about me. Thanks to natplummer

Friday, March 02, 2012

A. Age: 54

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore that you hate: mopping floors

D. Dogs: 2 Soldier and Prowler

E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE

F. Favorite color: Purple

G. Gold or Silver: Gold

H. Height: 5'2"

I. Instruments you play: pans with my granddaughter, clairanet in the old days.

J. Job title: Retired Teacher

K. Kids: 4 grown men now

L. Live: Roscommon Michigan

M. Mother's name: Margaret

N. Nicknames: Tree (T)

O. Overnight hospital stays: 6 Weeks after the car accident and 5 days after each baby.

P. Pet peeves: People talking loudly in public places

Q. Quote from a movie: "go ahead, make my day"

R. Right- or left-handed: Right

S. Siblings: Older brother, younger sister, Yep Im a poor middle child.

T. Tattoos & Piercings: Ears- ears are pierced and I have a tat on my back and one on my foot

U. Underwear: yes I wear them.

V. Vegetable(s) you hate: not a one, I love them all.

W. What makes you run late: Nothing unless I am with someone and they are late.

X. X-Rays you've had: not a post on me that hasnt been x rayed.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Cookies :-)

Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes

Totally random facts about me! Let me know if you fill this out, too! emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 10/28/2012 12:50AM


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PUGLOVER1999 5/12/2012 10:56AM

    Glad to get to know more about you!

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SUPER3800 3/17/2012 12:35PM

  GIRAFFES? Ah...this fits in with your wanna be 5 foot 10 inches dream.... emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/2/2012 8:31AM

    Awesome!! Are you sure we're not sisters ;-)

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Grandkids say the darndest things...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I just had to share this little story. My grand daughter who was 4 in August is now the swearing nazi. She will cover her mouth and say ummm if she hears a word she thinks is a bad word.I am happy she is not repeating these bad words, dont get me wrong. The other day I gave her some alphabet pictures to color. The first one was an astronaut. Aubrianna looked at it and gave me a funny look but started to color. The teacher in me wanted to make sure she knew the letter A and the sound it makes.(She is in preschool after all). She pointed to the letter A and said A. She gave me the sound, but would not say what he was. I thought oh my, she doesnt know what he is! As I was having the thoughts about the space program being taken out of her life she leaned over to me and cupped her hand to my ear and said, Mi mi, he is a butt tro naut! I looked at her and said a what? she said he is a butttornaut. I cant say what he is, his name has a naughty word in it. Oh my how do I explain this one! I smiled and said oh ok. I had to leave the room and laugh by buttronaut off. Ya gotta love little children.
Anyway Just had to share this... Have a great day.

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PUGLOVER1999 5/12/2012 10:58AM

    Made me literally lol!

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    Cute. My GS who is only 18 months blurted out oh S^4t. My DD and SIL are learning to curb their mouths too!

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GGMOM06 2/22/2012 5:38PM

    emoticon How precious, it is wonderful really and hope it continues through her "on the school bus" experience.

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100 miles in 100 days.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So the journey begins again. My small little town is doing its best to get everyone up and moving. One way this is happening is by hosting this walking program in our local high school. One of the teachers has mapped out several routes throughout the school to walk. You can walk up and down the main corridor 11 times for a mile, or add in the little wings and do it 3 times for 1 mile. This has been very successful and as of the last 2 years I have succeeded. I should mention our school is 100 miles from the mighty bridge that is in my background picture on my spark page, so we all think we are walking up to the bridge in 100 days. This walking program not only gets people up and moving but it gets them out and being social. It is nice to see them standing and talking after the walking. I got behind 2 women last year, who were slower than me, but they were discussing a recipe, I finally asked one of them to copy it down and bring it tomorrow. She was happy to do it and I think even happier to get me off their heels. Gosh I didn't mean to invade but it sounded so delish! I guess I am blogging about this walk because I am ready to get motivated again, I need something to look forward to, even if it is just totalling my miles on a big chart in a high school cafeteria. I normally love to walk and lately I have loved to not walk, so heres to my kick start! Wish me luck!!!

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TREESA57 4/18/2012 7:08AM

    Just an update, It is April and I have 15 miles left. I am running out of time but will make it to goal. My friend and I walk from my house to the high school and walk the cross country running trail through the woods. this gives us a total of 4 miles by the time we get home. We just need another nice day to get me going. Hurry up spring.

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/31/2012 8:09AM

    What an awesome idea! I wish you success in your venture! Remember to enjoy the process!


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The spark wheel

Monday, January 16, 2012

Today I decided the spark wheel not only makes me feel old, but it hates me. I should probably explain that a little.When I first joined spark people, there was no bonus spin for gathering 25 points, This makes me sound old when I say that. Also when I first began my spark journey, we had a set limit of points we were able to earn a day, again dont I sound old, back in the day....which is really no big deal. I am not complaining about it, I just think oh my even spark people has changed enough since I joined that I can say when I joined this is what we had.... The food tracker is different, the exercises are way better, the polls and quizzes are more accessible and I even enjoy a lot more recipes. But I digress. The spark wheel and I do not get along. It hates me!! The majority of the time its highest point is a 10. I am lucky to get a 20 or a 25. I NEVER get a 100. Prizes? are you kidding? I think prizes on the wheel is just for newbes. But I spin it daily anyway and get my little 3 or 5 points and move on with my life. When I do get my 25 points and get to spin the bonus wheel, guess what!! The same thing little bitty numbers!!I am stubborn though I will not give up. I will continue to spin that wheel until it decided I am an ok person.I have stopped hitting the mouse so hard when I hit spin, maybe that will help. I also walk away and dont watch it spin, do you think that will work???? any suggestion is welcome. I hate feeling old and being hated by the wheel!!
Thanks for reading!!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/17/2012 8:06AM

    I HAVE A QUESTION TOO!en we do the extra spin it says to share with a friend on your spark page comment area! If we click on it is it being sent to Facebook as well?

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SUPER3800 1/16/2012 9:46AM

  I hit 20 points on the wheel three out of four days one week. I kind of like it as it is, so do NOT go changing it! I have also hit for 100 points and 500 points. Maybe at your advanced age, you just don't have the strength to spin it properly. Check with the exercises Nicole posts to see if she has any you could use to improve your spin strength. Are you drinking too much coffee? That could effect you too or make your vision blurry so you could not see the numbers on the wheel properly. Try cutting down on your morning coffee. If these suggestions don't help, just admit that you are a jinx, and quit buying lotto tickets too. (all said in jest to my good friend, Theresa)

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I am so NOT a techie!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I really thought I was a slight techie. I know and admit I am not patient enough for my
Garmin watch. I had to have KG Possible program that silly thing for me. I wore it a lot when it was new and exciting but it just didnt hold my fleeting attention span. So my newest tecie toy was an ipod. My boys had them, they looked fun. I like games and music so for Birthday or Christmas the boys got together and mom got a great gift. Well somehow I figured out how to download the couch to 5k program on there. Wow how fun is that? The last time I did the program(that would be a year ago) I did it in silence. This time I am going to program a song list to play while I train. Note to self, do not try this again while running. Not only is it dangerous but ipods fly really far when you drop it on a moving belt on a treadmill. But to make this confession of mine short, I have a play list on there now. It took me awhile but its there. I am now going back to angry birds. THANKS TO SUPER38OO I am hooked on that dumb game and stuck on level 15.
Tomorrow I run to all my favorite singers!

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KGPOSSIBLE 1/3/2012 10:30PM

    lol!!!! Your blog is too funny! Just call me...I'll get you all straightened out! I think I will finally be able to come see only took 2 years at this stupid company. Is the beginning of April any resemblance of a good time to come?????

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SUPER3800 11/16/2011 4:12PM

  I think you do fine with "techie" stuff. The Garmin watch is a bit complex, but it has been great to "borrow" it from you this summer. It has been a big help in pacing, and accurate mileage tracking. As for being hooked on Angry Birds, join the club! (PS, if you get stuck, let a teenager get you through that level! They are great at it.)

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