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Sunday Sep 4, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Had a nice morning watching my oldest cheer at her first game this am, then fed the kids for free @ the 99 for lunch and had a tasty strawberry chicken salad. I must be rubbing off on my middle child since she ordered a salad as well instead of chic nuggets and fries like her brother and sister. I only have 1 more child to bathe and no other plans for tonight. Could not find a sitter on such late notice. How is your long weekend going?

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APIRLRAIN888 9/4/2011 8:42PM

    awesome!! my wknd is good... sis and her hubby and tot are leaving tomorrow ;p she has been here since irene evac ;p

pregnant ;p it was a fun week, sad to see them leave

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TINKSMOM1 9/4/2011 6:28PM

    Sounds like a good weekend so far! I hope your daughter enjoyed her cheering experience! No plans for us tonight either, but that is not unusual! Enjoy tomorrow too! emoticon emoticon

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Sat, Sep 3, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Many of us including myself can relate to this one due to the power outage from hurricane Irene.

You'll never miss the water, 'til the well runs dry.

- W.C. Handy

Are you grateful for the luxuries in your life?

Even if you've never seen it, you are probably aware of the CBS reality show "Survivor"--16 castaways sent to live on an island to duke it out and vote one another off for $1 million prize. What is most striking about this concept is not the competition, but the absolute gratitude these people hold for things we take for granted every day. The dirty, unpurified water they cling to for life is the same stuff we flush, wash, and cook with every day without batting an eye. They covet and fight for food that we could easily pop in our microwaves or sit down to eat at a restaurant. The very fact that you can read this at your computer signifies that you are one of the most wealthy, educated people on the planet. Take a moment to think about the luxurious and privileged life you live. Give thanks for a whole body, everyday freedoms, your family, and all of the choices you have. Cherish what you have while you have it because you never know when your life could chang e.

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    Very true - thanks for the reminder :).

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SUSIQZER 9/3/2011 7:38AM

    I'm so glad your power is back on! That must have been a long week!!

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BD3269PM 9/3/2011 7:13AM

    What a great reminder to all of us who have so much and oftentimes forget to be grateful for it. Keep on Sparking emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 9/3/2011 6:27AM

    Thanks for the reminder! Glad u got power and safe

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Been without power since Monday and hope to get it back soon! Darn hurricane Irene! Thankful to my parents for taking my kids and I in. I had a great time taking the kids yesterday to Canobie Lake Park and today we went to Hampton Beach with my folks. I had only packed for a day or two for my kids and I so I am also thankful for my mom doing our laundry. Not looking forward to doing the huge pile back at home from my dh. Miss him dearly and hope to be back home shortly.

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CANNIE50 9/1/2011 2:00PM

    What a wonderful mama you have (and I am so glad you are grateful to her - I am sure she is glad to help). I hope your power is restored soon. I am so glad you all are safe. You will be through that mountain of laundry before you know it!

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SUSIQZER 9/1/2011 7:30AM

    I hope your power is back on soon! Yuck!!

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NUOVAELLE 9/1/2011 1:51AM

    I'm glad you and the whole family are safe. I know it's hard to live without power but this will be fixed and I hope it's done soon. Your safety is what matters most.
Take care!

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APIRLRAIN888 8/31/2011 9:32PM

    ;p wow that is a lot of days without power! hope you get it soon too

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LAUREN1257 8/31/2011 9:01PM

    Sorry to hear you are without power but glad to hear your family is safe. Take care!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Healthy Reflections from SP today

Stepping closer to the light at the end of the tunnel

Hard times are inevitable--death, financial struggle, family problems, the loss of a job, depression--all of these tough times are just seasons. Abraham Lincoln once said, "This too shall pass," and you can apply it to both the good times and the bad. The thrill of a new relationship won't endure forever, just as the grief of losing a loved one won't either. So endure the hardships of life, knowing that time will eventually heal your wounds and you will make it through. Think about what struggles have occurred in your life and what they taught you. No matter how dim the light at the end of the tunnel seems, it is still a light. Each day is an opportunity for that light of hope to get closer and closer, until eventually the clouds above your head part and you feel the forgotten sunshine on you again. Overcoming pain makes you stronger and better equipped to handle the next valley.

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APIRLRAIN888 8/28/2011 10:23PM

    awesome!!!!!!! thank you! needed it

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SUETEA 8/28/2011 6:24AM

    Great quote, and it certainly puts things into perspective. Thank you for your thoughtful words.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

SP Healthy Reflections today-
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

- Dale Carnegie

Do You Value the Small Tasks in Life?

Do you ever feel that you will never advance in your life or career and get that opportunity to do something BIG? Don't doubt the importance and impact on doing the smaller jobs in life! The key to this quote is being consistent--despite the level (or lack of) glamour or grandeur of your work. If you must scrub toilets, make them the shiniest, cleanest darn toilets on the block! In all things do the best you can, whether someone is looking or not. If you want to succeed in life, it is important that you have a strong foundation of consistent, hard work. Don't dodge the smaller tasks in an effort to hold out for the glamorous, important jobs. Put value in the small things and you'll reap a huge reward when you're put to the test!

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CCSDESTINY 8/27/2011 11:14PM

    Well Said! emoticon

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CANNIE50 8/27/2011 9:43PM

    So much of my life consists of small, very unglamourous tasks (I'm a full time mom/homemaker). I am a firm believer in taking care of the "business of daily living". It is noteworthy what a difference a made bed can make in the look of a bedroom, and in sending the message for how my day will go. Taking care of little tasks tends to reduce anxiety, as well, which makes my cravings for excess food decrease. Thank you for posting this - I appreciate it.

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APIRLRAIN888 8/27/2011 8:16PM

    awesome thanks

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