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New Year's Resolution!!`

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

None for me! This year I am going to focus on one - and only one - focus each month.

And for January it is to drink my water!! I now have a glass on the kitchen table that I fill with water each time I finish it. Have a bottle in my car and each time I get in or out I take a drink. Well, most every time! Yesterday the water was frozen, but by the time i got home enough had thawed that I was able to drink a bit.

And I have continued my membership of Spark Coach - and feel like I have learned so much. Right now I am in the "motivation" section. That is what I seem to need most - encouragement each day to keep on track. What a great addition to a great website!! Thank you so much, Spark People.


What are you doing today? I just talked to my son who lives in Vancouver, WA and he is watching Lord of the Rings trilogy today. So am thinking about getting my copies out and watching while I work on that jigsaw puzzle.

And, will be drinking that water today!! Just finished a glass and time for a refill!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMJUSTFLUFFY 1/6/2013 11:10AM

    Wow...impressive! You go girl!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2013 8:48AM

    Great idea Barb...keep drinking that water!
We had the Lord of the Rings trilogy on tv in the run up to Christmas, so I've just watched it...lol...

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SPIRALDOWN 1/1/2013 4:02PM

    Great focus.... You can do this

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MSDELISLE 1/1/2013 3:54PM

    I agree...no resodultions for me either but water is on my list of things to do. I am focusing on drinking more during January and hopefully by the end of the month it will be a habit. Happy New Year and much success to you!!!

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    Way to focus!

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from My Sister

Monday, December 31, 2012

From my sister - she always finds the cutest sayings. And this is a good one for the beginning of a new year. YEP - bring it on!!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2013 8:49AM

    Funny!! emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 12/31/2012 2:20PM

    Loveit!!! emoticon

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Christmas at My Daughter's

Friday, December 28, 2012

Had a wonderful day at my Daughter's Christmas.

My granddaughters" Jill is 12 and has such a winning smile, Sami is 19 and is married with a 2 year old stepson (and she is a wonderful little Mother), and Jenni who is 15 and always so loving.

Our little Great-Grandson, comfortable under Great-Grandpa's feet:

Aiden with Grand-pa for that after dinner nap

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MARTHA-ANN 12/29/2012 3:22AM

    Glad you had a good time Barb, those girls sure are growing and the little one is gorgeous! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 12/28/2012 2:22PM

  What a lovely family! Grandkids are great....well, kids too, of course! Happy New Year!

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CREEKLADY1 12/28/2012 1:03PM

  Great pics and glad you had a great CHRISTmas!

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My Daughter, Vicki

Monday, December 03, 2012

I just want to share a couple of pictures of my older daughter, Vicki, who is in a long term health care facility. I know some of you know that she had am "episode" in July of last year. No definite diagnosis - but she has not fully recovered and at this point, may not.

It is hard for me to look at these pictures. Just not my little Appleblossom - that is what her Grandfather called her.

This one was taken last fall - Vicki and my other daughter, Kathi:

This one was taken Thanksgiving with her two boys, Trevor and Ben. She has put on some weight. I just wish I were close enough to spend time with her - to do her hair and nails - and just love on her. But, she does look very content here.

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BECKYSRN 12/3/2012 5:17PM

    What a beautiful woman! I hope she is able to return to her sons.

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NCSUE0514 12/3/2012 5:16AM

    This must be difficult for everyone involved, but she has a radiant smile -- this must mean she is able to find joy in her circumstances. In praying for her, I will also thank God for that!

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MARTHA-ANN 12/3/2012 4:57AM

    She's looking great Barb and she's come so far. I know how much you miss her but we're so lucky these days to have 'phones and photos to share.
Thinking of you all emoticon

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LILYDOG11 12/3/2012 3:48AM

    Just said a prayer for a full healing. It is difficult when you live at a distance, PTL we have telephones and pictures to share. emoticon

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DAWN14163 12/3/2012 3:32AM

    So difficult when we live away from our children. Sending healing vibes and big hugs xx

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 12/3/2012 3:01AM

    I hope she gets well soon!!

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JIBBIE49 12/3/2012 2:58AM

    I hope she recovers. emoticon

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My Hamburger Soup Recipe

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Have had a few ask for my recipe, so will add here. It is really quick and easy - and freezes great. I found the recipe on allrecipes.com. Here is the link to it.


I have double the recipe - my son really likes it!!

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THE-MORE-GIRL 12/2/2012 3:28PM

    That looks really good, and I love soup! I have to add this post to my favorites so I can remember to make it some time. Thanks!

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INNER_PEACE 12/2/2012 3:16PM

    Looks yummy! I'm afraid if I make it, I'll eat the whole pot. Soups are my bane.


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