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Getting Ready!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hi Everyone!
Have been busy doing all the last minute prep for my trip to Ireland and England. As the time gets closer, the more excited I get. This is a bucket list thing for me - I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Ireland; don't know if it is because I am half Irish and the homeland has been calling my name, or the fact that I have red hair and know it's pretty standard to be a GINGER there, or I just sense an inner fairy beckoning for peace.

Still hanging in on the weight thing - but, if I don't gain it will be amazing. Yes, I do plan to sample the beer, go to local taverns, talk to the people that live there, and totally initiate myself in all that is Irish. I can only hope that I will make wise choices and the gain will be minimal - because I still have around 10 I would like to lose. Once lost, I need to then start toning - but not gonna do that till I get back as I wouldn't want to hurt myself and enjoy my trip less.

If you watch my blogs, I'd like to tell you and encourage you to check out another one. A very dear friend of mine has a niece that has cancer. Lily is 10 years old and is fighting the good fight. In an effort to bring some joy to her life, Kim sent out two stuffed toy turtles into the world and a blog has been created to follow their travels. Currently, Bernice resides with me. I have already posted pics of where I live. Bernice will accompany me and my daughter Kari to Chicago where we fly out, portions of Ireland, and England - where I will mail to another spark buddy. I will be posting pics there also, and I hope you follow our travels and pray for dear Lily - there is more about her on the website. The website address is
Have a good day - cause I'm going to!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCYVLH1 7/3/2011 1:09PM

    You are such a precious person...increasing the chances of prayer and good thoughts for Lily.

I am so happy you are living a part of a dream.

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JANINEINSD 6/29/2011 11:44AM

    What a trip of a lifetime, Faye..have fun, be safe and enjoy yourself! We will be looking for your blogs and pics of this great adventure!

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JAYMURZ 6/25/2011 2:01PM

    Glad to see you tick off another Bucket List item!

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FAYELIETZ 6/25/2011 11:34AM

    Thanks for the tip on the scales; I didn't know you can retain water from flying. And Leslie - thanks as always for the support - will be sure to be updating so watch Bernice travel the country with

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ROSIEP7 6/25/2011 10:23AM

    Have a wonderful time! You'll get loads of exercise walking around. And don't go anywhere near scales for a while - long flights can make you retain more water (don't ask me how!) so it's best to let things settle down.

Ireland is beautiful.

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LESLIEJEAN43 6/25/2011 10:00AM

    It sounds like you are really getting excited about your trip, and I don't blame you---I'd be excited too!
I'm so glad Bernice will be going with you. I am praying for Lily.
Have a wonderful trip, and I hope you will have time for some updates along the way!

Hugs, Leslie

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