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GOAL party at my page...U R invited...BYOB & your PJs...I check car keys and weapons at the door...

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

GOAL Party emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are invited to join in the PARTY! emoticon

It is BYOB and your PJs. I DO require you to check your car keys and all weapons at the door. I do NOT tolerate drunk driving at all! Hey, my house, my rules. emoticon

You are invited because I want to THANK YOU and, well, I COULD have done it without you (I AM a Warrior Princess you know), but doing it WITH you was more FUN! emoticon

So let's end this year on a high note. I am so looking forward to the new year! emoticon

I hit my goal weight this New Year's Eve morning. 2011 was my year of weight loss. That's how I will most likely remember it. Not really, I will probably remember the year as my DH fell out of a tree, breaking several bones, including his a$$, throwing me for a loop, causing me stress, year.

Read my bra strap blog if you need that story.

DH is healing nicely. His PT in impressed with his progress. He said he has 3 things working in his favor: his age, his fitness level at the time of his injury and his MOTIVATION. Motivation goes a long way! He can climb the stairs slowly now. He can sleep upstairs in our bed. Speaking of which...the designer hospital bed is still in our living room. DH decided on 12/23 that he did not need the bed any longer, but his employer did not have anyone available to pick it up. End of the month, end of the year, they are short one employee(DH), blah, blah, blah. So I STILL have the designer bed. On 12/24 we had 20 people here so we put a Michigan blanket on it(just to irritate our Buck-nut relatives) and used it as extra seating. emoticon
Wasn't allowed to decorate it as I wanted because we were just "borrowing" the bed. emoticon

I did receive a swell Christmas present...that I am still displaying...a strand of SHOTGUN SHELL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. My inner redneck loves them! emoticon

I am thinking of changing SS-- Stupid Steve to TS--meaning Teflon Steve. Nothing sticks to him! The lawyer, that I pay for, through taxes, I mean, got his doctor, that I pay for, to get him out of jail, that I pay for. emoticon WTH He got out of jail and went to Florida with the plane ticket that my DH bought for him in exchange for helping him cut down the tree. And he has procession of Steve's snowblower as collateral. emoticon I thought my head was going to explode when I discovered that little tidbit! If you live in FL, I am truly sorry. I have no problem paying for his jail accommodations when he is here. I like to know WHERE he is.

On Christmas Eve my MIL suggested that one of my DH's nephews(her grandson) come over and finish cutting up the tree. The same nephew that, several years ago, traded 2 of my DH's chainsaws for drugs. emoticon DH said thanks, but no. I can assure you, there will none of my in-laws at the Goal party.

My life is still not back to" normal" after the whole tree ordeal.

I am a runner though. That bitter old woman gym teacher I had in 7th grade, told me I would never be an athlete. emoticon I should look her up, just to give her a piece of my mind, she could use it. Not sure if she is still living. What a terrible thing to say to a young girl. That stuck with me my entire life. She is not invited to the Goal party either.

Well, I am off to make some yummy(healthy) appetizers for our party! We WILL be having black-eyed peas, pork sausage, and sauerkraut at midnight, of course! Will play a party game of some sort to determine who gets to sleep in the designer hospital bed. emoticon

Spark on!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOSTMOM1 1/4/2012 10:32PM

    I'm late to the goal party, but I figure if I bring something to go with the shotgun lights, you'll let me in. So, so, so many reasons why you actually make me laugh out loud.

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    Loved your blog! Didn't get the invite in time! (Darn mail service!) :) I celebrated several occasions quietly at home, but believe me, I it sounded like you were having a great time! Rock on!

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ECHAVEZ2 1/2/2012 1:47AM

    You reached the top of your mountain! emoticon Continue holding on to that top and may you find peace and balance in 2012. Best of all that is to come your way this year....

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JULIA1154 1/2/2012 1:04AM

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SAQUOIA1 1/1/2012 11:51PM

    emoticon on meeting your goals!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/1/2012 10:27PM

    Oh my gosh...I laughed right out loud!! Ha! This is awesome!!! Sounds like it'll be a great party!! WOO HOO!! :-)

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WONDERFUL2BME 1/1/2012 10:27PM

    What a great way to start the New Year. I am talking about your weight of course and not your DH falling out of a tree. Ouch. Anyway here is to a fit and healthy new year.

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NSPIREME 1/1/2012 9:46PM

To go through all of that and still lose weight is amazing.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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CRYMENIA 1/1/2012 9:31PM

    I WANT SHOTGUN SHELL LIGHTS!!!!!!!!! Loved this blog every little bit of it! Glad that I was invited to the party sad I didn't make it but, glad I get to join in the after party revelries! Happy New Year it will be a productive one for all of us I'm sure!

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HKARLSSON 1/1/2012 8:34PM

    Yay!!!!!!!!!! Go, you!!! And I love the fact that you got shotgun shell lights. That rocks. It really does. :)

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J2740LOU 1/1/2012 7:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year! We are stronger for having survived 2011!!! emoticon

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INNERATHLETE111 1/1/2012 5:05PM


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REENIE131 1/1/2012 4:59PM

    Congrats on reaching goal!

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DAWNFIRE72 1/1/2012 4:18PM

    I'm happy for both you and your husband. You for reaching goal over the holidays and stress. Your husband for his motivation and healing abilities. He is an inspiration on how not to give up.

I hope that 2012 is less stressful and is also injury free.

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    Congrats on the goal! what a perfect day for it. Inspired to make 2012 my year!

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-LINDA_S 1/1/2012 3:46PM

    Thanks for sharing everything in such a humorous way. Congrats on reaching your goal, and I hope this year will be a little less eventful!

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JLPEASE 1/1/2012 3:27PM

    Great post!
Congratulations on reaching our goal!!

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MAGGIEVAN 1/1/2012 3:16PM

    Congrats on achieving your goal! That was a big milestone.

I see your name pop up often on the teams I am also involved in. I also saw that you ate quite a fitness warrior princes. I like that! being a fitness warrior princess for 60 year old ladies is one of my goals. I am too young to be old emoticon and way too cooool to be any thing less than the warrior princess. Ha ha.

You have a fine sense of humor and I enjoy that. Thanks for sharing with us.

What ever your goals for this year...enjoy!

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MAMA_CD 1/1/2012 2:31PM

    Wise words, Happy New Year

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KIPPER15 1/1/2012 2:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Must have been an awesome party. Glad to hear husband is doing well. Went through that mess two years ago. emoticon

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BLUSTAR 1/1/2012 1:58PM

    happy new year and congrats to you :)

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JAGRIF 1/1/2012 1:56PM

    Congrats on reaching your goal weight!! emoticon

Glad to hear that DH is recovering.

May 2012 bring you many blessings and lots of smiles.

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ANJELIA1968 1/1/2012 1:38PM

    A little levity to start the new year! LOL
Hope you really did have a good party last night and congrats on reaching goal weight.
Hope your hubby heals quickly.

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PUREDONNA 1/1/2012 12:44PM

    Wow, you've been through a lot! And come out on top. Nice work. Thanks for the inspiration and example. You've shown me this can be MY year!!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 1/1/2012 12:22PM

    Glad to hear your DH is recovering nicely. Wow! Your life makes me feel so fortunate for the in-laws I have. You handle your stress so well. Congrats on meeting goal weight. That is my goal for 2012. I hope to say at this time next year that I have met my goal. I hope you have a happy and healthy new year!!

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    Great post
Happy New year

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SEESKO 1/1/2012 10:45AM

    Love it! Thanks for the positive start to my New Year!

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THEIS58 1/1/2012 10:42AM

    Just great!

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SBNORMAL 1/1/2012 8:41AM

  Congrats and sounds like you all had a good party.

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NWROSE 1/1/2012 4:29AM

    Thanks for the party invite! When I am being wild and reckless, I drink a ginger ale so I brought some Pom juice to mix with it for a special treat tonight! emoticon

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PONYFARMER 1/1/2012 12:18AM

    Hey, your German/Irish adopted sister here...I am so in on the party and LOVE the food you are serving. emoticon

Oh great so SS or TS, is out to wreck havoc on Florida. They, I am sure have many more knuckleheads there, so he should fit in quite well. Sorry to you normal, decent FL people. We here in So. Cal also have quite a bunch of nuts and bolts too.

WAY TO GO on goal weight. Ummm, I would like to go with you to the old hag gym teachers house, who clearly was a miserable sort. I want to ask her how her comments were to boost the image of a child. Who spews that kind of s&*! at a kid.

OMGosh, do you have any decent relatives on his side of the family, other than your hubby. Stole your chainsaws and sold them for drugs. You must have serious trust issues. I am so sorry that you are surrounded by such a group of losers.

Anywhooooo, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I have my PJ's and Water packed. No alcohol for me thank you, I have goals to achieve.

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  emoticon Cheers!!

(NOTE: my car keys are in the basket)

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments. It has been a treat getting to know you on the emoticon team!

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MISSY455 12/31/2011 10:47PM

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You are amazing! How emoticon to hit your goal weight today!

I know you will continue to amaze in 2012!!!

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KMICHA 12/31/2011 9:51PM

    Woo Hoo!!!! WTG!!! emoticon You Did it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 12/31/2011 8:52PM

    emoticon on your emoticon . You have alot to be happy about. DH is recovering, SS is out of town, You met your goal. May you have many more goals this year that you achieve. Happy New Year.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/31/2011 6:24PM


Happy New Year!!

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WALLAHALLA 12/31/2011 4:14PM

    May 2012 be known as the year you maintained your weight loss goal and accomplished many other personal and fitness goals. So glad to hear your DH is recovering well! We were so "lucky" to attend a family Christmas celebration where my son got to see his aunt and other relatives falling down drunk. Needless to say, we did not stay long, and refused all other holiday invitations, so we are now on my MIL's naughty list. I fail to see how we are wrong in not wanting our son to see his family members get wasted in front of their own small children, and drive totally wasted to boot. Glad to hear SS is out of your hair for awhile. I knew there was a reason I wanted to go to Yellowstone for vacation this year instead of Florida. I pray he finds a reason there to turn his life around. Hope your party and your new year are a complete success.

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ADRIENALINE 12/31/2011 3:47PM

    Awesome, awesome, YOU are AWESOMe!

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RUARUGBYNUT2 12/31/2011 3:35PM

    Come on Trish party on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Russ xx

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CHALLENGER15 12/31/2011 2:58PM


I was just wondering about SS/now TS

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LYKKELIG 12/31/2011 1:58PM

    Congratulations on you weight loss and Happy New Year! I'm sure it
will be a great one emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 12/31/2011 1:45PM

    emoticon Thanks for the invite!! So happy for you reaching your goal!!! FABULOUS!!! emoticon I'll try to squeeze into my new Minnie Mouse flannel jamjams for the emoticon ! What fun!! What a great emoticon moment!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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--MAY-- 12/31/2011 1:41PM

    Geez, I love your stories about SS/TS. I have never understood how some people who definately need to get into troublwe never do!! Your party sounds fun, I may be in and out I have some blue snowman PJ's. and congrats on your weightloss, I am finishing 2011 in a 12 and a Medium shirt!!

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REBELBLITZ 12/31/2011 12:46PM

    Congratulations on making your goal!

That is wonderful!

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HDHAWK 12/31/2011 12:37PM

    emoticon I'm glad hubby is doing better so your life can return to normal soon!

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CHEEKY1000 12/31/2011 12:36PM

    Anything that involves staying in my PJ's (I have super cute pink plaid ones), is A-OK by me. I might be late...or have to leave early as I'm running a Midnight Madness 5K tonight.

SS/TS managed to get out of jail? How do some people have all the luck? I think I once heard someone say that God looks out for children and idiots. I guess we know where SS falls.

Anyhow the important thing in all of this is...YOU MET YOUR GOAL!!! That's so freaking awesome!! Despite all the stress...seriously, I'm in awe.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!> emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 12/31/2011 12:36PM

    YAY Trish! *hugs* Congratulations on your AWE~some success, sweetie! What a Warrior Princess you are! I'm so proud of and happy for you! *hugs* Sounds like a great party so count me there in spirit! Y'all ROCK ON! With love 'n God bless~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 12/31/2011 12:31PM

    You, my friend, ARE an athlete! Take that stupid gym teacher and figuratively kick her in the butt! And the head. It's fun to imagine. CONGRATULATIONS on meeting your goal! You ROCK! :) Party On!

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STAR327 12/31/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congratulations on reaching your goal!!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/31/2011 12:14PM

    I'm all about this party - I'll be there!

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