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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hi all you sparkers out there! Yep, I'm finally writing a blog. I've been sparking from a distance and thought it was time to throw my 2 cents into cyberspace once again!

You may remember that I switched to full time back in March and my free time has kind of fluttered away. My job is ever changing and I am still getting oriented to the inner workings of being an RN in a administrative position for a home health company. Lots of challenges since my position is constantly evolving with lots of responsibility! I really like the environment and there is a huge emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. Be that as it may, there is still a lot of munching going on! Sometimes it is hard when it is stressful and people are eating audibly at there desks. I am the queen of healthy snacks but I also participate in fast food Fri. It's easy to eat healthy because the girls go to 3 different places and I can pick and choose healthy items. I really like Wendy's sweet potatoes and McD's fruit and yogurt parfait.

Exercise has become a little bit of a chore but a must do. I still love dancing and I am becoming more agile with my foot all the way healed from surgery in Dec. I have been working on getting higher scores on my Kinect Dance Central 2 and almost all of last nights efforts were my highest scores. Yay! Been walking the dog for an ave of 3 miles at a time and he loves the outings. We got him a gentle leader walking harness that works like a horse bridle and it all but eliminates the pulling he does. It really makes walking with him a pleasure, I don't feel like my arm is being pulled out of it's socket.

So with the new job, I am dealing with the computer at work and I find the reading glasses are just not cutting it. I tried progressives before but I picked glasses that were heavy with too narrow of a field. Needless to say, with headaches and frustration, I went back to reading glasses. So go forward 2 years and I am having a heck of a time seeing what I need to see.Those with young eyes need to understand, I can see distances but close up I have problems and that includes computer screens. So I went and got glasses and today is the first day. I have to be patient and turn my head to focus on things because there are sweet spots in the lenses where you can see better. Gone are my 10 pairs of reading glasses that I would match my outfits with. I have to wear my glasses for a week and hopefully get used to them. Included is a picture at the vision center of me trying on glasses. This is not my final choice but similar. I had to go with a lighter weight frame to avoid the headaches.

Hope all of you are having a great summer enjoying all the healthy opportunities his season offers! It's good to be back!

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    Wow! You look fabulous. I really need to catch up with you my friend. You've been having some fantastic success! All your hard work is definitely paying off.
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    2010 days ago
    YOU LOOK GREAT!!! Love the glasses!!!!
    2091 days ago
    You are looking good!! Love the glasses, I so get the problem, I have the same issue!! Glad to hear you are figuring out the new schedule. I finally got xbox connected yesterday, but thats about it! I'm happy you wrote so I know how you're doing!
    2092 days ago
    I read your blog & will check out your our 'stage of development' our bodies are evolving-I have progressive lenses & while they take some getting used to, I really do prefer them over reading glasses now...thanks for updating.... emoticon
    2101 days ago
    You are looking and sounding Awesome !!!
    I love your glasses and your lifestyle ..
    Your job sounds so interesting and such a great idea to be helping people at home ...
    I also have a harness for my Bobby.. he pulls so hard ... he is a little dog but so strong emoticon This is him right down to the red collar....

    He is the love of my life apart from hubby and family of course ..

    Glad you are making great choices in the eateries... there is always some we can eat and feel so good about ...
    Hugs Susie
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    2101 days ago
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