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It Is My Party

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I am retired and miss all the parting that went along with this time of year. I missed all the goodies that were brought in by other teachers. I miss making pumpkin pie with my class. Teaching 6 year old about Thanksgiving always include popcorn and pumpkin pie.

The other teachers and myself would have a pot luck at lunch time with all sorts of goodies. We would have the usual things, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries sauce,rolls, sweet potatoes and of course green bean casserole.

We had teachers from other counties who would add their touches to the party. Such things as egg rolls, sushi, fried rice, and things I had no idea what they were called but boy were they good.

Now don't forget that dessert table. with pumpkin pie, loaf and cake, pecan pie, apple pie and chocolate cake. There were so many other things but I am getting a tummy ache just thinking of them.

I miss parties like that now that I am retired. My days are filled with talking to my Spark team mates, reading articles, doing exercise videos, looking up new recipes to try and of course giving support to my many Spark friends.

So today feeling that I needed a party too I went to the store and got a small vegetable tray and a sparkling water. I am sitting in my home office having my owen party and you are all invited. Spark on!!!
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MIDNIGHTER1 11/21/2012 10:20PM

    I'll bring whole wheat banana flaxseed muffins for dessert. Be strong this Thanksgiving.It too shall pass.

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SABLENESS 11/21/2012 10:00PM

    Thanks for the invite! A virtual feast is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU for being a great Sparkfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/21/2012 8:14AM

    Yummy vegetable tray, and so healthy for us! Thanks for inviting me to your party...I think dessert should be a nice fruit salad!
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COCK-ROBIN 11/21/2012 4:06AM

    Look up Spark Recipes and enter Pumpkin Fluff. It has a great recipe for only 79 calories, and is just as tasty as pumpkin pie. Spark on!

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RAINBOWMF 11/20/2012 10:32PM

    Mmmmmm we had fun Yum!!!

Mary

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HEYITSJUDED 11/20/2012 9:46PM

    I will bring the emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ! What a great party! Thanks for the invitation. I think I am having a wonderful time!! emoticon

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A_NEW_JAN 11/20/2012 9:42PM

    What fun! A virtual party!
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PINKNFITCARLA 11/20/2012 9:27PM

    Sounds good! Happy to party along with you!

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LEMOW23 11/20/2012 8:00PM

    wow, I was tempted by all the cake! :D

:Happy Thanksgiving!: :)

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SUGARSMOM2 11/20/2012 7:25PM

  thank you for the party . we all need a good time .

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CAROL- 11/20/2012 6:34PM

    emoticon Now that's a party! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 11/20/2012 5:55PM

    A veggie tray and sparkling water sounds like party time to me!
I'll be right there Kathryn!
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Where there's a will - there's a way! And you found yours!
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DIBANANA 11/20/2012 5:45PM

  Good for you. Your Spark buddies will be happy to hear you stayed on track! I'm in another country right now so I appreciate the virtual party!



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MAGGIEVAN 11/20/2012 5:43PM

    Thanks I am enjoying party. It is my lunch time here in New Zealand and I am having an apple and asparagus. I will have some beans like mung bean stew a bit later as I have done very intense exercises and I am not ready yet for a big meal. As to the things that you are missing, please find new things that you can create your new traditions. Just think of all the wonderful colours when you think of fruit and veggies. Feast first your eyes and then get your mouth to feast, long and slow because once you swallow, the feats is over, as there is no taste buds in your stomach. So enjoy your new feast!

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