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Thursday, November 22, 2012

From about 7am tomorrow, GMT.

I've had the sort of week that makes you run away and join the circus, really I have. As a result I have not been doing what the SparkDoctor ordered. No indeed and I don't know what I regret the most, all that Turkish Delight or taking the bus to the station instead of walking.



So tomorrow is a fresh start (*groan* oh no, not another one) and I plan to be out breaking in my new hiking boots (pictured) and dahn the gym and reminding myself that I promised to be a size 18 by Christmas and much more of this and my new size 18 strides won't fit any more. They have felt a bit tight round the gut today but I'm calling it gas. Or I was until 10 minutes ago when the cat found it necessary to leave the sofa abruptly and go out for some fresh air.

Please slap me in the face with a wet haddock tomorrow morning and remind me that tomorrow is anovver day and I've taken is as holiday from work. I've got big plans that may just include some long walks and fortunately the weather tomorrow and Sunday is set to be pretty good, though Saturday's is looking mingin'.

The boots are not beautiful but they fit and the proof of the hiking boot is in the number of blisters you get when walking in them.

I'm so excited about choosing a walk for tomorrow, I don't know where to start.

'Break the boots in gradually'???

Now what kind of attitude is that?

Excess in everything, I say.
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/27/2012 5:03PM

    Have fun! :)

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KAREN608 11/27/2012 2:33PM

    I wore out a few part of hiking boots in my younger days.
Now I have sensible SAS Freetime shoes.
I have boot envy now.

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SERASARA 11/26/2012 12:51PM

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SONYALATRECE 11/25/2012 10:55PM

    Happy hiking!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/25/2012 12:41PM

    I hope you enjoyed yourself. I like your boots.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/24/2012 10:15PM

    LOL. I hope you enjoyed your holiday and your new boots! I think they look nice. :)

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NEWCHINELO 11/24/2012 1:26PM

    Nice!

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NEWMOM20121 11/24/2012 11:38AM

    Love the boots. Waiting to hear how the hike goes.

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BLUEJEAN99 11/24/2012 1:50AM

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REGILIEH 11/24/2012 12:48AM

    Always emoticon

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JIBBIE49 11/24/2012 12:07AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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CICELY360 11/23/2012 9:37PM

  good blog

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GOOSIEMOON 11/23/2012 8:55PM

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DIANNEMT 11/23/2012 8:23PM

    Hope you got out and moving!

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TRYINGHARD54 11/23/2012 8:18PM

    have a great walk.. and you shouldnt have to break in shoes of anykind.. they should be a good fit from the start....

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/23/2012 8:09PM

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NAOLEE 11/23/2012 8:06PM

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SHOAPIE 11/23/2012 7:54PM

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WALLINMW 11/23/2012 6:25PM

  Keep Sparking!

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WALLINMW 11/23/2012 6:25PM

  So true!

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ROCKYCPA 11/23/2012 5:55PM

    Beautiful boots - have a great hike!


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ALIDOSHA 11/23/2012 5:47PM

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NILLAPEPSI 11/23/2012 4:30PM

    emoticon boots!!

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JANEMARIE77 11/23/2012 3:16PM

    right back at it

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PCASEY7 11/23/2012 2:55PM

    We all fall off the wagon sometime but the good news is you're getting back on it much faster than you would have in older, pre-Spark days! Have an invigorating walk!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/23/2012 1:39PM

  Your boots look great and I am looking forward to hearing about where they take you. emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/23/2012 1:12PM

  Maybe you have yourself a stern talking, but most of us do have some extra of some holiday foods. it's just not let it go for weeks ...

BTW- are you the one who shared the Leaf poem??? I was going to make a copy for my inspirational/ motivational book. If so could you clip and paste me a copy, or a link please. I thank you. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 11/23/2012 12:14PM

    nice looking boots..... enjoy your walk about!

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LAURIETAIT 11/23/2012 11:29AM

    Those are beautiful boots. Nice rug too!

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KARRENLYNN 11/23/2012 10:43AM

    Such a great attitude you have! You chose the speedbump scenario and are getting back on track. You Rock!

You'll accomplish your goals for sure this way.

Have a great weekend breaking in your new (and beautiful) hiking boots and may you not get too many blisters!

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JOANNHUNT 11/23/2012 10:31AM

    All we can do is do one day at a time and keep going. emoticon emoticon emoticon Like the emoticon s they are nice. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 11/23/2012 10:19AM

    congrats on the boots and i hope those blisters are gone soon! have a wonderful day!

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IAMWINNING 11/23/2012 9:32AM

    Beautiful boots. Hope there are NO blisters when you use them the first time. Have fun this weekend.

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SUZYMOBILE 11/23/2012 8:45AM

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Consider yourself slapped! Hope you're out there right now in those magnificent boots.

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PENOWOK 11/23/2012 8:38AM

    Those boots look like just the thing for a nice walk. Have you been trying them at home off and on to make sure you don't blister? Thanks for the reminder I'm not the only one who needs to get back in the saddle.

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HEARTS116 11/23/2012 8:37AM

    Great boots!!
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EPATTEN79 11/23/2012 8:33AM

    Yay! No more wet and muddy feet.

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DJSHIP46 11/23/2012 8:15AM

    Nice boots.

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BESSHAILE 11/23/2012 7:31AM

    Love the boots!

It WAS just a holiday. Now it's a brand new day. Your inner brat had her turn, now let the grownups talk.

hugs

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MIMIDOT 11/23/2012 7:21AM

    Take it easy with your new boots, and enjoy them.

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KBRADFORD88 11/23/2012 6:52AM

    Get the right socks. The shoes today are made with the idea of no blisters. Trust me I've done some longer hikes even in rain. We have smart wool. Don't know what brand you have access to. Spend the money. Worth every penny.

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SANDYCRANE 11/23/2012 6:44AM

    Nice boots, hope they take you to a lot of nice places.


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TORTISE110 11/23/2012 6:14AM

    Those boots were made for walkin! Get going, Girl.

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GRAMPIAN 11/23/2012 6:05AM

  Like the boots.

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RAINBOWCHOC 11/23/2012 5:23AM

    mmm, I'm with you! We went to Gretna outlet village where there is a Cadbury shop. I managed to get past the turkish delight multipacks but the misshapes were calling my name, and I felt their lonliness on the shelf stacked a mile high, I bought them and had to eat all the broken ones first (to be tidy) and have shared a few with himself and our host.
New shoes for me from the "Hotter" shop, I must be very grown up now!

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POPSY190 11/23/2012 2:10AM

    Hope the weekend for you is better than the week was. And take the boots somewhere exciting so that we can share it through your blog!

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/23/2012 1:51AM

    I think the boots look great, none of that boring brown boot makers seem to think we must have.

My kittehs will give me the look and smack me before walking away when I've done something to annoy them. Then again, just not being a cat annoys them except on the occasions when they want something requiring opposable thumbs like ear scratches or canned food (except the pate kind which the puke up in my slippers as a reminder that the kittehs do not like pate).

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/23/2012 1:25AM

    Nice boots :)

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ANDYLIN90 11/23/2012 1:01AM

    Tell Kitty you were just getting even for spying on you in the bath!

Who knew there is a proper way to lace your hiking boots...well apparently there is
and after following the information on this link, I found it helped a lot with my toenails and blisters. Check it out and see what you think.
http://www.backcountryedge.com/
video-lacing-techniques-for-bet
ter-boot-fit.aspx

12 midnight is always a good thing because the slate is wiped clean and we all have another chance to get it right.
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