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Made it through today!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I was starting down a dangerous path (with food) around mid-morning when my son called and suggested a visit. He brought over the Batman trilogy and the first season of Game of Thrones on DVD and the last tome of the Wheel of Time series book (hardcover). Oh, and some decaffeinated coffee he bought "by accident" not realizing it was decaf. LOL.

We have entered the phase of kids giving mom stuff! In any case, having a visit with son, going for a walk "to see how well the walks in the neighborhood have been cleared", as well as just getting through the week... set me up to finish the day well. Walked about an hour on the treadmill... OK, I maybe jogged about ten minutes off and on in that hour. But the important thing is I *did it*.

One decision at a time, folks. Remembering what is truly important - health. Gotta take care of the body so it's the great place to live it has become... and the habits I've been working so hard to establish... stay "normal".

Here's to the new normal. The Spark normal. Supported by logic and supported by Spark! Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Good choice-Health!

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BOOKAPHILE 2/24/2013 9:38PM

    One decision at a time is all any of us can move forward. Here's to your "Spark normal." I can hardly wait to figure out mine in the coming weeks after I reach my goal.

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DOGLADY13 2/24/2013 9:14PM

    Sounds like today was a victory, even if it included decaf coffee.

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LESLIELENORE 2/24/2013 7:17PM

    Glad you had a good day with your son!

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MJZHERE 2/24/2013 4:02PM

    How nice to have this time with your son. Glad the day turned out well for you.

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WATERMELLEN 2/24/2013 3:40PM

    So nice to be on the receiving end from our adult kids isn't it. Nurturing up: it's especially sweet!

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LINDAKAY228 2/24/2013 2:30PM

    Oh how sweet of him! Glad the day turned out so well!

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    Have a great walk

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MEXGAL1 2/24/2013 9:21AM

    Kinda nice when the tables turn a bit and the "children" start giving us things or even pick up the tab occaisionally.
Have a terrific Sunday!

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KANOE10 2/24/2013 9:14AM

    Good for you making it through the day and even exercising. Your son sounds like a wonderful support. I love Game of Thrones.

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LEANJEAN6 2/24/2013 8:50AM

    It sounds like you are enjoying yer son#1----and that you are in charge of the healthy stuff in yer life Barb!!! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 2/24/2013 8:48AM

    emoticon NEW normal!

We went to the basketball game and jumped up and down so much the last half, I got my exercise for the day...
So glad to hear of your success!

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GABY1948 2/24/2013 8:24AM

    I love decision at a time...and the Spark Normal! THANKS emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 2/24/2013 8:22AM

    Funny I'm reading some organizing books that say give stuff to your kids NOW! Your som must be reading a different book!

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COMPUCATHY 2/24/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon Sounds like a nice visit. And I like this phase of motherhood...don't you...when our kids become our friends, and want to share things. It's nice. Glad you had a nice walk and did some time on the treadmill. It's those good by one that make the difference of where we go from here. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRITA01 2/24/2013 7:50AM

    Your son must have sensed you needed some Mom & Son time....and don't you love when the kids bring us things (nice role reversal). Remaining Spark Normal will make this challenging time more manageable....hang in there. emoticon

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MOBYCARP 2/24/2013 7:45AM

    Hurray for the new normal! And hurray for a good relationship with an adult child, that's a gift!

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KELLIEBEAN 2/24/2013 7:29AM

    I like that, the Spark Normal! I'm going to keep that in mind... I'm living spark normal now. emoticon

I'm glad you had a nice time wtih your son.

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DEBRA0818 2/24/2013 5:54AM

    I missed your last blog about being in a rebellious frame of mind, but I thought when I went back and read it that your struggle may be an expression of your ambivalence about the marathon. It's hard to know if losing this pressure would free you to live your life in the new normal, but it's worth thinking about it. We're so used to "telling" ourselves things with our behavior it's sometimes difficult to give it a voice. Could your body be asking you to train for less miles?

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LJCANNON 2/24/2013 12:54AM

    emoticon Very Well Done, Barb!!

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DLDMIL 2/24/2013 12:18AM

    Glad that you and your son are spending time together and that he is there for you during this busy work schedule. Stay safe and warm.

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MNTWINSGAL 2/23/2013 10:47PM

    What a great day! I somehow feel that your son and Jeff would be great friends if thrown together -- I can totally see us in your day, if you know what I mean!

I've been missing your blogs, but I know how busy you've been at work, not to mention all the snow clearing that went on in your area these past few days. Glad you're back!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/23/2013 10:45PM

    That is great that you and your son walked together. And that he gave you decaf -- by accident or not! And he brought things for the two of you to enjoy together. That's just great, Barb!! Love your new normal. Take care.

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PATRICIAAK 2/23/2013 10:38PM

    great choice - health

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SUNNY1432 2/23/2013 10:25PM

    You got more done then I did today, so Way to Go! Have a good rest of your weekend.

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MSLZZY 2/23/2013 10:18PM

    DS knew you needed a little something. Sounds
like the Spark Normal is the way to go. HUGS!

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_LINDA 2/23/2013 10:08PM

    That is awesome your son stopped by bearing gifts -he must have a sixth senth for when he is needed -just the perk you needed :)))
Glad a bad start finished out beautifully :))

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1CRAZYDOG 2/23/2013 10:01PM

    So glad your son visited! HUGS You're right . . . one step-at-a-time, one day-at-a-time.

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DALID414 2/23/2013 9:53PM

    emoticon A girls' gotta do what a girls' gotta do.

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EBEAMS 2/23/2013 9:49PM

    Your blog made me smile cuz I have a son who is pushing things on me too! LOL ... It is so humbling and sweet! I keep telling him to not do it but he doesn't listen! Thank goodness for the rewards that come back around! Hang in there on the job front ... you can do this!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/23/2013 9:22PM

    Sounds terriffic. Made some "lemonade" instead of sucking lemons.

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