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MAURIZIA
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An Ahhh...Day...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Feels so good to not have to think about rushing around to shower & dress for work...First day off in two weeks. Yea! Although today's activity is work-related, I don't mind because I just really like my high school intern Julia. She does a sport called "Parkour" and films herself so she can improve her style. After being prodded by her advisor, she created & edited a film about the sport and how she's progressed - only 5 min. - and it is being shown today at a teen film festival. Though I'm dreading the music that is probably used in most of these films (all 5 mins.), I am looking forward to going. We use the word amazing too much these days but she IS an amazing young woman. When her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, it turned the family topsy-turvy. Julia became the mom of the family and still holds some of those responsibilities. Yet, she is doing so well with school, taking junior college courses 3 days/week. So she truly is amazing. This is more an activity of support & love than for work, though work-related.

John & I enjoyed Dim Sum for dinner last evening, a short walk, and then Chris Mann in Concert at a local venue. I'd not heard of him but he was on "The Voice," I'm told. I did like him and he actually sang some songs with which I was familiar. You can't do Simon & Garfunkel and not have me like you!
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My plan for today is to get my summer clothes transferred to my closet, sorting through things to keep and things to donate or toss. Since I have to meet John at noon, I'd best get busy.

The parts of my *SparkPlan* that I'm working as I restart my commitment are:

1. Tracking food and getting daily feedback
2. Visiting with my top 3 *SparkTeams*
3. Blogging each day, noting 5 items of gratitude

BLESSINGS:
1. Gracie & Katie, who are sleeping soundly!
2. An evening to relax & enjoy music without worrying that I had to rise early this morning (even though I did)
3. Time spent with John last night
4. Taking our little 12 block walk - felt good to move
5. G-d, Who gives us all talents
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  • v DRUIDPRINCESS
    What a happy fun life you have! Your positive nature rises above any challenges you are dealing with, and you still have joy left to share with us.

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    1103 days ago
  • v STORMTMB
    Gracie and Katie are sleeping soundly? Wake those cats up!! Mine woke me up several times in the night and especially persistently at 6:30. I fed them and went back to bed, but I make sure to wake them up when they're sleeping, even though they go rigtht back to sleep and get their required 18-20 hours every day. You didn't say if you enjoyed the movie or if you had to stay until 5 to see it. I'm sure that your intern really appreciated your support! I'm working on sorting through my closet as well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    1103 days ago
  • v BUFFALOGAL1952
    Mauri...so glad you were ale to get some much needed down time. It is well deserved and I hope you get to enjoy every moment of it! Have a wonderfing time!!!!
    ((HUGS))
    Claudia
    1104 days ago
  • v GHOSTFLAMES
    ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF YOU SO DESERVE IT HAVE FUN! ARE YOUR CLOSETS ALL DONE?LOL
    1104 days ago
  • v MJRVIC2000
    Enjoy God's Peace and Blessings, and give thanks to Him! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1104 days ago
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