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Why I haven't been on SparkPeople

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Why haven't I been on SparkPeople? I can't even remeber the last time I was on SparkPeople...a little over 3 months??? I've always enjoyed SparkPeople, but...

I got caught up. Too many things. When I retired I thought I'd have lots of time to do as I pleased. But then I found out I didn't know how to say 'NO" and was soon on many committees. All good!! All needful!!!

But then I started to grow weary...

When you grow weary, you start to become lax...yes...including eating and exercise habits. And yes...I've gained...a little.

Finally...I grabbed the "reins". As of the end of THIS year, I will be off two committees that took a lot of my time. That will still leave me with three. Hopefully my time will be more manageable. Even though it may sound as though I'm complaining, I'm not as I've enjoyed every moment and felt very uplifted with each.

I just added a photo to my photo album, which I'll repeat here. It needs explanation:


This is one of the committees that remains very dear to my heart and will continue to work many hours on. This was a Park that was dedicated to the public back in 1929. For many years it was a very vibrant park, but then a slow and steady decline started. Without going into detail here in this blog, it was soon going to be given to an organization, while a worthy one, would not have benefitted the public as much as retaining it as a park. We had to go through Court to keep it as a park. In the two years since we've had raffles, yard sales, t-shirt sales, etc. (YES...BUSY, BUSY, BUSY...EAT, EAT, EAT). We are now in the process of restoring the park. We've been clearing brush, cutting dead trees, will be replacing the roof on the existing pavilion, the Eagle Scouts are repairing the "restrooms", we'll be putting in a nature trail, park benches, etc., etc. It been a LOT of work, but a LOT of fun. We hope to redidicate the park this fall. We have the 1929 newspaper article when it was first dedicated, which additionally sets forth all the games that were played and who won. We hope to repeat this in as many aspects as possible.

And now...I hope to grab the reins with my eating and exercise habits...once gain.

Hope to be chatting more with my good ol' SparkFriends.
Gwen

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RORYLYONS 6/30/2013 1:46AM

    Sending a big wave...I'm thrilled to hear your park project is coming along so well. Keeping busy is the best medicine to staying healthy & fit.The plus side is the mind is active.. which is a very good thing . emoticon emoticon

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LESLIEJEAN43 6/29/2013 5:20PM

    I'm glad you're back!
I can relate to taking on too many activities in retirement - I've done that too, and am also cutting back so I'll have more time for the things I was looking forward to in retirement, such as reading, knitting, and working on a writing project.
I wish you great success on your return.

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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ROSEWCI 6/23/2013 6:17AM

    You were missed, my friend! Very much so! So glad you're back in touch & that all is well in your world! I know you've been working diligently & passionately helping others...cause that's your way! Now, share some of that kindness with yourself Gwen! You're most deserving!

You are loved!!! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/19/2013 12:35AM

    Welcome back and a huge pat on the back for all the hard work you guys have been doing! Congratulations!


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ROCKLAND2010 6/18/2013 6:35PM

    A very worthy effort. Thank you for sharing. Welcome back!
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/18/2013 6:21PM

    GREAT to hear from you! That is good news about the park. It really does sound like it took and will continue to take a lot of work to get it where you want it. Hey! It is totally worth it though. It sounds very nice, and a great benefit to the community. Glad to have you back with us. Take care, and keep in touch.

HUGS
Pam

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KIM___ 6/18/2013 4:44PM

    I love your background. It's beautiful! Welcome back to SP. I've been gone for a long bit, too.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/18/2013 4:36PM

    Good job on keeping the park. Welcome back to SP.

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THINAGIN2 6/18/2013 4:31PM

    I know exactly what you are talking about! Do you ever wonder how you had time to work? Good luck!

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