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Friday, June 21, 2013


Okay, Iím the first to admit that this lil video clip seems random. It has nothing to do with fitness or nutrition. But my SparkJourney is all-encompassing. Itís about living a joyful life and for me, that means learning and trying new things. A lot of these are things I probably wouldnít have done 40something pounds ago, so to me, itís all relevant. Occasionally, I share one of these random things, just for fun. I had practice the other night with the band at church and weíre playing a cover of ďHo HeyĒ by the Lumineers. I decided itíd be really fun to add my washboard to the mix. This is the first time Iíve ever attempted playing it. I start going turbo speed at the end, because I was trying not to fall off the stool while playing washboard, kick drum and tambourine at the same time. Old Dog. New Trick. But I have until Sunday to figure it out, so itís all good. LOL PS: Thatís Randy (my hubs) playing upright bass.

Phase One of Washboard: Furry, pink guitar strap and bottlecap gloves. Will be adding more stuff later.

In other news: Audrey had a big surprise Sunday. She hadnít weighed herself in a couple of months and she found out she lost 16 POUNDS!!!! WOOHOO!!! Several people mentioned how great she looked in our last vlog. Of course she does! Sheís brilliant, funny, creative and gorgeous. We already knew that. But sheís been eating healthy Spark Solution stuff, exercising every day and growing into a statuesque (5í9Ē), beautiful young woman. She feels great about herself and Iím super proud of her!

Weíre practicing for a ukulele duet. :)

My son, Logan, says he wants to start eating healthier and exercising more too. He said he wants to look like a Viking. Hey, we all have different motivators. We shall see. So far, heís turned down every healthy dish Iíve offered. Maybe I should just throw a turkey leg at him. But he just graduated from high school and is working his first job, so I'm super proud of him too!

This is what he looks like as a Viking. ha ha

So, thatís pretty much the news for this week. Still Sparking along. Iím able to walk more now and I started sneaking in a little bit of hooping, so Iím slowly picking up speed. Thatís good, because I do NOT want to look like a Viking.

This is what I look like as Viking.

Iíll leave you with a recent, random, creative journal entry. The prompt was to make something inspired by a fictional character. heh heh

Who lives in a cabinet under the sink? Spongebob's Angry Half Brother Who Didn't Get the Contract with Nickleodean, that's who.

Spark On, Brave and Random Sparkers!
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PHOENIX1949 7/19/2013 5:01PM

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CATNCAG 7/15/2013 10:17AM

    As always Shelli I loved your blog & I must say u are multi-talented!!! U go girl!!!
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  What a wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  I love your blog! I just got back from contra dancing, where we also laugh a lot. emoticon

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PARKERJEAN 6/27/2013 11:09AM

    LOL! That is so cute!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 6/27/2013 8:53AM

    emoticon hahahaha... I like your little sponge man!

I love that song and your group sounded great. Thanks for sharing with us. And awesome job to Audrey. She is turning into one foxy lady. Randy better be prepared for those boys.... yikes!

And keep on working on that boy of yours. He will come around fully soon!

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    Thanks for the giggle.

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CMCGRUN 6/25/2013 11:50PM

    ha ha ha ha ha!!! Funny Vikings and the angry half brother! You did a great job at 3 rhythms at once. Great cover!!!

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GOANNA2 6/25/2013 6:45PM

    Great blog. You are so funny. Thanks
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Way to go Audrey.

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GEORGE815 6/25/2013 6:43PM

    Great blog.

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QSULLIVAN 6/25/2013 4:00PM

    emoticon And emoticon Audrey!

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LADYBUG4869 6/25/2013 1:10PM

    Girl, you crack me up!! Every day I come to read your page/blog. I wish I was half as creative as you are!! Read mine and give some feedback?? I need encouragement!

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SHARONCAPPS 6/25/2013 9:14AM

  Great blog. It made me laugh. Thanks for sharing.

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    You are SO funny and adorable and way too talented!!! emoticon

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    LOVE YOUR BLOGS!!
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SUSIEMT 6/24/2013 11:38AM

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! I needed this! I can always count on you to deliver the good news!

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LADYMARCIA1 6/24/2013 11:23AM

    YOU make me smile, laugh and want to have a whole lot more fun in life.
I so appreciate your comic sense and joyful noise. Inspire? Yes! Entertain? Always!
Keep on being your really cool self SparkFriend!!!

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HLOCHRIDGE 6/24/2013 9:04AM

    Great blog!

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DEBLYNN323 6/24/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon ...great vlog!

Congrats Audrey!

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STFRENCH 6/24/2013 6:54AM

    What a fab blog! And well done Audrey emoticon

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KIN59VARA 6/24/2013 5:36AM

    You are so wonderful!

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BEBOLDER 6/24/2013 12:21AM

    love your blog with pictures. You will have this special journey all documented. Cool!

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MSHEL7 6/23/2013 10:56PM

    LOL on the sponge, so cute. Thanks for sharing the washboard with us, I love it. Your right, you life and your spark life are pretty much one in the same. It sure makes a lot of difference when we are healthier to everything we do.

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CHARTHESTAR 6/23/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon You are so cute! Your videos always make me smile. Thank you for always sharing!

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GLADEGAL 6/23/2013 9:47PM

  You go girl! Hope your performance turned out super.

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    emoticon thanks for sharing

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MTRACHEL 6/23/2013 9:11PM

    Just because the Lumineers played it first, doesn't mean they played it better. I think the washboard really ties the song together! Nice work and way to teach your children well.

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CYND59 6/23/2013 8:23PM

    Enjoyed reading that. The sponge is too cute!

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LORIVIOLA 6/23/2013 5:37PM

    joy and randomness!
how marvelous!

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FITBIZZZ 6/23/2013 5:24PM

    It IS all relevant, isn't it. Thanks for the inspiration. And yes, Audrey looks so healthy!

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JEANNETTE59 6/23/2013 3:35PM

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STRONGDJ 6/23/2013 2:46PM

    Joy and Randomness--good things! Thanks for sharing!!!

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LINDAK25 6/23/2013 2:12PM

    I love that song! You play a terrific washboard there. Yeah, Audrey! Can't wait to see your duet. The Viking horns are to die for and you make a scary Viking. Shelli, you crack me up! (Snort--SinkSponge?)

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