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Pics of My Day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Whew! Yesterday was a big day! I was semi prepared for it, but there were a few twists and turns so by the end of the day the culmination of stressors had me mentally reaching for food. But good sense ruled and I went to bed a little over in calories, but not partaking in any binges.

This is what I saw out the window while Sparking before my big day began:

Started out by driving mom to the Quilt Show that she had to work at. It's part of the Fall Festival. They hold a raffle for 3 prizes. I hope I get the big fall colored quilt. These pics are of my mom and niece giving a demo. And a quilt Mom made and has designated as one she is going to give me. It's over 100 inches by 100 inches!

Having plenty of time before the parade, I went to my favorite bakery and had my favorite donuts and coffee. The baker has a nice norwegian accent. I love it. It's a norwegian, swedish, german town, where I was born. While I was standing on the parade route before it began, my SIL and nephew showed up. She talked the whole parade, making it hard to enjoy the action, but I managed to get photos for my grandchildren to see. First photo is of the chairs lined up for blocks, since early in the morning, holding places for people.

After the parade i went to collect mom and take her home. My SIL waited in town for me to get back. I had my lunch when I got there. My planned brat, though I ended up passing on the beer. SIL and three kids came back to the woods and made a healthy meal. But I really wanted peace and quiet. Not grateful, though I felt I should've been more interested in them. I just don't feel close to them, and the stress and anger had me tempted to binge. But thinking about not wanting to end my binge-free streak of 45 days, I opted to not eat more. Success!

I only pray that I don't have delayed reactions and want to blow off steam these following days causing me to reach for food. I hope to heaven that I will just remain peaceful and content.

Thank you for bearing with me on reading my long blog. I just needed to vent and share with all you, my true friends what my stressful day was like. I'd really looked forward to the day, but felt disappointed. I'm working on seeing the good in all of it. Getting lots of hugs from my very special daddy!

Love you all!

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  • _JODI404
    Very proud of you for not binging!! emoticon

    Very sorry that the stress started to happen though.

    You did get great pictures, and the quilt is spectacular! Just beautiful!! My Mom was a quilter, and I absolutely treasure the quilts that she made me.

    1620 days ago
    What a gorgeous area to visit! I would be taking some nice long walks and soak it up!

    The quilts are so amazing! Your mom is quite talented!

    I'm sorry you are feeling the stresses of family, it is challenging, we don't get to pick our families...try to focus on the Good things, the pleasure you are bringing your parents, how short this time will be...the progress you have made, the wisdom you have gained...you have so much to be proud of, lady!

    Praying right now that you feel your heavenly Fathers love and comfort, and delight in you.
    1623 days ago

    Thanks for sharing your day, looks like a great one!
    1623 days ago
    emoticon where in Wisconsin are you visiting? I am from Wisconsin.
    1624 days ago
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  • ANGGEL40
    Beautiful pictures...way to go on staying binge free..Success..Yay! Keep Sparking my friend! Love you too! emoticon
    1624 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    Beautiful pictures, and great job of staying binge-free! I hope the rest of your vacation goes just as well!
    1624 days ago
    What a fun day. I love parades. That is huge that you didn't binge after all that. You have come so far. Keep going. I know you've got this!

    1624 days ago
    Another reason we "get along" so well. I'm German/Swede and my husband is Finnish/Norwegian so our family is all around Scandinavian. Your town sounds lovely!

    You have more will power than you give yourself credit for! If you didn't binge last night, then you know you can do it every time. Easy no, but you can do it! Think of all of us rooting for you!!

    It looks like it was a fun day for all of you! The pictures are beautiful!

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    1624 days ago
    You can do it. Thanks for the pics of the parade.
    1624 days ago
    emoticon I hope you can continue to take good care of yourself. Dealing with relatives can be a challenge.
    That quilt looks amazing.
    1624 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2013 12:23:13 PM
    1624 days ago
    I also know someone who can't control their constant chatter - it wears me out!!!
    1624 days ago
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