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Saturday - quick update

Sunday, September 29, 2013

There's a storm rolling in tonight. Weather forecasters are fighting it out as to who wins the prediction - storm of the century or no big deal. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, DH's vacation is nearing the end. He has worked so hard just about every day . . . got a lot accomplished, like tilling and reseeding about half an acre inside our fenced area.

Plus we got the pond liner in the new pond yesterday (we hired a backhoe last weekend . . . it would have taken me several years to accomplish what it did in 2 hours!) It's filled with water and now we're sculpting the edges to make a bit of a wetland for the Pacific Tree Frogs that call our wetlands home. Fun stuff. Tomorrow I'll transfer the mosquito fish and plants from the temp pond out front into their new habitat. Maybe get some more koi. . . . Oh what fun!!!

Next Wednesday 10/2 is my 1 year Spark-anniversary . . . I've been giving a lot of thought and reflection on this past year and what it's done for me.

Yesterday and today I was able to shovel dirt and rocks into a wheelbarrow and heave and pull a 30' by 15' piece of heavy pond liner into position. Last year I couldn't walk to the corner of my block.

SparkPeople and my SparkFriends and SparkTeams are definitely the right fit for me . . . and yes, I can conquer the world.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 9/29/2013 8:45PM

    Congrats on your pending anniversary! LOVE that picture. So true about the right shoes!

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DARLY55 9/29/2013 7:28PM

    Congrats on making a huge difference in your fitness level this past year! The pond sounds wonderful - I'll be watching for the photos!

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2BDYNAMIC 9/29/2013 7:13PM

    emoticon to you Cat on your emoticon ........ Glad we got connected on the team and then the buddy!! ............ You are a bright light in the sparkling constellation of stars!! ........... emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 9/29/2013 6:55PM

    Take pictures when it is done. My parents had a small koi pond in the back yard. It is still there, but not filled with any fish. Just too much work for my mom now.

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WALLAHALLA 9/29/2013 6:29PM

    Sounds like your hubby needs to go back to work so he can get some rest. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/29/2013 6:11PM

    Happy emoticon ! I love water and that is one of the coolest things about my job. There is hardly a waiting room in the building without SOME kind of water feature. So relaxing!

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KARRENLYNN 9/29/2013 4:18PM

    Sounds like some great projects you got going there.


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TRESSWANN 9/29/2013 3:46PM


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/29/2013 1:12PM

    Congratulations on your Sparkaversary! Even a bigger emoticon on how far you have come in the past year. That is absolutely awesome!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/29/2013 12:23PM

    Congrats on the pond.

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THOMASINA57 9/29/2013 11:08AM

    The pond sounds gorgeous!

Thanks for the one year spark anniversary reminder.. I have to check my date.. I think it's a few day's after yours. Wow, a year already! We've come a long way!

Here's to the next year!

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FUNLOVEN 9/29/2013 9:21AM

    Your pond sounds wonderful. Sometimes I wish I had room in my yard for a pond. I have such a tiny city lot if would be a challenge to find a spot for even a small one. After having a salt water fish tank for a number of years I know that there is a ton of upkeep to a "big fish bowl" and I imagine an outside one is the same. Be sure to take some pictures so we can see it.

I'm so happy for you and all that you have accomplished during the past year. Like the saying goes "You've Come A Long Way Baby!"

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GARDENCHRIS 9/29/2013 8:50AM

    a pond.... what fun!! I have a preformed small pond and I love to sit out listening to the water fall.

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MATTEROFHEART 9/29/2013 7:27AM

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I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see the pond pictures! I definitely know what it feels like to go from not being able to walk to the end of my street to conquering those "mountains" in one year! (I didn't know we started about the same time. My Sparkversary is coming up in a few weeks!)
What an amazing transformation to be able to do the things that you couldn't only one year earlier! Great job!

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LADYRH 9/29/2013 6:47AM

    Congratulations on 1 year
Your pond sounds wonderful

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POETICJUSTUS 9/29/2013 1:13AM

    Congratulations on the 1 year, and you're right about the shoes. emoticon

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