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Saturday - gray but warmer

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Today started with a note from my son on my bedroom door telling be the heat went off during the night and that he had a call in to the HVAC man. Like, I REALLY needed another bill - anyhow, he arrived late afternoon and fixed the problem and it was NOT terribly expensive, but a minor problem.

The weather has warmed up for the weekend with temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s - gray and cloudy day but still warm enough that the temperatures didn't drop too much and I didn't freeze to death.

I didn't lose weight this week and I didn't gain either. Staying the same is NOT ideal but also not a catastrophe.

Had a lovely breakfast and lunch today and plan on a healthy dinner too. My snacks were lovely fresh grapefruit, a banana, and an orange - made for a delicious and refreshing way to ensure I got my fiber. We will have at least 2 and maybe 3 veggies with dinner so that I will be in good shape with my fiber. I am also making sure to have enough nuts without too many - a small handful of almonds and Brazil nuts - high in selenium and other good nutrients as well as healthy fats.

I joined the Community Team this week and can't imagine why I hadn't done that sooner - maybe it was as simple as I really didn't think of it as a separate team and I often made comments, posted messages, etc. on the boards, often welcomed new members to the site and commented on blogs randomly outside of my TEAMS anyhow. I often look for posts and blogs with only 1 or no responses just because I know that I appreciate when other respond to me. When I read what the expectations for the TEAM are, I decided to join. I was welcomed graciously by many new friends and couple of people who have been friends for some time now.

SP isn't a static or stagnant place, it is one that is ever evolving and changing just as our bodies and minds are constantly in a state of change, renewal, and regeneration. I have read a few posts that suggest that belonging to more than one or two teams is a sign of GREED - a CRY for attention for our blogs, or something equally negative. I don't understand that view. I don't cry for attention - in fact, I mostly blog for a place to let my own thoughts run loose and ramble where they take me - sometimes those meandering, ramblings take me to new insights into what is going on in my life, and sometimes, they just take me rambling around and sight-seeing into a world of darkness and despair or enlightenment and joy. I don't blog daily, except when I do. I don't blog weekly, except when I do, but I always blog for myself and to share whatever MIGHT ring a bell or connect with someone else - not because I want attention but because it might lead someone else to discover something unique or worthwhile about THEMSELVES.

Each of you, my friends, is a unique and spectacular person who had the power to make a difference in the lives and hearts of others simply by BEING YOU. Each of YOU has something to share that is amazing and special for someone and it may be someone you love or it might be someone you don't even know yet. Allow yourself to be a beacon of light and hope in an otherwise scary world. Allow your kindness, special love, and hope kindle hope within others as well as deep within your own heart. Be blessed and a blessing to everyone you encounter throughout your life.
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    I totally agree! I was glad I became a community member too. I was already commenting on blogs, encouraging new users so I should have done it sooner. I also like what you said about the website evolving and changing just as we are.

    I feel off of other people's blogs and gain new insight.

    I'm glad you got your heater fixed. Great blog!
    1471 days ago
  • SUE_2U
    emoticon Loving those fruits and veggies, here, too.
    Hope the heat holds out for the rest of the winter.
    I belong to too many teams! I left a couple yesterday just because I never have time to really participate. Doesn't mean I don't care, because some of my favorite people are here - but I did come to SP to get healthier and more active, and if I'm online chatting and checking in on all the groups, I don't move around as much. Only my fingers are getting exercise, then! Silly me! emoticon
    1473 days ago
  • JILL313
    Hi Nancy, I'm so happy you had your heater fix and the cost wasn't real high. I hope your temps heat up and that Spring is right around the corner for you. I do try to limit the Teams I'm on as I only have so much time and don't want to spread myself too thin. I also agree with your point of view about Teams and Blogging. But, I shouldn't say it and you probably know who I'm talking about there is one nice Lady on our Team that belongs to a Zillion Teams and writes 5 or 6 blogs a day. She must be very bored and/or has lots of time to spare. Anyway yesterday was a way better day for Brent hence myself also. He seems okay this morning so hoping and praying for another good day for him. Enjoy your Sunday. I do miss you. . .and Ed. Give him a Hug and a Hello from Brent and I. Take care my dear friend.

    Hugs & Love,

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    1476 days ago
    I know I look forward your responses on my blog emoticon
    1476 days ago
    I totally agree with your point of view!
    1476 days ago
    Glad you got the heater fixed, and didn't freeze while waiting.

    Hope your weather continues to improve. We are expecting some more snow here in CO on Tuesday... Being dry, the cold doesn't bother me as much as in New Orleans...but I'll be glad to get home at the end of the week!

    1476 days ago
  • PERUSER918
    I really enjoyed reading your blog. You have a flair for being insightful. Thanks, I blog for the same reason--myself and no it is not greed or selfishness belonging to more than one team. Do we only have one friend?

    1476 days ago
    As long as the numbers don't go up on the scale I consider that a win! Your healthy snacks sound yummy :)
    1476 days ago
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