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  • Dec 25: My Birthday Is Today!

    12/25/2014 6:58:24 AM, by FATHINSN

    It's my birthday today, yay! Got a birthday cake from my parents - chocolate strawberry cake, yum! ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/23/2014 3:22:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm ready for christmas and so is my daughter. she got some gift cards from her great aunts and uncles and she went to pick out something special today at the store. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone! merry christmas to all who celebrate it and happy hanukkah to those ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/22/2014 10:22:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some of my course work today. i will be spending some time at my good friend's place today, too. i am looking after it while he is away. in just a few days, it will be christmas. i am pretty much done my christmas shopping. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/21/2014 12:07:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am mostly caught up in my online courses. i can still work on them in between christmas and new years. i may not be on spark as much this week as i usually am. i will try to be on at least a few times this week. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my daughter is all set for chri... Read more


    12/21/2014 11:13:18 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Yesterday my sister had come over to visit. She was down to 127 lbs, which had me feeling real down. I felt bad that she was near the goal weight, while I was here at 162 lbs for the past 6 to 7 weeks - Yes, I did see loss, but it was always - 162 to 164 or 166 and then back to 162 not crossing t... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/20/2014 9:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas, this morning. now i'm off to an even better start to my day. it is always a pleasure to hear from him. i am really looking forward to when he comes back to the city just before new year's eve. my daughter got quite a few things from the breakfast with san... Read more


    12/19/2014 2:05:31 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Today was one of those days where I got everything wrong and it had to happen. The past week I had been going to bed as late as 2 and yesterday I got to bed at 3:30 and was up by 6:30 - I got just 3 hours of sleep. Today, I simply did not have the energy to get moving and burn those calories. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more


    12/18/2014 12:45:06 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Yet another day that was fruitful. I am back on track. Today, I ran for 20 minutes though it was not running all the way it was more like 2 minutes of running and then 5 minutes of walking. There was a time when I could go on for ever without stopping and I would not be panting, but that seems li... Read more


    12/17/2014 2:09:53 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Today was DIFFERENT - though it did not happen the way I planned it to I did not let that get me down. Heard the alarm at 4:30 and what did I do - I just turned it off - set it back for 5:30 and went back to sleep. Usually, when that happens - I beat myself about it and then as the day goes on I'... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more


    12/16/2014 11:10:17 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Yesterday was like any other day - I put off working out to the last minute and ended up not getting in a single minute of exercise in. Yes, my day was filled with a lot of things that had to be done, the kids needing my attention, the laundry needed to be done, there were dirty dishes in the sink t... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more


    12/15/2014 7:12:51 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Long time since I actually blogged. Been meaning to blog about consistency for quite some time as that is one thing that I lack. I somehow seem to not be consistent in my workouts. It is better now than it used to be before - exercising for a month and then a hiatus for a year - now it is more like ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/11/2014 10:05:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did sing to me one of the songs her class sang at the concert. she updated me on the whole thing as well. i am working extra today on my online courses. it is really snowing here this morning. so i thought i may as well use the extra time to do some more course work. i want to be all cau... Read more

  • Update to Tragic Loss

    12/10/2014 6:48:29 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Don't know if this makes it better or worse. Turns out it was an accidental death, the young man didn't commit suicide. It was a horrible, horrible accident. I hope that knowledge gives the family some peace of mind. So now I think that if they found him still alive it must have been a matter o... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:09:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. at my daughter's school today, there will be a christmas concert for just an hour. i am usually there. today, due to my courses,i am not able to make it. i told her to tell me all about it later. all of the birds say hi! i will continue to work on my online courses and look fo... Read more

  • Project TRINITY 21 kilotons New Mexico 1945

    12/9/2014 9:35:15 AM, by PETALIA

    Six miles away, the world’s first nuclear explosion expands 0.053 seconds after detonation. Director J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes the Bhagavad-Gita: “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, tha... Read more

  • Tragic Loss

    12/9/2014 1:49:01 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    Today a family we know lost their 13 year old son. A few days ago he hung himself. I don't know who found him, but he was still alive. He was in the hospital; I guess he wasn't going to survive so the family decided to take him off life support and he passed. My heart breaks for them. For the t... Read more

  • 2014 - A blog about this year

    12/8/2014 6:01:35 PM, by LORENVER

    So this might be a 2014 wrap up blog, but maybe not :). But I thought it would be good to get one out there in case I ran out of time :). In 2014 I wanted to try stuff I had never tired before due to being afraid to try new things for the first time. With some wonderful friends I actually did... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/8/2014 11:39:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off to a good start this morning. I got quite a bit done on my online courses and I let the teacher know what parts of the lessons I am not able to access or complete. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/7/2014 1:46:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is so much better! she was so ready to go outside to play this morning. all of the birds say hello,hello! i am taking it somewhat easy today. i will definitely be active throughout my day. i have a full week ahead of me. i have been counting down the days when my good friend will be comi... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/6/2014 9:37:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy! my daughter and i will be heading to the local library later. there will be refreshments, other activities there today and my daughter wants to go. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Making a weight lost binder... oxox

    12/5/2014 12:31:20 PM, by BABECAVE

    Why & How to Make an Awesome Weight Loss Binder To keep you organized. Organization is really important to your weight loss success, believe it or not. You want to make sure you’ve got everything you need all in one easy to get to place. To help hold you accountable. ◦Food journaling... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/5/2014 10:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to look for other jobs, as i have heard nothing back from the place i went for an in person interview. i want to have something else lined up for the new year, just in case i do not hear anything at all back from the place i went to the last week of november. my daughter has an ear inf... Read more

  • Day 042: Another Rant Blog X(

    12/5/2014 9:55:30 AM, by FATHINSN

    I'm so sleepy today because of long work day, lots of walking, so I'll be quick on today's blog. Today, I had lots of printing (helping a colleague, part of my "supporting the client" job) and dateline was today! Couldn't ask vendor to do this as it will take more time to wait for their price a... Read more

  • Tattoo Design

    12/4/2014 1:06:48 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    The arrows represent my husband and me and coming together to create something bigger, with ripple effects spreading out from us. The large arrow that emerges form our union symbolizes creation and time together, the 5 circles re... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/4/2014 9:51:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am off to a great start! my daughter is starting to feel better today. there has been different things going around in her school that other children have had, such as the flu or colds. she will be alright. all of the birds say hi. i am getting caught up on one of my online courses and ahead more ... Read more

  • Day 041: A Visit To A Doctor

    12/4/2014 7:06:40 AM, by FATHINSN

    Finally, I dragged myself to see a doctor about my current illness and I also checked with him about my blood and urine test results. First, we discussed about my blood test results. Everything was normal except for two things but he said it was probably caused by my blood loss from my period. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/3/2014 1:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a relaxing day for me today. i am making great progress in both of my online courses. the teacher will set me up with the next topic in one of them this week. my daughter is home from school today. said she felt chilly and very tired. so when she came home for lunch, i decided to keep her home for t... Read more

  • Day 040: Upgrade to Cough Girl

    12/3/2014 2:21:09 AM, by FATHINSN

    Today, my throat was so itchy, I had maddening urge to keep coughing or worse, to scratch inside my throat! Maybe it's time for me to see the doctor but I still want to try self-fix by getting proper rest (which apparently I still fail to get). Tomorrow, if my condition is still bad, I will see... Read more

  • saudade

    12/2/2014 5:03:59 PM, by PETALIA Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/2/2014 9:35:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to run errands and to keep warm. so far, december is off to a good start for me. my daughter is enjoying the weather. all of the birds say hi. i have started to decorate at my good friend's place. my daughter has already helped to decorate at my parents' place. there is one radio station here ... Read more

  • Day 039: Sneeze-A-Lot Girl

    12/2/2014 8:25:10 AM, by FATHINSN

    Yeah, that what I called myself LOL Lots of sneezing today, must be from my cold. Thankfully, not enough to make my nose runny, hehe. Started to get itchy throat, too, coughing few times. Maybe I need to see my doctor before I start my vacation! Second day of wearing my new boots, this tim... Read more

  • I saw a video on Face Book that shows how parents need to be an example for their kids. It was so o

    12/1/2014 7:09:01 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    12-1-2014 Okay. I am so sick of continuing to write on my Sparkpage that I am going to lose weight. I promise myself "One Last Time" that this time I AM GOING TO DO IT. Yesterday I saw a video on Facebook about kids and their parents and how what they do REALLY does affects how the child turns o... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/1/2014 10:15:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! before i know it, christmas will be here. my daughter is already counting the days until christmas is here. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. time to mix up my exercise routines. i like to do that at the start of a new month. my good friend will be back just b... Read more

  • Day 038: Heavy Rain, So Tired!

    12/1/2014 9:21:22 AM, by FATHINSN

    I think I caught cold. My body felt aches, I was so tired, so sleepy. Plus since I woke up till about noon, it rained non-stop, alternating between drizzle and heavy pour. I decided to work from home till the weather improved - not going tried to survive driving in heavy rain! - but then Dad offered... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/30/2014 11:50:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time yesterday! she is already making plans for the next year's event. she had a blast! i love to see her so happy,excited! i had fun,too! all of the birds are doing well and say hi. my daughter has some homework to do and so do i. she is feeling so much better! i am w... Read more

  • Day 037: Fun Thing To Do During Rain #02

    11/30/2014 8:49:22 AM, by FATHINSN

    Taking pictures with my cats! Well, actually, it was more like torso shot with my cats coz I had a new t-shirt with a cat picture given by my parents from a trip to a city with name means cat, hehe.... Read more

  • Day 036: Watch New Movie Today :D

    11/29/2014 7:56:17 AM, by FATHINSN

    It was Mockingjay Part 1 (Hunger Games book 3). Watched this movie with a friend, the first show of the day, before lunch time. I've read the book so I knew what to expect but the scenes still hit me hard. There was even one scene that I cried. The story pulled me hard, some scenes were disturbing. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/28/2014 3:55:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax. i feel i did well in the interview. i will know next week whether or not i got the job. it wouldn't start for quite a while. all of the birds say hi. my daughter is feeling a lot better today. have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Day 035: Fun Thing To Do During Rain #01

    11/28/2014 9:22:20 AM, by FATHINSN

    Morning. Heavy rain. Just arrived at office. Got out from my car and landed in puddle of water. Got both my feet soaking wet. So, what did I do with this situation, especially when I don't want to have lingering sadness every time during raining? I just enjoyed hopping from one puddle to anothe... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/27/2014 10:38:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will be going over the rest of the information i noted about the company i had a phone interview with last week. they want me to come in tomorrow morning to do some computer testing and for an in person interview. i will spend some time today reviewing what i have and on reading more about the co... Read more

  • Day 034: I Got My November Love Today, Yay!

    11/27/2014 9:45:43 AM, by FATHINSN

    After nearly 96 hours of waiting, now I'm the proud owner of a pair of dark red leather boots, yay! I saw them last Sunday, told myself to wait and decide whether I should have them or not. Then today, Thursday, I decided to go to the shop and try them. If fit, I will buy them but if not, don... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/26/2014 11:11:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to run. my daughter is back at school and she feels much better. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be working on my online courses today, as i want to get more caught up and be a bit ahead. here, it is cool and not too windy. yesterday, when i went to look after my good fr... Read more

  • Tattoo - Yay or nay??

    11/26/2014 10:49:32 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    Full day planned tomorrow. I am picking up my oldest daughter and a friend to head off to the annual Festival of Crafts. My daughter and I have been going to the craft show for almost 10 years now. It's always fun, always a wonderful Christmas tradition. Some years we buy a lot, some years not s... Read more

  • Day 033: Let's Make World Smile With You!

    11/26/2014 8:57:20 AM, by FATHINSN

    I read an article in SparkPeople, "7 Good Reasons to Smile": 1. Smiling can make you happy (even when you're not). ~ I think this work make my mood lift up even if just a tiny little bitty inch away from my sadness/anger. Though when I'm mad, my smile more evil than usual LOL 2. Smiling can... Read more