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1/5/18 5:21 P

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This is what Pilates helps me look like!
1-5-18 I felt like a fairy! 2015





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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1/4/18 10:50 P

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It sounds like you are going to have an amazing 2018!

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1/3/18 7:24 P

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Happy New Year to you! It's going to be fabulous, because we are making it so, correct? First I am letting go of the "oh I wishes" that didn't get done, THEN: My biggest goal is to have 1,000 fitness points a week! My tiny goal is to dance & sing through the year, daily! (I'm not on FB, SP is my only social media, can't handle the rest, SP is SO positive & that works for me!) & my nutrition tracker comes more into balance, calorie wise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/1/18 10:24 P

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That's great that you guys are getting gym memberships together. It's great to be able to work out with your spouse. My husband and I have conflicting schedules (when he gets off work, I've just started; when I get off, it's time for bed), so it makes it hard to workout together.

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start! Let me know what your goals are!

My goals:
1. Lose weight (hoping to get off about 5 pounds this month)
2. No sweets for 6 months (and all the other nutrition recommendations my nutritionist made)
3. Keep up with my running

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12/23/17 12:48 P

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12-23-17 Today my DH & I are giving us the gift of signing up for a gym memberships. My first time! I'm usually an out doors exerciser. But he wants to do this, so today is the day! It will give us a chance to 'workout' together! (HIs back can't go with me on walks etc.) I'm happy he wants to go! Also, I'll be hiking in the Wetlands, as I do on Saturdays. It is 35 degrees, here in this high desert! Christmas blessings to all!



The Santa we made (1979), he is 5' tall & weighs about 30#, Yes! I am strong!


Mrs. Claus Mom made about 1963 or so:


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/15/17 10:20 P

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I made it to class yesterday, but will miss class tomorrow due to traveling. I usually go to class at the gym on Thursdays and Saturdays (only times they offer mat classes, equipment classes cost extra).

Anybody doing anything fun for Christmas?

We are traveling to Alabama to visit my family. We will also see my husband's family and some friends.

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12/15/17 6:36 P

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Missed my 3rd session this week, I try for 3 times a week. But did do 2. I use a DVD

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/14/17 10:44 P

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It sure is a busy time of year! I know I haven't kept up with my Spark Friends as well as usual. What wonderful pictures you shared!

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12/13/17 6:58 P

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Sorry I've been gone so long. Traveling seeing MY mom, in Nov. The coming home to help DH mom pass over, DH busiest time of the year for business, getting my show ready to perform first time in 20 years!!!!! It's been VERY intense. I love you all & here is my blog for today:

To all of our Spark People family: (Part of my blog, today)

“MY WISH”

May your hopes be as high, as high
as the sky’s highest star!

May your Star be as bright,
as bright as your smile!

May your smile be as warm,
as warm as your place in the sun!

May your place in the sun,
bring you peace!

May the peace in your heart,
give you joy in your heart!

May your heart know the meaning of love.

May the love you will know,
when you know your in love,
be forever, and ever as true,
as the love, I have given to you!

(by Meredith Wilson, from the Musical, “Here’s Love” 1963)

Photos from my show, CHRISTMAS ON STRINGS last Saturday: THE SPARK suggests we volunteer. I chose to volunteer my shows for a nature center. My world has changed SO much seeing the children's eyes light up! I love sharing my talent & keeping in 'performance ready'.


Little girl & her snowflake(we do a craft after show)


Kid's working my Jack-In-Box


My newest, Mama Beaver as Mrs. C. making ginger cookies, Mom made 1976


The Ginger cookie Mama Beaver "made"


Crystal Snow skater & audience, Mom made about 1967


Our elves, DH & I made 1979


Mom's first marionette1958 she's made about 5,000. I have about 150 of them. I am SO blessed!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12/9/17 10:55 P

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How's everyone doing? I've been crazy busy lately and been rethinking my priorities. Unfortunately, SP has sort of fallen by the wayside. I hope everyone is well and keeping with Pilates!

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11/21/17 11:20 P

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It's been a busy few weeks, between flying across country to be with my family for my grandmother's funeral and then having a performance when I got back. (Side note: Friday I had to find a hotel half an hour from my house because it was snowing too hard for me to get home from dress rehearsal that night.)

But this week 2 of my 3 places of work are closed and it feels like I have the whole week off. I did teach one dance class today, and I got in a workout with TEAM Alpha. We did some serious weightlifting. I managed to get up to 75 pounds. It was crazy. The girl at the platform next to me did 115 pounds, though, and she's 27 weeks pregnant. But considering it was my first day, I'll call it a win!

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11/16/17 11:46 A

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11-16-17
I've been fortunate because I've been able to make it to pilates classes at least once a week and most weeks twice. I'm always a little concerned when I'm the only student. Although I enjoy a 'private' class for the price of a group, no one can afford to run a studio of single student classes.

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11/9/17 6:23 P

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11-9-17 emoticon Hi All! I've been really busy this past couple of weeks. emoticon Working, being with MIL, she's out of hospital. emoticon Also my OWN doctors visits. Blood tests etc. Since I'm a senior, I get it all for free! Blood tests said I had the blood of a 22 yrs. old! I'll keep that thought! emoticon My darling car got new tires, brakes, alignment, oil change, etc. emoticon So I can feel safe traveling. I'm getting ready to travel 5 hours to see MY Mom for her 89th B'day. We will hang out at her house & play with marionettes & watch some of our favorite Disney movies. We REALLY know how to play, together! She has written yet another book, it is about "Wishes' Granting your own wishes, with help from a real Genie. It is still being finished before publishing. She is amazing & my mentor! emoticon I'll also pick up some Christmas Marionettes emoticon for my Show on Dec. 9. Here at the Wetlands nature preserve emoticon , (they are in my storage units, near her home).

THX for reading & your support! Ill come back as often as I can!
Our 42 anniversary! Taco salads! Yummo!


Yes! find the best medicine that works for YOUR body!

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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11/3/17 11:13 P

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I got up this morning and made it to TEAM Boot Camp. I was still a little sore from my workout on Tuesday, so it wasn't my best workout. I spent a lot of the afternoon reading. I've been really tired lately, since the doctor gave me a new medicine to try. I think I'm going to tell the doctor this one is no good. I've been exhausted, dizzy, and nauseous since I started it.


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10/30/17 6:19 P

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Fab for you!
Fun autumn day, catching up with work! Happy Harvest everyone! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/28/17 10:37 P

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This morning I got up and went to the gym to teach two dance classes. One was a ballet / tap combo class and the other was a jazz class. It was loads of fun! But I find I am exhausted, probably from working so many hours the last several weeks. But this coming week looks to be a bit calmer.

After work, I got to facetime with my nephew. He's getting quite a large vocabulary, so he's very entertaining now. Then I spent the afternoon looking at resources for dance teachers, while football was on in the background.

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10/24/17 5:34 P

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10-24-17 Today was about yard work. It feels so great! We have 'leaf' blowers, but I do most of the trimming & etc. Love my little patches of plants. The Monarch butterfly's love my yellow lantana. The are migrating in our area, right now, SO pretty! emoticon emoticon I use to live in Santa Cruz, CA & they have an area where they migrate by the millions, SO amazing! Also, GO Dodgers! My grandma dated 1 of the Dodgers, so the team came to my 10th birthday party! Don Drysdale was the pitcher, way back then. He gave me a jade charm braclette, so wonderful. I don't remember the name of the guy she dated!

photos from internet!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/21/17 11:05 P

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That is definitely a great present to "get" for ourselves!

I woke up this morning and let the dog out where I was housesitting, then headed home to eat breakfast and get ready for work.

I went in to teach 2 dance classes at the gym, while the hubs worked out, but only ended up teaching one class. After I got done teaching, I went to find the hubs, thinking I would just jump into Pilates 10 minutes late, but the class was cancelled, and the hubs was the only person in the room where it is taught. So we opted to head to the hot tub. After the week I've had, I really needed some time to relax in the hot tub. Then we showered and left the gym.

On the way home, we stopped to let the dog out again, since the family wouldn't be back until 5 today, then we headed home, where we settled in for an afternoon of watching college football. We started with the end of the Rutgers game as well as the end of the Troy game. Both teams won, which was awesome! Then we pulled up the Alabama game, where they laid the smack-down on Tennessee. Now we're watching the end of the Auburn game, who is beating the tar out of Arkansas. So a good day in college football.

Tomorrow is the hubs' birthday. He plans on playing tennis before church, then soccer after church. I will not be going to watch him play tennis as we'd have to leave before I plan to be out of bed, but I will watch the soccer game. He also wants to try a pizza place his boss recommended for dinner.

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10/20/17 4:05 P

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Hi! Sweetie, sounds like you are feeling a little better with all you have going on!

10-20-17 emoticon Let's be happy & healthy, because together we can do anything! Right? emoticon 2,044 days of Sparking! emoticon Tomorrow I hope to get to hike the Wetlands.... I so love it there! Guess what time it almost is:



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/19/17 10:52 P

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So I might have bitten off more than I could chew this week. Between teaching my own dance classes, substitute teaching, babysitting, and housesitting/dogsitting, it's been a crazy week. Yesterday, I was so tired, I don't remember most of it. But I skipped Pilates this morning in favor of sleeping in and I feel much better.

I still had a productive day. I completed the Walmart shopping for the week, got the oil changed in my car, washed a load of laundry, brushed the cats, vacuumed the house, cleaned the bathroom and even spent time with the dog that I'm dogsitting. And all that before heading to the studio to substitute teach 2 classes. So I got a lot done and I don't feel nearly as tired as I did yesterday.

Tomorrow, I have TEAM Boot Camp workout, plus I need to vacuum again (we have cats), this time getting behind the appliances like the washer, dryer, and refrigerator. And the hubs and I are headed to a dinner for interns that work at a local hotel.

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10/18/17 2:49 P

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I'd rather be busy than bored! I do not get bored very often!

emoticon Hi! Everyone! A day of working & playing & making GREEN drink, emoticon emoticon several batches (12 servings, all of theses ingredients can add up,$$ but I've given up expensive doughnuts, emoticon ! So about $3.00 each serving), I wrote a new blog today with the ingredients, give it a look emoticon & please comment!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/16/17 10:23 P

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I got up this morning and let the dog out where I'm housesitting, then got dressed. Once I let the dog in, I went home, fed the cats, had breakfast and finished getting ready for the gym. Then it was off to the gym for TEAM Boot Camp, where I sweated profusely. But it was a good workout. I stretched for 30 minutes after class then sat in the sauna with friends for about 15 minutes. Then it was shower, grocery store, let the dog out, then home for lunch. After lunch, it was time to scoop the litter boxes, start a load of laundry, brush the cats, vacuum, hang up the laundry, Bible study, and pay some bills. Then it was back to where I'm housesitting to spend some time with the dog. Then home to make dinner (tacos!). Now just sitting on the couch relaxing and watching TV with the hubs. Soon, I'll do the dishes, pack for tomorrow, get ready for bed, then head to where I'm housesitting for the night.

Tomorrow, I am babysitting all day, then teaching a dance class in the evening. There's nothing like staying busy!

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10/16/17 10:45 A

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Sending prayers & good ((((((((vibes))))))) for your health! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/16/17 10:44 A

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2 weeks without doing my Sheppard Pilates DVD, today before I go to sleep, I WILL do it. Getting over a cold, but feeling ok to re-start! I LOVE how Pilates feels & looks on my body!!!! emoticon

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/15/17 10:32 P

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Sad day! I hope you are feeling better.

I've been substitute teaching and housesitting and running around like crazy just trying to keep up. And I have a full day of babysitting planned for Tuesday this week.

In addition, I got the news that my HIDA scan came back normal. However, the day I had the scan almost turned into a total loss because I felt so awful afterwards. I'm not really sure what to make of that. This is starting to get incredibly frustrating. I would really like to know what's wrong soon so we can fix it. It's getting to be incredibly expensive.

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10/12/17 4:32 P

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10-13-17After 1,383 days i broke my 8 hr. sleep streak, head cold wouldnt let me sleep, VERY :=( sad face, but not end of my world, of course! emoticon emoticon



Sleeping in feels great sometimes, right? I love autumn, hope you saw so pretty colors!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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10/9/17 10:17 P

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Woke up this morning to the most disappointing snow flurries ever known to man. The weather people really built up my expectations by saying we'd get 4-8 inches of snow. But there was nothing on the ground when I woke up and very little falling from the sky. It started to snow harder while I was at the gym (more on that later) and we ended up with the mulched areas covered in snow but hardly any on the grass. It eventually melted while flurries were still falling from the sky and now we have almost nothing and it has stopped snowing. I'm horribly disappointed in the first snow of the season, but at least the roads were only incredibly wet.

I went to the gym this morning. My trainer was unable to make it this morning, so our class was given the option of joining TEAM Cut or TEAM Alpha. I chose to do TEAM Alpha, which does a lot of strength training. It was really cool and I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe after I get my shoulder better I'll move into that class. After the workout, I opted to use a group fitness studio that was not in use so that I could work on some choreography for one of my classes.

After lunch it was a quick vacuum of the house followed by sorting through all the medical bills and paying them (along with all the others that needed to be taken care of). Now I'm just chilling on the couch watching some TV with the hubs.

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10/8/17 11:51 P

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The hubs and I slept in, then took a trip through the mountains to see the leaves. It was most likely our last chance as we are preparing for Winter Storm Aiden, which is forecast to bring 50mph wind gusts in addition to 4-8 inches of snow. Hard to believe we're supposed to get snow when the high today was in the mid-70s.

After returning from our trip through the mountains, the hubs had a soccer game. It was incredibly frustrating to watch as the other team played incredibly dirty and the refs didn't make very many calls against them. Yet our players got carded for things that didn't warrant a card.

Then we came home and had dinner and are watching some TV right now.

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Thanks to all who read & commented on my latest blog: Blood tests, not sure what they mean. I REALLY appreciate all of your comments!!!!!

10-6-17 I get to perform my marionettes, tomorrow! I LOVE doing that! Then my God children are in from out of town & we are going to see the Broadway style musical of the Little Mermaid, It will be a FUN, busy & lovely day! DH is feeling better & so is our beautiful city, Las Vegas.... Lot's of healing going on, here!


Here she is several years ago!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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I got up and went to TEAM Boot Camp today, even though I was nauseated before I got there. But I finished the workout and even did Zumba afterward. As long as I didn't jump or squish my abdominal region, I was okay. Afterward, it was off to the grocery store for my weekly shopping trip. I was in and out pretty quick then went home for lunch. After lunch it was time for some vacuuming and paying of bills. I had a babysitting job late afternoon / evening, which was a lot of fun. I really enjoy those kids! And every time I go over there, they ask for a future day babysitting. So I'm set up for another day of babysitting, plus housesitting while they go out of town.

Tomorrow I have some dusting and cleaning of bathrooms on the schedule, as well as a dance class.

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I slept in a little this morning, which was nice because I've been feeling really sluggish lately.

The hubs had a soccer match today. He played the entire first half, but then sat out the second half. The team lost 3-0. While watching on the sidelines, I met the wife of another one of the players, and the wife of one of the other players was back after having given birth to their third child. It was nice to talk with some of the other wives during the match. I'm usually the only one there.

After we got home, I took 2 of the cats out for a walk. It was a nice day out; if the wind had been a little less intense it would have been perfect. After that, I spent some time reading.

Tomorrow I have TEAM Boot Camp in the morning and I'm babysitting around dinner time.

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You are amazing & inspire me daily!!!!!

emoticon 9-26-17 Another beautiful day! Walked Lucy, 30 minutes of Pilates, work, (I love my 'real' job) & dog bite almost finished healing. I spoke to dog owner, today. They are getting a dog trainer in & the dog is out of quarantine, tomorrow. So all is well in our world! I am grateful for my amazing life, it could be VERY different, today!



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Today was assessment day in TEAM Boot Camp! We did 5 minutes each of push-ups, burpees, and sit-ups, plus ran for 2 minutes. I beat my numbers from last time in sit-ups and running. But I struggled with the push-ups and burpees. I'm blaming my shoulder. The push-ups bothered it a bit. It felt like someone was pressing their finger really hard on the top of my shoulder joint. And the burpees, being after that, didn't feel all that great. Our trainer also weighed us on the fancy scale that gives way more numbers that just weight (body fat percentage, plus total pounds of fat, water, and dry lean weight, as well as the distribution of that weight. She's making copies of the printout of these numbers so we can each take home a copy of our numbers. All I know is my weight was 201, which is 5.6 pounds less than I weighed last time I weighed in on that particular scale at the beginning of July. That number is higher than what I weighed last week on the other scale at the gym (which I use more often) and less that what I weighed at the doctor's office last week. All these scales are making me not put much stock in the numbers. I'm more concerned about the rest of the assessment, which turned out as I expected, and how my clothes feel (the jeans I put on yesterday were a little tight).

After workout, I spent 45 minutes working on choreography for my jazz class on Wednesday. They wanted to do a combination instead of across the floor technique work. So I put together a challenging combination for them. I was sweating just marking through it.

After that, it was shower time, then off to the grocery store. Then I talked to my mom on the way home. She is planning to go visit my grandfather in NC on Wednesday and stay a week. He's in the hospital because he fell Saturday after becoming weak from the radiation he's receiving for his cancer. She says he's been really grouchy lately, which is not like him at all. He's a very happy, pleasant, look-on-the-bright-side kind of guy. So I know he's not feeling well.

Then it was lunchtime, followed by some laundry, vacuuming, and paying bills. Sorting out medical bills is ridiculously difficult. After looking through what paperwork I have, I know I have several hundred in bills currently to pay, several hundred dollars in bills on their way, and I'm very close to my yearly out of pocket maximum. Hopefully we can get this medical problem straightened out and fully resolved before the end of the year so we don't have to start all over again. We are WAY over budget right now.

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Oh no! How did you get a dog bite? I hope you heal quickly!

The hubs and I are watching A Beautiful Mind. It is such a heartbreaking movie watching this incredibly brilliant man struggle with schizophrenic delusions.

Today, I babysat. It was a fairly easy job. The children were asleep for their nap when I got there. So I read a magazine for an hour and 45 minutes until both boys woke up from their nap at about the same time. Then we had a snack and played until their dad and sisters got home.
Afterward, I watched the hubs play soccer. His team won 3-2.

Tomorrow, we have our assessment at my TEAM workout.

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emoticon I'm healing from dog bite, doing ok!

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I made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning. It was a tough workout. My lungs have felt a little bothered by allergens lately (allergy-related asthma) and all the cardio (specifically running "suicides") was a bit much. But I did finish and I didn't have an asthma attack. After my workout, I found an empty group fitness studio and worked on some choreography. It was so refreshing to get back in the studio and do some choreography. I weighed in before heading to the shower, but I was up 0.3 pounds and .5 percentage points of body fat. I think the scale was a little wonky since I know my clothes have been fitting a little loose lately.

After leaving the gym, I got groceries and stopped at the gas station to fill up and then it was home for lunch with the hubs. After lunch I vacuumed and paid the bills. So back to the usual schedule.

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Yesterday my dancers performed at a church that had gathered several Christian dance group for a show about praising God through dance. It was really good! Then the hubs and I went to Denver to watch the Rapids play. It was really cool!

Today we just schlepped around the house. Sometimes it's nice to take it easy before launching into the work week.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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I know sometimes my life sounds busy, but I really do have a lot of down time to focus on fun things.

I taught seven dance classes yesterday, so I'm dragging a bit today. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun and got a great workout. But it wore me out.

But I still got up and made it to Pilates this morning, which cleared out a little of the morning cobwebs and get some stiffness out. I also survived Walmart (and got everything on my list!). And I babysat today. It was an easy job as one child went down for a nap within 30 minutes of me getting there and the other got home from preschool (dropped off by a classmate's parent) and went straight to bed for a nap. Both were still napping when their parents got home. The parents asked if I'd like to house-sit when they go on vacation next time. Yes, please. Another job that should be easy.

My boss at the job where I teach on Wednesday night asked me to send her the plans I was teaching from because she thought they seemed organized and logical. So I emailed her the notes from one class so she could use them today in a similar class. She emailed back that she might want me to create a curriculum for the program. So I sent her the curriculum I developed for the last place I worked.

Tomorrow I have my TEAM Boot Camp workout in the morning, then I need to do some laundry and vacuuming.

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You are 1 busy lady!

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I actually woke up before my alarm this morning. That is an extremely rare occurance. But I was able to get up and moving rather easily this morning, which was nice. Not being a morning person, mornings are rather painful for me.

While eating breakfast, I got a text from my sister letting me know that my parents' flight (coming back from 10 days in Ireland) was cancelled from Atlanta to Huntsville due to Irma. And she lamented about not wanting to drive to pick them up because she had her son today (his daycare was closed due to Irma) and didn't want to get caught in a bad storm with him in the car. So I asked her if the church was sending someone to pick everyone up, since the trip was organized through the church. All the back and forth on text almost made me late for my workout. But I made it just on time and with a reply from my sister that the church was indeed sending someone to pick everyone up from Atlanta.

Workout was good. My shoulder only bothered me when I extended my arms back overhead after doing lat pulldowns. After workout, I stretched with a couple of my workout buddies, then we headed to the sauna. While in the sauna, we met a 76-year old lady who runs track and has 3 national championships in her age group. She didn't start running until she was 65. Such an inspiration!

Back at home, I did laundry, vacuumed, and paid the bills while fielding more texts from my sister and mother. My parents plane ended up being diverted to Detroit last minute. Then they were able to make it to Atlanta. And they are supposed to arrive back home in about and hour and a half.

I also got a text asking for me to sub some dance classes tomorrow and Wednesday, so more work!

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Watching the coverage of Hurricane Irma makes me glad I don't still live in the south. But I still have friends and family there. I'm definitely praying for everyone in the path of this hurricane.

I slept in this morning, but I stayed up too late last night. I'm hoping to get on a regular schedule of going to bed at the same time each night. I can tell there's a difference on the days I've stayed up late, even if I get to sleep in the next day.

The hubs had a soccer game today and his team won 5-1! The sun was beating down on us for most of the match. The wives found a spot of shade and we all huddled there to try to stay cool. We didn't plan to sweat like our husbands did. After the match, I spent the rest of the day relaxing. I decided since I haven't been feeling well and I'm feeling quite sluggish, today should be a rest day.

I made a chicken and rice dish tonight to which I added spinach. When I added the spinach, it smelled awful. But once it was done cooking, it didn't smell like spinach at all. And you couldn't really taste it either. So it was a good sneaky way to get in some veggies.

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emoticon 9-6-2017 Today is my 2,000 day of being active on this amazing site! Please read my updated 8-11-17 blog, I HAD A DREAM ABOUT SPARKPEOPLE/SPARKAMERICA It gives you an idea who I am. I update many times during the month! THX! & thanks to SP for my amazing emoticon , healthy emoticon , confident emoticon emoticon life!



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Keeping fingers crossed for you!

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I made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning despite feeling like I was having a flare up of my asthma. Working out was good. I felt a lot better after working out.

We've had a haze hanging over town all day. It's thick enough we can't see the mountains, which aren't that far away. Apparently it's from wildfires burning in Montana and Idaho, which means it blew quite a way since we live in southeast Colorado. It smells faintly like fire and an air quality alert was issued today.

This afternoon I had another attack of the stomach pain. I had hoped the medicine was working, but over the last several days I started feeling worse and then today the pain took over. I hope we can get some answers soon. I'd hate to have one of these attacks while at work.

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emoticon 9-4-17 "NEVER TRY TO IMPRESS OTHERS, TRY TO IMPRESS YOURSELF & FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN YOU" Yogi tea emoticon



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It's back! College Football season is finally here! The hubs and I watched South Carolina beat NC State and watched Troy lose to Boise State. Now we're watching Bama and Florida State. Roll Tide!

In other news, we made it to Pilates this morning. It was a great workout! I don't think I could've one more roll up transition. For those who might not speak Pilates, roll up transitions happen when you have just done an exercise lying down and are about to do one sitting up. After Pilates, we tried to go hiking before the first football game we wanted to watch. But it's a holiday weekend and it was a home football game for Air Force. So traffic was a bear. And there was nowhere to park where we had planned to hike. So rather than use the remaining time we had looking for somewhere else to go hiking, we called it a day and went home. The plan is to go hiking tomorrow. But the hubbs is playing tennis in the morning and it's supposed to get hot. So we'll see.

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9-1-2017 emoticon A beautiful day to start a new month! emoticon Swim; emoticon walked Lucy dog; emoticon Sheppard Pilates DVD, emoticon (still a BIG challenge!); house work; emoticon errands & work at regular job emoticon . It's been fun! emoticon Have a great holiday weekend. emoticon emoticon I get to hike tomorrow, early! emoticon emoticon







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I finally made it to Pilates this morning. It was a good class. I only got nauseated during the series of 5, so I guess that's a win. By the way, I looked up the side effects of the medicine I'm taking and nausea is one of them. So I'm blaming the medicine.

I survived Walmart.... barely. I thought I was going to have to put everything back and come back. While I was standing in line at the check-out I was told Walmart was not accepting credit cards due to a glitch in the system. I knew I did not have enough cash for what was in my cart and I don't have a debit card currently. Luckily, I could write a check. Otherwise, I'd be one unhappy camper. I mean, who wants to do Walmart twice for what should have been one trip?

I also talked to my mother on the phone today. She said they are getting some rain from Harvey. She said she was expecting the county she lives in to go under a tornado watch any moment. Apparently, everyone to their west was already under one. (The parentals live in Alabama.)

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I know what you mean. It's tough to be the only one to keep a team going. I'm thankful for the ones (like you) who participate here.

It's been one week since the last attack of the abdominal pain. Today was a little weird though because I spent much of the day nauseous. I was able to eat at meal times though. So I guess that was good.

My quads are super sore from the last several days. Sunday we helped friends move and I was up and down stairs a lot. Then Monday in TEAM Boot Camp, we did a lot of leg exercises. Then yesterday I went for a long walk (with hills) and even jogged for a mile. Then today was another day full of leg exercises at TEAM Boot Camp. I ended up sitting in the hot tub after work out (and stretching that included copious amounts of foam rolling).

I got a call today from a dance studio that needs a permanent teacher for a class on Tuesday nights. So I added that to my schedule. I'm teaching at 3 different places now and still not getting as many hours as I'd like, but at least I'm working, doing a job I love.

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30 minutes of Pilates today!!!!

8-29-17 I left 10 teams but still on 30! I think teams are VERY important, but I don't want to be the only one sparking on it, just too draining & too much to keep up with! Doing ok, otherwise, staying as happy as I can! emoticon

photo from last weeks hike!


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Sounds like a fun day!

Yesterday I started the day by teaching 2 dance classes. I can tell my health problems have definitely taken their toll on my energy levels. I was really struggling by the end of the second class. I need to be able to eat enough to fuel my activities, but my body seems to reject that sometimes. I did do some cleaning yesterday but I also got in a lot of reading. Then we took dinner over to our friends' house, because they were in the midst of a move and it just seemed like it would make life easier for them if they didn't have to cook.

Today, we helped said friends move. I can't tell you how many times I climbed the stairs (at the old home and at the new home), but I know my quads are going to be sore tomorrow. I also know I'm exhausted and fighting to stay awake right now. After we came home, I plopped down on the couch and finished the book I was reading. It turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting.

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emoticon 8-26-17 I won 1,000 goodie points!!!! I had a dream about SparkPeople/SparkEarth. (please see & comment on my updated blog!) I just went through some 'friends', from my goodie list from when I first started! I wonder WHY people leave SP? It's a God send for me emoticon ! Fun hike emoticon & swim emoticon & walk LUCY, today emoticon "Be the health you want to be, with what you have to work with & I will, too!" (a quote by me!) emoticon

Lucy's walk;


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A party I went with DH & his Mom, (for FLSUN)


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Yay to seeing some progress on the healing!

I've had a crazy week of going to doctors and even another bout of abdominal pain Wednesday night. It flared up 4 separate times that night, starting around 6:30 and ending around 11. It was a rough night. I had my upper endoscopy today and it went well. They took very good care of me and even had a hot chocolate and crackers for me when I woke up. However, the doctor found nothing wrong inside me. He took biopsies of my small intestine to test for celiac disease. I have an abdominal ultrasound scheduled for September 7 to look at my gall bladder and a check-up with the GI on September 21. So I guess now I just wait and pray the pain doesn't make another appearance.

In other news, I got hired to teach dance one night a week in a dance program associated with a church an hour away. I'll be teaching 4 hours worth of classes each week, so it made it worth the drive.

In addition, I completed my 1st aid and CPR certification yesterday for my job at LifeTime Fitness. So I am officially done with training! Yay!

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Yeah! I did 30 minute of Pilates today! It's been 8 days.... to long in between, but feeling GREAT! SO glad you are figuring out your pains!

emoticon 8-22-17 back to working & playing today! I took DH in for MRI & visit to surgeon to see how it's going for him, yesterday. Back surgery was 7-27-17, he seems to be on the mend! Please keep prayers going for his total recovery. Once this healing happens, he should be able to walk without pain! I'm SOOOOO more than hoping! emoticon

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So I decided to get in my workout with my TEAM. My trainer knows about my issues and that I haven't been eating much, so she kept a close eye on me and made sure I didn't overdo it. There were a couple times I felt dizzy (going from laying down to standing), but other than that, I worked up a good sweat!

After working out and showering and hitting up the grocery store, it was eclipse time. We were not in the path of totality, but we did get 91% coverage. It was really weird. Since we live in sunny Colorado, it was still really sunny, but I could be outside in the sun and not squint without my sunglasses. It was really strange. We did have a slight temperature drop during the eclipse, which was nice. (Remember, we have no air conditioning, so hot days are no fun.) When I looked out the window this afternoon, I thought to myself, "Wow! That's really bright!" So I guess there was a difference, it was just weird.

After the eclipse and lunch (where I decided to try to eat some chicken - successfully I might add), I vacuumed the house and payed some bills.

Reflecting on my changes in my diet, I told my husband that I really want to go back to eating healthy even though I have a perfectly good excuse to eat like crap. And when I say like crap I mean high carb, since I was told to eat a low protein, low fat diet at the urgent care on Friday. But I really miss my protein. I was really starting to enjoy it. Once I tracked all my food for today, I actually ended up with 1500 calories (which is 300-500 more than I've gotten for the past week) and I had 83 grams of protein. And I only had a couple of twinges of pain, but no excruciating pain. I go the gastroenterologist tomorrow. So hopefully, I'll have some answers tomorrow.

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Happy you are out of pain!!!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon 8-21-17 I'M VERY excited about the eclipse! I'll be watching on TV! I have friends that all joined up in Portland, OR!! BIG parties going on! (I'm not near there) Exciting! Also because of new moon energy, take a moment, NOW, today to visualize YOUR goals coming to fruition! We CAN do it! (I'm visualizing my "dream" blog about SP!)Thx to FLSUN for photo of eclipse!





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I had a good day digestion-wise! No pain today! That being said, I haven't been eating much in order to feel better and I have zero energy. I've been spending my days laying on the couch reading. So that's all I did today.

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Thank you for the prayers! They are greatly appreciated! It sounds like you had a fantastic day!

Today wasn't awful. I had some twinges and pain late afternoon, but it wasn't as bad as usual. I'm hoping that the medicine is working and will continue to work.

I got to FaceTime with my mom and my nephew today. Every time I waved at him, he said "bye-bye." I guess he doesn't realize that waving can be for hello too. It was fun to get to talk to him and see his new toys.

I did a little cleaning today. And we were able to get two of our cats outside on a leash. One had never been outside before and the other hasn't been outside since we moved over a year ago. Other than that I took it easy.

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SOOOOOO praying you find your answer! PLEASE keep me posted!
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Last night was another bad night. The hubs wanted to take me to the hospital again, but I refused. It's become clear that they can't do anything because this is not a life-threatening emergency. So I ended up at urgent care today in an effort to get some medicine to help me manage the pain until I can see a GI. The GI the emergency room referred me to doesn't have an opening until September 26. I clearly can't keep living like this for another 5+ weeks. Thankfully, the hubs found a GI who had an opening this Tuesday, so we took it. I spent the rest of the day laying around on the couch reading. Since I've only been able to get 1000-1200 calories a day all week, I just don't have enough energy to workout.

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8-18-17 Please read & comment on my NEW blog:
"My Dream about SparkAmerica/SparkEarth"





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Have they checked for nuts & seeds in lower intestines? Diatricklaites? (sp sorry)That's what your symptoms sound like, I have a friend who has it. Just a thought! Hope it helps!



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I ended up going to the emergency room again last night. They weren't really able to do anything for me, but they did give me a referral to a GI. I haven't had any trouble so far today, but I also didn't eat much. I'm starting to wonder if it's the fat. My nutritionist put me on a plan that emphasized adding a lot of healthy fat (whole milk, eggs, nuts). I skipped the eggs and the nuts today and feel much better. I did skip the workout this morning as I was released from the hospital at 1AM. And then I babysat 10-5 today. I could have worked out afterward, but decided that some cleaning needed to be taken care of, since I've been unable to get much of it done since these flare ups started. I plan to take it easy tomorrow, but then I want to get back to my workouts on Friday.

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Yikes!!!! I'm glad you are feeling better!

8-16-17 emoticon Today I FINALLY finished a small section of de-cluttering my office/workshop. emoticon I can actually move in there, now! emoticon Took me 2 weeks! I eliminated 2/5 of stuff. Now all that is in that space brings me joy & I can use the tools in the space. A great place to re-do my marionettes! emoticon Onto my bulletin board! I'm working on 1 section at a time in there. Hope to have all done by Christmas! emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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