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Actually it was the pledge challenge--what I pledge to do for me. This is an older thread, designed mainly for fun--as a way to get to know each other.

Here's a new topic: cute wild animals

1. chipmunks (I saw a tiny one on my lunchtime walk at work; may not have been a baby, but he was so little and fast, and just cute as could be!)
2. bunnies (there's a small-eared one we see once in a while in our industrial park; I saw him just once this year about a month ago on one of my daily walks at work.
3. ducklings (adult ducks don't do much for me, but those fuzzy babies are so much cuter than naked bird babies before they grow in their feathers!)

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Is this the new challenge you mentioned Amanda?

My three favourite perfumes are

New mown grass
Lily of the Valley
Freesia

I seldom read these days, well I was never a great reader unless I was studying something.

Three books I have read fairly recently were The 7 Spiritual Laws for Success by Deepak Chopra. Living in the Now by Ekhart Tolle and I am searching round for another but can only come up with ebooks. One of those was by Niraj Nirak

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Thanks for the Fablehaven series recommendation. I also read the Harry Potter books at least once a year. The third, Prisoner of Azkaban, was always my favorite--until book seven came out. I was astounded by how well she closed the series, tying in so many details from previous books.

A grown-up (urban) fantasy series I love are the Harry Dresden books--definitely darker, but really funny, with characters who come to matter deeply to you. My other favorite adult fantasies are by Patricia Briggs--the Mercy Thompson books (a coyote shape shifter raised by werewolves, she's a VW mechanic named Mercedes), and the Alpha and Omega series set in the same universe, with cross-over characters, but centered more on werewolves. Both feature strong women characters whom I admire and respect, especially since each has experience with sexual violence, but doesn't let it break her.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Hi I'm new. My 3 favorite scents are

Lavender
juicyfruit gum
coffee grounds

My 3 favorite books are

And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer. It's an epic that tells the story of the life of a town. I always cry at the end because I feel like I'm going to miss all these good friends that I've been with for days.

The Harry Potter series. I read it at least once a year!

The Fablehaven series. If you like Harry Potter I highly recommend you read these.

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What are your 3 favorite books and why:

1) The Freedom series by Anne McCaffrey - I like this because it's about starting over after a horrific event and moving forward no matter what.

2) Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice - it puts a whole different spin on the devil vs. God and makes you think a bit.

3) The Stranger by Albert Camus - it's just a good book.

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My 3 favorite books,

1.Any Stephen King book

2. Clan of the Cave Bear Series I have read 4 of the 6 books so far.

3. Eragon the series , I have read 3 of the 5 books so far.

RuthAnn;

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Its your life Take control of it.


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6/17/13 1:33 A

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my fav books are
1. beading books (all of them!)
2. The alex cross series
3. Womens murder club series
yea I know that 2 & 3 are from the same writer but still.

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
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Robbin, sorry I missed your question! I love to read, and have many favorites (I list bunches of them, sometimes by genre on my page, in the read more about me section.)

3 favorite series (of many):

1. Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs (both are set in the same [intersecting] universe in which the fae have been out for some years, the werewolves come out mid-way through, and the vampires are still "in the coffin"; Mercy was raised by werewolves, but is a shapeshifter who turns into a coyote).

2. Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher (a wizard PI in Chicago who advertises in the yellow pages, has a vamp half-brother, a godmother high in the Winter Court of the Sidhe, who hangs out with werewolves, Knights of the Cross, and a police pal/possible love interest)

3. The Harry Potter books, which I reread at least once a year.

I also enjoy other fiction and non-fiction series and stand alones. I'll add another question soon.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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My question for 3 things is:

What are your 3 favorite books and why?

The Host by Stephanie Meyers - extremely well written science fiction. I loved the duality of the main character.(s)

This is kind of a cheat because it's a series of books, But the Experiment in Terror Series was awesome. The on again off again romance between Dex and Perry keeps me wanting to read the next one.

The Busy Writer's One Hour Plot by Marg McAlistar - I am writing a series of novels and this book was crucial to set up the entire plot. She makes it so easy to overcome writer's block.

As ever and always,
Robbin

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Let's cheer for each other through triumphs and carry each other through sorrow.


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Hello all!

I guess I will answer the 3 scents question first then perhaps post another question to the group.

My 3 favorite scents

Fresh ground coffee
Lavender
and cinnamon apple pie

As ever and always,
Robbin

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1. cotton
2. after the rain
3. vanilla

Wish I could say there were so many pretty scents, but since I got a concussion when I was a kid it hampered my senses a bit, so I am not able to smell some flowers. Also with my allergies I have to be really careful about smelly things. drives my daughter crazy cuz she wants to have scented candles everywhere.

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1. Lilac, and Honey suckle,
2. the way it smells after a rain,
3. Stetson collogne

RuthAnn;

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1. lilacs
2. old roses
3. being in the woods in the morning - maybe it's the pine trees but there's a freshness and crispness in the air






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Hey, thanks for playing! Anybody can ask their own 3, and answer any of the old questions!

Here's a new one: What are 3 scents you like?

1. Freshly mown grass
2. Coffee beans & brewing coffee
3. Sauteed garlic

Blessed Be, Amanda

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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i dont really know any other religions , other than christianity .

so possibly the same as Becca ,
Judaism
Hinduism
Buddhism

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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Judaism

Hinduism

Buddhism

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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3 religions, other than your own that you find intriguing:

Sufi (Sufiism or Sufism?)

Buddhism

Druidry

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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1. Sims 3
2. Catan - very addicting
3. Dreams of a Geisha (also on Jennifer's recommendation)








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It's been a little while since we played this. Name 3 computer games you enjoy:

1. Addiction Solitaire

2. Zuma Deluxe

3. Dreams of a Geisha (on Jennifer's recommendation, I got it for a couple bucks from Big Fish Games, and I just finished all 30 levels on all 4 temples tonight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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1. I love the rain the passion rolling in the sky and falling to the earth
2.anime
3. this my be vane but i love myself because someone need to.

trying to love life the way is because it mine and i can change it if i want to.


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I adore the smell of new mown grass. It's the only "hay fevery" thing that affects my sister--her throat closes up. But I inhale that smell just as deeply as I can. It's so fresh. I liked the Berty Botts Every Flavor Beans (you know, from Harry Potter, made by Jelly Belly) grass flavor--it tastes the way newly mown grass smells!

Thanks for the good wishes, Wispy. Being with my best gal pals, there will be *lots* of love and laughter, possibly tears, fun, food, friendship and *lots* of talking!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I love spring too.

the new folige on the deciduous trees
the lovely fragrance of the jasmine
the lovely warm days before the humidity sets in
the torrential rain
the smell of wet leaves
the smell of new mown grass
golly gosh I could go on and on and on. I love autumn and winter too.

Will miss you next week Amanda and will be wishing you all the love and laughter you could possibly wish for. :o)

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That's right, Wispy, your seasons are opposite to ours, being on the other side from the Equator. For me & Spring:
More daylight! (My night vision for driving is not that good, so I don't get around much in the winter.)
Everything budding and blossoming--I love watching blossoming trees and tiny new leaves unfurling!
Though I don't always get back up north to the Skagit Valley, I love tulip season and the amazing sight of the tulip fields in full bloom during the Tulip Festival. Are you all familiar with the Peace Gardens and the tulip as a symbol of peace between nations? You can read the story on the website--ipgf.org? I think the organization is International Peace Garden Foundation. The story makes me cry emoticon --OK not that hard, and in a good way.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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tee hee perhaps I can do three things I love about autumn
I love the colors of the leaves
I love the low humidity
I love the cooler weather.

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1. Daffadoils---Gardening planting my boxes etc.
2. Knowing camping season will be starting around April - May :)
3. Mom comes home from Houston (she does six month split with older sis)


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New question - 3 Reasons Why You're looking forward to Spring (although in Wispy's case 3 reasons you enjoy warm weather)

1. seeing the Spring bulbs start to peek out of the ground
2. Getting out more - I hibernate in winter
3. fresh asparagus at a reasonable cost and salad veggies from the garden






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Id love to have photos, but no camera and no way of getting pics on line. I chose those pics from "on line" sources, because I loved them all. The only one that is me is the one with grand kids, several years ago now before I was disabled. Gosh ten years - how time flies. :o)

That cabin on the beach is my inner getaway as a change from my "forest". It seems I am a poet at heart, so the description may sound much better than the reality. But that is how it looks and feels to me.

Good golly - yes about the joints. I suggest starting before they are like mine currently. Bounce. Tee hee. That would be a sight to see for sure.

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@Amanda - it's very good for joints. I wouldn't be able to use it otherwise and I believe it's quiet if it's a good one. It's only the trampoline part that bounces not the frame.

I agre about Wispy's home. I checked out her pictures months ago. It looks like she lives in Paradise.






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Wispy, I had no idea--your home sounds just exquisite! Do you have pictures? I popped over to your page, and saw that amazing vacation cabin right on the beach (I *so* want to stay there!!), but didn't see any of your home, which sounds just so lovely.

That rebounding sounds interesting. I'll check it out. How is it on joints? And does it make much noise--as in downstairs neighbors, for apartment dwellers like me?

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Wispy's right - it's a mini trampoline. They've come a long way from $40.00 ones at KMart. Mine will hold a 370 lbs person and has a stabilizer bar. Just doing what they call a "health" bounce is suppposed to do wonders for your intestinal health. I have a brand name called Reboundair. Just google rebounding to read about the health benefits. My only problem is that I'm very well endowed (mostly fat!) and my girls bounce too much, so I have to hold the stabilizer bar with one hand and put the other arm under my bra - I'm sure I look hilarious!

@Emmy - That's my dream too! I always enter HGTV's dream cabin contest. I would love if you could send me a Sparkmessage with a link to that manufactured home that looks like a cabin. We bought a small travel trailer 2 years ago but didn't use it at all last year. We couldn't find a spot that didn't have one RV on top of another. I want to camp to be out in nature not have neighbors right on top of me.






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I think its when you jump up and down on a small round thing like a trampoline. Its called a Rebounder over here - I seem to recall. :)

Keep up your dream Emmy. I did exactly that, all except the fire pit. Bought a section at the foot of the ranges, near the ocean, it was a bare field except for one enormous ancient totora tree, with an old cottage on it. We planted trees all round and I desinged the garden as I wanted it. It is like living in the centre of a small forest, with flowering vines and perfumed flowers. The cottage is revamped with enormous windows all round that open out on to the decks. The big back deck is covered from the sun, with a bougainvilliawhich blossoms for most of the year. It is evrything I hoped it would be. Took about ten years to get "the look" and has just got better and better.

Hugs Wispy.

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i love swimming and water aerobics. Hiking is so much fun to me i love to go camping. My husband loves the outdoors as well when i first met him i told him take me camping because i have always wanted to and never got to as a child so he did. I love being in the great outdoors my wish is to live in a piece of land on the foothill of the mt. and have a cabin home or manufactor home that looks like a cabin. We have seen a one that fits the description. That is my hope and dream. It will feel like camping always. We will have an outdoor area with a firepit to sit around. I could roast wieners all year long lol oh i went off babbling...

i with Amanda would like to know what rebounding is? emoticon

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What is rebounding? I'm totally unfamiliar with the term.

I love swimming--though I cut down after my should started hurting
I adored the water aerobics classes at an independent health club in Mt Vernon, WA; no other place has had ones as good that I've found
Actually I have several others--walking and hiking, the elliptical machine (easy on the joints & I can read a large print book at the same time), some of the weight machines at the club (they feel safer with a structure around me, and I like the feeling of my body getting stronger)

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Favorite exercise
1. gardening
2. rebounding
3. swimming (which I never get to do)






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Dancing
Gardening



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Favorite Exercise
1. Kick N2 Fitness (combination of latin, hiphop kickbox, resistantant training lots of dancing)
2. Hiking
3. Water Aerobics

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Songs that make me smile are:

1) Fireflies by Owl City
2) Inisheer (the music played for my procession down the wedding isle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE7Bm7Dajmw
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3) My Hips Don't Lie by Shakira

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Songs that make me smile:

1. Firework = katy perry
2. This is my moment - Donnie Osmond
3. Defying Gavity - Wicked/Glee

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the Chipmunks singing Happy Birthday
Auld Lang syne - although it also brings tears to my eyes
Happy Birthday when everyone is singing it to a special someone

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3 songs that make you smile when you hear them and make you want to sing out loud!

1. Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog - 3 Dog Night
2. I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
3. I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King






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1) I expect more of myself then I do of others

2) I believe we can do more together then we can accomplish on our owm

3) I love motivating others

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1. drink my 8 glasses of water
2. use my rebounder
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Ummmmmmmmm. thinking ... well I have to say I cant think of anything. Thats not to say there isnt anything. But I mostly seem to do everything I want or need to do on a daily basis. Perhaps gardening.... some days I could do a little bit more, but it doesnt really bother me, I enjoy it when I do it.

On the other hand I would LOVE to have fresh strawberries all year round. That is one thing I would love more of. Sad to say I lost a whole lot I had been freezing this year when the freezer broke down last week. And they are almost over, too expensive to buy in bulk now.
:o) New freezer is coming on Tuesday.

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What are 3 things you would like to do more regularly, but often forget or don't get around to?

1. Flossing
2. Yoga
3. Open and sort mail right away

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Well Im not sure about this. I never check my points. I dont spin the wheel very often. Once actually in maybe the last 6 months, which happened to be this week.

I post a lot of messages every day like you so guess that is where they come from. Sorry not sure what else gets me points.

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1. courage to succeed
2. exercise streak back on
3. low carb this week!

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Good one, Wispy! Funny that I forgot to mention Sparking! So here's a new one: What are 3 kinds of Spark points you usually earn every day?
1. 15 (max) message posting
2. 5 (max) other goals
3. Bonus spin

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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Record my food
Post on spark teams
Take pills and vits (vits only when I am reminded I might need them).

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1. meditate and eat mindfully
2. give my mother a hug and tell her that I love her
3. drink 8 glasses of water






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What are 3 things you do almost every day, though you miss now and again?

1. Take my vitamins and supplements
2. Meditate
3. Exercise--I miss the occasional weekend or sick day, though every work day I walk on breaks, whatever the weather, for my mind and spirit as much as my body!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Thank my Higher Power for a good nights sleep and a new day.

Spend time doing things I love to do - every single day.

Thank my Higher Power for my sobriety and sanity ask for forgiveness for myself and the world and bless all those I have thought ill of during the day, then give myself into His/Its keeping.

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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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1. Tell my husband I love each day & nite
2. Love my furkids all 8 of them Felines and one dog who things she is a feline...
3. Love myself enough to not binge

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1. hug my husband and tell him that I love and appreciate him
2. cuddle my cat
3. get dressed LOL!






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What are 3 positive things you do for yourself every day without fail?
1. Brush my teeth
2. Make my bed
3. Pray and thank the Goddess for something positive in my life (as I begin my breaktime walks at work, whatever the weather, my first words are usually "Thank you, sweet Goddess, for this glorious day in paradise!")

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Being mindful is what helps me most, or staying consciously aware of what I am saying and doing is perhaps a more clear way of putting it.

Regarding my eating. I plan and record my menu on a daily basis. Although I do not follow the spark suggested way of eating - way too many carbs and processed food for me. I plan my food each day and keep below 20 carbs to maintain my weight and then have to go on to 1000 day low cal as well in order to lose. Age and lack of exercise coupled with a slow metabolism mean I cannot lose if I eat more than that. So it is slow losing, but steady and I am happy to be eating in a healthy way for the problems I have. Fresh protein and veges in the main.

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1. Learning Reiki - the local adult education has a one day class for practitioner level 1 for $150.00. Does anyone know if that sounds about right?

2. I just found an old box of stamps I collected 50 years ago and I'm researching on line. I'm also taking my other antiques to the corner to have them appraised and to sell them on consignment

3. I saved the homefinder paper this week and will call a realtor in the next couple of weeks.

4. Oh and I'm not putting off taking care of any financial matters








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