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Getting some zzzz's. Very tired.

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Have a wonderful Sparkly Day.. I am thinking I may be MIA from Spark for a while... I just
don't have the energy with all that is going on this week :((

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Nearly 19,000 steps now that my day is finally done...my foot/leg is not happy about this! Off to bed I go! Have a great day tomorrow everyone!

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5/30/18 10:22 P

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emoticon WHYYYYYYY!!!!!

Why must I keep getting booted of..... WHY!!!!!!!!!!!

Too tired for this tonight. Good night. Xo

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5/30/18 9:23 P

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Long day...
Work and then SS Social(walk) and then supper and then my TC. I am going to bed soon as I am very tired.

Hugs to all my Sparkly Peeps....

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Thanks guys.. its been a blur from Sat night on.... I am doing my best to help my daughter cope ...I have not been home since I think Saturday other than sleep there... zzzzz
To work this week - has been challenging!!

Such a sad week.. I have had a few break downs at work.... To have a 32 yr old just
die..its really hard to understand .... and then to find out my ex's mom/daughter's grand mother had a stroke on Monday AM.. Hoping and praying that the grandmother recovers from her stroke :((

Thanks for the sweet thoughts and hugs.

My system is reacting... feel like I'm getting a cold... stress on the immune system I guess.

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5/29/18 9:04 P

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Shirley... emoticon my friend. :(







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Anita congrats on stepping outside of your comfort zone and also on your weightloss goal. Great job!!!

Tonight my friend and I got back to Aqua Zumba. I had forgotten just how tiring it is. I'm beat. So it's a short but sweet post tonight... Provided it doesn't reload and boot me off.

Hope you all had a great day. Hugs. Xo

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5/29/18 2:29 P

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So sorry your family is having such a hard time right now :( wishing you all well, donít forget to take care of yourself while youíre taking care of everyone else emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning Team... thanks everyone for your kind words... we are just in shock since my daughter received the call late sat night saying her step-sister had passed away....:((
Only 32 yrs old and so freaking young.. at this point sounds like gallbladder burst ..she was having stomach pain and they were thinking gallbladder and she was waiting for an ultrasound appt. Does not appear her Mom (my daughter's step mom) wants a service or even a celebration of life ..my daughter is saying "how can I get closure".... so I suggested the "movies" as that was her fav thing..so we are going to do something in her honour and say our good byes.. I have known this kid since she was 2-3 yrs old. :((

And to make things even worse... ex texted ( not called) - Not even acceptable.. our daughter and said "oh yeah your grandmother is in the hospital - stroke"...so she is beyond upset and I'm doing my best to keep them grounded / busy etc... I don't think I have been home other than to sleep the past 3 days...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I probably will not be posting much or tracking much the next few days... just tying to focus at work and get as much news as possible

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5/28/18 9:40 P

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Happy Monday !

Finally getting to put my feet up after a long day. Tried to take it easy on that foot after it kept me up all night in pain, but just doing what I had to do between work and home I racked up nearly 17,000 steps. Still, itís feeling a bit better this evening.

Momma, I was hoping for a drama free day for you, no such luck I guess :(

Have a terrific Tuesday all!

P.S. - finally hit my 30lb weight loss goal this morning! 40lbs to go to my main goal! Then weíll see if Iím happy with that or want to try for a bit more...

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5/28/18 9:24 P

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God its frustrating when you types a lengthy note to your peeps and the page reloads and you lose your post. Grrr!!! I'll try again tomorrow. It's past my bedtime!!

Good night.

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5/28/18 8:46 P

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Drama is on again at work. Oh my nerves!

I took my frustration out on my back lawn after work. Got that done and then I did my TC.

Hoping tomorrow will be a better day.

Have a good night peeps..

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5/28/18 2:43 P

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Hey everyone,

A very quick note, because work is crazy busy fun.

Shirley, my condolences. I saw something on FB but I didn't even get to respond to that.

My Fitbit isn't sync'ing properly, so I won't have numbers for the KM's in May until later on.

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5/27/18 10:16 P

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Hi all,

Was feeling brave yesterday so I went to the military family resource centre gym and did 30 mins in the cardio room...waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone but I survived! Then I tried sushi for the first time, not my favourite, but not bad.

In a lot of pain this afternoon/evening from the plantar fasciitis in my right foot...hoping an evening of rest will make it bearable tomorrow.

Have a great night all!

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5/27/18 9:05 P

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Shirley. I'm still in shock!! Just so young!! Such a loss.. Such a heartbreaking situation. I hope you all found comfort in being with one another today. emoticon

So we did our yard sale. Yesterday was such a bust. I spent more time covering things up and uncovering them. It drove me nuts. We decided to do a few hours again this morning. At least the weather was good. It was an even bigger bust. The good thing about today was I only had to drag it out of my van and when I was done I packed it back up and off to good will I went.
Good ridence!!! Now what's next!!! I can't wait to get all the clutter done downstairs. It felt so good driving away from that stuff today. My best friend came in for a visit today too so that's always a warm welcome. It was nice to sit and chat and have a cup of tea.. Well it was a glass of water ha ha!!! It was a relaxing day.
Tonight Rebecca had her ball practice. All I can say is .... Whoa!!! Those kids pitch fast!! It's crazy. I think she will lose some confidence. She can be pretty timid sometimes. She did pretty good tonight though.

Anyway ladies time for me to get my tracking done and call it a night. Sitting around certainly sucks the life out of ya. Lol

Good night peeps.

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5/27/18 8:48 P

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thanks team.. a rough nite and day :((( Kept my daughter and fiance busy all day to try
to keep their minds busy... we talked.. we cried... we shopped .. we drove etc....

Still waiting on news... xo Hugs to you all

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Another beautiful day. Got some yard work done and my front lawn mowed. I also got my grub for the week. Yay..
Talked to my beautiful D on the phone. I hope you had a wonderful adventure this afternoon. emoticon

Well it's back to work tomorrow. May all you working peeps have a fabulous work week.

I am off to bed for an early night. I certainly hope I can get to sleep.

Spark on!

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5/26/18 10:12 P

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Shirley, condolences and hugs to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.



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5/26/18 9:52 P

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Shirley I'm so sorry to hear the news. Condolences to you and the rest of the family. Hugs emoticon Love you girl. If you want to chat I'm only a phone call away. Xo

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5/26/18 9:34 P

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My condolences to your family! emoticon emoticon

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5/26/18 9:17 P

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Hi Team.. wanted to pop in and wish you all a great weekend... a busy day .. seminar for a four hours a visit with mom.. then supper with my daughter and her fiance...supposed to go to a co-workers baby shower tomorrow afternoon.

A late call just when I arrived home... very sad news :( My daughter's step sister has passed away - very vague details at this time..we are in total shock. My daughter received the call from her step mom just mins after I left her house.

Please hold your loved ones tight and remember to them them you love them... life is precious and way to short.

Love you guys xoxoxo I may be MIA for a bit.. I will post when I can..just now will have funeral and things to attend to... gosh some times life just sucks :(( Hugs emoticon

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5/26/18 1:18 A

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Happy Friday!

Itís been a trying week at work but we had a fun day today...now bring on the weekend!

Got lots of steps/activity this week and have done pretty well with the food intake. Iím pleased with my progress so far this week, weíll see what the weekend brings!

Have a rejuvenating weekend!

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5/25/18 10:27 P

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Trip to Truro today. Lovely lunch at Smitty's.

Tomorrow, weather permitting I have some yard work to do. I also want to get a good walk in with the pooch.

Lori, I hope you are feeling better and all the best with your yard sale tomorrow. I need to get some things ready for a yard sale too.

Jo, I hope you have a really good weekend.

Shirley, burning the candle at both ends again? Give me some of your energy, please..

Sam, I hope you didn't get a lot of snow.

Anita, what are you up to?

Hugs to all...

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5/25/18 8:29 P

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Hello my friends. Just want to say a quick hello. I was out of commission today as I woke with a migraine. I slept most of the day and never started my day till 6 pm. Had to take a run to the coaches house as Rebecca's games start on Monday and I completely forgot about her uniform. I still have things to do to get ready for tomorrow's yard sale so im checking out for the night.
Have a great weekend everyone.

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Happy Friday Team... just about to log off.. a long tiring day.. just finished my tracking..but
wanted to wish everyone a happy Friday and a great weekend.

I have a seminar tomorrow Am, then to Moms in the afternoon, baby shower on Sunday... and gym thrown in the mix......

Spark on peeps... too much work / computer time..need to zzzzzzzzzzz

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Good morning awesome Sparkers!

I got a lovely late morning today. The United Way is hosting a Volunteer Day for the organizations they financially support in the Fredericton area, and my morning starts around 9am, so I'm leaving soon.

Sorry for being MIA, but it's been one of those weeks. I'll catch up with the posts soon.

Quick news: I have an infection in my gum again. The tooth may have to come out, since there's so much bone loss. I'm ok/not ok with it, but that was yesterday's news, too.

I'm just gonna mention here that my bug hat works great. :-D I raked for about 30 mins last night. I looked up once and saw the swarm of black flies around my hood. Look down, Jojo, look down & keep working. :-P

Wifey is bringing a classmate home this weekend. They have been study partners since the beginning of class, and they each have a project due and some serious studying to start. And we get a few hours of free labour from a young person. :-D Win-win!

So I'm off to make the house look halfway presentable before I leave for the day.

Have a super-duper Friday!

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5/25/18 12:53 A

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Good evening all, hope you all have a restful night and a fabulous Friday emoticon emoticon

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5/24/18 9:36 P

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I am very tired tonight. I only got five hours of restless sleep last night so I need to catch up.

I will check in tomorrow peeps.

Have a good night...

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I hear ya Sam. I always seem to be struggling. Calories in....calories out... Calories burned.... Did I eat enough protein ... Am I eating enough... It all becomes a little overwhelming, especially when the scale is not moving. Hugs to you my friend. We can climb out our frustrations on our hike when I come home this summer. emoticon
I got my flight booked tonight and I'm super excited!!!!

So today I was off and the headache that I went to bed with was still there when I woke up. I did go for my 5 km walk but it was a struggle and my stomach has been upset all day. Going to have a hit shower and climb into bed and hope that it goes away.

Hope you all had a great day. Xo hugs to everyone.

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5/24/18 7:39 A

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Morning team!

We spent the long weekend at the cabin, actually it was extra long because we took Tuesday off as well. No internet out there so posting is nil unfortunately!

I went to Physio on Tuesday evening and had "cupping" done for my shoulder and upper back/neck. I think it did some good, but I've been sore so long it's hard to tell and one trip won't make it better I'm sure. But it does leave cup shaped marks on the skin. My daughter said it looks like big hickies...lol

I have an appointment tomorrow to try "shock wave therapy". It's something new where they shock you muscles to relieve pressure points and break up scar tissue in the muscle, which I have a lot of. I'll try anything!

We woke up to snow this morning..ugh. It's hard to believe that we are getting snow while Fort McMurry is in a heat wave with 30+ temps. It's crazy, but I wish they would share emoticon

I have to confess that the eating and tracking has gone out the window lately. Honestly tracking food and trying to stay within a calorie range stresses me out. It's like I'm always under pressure and I just needed a break. I really envy those people who can eat what they want and not have to worry about weight. Oh don't get me wrong, I know it's all about healthy and not necessarily about weight, but being on the heavy side and having to always be aware of portion control is stressful after a while. I find it harder in the summer with all the BBQs and get togethers.

Anyway, enough of my whining LOL! Have a fabulous day everyone emoticon



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5/24/18 12:08 A

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Hi all,

Totally forgot to post last night I was so tired!

Lori, hope the raccoons take a hike and let you sleep!

It was a hot one here today! 27 at its hottest...itís 9:00 at night now and itís still 23 with the humidex! I like the temp right at the moment but anything above 25 is getting too hot for me!

Been eating right and getting lots of steps in this week so far...craving potato chips like crazy though!

Have a great night all and a great Thursday!

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5/23/18 10:17 P

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Hey peeps

Just a quick hello before heading to bed. Had a terrible sleep last night. I'm sure it was the full belly that started it. I finally settled down then the dog started with her snarling and I knew the jig was up. I'm not exactly sure why the raccoons are climbing up and around the house. They normally just go from house to house green bin diving but this braison buggers not one got up on the back deck but tore one of rebeccas nerf balls to shreds. The dog of course was going crazy and that was it. I could not get comfortable enough to get back to sleep.

So on that note I'm going to crawl into my crisylis. Lol.
Good night my friends. Hope you all had a great day.

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Shirley, I wish you could do the walk with me also, but I understand and appreciate the thought. Hugs to you my friend. You are such a busy lady as well.. I don't know how you do it all?
This evenings walk was very refreshing. I am so glad that I wore a sweater. It was chilly around the lake. I walked with a young lady and her dog Odie. They were really great company.
I also went to supper with a co-worker after my walk and then I came home and did 53 mins on my TC. To say the least I am a wee bit tired now and I am heading to bed.

Hello to all my peeps and have a really good night.

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Happy Hump Day team.

Lori - a yard sale - look at you go. Good luck, its a great time of year for yard sales.

I have a seminar on Saturday then a baby shower on sunday for my co worker and I have to get to Mom's and get into purging her summer stuff, get to the gym, get more shower decorations and prep done... look for 10 rose bowl vases for the wedding...and so on an so on ..... I was hoping the girls in the wedding party would be a bit of help, but seems like maybe they may do a couple of games, guess I am the organizer, decorator, food etc... I am sure they will help the day of fingers crossed. I still have to get a way to get Mom to the shower as I will be crazy busy.

Glenda - I think you are the energizer bunny.. so sorry that I did not get into the SS with you this year, but my feet are not co operating for a lot of walking /working on strengthening them..and alternating exercise so not always on feet etc.. YOU will ROCk the Walk !!!

Anita - look at all those steps.. wow...

Jo - hope the snow is finally gone in your neck of the woods.

Sam - hope weather is improving and you are getting out for those hikes.

I wanted to wish you all a Sparktacular Wednesday... keep Sparking .you guys are
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Good evening ladies.

Not much new on the Homefront. Other than I am still driving around with winter tires on. My new ones arrived today and I have to pick them up from Costco and make an appointment to get them out on. Having a yard sale this weekend to purge some moreandanything that doesn't sell will get dropped off at good will so it will be good to get that done.

Other than that I'm still full from the hot turkey sandwiches we had for super at mom and dads and it's time for bed. Lol

Good night peeps.


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Monday? Tuesday? oh dear... Long weekends that go by too quickly really mess with the time frame and the mind.

Not happy going back to work today. Oh well, that's life. I have to suck it up for now.

I came home after work and mowed my back lawn. I love when I get spurts of energy. Actually it needed to be done, energy or not... lol..

Tomorrow evening is my SS walk again.. I am looking forward to that. It looks like the girl from work won't be doing it with me though. The summer schedule has her working until six and the walk starts at six. They are a nice bunch of ladies there though and I don't mind going by myself. I think I am getting adventurous in my old age! No comments, Anita! Be nice to your Momma.... hehehehe

Well peeps, I gotta go and get my beauty sleep.. I hope you all had a nice day and I hope you have a nice one tomorrow.

Hugs to my peeps(Anita,Lori,Shirley,Jo,Sam) Keep it real ladies and believe in yourselves. You got this.

Night

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Went adventuring today...checked out some petroglyphs in Nanaimo...weíve made it our mission to explore a new place every weekend until at least the end of the summer...thereís still lots of island to explore!

All that driving made it hard to get those steps in...when I got home at 6pm I only had 5,000 so I really had to step it up to make my 15,000 goal! Tired now! Off to bed to rest up for the return to work tomorrow!

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Shirley girl..... Hiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!! I know you are crazy busy with the wedding coming and with work. Sorry to hear you're still not feeling the best. Spring has sprung so hopefully the longer days will give you the vitamin D to help out. Hugs girlfriend.

So today I worked. The store was very quiet so we managed to get caught up on getting some of the changes in place. Felt good to get that of the list of things to do. After work I popped over to Dartmouth to pick up a chain saw. It was cheaper to buy a brand new one than it was to rent one. Look out now. All those trees will be coming out of there. Not sure what we will do with all that wood though. Ha ha we don't have a fireplace anymore. Lol came home , had a bite to eat and went for a walk with mom. It occurred to me while we're were walking starting on Monday of next week mealtime is going to get just a little harder. Rebecca starts softball and she has to be there at 545..... We don't get home from work till 5. Not sure how we are going to work this one out. I find a way...... No more sort cuts. emoticon Guess I'll have to breakout the meal planning calendar

Anyway. I must go track and head to bed early. Feeling a little more tired tonight. I'm sure it has everything to do with all that stepping on the weekend.

Hope you all enjoyed your last day of the long weekend.
Chow for now.

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Happy Weekend Team... here's hoping you all had a good one.

Busy with different things, like gym, visiting Mom and a few wedding appointments..and planning the Wedding Shower. Was not feeling the best a few days, something with eating salads out do not seem to sit well with me.

Just popping in to say Hello... and hope all are well.. too zzzz for much computer time ... tracking and staying on program.

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Aww thanks Lori and Mom, you ladies are awesome emoticon

Kept it together much better today and stayed within my ranges...pushed hard to get my Fitbit goals as I was awfully tired from ďsleepingĒ in the tent in the backyard with the kiddos...doing it again tonight but with an air mattress this time!

Tomorrow we are Going on an adventure...just going to drive around and see what we find. Will probably get out of the car somewhere along the way to explore.

Have a great day tomorrow all!

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Anita, I am with Lori on this. No shaming allowed!!! Just lots of emoticon and love.

Got my chores done today, laundry, meal prepping, etc.

I am still hoping to go to Clam Hbr beach tomorrow. The weather looks good for it. I just need to get up early and head out.

So my peeps a quick hello and good night to you all and remember to emoticon

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Nope!!!! Sorry Anita @ANLYNN ..... No shaming allowed!!!!! emoticon
Only love and support girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
You still got this. It's only one day. I had Chinese food the day before yesterday and I had the leftovers yesterday and I had an Easter Creme egg. The last one I found hidden in the freezer emoticon


No looking back girlfriend. You are on the right track!!!


Glenda my love I wish you were there with me too. It would have been awesome to do it together. I wish I had the extra moola for me to do the walk with you. But we have to do the roof in the fall and let me tell ya I'm pinching every cent we got!! I'm trying to not have that kind of dept going into winter. Ugh!!!! Why can't I just win the lotto. Lmao!!! Yeah right!!!

Jo I'm glad your mom got home. I hope she is gets the answers soon. And nice you got the extra time with your wife. I hope you ladies have a great weekend.

Sam I saw you are gone to the cabin. I can't wait to get home this summer and get up to My brothers cabin. He and his wife bought one up in Birchy Narrows. Looks amazing!!! I miss camping so much!!! I mean I do camp here a little but it's not the same. I also am looking forward to another hiking adventure with you guys this summer. Step ups and squats are being reintroduced so I can keep up with you on the climb. Lol


Shirley girl, I'm sure your busy cooking meals for the family and meal prepping for the week and running around with your head cut off planning the wedding shower. Lady you don't stop. I'd love to have some of your energy. Busy beaver you are. Hope you are getting some time to yourself this weekend. You could use some down time.

Well I'm going to sign off before I lose my post. I would scream my head off. Lol
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Xo hugs to all

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Hello all,

Iím over here on the west coast sitting in the shame corner after completely going overboard with my eating today - nearly 4000 calories emoticon Iím not proud of it by any means but Iím not gonna beat myself up about it either...back on track tomorrow!

I did get my steps in at least today including a 4.5 km walk with hubby. Camping out in the back yard tonight with the twins, one of my youngests friends and hubby...hope I actually sleep!

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Lori, I am envious of you doing the Bluenose, girl! I wish I could have done it this year. Maybe next year? Congrats and hugs to you my friend..

I mowed my front lawn today. The back one isn't too bad and can wait until next week. I also went out and bought some hanging plants. I love flowers and the bees and hummingbirds will to.

I also got to chat with my beautiful daughter this afternoon. Miss you and love you to bits...

Yesterday I took another bag of clothes to donation bin. Woo Hoo!

Since it is supposed to be rainy here tomorrow, I think it will be a housework day. I have some laundry and meal prepping to do. I am trying to keep my Monday free and hope to travel to Clam Hbr beach then. There is a special rock there that I need to visit.

Well it is almost ten... Where has the day gone? Oh, ya, I watched the Royal Wedding this morning. Did anyone else? I actually found it quite amusing in parts, especially the Reverend from the States. He had so much energy.

I am off to my nest now peeps.. Have a good night.

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Good morning ladies.
I had issues getting logged on last night. I tried 3 timesaver it kept booting me off. I had to give up.

So today is the bluenose marathon. I'm sooo excited. I'm doing the 5 km with the crew from work. I can't wait to feel the same rush as I did last year. The energy in the air is contagious and it is so awesome to see so many different varieties of fitness levels. It is so awesome to be a part of that. I wanted to run it this year but my foot is just not cooperating so I'll stick with my crowd and walk it with them. Anyway it's going be fun and I'm looking forward to it.

My next door neighbours got married in Jamaica two weeks ago and their wedding reception is tonight. Her family is such a great and fun crowd. We all get along so well so again this will be a great night of celebrating. I will dance my tushie off. Lol

Unfortunately when you work retail long weekends mean nothing. I'm off on Sunday but back to work on Monday. And it's the opposite for hubby, he works on Sunday because it's his weekend to work but off on Monday because it's his turn for the holiday. Too bad it didn't work out for him. But the good part is Rebecca gets a mommy/daughter day on Sunday and a daddy/ daughter day on Monday. So it all works!!

I hope everyone has a great day and an even better long weekend!!!

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Another busy but awesome day. Happy Friday all, hope you have a fantastic long weekend!

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Hey Sparkers!

Just a quick note before I head back to the office. Long weekend ahead of us, and I took Tuesday off, since Wifey will be home until Wednesday afternoon.

After work it's a bit of grocery shopping then home, and tomorrow it's *grunt* Costco. We're hoping for some good weather this weekend to get some yard stuff done. The blackflies are *just* starting to come out -- there were 3 in my yard last night, and all 3 were around my head!

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!!

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Anita, do you have a super-sized energizer battery?? I saw the bunnies out there, but they are only small, no energizer bunnies that's for sure, and they were not pink!!! lol... Take care of yourself and try not to overdo it. (You could send some of that energy to your Momma. She could use a little charge to get moving!)... hehehehehe Have a good Friday, kiddo... Hugs..

I will check in later, peeps. Have a good day.

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Busy day over here!

I foolishly decided to rearrange my classroom today...all by myself because we barely have enough staff as it is...moved a lot of furniture and Iím feeling it tonight. Also am at 19,800 steps and 420 active minutes today so Iím really looking forward to bed! I close tomorrow so donít have to be at work until 9..Iíll still get up early though so I can get my chores done and still have time to enjoy a cup of coffee before I leave.

Happy Friday to you all!

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Good Thursday evening, peeps.

I hope you all had a very good day.

Mine wasn't too bad. I was busy, which got me through. I am glad I am off tomorrow and don't go back until Tuesday. Woo Hoo!

Having the extra time off I may go on a little adventure and take his lordship on a little road trip.

We'll see.

For now I am going to sign off early and go and get some rest.

Catch you later.

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Hey peeps. Just a quick hello before heading to bed. I'm feeling extra tired tonight. Rebecca was up past midnight last night not feeling well so it was close to 1 before I got to bed. I also did a lot of heavy lifting today and that usually does me in.

Hope everyone had a great day.

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Hi team!

I just couldn't make it here yesterday. Between all afternoon meetings, and a user who didn't have a clue (so it was hard to help her), and just forgetting to write earlier... well, that's a poor excuse. :-P

Mom is doing better, and she's home. She's wearing a heart monitor for a couple days, so the doc can figure out what happens to her heart that causes her BP to drop so dramatically. I'm hoping she's not headed for a heart attack, although her docs have been watching her closely. Thank you for the thoughts & prayers. :-)

About seeing more than the last post when replying here..... Sometimes I'll open a second window for this topic, sometimes I'll jot down the items I wanted to mention in response to your posts. It depends where I am and what's going on around me. I'm bad for that too, and I find it's the easiest way to stay caught up. :-)

Holy Hot Flash!! Where did that come from?! My cheeks and ears are on fire! Water... more water!!

Shirley, the tics are getting bad up here, but I don't think they're quite as bad as NS. I've been wiping the dogs off when they come back in the house (and of course, they want kisses after the rubs), but I hadn't thought about the sticky rollers! That's a GREAT idea! I'll have to leave a couple near the door so I don't forget. It's always a concern, and we did find one last year on DogFace that we promptly twisted off.

Sam, are you drowning in financials over there? or did you take a week off to go hiking? We miss you girl!

Glenda - I'm glad you got your desk moved. Like Shirley, I wear headphones most of the day because I'm easily distracted by noise, and it kills the concentration. This weekend, we're getting groceries, and frozen cherries are on the list.

Anita, how are you feeling? Is that bug hanging on or are you kicking its butt? What colour strap did you get for the FitBit?

Lori, I'm glad to hear your family is on the mend. I hope Rebecca gets a diagnosis soon. Any word on the test results? And SUPER YAY WOO-HOO!! for the 30lbs Badge!!! WAY TO GO!!!

I've been looking into prebiotic foods lately, because, again, I can tell my body is not absorbing most of the nutrients I feed it. Cash has been tight, so now that today is payday, I should be able to get my Rx of probiotics. Apparently I am eating most of the foods that contain prebiotics, so there isn't really a reason, other than *grunt* getting older *grunt* and post-hysterectomy and menopause. Something has changed in my gut flora, and I'm working on bringing it back to normal. I might need meds to make it normal, though.

And on a completely side note, I wanted to mention a YouTube video set I've been listening/watching at work. I searched for "eat healthy subliminal", and a wallop of videos appeared. There are some I prefer over others, but what I've found is that it may actually be starting to work! Last night for supper, I was cooking ground beef and mixed veggies. Normally I would have looked for something like a sweet & sour or honey garlic sauce to add flavour, except last night, I simply DID NOT WANT SWEET with my supper! Holy Cow. And I mean HOLY COW! I think it's starting to work! I've also been playing audio subliminals for motivation to get stuff done. That's another great search too. I'm listening to this fellow the most - Thomas Hall. His audios seem to work the best. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERUOF_tBlnY is what I'm listening to now, and later on, I'll change it to something else. If this works, and I mean REALLY works, I'm going to keep it up and make my way to low-carb.

Time to get back to work, since I have a short day today. Massage at 3pm, and I can't wait!

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Happy days team!

Got a new strap for my Fitbit tonight, woot! Nailed all my goals too! Not letting this sore throat and sinus pressure slow me down!

Lori - congrats on the 30 lbs badge - thatís awesome!

Momma - I think you do just fine! Youíve been keeping up your steps for over a year now - I sure canít match that! Love you!

Hope everyone had a great day, off to bed I go! emoticon

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Ok, I just got bumped out after I had a really nice post here... urgh... emoticon

Lori, congrats on getting your 30lb loss badge... I am very proud of you my friend!!! Hugs...

Shirley, please take care of yourself. Lori and I need you to take care of us on our adventure..lol..

Anita, way to show your 'ol Momma up! There is absolutely no way I will ever catch you on the steps... lol... however, I see Miss Lori is not too far behind you!!!

Jo, did you get some cherries?

Sam, how's it going?

Until tomorrow, peeps...

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Hello ladies,

It's been a long day and I'm feeling drained. Work is beyond bonkers. Things are happening all over the place. Changes are coming and fast and I'm telling ya it not going to be a fun transition. God help me through this. Lol

I am feeling good now. The salt water cleared my head. My throat still gets dry at night but I keep the water bottle close to help with the coughing but it's mostly good now thank heavens. Rebecca is doing better also. She still gets a lot of nausea. Hopefully we will get answers soon.
Hubby is finally starting to sound like himself. And us finally coming around.

Went for my walk with my momma tonight. It was chilly but so needed to decompress after a hard day.

Well I'm calling it a night.

Oh but before I do I must say a woooooo hooooo!!!!! I earned my 30lb weightloss badge. Finally. I was pretty excited this morning when I stepped on that scale.

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Good morning team.

Anita - oh my don't worry it is some times difficult to remember all the posts - I totally can relate to that !!

Jo - sorry to hear about your Mom - hope they can figure out what the issue is. And careful in the woods - not sure if the tick issue is as much of a concern as it is here. Have heard this is the worst year yet.. people are just going in the garden and getting covered.. ewewwww... I am not a fan and really nervous about Lyme Disease. Carry those sticky rollers with you apparently to roll those over your clothes etc after and a good check over is mandatory.

Glenda - so glad you have your desk moved... I truly wish I could do the same thing here... I am in an open area (cubie) and the constant chatter of co workers who just do not want to work is sometimes just on and beyond. I bring my phone and headphones and listen to music in time. !!! Hang in there girl !!!

Lori - the fall was not to bad but later that night the ankle was very sore and kept me awake and the next day my whole body was aching from the fall on my back on the rocks... I went to the gym after work regardless - figured I may as well get good and sore :))) so not the Energizer bunny - but these days feel like a wedding planner... now working on planning the wedding shower... looks like most of that will fall on my shoulders..the wedding party / friends did not want to put the invitation out...so I'm into that.. planning food/drinks etc.... and Iord I think I will need a second job soon .. lol Hope you and Rebecca are feeling better today.

Sam - enjoy the spring weather and the hiking.. it is a beautiful sunny day here.

Well team... not sure if I responded to you all.. work is calling so wishing you
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Hi all,

You might get a chuckle out of this...I made notes as I read through the posts so I wouldnít forget this time! Iím using the excuse that my brain is fried after a crazy day at work emoticon

Sam - have fun being back on the trails! Weíve been doing a lot of hiking lately and are really enjoying it (especially since we have no black flies and very few mosquitoes or ticks!)

Shirley - sounds like you had a wonderful motherís day minus the twisted ankle! And you still worked out? Awesome!

Jo - thanks for adding me on Fitbit! Hope your mom feels better soon!

Lori - wishing you and Rebecca both a restful night and that Rebecca feels better in the morning.

Momma (cause itís weird to call you Glenda haha) - sorry I didnít get to call you back on Sunday, weíll have to talk extra long this weekend emoticon ...glad you are all settled and organized with your new desk spot! Miss you! Hugs!

As for me, carried the Fitbit in my pants pocket today where it counted my steps pretty accurately by my guess...except it thought I was ďoutdoor bicycling ď when I walked the kindergarteners to school emoticon

Hoping to get to bed early tonight as I have to be at work at 6:15 tomorrow morning and Iím fighting some kind of virus...no time to be sick this week, we barely have enough staff as it is! Sleep well all and have a wonderful Wednesday!



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Hey peeps..

Just Sparking along today. I managed to get my desk re-organized today and I am happy I made the decision to move it. I have way more privacy this way.

Jo, sorry your mom isn't feeling well. Hopefully they can come to some solution to help her.

Well gang, I am in desperate need of some sleep so I am going to call it a night.

Hugs to my peeps, (Anita, Jo, Lori, Shirley and Sam).

Have a good nights sleep and Keep the Spark Strong...

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OH no Jojo. Sorry to hear about your mom. I'm glad to hear that she didn't hurt herself too badly. And yes to being lucky. I'm not what I would do if I couldn't get there. I'd be like a fish out of water. It's a part of me... It. Keeps me grounded. But I do ove the woods too. My 2 favourite places to be. It's that Indian Blood in me I think.

Anita I agree with your statement. I always have things to say to everyone but sometimes if I can't see their post I can't remember what I wanted to say. Lol

Shirley I hope you didn't hurt yourself too badly on the rocks with that fall. Girl you need to slow down. Literally. You don't stop. You ARE the energizer bunny.

Sam I guess you are itching to et out on the trails. Ticks here are really bad so I haven't even been in the walking parks. I just bring myself to do it. It scares me to death to think you don't even have to walk on the Forrest floor to get them. Eeeek!!!

Glenda, sometimes we just have to not worry about what others think and do what you need to do for you. Good for you for doing that for yourself. I hope it helps with your day to day.

Ok ladies it's past my time. Rebecca was home sick today and was still not well at bedtime. I can hear her in there talking so its time for me to get going to catch some shut eye while I can. I could possibly be in for a long one.
Good night ladies

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Hi lovely Sparky Ladies!

Sam, you're not gonna miss the monthlies... but you may miss other things from lowering hormones. Overall, though, I don't miss it one bit. I LOVE wearing white in the summer!!! :-) As for cupping, no, that isn't a treatment I've tried before.

Glenda & Anita, I've found you both on my FitBit friends list, and added Anita. YAY!!!!

Glenda, good to know you buy them frozen. Fresh ones are so expensive!

Anita, I think chaos is a permanent reality of management. :-P Hang in there, especially for the kiddies.

Shirley, you keep going and going and going... are you the Energizer Bunny? ;-)

Lori, at least you have the coast where you can de-stress. I miss that. Even if I have lots of wooded area to de-stress in, the ocean just doesn't compare.

About an hour ago, my sister texted me to let me know Mom is in the hospital with low blood pressure again. The only time it happens is when she has a large bowel movement. She was getting ready for a doctor's appointment when it happened. My BIL was there, so he called the ambulance and they rushed Mom to the ER. She's still there, and her BP has come up to 109/67. I hope they figure this one out. And at least this time, she didn't fall over and hurt herself more.

That said, I'm trying not to dwell over this.

Today, I was able to finally finish up a training module with French images. I had sat on it for about a month, because there was functionality missing in French that was crucial to be able to move forward. I happened to give it one last go, since I had 7 screenshots left to take (out of 150), and to my surprise and glee, those errors in particular have been fixed. YAY!! And I am a little more than halfway done writing the script for the French video. The scary thing is that this is only one of MANY large training modules, and 100 pages will seem like a small document. At least I have lots to do in the office. :-)

It's a rainy/overcast kind of day today, and both my hips are complaining. They ache more than they hurt. I did a workout today at lunch, and so far, I've walked once an hour for 5 mins since I got to the office. The only reason they ache is the humidity. I wonder if there's a way to poke a hole so I can get a squirt of WD40 in there, and make it not creak. :-D

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Happy Tuesday Team..

Sorry have not been around the computer much...and work is still insane....

Mothers day was wonderful.. my daughter and her fiancť came over .. surprised me with a coffee and said "we are making breakfast"... so they did I showered, then we started in on their Wedding Shower invite for next month...

I cooked a turkey supper the night before, so I could bring for Mom... Also divided up for my daughter... stopped to get Mom dessert to go with it..then spent a few hours with my momma...then a trip my favorite place the ocean.... started with me twisting my ankle then on the way out... actually fell on my arse/back onto the rocks.... luckly I caught myself so the fall was not as hard..and the girls laughed at me :))) yesterday I was ouchy..but still went to gym... and then ached some more... lol

I hope everyone is having a great week.... see lots of stepping going on here..

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Hey peeps! Glad to see everyone had a great mother's day! Mine was quiet but lovely.

I went to the doctor and got my blood work done and I have to go back in a week to get the results. I do expect early menopause. When I was talking to my Mom she said she had her last period at 42, and apparently that can run in the family. I can't say I will miss that part of it haha! I have no hot flashes but a lot of the other symptoms.

I also got a Physio referral while I was at the doctor because I want to try cupping for my neck and shoulders. I've heard some people rave about how it's helped them and since I have tried everything else I might as well try this! Has anyone here tried it?

First hike this week!! Can you say YAY!!! I will be so glad to get back at it.

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Good day all,

Crazy day back at work...kids were great but 10 minutes into my shift one of my staff informs me they need to go off on medical leave because her mother is ill and unable to look after her kids...and that she has to leave at noon to go to a doctor appointment...new practicum student started today and we also had visitors to the room...it was a madhouse! Just when I think things will even out thereís a new round of chaos! So my supervisor duties interfered once again with my teacher duties- hopefully tomorrow Iíll get to focus on the kids more.

I carried my Fitbit in my pocket today so it missed a bunch of my steps. Itís just the strap has worn out. A neighbour is supposed to be bringing me a new one she has tomorrow. Iím not sure what my handle is Jo...mom, do you know? Iíd love to add more friends, it keeps me on my toes!

I wish I could see more of the thread when Iím typing my messages as I always forget what I wanted to say to you all! For now Iíll just say that I hope youíre all getting a restful sleep and have a great Tuesday...thank you all for welcoming me to this group!

Iím feeling pretty glum tonight, also have a bit of a scratchy throat. hopefully Iíll get a good sleep and bounce back tomorrow!


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Quick hello.

I am quite pooped tonight. I got the guys to move my desk at work just before I left for the day. There have been some major changes at work and I wasn't comfortable with the latest shift of desk seating so I got my desk moved. I think I may have hurt someone's feelings in doing so, but I couldn't concentrate with them being so close to my desk. They were quite loud, especially when they got on the phone. Tomorrow I will have some rearranging to do, but I think I will be happier with the move, (for the time being anyways)..

I still did my TC this evening though.

Jo, you are my friend on Fitbit, I think. Check it out, and if not I will be sure to add you. I buy my cherries in the frozen fruit section. They are already pitted and I can usually get them for under $4.00 a 600g bag at Superstore or Sobeys. I love to eat them while they are still somewhat frozen. Yummy.....and so good for the tummy....

Anita & Lori, you two are sure kicking my butt with the steps... lol.. I love it.

Shirley, I hope you are taking care of yourself, missy! Hugs..

Sam, how's it going?

Well I am off for now, peeps..


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Hey Ladies!

I hope all the Mom's had a pleasant day yesterday - Lori's sounds like it was a pretty good day!

Glenda - Hair Do -- I love it! Where do you buy your cherries? Superstore/Sobeys or somewhere else? Like you, I can't get enough of them, but they're expensive!!

Anita, did you manage to get an outdoor adventure done over the weekend? I hear you about the office drama. I was lucky to transfer out of a very toxic work environment, because it was turning me into something I'm not. I'm an optimistic realist by choice, but pessimism is easy to fall into its trap. Your FitBit strap broke? Did it break near the unit, or near the clasp? Mine broke as well, and I crazy-glued it together. But I think the parts I glued are the spots where you would take off the strap and replace it with another. I'd like to hear your experience with it. Oh! and what's your handle on FitBit? I'd love to add you to the Workweek Hustle challenge.

I don't even think I have Glenda on my FitBit as a friend either! Would you share your handle too?

Shirley, I hope you don't get so sick that you wear yourself out at work. Please remember to take some real downtime when you're not in the office -- that's just as important as working out and eating right.

This weekend was relatively quiet, and perfect. :-) I have a raspy voice today, thanks to Wifey emoticon . Saturday was such a gorgeous day that she spent a large part of the afternoon playing with the dogs. BellaButton is learning to catch a frisbee, and Wifey is doing well at teaching her. We sent Chef Son a video, and he's quite impressed! Sunday early afternoon, Wifey left for Saint John to see her mom. She's in a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimer's, and unable to talk enough to be understood. It's really hard on Wifey to see her like this, but she pulled up her big girl panties and visited with her. It really is heart wrenching to see a vibrant woman reduced to barely a shell of her former self. And she's only 72. So while Wifey was visiting her mom, I got some raking done, and then I tossed the dogs into the truck and went for a short mudding drive, to check out the road. Lots of new ruts and potholes, and one route may end up not being usable this summer, because there's a hole in the road, and I can't go around it because it's over a culvert. It was good to get out and just drive for a little bit. The dogs love the drive, and they're both good for not chasing critters, so I can leave the windows open as I drive. When I finally got home, I called Mom and we talked for an hour and a half. It was good, and I hadn't had a chance to talk to her at length since Christmas, so we were both happy with the conversation.

I have no children of my own, so I've never considered myself a mom. Chef Son sent me a happy mother's day text yesterday, and I was about to reply that I'm not a mom.... that's when I realized he considers me a parent!! OMG!! That is so awesome! :-)

Here's hoping I have enough energy to get a little yard work done tonight!

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Anita I hear it all the time about the " politics" of work. It's everywhere. I feel your pain emoticon As mom always says " ya gotta take the good with the bad" so I hope you have a great day today and those sweet kiddies make you forget about the bad.

So today we went beach jumping. It started in Eastern passage at fishermans cove. The tide was out and all we could smell was sulfur instead of salt watch so we took off for rainbow haven. The gates were locked and we just didn't have the energy it took to walk the road so off to comrades beach we went. It was beautiful. We were never there. Heard lots about it though. We walked for almost an hour before we couldn't stand the wind anymore. We just wee not dressed for it. Then we noticed the kites in the sky over by lawerence town beach so off we went and enjoyed watching the people there riding the waves. It was no cool. Then back home for a family BBQ. What a great way to end the day.

I hope you all had a beautiful Mother's Day. Gotta run or thus girl will be late for work. Lol
Hope I win the lottery soon so I can hang out at the ocean for the summer. Lol
Have a great day everyone!!!

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Ugh...laaaazy day today... I keep telling myself itís because itís Motherís Day, but I think itís really just because Iím bummed out about going back to work tomorrow and Iím feeling sorry for myself emoticon
I love the work I do but the ďoffice politicsĒ and various other challenges get to me sometimes and Iíve really been enjoying the time away! I have missed the kids though!

My Fitbit strap broke so I didnít get all my steps tracked but Iím pretty sure itís less than 5,000 so far. Iíll get a few more prepping for tomorrow but no where near my goals. Oh well, back on track tomorrow!

Have a great day everyone!


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Thanks peeps, for all the compliments on my new do. Hugs..

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

I didn't get everything done that I wanted to but I enjoyed being out on my deck in the sun.

Take care my peeps and have a good night..

Hugs..

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Happy Mother's Day all !!! xoxo Hugs

Glenda - you are ROCKING that new hair style !! Looks Amazing !!!

Glenda's girl - your Mom is a freakin Rock-Star..she is keeping us motivated and inspired for sure. ! !!! And look at you going with all your steps .. WOW Amazing !!!

Lori - hope you girls are feeling better...I've been fighting a nausea bug this week..feel like im seasick yuk !!

Jo & Sam - hope you guys are enjoying the weekend and hope the SUN is shining.

Spark on Team !!!

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"Happy Momma's Day"


I hope all the Momma's have a very Special Sparkly Day.

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Two good walks today - a 3.5km one on a hiking trail this afternoon and a 2ish km walk along the beach tonight - helped me meet my goals for the day. Looking forward to family outdoor adventures tomorrow for motherís day .
happy motherís day to all the mommas! emoticon

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Awe Glenda I love it!!!! I love the style. Looks cute, I love the purple highlights in support of Soul sisters. Your are adorable!!!! I wish I could do it with ya. Too much going on and don't have the extra cash it takes to register. emoticon Maybe next year.

Today we did a bunch of errands, we went to the field to play catch and see how she could play around with hitting the ball. She did amazing catching but the batting part not much luck..... Only because her mother could adjust to the height difference from last year. I swear every ball was at her knees. When I did manage to give her a good ball she always made it to second base though. Big league will be a challenge as she will be playing with 16 year olds. They don't play nice. Lol anyway it was a beautiful day and after super I put on my gear and went for a walk. It was soooo what I needed. Lots of vitamin D.
Tomorrow is mothers Day and this momma is head to the salt water. I feel it calling me. Lol
We will also have a BBQ for the mommies of the family. I couldn't talk hubby into just flowers and a card. No big deal, as long as I get to the ocean I don't care.

Well Happy Mothers Day mommies. I hope you all have a wonderful day. emoticon

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