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I'm getting ready to set up the new BSG challenge links. Just got through doing the one for my Aspire & Inspire team. We ended up have FIVE separate teams, so I had to come up with team names, etc., etc. I'm emoticon , drinking coffee, AND got up at 3AM! I've been doing BSG stuff since about 9!

SPARKGUY and all the coaches said my check will be in the mail Monday emoticon

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I was looking for a quote for today and I thought this to be appropriate to start a new year !
I wish you all happiness, success, joy and good health in the coming year. Have a wonderful and safe evening. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thank you for being a part of my life and family this past year, I look forward to the new year and many more good times, new memories, inspiring stories, and much more motivational from you all. Thank you for being my Spark Fammily. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

“Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.”

SparkPeople Translation:
Do you believe in yourself? It may sound like a silly question, but it is actually one that many people have trouble answering. Many of us doubt our ability to overcome obstacles and weaknesses on our journey to success. Sometimes it seems easier to give up than to continue trying. In order to overcome this, you must start small. Make a small goal and stick to it. Don’t let anything or anyone get in your way. Make it happen. You will soon find that you start believing that you can do it. You will want to set new goals and they will be bigger than before. You must plant these seeds of expectation before they can grow into success.

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WINNERS FOR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY BSG CHALLENGE
DECEMBER WEEK FOUR

First Place goes to GRANNYS5 (Jill) with 1887 points! emoticon
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR
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SECOND PLACE goes to CJ (CWORDPLAY6) with 1475 points! emoticon
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THIRD PLACE goes to Sue (ZNEKITA) with 1307 points! emoticon
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They were also the overall winners for the month of December AND for the entire two months of the HAPPY HOLIDAY BSG CHALLENGE!

Visit their pages to show your team spirit emoticon and congratulate them all for a job well done.


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emoticon I agree with Jill. I'm glad we will be continuing on in the new year. It doesn't seem like it should be almost January yet. But outside we've been experiencing flaky rain and hail and sleet and big patches of blue sky and cold wind. Yep! That's January weather.

I'm going to weigh and measure on Friday - so look for an update from me.
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Evening everyone, wow where is everyone? Well I hope everyone had a good day. I did a bit more sewing today after I did my laundry, that alone is a days worth of work for me emoticon probable wouldn't be as bad if I didn't have to go up and down two flights of stairs so many times. emoticon
Well have a good Thursday.
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12/28/10 7:33 P

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Susan I'm glad we are coming back for January.
CJ that was so good, I just haven't had time to sit and think about it.
Went back to the sewing machine today, have to make some money now!
Have a great evening.
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@CJ, emoticon That was so cute! I never did get mine done. Too much on my mind and I couldn't think of anything.

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Hello Friends: Well you asked for it so here is the link to my parody on 'Twas the Night Before . . .
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Hope you enjoy it! CJ emoticon emoticon

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@Jill, That's weird about the fridge. Guess some mysterious elf made the mess.

@CJ, I totally agree with you about the challenges. In fact, I haven't done good at all this week but I've been busy with a lot of other stuff.

All will be happy to know that we will continue the challenges and I'll be putting up a sign-up thread soon, and sending a spark-mail to the team.

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Hello Friends - Yes, Susan I do enjoy the challenges because it helps me stay in touch. It's not the competition that urges me on - it's the connection and support from you all. Points aren't as important to me as the friendships. We're all creative people so I'm sure we can help out with the tasks involved. I'm happy keeping it simple.

Hope everyone is getting some good rest. I have been enjoying the peacefulness of these last few days without a schedule of "have-to's".

@Jill - you sure deserve some time to catch up with your rest. Good for you!

@Sue - your "Twas the Night Before" adaptation was such fun to read. You are spurring me on to try my hand at it. Thanks. CJ emoticon

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I'll try to catch up with everyone's posts tomorrow, but I'll go ahead and put together a January BSG Challenge.

Katie (LUCKYLADYKATIE) created a new team: Highly Sensitive People. I joined and recommend checking it out.

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GREAT blog Sue, very cute. I write a lot of poetry, but when I try to think of something to write it just doesn't come out. It's like I have a brain freeze! emoticon When I do write it's just all up there zooming around and can't wait to get out emoticon

Susan I really like the challenges. I know we are all busy and have other things going on, but I think for me the challenge makes me want to come here more. I know I sometimes don't leave a lot of input here but I'm hoping that now all my Christmas sewing is done, I'll be around a bit more.
Didn't do anything yesterday!!! Today got a VERY slow start, finally around 1 I got up and did the dishes, straightened up a mess that had been hanging out in my kitchen for awhile now! emoticon then I had to clean my frig emoticon walked in the kitchen the other day and there was "YUCK" all over my floor! emoticon cleaned that up and when I opened the frig ***** I never did find out what it was, there was nothing in there that I found that had spilt ! emoticon just lots of "YUCK"
Well it is clean now!!!
And I am still really tired. I think last week I was on an emotional high (or something) and let me tell you - I came down FAST Christmas night emoticon
maybe if I sleep a couple more days I'll get to feel'n better.
Well have a great evening (what's left of it)
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Good Morning Buddies,

Can you give me some feedback as to whether YOU want to have a BSG Challenge for January 2011?

We might get some new people since we've had new members joining, but I just can't decide so I need to know if YOU find it helpful and worthwhile to continue this.

Thanks!

Susan

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great blog

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Good Evening Everyone!

Well, I've had fun doing the "Night Before Christmas" poem and here is the link to my blog:

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It sounds like everyone is resting after their Christmas celebrations. It's actually been a quiet two days for me.

I have to work four days this week and either tomorrow or Tuesday I will be having my yearly evaluation. I always work myself up before this yearly event so I'm actually hoping it's tomorrow and not Tuesday.

Everyone have a great week.

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Good afternoon ladies. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I did. You can read all about it in my recent blog. here is the link www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Hope you are all recuperating well! I am doing NOTHING today except sitting, watching TV (which I rarely do) and sitting here on t he computer! Sure feels STRANGE NOT sewing though!!! I've been attached to that machine for a month now emoticon I am taking a well deserved rest!!! I'll be back in there tomorrow - I have sewing that I'm getting paid to do that NEEDS to get done now ! emoticon
Grandkids were all very happy with PJ's and blankets. (hope to get some pictures up soon)
Have a great week, get ready for next weekend !!!!
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I am enjoying "low pain" days which is amazing! Having fibro ,means that you forget what it actually feels like to be "normal" as you all know. Today I felt so good, I shoveled snow. Will I hurt later? Probably, but hopefully it will be the expected sore muscles after doing a heavy task.


I hope everyone will enjoy their day as well. emoticon

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Good Morning Everyone - I slept in this morning. It's very windy and I feel like staying under the covers. So my compromise was to put in a load of laundry first. Now I feel like I'm getting something done.

Thanks for the compliments. I didn't invent this one. I took parts from others that were sent to me and stuck them together. It took a while to tweak it to what I wanted, but it was way easier than starting from scratch. Glad you enjoyed it.

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CJ, I've tried doing those and they just never workout. I love this!

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Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you had a wonderful day.
CJ that is totally tooo cool.
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** •。★MERRY★* •。★*˚ ˛˚˛** •。 •。★* •。★**˚
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We decided to rent movies instead of getting out, and ended up renting SIX! We watched 2-1/2 yesterday. The second one ended up being subtitled (we didn't check) but we'll still watch it because it's pretty interesting.

GUESS WHAT! I WON A CHALLENGE ON DAISY TRAIL! Check out my blog to see the winning design. Of course, I have to give all the credit to GOD for, without HIM, I wouldn't have the talents I do.

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@Sue, I had questions on my other teams about the goodie challenge. I should have clarified the first one.
I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with your parents. Sometimes the best times are when there are just a few people.

@CJ, What a wonderful way to enjoy Christmas Eve day!


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Good evening all my Fibro Buddies. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas Day.
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emoticon emoticon emoticon Greetings on Christmas Eve

Glad to hear you all are savoring your Christmas time.
Stephanie and I are relaxing with music and movies and the aroma of our Christmas pudding steaming on the stove. If you lived nearby I'd bring you holly from my tree - so here it is - in symbol of my great joy in our mutual friendship. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good Christmas Eve Evening!

@Susan, I am so glad that you cleared up the Goodie issue. I was going to ask that question myself.

I had an awesome afternoon with my parents. It was just them, Mike and me. My mother prepared a delicious meal and I have to say she out did herself. Lately she hasn't been cooking as well as she used to, but today was excellent. We had some great conversation and I know I will someday look back at this day and cherish the time spent with them.

I hope you all have had a great day no matter what you did.

Talk to you tomorrow.

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Just a brief visit. I wish all of you a very peaceful Christmas Eve, and a spirit-filled Christmas Day.

We might go see a movie today, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We love the Narnia movies and it's in 3D! I've been wanting to see a 3D movie. Of course, I'll have to wear the 3D glasses OVER my glasses, but at least they're bigger and better than those old paper ones.

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Evening ladies. Wow, I can't beleive I got first place this week emoticon
CJ that blog was absolutely beatuiful.
Susan I am getting dons there on the sewing. I will be finished tomorrow for sure emoticon I have two blankets to hem and 6 to embroider on. Then I just have to wrap all the stuff ! emoticon Have a great Friday, see ya tomorrow

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Dear Friends - I'm getting ready to send out my e-mail greetings. I put it in the form of a blog so I could add pictures. In case you miss yours in your inbox here is the link:
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May you be blessed with peace and all that is good today and everyday.

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WINNERS FOR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY BSG CHALLENGE
DECEMBER WEEK THREE

First Place goes to GRANNYS5 (Jill) with 880 points! emoticon
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SECOND PLACE goes to CJ (CWORDPLAY6) with 516 points! emoticon
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THIRD PLACE goes to Susan (IZZYBEBOP) with 335 points! emoticon
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Visit their pages to show your team spirit emoticon and congratulate them all for a job well done.


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GUESS WHAT!!!! I worked out, and even better than that is I did it BEFORE I got on the computer! What a great milestone for me. I told my DH, and he was like "yeah, but maybe next time you can workout and then do something other than get on the computer." I'm like, "Geez, thanks for the support". And he wonders why I get on this site like I do. I've even asked him to help me with my motivation by saying things like "why haven't you worked out today?" and stuff like that, but he won't. I'm so glad I have all of you and SP!

@CJ, I'm listening to "Suite of Carols for String Orchestra"! How cool, it's like we're all together.Glad you're starting to feel stronger!

@Jill, So glad you're feeling better. Sounds like you had a grand time with the grand kids. The clock is ticking and you've gotten a lot of sewing done.

@Sue, I'm so glad the medicine is working for you. You'll have to continue keeping us updated on your progress, and if you start developing side effects. This just might be the wonder drug everyone has been looking for! In case I forget, Happy early 28th Anniversary! emoticon

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Hey Everyone!

I am feeling so much better and I'm so ready to start my second year of SPARK with renewed vigor and resolution.

One more day of work and I'll be off three. Mike and I are doing Christmas with my parents on Friday night. Both of his parents have passed away so that's the only Christmas visiting we will be doing this weekend.

Our 28th wedding Anniversary is Christmas Day. There usually isn't much open so we will be having a quiet day at home with our dogs.

Talk to you all tomorrow!

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Evening ladies, I'm back again !! I am feeling a bit better today, thanks for the concern. I'm not sure what it was, but I REALLY HOPE IT DOES NOT COME BACK!!!!!!!!!
Today I went over to my son's house and his fiancé & the three grandchildren frosted all the cookies I made. I did all the frosting for them and they did all the messy part. The kids are 6,10 & 11, we had a riot! I think Chad (the youngest) had almost frosting on him as he did a few of the cookies he did!
Yesterday I got my granddaughters' bedspread all tied, tomorrow I hoping to get it and my other 6 blankets hemmed. Then all I have left to do is the embroidery on them.
Well, have a great Thursday, good night

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emoticon emoticon Hello Friends - I'm having a quiet afternoon after a super duper workout at PT today. I bested my "personal best" and am feeling good about my progress. I can feel that I am stronger. I did my grocery shopping and then came home and fell asleep!

Here's my new blog: A Musical Gift www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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In it I've described the Festival of Carols streaming online 24 hours per day through Christmas. I'm listening to it now - It's wonderful and just think ---- we can all be hearing the same thing at the same time! emoticon

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Not much going on today. I did order some new fitness programs but they probably won't be here until late next week or after the first of the year. I got 2 pretty good paychecks this month, so I decided to treat myself.

@Jill, I hope it isn't the flu you have and that you feel better for Christmas.

@CJ, That's good news on the car. Hope it gets fixed soon.

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WEEK FOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE has been posted (see link below)

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Do WHAT you can WHEN you can, and don't push yourself if you're not comfortable or up to doing something one day or the other. Most importantly, have fun and support your emoticon .

I'll post the winners of Week Three later, and I would like to know in the BUDDY SUPPORT FEEDBACK whether you would like to continue this in January.

I HOPE to get around to reading everyone's blogs this morning, which I'm heading off to do in just a bit after I take care of some other SP business. And I'll catch up on what's been going on with everyone here as well.

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Okay, I wasn't going to post another blog - but a friend sent me this wonderful Christmas video of a "Random Act of Culture" and I wanted to share it. So here it is:

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emoticon Good Evening ladies -
@Susan - thanks for the information on your exercises. I know what you mean about not being able to get through an entire routine. But then, I remember when I couldn't do the first minute without pain - so I'm counting whatever I can do as improvement.

@Jill - Hoping you get LOTS of good healing sleep. I know that will help you get better.

We got the news about the car repair. It's one of those weird things where something that connects with something else that leads to the fuel pump went out so the car wasn't getting any fuel. They've sent for the part and the total cost will be under $250 (which is way better news than I thought!

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Hi ladies, still not feeling too good, I am very tired and will be going to bed soon. Hope tomorrow I can catch up on my reading. Have a good night

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Since today is the last day of the WEEK THREE challenge, and some people might post their daily blog late, if you comment on one tomorrow that will count. Just send me your totals sometime by early tomorrow afternoon. And I'll get WEEK FOUR up probably in the morning.

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teambeachbody.com/home
This is where I bought my fitness programs from. My coach site isn't active because I haven't purchased anything, and because I have no customers right now. I have 30 days to try it out and then I can cancel, but for now I'll get 25% off any program I order so I'm going to order some I've been wanting and then decide before the end of January if I want to continue with it.

The workouts I do are Turbo Jam, which is like kickboxing, and then ChaLEAN Extreme is strength training, lifting very slowly as much as you can for 8-12 reps. What I like about TJ is I LOVE kickboxing and this is even funner. What I like about CE is the muscles I build.

It's been so long now, though, that I can't get through a cardio routine 100% without pausing or slowing down, which is to be expected after not working out consistently so I just have to work back up to my endurance. For the strength training, I've gone back to lighter weights and still get a good workout.

I honestly don't know if it's that I'm bored with the workout routines, or just bored with working out. And it's not like I don't have others I could do. Physically (cardio and strength endurance) I'm back to where I was when I joined SP a year ago. And my motivation is basically ZERO.

What got me motivated last year was I couldn't wear my shorts the summer of 2009. And I finally got to where I could wear my jeans this March, and was wearing my shorts this summer. But then the cold came, and wearing sweats makes me forget about the body hiding underneath. I do try other clothes on every couple of days, but even that doesn't help. I can't stand anything tight, and even thought about wearing something during the day that would normally fit but is tight now, but I wouldn't be able to concentrate. Being that I'm home all the time, and even if I go out I wear sweats, isn't like when I worked away from home and had to stay fit so I could be comfortable in my clothes.

We'll see what tomorrow brings. Oh, DH just hugged me so hopefully if I can control MY madness with the emoticon and be consistent, things will get better.

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@Jill, I sure hope you feel better soon.

@Sue, I am so glad the medicine is working for you. Sounds like it's even better than Lyraca, which can have some even odder side-effects like hallucinations, feeling of euphoria, weight gain. I hope mine stays under control like it has with just what I'm taking.
It does take time to get over an addiction, and after this weekend the house is VERY silent right now. I've said many prayers, and put them in my GOD box too.

@CJ, Thanks for the report on the DVD. I love a good long stretch after a workout. I'll answer about your question in the next post.

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Here's my blog for the day: Christmas Memories: The Rest of the Story.

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Hello Friends - Thanks for your well wishes. I'm finding there are a lot of people dealing with loss and sadness and we take comfort from one another, don't we?

Here's the report on the exercise DVD *Gentle Yoga for Arthritis* - it's great. I haven't worked up to doing it all yet, but just the warm-ups are helping. They are excellent for fibro because they are done slowly and gently, and the stretching helps loosen and strengthen joints. The plan is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the joints so I can do more. I like that!

@Sue - wonderful that you are out of pain. And you know I know how wonderful that is! emoticon
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@Jill - no fair that you are sick. I hope you can get all the rest you need to feel better very soon.

@Susan - Sounds like you are frustrated with not getting in your regular workouts. I'm not familiar with the workout routines you have mentioned before. Do you mind if I ask what kinds of exercise are you doing and what does your body like about them?

I got to see your scrapbook entries. Your work is amazing. And the one of roses is stunning. Good for you. emoticon

I'm finished a blog to post so I'll give you the link soon.
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Good Evening Everyone!

And I do mean good evening. I am sitting here with absolutely no pain whatsoever. That would be the first time since the end of August. I am so excited!!! I didn't have any nausea today either. I'm expecting some nausea tomorrow because I will be taking a larger dose of my medicine. Then it may take a couple of days for my body to adjust to that and then I' hoping to be pretty much pain free.

@Jill - I hope you feel better. My mother makes homemade bread and it is awesome. I know it takes some work, too. The flu is some nasty stuff.

@Susan - My new medicine is Savella. You start with 12.5mg twice a day, after three days it goes to 25mg and then to 50mg twice a day. Once I fought through the nausea, I can't believe that the pain is gone. I don't know how long it will last, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. Also, addictions are very hard to break as we all know just from eating. You just need to take it a day at a time and know you have support here.

@CJ - Sorry you are feeling a bit down! It seems like the holidays bring out sentimental feelings both good and bad. Hearts seem to soften this time of year.

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evening ladies, this will be VEry short tonight. I baked bread all morning and did dishes, made myself something VERY GOOD & HEALTHY to eat and half hour later I lost IT ALLLL. NOT feely good at all. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Don't want to infect anyone so I'm shutt'n it down. hope I feel better tomorrow.
make sure you go wash your hands after you read this emoticon emoticon

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Here is today's blog: "A YEAR OF FIRSTS"
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I still haven't gotten in a workout and it's been over a week now. I'm going to order some new ones hoping I'll be inspired by something different. I signed up to be a Team Beachbody Coach since I'll get a 25% discount. I don't know if I'll stick with it. Last time it floundered because the only people I know are here. None of my family or friends are interested in them.

Just finished a page for a new challenge. Taking a photo, changing it into stained glass, creating a color palette from the colors, then making frames and background from the stained glass image and using the color palette.

Here's the first one I did yesterday, but I didn't enter it into the challenge.
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This is the one I finished up just now and did enter it into the challenge.
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Next challenge is to create a fantasy page based on your favorite FAIRYTALE using 2 EFFECTS (glass, metal, stone, wood, ect.) Luckily I have an "Alice in Wonderland" kit so I'll be using that, but first I need to do some work and then go check on Daisy, my daughter's cat. She's been in California since last Wednesday with your boyfriend of four years, and then will go to Colorado after Christmas, coming home Jan 3.

Daisy is like Gidget was, did not like strangers. But we have now become best friends, so when I go over I give her plenty of loving. She didn't want me to leave yesterday, I could tell because for the first time she followed me around. She's so sweet and looks like Gidget too.

@CJ, I'm sorry this is a sad time of the year for you. It can be for many people. So sorry that your friend passed away too. The years just seem to rush by as we get older.

@Sue, I did really bad yesterday. My computer addiction got the best of me and I spent all day on it. Needless to say, things were not happy around the household. I need to keep your blog up and read it every morning, or print it out or something.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

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emoticon Hello everyone - This is a time of many memories for me, both wonderful and sad - so I've been keeping a low profile - trying to process. I'm doing okay - but I'm feeling the stress in my body. Acupuncture helped a lot. Two friends who are in cancer treatment have been on my heart as well. One passed away this week and the other is hoping to be well enough to begin another round of radiation treatments. My friends are aging and it feels lonely.

@Oh Sue - I'm sorry you have been in such pain. Comfort and restful wishes from me to you. emoticon

@Susan - I haven't had a chance to look at your new designs yet. I haven't forgotten so I'll try to get caught up. I'm glad you are getting these creative things put together. What a portfolio you must have! emoticon

Got to go fix dinner. Later, my friends, CJ emoticon

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Hi Sue,

I'm so sorry that you've been in such pain. Is the medication you're taking Savella? I just did a search for new medications, and this came up so I figured this is what you were taking and nausea is one of the side-effects. I'm glad that it's less today and even more that you have no pain.

I'm sure your doctor told you all the risks, but if not check online. It does say to not stop taking it. If it is Savella, it is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor which is similar to the current anti-depressants. I have tapered off of two and it was horrible for me. Which is why I'm still on Effexor.

I just wanted you to know but I imagine if it works, then you'll keep taking it.

Glad you checked in. I was wondering about you.

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Good Afternoon Everyone!

Much to my dismay, circumstances have caused me to not be able to participate in the challenge this week. I went to the doctor because my Fibromyalgia pain has been unbearable. So much so, I haven't been able to exercise.

First, let me say, I love my doctor. He's young and very open to any ideas I present to him. He's also up on the "latest and greatest" in the medicine world. That being said, he has started me on a medicine that has only been approved for Fibromyalgia since March. It is a gradual buildup because initially, the nausea can be intense. Well, it is intense. I have been so nauseated for four days now that I haven't really even been online.

The good news is that the nausea has been less today and I have no pain. So, hopefully within the next couple of days I will be able to exercise again. I am so looking forward to that.

So, my goal is to be back on board at the beginning of the next week's challenge.

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Well, four hours work on my TWILIGHT design, and I didn't win. I honestly don't know why I bother, other than it's fun but then frustrating too. I am learning new things, but some of the design layouts are so beautiful. And the one that did win wasn't pretty. It was for FAST AND FURIOUS. So I guess as they say "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and since I'm not doing the judging it's left up to their eye as to what they think of it.

There's two more, and I just did one but didn't enter it into the challenge yet. You take a photo, turn it into stained glass, make a color palette from it, and then go from there designing your page using your photo for the frame, etc. It came out good, but the design isn't that appealing especially after I saw some that were already entered. Now I'm just bummed.

@Jill, I don't think I've ever heard of "Trigger Finger". I'm glad you were able to get it fixed and stop when it starts to hurt. Sounds like you had another busy day cooking.

@CJ, Bummer about the car. Hope it's nothing serious. We BOTH need to get out of our fitness slump!

Have a great rest of your day!
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emoticon Hello all - I've been dealing with the car today. Stephanie drove downtown to pick up her cell phone (she left it at work) and when she got back to the car it wouldn't start. We thought it might be the battery. AAA came, but it wasn't the battery -- so the car had to be towed and we won't know until Monday what's wrong with it. We're back home now and ready for something calm and uneventful.

Wow - Jill, you are getting so much done and making beautiful memories with your grandchildren. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think when your grandkids are grown they will have lots of stories to tell about their happy times with you.

Susan - I'm in a slump with exercise too. I'm very tired and that seems to undermine my drive to exercise. I'm trying new core stuff - thought maybe doing a new activity would enliven it. My friend sent me a Yoga for Arthritis DVD. I'll let you know what it's like as soon as I try it out - hopefully later tonight.

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Evening ladies (or shall I say Susan) where is everyone?
This will be a short one from me tonight, I am exhausted. I spent most of the afternoon at my nieces house; we made cookies, peppermint bard and banana bread. I came home and had to do dishes and put things away and fix myself something to eat. I am ready to crash, my right foot and wrist are killing me.
Anyway, Susan the knot at the base of my thumb is arthritis, and also due to over use. Last year at this time I could not even bend it, or I would not be able to streighten it back out without using my other hand and bend in back where it belonged. It is "Trigger Finger" I ended up having surgery to fix it last spring. So, I am very careful to stop when I know I have done enough! I can't do much counted cross stitching any more, and I really like doing it.
And, yes I do have a machine (now) I bought it from a lady that I went to church with after her husband passed. It was his and it is a very nice machine. I LOVE IT !!!!!
I am not sure how many things I have done, I usually don't keep count. I am going to try to post some pictures of my Christmas sewing I have been doing though.
Hope everyone is doing ok. Have a great Sunday. I have a birthday party for my two oldest granddaughters tomorrow.
Good night
oh, Susan thank you for sharing the Legend of the Holly.
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Good morning ladies,
Has anyone else lost their motivation to work out? I know I have but I also know that I need to. I've got so much work stuff to do, get my finance program updated so I can do my taxes, add some current info to my website (along with redesigning it), that I'd much rather do that than workout.

We watched a movie the other night "INCEPTION" with Leonardo DiCaprio. If you haven't heard about it, him and his team do this dream thing where they create worlds in other peoples dreams. It's kind of like the Matrix, only I liked this one better because it had a real story line to it. It was good. Lots of action during the last half.

@Jill,
Glad you got all our PJs done (WOW! ELEVEN!). Do you do your monogramming by hand or do you have one of those fancy sewing machines that does it?
Is the knot from arthritis? I know when I do a lot of needle work (of course, I haven't done any in 2-3 years), mine would get sore. Wonder what it would be like now? Maybe sometime I'll find time to get back into that, but the kind I do is counted cross stitch, and it's not something that I can just pick up and do for 30 minutes. And then, of course, I'm sure Izzy and BeBop would help me emoticon .

You are ONE busy lady this time of year. In total, this month, exactly how many sewing projects have yo done? Maybe you could start taking orders in January, and then you wouldn't have to rush so much next December.

Someone sent me a link to a blog, with a link to the "Legend of the Holy" and I wanted to share it with you.
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Then there's this one. I may have already shared it with you but it's called "The Seasons in Life".
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Looks like we've lost Shell for a while. Guess she's busy with her new job. Not sure where Lisa is either, so right now it's just us three gals!

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Evening ladies,
Wow! what a couple of days I have had! I spent most of yesterday in my sewing room. Pj all done then I had to go to my granddaughter & grandson's band program last night. Today I spent about 7 hours there I got the monogramming done on the two sets of pillow cases and the towels, then I hemmed two blankets, ( I decided to hem them instead of surge them) then I got elastic in 11 pair of pj's, couldn't do the last one my hands were hurting too bad so I had to stop. I have a huge knot at the base of my right thumb I had to massage out. Tomorrow I am making bread and cookies, then if I have time I will go in and hem some more blankets. I have 6 to hem and monogram, and I quilt to do. Then all I have to do is finish wrapping emoticon
Well, you all have a great weekend.
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Oh, Susan I love your latest work, CJ I'm going back to read your blog
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Here's my blog for today: DEC 17 -- 40 Days ... A Shining Star
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Here's my latest digital scrap challenge design: "Twilight -- Bella and Edward"
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I used Amelia's multiple Twilight kits...Thank you Amelia! Bella's photo is used three times. Once in the frame. Then I used the cut out, applied one over the original image, and then one under the original image for the "Out of Bounds" effect. This ended up taking a few hours as I used three backgrounds and papers, and applied MANY different effects to them to get the final background. Lots of use of the wine glass and blending mode.

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Hi CJ,

Pretty quiet around here the last couple of days. Enjoy your time with your friend.

I'm working on one of my scrap digital challenges. Taking me longer than I thought because I'm applying lots of effects. I'll post a link when I get it through. I'll also get around to reading everyone's blogs too, and posting my own as well.

Have a great day!

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I've had other members from my other BSG teams having questions about the points for BLOGGING and COMMENTING.

EXPLANATION OF POINTS FOR CREATING A BLOG AND COMMENTING ON A BLOG:

Points for CREATING A BLOG only apply to the day you create your blog. If you do a blog on WED, but not on THU, you get points for WED but not for THU.

POINTS FOR COMMENTING ON A BLOG: You can comment on a blog ANY DAY. If someone created a blog on WED, and you comment on it FRI, you get points for that. You receive points for EACH team mate's blog you comment on regardless of the day they created it and the day you comment, as long as it's within the time frame of this challenge (Dec 15 - Dec 21). HOWEVER, there will be an exception to this as some members may create their blog late on DEC 21. If that is the case, you can comment on their blog on DEC 22 and receive points.

Remember, though, that the weekly points for this challenge need to be totaled and submitted to your TEAM CAPTAIN and myself via SPARK-MAIL by noon (your time zone – 11AM to 1PM), on Wednesday, December 22. If you want to comment on a blog on that day, just make sure you do it early enough so that you can total and submit your points by the deadline.

I hope that this clears up any confusion on this portion of the challenge. If not, please post further questions in the “QUESTIONS? Holiday BSG CHALLENGE”.

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emoticon Good Morning Friends, The sun is shining brightly. It's cold outside but it looks so cheerful! I'm meeting my friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday and have some time together. She chose to go to Calif. Pizza Kitchen and they have their menus online so the best news is -- the chicken salad I really like of theirs is practically the healthiest thing on the menu! And it fits within my calories. What a treat - great company and good healthy food!

Here's my blog for the day: I wrote about my Grandma's table. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Hope your Friday and week-end go well for you,
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Shell, you start your new job today don't you? Good luck and I'll say a emoticon for you.

I finished the revisions. I spent two hours going back over it to make sure I caught everything. I'll be dropping it off this morning, and then picking up the next project that has over 200 images, 80 tables, and lots of text. I've only glanced at it and didn't realize it had all those images. Another challenge for me!

I also now have a bit of time to get my next two scrap challenge pages done.

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First Place goes to GRANNYS5 (Jill) with 1675 points! emoticon
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SECOND PLACE goes to Shell (MICHELLE311106) with 1630 points! emoticon
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emoticon CJ (CWORDPLAY6) with 1125 points and Susan (IZZYBEBOP) with 553 points!

Visit their pages to show your team spirit emoticon and congratulate them all for a job well done.


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I'll try to catch up with everyone tomorrow. I finished the revisions on my project, and will drop it off and pick up the next project and discs tomorrow morning at 9:00. I HAD to finish it because the gentleman I'm doing this for will be out the rest of the week and I definitely wanted to have it before the Christmas break in case I had any questions.

Here's the link to my blog for today "DEC 15 -- A Minute of Your Time".
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Tomorrow is my DH birthday emoticon and I owe it to him to spend the day with him after I do my business errands so if you don't see me tomorrow you'll know why.

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Evening ladies,
CJ sounds like you getting back to normal.
Susan, No we did not get that much snow,We did however have terrible wind. bUt it has calmed down a bit, no snow or wind today. Sounds like we may have more snow coming later in the week and this weekend.
I got three pair of my pajama bottoms done today and I just could not do the last pair. Will finish that one tomorrow, then I have to put the elastic in all 12 pair and wrap them! And as I sat there sewing today I remembered I have not yet done the 6 fleece blankets I planned on for my grandchildren! I plan on making them a black fleece blanket and embroidery their name, school and year they will graduate. That might end up being an after Christmas Christmas present emoticon Well see, I still have over a week! emoticon
Well I guess I'll go check out this weeks challenge and get the rest of my visiting done. I have to go pick up two of my grandchildren from church at 8 tonight.
Have a good night and I'll see ya all tomorrow.
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Good morning teammates emoticon
Stephanie is feeling better and back to work. I'm starting to adapt to her schedule - finding it easier to get my exercising done in the morning. I hear that's good for jump-starting the old metabolism.

We're going to make our traditional English Christmas Steamed Pudding this year. It's based on my g'grandmothers recipe and actually fairly healthy now that we no longer have to use "lard". I'm going to feed it through the recipe calculator and see how it comes out for nutrition and calories. Let me know if you are interested in seeing the recipe. I share it with special friends like you!

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Good morning my favorite and emoticon emoticon and emoticon ! I'm almost through with this project which is why I'll post the winners later. I need to get this done and dropped off today or tomorrow.

@CJ, That's great that you're getting boxes cleaned out and organized. How is Stephanie feeling?
The same thing that happened to you (emoticons) happened to someone else on another team last week. Then it ended up working. I've never seen all the space though.
What happens to me, sometimes, is if I post links, all of my text afterward ends up being red and linked to the link. Yes, another mystery we'll probably never be able to solve.

@Jill, You're down to ONLY all that! Sounds like me with my projects! Are you getting all that "lake snow effect" they've been talking about? Did you see that highway in Canada where hundreds of people are trapped? That would be horrible!

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WEEK THREE HAPPY HOLIDAY DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE has been posted (see link below)

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Today's trivia: Bed rest is the best thing for back pain - FALSE emoticon

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Evening ladies, sounds like you all have been pretty busy. I cut out four pair of pj bottoms today and will sew them tomorrow. Then I'm down to only two sets of pillow cases and two sets of towels to monogram, one bedspread to make and two blankets to (TRY) to serge before Christmas!
VERY cold here today also, I think this morning it was below 0 with the wind chill. Oh well, than is winter in Michigan! You get use to it after 55 years emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Stay warm and have a great Wednesday.
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Hello Everyone - Just checking in before I sort through another box. More and more things are finding their home and the empty boxes are increasing. That's a good sign. I've got Christmas music playing to help keep me going - but it is so very dark so very early today that I'd rather be napping. I've done my physical therapy exercises and some Tai Chi but I don't think I'll get my walk in today. I'll get a super workout tomorrow at PT.

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM TODAYS TRIVIA IS:

You should strength train 2-3 days a week with 1-2 days rest in between so the muscles can repair themselves

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Just a quick check in before I get back to work on my project. I have 40 more pages, and they're going fairly quickly so I'm hoping to finish today so I can drop it off and pick up the other one. Then there are two new digital scrap challenges I really want to do.

One is to create a page for your favorite movie, with a few twists. But I just downloaded a kit with everything from the "Twilight" movies, and I want to use that. The other one is to do a page all in brown.

I slept until 8:00! I did workout yesterday doing strength training, and it feels great to FEEL my muscles!

@CJ, Congrats for taking on the role of leadership. It can be a very rewarding one, but also demanding...only if YOU let it be. I might be joining as it looks like a great team.

@Jill, wrapping presents is fun, but can take a long time if you have a lot. Totally understand why you vegged out afterward. Stay safe, and inside. No need to travel on icy roads. That's mostly what we get here in Oklahoma, and it's dreadful because we don't get it very often and no one knows how to drive on it...me included.


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Good Morning Everyone!

The temperature is 5 degrees here this morning with minus wind chill factors. I hope those of you in regions that are cold are staying warm.

I actually got in a good exercise session on my Gazelle Freestyle yesterday. I was a bit shocked that my leg isn't as recuperated as much as I thought it was. It felt good to exercise though and I am trying to get back on track.

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What I Learned From My Quiz Today (Tuesday)

I learned that even though I have Diabetes and have study, researched and read as much material as I can, I still don't know everything I should about it.

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What I Learned On My Quiz Today

One of my questions was about high blood pressure. Since I don't have high blood pressure, I really don't think about it much so every time I read that holding your breath can cause your blood pressure to go up, it kind of takes my breath away.

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Trivia question _ I didn't learn anything new cuz I knew all the answers, but I'll share Which McDonalds item has the lower calories - Apple Dippers or Kiddie Cone? the cone. emoticon I'm telling you ice cream is GOOD for you! emoticon

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Evening all. Hope you all had a great day:) I wrapped christmas presents today, then just kind of vegged out!!! NO SEWING MACHINE emoticon can you believe it! I just didn't feel like going in there after all the wrapping.
We got a pretty good snow here yesterday too, the wind was the worst of it though. It made the roads a sheet of ice, nearly every school in the lower part of lower Michigan were closed. Road tooo nasty for me to go out on!
Have a great night all and a wonderful Tuesday...

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Good Morning Friends, I'm writing this quickly so I can tell you that there is actually a peek of sun shining (I wanted to say that before it gets overwhelmed with clouds). It caught my notice because suddenly the whole house was brightened up! emoticon

Stephanie is staying home from work today sleeping. The cold or whatever it is doesn't seem to be getting worse so that's a good sign. Thanks for your good wishes, Susan.

I have sorted and put away things in two boxes. emoticon

The Team *Laugh-A-Lot~~a guide to a lighter lovable YOU* has asked me to join their leadership team. There are other leaders so I felt I could be a support for them. Thanks Susan for your insightful comments about this kind of responsibility. I want to do only that which is good for everyone - me included!
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WHAT I LEARNED FROM TODAYS QUIZ IS:

That I'm smart lol. When a woman has any problem with aunt flow (tried to put it nicely) that she should see a doctor. I did and man it was the best surgery a woman could have imo.

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hello everyone. I hope everyone stays warm today.

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From my quiz, I learned that there is no medical evidence that detox diets actually remove any toxins from the body.

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I have GOT to workout today! Last Tuesday was the last day I worked out, and the cardio nearly killed me. Even though I work out in the living room, it's so cold to change clothes. But I will DO IT!

Just finished another scrap page for a challenge. Here's the link if you'd like to see it:

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@Jill, I'm glad they came to get you. Having one scary moment in the car is enough.

@Sue, Good luck at the luncheons!

@CJ, I hope Stephanie gets to feeling better.

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Hello Friends, It's been a quiet day for me, too. I planned menus and got groceries and went for an indoor walk (it's pouring rain, but that's nothing compared with what the rest of the country is coping with!!). I've finally caught up with the laundry - Now what excuse can I come up with for not sorting out more boxes? emoticon

Stephanie isn't feeling well - all her students have been sick and they like to share emoticon . We made a big pot of ginger chicken soup so that should help. And we're watching Christmas movies. I'll do my P.T. exercises and call it good!
G' Night emoticon CJ emoticon

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