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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's the last day of school!!!! Tomorrow is a teacher work day, but today is our last day with the kids!

Last night I hardly got any sleep. I was really upset about Friday's break-in, and I kept thinking about people coming into our house. Brad is being really good about it - he is really supportive and understanding, and he is not taking any of my feelings lightly. I truly have a wonderful partner.

And as I was laying in bed, not able to sleep, I thought about how truly lucky we were that neither of us were home, and that nothing really important to us got stolen. For a long while I was truly thankful that Brad and I don't buy a lot of stuff.

Not that I don't *like* stuff, but I really looked around to see what was important to me. I realized that none of the important stuff was the latest gadget (well okay, my phone and my computer are pretty darn important), but my linens that my grandmother sewed, the oil pourer from Italy and the chopsticks from China...

So along with my summer goals of adding more cardio and eating mostly plants, I am going to take more time to appreciate what I have. Clean out things that I don't love and/or use, and spend some time on Freecycle.

water water water!
sushi for lunch! - we are getting take-out to celebrate the last day
ONE ice cream today. I have been going ice cream crazy.
do some form of cardio
post SOMETHING on Freecycle - get the ball rolling

Good thing!
I put on a skirt that was getting a little tight (eep!) and today it was not tight. Hooray! Hooray for water and fruits and veggies!

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ETTEZEUS 6/15/2011 11:56PM

    I've been purging stuff too! It feels good to *downsize*.
I LOVE Sushi!

Have a great day!

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CAMROLA 6/15/2011 10:55PM

    Sounds like you're processing as you should--not an easy thing to shake--but I love that you're gaining perspective and making it a tool for positive change. That's the best way to get past it! Sending positive thoughts... and yay for school almost over. Enjoy that!

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KALIGIRL 6/15/2011 1:13PM

    Sorry about the break-in, but glad you're turning it into an opportunity to appreciate what you have.
emoticon goals!

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NCREMEENS 6/15/2011 9:44AM

    Sorry to hear about your break-in. That is awful! Yay for your last day of school! I'm on my 3rd week off and MAN is it ever wonderful! I'm jealous - I LOVE sushi...

Congrats on your skirt not being tight anymore!

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MARLIMOO 6/15/2011 8:15AM

    I am sorry about the break in. AWFUL. Glad you guys are safe. Ice cream- why do I love thee? I held off last night. Not sure how - opted for popcorn mixed with choc chips- just a few, and some granola. My own chex mix. Be good!

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    YAY!!! kindergartener's last day and tomorrow the rest of the boys wrap up this school year.

I'm so happy that your skirt was not tight anymore-my scale showed me 143.8 this morning. UGH! NOT official weigh in day but it's not good either. I felt like I did better yesterday but then one day isn't going to melt away the pounds....feel like I"m spiraling downwards~
Brad sounds like a fabulous man to support you while you heal from the breakin...
Have a fabulous day, Carrie!!! You deserve it!

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Nap Power!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I love to nap. I can nap any time, almost anywhere. I took a nap at 7:00 tonight. And now I'm getting stuff done.

I have decided that I'm going to ride out the last day of school and then get down to business as far as taking care of myself better. I'll focus on goals and habits, and Sparking will be a regular part of my day.

Off to do some more stuff!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 6/14/2011 11:53PM

    I took a bit of a cat nap this afternoon myself I guess I needed it! I am jealous you have the summer off. Hope you have a great day!

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COOPSM 6/14/2011 10:05PM

    Carrie--naps rock!!! I find I get so much more done after one too!!! Have a great night!!!

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Moving on

Monday, June 13, 2011

There is a new lock on my door, our stuff is cleaned up...

It's a new week, so it's time to focus on new things.

- water water water
- increasing cardio (this has gone by the wayside recently...)
- sticking with healthy food, in particular, healthy snacks.

This morning is my last session of Stage 2 from The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I just know that if I'd add the darn cardio in, my progress would be even more noticeable. But it's a crazy time of year and there has been a lot of *other* stuff going on, so I've had to turn my focus to strength training.

This is my last week of school (Yes, we're STILL in school). I would LOVE to make it to the gym 3 out of 4 mornings before school... I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!

Have a great day!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 6/14/2011 11:55PM

    Glad you are moving on and not letting the break inset you back.

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BOBBYD31 6/13/2011 9:34PM

    you rock carrie, keep hitting those goals!

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CAMROLA 6/13/2011 6:58PM

    Good for you--focus on forward and new!

Have a GREAT week!


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KALIGIRL 6/13/2011 12:46PM

    New things - great focus!

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 6/13/2011 11:58AM

    Hey Carrie,

Yuck about the house - that is so upsetting....I hate when people do horrible, stupid things like that.

Last week of school - that's awesome! Then you really can focus on the workouts - I would try to do cardio after lifting, but it required such a HUGE chunk of time that I felt like I was never able to get in enough (2+ hours at the gym is ridiculous)...but if you can alternate days (doing cardio on days you don't lift), it's probably much better.

I'm starting my ultimate frisbee season tonight, and summer soccer started last week. Plus karate and doing Insanity workouts at home. With the dog and the garden, I just don't have time to fit in strength training at the moment. I hope that's ok - I do worry about losing muscle...but then, I might be a little crazy.


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SEPPIESUSAN 6/13/2011 10:41AM

    I still have another week of school AFTER this one!

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JENNSWIMS 6/13/2011 9:55AM

    Your goals are great!

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JUDIL62 6/13/2011 9:08AM

    You can! We are still in school too. Ugh!

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    I KNOW you can,too!!! now, get your rear into the gym!
I'm slipping on cardio,too-need to find something new and different to vamp up the mojo~

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COOPSM 6/13/2011 7:00AM

    Carrie----here is hoping you have a great week!!!!! And that it ends way better then last week!!!!

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Feeling a little sad.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday afternoon our house got broken into. They didn't take much, but I hated that someone was in our house and went through all our stuff. It sucks. I spent all morning crying - I feel so violated. The worst part was when the police were here last night and gave me this brochure about how to deal with being a Crime Victim. They took pictures of the "scene" and it was awful. I know they have to take pictures and everything, but that is my personal stuff. My things that mean something to me. And to everyone else, it's just a crime scene.

I'm pretty lucky, actually - nobody was home, and nothing really important is missing. I am going to keep an eye on my accounts, but I think it was just some POS looking for money and things to sell. Ugh. I don't know how in the hell they think they're going to sell the ancient DVD player...

So I have been spending the day cleaning up and putting things away. I even installed a new lock! By myself!

I guess a blessing in disguise is that Brad and I are really motivated to get cleaned up to put the house on the market... since everything was dumped, we have an opportunity to go through everything and purge some things.

This experience has really made me thankful that I don't have lots of gadgets or things...

Off to put some more stuff away.

Be safe.

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MARLIMOO 6/15/2011 8:16AM

    Terrible. Just terrible girl. I am so sorry. Glad you are safe as I said.

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SAMSPARK1 6/13/2011 10:48AM

    So sorry this happened to you! What a horrible experience! emoticon

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PINKCOCONUT 6/13/2011 10:15AM

    Oh honey! I'm only just reading this now! I'm so sorry to hear what happened but I'm glad you're thinking positively about it. I know when Alan was mugged we were just so thankful that he wasn't hurt. You can replace stuff but people are irreplacable!

Big hugs to you!!!

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LALAFLOWERS 6/13/2011 7:03AM

    I'm so glad that you're ok, that nothing important was taken, and that you only have to clean up. I still get weird when I think about moving out of my appartment, and finding a random man in my bathroom. Scared the sh!t out of me!.. Not a fun thing.

I grabbed the things that we had left in the place, and didn't go back to clean it. I didn't care if I had to pay for it, I couldn't walk back in.

Proud of you for replacing the lock by yourself.

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PILLOWFOOL 6/13/2011 5:50AM

    OMG - so sorry I didn't read this sooner to add words of support and love. {hugs} I'm so thankful for you that nothing important was taken. I hope that you and your honey can work together to get through this difficult situation and move forward!

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ROGUE_1 6/12/2011 11:40PM

    Oh no how horrible! People are AWFUL!!! I'm so glad you guys are safe.

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CHELLES_BELLS 6/12/2011 9:34PM

    I'm so sorry that this had to happen to you. Sending much love and some good, safe vibes.

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CAMROLA 6/12/2011 3:18PM

    I'm so sorry! It's terrible to feel victimized and powerless. I'm glad you weren't home, and that nothing valuable was taken. Most important, you're looking forward to taking steps to move on.


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KIMBIES1124 6/12/2011 11:24AM

    How awful! I am so glad you were not home. We once had stuff taken out of our truck that was in the driveway and next to the window to our bedroom. I was shocked that we didn't hear anything! Though I cannot imagine how I would feel if they had actually been in the house.

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BSTAKINGACTION 6/12/2011 10:13AM

    That's so HORRIBLE! I had someone steal my car from my driveway a few years ago and, though I laughed it off (it was a crappy car) and pretended I could see the positives out of it, the truth was, I was devastated that someone could violate my personal space and privacy with such little disregard.

It made me very bitter, censorious, and angry for a long time and threatened my strong belief that there is good in all people. I've had to work really hard to regain my sense of security and goodwill toward my fellow man.

Sending you big hugs. I'm glad you're physically ok and that you are able to focus on the positives. Hug each other and stay your sweet self!

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ROOT4HOME 6/12/2011 1:35AM

    I'm so sorry this happened to you guys! More importantly, you both weren't home and are safe! emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/11/2011 11:36PM

    That's so awful, I'm sorry - hugs!!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/11/2011 11:07PM

    carrie-that must be an awful feeling. I'm sorry it happened to you. Big hugs coming for you.

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    What an awful experience for you. I can't even imagine how I would feel if this were to happen. I'm glad no one was hurt and I hope that you can get the house sold and somehow put this behind you and start fresh.

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LYNNANN43 6/11/2011 9:25PM

    Our house was broke into years ago. They spent most of the time in our bedroom rummaging around and taking things. I cried for a full week or so. I felt so violated. I wouldn't sleep in the room. Hubs decided that it was time to renovate our bedroom. He gutted EVERYTHING. But I still think about every once in a while all these years later.

I'm so glad that no one was home. No one was hurt. Nothing important was taken. But I do understand your feelings.


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MUFFIY831 6/11/2011 9:20PM

    Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear this. I'm glad you weren't home and you and Brad are safe and sound ... stuff can be replaced, but you can't.

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ETTEZEUS 6/11/2011 9:07PM

    I'm so sorry Carrie! I can understand how you feel violated! I'm sure I would feel the same.

I'm happy that no one was home or hurt!

Big Hugs!

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BILLALEX70 6/11/2011 8:58PM

    So sorry about the invasion of your home, but as you stated it's lucky no one was home. People are desperate and will do desperate things.

Sunny side is that you did get to jettison some items you didn't want anymore!

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COFFEENGRACE 6/11/2011 8:56PM

    I'm so sorry about your break-in. However, I'm glad you weren't home when it happened. I like your positive attitude in seeing this as a motivator to get you started on cleaning out your house.

While visiting my daughter last weekend, someone decided to help themselves to my flowers. I come back home and my flowers were almost wiped out! This is the first this has ever happened to me. I planted some more and rearranged my patio to hide them.. I'm figuring if it happens again, I just won't plant anymore.

This year has been a rough year, so I was determined to have a patio full of colorful flowers! Oh well, I still have peace inside.

Hope everything works out with you selling your home. emoticon emoticon

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Last full day of school!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It is so stinkin' hot. Hot enough that I don't care what the dress code says, I am going to wear a tank top to school.

The pool felt SO GOOD this morning. I was SO tired when the alarm went off, but I read my little note "work off the flab!" and off I went to the gym. (Note: "work off the flab" is not a negative thing. I *do* have flab. I never put notes like "get up, you fat cow" because I know I'm not a fat cow. I do not get motivated by negativity. Sometimes Brad leaves me a message - "I am proud of you!")

- water water water!!!!! It's going to be almost 100 degrees today. Phew!
- freggies freggies freggies! I am going to stop on the way in to school to get some more to eat at school to stay relatively cool.
- Enjoy dinner tonight. I am going out with a good friend, and I'm hankering for some good sushi.
- Complain less than yesterday. I was just a big ball of blah yesterday. It was hot, I was miserable, and I want to be done with school. Today, no nonsense.
- Do a load of laundry
- Check on the siding estimate

Have a great day!

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/9/2011 1:47PM

    Enjoy your last day of school and all the great goals of you have set for yourself today!!!

Summer is here!!!!

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NCREMEENS 6/9/2011 11:25AM

    Great goals - I LOVE sushi! My last week of school, I was outside the whole time. Racing in an inflatable obstacle course and playing softball games. I don't have tenure, so no tank tops for me, but I sure rocked the flip flops and capris.

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PINKCOCONUT 6/9/2011 10:21AM

    Have a fabulous day woman! Enjoy the last day!

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KALIGIRL 6/9/2011 8:51AM

    Good goals - I especially like the complain less emoticon

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THINNER2010 6/9/2011 7:23AM

  Have a great day!!!!

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