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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gotta share.

I was covering a cafe break at JT2 tonight, and was chatting with a customer about the seasonal sweets (none of which I eat, and all of which are tempting). The customer asked me how I stay so thin working around all the goodies.


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PHEBESS 10/22/2014 10:17AM

    YAY! Don't you love those innocent comments????

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AURORADAWN5 10/21/2014 1:59PM

    Feels really good doesn't it? Congratulations.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2014 10:22AM

    AWESOME!!! Proud of you. That's such an excellent NSV.

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BOOKAPHILE 10/21/2014 9:21AM

    Yay you! Did you tell her you don't eat them? Lol.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/21/2014 9:17AM

    That is so awesome :))

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DSJB9999 10/21/2014 1:55AM

    Well done you! No wonder you are proud. I know its always nice being called thin - I like it too.

Great news, Donna x

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Bad Girl

Saturday, October 04, 2014

I haven't checked in for days because the internet has been sketchy at the house and I've been too busy at work.

That being said, I think about my SPals every day, and hope that all of you are having a healthy week.

We are going to Albuquerque on Thursday to see our best bud who moved there. Can't wait. Lots of work to get done before then.

Heart daughter and her sweetheart walked in at 5:30 this morning after a 12-hour drive and slept for a couple of hours then left for Casa De Fruta to work this weekend's festival. Dogs alerted us, of course, so we've been up since then. I baked banana bread, swept, dusted, and have been doing general housecleaning stuff that I'll finish when I'm done here.

As in RIGHT THIS MINUTE because my husband is heading to the back to change the bedding!

AACK -- have a great weekend. I'll try to check in on you when everyone's gone on Sunday night...... xo

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DSJB9999 10/6/2014 3:21PM

    Enjoy your trip x

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BOOKAPHILE 10/5/2014 9:52AM

    You sound busy but happy. Enjoy the time with friends and family.

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PHEBESS 10/5/2014 2:23AM

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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AURORADAWN5 10/4/2014 7:42PM

    Sounds like a busy weekend. Hope it's a great one.

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DALID414 10/4/2014 7:32PM

    Just got off works. I pooped!!

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WIFE48 10/4/2014 3:02PM

    Enjoy your trip. Thanks for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2014 1:35PM

    Well, just know you're not alone in the busy-ness insanity! Glad you still have your head above water and enjoy your trip!


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Old Woman

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I feel every second of my stated age this morning! emoticon

It dawned on my last night, as I was running around the store, putting stuff away, bending and stooping and reaching as I dusted Zone 1, that I've been missing a Fitness Tracking opportunity all of these years. I move "with urgency" at J#2 -- the managers love it, my co-workers shake their heads in bafflement -- and last night was no exception.

Am I paying for it today!!!

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DIBANANA 9/22/2014 11:27PM

  good for you. A twofer!

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DSJB9999 9/20/2014 7:10AM

    Good on you! Sometimes we feel the need to do things quickly don't we! I was happier after I had cleaned my house on Thursday - wish I didn't feel the need to do it.

I too rush around life and haven't posted any as fitness minutes!
My life is crazy busy but mostly keeping happy and healthy.
Keep smiling emoticon emoticon Donna x

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DALID414 9/18/2014 11:19PM

    emoticon A day late, I know, but better late than never, right?

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PHEBESS 9/18/2014 10:12PM

    I love getting in my exercise while doing something - moving, cleaning, working, sightseeing - I feel like I'm being productive as well as burning calories and building muscle!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/18/2014 6:27PM

    I spent two days gardening at Dad's house, and my joints and muscles are yelling my age!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/17/2014 6:01PM

    Still--it's excellent that you can do it! You should be proud, very proud!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 2:00PM

    But you lived to tell about it! Kudos! HUGS

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The Week that Was

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday 9:06 am, and I've been up since crackodawn, as Santana woke me up to take her out to tinkle. Good dog. Better than peeing on the rug. Bad dog.

Yesterday we went to watch my cousin race at Laguna Seca. Although I grew up within a few miles of LS, I had never been there before, so it was a lot of fun. Of course, it resulted in a bad food day, but...

I worked tons of hours this week, and got a lot of work done. The tension in the office is 6/10, which is an improvement on the 8/10 that it was the week before.

My childhood friend, Barb, is visiting late this afternoon. I haven't seen her in at least 20 years, and am looking forward to it. Gotta clean house.

I FINALLY finished the books that were bogging me down. Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood (whom I love), ended up being really good. Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, ended up as it started -- ponderous and with totally unlikable characters. I love Victorian novels -- not this one. The writing was actually good, but the story was convoluted even by genre standards. Glad to be done and on to something fun. Nope, I have no interest in seeing the play next year.

I (surprisingly) got a bronze Spark Tracker medal this week, in spite of losing Sparky for most of a day and forgetting to put him back on before we went out one night this week. Bodes well for my overall activity.

Now to get the food under control...too many events out.

Have a wonderful week, everyone -- xoxoxo

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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 8:27PM

    Wow, the best part of the news is that the office atmosphere has gone from a defcon all out warfare to semi-civil. That's good. YIKES difficult to rein in adults, isn't it!

Hope you get some time to breathe and relax just a little.

Good Santana for tinkling outside. My Mr. Spot took FOREVER to potty train.

HUGS and here's to a good week.

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DALID414 9/14/2014 6:31PM

    I was up early to finish some leftover work!

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AURORADAWN5 9/14/2014 3:18PM

    Glad to hear things are at least a little better at the office. Know what you mean about the food thing. We have a new bakery in town. Good news is fresh, Artisan style, preservative free breads in abundance. The bad news ... carbs in abundance. Ah well, everything in moderation. emoticon on your spark award.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/14/2014 1:01PM

    It's the food part that wrecks me, too. Here's to a more controlled week for both of us!

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SPARKYFLOWER 9/14/2014 12:17PM

    emoticon I like the name of your dog.

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Runnin to Rhiannon

Sunday, September 07, 2014

I got lots of steps in at J#2 today. We had a lovely evening with our ABQ friend's heart-daughter, and, after she left, I synced Sparky with my Start page and saw that I had about 600 steps to go to hit 10K, so I grabbed the mini tramp, cranked up Fleetwood Mac, and jogged/jumped for couple of thousand steps. I was a little confused as to when Sparky didn't credit me and Mini with our 23 minute work out, so I plugged it in.

Tomorrow -- No plans. Maybe do a couple of errands. Maybe we'll go visit my mom. Maybe we'll to --- Nothing!

Yesterday would have been Dad's 85th birthday. I miss him every day.

Happy Sunday!

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DSJB9999 9/8/2014 3:31PM

    Sorry about your dad, good to celebrate his life and loving him and missing him does do that

Well done for doing the minutes

emoticon Donna x

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DIBANANA 9/7/2014 10:12PM

  It is tough to lose someone. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I really have been grieving this week. I made myself get out and live my life. My friend struggled 8 years with breast cancer and fought to live every day. I can do no less.


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AURORADAWN5 9/7/2014 12:04PM

    Fleetwood Mac is great exercise music. Happy bouncing.
Birthdays for lost family members are always bittersweet. Enjoy the happy memories. It helps with the emptiness.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/7/2014 10:00AM

    emoticon It's hard when such anniversaries roll around. Not like you don't think of every day, it just heightens the awareness. My brother is gone 32 yrs. and sometimes it seems like yesterday. I know your Dad and my brother are in our hearts.

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