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SNOW! (And I'm feeling better today).

Thursday, January 24, 2013



I live in an area of Virginia where we don't really get all that much snow in the winter. My county as a whole, is quite large & has a lot of back roads that are winding. If our transportation department can't keep up with the weather, these back roads can be quite treacherous. Our school systems close at the drop of a hat.

So the above cartoon clearly depicts what it's like to try & drive with these yahoos when it snows. I really don't like to go out in it. I'm perfectly fine to drive in it -- my car is all wheel drive, but the moron drivers -- they crawl out of the wood work. emoticon For some reason, they think they can still drive 90 miles an hour in it. emoticon I'd just rather not be out there with them.

I'm feeling better today, as opposed to being a little down yesterday. I think it was because I hadn't made it to the gym. Monday was a federal holiday & hubby & I stayed in our jammies & got our tax stuff together.

Tuesday, I had planned to go to the gym, but traffic was so bad that it took a lot longer to get home than we had planned. (I can't exercise that late because then I can't sleep). I'm glad I got a walk in on my lunch break, but I'm used to that heart pumping feel-the-burn kind of workout & I really missed it. I did get some light therapy yesterday (I have a special lamp at my desk) & I increased my Vitamin D for the day (my doctor has me on a Vitamin D regimen on a regular basis) & I made it to the gym last night. It was pure bliss!! emoticon Such a mood booster.

My carpool has just decided not to go in today. Reports are that it's quite slippery under the snow. Three accidents on our main highway. Fun day at home for me today!!! Yay!!

Where ever you are, whatever you are doing today, I hope you have a truly wonderful day!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JULIERAE41 1/25/2013 12:04AM

    SNOW DAY!!!!!! Double yay. Are you sure it wasn't the taxes and not the missed workout? LOL

Have you read the book "The Wettest County in The World"? They based a movie on it about the bootlegging history in Virginia. It was good.

Cheers!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/24/2013 8:35PM

    Glad that you are feeling better. You always have a great blog thanks for sharing

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/24/2013 8:32PM

    If its any consolation we have those same crazy drivers and I live in Wisconsin were snow is a common occurrence in winter. I love the cartoon. Snow days are the best days. Glad you're able to enjoy them.

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KARENLEIGH32 1/24/2013 7:46PM

    If I didn't know better I would think we live in the same county. I'm in New Kent and people get crazy on the highway. We got a light dusting last night, sure hope we don't get any tomorrow either.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/24/2013 5:34PM

    Love that forecast!

emoticon Your comic about Virginian drivers could be adapted for a few other areas as well.
Maria



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CINDYAST 1/24/2013 4:34PM

    Love your weather forecast poster! How awesome is that?! Glad your feeling better today, enjoy your snow day! When it snows here (which is often) the first few snows people are pretty cautious, it's after a few storms that they get aggressive. They think that because they have a four wheel drive they can go anywhere, and while that is true, the problem is they still can't STOP and that's a huge issue! Have a great day!
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MATTEROFHEART 1/24/2013 10:37AM

    Have a fun snow day! Love the last picture! You are always such an encourager and I feel better every time I read your posts!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/24/2013 9:59AM

    Now that is a forecast I could have everyday.

AS for the snow, most people don't have the proper tires to drive in it. And like you said, many drivers drive faster than the conditions call for.

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DAWN14163 1/24/2013 9:24AM

    I love that forecast too! We've had lying snow for almost 2 weeks now and it's due to thaw this weekend - not a moment too soon!!!
Glad you're feeling better
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KIWIANN 1/24/2013 8:58AM

    I love that weather forecast!!! And I am happy that you are feeling better today! emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/24/2013 8:45AM

    Glad you don't have to be out on the slippery roads!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/24/2013 8:39AM

    Wow. People sure don't know how to drive. Its the same here in the rain. The same people day after day. There's a stretch of the freeway that tends to flood a little and it never fails that some idiot loses control hitting that spot. The newly installed guardrails have been patched up too many times to count in the last year. Pathetic. Enjoy your day and avoid those idiots.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 8:14AM

    Good luck avoiding the loony tunes in their cars! Enjoy your day. So happy you are feeling better.

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STHAX10 1/24/2013 5:55AM

    Be safe! (amongst the crazy drivers) emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 1/24/2013 5:31AM

    emoticon So GLAD your feeling better ;D

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Go with all your heart.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013



I really need to hear this today. Maybe you do, too.

I don't think I've been going with all my heart lately. Maybe I'm tired. Maybe it's because I haven't seen the scale move in nearly 2 months. Maybe because it's winter & I want to be all warm & snuggly & lazy in my house -- I'm ready for spring. I keep trying to get my workplace to give us hibernation leave for 3 months, but so far, that's a no-go. emoticon Bummer!!

But today is a chance for us to make things better.



We need to stop saying "I can't!"



Ouch! That one hurt, right?

It's time to get our booties off the sofa (or in my case, the La-Z-Boy).



It's time to sing our songs!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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NANCYRUBIO 1/23/2013 11:32PM

    Where do we join your marching band!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/23/2013 8:59PM

    I hope you realize that you are not the only 1 to hate winter. I do as I am sure there are many more, but you have what it takes to move even in the cold!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/23/2013 6:03PM

    Love the poster about getting off the couch. emoticon



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CINDYAST 1/23/2013 5:38PM

    Great blog, as always. I really like the poster about getting off the couch. And.... Spring is coming! Sometime.............hopefully soon! emoticon
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BIGPAWSUP 1/23/2013 3:35PM

    Woo Hoo! Yes we can starting right NOW!

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OTEN36 1/23/2013 2:35PM

    Oh that note...I'm heading to the treadmill. Thanks for the high energy.
Dee

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JULIERAE41 1/23/2013 1:37PM

    C. omitting

H. aving a plan

O. ptimism

I. can!

C. oncistency

E. very day.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/23/2013 10:03AM

    As Indy Girl (Beth) would say "your in practice for maintenance mode". At least the scale is not moving in the direction you don't want it to move.

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NANCYRUBIO 1/23/2013 9:46AM

    Love that Steve Maragoli quote.

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MATTEROFHEART 1/23/2013 9:16AM

    I'm with you, friend! It is so hard to stay motivated when the scale doesn't move! We just have to remember why we started and how far we have come! Thanks for the reminder to give it all I've got!
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." Col. 3:23

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KBRADFORD88 1/23/2013 9:09AM

    It is cold, and the lack of sunshine does effect our mood. Be sure you are getting your vitamin D...and lots of sun when you can...Thanks for the encouragement. It's easy to coast. emoticon

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ADZY86 1/23/2013 8:14AM

    Thank you! I needed to hear this today!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/23/2013 8:05AM

    Great post. Makes me want to get up and start moving. Stick with it my friend, perseverance pays off. That beast of a scale will have to start being nice sooner or later. If not I have a baseball bat you can borrow. emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/23/2013 7:49AM

    Well said!

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TDEMAIO2 1/23/2013 7:46AM

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TAFODIL24 1/23/2013 7:35AM

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RIDLEYRIDER 1/23/2013 7:30AM

  Inspirational! Thanks!!

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CAT609 1/23/2013 7:27AM

    Awesome, thanks!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/23/2013 7:25AM

    Great blog!

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Things will work out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



But you can't give up. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Don't let the time go by without doing something for your health.



Thinks aren't always going to be smooth. Sometimes you have to fight every step of the way.



Don't run from a challenge!!!



The effort is worth it. YOU are worth it!!



And I'll say it again:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KATHIC2 1/23/2013 6:59AM

  Great, fun quotes!

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JULIERAE41 1/23/2013 12:05AM

    I think I shall be a very skillful sailor! LOL Loved these! Thanks!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/22/2013 8:55PM

    You always have such great inspirational quotes. Thanks for sharing!

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LISAN0415 1/22/2013 2:48PM

    That's right! Keep moving forward, we can do this!!

Lisa

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MATTEROFHEART 1/22/2013 11:48AM

    Thanks, girl! I needed to hear that today! You are a blessing!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/22/2013 9:43AM

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/22/2013 8:53AM

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you.

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NANCYRUBIO 1/22/2013 8:06AM

    And blessing onto you for all your blogs.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/22/2013 7:49AM

    Wonderful!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/22/2013 7:49AM

    Wonderful!

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/22/2013 7:13AM

    Well said!!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/22/2013 7:12AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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LABRATIAM 1/22/2013 6:54AM

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TDEMAIO2 1/22/2013 5:08AM

    Thank you : ) love your encouragement emoticon

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NCSUE0514 1/22/2013 4:39AM

    Thanks for sharing the inspirations!~

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You are who you choose to be.

Monday, January 21, 2013



Who do you choose to be?

Are you tough?



Are you a positive person?



Can you weather a storm?



You don't need to be perfect.



You don't have to have the best of everything.



And remember:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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TDEMAIO2 1/21/2013 8:53PM

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IMEMINE1 1/21/2013 7:42PM

    Thank you. Well said!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/21/2013 7:41PM

    You also have a positive blog, you are so creative. Thanks so much for all our work. You are so talented. emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 1/21/2013 5:44PM

    Amen! Enough said!

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MLH148 1/21/2013 5:24PM

    Thanks for the smile!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/21/2013 2:42PM

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JULIERAE41 1/21/2013 12:54PM

    You really lifted me up with this! Thanks so much!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/21/2013 9:27AM

    Beautiful!

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KARENE10 1/21/2013 8:49AM

    emoticon I love all the positivity!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/21/2013 8:21AM

    Love, love, love this!!! It took me years to learn that I can choose who I want to be (and actually, I am still working on it!) Thank you for sharing!

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ELRIDDICK 1/21/2013 8:17AM

  Thanks for sharing

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NANCYRUBIO 1/21/2013 8:11AM

    Yes, Yes, Yes~~~

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/21/2013 8:10AM

    You are such a positive, inspirational person! Thank you, Spark Friend!

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BRASKIN 1/21/2013 8:08AM

  thanks for the series of positive thoughts! emoticon

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A little hard work has never hurt anyone.

Sunday, January 20, 2013



Do you work out hard enough? Do I work out hard enough? Sometimes I do, sometimes I know I don't. I could push myself just a little more. I need to push myself a little more to get the results I desire.



I've noticed that I can work out a little harder if the music is better. Try it, you'll see. Kick up your play list a notch.

Push through until you can achieve things you didn't think you could achieve. Then push a little more.



Walk your best walk, each & every day.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HZGLORY 2/3/2013 10:53PM

    I agree, I need to push myself harder this year, time for complacent to find a new home, thank you for saying it!!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/20/2013 4:04PM

    In esp. like the one 'It's you road..." I have walked the road and a long road it is!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/20/2013 12:41PM

    I do so look forward to your blog and poster collections. You really keep it honest (couldn't think of another word).

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JACKIE542 1/20/2013 11:10AM

    Great blog, music is a great motivator. emoticon

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OTEN36 1/20/2013 10:51AM

    wonderful blog...thanks for sharing.
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TDEMAIO2 1/20/2013 9:59AM

    emoticon Thank you emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 1/20/2013 9:57AM

    Music really does help! I can feel like I am dragging while I'm walking and then, a great song will come on, and suddenly I have a spring in my step! Thanks for the great blog!

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TAFODIL24 1/20/2013 9:44AM

    very inspirational ~ thank you emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/20/2013 9:37AM

    Thanks for the great blog!

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MICHELLE_391 1/20/2013 8:53AM

    YES! The success of my workouts is really helped by good music! I love that picture of the little kid and the high-up boxing thing. emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/20/2013 8:25AM

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NANCYRUBIO 1/20/2013 8:23AM

    GREAT!

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TCANNO 1/20/2013 8:19AM

    Don't forget to rest between workouts or do something else.


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