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Trying to Make a Come Back!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I have been fighting to get back on the wagon for some time now. Been beating myself up for my lack of control and not keeping my eye on the prize which is better health and feeling better about myself. But my BFF Kim once again has been there for me and with her wise advice I am feeling better today about climbing back up on that wagon. Thank you Kim; you are always there for me and it means so much! emoticon

I've been guilty of being a Spark-lurker, emoticon snooping around but not tracking or reading or participating like I know I need to. This behavior stops today! emoticon So many on here have had great success; I know that can be me one day!

On a lighter note; we have finished our house siding / remodel / landscaping project; here is a before and after! Now I need to update me to match my new pretty house! emoticon

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SEVERINA418 9/2/2014 11:42PM

    You and me, both, Teri! And your house looks great!

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NASFKAB 9/2/2014 10:31PM

  great you are back

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WHYTEBROWN 9/2/2014 10:24PM

    I've been off the wagon myself Teri but guess what emoticon We can remodel ourselves to look as emoticon as that new yard of yours. We can get our butts back on track IMMEDIATELY!! I'm cheering you on!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 9/2/2014 8:25PM

    You have been more help to me!!!!! In so many more ways than just eating and sparking! and lurking is better than never even logging on! So good to see a blog from you! woo hoo! And you know that house looks amazing!!!!!!! email coming tonight!

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SEATTLE58 9/2/2014 4:48PM

    I'm still here, Dearheart, but I could of done just like you have. I keep tracking and everything else that we do here on SP, but lose weight. Today was another "blew it" day, so I could of just said that I'm trying to come back too. But here I am with still trying to get it to all click together because I won't give up!! We have to keep pushing ourselves to really have our hearts here too! We will get to our goals one day for sure. We will!! Hugs, Karen
ps. Your house is so beautiful! I love it!!

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    "It's not too late to get back on the right track. You just have to BELIEVE that you can be anything again, and push yourself to do it."
~ Sonya Parker ~

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52 Tomorrow~

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How can that be? How can I be turning 52; it just sounds so strange because in my head I have the numbers backwards...25 is more like it! emoticon

As I reflect on another year that has passed I realize that though I complain of aches and pains I really am pretty healthy considering that I have so much weight to lose. I am so grateful for that. emoticon

I have high hopes that I will use my birthday tomorrow as a new beginning to do better before my next birthday suddenly arrives in lightning speed which I know will happen! emoticon

Life is short and it passes by quickly; let's remember every morning when we awake how blessed we are with another day to enjoy the life we have and the people that are special to us! emoticon

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KIM22211 5/15/2014 2:13AM

    I hope it was awesome!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear what fun gifts you got! How cool that you get back to back gifts from mothers day and now the b day!

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TIME-4-TINA 5/14/2014 7:05AM

    Have a good one and party like your 25!

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SUEPERWOMAN 5/13/2014 9:51PM


Hope it's your best birthday ever!

Xoxo sue

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NASFKAB 5/13/2014 9:49PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEVERINA418 5/13/2014 4:38PM

    I'm going to do my best to remember to wish you a nice birthday tomorrow, but should I forget, please know that I hope your special day is wonderful!! ((((HUGS))))

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SEATTLE58 5/13/2014 4:06PM

    emoticon to one of my very favorite friends of all time!! emoticon emoticon I know that it's a day early, but it's so fun to start early and end late!!!! Loving you, Teri!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AVANELL 5/13/2014 4:00PM

    Wishing you a emoticon today because tomorrow may not present the opportunity for me to stop by again! So, for that reason, I want to say that I hope you have a very special day, filled with all of God's special birthday surprises!

God bless!

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WHYTEBROWN 5/13/2014 3:57PM

    emoticon about the numbers being backwards!! That's the spirit!!

emoticon when it comes!! May you have an emoticon day and may God richly bless you for the years to come!! emoticon to your birthday being a new beginning for the year ahead!! emoticon emoticon

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 5/13/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon a little early but still!!

I hope you have an awesome day tomorrow!! emoticon

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JANUT57 5/13/2014 3:41PM

  Have a great day tomorrow - Happy Birthday! emoticon

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Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day!

Here is a pic of the best things I have ever done in my entire life!
My babies who are now almost 28 and 24; where does the time go? They are such a blessing and I'm grateful for them every day!

And the whole family taken last year:

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METALJEN73 5/12/2014 2:18PM

    Great pictures, you are lucky to have such a beautiful family.

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SUEPERWOMAN 5/11/2014 9:18PM

You're a beautiful family!

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KIM22211 5/11/2014 1:12PM

    love her curls! precious!

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NASFKAB 5/10/2014 10:50PM

  lovely family

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WHYTEBROWN 5/10/2014 8:52PM

    Awwwww so sweet. You guys are adorable!! Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!!

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SEVERINA418 5/10/2014 5:44PM

    Looking good!

Have a wonderful and safe Mother's Day!

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SEATTLE58 5/10/2014 5:42PM

    So sweet and your family is so beautiful and Happy Mother's Day to you too! emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 5/10/2014 5:36PM

    Congratulations on such handsome kids!

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Going out tonight!...

Friday, May 09, 2014

emoticon Tonight I am going to see The Oakridge Boys at our little renovated theater just 10 miles from home with my husband, sister and brother in law. emoticon I'm not a big country fan but I do like select groups but I know these guys will be great; I'm ready for a fun time! And we got 3rd row seats! emoticon

We are so blessed to have this little theater so close and I'm always so surprised at the big names they book there; it is one of the best things to come to our little area. I LOVE music, along with my little dog, it helped me survive my teen years. It takes away all the cares of the world and lets you emoticon I love that the last quarter of the show they take down the rope and let us rush to the stage; I might feel a little silly doing that at my age but it doesn't stop me; I can't help myself! emoticon It's too darn fun being bumped around by the other crazies all trying to get up close and personal and maybe get a handshake. I even got my husband going up with that is funny!! emoticon Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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KIM22211 5/10/2014 3:54AM

    that is awesome!!!! fun!!!!! Glad you had a great time.

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SEATTLE58 5/9/2014 10:39AM

    Oh, what fun! Oakridge Boys! Wow, I'm not too much for Country either, but when there's harmony like they have, I'll take them! Ya, I'd go too! Have a blast! Thank you for your kind, understanding words on my blog also. I really appreciate your friendship and how you always know what to say. Love to you, Karen

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JESS0107 5/9/2014 10:25AM

    I hope that you have a wonderful time!!

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 5/9/2014 9:10AM

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the concert!!

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WHYTEBROWN 5/9/2014 8:37AM

    That's emoticon that you can go out and have a fun time with hubs & your sis!! I hope it will be emoticon !!

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Productive Weekend...

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Boy am I beat but glad I got in plenty of exercise! Despite it raining here, er...I should say pouring buckets the hubs and I got outside and started landscaping the bank in our front yard. A project we started 2 summers ago! Here are some pics of a work in progress; it's coming along nicely, can't wait to add the bark and rocks to finish it up!


Love the little Cedar tree on the will stay narrow and get tall, I love it!

Now some after shots!

Still need to work on the side by the house. In the front is the pretty little white crab apple we added to the bank:


Once we finish the side and add bark we'll be done, well almost...we need to add a wood fence to the side to block out the neighbors vehicles; that will be the finishing touch!

Hard work but fun and should last a long time and get better as the plants grow and flourish! Hope you are having a great day!

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TIME-4-TINA 5/9/2014 3:25PM

    Nice! I realize all the hard work that went into it. I am not a green thumb. My husband, however, loves to be out there. I'm a bit of a princess. Don't like getting my hands dirty! Enjoy the weekend.

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NASFKAB 5/9/2014 10:45AM

  hope you enjoy

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KIM22211 5/6/2014 8:14PM

    oh btw, I mentioned your garden aka back yard in my blog before I saw this!!

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KIM22211 5/6/2014 8:13PM

    looks amazing!!!!! I cant wait to show hubs!

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 5/5/2014 10:53AM

    emoticon Looks beautiful!!! Congrats!!

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12301971 5/5/2014 8:55AM

    That is nice Teri!! Very beautiful!!

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NASFKAB 5/4/2014 8:42PM

  looks beautiful

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LACEYKYLE 5/4/2014 8:15PM

    Looks emoticon . You should have some "guns" on you now!! LOL. It's looks so serene. Nice to come home to. So worth the work.


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SUEPERWOMAN 5/4/2014 7:13PM

oh wow, it looks absolutely beautiful !!!!!!

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SEVERINA418 5/4/2014 5:29PM

    Your plants look great! I hope to someday have my own house so that I can do landscaping like that.

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SEATTLE58 5/4/2014 5:02PM

    Oh my, it looks so nice and impressive! I love it and all your detailed work looks like labor for sure. I bet you're losing pounds with that project! Oh, and it looks like the Pacific Northwest for sure and this makes me miss it! Oh well, that's what happens when we love more than one place!! Good job!! emoticon emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 5/4/2014 4:16PM

    It looks emoticon Teri!! emoticon for both you and hubs!!

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