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  • it's thursday

    11/20/2014 10:29:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time reading up,making notes on the company that contacted me for a phone interview. that will take place tomorrow afternoon and it will take about twenty minutes to complete. i am getting prepared now so that when i hear from the company tomorrow, i will not be surprised to lear... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/20/2014 1:37:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Stop holding on to the past. Release your regrets about whatever you may have done or failed to do that turned out poorly. Forgive others for whatever they may have done or failed to do that cause you harm. Declare today to be a new beginning. Let go of the past and move on with creati... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/20/2014 12:31:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Courage is like a muscle ; it is strengthened by use." - Ruth Gordon... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/19/2014 11:46:50 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/19/2014 11:27:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am helping out my good friend who went overseas, by looking after his place while he is away. i spend a lot of time there lately. my daughter says hi. i found out that a company wants to do a phone interview with me on friday. so i said yes and i let them know which time is best for me. i will mak... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/18/2014 1:11:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow - with courage and optimism." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • more snow

    11/17/2014 9:45:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing some more here today and my daughter loves it! she enjoys playing in the snow. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. my self esteem workshop went really well. i would do it again in a heartbeat. i will have to find my other boots that i can wear in the snow later on today. i have already ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/17/2014 12:35:42 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it." - Mother Teresa... Read more

  • it's snowing!

    11/16/2014 12:44:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    it has been steadily snowing here since this morning. my daughter is out enjoying it just now at her friend's place. i am at the workshop and i am really enjoying it! all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • I've still got it.

    11/16/2014 11:58:17 AM, by JENNYBWAY

    I've lost 8 lbs in 18 days. Been on treadmill at gym almost every day. My work schedule keeps me from going every day. I'm up to 40 minutes on treadmill. I'm going to try the elliptical today, but I'm not sure I can do it. I have weakeness on my right side and a knee with very little cartilage left... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/16/2014 1:27:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving without Martha Stewart!

    11/15/2014 4:41:00 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by to read the following "revisit blog" --- meaning that I have posted it before --- on Friday, November 22, 2013 to be exact. I hope t... Read more

  • The "12 Hour Diet"

    11/15/2014 6:01:51 AM, by LOSINGIT26104

    Last week I posted that I was taking a few days to see if I wanted this bad enough to work for it. By "it" I meant losing weight and keeping it off, exercising to improve my health issues and changing my diet to give my body the nutrients it needs. I've struggled for the past several weeks to stay... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/15/2014 12:52:12 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " A time for everything : a time to relax and a time to be busy, a time to frolic and a time to lay up food for the winter, a time to receive and a time to give, a time to begin and a time to finish. A time for work, a time for play. Balance in all things." - Jonat... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/14/2014 9:41:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a self esteem workshop to go to this weekend. my daughter will be staying overnight on saturday at one of her friend's homes. so i will have some extra time on my hands. i may not get to be on spark much over the weekend, as the workshop goes all day on saturday and on sunday. all of the bird... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/14/2014 12:11:06 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    It's your place in the world ; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." - Mae Jemison... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/13/2014 2:43:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed the day the other day. i got to spend quite a bit of time with my daughter and i got some errands done,too. today, i did some volunteering through the other college i was at in the spring. i really enjoyed it. i have a workshop that goes on saturday and sunday at the other college. i still... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/13/2014 12:11:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers." - Swami Sivananda... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/12/2014 12:15:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Coming together is a beginning ; keeping together is progress ; working together is success." - Henry Ford... Read more

  • May We NEVER FORGET

    11/11/2014 11:36:48 AM, by IMAVISION

    “This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave!” Elmer Davis Actually a more right on the target statement of fact wou... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/11/2014 10:53:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's rememberance day here in canada. time to reflect on those who have participated in helping to protect canada and for those who are helping other countries. my grandfather was in the second world war, so i got to hear about that quite a bit as a child. he has since passed on and is dearly missed... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/11/2014 12:15:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." - Ryunosuke Satoro... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/10/2014 9:31:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    my parents had a great day yesterday! my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover the other night. today, back to working on both of my online courses. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/10/2014 12:24:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action . When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream, you can enrol the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/9/2014 1:54:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's my parent's wedding anniversary today! they have been married now for 48 years. when it is their 50th, in two years, they really want to celebrate it.we will all be on the east coast in canada that summer, to celebrate a family reunion on my dad's side. they want to celebrate that special anniv... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/9/2014 12:36:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There have been times when we did not search, yet we discovered ; we did not wish but our desires were granted ; we did not ask but we got an answer, and we did not expect but we were showered with unlimited blessings. Let us give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for seeing beyond... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/8/2014 12:45:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly rainy day here today. spending some solo time with my daughter before she goes on a sleepover at her friend's place tonight. we are at the local library, then we have to run a few errands. cheep,cheep from the birds! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/8/2014 12:14:16 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace for those with eyes to see beyond." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/7/2014 10:22:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    hurray! the weekend is here! i have signed up to do some volunteer work through the previous school i attended. i like to learn new things and helping people. these two volunteer opportunities combine the two. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and an... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/7/2014 12:22:21 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Live to experience something new each day - to learn something new, to meet a new friend, to bring joy into someone's life, to feel the wind newly on your skin, to touch a new fear and a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune to find an ample measure of your own joy." ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/6/2014 1:29:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man ; true nobility is being superior to your former self." -Ernest Hemingway... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/5/2014 10:37:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful fall day here today! woo hoo! i heard about another job opportunity from the same agency that told me about two others. i will know more about it later on. my daughter says hi and gives hugs to all! all birds say cheep,cheep! i know there is a job out there. i will keep on trying until i... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/5/2014 12:36:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Beauty is never lost, even as we get older. It just moves from the face - to the heart." - Author Unknown... Read more

  • starting over

    11/4/2014 6:59:18 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    well, i am on my way back to the old homestead. first i will be going to celebrate my daughter's birthday, then i will return for thanksgiving. when i go home for thanksgiving i will be staying for quite some time. no more jaunts to buffalo. i will definitely miss my grandchildren, but i think the t... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/4/2014 9:35:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up on some errands and to continue to work on my online courses. my daughter is now learning french at school. she knows some words i have forgotten and some i do not remember learning. so i am refreshing my french skills as she learns the language. all of the birds say hello,hello! h... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/4/2014 1:05:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Wisdom is a reflection of the past, Beauty is the promise of the FUTURE ..." AUTHOR UNKNOWN... Read more

  • i just don't know

    11/3/2014 12:11:41 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    i am not sure why i seem to be having no success in this weight loss endeavour. i am trying my best to eat right. sure i slip up every now and again but who doesn't. i seem to be so busy playing grandmama that i have no time to do anything for myself except sleep when i can. i am trying to be the be... Read more

  • a new day

    11/3/2014 9:37:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. so i will do things mostly indoors. my daughter went to a swim party at the local ymca yesterday for a few hours and she loved it! i have some catching up to do on my online courses. i am not behind and i want to stay that way. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyo... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/3/2014 2:43:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Although we travel the world searching for beauty, We must first carry it inside us, or we will never find it ..." Author Unknown... Read more

  • a new week

    11/2/2014 11:57:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very full week is coming up for me. i'll have my online course work to do, appointments to keep, errands to run and continuing my job search. i will not give up until i get something. even when i get something, i will not give up. when i set my mind to something, i give it my all and get it done. ... Read more

  • Thanks SP Friends

    11/2/2014 7:51:15 AM, by LOSINGIT26104

    I came to this site a little over three months ago, fresh from the failure of my latest attempt to lose weight, desperate to find the thing that would give me the results I wanted. I had lost thirty pounds a year before but that plan died a slow death and I gained twenty pounds back over the follow... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/2/2014 1:50:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be Grateful for All of Life. Each of us has been infinitely blessed - beginning with the gift of life. Whatever may appear to be missing or broken on any particular day, our glass is not half full, it is 99.9 % full." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie - from 7 Secrets for a Happy Life DreamTh... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/2/2014 1:33:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it." - Dale Carnegie... Read more

  • happy saturday

    11/1/2014 10:55:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter decided to go as a zombie for halloween. we covered quite a bit of ground when we went trick or treating last night. she is off now with her grandpa while he gets some work done on his car. i am with my mom at the local library for a while. all of the birds say hi. have a great weekend,e... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    11/1/2014 1:20:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " One of the surest ways to cause yourself great suffering is to insist upon being right - to demand that all others view life exactly as you view it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • happy halloween!

    10/31/2014 3:28:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i still do not know what costume my daughter will be wearing for halloween! i heard from my good friend who is overseas. he told me he will help me to prepare to take the assessments again once he is back, if i still need help. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am leaving shortly to pick up my daught... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/31/2014 2:52:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople " Set yourself up for success and anything is possible."... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/30/2014 10:08:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has a halloween party at school tomorrow. she told me that i will be surprised when i see her halloween costume. she won't tell me what it is. today, i am back in the swing of things. i will get even more completed in my online course today. every day, i work on it for a while. all the b... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/30/2014 12:51:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " To reach a port, we must sail - Sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes... Read more

  • Meal Planning

    10/29/2014 10:52:35 AM, by CEIGSTI

    My challenge for the day is to plan tomorrow's meal. So here's what's on the menu: Breakfast: Yogurt Snacks: baby carrots, sugar snap peas, strawberries, banana (I'm doing a challenge where you have to eat 3 veggies and 2 fruit per day) Lunch: Lean Cuisine Dinner: Pork chops with salad... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/29/2014 9:24:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get some errands done, including getting some much needed groceries. my daughter is soooooo excited about halloween! on the weekend, she went to a halloween party that was held at the local ymca and she loved it! all the birds say cheep,cheep. my friend that moved out of town is doing so mu... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/29/2014 1:33:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/28/2014 9:56:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did hear back on my assessments yesterday morning and i did not do well enough to pass. therefore i cannot get into that women's program right now. i can try again in six months. i am so glad i started my academic upgrading in september. at the pace i am going, it looks like i will be able to reac... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/28/2014 12:10:15 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    SparkGuy says : " SparkPeople's mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals using health and fitness as a springboard to success."... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/27/2014 9:27:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful,sunny cool day here today. i am already going for a long walk outdoors, in just a short while. my daughter is sooo excited for halloween! she even has me excited about it,too! i did pick up my holds from the library the other day. i will work on my online course some more today. i ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/27/2014 2:18:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds." - Aristotle Onassis... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/26/2014 8:37:23 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." - Jimmy Carter... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/26/2014 1:26:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is off right now with her aunt and uncle. they are treating her and my parents to lunch. my sister and her husband have a wedding anniversary the same week as my parents. this is their way of celebrating both together. i did enjoy the movies. a few of my holds are ready to be picked up a... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/25/2014 9:28:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i borrowed some movies from the local library the other day. i think i will make this a movie day. my daughter is on a play date with some of her friends. all the birds say hi. it is a nice fall day here. so i will definitely spend time outdoors. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/25/2014 1:45:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation. Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard, vegetable garden or compost pile. Our world is magnificent - all of it. Rejoice and give thanks for all of life." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to ... Read more

  • How do I relax?

    10/25/2014 12:00:17 AM, by LOSINGIT26104

    I've been on vacation this week and I've loved every minute of it. My husband was working and my son was in school so I had my days all to myself. I kept to my goal of organizing the kitchen, our bedroom and the main bathroom. I also spent one day cleaning my son's room. It was a very productive... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/24/2014 9:35:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend the other day, the one who went overseas a few weeks ago. he is doing well and wants to know if i am doing well. a true friend. my daughter is getting ready for halloween. i know it is not until next week. she has already decided what she wants to be this year and she is ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/24/2014 12:21:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." - Mohandas Gandhi... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/23/2014 12:15:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Whether we allow external events to shape our lives at a core level is very much within our own control." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/22/2014 1:27:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend." - Katherine Butler Hathaway... Read more