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  • 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

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/21/2014 1:47:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Generally, your greatest service to someone in their time of trouble, sorrow, or confusion, is your comfort. Take the time to listen to their troubles and concerns with patience, kindness, and empathy, but without offering unsolicited advice or suggestions. Your kindly hand on their shoul... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/21/2014 1:03:40 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. " - William Osler... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/20/2014 3:37:27 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

  • woo hoo!

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

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • Today's Wisdom

    10/19/2014 9:22:03 AM, by LOSINGIT26104

    Some days require more support from my SP friends than others. Some days I'd choose to stay in bed if I only had my druthers. ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/19/2014 12:13:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Today's affirmation: I thoughtfully consider all possibilities. I CHOOSE with courage, awareness, consciousness, and compassion toward all." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/18/2014 12:17:56 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, respects you and the life you choose." - Unknown... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/17/2014 1:20:49 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank you, that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/16/2014 1:02:44 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you ; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble." William S. Halsey Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople... Read more

  • one day at a time

    10/15/2014 11:47:53 AM, by JENNGLENN527

    after much thought, i have decided to change my approach to this whole weight loss thing. first off, i am going to focus more on healthy eating and less on weight loss. next, i will try to get as much exercise as i can, without promising myself that i will do a certain number of things in a certain ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/15/2014 1:36:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Patience is the key to paradise." - Turkish Proverb... Read more

  • love what is there and do not compare

    10/14/2014 2:15:19 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    i think one of my biggest problems in this weight loss game are the unfair comparisons i make between myself and other people. it's not just regular folk i compare my body to, oh n,o i aim much higher, and so much more unrealistically. a-list actresses, reality t.v stars, and pop singers, why do i d... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/14/2014 11:03:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend! now i am back to getting caught up with my computer work and with my course work. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/14/2014 12:38:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you want to make good use of your time you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you got." - Lee Iacocca... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/13/2014 1:05:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When life is too easy for any of us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/12/2014 1:09:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that ? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." - Marie Curie... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/11/2014 9:57:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am outside to enjoy the beautiful weather here. all the birds say hi. my daughter is busy reading a book she got out the other day from the library. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/11/2014 1:24:36 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange, celebrate your differences - make a great fruit salad. Love isn't about being the same - it's about being sweet with each other." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/10/2014 9:45:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the start of a long weekend. got my laundry done the other day. my daughter is really looking forward to thanksgiving on monday. she really enjoys that holiday every year. i am also caught up on my course work, so i can get to really enjoy the long weekend here. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/10/2014 1:08:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Thinking will not overcome fear but action will," - W. Clement Stone... Read more

  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/9/2014 12:13:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    getting caught up with my laundry today. my daughter and all the birds say hi. i am feeling a bit better than i was earlier this week. i am pacing myself today, so i have the energy to focus and do well on two academic assessments tomorrow afternoon. have a fantastic day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/9/2014 2:08:38 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The key to success, and to happiness, is being fully engaged in life - leading yourself with inspiration and committed action - setting your own fine and honourable example." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/8/2014 5:45:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an orientation session this afternoon for the women's program i want to get into. i also did a questionnaire and i will do an academic assessment for the same program this friday. my daughter says hi and that her cross country meet went very well. i will tackle my laundry tomorrow, when i will... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/8/2014 1:06:00 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When one door closes, another opens. But often we look so long, so regretfully, upon the closed door, that we fail to see the one that is opened for us." - Helen Keller... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/7/2014 10:14:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend made it safely overseas. now comes the chance for the siblings to spend some time together in one place. i got to meet his sister the other day. she is a wonderful lady. he has another sister and a beautiful daughter of his own. they are a close knit family. my daughter had practice f... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/7/2014 12:23:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray." - Lord Byron... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/6/2014 12:05:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i may have come down with a slight cold. so i am taking it easy again today. my good friend will be leaving later this afternoon to go overseas for a few months. i will definitely miss him and told him so. i got to briefly talk to him a while ago. my daughter was a bit under the weather ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/6/2014 12:25:37 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I want it said of me by those who knew me best : I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow." - Abraham Lincoln... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/5/2014 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy for me today. my daughter is at a birthday party this afternoon. she looks forward to going whenever she gets invited to one. i got to spend a lot of time with her yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my good friend is just about ready to go overseas tomorrow. only has a few mor... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/5/2014 1:14:21 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Life - for most people - is their past projected large onto the movie screen of their future." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/4/2014 3:25:57 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Don't let the past drive life - choose life. Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead rather than into the rear -view mirror of your past." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • pirate booty

    10/3/2014 5:00:08 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    pirate booty. 4 small bags. in the middle of the night. enough said. today i am trying to move past endless snacking and see where i went wrong. i almost didn't note that i ate it but it's time to own up to what i do wrong. if i see it, i can correct it. i've also learned that it is not a good idea ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/3/2014 10:04:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! tomorrow my daughter and i are pretty much spending the day together. we do that at least once a week. a day with just the two of us together. it is sunny here this morning. there is a chance of rain here this afternoon. that is okay. bring it on! all of the birds are do... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/3/2014 1:14:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Simply do your best." - don Miguel Ruiz... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    10/2/2014 1:03:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself." - Thomas Sprat... Read more