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I pay attention to politics only as far as I have to. I never have liked political issues much. I know what you mean about changing jobs! I always get tempted to move on when I get frustrated but I'm too chicken. I have it good where I'm at and as long as I can still deal with the stress issues, I'll stay. The weather here is really stupid. It was supposed to rain and rain yesterday and today. It was ugly and overcast with no rain. I'd so much rather either have rain or sunshine, none of this overcast poop! lol If only my wishes were always granted! lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I took a bit of a SP hiatus this past weekend/week. Had a couple of depressed days (without overeating, actually with undereating, which I figure is better) but I'm coming back around. I think that I need a new job, this one is making me unhappy, but I'm scared that I will just hate the next job and will want to change again. Changing jobs is difficult, from a logistics point of view and from an emotional point of view as well. I don't want to be one of those engineers with 5 companies on their resume in 5 years!
The weather in Genoa has turned for the worse, it's cold and rainy, though I see it's rain for Houston this week as well. I will get back to Texas just in time for the real heat to start- July. Oh well, at least my car has decent AC :D
Is anyone following the election much? I'm not really, but I watched a funny video on Youtube this morning 'McCain Girls' song. Anyone else see it?



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www.blueribbonmovie.com/

This was posted on another site and it really touched my heart so I want to share it with you. I want you all to know that each one of you makes a difference in this world! You are all so very special and so wonderful and I really appreciate that you are here!

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I watched that show for the first time at my parents last weekend. The music is really good!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Hi! How is everyone today?

Last night I put on the soundtrack to "Chicago" and danced while I cleaned the kitchen countertops and cooked dinner. The songs are still running through my mind this afternoon.

Happy, Healthy Day to everyone!

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend! We don't get these very often, it's wonderful to have sunshine two days in a row! I was able to get mulch in the front yard and mowed the backyard. DH spread grass seed and I'm watering as we speak. Just about done...the next step has to be done by hand becuase it's a smaller space. Hopefully we will have more weekends like this!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Oh law! I am sooooo tired! I helped a friend move for a few hours today and was very energetic while moving but by the time I pulled into my driveway I could hardly move! lol I guess I'm getting old. Well, according to the exercise tracker here, I burned over 800 calories while doing it. Good thing too because I went over in my calories by a little over 300. Oops! Oh well, there's always tomorrow...which I plan to spend working in the yard long enough to enjoy an ice cold Shiner!!! Hooray for Spring!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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4/5/08 3:40 P

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Hey, guys! What's up? The food looks delish, Donna. Think I'll take some strawberries.

Donna, you look thinner! Even your new piggy looks thinner. LOL!

Perfectly gorgeous in Houston today. It's a "reward for living in Houston the rest of the year" day. Must get outside and enjoy it. How's the weather in Italy this Saturday, Cello?

Being more comfortable in my body and my clothes makes me strut my stuff differently. I feel more confident and generally stronger in body and mind. Amazing what being thinner and toned does for the psyche. Working to get there, slowly but surely.

Happy, Healthy Day, everyone!


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"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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Setting up for breakfast and coffee in the morning. Enjoy today!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Okay DH took me to this mexican restaurant in Richmond that my friend has been raving about and I ate waaaayyyyy too much! I went over my calorie limit by almost 1000 today! Yikes! I will have to make up for it tomorrow helping a friend move. emoticon

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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haha I agree, as long as I get those cat calls and can run 3 miles I don't care what the scale says!
If only that were true, I care too much what it says!
Yes I have taken my measurements, last Sunday, and every few weeks. They haven't changed much, at least not in the last few months. I'm going to weigh and measure this Sunday, because I've had a very good week (tracking calories religiously and great workouts). I'm hoping it pays off.




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I want to hear from everyone that I look thinner. In the long run I don't really care what the scale says as long as I look hot! lol!

The problem with weight is it fluctuates constantly--especially for women. I can weigh myself in the morning and weigh 2 pounds less than I weigh when I get home from work...then add another pound before bed. Next morning it's all gone. It just does that. Part of it is muscle tone, part water, and some is actually fat but I'm working to get rid of it. I also don't pay 100 percent attention to the tape measure either. The reason why is I can see the tone in my legs and butt but the tape measure has not changed in a while. I know I'm making improvements and that is what matters. :o)
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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Donna, I'm toasting to your successful challenge. It's afternoon at work; I could fired for this. LOL!

Good to see everyone pulling up a virtual chair here.

Cello, did you take your measurements when you started here? Have you taken them recently?

I remember when I weighed the most I'd ever weighed and was working out regularly. Surprise! Surprise! I'd dropped a size. Sometimes the inches tell the tale, not the scale. Probably preaching to the choir telling you this.

Tina, I'm not near Katy. Sorry. Have you tried searching for a nearby walking buddy on the SparkSite? Gee! I might even do that myself. Thanks for the inspiration.


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"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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Definitely French people respond poorly to bad French! It's better to just speak English!
If you have good pronunciation you can get away with it though - I normally speak English to them if I have something complicated to say, and French if it's something simple like 'I want a sandwich'. This avoids as much conflict as possible!
However I think people outside of touristy areas are nicer, as they don't see so many obnoxious tourists crowding their cities. They are more amused with tourists. We've stopped in many small towns for a night at a hotel or B&B, or some food, and people mostly just laugh at you because you order things like 'seafood platter' and wind up with a table FULL of snails and mussles!
Good luck with your new challenge! I feel thinner today, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. It's just awful when you feel like you lost then you get on the scale and it's the same...or you've gained.
I've told my boyfriend to stop telling me I look thinner, it just depresses me when it turns out not to be true. Last time he told me that I got on the scale and I had gained 3lbs! talk about a heartache!



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4/2/08 8:49 P

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Tonight I've started a new two-week challenge, so here is a toast to start it off!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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4/2/08 8:48 P

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I'm in Richmond...is there anything on THIS side of Katy?

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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love the new lounge, you did that while I was on vacation. love the healthy goodies too! thanks for the snacks. I need to get out more! I am feeling a urge to meet and walk. anyone live near Katy that is interested in some weekend walking?
I don't do well by myself, I need outside motivation to move.


"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" Steve Rolan Prefontaine

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

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I know Sonia has been hurting, so she can't be on much...I did see that I got moved to the top of the list! woo hoo for me! I'm important! lol...j/k

Okay, here is a little something that a friend sent me from a very smart young man!

youtube.com/watch?v=zCdZwitrNoY

(You may need a tissue, I did)

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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4/2/08 10:40 A

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I agree that it's better to try the local language than assume English is everyone's second language.

After 9 years of French classes and a gazillion years of not speaking it regularly, my French is pretty poor. I heard the French people didn't respond well to poorly spoken French. Any experience with that, CelloStar?

How was your hike? The place and the plan sound wonderful.

Donna, thanks for the goodies you put out for us. You are such a gracious hostess. BTW, where are your co-leaders these days?

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Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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4/1/08 9:47 P

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We need to get a little more activity in this group! My goodness, I think everyone is asleep. Here are some snacks for tonight. Since I'm watching Biggest Loser, it's all going to be healthy. lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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I agree, they do lack character. It seems every third house is exactly the same. The sad thing is with the housing associations, you can't even fart without them writing you up! How can anyone express their individuality when you get fined every time.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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4/1/08 9:22 A

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blah, I hate those brand new housing developments. Great for people who want to buy a house for the first time, but they lack character.
However, renovating is a huge pain, so maybe a new house is the way to go.
At least it sounds like a safe place to walk. The apartment we lived in last year, my boyfriend wouldn't let me walk around. Too many people had their cars broken into, were mugged, etc. And it was a very nice apt complex...new, well maintained, expensive. It's just the way Houston is.



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3/31/08 10:49 A

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Oh I knew that you were in Italy...I totally forgot. I know there are armadillo's out where I live because they are always flat on the road but I've never seen one alive. I can walk around my neighborhood but it isn't very exciting. Its a new development so there is NOTHING except sidewalks and houses.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Nope, walking and hiking in northern Italy. I live in Houston, but my work has me traveling a lot so I'm not often there. I will be in Italy for most of the next 3 months.

In Houston I like to walk around my condo complex, it's heavily wooded and the path around it is 1mile. Plus you see all kinds of creatures! I saw an armadillo once!

How was everyone's weekend? It's almost time for April Showers!
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I love sushi! I have to get help from friends on what to order though. I agree it is more respectful if you can speak their language in their country, even if you are just making an attempt!

Where is this place you are walking? In Houston?

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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yum sushi
I used to hate sushi, until I went to a really expensive sushi bar. Now I don't love it, but it is good, and so fun to eat. But I really don't need to spend $40 a person on dinner again =/
Mostly you have to learn the language wherever you are. I don't speak a lot of Italian, but I know enough to order at a restaurant and buy a train ticket. At work of course everyone speaks English- there are so many non-Italians here, it's almost funny. I have a Czech guy and a Dutch guy in my group, in the next office there is a Frenchman and a German, and across the hall there are three Americans. There is more English spoken here than Italian.
In Brazil there was even less English - common people there do not speak it at all, and all of my coworkers were Brazilian. I learned a lot of Portuguese that way.
Germany, France, Spain - everyone with some education speaks English, but it's better to speak their language, don't you think? Especially in France, you get a lot better service and more respect if you at least say 'merci'! It makes Charles-de-Gaulle airport more friendly anyway.
What are you guys doing this weekend? I'm thinking I'll go to Cinque Terre and hike. It is a collection of 5 medieval towns connected by trails through the cliffs by the sea. The hikes are really strenuous, up and down huge hills, but the view of the Mediterranean is worth it! I hope the weather stays nice here.



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Some food and music to keep you busy while I'm gone:

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Come on, get up and dance like you did when you were five!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Please stay in the group! There is nothing in the rule books that say you HAVE to live here to be a member. Once a member, always a member.

I am in Ohio and will be stopping by every so often...



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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Hey everybody!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be leaving Houston in a month or so. My fiance and I are moving to Nashville, and we're really looking forward to it.

Of course, I'll stay in the group if you'll let me!

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"Any breakfast goodies left?" she asks as she munches on her South Beach High Protein Ceral Bar.
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I haven't traveled overseas yet. What must it be like to live in a foreign country? Do you pick up the language, or do the "foreign folk" speak English? Tell me more.

Ah, the lottery. Once we won $153. Same day tree trimmer knocked on the door. Guess the money was burning a hole in my pocket. Sure, trim the dead branches off that tree. He did. I paid him most of the $153. The 20' tree promptly died.

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First thing I'd do if I won the BIG one is hire a financial planner.

Edited by: LYNNES6 at: 3/27/2008 (12:20)
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Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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I've lived in Germany, Brazil and now Italy and I've been to a lot of other places. But really, I love Texas the best. I love to travel, but it's great to come home.
Anyway, at least in Germany there are some stores open on Sundays. The big shopping areas are open at least one Sunday per month in the morning, and I never went hungry! And on Easter there we had festivals and parties, maybe this is just a lazy town.
Were you near Kaiserslautern or Frankfurt am Main?

lol I'm not surprised the recruiter turned you down, considering being a MARINE is a pretty darn big deal. :P



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3/26/08 9:39 P

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I tried to join but the recruiter wouldnt let me. When I was out of high school, all the armed forces had one recruiter. I told the guy I wanted to join the one where the lady got to carry the sword. He said I wasn't ready to join and I needed to come back a few years later.

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3/26/08 9:27 P

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I only got to travel because I joined the military about a year out of high school. Went straight to Germany after training and spent two years there. I must admit that it was very exciting since I was a small town girl from Florida and my only travel experience had been to Canada to visit family.

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3/26/08 2:07 P

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Waaaahhhh! I've never been anyplace exotic! I can tell you what happens in Ohio--not much, but it is a great tip day at restaurants; in New Mexico--again not much; in Richmond only Walmart and drug stores were open.

I want to live some place fabulous!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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3/26/08 8:37 A

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Things were closed on holidays (and Sundays) in Germany when I lived there years ago, and even when I was a kid living in Florida, the stores were closed then (boy, do I wish it was still that way since I'm a retail manager!)


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Well, I had 4 days off for Easter, and it was just as boring as work. In Italy EVERYTHING is closed on holidays. There wasn't even a place to eat dinner, so we had a sandwich in the hotel. There was really nothing special about it at all, I didn't see any parties or parades or festivals. I am actually surprised - I guess we make more a big deal of Easter in the US than they do here - the home of Catholiscism! Weird.
It is nice to have time off, but I prefer having something to do. The weather was ok, we went for a walk, the path near the ocean was very crowded because I guess no one else had anything else to do either.



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3/25/08 10:50 P

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Speaking of work...I'm heading off to bed. However, before I go I am going to set up the room for breakfast. I may not be able to stop by in the morning, but at least this much will be done!

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I think I'd stay at work just for a few weeks until they could find a replacement ('course who knows how I would feel if I actually won!!!)

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I bought a ticket about six weeks ago but didn't win. I think it was a conspiracy lead by my boss because he is afraid I'd quit if I won! I told him I'd still come to work--if nothing else, than to show off all my new clothes I'd buy! lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Donna,
I'm going to win the lottery some day too (hopefully in this lifetime)(lol). 'Course it is BIG enough to share, so maybe we will both get lucky! My hubby and I have it all planned out when we finally strike it rich (hope we're not tooooo old to enjoy it!)

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I'm glad you were able to stop by. I'm in and out usually more in the evenings than daytime since I have to work. (Some day I will win the lottery and be able to stay home an talk on the compute all day!)

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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3/25/08 10:55 A

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Can't stay and chat right now. Just stopping by to say hi and grab a few of the goodies you put out for us, Heart. Thanks for starting this Houston SparkLounge. See all of you around campus later on.

Choose to make this a great SparkDay!

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Or what's a heaven for?"
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3/24/08 10:18 P

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A day off is wonderful! When you work retail, it really is difficult to have weekends. Most times you don't even get two days of in a row, let alone have them on a weekend! I am glad that I get most weekends off with my job. I just wish I could win the big lottery so I could just sit at home and play on the computer all day (except when exercising, lol)

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I have a great day off (yesterday), but worked on Saturday (I'm a retail store manager and don't get too many whole weekends off!)

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather was beautiful!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I've set up some food and drinks for the lounge...help your self to whatever you like!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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3/23/08 7:06 P

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What a great site! I love that it tells you how much is a cup. That is the hardest thing to learn!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I found a great web site today about fruits & veggies. It give serving sizes, nutritional info and even give ideas on how to incorporate more fruits & veggies into your every day diet. Here's the link if anyone is interested in checking it out:

www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

Bonnie

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This is an area where you can just come in, sit a while, talk, laugh, cry...get to know each other. Come on in to the lounge!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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