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The ups and downs of the week ahead...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thankfully most of my week is the Ups. Today my sons are cooking us dinner in celebration of our Anniversary tomorrow. I love Valentines Day – the day of Love! Thus the reason we married on that day. It also has my name in it – Val. To me that has always made it special.

My husband gave up his vacation day tomorrow for his co-worker who decided to get married – oh, yeah to a girl named Valerie. How ironic. So instead of spending it with him I’m pampering myself with a Thermal Mineral Kur at the spa. It starts with a foot soak in mineral waters then a mud wrap and a full body massage. I am so looking forward to my visit to the spa.

I’m dropping my cat off at the vet in the morning for surgery – he has had a problem with his throat and can’t meow anymore. He also makes some really weird sounds sometimes so I made the appointment last week for surgery. I really don’t want to lose another animal so soon – we put our toy poodle to sleep last year and our oldest cat the year before.

On Tuesday night I’m celebrating a friend’s birthday with dinner out at an Italian restaurant. That will be a hard dinner to refrain from a calorie overload. They make the best manicotti in the world – they use homemade crepes. Oh and their sauce is the best in town.

Wednesday I will take my first resistant band fitness class. I missed the first class last week because of illness. I know I was better off not going, but I hate paying for a class and not going. This is one of my motivators for working out – taken classes at the local college. If I pay for it I go!

Thursday is the anniversary of my mother’s death. I’m not new to death in my life having lost my dad when I was 6. I just have that stressful (sadness) emotional eating thing that I fight with too often. And this brings me to why Friday is…

My one year anniversary with Spark People! I have too much to say about this day so I will blog again soon!
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    Sorry to hear about all you "downs" of the week.

    Grateful to know that you are a strong woman who surrounds herself with friends and family to add richness to her life.

    Be blessed and enjoy the "ups" of the week.

    Happy emoticon , It's mine too! emoticon emoticon
    3662 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    Happy Valentine's Day and Anniversary!! emoticon
    3663 days ago
    Wow! What a week ahead! So many anniversaries! All of them dear, but some of them likely painful too. Will keep your kitty in our thoughts & prayers. We've been blessed for the past several years by having relatively young, healthy cats. It's SO tough to lose our furry friends when they win our hearts so!

    3663 days ago
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    emoticon HAPPY DAYS emoticon I wish you a BEAUTIFUL WEEK emoticon
    3663 days ago
    Happy Anniversaries! I will be praying for your kitty!
    3663 days ago
    Happy Anniversaries!
    The anniversary of our first date is the 16th - we never celebrate valentines day because we celebrate February 16th emoticon
    Wishing your kitty luck!
    And enjoy your spa day!
    It sounds like a great week for the most part.
    3664 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2011 4:24:11 PM
  • WILLOW49
    Happy Anniversary and Happy SparkVersary!
    3664 days ago
  • SUNNY2010
    Val, what a week!!!!
    Happy anniversary! I see why Valentine's is so loved in your family.
    How sweet of your sons to make a dinner for the parent's anniversary. You raised some fine gentlemen!

    Hang in there on the anniversary of your mother's death. emoticon

    And Sparkversary... really it's huge for so many of us that have our lives changed within 12 months. I wouldn't even know where to begin, that's why I understand why it's a special anniversary. Looking forward to your next blog! emoticon
    3664 days ago
  • BAM-MA
    Happy Anniversaries. You have so much to be proud of! Try to hold on to that during the sad times.

    I find that keeping focused on my victories helps me to avoid temptation. Even this week with all that went on, I resisted the doughnuts at the gas station and the goodies at the bake sale at work. Normally I would have told myself that I deserved the "treat" for all that I had going on, but when I thought of all that I had accomplished, I didn't want to lose the momentum and so it made it easier to resist. That gave me something else to add to my victories and built my confidence for next time.

    Enjoy the Spa! I am jealous. That is the kind of "treat" to indulge in!!
    3664 days ago
    Happy Anniversary and Sparkiversary. You have done well and I wish that you enjoy your day.
    3664 days ago
    Happy Sparkiversary. And hang in there on these sad loss days. I understand so well.
    3664 days ago
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