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Day #234 of my adventures in Spark Land add another glass of water

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Day #234 here in Spark Villa

I must admit I looked at #15 of from my pin on pinterest entitled 30 things to start doing for yourself and got confused. All 30 begin with the word start. #15 is start competing with an earlier version of yourself. Maybe it is a misprint. I in no way want to compete with an earlier version of myself.

OK I am going on to self-care because I am rocking learning self-care.. #14 from the pin on pinterest entitled 50 ways to practice self-care is make your favorite meal. Hummmm...I don't have a favorite meal. I know my son loves tacos and something I pinned said October 4 is Taco Day. When he was in High School I always liked to make Tuesday's Taco Tuesdays to make sure I had tacos for him once a week but my favorite meal? Since it is just me...I don't do Taco Tuesdays. I will have to think about what I really like!1

I am rocking my challenges also:

#1) Declutter your home in a year. My mission today is declutter the living/family room-so glad I did that doing my Autumn cleaning. It took a lot of time to do that!

#2) Home.Work. Play Challenge is add another glass of water. I am unsure if I can do that though after 40 minutes of jogging...maybe I can or end up in ER-LOL!

#3) #23 of Jessica Smith's 28 day Fall back into Fitness challenge. 40-minutes inside jogging. Let's just say I did the low impact and was not one of my favorites!

Under the pin I found on pinterest entitled 'thing's to do when you're done' that I've been putting on my status. Under engaging your brain: Do a cross word puzzle-I have never done one! Research a topic-when I was reading Laura Ingalls Wilder series-I did do a lot of researching things from there I didn't understand. It was fun. Complete a maze-I loved doing mazes as a kid and so did my son. We went to a corn maze when he was in Kindergarten and I hated it! I hated the feeling of being trapped. Play a word game-never liked doing that. Organize something-I am always doing that. Listening to a teaching tape-do not like doing that!

79 days until son's winter break. I went to my counselor this AM. I had planned to get this blog done before I left then do my exercise when I got home...didn't work like that! She said she could see a lot of changes in me plus I looked thinner-hum! For my Fall Fun today I am making pumpkin spiced cookies-I found at Walmart. I hope my son like them! He loves pumpkin! Yesterday I worked almost all day on my family tree and all I got done was the last of my paternal grandfather's sisters. I need to now go back through and write down questions I have and send them to my dad's sister to see if she knows the answers. Then I am off to my paternal grandmother. When I started this in 1989, she was still a live and she knew nothing about her family so it should be interesting to see if I find out anything. Anyhow I remembered when I was in High School one of my dad's first cousin's 2 daughter's on his dad's side rode the bus with me. I found one of the girls on face book and sent her a face book request. She friended me back yesterday. Her sister whom I could not find on face book just sent me a request! I am so loving reconnecting with family!

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    emoticon Reconnecting with family is special.
    1685 days ago
    I don't know how you do it, to many challenges for me. If I do one at a time sometimes I can't get them done, and you are doing ? how many? I would really get confused.
    1685 days ago
    It's wonderful the way you are inviting so many new possibilities into your life. Reconnecting with family is a great one. I like researching my family tree too. I hope your Dad's sister can answer your questions.
    I agree with you about not wanting to compete with an earlier version of yourself. You're on the same team as she is after all!
    1685 days ago
    pumpkin spice sounds good.
    some of my Sparkteams have word games available. I belong to about 15
    1686 days ago
    LOL! I like doing that jog workout in the pool! I did the one she recommended from the DVD collection! I may try to do some intervals of jog/walk thru my hallway! Maybe.... Someone noticed how much thinner you are! Yay! competing with your old self is about doing better than you were doing as your past self in any area and Girl, you got that!! You are rocking it!!
    1686 days ago
    Sounds like a good day!
    1686 days ago
    AWESOME. Maybe in the process of finding your family, you can figure out why your Mom was such a PIA! ( Pain in the A**)
    For me the moment of forgiveness towards my Mom was that she so wanted an education, and was told by her father that she didn't need to have an education to have babies. So she had 8 and was the most bitter person I had ever encountered to this day. That changed the day I stood up to her, when she was yammering on me about not starting my Masters. Basically I said if school was so flipping important to her, she needed to to it. She hung up crying, but the next fall she enrolled in college at 55 years old- and it was amazing. She became a happy person! She lost 200 lbs, and she felt her worth. The remaining 8 children are still wondering what happened and where did this person put our mother! Of course she graduated with honors and my Dad was so proud of her. We all were!
    1686 days ago
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