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8/6/19 8:12 A

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I started weeding my garden as it has become overgrown.

My neighbor has collected milk weed and has grown from those many monarch butterflies. Yesterday she called me over as three hatched and were drying out in the sun. My husband and I had noticed a few monarch's in our garden and it seems they have come from my neighbor's.

I have nearly completed clearing my closets.

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7/6/19 6:27 A

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Enjoyed the eagle chirping on the island in front of our house this morning.

My husband made and served me coffee before I left for work today.

I am so thankful for my family who all live within 45 minutes or less from me!

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5/23/19 7:20 A

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1. Finished my work week

2. Headed to Portland for our regional convention

3. Only 2 weeks until I head to York Beach with my granddaughter!

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5/18/19 6:06 A

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1. Attended a great conference on Verbal Judo.

2. Had a nice visit with my Dad, who is making good progress.

3. My BFF is back from her 3 week vacation!

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5/16/19 7:54 A

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Had a successful day.

Completed all tasks

MADE myself walk on treadmill :)

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5/12/19 9:18 P

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1. Enjoyed working in my gardens in the sunshine

2. Had a nice visit with friends and granddaughter.

3. Went to visit my Dad.

4. Accomplished a personal goal that has been on my list for quite some time!


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5/12/19 1:51 P

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1. Walked for an hour this afternoon - seemed good to be out and about with some almost spring weather.

2. Had a nice breakfast with my mom and other family members in honor of Mother's Day.

3. Looking forward to watching the Bruins game this afternoon.

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5/4/19 1:06 P

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1. Participated in a city-wide litter pick-up day -feeling happy about that

2. Always glad when it's the weekend

3. It's not raining!


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5/3/19 6:13 A

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I have had a busy couple of days with multiple commitments. I was concerned if I could manage it all.

1. Managed to handle things with flying colors.

2. Heard from a friend, who has been out of touch for a while.

3. Received wonderful complements regarding my two sons.

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4/30/19 7:03 P

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1. Had a nice walk tonight after dinner - it was good to be outside!

2. Will be rooting for both the Celtics and the Bruins tonight - but which game to watch?

3. Glad April is over - here's to a warmer May!

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4/29/19 7:36 A

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1. I was able to work outside for 1 hour

2. I talked to my sister

3. I made plans for the week that seem reasonable

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4/28/19 8:16 P

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1. Enjoyed some sunshine and a 20 minute walk

2. Visited a new local business I had never been too before, It was really nice

3. Unexpectedly came across some friends in my excursions today.

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4/28/19 12:45 P

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1. Had a great breakfast with my family

2. Did some yard work - noticed how out of shape I am.... but I did do yard work, so that's a plus

3. Looking forward to watching the Celtics play this afternoon

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4/27/19 2:55 P

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1 I was very happy

2. I exercised a little more than the day before

3. I have things organized to bring out

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4/26/19 6:41 P

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1. It's Friday and I still have money left in my wallet!

2. Had a healthy lunch

3. Glad to have watched the Bruins win in overtime last night

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4/26/19 4:59 P

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1. I kept a promise to an old friend.

2. Kept a good eye on portions when eating out at breakfast:)

3. My treadmill excise is divided into two sections. Now I am up to 15 minutes each which equals 1 mile total but one time EXTENDED THE TIME TO 20 MINUTES.




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4/26/19 6:08 A

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1. Saw some sunshine today

2. My Dad is doing better.

3. I have a fun event Saturday to look forward to.

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4/25/19 8:29 A

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1. Went out although it was rainy and raw had success with the co-op

2. I had an early supper as I was in the middle of a binge - ate dinner and did not binge

3. happy about the treadmill - remembering how little I could do when I got the machine

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4/24/19 7:33 A

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1. Saw my sister and really enjoyed having her around

2. Used my treadmill for 30 minutes

3. Stayed on planned food track

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4/23/19 6:18 P

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1. exercised on the elliptical

2. It looks like the sun is finally coming out at 6:18 p.m..... could have been sooner!!

3. can't think of anything else.....


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4/23/19 7:55 A

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1. cleaned all leftovers and froze and bagged

2. almost accomplished all reorganization using better plan

3. enjoyed the brief morning sun

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4/22/19 9:23 P

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1. Dad had a good day today.

2. I am going to be able to attend a conference in Freeport tomorrow.

3. I have an awesome family who sticks together during tough times.



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4/22/19 5:28 P

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1. I got to work on time.

2.It's knitting night!

3. Rain held off for most of the day.

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4/21/19 11:59 A

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1. Had a leisurely breakfast with my family - our Easter tradition

2. Am going to be walking downtown shortly to get buttons for a sweater I finished yesterday.

3. Glad to read Sandy's updates on her father.

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4/21/19 8:40 A

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1. Got my turkey in the over at 4:30 am and I am glad for it.

I know the day will offer so many other wonderful things as my family gathers.

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4/20/19 5:44 P

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1. When I went to visit my Dad in the hospital, I was thrilled to see the nurse who took care of my Mom. She no longer works there, but was training student nurses today and she was a great source of comfort for us!

2. I was able visit Dad a couple hours before work and 3 hours after work. Got home to make a pizza for dinner, and am about to enjoy a movie.

3. I am so thankful for my siblings and their wives who live near by and assist in caring for Dad.

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4/20/19 7:32 A

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1. Went to Boston with family and it was so fun. We walked and the weather was so beautiful.

2. Went out to eat and did not overload, and sugar was not elevated.

3. Getting ready for Easter.

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4/19/19 7:20 P

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1. Took a walk early this evening... got to get it in before all the rain comes for the weekend.

2. Got some cleaning done at the office today- looks lots better.

3. Sorry to end with a bad thing, but broke a crown tonight on one of the my teeth.... and my dentist is on vacation. Good news, I'm not in pain.....

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4/19/19 8:18 A

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1. I had lunch with friends

2. I did not splurge last night although I wanted

3. My yard will be cleaned of big "stuff" then I can begin my planting and such

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4/18/19 6:34 P

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1. Had lunch with a good friend today - had brussel sprouts for a side instead of French fries.

2. It wasn't raining ... yet.....

3. Am making good progress on a sweater I'm knitting

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4/18/19 9:19 A

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I went grocery shopping yesterday at Market Basket, a store I love because of its great selections of treats. I did not buy one. I was so happy when I returned home as I had a great fresh pineapple from the day before.

I am a very poor telephone friend. I call only when push comes to shove. Yesterday one of my friends called and asked me about our Red Hat Lady meeting Thursday. It was a long talk and so much fun. I then made myself call one other of my friends that I had not called since I returned from Florida. The two calls were so fun.

I feel so good when I am walking and keeping my head up and trying to hold in stomach:)



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4/18/19 6:27 A

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Hello all,

As I read through these positive comments this morning they made me smile and I could feel the joy you experienced with all of your good things happening! More about my personal challenges on the April Forum.

Knitting can certainly be done year round! Ha ha Jill, it is just that I tend to spend more time outside in the summer months with longer daylight and so much to do outside.

1. It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday, and I was able to have lunch outside.

2. I too have family close by, and was able to see both of my sons and a couple of grandchildren yesterday. It is always a treat.

3. While the past week has had challenges, I am overall doing well and am holding steady with my weight.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!



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4/17/19 3:29 P

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1. Went for a quick walk after Rotary and before a pedicure.

2. Had a relaxing pedicure

3. Enjoying the sunshine!

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4/17/19 8:12 A

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1. stayed on track with eating

2. nearly completed "summer job" sorting

3. Had more water than usual

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4/16/19 6:30 P

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I thought knitting was a year-round activity! (That's in response to Sandy's comment that she was putting up her knitting after finishing a hat...)

Edited by: DOWNEASTLASS at: 4/16/2019 (18:47)
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4/16/19 6:27 P

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Three things, huh?

1. Got a good-sized check from one of my customers which will in turn pay a few of our bills!

2. It didn't snow.

3. Found a great hat pattern that honors the rose window at Notre Dame. Need to find the yarn to make it.


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4/16/19 8:54 A

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Yesterday I had a wonderful lunch with my son and his family. I am so blessed to have them live so close.

I was glad that I allowed my daughter in law to do her thing......I always bring food with me when I go there. I called ahead this time and asked if she had supper planned and she said yes. I backed off. It felt good.

I talked to my sister for the first time in months. We have only used the computer since Christmas and it was nice to hear her voice.

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4/15/19 6:31 P

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So encouraging Barb that you have lost that much since you came back!
Nice on the new lamb.
Our snow is gone except in the woods. Went for a walk this afternoon.

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4/15/19 4:47 P

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1. New lamb, Rita had her first lamb, a fine cute ram lamb.
2. Snow is melting fast
3. Lost 8 lbs so far since I have been back!

Barb from Maine!

Show no weakness!

Tough times don't last, Tough people do!

You cannot plough a feild by turning it over in your mind"

Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow.

Believe in yourself

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." -- Amelia Earhart

I loved you like there was no tomarrow...
and then one day, there wasn't...



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4/15/19 11:58 A

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1. I rode my stationary bike for 25 minutes, first exercise in a week!

2. I completed a knit hat I have been working on, aiming to put knitting away for the season.

3. I have done my meal prep for much of the week. It will help me stay on track.

4. I am so thankful for my family and friends!

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4/15/19 9:40 A

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This is a nice spot.

1. I am making tuna salad for lunch to bring to my (their choice)

2. I have made goals and I Can Achieve

It is early yet I am sure I will add to this at the end of the day.

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4/14/19 7:23 A

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One of the daily goals on my Spark Start page is to write down 3 good things that happened for the day. While I seldom actually write things down, it does give me cause to stop and reflect on 3 positive things. They may not be things that actually happened to me, but things that I am grateful for as well.

I thought I would create a forum so I would have a place to make note of my three things, hoping that others might share 3 positive things that happened to them or that they are grateful for.

Today it is still early, but I can start us off with my day so far.

1. woke up to a symphony of birds which was led by a great blue heron.
2. made GF pancakes for my husband from a recipe he that he likes.
3. My 94 year old Dad will be arriving home from 4 months in Florida today, it will be nice to see him again.

Have a happy and positive day friends!


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