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Good Friday. Good (to) Confession(s).

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I am so glad I get to confess each week!  I get to unload those heavy burdens.  
I confess...
I have been very careless with my eating.  And the scale tells me so.  I have been stuck in the same 1-4 pound area since Christmas.  I want to break out of it so badly. My body and my appetite are refusing to let go.  
I confess....
I went to the grocery store three times yesterday.  It's not entirely due to my poor brain slowly dwindling into the black hole of senility.  Our store is being remodeled and nothing is where it belongs.  I was confused and didn't know where to go.  It slowed me down and left me feeling a bit helpless.
I confess...
I have been really struggling with my blog.  I think there is something in the air as I know I am not the only one.  I am not burned out.  I am just stumped.  I want to add something to my week.  I have been brain storming.  It turns out my brain storms are more like mist.  It's there but not real productive.
I Confess...
I have a ton of things to …

A Little Bragging

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I just wanted to share Kristin's history project.  This project spanned three classes:  History, Language Arts, and Social Studies.  She chose to make a film about the expedition of Lewis and Clark.  We had a lot of help from family and friends.  We had a lot of fun making this little movie and I am happy to report that she got an A on it.  Not only that, but she also received a nice round of applause from her peers!  Now that is saying something.

DWTS: Salute to America

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Tonight is the salute to America.  This is fine except one of the dances is the Samba.  A Latin dance.  Sometimes I think they don't really think these through.  The dances are:  The Fox Trot, Viennese Waltz and Samba and all must have an American theme.   They should have used:  The Quick Step, The Fox Trot and The Jive.
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 Ralph and Karina danced The Samba to "Sweet Home Alabama. "I'm from New York, Karina is from Russia and we are dancing the Samba to Sweet Home Alabama." His costume is a full on cowboy look complete with boots, big buckle and hat.  Clearly he is not comfy as a cowboy. But hey he looks good. Despite that, he puts on a good performance.

Len said by now we know who the contenders are. Week one you were there...another week no.  Last week yes.  This week it wasn't terrible but it was  not consistent."  He went on to say that Ralph lacked rhythm and needed to work on more of the quality.  Wel…

Even in the Cold....

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It's Spring break here in (sometimes) sunny CA.  You know what that means right?  Warm weather.  Sunshine.  And swimming!  Well you have one right.  It was cold (for us CA types) checking in around 58 degrees.  It was cloudy.  Looking gloomy.  And these kids went swimming!  It was the 12/13 year old girls church class who were invited to go swimming.  The teacher told me I could bring Ryan and Emily if I wanted.

I did And they happily came along and played Despite the fact that they were freezing.
Be sure and come back tomorrow for my recap of DWTS!

I Just Can't Help It

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No one sings it like her.
Last night my most beloved movie of all time was on.  I remember as I was growing up, The Wizard of Oz played every Easter.  And I watched and looked forward to it each and every year.  We didn't have DVD's, or VHS even til I was about 14.  And they didn't have marathons of the movie.  Who would do that?  I brought my trusty tape recorder to the speaker of the television and recorded the entire movie.  I knew exactly where the commercial breaks would be.  I know this movie from start to finish.  When it came on last night my child self came to the surface as I happily recited each line perfectly.  Yes, I know that movie from start to finish...
Dorothy:  She isn't coming yet Toto.  Did she hurt you?  Well she tried to.  Let's go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Em.  Come on Toto!
I just couldn't help or even stop myself from saying and singing right along with all of them.  It's a fabulous movie for its time.  In fact, I think it was ahead …