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A New Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I could not believe my day yesterday. Actually, it wasn't bad until I got home. I did my exercise and went to check everything on SP. First thing I notice is one of my best SP friends is done. Closed their sparkpage and everything. Very sad to see that. Then I realize that I'm getting no sparkmessages about the various discussions. What the heck?! I checked the feeds and there is nothing new from any of my usual groups. Very distressing. Today is better, the messages are coming again and I am trying to catch up on blogs. Good to know there are still live people out there!

I'm really having a hard time coming up with anything interesting to say. My husband wants to go to Red Lobster this Friday. I'm considering trying one of their biscuits to get some gluten in my system since everything says there needs to be gluten for the testing to work. One meal with gluten isn't going to do much, but if I react I am not going to want to try glutening myself for the recommended month or so. I wonder if it can get into my system just by me touching it. I touch bread just about everyday at work and today I was playing with flour to make paint. My hand still feels weird, but it could have been the salt too.

I don't know, I just feel stagnant or something. I think I need to change things up.
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    Sorry you lost a good Spark friend some times they need a break for a short time and then come back. i when i first came to Spark iif i didn't hear from a friend add in 2 months and the dates on their page did not show a status change or notes are 2 mos old i would remove them. thanks to your note i will just put then at the bottom of my friend listing and the active ones at the top. hope you enjoy your dinner out since I don't have a gluten problem i don't know anything about it.
    i know i don't usually get dinner salads when i go out to eat i often can't get to the bathroom fast enough emoticon
    Like you your self mentioned I'm really having a hard time coming up with anything interesting to say that could be the same feeling your team mates have. i thing if you just type like you were talking to friend it would . Share your goals you have set for your self for the month of Aug. join in the team huddle and you can often find a new Spark Friend. Don't want to write join in the team kitchen table chats . have a great day and happy Sparking
    2805 days ago
    I've lost several spark friends - I find myself going through my list and checking on activity because after a while they just stop.... some teams also struggle because only a few people are invested - or there isn't really anything to say? Sometimes it can be a challenge to make yourself participate in team but I think this is a cycle and it changes, you just have to keep going and you'll see.
    2806 days ago
    SP has times with little activity. Weekends are slow, Fridays and Sundays it's nearly dead, and summers are slower than around the beginning of the year (new years resolutions). In the just shy of 2 years I've been here I've seen it over and over. Don't distress. If some teams slow down look for some others to join, or get involved in discussions you haven't responded to before, or start new discussions in your teams. Reach out to new people you haven't talked to before and make new sparkfriends.

    It is hard to see our sparkfriends who disappear without saying they met their goals or gave up, leaving us to wonder how they're doing. Sometimes people will delete you as a friend without saying a word and you wonder why you don't see anything from them in your friend feed, only to figure out later what happened. But that's why it's nice to keep reaching out to new people and adding new friends all the time - there's always someone new for you to connect with.

    Did you talk to your doctor about the celiac tests? I wouldn't do anything without talking to them first. If you don't have to have gluten and they can find it with a blood test versus eating it and making yourself sick it's not going to help you. And yes, if you actually have celiac then just touching wheat can cause irritation and an allergic reaction on your hands, but if it's just gluten intolerance then digesting it is the problem, not just touching it.
    2806 days ago
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