MONSTER Rocking My World Friday...

Morning all. I've had this post building and building and building in my drafts folder for weeks now and it just keeps getting huger and huger and huger. Then it got so huge I thought there is no way I can post that... but Virginia gave me a kick up the bum and so here it is.

Normal, manageable and a little more bite sized Rocking Friday posts will resume as of next week.

So, using the last of my 100 Happy Days photos - this is what rocked my last few weeks...
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65 - Craig spotted Silver Crow having a wander and snapped a pic for me :)
66 - Made it out to the shedio. Cutting up feathers for a 21Secrets Class
67 - More time in the shedio - with my little helper!
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68 - A certain someone got an award for 'outstanding reading' today. Some books and a certificate - she was most pleased.
69 - A Cooper selfie (with a little help from Pheebs) made us all chuckle.
70 - Not one to be outdone, Pheebs came home with an Accelerated Reader award. 
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71 - Not liking the heat but am liking having my shedio door open and getting loads of washing dry.
72 - Went to the local nature reserve with our lunch. The Bear loved it.
73 - Fun times out with Nanna in Hastings
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74 - I was pretty addicted to the Sims 3 for a period there. This screenshot was shortly before my fairy burned her house down and in the ensuing chaos had her horse taken away. They were eventually reunited. Yeah. I've had to go cold turkey and not play any more - it was taking over a bit ;)
75 -
(For some reason I've numbered this 74) Silence is Golden :)
76 - Fun. With Food.
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77 - The black lily I grew last year has come back to life. A minor miracle considering I am the Grim Reaper to plants usually.
78 - This was a good day. Over 2 hours of walking, lost 4lbs at my weekly weigh-in, saw Silver Crow who was quite happy to let me stand very near and watch him, and the only picture I took was honking big plate of food. My entire 'syns' for the day on one plate and so worth it.
79 - An unexpected gift of a beautiful card and some positive affirmations arrived in the post.
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80 - Craig bought me these stencils. Love me a good doily shape!
80 - An extra for this day, couldn't resist the manic hoola hooping expression.
81 - Time out in the shedio.
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82 - Boot fair bargain of the day. Julia Donaldson books in fab nick. One of them is even signed by her and the illustrator. 10p each!
83 - I have stopped biting my nails. One at a time mind but I have done it! Finally. Devvie shaped and painted them for me. I am officially a girl!
84 - Little Mister wasn't about to be left out when she tried to do her own nails the next day though ;)
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85 - The option to sort my Whoopidoo newsfeed by most recent rather than most popular is back. Hey, it's the little things.
86 - Cuppa and catch up with two of my big sisters, Ky and Sue. Plus meeting the two newest doggy members of Ky's Family. Love at first sight for the Bear.
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87 - The sun took us by surprise so we packed a picnic and headed to a local park. Lots of walking, playing and munching of yummy food was had by all.
88 - Had a really lovely catch up with my bubby sis, Mel. Seems this was unintentionally the week of catch ups - it was lovely but I never got a picture so took one of the mad professor instead.
89 - Big Bear all grown up and eating at the table with a booster seat. Meant we could get rid of his grotty high chair.
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90 - My birthday boy, Craig :)
91 - Two of my poorly babies giving comfort to each other.
92 - I got my one stone award at my Slimming World meeting. 
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93 - Bubby canaries are magic. No matter how big a strop the Bear is in, if Daddy takes him to see the "buddies" it's instant smiles all round.
94 - The artist became the subject. Just love this picture - cute overload!
95 - These shoes illustrate a momentous occasion. On this day I spent at least an hour RUNNING around a field playing football (kind of) with my kids. All of them. I cannot remember the last time I was able to participate in any physical type of play with my children. It was when the eldest two were younger for sure - bearing in mind they are teens now. I didn't even realise till half way through that I was doing it. I got kind of teary in the evening thinking about what a change I have had health-wise recently.
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90 - The newest member of our family. Lily - a 2 and a half year old beagle. She's lovely.
91 - The Bear using the wii board as a crayon station.
92 - The lunch I had on this day was so tasty. A ham & tomato omelette with a huge salad on the side. Add to that a massive chilli for dinner and I had a very confused mother-in-law who couldn't understand how I was losing weight ;)
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99 - The dog whisperer. All doggies just seem to love the Bear.
100 - Ruby enjoying her Daddy Date at school where they had laid on 2 course meals for Dad's (or Special People) and their children for Fathers Day.
...and that is the end of my 100 Happy Days. I saw it through all 100 days and am so glad I did! I've got some great pictures to look back on. I will continue Rocking Fridays but there wont be so many pictures for you to wade through.

I've also been enjoying...
  •  Summer of Colour even if I am seeming to be last minute each week.
  • Walking, walking, walking.
  • Cool evenings after unbearably hot days.
  • Ginger nut biscuits crumbled into yogurt.
  • My Slimming World group - am staying each week and it makes such a difference.
  • Talking of which - I broke the 1 and a half stone barrier this week with a 5.5lbs off, also reached my 10% award (meaning I've lost 10% of my body weight from when I started on the 1st of May) and I was Slimmer of the Week which meant a lovely bag full to the brim of goodies.
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    Whoopidooings: Rocking My World Friday - #100HappyDays Slimming World
  • I'm usually a hermit socially but we had 3 meals out this past week. A McDonalds, a carvery and an all you can eat buffet and they were all very yum!
  • Craig and the kids - always.
  • The Wednesday Whine girls who put up with me posting weekly photos so I don't spam my personal FB page. (It helps if I can see the difference each week.)
  • Using housework as exercise (actually think Monica... Craig is more happy about this one!) 
  • Slowly getting organised again after a period of general disorganisation. Reminding myself of my word for the year.
*Phew* That'll do me I reckon. I'm off to link up with Virginia - why not pop over and join us?
Thanks for stopping by today - how have you been?

6 comments:

  1. That was a fabulous post and well worth the wait - thank you Carmen! I love love love all the photos of your 100 happy days - fab stuff!

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  2. Grand 100 photos - I've really enjoyed seeing these as we go, and some of them again now... Well done on a) the weight b) the nails (they look great!) and c) your lovely family.

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  3. Aaaaaaaaaahh! Baby canaries :)
    Well done on the weight loss

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  4. I've been looking out for a Rocking post, and now here's a monster one :) There is so much to cheer about in this one too, I'm feeling quite tearful for you myself. A huge well done on the weight loss and the running around. Go, Carmen!

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  5. Epic post in more ways than one! Love Bear having his toenails painted, it reminded me of my Zak when he was little. Congrats on the weight loss and sticking with the 100 days. x

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  6. Carmen, you do make me smile :-)

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