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Friday, April 18, 2014

I got a letter from a sweet lady who had invited me to the team, and she apologized and we've been talking in messages. She went through a similar thing there, and that's why we've been talking.

I wish instead of just looking at what first comes up, people who move beyond that and see what it's really all about, because it's really a fantastic playground, and those who just skip by everything, miss that. I don't know, maybe it's the type of person who doesn't care about the welfare of others, I have no idea, because after writing all I had on the team regarding the playground, they should have know, but I'm not going to worry about it anymore, I'm just going to move on.

It's Good Friday, and a beautiful day out, it's also supposed to be in the 70's on Easter sunday, but with rain. Oh well, my brother will be getting married after the Easter service and then we're all going out to eat. It should be fun.

I hope you all enjoy this special day, and smile while thinking about family, friends, etc.

Tomorrow I have a fundraiser for the playground so may not be on, but I'll try. emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 4/18/2014 11:37PM

    I thought that's what spark page was all about not only sharing our ideas of weight loss and exercise but getting to know our hopes and dreams and supporting one another in all aspects. I hope all goes well tomorrow at the fund raiser and never let anyone spoil your party.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 9:14PM

  Sending all good wishes for your brother and his bride-to-be. Blessings!

And I hope the fundraiser is very successful.

Happy Easter! emoticon

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sorry, but this is going to be a rant type post. I had a mail today in SP saying there was a complaint against me because of a post I'd put on a team...a "Christian" team at that.

What frustrates me is the fact that I'd put a link to our Accessible Playground's webpage, SIMPLY so people could see pictures of it, and read about it, NOT asking for donations.

Someone from the team reported me because I was "asking for donations" with the link. ARRRGGGHHHHH how can people be so presumptious? Does anyone here think I'm asking for donations by posting a site for our playground? I would hope not, it means I'M PROUD OF OUR WORK AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS!!

I've shared this on other teams I'm on and this is THE FIRST time I've been reported.

*Shakes head, takes a deep breath* I'm sorry, but to assume such a thing, well you know what that does. I would NEVER ask for donations on any team and never have.

I ask locally, because those are the ones who benefit from the playground, not people zillions of miles away!! That was so rude and uncalled for, and I'm sorry, but YES I'm upset about it.

I take great pride in the teams I join when I'm able to be there, I am, and to have this after only my "introduction" post was up, was so wrong

Well, I need to go do something, because yes, this did get to me, because I do my best to stay the course and make sure I adhere to everything, and to have this happen....I can't even say all the things I could about how it makes me feel, not only about myself, but others and how they assume.

Never assume, talk to the person first, and find out the truth..they didn't and if they had, they would have known I wasn't asking for donations.

Btw if you want to see what I'm talking about with the playground (and NO it's not a beg for donations!), please feel free.

And if you notice, on that very first part it actually says "This is where YOU the people who use the playground are needed." Where did they get "YOU THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE PLAYGROUND" as asking for a donation from anyone on SP?

Have a nice day, and try to smile even through the frustrations of life. emoticon

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IGNITEME101 4/18/2014 1:13PM

    Not all Christians are like that. I pray you'll be able to heal from this 'hurt' and move on. Della

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EMSSBEARS 4/18/2014 1:42AM

    So emoticon there was a misunderstanding - I don't know why people feel the need to report people on here to begin with if you see something you don't like then just don't look at it. You are free to just to go to another page and look somewhere else no one is forcing you to look at it and no one is coercing you to view anything. I am sorry but it frustrates me when someone feels they have the right to report another without getting the whole story. My emoticon goes out to you,.


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COMPCHIC52 4/18/2014 12:48AM

    I went there to look there is not a picture there of anything I wanted to see it too:( . I understand your frustration and sorry it happen to you.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2014 9:58PM

  So sorry! That is really unfortunate. **SIGH**

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    It's so hard when we are judged and misjudged, especially by people that we feel should give us the benefit of the doubt. Sorry you were hurt...hopefully, you can put it behind you and not allow it to get you down. Have a wonderful Easter! emoticon

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PLIDC1 4/17/2014 2:36PM

    When we assume, my father in law once told me, we make something we did not intend to make out of U and ME.

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MISTYSMOM06 4/17/2014 1:41PM

    Ouch. So sorry you were misunderstood. emoticon Hang in there!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Well, we're putting along with the donations, we're getting a few here and there, and some tell us to contact their "headquarters" which normally never respond to that, so we end up with no donation at all. Kind of frustrating considering the playground brings business to them with all the people it draws into the city.

And then you have some who need it a month or 3 beforehand..come on, what's one or two certificates for ice cream going to hurt, right? Especially on something as unique and very important as this. If the playground wasn't near these businesses, it'd make a difference, but when they're just up the road about a 1/2 mile, or closer, it's ridiculous they're not willing to help out.

Have a wonderful day, and never forget to give when you can, for one day you'll receive! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2014 5:38PM

  Glad it's going so well! HUGS

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TATTER3 4/16/2014 3:50PM

    I'm as enthusiastic about tipping waitresses as you are about this playground! Wish you well on a worthy project

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wow, yep, got 2" of snow, it's just amazing that it's doing that after 70 degree weather last week. Well it does have to get it out of it's system, I guess.

I hope you're all having a great day, I have a meeting at noon today, so will be driving to town again. Seems I've driven more in the past couple weeks, than ever!! It's always nice to stay home, but not so much when you can't get outside and do your walks, etc.

These were this morning when I got up, but the snow had already melted some, as you can see:

The night before when it first started snowing:

Oh, finally got a picture of the paneling my parents had gotten us over 15 years ago:

I hope you have a great day and never forget that beautiful smile!

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TATTER3 4/16/2014 3:51PM

    Love the panel..hate the snow! Had frost this morning! Brrr

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EMSSBEARS 4/15/2014 8:20PM

    Beautiful picture of paneling thanks for sharing, hope you don't get any more snow. We are having record low temperatures here in South Arkansas too, weird weather for sure.

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RHOOK20047 4/15/2014 12:19PM

    We had 85 degrees on Saturday and snow showers yesterday afternoon, really weird!

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NEPTUNE1939 4/15/2014 11:39AM

    emoticon Snowball fight! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2014 11:30AM

  We had the snow too. UGH! Hope it melts today.

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Meetings, Summer, and well..everything.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Turning cold, they predict snow tonight (not a lot, I imagine). Feel bad for our son, he's heading to a Brewer game tonight, 7pm, and it's going to be cold in Milwaukee. I hope it doesn't snow, don't like him traveling that far alone and in the dark when it snows. Oh well, I know God will be with him, so I shouldn't worry, right?

Another meeting set tomorrow at noon with the local Architect, so I'm hoping things go well. Funny, how when you mention a "free lunch" you get twice as many people willing to come to the meeting, it's sad, too. One would think they'd be more committed to the project than just interested in a free meal.

Oh well, it's cold in here, course my hairs wet from my shower, but still. I may turn on the heater to warm things up a little. I'm afraid the summer is going to be cool again, only because of how the wind's been blowing. The summer would be great if not for that cold wind (yep, cold, not cool, but cold). I'd rather have the heat and be able to get into the pool to exercise, but wow, with the cold breeze, you just freeze!

Anyway, summers a bit away yet, so just concentrate on Spring. I hope you have a wonderful day! emoticon

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TATTER3 4/16/2014 3:52PM

    Hope he enjoyed the trip! Keep Sparkin'!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/14/2014 9:21PM

  Safe travels to your son for sure.

Definitely disappointing weather, but hey, it'll change soon.

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EMSSBEARS 4/14/2014 3:48PM

    I will pray that your son has save travels tonight. You are right people should care more about a project and less about a free meal. I was just talking to my DD about how I imagined our summer was going to be unbearably hot since it was so cold this late in Spring it is always in the high 90 's to 100's here I can't imagine worrying about it being cool let alone being cold. That must be strange.

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