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Monday, March 10, 2014

Today, my daughter got up early (for her) and went out with her father. I mean, she actually left the house and ME.

Now I know to most of you, that is probably not a big deal, but for's EVERYTHING.

She doesn't like leaving the house, as she is filled with anxieties, let alone leave it with Greg, unless I am attached to her at the hip.

His grandmother is turning 85 this year and they were having a brunch for her and he wanted Payton to go to see her great grandmother.

She went, with a little coaching from yours truly....and for THAT I am grateful.

She got to experience her great grandmother and a whole family that she typical wants nothing to do with. So I am super proud that she did it and enjoyed herself too!

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JUSTYNA7 3/13/2014 12:48PM

    I know that feeling! DD is doing "better" with her anxiety. She likes her counselor at the Jewish Community Center and he seems to be rewiring her thinking. She still sleeps a lot and stays mostly in her room... but she has had several social outings and is getting to her appointments.

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EILEEN828 3/11/2014 2:30AM

    Woohoo Payton!

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CATLOVER110 3/10/2014 6:41PM

    Good for her!

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Saturday, Lazy gratitude.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Today was an extension of the ME gratitude I was working on from yesterday....I was lazy, more so than usual.

I enjoyed a peaceful day with my family, doing pretty much nothing, but playing board games and laughing....A LOT.

my kids have truly given me the gift of happiness, or at least the ability to see that it IS possible to be happy.

Something I have struggled with my entire life. I have always been an unhappy person, even though I laugh a lot and most would think I was a very positive outgoing woman, I have always longed for inner happiness.

Saturday, I got a glimpse of that inner happiness, and I am grateful that I have been able to experience it in my life.

Being silly and just relaxing playing board games with my children is probably the most inner happiness I EVER experience.

The are an extension on ME, and all that is good about me, and for THAT I am truly grateful.

I love them deeply :)

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EILEEN828 3/11/2014 2:28AM

    That really is true happiness. You are very wise to recognize and cherish it. Lucky, happy family.

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CATLOVER110 3/10/2014 6:42PM

    How wonderful!

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JUSTYNA7 3/10/2014 12:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am so glad you are feasting on these crumbs.. there is more ahead... promise. Enjoy the happiness. You deserve it.

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Gratitude- It's all about ME!

Friday, March 07, 2014

yup, that's right, today's gratitude is ME!!!

46 years ago, my mother gave birth to a 6 pound, 12 ounces, baby girl. Damn I was cute...REALLY I was!!!

So it's my birthday. I am alive, I am well, and have two great kids to show for it!!


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JUSTYNA7 3/9/2014 12:44PM

    Happy Birthday you sweet, loveable cutie girl!

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EILEEN828 3/8/2014 2:52AM

    Happy birthday! I hope you had a great time and didn't get too much frosting on your nose. LOL Have many more my friend. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 3/8/2014 12:40AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!
I'm glad your mother did such a great job

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CATLOVER110 3/7/2014 6:21PM

    emoticon to you!

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WIFE48 3/7/2014 5:43PM


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Thursday, a day of ancestral gratitude....

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I have really been dabbling in genealogy for about a year or so now...I come up against a LOT of brick walls, but today I found a gold mine....and a wonderful distant relative that is excited to help me fill in my blanks, as much as she can...

no conditions...She is a rare find, I tell you...anyone who has done genealogy research will know this, people don't like to share their work, or 'give it up'.

A concept I truly don't understand, but hey that's just me...well's not JUST me, I have a wonderful 3rd cousin, once removed that feels the same!!

I am grateful to have met Sidnie!

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EILEEN828 3/7/2014 4:48PM

    Fascinating stuff I have to agree. Horray for new cousin! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPWITHSPIRIT 3/7/2014 2:43PM

    here is a good resource for genealogy information:


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JUSTYNA7 3/7/2014 12:46PM

    That is so much fun! I am sure that the Rea's in town are related to us. DH and I both have Rea's on our sides of the family so we joke we are kissin' cousins. emoticon for this treasure who is so generous!

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PEGGYO 3/7/2014 7:46AM

    lucky you! I know lots of people who share. try your genealogy society for your county or the county where you are looking

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SUSANBEAMON 3/7/2014 1:13AM

  my dad's been doing genealogy work. one day he plans to write the family history.

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Wednesday's Gratitude....

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Everywhere I turned were reminders of Gratitude and Thankfulness...pop on to Facebook and there are lots of posts of being thankful and grateful. Now that I type this, I JUST realized WHY!!!??? LMAO

LENT started Wednesday....and here I was thinking it was a sign from the Universe!!! Mwahahaha!!!

Well don't I feel my Gratitude was going to be that I was grateful for all those signs popping up along the way...


I also decided to take this Lent challenge...not because I am religious, but because it seemed like the RIGHT thing to do....looks like something we should all do, regardless of religion :)

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