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Words of Wisdom

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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RECREATING_ME 7/26/2012 4:55PM

    I loved them all, but the first one is an especially great reminder that the journey is slow, steady, and ongoing.

emoticon for the motivation!

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LOSTLIME 7/13/2012 7:44AM

    Really good ones! Thanks for sharing!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/12/2012 1:29PM

    Love it! It just so happens my big girl panties are pulled up as well... :)



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LKWQUILTER 7/12/2012 5:55AM

    Good ones Sallie. Thanks. ((HUGS))

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Tendonitis and... Frogs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I spent today off my feet with an ice bag on my ankle throughout the day as my doctor ordered. Nothing exciting happened unless you count the two cats getting acquainted with my grandson's new frog as exciting.

On Tuesday, DH and I bought the little guy a new Red Belly (Fire Belly) emoticon to go with the one he already has. emoticon He named the new one Superman and his other is Superfrog. Superfrog has been with us for a year. emoticon My husband and I are the designated froggie caregivers since both the little guy's mom and dad are non pet friendly. Hopefully this will change come time for the gerbils, hamsters, lizards, bunnies, ...

HELP!!!! A stranger has broken into my pad. Quick! Call 911!!

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LKWQUILTER 6/28/2012 2:21PM

    You are a better grandma than I am. Yes, I will tend to the puppies but not the frogs. One dgd had one and when she stayed with us she brought froggie too but I do NOT babysit them. lol Take care of that ankle and congrats on staying on course food-wise. Yes, you do need to take care of your ankle and get over the soreness before you do much exercise. ((HUGS))

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SABLENESS 6/28/2012 1:20PM

    Good for you! Get in upper body or whatever you can do. I've been laid up several times with foot issues, but there are all sorts of creative things you can do to keep active. Ever heard of Sit and Be Fit? I don't know if it's still on TV, but there's a DVD. I bought myself one of those little paddles with a ball attached with an elastic band and got really good at hitting the thing both left and right-handed. Bless you and husband for taking care of the pets and modeling being responsible for your grandson. The guy is bright; he'll get it. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 6/28/2012 9:25AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL_MEGAN 6/28/2012 8:36AM

    I'm so proud of you- day 23 and still going!! I'm finally back on track! It feels good to know that I'm making choices that benefit my health and well-being. That was a tough and scary few months I had, but I feel stronger because of it! Hope your ankle mends quickly :)

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Good Weekend

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

DH and I went to our grandson's soccer game on Saturday. His team won! The little guy made 2 goals and blocked 3 attempts by the other team. He is getting better and better. Super proud of him! Afterwards DH and I went to lunch with him and his mommy as well as his dad.

On Sunday, DH and I met up with our daughter, grandson and his dad again and saw The Avengers movie. It was one of the best flicks I have seen in awhile. We saw it in the RPX format which is a floor to ceiling 3D screen. It was quite impressive!

The grandson got to spent the night on Sunday and part of Monday with DH and I. I worked off some calories by allowing him to chase me up and down the road on his bike. He thought that was great fun! Of course I am not as fast as I once was so he ran into me a few times which he thought was very funny. Afterwards we made chalk art on the front walk, played in his sand box, practiced his soccer moves up and down the driveway, hunted for chipmunks and snakes and finished off his Mother's Day gifts to his mommy and wrapped them. emoticon

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RURAL3 5/14/2012 11:43AM

    what great exercise. and fun

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LKWQUILTER 5/8/2012 1:27PM

    So glad for you Sallie.

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VINGRAM 5/8/2012 9:31AM


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DBELLE39 5/8/2012 5:24AM

    I think the sleepless fairy has struck me as well! Couldn't sleep last night more than 3 hours.

Sounds like a fun filled time with the family. I'm looking forward to spending time with my grandkids this coming weekend.

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IOEINC 5/8/2012 12:22AM

    Sounds like things are going well for you, Sallie. You sound relaxed and very happy. So glad for you. After all that activity with your sweet grandson, it's a wonder you didn't sleep like a rock!!!!

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In Search Of My Awesome

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My 5 year old grandson was running around the other day in the midst of play shouting over and over again at the top of his lungs, "Look at me, Mema. Look at me. I'm awesome!" As I watched this beautiful little boy in all his glory, I couldn't help but smiled and think to myself, "Yes, my love. You certainly are!" This brief but wondrous moment started me thinking.

There was a time in each of our lives when we, as young children, perhaps 4, 5, or 6, woke up full of awesome. We were magnificent. We loved ourselves. We thought we were beautiful, or handsome as the case may be even with missing teeth, scraggly hair and mismatched socks inside our dirty sneakers. We loved our bodies, and the fabulous things they could do. We felt strong, indestructible. A princess or superhero, everyone. And we knew we were smart.

Flash forward several years. Do you still have it? The awesome. Did someone take it from you? Did you let them? Did you hand it over, because someone at some point told you werenít beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough, strong enough, or good enough? Why the hell would you listen to them? Did you ever consider they might be full of poo? Wouldnít it be crazy, to tell our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews that in another five or ten years they might hate themselves because they donít look like a starving, photo enhanced fashion model or exhibit the powers of the latest superhero at the cinema? Or even more bizarre, that they should choose to be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold?

Are you kidding me? Children are full of awesome just by being who they are. We were too, once. Perhaps we are in the process of getting it back. All I know is, if each and every one of else isnít waking up every day feeling awesome about ourselves, we are seriously missing out. So how about you and me continue our journeys in search of our awesome and when we find it, may I suggest the use of extra strength Superglue so we never misplace it again.

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SABLENESS 5/17/2012 10:01AM

    Friend, we are still emoticon

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RURAL3 5/14/2012 11:41AM

    This is great wisdom. I think because when we are little our parents, grandparents tell us how great we are. When school starts there is competition for the "awesome". And we are tugged and pulled to fight for a little piece of that awesome. As we grow older peers and kids and boyfriends and girlfriends etc etc all steal a little piece of it. And we no longer believe the truth but a lie from the devil.
Here's to keeping each other revved up for the awesomeness of who we are and can always be.

You are Awesome Sallie. emoticon

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BBORDEN86 5/11/2012 8:35PM

    I loved this. It's so absolutely true! I think we all need to search for our awesome!! : )

I remember the days of being a kid, and I wish I could be a kid again.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/6/2012 5:52PM

    OMG - this is a AWESOME blog. How do I nominate it for best blog award????
Thanks for sharing this!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/2/2012 11:18PM

    And you are awesome too!

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VINGRAM 5/2/2012 9:19AM

    Thanks reminds me of an uncle who died many years ago. The first thing we would hear when visiting was "good morning you good looking guy". It was him talking to himself in the mirror! Thanks for bringing upp a great memory! emoticon

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IOEINC 5/2/2012 7:46AM

    Great blog Sallie!! You don't need to get back your never lost it... You are awesome and you rock!!!

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LKWQUILTER 5/2/2012 6:11AM

    That is so true Sallie and so well said. Yes, we can get our "Awesome" back and keep it. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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A Tribute

Friday, April 27, 2012

ILLAHEE 1998-2012

There are times in life when we are truly blessed with an exceptional friendship. Such was the case with our beautiful and beloved Lab, Illahee. 14 years ago she was just a bewildered puppy that we welcomed into our home and our lives. She had a passion for bestowing wet kisses, smelled of puppy breath and occasionally left warm puppy puddles on our carpet. Throughout the years she was known to have her way with an unfortunate sneaker or two, sneak off with the occasional snack and devour bones like there was no tomorrow. She safeguarded our cats, was the perfect role model for our younger Lab Cinnamon, made the best TV and bedtime companion, loved her squeaky ball like no other, and wagged herself right into our hearts.

Illahee (La La as our grandson called her) was the most loving, loyal, gentle, and sweetest dog ever. She spent her entire life loving us with all her doggie heart. And she did it with more soul and devotion than any one creature should have. We are especially grateful for the years she got to spend with our grandson. The two of them were the truest of buddies. As time passed however daily life became more and more difficult for our faithful friend and watching her slip away before our eyes was agony. She is gone from our world now, leaving us with the most precious of memories and will remain in our hearts constantly. We will miss her very much but have faith that one day we will see her again in all her glory.


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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/6/2012 5:57PM

    Beautiful. And a blessing to read of how she blessed you!
The best pets are a wonderful gift from God. His way of sending unconditional love, often where it is needed most.
Let's not forget, Sallie, how lucky she was to have you as her "mom" all those years, as well!
The pictures were precious. Thank you for sharing you heart. emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/28/2012 5:52PM

    That is quite a tribute emoticon

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RURAL3 4/27/2012 10:01PM

    A beautiful tribute Sallie emoticon

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CHLOE453 4/27/2012 9:29PM

    I am so sorry that you lost your beautiful Illahee, it is so hard when it is time for them to leave us. Your photo's truly show how happy and loved Illahee was and still is. We lost our "Bob"dog almost one year ago (4/30/2011), he was 17.5 yrs old, we adopted him when he was just 6 weeks old and his memory is still very much alive in our home. Thank you for taking the time to share your tribute!! emoticon emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 4/27/2012 7:42PM

    Beautiful Sallie. I do so know what you mean. (((HUGS)))

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/27/2012 6:18PM

    Aww - thank you for sharing that!

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BRENDABUNNY 4/27/2012 4:58PM

    She is beautiful and what a wonderful tribute you made...Take comfort in knowing that she is playing ball with all her new friends in doggie heaven..we lost our longtime friend momo (motorman)in January this year and he was the same way..the best friend ever!..BIG emoticon

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SABLENESS 4/27/2012 4:42PM

    She was beautiful. How blessed you are to have had such a dear companion.

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