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I HAVE A NEW TOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Hey everyone,

Not everyone knows, but today is my birthday. I got my surprise today............
David has been teasing me about my birthday present, and how he was so broke
because they were fixing my little sportster (well the joke was on me) because
when we went to pick my bike up today, they wheeled out a 2010 XL1200L in
Red of course..............and I said thats not my bike, and they all got a big laugh
because David handed me the keys and said yes it is. I was absolutely surprised.
I will be posting pictures after we ride tomorrow.

Blessiings to all ya'll,

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KAT7457 5/25/2010 4:28PM

    Wow a big Happy Birthday to you and thats great. I could just see the look on your face when it came out. I am so happy for you. you go girl and have fun riding on your new bike. congrads. woohooo

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SOUPGAL 5/16/2010 10:44PM

    That sounds like a great present. emoticon

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LNWOLF72 5/16/2010 8:47PM

    Ohhh cool! We match! Which color red did you get? I'm so happy for you :)

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HARLEYFREAK 5/14/2010 9:02PM

  Oh my what a wonderful suprise birthday present. I hope y'all enjoy many rides this summer.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/13/2010 9:54PM

    Happy Belated birthday!! Sounds like you had a great day!

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MUMSKI 5/11/2010 12:30PM

    Well you kept that one quite, naughty girl!! What a wonderful surprise from David, so thoughtful. I can't wait to see pictures of it. A belated emoticonHappy Birthday emoticon sweet friend,

Hugs Lynn

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LOVABLELUCCA 5/11/2010 4:56AM

    They say it is never too late to wish someone happy B-day. Sorry that I am a few days late ! Nice present and especially the way you got it is soo nice. Enjoy it !! All the best.

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CONCHALEA 5/10/2010 11:24PM

    It's great news about your new bike! How thoughtful of your hubby. Little did I know when I sent you that card about "changes in our cycles"!! I'm so happy for you--many great rides.

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DARLENEK04 5/10/2010 9:08PM

  Thanks everybody that stopped by. All ya'll made my week...


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CHELLESDOINGR8 5/10/2010 9:04PM

    Is that ever nice!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon

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SPARKGIRL32 5/10/2010 9:02PM

    Enjoy!! Sounds like you're already super excited about it!!

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LMB-ESQ 5/10/2010 8:49PM

    You had a birthday!!! Happy Birthday! And what a great birthday present! (Okay I'm a little jealous) May you have many great and joyous rides on your new toy! emoticon emoticon

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STEELERCRAZY 5/10/2010 6:28PM

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Wow, I didn't realize it was your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Momma Darlene...it's obviously a WONDERFUL ONE!! Lucky girl....

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THE_JULES1 5/10/2010 10:35AM

    congrats! That is awesome!

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50HARLEYGIRL 5/10/2010 8:35AM

    YEA! I'm sooo Happy 4 You!!! Happy Late B'day & u share it with my nephew only he's just 15. (Drivers permit! Don't know how safe the roads r my son also turned 15 n Oct. LOL! They have both been told to be safe an watchful of riders!). CONGRATS!!! emoticon

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STAJORUSH 5/9/2010 10:17PM

    WOW! What a wonderful surprise. When I read your blog it gave me chills. Have a great ride and tell us all about it.
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DODGEEWE 5/9/2010 1:59PM

    Awesome birthday present! Happy Birthday! emoticon

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DOTTYDRUID 5/9/2010 10:42AM

    You'll be able to get around better on this fantastic prezzie than on an eliptical. You pedal away but seem to get nowhere- except shattered. What a wonderful gift. Enjoy Darlin Darlene!!! emoticon. We call elipticals 'cross trainers' over here.Probably because they make you cross! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUGLET- 5/9/2010 9:28AM

    Happy Birthday Darlene. What a wonderful surprise. Enjoy!!!! emoticon( couldn't find a motorcycle,,

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  WOW!! Now I really AM jealous! Happy Birthday to you! It was my mother's birthday, also; rest her soul. Mine isn't until the 16th but I won't be getting a bike. HA! I'll be lucky to get a card. There won't be any stopping you now! Have fun and ride for me! You lucky dog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRVILLEN 5/9/2010 6:38AM

  Wow! Here I thought you were going to get an elliptical. Well a new bike is far better than an elliptical for sure!! Enjoy and safe riding!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/9/2010 3:55AM

    great surprise.happy birthday.my birthday was last week and my husband got me a boxing bag and gloves.eother our husband s are trying to tell us something or we are so into exercise that they noticed and wanted to please us.

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    OMG!! I cant wait to see the pics! Lucky you!

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SLIMPAM23 5/8/2010 9:28PM

    WooHoo!! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! Wow---What a gift!!! Pics Pics!! My sis and her husband ride....and they bought a 2010 Black Ultra Classic Harley last weekend! Boy were they proud. Can't wait to see your pictures.....And Happy Birthday to you!!! What a great guy you have!

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KAROUSELL46 5/8/2010 7:46PM

    emoticonHAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don't ya just love surprises? That's one cool gift! Can't wait to see the pictures. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 5/8/2010 7:40PM

    That is super. I bet you are just ecstatic! Enjoy your ride and have a grea birthday, my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEARTTOHEART** 5/8/2010 7:30PM

    Darlene, that is so awesome...happy birthday to you..cant wait to see the pics...enjoy... emoticon

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CYNTHIA106 5/8/2010 7:30PM

    Congrats!! My husband gave me my first Sportster 883L last June for my birthday and I LOVE IT!! emoticon

Happy Birthday!

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SHOOTBANGS 5/8/2010 6:51PM

    That's awesome! happy birthday! Can't wait to see your new ride either!

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P0KERS0PH 5/8/2010 6:50PM

    Wow!! What a cool present!! Enjoy!

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To all of those prayer partners

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dear friends,

I have sad news to report about Char's husband Bob. Sad and joyous at the same time.

Bob passed away Friday due to a colon infection, but he was in TOTAL REMISSION from
cancer. His services will be Monday ................

Our prayers encouraged both he and Char immensely and she will need them more now.
She and Bob were very close. So I ask a favor that you continue to lift Char up.
Many on here know her as Cinderelic.....

Thanks to all who have prayed, she wants you to know how very much she appreciates


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JUDITH19711 4/28/2010 1:10PM

    I am new to this site but not new to cancer as I have had it three times. I will pray for Char and her family. I know this is a difficult time. I pray God will hold her in His hands and comfort her and give her the peace of knowing she is always loved by Him and Bob who is in Heaven at rest now.

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KATIE135 4/26/2010 10:09AM

    Even though these are hard times, know people are thinking and praying for you. I can't say I know what if feels like to lose someone so close, my heart breaks.

I can get through all this with God who strengthens me!
Know He is with you!

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JUNEBUG1944 4/25/2010 12:48PM

    I'm sorry for Char's and your loss. It is devastating, especially since he was in remission.

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JUNEBUG1944 4/25/2010 12:48PM

    I'm sorry for Char's and your loss. It is devastating, especially since he was in remission.

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DIETSAFARI 4/25/2010 10:33AM

    May Jesus comfort her with His Presence. May The Dear Comforter hold her close in this time.
I am praying too..

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DOINFINE 4/25/2010 10:03AM

    Bob has gone to be with Jesus but I know from experience how much Char needs our prayers. She will certainly be in mine and also on my prayer list at church.
When we are at our lowest, God is closest to us.

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Motorcycle Riders Beware

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I am so sad to have to tell my fellow riders this horrible story. Some of you may have
heard, others may not.
This week, in Phoenix, 8 motorcycle riders were sitting behind two other vehicles at
a red light, and a man driving a garbage truck was fiddling with some papers in the
truck while driving, NOT WATCHING WHERE HE WAS GOING OBVIOUSLY, and ran over
the bikers. The truck went over the top of them and the
bikes caught fire. At last count 3 were dead, 6 others injured, 2 super critical, 1 was
treated and walked away, 3 are seriously critical.

With riding season on us, please be careful, watch your mirrors when waiting on a light
or whatever. This man is sorry, he says, yet how many people talk on the phone or TEXT
while driving. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY.............RIDE DEFENSIVELY.


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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 4/21/2010 2:45PM

    How Horrible!!! I would hate to live with myself, caring all that guilt around because I wasn't paying attention.. Especially a huge truck.. I want to send this to some of my biker friends..

I was at a red light, and I happened to look in my mirror, and saw the truck coming up to fast. My ex hubby and I managed to scoot our bikes up alongside the car in front of us before impact..The car was hurt, not us nor the people in the car..Always Be Aware of You Surroundings!!!

This hit close to home. Thank you for sharing..

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NINJAGAL 4/2/2010 8:05PM

    Wow.. that is so tragic. I don't know why people cannot pay attention!! Now all those families are missing loved ones...
On my way to work (1/2 hour each way) everyday I am behind someone usually that is either swerving over the yellow line or suddenly slows down to like 20 miles per hour.... turns out - - they are texting! Surprise, surprise.
Definitely have to always be aware of our surroundings!! Pretend like you are invisible - - that's what they told me in my Motorcycle Safety Course!

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KALISWALKER 3/29/2010 11:04PM

    Yikes! That is terrible! I called and left a message for the CEO at the YMCA. I can't worry about the emergency when I am exercising. I hope you are having a good week too!
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 3/29/2010 8:05PM

    While sitting at red lights, I have been struck by other vehicles 3 times!!! While I was just sitting there. You can't tell if someone is going to slow down or not. I honk my horn a lot now just to wake people out of their daze!

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DARLENEK04 3/28/2010 10:00PM

  Just an update....today one of the riders who happened to
be a lady, was taken off life support. That is 4 killed,
the fire chief is super critical after surgeries, and 3 critical.
One escaped without serious injury.


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SHY1965SJ 3/28/2010 6:51PM

    OMG how awful. An yet daily we see so much going on that should not be while driving eating, putting on make-up, shaving, texting, reading a book and things that should be left for the bedroom. When will people learn.

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DRVILLEN 3/28/2010 10:14AM

  Oh my goodness, how tragic. Can only imagine how the driver of the truck feels, are they not supposed to be professional drivers??

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JUNEBUG1944 3/28/2010 12:14AM

    What a tragedy. I just wish we had laws about texting and using cell phones in vehicles. You have to keep your mind and eyes on the road! I'm sorry, Darlene. I know how this hits home for you. Be safe, my friend!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 3/27/2010 7:49PM

    How tragic...I'm always surprised at the things I see people doing when they should be watching the road.

Thank you!

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BUGLET- 3/27/2010 6:50PM

    Today as we were driving I looked over to my right and the two cars in view were both dialing numbers on their cell phones. It's against the law in California but people are oblivious..

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SMILES4383 3/27/2010 6:38PM

    How horrible.

People are 'just too busy' these days to pay attention.

Not a good reason at all.....

A second of carelessness and many lives gone...in a second.

Thanks for posting this - it gives cause to BE AWARE of surroundings.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

I got a email from Char, regarding her husband Bob (whom we have several on here
praying for) and GREAT NEWS....he is in remission. The dr. says it has to be a God
thing, because he doesn't know how else this happened. The unfortunate news is he
was dropped on the xray table and now has 3 compression fractures in his back.
Char and Bob are very grateful for all the prayer support. She says she has not had to
much time to be online, and also she is having computer problems....
I would just ask that we continue to hold Bob and Char up in prayer.....thank you so


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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 4/21/2010 2:47PM

    I know this blog was written in March. but I just wanted to see if your friends are doing well and to let you know I believe in Prayer Chains. I believe in Prayer and I shall keep your friends and yes you in my prayers...

Spark Hugs:)

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DOINFINE 3/30/2010 7:15PM

    Praise God for His mercy and love. I've been praying all along for them and this update really strengthens my faith and makes me so happy for them. I feel so bad about what happened at the hospital and I will pray Bob recovers soon.
So, so, so glad to hear he's in remission. Yes, it is a God thing! The power of prayer never ceases to amaze me. emoticon to Bob and Char!

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BGUMBA 3/25/2010 8:12AM

    Thanks for the update, Darlene. I'll keep them in my prayers. Here's praying a speedy recovery.

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KAT7457 3/23/2010 9:26PM

    Darlene thanks for sharing the news about Char and Bob.hugs

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ALASKAN 3/23/2010 8:00PM

    Hello Darlene,
Thank you for the update on Char and Bob. Still have them in my thoughts and prayers too. May God put his healing hands on them and help them get over all of this. It's good that he is in remission, b/c I went through cancer 3 times. The last time for me was in 2005 and hope we all won't go through it anymore.

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MUMSKI 3/23/2010 5:34PM

    Such good news Darlene, thanks for sharing. I will continue to pray for him and his family.


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DARLENEK04 3/22/2010 6:33PM

  Thanks everyone for the past and continued prayer. Char
is so thankful for this miracle....

God is so good....and she feels sure it is because there are
so many prayers going up for him.

Hugs and blessings,

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KATIE135 3/22/2010 2:18PM

    Will hold them in prayer, funny how one thing gets better and we have to deal with something else,

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THE_JULES1 3/22/2010 10:26AM

    Thanks for the update. Glad cancer is in remission. Will pray for fractures.

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BUGLET- 3/22/2010 9:39AM

    Thanks for the update. My friend who has had 3 kinds of cancer since 2006 is doing great also. The Dr's can't find any cancer now. She went to the Alternative Cancer Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.
Thank you God for these answers to prayer. I was wondering how they were doing... emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 3/22/2010 12:02AM

    Oh, the poor man. It's bad enough to be sick but then dropped at the hospital! I hope he has a good recovery.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Always remember to forget the things that made you sad.

Never forget to remember the things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue.

Never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away.

Never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

I AM, AS IT HAPPENS! GODS' BLESSINGS ON EACH OF YOU.......................................


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KATIE135 3/17/2010 3:36PM

    I am not but in heart!!!


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JUNEBUG1944 3/17/2010 3:02PM

    I'm not, but I got married on St. Patrick's day! Thanks for the Irish Blessing! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Darlene!
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BUGLET- 3/17/2010 2:29PM

    Thanks and from the tiny speck of Irish in my blood I wish you a happy SPD!
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