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Over the moon....

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hi to all,

Well, for me great news....the wedding is back on and my son and his beloved
worked out the problems they had...imagine this....the actually sat down and
discussed them over a big glass of iced tea........both spoke their mind and the
hearts, and they have compromised and agreed they love each other far too
much to allow minor things to separate them. Yahoooooooooooooo..............
Wisdom ...... finally.

I am seriously over joyed, for I love his fiancee' ...... she is so easy for me to get
along with and David loves her also. Can't hardly wait for November to get here.
Looking forward to this.

We got in a good ride this afternoon on the bikes, by the way. Had a great time.
As soon as the leaves really start too turn, we will go up to Little River Canyon
and take some pictures.

Hugs yall,

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BLAKBIRD 10/4/2010 3:01AM

    Wonderful news, truly pleased to hear your son and his beloved worked out their problems and you and DH got in a good ride.

I haven't forgotten I owe you an absence excuse note - just don't have the imagination to draft a suitable, believable, one at the moment - LOL

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DOTTYDRUID 10/1/2010 6:03PM

    Oh DD thats wonderful! Im so glad for them and for you and David. Our wedding anniversary is November too, so we will be thinking of them even more. What a fantastic Thanksgiving this will be!!!! emoticon I actually managed NOT to cry at my sons wedding last year, for which he was very grateful. For once I was a Good Girl ! emoticon
emoticon LOL Janey XXXX

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KAT7457 10/1/2010 4:19PM

    thats great news Darlene. happy for them. enjoy there wedding!!

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SIMPLY-EVA 10/1/2010 9:07AM

  That is happy happy news! Sitting down and talking things out is always the best way and nothing beats a tall glass of Sweet Tea! Hope you have a great weekend. We are headed out to the Hill Country this weekend. No leaves turning here yet but it sure is getting a lot cooler!


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NEW-CAZ 10/1/2010 4:39AM

    Wonderful news Darlene, happy for you and your family! emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 10/1/2010 12:21AM

    Wonderful news! I'm so glad that they worked things out.
It is sooo pretty at Little River Canyon when the leaves start to change! I'd so love to get back up there one of these days.
Glad you had a nice ride today too!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/30/2010 11:57PM

    That is great news! I'm so happy for all of you!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

For those of you who read the other blog....re our ahhh birthday dinner,
I just wanted you to know that I did survive......L O L

It really did not go as off the track as I figured it would, as it had in the
past. I did keep a low profile, and did not say a whole lot, but they did
actually speak directly to me a couple of times.....and wonder of wonder,
his mother actually called him today and told him thank you for the birthday
present and what a good time she had and so on and so forth.

So, maybe it has sunk in for them that life is short, and their attitude toward
him needed to change. We shall wait and see. I hope so.

Anyway, we had a great time at church this morning, heard some powerful
songs, and had a great potluck after.............

Blessings ya'll, let's all have a great and productive week....


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    Very happy things went well. You are a good woman.

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NEW-CAZ 9/27/2010 5:17AM

    I'm glad went well in the end Darlene, the ole gal is mellowing LOL!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/27/2010 12:34AM

    I'm glad that it was a good time had by all. Maybe now things will start changing.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/26/2010 11:07PM

    Nice to know you survived! It was nice that she called to thank him. It would be nice if his family noticed that time is not something we are guaranteed and treat your darlin' hubby better. I hope so. I know it is frustrating to you..and I'm sure to him as well that you aren't treated as you should be...
Hang in there and take care! Glad you had a fantastic Sunday!

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Oh dear me

Saturday, September 25, 2010

This will be short.....lol (ya'll know me-never use ten words when a hundred will do)

All ya'll keep your fingers crossed for us. This afternoon we are taking the MIL to
dinner for her birthday. Of course his sister and her husband will come too...they
gave the MIL the okay to invite us to come to dinner with them. Wasn't that sweet
of SIL????????????

For Davids' sake, I hope this does not go badly. His family(MIL & SIL) don't like me
at all, sad to say, but I refused to let them steamroller me when we first got married
and after his open heart surgery, objected when MIL wanted him to mow her lawn &
weedeat it in 108--110 degree heat....so I have been the kicking bag ever since.

Today is her 81st birthday, and I feel he should spend as much time as he wants to
with her, and I am always respectful of her, so hopefully this will go well.

Pray for us..........................I don't want him to be hurt. I can take it, but he hurts
because they are like this to me.


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SANDYMAE3 9/27/2010 7:22AM

    hey my mother in law and father in law hated me! because i took their only son away. i was a bad evil person who would sit around and smoke and watch soap operas all day.not! she didnt once thank me for the 3 beautiful children i had. just tried to dress them like they were little alter boys, no disrespect to anyone. so on her death bed ( because i wasnt portugues) she told her husband i was to never set foot in her home again. fine with me. my husband chose but you know what the bible says? a man will leave his mother......so darlene i know where your coming from......

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ALASKAN 9/26/2010 9:12PM

    Hello Darlene,
I know that I'm a day late in answering your post. I hope everything went okay and I'm sorry about not being here yesterday when you had posted this. I will have you all in my prayers and thoughts. You know how to get in touch should you need me to listen or cry on my shoulder. Talk to you soon and take care. Always, ERNA

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/26/2010 1:41AM

    I hope you had a great time Darlene! I know you're a strong women who will not let that get you down.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/26/2010 1:03AM

    Hope all went well, Darlene! Combining families can be sooo tricky - especially when folks don't always play fair.

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    They are stupid not to realize how caring you are. I hope all went well. The things we do for our spouses. lol. Your hubby needs to chew them out...unless that would create more problems. You are a big person to be in the company of people who are so demeaning to you. emoticon

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DOTTYDRUID 9/25/2010 4:58PM

    Hi Sis. Yeah you told me about MIL before.I hope it goes well for you and for David's sake too bless him. They say you can chose your friends, but not your family! How true! Its something we all have to make the best of, but it can be hard. my love goes out to you all at these times. Just try your best( as I know you always do) and enjoy. lol janey emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/25/2010 2:50PM

    Ah families! Don't you just love em LOL.
I feel like a spare part when visiting my in laws but we get by LOL

Hope you survive the day Darlene to tell the tale emoticon and of course best wishes to MIL for her 81st!

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STEELKICKIN 9/25/2010 1:02PM

    You know I know what you are feeling. I am right there with you...and I fervently and ferociously pray that all goes well. I insist on Brian seeing his mother, too, even though I do not get along well with her. But we do this for our husbands because we've both seen them go through these things that could have killed them both. If I could be there with you, I would be RIGHT THERE. You continue to hold your head high, Momma. We are strong women who stand by our man. No matter what. And for David's sake, I hope they understand that this is a day to be rejoicing.

God bless you. Many prayers your way. Let me know how it goes?

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Shopping today

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hi Gang,

We went shopping today. Wanted to let David spend his birthday dollars...yahooooooo

So he dropped me off between Dicks Sporting Goods and Hobby Lobby, so I strolled in to
the Dress Barn just for a check up on whats new in fashion. I found two sweaters I just
loved. 2 problems. The color of one was a beautiful Eggplant, but it would have struck
me(short as I am)about belt level, showing everything in my pockets which just would not
work for me as some of you know the stuff I carry in my pockets..(LOL) On to the second
sweater, which was lovely, just so soft, and was in one color only - Grays.....which meant
I would have had to purchase gray jeans, which I might add were also available in the
The problem here???? was that I don't look good in grays...and I would have also had to
buy a black turtleneck with long sleeves.
The reason I didn't get it was the color. They had some beautiful clothes, just made too
short in shirt length. So I got nothing today....lol..........David did get the toy he was
wanting, so all is well in Gadsdenville..............................

I did find a great selection of tennis shoes in assorted colors, brands and so forth at
Dicks Sporting Goods. Next time I need shoes I am going back there.

Ok, enough about my day. All ya'll keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow. I am
getting bloodwork done and I am hoping the kidneys are getting better...I will know if
there is any change when I see the specialist next week.

Hugs ya'll,

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SANDYMAE3 9/21/2010 10:13PM

    prayers for you are on their way. have fun shopping? you have to buy something. lol

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BUGLET- 9/20/2010 8:57AM

    Good luck with the tests.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROBSMOM2 9/19/2010 12:28AM

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Good thoughts for you!!!

Mary Jo

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ROBSMOM2 9/19/2010 12:27AM

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Good thoughts for you!!!

Mary Jo

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ROBSMOM2 9/19/2010 12:27AM

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Good thoughts for you!!!

Mary Jo

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FATAUDREY 9/17/2010 6:31PM

    I'm extremely short and have to hem almost every piece of clothing I buy, including sleeves of sweaters and jackets! I wish that qhen you went into a store you could just buy clothes and the automatically fit! haha

Sorry you didn't get what you wanted!

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LAURIEANNIE1 9/17/2010 4:32PM

    Thanks for the info about the sweaters at Dress Barn. I love that store and will go check the new stuff out. Best of luck with your tests and hope all is well.

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BMRBUDDY 9/17/2010 11:11AM

    Hi Darlene,

That's funny. They just opened a Dick's Sporting Goods by me and I had some coupons to use. I was also there yesterday. Unfortunately or maybe fortunate, I didn't buy anything. It's better for my pocketbook!

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NEW-CAZ 9/17/2010 3:46AM

    Hi Darlene. Good luck with the tests and your appt.
Sending positive vibes hun.

Hey next time you buy something grey go for a bright colour like a cherry red or vibrant pink or blue- you'll look stunning and the positive feel you get wearing something bright lifts you too.

Have a good Friday emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/17/2010 3:30AM

    I love shopping at Dress Barn, half my wardrobe is from there. Sorry that you weren't able to get anything, maybe next time. Much luck on your doctor's appointment.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/16/2010 11:46PM

    Darlene, I hope all goes well with your dr. appointment. Sending prayers!!
Isn't that the way it always goes?? You see something that looks great in the display, you love it, then you try it on and it just doesn't work for you. Oh well...maybe next time!

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Sept. 11th

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today is a day to remember those innocent people who were senselessly
murdered, and also, remember those first reponders, firemen, policemen,
a priest, who gave their lives trying to save others.

Remember the military personnel at the Pentagon who got it in the back,
so to speak, and all these people.........they had families who grieve and
many who never had closure.

I am not for hatred. I am for respecting others and their rights as they should
respect mine.

God Bless America, all her people, regardless race, creed, color or faith. Those
things really do not matter. What does matter, is, that we should stand united
against whomever comes against all of us or any of us who are American citizens.

Oh, by the way, I am flying my flag, as we always do. And no one should deface
our flag.

God Bless America, God bless our military, wherever they are serving, and may
God bless the rest of us citizens, who love our country and our flag, and the
rights we are blessed to enjoy. And don't tread on our Constitution. Live by it.

Just my feelings today, along with immense sadness for those today who are missing
a loved one, or are dealing with consequences of September 11, 2001.

I don't think anyone will ever forget where they were on this day. I was working
and 3 of us were heading to another store, 50 miles from home, to help work their
inventory. We heard it on the radio in my truck.


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NURSECLARA 9/22/2010 2:06AM

    My husband, son and I watched TV together as the second tower fell. My son whispered, almost under his breath, "I'm enlisting right now". He served the US in the Army proudly, and is now in the reserves. I'll never forget that day and all the lives that were changed forever.

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HEIDIHYATT 9/21/2010 9:53AM

    My husband just retired after 21 years in the Army National Guard. It is a wonderful feeling for them when so many people thank them for their service. I am very proud of the things he has done. He says we have no idea what it is like in third world countries, can't begin to imagine. How blessed we are to have the freedom we do.

God bless all of the survivors, families and those who were murdered that day.


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ROBSMOM2 9/13/2010 10:55AM

  Thank you for your blog/ My 18 yr old grandson enlisted in the Guards last spring Although I was alittle apprehensive about that, when he went I made a committment to write every day to him while he was gone and I did that. He was so over whelmed with all the letters he got and thanked me countless times Also I need to share that when he was flying home after graduation he was so blown away at all the people who thanked him, bought him meals and were just down right wonderful to him. I am so grateful to them and VERY PROUD OF MY SOLDIER!!!! Thanks again for your blog

Mary Jo

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HARLEYFREAK 9/13/2010 6:31AM

  Your comment says it all. I do think of the families often. I too remember exactly where I was that day, I was in the bath tub washing my hair, when the dear hubby yelled for me to get in the den quick, shampoo still in hair I sat on the couch in horror at what was happening right before our eyes. God Bless us all.

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SOUPGAL 9/11/2010 2:03PM

    Enjoyed your blog. Very good emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/11/2010 12:40PM

    Amen Darlene. Well, said, thank you for sharing this. God Bless America!

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NEW-CAZ 9/11/2010 12:34PM

    A fitting tribute Darlene.
I will always remember where I was as it unfolded. I had landed at Heathrow Airport, having come back from holiday, and saw the footage in the airport lounge. We thought at first it was a disaster movie until we realised it was "actually" the BBC world news.
My thoughts are with the survivors and their families.
Please God that we never see anything like this again!

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KBEHUNE 9/11/2010 12:25PM

    I will never forget where I was and what I was doing that day. Thoughts are with all of the survivors, families and every other American on this 9/11!

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TAMATOS 9/11/2010 12:21PM

    Yes, my flag is flying too -- just as it does on all sunny days, but there's a special reason today. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the survivors, friends, and family members who will mark this anniversary with a heavy heart. We live in a wonderful country and we are so blessed -- We must never forget.

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