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Update/Me&My Harley!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I just wanted to tell everyone that I will be AWOL for a bit.
I am having shoulder surgery on Tuesday(yes, if you are a
praying person,I covet your prayers). It makes me uncomfortable
to undergo anesthesia...
I don't know how I will be painwise, but if it is not terribly bad,
then I'll be on here typing with one hand.....
So please do not think I have disappeared, or fell off my diet wagon.

THE moral of this story is this: when you are short, and ride a lower
type Harley Davidson motorcycle, and you are going to load same on
to a trailer, do make sure YOU don't bottom out. I didn't even think
of that, and almost went off the ramp under the bike. I have always
done a lot of lifting and heavy work, never crossed my mind to let the
bike drop (because I knew I'd be under it) so progressively, over the
last several months the left shoulder has gotten to be so painful I can't
sleep w/o meds....

I also want to POST how proud I am of DAVID. He has lost an AMAZING
23 POUNDS as of this morning..........

Blessings all,

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DOINFINE 8/9/2009 2:17PM

    I will definitely be praying for you on Tuesday especially and also for a quick recovery. I don't know David but I'm happy that he lost 23 pounds. It's always nice to hear of someone's success.

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MUMSKI 8/9/2009 2:04PM

    Hope all goes well on Tuesday, I shall be thinking of you. Woow! congrats to David, that is so good!!

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    My prayers are on the way to you. Good luck! Congrats to David!

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RD03875 8/9/2009 1:45AM

    Wishing you well on your surgery. Hope to see you back soon.

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SKYEFYR 8/8/2009 5:09PM

  Healing energy coming your way! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope all goes well with the surgery and you're better than new in no time!

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CINDERRELIC 8/8/2009 2:44PM

    Congats to David!!! You both are doing great. Yes, I am a praying person and, yes, I will keep you in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/8/2009 2:44:58 PM

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KAT7457 8/8/2009 2:24PM

    wow congrad to david and my thought and prayers go out to you for your shoulder surgery on tuesday. get well soon. you will be missed. emoticon emoticon

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FIT_ARTIST 8/8/2009 1:09PM

    Take it easy, lady! Get well! Congrats to David!

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We never know.........

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We never know, when you stop and think about it, when we talk with someone
or talk to them on spark, what that person is going through in their personal life.
I am going to make an effort to give someone on here an encouraging word or two
daily. I have read pain.....and I feel for those people...
Let's all of us try to be a little kinder to each other............

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ALASKAN 7/31/2009 1:14AM

    Hello Darlene
I totally agree with you after all, it's a small world (like the song) and you may need someday. Darlene, thank you for sharing this and it's appreciated too. I try to help anyone that needs it, b/c that is me. I like to help others and it with kindness that I do it. Don't hesitate to ask me. I did not know the answer and I will to find it for you as well as me I am here for anyone. Talk to you later, take care, and have a nice weekend. (I know that I'm early on it, but I like doing some things early).

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BUGLET- 7/30/2009 9:43AM

    Such a great plan! It takes so little to be kind and the kicker here is that you, too, will be blessed. Thanks for reminding us. That alone, will make us happy. To see the smile on someone else's face will give US that warm fuzzy feeling. We can do it on Spark. Touching each other with our kindness and helping us to appreciate things and people in our lives. Great idea, girl! emoticon emoticon

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SANDYMAE3 7/30/2009 9:19AM

    yes kindness, but i think sometimes we also have to watch how we word things. you never know someone elses circumstances. if someone is grouchy or having a bad day it could be because someone else started it. so be kind and do like darlene is doing. just like a smile its infectious. bel

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ME2448 7/30/2009 8:18AM

    I have been trying that too. Sometimes the words do not come easy to me but I try to say something. Good Luck to you too:) It is a fun challenge.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/30/2009 2:55AM

    That is a wonderful idea. I'm going to follow through with that as well. Thanks.

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LOUVENE51 7/29/2009 11:04PM

    I'm with you. I am always reminded that when I think I have it bad there is someone who has it much worse. It makes me feel good to help others and usually a kind word is all I have to give, Not much effort at all to make someone feel good. Thank you for your blog.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

I found these, thought they were an excellent read, so wanted to share:
Blessings on you my friends! Darlene

Eight Gifts

Below are eight gifts that don't cost a cent to give.

But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response.
Just listening.

Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and
Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family
and friends.

Funny pictures. Share articles, funny stories and funny
greetings. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.
A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and
may even change a life.

A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super
job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
Helping elderly cross the road can be nice.

There are times when we want nothing better than to be left
alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of
solitude to others.

The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to
someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.

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TXSPLA 7/26/2009 7:26PM

    I love this. Thanks for sharing.

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TRY2CHANGE 7/26/2009 4:47PM

    Thats so uplifting and so true. Although, if I tried to help someone across the street in my state, they'd probably think I was trying to mug them or kill them; that or they would slap me for thinking of them as old :P
This really was a blessing, thanks for sharing.
God Bless

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BUGLET- 7/26/2009 9:15AM

    I resent that part about the elderly, I can still make it across the road just fine! Hehehe! These are things we all can do. Give and you will get, plus the best part is it's gonna make you happy too. God bless and thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KAT7457 7/26/2009 2:35AM

    thanks for sharing.

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DZZSHORTSTACK 7/25/2009 11:52PM

    Very nice Darlene!!! Thanks for sharing!

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BLESSEDINBAMA 7/25/2009 9:55PM

    Great post! It's so true that the most meaningful gifts are those that let us know that someone was thinking of us. Doesn't have to mean an expensive gift; just a few minutes of our time.

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STILLFLYIN 7/25/2009 8:12PM

    Wow! I'm copying this to refer to later.

Thank you.

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Long Dry Spell

Monday, July 20, 2009

I haven't posted because I really didn't have anything new to write about.
Hopefully I am getting back on track with the weight thing. I had gained
some back, and just said stop. I had to come to the conclusion that I cant
do what anyone else does, and so far have lost about three pounds of what
I had gained back. I have to call my dr. and reschedule my appt. because I
know she will be upset with me for gaining. No more than I am upset with
me tho, I am sure. I am hoping to at least lose to what I was last time I was
It is hard to deal with all this, can't get out and walk because my hip hurts
so bad, seems it is one health problem after another. I am grateful they are
not worse than they are, but it does get discouraging.
I will not be beaten. My will has never been broken before, and I will not
allow this situation to beat me now.
Seeya all at the salad bowl...........LOL


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SANDYMAE3 7/22/2009 6:24AM

    darlene i hope you understand that we dont expect anyone to keep up with all we do but we do need your support and we want to help support you. please come back on rome and join in our chats. bel

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THINTWIN2 7/21/2009 9:48AM

    Glad to hear from you Darlene. I know we tend to pull away when things aren't going so well, at least I do. But that's when we need to reach out for support and friendship the most. I'm glad you wrote. We're here for you. Glad you're taking steps to lose the weight you've regained. Keep it going!

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BLESSEDINBAMA 7/20/2009 9:54PM

    I'm in the same boat with you! I don't blog because there's nothing really positive to say. I'm in a rut of emotional eating that I can't seem to break. I just do the best I can on any given day. Can't exercise because of the balance disorder; can't even really walk for more than 10 minutes without getting nausea.

Sounds depressing, but I have to count my blessings. So many people are much worse off than I am. Thankfully, I have God to lean on and He keeps me going. Aren't we lucky to have such a God?


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KALISWALKER 7/20/2009 6:03PM

    Yes back to the salad bowl for me too! We can do it.

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CINDERRELIC 7/20/2009 3:48PM

    I know the feeling! I have not blogged in months. New things have happened but just not good news with my healthy eating plan.

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BUGLET- 7/20/2009 2:14PM

    Take hope in this thought, calorie restriction helps weight loss more than exercise does. That said, exercise is good but not if you're in pain. Let's do this together, we can you know. emoticon emoticon

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Goodbye two old friends

Friday, June 26, 2009

Good afternoon,

I am just taking a few minutes here to say goodbye to Farrah Fawcett
and Michael Jackson. Both relatively young. Farrah put up a terrific
fight against cancer, and Michael Jackson apparently, according to the
news report this morning, may have received some kind of injection
before having a heart attack. The search is on for the dr. who lived
with him. I personally would not ever say anything negative, and as I
told some folks posting last night, elsewhere, remember he has children
who may read those unkind words. All they are going to know is their
daddy is gone.
Life is short. Enjoy and treasure every single minute, and never miss a
chance to say "I love you" to someone................whether it is your own
children, your spouse, your friends or family.


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KALISWALKER 7/14/2009 5:03PM

    He will be remembered for his talent.

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BUGLET- 6/28/2009 10:43AM

    MJ was a great entertainer but troubled. Child stars often have more than their share of troubles. I believe they should nail the doctors to the ones who overdose on prescription drugs. Esp. if they are injecting them and aware of the amount and kinds of drugs. Sad childhood for his children also. Farrah F. was a brave woman. God help them both..

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CINDERRELIC 6/27/2009 12:22AM

    Very good insights, Darlene. emoticon

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FRUMPY55 6/26/2009 3:54PM

    I grew up on Charlies Angels and Michael Jackson. No one can deny the talent both shared with us. Farrah fought one heck of a fight. Michael was troubled. My heart goes to both these families and the children. Red for Farrah and the three children of Michael. Regardless of what is said about him no one can discount his impact on the music and entertainment business. May both rest in peace.

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ILOVEROSES 6/26/2009 2:55PM

    Darlene, I agree with you. emoticon emoticon

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KAT7457 6/26/2009 2:40PM

    Darlene, very well put. emoticon

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TXSPLA 6/26/2009 2:30PM

    Darlene I totally agree with you. From what was said last night it looked like he was a good Dad. My heart goes out to his children.

Farah was a beautiful strong woman. I admire her courage and fight for life.
My prayers for both families.

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SANDYMAE3 6/26/2009 2:16PM

    ij agree with both of you the day theworld died for me was when we lost elvis, but i grew with mj also he was great we will never forget him and i can see michael,farrah, and ed holding hands on there way to heaven right now, what a beautiful site. bel

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/26/2009 1:56PM

    Darlene I agree with you. I grew with both of them. I watched Charlie's Angels as a kid and even had the dolls. I wanted to be just like Michael Jackson growing up. I knew all the dance moves from the videos and had posters all over my room of him. I was one of those crazy obsessed MJ fans growing up. I'm devastated by his loss. Its a very sad day. The music world has changed forever by his death.

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