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Leone has such a sense of humor...

Friday, January 07, 2011

Last night after dinner Robert and I sitting on the sofa, Tuffy asleep on my favorite blanket in my recliner and Leona my new Guide Dog was at my feet on the floor playing with her squeaky ahrd rubber kitty kat.

Robert was going to put liquid bandaids on my knees that are still not healed from my last fall. I stood up and dropped my pants and put my feet on the coffee table and he put the liquid on the scabs. I spend a few minutes fanning the knees dry. I then rose and pulled up my pants and sat back down on the sofa and "SQUEAK!" Oh my gosh! I jumped! Leona a prankster had dropped her squeaky kitty in my pants and i didn't see that. Robert was laughing ahrd. Silly leone.

  
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BHSUZYCUE 1/9/2011 6:57PM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/9/2011 1:32PM

    LOL!!! This really made my day. So glad Leone is such a joy even as a prankster!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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BRATS4 1/8/2011 6:50PM

    that is so funny.

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PICKIE98 1/8/2011 6:25PM

    are you SURE that was the noise from back there?? I have heard it called lots of things, but never a squeaky toy!!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 1/8/2011 2:13PM

  OMG, LOL! (As the kids would say.) Thanks for a good giggle.

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TES5061 1/8/2011 11:53AM

    Good to know your new guide dog is also good for a laugh! Laughing is good for the soul!

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KEEKEELEE 1/8/2011 11:50AM

    This was my first laugh out loud moment of the day! emoticon

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MARTY19 1/8/2011 7:36AM

    You certainly won't be bored with her that's for sure. She will add new dimensions to your life.

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MEADSBAY 1/7/2011 10:42PM

    hahahahaha!
Sneaky pup!
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TWEETYKC00 1/7/2011 10:39PM

    thanks, i needed that laugh! you have to love Leone! good thing it wasn't a rawhide chew that went in your pants, i don't think Robert has a bandaid for that. lol.

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WILLOW49 1/7/2011 10:34PM

    LOL, what a character Leone is!

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NORASPAT 1/7/2011 10:29PM

    I just commented and it disappeared i hope this machine is fixed by now.

I said i just had my first laugh of the day and its bed time by now. I can so easily imagine Leone doing that since she looks just like my Wendy Alice so its easy for me to have a mental picture. Wendy was my disabled Stepfathers wedding gift to my mother. The dog was taught to go to the newsagents for his newspaper. She would go to the front of the line and the man rolled the paper and she ran home with it. She eventually learned to fetch his shoes even the one with his leg iron attached to it. I loved that dog
. Leone reminds me of her. Pat in Augusta Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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In 2 local newspapers...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Both the Clackamas Review and Oregon city news today. My journey. Told here...

www.clackamasreview.com/features/sto
ry.php?story_id=129416805243015900

  
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 1/11/2011 8:07AM

    Hi Debbie:
I loved reading your story. I admire all your ambition and determination. Thank you so much for sharing this and have a nice day.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/9/2011 1:38PM

    What a super article, Debbie!! I am so glad that you finally have Leone...what a great blessing for you!!! You continue to inspire me always...I am very proud to be your friend!!! Can't wait to read more of your blogs as you and Leone enjoy 2011 together!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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LUNADRAGON 1/8/2011 7:40PM

    Fabulous story!

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KEEKEELEE 1/8/2011 11:57AM

    What an amazing story and an amazing woman!! You go girl!!

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FLYINGTOFREEDOM 1/6/2011 2:50PM

    that is so wonderful. thank you.


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NURSESUSIE51 1/6/2011 1:12PM

    A great story!! And what a sweet face....both on Leone & you emoticon



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DIASTER 1/5/2011 8:20PM

  Wonderful story, thank you for sharing. Your dog is beautiful and your determination is totally awesome.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 1/5/2011 7:17PM

  What a great article!!! Thank you for sharing the link with us. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will find that home.

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BUELLRIDER 1/5/2011 5:57PM

    What a great article. Leone really posed for the picture (as only Labs do). He is so cute. You really worked hard to get him. You two make a great couple. emoticon

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DEBGIL 1/5/2011 5:40PM

    I'm so glad you shared this with us! You deserve and huge standing ovation for all you have overcome. What an inspiration! BIG HUGGLES and SMOOCHIES.

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HEYRED221 1/5/2011 5:17PM

    That is great. I am so happy for you and assume things are going good!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/5/2011 4:28PM

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BRATS4 1/5/2011 3:53PM

    how very cool!

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BETRME100 1/5/2011 3:50PM

    oh Debbie, why do you have to make me cry? I'm so happy for you...what determination...I'm so proud of you!!

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NORASPAT 1/5/2011 3:37PM

    DEBBIEANNE what a great story in the newspaper. I love the picture of you and Leone.
I am so glad you posted it for me to read. I have been telling people about your experience and now I know i have it right. Love you alot. Pat in Maine.

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GAARAMA 1/5/2011 2:46PM

    Debbie you deserve only but the best, fantastic article. I am so happy you found Leone.
There is no stopping the "Debbster" now.

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LINDA! 1/5/2011 2:07PM

    Awesome Debbie!!

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MARTY19 1/5/2011 2:05PM

    Awesome article. Just goes to show that if you never give up you will get what you need. Your couage and dedication inspire me.

Hugs,
Marty

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TES5061 1/5/2011 2:03PM

    It is a very moving story. You are so strong and I am proud to have you as my SparkFriend! emoticon emoticon

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SWISSMISSBLISS 1/5/2011 1:30PM

    Congratulations on acheiving your desires and pushing to get your needs met! We have to be our own advocates & sometimes our hard work is rewarded with helpful people who come in to our lives just at the right time.
Your Leone looks like such a sweetie. Dogs are such wonderful companions. It's amazing how in tune they are to our emotions.
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LEXIE63 1/5/2011 12:24PM

    I did my blubbing when I was watching your trip unfold through your blog, but I started again reading the article. :-)
I think the paper has done a great job.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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VALERIENEAL 1/5/2011 11:55AM

    WOW, emoticon
I love your profile picture BTW, it's GREAT.

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ASPENHUGGER 1/5/2011 11:34AM

    Wow, you're a media star! Can I have your autograph? Will you forget your friends the little people when you are up there amongst all the beautiful people? LOL. Great story Deb, and you deserve all the praise you can get for being such a fighter. I know your theme song is "I Will Survive!"
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ETAGGEL 1/5/2011 11:20AM

    You did have a great year Debbie ( apart fro the falls you had), I hope 2011 will be just as good to you! (minus the falls!)

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JEANHOW 1/5/2011 11:10AM

    When growing up my best friend James was legally blind and always looked out for me.
I always find the biggest challenge in one's life is the one they put on themselves from the inside. Very nice story piece in your paper. I'm so happy you had a happy ending. Jean emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/5/2011 11:07AM

    That paper did a wonderful job on your story!

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MEADSBAY 1/5/2011 11:05AM

    Well, your story had me sitting here blubbering, too, Debbieanne-
what an amazing year (and life!( you have had!
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TWEETYKC00 1/5/2011 10:43AM

    that's great honey, i'm proud of you. and i do love the picture of you and Leone, too.

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A cup of tea

Tuesday, January 04, 2011



One day my mother was out, and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my mom came home.

My dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' Mom waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy; and she watched him drink it up.


Then she said, (as only a mother would know), "'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water, is the toilet?"

  
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BUELLRIDER 1/5/2011 5:43PM

    You are such a case. That story was so funny. But, you didn't tell us were you really did get the water. emoticon

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JEANHOW 1/5/2011 11:11AM

    Good story *chuckles* What did your dad do? *grins* emoticon emoticon

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HANNAH_CALM 1/5/2011 2:52AM

    So did he throw up?

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MARTY19 1/4/2011 7:39PM

    So cute. I'll watch who brings my tea from now on.

Hugs,
Marty

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 1/4/2011 6:40PM

    I'll never drink tea again.

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SWISSMISSBLISS 1/4/2011 6:34PM

    Hahaha! funny stuff!
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BUNNYCATS 1/4/2011 5:35PM

    teehee, teehee, heehee, hahahaha emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 1/4/2011 5:22PM

    hahahahaha!
Lucy brought me a cup of tea from her new tea set yesterday
(no water in it, though).
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TEXASGIRL48 1/4/2011 5:21PM

    I thought at first this was something you really did, I cracked up at the last line.

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LINDA! 1/4/2011 5:14PM

    So funny!!! emoticon

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TES5061 1/4/2011 5:06PM

    OMG! That's IS too funny! As I read the last line I couldn't help but *gasp*! Thank for sharing!

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TES5061 1/4/2011 5:06PM

    OMG! That's IS too funny! As I read the last line I couldn't help but *gasp*! Thank for sharing!

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TES5061 1/4/2011 5:06PM

    OMG! That's IS too funny! As I read the last line I couldn't help but *gasp*! Thank for sharing!

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BETRME100 1/4/2011 4:07PM

    soooo funny!!! love this!!

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DEBALDERMAN 1/4/2011 3:58PM

    Aw, DebbieAnne, that is just too precious! :D emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/4/2011 3:45PM

    emoticon I remember reading this in Readers Digest. Makes you sit up and take notice especially for those that don't really pay attention to what their children are doing.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 1/4/2011 3:11PM

  Oh no way! That is a great story!!!

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MZZCHIEF 1/4/2011 2:53PM

    Too funny!
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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 1/4/2011 2:12PM

    Yeah - a mom WOULD know! I have to share that one with my DH.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 1/4/2011 1:58PM

    Oh, my, that would give one a start, wouldn't it? Cute blog!

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WILLOW49 1/4/2011 1:56PM

    LOL Too tunny!

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In need of a Real Vacation

Sunday, January 02, 2011

While I am jealous my daughter leaves in the am for 14 glorious days in Southern California I am stuck here in Northern Oregon in a Deep Freeze. Arggghhhhhh

  
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PICKIE98 1/5/2011 6:19PM

    Debbieanne you can come stay here,, I will go there,, more snow today, 16 degrees this morning,, stay warm!!!

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NORASPAT 1/5/2011 3:39PM

    Think warm thoughts and pet Leone. Hugs from Maine Pat

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ASPENHUGGER 1/3/2011 9:45PM

    I think you should make her stay home & you go!

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PICKIE98 1/3/2011 4:45PM

    Hmmm, is this from the same woman who regaled us all with her playful antics from Palm Springs while we were here in rain, snow, cold!! Even sent us pics so we could drool and cry over our turf conditions???
I will swap you tonight!! We are thrilled because it is UP to 32 degrees and stopped snowing for an hour or two!!
Take the first bus out and I will meet you at the station!!!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 1/2/2011 10:15PM

  Guess what? It is snowing down to 1300 feet here in southern CA tonight, raining (& very cold) everywhere else (and should be this way for the next couple of days). I hope she has a great trip anyway!

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MEADSBAY 1/2/2011 9:27PM

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Sorry- best I could do!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/2/2011 7:13PM

    You could have our's on this side of the mountains. 5, then 7 last night and 22 right now emoticon Have a great day emoticon

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MRE1956 1/2/2011 5:42PM

    Tell me about it - I'm in the cesspit of the universe (aka central NJ) and I haven't had a real, bona-fide out-of-state vacation since 2007 - I swear, I'm about to snap.....just sayin'.....please know that there are others who feel your misery.....

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PJGABRIEL 1/2/2011 5:00PM

    Warm weather sounds really good right now, we just have to remember that come summer and it is hot.

Have a Great Day!


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MARTY19 1/2/2011 2:57PM

    Lucky her. I'm wishing for a tropical vacation and it isn't going to happen. LOL!

Hugs,
Marty

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May 2011 be your year to shine...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Here are NEXT Year’s wishes for you.


May you always make the right moves.

May your cup runneth over with love


MAY YOU ALWAYS FIND SHELTER FROM ANY STORM



May you remain good looking and looking good.



May you find the perfect diet for your body and your soul.


May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.


May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop.

May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbery pink and furry TAN.

May you manage to MAKE time for siesta.


May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind.


May your accessories always harmonize with your natural beauty!


Should your mouth ever be bigger than your stomach,

may you have a chewing good time!




May you always know when to walk away and when to run.



AND MAY YOUR FRIENDS ALWAYS BRING YOU JOY



REMEMBERING THAT LIVING WELL

IS THE BEST REVENGE AGAINST MORTALITY

May 2011 be your BEST year EVER!!!

  
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PICKIE98 1/2/2011 1:18PM

    Right back atcha!!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 1/1/2011 10:26PM

  To you, too!

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TES5061 1/1/2011 10:08PM

    Amen!

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WILLOW49 1/1/2011 8:13PM

    emoticon Thank you, Debbie! Happy New Year!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/1/2011 4:41PM

    emoticon blog!

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MARTY19 1/1/2011 4:36PM

    What a wonderful blog. I just love it and I thank you for sharng it.

hugs,
Marty

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HANNAH_CALM 1/1/2011 3:33PM

    Happy New Year! May the road rise up to meet you!

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CHEVY63 1/1/2011 1:48PM

   
Thanks - lots of great ideas for the new year! I hope that the New Year treats you well, too!
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