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Do you celebrate Easter? Any special traditions?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Just curious what others do at Easter.

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JANEYINMADTOWN 3/29/2010 12:19AM

    we normally have a family gathing with services and brunch. However, we had a family party last weekend for my father's 81 bday so there will be no extended family gathering this year. However my son and I will be going to brunch...which is special to me!

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JAXMOMMY 3/26/2010 11:11PM

    Yes, while I do not attend a church, I do take the day for what it means. We usually go to my mom's for a nice Easter dinner with family and friends. She will dye eggs with my nephew and we will all get one with our name on it.... Even Jack gets a dyed egg with his name on it! Happy early birthday to you Deej!

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DEEJ2U 3/26/2010 7:05PM

    MH your memory is wayyyyyyyy too good and wasn't I trying to forget that I'm another year older? lol I'm going to try...heavy on the take that day off and make that day about HIM not me. emoticon But I'm glad one of yours is sharing in the moment. He should feel Blessed. emoticon emoticon

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DEEJ2U 3/26/2010 6:55PM

    But Janet, isn't it still a VERY important day? emoticon emoticon emoticonHope you and DH have a Blessed Easter.

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YAFENELRA 3/26/2010 6:49PM

    This year going to sun rise service (or should I say "SON RISE') then there is a children's festival and then regular church. Then to friend's for dinner and back to the church at 6 for more children's festival.

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HENABELLE 3/26/2010 6:13PM

    We go to Easter early morning service, then breakfast, then regular church service. Then the available children and their families come over for a big Easter dinner. This year is a birthday celebration as well on Easter... won't that happen at your house too, Deej?! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEET_DREAMS 3/26/2010 10:01AM

    No, we don't do anything special for Easter. I used to when the kids were home but now that it's just the two of us it's pretty much just another day.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more..

Expect less

NOW .......

Enough of that crap. The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

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JANEYINMADTOWN 3/26/2010 10:41PM

    Love it! Thank you Deej!

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HENABELLE 3/19/2010 9:47AM


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TIGGER1992 3/19/2010 2:07AM

    Love it! emoticon

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GIGIANDDAISY 3/19/2010 12:27AM

    This was great!

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OLDOWL 3/18/2010 11:50PM

    So cute Thank you! Where on earth did you get the picture of the donkey in the well?

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Isn't anyone else not getting Spark e-mails?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Only 3 today ...when I normally get 6 or 7. And NONE yesterday ! What is going on? My server or Sparkpeople

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JRAUTIO 2/24/2010 11:42AM

    I haven't been getting any Spark e-mails that award Spark Points for a long time now. Has anyone else had that issue? I am still receiving my "weekly" mails as usual.

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MISS_PIE 2/24/2010 9:33AM

    Me too. I only received one today. I'll have to check the email settings.

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LIS193 2/24/2010 9:16AM

    Some days more than others and occasionally none! I've been and reset my e-mail subscriptions quite a few times lately and that seems to help.

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SNOWFILLY 2/24/2010 8:23AM

    I am with you, normally 6 or 7. First I got none, then the next day 1, today I got 3. What is going on?

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KATHRYN1955 2/24/2010 7:56AM

    Me too, I thought maybe I had deleted something. I will ask on the tech support line.

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BERNADETTEB 2/24/2010 7:10AM

    I usually get 6 or 7, too, so when I got none at all yesterday I checked my junkmail and for some reason they had all be redirected there. This happened once before and I don't know why.... but try checking your junk mail and your settings.

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SHERYLDS 2/24/2010 5:15AM

    see previous comment


to change email 'subscriptions' go to

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SHERYLDS 2/24/2010 5:09AM

    I am getting both sparkmail in the system and to my outside email address.

you might want to check

How do I unsubscribe from emails or change my email address, username, or password?
Click the "Account/Email Preferences" link, located at the upper left of your Start page, under your username.
You can change your username, email setup, and more on the main account preferences page.
To cancel emails or change your email subscriptions click here. After you log in, you can uncheck emails you do not want to receive; to cancel all your emails click the box by "Never email me again"; make sure to click Save after making any changes.

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PAYDAY10 2/24/2010 1:47AM

  There are days I receive more and days I receive less. I have only been a member for a few weeks and thought that was normal. Perhaps there is a technical problem.

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Is there life after retail? lol

Monday, January 11, 2010

j/k But a day off would be nice! emoticon

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SLHMOMOF2 1/11/2010 11:05AM

    Yeah, I've been missing you around here...take care!

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MAURIZIA 1/11/2010 7:57AM

    Sure would! emoticon

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TIGGER1992 1/11/2010 2:10AM

    hmm, I thought "life after retail" was when your number was picked in the lottery! emoticon

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What did you get for Christmas that you really didn't want?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I got a cold but still went to work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACQUISPAGE 1/11/2010 4:48AM

    funny pyjamas

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JELLIO1 1/3/2010 10:01PM

    I think I wanted everything I got except those little gifts my students give me.

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CILLALILLY 1/2/2010 10:39PM

    More junk food! lol

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SHAUNDA 12/28/2009 11:59AM

    Nothing except extra weight! I had a really good Christmas!

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LITTLEBILLY1 12/28/2009 12:11AM

  Did not ask for anything - that way I am not disappointed.

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HAMMLIN 12/27/2009 11:32PM

    a sled... albeit i asked for it 5 years ago, can't blame my husband for trying :)
I made up for it and bought myself a wii :) emoticon

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JANEYINMADTOWN 12/27/2009 10:17PM

    5 extra pounds!


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TIGGER1992 12/27/2009 10:04PM

    me too - more chocolates! (Are these people trying to sabotage me?) emoticon

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CATEYDID1 12/27/2009 8:38PM

  I got another 5 pounds that I thought I had lost last week, but apparently only misplaced. They have been safely re-positioned on my hips. emoticon

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SNETTIK 12/27/2009 8:32PM

    Chocolates =/ i can never resist.

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