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You Don't Appreciate How Good You Feel Until............You Feel Really Lousy

Monday, November 28, 2011

I don't know who I got this cold from, but I would like to give it back to them. I have had a sore throat for 2 days & the coughing started some last night & has been practically non-stop all day. Have tried several home remedies for the cough....so far nothing is working. Think I will go to bed early tonight (hope I can sleep without coughing all night).

My "whine time" is over........hope everyone else is healthy & feeling good!

P.S. This week is week 5 of my training program & I am supposed to walk 5K before week is over. Hope I am able to do this.

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ELIZACG9 11/29/2011 2:47PM

    I am supposed to do my 5 K too, and, tomorrow I go to the doctor, I hope you feel better soon, for a cough try in a big spoon honey and squeeze lemon juice and, drink it. I find out tomorrow if I have to go back to another hospital for a check of my breasts....aghhhhhhhhh, not happy to see the doc. but necessary - you cannot put a price on health, it is just so boring "waiting" in the reception room with lots of strange people..... HUGS!

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YELLOW09RED 11/29/2011 11:53AM

    Hugs all day for you.
Feel better soon.

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BEEJ728 11/29/2011 9:18AM

    Hope you are feeling better after your rest. Congratulations on getting to week 5 of the walking program. I've heard that if your cold doesn't affect your lungs, you're ok to walk and it might even help you get better. I wouldn't know because I have asthma and I always take it extra careful. Anyway, whether you do the walk or not this week your a champ and you can always wait a few days and do it then.

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SNUZSUZ 11/29/2011 4:20AM

    I have had a sore throat all day too, I guess it's going around! Hope you get feeling better soon!

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SUNNYWBL 11/29/2011 12:33AM

    If it stays in your head you can at least still exercise. Sounds as though you need that "nighttime sniffley, sneezey, sore throat, can't sleep " stuff that is advertised on the telly!

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TXGRANDMA 11/28/2011 7:58PM

    I have a cold right now, too! Just came down with it Saturday. Not enjoying all the sneezing and nose blowing, but it could be worse! At least I am able to function!
emoticon Get well soon!

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NPA4LOSS 11/28/2011 7:25PM

    emoticon I hope that you have a better night tonight and can sleep. emoticon

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THROOPER62 11/28/2011 6:35PM

    Feel better soon

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RUBYEMMA775 11/28/2011 6:27PM

    hope you feel better soon :)

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Mr. Bud came for Thanksgiving, but I am glad he is gone!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving....I did!

Mr. Bud is the name of a recipe for candy that I made in my Crock Pot for Thanksgiving. If you are interested you will find it on www.justapinch.com. It is definitely NOT Spark oriented, but is very good.

Thankfully, I did not gain any weight during the "feast" & cooking. I encouraged everyone to eat the candy (along with the fudge & peanut brittle) & take the rest home. (never had to "twist anyone's arm" either) emoticon Now that it is gone (except what I put in the freezer for Christmas...it makes A LOT), I can get back to eating better.

Have a great Spark filled day!!

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BRAVEONE92 11/27/2011 6:06PM

    Sounds yummy! I will take a look, and maybe Mr. Bud
will appear on my table for Christmas. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 11/27/2011 1:37PM

    Sounds yummy! I love my crockpot and coming home to already prepared meals. The only dessert I have tried is a peanut butter cake with molten chocolate center. Enough said. emoticon

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Shirley & Marcy (from my InBox)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Shirley & Marcy

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school.

He didn't want his mother to walk with him.

She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.

So she had an idea of how to handle it.

She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance,

So he probably wouldn't notice her.

She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school, with another neighbor girl he knew.

She did this for the whole week.

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs,

Timmy 's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.

Finally she said to Timmy , "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."

The little girl said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest, and her daughter, Marcy ." Timmy replied,

' Shirley Goodnest ? Who is she, and why is she following us?

"Well," Timmy explained, "Every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much.

And in the Psalm, it says, "Shirley Goodnest (surely goodness) and Marcy (mercy) shall follow me all the days of my life." "So, I guess I'll just have to get used to it!"

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always...

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DGFOWLER 11/27/2011 10:10AM

    This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Hugs.. Donna

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ELIZACG9 11/26/2011 1:25PM

    Nice blog, I hope you have a nice day.

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GRANDMA624 11/26/2011 8:33AM

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NPA4LOSS 11/25/2011 8:21PM

    emoticon ah, from the mouths of babes.

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TEXASCATFOOD 11/24/2011 11:54PM

    This is great! Thanks.

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MCJULIEO 11/24/2011 9:35AM


(Happy Thanksgiving!)

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A Family To Be Thankful For

Monday, November 21, 2011

This was borrowed from a Guideposts article:

A Family to Be Thankful For

A mother of four has her faith restored by store-bought pies and the prayer of a child.

By Cynthia Cutts, Lincoln, California

I knew putting together a traditional Thanksgiving dinner would take extra organization, what with four kids (two still in diapers) and my husband, Jerry, working long hours. So I wrote a to-do list and stuck it on the fridge at the beginning of the week. I figured I’d cross off a few items each day.

But now it was the day before Thanksgiving and nothing was done. Not the fresh cranberry sauce. Or the homemade dinner rolls. Not even the most important thing on our family’s menu—the pies. Pumpkin and apple, made from scratch using recipes passed down from my mom and Jerry’s.

I put Halley and Casey down for their naps. Now I can start the pies, I thought, setting the ingredients out. The phone rang. Justin, my 13-year-old.

“Mom, can you bring my basketball uniform to school? I just found out we have a game tonight.”

“Sure,” I said, stifling a sigh. I hung up and saw that a stack of newspapers had been dropped off in the drive for my nine-year-old, Corbett, to deliver. The papers were bulging with Thanksgiving ads. Corbett couldn’t carry them on his bike. I’d have to drive him.

I took out the trash, hauled in the papers, then cleaned sticky fingerprints from the fridge. There, practically smirking at me, was my to-do list. I checked my watch: 3:45 already?! The door slammed. “Hi, Mom,” Corbett said.

“Corbett, your brother has a game so let’s get your paper route done,” I said. I bundled the babies into their car seats, then ran back for Justin’s uniform. I looked at the apples, pumpkin and spices on the counter. “Guess I’m not making those pies now,” I grumbled.

Jerry got out of work early enough to go to the game, but by the time we got home, ate dinner and tucked the kids in, it was almost 10:00 P.M. The sight of the pie ingredients on the counter made me want to cry. I sat down and buried my head in my arms.

“What’s wrong?” Jerry asked.

“I wanted Thanksgiving to be perfect,” I moaned, “but I never even had time to make pies!”

“Don’t worry, honey. I’ll just buy some,” he said.

“We can’t buy Thanksgiving pies!”

“Sure, we can,” Jerry said.

“But they won’t be our family’s pies.”

Jerry gave me a hug. “The kids won’t care. They’ll eat anything. You’re so busy taking care of everyone. Let the boys and me take over this Thanksgiving.”

“Fine,” I said, too tired to argue.

The next morning I surrendered the kitchen to the guys. Six hours later Corbett came to get me. I followed him into the dining room. There on the table was a Thanksgiving feast. A beautifully browned turkey, Jerry’s handiwork. Cranberry sauce and hot dinner rolls, both straight from a can and proudly prepared by Corbett. Sweet potatoes topped with melted marshmallows, and instant mashed potatoes, whipped up by Justin. And on the sideboard sat the pies—apple and pumpkin, store-bought.

We sat down and Corbett said grace. “Dear God, thanks for all the food, especially the yummy pies. Thank you for a great mom who does so much for us. Thanks most of all that we get to be together. Amen.”

I opened my eyes and looked around the table. Corbett was right. Being together was what mattered. I’d gotten my perfect Thanksgiving after all.

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ROSEWCI 11/22/2011 7:16PM

    Beautiful! It is what's MOST important! emoticon
emoticon Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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CONNIER64 11/21/2011 8:30AM

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DMILLER33 11/21/2011 7:04AM

    Beautiful ! Sometimes we forget what is really important.

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Hallelujah, hubby is home!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

After 4 days in the hospital due to severe leg infection (brought on by a large blister while wearing compression hose ordered by surgeon after vein surgery 2 months ago), DH is home. He is thankful (according to him) to be able to eat my cooking again, see our rat terrier "Mattie" & sleep in his own bed. emoticon I am just glad his leg is better & he was able to come home.

Now I have to get ready for Thanksgiving (I drove 120 miles every day to spend day with him in the hospital & am behind schedule for getting things done for Thursday). My DD & DIL are helping & I have a list to work on every day between now & then. Group will be small this year (only 10) but we will have the same food. They always love to take some home with them.

Tuesday morning we are supposed to go back to hospital for blood work & Wednesday morning be over there to see surgeon who did leg surgery (to change dressing, check leg & put UNNA boots on DH). Will call Mon. morning & see if we can do all these things in 1 day & save some travel time, gas expense, etc.

Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSYMOOSE71 11/20/2011 8:06PM

    Glad to hear he's home. That must be a relief! Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

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MISSM66 11/20/2011 2:03PM

    I am very Happy for you D,just take care of your self and him too, and enjoy your family at this Thanksgiving day, Happy Happy Thanksgiving emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GMASANDIE 11/20/2011 10:42AM

    How wonderful hubby is home! There is nothing better than home cooking and your own bed. May the Lord continue to bless you both. Hugs! Sandie

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JUDYAMK 11/20/2011 8:49AM

    You have several blessings to celebrate this Thanksgiving , your husband is home, & on the mend, & great family to help out in a crisis. You are blessed. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

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