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So Many Blessings on Friday the 13th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Things have been falling into place today. It's amazing!

During break of line dance class I signed up for a chair caning class. emoticon

I made it through the entire dance class. I can even do two of several fairly well now. That makes them all the more fun!

Off to an errand for dh I spotted a sign for a yard sale. The lady gave me a whole bunch of lilac starts! Free!

Of to Fort Carson to get rid of recycles. Then to the commissary. The lot was packed but I figured I only needed a few things so I'd just sail through the express lane. They are having a healthy lifestyle festival. So many freebies including popcorn. Inside they had turkey hot dogs on sale for 50c. Get this - they also had a 50c off coupon making the hotdogs free!

I'm not a big hot dog eater but that's ok. It's a year's supply for us. Not only that, I'm thinking chopping one up small as a puppy training treat.

Now, time for a rest. Between the line dancing and lots of steps on the pedometer I am ready for a nap. When it cools off later this evening (it's 90 out) I'll deal with the gorgeous lilac starts.

Happy Friday the 13th! May yours be as blessed as mine!

  
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PATTISTAMPS 6/24/2014 10:36AM

    My sweet Yorkie, Bizzy, had to take allergy medicine and heart medication her whole life. We used hot dogs - I would slice them and the cut each slice into quarters. But them in snack bags in the freezer and twice a day she had a training session with the hot dogs as rewards. 4 pieces, 4 tricks! And snuck the pills into them so she didn't even know it. They are a great puppy trainer, for sure!!! At the end of her days, she couldn't eat, but she always managed the hot dogs. (and yes, we did not let her go on like that, and broke our hearts)

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/15/2014 1:27AM

    emoticon You had an eventful day for sure! I love the smell of lilacs. Great job on the line dancing! emoticon

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KADULAC 6/14/2014 9:27PM

    That sounds like a great day.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/13/2014 10:37PM

    wee, too had a great day .... hit a couple of garage sales ourselves .... LOL ... roc
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DOVESEYES 6/13/2014 10:35PM

    What a wonderful day.

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LACEYKYLE 6/13/2014 8:27PM

    emoticon Who doesn't love a sale? Especially when it's free!!

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EDWARDS1411 6/13/2014 8:21PM

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LYNMEINDERS 6/13/2014 7:56PM

    What an awesome day...go you

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MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY 6/13/2014 6:43PM

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ICECUB 6/13/2014 6:41PM

    lilac smell so good. I love them. congrats on getting through the line dancing. it sounds like fun. this Friday 13 was good, no bad luck!! emoticon

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A Box Full of Kisses

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


A Box Full of Kisses



The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.

- nmv

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 6/11/2014 7:14PM

    Beautiful!! emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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KADULAC 6/11/2014 7:12PM

    Sweet story.

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LACEYKYLE 6/10/2014 10:58PM

    emoticon Very sweet and very true emoticon !

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ICECUB 6/10/2014 6:48PM

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LYNMEINDERS 6/10/2014 6:18PM

    AMEN...so true

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EDWARDS1411 6/10/2014 11:58AM

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/10/2014 10:46AM

    I've got goosebumps .... such a wonderful tale. roc
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BARB4HEALTH 6/10/2014 9:55AM

    Love this! Sad but true! Oh, the flags on my page was just a picture that I found and liked. Thought they were just little flags displayed for the picture.

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A Life-Changing Revalation

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Yesterday I went to an expo for seniors, caretakers and family members. I now fit into the senior category at 56 (still tying to get used to that).

I brought home lots of useful goodies and info. The most important thing was getting a hearing test. The tech said I had perfect hearing. I told him what was going on - words seemed too fast for me to understand, I felt like I wasn't hearing it all. He said he wanted to try something else. He ran some more tests.

Turns out I have superior hearing. While most people should be at a 20, I was in the negative numbers. I could hear very high tones as well as very low tones and everything in between.

There's where trouble lays for me. I hear so much I can't take all the info in. I sort of shut down and cannot process it all. It's not me being crazy. Maybe not even fibro fog. It's just too much.

This is a major relief finding this out. It is why I can't be in busy situations or shut down. It is why I can't concentrate well.

This may seem crazy, but there are times I can faintly hear a radio on. I can't make out the words, but there have been times I have heard tunes, an announcer, more, different tunes. I did think I was crazy. Now there is an explanation! What relief.

I would love to learn more about this and wonder of folks in similar circumstances. What do they go through? Is there research being done?

I do know folks with fibro often have heightened hearing. I just never knew I was one of them,

Thankful and relieved is what I've been feeling. Similar to the feeling I had when they told me I had the fibro. I have to learn to cope just as I did to that, but just knowing I'm not crazy makes me ecstatic!

  
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KADULAC 6/11/2014 8:13PM

    Wow, that's amazing. I'm so glad you got that sorted.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/9/2014 6:27AM

    Its great when we find things like this out....puts the pieces together for us...woohoo...thats awesome

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/9/2014 1:06AM

    That's really good news! Isn't it nice to find an explanation as to what is going on with you? It's always good to learn more about our bodies and what to do to keep them healthy. emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 6/8/2014 10:00PM

    It's so nice when you get an explanation for what's been happening to you.

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EDWARDS1411 6/8/2014 1:48PM

    I just turned 65 and I'm just finally accepting that, yes, I am a senior - but have to admit it's taking some adjustment LOL! But super hearing, well that just adds a whole different element to it. At least you are understanding yourself better and with cope even better.
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Health Update

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The fire the other day made my blood pressure soar. I was checking my bp every few hours. Yesterday morning I had a doc appnt. I got there 2 hours early. I figured if something happened that would be a good place to be. How, I don't know.

By the time I got up the stairs into the office I thought I was going to pass out. The nurse took my vitals. Would you believe my bp was low? Of course that can be a bad thing, too.

There was a huge fluctuation from the night before.

My meds got changed and I got a few hours of real sleep. Out of exhaustion I think. Today I even have a little energy and even a little bit of an appetite.

The goal is to keep the bp at a controlled level. Another journal.

Once again I thank my spark family for the prayers, kind words and encouragement.

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 6/9/2014 1:05AM

    So sorry to hear this. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts! Keep checking those BP numbers! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/7/2014 7:24PM

    continue to keep an eye on those numbers .... roc
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LYNMEINDERS 6/6/2014 5:06AM

    You are right...low is as bad as high.....

Praying for you still....

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LACEYKYLE 6/5/2014 9:21PM

    Keep hanging in and stay on top of the BP.

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DOVESEYES 6/5/2014 9:08PM

    Thinking of you

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ICECUB 6/5/2014 11:36AM

    I will keep you in my prayers. b/p is worrisome the higher it is the more you worry. year before last my supervisor sent me home because of high bp, I went to doctor first thing he did was turn up ac in office. I take bp meds but it will still spike. hope you feel better.

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EDWARDS1411 6/5/2014 9:45AM

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RHOOK20047 6/5/2014 9:36AM

    Prayers are continuing for your health. B/P fluctuations can be very scary.

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Fire too close to home

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

What an afternoon. The winds picked up as the temp went up. Next thing I know there were all kinds of emergency vehicles racing down the street. The were heading in the direction of the fire station, though.

Turns out it was a grass fire just a few miles away. The wind was blowing it in my direction. Scary, scary.

The wind direction changed blowing it away. The confusing crawlers on the local news gave conflicting coordinates of the fire. Then they said evacuations had been lifted while also saying the various agencies were still battling it.

My bp is way up there. I went through 3 fires in a week when we first moved out to the prairie. They were due to dry lightning storms. I haven't heard what the cause of this one was but praise everyone for getting it under control so quickly.

Glad I have a doc appnt tomorrow. I am concerned about the bp. My nerves are shot.

  
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KADULAC 6/11/2014 8:15PM

    I'm glad the fire is under control. We're well into fire season here, but nothing close right now.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/4/2014 6:14AM

    Praying for you in this situtaion.....
Glad the fires are sorted

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DOVESEYES 6/4/2014 2:57AM

    I live in a high fire zone here it it so scary, thinking of you.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/3/2014 10:01PM

    those fires are scary ... be safe ...roc
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ICECUB 6/3/2014 8:52PM

    Scary keep up with the news. hope you get your bp down.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/3/2014 7:58PM

    Very scary!! Stay safe!!

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EDWARDS1411 6/3/2014 7:51PM

    Very scary!! Glad you and yours are OK!!!

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