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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Standing in front of a wind machine. Like the idiotic weathermen do while a hurricane is bearing down on them. Only, you don't get to have the sand splintering away at your face. Maybe as you get good at holding your balance you'll get to get to stand in sand while a wave comes at you. Forget the undertow. You're sure to be safe.

It's got to take strength to try to stand up for even a few minutes at a time as they prepare for their time on the air. It's got to take strength to try to maintain a happy enough attitude under those conditions. It's got to take strength to act the hero.

Entrepreneurs out there - here's your chance!

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MCJULIEO 8/30/2011 12:29PM

    You know, you may HAVE something there! (I'd rather deal with a wind machine, than with an undertow!) emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 6:37PM

    Great blog!!! Are the entrepreneurs standing in line waiting for their chances?

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Emergency List

Saturday, August 27, 2011

While I'm not in the hurricane's path there are other things to prepare for. For any emergency:

first aid kit emoticon to include meds emoticon
clean, drinkable water emoticon
food supply emoticon
solar, crank or other flashlights that don't require batteries emoticon
matches in waterproof bags emoticon
food for the animals emoticon
water for sanitary purposes emoticon
paper supplies: plates, eating utensils, cups emoticon
and toilet paper emoticon all in waterproof containers

don't forget animal food/meds emoticon

wood for the woodstove, dry emoticon
generator emoticon

Clothes in waterproof bags (need to work on that one)

What am I forgetting?

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/28/2011 5:18PM

    Wave, that's excellent advice. I always fill my bathtub with water, too. I just do. One of those things.

Oh, I just thought of something else. Bleach for disinfecting things.

Thanks for your comment!

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WAVE1946 8/28/2011 4:10PM

    Sharp knife and at least a 25 foot rope... I don't know why, just thought I would stick it in there and duct tape. Can do a million and one things with duct tape~~~

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/27/2011 12:00PM

    I thought of two more things. Blankets/Coats/Raingear (or is that already 3?) and of course, a working radio to get bulletins.

I don't use my cell phone except for emergencies, but I imagine it would be a good idea to have charged batteries and backups for them.

I still feel like I'm missing something important. emoticon

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Eye of the Storm

Friday, August 26, 2011

With all that is happening I feel like I am in a bubble or the eye of the storm. Hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. There has been so much this year. I almost feel guilty enjoying making special treats for my hard-working husband, caring for my animals, and feeling safe. Friends are going through tremendous loses and burdens.

I need to have some prayer time. Maybe that is what I am supposed to be doing during this time. It can only help.

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WAVE1946 8/28/2011 4:16PM

    There is a reason for everything that happens... What you need, you will get whether it be a storm in your own life or time to pray for someone else~~~

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Today will be better

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yesterday was an accumulation of many uck days in a row. Today will be better. My meltdown is over. That took help from people who care. I thank all of you who stopped by my page and/or sent sparkmails with encouragement.

Today it's going to be a day of much needed rest. I'm not going to expect anything from myself other than to try to learn how to totally relax. There is nothing I can do to take the burden off my hubby - I can't change the army's schedule.

I am going to be praying for all those who have served or are currently serving that have given me the right to relax and recoup.

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MCJULIEO 8/22/2011 12:56PM

    It already is better... we're rooting for you!

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CED1976 8/22/2011 10:51AM

    it has just been plain hot lately and with being tired anyway you are feeling down. don't let it get to you. emoticon hang in there, remember one foot in front of the other, just one day at a time and you will get from here to there. i'm here for you too emoticon you are going to be ok! emoticon

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GRAMLORI 8/22/2011 8:14AM

You're right.....we can't do anything about the army....they just "are". So relax, do what's good for YOU today, and never stop praying. Take care of you, because if you don't, you can't take care of your soldier.

BIG emoticon being sent to you from way down south. I will also be praying for you, my friend. emoticon. Praying for the peace of God to rest within your soul. emoticon

Hang in there, you're not alone.
Your sister in Christ,

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Too Tired to be Tired

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I hate fibro. I feel too old for army life. Please forgive my rant.

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GRAMLORI 8/22/2011 8:49AM

    What rant? emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/22/2011 12:17AM

    That's what all of your Spark friends & other friends are for, is to listen to you through the good times and the not so good times!


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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/21/2011 8:26PM

    you all are SPECTACULAR! one of the things about fibro - you forget how to spell and do arithmatic. (sigh)

Comment edited on: 8/21/2011 8:27:15 PM

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65GOINGSTRONG 8/21/2011 7:12PM

  From one vet to another, it's part of the price we paid. I empathize with you. Weather doesn't help. Take care and try not to stress out (if it's possible).

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SMIDGON 8/21/2011 7:02PM

    Hey, you don't need to ask forgiveness. All of us, who have Fibro know where your at!

Just came home from a large picnic. Had a great time, but, was so 'bone-tired' I couldn't even think straight. Had to take a nap.



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JUNEBUG1944 8/21/2011 5:41PM

    That's the beauty of SP, you can rant all you want! We're here to listen, help, and encourage.

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