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Memories of my Mom

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Woke up this morning thinking about my Mom. She's been gone since November of 03 but sometimes I still feel like she's around, keeping an eye on all of us. When she was a tot her Mom taught her this little ditty. "When I was a wee wee tot, my mother sat me on a wee wee pot and told me to wee wee whether I had to or not." Well, I guess she told that little poem, very unexpectantly for a school program. Not the one she was suppose to give. but she was 5 and couldn't remember what she was suppose to say. My Grandmother was embarrassed to death. So, anyway, I heard about that funny story a lot of times and for whatever reason it came to me this morning. She was such a lady, never weighed over 121 pounds her whole life and could eat anything she wanted to....(not fair) :-) She always heated one of her pretty china teapots before pouring in the water and making tea. She always served it in china cups and saucers and when my daughter was little she'd say she wanted to be like Grandma when she grew up. And she is....in so many ways. My Mom was a wonderful homemaker, made the best pies, and an awesome meatloaf....a woman who always wore a dress, which wasn't that uncommon for her generation. I miss her like crazy sometimes and I guess today is one of those days. I think later today I will dig out all the old photos and have a good laugh and a good cry. She was never sick a day in her life, and suddenly she was gone.

  
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PAMBWS 3/6/2012 8:58AM

    Cherish the memories...they are all good.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/5/2012 1:37PM

    What a lovely memory .She would be proud to think you had such wonderful memories.love and hugs, Cheri

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ZONER25 3/3/2012 10:04AM

    She is not gone, just waiting for you. When my mom got into her eighties and in ill health sometimes she would see her mom around the house. Not scary but weird. We always remember the food. My kids remember the great dishes. Recipes of which are now lost. My daughter has tried for years to make the icebox dough rolls. She thinks she has succeeded but nobody has the heart to tell her she is not close. I can make the egg drop noddles (called gooper soup by one grandkid) but can't duplicate the chicken broth.

Just think now you are the one in the dresses with the great food. You're the grandma who can cook like no one else can. Don't know why, but our grandkids always go home heavier than when they came, and always eat better here than at home. Grandma always has that hidden cookie jar that only grandkids get to get into. Sometimes I can sneak a cookie too, but not too often.

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DEELIN1960 3/1/2012 1:02PM

    Hugs to you. I know exactly how you feel. I too think my Mom is watching over me. I know she would if she could. I lost my Mom when I was 14 yrs. old. I miss her more now than ever.

xxoo
Dena

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 3/1/2012 12:30PM

    Memories of Mom always make me tear up. I lost my mom unexpectedly, almost 22 years ago now, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. Does anybody ever love you like your mother did? I think not.

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INFLATED 2/9/2012 5:39PM

    LOL at the ditty and that she said it at a school program. Life is funny that way. I have dreams of my Dad when I am going through tough times. I think these times are to comfort us. Yes, take out the photos and remember her. It is okay to cry and to reminisce.

I stay up at night many times and look at things on the computer. I use Google to ask all sorts of questions and that is how I found the wood splitter. I can't wait for it to get here and to try it out. Thanks for reading my blog about it.

Remember the love your Mom gave to you. My Mom is one of my best examples of what I hope to be in this life.

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YELLOW09RED 2/8/2012 10:59AM

    emoticon Carolyn,
You are a wonderful example of all she did for you.
Sorry you are sad wish I could (hug) you in person.
I really love her little ditty.
God bless you today,
hugs & smiles,
Debbie

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LODESTONE 2/8/2012 7:08AM

    It's good to have such happy memories. Sherry is right. Share them with your daughter and your grands! She'll be with you forever. Hugs.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 2/8/2012 6:33AM

   
I know how you feel Carolyn, it was the same with mine. All fine one minute and then next ...... gone.

As we say in our family "There are no goodbyes, only good memories"

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SUGARBABY60 2/8/2012 5:57AM

    I am so sorry for your hurt and loss. I am glad you have such wonderful memories..Write them down for your grandkids they will be glad you did. emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 2/7/2012 3:20PM

    I understand having wonderful memories about a wonderful mom...and missing her too.
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BARCLE 2/7/2012 12:42PM

    emoticon your memories made me smile emoticon It sounds like your daughter would enjoy sharing the photos with you too emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/7/2012 11:26AM

    I just posted a similar blog about loss and missing loved ones. We are lucky to have had such special people in our lives, but it's tough to miss them so much.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/7/2012 11:24AM

    So sad, yet so beautiful.
sounds like your mother was such a great person!
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MIMIDOT 2/7/2012 9:07AM

    What wonderful memories you must have of your mother. You're lucky! Don't worry, she's right there watching over you. You are blessed!

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Good News!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I know you've heard, or I should say read about the Good News Network. I've talked about it many times and it's availabe to everyone on the internet. It just gives me a lift to read about good things that people are doing for themselves and each other. This is one I read tonight.

The ten-finger gratitude exercise

To come to a positive appreciation for the small things in your life, you can try the gratitude exercise. It simply means that once a day you should bring to mind 10 things that you are grateful for, counting them on your fingers. It is important to get to 10 things, even when it becomes increasingly harder after three or four. This is exactly what the exercise is for -- intentionally bringing into awareness the tiny, previously unnoticed elements of the day.

1. So glad that I have the opportunity everyday to spend time with grandkids and my daughter.
2. We had another wonderful day of great weather. January in Nebraska...who would have "thunk" it!!
3. I felt good today which isn't always the case with many health issues and for that I'm really happy.
4. We have food to put on the table, and simple things we take for granted like electricity, an efficient furnace, running water and a roof over out head. I've been in a place where we didn't have those things and it really makes you grateful when you do.
5. A terrific dog who gives and gives and gives so much love that I can't imagine what it was like before he came.
6. My cell phone that my youngest son and his wife provide for me so we can always be in touch.
7. This crazy computer which I would be lost without. I was without it in December for several days and went nuts. LOL
8. A nice community feeling right here in this neighborhood with good neighbors, old friends and our parish just a couple blocks away.
9. Spark. The friends I've made here, the knowledge I've gained from the tremendous amount of information available is just such an awesome thing.
10. To hear, to see, to feel, and to be able to thank our good Lord for all His blessings. Yes, ten reasons I'm a happy camper tonight. I hope that you have that many and maybe more. It's just really good news.

  
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DEELIN1960 3/1/2012 1:06PM

    I enjoyed your list. You are such a positive and uplifting person. Its a joy to read your blogs!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/4/2012 12:59PM

    Excellent blog! I enjoyed reading the ideas from the Good News Network. You are right....we have been most blessed with our winter weather this year in Nebraska. Even with the snow this weekend, it won't last long!

Enjoy your day and keep SPARKING!


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CHERIRIDDELL 2/3/2012 3:47AM

    Wnat a wonderful blog ! It made me smile !

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/1/2012 7:58AM

    emoticonI really like that blog may barrow it sometime and make mine own blog
Your a great friend keep up the good work kido
V

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SUGARBABY60 2/1/2012 1:24AM

    I am thankful for you dear friend, You have shared so much of your self and your family with me and it has blessed me in more ways than you know. You have brought a smile to my face more times than I could count.Your humor is contagious and spreading smiles is your "Mission" in life I am sure.How fortunate your family is to have you . emoticon

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MONTY68 2/1/2012 12:31AM

   
Thank you Carolyn for such a good reminder, to many times in our lives we take things for granted. I think the 10 finger idea may make us more aware and appreciate what we do have.

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TIME4COFFEE 1/31/2012 10:44PM

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I've always been a fan of living with thanks and gratitude.

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Make your own energy bars.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I got this off of Prevention magazine. it's a recipe for homemade energy bars, for less than a quarter, or so they say as I haven't made them yet but will be doing that today after a trip to the market.

http://www.prevention.com/food/cook/make
-your-own-energy-bars?cm_mmc=ETNTNL-_-
799402-_-01312012-_-body

I hope this is a good one or I will have egg on my face for sharing it before trying it. If I do, forget where you got this information! LOL
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SUGARBABY60 2/1/2012 1:26AM

    I like the "short cut" so please send me some of yours! (I hate to cook , you know I do, LOL)

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WINE4GIRL 1/31/2012 5:42PM

    That sounds Yummy! I'm going to give this a try!

Only egg yolks for you and Sally, need the whites for the bars!
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VITCHY-VICKI 1/31/2012 12:30PM

    sounds good to me may try soon
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TIME4COFFEE 1/31/2012 10:13AM

    They look delicious so I doubt you're going to be wearing any egg. We can have over easy eggs for breakfast instead and an energy bar for later!

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Such is life.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says,
"Dam!"

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root
canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

A woman delivers a set of identical twins and decides to give them up
for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal."
The other goes to a family in Spain ; they name him "Juan." Years later,
Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the
picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of
Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've
seen Ahmal."

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"


LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS... IT'S
LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN !



  
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ZONER25 1/30/2012 6:36PM

    Ever hear "reign dance"?

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SUGARBABY60 1/30/2012 1:51AM

    Dancing in the rain is the ONLY way to go !

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MONTY68 1/29/2012 10:51PM

   
Hi Carolyn
A wonderful way to end the day, Thank you

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TIME4COFFEE 1/29/2012 10:49PM

    You and the fellow GAers all dance in the rain!
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Silly!

Monday, January 23, 2012

What kind of pool can't you swim in? A car pool.

What's the difference between one yard and two yards? A fence!

What do you call a cow wearing a crown? A Dairy Queen!!

What's bright orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

What has two hands but can't clap? A clock

When is the moon heaviest? When it's full.

What did the fork say to the knife? You're looking sharp!!

What did the cake say to the knife? You want a piece of me? !!

What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving? Count their blessings!

Why did the clown go to the doctor? He was feeling a little funny.

What did the mustard say to the mayo during a race? You better ketchup!

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 1/29/2012 2:15AM

    Nice jokes .DOes Ethan know about this side of his Grandma???

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YELLOW09RED 1/26/2012 9:40AM

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SUGARBABY60 1/24/2012 2:44AM

    You always make me giggle or is that JIGGLE??? emoticon

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LODESTONE 1/23/2012 6:08PM

    Like the diff between two yards- wish we could have fences in our neighborhood. Might keep the silly schnauzer/scottie mix next door from barking at us-- while we're sitting in our own house. He can see us in the window. Not like we haven't lived here for 9 years. I once asked the owner exactly how stupid her dog was when he couldn't adapt to an electronic underground fence. She doesn't talk to me much anymore, unless absolutely necessary.

Hope you had a good day, and a good belly laugh cures a lot of woes@! emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 1/23/2012 4:07PM

    Love the Dairy Queen!

I'm not sure how I got unsubscribed to you so glad I noticed you had a new blog. Dang SP strikes again...

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KISSMEBUT 1/23/2012 12:22PM

  This is very interesting.

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DAISEYTWO 1/23/2012 12:07PM

    LOL. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

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