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No Silliness?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

An older gentleman who dh and I know often sports a ball cap that reads 'grumpy' across the front. It suits him perfectly. He is opposed to all silliness. As we discussed the Christmas dinner party for our little band of co-ministers, he insisted we not plan any fun or games or any other silliness. It makes us sad to see him so determined to be so serious and pessimistic. We meet together to support and encourage one another as we care for our struggling care receivers. Laughter is such good medicine. If grumpy wasn't so grumpy we know he could benefit from at least a small dose of silliness. May you find some bright spots in your day regardless of what else your day may bring your way!

  
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SUGARSMOM2 11/11/2012 12:22PM

  we all need a dose of silliness . laughter is better then most things to help lighten the mood of everyone . when things get rough we need to break from the boring and just be happy . even if its only for few min out of the day . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLIAN 11/10/2012 3:44PM

    emoticon he will eventually join in emoticon

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GOPINTOS 11/10/2012 1:33PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MEADSBAY 11/9/2012 3:40PM

    That is the saddest thing I have heard in a long time.
I could not live without laughter!
It has gotten me through some incredibly hard times.
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NESARIAN 11/9/2012 2:32PM

    Sounds like someone forgot how to have fun and needs many hugs. Sometimes what we say we don't want is what we need the most but life experiences have taught us not to honor the need. I hope a child comes into his life and reminds him how to play...

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GOLFGMA 11/9/2012 7:28AM

    Something is missing in his life and we should pray for him. I pray he will joy in his life through the smiles and encouragement of his friends and family. emoticon

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PHATPAT18 11/9/2012 6:58AM

    Sounds like someone that is going to die a lonely death. I always start and end the day with a smile on my face. Life is too short to not enjoy it.

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DIANE7786 11/9/2012 12:00AM

    emoticon Have you considered that wearing a "grumpy" hat is silliness! Suggest a second Christmas get together for games and silliness. My guess is "grumpy" will be the first one there!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/8/2012 11:31PM

  That guy is making himself more miserable. Maybe, since more of you don't share his attitude, you can do games and other stuff anyway.

Sounds lie he needs an article to show how humor and breaks creates less stress. emoticon

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Sabotage Time!

Monday, November 05, 2012

This time of year is always hard. So many people want me to try this or that goodie. I'm pretty good at just taking a taste these days, but it is still a challenge. However, I do remind myself that last year I actually lost a couple of pounds during this tough time. Dare I hope to do even better this season! Good success to us all!

  
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SUGARSMOM2 11/11/2012 12:23PM

  you will be fine .

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TECAVINESS 11/6/2012 7:53PM

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PICTUREME40 11/6/2012 6:12PM

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GOPINTOS 11/6/2012 5:58PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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MJ7DM33 11/6/2012 10:47AM

  emoticon again!

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ANNE-ELIZ 11/6/2012 10:27AM

    You've already done so much,not only in the realm of weight loss, but in your support of your family members and others. emoticon emoticon


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SEAWILLOW 11/6/2012 9:37AM

    Own it..you will do even better!

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NELLJONES 11/6/2012 7:41AM

    I don't even take a taste unless it's on a plate in a legal amount.

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PHATPAT18 11/6/2012 7:30AM

    Think maintenance if you can not lose. That way when 2013 rolls around, you are not starting over. emoticon

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LAURIE160IN2013 11/6/2012 1:12AM

    The first bite always tastes the best anyway. The rest is just pigging out. Good luck!
Laurie

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IMREITE 11/6/2012 12:40AM

    i figure if i can be good about mindful eating, i will keep my "tastes" to 1 small bite.

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PMFISH 11/5/2012 11:41PM

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NEWAGAIN 11/5/2012 11:12PM

    I KNOW what you mean about this time of year...heehee. So many old and new goodie recipes...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc. Last year I was able to enjoy myself and still avoid gaining a pound. I worked out harder to burn up the extra calories. This year I want to create healthier versions of things I may bake or cook...that is the goal along with continued high intensity exercising.

We will get through it!

Pamela

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SING4MYFOOD 11/5/2012 11:04PM

    Yes - good success to you too, to all of us!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 11/5/2012 10:29PM

    Good success to you too!

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Beautiful fall day

Saturday, November 03, 2012

We walked to enjoy this glorious day. I didn't have energy to go as far as I would have liked, but it felt wonderful to be in the fresh air and sunshine. Tomorrow we will go farther. I'm sure of it! Awesome!

  
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ANNE-ELIZ 11/5/2012 11:21AM

    I'm glad things are improving! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 11/4/2012 10:45PM

    A bit better and batter each day.
Thank goodness.
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GOLFGMA 11/4/2012 7:51AM

    Glad you were able to enjoy God's wonderful nature. Fall is so beautiful. Hoping you will be able to make it farther today! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 11/4/2012 7:38AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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KADYSMOM11 11/3/2012 8:43PM

    glad you had a great day! hope tomorrow is better for you! emoticon

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LANAHAUTH21 11/3/2012 7:55PM

  I can't wait to get out there myself. I am glad you got to
enjoy today.

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Resting from a couple procedures

Friday, November 02, 2012

Had upper and lower endoscopies this morning. Three polyps removed...hooray for prevention. Also still have some gastritis and also had to have esophagus stretched again. It feels good to swallow, but no solid food until tomorrow. After only clear liquids yesterday, i will be so ready for some morning steel cut oats and berries. I can almost tast it now......yum!

  
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MEADSBAY 11/4/2012 10:44PM

    Gosh- hope you're feeling better by now, Barbara, and enjoying those oats and berries again.
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LKWQUILTER 11/3/2012 4:25PM

    Glad all went well and hope you enjoy your oatmeal and berries.

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/3/2012 4:11PM

  I hope you are feeling tip top soon.

My husband had a polyp removed and it saved his life. He is going great now.

He was blessed to not have further treatment, after they took out a small section. emoticon

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JEANNE229 11/3/2012 10:56AM

    I agree! Bad as the "prevention" is, the diseases they prevent are SO much worse. (i have also had both procedures.)

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PHATPAT18 11/3/2012 9:17AM

    Have a great recovery and get back to what you love.

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NELLJONES 11/3/2012 9:02AM

    Wow both at once. I am sure you will feel like a million dollars soon.

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PMFISH 11/2/2012 8:16PM

    Great your procedures worked so well. Nothing better than oats and fruit for breakfast. I also put protein powder and flaxseed in mine. Have a great weekend!

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JOANNS4 11/2/2012 7:17PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I know the morning meal will taste good.

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Mother Nature speaks up!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mother nature is on a rampage on the east coast of the United States as Sandy rears her angry head. I pray for all in her path. May all find their way to safety and recover well. My heart breaks for everyone in harm's way! emoticon

  
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PHATPAT18 10/30/2012 5:24PM

    Snow, rain and wind. Happy Halloween for Ohio boys and girls.

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STITCH4EVER 10/30/2012 5:01PM

    I DO HAVE TWO FRIENDS IN THE PATH AND I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THEM TODAY. THEY WERE ABOUT TO LOSE POWER WHEN I LAST HEARD FROM THEM YESTERDAY. THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE SAFE BEING 20 MILES INLAND. I GUESS THEY WAS WRONG. SO THEY DID NOT EVACUATE BUT THEIR TOWN WAS NOT TOLD TO EITHER. I DON'T THINK EVEN THE WEATHER SERVICE KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN FOR SURE. THEY CAN PREDICT, BUT MOTHER NATURE HAS A MIND OF HER OWN.

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GOLFGMA 10/30/2012 7:09AM

    Feeling the effect from wind here in NC, but, praying for those in NJ and NY where it seems much worse.

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LKWQUILTER 10/29/2012 8:30PM

    Praying for everyone's safety and hope they listened to the advice of moving to shelters in they are in harms way.

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SUGARSMOM2 10/29/2012 7:14PM

  yes scary . have the candles ready . flashlights out and extra water in the cellar . got the generator ready . so am set . hope the wind do not blow us away .

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