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I Miss Blogs, The Nutrition Tracker and Tomorrow.

Friday, August 19, 2011

BLOGS
I miss blogging with videos and my pictures. Without a computer I will have to entertain you with my words alone. I miss sharing my thoughts with you. I miss commenting on your blogs. I have been enjoying most of them. I actually cried reading your happy blogs, but I did not have a happy thought to share with you.

FOOD TRACKER
I am a community sparker so I like to welcome the new folks now & then. I have this whole thing that I change up. My goal is to encourage them to get healthier by sharing my thoughts about Spark. I am a big fan of the Nutrition Tracker ( I call it food tracker).

So I am unable to track my food tracker because as you know I have no computer. What I take from the tracker is knowledge. I entered a delicious yummy almond bar from Costco that I would get now and then. Once I learned it was 900 Calories from tracking my food, I was able to make better choices consistent with my goals.

I really miss the benefits of the data I get from tracking my food. I miss seeing my pie charts. I miss the thrill of getting a perfect report. I think I am slipping on my eating because I miss the positive reinforcement from tracking my food.

I MISSED TOMORROWS
I have consistently insisted I am blessed with a great Family. I love my family so much, just like most of you. I love my friends and I feel so blessed to have so many amazing friends. I must be a fabulous Mother because my girls are so wonderful. Sometimes when I spend time with my daughters I take inventory of their growth and progress. I am pleased and proud of them and look forward to sharing their lives.

I know I have every reason to feel happy and blessed. But lately I have not been happy at all. I have had tough, huge losses. I have lost people I love very much and I miss them more than words can say.

I kept this to myself thinking there was no point in sharing it. Frankly, I don't like bringing anyone down. I am more of a "hey, did you go for a walk?" sort of person. I want to lift you up and shower you with all that is good.

TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED

I want us all to live our lives to the fullest every day. Don't hold off on hugging, visiting or calling someone. Take every opportunity you can because tomorrow is never promised.

And yes I am talking about your health. If you are putting off losing those pounds to get yourself where you want to be, I beg you to do it now. Play with your fitness tracker, change it up. Look up some new recipes to try and comment on. Read some of the wonderfully written articles and e-mails about healthy living. Motivate yourself to work on you, now. Be who you want to be because tomorrow is never promised.

I have always known tomorrow is never promised, with so many recent losses It felt like someone took my tomorrow away.

I am beginning to see I still have my tomorrows, just not with the people I have lost. I never toss people I care about away. Sadly, some people I love don't want me in their life. Sometimes marriages end with a broken heart. Friends of a lifetime walk away and we can't stop them. Children grow up and don't always stay in touch. Loved ones pass away and we miss them. I miss my tomorrows with them.

I still have loved ones who want me in their life so I celebrate that.

  
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CIVIAV 8/23/2011 4:33PM

    So glad to have met you even if from afar and to know you are in my life...

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LESSOFMOORE 8/21/2011 8:36PM

    Victoria, it's nice to hear from you. I do miss your walking tours and your animal photos. We all do what we can. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 8/20/2011 11:11PM

    I know that you will be sharing pictures on your blogs and will be making us laugh and cry while you are laughing and crying with us. We are here for you.

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TEACHERSUZY 8/20/2011 6:32PM

    I am so sorry for your losses and sadness. I hope that tomorrow brings better things for your life. emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 8/20/2011 3:45PM

    You are very missed Victoria. I'm sorry for your losses . . . going through that while being unable to come to this community for support regularly can't be easy. Keep your chin up and know that we'll be here when you are back online. Love Kelly, Farley, Grace and Jack Jack.

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MIMIKK7 8/20/2011 3:14PM

    So sorry you have been going through some rough patches in life right now and the sadness that comes along with it. I truly understand where your feelings are coming from. I too have been dealing with a mixture of family not wanting to be close, loss of friends, and the diagnosis of a terminal illness with my grandfather that raised me and is my everything. So, I do truly understand where you are coming from. You are an amazing person with so much to offer everyone around you including here on SP. Take one day at a time and remember to take care of yourself. My thoughts will be with you during this challenging time... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/20/2011 12:16PM

    I am sorry that you have suffered major losses emoticon



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IUHRYTR 8/20/2011 11:24AM

    emoticon -- Lou

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PEGGY-BEE 8/20/2011 11:23AM

    You are right. We have to show our loved ones how much we care every single day. I cannot believe how much I miss some of them. I didn't always like them but sure I did love them.
You are always so positive that it surprises me when you are low. Wish I could hug you right now!


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LIBBYFITZ 8/20/2011 10:09AM

    emoticonYou are in my thoughts. Thank you for always being there for me!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/20/2011 9:36AM

    I understand what you're saying, and I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I hope that things ease up and you are able to do the things you enjoy and that help you on your healthy journey very soon. emoticon Miss YOU, too, you know! emoticon

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CHOCZILLA 8/20/2011 9:19AM

  I'm sorry you're going through such an unhappy time.
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I hope you get the computer issue straightened out soon so that you can be here more often with us--but don't worry about commenting, etc, for our sakes. We'll be here when you're able to jump back in 100%.

In the meantime...be healthy, take care of you.
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BD3269PM 8/20/2011 6:38AM

    I am sorry for your sadness. But you do seem to know what is best for you and appreciate all the goodness in your life. Keep on sparking and take each day as a new start in your wonderful life emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 8/20/2011 4:16AM

    So sorry to hear of your losses and sadness! It waill pass with time and you will have some good memories. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! i think that was a good thing to do. Like you, over the last few years I have lost many friends and relatives. It leaves an ache in your heart. But little things every day remind me of them. Nature is wonderful, go out and walk with God and you will find solace. Hope things soon get better for you! God Bless!
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HICKOK-HALEY 8/20/2011 3:24AM

    It is hard when we lose the people we love. I am a true believer we will meet up with them again someday. That thought comforts me, I hope it does you as well. You do have so many friends here who love you, and miss you. emoticon


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_LINDA 8/20/2011 1:34AM

    So very sorry you have suffered some major losses :(( Words are every bit as important as photos or videos. They are powerful, summoning help when you need it, giving congratulations, love and friendship. It all shines through. You made this blog somehow without a computer, you can at least keep in touch. That would be all anyone can ask of you. If you are using a phone, Sparks has an app for their Nutrition Tracker. I don't know where I would be without it. its what is keeping me honest and the weight from creeping back..
I have learned the lesson of holding my loved ones closer. My Mom is all I got so I spend as much time as I can with her. Too many people ignore their aging parents and then its too late.
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time..
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GRACEISENUF 8/20/2011 1:28AM

    Wise words about living life to the fullest and appreciating what we have.....also showing love to those in our lives.

So sorry you are feeling down due to those you have lost in your life Victoria.

I am here if you ever need to vent or just talk.

Love and hugs,
Judy

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WENDYWITKOSKI 8/20/2011 12:50AM

    Your words alone are great!
Celebrate the good!
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/20/2011 12:39AM

    I'm so sorry for your losses - if there's anything I can do, even just to 'lend an ear,' please don't hesitate to call on me!
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1BEACHWALKER 8/20/2011 12:39AM

    I have been worried about you my friend! So sorry for the pain you have been in lately and for not being able to fully enjoy SP! Such a wonderful blog-you inspire me everyday and so happy to have met you through SP. Have missed you and hope you come back to us soon. Take care .... emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/20/2011 12:31AM

    Oh Victoria I am so sorry you are feeling blue and the losses are weighing on you.We all miss you and will be delighted to do our best to cheer you.I won't be able to be online much for the next week but I will send you a postcard from Mont Trembland and from Montreal .You are a ray of sunshine and we are lucky to have you in our lives.You are a terrific friend and Mother !

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TALLGUY42 8/19/2011 11:38PM

    I am sincerely sorry for all that you have been through Victoria.

Losses are never easy and I am glad that you are celebrating the loved ones that remain in your life.

We all miss you and are here for you at any time.

Take care, my friend.
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CHAR1970 8/19/2011 11:25PM

    I'm so sorry you're feeling the losses that you are. Please know that if you need anything, even just to vent, I'm here for you.

You have tomorrow; tomorrow to start anew, to appreciate the ones you love and to hold onto them. A new day, a new beiginning.

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WONDERBUG381 8/19/2011 8:40PM

    I am sorry to hear that you have been feeling down. Losing loved ones in never easy. Just know that even though you will never forget them it will get easier to think about them without feeling so blue.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 8/19/2011 8:33PM

    Wonderful blog. You have a way with the written word. Made me stop and think. Thank you.

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EGRAMMY 8/19/2011 7:26PM

    We miss your blogs with photos, but we discover you have sch a sonderful way with words. Thank you

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ARTSY_CANDICE 8/19/2011 7:20PM

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LAURELSPARK 8/19/2011 7:12PM

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling blue......

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PRINCESS_PIA 8/19/2011 6:28PM

    What kind of phone do you have? because the new phones (smart phones) Blackberry's and those kinds have a SP Application that is the food tracker. I have it on my phone. It is the SP Food tracker application.

So if you have this kind of phone you can still track. emoticon

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The Farm

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Still no computer, i hope it is in good hands maybe they can find my pictures that have been missing for a year. I can't spark much & I miss my Spark Family.

For your pleasure, a little Joke I got from a very good FB friend.

A dying granny tells her granddaughter, "I want to leave you my farm, that includes the villa, the tractor and other equipment, the farmhouse and $22,398,750.78 in cash." The granddaughter, about to be rich, says, "oh my granny, you are so generous. I didn't even know you had a farm. Where is it?" With her last breath, her granny whispered, "Facebook"

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 8/18/2011 4:26PM

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EGRAMMY 8/17/2011 8:02AM

    emoticon Hope you have computer wellness soon.

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 8/16/2011 10:46PM

    Oh that is so funny. I really need that laugh.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/16/2011 7:19PM

    That is a cute joke! emoticon

Sorry about your computer problems - I've been going thru the same thing so maybe it's 'going around' or something - at any rate, I'm trying to get my new computer setup, also trying to get my fall classes setup at the same time - not a great combination but hoping it all gets done in time!
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KLAD_COCKERS 8/16/2011 10:55AM

    You are VERY missed Victoria! I hope you're back online soon!

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WINE4GIRL 8/16/2011 7:51AM

    oh my... great joke! But we do miss you! Hope you're back really soon!
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CHERIRIDDELL 8/16/2011 1:18AM

    What a wonderful joke.I am going to Montreal for our nephew's wedding next week and I am already going into withdrawal they want me to go up North to the cottage ...no internet eeekekkkkk!

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PEGGY-BEE 8/15/2011 7:02PM

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enjoyed the joke!
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missing you and the pup

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 8/15/2011 5:44PM

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PONYFARMER 8/15/2011 5:27PM

    Oh darn, so close to being rich. LOL! To funny. Sorry about the computer. I swear i am buying a back up computer or a laptop for just these kinds of times. I cannot be without SP.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/15/2011 5:23PM

    Sorry that you are still without your computer.

That joke was hilarious!

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SPLASHDOG1 8/15/2011 1:29PM

    Darn computers! I don't have one on the weekends and the only reason I care is because I can't spark! So I feel your pain! I miss your wonderful blogs!

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HAZELDREAMS 8/15/2011 7:50AM

    rotflmao.. omg that's priceless!

hope your computer issues are fixed soon!!!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/15/2011 1:07AM

    I love the joke, but really MISS YOU! Hope it all gets ironed out soon! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 8/14/2011 11:55PM

    How frustrating for you! Nice to hear from you! Loved the joke! emoticon

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WALKZWDOGZ 8/14/2011 10:00PM

    Now that's a farm I could maybe keep up with! emoticon

Sympathies on the computer! Been there more often than I care to admit, esp. lately.
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_LINDA 8/14/2011 9:31PM

    So sorry about your computer :(( Great joke!!

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IUHRYTR 8/14/2011 9:25PM

    Boo hiss. emoticon -- Lou

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CHAR1970 8/14/2011 9:14PM

    LOL! That's hilarious!

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CHOCZILLA 8/14/2011 8:24PM

  Come back soon--we miss you!
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MIMIKK7 8/14/2011 8:12PM

    emoticonLove it! I hope your computer gets fixed very soon cause I miss seeing you! Hang in there! emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 8/14/2011 6:59PM

    Great joke!!!

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1BEACHWALKER 8/14/2011 5:20PM

    So glad to hear from you-been missing you!! Love the joke! Hope computer problems get fixed soon! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 8/14/2011 4:23PM

    very funny!!!

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JUSTBIRDY 8/14/2011 3:45PM

    ha ha!

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ARTSY_CANDICE 8/14/2011 3:22PM

    LOL THats gonna be my Mom! Hope it gets fixed soon we miss you!

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MELLY3183 8/14/2011 3:00PM

    being a recovered "farmer" that is funny!! I hope you get your computer fixed soon!!

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KIMBANN 8/14/2011 1:31PM

    LOL!

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EGRAMMY 8/14/2011 1:24PM

    Hahaha. Hope you get compter soon, been missing you

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WONDERBUG381 8/14/2011 1:12PM

    haha very cute.

Hope they get your computer fixed for ya soon

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STAMPINGADDICT 8/14/2011 12:54PM

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Missing you!
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GRACEISENUF 8/14/2011 12:45PM

    LOL! loved the joke.


Miss You and I hope it's gets fixed PRONTO!

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No Computer

Monday, August 01, 2011

Boy if I had a buck for every time one of us had computer issues I would make it on the top 10 richest women list. I do have a few blogs I want to write, like the dog days of summer and a few others, but our computer is on the blink. Not sure when it will be up & running. So i am just sharing this fairly unimportant fact because i don't want anyone to worry.

Hugs,
Victoria

  
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WALKZWDOGZ 8/14/2011 10:03PM

    Miss you! Mine is elderly & problematic but not getting replaced anytime soon.
Maybe we could form a computer withdrawl Sparkteam??? Participation might be kinda problematic though! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/11/2011 1:45PM

    I've been missing you! I hope the computer gets fixed soon!

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2011 8:49AM

    Keep moving. I love that thought. As for the computer... maybe it is down for a reason. I think we become too dependant on it. The truth is, we have the information and we know what to do.. we just need to go out and do it. Spreading the spark happens with everyone we meet as well as on line. And... spark people will keep on even without you for a bit. That awkward feeling will pass quickly enough when you are back!

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ALASKAPSYCH 8/5/2011 11:43PM

    Awwww, stay strong! I've had issues off and on this summer, but they pass . . . .

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PEGGY-BEE 8/3/2011 11:51AM

    Yikes! I'd be lost without it.

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ROCKYCPA 8/3/2011 11:23AM

    Sorry about your computer. That can be real upsetting if you use it alot. Miss your blogs.

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TEDDYBEAR662 8/3/2011 9:32AM

    Good luck. Hope you're up and running soon! Know how you feel...aaaggghhh computers!
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HICKOK-HALEY 8/3/2011 12:31AM

    Awww, sorry to hear your computer is being bad...I have missed you. Hope you can get your computer fixed soon

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MRSAKINS2005 8/3/2011 12:23AM

    Hope you get your puter back up and running. Check out your local library they sometimes have puters that you can use. Just until you get your's back up and running.

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GOALOFLOSING 8/2/2011 8:48PM

    Hope to have you back soon!! Thinking about you!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/2/2011 7:08PM

    computer issues stink! I hope you get your computer fixed quickly.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/2/2011 2:25PM

    You are right about the computers! Looking forward to when you can return.

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KLAD_COCKERS 8/2/2011 2:01PM

    Come back soon Victoria . . . I wanna read your blogs! You are definitely missed emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 8/2/2011 12:56PM

    I would be devastated if I couldn't get on my computer every day. My condolences!

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CARLANNIE 8/2/2011 10:28AM

    I hate being 'unconnected.' Hoping you get a fast fix and are back in the swing of things again soon.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/2/2011 12:51AM

    emoticonThanks for letting us know! It is not an unimportant fact! It must be frustrating for you as I know how much yopu love putting up all the dog blogs and I for one, love reading them! emoticon

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CHAR1970 8/1/2011 11:35PM

    I hope things get worked out soon!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/1/2011 11:17PM

    Unimportant? I consider computer problems the bane of humanity right now.I think these things are sent to annoy us.Fortunately my son-in-law works on computers and I am not above calling him with despair in my voice.If we were closer in distance I'd be sending him round to help you!He did advise me to get a more unusual anti-virus because it is not worth the hackers time to create viruses that will circumvent a minority of users they go for the big ones like Norton anti-virus and MCafee where they can inconvenience the largest possible number of people.

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MELLY3183 8/1/2011 10:57PM

    Ah I was wondering where you were the past few days, thanks for letting us know and I hope you get the computer issues fixed quick!! Stay cool.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 10:55PM

    Sorry! Hate when that happens, for whatever reason! Especially when it happens to me and Bob isn't around to fix it. He is a computer whiz and can even take them apart and fix them! That sure helps! Hope you get it fixed soon, don't want to miss out on too many blogs!

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LESSOFMOORE 8/1/2011 10:44PM

    Victoria,

You are right, computer problems are everywhere. emoticonWe look forward to you being able to blog again soon! emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 8/1/2011 10:41PM

    Hope your computer gets better. Your blog entries are so delightful. I am sure you will be writing out entries and sharing with us when you are back on line.

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 8/1/2011 10:39PM

    I am sorry you are having computer problems. I know you will be back soon.

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IUHRYTR 8/1/2011 9:41PM

    We rely on them so much, don't we? Hope you're back with us soon. emoticon -- Lou

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WINE4GIRL 8/1/2011 8:47PM

    Who is the patron saint of computers? So many folks are having computer problems ... hope yours is fixed soon!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/1/2011 8:00PM

    So sorry to hear about the computer issues but I feel the same way. I've certainly had my share and still have a few but eliminated the majority when I started using my little $400 Acer Aspire One Netbook with Windows 7 and quit using Microsoft software!! I use Firefox for a browser [Mozilla], Thunderbird for email [also Mozilla], OpenOffice for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation [by Oracle, instead of Microsoft Word], and now the only problems I seem to have are generated by McAfee security software so I'm going back to ZoneAlarm, the security suite I used before - silly me, McAfee came 'free' on my computer but the 'cost' is bigger hassles and slower system. Anyway, consider dumping Microsoft if you've been using IE or Office and check out some of the 'better' security software that doesn't cause so many problems.

But anyway we look at it, computers = headaches much of the time!
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SOPHIEMAE2007 8/1/2011 7:55PM

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you get your computer fixed soon.

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STAMPINGADDICT 8/1/2011 6:19PM

    Will miss hearing from you Victoria... Hope you will have it working shortly. Well, you will now have time to scrap! LOL

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PUDLECRAZY 8/1/2011 6:16PM

    I hope you get your computer issues resolved. That is frustrating. On the other hand, more time to do something physical.

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EGRAMMY 8/1/2011 5:36PM

    Is there a special prayer for computers?

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CIVIAV 8/1/2011 5:33PM

    Will miss hearing from you and hope it's not going to be too long. I know I missed mine just being away at the cottage this weekend!

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DTSOBEL 8/1/2011 5:12PM

    Hope the issues resolve soon. What is the issues? Good luck.

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La Habra Heights Dancing to Upstream!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Listened to Upstream last night's Music in the Park. Great Band & I had fun!


www.upstreammusic.com/

We sat with our neighbors and the dogs played; Baily Boo Boo, Penny Lane, Charlie and Greta!




Charlie lives just across the street, I know this is very hard to believe, but Baily is afraid of Charlie.



When we see Charlie she runs away and hides behind me. So Charlie spent a good part of the evening barking at Baily "Come Here!" Baily just kept her back turned to him.



I am too shy to get up there with everyone, but think of the calories they are burning. Check out your local Parks and see where there is one near you before summer ends. Get those fitness minutes having fun!

  
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 8/2/2011 8:09PM

    Great pictures, loved the video. I did a little dancing at my niece's wedding dance in May. I haven't felt confident enuff to do that in public for a while, but you're right, it's good exercise. Thanks for your comment on my losing 180 lbs. blog. I appreciate it.

I can't believe that BIG old dog is afraid of that cute little tiny dog. Dogs are so funny, I sure miss mine.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 10:59PM

    emoticonReminds me of the nights at The Villages. They have a band every night and there is always dancing, singing, and fun, fun, fun! That little dog was sooooooo cute. Baily probably thinks that it is a creature from outer space, not normal size like him! emoticon

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MIMIKK7 8/1/2011 10:22AM

    I am glad you had fun! I like Charlie. He is so cute and so funny! Poor little Baily though. emoticon emoticon

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CARLANNIE 7/30/2011 12:44PM

    When we brought Misty home as a wee, young puppy (she fit into my dh's hand), our cat was deathly afraid of her! It was awfully funny. After awhile, they became best friends. Glad you had a good time with the concert.

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CHAR1970 7/30/2011 1:20AM

    That's hilarious that Bailey is scared of such a little dog. Looks like a lot of fun!

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KLAD_COCKERS 7/29/2011 10:27AM

    Poor Baily - Charlie doesn't look scary at all! In fact, he looks very cute!

Sounds and looks like a GREAT time Victoria!

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EACHDAYAGIFT 7/29/2011 10:10AM

    Abby is just like Baily... if she doesn't like a dog, who comes to our house, she sits against the wall with her back to them! It took her many visits before she would actually interact with my daughters dogs, but she still doesn't play, just sniffs and tolerates. Ozzie is the one wh gets more scared on our walks and pushes his head between my legs, the big baby! It's funny that none of the dogs seem to be affected by the beat of the music...must be just a human thing to feel like dancing!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/29/2011 1:41AM

    True doesn't like yappy dogs so Lynda may have a point.It looks like you had a wonderful time.

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_LINDA 7/28/2011 11:42PM

    In our Taste of Saskatchewan, this older man, balding, no T Shirt, and a bulging belly that hid his belt, actually had the nerve to get up and dance in front of everyone all by himself in front of the stage (no one else was dancing) Everyone had to laugh, but I though his crotch pumping moves were just gross. But at least, if there is a crowd, no one would notice you at all because they would be too busy having fun.
That photo of Charlie is the spitting image of Bendix!! I had to take a second look!! Poor Baily being scared :( I have to wonder why? If the little dog was okay with Charlie, you would think she could relax and see it was all right..
Glad you had fun! Neat video!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 7/28/2011 11:00PM

    I am glad you had fun.

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CLAVINOVA 7/28/2011 10:59PM

    What fun!! Thanks for sharing - especially the cute pictures along with narrative!

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IUHRYTR 7/28/2011 10:13PM

    Lots of movin' and groovin' going on there. emoticon -- Lou

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CIVIAV 7/28/2011 10:08PM

    Charlie is a hoot!

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LESSOFMOORE 7/28/2011 9:36PM

    I like the way you move and groove! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 7/28/2011 9:32PM

    sounds like a great evening for everyone including the dogs/

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GRACEISENUF 7/28/2011 8:53PM

    How fun and what a great way to get to know your neighbors.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/28/2011 8:31PM

    That does look like fun. Your neighbor got into the beat! I like the music...Hugs for Boo!!! emoticon (the closest I could get to dancing)

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/28/2011 8:09PM

    Great fun!! And maybe Baily just doesn't like the high-pitched bark/yap of a Yorkie! We had a lab mix with super-sensitive ears and for the longest time we thought she was afraid of a yappy little dog but once the little one stopped barking at her, they became friends - we realized later it was her ultra-sensitive ears that hurt when the other dog yapped at her - anyway, just a theory!

Glad you had such a good time at the concert!!
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LIBBYFITZ 7/28/2011 8:08PM

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EGRAMMY 7/28/2011 7:09PM

    A fun post. thanks for the good idea to check our local areas for music and entertainment.

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ARTSY_CANDICE 7/28/2011 7:06PM

    Looks like a lot of fun!

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La Habra Heights Resident Hero!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One of my walking buddies saves lives for a living. Last week she shared a story about a kitten. They rescued a family from a burning home and discovered a kitten laying lifeless with smoke inhalation. They thought it was too late. She worked her magic to save the kitten's life. Today the Kitten is in perfect health to be returned to it's family.

You would have to go far and wide to find anyone who loves animals more than she does. I have learned a great deal from her. I am so glad she gave me her permission to post these pictures.









Fur Babies Penny Lane and Wiggles, both rescues.



Here is her mom with Sally, a cute Westhighland Terrier

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 11:00PM

    Such a sweet story! WTG to your friend! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 7/27/2011 4:39PM

    I just love you blogs! I love animals and just get a real buzz when I read your blogs. This is such a beautiful story! What a wonderful friend you have! emoticon

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SPLASHDOG1 7/27/2011 3:35PM

    That got me all teary eyed! I'm so thankful there are those who look out for our cherished pets!

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KLAD_COCKERS 7/27/2011 3:16PM

    What an amazing person! I love the photos . . .

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/27/2011 1:52PM

    And to think it wasn't that long ago that women weren't 'allowed' to become firefighters! This is such a heartwarming story - thanks so much for posting it and thank your friend for being so loving!
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ARTSY_CANDICE 7/27/2011 10:10AM

    Awww thats so swesome!!!

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CIVIAV 7/27/2011 8:58AM

    So glad you let us know about a true hero!

I love thinking about different female role models and heroes!

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MIMIKK7 7/27/2011 8:19AM

    Way cool and emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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BD3269PM 7/27/2011 6:09AM

    That is wonderful! what a good story. Enjoy your day emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/27/2011 4:28AM

    A hero indeed. What a pretty kitten.

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EDDYMEESE 7/27/2011 1:11AM

    Wow! Love it :)

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/27/2011 12:32AM

    Great story! Thank you for sharing it.

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MELLY3183 7/26/2011 11:32PM

    YAY what a great story!! This makes me happy.

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UPSWIFE 7/26/2011 11:28PM

    This was the perfect story to warm my heart right before bed. emoticonThank you!

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_LINDA 7/26/2011 10:24PM

    That is fantastic!! High five to your walking buddy and loads of thanks for saving the life of a precious fur baby (and the many other animals and humans she no doubt helps in that job!)
LOVE these photos!!
Thanks for the reminder of what an amazing job they do. Most of the times all we hear are the sirens, and never see what really goes on...

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WENDYWITKOSKI 7/26/2011 8:24PM

    That's awesome!

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EGRAMMY 7/26/2011 7:33PM

    Good people often attract good people as friends. It is working for you. emoticon

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LESLIES537 7/26/2011 7:24PM

    I love this! Thank you for sharing a real life hero with us! Makes me want to hug her! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 7/26/2011 7:22PM

    My brother an nephew are firefighters and I have had the opportunity to be around firefighters often, as well as law enforcement officers when I was a sheriff's deputy and I will say that practically to a person they cared about saving animals as much as they cared about saving people. I've seen them give a dog mouth-to-mouth and oxygen to help them recover. They are a compassionate group of people. -- Lou

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LESSOFMOORE 7/26/2011 7:00PM

    What a brave woman! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/26/2011 6:58PM

    What an awesome job.I have nothing but respect for people like that they put their lives on the line so we can be safe.Real life heroes who have the kindness and compassion to consider even the family's animals.More power to her the world needs more people like that and like you for highlighting the good people who make us safer and happier!

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