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#477: A Recovery Day and a Friendship Call

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Didn't get to sleep until after 0500 this morning, due largely to irritation and frustration from dealing with a credit card company and the credit union where I bank. That and the back injections that give me a migraine for a day combined to keep the brain on warped hyper-speed. emoticon

So today has been a day of recovery. I wanted to get outside in the cool, breezy, rainy weather we had today but forced myself to limit activity to picking up pieces of limbs the wind blew out of the trees. For a Type A personality who likes to stay busy this was tough at first. I'm sure some of you can relate.

Tonight I received a telephone call from my longest known female friend. emoticonYesterday was our friendship anniversary. I won't say how many years to protect her age but we met in college. We talked of the picture I have of her with my brother when he was several weeks old in Illinois and the time she fixed me breakfast after her son was born. Now my brother has a family of four children and her son is a flight instructor.

Where does time go? Glad the flowers arrived okay. I have never had a problem with ProFlowers if you want to try them sometime. The bouquet was beautiful in a free ruby colored vase. It was so satisfying hearing the pleasure in her voice as she described arriving home to find them. emoticon emoticon

I love having several people in my life in friendships that have spanned the years. Through good times and bad we have and will be there for each other. emoticon

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Some of you have asked for more phrases I think are funny or hackneyed. Here are some from sports:

* "We gave it 110 percent today." -- That means the scale is one to 1,000 since 100 percent is the maximum, so 110 of 1,000 is not much of an effort, is it?

* "We came to play." -- No kidding. Why else would there be a game then?

* "We took our game to the next level." -- Oh, so you weren't playing to your potential before now?

* In basketball a player often gets to shoot two free throws emoticon. This is how the shots are frequently described. "His first shot is good. His second shot is good again." -- How could the second shot be good again if it was just made the one time?

* "They came to win." -- Announcers often say this but isn't that the expectation -- to win? Duh.
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I hope you have a pleasant sleep and that you, too, are blessed with a long-term close friendship as I have been. emoticon

  
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LESLIES537 4/3/2011 11:41AM

    I hope you're fully recovered by now! Sorry I'm a little late on this one...darn blog subscriptions just seem to fall off for no reason sometimes! emoticon

So neat that you have such an incredible friendship like that. What a blessing for both of you! emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/2/2011 8:57PM

    Something about dear friends that just warm the heart. My dad always said your number of true close friends will be counted on one hand. I treasure the friendship I have every day!!!

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LAURIES_PLACE 4/2/2011 2:09AM

  Lou, you are such a sweetheart! Wonderful, these memories and things shared among close friends. The love is incredible among such dear ones. Blessings to you, and a good sleep.

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YATMAMA 4/2/2011 12:29AM

    I love it that you called her your "longest known female friend' instead of your "old" friend!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/31/2011 7:09PM

    Something about an old friend that just warms the heart. I value my friends and hold them dear to my heart. I am glad you still have this GF you can turn to for a stroll down memory lane. I hope as the years pass, we might take a similar stroll.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/31/2011 6:46PM

    Praying tonight is more restful than the last. emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 3/31/2011 4:40PM

    Sleep good tonight and sweet dreams.

Wendy

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FLMOMX2 3/31/2011 4:22PM

    I love your sayings-- emoticon

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BOVEY63 3/31/2011 1:19PM

    I have been blessed to have many long-time friends, and it is always wonderful when we get the chance to catch up. I have been sorting through old photographs for my upcoming class reunion and they are bring back some awesome memories.
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I am also blessed to have many new friends, and my dear Lou, you are a treasured one!
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DISCOVERLLH 3/31/2011 12:39PM

    There is something to be said for long-term friends who have shared your memories and watched you grow over many years. I only have a few of those because I moved so much when I was young, but I really treasure them. I hope you are feeling better today! Laura

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LALASLAND 3/31/2011 10:44AM

    Thanks, Lou! I sure enjoyed your blog! I'm so glad your friend and you were able to enjoy those memories! emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 3/31/2011 10:16AM

    I really treasure my long time friends too. I'm not close to my family, and those friends are the people I mark the passing decades with. I think it's really beautiful that you celebrate a friendshipversary. You must be very special to one another. I hope tonight is full of deep, deep sleep.

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/31/2011 9:40AM

    Gosh, hope you slept better last night?

I SURE DID

It's so nice to have a few Life Long Friends who are there for you as you are them

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MALEXANDER4 3/31/2011 4:48AM

    "they came to win" the reason I came to spark. To win. With new friends and old it is a win win situation here.

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#476: This and That

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saw my primary care nurse yesterday about the bouts of fatigue I have been having emoticon. She explained that many people who lose a large amount of weight feel this way as our bodies adjust to the loss. She said it is especially common with those who have the lap-band or stomach bypass surgery and suggested spacing out what has to be done over several days or just giving in to the tiredness and resting. A relief to hear this.
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Today was filled with irritation and frustration until I ordered flowers emoticon emoticon for a long-time friend. On today's date we met many years ago. My life has been enriched by our friendship, like the way I feel about my SP friends. So I ordered online from ProFlowers, my usual source, ended up with a duplicated order, emailed and called and interacted with the most polite and courteous representatives that the foul mood lifted and the day seemed brighter. Amazing how some company's staff can be so pleasant while others so rude and derogatory. Shout outs to PF. emoticon
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*** Check out www.reputation.com for a video on your online personal private information and companies that collect and sell it. emoticon ***
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I dropped out of a SP writing team today. It was a constant battle with the team leader. Sad. emoticon
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Phrases that have become tiresome:

1. "No problem." -- Said in place of "You're welcome."

2. "Whatever." -- Said in a condescending tone to dismiss another's comments as unimportant.

3. "24/7." -- Enough said.

4. "Absolutely free." -- It's not when there is a shipping and handling charge.

5. "When they're gone, they're gone." -- Cars, computers, whatever, of course when they're sold out there are no more. Duh.

6. "We match any competitor's price." -- So we're supposed to drive around, see what others charge and then drive to your store just so we can pay the same price? Duh again.

7. "We beat any competitor's price." -- By how much? Ten cents? Are consumers so stupid that they fall for this?

8. Radio call letters. -- Do we really need to hear them a hundred times an hour? I once heard them four times in one sentence on a local station.

9. "Powerful." -- Every get-rich-quick program, whether real estate or some other is touted as a "powerful" insight on how we, too, can make a fortune.

10. "Verify." -- Companies want you, their customer, to "verify" your address, etc. Verify means they give you the information and you confirm it is or is not correct. Nearly every time they ask us to "verify" it but they want us to give them the information. Perhaps only an editor like me is ticked by this, but since I'm the one venting here....
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Remember, no building has ever been constructed in one piece, but rather by a step-by-step process, just as our weight loss will be, one pound at a time, until we possess the magnificent structure we want our bodies to be. emoticon

  
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WENDYSPARKS 3/31/2011 4:42PM

    Hi Lou, Glad you are healthy.

Wendy

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CHARMIN944 3/30/2011 10:01AM

    I'm glad you're going to get some rest.

I love your list! It's funny and insightful. I also hate the phrase 24/7. Don't know why it irks me, but it does.

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MIZZSB 3/30/2011 8:27AM

    i am glad to hear its nothing serious, just take your rest i would say :)

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MALEXANDER4 3/30/2011 8:22AM

    So glad to hear your on the mend. Your going to beat this fatigue. Have a wonderful day my friend.

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YATMAMA 3/29/2011 11:18PM

    Very pleased to hear you are healthy. I'd worried a bit that you'd become anemic and I thank God it was nothing more serious. I love your word pet peeves! lol I share a LOT of them with you. One that I hear often of late that makes me twitch is: I should OF said or done something instead of I should HAVE said or done something. Lord, give me patience and tolerance, please!

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DISCOVERLLH 3/29/2011 8:10PM

    I'm glad your tiredness is not triggered by anything more serious than getting healthy quickly! As for ProFlowers, I once had cut roses sent to my grandmother that didn't open. When I called, PF was PHENOMENAL! The utility companies could learn a lot from them. Another company I have had wonderful customer service from is Zappos.com (shoes, etc.) Now, about your phrases that have become tiresome, thanks for the laugh! Here's another one for the collection -- when a female professional is described as a "woman doctor", "woman lawyer", etc. Drives me NUTS! I've even heard this done on the evening news. "Woman" is a noun, not an adjective. Would anyone say a "man doctor"?

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SONGOFJOY27 3/29/2011 7:37PM

    It's good to hear that your fatigue has a reason. Take the rest you need! I enjoyed your list - thanks for sharing it.

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HAPPYWRITER7 3/29/2011 7:32PM

    Glad you came upon courteous representatives, I thought they were a thing of the past emoticon

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SPARKIE1964 3/29/2011 6:51PM

    Have you ever considered stand up comedy in addition to writing! Seriously, your list cracks me up. Amen!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/29/2011 6:48PM

    How did you get so thoughtful? emoticon

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LALASLAND 3/29/2011 6:05PM

    Lou, I sure do here you in regards to that list! Amen and well said! emoticon

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FLORIDAGHOST 3/29/2011 5:51PM

    Sounds like you've had an extremely busy day. I hope you feel more like running and jumping real soon. I've been trying to catch up on missed sleep for 3 days now. It's amazing at how long it takes to get back on track. Anyway, glad you got the deal with the flowers fixed, dealing with companies can sometimes be a real pain.

Have a grand one.

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/29/2011 5:49PM

    Store ads that say: FREE with purchase of? UGH!

They lie..

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GRANNYS5 3/29/2011 5:44PM

    Get some rest my friend and thanks for the smile

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PUDLECRAZY 3/29/2011 5:26PM

    It's too bad you were having trouble with an SP team leader. how on earth can that happen? Sometimes I think I am the world's worse leader because I don't find great challenges, etc. but how does someone alienate their team members?

Hope the fatigue sorts itself out. You sound like me with the insomnia, though, and not sleeping WILL leave on fatigued.



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BABY_GIRL69 3/29/2011 5:25PM

    Give in the tiredness! Way to go on the flowers. God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/29/2011 5:25PM

    So glad it is nothing serious. emoticon

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LESLIES537 3/29/2011 5:21PM

    Kudos to you for talking to your nurse and figuring out what's causing your fatigue. I'm sure that's a big relief. emoticon

One day at a time, one step at a time, one pound at a time...
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#475: Where to Help?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sometimes we simply know something is right for us. Other times we pray, hope, wish and dream of being part of something worthwhile. There are often no quick answers.

So we wait until a feeling becomes stronger and stronger and drives us to where we are meant to be.

For quite some time I have had a sense I would enjoy teaching some kind of writing class or something related, but haven't had any overwhelming urge or desire hit me.

I have made presentations to reading students and tutors and fellow writers in the past but there is something nudging me to do something more one-on-one with a person or persons who need the help.

Lately, the feeling that our local shelter for women and children domestic violence victims or the homeless shelter may have a need for personal tutoring for their clients. I am not sure yet how that could be structured and will give it more thought.

This message is to ask your opinions on where I might have the most influence. It would be easy to again lead educated students in a writing class but many are not fortunate to be in such an organized structure.

Perhaps I will be led in a direction I can not conceive at the moment but if it were you where do you think such help would be most needed and have the most effect?

Thank you for reading and giving this some thought.

  
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YATMAMA 3/29/2011 4:14PM

    What a wonderful idea, Lou! For a season of my life I taught literacy at some of the local jails, prisons and work release barracks. Perhaps a writing class at a local corrections facility? I love the generosity of your heart.

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MIZZSB 3/28/2011 2:12PM

    i wouldnt know what to advice you but follow your heart!!!!

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TEMPEST272002 3/28/2011 1:35PM

    I think when you open yourself up to it, the opportunities present themselves. Have to looked into literacy groups in your area? It's one thing to learn the rules of language, another to have a fire for creative expression lit in your heart. Maybe you could help do both?

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LALASLAND 3/28/2011 12:28PM

    Lou, with a heart for serving like you have, surely something will come up! As a woman who spent one night in a shelter 27 + years ago, I'm not sure that would be the place... mainly because of the "hiding" that must go on there. Also, when I was in that kind of situation, things like writing (or other talents that were wishing to manifest themselves) were put on HOLD until I could feel safe and less stressed out.

I think you're on the right path, though, with your servant heart! There have been many great suggestions already given! I agree that you will be used in a magnificent way in whatever you find to do to help others! Hey, you already ARE helping others! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 3/28/2011 12:25PM

    With your writing and editing skills, you could aid these people in writing resumes and cover letters. A well-written cover letter can often times be the difference in getting a job or not. For victims of domestic violence, assistance in writing a powerful victim-impact statement can help bring them justice.

You are an angel for wanting to help.
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SPARKIE1964 3/28/2011 10:26AM

    Follow your gut!

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WENDYSPARKS 3/28/2011 10:12AM

    Any help that is needed would be good. Maybe High School kids or Community College or local Adult Education classes....maybe kids that are taking writing to get there GED. (General Equivalency Diploma) They usually have to take a writng class.

Wendy :)

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PUDLECRAZY 3/28/2011 6:04AM

    Some great ideas here, Lou. I am wondering about doing something with either the domestic violence shelters (hard to do anything with, though, as they are often not accessible so victims can't be stalked) or homeless shelters. Many people could benefit from writing, journaling, or photo journaling. Some programs have been set up for at risk youth to do photo journaling and it has been very successful in getting them involved as well as giving themselves and others windows into their lives.



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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/27/2011 11:19PM

    emoticon Perhaps you could ask the near by facility what their needs are?

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SONGOFJOY27 3/27/2011 10:29PM

    What about literacy tutoring?

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/27/2011 9:48PM

    Wow, I think you will get a lot of good advice, I just don't have a clue right now. I'm happy you wish to do something like this.

Keep us posted

You are a good man!

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CAROLINE1000 3/27/2011 9:37PM

    I think that writing for personal growth and healing is one of the best gifts you can give. I think you've already figured out your population.

You would be of help. That would feel pretty great, wouldn't it?

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/27/2011 9:30PM

    Wow, that sounds wonderful. I hope you find something that works for you.

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#474: Complimenting a Smile

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Many years ago I lived in Illinois. One day I had an appointment in one of the city's downtown high-rises. As I approached the building's door I saw three non-male people standing outside it.

I say non-male because it was during this time that the Equal Rights Amendment was being promoted.

As I neared them I smiled and greeted them. "Good morning, ladies. How are you today?" I didn't know them but was being polite.

I was about three steps past them when one of them bellowed, "We are NOT ladies, we are WOMEN!"

That was the attitude among the more militant females of the time.

I turned back to her and her companions, smiled again and said, "You know, most of the time a man wants to be with a lady because a lady is graceful, sophisticated, intelligent, refined, charming and sexy, but sometimes he just needs to be with a woman!"

Her mouth dropped open while I walked on inside.

To me there was and is a difference between a woman and a lady, just as there is a difference between a guy and a gentleman. All females are woman as all guys are males. But to be called a lady or a gentleman is, I believe, a compliment of the highest order.

She didn't take it that way. Maybe you agree with her. If so, that is your choice and it's okay.

I relate this story because recently I complimented a SP member on her and her child's smiles. I thought their smiles brightened their faces and wanted to say something uplifting about them. She took offense. I fail to understand why.

Don't we all often say inspiring and encouraging things to others here? I was not making a pass at her, simply remarking on a photo.

Was that wrong? If so, perhaps someone can enlighten me why.

Her reaction will not deter me from paying well-deserved compliments, nor should it stop anyone else from doing so. We live in a world of negativity where true compliments are too frequently lacking.

If praising others' successes, pictures of them, their children, sunsets, mountains or anything else that makes you, yourself, smile, is something you do, please do not stop. Imagine how bland this site and life would be if we all withheld our remarks that could be the highlight of another person's day.

It is easy to share a smile. It should be just as easy to compliment one. emoticon

  
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WENDYSPARKS 3/28/2011 10:19AM

    Every women/lady is different. Some are women and some are a lady...personality of people makes a big difference...there are tough women who are not nice...and nice ladies who treat others well. I think it good just to be respectful of other people's feelings. Empathy is the key.

Wendy

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TINKERBELL200 3/27/2011 10:42PM

    Amen to your description of a lady! And I must say you are a gentleman and I can't imagine someone questioning that or your intentions! You have never made me feel uncomfortable. Keep being yourself, and being uplifting and positive and complimentary to all! You have uplifted me many times and I so appreciate you. Don't let the devil steal your joy! Just keep being you!
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/27/2011 8:07PM

    wow, here I thought every one adored you like I do! I am just

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YATMAMA 3/27/2011 7:49PM

    We here in the south take the notion of ladyship very seriously. Perhaps having been occupied by Spain and France left a bit of a royalty flavor down here? Who knows? But lordship and ladyship are meaningful to us. I agree with your definition of a lady with one exception. In addition to all the genteel things you mentioned, she is also the woman her husband needs. emoticon

I cannot imagine someone being insulted by being told they had a lovely smile. Whatever it is that would drive someone to that place can't be pleasant. That's very sad. Again, I agree that you should not be deterred in finding those things that are positive and pleasant in others and proclaiming them. We are told in Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Isn't it far better to think on those things, as God instructs us, than to think in terms of insult and offense, particularly when none exists? If one is going to imagine things, maybe it'd be better if they imagined a good word, a kindness instead of a slight of some sort.

I'm sorry your intentions were called into question by this person, Lou, because you are one of the most sincere men I know. I consider that a very unfair shot at your integrity, but that very same integrity of yours will not allow you to be wounded by such pettiness, and you will go on to bless another and another by your interest in others, your care to find what is good about them, and your kindness in affirming it in their lives.

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TEMPEST272002 3/27/2011 1:48PM

    Sometimes, without tone or facial expression, it's hard to interpret comments... I agree that she likely took offence for reasons unrelated to you. Still, it doesn't feel good when you're trying to be kind & you get flack for it.

I often wonder how people interpret my comments. I'm sure I've offended people along the way - just as I"ve been offended. I have to trust that other's have the best of intentions, just like I do.



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MALEXANDER4 3/27/2011 7:37AM

    I hear you loud and clear. You can compliment me anytime my dear friend. IF it was taken out of context she is the one with the problem, something to hide maybe.. so keep smiling my friend. Those who take offense are usually harboring many secrets.....Me I have none. emoticon

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MIZZSB 3/27/2011 4:45AM

    keep doing what you are doing! You cant please everyone!
If someone complimented a picture of my daighter i would be gratefull and not offended

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/27/2011 12:30AM

    Lou, keep right on smiling and being yourself!!! People often take things the wrong way...not sure why. Great blog!!!

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/27/2011 12:10AM

    Great blog, Lou! I often encounter the same thing. I just have to shake my head. Why are people so defensive?

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BOVEY63 3/26/2011 10:35PM

    I think you were right to compliment the smiles - a child's smile always warms my heart, and I also love it when my boys are complimented.

I agree with the difference between a woman and a lady and a man and gentleman. You my friend, I firmly believe are a gentleman and a sincere one at that.

Keep on smiling and giving compliments when you feel they are warranted - the majority will appreciate it,
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SONGOFJOY27 3/26/2011 10:33PM

    Keep on giving the compliments. It's the other person's responsibility to accept them or not. And thank you for that wonderful distinction between a woman and a lady!

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NEENSTER1 3/26/2011 10:13PM

    Amen! If that's how you feel, express it. They can take it how they may. You know how you meant it. Be encouraged. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/26/2011 10:07PM

    So glad you are going to keep on being nice. It is funny how compliments can be misconstrued.

A precious older lady taught me at an early age the difference between a woman and a lady. She said I was a lady. I was only about 12 but I still remember and hope that I present myself as such still. emoticon

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#473: So Tired and Confused

Friday, March 25, 2011

We've all had one of "those" days, haven't we, when everything goes wrong, everyone we come into contact with is angry or rude and, well, you get the picture.

My day today was luckily not one of those but was an OFS one -- Overwhelming Fatigue Syndrome, not an official diagnosis, just my way of referring to it.

This is one reason I am happy I have an appointment with my primary care nurse practitioner Monday. I'll ask why I get so very tired the day after I've had several things to do -- errands, meet someone for lunch or dinner, laundry -- whatever the tasks I know the next day will be a lost one.

Today was such a day. Got to sleep well past midnight, got up to let the dogs out, had a small breakfast, got them in, went back to bed, up for lunch and back to bed before finally getting cleaned up and meeting a friend for dinner, during which I could barely stay awake. No energy for much today. I don't mind sleeping but hate the thought that a day essentially has been wasted.

The sleeping pills she prescribed take six or seven hours to kick in so I'm taking one at 7:00 and still not falling asleep until 2:00 or so. Frustrating. Have to ask about those, too.

Finally I'll ask her why I received a letter from my health insurance company yesterday authorizing surgery at a local hospital for me by the doctor the nurse reports to. Big surprise to me. Don't need any and nothing is scheduled. Her office did not return my call today and the insurance company representative said there was nothing in the system to explain what was being approved. And insurance companies wonder why they are so despised.

Did manage to spend a little time tonight with the computer as I try to hold out on going to bed in the hopes sleep will come quickly but am too bleary-minded to write much that is encouraging. I'm sorry for that but I am just so very, very tired.

Hope you understand and can have some fun this weekend.

  
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WENDYSPARKS 3/28/2011 10:22AM

    Hope the doctor appt goes well. Good luck with that. Praying you can get a good nights sleep soon. Hugs,

Wendy

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CINDYYB 3/27/2011 7:53AM

    Hugs to you, Lou!

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TINKERBELL200 3/26/2011 2:41PM

    Hope they can figure it out. It may be the sleeping pills that are giving you the lethargic feeling the next day. Just a thought.
You are in my prayers!
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TEDYBEAR2838 3/26/2011 1:01PM

    Wow, you do need to have this checked.

Hope you have a better day today

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/26/2011 11:30AM

    I find on the day after a long hike, I am completely useless. I then looked at my eating patterns on those days & that helped a bit. There are products sold called "recovery" supplements that are geared towards helping you come back from fatigue. I can let you know more about it as I learn more. OR it could deconditioning.

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BOVEY63 3/26/2011 10:17AM

    I hope you rested well, are doing better today and the doc has the answers you are looking for.
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LALASLAND 3/26/2011 9:44AM

    Lou, you can't possibly have great, energy-filled days every day, so I hope you aren't too hard on yourself when your body needs some extra TLC. Hopefully, your system will snap out of this funk with some much needed rest, and things will be much brighter! emoticon emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 3/26/2011 9:20AM

    I just think of you as normal. We all have days that are wasted for the most part. But the meds your on, you need to find out about that. It is morning by the time they are working. Have a better weekend my friend and feel better soon. Maybe your coming down with something.

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PUDLECRAZY 3/26/2011 8:59AM

    Sorry to hear you had such a rough day. I hope the sleeping pills gave you the deep sleep and relief you need and that you can have a pleasant and quiet Saturday.

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MIZZSB 3/26/2011 8:58AM

    hope you can energized soon !!

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JULIEFRANCES112 3/26/2011 8:08AM

    Hope you get some real sleep soon. There's nothing worse than not getting enough sleep and paying for it all day. Praying for you.

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THENAMESLISA 3/26/2011 7:30AM

    Hope you get to the bottom of it soon. Sleep deprivation stinks.

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BUSSMOM 3/25/2011 11:24PM

  praying for you.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/25/2011 11:15PM

    Hope you get sweet sleep and wake refreshed tomorrow. emoticon

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SISTERDEAR 3/25/2011 10:31PM

    Hope you are able to sleep tonight. And glad you have a medical appointment so soon. Ask if the sleeping pills are to help you fall asleep, to keep you asleep or both. That could make a difference.

Praying for better days ahead!
Sue

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TEMPEST272002 3/25/2011 10:27PM

    Few things can affect us as quickly or profoundly as lack of sleep. Even if you're asleep, the quality of your sleep might not be good. Maybe your doctor could refer you to a sleep clinic? I hope you wake up refreshed tomorrow!

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YATMAMA 3/25/2011 10:19PM

    So sorry you are having such fatigue and are having a rough go of it. Sending love and prayers.

*hugs*

Missy

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