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Brighter days . . . . :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thank you for your responses of love, concern and prayers. Reading them did help me to get through those few dark days, especially because it was cloudy. I still have yet to go for a walk outside but I know I will get there.
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Tomorrow I have an interview and although I don't expect to be hired I will not be giving up just yet. Have a blessed week SparkFamily emoticon

  
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MOMFAN 1/22/2012 9:43PM

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AZURELITE 1/22/2012 8:10PM

    I envision you smiling, walking confidently into that interview and doing extremely well answering questions and speaking with ease.

Care to join me in this vision?!

Best of luck tomorrow! Will be looking to see how it went!!

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BOVEY63 1/22/2012 7:17PM

    Best of luck at the interview.

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ROCHELLE62 1/22/2012 1:52PM

    If it is a job you want, then I hope you get it. If not, it should be an excellent rehearsal for the job you do want.

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*DMBARKER* 1/22/2012 1:08PM

    hang in there and good luck with the interview. :)
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JUNEBUG160 1/22/2012 12:53PM

    Hang in there JoeAnne.Good luck with the interview :)

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My Dog died :(

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My sweet dachshund "Shorty" died this past weekend. This event has really hurt me and I am trying to stay OP. My Shorty was my walking partner, he also had been with us since our son passed away. He was my comfort during that time, I feel lost. Shorty we miss you emoticon

  
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MAGIC_HORSES 1/25/2012 8:51AM

    So very sorry to hear about your loss; it is never, ever easy to say goodbye.

Here is a story that has given me comfort each time I have lost a furry, feathered, or finned family member:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

You can add Shorty to the Rainbow Bridge roster at the bottom of the page here: http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm

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KELLIGIRL523 1/25/2012 8:40AM

    emoticon Sorry to hear of your loss.

Just be sure to get out there and walk - it will be hard, I'm sure, but Shorty would want you out there walking!

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ICEHOUSEGUITAR 1/25/2012 8:28AM

    My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry. Take good care of you. emoticon

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BAKER1009 1/25/2012 8:17AM

    My thoughts & prayers are with you. Losing a fur baby is like losing a family member, I can certainly relate.
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ELSCO55 1/24/2012 8:16PM

    emoticon I am so sorry for your loss. our fur babies are such great friends.

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BEACHGIRL1205 1/22/2012 5:16PM

    My heart goes out to you....this is definitely a hard time. Shorty will always be in your heart and will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
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DOG_MOM 1/22/2012 9:58AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of Shorty. The loss of a dog is so hard since they're always the comfort we need when no one else will do, our companions in both the joys and sorrows of life. He'll be waiting for you at the end of the rainbow bridge. emoticon

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MOMFAN 1/21/2012 11:37PM

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_LINDA 1/21/2012 3:14PM

    So very sorry for your loss :((( Its so hard to lose a fur baby, especially on top of the loss of your son. Conforting hugs, healing thoughts sneding your way.
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POINTAFTER 1/21/2012 12:27PM

    It's hard losing a pet; they're like family. Stay strong during the tough adjustment ahead of you. emoticon

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FOXFIRENDTS 1/20/2012 11:40PM

    I am so sorry for your lost, stay strong. emoticon

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AMY_1217 1/20/2012 10:29PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

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NANCYLRAGS 1/20/2012 7:39PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. They are part of the family. You have wonderful memories! Good luck!

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KARENDEE4 1/20/2012 4:52PM

    I am so sorry for your loss!
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IMNAHA 1/20/2012 1:13PM

    I am sorry for your loss.We have a special friend that came to us after the loss of our son also. I know how it feels. As some one else has already said there are homeless friends that would like to make you their forever friend. Take your time and find one that fits.

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AANGEL3 1/20/2012 12:00PM

    So sorry for your loss. Our pets are part of our family so we feel their passing a just as much. emoticon

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VONDA71 1/20/2012 10:12AM

    I am so very sorry for you loss. I know it hurts so I am giving you lots of emoticon

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JULIAJEAN2 1/20/2012 9:48AM

    I know that there are no words that can ease the pain of the loss of such a dear and loyal companion. There will also be a huge vacancy in your heart and your life. Take your time to grieve your loss then remember that Shorty would not want you to be miserable and hurting all the time. Shorty would be the first to tell you to get out for that walk and great each day as a new adventure. He will always be with you in your heart.

You may feel alone in your loss right now, but we are all here to listen and offer encouragement. We may not be as cute as Shorty, but we are here. Take care, my friend...the hope the pain eases soon and the pleasant memories live on forever. Julia

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PYNETREE 1/20/2012 9:15AM

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to bear, like all loses. emoticon emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 1/20/2012 5:57AM

    I am so very sorry hunny! Looks like you need a new walking buddy!! THere are so many who need homes and your love!

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SHARONBAILEY913 1/20/2012 2:00AM

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you. We lost our sweetheart, Krissy, this fall...it's just so sad when they have to leave us.
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ROCHELLE62 1/20/2012 12:15AM

    They are amazing little creatures to crawl into our lives and steal our hearts when we aren't watching. My dog has been gone a year. I never wanted him but decided it was a good experience for my son. I was so busy trying to do right by him that I couldn't help but admire what a gentle little beast he was, his devotion and his gratitude. He taught me qualities I needed to develop in my own life. I'm sorry for your loss.

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ARTJAC 1/19/2012 11:47PM

    emoticonfor your loss

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/19/2012 10:47PM

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Shorty :-( I too have lost some very dear pets the past few years and it's so hard. emoticon

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BUSYBUGGYMOMMY 1/19/2012 10:32PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost a few pets over the years and it is a terrible feeling. emoticon

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HAPPYONE331 1/19/2012 9:58PM

    So very sorry. I know how much this hurts.

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TOTALREDO2013 1/19/2012 9:50PM

    OMG, very cute baby. So sorry for your loss. I lost my baby and blogged about it too a couple of years ago. I still think about him. You will have wonderful memories of yours. It gets easier with time. We have two new puppies now.



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GOOZLEBEAR 1/19/2012 9:42PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious Shorty, I know what it feels like to lose a precious furbaby. Shorty will join my Honeybear and so many others at the Rainbow Bridge in heaven. We have a wonderful and caring Rainbow Bridge team here on Spark if you would like to check it out.

Sending you hugs.
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VICROSE8 1/19/2012 9:42PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have 3 dogs, 2 of them are dachshunds. I have always owned dachshunds and remember all with great fondness. I'm sure you will greatly miss Shorty. Keep walking in memory of him and think of what a great friend is was.

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BOVEY63 1/19/2012 9:40PM

    I am so sorry for loss.
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TOTHEFUTURE1 1/19/2012 9:34PM

    So sad the loss of a pet, and so great the pleasure he gave you. Sending hugs

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SLIMLILA 1/19/2012 9:21PM

    I feel so bad for you, you've had a lot of heartache.. May God richly bless you... emoticon

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PUREDONNA 1/19/2012 8:44PM

    I'm very sorry. I have dogs too. You're in my thoughts.

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DELHSI 1/19/2012 8:36PM

    Ahh, so sad and I'm sorry for your loss. I've lost 2 pets over the course of 14 years and even many years later I miss them. They are always a part of our lives. I bet shorty loved walking with you and was most certainly happy to be a part of your family.

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AQUAGIRL08 1/19/2012 8:20PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our pets are family members and you feel the loss just as you would any other family member. He looks like he was a cutie.

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PIXIESTIX6669 1/19/2012 8:15PM

    Deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Shorty...he made an adorable little king...wishing you comfort from his memories and strength from his love... emoticon

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MMRB7111 1/19/2012 8:13PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I truly understand how our pets become a part of our families. We have cats. emoticon emoticon

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YAFENELRA 1/19/2012 8:07PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is very hard.

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ANNEV2012 1/19/2012 7:48PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I still miss my beloved Irish Wolfhound who passed away in June 2011



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RORYLYONS 1/19/2012 7:46PM

    I'm sending you many emoticon & so sad for your loss of your dear pet.. I will keep you in my prayers..Our pets become our family it's very hard to say goodbye. emoticon

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WINDSWEPTACRES 1/19/2012 7:45PM

    So sorry for your loss. Dachsies are so lovable. Take whatever time you need to grieve and heal, but don't give up your daily walks. Shorty would want you to keep going on this program.

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JUSTJUSTY 1/19/2012 7:42PM

    So so sorry for your loss *hugs and many blessings*

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BAMAFIT2 1/19/2012 7:37PM

  Words cannot convey how truly sorry I am for your lost. I hope the memories you shared comfort you in the coming days.

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NANFACEMIRE1 1/19/2012 7:35PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. In September we had to have our lab put down. He was a true member of our family and we loved him so much. I really know how you feel and want you to know I will be thinking of you.

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HDHAWK 1/19/2012 7:21PM

    What a sweetie. He looks just like the 3 I've had in the past. So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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2LBSATATIME 1/19/2012 7:20PM

    So sorry to hear, it is so hard to lose a beloved member of the family...stay strong and take care of yourself.

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KRYS210 1/19/2012 7:17PM

    I truly believe that dogs become a part of the family - so I am sorry for your loss.

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1GR8FULGAL 1/19/2012 7:09PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss; may God be with you. HUGS

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SUZIEQIAM 1/19/2012 7:09PM

    I am so sorry! I am such an animal lover and I hate to see you hurting over your little buddy. I have a chihuahua and he is getting up in age....I am dreading the day...


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SHIRDEE1 1/19/2012 7:04PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your dog Shorty. We had to put our Lab Shane to sleep about 4 months ago. He was sick for a long time and I talked to my vet about it but it was so hard to do. I loved him so much. My husband could not take me anymore and took me to get anew puppy. We got a goldendoodle, his name is Tucker, he is great. Once again I am so sorry.

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Woohoo!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Four pounds gone emoticon Now if I can just get below the 300 and not back up.

  
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 1/19/2012 6:52PM

    Two steps forward, one step back! Keep on keeping on. The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph and you are showing you have plenty of that!
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DOG_MOM 1/18/2012 1:01PM

    Way to go!!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MMRB7111 1/17/2012 8:49PM

    Congrats on the four pounds. Good job and you will get below 300. Just don't give up. I was trying to get below 200 by the end of last year. It did not happen but it will soon cause I am working harder this year. My want to reach my goal of losing 60 pounds or more this year. emoticon

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VICIOUS421 1/16/2012 10:17PM

    Congratulations!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!!!! emoticon
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MMRB7111 1/16/2012 8:08PM

    Congrats. Awesome job. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/16/2012 6:29PM

    You can do it! DO NOT give up on yourself!

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SMRTSISTA 1/16/2012 6:28PM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!Keep up the good work!!!!

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On track . . . .

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

But really praying for change in the job search. But it all depends if it is GODs will or not.
Going to make it to Curves 3 x this week, not going to let excuses get in the way, also got to make my goal of 4000 steps per day this week. Food, and water are all on target and I am catching up on my Bible reading too.
You all have a blessed week Sparkfamily emoticon

  
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DEERLADY45 1/14/2012 10:51AM

    Your doing a Great job Joanne! Im hoping and praying something even better than expected comes a long! BONNIE emoticon emoticon

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MYHANDS4GOD 1/13/2012 9:38PM

    Just press forward and you will get the prize. Press forward with His Word and you will get the prize of a deeper relationship with Jesus. Keep doing it

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ANGELARPACK 1/10/2012 9:36PM

    Keep Jesus Christ first and He will do the rest.

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LINTPICKER 1/10/2012 9:16PM

    hang in there you can do this!

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YAQUINDN 1/10/2012 8:04PM

    You are doing great. Remember, God is waiting to give you a better job. All in His time.
Lisa

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IUHRYTR 1/10/2012 7:36PM

    Praying you will be blessed with a job offer soon. -- Lou

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Adding . . .

Friday, January 06, 2012

I am adding job search to my list of plans. I need to get back into the outside, really I feel like a hermit. I've just been staying at home doing child care but I need the interactions with adults and hopefully one of the 4 job openings I applied for will be calling.
I did get to my Curves workouts and hope to keeping 3x per week, and maybe some more days of walking too.
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VICIOUS421 1/8/2012 11:07PM

    Good luck with the job search!!!!! emoticon on the Workouts!!!!!
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SAQUOIA1 1/6/2012 2:33PM

    Ita great that you have a plan and are putting yourself out there for the new year. I hope that you get the job that your looking for. emoticon

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