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Oh Sandy why didn't you stay out to SEA for I SEE what you can do!!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The winds of Sandy whipped fiercely around the corners of our home almost as if Halloween was saying BOO !!! The rains pelted the window panes. I opened the front door & the wind yanked the door handle from my hand, I let out a scream & at that moment my heavy rocker on the porch picked up as if someone was angry & slammed it down!! I quickly shut the door with a bang & retreated to the comfort of my warm home . We had no damage like others have !!! My heart & prayers does go out to all those that had so much damage & death, I watched as nurses from New York had tiny babies in their arms giving them oxygen. So many brave people helping one another, we all pull together when others are in need. We had a little boy 8 years old his Dad told him to go back in the house as he was going a tree came down & killed him. Thank all of you for your prayers, & stopping by to wish us safety, that is comforting to me.
Judy

  
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CANDIK48 11/2/2012 7:28PM

    So very glad you came through it safely! Thanks for your well wishes they are very appreciated!

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MEXGAL1 10/31/2012 10:32AM

    so glad to hear you are okay.
So sad watching the news of those less fortunate.
Have a good day.
Sallie

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WORTHART 10/31/2012 1:21AM

    Very glad you and your family are safe.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 10/30/2012 11:22PM

    I am glad to hear that you came through fine.

We too lost no trees or other property damage and stayed electrified the whole time. And in the end, it was just a storm, not the end of the world.

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CELESTE_B 10/30/2012 9:52PM

    Sending you a big hug!

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KOMAL53 10/30/2012 8:20PM

    Praying for everyone who is in Sandy's Path--Nature's Fury is truly terrifying!!Take Care, emoticon emoticon emoticon Stay Safe and God Bless!!

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MSROZZIE 10/30/2012 7:55PM

    You are blessed, glad you and your family were spared the damage done by Sandy! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDY_54 10/30/2012 7:43PM

    Oh, so very glad you're okay. What a horrible time for folks! Still in my thoughts and prayers.... emoticon

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MAUITN 10/30/2012 7:32PM

    So glad you're safe.

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The stillness of the air is somewhat so eerie !!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I stepped out on the porch this early Sunday morning, & there was a stillness in the air a quietness that felt somewhat eerie. The early morning sky is etched with the heavy greyness throughout , like a painter that whips across the canvas in a flurry. I scooted back inside with goose bumps as I knew that in 24 hours here in North Eastern Pa. we may perhaps be hit with a most foreboding storm. Hours since passed I once again stepped out on the porch, this time I was greeted with the fallen dry leaves scurrying down the sidewalks as if they too were headed to safety. The almost barren limbs with a few colorful leaves were hanging & the branches swaying with the gust of winds as if they to were shaking the last of the leaves to fall & scurry down the walk to hide.
Judy

  
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NATNOEL 10/30/2012 7:01AM

    I hope the storm was not too bad for you guys.


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1BEACHWALKER 10/29/2012 12:27AM

    We got a tropical storm go right over our west coast for days in June (Debbie) and got 15 inches of rain and 40-50 mph winds. It was scary and the flooding was awful. Places not even in the flood plains flooded. It took months for the waters to recede. The pond next to our house came within 12 feet of house. This is a hurricane coming your way-700 miles wide-not something to be taken lightly. Be safe! emoticon emoticon


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KALANTHA 10/28/2012 10:46PM

    Sounds like a perfect weekend before Halloween story!

I'm in SE PA and we're having the same spooky weather here.

Hope you're all hunkered down. Stay safe!

Kath

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CHERYLL1949 10/28/2012 3:26PM

    Be Safe! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 10/28/2012 12:04PM

    Be safe, and praying that you have a good out come to this super storm. You also
described the outside scene in a writers way. God Bless emoticon

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CELIAMINER 10/28/2012 10:54AM

    Love your description! We have pretty much finished our storm prep, but in northern Virginia, we don't expect to be on the more dangerous side of the storm. Good luck in PA!

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MEXGAL1 10/28/2012 10:38AM

    I pray that you won't have much damage.
Be safe!

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SMILES4383 10/28/2012 9:54AM

    BE SAFE.....

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GIVENTHANKS 10/28/2012 9:44AM

    I love the way that you describe what it is like there! You are an awesome writer! I am praying for everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

Be safe!

Pat

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SUSANS706 10/28/2012 9:42AM

    Stay safe. I hope it ends up not as bad as they are predicting.

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I knew exactly what I was going to get,but it NEVER came to be!!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I was traveling in my car headed down the highway of life, oh boy I could not wait I looked up into the sky & I swore I saw the design of what I was going to have in the shape of the clouds.
I lay on the table at the chiropractor's office with a Tens Unit pulsating all through my back, with two huge hot packs on top the unit. I lay there face down with my face sticking through an opening so I could breath. The relaxation was the feeling of a melting marshmallow ( even though I would not truly know how one feels }
As I lay there I told myself I would be heading to Taco Bell & order 4 different foods in large. I could even picture them in the formations of the various clouds, oh Yippy Skippy cannot wait.
Then my Sparks kicked in, wait a minute yes I am so full of stress from yesterdays ugly work condition, the phones did not work, out going calls could not be made until 5 pm nor any faxes could not be sent or received due to the phones. We could receive calls but not put any out. The prescriptions were piling up due to insurance issues, the delivery of the med's came 14 totes to be put away. I was to go at 5 pm. but stayed until 8:30 . So after 10 & one hours later when I came home I was wound up like a rubber band ready to spring forward I thought because of a most wretched day I needed a very special dinner. My Sparks knowledge that has been lurking in the corridor of my mind began to seep to the front of my brain. I thought wait a minute here I am laying on this table all smug & comfy & in an hour I am going to over stuff myself. I thought this very moment in time is the second I need to rearrange my thoughts into healthy one's We all know when we are about to make wrong choices whether it is in food or other choices, I thought how I would feel inside after all the Taco choices, stuffed, over bloated,disgust, repeating oh tomorrow I will do better, then do good for a few days then go nuts again over food.This is my choice do I really want to feel like a bloated whale, do I want to come down on my thinking so bad like an avalanche has covered me. Nooooooo!!!!
I went to market & bought some red lettuce, had orange & red peppers , tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, salmon, 1/4 cup of nuts, onion,red beets, a boiled egg & a bottle of ice cold water. Wow I felt so good because of what I could have had!!!!!
Think before we over indulge in something that we will bash our selves over & over only to scream inside our minds why why why did I make that choice!!!!. Not this time I beat it tonight so each time before I am all ready to turn a cloud into an unhealthy choice I will remember how I handled tonight's choice & now I feel so much stronger& sure of myself.
Let's all remember what we want in our mind to satisfy our stress is not what our bodies need. The stress I felt is gone because I took that stress & turned it into something healthy,so the chaos of yesterday is behind me,but without that stress I would not be where I am tonight in a different mind set.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/12/2012 3:43PM

    I do the same thing, dream of the food I want and then I switch to SP mode and put it out of my mind-well---most of the time! emoticon
Now I can go into a restaurant and order healthy choices and even at the grocery and at home. Not saying I don't indulge once in awhile, but we don't need to deprive ourselves either! Just be sensible and always track all the food we eat, including condiments. I have even given up most of them and limit them when I do eat them. It is a a process that takes awhile and it looks like you are doing good! One day at a time and each day that you do your best is a celebration! emoticon
Thanks for stopping by my 2 blogs! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 10/6/2012 1:47PM

    Way to go exercising your will power! You are so right about what you said about knowing you are going to make a bad choice right before you make it. It really is a pivotal moment and the entire outcomes of our lives rest on those decision making moments. Thank you for sharing this and glad to hear you made the right and healthy choice! emoticon

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STHAX10 10/5/2012 3:07PM

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MEXGAL1 10/5/2012 9:44AM

    Woo hoo Judy!!! So proud of you for turning a bad situation into a good one. I know you feel so much better for your choices. It is so funny how our brain can be hyjacked but so great when we can hyjack it back and do the right thing.
Keep up the good work.
Sallie

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SHARON2014 10/5/2012 8:48AM

    Great blog - I have had the same experience but I usually give in before common sense gets ahold of me. emoticon emoticon

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ANDY_54 10/5/2012 7:56AM

    emoticon blog! Thanks for the reminder we have choices!

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PURPLELVR7 10/5/2012 7:08AM

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thank you for sharing a great blog

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KOMAL53 10/4/2012 10:59PM

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See all it needed was a pause to stop and think---and here you are much happier,lighter, and healthier--because you just allowed yourself one moment to make a choice!!!Way to GO my Friend--Wonderfully DONE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/4/2012 10:48PM

    emoticon I am so proud of you for making the right choices! Take care & have a great evening! emoticon

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SENIMMO 10/4/2012 10:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am slowly getting there! I don't manage to go as totally healthy as you, but I am starting to stop myself from going totally overboard on not so good choices. Baby steps will add up for me, but GOOD FOR YOU!!

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Internal verses external what controls you???

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What an article Blitzen40 put out there today. Smacked me in the forehead made me sit up & read this & let it sink in !!! My brother Bobby that is fighting the battle of his life with cancer is not allowing the external forces affect him to sit around & eat into oblivion. He is golfing even with 2 braces on his legs because his knees need to be replaced but cannot have anything done until next year. He climbed & dragged himself on his roof to put up a special weather vain my brother David sent him from Massachusetts. His back yard looks like the garden of Eden with all the fruit trees ( he lives in California. ) He can not get down on his knees so he built raised gardens for vegetables that are hip waist. He is amazing ,so what is my excuse when he is so driven not to let this cancer put a hold on his life. He keeps busy just like he did before the cancer.his pain is so bad the infusion has enlarged his liver & pancreas is inflamed . After reading Blitzen 40 her blog she has given me great food for thought. Thanks my knew spark friend I urge everyone to read her blog
Judy

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/12/2012 3:48PM

    Your brother is such a trooper-carrying on like he is during his battle with cancer. Sorry he is suffering though-hope all goes well with him. Sounds like if anyone can beat it-he will! Hang in there! emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/1/2012 10:41PM

    Your brother is amazing and so inspiring! Trust in the Lord and he will be healed!
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MEXGAL1 9/21/2012 1:47PM

    Bless your brother. Some people just amaze me. The strength they have and can come up with when facing hardships. I have been praying for Robin Roberts, the host of GMA. she is another person who says things like you have to think it to achieve it....she is just so incredible taking her fight public in hopes of helping others.
let your brother inspire you...get that exercse in and eat right in hnor og him!
have a terrific week end
sallie

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KOMAL53 9/21/2012 11:47AM

    Bravo--I love your brother's spirit--and such people are truly inspiring!!!I'm sure his indomitable spirit will help him defeat his Cancer----sending lots of Prayers and Best Wishes for him to get better soon.Take Care and God Bless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLITZEN40 9/21/2012 12:49AM

    Thank you Judy! Your brother sounds like a real inspiration. Sending good thoughts your way and his that he'll beat the cancer. My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time. Hang in there friend.

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I was twisted like a pretzel !!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tonight was the best night for ending up in a twisted pretzel position. I went to a Yoga class at the gym. The class was taught by a young eye Doctor. I told her before the class I may not be able to keep up she told me to do what I was capable of. After class she told me she gave me an A for never doing that kind of yoga before. I had gone to Yoga one time years ago, but it was nothing like this. She had us doing really neat twist turns & bends. That was the best hour class in those positions. I feel like every part of me was stretched & twisted. I am not complaining it felt oh so good now I feel so relaxed. Class is every Wednesday so that is where I will be for an hour. emoticon
Judy

  
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STHAX10 9/20/2012 9:52PM

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MEXGAL1 9/20/2012 3:09PM

    woo hoo...good for you!

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GOLFGMA 9/20/2012 7:07AM

    Nice that you have something new to be excited about. I love the stretching videos here on SP. They do make you feel better and feel like you know your own body.

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KOMAL53 9/19/2012 10:55PM

    Yoga is the best way to stretch--because every move is slow and the rules dictate that you do only as much as you easily can.I love it because it begins with slowly building up your capacity to twist and turn your body---and has specific positions for specific physical problems.Today Yoga Therapy is being promoted in India as a part of Physiotherapy----the daughter of one of my friends is learning to be an Instructor for it---and the training she's having to undergo is pretty strenous!!!I'm glad you found it helpful---relaxing each and every part of your Body is the ultimate aim of doing Yoga!!! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 9/19/2012 10:34PM

    Nice job getting out there and doing it! Great to learn something new too! emoticon

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