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The Shadow knows I tried to run from it,but it kept catching me!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The day was rather sunny, it warmed my face & felt rather comforting ,even though I like cloudy raining days. I took a deep breath to smell the sweet Autumn air. That is when I saw it, a rather dark figure beside me the shoulders were slouched downward,the body had no curve within the waistline, rather bulky, the arms were outward like a hulk ,the hair was just hanging squared off with no style . I started to run, & I could not outrun the shadow. I finally made it to my car & sped off. When i pulled up to my home I ran inside, not looking beside me. I slammed the door shut with my back up against the door, I was breathless I just could not believe that shadow was really me. I kept remembering when I saw the shadow years ago , the shoulders were slender , the waistline was indented inward, the arms were closer to the body with a swing to them , the hair had style & a swoosh to it . I want to run with that shadow , I am looking for that shadow , where are you please come back. Oh shadow please come back so I can dance & twirl around with you in the sunlight!!!!
Judy

  
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ILOVEMALI 11/17/2012 7:05PM

    I'm having difficulty with the person in the mirror. Who is that woman? LOL! We are more than our reflections.

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BLITZEN40 11/16/2012 4:36PM

    You are so much more than your shadow, or your shape, or your size. Your shadow is just an ever changing, fleeting image and not even necessarily a true reflection of you (depending on where the sun is in the sky when you see your shadow). Shadows can be like those funny mirrors in maze houses at carnivals and completely distort what you really look like. Your true beauty and strength comes from within and is unchanging. I have every confidence that you will achieve your goals! emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 11/16/2012 9:47AM

    very creative blog Judy. That shadow is there for you...you will get the good one back again....it is waiting for you.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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PURPLELVR7 11/16/2012 7:47AM

    great blog - you can do this

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1BEACHWALKER 11/16/2012 2:26AM

    Very nicely worded.....You will get there! emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 11/15/2012 8:41PM

    I liked your blog, and I have had the same experience looking in a miror or my reflection in a window, kind of startling, but I am working on it, and sure you are too.

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STHAX10 11/15/2012 8:11PM

    emoticon We all have that feeling... emoticon

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KOMAL53 11/15/2012 7:45PM

    Shadows are just that--Shadows!!They are not real but they can really spook you if you let them.In this case it has spooked you positively--you miss it the way it was---so I'm sure it will come back exactly the way you'd like it to be and then you can dance with it in the Sun to your heart's content!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDYLIN90 11/15/2012 3:11PM

    That day can and will come. And think about when you look in the mirror and don't recognize yourself because you are slender and healthy.

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GRACEISENUF 11/15/2012 1:57PM

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You are the apple of God's eye and a dear spark friend.



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What I do EVERY time in the VOTING BOOTH

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I walk in & pull the curtain closed. I stand there & hold onto the election machine, the chills start to come over me ,the tears sting my eyes & I feel my heart racing. I think of the men & women that have died for this moment for me to cast my vote. I think of all our women & men that have gone off to Wars for this moment to happen. I think of the people that were killed & tortured because of the color of their skin that so wanted to vote. I just can not fathom that but it is true. I think of Susan B Anthony who was tried & convicted because she cast a vote & fought for all of us women. I think of all the people in other countries that are beaten or killed for voting, or cannot even vote. When I go to the polls I feel on top of the world. The person I want to win may not win or have not won over the years, but you see I feel we all have won because we live in a country with this freedom to vote. I quietly walk out of the voting hall go sit in my car with my head down on the steering wheel feeling happy because of this freedom .but so sad in another part of my soul for those that cannot & for those that were battered or killed for something I can do with out fear.
Judy

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 11/25/2012 8:02AM

    This is a great blog Judy, thank you! You are right, we are privileged to be able to vote and should never take it for granted.

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GRACEISENUF 11/15/2012 1:59PM

    Yes, what a privilege.

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CANBDONE 11/14/2012 9:21AM

    and you didn't have to wash the purple ink off your finger!

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MIZDUBZ 11/7/2012 10:38PM

    Yes!!!

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STHAX10 11/7/2012 12:23PM

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 11/7/2012 10:35AM

    What a great and profound blog. Thank you for the reminder that we have all "won" because the election process is still in place and we all got to vote. When I voted during the early vote, a woman in line started talking about how much she hoped her candidate won and even though it was my candidate too, I said, "well if he doesn't win I'll be happy anyway because it will mean that the majority of the country wanted the other guy, and the process worked." =)

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MEXGAL1 11/7/2012 9:48AM

    Great blog Judy. Very emotional. Even though one might have "lost" with their choices, the honor to still participates is very moving.
Have a great day.
Sallie

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/7/2012 1:40AM

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Exactly how I feel!

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LADYJNAR 11/7/2012 12:30AM

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JUSTLLAMA 11/6/2012 10:52PM

    emoticon I've never gotten that emotional while voting but I do often feel somewhat overwhelmed at what a privileged it is.

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MSROZZIE 11/6/2012 10:16PM

    God bless You and God bless AMERICA!
Enjoyed your blog, thanks for sharing. I worked at the polls today, voted early, what a privilege. Cheers...Roz emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I turned my back on you when you needed me the most!!!!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Here it is happening once again, I promised you last year this would NEVER happen again. I stood with only panties on yesterday in the dressing room at the mall. This time I did not face you I slowly undressed. I slipped on a beautiful nightie with tiny sprigs of lavender through out. I slowly turned around to admire it, oh it felt so good on & I might add it looked good on me. There was no bulging in the mid section, you gave approval . As I turned around from you to slip it off I felt smug & confident in myself so I only gave my head a quarter of a turn & peeked out of the corner of my eye & saw the rounded ,bulging stomach & thick thighs. I gasp & saw your reaction in the looking glass. The thought of last year when I saw this made me promise by next year ( this 2012 ) it would be gone,only to add more on my frame. You see I looked good in the nightie because I put on a larger size as to trick my mind into thinking I lost. I never dressed so fast in all my life to get away from you staring at me in disgust. I drove home with package in hand saying to my self you just wait until next year I''l show you!!!
Judy

  
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STHAX10 11/4/2012 11:38AM

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MAUITN 11/4/2012 10:34AM

    Oh, heavens. Now you have made me freak out at how I have done the same thing. I have allowed just a couple, well more than two to creep back on and up until now, I was ignoring it. emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 11/4/2012 9:12AM

    I avoid the mirror as well, but then I always have - even when I was not over weight
We need to learn to lover our self - I have learned to like, and working on loving me

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CAT609 11/4/2012 9:05AM

    I like what you told the mirror! We can do this!

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SFREY217 11/4/2012 9:04AM

    We have all had those moments in life. Just think positively and you can make it happen ! I too did the yo-yo thing for years, losing and sure I would never be back there only to end up back there time and time again. Believe in yourself and quit beating yourself up for your failures and know that you can do it and that you are worth it !!!!
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EVIE4NOW 11/4/2012 8:51AM

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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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SOPHIEDO13 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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