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The Rain in Spain---

Thursday, December 15, 2011

""The rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain-""--
More rain to-day-- and it's Dec 15th----
I don't remember so much rain in December, as a kid----in fact , I remember 7-9 ft. of snow , this time of year--

I remember playing in the rain, in the summer, outside, in our barefeet--We used to sing, ""Rain, rain, go away--come back another day""--
Lots of folklore associated with rain----the buttermilk sky meant rain was coming----a ring around the moon, meant a storm was coming--"'Rainbow at noon-more rain soon""
""A sunshiny shower won't last half an hour""Rain before seven, quit by eleven--""

But the big question this morning is--"'Where is the snow?""----
How is Santa ever going to get here without snow?
But--it's Dreadmill time----- so, I'm off here---
Remember to come to the virtual Party ,, right here--to-morrow--

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2011 9:03AM

    "Red sky @ night sailor's delight; red sky @ day, sailor's dismay". Love your quotes!

Yeah, our winter has been unusual, too. Actually last winter was also. We didn't really get "dumped on" til mid-January.

It rained all day here yesterday, too. Cloudy here now, but no rain. I'll take it!!

Got my walkin' shoes on to make it to your place tomorrow to celebrate!!!!!!! Wouldn't miss it. Nope. Not a chance!!

Hugs and have a rain-free day! Spot the Wonder Dog asked me to pass along his greetings to Coal and Tess and said to tell Tess to be a good girl! HEE HEE

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SUNNY332 12/15/2011 8:02AM

    It rained here all day yestereday but the sun is suppose to shine today-YEA!

I love the photo of the dog nativity on your page. Where did you find that?

Take care and Be Blessed. DH and I ordered a couple of Fire Pits for two of our boys and Lowes called yesterday to say they were in so we will head into town today to pick them up.


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BUGGYS 12/15/2011 7:48AM

    We are having such a mild winter here...it was in the 50's yesterday and it's December! I sure hope we get snow for Christmas!!!

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ROX525 12/15/2011 7:36AM

    Interesting blog...I didn't know these sayings..."sunshiny shower won't last half an hour". I am not looking forward to the snow! Have a great day. Love the dogs on your page!

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Life is full of ""nuts and bolts""!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yesterday started out pretty good---the ol' routine --you know--Spark--exercise-tidy house---then.......I headed to town to the hair dresser--All was going ''according to Hoyle''--so far---
I came out of the hair place---got into my car--turned the key-----and nothing happened-----like--NOTHING !--no engine turned over--
You probably know that awful feeling!!! --You know your day is going downhill, from then on----It was the same feeling when I tore downstairs last week and found water under the hot water tank---

A telephone call to a garage----who came pretty fast---and an emergency call to husband that I would be taking his vehicle, as I saw mine being towed up the road--
Acturally I handled it all quite well---I eventually did get back home--later than I had planned ----Tess the pup, in her crate had her mattress on her head, in her crate---probably figured it was too long confined in that small space-----had to drive back into town to get husband at noon----then again later in the day to pick up my car----
It turned out, the car needed a new battery--

Life is busy this time of year-- but when something goes wrong-----it's a lot of "'mind over matter"" to cope--
""I wonder what will go next?"""--I said to husband, as I gazed at all the machines in our home, that stare back at me, never knowing when their time will be up----the dishwasher--the wash machine----the vacuum----the TV---Our life is made up of nuts and bolts--Scarey!!!
Let's hope all goes well to-day---I am staying home--not venturing out---and Jeannie, the cleaning lady, is coming-----
------Jeannie is ""ME""---LOL-----!!!!

Ever onward here-----the Dreadmill----journaling---trying to stay sane on this misty, foggy morning---
Stay safe Sparklers-----Be nice to white haired people--- hug yer car engine----and yer hot water tank--

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SHASSYSUE2 12/14/2011 1:16PM

    I feel like my week has been that way too!!!

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SUNNY332 12/14/2011 9:41AM

    I think you coped amazingly.

So glad the dog did too.

Have a good one today.


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1CRAZYDOG 12/14/2011 9:41AM

    ROFL! My "maid's" name is Fifi and it's ME, too! Left many notes to both kids saying they'd better clean their bathroom as Fifi charges by the minute!! LOLOL

Hugging my car, my water heater, my furnace, my stove, my dishwasher, my fridge . . . all hugged!!

Glad that all it was for your car was a new battery. That's a pain in the neck, but at least you got help fast.

Poor lil Tess. She was bored! Hope she got your ya-ya's out after that.

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BD3269PM 12/14/2011 8:03AM

    You coped with the hiccup in your plan very nicely. Yea for you!! Lets hope that nothing else breaks for a long time. And how funny about Jeannie. Take good care of her and dont work her too hard. LOL Enjoy your day emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/14/2011 7:26AM

    Reserving a few of those hugs for Jeannie the cleaning lady! emoticon Hang in there with the repairs... and I love the nativity dogs on your background!

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Air Canada, the Police and the Birthday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Son#2 is a pilot with Air Canada-
Yesterday he sent some pretty neat pictures from the cockpit of his plane.
He was over the rockies--
I enjoy getting these----I always tell him that I will share them on Spark--

Sometimes son#2 calls me from the cockpit---I am always impressed with that!

Yesterday I was at our local gas station and in came a police cruiser--
It was son #3 , the Ontario Provincial policeman--
He rolled down his window and we chatted--
Sometimes he shakes his fist at me , when I sail past his cruiser , too fast---
Mom's have to drive slowly in this town--

To-day we have rain----It makes for tricky walking, as everything froze last night---and it's almost impossible to see the ice----In this area , we call this " black ice"---We really need snow , in the north, to give us better driving conditions this time of year.

My Birthday is Dec.16th---this Friday-- I'm telling all you , so you can get on your best ""bib and tucker"" and come to my virtual party, right here on Spark---
It's an all-day event---We shall drink lotza water----do some "'Dreadmilling""--Sounds like fun eh??--LOL----But I do need to see y'all---

Son#3 the policeman, just called--bringing out his daughter's ""fund raiser"" cheese--They need the $$$ to help with their swim club--

Enjoy the day--remember to take time to strike up a conversation with a special old-er person---Make their day!!---Drink water------ Watch out for the wildlife!!
Big hugs coming yer way----

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/13/2011 4:59PM

    The photos of the rockies are so neat, I love your sense of humour, I will come and wish you a happy Birthday.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/13/2011 9:02AM

    Well, I am glad you share the pics from the cockpit! I think they're totally emoticon! Keep on sharing.

YIKES! You can't get away with anything when DS is a Provincial Officer, can you! LOL Be good! emoticon

OOOHHHH . . . got the bib and tucker ready for THE PARTY!!!!! Dreadmill . . . alright, I'll bite for that too, as long as it's followed by a virtual, calorie-less cake! YUMMO! So . . . won't it be exciting to be 21 . . . again!! LOL I had my kids convinced for a long time that I was 21 (when I was in my 40's! Of course, they were younger . . . much, much younger. And, of course, so was I!) I guewss I was put in my place yesterday. I was heading out of the grocery store to the van to unload. A young whippersnapper came up to me and asked, sincerely, if I wanted help unloading my groceries. Man, did **I** feel old. I just thanked him and explained that once I get home I have to be able to unload the van so I was practicing (I think this little guy was 6 or 7). It was actually pretty cute!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday. Keep that hydro company happy and hug that water heater!! LOL

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SUNNY332 12/13/2011 8:59AM

    The photos over the Rockies are great. Tell your son's we loved them.

I am gearing up for you BD party. No plans for Friday - just up early with my walking shoes tied and ready to go.

Have a GREAT day.


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ANGELCOWBOY1 12/13/2011 8:40AM

    Love the pics - have a fantastic day! emoticon

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46SHADOW 12/13/2011 8:10AM

    Love the pictures and the chat!

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LJCANNON 12/13/2011 7:18AM

    What a Fun Blog!!
The pictures are Great!! Thanks for sharing!!
emoticonExtra Special Hugs to all 3 of your Boys!! I love the image of Son #3 shaking his fist at you!!

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This 'n that!

Monday, December 12, 2011

one of my favourite signs
Dec. 12th, and no snow---Weird! --It is nice for driving, but, I'm sure the stores are feeling it--I have no doubt that there will be snow in this area, for Xmas---After all, I live pretty far north--The weather predictions for this week, ---all week however--, is --rain----
To-day is my last piano lesson for this session---
I am happy about that, as I need the time now to get the house ready for Xmas---

Yesterday , son #4 dropped in , with Ethan--his 2 yr old son---who calls me "'Nama"---
As soon as they left, in came son #1, with his "'woman"" , and his GSDOG, Eddy-----
They just left, and in came son #3, the Policeman, with his 2 daughters , and his 2 dogs---
Husband and I were pooped when they all left-----

Last night was the final episode of ""The Amazing Race""----
""American Idol"" starts Jan. 18th---
I lead such an exciting life--LOL-----
But-------the best part of my life--is "'Sparking""---and to-day----I guess water will be my "'push""--Drinking 8 glasses of water is no easy feat!!

Dec. 16th is my virtual Birthday Party --and y'all are invited---- Post it on yer computer there!
Florence needs your prayers to-day---- She is a Sparkler Loser----and her nephew passed --He was fishing and fell out of the boat and drowned--just before Xmas--- Her family are in "'the depths of despair""---so--if we could pray for strength for her, it would help her ---
And so another day------Enjoy it! Keep on dancing!

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SHASSYSUE2 12/12/2011 8:45PM

    I am "catching up" on everyone's Blogs, whew!! You go away for a couple days, and you are really backed up... My goodness, lady you wear me out reading all about your days!!! I don't know how you do it!!!! Your pic of your Granddaughter is so sweet!!!! I hope you get all your decorating done soon, and send some snow down here to NC for Christmas okay!! I am originally from Northern Illinois, right on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin, so we always had white Christmas', and I miss it living here in the South.... However, once Christmas is over, it can all melt, and go back to being warmer, LOL!! Take care my sweet friend!! Hugs!! Shannon

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SUNNY332 12/12/2011 9:58AM

    How sad about Florence's nephew. I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

I will be at the party.

God Bless and have a good day.


BTW - I relate to your "exciting life". Sounds like mine!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2011 9:57AM

    Count me in on the virtual birthday party! Are you gonna have a birthday cake (without calories, of course!?!) HEE HEE

So sorry to hear Florence's nephew passed, especially in such a tragic manner. My condolences.

HUGS to you!

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IOEINC 12/12/2011 8:07AM

    Sorry to hear of Florence's nephew. I will keep her in my prayers. It sounds like you had a houseful! It is so nice to have your children close enough to visit. My oldest daughter is married and lives about two hours away. With the distance we only get to see her and her hubby every other weekend. The little one (she's really the middle child but since she is only 4'11" we call her the little one) lives in Fargo ND while in grad school and we miss her terribly but she will be home on the 21st for three weeks so we will enjoy seeing her. My son at almost 21 (in one month) lives with us. He told me when he was little that he was never leaving me and he is making good on that promise. I really love having him here with all his friends in and out all day. Right now I am hoping for grandkids before I get too old to enjoy them. emoticon

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Come To my Virtual Birthday Party-Dec.16th

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dec.16th is my Birthday--this coming Friday--
I am throwing a Virtual Birthday Party---serving virtual Birthday cake-- (no calories)---BBQing Brocalli---(no calories)---having exercise equipment brought in for everyone ----the kind you just lounge on--no effort required --and you get 1000 Spark points--
Miami Beach--the actual beach- front will be here---online---and even if you don't look so great in your swim suit,-- online, you will look great----
Will you all come?? Please?
Daily reminders will be sent out----to everyone on Spark--
We will have a bash----!!!!!

Tis Sunday--- Ya gotta luv Sundays----You can get up a bit later--- do stuff you can't get done on weekdays--like laundry---- At least , on Sundays, the power metre doesn't hit the roof (as much)--with the dryer going----
We have hot water-----(Yeah!)----------They still never came to take out the old tank--That is ""Reliance""--in case any of you are thinking of changing yer water tank---just remember all the chaos we went through to get a new tank---It wasn't fun----and it will be less fun next summer, with no AC--- (as they unhooked our AC to hook in the new water tank)--Sometimes life is crazy----- and one must try to remain sane through some pretty frustrating stuff--

""Sometimes it rains on the just. I believe that.
Sometimes it rains on the unjust. I believe that too.
But I also believe that sometimes it just rains.
Neither God or Justice or belief has anything to do with it."""
Good Morning Sparklers!--

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LISA-120 12/12/2011 1:26PM

    Lots of us December sisters! I turned 43 last Friday. I can't wait to wear my new virtual bikini to your beach!

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CEILIE2 12/12/2011 7:25AM

    OK I'll try the swimsuit this evening! I'll be there.... .love the No Cal emoticon

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ANGELCOWBOY1 12/11/2011 9:51PM

    Happy Birthday December Sister ...my (64th) was earlier this month. We have 7 December birthdays in my family - makes for a busy, busy season, but not so busy I'd miss your party!

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SUNNY332 12/11/2011 6:00PM

    I will be sure and wear my Hawaiian Lei to the beach party.

I can't wait.


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PYNETREE 12/11/2011 12:57PM

    Hey, Happy Birthday December Sister...my (63rd) Birthday is the28th .

emoticon Thanks for the invite to the party...I'll be there...look for me, I'll be the one in the Santa Birthday Hat!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/11/2011 9:11AM

    I'll be there!

No A/C??? Man -- I'd be lost without it! I can take the cold --no problem. The heat . . . not so much.

Gotta go to the closet and get my swim wear!!

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IOEINC 12/11/2011 9:03AM

    EARLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! A Christmas baby!! Is that a blessing or a curse? My friend's birthday is the 17th and she always said it was a curse because everyone ws so busy with Christmas preparations that her family sometimes forgot her about her birthday. My kids were all born in January so I just remember being extremely pregnant at Christmas. Virtual birthday cake sounds great. No calories or sugar to worry about. Celebrate your birthday all week and have a blast!!! emoticon

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