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Most valuable lesson I have learned through the years

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

God is good and never forsakes us He is there with us through the thick & thin - someone or something is about to leave me with an empty feeling he has always replaced the void with someone new or something new to fill me up.

Now I'm not the most religious person out there and I do not believe in the traditional method.

About 8 years ago I came to terms with the unconditional love God & Christ has for each of us (call it a higher intelligence or high power or God I use that term as I m most comfortable with that terminology) The emoticon went on for me (finally) no matter what I have never been along and someone new enter my life through God's intervention.

Now I am dealing with my cat Boots I got him when I first moved to what I call this "hell hole" Florida which in all reality turned out to be the best thing on earth for me (once again I was placed where I needed to be in order to heal)
Face it I did not want this cat but took him any way as a kitten (my uncle & his wife got it for their daughter , but the dog tried to eat him) .

Over the summer Trouble ( Kitty ) came into my life needing to be loved and a good home. So I fell for her brought her into the home with my others Boots , Bug , Gabby and Tyson.

Now it seems that Boots is on his way to another place not on earth His kidney's are failing him as well as his liver he is 14 years old which is kinda old for a cat. NO other cat can replace Boots but GOd mad sure that I have another that needs me to fill a place in my heart. Boots right now we are giving him pain medicine to help him from the pain the vet gave him a antibiotic as well WE will see what happens and take it from there.

So this is the most valuable lesson I have learn God knew that it was getting to be time for Boots to depart and Trouble was sent into my life.

  
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THINAGIN2 2/23/2011 2:55PM

    Sorry to hear about Boots' ailment. It is always so hard to lose a loved one! Thank the Lord for Trouble coming along when he did! Thinking of you and sending prayers!

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JULIEANNCAN 2/23/2011 1:15AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about Boots. My thoughts are with you. emoticon

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ANIMALMAGIC 2/22/2011 5:38PM

  When my daughters 2 year old hamster passed away recently we were so very upset so I can hardly imagine how you must be feeling. She has another hamster now and he gives us so much joy. Trouble will for you too.
Jay x

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CO-CREATOR 2/22/2011 4:31PM

    Thanks for this inspiring post, I once received similar advice and it made a big difference in my life. I love cat's and I am sorry about what is going on with Boots.

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CONCHA77 2/22/2011 3:27PM

    I am a cat lover too. I have a 16 year old (Chip) and lately he has been sleeping most of the day. I suppose I should prepare myself as I don't think he will be around for another year. Unfortunately, I am not going to get another cat as we plan on taking a few trips in the next year and I don't want to worry about my cat(s) while I am away. As soon as I return I will be looking for another cat. They bring happiness to my life.
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GRACENFAITH 2/22/2011 11:58AM

    Lord, all the glory is yours. Thank you for showing all of us so many sweet lessons in life. We can learn so much from each other and our pets. Pets are blessing from above. Continue to be Boots has the step in life is about to come. In Jesus' name...Amen
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What I like about You - (Blog for SP team WeBlog)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Romantics What I like about you

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvHKjDKY_O8

Hey, uh, huh, huh
Hey, uh, huh, huh

What I like about you
You hold me tight
Tell me I'm the only one
Wanna come over tonight, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
'Cause that's true
That's what I like about you

What I like about you
You really know how to dance
When you go up, down, jump around
Think about true romance, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
'Cause that's true
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
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rics/what-i-like-about-you-lyrics.html]
That's what I like about you, wahh, hey

What I like about you
You keep me warm at night
Never wanna' let you go
Know you make me feel alright, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna hear
'Cause that's true
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you

That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you

Hey, uh, huh, huh, hey, hey, hey
Hey, uh, huh, huh
Hey, uh, huh, huh, hey

Oops I'm bad got carried away with myself it is a good song to dance club song all the way emoticon.

Okay back on track for real today's blog topic is 10 things I like about myself:

10 . Spiritual not in the most traditional sense. I believe in a high being though I haven't yet made my mind up as to what to call the higher intelligence. I just like going to church to different religions.

09. Very open minded from politics to religion.

08. I'm a realist what I mean by that I'm not conservative or liberal I live in the real world. Things are not black or white but in the grey area.

07. I take people at face value they are who they are I don't try to change them and I'm not afraid of who they are. I don't listen to the gossip or rumours about a person I find out for myself.

06. I'm a determined person. There isn't anything I can not do if I really put my mind to it.

05. I fully speak my mind though this tends to get me in trouble at times There is something in being to honest that just doesn't fit well with most people. You either love me or you don't.

04. I accept totally the good the bad and the ugly in my life as learning & growing experiences.

03. Loyal to my friends & causes I stand with them no matter what.

02. Always working on self improvement through learning and trying new things.

And the number 01 thing I like about my self drum roll please

I am fun loving funny wicked sense of humour emoticon

Whew emoticon I'm tired now to much thinking Catch you later alligators emoticon

  
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TRACYZABELLE 2/23/2011 7:19AM

    Sometimes it is hard to make a list of 10 things but you did a great job!

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CO-CREATOR 2/22/2011 7:24AM

    Great list!!!

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JULIEANNCAN 2/22/2011 1:31AM

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The 10 traits that I look for in a friend

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Today's blog prompt for spark team WeBlog :

Wow I never thought about what I look for in a good friend Just has not been anything that I sat down and thought or spoke about. Made me think of what it is that my friends offer me and me in return to them. So Here goes nothing

Omg Sense of humour my friends must have a wicked sense of humour like I do. Or otherwise we wouldn't get along. My humour isn't always easy to understand. and those I chose to hang with can take the crazy humour.

Give & take attitude I want a friend to speak his or her mind whether its about good or bad in me at the same token they need to be able to take what eve I have to say about them.

Trust worthiness if I don't feel they are trust worthy we can not be friends I need to feel safe That you have my back and I will have your back.

Spiritual we don't need to practice same religion or believe the same things I just expect my friends to have some amount of spiritualism in them Hard to explain.

Most important Non Judgemental I believe in taking everyone at face value I won't judge them by there short coming and I hope my friend don't judge me

Just show me support and not try to fix things or give advice if not asked for it. Let me talk through my rough times, and I will do the same for you.

Really listen most of the time people do not listen they are so busy trying to figure out a problem make a plan of action they don't really hear what is being said. ( I at times have the same problem and I expect my friend to tell me to sip it and listen for a moment emoticon)

Lend a hand when in need.

I like my friends to be up to date with current events for conversation on what is going on in the world

Let me have my opinions they may not like my view but they are mine and I will not try to change your view either.

Last but not least must be a animal lover and respect life.

In a nut shell what I am all about and my best friends. Oops I think I got more then 10 I can ramble on as well a good friend over looks my ramblings. emoticon

  
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KASEYCOFF 2/22/2011 11:36AM

    Excellent suggestions - and excellent advice not only in what to look for, but in how to be a good friend, as well.
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THINAGIN2 2/21/2011 12:52PM

    I like your list! Well thought out!

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CO-CREATOR 2/21/2011 10:42AM

    Great list, it gave me some idea's for mine.

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JULIEANNCAN 2/21/2011 2:31AM

    I think this is a great list! Thank you for sharing it! :)

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TINA_LYNN91 2/20/2011 10:23PM

    Good list!

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Bah-HumBug to the month of February!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What a lousy month for me - well I'm not sure why I am so down on this month. Truthfully I know why I dislike this month and why it is always such a horrible mont for me I just don't like to admit to the whys emoticon

In reality it was a good month results from biopsy was good - I lost 3 pounds - tried some new foods and liked them- fixed & replaced broken things in house on my own ( replaced broken door knob and stopped a ruining toilet) Tax money came in emoticon but most of it went to pay medical bills - today new living room sofa & chair came in - I did get to spend some of it on me tool kit (really cute kit to boot) slip covers for new furniture - moved freezer into the utility room kitchen much more open now - cleaned house pretty darn good and closets (still a little more to go of repairs and cleaning before company comes)

Much accomplished not so much in my workouts though emoticon really lacking there and my sparking for the month.

What was bad lack of exercise and I did eat junk foods and fast foods Ugh! Tis is my life . I was sore for the 1st week of the month. My monthly cycle decided to go crazy on me it has last from Jan 23 until today ( I do think i'm done with it) I lack any energy I feel run down and tired all the time - I do go to the gyno on Wednesday

To be completely honest with myself I for years have let this month be my downward spiral Why my ex and all of his grand wisdom decided years ago to let me know on valentines day he no longer wanted to be with me that it wasn't going to workout (after he took off on Christmas eve for a carton of cigs and never returned until Feb 14th) LIke I didn't or couldn't figure it out! Right ! Now this year I let him get under my skin haven't a clue as to why I did but I did! Shame on me for allowing it. Would never have happened if I didn't get in touch with him last month. Why you may ask? Well he said he changed (well don't they always ?) He hasn't, same self center what is in it for him. During that time when I spoke to him I was trying to get this breast biopsy done and I was very worried. I was expecting him to call to see how it all went. Yeah you guessed it he never called to see how the results were. Stupid me for expecting him to check in on me.

Why do I put myself through this for? Who knows glutton for punishment I guess. I'm so mad with myself.

Looking back on the month really hasn't been that terrible yeah I've had some set backs but I did get much accomplished as well. As I am feeling better today I should be able to make it to the gym for a work out then will have a full & busy schedule

  
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LNSYLVSDOGS 2/20/2011 7:53AM

    Wow, you've actually accomplished quite a LOT this month, tho...with fixing around the house. A new couch and chair.. Woo Hoo! A 3# weight loss is exciting, too! emoticon

I understand about the bah humbug. emoticon This reminds me a bit of the sad phone call I got from my brother once.... I found out on a Christmas Eve that our dad had cancer (on top of the ALS/Lou GEhrigs disease that I already knew he had.....oh....and he had had cancer for the six months before my sister and I had been told about it......!?) Some days and some months and/or some years, we have to do a little extra pulling up of our boot straps to try and move on.... emoticon Maybe men just don't see the importance of holidays not being a good time for bad news? Like they forget there is a signifigance to certain dates of the year...

I agree with WalkingGrandma, tho,... do something nice for yourself and enjoy your company.

Also, I always say the best revenge is our own success....WOOT...js sayin. emoticon



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CO-CREATOR 2/20/2011 7:01AM

    I'm glad the biopsy result were good. A loss of 3lbs is not bad either. I can understand why this month is not your favorite.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 2/19/2011 11:47PM

    Totally! Go ahead and have a bah humbug month. It hasn't been great. You have taken care of yourself but the month hasn't always been kind.

So glad you got a new sofa and chair. Fixing the house helps a lot. Hopefully you will have a fun time with your company.

It is good that you haven't let the difficulties of the month rule your life.

So sad that the TOM is lasting forever. It is a perimenopausal thing. They can either give you drugs or do procedures that will fix things. It depends on what needs to happen.

Good luck. Chin up. Treat yourself to something sexy and that makes you feel beautiful. No chocolate, though.

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Peace of mind finally

Monday, February 07, 2011

Today I went for my appointment with my primary care doctor. My mind was running rampant with all kinds of thoughts going on. Since I had the biopsy seemed like I have been waiting forever for those results.

Day of biopsy wasn't so bad did not feel anything but the day after OMG the pain it really hurt ice was the way to go with it. Yesterday I took off the bandage but re-bandaged it up so black and blue the incision is a "x" shape about 1/2 inch in size.

Back to my results "benign" according ot primary care doctor. Appears to have just been fibrocystic in nature. I still can not feel it -but I am told I will have to monitor this. If it gets where I can feel it or if it is painful I will have let doctors know. Wednesday I go back to surgeon for him to look over the incision spot $2700 bucks later (that's not what the hospital charged yet) but I am go to go for a year in that area.

Primary care reviewed blood work ups chest x-rays all great Had the EKG done today. Just need to go to a gynecologists. My cycle has really changed expected I am 50 now my TOM wants to visit every 14 days and hang out with me for 7 days I can do with out you TOM emoticon. This will wait until I get all my bills in and see how close to deductible it is. then to Eye doctors

Oh I lost 3 pounds according to doctors office scale since Jan 26th not bad considering haven't been to gym and I have been eating junk since the nightmare began.

Though there are things to do to help out continue with my healthy life style changes - gym - lose more weight- limit caffeine & salt more fruits & veggies etc.

What a relief it is to know all is well though I will say if I had to do this over again I would use same surgeon & hospital The BReast care center out of Community hospital are really good want to find GYN from there for my next step.

Now I can get my mother to eye surgeon for her cataracts It is a good day

  
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GOLIONS 2/10/2011 9:07AM

    Wow, I know how scary things like that can be. I have had Mammo follow-ups every 6 months for the last two years and just had an endometrial biopsy as well as pelvic US every 6 months for ovarian cyst. It is torture waiting for the Doc to call back after the tests. Oh and I can so relate to the TOM problem. Mine is every 28 days but I bleed for 14-21 of the cycle so it feels like I have the thing every day. Ugh

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EBRAND 2/9/2011 5:30PM

    So glad it all turned out good for you!

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HEYRED221 2/8/2011 6:08PM

    Great news - so glad to hear!!! emoticon

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LINDALOU86 2/7/2011 7:19PM

    So happy you have some answers & that it was good news! emoticon

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GWENAEL 2/7/2011 6:30PM

  So happy for you! I'm still waiting for my results! emoticon

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ELISADENK 2/7/2011 4:22PM

    I was JUST thinking about you today and wondering how you were doing! Now, I know. Glad it worked out as well as it could. emoticon

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LADYJ6942 2/7/2011 12:40PM

    I am sure that was a huge sigh of relieve to hear the result. Sounds like all is going well with your recovery as well. Keep up the good work and remember it only takes small steps to yield big change.

Good Luck!

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KIRSTEN 2/7/2011 12:06PM

    WHEW! What a relief! So happy to hear the good news! I went through a similar experience with my DH this summer (he had a melanoma, but they got it all out of him) I wish they would do something to speed up the biopsy results, your life. It's so hard to stay on plan when you are worried like that. So you did super! Now you have even more reason to keep moving forward!
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