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Happy Friends & Sisters Day

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

Sister, Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat u right. Love the ones who don't just because you can.

Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.

Today is sister's day, send this to all your sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends even me if I am like one. If you get back 7, you are loved.

Happy Sister's Day! I LOVE YA SISTA'S !!!
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To the cool women that have touched my life. Here's to you!!
A real sister walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.

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USE2BWILD 4/11/2010 3:08PM

    Great advice! Look out devil!!!! ( I never thought in these terms and LOVE THIS!!! :-) emoticon emoticon

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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/17/2010 4:36PM

    I loved this quote..."Sister, Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat u right. Love the ones who don't just because you can."


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CHIBIKARATE 2/17/2010 12:34AM

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National Girlfriend and Sister's Week

Sunday, February 14, 2010

National Girlfriend and Sister's Week

I am only as strong as the coffee I drink, the hairspray I use, and the friends I have.
To the cool women who have touched my life. Here's to you!

It is good to be a woman:
1. We got off the Titanic first.
2. We can scare male bosses with mysterious gynecological disorder excuses.
3. Taxis stop for us.
4. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.
5. No fashion faux pas we make could ever rival the Speedo.
6. We don't have to pass gas to amuse ourselves.
7. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.
8. We can congratulate our teammate without ever touching her rear end.
9. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.
10. We have the ability to dress ourselves.
11. We can talk to the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.
12. If we marry someone 20 years younger, we are aware that we will look like an idiot.
13. We will never regret piercing our ears.
14. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.
15. We can make comments about how silly men are in their presence because they aren't listening anyway.

Send this to all the bright women you know and make their day!!!!!

Love ya! Mean it!

Hope you had a chuckle as I did!

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BARNABABY1 2/15/2010 7:50AM


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LORETTA24 2/15/2010 5:19AM

    The chuckle arrived! emoticon emoticon

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The sack lunch...

Friday, February 12, 2010

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. 'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan.

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time.... As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base. His friend agreed. I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.'

She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq; it's almost like you are doing it for him.' Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best beef or chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. 'This is your thanks.'

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.'

I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers. Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm. When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane.

Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.' Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

Long I know but a great message of giving and receiving and honor...
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AQUA61 2/12/2010 6:36PM

    Your kindness reminds me of a song by Clay Walker called Chain of Love. The chorus says " You don't owe me a thing, I've been there too. Someone once helped me just the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back here's what you do, don't let the chain of love end with you. It's wonderful what one act of kindness can do. Bless you, Thanks for the chain of love and THANKS to all of the young men and women that fight for our country. I hope everyone reads your blog and it touches them in the way it did me. emoticon

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LLCURTS 2/12/2010 6:34PM

    Thanks for your wonderful comments. Giving honor to those who serve our country is such a tender spot - we hate the wars that go on but we must humanize those who serve - they are not there to cause death but to serve and protect and are put in situations that are not very nice.

With all that said I cannot take any credit for doing this as it was sent to me to remember our soldiers, to honor and to pray for them. And of course the great lesson to serve others that we meet on the streets (or planes) everyday!

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BARNABABY1 2/12/2010 6:08PM

    That was beautiful....thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LORETTA24 2/12/2010 6:04PM

    I thank you for your choices towards making the world like we'd all like it to be! I was raised in a military family and understand first hand what these kind of kindnesses mean. God will so reward you! Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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FOXEYES2 2/12/2010 4:15PM

  Thank you for sharing not just the story but for sharing with the soldiers. Our troops need our support no matter what. A friend of mine's son is deploying to Afghanistan soon, another friend got back from Iraq recently, the son of another friend has just gone to boot camp so on behalf of all them and their families I thank you and your fellow travelers for doing something so kind for our boys. Peace.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Yesterday hubby and I went for a first ever hike. We didn't really know what it would be like. Son does a lot of hiking at half dome, yellowstone, and did a 2 day 35 mile hike last year - he could hardly walk when we picked him up and he had trained before. He has asked dh to go with him and I do not think he would be ready for a whole day 6ooo ft elevation hike.

So we decided to venture out and see how we would fare - our highest elevation was just under 2000 ft elevation. We started out and didn't know if we'd make it up steps and pretty steep starting out. It got a little easier - we've had so much rain it was a bit muddy in spots but were able to dodge it usually. We had trails up with beautiful views of the city of San Jose and the green mountain range just across the way.

If you can look at the road about in the middle of the pic - our car is there - showing how far up we had gone so far - the views were spectacular even though a bit foggy over the city.

We went up and then started our decent down about 10 switchbacks down to where 2 streams met and we took a little lunch break. We did so much zig zagging back and forth down to the bottom. Some paths were very narrow and some wide. We could hear the rushing of the waterall along the hike but could not see it - but when we finally got down to it - it was worth it.

We finished by walking along the stream at the bottom - it was a nice first time hike. We will go back and do the rest of the trails - we started in the middle and went up on the south rim. There were other trails that led to where we started. We talked about doing another trail before we left but decided it was too late in the afternoon.

The nice thing about this is that it is only about 8 miles from our house. We look up to the foothills of Mt Diablo - and now we saw it from another view.

It was a good day and we had a good workout - felt the burn in the hips, calves, and ankles and were breathing a little heavy at times going but felt good - Oh yeah and we slept reallllly good that night! emoticon

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DEREKCSIMMONS 2/12/2010 12:21PM

    Absolutely nothing better than a day out in the woods!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/12/2010 12:16PM

    That sounds fantastic. Hiking is one of the reasons that I would like to go back to Gatlinburg, TN.

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BARNABABY1 2/12/2010 7:45AM

    emoticonGood for you!!! The pictures are gorgeous...thank you for sharing! What a great way to get the exercise that you need! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 2/12/2010 4:49AM

    This was awesome. How I wish I had been there with you, I love to hike! Glad you had such a nice time.

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BOOPSTER69 2/12/2010 2:26AM

    How emoticon! And the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I think you will find this addictive, especially when you have such a beautiful area to hike in! Have fun! emoticon

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Give a hug emoticon to your favorite SP friend emoticon emoticon today!
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DAWNO64 2/11/2010 2:13PM

    Just what I needed today!

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COOP9002 2/10/2010 1:30PM

    Very creative way to share a powerful truth. We all need each other.

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Love your blog post today! How fortunate we are to have friends who truly care and who love us and support us!

Saved the cat photo to the hard drive... I'm nuts about anything with cats, hehe!

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