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common sense?

Monday, January 27, 2014

What has happened to common sense in our lives?

I just read on Facebook that my 3 year old nephew is in the hospital with viral pneumonia. My Sister-in-law posted on Facebook instead of calling family!?!?! I can understand not calling at 2 am since there was nothing we can do, but don't go online and post it on Facebook for the whole world to see when your immediate family doesn't even know! My poor brother just called at 9am to tell us. I said I already knew, and he had no clue his wife posted it online. I surely hope he tells her how dumb that was!

Maybe I'm being to critical, but if you can spend the time going online to post about it, just write a quick email to us all about what is going on (you have a smartphone after all and can do that!) I had to tell my parent's about it since they had no idea- poor grandparents are left out of the loop about their grandchild!

Luckily- he is fine! Getting the oxygen & breathing treatments he needs and is hungry- which is always a good sign with little boys! I'm not worried because I know he is ok. I just hate the lack of common sense in situations life this.

Technology has replaced common sense....

ok.. rant over!

  
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LISACHOSECHANGE 1/27/2014 6:30PM

    I am happy he is ok. Some people have no sense. That is no the way to find out.

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FINCHFEEDER80 1/27/2014 2:35PM

    One of my friends announced that she messed up her ACL and a whole bunch of other stuff in her knee and would need surgery on Facebook before telling her parents. That's how her mom found out! I was mortified, especially since we live in Virginia, and she has moved all the way to Nebraska. Crazy. I hope your nephew gets well soon!

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DETERMINEDAPRIL 1/27/2014 1:06PM

    Praying for a speedy recovery for your nephew :)

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PURPLEVALENTINE 1/27/2014 11:45AM

    Glad he is doing better but I totally agree!! As much as I love technology and social media - some things need to be said - not typed!

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PURPLEPUDDLES 1/27/2014 11:27AM

    I second Dusty on this! Obsurd! Sometimes I HATE social media. Manners, phone calls, ettiquete, COMMON SENSE..... these things are all lost!

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.DUSTY. 1/27/2014 10:52AM

    I totally agree! But a lot of people think because they are on Facebook all the time everyone else is too. Self-centered thinking. Hopefully lesson learned.

I'm glad your nephew is going to be fine!



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salvation

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14 (NIV)

AMEN!

Happy Friday and blessing to you all.

  
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WYTRIX 1/17/2014 12:02PM

    Love it!!! Thank you for sharing this. I am feeling the same way today!!!

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LIVELYLULU37 1/17/2014 9:35AM

    Amen! emoticon

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SKIMBRO 1/17/2014 9:05AM

    Thanks for the inspiration for today. emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 1/17/2014 8:53AM

    Amen... have a great day

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A to Z about ME!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A is for Age: 31
B is for Booze: an occasional glass of wine- Riesling is my favorite!
C is for Car: Dodge Nirto & I love it!
D is for Dad's name: John M Jones- all the males in my family are John Jones
E is for Ego: I dont' have one (or at least hope I don't) and don't care for anyone who does!
F is for Favorite song or music: Country, Jazz, oldies. Not sure if I have a favorite song- there are so many I love!
G is for Goof off thing to do: dance around the kitchen while I'm making dinner
H is for Hometown: Cherryville, PA
I is for IQ: who knows! but I think I'm pretty smart!
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: Strawberry Jam or Orange marmalade
K is for Kids: no human ones yet- but we have 2 doggies who are my children!
L is for Living arrangement: little house in the country
M is for Mom's name: Martha
N is for Name of best friend: Lindsey- we've been friends since we were 3 years old!!
O is for Observations: very observant & love to notice how unobservant the american public is.
P is for Phobias: I have a lot of anxiety, but as far as phobia's go- snakes, rodents, etc. I just don't like em'
Q is for Quote you like: Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
R is for Relationship: married to my wonderful hubs Andrew for 2 years
S is for Siblings: 1 older brother
T is for Talents: singing
U is for Unique trait: don't know if I have one....
V is for vegetable you love: all of them! but my favorite is broccoli
W is for Worst traits: I've got trust issues. and I interrupt people all the time. I'm working on it!
X- is for X-rays you've had: teeth, wrist, fingers, knees, back, skull... fun times!
Y is for Yummy food you make: oh baby.. I can cook & bake- I love it!
Z is for Zodiac sign: Taurus... don't mess with the Bull!

  
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DETERMINEDAPRIL 1/17/2014 9:02AM

    Love this! :) Happy Friday!!

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LISASGONNADOIT 1/16/2014 5:39PM

    Cool, nice to meet you! So creative!! emoticon emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 1/16/2014 4:21PM

    Cute way to let others know you a little more about you. Being a Taurus means you can be very determined which is good when working toward positive goals. Best wishes on this journey to a healthier you.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 1/16/2014 3:47PM

    Lol i love reading this. I am an Aries. I think it is cool your family passes down the name john.

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ADARKARA 1/16/2014 1:03PM

    Oh yes, Taurus! I am May 19th. I also like riesling!

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FINCHFEEDER80 1/16/2014 12:58PM

    Cool! Thanks for sharing and lettng me get to know you a little better!

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TIG123GER 1/16/2014 12:42PM

    Thanks for sharing these. I always like to see how people respond to these kinds of "quizzes." I definitely agree on the snakes and rodents!!

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feeling proud

Friday, November 15, 2013

feeling proud today.

Remember this post: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396148
(It's ok.. I'll wait for you to catch up!)

Well today (5 months later) they are STILL in my drawer at work. I have looked at the everyday since June. I have NO DESIRE to eat them at all. And the worst part is they look exactly the same as they did in June. That's gotta be some strong chemicals in them to "preserve" them for 5 months.


YUCK!

I probably should just throw them away... but now I'm kind of interested to see what happens to them. Call it my own personal healthy living experiment.... HA!

Feeling proud :)

  
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TIG123GER 11/15/2013 4:31PM

    Definitely DON'T throw them out because you can continue to use them as proof points of your many successes! Congrats and keep on with all your great work!!

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DRKYASHI 11/15/2013 4:11PM

    emoticon Good for You!
Keep us posted on the "experiment" emoticon!

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PINKYYSUEE 11/15/2013 4:06PM

    Wow! That is awesome..good for you!!

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FINCHFEEDER80 11/15/2013 3:21PM

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BEFIT014 11/15/2013 3:07PM

    emoticon I've always told my daughter that that kind of snack will be edible for HER GreatGrandchildren!

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INNERJETTIC 11/15/2013 1:40PM

    Ha ha! Years ago when I lost almost 70 lbs, I had a similar experience. I had a snickers bar that stayed in my drawer. It got to the point that I just held on to it to see just how long I could. I'm thinking it may have been a year. Then I cut it into 4 sections spread ate them over several days. It never was a draw to eat them, I just thought I'd get rid of it. And a small bite was enough. I didn't need or want the whole thing. You're right. If it can sit on a shelf for that long, what the badoodle kind of chemicals are in them? Whole foods without pesticides and chemicals for me, please!

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CANDACEMM 11/15/2013 12:45PM

    Wow! I can't believe that you still have them. Good job on not giving into temptation over the last five months. And wow ... this science experiment really makes me wonder what kind of wacky preservatives are in Little Debbie cakes. Ick.


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NHES220 11/15/2013 12:34PM

    Barb is right - you don't need them anymore. Funny how when we start eating right and exercising we lose the craving for the junk? It's like our body doesn't want it anymore. Keep up the great job!
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ONTHEPATH2 11/15/2013 12:01PM

    Awesome job! You are so right on that preservative thing - makes you wonder what they put in there! Wonder what they will look like 5 more months from now! Might be a good experiment - then again, maybe it's time to just toss them. You don't need them anymore.

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don't ever give up on yourself!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No matter how slow you move, keep moving!

No matter how long it takes you to accomplish your goals, don't stop!




You make your own decisions that affect your own life. Don't ever give up on yourself.

Make yourself your TOP Priority!



I struggled with this last one for a long time. I "never had the time". I was lying to myself. I always had the time, I just chose to not make the time. Now I have realized that no one is going to do it for me. I have to make my health & happiness MY priority. I am making the time each day and have seen such drastic changes in myself! I stopped lying to myself and made new choices about what was really important. I am important!

  
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TIG123GER 11/14/2013 11:01AM

    SO very true! I use the same time excuse but I know it's a lie - I just don't really want to but I have to make time for those important things or things will never change. Thanks for the gentle reminder!

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BARCLE 10/16/2013 4:57PM

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DRKYASHI 10/16/2013 11:48AM

    emoticon THANK YOU for sharing and emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 10/16/2013 11:29AM

    "No matter how slow you move, keep moving!
No matter how long it takes you to accomplish your goals, don't stop! "

Very timely advice for me.Today I was feeling a bit discouraged because yesterday I timed myself and learned that I'm very slow on one of my swim skill timed goals. (Part of the slowness is because I'm still healing from surgery for a badly broken wrist...). It took me 2 minutes and 40 seconds, when I need to get to under 2 minutes.

I need to remember that I'm taking swim classes to improve this. And to cut myself some slack because of the wrist. I also need to keep in mind that no matter how slow I am, I've come a long way in the 6 years since I learned to swim. (I'm solid enough to be a Red Cross certified lifeguard, for example...)

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SLIMMINGSHAY 10/16/2013 11:09AM

    and so many of us still have to realize that we are important!

You can do it! Be strong and you will feel great!

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DETERMINEDAPRIL 10/16/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon !!!!! emoticon

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