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Wednesday, February 08, 2012



believe-toachieve.tumbr.com

There could not be a more appropriate or a truer statement for me and my life at this moment in time.

  
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IMIN2GENES 2/18/2012 9:18PM

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 2/10/2012 9:54AM

    So true.
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Laurie

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 2/10/2012 5:18AM

    : )

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CBAILEYC 2/9/2012 10:24AM

    Plenty of positive thoughts still coming your way honey!
C~

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JERSEYGIRL24 2/9/2012 10:16AM

    So true. Thanks for posting this.

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Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes

Monday, February 06, 2012

Well, actually, I don't know if Betty Lou did but I sure did. Oh to walk in comfort again. I'm not a big fan of orange but I love these shoes!




Mom update: I sent an email to my siblings about moving Mom to a nice facility near my home. Oh the joy of seeing her as often as I like! I'm mildly optimistic that they might actually agree. My sister isn't crazy about the idea but likes it better than the alternative. So one yes, four to go. Prayers to the affirmative appreciated... ok, prayers that we do what's best for Mom appreciated.

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JILLTBNAGART 2/9/2012 11:50AM

    I love the looks of those shoes! Good luck with your Mom's move. Its so important to have those visits. Okay maybe not for her but for you. My husband's grandma was in a nursing home for over 2 years. Towards the end she didn't even know anyone was there. We knew.

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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 2/7/2012 2:58PM

    Prayers are being said for a favorable outcome with your Mom. I know how much that will mean to you.
Nice new sneaks. I just did that too and my feet thank me every day!

Laurie

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SIMPLEJOYS 2/6/2012 4:09PM

  YAY!! To both!! I'm feeling optimistic for you. If your Mom is anything like my neighbor (Lavelle) she might think she's in the old place still (after the move) so don't let that throw you! Lavelle would often think she was at home, too. I would remind her that she wasn't, but would go on to talk about the view from her living room window and all the people we saw while sitting in her garage and having a chat. It was a way of keeping happy memories alive.

Hugs and best wishes!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/6/2012 1:48PM

    LOVE the shoes... they are bright and vibrant like YOU - and your sparkly stars.

I hope things work out with the move for your mom too - sounds like a nice arrangement if you can get the others to agree.

~Irish

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HIP-MOM 2/6/2012 1:39PM

    there's nothing better than a pair of shoes that feel good on your feet! sending happy prayers for you and your mom!
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NOTABOUTHEFACE 2/6/2012 1:37PM

    Cute sneaks babe!

Sending you lotsa good vibes for the outcome you want on the mom front!

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CBAILEYC 2/6/2012 1:00PM

    Hooray for new shoes!
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You've got all the good energy and positive thoughts coming your way from this lil corner of the world honey. I can imagine having your mom close by would be so good for both of you!
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C~

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IMIN2GENES 2/6/2012 12:59PM

    I have no doubt you'll do what's best for mom! Sending those positive vibes and prayers your way!
Chris

PS - Love the new kicks!

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January Sparkly Stars

Wednesday, February 01, 2012



22 green stars for my walking efforts. My main goal for Jan. was to remember to breathe in and out. I think I've been a raving success. Maybe February can have a bit more than just the breathing thing.

Ready, set...

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CVRONEK 2/3/2012 5:31AM

    Great! You have more than I do. I need to crank it up!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 2/1/2012 9:57PM

    Good job!!

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WORKINGSTIFF 2/1/2012 9:56PM

    You go Girl!

YOU are a STAR!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/1/2012 1:34PM

    woo hooo.. green sparkly stars. They mark your determination, gal!

I think you are doing admirably in light of the situation you are in. Breathing in and out is a good goal, along with this walking goal. Have you thought of something else you could add? Maybe a water goal (if you aren't already doing it) or even some "me" time every day. Your emotional well being is just as important as the physical stuff.

Hang in there - I'm always here to listen or bounce ideas off of.

~Irish

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CBAILEYC 2/1/2012 1:20PM

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You did it! Now do it again.
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C~

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PAWSINAZ 2/1/2012 11:59AM

    GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wintry Treat (pict)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

When I was a kid, I loved winter. Who wouldn't??? It was when my birthday arrived and all the really cool holidays... Thanksgiving, Christmas, school break. And back when I wasn't driving an hour to and from work, the more snow Mother Nature sent us the more I rejoiced... hey, com'on, can you say, SNOW DAY????

I loved playing out in it. There were kids all over our neighborhood so there was no shortage of fun. Have you ever played red light/green light on a iced over ditch? Talk about a challenge! LOL

My mother hated being cold but would agree for us to bundle up and head out in the snowy wonderland. One thing I could count on in my life, that never, ever failed, was that once I was too cold to stay out any longer, my mother would have hot chocolate and sandwiches of graham crackers and peanut butter ready and waiting.

Today, for my snack, staying IN from the snow, I chose my old favorite:


My favorite mug (I have 2 - they're both Eeyore):



The butter shots idea, yeah, that came much, much later. LOL


And a bonus picture of my Dad blowing out the candles on his 85th b-day as my mom looks on:


  
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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/31/2012 2:53PM

    Hey, I love Eyore too. PB on graham crackers is mmmmm....of course I put PB on a lot of things...
Nice picture of your mom and dad. Glad you took it easy on your dad...85 candles might have been a bit much to blow out!
Laurie

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IMIN2GENES 1/31/2012 10:50AM

    That's one of my favorite treats too! I thought I was weird for liking pb on my grahm crackers. LOL!

Love your favorite mug! Glad you enjoyed your snow day.
Chris


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SIMPLEJOYS 1/30/2012 8:03PM

  YAY for favorite treats! I happen to love hot chocolate and peanut butter grahams! I enjoyed very much hearing about your childhood!!

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CBAILEYC 1/30/2012 10:37AM

    What a great way to spend a snow day!
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C~

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CVRONEK 1/29/2012 6:58PM

    Hooray!! A totally feel good blog. Wonderful pictures, good memories, good times, now. emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/29/2012 6:22PM

    I heard rumors of snow days!! I grew up in California.

Love the favorite mug! Great pic of mom and dad.

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Snuffed out

Thursday, January 26, 2012



They've set the sale date for my parents belongings.

  
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NEEDTOLOSE100LB 1/27/2012 4:56PM

    emoticon Another hurdle in life. Just remember, you have a lot of friends to lean on and already some good suggestions. Hang in there.

Laurie

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SIMPLEJOYS 1/27/2012 3:42PM

  I like BIGOLEDIVA's suggestions. Accepting the reality, grieving the losses and remembering the good times through pictures and something special. You are fortunate to have lots of good friends to help you through this. Keep talking, keep feeling and even though the situation isn't what you want - you will be ok. emoticon

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BIGOLEDIVA 1/26/2012 1:31PM

    SO Sorry Linda- I know how hard this is for you. I suggest that you select something that strongly reminds you of them and make sure you end up with that. I got a crystal lamp that was the first real gift I saved up to buy my grandmother and she used it everyday putting on her make up- I always associate her with that lamp( or any that look like it to be honest) I also got a vase set from the other GM- she kept them on little shelves high out of reaching hands and whenever we asked why we couldn't touch them she said "Because they are the only gift I have thatm y mother gave me" Her mother died at 34 when my grandmother was only 15 so she cherished those vases- now I do. I guess the important thing i...s it isn't so much the " Things" that are important- it's the memories. Take a souvenir and lots of pictures and you'll have those to remind you of all the same things that your parents " stuff" does now.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 1/26/2012 11:12AM

    I'm so sorry... This has been lurking for awhile now. I hope that you can find some peace during the process.

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~Irish

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CBAILEYC 1/26/2012 10:30AM

    I'm sorry hon. Yes, much love coming your way.
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C~

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IMIN2GENES 1/26/2012 9:26AM

    So sorry! It's hard I know. Just know that I'm sending lots of love and hugs your way.
Chris
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