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Quote of the Day #4 - unknown but good

Saturday, May 09, 2009

"A friend knows the song in your heart...
... and can sing it back to you when you've forgotten the words."

Thanks spark friends a for reminding me who I am, I needed the a little help with "clarity" yesterday. Thanks for holding the mirror up for me. This one's for you.

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TINATC26 5/9/2009 6:44PM

    Love it, friend..thanks for the smile..

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 5/9/2009 4:31PM

    sniff... sniff... Lynn... that is sooo beautiful... it really touches my heart and... I want to put it up on my SparkPage, if that's okay with you... we all forget the songs in our hearts... but our friends don't... they've peeked in and 'heard' the music... the magical notes that resonate from within... and that's just sooo beautiful...

Thank you for being YOU, my PRICELESS friend! emoticon You're one-of-a-kind, Lynn!
Love, yer,
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(. (. *Annie

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Mother of the Year (Not me!)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Not a great day in Lynn's Mommy world.

Been investigating and evaluating for awhile... DS, the third child does have ADD, and is starting on meds. It's not severe, and we know how to handle it. We've gone through this once before, and I have the help of a very supportive teacher, but it still makes me sad.

DD the middle child, has been coughing for a couple of weeks now. We live in Michigan and it is allergy season here, this has long been an issue for her, so I put the cough down to that, had her taking allergy meds and occasional hits on an inhaler per previous recommendations. But, this morning, she came downstairs and sounded like she had croup. So I called and got her an appt. for 1:45pm, This meant I had to send DH to volunteer at the school fun run passing out popsicles. We get to the doctor, the pulse/ox was 99/100 so I'm thinking may be I'm over reacting. Doctor is really personable... then she listens...
We leave with a script for prednisone, seravent and renewed albuterol. The kid had run the mile in under 9 minutes in gym today!! We also get the script for DS's meds.

Get home and DH is listening to the answering machine. He says, "I need to talk to you privately." When he says that, it is never good. We got a message from the parent of DD1's project partner. That mom got a letter from the teacher, the girls are "way behind" on the big project which is due on Monday. Long conversation with DD, long conversation with Friend's Mom... things may not be as bad as we thought, but it's going to be a long, busy weekend of typing for DD and her friend. May not be celebrating Mother's Day with Grandma. I am also wondering if I need to be mad at the teacher for not sending me a letter, and praying I don't find out DD hid it or something stupid. She should know better, I am an intense investigator. (Other mom and I already mad that it came today... not much we can do about it at this point.)

I am so not Mother of the Year!

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SHERIMOR 5/9/2009 8:57PM

  No, you should not be mad the teacher, just be glad the contact was made so that DD and her friend can finish this week end and avoid a zero. You are a good mom; just make sure that you realize that ulimately the responsibility belongs to DD. Your love for your children is apparent. Sometimes we love so much that we are willing to make excuses...even when they seem viable. DD's bout with allergies does not relieve her of her answerability. Hang tough, Mom, and have a wonderful Mother's Day. emoticon

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BETAMOMMY 5/9/2009 11:16AM

    I think you have Mom of the Year and WonderWoman mixed up emoticon

You're still a great Mom.

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 5/8/2009 10:34PM

    It's time to put emphasis on how EXTRAORDINARY you are, sweet Irish, and NOT whip every positive fruitful endeavor established outta' yer self!! I didn't read ONE thing in that entire blog that makes 'Lynn' the 'whippin' post!! What initiated you to take all of your fine qualities and trash em' Sweetie?

See... (my two cents worth) I think that you NEED a positive thinking assignment, teacher. It's time for you to put ALL of your multifaceted character traits on a VISUAL. Get a poster board. Make a circle in the center. Paste a picture of YOU in that circle. Now make eight V shapes like the elementary SUN shape and on the points of each V make branches or streamers. On those begin your POSITIVE words. i.e.

You are- able, abundant, accelerated, acceptable, accomplished, accredited, active, adept...
get it? start with i.e. the top point's branches having the positive words that begin in A, B, C, D. These are words that describe your attributes... your character... and the next point (or ray) will have E, F, G, with the next having H, I, J, K... next, L, M, N... next (the point or ray on the bottom of your circle) O, P, Q, R... next, S, T, U... and the next to the last V, W, X, Y, Z.

That leaves one RAY. That is labeled 'YOURS' for filling in later. Every day, add a 'branch' with a new positive word about you. This is a VISUAL and needs to be somewhere WHERE you can see it everyday. You need this reminder, or something close to it, IN YOUR FACE, Lynn...

You just can't slap yourself around like that... or it'll tear down everything you've worked towards in your transformation to your new HEALTHY lifestyle changes!! T, did a SLAM DUNK on this day that you had, my friend...

A toast emoticon to my vibrant, warm, youthful, timeless, reliable, loving, helpful, funny, gentle, gracious, honest, calm....... infinitely RADIANT, friend, Lynn!!
Love, your,
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(. (. *Annie

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BUGS_MOM 5/8/2009 7:38PM

    Ditto, ditto - you are the mother of the year. You're involved. I know you didn't feel like you were with respect to the lagging homework but you're not a mind reader!

I hope you have a great Mother's Day! emoticon

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TINATC26 5/8/2009 6:15PM

    My dearest Lynn...why exactly does anything that happened today disqualify you as Mother of the Year??? You had some thoughts about your son, you had him evaluated and you were right..hmmm, yes, definitely slacking off there. DD2 suffers from allergies and displays allergy symptoms during allergy season..did you tell her she had to go to school and run that 9 minute mile (a very impressive number, by the way)? When the symptoms don't seem to be improving you take her to the doctor..and what was the diagnosis? From what she came from the doc's with, I'm not sure what she has, but it sounds like it's certainly allergy related..yes, you are an awful mom, taking her to the doctor to be seen like that.. And DD1..was that YOUR project she was supposed to be doing?? Oh yeah, I remember, it was hers... And did you completely overreact and go nuts when you heard the problem?? No, you kept calm and found that perhaps it's not the issue it might have been..

Okay, you get the picture.. A lousy, shi**y day, no doubt, and I am so sorry that you had to go through it, but don't you dare put this on you, my's just one of those days that ya have once in a while.

I'm with Tracy, you did everything right given the pitches that were thrown to you today (you just knew I had to put baseball somewhere in here...), and tomorrow will be better. I'm sure of it..

Love ya, T

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L.I.L.MOMMY 5/8/2009 5:18PM

    I disagree, I think you would make a great mother of the year. You made sure everyone is healthy, where they needed to be doing what they needed to do! You go mom!

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Quote of the Day #3- AA Milne

Thursday, May 07, 2009

"Promise me you'll always remember...
-You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think. "

~Christopher Robin
(A. A. Milne)

Who can't stand to be reminded of a life lesson by Winnie the Pooh?

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DEZE509 5/8/2009 11:10AM

    I just got an old pooh shirt out of the closet to wear today. Who couldn't love the silly old bear?

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TINATC26 5/8/2009 8:46AM

    I love pooh..truly one of my favorite all time!! And that Christopher Robin is a wise boy, isn't he??

Thanks for the morning smile..

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Quote of the Day #2- Amelia Earhart

Thursday, May 07, 2009

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is mere tenacity.

The fears are paper tigers.

You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

Amelia Earhart

Powerful and Spark appropriate.

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 5/7/2009 2:07PM

    LOVE this quote-

emoticon emoticon emoticon The fears are paper tigers.

Thank you for sharing, Lynn!!

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TINATC26 5/7/2009 10:04AM

    nice...I like this blog series!!

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MISSDIANE1 5/7/2009 10:00AM

    Thanks Lynn, how true it is.

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Inspriational Quote of the Day...New Blog Idea

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I accepted a challenge, from my spark friend Diane, to post an inpirational quote today.

It got me to thinking. I had, before Easter, come accross a book at my sister's house (while babysitting when I really didn't want to), it was full of great quotes. Since, I had a handy notebook (suggested by my spark friend Annie) I wrote many down. Hadn't thought about it again until today.

My plan is to post one a day, at least until I go back to work, some will probably stand on their own, some days I may model after another Spark Friend, Janet, and add comments. thoughts etc of my own.

Here's Today's Quote...
"Where there is great love, there are always miracles."
Willa Cather

I purchased a framed piece of art with this quote for my mom, the Christmas after she had a major surgery and almost died. It was great to see it in another forum.

Rejoice in your miracles.

There are so many miracles out there. The ones we know about, and those tiny pieces of grace that occur in our day to day lives that some people call luck. Accidents that are avoided that we never know about.These are not to be conconfused with the times when you pray so hard about something, and know for sure your prayers have been heard. Or when someone who is doomed to death, is saved, or healed.

Again I say, rejoice in your miracles.

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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 5/7/2009 12:22AM

    Thanks for sharing that quote, Lynn. I don't think I've ever heard this quote before... where there is love... now that, in itself is a DEEP thought, and there are ALWAYS miracles... which also stands by itself as a great thought. It seems that love & miracles are either two-sides-of-the-same-coin, or... they are like wisdom and knowledge... walking side-by-side.

Very rich 'food for thought' and your explanation or thoughts on 'the little things' that we tend to overlook... PRICELESS!! I call it 'God hiding in simplicity' and I am very happy to have those 'simple' miracles in my life each day- very thankful...

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(. (. *Annie

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