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Mother's Day Gifts

Monday, May 05, 2014

I have been watching some commercials where they show women getting flowers and they are yawing. The commercials are for mother's day and they say give her an edible arrangement. I don't get flowers very often, but I always love them. How do you feel? Would you like a card, flowers, a fruit arrangement or just a hug on Mother's Day? Do we have too many commercial holidays?

Even though my sons are adults and always give me something I still don't think of mother's Day as my day I think of it as MY mother's day. What do you think?

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/6/2014 10:17PM

    I'd rather my kids NOT get flowers- they tend to do this and I know they can't afford it. I tell them a call or card is fine- and it is. But I usually DO think of it as MY mothers day- not my day. Strange I never thought of it till you mentioned it!

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TINA8605 5/5/2014 2:01PM

  I love my mother...She just isn't a mommy mother. She hasn't always been there for us, hasn't always had kind words for us, wasn't listening when we needed her. But I do respect that she gave birth to me and my brothers. I do acknowledge that. I have a hard time trying to find a card that lets her know I'm thinking about her on this mothers day. But I do send her a card with a single meal gift card for a restaurant I know she will like. And a phone call. She won't change and I'm not looking for her to any more. But she will not be here forever and I will continue to show as much respect as I can give. I prefer to give gifts for no reason at all to be honest.

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HEYITSLISA 5/5/2014 1:44PM

    If my children just acknowledge it as a special day I am happy. I don't need gifts (but they are still nice!)

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June 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It has been a while since I wrote a happy, carefree, interesting or what I felt was a passably good blog. I am okay just busy with kids, dogs, retired dh & stuff. I miss the old song of the day days, but my life keeps having ups and downs and all complicated family stuff. I will try to get back to putting myself first or at lease second or third. I want to make Pat's Priorities #1 & move forward one of these days. I am just a bit overwhelmed with family right now.

Believe me I really miss all my spark friends. Sapphire Sisters you know I am trying to keep up. To everyone else...I will keep trying. I miss the old me of Spark years passed...


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KASEYCOFF 8/5/2013 3:47PM

    I like that "Pat's Priorities #1" idea - I think your focus is in the right place, hon...

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TRACYZABELLE 7/16/2013 1:10AM

    I was away a while too but back again!!!

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    Hey Pat,

I agree, Sapphires are just not the same without you.

All of your little stories really put a smile on my face.

Linda emoticon

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NICOLERZ 6/24/2013 7:42PM

    Glad you're okay, just busy. Thinking of you.

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SUNNYWBL 6/23/2013 5:18PM

    Remember~ You can't care fore others if you don't take care of you FIRST!

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SILVERWITCH59 6/23/2013 4:49PM

    emoticon Life will not always be in the way HUGS

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/23/2013 4:11PM

    emoticon I know it's been rough but I'm so happy youre' trying to stay active this challenge- it just isn't the same without you!

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MAVERICK59 6/22/2013 11:52PM

    We miss you too Sweetie!!!!
We are right here when you can get back with us.

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My Lazy Sunday Blog

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I am adding a Sapphires team chat board post as my blog today. Hey I know it is a lazy way to blog. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Today looks like it will be a good day to find some plants for my pots. I'm not going to do much this year. I do want some mammoth jalapeņo plants. I did one large pot with some red impatiens and baby spider plants. I gave some pink impatiens to my DIL. I want to get some greenery for the front porch. I don't know if Boston ferns will survive the afternoon sun. The labels say full sun to shade. A lot of people in the south hang them from hooks on their porches.

I saved a little George (toad) from my pool skimmer box this morning.I hope he doesn't die from the chemmicals the pool guys put in there the other day. I fished him out and rinsed him off with a hose and then put him in the pot with the red impatiens. He must be the offspring of some of the other larger toads from the George family living in my yard.

I changed my Spark page to a more summery background. I love the Azul photo I used to have and I added a photo to my photo section of my Mom and me that was taken this last March. My sister Pam (LADYDELPHI) took the photo. So this is pretty much how I look now give or take a few pounds.

I am looking forward to the BL Summer challenge. I hope I can keep up with everyone. not really worried so much about weight loss as maintaining and getting more active.

Gotta go get my plants. Have a funday this Sunday Sparkies!

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DOVESEYES 5/20/2013 1:24AM

    Great day in the garden , planting, rescuing it had it all love the background too.

Country Living Team

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/20/2013 12:50AM

    Good job saving the froggie and I LOVE your new background!

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GAILRUU 5/19/2013 5:04PM

    Spring is finally arriving up here and I am anxious to get out and garden. We saw an indigo bunting at the bird feeder this morning!

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JUDITHANNIE 5/19/2013 2:53PM

    Love your new backround, sounds like you're going to enjoy the day. Have fun.

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I'm Baaaack....

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I am back from Sacramento, CA. My mom had two strokes so I went home to see her and the family. My brother & niece Donna came down from Juneau. I house sat for my sister Linda. She and her DH had a few days out of town for business. Then after my brother and niece left I stayed with mom. My mom is recovering, but it will take some time. When stuff like this happens to someone her age (87) it takes it's toll. My sis said the doctors say the elderly never fully recover, but Mom seems to be holding her own.

You should have seen the faces at the table when Mom said she wanted to give my big brother her suit case. When he comes down from Alaska he shops for stuff they can't get. She said "You don't need to buy one mine is almost llike new." Someone said "Wait, You might need it!" She wowed the crowd when she said "The only place I'll be going is in a box!" Priceless...everyone was so shocked that she burst out laughing. I LOVE my mom. She is still The MOM. LOL

PS ~ haven't had a chance to catch up with SP friends. I had a triple whammy on on the time changes. Note to self: Never take a trip when the time is going to change from standard to DL savings!


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LADYDELPHI 5/3/2013 3:12PM

    Hey! I found my spark login info! I got sidetracked all these months. Lol! Anyway, I'm really glad you got to come out and see Mom and spend some time with us all. Hope you get some time to check out the FB pages we talked about today - they have some great photos on them and I swear there are a ton of our relatives on there. As one gal I spoke to online told me about living in that area "you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a relative, as the Grandmas used to say" haha! Nice talking to you today Sister, I Love you!

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MAVERICK59 3/29/2013 10:20AM

    Hugs. You are in my thoughts.
I am glad your mom is still with you.
In the end, family is all that really matters.


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    emoticon emoticon emoticon For you and your Mom.

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_KATHY 3/28/2013 11:52AM

    Welcome back Pat. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom but as most have said, it sounds like she still has her spirit and sense of humor. Enjoy her as she is always.

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GEORGIA_KAY 3/27/2013 8:44PM

    Welcome back, and glad your mom is doing better. She sounds like one fun lady to be around!

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WINE4GIRL 3/27/2013 9:37AM

    Glad you're back safe and your Mom is doing better!

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SILVERWITCH59 3/26/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon Glad your mom is doing well.

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EBEAMS 3/26/2013 9:23PM

    Glad to see there was some levity in your trip. Your mom sounds like a fun person! Glad to see you back! Hugs!

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LJCANNON 3/26/2013 9:19PM

    emoticon So good to hear that your Mom is doing better, and that You are Home Safe!!

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JUDITHANNIE 3/26/2013 8:29PM

    So glad you are back, you were missed. Glad your Mother didn't lose her sense of humor. My Mom never did either. I'm sure you are glad to be home. emoticon emoticon

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CAROL494 3/26/2013 7:29PM

  Best wishes on your mom's recovery!

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If You Love Dogs or How Long Does it Take?

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I have watched a lot of videos recently with Maria (my Grand Baby) and I really do love OkGo ever since I saw their video for Sesame Street called Primary Colors:

SO... I subscribed to their Youtube videos. They do what I call "Artsy Fartsy" videos. I am not putting them down I LOVE their videos! The following video has my favorite animals DOGS and I watch this all the time I LOVE it!! The dogs are rescue dogs. If you love the video you should watch the "making of videos." It is unbelievable how long it took to make a 3.36 minute video. Before they shot the video it took one of the band members 5 years to figure out what he wanted to do. I am going to buy the CD that has White Knuckles and some other songs I like on it.

Rescue a dog. The best friend you will ever have.

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NICOLERZ 2/5/2013 8:49PM

    That was cute. Two of my three dogs are rescues. They have such big hearts.

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CHINAGAL 2/4/2013 11:04AM

    I have a son in the video business and a daughter-in-law who is actually making a movie (3 years on the project so far). It really is amazing how much goes into it. My son works for the Houston Rockets, and lots of his work is shown in seconds, rather than minutes.

Have a wonderful week.

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JUDITHANNIE 2/2/2013 9:59PM

    We adopted our Chloe dog 9 yrs. ago and it was one of the best things we ever did.....

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