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Walking, walking, and more walking

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hi,

Just noticed that when I changed around my SparkPage today that I must have changed the background colour of my blog entries too; not sure if I like the red with the pink?! Hmmm.

I've been trying my hardest this week to make sensible nutritional choices and to make walking a priority. I walked twice yesterday and today I walked four times. Not great distances at any one time but at least I'm getting out there.

I'm very happy to report that my phone did not die from "boob" sweat as I had previously thought and wrote about in yesterday's blog! I had dropped it off this morning to be sent away and received a call a few hours later that it just needed some updates. My question is just how many updates does a five month old phone need? Oh well, there is a reason I'm not technologically inclined. So I have it back and thus will try to stay in touch as it would alert me when somebody made a comment or posted a new blog.

I read somewhere that this is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit emoticonand I gotta tell you all how true that is. During last night's walk we saw 7 which Maddy and Louisa promptly chased. We even saw a grouse which luckily they didn't see because the former is a bit slow and I wouldn't want my dogs to hurt a poor animal.

We still haven't had the full report back from the vet regarding Lou's condition. She seems to be scratching just as much and other than saying it wasn't cancer we aren't sure what the "abnormalities" that they found actually are. emoticon

My mom and grandmother are still under house arrest (actually quarantine but house arrest sounds funnier) due to an outbreak of the Norwalk virus. This is the third week that they haven't been allowed out or visitors allowed in. I call Mom at least twice a day because I know she must be going stir crazy. For most of that time they weren't even allowed out of their rooms so they couldn't socialize over the dinner table.

Oh, I've got to tell you something about my Mom! Last fall, the Department of Health sent around nurses and social workers to talk to each resident about life in a "home". They were all given the opportunity to make suggestions and to voice any concerns. My normally meek and mild mother apparently gave them a blast for not feeding the residents nutritional meals. Mom knows Canada's Food Guide like the back of her hand and knew that one chicken wing a day was not enough protein, nor were they getting the proper amounts of fruits and vegetables. Anyway, yesterday a letter came out to all the residents stating that there would be major improvements in the foods served. There would be more emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables emoticonand less emphasis on processed foods emoticon.

Mom is the only one at this particular home paying her own way (due to years of saving) and she has to pay almost $1700.00 a month for room and board. Then she was spending another hundred or so every month on fruit. I'm glad she spoke up as these homes often are not looking out to the best interests of their residents. Mind you the staff are great and Mom loves it there but I'm sure proud she spoke up!

Anyway, I'm trying to catch up with the many blogs I have missed....please be patient and don't give up on me quite yet!

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TEMPEST272002 5/20/2011 10:18AM

    Impressed with your mum - good for her for speaking up & good for the home for listening & making the improvements.

Yeah walking with the dogs. Not only is it good for your body, but for your mind too. And the minds/bodies of the dogs. Are you noticing a difference in their behaviour since you started walking longer/further/more often?



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BOMBCHELL23 5/20/2011 10:07AM

    Congratulations on your continued walking it will truly make the difference I started walking every day 8 months ago and have lost 48 pounds rather slowly but that's okay it is staying off!

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LESLIES537 5/20/2011 9:56AM

    You're doing awesome! I'd NEVER give up on you! emoticon emoticon

Oh, and that's so cool about your mom speaking up and actually producing changes!! GO MOM!!

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METALLICAT1 5/20/2011 9:24AM

    Keep on walking!! I love to walk but haven't done so because the weather is really nasty. But it's good that your getting in a little at a time, that's all that counts! Kudos to your mom for voicing her opinion! It does work once in awhile!

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HOPEFULANGE 5/20/2011 9:22AM

    Good going Mom. It's a shame what places like that can get away with!

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_LINDA 5/20/2011 1:10AM

    Way to go with the walking! Actually, shorter walks throughout the day may be better for you then one long walk! We are supposed to do less sitting and more moving, so little fitness breaks throughout the day is ideal.
Well done to your Mom!!! She rocks!! That is awesome standing up for her rights to have nutritious food!!! Unbelievable she would have to pay extra for good food when she pays so much already!!
Cool background and on my computer, it looks like you matched the red of the strawberries right on with the background color. It goes together very well!
Enjoy your weekend!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/20/2011 12:46AM

    WOW! Let's hear it for our fiesty Moms! I think that's great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/19/2011 10:11PM

    Your mom sounds like mine!! Good for her!! Proud of you for the walking and happy your phone survived! What is the Norwalk virus?

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BECCAJ98 5/19/2011 9:51PM

    Good for you! Even little walks add up!
Good for your mom!! More need to speak up!
And I like the boob sweat story better!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 5/19/2011 9:47PM

    Hurrah for your mom.

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/19/2011 8:26PM

    Love your page - so pretty with the salad and fruit! That is great about your mom - what a hoot! I'm glad the phone survived. Updates? Who knows what they really do, eh?

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Don't read if you are a prude.......

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hi,

I wasn't sure what to write as a title for my blog but I think I just might have caught your attention by it! I've had the weirdest day and it all started when......................................
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Actually, I'm going to make you wait (unless you scroll down) to tell you what happened to me. First of all, I ate breakfast at home!!!! Yeah!!! I ate a really healthy organic cereal that is full of nuts and seeds. I had that with a lukewarm coffee (I told you I was lazy), a banana, and one cup of skim milk.

Then I actually at lunch! Another first in a long time! Wasn't the best as all it was was water and 2 boiled eggs but the point is I ate something. Mid afternoon I sat out on our patio and had some saltine crackers and a well-deserved cup of tea.

Okay, I have you all wondering what happened to me. Well, I went for a walk across the river with the two "beasts". For some reason I bought capri pants with no pockets and since today was warm enough to wear them, off I went. As I was getting out of our truck I thought, I should just leave my cellphone hidden instead of taking it with me but on second thought decided to take it along. Not wanting to hold it (duh), I stuck it in the front of my bra!!! Oh, I forgot to tell you, I was expecting a call from the vet about Lou's condition which is why I actually decided to take the blessed thing with me for a walk. Anwyay, every so often it would beep (usually notifying me that somebody had left a message on my SparkPage...thank you!!!) but then it stopped and I decided to check it in case I had boob-dialed anybody. Well, when I took it out, it was covered in sweat...such a charming image for all of you....and the bloody thing wouldn't turn on!!!!

I don't know if it was just a coincidence but the thing definitely is kaput! I took it to the mall where we had bought them for Christmas and they said they were going to have to send it away. At first they said it would take 8 weeks and they didn't have a phone to lend me. Added to that, I would have to still pay for service when it was being repaired and for the weeks it wasn't in my possession. Oh, and I needed to give them $45 which wouldn't be refunded if they determined the phone had been dropped or exposed to moisture!!! Since I didn't have the money with me I went home and called my husband. I was pretty upset but proud that I didn't get mad at the customer service reps.

It was while I was sipping my cup of tea that I realized this is such a small thing. Nobody is shooting at us, nobody is dying, and we have plenty to eat so why worry over a silly ol' Blackberry. I think it was about then that I started to laugh about the whole thing. Then when my husband arrived home we sat back and laughed and laughed some more. I said do you think I should tell them where I had the phone to which he replied, "I'd love to see that written on a work order....phone won't work after being exposed to boob sweat". Oh dear, I hope you are laughing while you are reading this and not thinking I am disgusting!!!!

So the long and short of it is, I will be without my phone for a few weeks and I will live without it. I won't die and I gave myself another reason to laugh at myself!!!!!

  
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DAISYBELL6 5/20/2011 10:39AM

    How funny! Loved the picture!

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LINDAKAY228 5/20/2011 10:23AM

    I've been told that if it's exposed to moisture and you take out the battery and put it in some dry rice it will often draw the moisture out. It did work with one phone my daughter dropped in water.

Last summer I as driving to California through the desert and I put my brand new Droid that I'd only had a few weeks in my bra because I was by myself with the stereo up loud and would hear it if someone called my, like my brother whose house I as going to from New Mexico. I was driving with the a/c on but still the sun shining in the window in the afternoon in the desert in July cause me to sweat some. My phone worked when I first took it back out, but later it was messing up and wouldn't work unless I had it on the car charger. Even the wall charger wouldn't work. So when I got to Sacramento the next day I went to a Verizon store to have it checked. He took the cover off andlooked at a little dot in there and handed back to me and told me it was water damaged. I was shocked and upset because I didn't think there was any way it could be water damaged. I didn't think about the boob sweat. I figured I'd manage on the trip back home keeping it on the car charger in case of an emergency and deal with the phone then. I was going to be in Sacramento for a week. Next day the phone started working again. I guess it dried itself out because I didn't know about the rice at the time. But I learned my lesson about boob sweat the hard way too!
By the way, I always take my phone with me when I go walking because I'm afraid something might happen and I need it. Don't want to fall or something and not be able to call for help.

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TEMPEST272002 5/20/2011 10:11AM

    Hilarious! I'm notorious for sticking things in my bra - money, cell phone, raffle tickets....

Before sending your phone off, try putting it in a bag overnight with one of those silica baggies that come with new shoes or in food packaging where the food needs to stay dry. You know the kind I mean?

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JUNEBUGG02 5/19/2011 11:05PM

  too funny! and a lesson to us all?

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KAMAPERRY 5/19/2011 10:09PM

    Hahahaha! Love it!

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HOPEFULANGE 5/19/2011 2:17PM

    Priceless! emoticon

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BOVEY63 5/19/2011 12:35PM

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A good friend of mine puts her cell phone there all the time. I'll have to warn her as to what can happen if she sweats too much.


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CHAR1970 5/19/2011 1:26AM

    I sweat so much there's no way I could put anything in my bra without it being wrecked! FYI, they have little velcro straps that go around your bicep for phones, Ipods, etc. I saw one at Wal-Mart. Good luck with your phone!

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BLESSED2BEME 5/19/2011 12:45AM

    I'll never think of Boob sweat the same again!

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BOUNCYTIGGER76 5/18/2011 11:59PM

    Too funny! Just be grateful it did not short out in there! Had that happen to a friend once.. started seeing smoke release from bra. No harm but she sure had a hard time living that one down! emoticon

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S3XYDIVASMOM 5/18/2011 11:44PM

    As usual, I loved your blog. I don't know why, but I almost never stick anything down my bra. From the responses here, I'm thinking I must be in the minority. Told this story to my WH and he said, "Yes, you should let it dry out before turning it back on, but you should also remove the battery first." Now, didn't we all learn some useful information today.

Now, if we could just get my mp3 player back up and going.

I guess that this is a picture of a booby prize?!

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_LINDA 5/18/2011 10:00PM

    emoticon One of my pedometers died due to sweat when I thought I would put it in my sports bra for safekeeping since my pants had no pockets and this wasn't a clip on type :( Live and learn..

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VICKILYN4 5/18/2011 9:41PM

    Most Def...LAUGHING!!! You can be too funny Susan. That is why we love you sooo much.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 5/18/2011 9:27PM

    I had the same thing happen when I tucked a pedometer in my bra! No milage that day!
Stay positive!
Sheila

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/18/2011 9:25PM

    Oh lord - I know about that fine print about getting moisture on a phone. My middle son is a dear, but he has accidentally dropped things in the toilet his entire life - including a cell phone. When he was little and it was a comb or a Matchbox car, he thought he'd hike the evidence by flushing. Plumbers loved to hear from us! Thanks for the funny story!!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/18/2011 8:07PM

    Oh I definately laughed!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/18/2011 7:18PM

    Oh, now THIS is the Susan I know and LOVE! I'm SO glad you wrote your blog and made everyone smile yet again! emoticonBoob sweat? emoticon

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FLBEACHBUM7 5/18/2011 7:03PM

    LOL darn boob sweat! But next time (if there is a next) try just drying it out first. Don't try to turn it on until it's definitely dry. Put it in a bag of rice. Most of the time that works.

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DRGOMTI 5/18/2011 6:49PM

    Where in the world did u find that picture?? : )) lol!!! Whew!
Thanx for the warning! I didn't realize that boob sweat would crash my phone! You sure have the most interesting experiences! My life is dull n dismal compared to yours!! : ))
Thanx for the laugh for the day!!
I'm so grateful I'm not a prude! it must be a miserable existence. : )) emoticondr

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JLITT62 5/18/2011 6:47PM

    So not what I was expecting to read! Thanks for the laugh. Altho really, seems like that shouldn't kill it!

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BECCAJ98 5/18/2011 6:38PM

    Thanks for this blog!! Why......because that is where mine goes when I don't have pockets! Guess I had better get some kind of case!

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A day of renewal

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hello,

I've just checked out the new nutrition tracker and so far I like what I've seen and used. Yes, I'm back to tracking and I pledge to track the good, the bad, and the very ugly! Today, I decided not to have my usual bagel and xl coffee from Tim Hortons. BUT, that plan sort of went out the window when my two friends called to invite me to breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, and toast. So here I am at lunch time, with no fruit in me and very little water. Of course, it is still early so I can remedy that.

I walked twice yesterday, one of which was for 5km. The other was just a late evening stroll for about 1.5 km. Not much but I'm determined to take advantage of those baby steps. I have supper planned out, BBQ pork chop, caesar salad (with very little dressing as I'm not a dressing kind of person), baked potato and some steamed broccoli with carrots.

This week's new food (remember I stated that I was going to try to expand my food options) is going to be Quinoa. I've heard that it is a complete protein and thus very good for us but have yet to look for a recipe. Any suggestions? Would you serve it like you do rice? Anyway wish me luck. My husband would eat just about anything and is eager to change things up with his ``diet`` too so I have it easy with regards to that. I know a lot of you cannot change things too drastically as you have picky eaters.

Thank you for all of your kind words regarding yesterday`s blog. Peaches will always be very close to my heart and it is something all animal lovers have to face at one point or another in their lives.

Also special thanks to my esteemed friend _Linda who unknowingly gave me just the kick in the pants that I needed right now. See, something good did come out of your comments!!!!

  
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DRGOMTI 5/18/2011 12:24PM

    I wish us both good luck dear Sues!! We always seem to be in the same place at the same time!! emoticon I'm glad this time we're both back on track n getting back to healthy living!!! I'm weighing in today n filling the house with HEALTHY foods! emoticon
God Bless you n Peaches!!
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LESLIES537 5/18/2011 12:09PM

    It's good to hear that you're doing well! emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 5/17/2011 11:26PM

    I really like the new tracker, too. I also like your idea of trying one new food a week and think I'll do the same. I'll get some Quinoa tomorrow and look online for a recipe. Maybe we can compare notes.
I'm just getting myself back to daily walking and exercising, along with trying to eat nutritionally (Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my downfall!).
Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!
Sheila

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_LINDA 5/17/2011 9:03PM

    Well done on the walking!
I have always tracked my food, but now the new Nutrition Tracker makes it a real pleasure and motivating -now my slow connection or lack of time can't get in the way of tracking, its soo fast and convenient.
Quinoa is a seed, and you rinse (rub) it to get the bitter shell off it. Mom made some, cooked it like rice, and served as is, nothing special, added lentils for color and flavor bursts. Its great your hubby will try new things, and very awesome that you are willing too!
Thanks for the nod.
Keep up the great work!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 5/17/2011 8:14PM

    I like quinoa. It probably is good advise to rinse it thoroughly. although, I think there is an instant variety that wouldn't require that. I think you should try it like rice. Then you can know what it really tastes like.

Glad to see you back.

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JANET552 5/17/2011 7:03PM

    We tried quinoa a while back since we became gluten free -- well at least my husband due to celiac disease. It was okay. I do have a recipe I have meant to try but it is buried in my pile of papers I mean to go through. When I find it, I'll share.

Way to go on the walking -- and the planning. It all starts somewhere.

P.S. I think I could use a kick in the pants too. Those are very hard to do to yourself.

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TEMPEST272002 5/17/2011 6:52PM

    Havent tried quinoa yet, so I'm looking forward to the review. Bet the longs are loving the multiple walks!

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BLESSED2BEME 5/17/2011 5:15PM

    My hubby absolutely loves Tim Horton. I think that is what he misses most from our days in Canada. I've never tried quinoa. Let us know what you make and what you think of it. I too am recommitting to tracking my food! It should be easier with the new tracker now.

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KAMAPERRY 5/17/2011 3:06PM

    I love quinoa!! great choice and awesome job on the walks!

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BOVEY63 5/17/2011 12:39PM

    Great job on the walks!
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I have never tried quinoa. You are lucky that your hubby is a willing guinea pig - my sons (especially the youngest)are always reluctant to try new foods so I usually have to do it when they aren't home.

Hope you have a great day!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/17/2011 12:18PM

    Oh, I am SO GLAD about the last paragraph of your blog! My SP are SO important to me! I love you! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/17/2011 11:52AM

    I have tried quinoa and I am not a big fan of its flavor. I did make it with lemon once, but since I did not write the recipe down, I am flawed that way, I haven't been able to repeat it. I did read a posting on SP that said to rinse it first and that will change the intensity of the flavor. I have also cooked it with chicken broth.

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BECCAJ98 5/17/2011 11:27AM

    Not a food I have tried to make, but have had it. I like it, hope you do too!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/17/2011 11:10AM

    The big trick with quinoa is to make sure to rinse thoroughly. It's tricky because it's tiny, but if you don't rinse it, you don't get rid of the bitter coating (I forget what causes this). Other than that - yes, sort of like a rice substitute, with more protein. I would recommend checking the Spark Recipes. I seem to recall one with spinach and feta cheese that sounded really good.

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A year later - saying goodbye to a very special furry friend

Monday, May 16, 2011



Hi!

Today, I dedicate my blog to the very fond memories of my dear little furball who left this earthly life a year ago. Although I did have a dog growing up, it was Peaches who stole my heart and made me the animal lover that I am today.

For those who have followed my blogs, you know that my Sparkname is her initials and the date of her death...051610. Nothing complicated but just another way to keep her in my thoughts on a daily basis.

I thought I would be sad today but instead I'm filled with enough funny memories of her and her exploits that I can laugh and miss her in a good way. She was a funny old broad and only did what she wanted to do. She would go off to bed when she felt tired, she would eat when she was hungry and not on some human's schedule, she would play with squeaky toys at all hours, and most of all she knew she was loved by many.

Her vet marvelled at her! She lived a long life (17.5 years) mainly because she was walked 4 times a day, was taken for car rides at least once a day, was played with, was cuddled and was fed a balanced diet. She was loved and she loved us back. She taught us how to love a dog so much that a year later we still talk about her and can laugh. We have no regrets about her life.

Now, how does that relate to my journey? Well, I've got to give that same dedication and compassion to myself. Right now, I know what to do to make this program work for me but I'm afraid of it. I don't know how to be any different that who I am right now. I'm used to shopping in plus-sized stores, I'm used to being overlooked and I'm comfortable in my own skin. The only thing is, I'm not happy.

I have to make some small, yet attainable changes. So for this week, it will be breakfast. No more eating little throughout the day and gorging at night. I am going to have oatmeal for breakfast and I pledge to get 6 glasses of water in this week as well. I will still walk the dogs as per usual. The oatmeal works for me because it a) fills me up, b) makes me ultimately consume less calories, and c) gets me back into a routine.

So Peaches, although I wish you were still on this earth with me, I know you are out there somewhere painfree and cheering me on. I love you "Little Miss" and was so blessed to have you teach me what is really important in life cannot be bought or bargained for. Woof-woof! xo Susan

  
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MEMARE 5/19/2011 7:40AM

    So sweet. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DAWNO64 5/18/2011 11:37AM

    Awwww...I lost my "forever dog" a little over two years ago; only had him for just less than three years but he left a major hole in my heart. We just "clicked". I'm glad thinking of Peaches made you happy.

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GAYLE-G-63 5/17/2011 3:20PM

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May Peaches always stay in your heart.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 5/17/2011 1:26PM

    What a wonderful tribute to Peaches and the unconditional love you shared with her. Please give yourself the same love and dedication that you shared with her.
I "shared" Buddy with my mother for 8 years. He was a rescue and was older when we adopted him. I only live 10 minutes from her and am over there almost every day for at least a few minutes (she's 83 and lives alone) so I was just attached to Buddy as she was. It broke our hearts when he passed away last August.
A furry "mess" was pushed from a car in front of my brother's house about 2 months ago, and the car sped away. That beautiful puppy now lives with mom and brings joy to our lives. Would you believe we named her Peaches! She's "a peach of a puppy" and is truly loved.
Stay positive and take care of yourself.
Sheila

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RULEBERG 5/17/2011 12:43PM

    Peaches lived to be so old because you took such care of her. In honor of her, take that same care with yourself. Do it for Peaches.

I never had a pet until I got a cat at 32. She lived almost 17 years and I have never loved anything like I did Addie. (I don't tell the people in my life that, of course!) It is such an innocent and pure love. I don't know that we ever let our guard down entirely that much with people. And unlike people, there is never one painful memory of things they said that couldn't be taken back--that is something we humans all do, and regret of course. But not our beloved fur friends.

Peaches was lucky to have you for a mom. It goes without saying, how lucky you were that Peaches came to stay with you. Stick with your oatmeal and your water and your walks. Do it for your other fur kids, if not for yourself!

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MILLISMA 5/17/2011 12:32PM

    beautiful....thanks for sharing emoticon

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HOPEFULANGE 5/17/2011 12:01PM

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JANET552 5/17/2011 5:49AM

    I love your tribute to Peaches. She sounds like a wonderful and confident dog who had a very loving family. I like how you honor her life.

I like your plan for yourself. You are right about starting small. Good luck!!

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TEMPEST272002 5/16/2011 6:46PM

    Peaches sounds like a real character. It's so hard to lose our fur friends & there have been so many times I wished we had matching life spans. It's nice that now you can spend time thinking about the happy,funny moments. You know she'd much rather that.

I'm happy with your new eating plan. I eat oatmeal almost every morning - but I lke to make it "gourmet": 1/3 c dry oatmeal, 1/8c raisons (or other dried fruit), 1/8c sliced almonds, 1 heaping tbsp flaxseed & a shake of cinnamon. Sometimes I put in apple sauce instead of raisons or 1 tbsp natural peanut butter instead of the nuts. Delicious! Quick, easy, tasty and it keeps me satisfied for hours.

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KAYDE53 5/16/2011 5:52PM

    It's so hard to lose them, especially when they've lived so long & became such a part of our lives. She's looks so sweet & cuddly!! Hang on to those fond memories!! emoticon

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MISSM66 5/16/2011 5:22PM

    I love this blog thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/16/2011 5:14PM

    Love this blog and appreciate you sharing your fond memories of Peaches. She was adorable and that face reflected all the love and care your family gave her. She would want you to take care of yourself. You can do this, I'm having a problem right now too and realize we are all on this journey together.

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ERIKO1908 5/16/2011 4:30PM

    What a beautiful blog tribute to Peaches! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It sounds like you are on the right track plan-wise & Peaches is probably doggy-grinning down at you from Doggie Heaven, barking..."That's my momma!!" HUGS!!!

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LESLIES537 5/16/2011 2:15PM

    What a great tribute to your beloved Peaches! She was such a cutie. I'm glad she could bring so much joy into your life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/16/2011 1:18PM

    Awwwwwwwwwww. Cute!! emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 5/16/2011 1:13PM

    Susan,
Very wonderful, emotionally happy blog! I can so relate:) It is only the small steps I've taken, one at a time and worked hard on that I've been able to stick with! We can both do this though!

Thank you for sharing about Peaches. Especially since I am a new friend and didn't know her history. From one dog lover to another, you were blessed and the blessings continue:)
Trish

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/16/2011 12:41PM

    I agree with MOMMA_LITTLE, she is adorable, and not sure if she likes the out fit.

I like you game plan, I am a big fan of small steps and changing one thing at a time. Oatmeal for breakfast sounds wonderful. Are you going to have some fruit with it?

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BOVEY63 5/16/2011 12:18PM

    She sure looks like she was a sweetie! So glad you have many wonderful, funny memories of time shared with her. You were lucky to have each other.
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/16/2011 12:10PM

    Oh, SUSAN! She was ADORABLE! I have to laugh at that last one because she does NOT look like that outfit was HER idea! emoticon

I hate it that our furry friends can't just keep on getting older with us... we always seem to have to say goodbye to them way too soon. emoticon

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Why I deleted my blog entry for today

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hi,

I sort of vented in a blog entry for today and the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I should just erase the whole thing and chaulk it up to a bad day.

I really appreciate all the support ALL of my friends so freely give me...

  
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BOVEY63 5/16/2011 12:16PM

    I missed the blog, and hope that things are going better for you now.
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MEMARE 5/16/2011 7:48AM

    I missed it too Susan... but I loved your yellow tea pot! emoticon Share a vent anytime you feel. We all have bad days, after all we are just human you know. emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 5/15/2011 11:30PM

    I missed that blog too but I think that sometimes we just need to be able to get stuff out and blogging is a great way. I can understand wanting to delete it. I've seen other people do the same thing. I like to keep my page upbeat and positive myself but there are days that it just doesn't happen and I'm so glad I have friends here who understand but also encourage me to think positive and look for the good! Glad you are feeling better:)

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/15/2011 10:02PM

    When I'm really angry or annoyed, I often write an email about it, or to the person who annoyed me...and then erase it. Putting it into words is often just the medicine. Hope everything is turning as sunny as your beautiful Spark page!

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GABBY308 5/15/2011 9:15PM

    I read the other blog...it's this crappy weather! I was cheered just looking at yout background of daisies!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/15/2011 8:36PM

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/15/2011 8:11PM

    I thought that is what blogs were for, to vent or share our feelings. I know there are those that think only positive things should be posted but if you are having a bad day, we are here for you!

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KAMAPERRY 5/15/2011 7:57PM

    Love you girl, you say what you need to. Always, ok? emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 5/15/2011 7:48PM

    I missed the blog - but sometimes a delete is a good thing. You vented, you felt better - and then you were able to let it go.
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