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Happy Canada Day

Friday, July 01, 2011

Hi!

I would like to wish all of my friends, especially my fellow Canadians, a very happy Canada Day!

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That is all for now....short and sweet!

Susan

P.S. I'm feeling much better!!!!

  
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BOVEY63 7/2/2011 11:27AM

    Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day!
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Happy to hear you're doing better.
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_LINDA 7/2/2011 1:16AM

    So glad you are feeling better! Enjoy Canada Day!
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MOSTMOM1 7/1/2011 11:08PM

    Hope you had a super happy Canada Day!
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GOGIRLOLDER 7/1/2011 8:24PM

    Woo Hoo Happy Day and glad you are feeling better! emoticon emoticon

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BECCAJ98 7/1/2011 2:02PM

    Glad your feeling better! Shave a great day!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/1/2011 12:44PM

    I am glad that you are feeling better!

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JLITT62 7/1/2011 12:40PM

    Enjoy your holiday!

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CODEMAULER 7/1/2011 12:12PM

    Make it an awesome day!

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LESLIES537 7/1/2011 11:39AM

    Happy Canada Day, my friend!! emoticon

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ALICIA214 7/1/2011 11:08AM

 
Back atcha. emoticon Have a Great day everyone

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/1/2011 11:05AM

    Have a wonderful holiday!


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Hives, flea bites, shopping and a whole bunch of other stuff

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hi,

I went to bed last night with very itchy legs only to wake up this morning with hives on my upper thighs. Have no idea what caused them but a good friend suggested they could be flea bites?! My dogs are both on regular flea treatment but yesterday I was out to a less than clean dog "spa" to pick up the last of the belongings for our humane society. It got me wondering but I think these are just common enough hives. Mind you, I have no idea what has caused them! Tonight they have spread a bit and my eyes and nose are very itchy. I took some Benadryl earlier so I'm hoping the itch will stop soon.

Today, a plus-size store opened its doors in my hometown. Now, I should be happy, right? I had to drive one hour to get to one before so this is convenient but I think it is a little too convenient! I want to get out of plus-sizes and not be lured by availability. Of course that is my own doing, isn't it. Nobody is forcing me to be a plus-sized girl.

Anyway, I went there with my mom (who used to wear a size 3x but now can wear a regular size 14) with me. I didn't even try on anything as there were just too many people there. We then went to a shoe store. I think we went there because my Mom was ashamed that I was out wearing the most beat up (yet most comfortable) pair of brown leather Clarke loafers! I've actually had them thrown out twice and both times took them back out!

I ended up with another pair of Clark shoes which are very similar in style to Sketchers and a pair of Birkenstock sandals. I have two pairs of the latter already but they are 15 and 7 years old respectively. Mom bought me both pairs (yeah for moms everywhere!) and I'm glad they both seem very comfortable.....they have to be or I simply won't wear them! I'm contrary like that. I refuse to wear anything on my feet that looks good but hurts!

Didn't walk today but did manage to get some things done around the house that I've been meaning to do. That always makes me feel good. The dogs were out twice today and are like lumps by my feet now. Except for little snortles they aren't making a sound....until someone goes up the road and then look out!!!

I am still trying to catch up with all of you. I think I am about halfway there. Here is a funny picture I found of two dogs being patriotic for our upcoming Canada Day!

  
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BOVEY63 7/2/2011 11:30AM

    Hope the itching has cleared up. Have a wonderful weekend!

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TEMPEST272002 7/1/2011 4:26PM

    Happy Canada Day to you too!

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LESLIES537 7/1/2011 11:47AM

    Cute picture! I hope your legs are less itchy and that your hives are all cleared up! emoticon Take care!

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MISS_VIV 6/30/2011 12:04PM

    I love CLARKS and I love BERKIES even more. I have several pairs and I refuse to throw them out. Newer is nice, but older is better............


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OLDERDANDRT 6/30/2011 11:02AM

    emoticonHappy Canada Day tomorrow!!!

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METALLICAT1 6/30/2011 9:55AM

    Yeah for the new shoes! I'm like you, where 'em till they fall apart! I also bought a new pair of wedgies/sandles. Now all I have to do is find a nice sundress and I'm set.

Though I don't have to wear a Plus-size, I still like to go into those stores and check out what they have. I like to where my shirts big anyway and sometimes they have the nicest shirts/tops/sweaters that the "regualar" stores don't have.

Yes moms are the BEST! It's nice you go shopping together!

Happy Canda Day! The doggies are cute.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/30/2011 9:27AM

    Oh, I hope you stop itching soon! Yuck! emoticon

Hurray for new shoes! I had to get some shoes for serious walking the other day, and the price tag nearly did me in! I got them, though, because I am worth it! emoticon

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JLITT62 6/30/2011 5:37AM

    I think if you had flea bites you'd know - they're the most horrible itchy things.

When we lived in TX, the fleas were becoming resistant to the meds & i'd get bites sometimes.

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_LINDA 6/30/2011 2:05AM

    Wearing comfortable shoes is an absolute must, that is for sure, glad you stick up for your feet! That being said, eventually, the support will wear out and it will become time to get new ones..
Hope your hives ease up soon!
Cute doggie photo!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/30/2011 12:21AM

    The thing about hives is that they never seem to have a reason. Hope it's better soon!

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MOSTMOM1 6/29/2011 11:47PM

    Sounds like a good day, my Spark Friend!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/29/2011 10:23PM

    It was so hot here today that both my dogs were just happy to lay in front of the fan! Kinda blocked my air flow, but what can you do.

I love Birkenstocks!

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DRGOMTI 6/29/2011 9:13PM

    I'm going to go right out n get my mom outa assisted living n take her shoe shopping!! I'd love a pair a Birkenstocks n Clarks!! Love the picture n wish I could come up n celebrate Canada Day! We have to go to the DC area where my daughter lives. it's crazy there n the people DO NOT know how to DRIVE!!! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! If they ever came thru Chicago, they'd never survive!! : )) I'm sure gonna LOVE seeing our precious Grandson tho!! He's 1 1/2 n so much fun!!!! see ya when I get back. I'm gonna try to get on here during the trip, but my daughter keeps me pretty busy!! emoticon
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Going to try to catch up....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hi!

I went for a walk today which is a step in the right direction, right? I walked only 4km but it felt good. Also walked last night for about 1.5 km but the flies were so thick they drove us back to the truck. Even Lou was bothered by the flies so we knew it was time to go home.

I'm going to try to catch up with some blogs tonight. I so don't want to lose touch with the friends that have remained faithful. Give me a nudge if you haven't heard from me by this weekend!

Tonight I'm actually cooking supper too which is the first time in weeks. I am making a version of Spark's Sesame Chicken. I am having broccoli and carrots with it along with a baked potato and glass of milk. It smells delicious baking so lets hope it is at least half as good as it smells.

The weather still is kind of crappy here but since we have so much to be thankful for the weather seems so trivial to complain about. All the same I'm starting to think I am responsible for jinxing the weather here in Newfoundland because I stocked up on sunscreen in April! Ha!

Must go now and start reading some blogs!

  
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KAMAPERRY 6/29/2011 11:04PM

    Way to go on that walk, and dinner sounds awesome!

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HOPEFULANGE 6/29/2011 5:49PM

    It's YOU I have to blame for the RDF (rain drizzle and fog). emoticon

We actually had a good day out here...got me back into an exercizy-mood. Sorry to hear about the flies...that's one good thing about the wind on the east coast! I don't miss those!

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DRGOMTI 6/29/2011 2:07PM

    Sorry, no blogs from me, but I sure do love to read yours!! emoticon
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OLDERDANDRT 6/29/2011 11:27AM

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STEPHANIE0982 6/29/2011 11:02AM

    4k is a great walk!!! I haven't been out in ages - need to fix that lol enjoy your dinner - it sounds yummy!

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LESLIES537 6/29/2011 10:38AM

    Yep, that IS a step in the right direction!! emoticon job! I have LOTS of catching up to do, myself! I just back from vacation....boy was that nice, but not long enough! Hope you've been well. Love ya!

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TEMPEST272002 6/29/2011 9:03AM

    Great job with the walking! Too bad about the flies. I'm wearing my bug shirt in the woods right now. It's black fly season and they think I am some tasty treat.

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ERIKO1908 6/28/2011 11:26PM

    You are definitely moving back in the right direction...sometimes we just require a major veer off the road!! That is just the way it is!! Welcome Back!! Happy Sparking!!

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CALGARYNEWF 6/28/2011 7:33PM

    I don't think you can possibly jinx the weather in Nfld, it has a mind of it's own....LOL emoticon

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/28/2011 6:22PM

    Walking, cooking, blogging. You're definitely on your way back. Glad to hear from you.

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JLITT62 6/28/2011 5:27PM

    And here i am waiting for DH to get home so I can start dinner . . . already hungry . . . good job on baby stepping your way back into a healthy lifestyle!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/28/2011 4:57PM

    The sesame chicken sounds delicious!



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KANSASROSE67 6/28/2011 4:50PM

    Good to hear what you've been up to!

One day last week I was running with Fritz and he actually had a cloud of flies over him the whole time. I felt so sorry for him. We have to put vaseline on the ends of his ears because the flies like to bite there, for some reason.

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BOVEY63 6/28/2011 3:39PM

    The sesame chicken does sound good.
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/28/2011 3:37PM

    I think that we are going to have stir fry! emoticonI wish I could trade you some rain emoticon for some sunshine! emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/28/2011 3:25PM

    Sounds good - I'll be over for dinner, LOL!



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"The greatest battle is not physical but psychological"...pictures too!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hi,

I owe many of you a big, geniune thank you for helping me through the past several weeks. As most of you know I was in yet another emotional slump. I don't know how why you all don't just write me off as this pattern seems to be a cycle. I do well, I try to be active and then the slump hits and I go into hibernation. Thank you for sticking by me and helping me through!

Speaking of which, the title of my blog comes from one of my favourite quotes. I just love it and wanted to share.

~The greatest battle is not physical but psychological ~

"The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going. -Graeme Fife

Yesterday turned out quite well. I awoke feeling a lot better emotionally and actually went for an one hour hike in the woods with my dogs and husband. We took a path deep into the forest and it was lovely. Lots of evidence of moose (both footprints and buttons), berry bushes in full flower, new little trees sprouting up, and most of all exercise and fresh air! It only rained a wee bit which was fine. I think we've discovered our new berry picking grounds for the fall. Yeah! I love berry picking!

Late in the afternoon I picked up my mom. Although she looked gorgeous and wasn't the least bit sad, she REFUSED to let me take her picture. John took one of me so here I am.....wearing one pair of my new glasses.



Mom and I had a really lovely meal together. I took her to a restaurant in Botwood, NL, which is where she was teaching when Dad asked her to marry him. She objected to me paying for the meal so I told her again of where the money came from. Thank goodness she and I laughed and we didn't shed any tears. I brought her back to the nursing home around 9:30 p.m. and my brother then called her from Australia so I think she had a good day all around. I also had some flowers delivered to her earlier in the day. She told me she had been dreading the day ever since Dad died and that Dad would have been proud of me....that meant more to me than anything!


Anyway, enough of that....here is some humour:

Oh, and remember my comment about the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador...well, I sort of ended up on the cover of our local newspaper. My friend doctored the picture up so here it is! I have to give the premier credit for running....I'm the plump one wearing the brown coat!

Now, that I have you laughing here are a few more:

This is Maddy - graduate of "The Sleep Academy"



This is Louisa - graduate of "The Lazy Academy"



And finally this is the graduate himself.....

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The first two pictures (of the dogs) were taken when we arrived home from John's graduation and the last one was taken just before our yard sale! John says it is his Justin Bieber look! Somebody actually paid us $5 for that wig.....thank goodness they don't know how much fun we all had trying it on beforehand! Ha!!!!

Must go and put a roast of beef in the oven for the dogs and John. I've been invited out for pizza with two girlfriends!

  
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BOVEY63 6/28/2011 1:11PM

    So happy to hear that you're doing better and that you and your mom had such a nice time together.
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Nice glasses - my son and I are going to get some tomorrow on a 2-for-1 special. Hopefully we can find ones we like in those available in the special.

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CALGARYNEWF 6/27/2011 5:36PM

    I love your blogs Susan! You always make me laugh!!!!

I like the length of your hair. It looks great on you!

Loved the comment about the premier nneding a better sports bra...Too funny!!!!!

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GOANNA2 6/27/2011 1:51PM

    So glad you are feeling better now.

Loved the pictures of the 'little graduate'.
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HOPEFULANGE 6/27/2011 8:16AM

    It's great to see things going well for you Susan! Sorry I haven't been around much lately...I've been "off spark" since it took over my life. I'm slowly trying to get back into it without letting it run me ragged!

Love the pics!


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DRGOMTI 6/27/2011 12:03AM

    If u had a yard sale, u have more energy than I do!! I've been trying to talk myself into having a rummage sale, but it's so much work. UGH!
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DRGOMTI 6/26/2011 11:58PM

    Thank you for the awesome blog!! I loved the pictures!! Especially the one of you on the front page of your paper!! Congrats! You're famous!! : )) Love your glasses!! I need some new ones too soon. emoticon And John looks just like Justin!!!
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So glad yer back!! n u even went walking!!!! now maybe I can get going on the walking my winders again.

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KAMAPERRY 6/25/2011 10:24PM

    Love the pics, and the special time with your mom. We would never write you off, we all have our ups and downs, but friends are there for each other, no matter what!

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MILLISMA 6/25/2011 9:37PM

    Looks like your family has a great sense of humor....love the photos! Glad that you had a good time with your mom. Thanks for sharing your day!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/25/2011 8:44PM

    Glad to see your smile and to share some laughs with you. Loved the blog and loved the pictures.

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VICKILYN4 6/25/2011 8:40PM

    Glad you and your mom had a good night. John looks good as bieber...lol. The dogs are so cute. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.



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CODEMAULER 6/25/2011 7:18PM

    I'm so glad that your Mom had a great time with you. It looks like things are turning around, mood-wise, with all the events in your world.

Just a fun "fact" in my world... I have a kitty that we've nick-named Moose (one tall, leggy, big gal otherwise known as ShadowDancer). I smiled when I read "Lots of evidence of moose," because it my brain said, "How did she get out?"

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/25/2011 6:22PM

    You know what, Susan... you are just REAL! I don't think you are as different from others as you think you are. You just happen to vocalize a lot more than most what they're already dealing with! You are a wonderful person who cares deeply for others and I would rather have you for a friend than someone who acts like they have it all together! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/25/2011 6:16PM

    What fun to see your beautiful smile, your funny pics, and hear about your lovely time with mom. Just GREAT!

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BTRTHANEVA 6/25/2011 5:55PM

    So glad to hear you're coming around. I'm right there with you sistah. Keep that positive energy flowing. You're so worth all the happiness you shared on your blog!!

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TEMPEST272002 6/25/2011 4:58PM

    Funny pictures! Love the beiber look. lol Your glasses look very nice on you. Glad you & your mum had a good time at dinner. So nice of her to say about your dad being proud of you. I'm sure he was!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/25/2011 4:55PM

    I am so happy that you and your mom had a wonderful meal!

Love the photo's, you are looking great!

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MADDEELOU 6/25/2011 4:23PM

    Great pictures. I am glad you and your mom were able to celebrate the anniversary. Sounds like it was a nice evening.

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JLITT62 6/25/2011 3:53PM

    Obviously your husband has a great sense of humor! Those photos are great - thanks for sharing.

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A gift for Mom from my Dad on what would have been their 50th anniversary

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hi,

Well, I'm still not back to participating on Spark as much as I would like nor am I exercising at all. I'm trying hard to pull myself out of a very deep rut but several things have happened that are affecting me emotionally and, as we all know, that is what gets me everytime! People used to tell me I wouldn't have depression if I stopped wearing my heart on my sleeve but I can't help it and to me, it is nothing to be ashamed of. I really feel things and while I think I'm strong inside (and far stronger than most would ever guess when the crunch is on) I do tend to let my emotions wash over me as the tears flow down my face. Even my psychriatrist is on board with this one as she claims crying is a great release for pent up emotions.....and boy I must have a lot of those! Ha!

To answer most of your questions, Louisa is responding to her antibiotics. The problem is she only came off a three week supply of them 7-10 days ago so nobody knows why this particular bout of infection was so virulent. She might have to be sent out of province to have the stricture in her cervix totally removed eventually. And that costs money which we don't really have right now. I'm worried about that but I know we will always find the money somewhere when the time comes.

Then I got a call from my cousin who broke the news to me that my beloved aunts shih-tzu had to be put down on Tuesday. My aunt was living her in Newfoundland when she bought Lucky 8 years ago and she was one of my Peaches' playmates. I loved Lucky like my own and really missed them when they moved across country about 4 years ago. I saw her once since when my husband and I went on a trip and Lucky almost passed out with excitement when she saw us. She slept with us during our trip and we really hoped we were going to see her again. In fact, I was going to use some of my air miles to fly out to see her but she grew too sick too soon.

Tomorrow would have been my mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary and for some reason that is really getting to me. As most of you know my dad died of cancer 5 years ago and mom is now in a nursing home. I think I am crying for what could have been or maybe I'm just crying because that is all I have been doing the past few days!

As you also know, money has been tight for us since my husband's funding for school finished when he graduated two weeks ago. By the way, he found out yesterday that he will be receiving what is called "The President's Medal" for being the top student in his program. He worked hard but being a "mature" student actually worked to his benefit.

Anyway, the only reason I bring up money is that I would like to take Mom out somewhere special tomorrow night and I was wondering where the money was going to be borrowed from. When it occured to me.....when my father died he had given me a roll of toonies (2 dollar coins that Canada has) which he kept in the glove box of the car for emergencies. He had them kept in an old film canister case and when I counted them earlier today (yes, I kept the roll hidden away for a moment I've been waiting for) there was $50 Canadian there. So there is the answer to paying for tomorrow's night meal. A gift for Mom from Dad on what would have been their special day! After 5 years, I finally have my answer as what to spend that money on. So tomorrow evening, Mom and I will dine out at a restaurant and hopefully it will cheer us both up!

Thanks for reading! Bless you all!

  
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VICKILYN4 6/25/2011 8:35PM

    Awww Susan...now you have made me cry. That is so sweet! Your dad and God intervened so you would not spend that money until just the right time. Your dad will be looking down smiling knowing you and your mom are together on such a wonderful occasion enjoying each others company. God Bless you Susan! You are a wonderful person!!!

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DRGOMTI 6/24/2011 9:32PM

    Bless you too Susan!! I hope you n your mom have a wonderful time going out to eat!! What a special way to spend that $. Thanks for blogging! It's so good to keep in touch!! emoticondr

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/24/2011 8:34PM

    Wow, that is great. And your Dad will be there in spirit! Have a wonderful time!

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CODEMAULER 6/24/2011 5:27PM

    It sounds like you are carrying the world with you today. Maybe try to focus your energy on what you can do right now, like taking care of yourself, your pup and dinner arrangements?

Try to relax and know that things have a way of working themselves out, whether we worry about them or not.

Congrats to your husband s well. My husband is a "mature" learner as well and he puts a tremendous amount of effort into his schoolwork. Good habit sure pay off!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy dinner with your Mom!

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BOVEY63 6/24/2011 5:04PM

    Have a wonderful dinner with your mom. How awesome that you found the money where your dad left it.

Congrats to your hubby on his award.
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By the way, I think the fact that you wear your heart on your sleeve helps to make you the special, caring person you are.
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KAMAPERRY 6/24/2011 4:34PM

    Now you are gonna make ME cry. I think the dinner with your mom is an awesome idea. emoticon

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GOANNA2 6/24/2011 4:00PM

    I hope you enjoyed the meal.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
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MEGSMILEY 6/24/2011 12:18PM

    Awwww... I am sorry you have been having such a hard time lately. I am also an extremely emotional person, so I really relate to you. I think I feel things more deeply than a lot of other people and sometimes it's hard to be me. Anyway- sounds like you are doing the right things to pull out of this. Hang in there!
Also- congrats to your hubby- what an accomplishment!
And also great idea about the twonies being used to take your mum out. I bet your dad would love to know that.
As I said, hang in there honey.
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CHRISTINA791 6/24/2011 11:59AM

    Oh wow, that's a fantastic idea. I just totally teared up. I hope you and your mom have a wonderful dinner.

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JLITT62 6/24/2011 5:15AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Seems you're going thru do much right now - I know you know this, but a nice long walk would really help you feel better. Don't view it as exercise, view it as therapy, cause it really is.

And you are a very sweet daughter.

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JUNEBUGG02 6/24/2011 12:04AM

  What a sweet thought - to take your Mom out on her anniversary, and to remember the emergency "stash" that your father provided. How fitting to use it for this. It warms my heart to read your blogs. It seems you have a lot to cope with. The loss of a parent is really hard, and I still have teary times when I really miss my Mom. I hope you have a lovely dinner out!
Amy

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_LINDA 6/23/2011 11:37PM

    So very sorry you are having these painful emotional traumas hitting you all at once. I sure would be bawling like a baby :(( There is no shame at all in mourning what has been lost. It is an emotional catharsis. That is amazing you kept your father's gift and now can use it in this special way. That is wonderful Susan!! Enjoy your special dinner with Mom!!
Big Congrats to your husband!! Having that award will go a long way to getting a good job!
Take care of your needs first. When you are ready, you will be able to get back into it.
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THETURTLEBEAR 6/23/2011 9:37PM

    That is so sweet - and wonderful! As far as the emotions...sounds like maybe it's emotions with a healthy dose of hormones thrown in perhaps? Have you considered that and discussed with your GP?

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ERIKO1908 6/23/2011 9:00PM

    What a beautiful gift to give your mother! It will be a wonderful memory for the two of you together & you will have a wonderful dinner together. (((HUGS))) to you my friend!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/23/2011 8:16PM

    I am so glad you thought of the coins, what a special treat for you and your Mom tomorrow night. I don't blame you for being sad during this time, it would be hard not to. My Dad has been gone for a long time, my Mom for about 8 years, but I still miss them so much and think about them often.

Have a wonderful time with your Mom celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

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SUNNYDAZE9 6/23/2011 8:15PM

    Enjoy your dinner to the fullest and celebrate. You will have such fond memories for yourself.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 6/23/2011 7:31PM

    Your words brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful thing to do for your mother. Your father is giving two gifts - a dinner out for your mom, and a special gift to you - the means to provide that dinner for your mom.
I grew up always hearing "if you didn't let them know it bothered you, they wouldn't say/do it." Like you, I am very sensitive and often have difficulty dealing with falling into a "dark place" when my feelings are hurt or something upsets me. I've finally accepted that I don't need to change - that's one of the things that makes me the person I am. I've found it a lot easier to stay positive since I realized that (and it only took 61 years!)
Stay positive!
Sheila

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/23/2011 7:28PM

    I think the roll of coins is a great idea!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/23/2011 7:18PM

    How wonderful that you found the money and, more wonderful still, that it came from your dad. Have a beautiful dinner!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/23/2011 7:08PM

    I think you found the perfect thing to spend that money on! So glad you thought of it when you did! I just now came home from the hospital seeing my friend Jackie (the one who has cancer), and I cried so hard when I left that I got lost in the hospital! It is so hard to say goodbye to friends... it's going to be SO hard for me to lose a family member! I'm so glad that you can make this anniversary that much more special with that gift!

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GEORGIAK25 6/23/2011 6:45PM

    You are sad about your parents anniversary as it is such a milestone. Take your mum out and enjoy. Soemtimes though it is just having the company that matters. That is what my mum says.

Cry as much as you want as that is good for the soul.

Know that all these friends care about you and that all things will be good.

I pray for everything to come good in your worls. Hugs and hugs.

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MADDEELOU 6/23/2011 6:36PM

    What a special gift. Enjoy your night.

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TAKINBACKMYBODY 6/23/2011 6:25PM

    Take care emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 6/23/2011 6:20PM

    Dinner out really is the perfect way to spend those twoonies. I think your dad was whispering in your ear about that. You're such a loving person to think of your mum & to find a way to celebrate the day with her.

Congrats to hubby on the award. Being a mature student does help - it's that focus thing... but he must have worked hard to earn it & I'm sure feels good about the public acknowledgement. Hopefully it will help when he looks for work too. Give him an extra edge - so make sure he includes it on his resume.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/23/2011 5:44PM

    Ah, some hard things to deal with right now! It is strange how 'anniversaries' hit harder some years than others; my dad has been gone for over 30 years, yet Father's Day this year I was missing him more than ever. I do believe your dad is smiling, though, at the thought of you using those toonies for dinner. Somehow I think that might be just what he wants you to do; make some happy memories with your mom with them!

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BTRTHANEVA 6/23/2011 5:21PM

    That *new found* money was meant for this special meal with your mother. Was it conincidence that you remembered it now? hmmmm.

Congrats to your husband on achieving the President's Medal! What an honor and recognition to all his hard work! You must be so proud!

Keep your chin up, sweetie. Things will work out one way or the other. BELIEVE!

Have a wonderful dinner with Mom!

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OLDERDANDRT 6/23/2011 5:16PM

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LESLIES537 6/23/2011 5:16PM

    That is THE most PERFECT way to spend those coins!! Bless your big ole' heart! You ladies enjoy your dinner together. May it be filled with laughter, joy, precious memories, and smiles! Love you to death! I sure wish I was there to wipe your tears away. Please know you're always in my thoughts and yes...it's OKAY to cry! HUGS!! emoticon

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BECCAJ98 6/23/2011 5:10PM

    Awe! That is so cool! You two will have a great time!!

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TABBYARTS 6/23/2011 4:58PM

    How Sweet! Your Dad willl be ale to dine with you and his wife once again! Save a toonie for rememberance sake!

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