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Happy Holidays

Monday, December 24, 2012

I have communicated through the message boards with a lot of different people. I like to consider each and everyone of you to be my friend. I wish all of my buddies a happy holiday season. I feel truly blessed.

  
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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/28/2012 2:06AM

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Pat, Happy Holidays to you, too!! As 2012 winds down to be replaced by yet another New Year, I send you holiday greetings and wishes for a wonderful new year!!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/25/2012 9:07AM

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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GOANNA2 12/25/2012 6:52AM

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the good wishes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WACFIT 12/25/2012 1:31AM

    Same to you!
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LOLAJO54 12/24/2012 10:59PM

    happy healthy Christmas Pat

for you and your family

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MYUTMOST4HIM 12/24/2012 9:32PM

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MSROZZIE 12/24/2012 9:18PM

    Happy Holidays and keep sparking into the New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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What's different about this place?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Something was very different when I woke up this morning. What could it be? The air felt fresher, inhale, exhale, yes something different this morning. I was able to jump out of bed quickly, what could it be? Christmas is still a week away. Why did my eyes twinkle? Why was my smile wider? Oh, what could be different? Did all my hard work pay off? Was I finally in "Onederland"? Was this place for real, or a childhood fantasy like the tooth fairy? No, I stepped on the scale, and what was waiting for me? 199. It was not a fantasy, it does exist, Onederland is real and I am now a resident. Yeah!

  
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LJCANNON 12/19/2012 11:29PM

    emoticon Welcome to OneDerland!! You are gonna LOVE It here!! The neighbors are FABULOUS!!!

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MYTHMYTH 12/19/2012 8:51PM

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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/19/2012 12:50AM

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Ok, the scale's number is great - love the way it slid down! - but all the surrounding happiness is what is soooo fantastic! SO glad of your cheerworthy success!!!
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LOLAJO54 12/18/2012 8:13PM

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YOU did it
IT does exist

awesome!!!

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NESARIAN 12/18/2012 3:29PM

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PICTUREME40 12/18/2012 2:34PM

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Way to go Lady.

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PAULALALALA 12/18/2012 11:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and a week before Christmas!

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WACFIT 12/18/2012 10:14AM

    YEEHAW!!!! Congratulations, Pat! You made it! So happy for you!
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DIET_FRIEND 12/18/2012 9:51AM

    I am trying to get there with you! So happy you made it! Congratulations.

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What are our kids learning in school these days.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is a true conversation on our bus stop last Friday.

Fourth grade boy:
Did you know that the Titanic had a sister ship?

Third grade girl:
Yeah, it was called Santa something.

Me:
Santa Maria?

Third grade girl: yeah!

Me:
Sorry, that was one of Columbus' ships.

Another fourth grade girl:
She's right (referring to me), it's one of the ships he drove to Ohio.

How's that for a history lesson? Is that what our kids are getting from our public schools?

  
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1BEACHWALKER 12/13/2012 12:33AM

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LOLAJO54 12/12/2012 7:33AM

    LOL -- well at least they knew about the Titanic..

I am still laughing --sorry-- but at least they were talking about school stuff and not clothes hair and boys .. (even if it was wrong)

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WACFIT 12/11/2012 8:34PM

    Well, you do live in Columbus so maybe they are thinking that people must drive to Columbus. Yikes, though! By 4th grade they should know this. Didn't they just study Columbus Day?

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Warm hands, warm heart.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I take my grandson to the bus stop every school day. He is 6 and in kindergarten. This morning it was 26 degrees with the windchill in the teens. There are two girls at the bus stop. One is in 3rd grade, one in 5th. From what I have observed over the past few months is that the girls are both poor and shy. One girl came to the bus stop on a cold morning with medical gloves on and the other with no gloves on. They rarely speak to me and another grandma at the bus, and today was no exception. I rummaged through my coat closet and found a couple of pairs of gloves in good condition. I took them to the bus stop and asked the third grader first if she wanted a pair. You could tell she was cold. She turned me down. I told her that it was okay to take and keep them. She reluctantly took them and put them on. The other girl was playing away from us and finally walked over to where we were standing. I offered her the second pair and without a word, she accepted them and put them in her pocket. She then walked away. I saw her put them on. By the time the bus came, they were both wearing gloves. I warmed their hands and it warmed my heart. I did not require a thank you, just seeing them put them on was thanks enough.
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WACFIT 12/11/2012 8:41PM

    Way to meet a need, Pat! It's hard to help somebody without embarrassing them, but you seem to have done it. Poor kids shouldn't have to be without proper clothes. We had a neighbor lady that knitted new mittens for us every year and I loved them! We had a large family and I think she wanted to help, though we never did without the basics like these kids. Kudos!

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MYTHMYTH 12/8/2012 1:16PM

    What a kind and thoughtful thing to do! it's good for all of us to remember that there are little ways we can act to make a difference instead of just wishing or praying that things might get better for others. Thanks for sharing!
Jane

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REXTINE1 12/8/2012 12:53PM

    You're living a Christian life.

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TRAVELGRRL 12/7/2012 6:13AM

    Bless your heart! emoticon That was a kind thing to do. I think a lot of parents don't provide for their kids but yet are never without junk food and cigarettes etc. themselves.

In our community kids are given backpacks with food for the weekends -- apparently they don't eat if they aren't receiving free food at school. Why aren't these parents being charged with neglect and abuse?

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LOLAJO54 12/6/2012 5:18PM

    oh Pat you got me crying -- what a great soul you are .. I thank you for them ..
you warmed my heart too
thank you

hugs Jo

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DIET_FRIEND 12/6/2012 1:40PM

    That was a nice gesture. Gloves aren't necessarily an expensive thing. It's sad that the girls aren't dressed for the conditions.

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MILPAM3 12/6/2012 1:07PM

  How sweet of you. I keep pairs of those stretchy gloves around for people who come over and need to have warm fingers. We should all learn to share. It makes the receiver AND the giver the better for sharing.

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NEPTUNE1939 12/6/2012 10:13AM

    emoticon God bless you Granda! Caring never stops, Granpa Earl emoticon

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All Aboard...Next Stop "Onederland."

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I have finally made it half way to my goal. It took 9 months to lose 40 lbs. My final goal is to be at 160. I am hoping be in Onderland before Christmas. I will probably need all of 2013 to get to my 160 goal. I am determined, and I will do it.

  
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LADYJNAR 12/4/2012 11:59PM

    Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 12/4/2012 7:29PM

    You will do it!!!

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NESARIAN 12/4/2012 6:19PM

    Beautiful! What a wonderful gift to yourself! I have complete faith that you will reach your goal. All aboard!!!

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PICTUREME40 12/4/2012 6:15PM

    Wishing you all the best at reaching that goal. Congrats on all your hard work. emoticon


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TRAVELGRRL 12/4/2012 6:13PM

    You rock, GIRL! WTG. You are smart, you have a reasonable goal, and you WILL make it!

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REXTINE1 12/4/2012 5:20PM

    As long as you keep working the program, you will eventually get there. It took me seven years to lose 150 pounds, and there was a two year long plateau in there - just never give up. Do it.

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DIET_FRIEND 12/4/2012 2:05PM

    You can do it! Keep on sparking!

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LJCANNON 12/4/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon You are doing GREAT!!!

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WACFIT 12/4/2012 12:43PM

    Yahoo! That's so awesome, Pat! I'm so proud of you. You have worked very hard and already reaping many benefits. Just keep at it and don't lose sight of the goal-not a number, but being at a healthy sustainable weight. I can't tell you how excited I am for you as you board the bus to Onderland!
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