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Erin Go Bragh!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our big parade is today with a lot of green beer, 5K runs, Wee leprechaun runs, lots of green.. people in Ireland actually do not even recognize green as their color,, Only Americans.. (Interesting factoid).My dad used to take us to the parade when we were small, but as I got older, it was just another way to make me cold. We got more snow last evening, it is in the 20's.. The real Saint Patrick is all snug and cozy in heaven,, warm too.. I chose to go bargain hunting with DD. We went to three stores and should be pretty well set for now.
I was all bundled up and still freezing..

This week DD will call and confirm her appt. with U of M and get her instructions for meds ahead of time.. I will have the day off, so that part is taken car of for now.. I hope to get in some steps when we go down there,, I have never been to the actual hospital,,but I know it is a world renowned one and huge.

I am not sure if we are going there or to the health center in a nearby town like last time.. the biopsy should determine what their next plan of action will be. I am not stressed, know that God is in control..

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RACEWELLWON 3/18/2013 12:37PM

    Keep me posted - Hope all goes well ! emoticon praying !!

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JAMER123 3/17/2013 10:50PM

    Love Celtic music! We don't get it on our TV in TX. but when we get home, our PBS carries it.

Thank you for a great blog. I don't celebrate wither. I think shopping would be a more fun thing to do. Hope you had a fun day!!

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NORASPAT 3/17/2013 9:49PM

    DH and I went to a Celtic concert it was an overflow crowd. Everyone enjoyed the performance and DH and I went out to dinner alone. It was nice.
I am glad you went out shopping together. We too had low 30's but plenty of sun. We are still being forecast for a storm on Tuesday

I hope the weather is good on the day of your journey and hopefully you will get good results from the Drs. there for your DD. emoticon emoticon to both of you.

Pat in Maine.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/17/2013 8:34PM

    May balmy breezes waft your way. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/17/2013 4:02PM

    I'm praying for K. She's in good hands.

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Saturday, more snow

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A lovely cold snowy day in this third week of March. No way are we going to the St.Patricks day parade tomorrow.. It is the largest one north of Detroit, but not the warmest.
Today is another day of sorting and packing things at dad's house, got a class at four p.m. just fo ran hour.. Thank you again, noraspat, for the lovely snowflake you gave me, we got another inch of snow last night.. Perfect. More shoveling..

Five more days of winter,,,

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RACEWELLWON 3/18/2013 12:36PM

    I do not blame - I think they should fire that groundhog emoticon lol

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NORASPAT 3/16/2013 8:14PM

    Linda we are expecting 8 to 12 inches mid week.
Our youngest son was born on the 21st and we had a foot that week.
DH had a devil of a time getting us home. The hospital sits in the middle of a hill next to the river.

Let's hope they are wrong, we often have a white EASTER. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/16/2013 8:05PM

    We have snow also, but not as much as predicted.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/16/2013 12:35PM

    The snow sounds so pretty as long as it doesn't cause accidents. Wnjoy it while it lasts.

We're cloudy and drizzly here.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/16/2013 12:35PM

    *sigh* Well, I didn't really like your blog, but voted for it anyway.
Winter's seeming pretty dreary to me lately.
Spring's right around the corner, and no sign of a snowdrop or anything. Although I did hear a grouse drumming the other day.

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JANET552 3/16/2013 9:51AM

    It is snowing here again today too. Like you, I can't wait for spring to actually show up. I'm so sick of white right now.

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ROCKYCPA 3/16/2013 9:31AM

    Hope the weather changes for you soon and gets warmer.

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JUDITHANNIE 3/16/2013 9:04AM

    WOW, hope it come this far I'm sick of snow, hope it starts warming up soon!!!!!

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Hidden gems

Friday, March 15, 2013

When I first came to this site, I went through the steps to setting my page up, asking questions, trying to do the tech things without looking like an idiot..
I charted planned, measured, etc,,

Now, everybody here knows that they could do everything on this site alone, in their home,, but did they?? Of course not, ,, we came to this site out of curiosity, out of sheer desperation, and little did we know that we needed more things than charts, menus, journals,etc.. We need each other, we need assurance, humor, understanding, kudos, friends, new of course, security of anonymity, venting, sharings,,,,
we need each other,, period.
If my motives are pure, I should get what I need from this site, but just as important, I should be contributing on an even keel or above.

I should have learned by now that Chris Downie did not HAVE to share his blessings with anybody. He made a conscious choice to share with others, to give of his windfall, as it was given to him.
I should be passing the plate, but I should be making it heavier with my blessings as I go along. No group can stand alone with all taking and no giving.
Chris has wisely thrown the ball down the alley and let us go with it.
Please try to add something positive to somebody else's day each day, no matter how bad your day is.
Giving to another will enrich a person a thousand fold.. a surety.

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PATRICIAAK 3/15/2013 9:43PM

    Absolutely, right on!

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NORASPAT 3/15/2013 5:55PM

    emoticon emoticon BLOG

Giving to others is great, gratitude from others is priceless and joy.

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GERIKRAGH 3/15/2013 1:00PM

    I agree!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

One treat for me on tv is to watch Joyce Meyers before leaving for work in the morning.. This morning was one that I was home late enough to see her.
I am a born and bred devout Catholic, BUT I was introduced to her tapes while in another program years ago.. I receive her books for gifts and I love her and her devotion to my Lord. Some people in my parish tell me not to get too deep in her lectures or Bible study. I know how things are today, how life presents challenges, the devil in person. I know that my faith is helping me continue to grow in spite of being this erring human that I am.

I have been through a lot of life's challenges that she has and can relate to how she works to change herself as best she can, despite being a world renowned evangelist. I have not wavered in my faith because I listen to her and read her ways of relating to the Scripture to get through my daily life.
I know my faith has strengthened because I am able to glean what she has and what she has been given by God, and add to that, my spiritual upbringing and let it work through me to be able to work on my faults.
One of these faults was pointed out to me today at work,, I need to be open to humility if I am to grow inside as HE intended for me .. growth is ongoing,,

Anybody with perfection as a goal is a fool.. (my quote)

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/14/2013 9:20PM

    Perfect? I gave up on even being good when I read in some book or other that there's none good save one, and I realized that I ain't He. :)

I guess God's got some followers around in various places. Sometimes it seems hard to spend more time and energy helping each other along the way. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/14/2013 6:52PM

    By definition, the 'perfect' human being is imperfect. Only God is perfect.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/14/2013 6:32PM

    gotta love that quote. You go, Linda!

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RACEWELLWON 3/14/2013 5:25PM

    Right on ! Yeah , if it makes you feel good Why Not !! That's what we love about you - you have your own mind !! I have yet to listen to her - will check out - Hugs Karen emoticon

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    I have always enjoyed her, too, when I just happen to catch her show. Anyway, my own faith is quite different, as well, but I don't hear her saying anything that isn't true. emoticon

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BAMAJAM 3/14/2013 2:57PM

  If our goal is perfection, we are destined for disappointment...
I am Catholic, and I also find Joyce Meyer's lectures to be most helpful. She has the talent of making her lessons easy to understand--- and easy to apply to my life. I have found her books offer wisdom for daily living too.
When someone preaches about Godly virtue, and preaches about overcoming sinfulness, the message can be beneficial -- no matter the speaker's religious denomination. And the humor Joyce Meyer brings to her ministry often makes me smile. . .
Thanks for this blog... and God bless you!

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NORASPAT 3/14/2013 2:53PM

    LINDA. missed your Blogs so sorry HUGS Pat in Maine.

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GERIKRAGH 3/14/2013 2:23PM

    Great quote. We never can stop learning about God!

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PEETBRIT 3/14/2013 2:22PM

  Love the quote!

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Way more snow!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Another blizzard,, wind chill 17 degrees. Spring is almost here,,I remember years that we could not get to church on Easter Sunday for the huge drifts on the roads,, two foot snowfalls..

Called trust attorney office to set up a synchronized phone call between him and CPA doing trust taxes.in an hour or so,, trying to get laundry, dishes, paperwork ..got to d//c dad's phone in their home and get to credit union, change my internet, phone and tv to a bundle.. not enough hours in the day,,

I tried out my new little steam mop I bought last weekend. Tried it in the full bathroom.. it really heats up quickly and gets the floor clean, BUT I will still have to soak the white grout with bleach first.. cannot wait to get two minutes to rub together so I can use it on my kitchen floor and the hardwoods in the bedrooms!! A new toy for Linda!!! See how pathetic my life is?? Jumping for joy about a cleaning mop.... I feel so glamorous.

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RUNNER12COM 3/14/2013 7:39PM

    I tell people I'm allergic to mops. So far, it's working! :)

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PATRICIAAK 3/13/2013 8:11PM

    We had white-out conditions today.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/13/2013 6:26PM

    What won't they think of next!?

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RACEWELLWON 3/13/2013 1:44PM

    emoticon You are not pathetic , I love my steam mop ! I told you it was coming - yuck - almost spring ! Hugs Karen

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/13/2013 12:40PM

    The snow sounds like quite a bit. I hope it starts warming up for you.

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