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Humbly thanking veterans

Monday, May 30, 2011

To those who have served, came back or died, I humbly thank you for giving up any part of your life just so i could live my life ,, you are special in my eyes, as well as all that know of your sacrifice.
My God have His hand on you, guiding you to your destiny and showing you teh way back home.Thank you too, to the families of the vets.

  
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REXTINE1 5/31/2011 3:14PM

    emoticon Vetran's Day Memorial. Good show.

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NORASPAT 5/31/2011 7:39AM

    LiINDA A Really nice comment!

Thanks for expressing it so very well. Hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 5/31/2011 7:31AM

    Thank You for posting this blog ! ! !
We surely do Appreciate ALL of Our Special People...Our Veterans ! ! !

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/31/2011 7:18AM

    You expressed all our thoughts.
Kay

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OCTOBER2842 5/31/2011 7:04AM

    A Beautiful Tribute emoticon

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EDITOR 5/31/2011 5:13AM

    Yes! I loved this and I appreciate my DH and my family members and friends who have served.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/30/2011 5:39PM

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Amen!

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Sunday

Sunday, May 29, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised this morning:no rain or gale-force winds!! I did grocery shopping and came home, woke DD up and we did the coin toss yet again for lawn mowing:she chose mom's house. We then hauled pool stuff out of shed, took inventory of chemicals, uncovered a picnic table, I did my hose-sucking to siphon icky composty water off the pool cover,, ; was doing great until it started to rain awhile ago,, right back to square one!!
Perhaps we will take the over off tomorrow and hook things up,, ah, summer..

  
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GEMINI-SKY 5/30/2011 7:31AM

    At least you have a pool. I have a pond so I share it with the frogs, turtles and you can imagine what else....SNAKES ! ! ! LOL
Enjoy your day with your family...
OXOX

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OCTOBER2842 5/30/2011 5:34AM

    Oh how I love summer. Sunshine and flowers and green green that has to be mowed.

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EDITOR 5/30/2011 5:22AM

    Gotta' love anything that isn't winter!

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KASEYCOFF 5/30/2011 4:00AM

    Technically, summer is here - the weather will improve, have faith, lol... As for us, yes, another cloudy / rainy day, so our picnic is an indoor one today. What the hey, it's the company and the food, not the location, thinks me--!
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I.M.MAGIC 5/29/2011 7:52PM

    Don't I WISH! LOL

No pool here, barely even a parking lot! LOL

There is a lawn of sorts... just glad I'M not the one who has to mow! LOL

Hope you have a great Memorial Day...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/29/2011 7:06PM

    Not summer here. Still ahrd rains and cold. We ahve the heaters on. Where is June?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/29/2011 7:05PM

    DD is opening her pool this weekend also. They have been trying for a couple of week to siphon the yucky water off their pool cover and then we would have another thunderstorm. Glad you got your grocery shopping done before the rain hit and the lawns mowed. Hopefully you will get the pool opened tomorrow!!
Happy Memorial Day!!

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Yoopers, Trolls, De Island mon..

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have never been to Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) Island and have no desire, but I will be in the Yoopee..

For you googlers, I will be starting out at Topinabee,(pronounced TOPinabee) in the Lower Peninsula, near Indian River, the home of the World's largest Crucifix. There is a a huge Shrine there and I make a pilgrimage every year or every trek I make up there,, I feel a big connection there, have been going since a baby... It is set in the woods, very quiet, serene, I meditate and pray for the day, the new church they built is made of wood, very big and modern, but still smells of freshly sawn wood years later.. I talk with the monks, watch the woodland critters,,

I rented a cabin at Woodlands Resort, very rustic with knotty pine inside,, just a quiet place to drop my hat, I will also be spending a day or two at Burt Lake state park while there, it is down the road .. ..start out there AUg 15-17.
Aug 17 I drive up over the Mackinac Bridge to Connie's house in Munising, home of The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,, waterfalls, mountains, Lake Superior, where I swim, hike, relax,, all of these places can be googled and are famous,, even my cabins are online,,.. stay at Connie's Aug 17-19. leave her place and drive anywhere I darned well please up there, , but especially Grand Marais,(Pronounces Ma-ray) a very upscale and beautiful little berg on Lake Superior, also part of the Pictured Rocks. Doing some hiking, agate hunting on the beaches there, then drive to Paradise to my other cabin at Harmon's Resort Until AUg 22,, will be at Tacquamenon Falls, both Upper and Lower falls, hiking, relaxing in the woods that have pine needle floors, very quiet with 80 foot high pine trees,, then to Whitefish Point, to rock pick on the beach, this is near where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank and I have been here more times than I can count, but not since the hubs, and DD and I went in 1985. They have a museum, lighthouses, water falls, etc,,

When I leave there, i will head back home to enjoy the pool and back to reality before going back to work,, not sure how long I will be off, depends on my sanity level when I ask for the time off..

  
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KILLERANGEL47 6/30/2011 10:40PM

    Sounds lovely! I bet you had a GGGGRRREEEEAAATTT time!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEMERSON 5/29/2011 8:57AM

  Sounds like a perfect break!

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NORASPAT 5/28/2011 7:28AM

    LINDA this sounds so good for you. Going back to places where you have been and enjoyed, nothing beats doing that.
I have lost amy urge to travel. DH just does not want to do it any more. I wish it was not so but I know it is. I just want to see our grandkids right now and this miserable weather cramps my style. Your trip sounds very well planned and just what you need. Good for you HUGS LINDA, from Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 5/27/2011 5:30AM

    Sounds restful and beautiful! Enjoy.

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GUNDERMAN27 5/26/2011 9:36PM

    Reading your post today brought back memories of our vacation last year. We (my husband and I and his parents for part of the trip) started out staying at a little motel in Topinabee. We did the river run from Burt Lake to Mullet Lake and did some fishing. Then we went from there to St Ignace and camped at Straits State Park. Its where my husband proposed, so we wanted to go back. We went to the falls, thats where my profile picture is from. Then we went to White Fish Point. It might be a little different then when you were there. There's not alot there, but it seems "commercial" for what is there. We didn't go to the island either. We have been though. I think its kind of over rated. The area is pretty, but there are too many people. Haven't been to Pictured Rocks either, but it is on the "list" of places to visit in the UP. There and Porcupine Mountain. One of these days or months or years emoticon

Anyhow, have fun on your vacation. The UP is for sure relaxing and there are many places to explore.

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JOYSGARDEN 5/26/2011 7:44PM

    It sounds so wonderful! Just to do what you want, when you want, at the pace you want to do it. The woodland retreat sounds so peaceful. Are you taking pictures? I hope to get down to camp for a few days this summer and enjoy the peace there...on second thought there won't be much peace and quiet with 3 teen girls and a 7 yr,. old boy....LOL Have a wonderful trip!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/26/2011 7:34PM

    LOL @ your last sentence. It all sounds so heavenly and peaceful. I really hope you enjoy yourself.

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wednesday

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Answer for Donbob: The U.P. is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,, the Yoopee.. Yoopers are people that live up there, Trolls live in the Lower Peninsula,, we live BELOW THE BRIDGE!! The Mackinac Bridge,, get it? Trolls below the bridge? Anyway, I have reserved two separate cabins because I am cruising all over up there by myself,, but in between, I am staying at a friends' house for three days..
I will be agate picking on the beaches too..

It has started raining again today,, no sunshine for awhile again ..like living in England!!

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 5/26/2011 7:28AM

    Have fun in Michigan. I've heard the island is beautiful.
Kay

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GERIKRAGH 5/25/2011 6:08PM

    I love it. Trolls and Yoopers!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/25/2011 6:04PM

    I gather the trolls will be staying in the cabin with the yoopers and yoo. LOL
We're having rain here, too. Just shy of June and no heat no sunshine and cold.

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Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My bonus is in the bank for future emergencies,, way more than I expected, but needed,,
I finally connected with owner in Northern Michigan to reserve my cabin for two nights in August. We played phone tag for a few days, but now I have lodging all over the U.P for a week!

Our rain has abated for today,, no snorkel needed yet for the basement!!
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DONBOB1 5/24/2011 8:24PM

    What's the U.P.?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/24/2011 6:08PM

    I'm glad you ahve your plans all completed. I worry about you being out in the sticks all alone though.
Wish Kristy were goign with you.
I'm so glad you got your bonus and that it is in a safe place. You truly deserved it. But...
they should reward you with top notch medical insurance, too.
Hugs

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