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Forgotten Blessings

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Floating around in the pool today, I started thinking of some forgotten blessings I have received.

a home
a car
lots and lots of friends
a job
fresh water to drink
a/c and heat
freedom to walk in any church in the U.S.!
Many stores and gas stations to buy what i need or want
a bed
a chair and sofa to sit on
a table, tv, and doors that lock!
water, electric and gas service to my home!
clean clothing and choices of what to wear
relatives that care about me
ability to stand, walk, feed and dress myself
sense of hearing, taste and smell(although diminished)

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YAQUINDN 7/14/2011 1:22PM

    I have learned to thank God for "all my blessings, those realized and those that I have no clue about." I appreciate you writing this blog. You are one of my blessings today.

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NORASPAT 7/14/2011 8:39AM

    Accentuate the postive things you have and do.

No need to ever dwell on negative,

Positive thoughts lead to positive outcomes. HUGS Pat in Maine. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SARAHTHESTRONG 7/13/2011 12:18PM

    Amen! We do, indeed, have so much to be grateful for. Be well and God Bless!!

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OCTOBER2842 7/13/2011 5:04AM

    You have many blessing. We take most of it for granted but it truely is a blessing. Have a good day emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 7/12/2011 7:38PM

    And a Loving and Careing Heart ! ! !

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SPARKCHANTAL 7/12/2011 6:53PM

    oh i know! it's so easy to take everything we have and have achieved for granted! becomes more valuable when you realize how easy it is to lose it all...

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WILSHAR7 7/12/2011 6:52PM

    Often we forget about the things God has blessed us with! Most of the time we complain about what we don't have or we don't have the money to buy what we want. And often, we see someone that is worse off than we are and then we realize that we are blessed with what we have.
I saw a little girl on the 4th of July at a park waiting for the fireworks to start and she didn't have any arms. Her and her family were featured in last Sundays paper saying that she was fit with artificial arms and she was able to work the hand, but when the hand clamped onto her leg she no longer wanted anything to do with artificial arms. She still has them, but refuses to use them. She is only 7 years old and was born with no arms. She has a finger on each side where there would be arms.
She wants to be a cheerleader for the University of Kentucky. She practices jumping on the family trampoline.
She also has a very defined curve in her back which will be operated on soon. The Drs. will put in 2 steal rods. One on each side of her spine to help straighten her back. The rods will be lengthened as she grows.
The article says that she doesn't think anything is wrong with her. She thinks she is normal. Her mother says that she knows that God made her that way, but still doesn't know why. Maybe she will never find out, but someday hopes that she does.
emoticon emoticon Sometimes we just need to stop and smell the roses!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/12/2011 6:44PM

    You forgot your sense of humor, too.
Great blessings!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Visited mom for her birthday, got trust amended ,, glad it is one day closer to the weekend..

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/12/2011 4:11PM

    I hope that your mom had a very nice birthday. You have another memory that you will treasure.

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GEMINI-SKY 7/12/2011 7:52AM

    Happy Birthday Mom ! ! !

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OCTOBER2842 7/12/2011 6:06AM

    Enjoy the weekend, it will be here before you know it. Happy Birthday to mom, glad you got some quality time with her.

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NORASPAT 7/11/2011 6:51PM

    Hi LINDA, I was happy to read you were visiting with MOM on her birthday. Happy to read that the other business matters are slowly progressing. Hopefully soon it will all be in control. It must be a month to vacation time. When is your surgery going to be done ? HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/11/2011 6:27PM

    Lucky you...

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CATIEMARIE 7/11/2011 6:21PM

    good for you!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hoping we get some rain today, even if we are in the pool, tired of watering and feeding plants,, we have two tomatoes on our hanging topsy turvy plant!

Woke up with numb right arm and hand, pain in knees and back,, time to swim to get moving.. 87 degrees today, may be tiem to fire up the grill or toss that chicken in teh crock pot..

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GEMINI-SKY 7/11/2011 7:50AM

    Gosh, I hope today is a better day for you ! ! !
But, Thank Goodness for your pool on such a hot day ! ! ! {{{SPLASH}}}

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OCTOBER2842 7/11/2011 7:08AM

    Surgery is coming soon, hope that will ease the numbness and pain.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/11/2011 5:12AM

    I hope that your numbness goes away. It is time for the grill or crockpot.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/10/2011 1:57PM

    Both sound good... crock pot chicken or grilled. We're grilling Pork Loin tonight in Pickies caramalized sauce. Yummmmm.
I wake up the same way as you do. I'm jsut falling apart.

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EMGERBER 7/10/2011 8:51AM

    We also need some rain. I think the rain does a much better job than me when it comes to watering the plants.

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ah, a whole day for me!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Haircuts at nine, stopped downtown to meet a fellow Sparker, ,nice lady, Betty!!! She works in an antique store there.
Back home to swim, water plants, swim, waiting for chicken Cordon Bleu`, baked potatoes, creamed corn for dinner.
Cleaned and sanitized entire countertop area, rearranged more crocks, stored more stuff in new cabinets. So this is what it is like to have time,even one day, to do whatever you want,,
bill paying is after dinner.. arrrgggghhhhh emoticon emoticon

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BELLALUCIA 7/11/2011 6:18PM

    You had a lovely day, my birthday was on the 9th of July and I enjoyed stuffing my face at a buffet.

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OCTOBER2842 7/10/2011 6:28AM

    Finally a day for U. Good Good Good emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/10/2011 5:30AM

    The dinner sounds great. I know you are pleased with your kitchen.

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KILLERANGEL47 7/9/2011 8:33PM

    Yay! I'm glad you had time to relax today! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/9/2011 7:56PM

    emoticon You are too funny.

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    Sounds like you are having a great day and your dinner sounds fabulous! Too bad you can't save the bill paying for a rainy day.

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Death in our kitchen,condo in red maple tree..

Friday, July 08, 2011

NObody messes with me when I get angry: No more ants!! After I got trigger happy with that battery operated Raid Barrier gun, (inside and out) for some reason, two unlucky survivors came staggering out on my backsplash and out came the GIANT THUMB to seal their doom! I also killed two carpenter ants in the midst of all this,, WTH is going on? We have not been able to put anything on my new countertops for a month,,

We made a trek to the post office to mail special delivery package to Veterans Affairs for mom,, came home and found Kristy's handmade two-door bird condo, fell to the ground. We were so hot and thirsty, but I knew some birds were homeless and needed that shelter. Kristy and her dad built that house when she was just little..
Up on the ladder I went, we got the wire stripper out, cut some heavy duty clothesline used for our pool cover and got that condo back up in my huge red maple tree again!! I think I should charge rent for that thing,, my maple tree is worth thousands of dollars!!!
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/9/2011 1:43PM

    Busy work is good for you.

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OCTOBER2842 7/9/2011 7:16AM

    You never have a dull moment do you? Enjoy your weekend by the pool

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KILLERANGEL47 7/8/2011 10:48PM

    Good on you for getting rid of those ants! emoticon


Those birds sure do have it good! emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 7/8/2011 7:23PM

    Well done Linda to get the condo back out there. You should take a photo of your read Maple treee I love those'

My Pride and joy in the yard is our English Oak. Much different to the usual one. A friend gave me a seedxling as a gift and it is really thriving well. Hugs Pat in Maine. oxoxxo emoticon

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VTMAID 7/8/2011 7:19PM

    Sounds like quite the day! Not good for ants but good for birds!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/8/2011 7:18PM

    I would sure love to see a picture of that bird house. We ahve 2 hanging bird houses on our patio. I always ahve robert fill it with wild burd seed. On the other side of the dek is a Maple tree forest. I love them to pieces. the squirrels and birds alike. When i leave this place I will sure miss the shade from those trees. It keeps it cool indoors.

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