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Old people ARE nice!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Anybody knows me well, knows that I was raised in an abusive home(mother) and searched elsewhere in my pool of females to get a nice mom figure..... today I am shopping for vitamins and an elderly lady on an amigo was sitting, looking lost and confused. She was trying to find a certain supplement and could not see far enough down the shelves to get her products. I asked her if I could help her and she smiled, SMILED at me and thanked me and said I was so kind and sweet to offer to help an old strange, lady. I could have cried. My mother would have rammed me in the legs and told me to get out of the way and then demand that somebody help her to find the product since she could not see it or reach it!! She then would have screamed and swore for all to hear and then cursed them all for being useless.

This lady was so thankful that Meijer's held a charged "buggy" as she called it, for her every Friday when her daughter took her here to shop. A few minutes later I passed an aisle and heard a jewellery rack jiggle: this lady had bumped it with the wheel of her "buggy" and her daughter was actually YELLING, yes, yelling at her to stop, back up, turn, move right, no right, stop,etc,, the lady was almost crying,, so I came around and asked if I could help again. The old lady looked up at me embarrassed and her daughter just stood there(daughter about in her late 60's) and I turned the basket of the amigo the other way and asked older lady to press power button just a teensy and she got away from the rack. She thanked me again and I told her that the rack was way too close in the aisle, she was not at fault!!
Her daughter had no patience with a quiet , polite lady and I feel guilty when my mom swears across a room and I tell her to keep quiet!
I would love to switch places for one day with her!!!

In fact, my mother would swear at both these ladies!!!!!!! Some people are completely clueless of the blessings they have.

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NORASPAT 12/17/2011 12:17AM

    LINDA, you are so great to have made an old lady happy. I hope the other woman woulkd wise up and stop abusing her mother.
Linda I am proud to have such a nice friend as you,
It made me feel good inside that someone made her smile. Thank you my dear friend.

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AZURE-SKY 12/16/2011 4:39PM

  It's not age that makes people nasty or nice. Some people were born nasty, others learn it from those around them when their growing up. Others are nice throughout their lives, regardless of the situations around them.

I get angry when I see people abusing abusing an older person, just like I get angry when I see a parent yelling and screaming at a child.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/16/2011 2:38PM

    I wonder what St. Peters and thy holy father have to think of people abusive and with no patience like this? Where will they end up?

It's a pity!

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PARKERB2 12/16/2011 2:22PM

    My grandmother was a mean old lady so I was thankful when I ran up against a grandmother who was sweet and kind.

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another massage in an hour...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am seeing the great results from these weekly massages,, those hot stones are magic!!

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NORASPAT 12/15/2011 1:44PM

    WooHoo way to go to the hot massage for PICKIE.

I get it hot massage ROCKS!!!!

HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticonthat it is working for you LINDA emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/15/2011 10:57AM

    Lucky You!

Is it taking the fibro pain away?

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ERIN4771 12/15/2011 10:25AM

    awesome to hear it's working for you!!! and of course being a massage therapist, i really am kind of biased emoticon

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wish I had a rain barrel

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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NORASPAT 12/15/2011 8:06AM

    Rain-Rain go away, don't come back another day, just coz Pickie wants to play.
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Now just what I'd like to know, would you rather it comes as SNOW!!!!!!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/14/2011 2:10PM

    What would you do with the rain in the rain barel? use it in your bath tub or to wash the dishes with or just water your plants???? No rain here but nasty figgy, gray skies and 24 degrees and my first lovely walk with leone this morning.

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LOSER05 12/14/2011 11:20AM

    love it

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dearest friend's father-in-law died the other day, so I will be at the funeral home tomorrow. HE was a great guy, was a wonderful carver, Mason, Shriner,etc.. glad he is out of pain now...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/14/2011 12:47AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for his family and you.

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KILLERANGEL47 12/13/2011 8:59PM

    I'm sorry for your loss!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/13/2011 7:45PM

    LINDA, sorry for your loss. Knowing the pain has gone is a small comfort for us to think about. Take care. Pat in Maine xxoxo emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/13/2011 5:55PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this.
Bless his heart.

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PEPPYPATTI 12/13/2011 11:09AM

    I am so sorry. Hugs

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KIMPY225 12/13/2011 10:53AM

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is tough even when you know the pain is gone.

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So far, better winter here!

Monday, December 12, 2011

We have received one snowfall this winter:5inches a couple weeks ago.. it is all melted, but still slightly chilly outdoors:28 degrees.

Ever since I went to Florida for a week to Disney in December of 2007, I have been severely depressed each winter. Maybe because I did not work for the past three months or lack of snowfall, or me not preparing the yard for winter,, but I do know that we are already headed towards the third week of December and I am handling this cold, dark weather. It is a real issue for me, I never get depressed about anything else,,,
I got back on the treadmill yesterday and was gasping after a quarter mile, only to discover that DD had moved the incline way up.. Out came the inhaler and my legs were wobbly,, I cannot do hills.. never could actually,,, I can walk for miles flat out,, will graduate my workout to get back to where I was pre-surgery.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/14/2011 12:45AM

    You are doing a great job!!! Take one day at a time and just do what you can as you build yourself back up. I can't do hills either but I also can walk miles on flat ground.
Each day is a blessing and your blessings multiply depending on the choices you make. Count your blessings as you make healthy and happy choices. Share a smile and a hug today!!!
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KILLERANGEL47 12/13/2011 8:58PM

    Don't worry, you will slowly work up to it again! Just increase the incline gradually! emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/12/2011 8:07PM

    LINDA Our weather is not seasonal either , It has me a bit worried.
I know the minute I plan something the weather will go down hill fast. I am sure that is why I am feeling stuck here like glue. I just have to keep on trucking,

DECEMBER 21 st is not too faraway. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/12/2011 11:39AM

    Lin, you're doing fantastic so far. Face it we're not getting younger. I can't do hills either and I live up two hills from the main highways. Take it nice and slow and you will be fine.

DD needs a spanking for raising that incline.

Have a great week.

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