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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Despite our cold weather, it has been a nice weekend. We had a nice fajita dinner with Karen, she did the cooking, I bought her a small cake at the bakery and had it iced with the words, "We Love You" on it. Her favorite is chocolate on chocolate, so that is what she had for desert. We then went to Mass and early on, a woman went down across the church, so the ambulance drama was there, and we have never been in that particular church before, so it was quite an interesting afternoon.
Today is take-down-the-Christmas tree day.. got to pack it for sale this summer...

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:48PM

    Took my tree down on New Year's Eve. I'm always so hesitant to put it up, and once I get it all up and decorated, I hate to take it down. It's such a chore, but love the look of it while it's there. It seems so empty when I take it down.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/10/2012 11:43PM

    Praying for the lady that all is well with her. So glad you had a great visit and a wonderful day!!!

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CLVRL8Y 1/9/2012 8:49AM

    Hope the lady is ok, I'm sure she had many praying for her!

I've also been taking down Christmas decor! We bought a new tree at an "after Christmas" sale - so the old one is going out. It weighs a ton, and I hurt my back every year lifting it up to my husband (as he is sitting in the attic). The new one is a lot lighter.

It will be nice having the house back in order though, right? (as if it's ever in order!)


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TXGRANDMA 1/8/2012 11:43PM

    It WAS a busy day for you! I hope the lady that went down is OK now. I took all the ornaments off the Christmas tree today, too........took me about 6 and 1/2 hours......

I took the snowflakes off two days ago, and THAT took me about another 4 hours. Still have to take the lights off and pack the tree away. All the branches have to be taken out one by one. It is a major job to put up AND take down!

I love the tree though, looked at MANY before I found this one. It is tall and full! This is the 11th year for it!


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OCTOBER2842 1/8/2012 9:00PM

    Happy to hear you had a good visit with Karen

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/8/2012 11:50AM

    How scary to ahve that lady go down during church.

I'm so glad you ahd a nice weekend.
God loves us even when it is very cold out.

Karen must be one special person. You are so good to your friends.

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NORASPAT 1/8/2012 9:57AM

    LINDA, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit it sounded great for both of you. Thanks for comments on my Page, I appreciate them a lot. Today we have a concert all afternoon so not much will be done today HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 1/8/2012 6:09AM

    Wow, full day you had! emoticon

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Leap into this year! Or else!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Choices.. leap or hobble along,, not JUST physically, but with it all, the bod, the mind, the attitude.
I need to work on that daily,,

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:45PM

    We're all in the same boat at one time or another.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/7/2012 11:42PM

    WAY TO GO on the great job you are doing!!! Great attitude!!!

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NORASPAT 1/7/2012 4:14PM

    You have to do what you have to do otherwise nothing gets done. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/7/2012 11:42AM

    You're not the only one.
I'm trying to get my smile back.

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Made plans to share brunch tomorrow with Karen, the friend who went to Florida with me.. she is making fajitas and I am bringing a surprise. We are then going to Mass together,, what a great day!!

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:44PM

    Girls lunch! emoticon So much fun with our girlfriends.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/6/2012 11:27PM

    Sounds like fun. Have a great time tomorrow.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/6/2012 7:11PM

    Enjoy your day and brunch with your friend!! Sounds like fun!!!

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NORASPAT 1/6/2012 4:20PM

    Enjoy your friends visit and the fajitas LINDA, Have a wonderful time.

We have been inside all day, I am not even getting moving right now. Its almost dinner time but that is fixed so I will go down for some much needed exercise. HAVE FUN!!!!!

Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Show of hands!!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

How many people would trade places with another? Not for a day or a week, or a year, but actually switcheroo for life. I know the answer for everybody: NONE OF US!!

'Isn't that the simplest thing? No matter how bad I have it, there is not another I would trade places with forever. I may be poor, may be fat, may not have the ideal life, family is poster fodder for dysfunction, BUT I have shoveled out a little niche` to survive, be somewhat content in my skin, in my home, in my job, ,church, neighborhood, family. I do NOT have cancer, I do NOT live in a wheelchair or my bed, I can see, hear, feel, smell(sorta), walk, talk.
I am not in a war, can decide things for myself, am not in a prison, starving or unable to practice any religion or other freedoms others do not have...

I do not have legal problems, overexposure to the media, hounded by greedy people for my money, I REALLY do not have anybody jealous of me!!! LOL!

The above are MY things, my reasons for not wanting to trade, BUT, and this is a BIG BUT,,,
the main reason is that my God has put me here in this saggy, baggy, wrinkly old body, with this mind, home, job, family, health,etc.. for His purpose, ,, I am a gift to SOMEBODY or SOMETHING(God help them) for some reason.. HE moves the strings, I merely test the waters. HE gives me what I need, I merely have to figure out if I need it or just want it..

We are all on this wild ride called life, a short nano-second in HIS timetable, so I am buckled in my roller coaster seat, ready for the high hills, but kind of nervous about those deep dips on that big coaster,, they take my breath away, make me queasy, but I scream like a girl and zoom up and down, always landing on my feet, as HE plans. How amazing and awesome is this?? I am still working on the part where I put my arms up in the air as I do this zooming, but I am getting braver!!
This does not mean I am not a big coward and do not stumble a lot or make God scratch His head and say,"What was she thinking?"..
The big wonder for me is: If I am made in His image, I hope He either changes MY looks or His before I see HIM!!
( I think HE was still practicing with the molds when HE made me.)

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:43PM

    Very insightful, Lin. Definitely food for thought. . .

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CLVRL8Y 1/9/2012 8:42AM

    Very inspirational!!

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DEBGIL 1/6/2012 7:18PM

    Girl, you are such an amazing inspiration. Love you to bits! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/5/2012 10:01PM

    Amen to that Sister!!!
Great blog, Lin

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OCTOBER2842 1/5/2012 8:49PM

    You are wise beyond your time, I loved the post

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:54PM

    Food for thought Linda, really food for thought. I too will undoubtedly read or think about this in the future. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonPat in Maine. emoticon

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LYNNIE2DOGS 1/5/2012 2:55PM

    Oh, yes! I will be reading this blog again later this week. Thanks pickie! emoticon

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ADJQUILTER 1/5/2012 2:51PM

    Very wise posting. God made us, and it is our job to become the best person that we can be, in His honor!

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Big news: cold, windy, cold, windy, cold...

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:50PM

    Still doing better than Wednesday, it is forecast for no snow, but I do keep seeing white flakes drifting by the window. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/4/2012 7:20PM

    stay warm and healthy. bundle up good.

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KILLERANGEL47 1/4/2012 4:32PM

    BBBRRRRR!! I HATE the cold! Down here it was 34 degress C a couple days ago and it was GREAT! But now it's like winter again! emoticon

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BREW99 1/4/2012 2:15PM

    We just got sunshine today - hopefully it made it to you too! Happy Wednesday! emoticon

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