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Laughter really is the best medicine

Sunday, August 19, 2012

We went to a cookout yesterday that was with a few friends from our school years. Three of us actually had the same kindergarten teacher and one of the three is married to the daughter of that teacher. The stories and the laughter was just what I needed. Laughter really does make you feel good.

I really want to get a picture of the teacher and the us with her, but I never have a camera. I need to start carrying one with me for these events. I am so glad we have reconnected. It really is the simple things in life that make us happy.

  
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BECKYLIZ 9/13/2012 12:23PM

    I truly agree. Love comedians and comedy showa, live and televised. Also like to be around people who have a good sense of humor and make me laugh emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/20/2012 5:40AM

    That's wonderful; laughter is great medicine. Glad you had a good time. Pat

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DEE107 8/20/2012 12:21AM

    sounds like a good day

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/19/2012 9:34PM

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PHEBESS 8/19/2012 9:20PM

    Sounds like a fun day!

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MILLISMA 8/19/2012 8:56PM

    Sounds like you had a great time. I so agree about laughter.....it's good for the heart and the soul. Besides, when I cry my nose runs and gets red!

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CJSARGENT1 8/19/2012 2:07PM

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/19/2012 9:29AM

    Glad you had a day of laughter. It is so refreshing. I carry my camera with me most of the time anymore.

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BHOLMAN1005 8/19/2012 9:26AM

    It sounds like a wonderful time. Laughter is the best medicine emoticon

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DBELLE39 8/19/2012 8:53AM

    Laughter is the soul's greatest medicine. Glad you could catch up on some ol' times & enjoy the day.

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SAL2525 8/19/2012 8:15AM

    You are so right! Laughter is the best medicine! My DH is retiring shortly and we have been trying to decide which retirement options to take. We must have roared for an hour over how I would need to pay him if we took the lesser option now opting to have $ for me should he predecease me. Goodness it does not sound funny now - guess you had to be there! I am glad you had a good cookout! I never have a camera with me and I always forget that my cell has one built in! Have a great Sunday! Sal

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ROX525 8/19/2012 7:32AM

    Amen to that. What a great day you had. Good for you!

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The First Step

Monday, August 13, 2012

Something to keep in mind. This so reminded me of one of my favorite Spark sayings - "Two Steps forward - One step back"


  
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/19/2012 10:11AM

    For me, laughter is like oxygen - gotta have it!

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SAL2525 8/16/2012 8:40PM

    Very nice! emoticon emoticon Sal

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 8/15/2012 5:59PM

    A very important reminder. It's hard to leave an old life behind! emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 8/15/2012 8:53AM

    Love the picture and the words to remind us to just take each day one step at a time. Slow and easy wins the race. emoticon emoticon

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TWINKS55 8/14/2012 9:40PM

    emoticon emoticonThank you.

Dianne

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RORYLYONS 8/14/2012 11:11AM

    Perfect to keep in mind daily... emoticon

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REBECCAMA 8/14/2012 9:57AM

  Good reminder.

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DEE107 8/14/2012 12:28AM

    thanks

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/13/2012 5:13PM

    I really like that saying, thanks for sharing!

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WILLOW49 8/13/2012 1:52PM

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing with us!

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PHEBESS 8/13/2012 1:51PM

    Thank you for the reminder!

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MILLISMA 8/13/2012 1:08PM

    What a great saying. Thanks for posting.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/13/2012 12:28PM

    This is a great post!! Love the picture - thanks for sharing it!
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DDOORN 8/13/2012 11:35AM

    The first step is DEFINITELY the hardest...I'm reminded of Newton's laws of physics: an object at rest tends to stay at rest (think about PUSHING something heavy...it's that initial OOOF that's the hardest) but an object in MOTION? Get's easier to KEEP in motion! :-)

Don

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LVMAMAW 8/13/2012 11:14AM

    Good One! emoticon emoticon

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AUNTB63 8/13/2012 10:36AM

    I like it.....one step in front of the other makes the steps we need to continue our journey. Have a good day.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/13/2012 10:22AM

    Very nice!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/13/2012 10:21AM

    Amen - so true in all areas of our lives. Thanks Val, Pat

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Our Spark

Wednesday, August 08, 2012



Thank you to my Spark Friends!

  
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/13/2012 12:28PM

    Great blog - thanks!!
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JUSTA123 8/11/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon I really needed to be reminded of that

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WHISPERINGPINE9 8/10/2012 9:17AM

    Love it....so very true my friend.

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DDOORN 8/9/2012 9:05AM

    Wonderful quote...thx for sharing the words and your gratitude! Back to ya! :-)

Don

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DEE107 8/9/2012 12:05AM

    thanks for sharing very nice

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/8/2012 5:53PM

    This is our chalice lighting quote very often.


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WILLOW49 8/8/2012 4:08PM

    So very true!

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ELIZRN 8/8/2012 2:06PM

  I send my special gratitude to you....for you have extended your hand to me during my most difficult times....THANK YOU.

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GABY1948 8/8/2012 11:49AM

    And I thank you back! emoticon

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AUNTB63 8/8/2012 10:44AM

    Helping one another is part of the plan..... emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 8/8/2012 10:22AM

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SILVER1369 8/8/2012 9:46AM

    emoticon emoticon for posting and sharing with us. emoticon

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JOANNS4 8/8/2012 9:17AM

    So true my friend. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/8/2012 9:12AM

    Very true.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/8/2012 8:23AM

    Amen! We are all here on this Earth to help one another; if not, what good are we? thanks for posting, Pat

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Balloon landing

Friday, August 03, 2012

I had to run back out this evening to run an errand and my timing was great. I saw quite a few balloons in flight during the first launch of our annual Balloon and Spedie Fest. The weather is always a big factor on whether they will go up. On my way back home I parked in the local Lowes parking lot so I could get some pictures. I saw one balloon behind the store and at one point didn't think it would make it over the building, but it did and then landed very close to where I was parked. The landing line they throw out for the chases to stop the help land the balloon fell out of the basket and so the chasers had to run after the basket and bring it back down. It was pretty exciting.

Here are a couple of pics I took the green one was just going by and the other one you will see landed in the parking lot. As I drove back home I saw many more landed in parking lots and even a side road. I think the heat made many come down sooner than they expected.







  
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SHOCKER14 8/9/2012 5:37PM

    Very beautiful! I no longer live in the area, so to see people's pictures brings back wonderful memories....

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FRECKS96 8/9/2012 11:40AM

    Cool! I remember chasing the balloons as a kid. We go for the morning launch every year and I'm looking forward to chasing some balloons with A.

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DDOORN 8/9/2012 9:18AM

    It's always so great when the hot-air balloons are blown up through our neck of the woods! :-)

I enjoyed catching a few during the Sat. morning launch on my way to a cycling event in Owego. The one that looked like a house, including a chimney was so cool!

Don

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TLCFME 8/6/2012 10:58PM

   
Have not tried this yet. Pics are great. Love balloons! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANASAMM 8/6/2012 12:32PM

    Awesome! I love hot air balloons and went up in one while in AZ. I will never forget it as it was one of the most beautiful experiences. It's so quiet up there. We went over 6,000 feet up. Big planes above us and small ones below, then down low enough to almost touch cactus tops and see jack rabbits and other animals scurrying on the ground. What a thrill! Thanks for the pics. You were in the right place at the right time.

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JUSTA123 8/5/2012 8:24AM

    emoticon that was so cool, I used to work a store in Land of Lakes FL and every once in a while I'd see balloons flying by, it it so fascinating and very beautiful!

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GABY1948 8/4/2012 5:27AM

    How cool! Thanks for sharing!

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DEE107 8/4/2012 12:08AM

    thanks for sharind love the pictures

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JAMER123 8/3/2012 11:51PM

    emoticon Pictures!! Love those balloons! A few yrs. ago, we had about 10-15 balloons go up from the ballpark next to our home. They seemed to have touched our roof when they went over. Got to wave at several and could see the people well! We are someday going to go to the huge Oct. balloon fest in NM.
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WILLOW49 8/3/2012 11:36PM

    Great pictures! We missed it tonight as Don wanted to get the lawn..errr weeds mowed! Hope we can catch them sometime this weekend! I always look forward to it!


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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/3/2012 10:42PM

    Thanks for sharing. I love hot air balloons. One of my long term goals has been to have a ride in one. Have you ever gone?

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/3/2012 10:39PM

    How cool! I've had quite an adventure in one. (smiling) Do you live in NM where they have the big event annually?

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VAL_LYNNE 8/3/2012 9:35PM

    emoticon They are very pretty! emoticon

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Gentle Aqua

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I joined a gym at a local hotel yesterday so I could use the pool. The gym is very new and is not like any hotel gym Ive seen before. It is in a separate building from the hotel and connects via an enclosed walkway. It has separate rooms for classes, like spinning, yoga, and other types of aerobics. Then there is the workout area with machines of all kinds.

My surgeon said water exercises would be the best thing for my rehab, so I decided that was what I should do. Swimming laps doesn't interest me, but an aqua class does. Today they had a gentle aqua class geared for people post surgery or with other issues like arthritis. I had to juggle my schedule around a little, but my boss is nice enough to let me work early to make up my time. I loved the class it was perfect to start the process of working out again. The best thing is that once I get in better condition I will be able to take the more cardio aqua classes. Ill start with the gentle and move up to aqua cardio when the doctor gives the ok.


They also offer an aqua zumba now that sounds like a boat load of fun too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GRAMMACATHY 8/10/2012 1:18AM

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NANASAMM 8/6/2012 12:35PM

    emoticon You are making me want to get up and go to the Y right now. Happy swimming!

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WILLOW49 8/2/2012 6:26PM

    So glad to hear that you like RAC! The pool is great :) Maybe we'll run into each other sometime once I get back there!


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MSLZZY 8/2/2012 9:30AM

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DDOORN 8/1/2012 8:46AM

    Congrats to your new workout venue!

Might this happen to be RiverWalk...? It'd be cool to bump into each other sometime...! :-)

Don

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DEE107 8/1/2012 12:07AM

    sounds good and have fun

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ROSEWCI 7/31/2012 5:41PM

    Great to hear you've gotten the OK to get movin' once again! Take it easy...& enJOY!!! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/31/2012 5:39PM

    That sounds awesome! I would love that! We don't have anything like that where I live but I wish we did! Guess my next house I will think about it!

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PMFISH 7/31/2012 2:25PM

    Sounds like a winner! My daughter did that 18 years ago in Dallas.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/31/2012 2:15PM

    I never thought to rent a pool from a hotel. Going to try that in the near future. Happy swims to you!

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GRAPEVINE60 7/31/2012 1:34PM

    Enjoy your new classes!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/31/2012 10:53AM

    Oh, I just love swimming, too!

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KKKAREN 7/31/2012 10:42AM

    Good luck with you new classes, they sound soothing.

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