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Never give up

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I saw this and thought it was perfect. Somedays people make decisions that are not the best. Instead of given up for the rest of the day we need to make the rest of the day better. I hope you all have a great Valentines Day. For me it is also our anniversary.

  
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GABIBEAR 2/26/2013 2:40PM

    I love this Val. I make that mistake many times, if I stumble for one day, I let myself fall all the way on that day instead of just starting over. I mean who ever said that you only get one chance per day! emoticon

Happy belated Anniversary and Valentine's Day!!! I Hope you had a great one!
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 2/21/2013 5:51AM

    Amen Sister! Hope you're healing well emoticon Pat

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/16/2013 11:16PM

    Hope you had a great anniversary! emoticon

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BRADIA 2/15/2013 7:41PM

    Happy anniversary to many of us.
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ISAVEDME80 2/15/2013 9:54AM

    happy belated anniversary

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ROSEWCI 2/15/2013 6:21AM

    emoticon Happy Happy!

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DEE107 2/15/2013 12:24AM

    thanks and hope it was a great day

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FISHINGLADY66 2/14/2013 10:18PM

    Happy anniversary & Happy Valentine's Day. Today would have been my Mother's Birthday. What a Special Day this was. I love the picture. emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 2/14/2013 12:34PM

    Happy anniversary & Happy Valentine's Day.
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SLIMMERJESSE 2/14/2013 8:18AM

    Happy Anniversary and have a lovely Valentine's Day.

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GABY1948 2/14/2013 7:41AM

    SO true! Thank you

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CAT609 2/14/2013 7:21AM

    Thanks, and Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary!

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NOTANINJA 2/14/2013 7:21AM

    Happy Valentines Day!! Great way to look at the world.

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/14/2013 7:20AM

  Thanks for sharing this emoticon

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DMEYER4 2/14/2013 7:19AM

  happy Valentines day and also happy anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful day

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DARJR50 2/14/2013 7:19AM

  Thanks for that. Happy Valentines Day to you as well.

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2 week back break

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

From Work that is! Not that it is a good thing because we all need our pay checks. I was trying to work through the back pain until I saw my surgeon again, but was advised to get back in to the chiropractor. He wants me off work for two weeks to rest my back. I do have to move computers and monitors, but I had asked for help with the heavier ones lately. I think looking back at things I should have probably taken a little more time off work after the back surgery to allow proper healing. My mind always thinks that work won't be such a strain. In reality it probably is.

The doctor ordered walking so I did go to the mall today. I have an eye appointment tomorrow near the mall so I plan on going again tomorrow. The weather is fair enough, but still quite slushy along the curbs so inside might be my best bet for walking right now.

Rest, I can do this!

  
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DDOORN 2/26/2013 12:32PM

    Ugh! Sorry to hear...there's something about a paycheck that pushes us all too often in ways that aren't helpful.

Take care of yourself, heal & be well! :-)

Don

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 2/14/2013 7:58PM

    Feel better soon! Rest your back and mind while away from work and stop moving things by yourself! emoticon Pat

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LIVINGFREE19 2/14/2013 7:47AM

    Sorry to hear about the back pain, that is something that is hard to deal with, I know, I have it too, intermittently.

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I LOVE the background on your page!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 2/14/2013 12:53AM

    Sorry to hear about the pain - I've certainly had my share over the years, too! I've recently discovered a 'magic cream' called Topricin that does help a lot so it might help you, too, in addition to everything else you're doing to heal. It's sold at stores like Sprouts and other places that carry homeopathic remedies, also via Amazon - either way, hope you are feeling better soon!
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DEE107 2/13/2013 12:28AM

    hugs my friend

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PMFISH 2/12/2013 11:26PM

    Those backs are tricky. I went yesterday for a massage and had her put the kinesio tape on my lower back. My Mom always said just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Quit lifting anything heavier than a laptop computer, you are more important. People that do not have back problems usually don't mind helping, if they know your back is an issue. Hope you are better soon.

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WILLOW49 2/12/2013 11:20PM

    Please take good care of yourself, Val. Feel better soon!
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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/12/2013 11:07PM

    Sometimes it's hard to take it easy as long as we should because we feel so much better than we have in a long time. Take care and let your back heal. emoticon

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LVMAMAW 2/12/2013 8:26PM

    Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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MIZPAM25 2/12/2013 7:27PM

    Take care of yourself, I wish you a speedy recovery. emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/12/2013 5:22PM

    It does pay to listen to what your body tells you. I hope all goes well. Walking will be the best exercise you can do. emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 2/12/2013 5:17PM

    Please take care of yourself first. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/12/2013 4:34PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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GABY1948 2/12/2013 4:14PM

    Take it easy with that back. I have had surgery on mine twice...the second because I overdid it too! Hope it heals quickly now with the rest!

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TXTOAD9970 2/12/2013 4:09PM

    I had neck surgery for two bulging discs in 2002 and regret not taking more time from work to heal and go through physical therapy. Fortunately, I did not have a job where lifting was required, just sitting at a desk/computer for nine hours a day. That takes it's toll - my posture isn't the best.

I hope two weeks of rest and walking to exercise the muscles in your back will help you heal properly. You don't want to have to do the surgery over again! Take care and feel better soon.
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What was I thinking?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

My biggest hope for this year moving closer to the healthy side of life with no major issues. Unlike last year with my multiple surgeries. Thankfully my feet are doing a lot better. The problem is with my back. The surgery helped, but then the other day I went to move a desk (really what was I thinking) and I tweaked the back. Needless to say here I am a week and a half later still in pain. UGH! emoticon Not my smartest move...

On another note I hope everyone is safe from the big snow storm we had here in the north east. Locally we made out pretty well, but I see were on the coast there are major issues. Stay safe my friends.

  
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NATALIE1964 2/12/2013 9:54AM

    Take care of yourself emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 2/10/2013 10:34PM

    So emoticon for your pain. I ended up in the Hospital with Pneumonia. Go figure. Let's never give up. we will get healthier. Wishing you better days.

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    emoticon for your pain.
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BRADIA 2/10/2013 12:09PM

    You have to watch out for yourself girl.
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DEE107 2/10/2013 12:24AM

    praying you heal and stay healthy

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/9/2013 11:02PM

    Having back problems myself, I know exactly how you feel. We just get tired of not being able to do things, don't we? I find myself lots of times doing things that I shouldn't without even thinking. Hope you're better soon!
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 2/9/2013 8:34PM

    Ouch, hope your back is better soon!! I've found Topricin, a topical anti-inflammatory that is homeopathic and works much MUCH better for me than other remedies so if you have a health-food-type store nearby, you might want to give it a try. I used it on my back before and after spending 4 hours bending over to plant cactus and my back was in great shape afterward, although I had expected I would want a bucket full of morphine, if you know what I mean. Either way, hope you're better by the time you read this and I agree totally with the wishes for our east-coast friends - what a storm!

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DDOORN 2/9/2013 10:55AM

    Ouch! Pain...WAY NOT GOOD!

Here's hoping it doesn't last long!

Don

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/9/2013 10:11AM

    Oh no! Hope it feels better soon. Stay safe from the storm.

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GABY1948 2/9/2013 10:04AM

    Praying your back is better QUICK!

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WILLOW49 2/9/2013 9:32AM

    Hope your back is better soon! Yes, we were lucky with snow.


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SWEETYOUNGTHING 2/9/2013 6:40AM

    We humans are funny - not in a ha ha way - but in a "are you kidding??!!" kind of way. I have, often, been down with something and the moment I feel even a little better think I'm Wonder Woman. Always results in a setback.

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NWLIFESRC 2/9/2013 6:33AM

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Plugging along

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I took a much needed break from blanket making after my mad rush for Christmas. I do have a few I still need to get done soon though. I have been looking for a particular material for quite some time and finally found it. It should arrive today so I can make the blanket by Feb 5th for a birthday present.

I did make a beautiful Cardinal one for a lady here at work who wanted it for her mom. Here is the picture of that one.

Meanwhile, I'm looking for a new job after 25 years at the same place. We just don't have a promising future here and I need stability. I sure hope something new comes along.

Take care my friends - I hope all is well with you.

  
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ROSEWCI 2/7/2013 7:28PM

    How beautiful! You are very talented!
Good luck job hunting! I wish you well!!!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 2/7/2013 3:47AM

    beautiful work, Val; best of luck with the job search.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/25/2013 11:42PM

    Beautiful blanket-- I love Cardinals. emoticon

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DDOORN 1/23/2013 9:52AM

    So sorry to hear of your job woes! If you SparkMail me details re: what you are looking for, I'll keep my feelers out there for you.

Don

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DEE107 1/23/2013 12:15AM

    love the blanket and will pray to St Joesph for a new job for you

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BRADIA 1/22/2013 8:57PM

    It takes so much workmanship to accomplish such beautiful works. Congratulations Val. As for the new ventures of a new job, God has already something better for you. Open your heart and be prepared to receive it.
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/22/2013 7:31PM

    What a beautiful blanket! Lucky person who is getting that one ;-)

Good luck with the job hunt - I hope you find what you need!!
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GABY1948 1/22/2013 7:23PM

    I love the blanket...your blankets look SO soft and cuddly! I will pray in agreement with you about your job hunt. Something good will come along! Have a GREAT night!

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FISHINGLADY66 1/22/2013 5:40PM

    Glad you took a much needed rest. We all need that sometimes. I love the Cardinal quilt, it's absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Best wished to you on your new job hunt. I'm saying a little prayer that you'll find what you want.

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KLWALDON 1/22/2013 3:21PM

    Good luck in the search for something new. I hope the right thing comes along for you.

The blanket is pretty!

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WILLOW49 1/22/2013 12:11PM

    That's a beautiful blanket!
Good luck with the job hunt! Hope something turns up for you. Stay warm!

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ABERLAINE 1/22/2013 11:46AM

    Gorgeous blanket! Is it a quilt? I envy people who can quilt. I know how to knit and crochet, but I'm not interested in doing that anymore.

Good luck at finding a job. Sorry your old one became a dead-end.

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/22/2013 11:34AM

    How beautiful! What do you sell them for?

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2 of the 7 dwarfs

Monday, January 07, 2013

I am very Sneezy



Which is making me Grumpy



My #1 goal of 2013 was to be healthy and I'm not starting off the best...

  
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BOOKAPHILE 1/15/2013 12:51PM

    Maybe you need to be a little like Sleepy which may make you more like Happy. If it gets worse, go see Doc!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 1/15/2013 12:41PM

    Some things can't be controlled by us - like getting a cold. There are so many germs and cooties going around! I have something brewing, as well. Hoping lots of sleep cures me. Be well my friend, Pat

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ROSEWCI 1/15/2013 6:53AM

    Feel better soon! We're all gonna get caught up in that web...one way or another! Get plenty of rest & fluids & this too shall pass!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/10/2013 1:50PM

    Cute blog!
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JUDITH316 1/9/2013 12:47PM

    Brilliant Post, my prayers are with you, Get Well Soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 1/8/2013 9:47PM

    Feel better! emoticon

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GRAMMYEAC 1/8/2013 5:34PM

    :|LOL!

Maybe you need a little Sleepy to make yourself Happy!

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DEE107 1/8/2013 12:10AM

    how cute and hope you feel better

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LVMAMAW 1/7/2013 9:08PM

    emoticon Well, you are just getting it out of the way early! Hope you feel better very soon!! emoticon

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BRADIA 1/7/2013 8:37PM

    Imagine, me coming from beautiful Guadalajara and its sunshine to Chicago's cold, I was sick for over two weeks. Now that time is getting close for me to go back home, thank God I am my normal self again.
Let's hope you get well soon.
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FISHINGLADY66 1/7/2013 7:58PM

    That's cute. I'm still struggling too. Together we will do what we need to do. emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/7/2013 5:34PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Seems to be a lot of sickness around right now. I'm fighting a miserable head cold. Hope it goes away soon!
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CATLADY52 1/7/2013 4:06PM

    emoticon and with your outlook, I'd say emoticon . emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/7/2013 2:54PM

    So clever!! Hope you're feeling better soon. The year is just beginning and maybe you'll be getting all the illness out of the way in the beginning.



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GABY1948 1/7/2013 2:26PM

    Cute blog...I hope you feel better! HUGS

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ADELCASALE 1/7/2013 1:32PM

    thanks for the laugh...i also have landed with the flu. But you know what? It reminds me in a VERY big way that if I don't have my health...i don't have anything. Feel better soon!

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