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Be Thankful

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  
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GABIBEAR 7/27/2013 12:49AM

    Very true Val!!! Love it!

Gabi
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DEE107 7/26/2013 10:02PM

    thank you

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JUSTA123 7/26/2013 7:04AM

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CAT609 7/25/2013 9:34PM

    Too true!

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BROADBRUSH 7/25/2013 8:17PM

    Yep - that is absolutely true.

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DDOORN 7/25/2013 6:24PM

    Thx for this important reminder!

Don

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WILLOW49 7/25/2013 12:04PM

    So very true! Thanks for sharing!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/25/2013 11:27AM

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GABY1948 7/25/2013 11:14AM

    SO true! emoticon

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JOANNS4 7/25/2013 9:42AM

    True. emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/25/2013 9:38AM

    The power of the attitude of gratitude

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life!

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I'm Melting...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The heatwave has hit NY and I'm not loving it. Here is how we are feeling in our area.











Drink a lot of water and stay out of the heat!

  
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DDOORN 7/19/2013 8:42AM

    Whew! So WITH you on that...! No A/C in our home and still holding firm against getting it...

Don

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GABY1948 7/18/2013 9:47AM

    I am WITH YOU! Stay cool!

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GABIBEAR 7/17/2013 11:39PM

    I love your pictures Val. I think everyone is melting here in NY! I'm keeping hydrated, how about you? Stay cool!!!!

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JUSTA123 7/17/2013 9:02PM

    I live in Fl now kind of used to the heat, but when I lived in NY it just seemed so much hotter emoticon Stay as cool as ya can!

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DEE107 7/17/2013 12:07AM

    lol cute

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RORYLYONS 7/16/2013 11:02PM

    I hope you get some relief soon .We have had 100 temps ongoing with a couple of fdays in the 90's. emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 7/16/2013 8:41PM

    This heat has been something else!!!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/16/2013 8:38PM

    Hot almost everywhere. 95 here today. Hotter tomorrow. Sty hydrated.

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JOANNS4 7/16/2013 6:20PM

    In northwest WA state in the 8os.


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WILLOW49 7/16/2013 5:43PM

    94 when I was out earlier this afternoon emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/16/2013 4:22PM

    We've been relatively cool in Eastern Oklahoma this year so far. In the high eighties today. That's cool for July. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 7/16/2013 12:31PM

    Yes, it is supposed to be in the upper 90's here on the east coast until Saturday, unbelievable!

Keep the A/C on HIGH!

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2013 11:33AM

    Here too - can't wait until my A/C is repaired - waiting on a part now

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TWEETYKC00 7/16/2013 10:30AM

    Keep hydrated! We have that heatwave here in Michigan as well and it doesn't look like it will let up.

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AUNTB63 7/16/2013 10:18AM

    Most of the states are in a "heat wave" without too much of a breeze. I'm trying to capture this heat (in my mind) so when the snow flies I will feel warm LOL
I have no trouble getting my water (plus some) in on days like this. Love the pix of melting.....Stay cool and try to enjoy your day. emoticon there used to be witches under these hats !!!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/16/2013 8:52AM

    Yes, heat zaps my energy badly. Stay cool.

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WANABHOT2 7/16/2013 7:58AM

  In Chicago...so sweaty!

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A couple Garden Photo's

Saturday, June 01, 2013

My husband and I always take Memorial week off in hopes of getting some yard work done. For me I always hope I can plant in my gardens or at least weed them. One of my back yards gardens has an Azalea that was not looking so good at the beginning of spring. My sons decided to buy me a new one for Mother's Day and I thought I would be replacing the old one. However the old one blossomed and I didn't have the heart to give up on it yet. So we needed a new place for the new Azalea. We had this little patch of grass between the front sidewalks that I had a vision of making over. I told the vision to my husband and he made it a reality, with the Azalea in the middle. Here is a a couple of photo's of the area now.





I just love my bike too!

Another vision I had a few years back was another Mother's day gift from the men in my life. We had the boat it was an old one of my son's, but it needed a paint job and some dirt. I have had tried different plants because some don't make it past the animals we have. I am getting more and more success with each passing year. Here is this years project so far.





I have a couple more areas to fill in and then it will be complete for the year. I hope you enjoy my visions!

  
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ROSEWCI 7/1/2013 3:50PM

    Love your visions!!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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IMAVISION 6/22/2013 1:54PM

    I did, indeed, enjoy your "visions"!

The boat idea is super & the Azalea brought back memories of the years we lived in Central Florida & the beautiful Azalea's the Lord blessed us with there.

I, too, have a precious & much beloved husband (I call him "my cherished MrV" here at SP), who, like your DH, is great at making my visions come to life. He loves gardening & our yards are show pieces of the neighborhood. We are forever getting compliments on the results of his hard work, don't you know?

God bless!

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LIVINGFREE19 6/22/2013 1:01PM

    That boat is so awesome, I love it!!

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TRIPLE_EMME 6/18/2013 7:45PM

    So pretty!

I enjoyed looking at your gardening pictures.

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GLAMIT 6/7/2013 11:01AM

    How fun, I love gardening. It's so enjoyable to be outside within nature. I love to watch how something grows and changes at the work of our own hands. Very nice.

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GABIBEAR 6/5/2013 1:20AM

    Wow what a beautiful yard Val. And you have some sensational ideas!!!! Excellent! May you have much joy from all of your new additions! Thanks for sharing!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 6/3/2013 6:04AM

    Beautiful and so creative. Gardening is so therapeutic Hugs, pat

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GRAMMACATHY 6/3/2013 3:32AM

    Your gardens are beautiful.

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DDOORN 6/2/2013 2:39PM

    How lovely! Wish I had a better green thumb...! :-)

Don

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DEE107 6/2/2013 12:08AM

    love the pictures and love the the boat

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WILLOW49 6/1/2013 8:12PM

    Love all of your flowers! I just planted my window boxes and planters this evening :)

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/1/2013 8:00PM

    Your flowers are just beautiful, I love the way you have everything "decorated", love the boat!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/1/2013 7:57PM

    So lovely. Wish mine was that lovely. I haven't been able to get out in the yard yet this year. But I'm getting stronger.

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AUNTB63 6/1/2013 6:54PM

    It is just beautiful.....love your visions, you have quite eye. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I love looking at other gardens....sometimes I even get an idea or two.
I know what you mean about some plants not looking too good. DH always wants everything to be blooming when we have a family party in June. Although our gardens are really looking good, my roses are just barely greening up. I do have two that I know are not dead just not progressing....we had some work done in the yard last fall (had a small wall put up all around the perimeter) so all the existing plants had to be up rooted to raise them up about 7 inches.....lost a daisy plant and a garden phlox and have since replaced them. I refuse to give up on those two rose bushes. If they don't bloom this year I will see how they are next spring. DH disagrees, but I think I will win out on this one. Have a great weekend. So far so good here. emoticon

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LADYSMITHC 6/1/2013 6:52PM

    I love the boat! We had a boat like that when I was little. My father turned it into a sandbox for my brothers and I! I like your idea! How cute!
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CURVYCC 6/1/2013 6:51PM

    Beautiful! I too love to bring visions to past in my yard. Great photos!

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GABY1948 6/1/2013 6:38PM

    Your yard/patio is LOVELY! Such great ideas you have! I love the boat too! Thanks for sharing with us! emoticon

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One Step Forward

Friday, May 17, 2013

I am trying to find a new doctor since mine retired last year. I liked him so much that replacing him is proving to be very hard. It is not like you can interview them although I think you should be able too. I went to a new women doctor this Monday and as I was afraid my blood pressure is still running high. I need to lose weight and exercise more. I got the whole portion control and be careful of your carbs. I know what to do... I need to make this a priority!

Today they had cake for a celebration at work. I am eating a grapefruit instead of a piece of cake! Yes, One Step Forward... emoticon

I will also be walking during my lunch time.

  
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FREES1 6/6/2013 9:52AM

    good luck - you can kind of interview them.. might have to pay for the office visit.. but at least the first one could be on the insurance company! and congrats on let[ting] them eat cake!

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ROSEWCI 5/23/2013 4:50AM

    I know how ya feel...I've had to change docs when I moved & it can be rough going! But honestly, I like my new docs now & it actually was a good change up! So, good luck!

And WooHoo on getting back on track! You CAN do it!!! emoticon

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JAMER123 5/17/2013 9:43PM

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Due to medication, I can't eat grapefruit but I do sneak a half now & then:)

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DEE107 5/17/2013 9:26PM

    way to go

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KLWALDON 5/17/2013 3:47PM

    Awesome steps! Every small step adds up to create success! You can do it!

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WILLOW49 5/17/2013 12:02PM

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GABY1948 5/17/2013 11:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Here's to many more STEPS for you!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/17/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon emoticon Just One Step at a Time. Stay positive, you can do it.

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DDOORN 5/17/2013 11:16AM

    Cheers to many more forward steps to follow! Kudos to you!

Don

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Maine Memories

Monday, May 06, 2013

Every morning I posted a picture of our front porch view. This was the sun rising on the last day.



The group of girls all went to grade school together. One is actually my best friend from Kindergarten (second on the left) I'm second on the right next to another very good friend from 6th grade. What a great bunch of fun we had!



We hung out a while looking out to sea, not wanting to leave. My dear friend Jackie next to me. I really love this picture.



Goodbye Maine.... for now. I will be back.

  
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GABIBEAR 5/13/2013 11:34PM

    Wow, sounds like you had an amazing time in Maine with your friends. That pic of the sun rising is very beautiful! I could definitely understand why you would go back!

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DDOORN 5/8/2013 8:43AM

    Wells Beach was where we went many, many moons ago. Must return!

So happy for you and your friends to have such special times together! :-)

Don

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MSLZZY 5/7/2013 1:56PM

    What fun and catching up on old times-fantastic. You'll be making that trip again, I just know it!

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DEE107 5/7/2013 12:22AM

    look so nice glad you enjoy your time with your friends

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GRAMMYEAC 5/6/2013 9:21PM

    Ahhh! The gorgeous Maine coast!! How awesome to share it with best friends!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/6/2013 5:05PM

    The end of a trip is always bitter sweet. Glad you had a great time.

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KLWALDON 5/6/2013 3:34PM

    So cool! I love that you all do that!

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YELLOW09RED 5/6/2013 1:51PM

    Hi Val,
I so happy for you to have been with all of the ladies. Memories!
I really love the pictures too.
Hugs & smiles
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IMAVISION 5/6/2013 1:43PM

    Maine is my favorite spot on planet Earth. I was blessed to live in Northern Maine for five years as a youngster & Southern Maine for six years as an adult.

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God bless!

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GABY1948 5/6/2013 1:28PM

    The end of a trip always brings sweet sorrow. So glad you had a good time!

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WILLOW49 5/6/2013 1:20PM

    Beautiful sunrise! You made lots of memories there, I'm sure, and I know you will return!

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CATLADY52 5/6/2013 11:56AM

    You had a beautiful sunrise. I can understand how you want to return. emoticon It sure looks like you and your gang could have some fun!

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PMFISH 5/6/2013 11:53AM

    Thanks for sharing your visit. Maine is one of the states that I have never traveled, so it is great that you share. Making memories!

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LINDAKAY228 5/6/2013 11:50AM

    Beautiful sunrise! Glad you had such a great time. Sorry you had to leave. It's hard to leave when you are having a great time and enjoying friends and the area. But that's what makes times like those so special, because they don't happen all the time. HOpe you get to go back soon!

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