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"weebles wobble, but we don't fall down"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I was answering a comment on my previous blog - It's All or Nothing - - - NOT!
when I thought of the phrase from the '70's - Weebles wobble, but we don't fall down!

It just seems so appropriate. We Sparkers struggle - but we don't quit!!

We have a "less than optimal" day sometimes, but we don't give up!

It's ok to wobble - life is wobbly! I'm going to be like the Weebles - I know I am going to wobble but I am not going to fall down (on myself)! I am not going to give up on myself.

Let's all be Weebles together!

We can hold each other up to keep us from falling down! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SOUVIE 3/3/2011 5:06AM

    Thank you

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TUDI4480 2/17/2011 11:11PM

    Hey Linda, Thanks so much for stopping by my blogs and leaving comments. I really appreciate your support and I love sharing the Walk to Rivendell with you.

As to the fire-walking, it was a great experience and learning tool in understanding that even seemingly immutable laws of nature are not always true in every circumstance. In other words, we know to our core that "Fire Burns!" Except...when it doesn't. It was a great lesson, that I don't always remember. Even something that seems impossible...isn't. This is something that I don't always remember, but, thanks to Sparkpeople like you I get the message loud and clear. Every day is a new beginning. And, no matter what, Nothing Is Impossible!!!

BTW-I'm a weeble too!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/16/2011 10:07PM

    Great -- absolutely great -- Blog, Linda!! Of course, I voted for it. It should become a classic! You fellow weeble, Marsha

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/15/2011 9:28PM

    Excellent blog! I agree... we ALL need to be Weebles! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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GRALLEN 2/15/2011 9:15PM

    Reading the blog and loving the blog. Good idea.

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GWENAEL 2/14/2011 7:10PM

  I absolutely loved this blog! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 2/14/2011 5:31PM

    Yeah! I"m with you! I've used the analogy of how I'm like a Weeble before and always get chuckles! But I'm with you! If you wobble too far, I"ll try to catch you and hope you'll do the same for me!! Wobble, wobble, wobble!!!

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POOLPARTY0611 2/14/2011 11:54AM

    This is cute! Great idea! :)

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MOMGABE 2/14/2011 8:40AM

    Great blog! You reminded me that I may stumble on this journey but I won't quit. Thanks for sharing. emoticon Donna

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SUNNY2DAY2 2/14/2011 7:51AM

    So cute. love the blog. emoticon emoticon

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HEARTANDMUSIC 2/13/2011 10:14PM

    So cute! Your blog has made me smile today. A really big smile!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/13/2011 10:11PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/13/2011 10:08PM

    Once again, you hit the nail right on the head. Great blog...I voted for it.

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JHADZHIA 2/13/2011 7:52PM

    Never heard of this character, but its very appropriate!
Thanks for sharing! Learn something new on Spark People every day :)
Enjoy your evening!

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REBECCAMA 2/13/2011 7:13PM

  The Weebles are such classic toys! I love that you brought them into the Spark-verse today. :0)

And great graphics too!!!

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DESTINYE 2/13/2011 7:12PM

    Some days I am very weebly!

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MARTY19 2/13/2011 7:06PM

    I've been calling myself a weeble for years. It certainly fits me.

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MEADSBAY 2/13/2011 6:23PM

    Okeedokeee!
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SUSIEWHITE1109 2/13/2011 6:17PM

    Love this!! I just wrote a blog about falling down and getting back up!! I think the Weebles wobbling is an even better way to tell the story! Thanks for sharing!
Susie

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It's All or Nothing - - - NOT!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I was reading blogs when this thought occurred to me and I wanted to share it.

How often does this thought occur - it's all or nothing! It's a self-defeating thought.

This past week had me going way over the top on the day I had to take Pop to Jackson - a 90 mile drive and then turn around and take him to Hattiesburg - about 120 miles from Jackson - and then go shopping and come home to fix lunch, another 25 miles of driving.

For the first time in months I had a chocolate urge and yes, I fed it. So what! This was only one day out of my life. I calculated about 600 calories in "fun" bars. I gained one pound the next day.

I got back on track and lost the temporary gain. Life goes on.

It is NOT all or nothing - it is life and I determine how fun it will be. I continue to look for the fun in my journey and enjoy it.

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AMBUSH0908 2/15/2011 7:37AM

    I agree. All or nothing could be setting yourself up for failure.

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JHADZHIA 2/13/2011 7:55PM

    I see nothing wrong with the treat -you probably needed a pick up after all that driving.
Sparks gives the 80/20 rule. As long as you follow a healthy lifestyle 80% of the time, you are a success. Way less pressure, because we are all human and simply can't be on it 24/7!
Here is to the 80%'s!!

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POOLPARTY0611 2/13/2011 11:49AM

    I am definitely all or nothing in every situation... your idea shocks me! I like it, though. It's something we should all practice. :D

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SOPHIADARE 2/13/2011 10:47AM

    Three cheers for you for being there and HELPING your dad, even when it's hard.
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Good for you, also, for giving yourself some slack when you needed it: it was clearly a bear of a day!

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Not everybody has the sense to take care of the self that they are when that's needed. Good for you that you do have that sense. I think it's really AWESOME-- I mean totally

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that you have that much sense!

For that, you get a blue ribbon and a gold trophy, too!
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JENIFIREHARP 2/12/2011 10:01PM

    Totally agree!!!

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MEADSBAY 2/12/2011 9:42PM

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MARTY19 2/12/2011 2:36PM

    You have a realistic appreach to this jouney. It is NOT all or nothing. It is finding the balance that works for you. You give hope to so many.

Bless you,
Marty

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/12/2011 1:44PM

    I like the way you think. You always encourage us.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/12/2011 9:57AM

    Excellent blog & advice. I need to take this to heart. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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DESTINYE 2/12/2011 9:13AM

    Very true! Balance is key!

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BEYOURBEST1 2/12/2011 8:58AM

    You have the right attitude. The "all or nothing" idea needs to be dumped.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/12/2011 8:42AM

    You're right....it's really about balance and there will be swings in one direction or another along the way.

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Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)


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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 2/15/2011 12:31PM

    Those look like MINE,

But don't smell like mine, : -)

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GRALLEN 2/10/2011 9:33PM

    HaHa very good.

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EDUCGRAD 2/9/2011 8:16PM

    too cute,hoping we don't get any snow tonight

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GWENAEL 2/8/2011 11:13AM

  Hilarious!

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MEADSBAY 2/7/2011 9:26PM

    Quit rubbing it in!
We're getting MORE tonight.
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MERRY40 2/7/2011 7:16PM

    Cute!
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BEYOURBEST1 2/7/2011 6:20PM

    That's cute.

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MRE1956 2/7/2011 1:59PM

    It never ends, does it?

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MARTY19 2/7/2011 1:56PM

    emoticon I needed this today. Thanks

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THEWINNER33 2/7/2011 1:49PM

    emoticon emoticon from Connecticut where NO more snow would be great. Having roof cleared as we speak. Marcia

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HEARTANDMUSIC 2/7/2011 1:22PM

    cute!!

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SOPHIADARE 2/7/2011 1:09PM

    LOL!

New take on snow people: I LOVE it!!!

Totally creative and out of the box!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/7/2011 12:20PM

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JENIFIREHARP 2/7/2011 11:41AM

    Funny!

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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 11:36AM

    That is great!

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BIGOLEDIVA 2/7/2011 11:34AM

    LOL- Loved it!

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Leave it to New Yorkers!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011



Now go to the website to read the comments!

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/3
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klyn-1-p-m/comment-page-1/#comment-863459


Too funny! The picture is cute, the comments are too funny!!

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Oh No! 2 more feet of snow! (from last year)

  
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LOPEYP 2/11/2011 6:10AM

    I saw the 2 feet photo during the week that we got 2 feet of snow in one storm. It did make me smile... until I looked out my own window. emoticon

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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 10:39AM

    That is great!

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GRALLEN 2/6/2011 6:31PM

    Very cool!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/6/2011 1:14PM

    Very cute. Thanks for sharing my friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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MEADSBAY 2/5/2011 10:45PM

    hahahaha!
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MRE1956 2/5/2011 6:29PM

    Yep, ya sure gotta hand it to those New Yorkers!

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DEE797 2/5/2011 6:12PM

    That is too funny. Thanks for sharing. I'm orginally from Long Island, NY.

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HEARTANDMUSIC 2/5/2011 3:51PM

    too funny!

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MARTY19 2/5/2011 2:32PM

    Your blogs always make me smile. You find some really cute stuff.

Love you,
Marty

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LIBBYFITZ 2/5/2011 1:41PM

    emoticonI sent it over to my FB account!

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CAPECODDOGFISH 2/5/2011 12:52PM

    Makes me glad I'm FROM New York lol emoticon

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Amelia

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/5/2011 11:29AM

    emoticon "Get a room", indeed, for the two sparring commenters! Thanks for sharing!

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ANNIEONLI 2/5/2011 11:18AM

    Very very funny!

I liked the comment "wait until the snow melts and they find a dead guy under there" - I know, I have a sick sense of humor! LOL

Only in NYC!!
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Garage Doors - I love them! Another email today!

Friday, February 04, 2011

GARAGE DOOR

Are you fed up looking daily at your boring garage door?
Just stick a new decal on your door!
You should see the looks on the faces of your neighbors ...!



Make an impression on your neighbors !
The German company " Style your Garage " makes posters for your garage door.
Prices vary from $199 to $399 for a double door! Everything included!


















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** I really like the 2nd one too! How'd they do that?! emoticon emoticon

  
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DESTINYE 2/7/2011 10:40AM

    I want the horse!

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WATERMELLEN 2/6/2011 1:19PM

    These are so great!!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/6/2011 10:48AM

    How fun!!!

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JLWOF1 2/5/2011 8:58AM

    Makes me want a garage door! Thanks for sharing!

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GOODBYEHORSES 2/5/2011 7:00AM

    emoticon I like the second one the best. People would be so confused as to how in the heck you got that HUGE truck into your garage sideways.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/5/2011 6:58AM

    emoticon What a great idea! I loved all the animal ones the best, but all were great!

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BEYOURBEST1 2/5/2011 6:09AM

    I love them!


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FIT-AT-50 2/5/2011 1:03AM

    I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. My husband is out of town this weekend, and I really hope that I remember to share the photos with him when he returns.

Have a good one!
Diane

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MERRY40 2/4/2011 9:56PM

    These are hilarious! I would love to see one of these in person! Thanks for sharing, Linda!
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LOPEYP 2/4/2011 8:26PM

    Neat idea.

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MEADSBAY 2/4/2011 8:24PM

    How cool!
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MARTY19 2/4/2011 8:17PM

    These are fabulous. I laughed myself sick. Thank you so much.

Love you
Marty

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KAREN42BOYS 2/4/2011 8:06PM

    oh that is a crack up! what wonderfully creative people to think that up!

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WALKWITME 2/4/2011 7:33PM

    I want what she having....lol

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I want them all!

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