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Walking in the Rain

Saturday, February 06, 2010

There's nothing like walking in the rain. Maybe because San Diego gets so little, but to me, it feels and sounds magical. The negative ions feed my soul. And walking is the best stress reliever I know. It's my fix for everything. Just got in and doing it again later today.

My Prince Harry is better today. Not 100 percent, but better is good. Thanks to all who sent their best wishes. Very much appreciated.

Got a free ticket to the symphony tomorrow. Hooray, hooray for me. (smiling) Love all kinds of music.

Wishing everyone a fun, happy weekend.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/7/2010 9:07AM

    have a great time at the concert glad you cat is doing better. i love to walk my troubles away too. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/7/2010 1:26AM

    Rain ah what a magical dream here it is bloody well snowing again .....Of course you know rain is my natural habitat it brings to mind a 1972 song by Love Unlimited "walking in the Rain with the One I love" Of course most rain walking I do know is done with the dog as my husband doesn't believe he is drip dry or he whines that he gets enough rain when he is on manoeuvres so the dog being a spaniel at least likes the water!
Enjoy the symphony !So glad Prince Harry is on the mend!

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SKYEFYR 2/6/2010 7:41PM

  Glad Harry is continuing to improve!

Rain? Geeze, we got over a foot of snow here. (I think it was 18 inches as the final total. Sure you don't miss NJ???)

Enjoy the rain, enjoy your walk, and enjoy the symphony tomorrow! Happy early birthday!!!

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JCORYCMA 2/6/2010 6:13PM

    I'm so glad your kitty is on the mend! My Max gets a little eye trouble now and then but he is such a stinker about the eyedrops! Enjoy the symphony!
Joanne emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 2/6/2010 4:37PM

    Tap dancing in the gutters??

Glad to hear your good news!

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THEADMIRAL 2/6/2010 4:01PM

    I'm so glad to read that Prince Harry is better! I used to completely stress out when my kitty cats were ill (my friends thought I was a little weird, but they were my babies!). Hopefully you'll be able to fully enjoy your Annual Natal Celebration on Monday now that he's on the mend.

How cool to have a free ticket to the symphony! Awesome! Enjoy the experience! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/6/2010 2:37PM

    I hope you were singing too! emoticon Enjoy your musicfest tomorrow..Hugs

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JLITT62 2/6/2010 1:50PM

    I don't mind walking in the rain, but the dogs really loathe it. They're better about walking in the snow, as long as it isn't slushy on the ground. Picky little guys.

Enjoy your concert!

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LISANANCY 2/6/2010 1:48PM

    Don't you just love a happy ending. Glad little Prince Harry is doing better emoticon

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KALATHIA 2/6/2010 1:44PM

    Sounds like you're having the perfect day! Hooray!!!

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The Up Side to a Stressful Situation

Friday, February 05, 2010

Okay, brought my Harry into the vet this morning. She's a great doc who does not try to up-sell and guilt you. He's got a corneal ulcer which is common for this breed of cat. He's got antibiotic eyedrops and I should see improvement soon. In fact, I already have. He's decided to eat and drink again, so I am elated. However, I've been up all night with him and he's not dozing off yet.

Stressed over his health and the impending vet bill, I realized that there is a great benefit in all this...


Monday is my b'day and I'd thought I'd have a nice weekend. Instead, I'll be closely watching his progress and that in itself is a great present - better health. However, I do hope it's just this basic infection and not something bigger and nastier waiting in the wings. These boys are so fragile.

Hope all are having a good day, and wishing you a fun weekend.

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SKYEFYR 2/6/2010 7:39PM

  So glad to hear your furbaby is feeling better and it's something so easily fixable! And I'll keep my fingers crossed that it really is that simple.

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IZZYBEBOP 2/6/2010 9:26AM

    I'm glad you took him in and he has medicine now.

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MARTY19 2/6/2010 7:26AM

    Cars are fragile and we don't realize it because they always seem so confident and self-sufficient. I miss my 2 cats and am thinking about getting a new one.


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JLITT62 2/6/2010 5:26AM

    Here's more healing vibes so that you may still enjoy your birthday (I'm going to have to try to remember, but if not, a pre-happy birthday. We share the same birthday week.


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HICALGAL 2/6/2010 2:30AM

    at least he's eating and drinking so that's a good sign. take care of yourself and get some rest... emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/5/2010 9:14PM

    hope harrry is better soon so you can rest and eat healthy again. have a happy birthday full of smiles and laughs. emoticon

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JCORYCMA 2/5/2010 7:26PM

    I'll be thinking about your kitty this weekend! He's got at least 8 lives left I bet!
Joanne emoticon

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LADYNETTIE 2/5/2010 7:07PM

    Your kitties are so precious. My thoughts are with you that his little eye gets well.

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RICH530 2/5/2010 6:51PM

    My thoughts will be with you!! i hope he is fine soon!!
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LISANANCY 2/5/2010 5:54PM

    Hey, lots of good news and a birthday. I think this will add up to a great weekend. Hope you get some rest emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/5/2010 5:41PM

    Thank heavens ,I have been waiting anxiously for news ! It sounds like he will be reigning over his kingdom quite happily soon! I will be keeping my fingers crossed but if Prince Harry is anything like most pets he knows how to wrap you around his paw and a little illness can bring on much extra attention so it is worth playing to the max ! All will be well you deserve a great birthday present! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/5/2010 5:36PM

    Hope that's all it is too..thoughts and prayers . Hugs

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When Your Pet is Sick, The World Goes Sideways

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Well, my Prince Harry has an eye closed. I've researched what to do and have been treating it tenderly. But will probably have to take him to the vet tomorrow. Honestly, this is not a good time for vet bills. On top of everything else, a pet that doesn't feel well is the pits. Love these boys.

Hope all have a good evening.

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JCORYCMA 2/5/2010 7:29PM

    I had a dog that had a chronic illness once and I spent a fortune on him. Many people said I was foolish, but your pets are family. I had the vets cell phone number - that's how often I had to call him :) Got my cats now and I'd do the same for them...
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SKYEFYR 2/5/2010 4:25PM

  Wish I had seen this yesterday. If you think he might have pink eye, an easy fix is a teabag. Soak it in hot water for a few minutes and hold it on is eye. He won't like it, but the tea will draw out the infection.

Hope he's feeling better soon!

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ROBNDOM 2/5/2010 12:50PM

    Prayers for Prince Harry. Our fur babies are so important to us. When they hurt, we hurt.

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IZZYBEBOP 2/5/2010 9:52AM

    I so hope Harry feels better. I know what you mean, they're like our kids. BeBop threw up yesterday, and all day we were watching him. Losing Gidget was SO hard on me, and I know that eventually that time will come, but it just brings back all the fears.

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RICH530 2/5/2010 7:10AM

    Sending positive thoughts to you and Prince Harry!! I hope all is well with both of you!!
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EVIE_M 2/5/2010 6:33AM

  I hope that Harry feels better soon. My world turns upside down when one of my fur babies is sick.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/5/2010 4:59AM

    Hope everything is baby is my best bud

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JLITT62 2/5/2010 4:58AM

    Sending healing vibes your way. I hope you're able to avoid the vet, or that it's easily (and inexpensively) treatable.

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LISANANCY 2/4/2010 10:27PM

    They can not tell you how they feel, that's awful emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/4/2010 10:01PM

    Oh I do hope it is something simple.I know how it feels when a beloved pet needs care and vet bills can be out of this world but sometimes you go in and it is next door to nothing to fix!I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and True will cross her paws for Prince Harry too!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/4/2010 8:18PM

    hope your dog price harry is well soon hugs for you both emoticon

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KALATHIA 2/4/2010 7:55PM

    Hope Prince Harry feels better soon.

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The Rainbow in My Room

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

For background info, and sparing readers redundancy, please read yesterday's blog.

I just set up the Rainbow in My Room and closed myself in the darkness of the bathroom to test it, then the laundry room. It is soooo pretty and will be a blast when night falls and I hit the rack.

But the best birthday present of all that I've given myself is when I started this healthy lifestyle change in October '08. Also, the gift of finding and sticking with SP since January 09. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

And really enjoy my SPfriends. Thanks to all for your warmth, kindness, advice, support and whatever else you provide. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Have a fun day.

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SKYEFYR 2/5/2010 4:33PM

  Okay, I get the moon, but what exactly is the rainbow???

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/3/2010 11:16PM

    The rainbow in your room sounds gorgeous .I think our Spark friends are little rays of sunshine real glimmers of light sparkling in our lives!Thank you for brightening my days!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/3/2010 8:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/3/2010 6:41PM

    Oh that's funny after I read your blog I had already looked it up and it showed on amazon and I was going to ask about the rainbow cause you can get both as a package..SOLD now I just need to wait for payday next friday..could definitely use little piece of heaven LOL emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/3/2010 5:44PM

    LisaNancy, that's exactly how it feels!

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LISANANCY 2/3/2010 5:43PM

    A rainbow in your room, sounds like a little bit of heaven. emoticon

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The Moon In My Room

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Over the past two years, I have lost seven loved ones (friends and family members) and have 3 others how are in Stage 4. The sadness and grief tidal waved me and has caused major changes in my personality and life even though I've worked hard to reverse them.

I make my living through my creativity and that was one of the changes. My creative self seems to have left town, as has my motivation. Not a good thing for a solo earner in a high cost of living city.

Since I have always been a fun-loving, laughing kind of gal, I've decided to return to the fun things in life. Maybe at some point, if I have enough fun (along with other therapeutic things I'm doing), the creative, laughing part of me will return.

My b'day is next week and I feel that age is irrelevant. That is, I do not give any power to the negative stereotype of aging that our society loves to do. Have always lived this way, and swore early in life that I would always do what I want regardless of chronology.

With that said, one of my b'day gifts arrived yesterday. The Moon in My Room. It is the moon and lights up to all phases. It's a blast and I'm having fun with it already. Puts my mind on this creative, cosmic track instead of the same old feeling the blues since my heart is broken from so much loss. Honestly, it is wonderful having the moon with me and lighting up my night and early morning.

Tomorrow I will set up the Rainbow in My Room. Yes, there is more to come after these. I am also going to start stargazing and expecting a beginner's telescope any day now.

Have a wonderful day, SPfriends.

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SKYEFYR 2/5/2010 4:30PM

  That sounds so cool and like so much fun!

Got boychild a telescope last year and really am hoping to start using it with him this summer. (Now off to read about your rainbow!)

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HICALGAL 2/4/2010 6:06AM

    that's wonderful...we should never let our age determine how we should act or live, but by that inner glow that inspires us to live, laugh, love and find joy in whatever suits our fancy. emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 2/3/2010 12:47PM

    First off I'm soooooooo P.Off I'm not getting your blogs and don't usually go scanning so I have some catching up to do...I have to check this moon in the room thing..sounds awesome. Lastly I'm so sorry you have faced so much lost I know he can't be an easy thing to go through. I'll keep you in my thought and prayers. emoticon

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    I'm excited about that moon in the room...sounds fantastic! Sometimes the "creative" side of me works a lot better when I'm not thinking about it. So I'm glad you are returning to fun, stargazing, etc. I'm sorry for your losses, it seems that you've taken care of yourself through all of it. One day at a time.
It's always good to read your blogs. You express yourself well.

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ZUZUBEE 2/3/2010 7:58AM

    The moon sounds wonderful! You continue to move forward and try new things. It may take some time, but the creativity, laughter and fun will return! For everything there is a season.... Hang in there!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/3/2010 1:13AM

    A creative block is brutal but I am sure your creativity will return to you. I have an astronomy programme on the computer and we have a telescope here (strangely enough if you read my tonight's blog you will understand why I only actually venture outside to use it in summer !Otherwise I might never blog again being frozen to the telescope and at the mercy of the wolves and coyotes looking for midnight snacks!)We really do have alot in common I have stars in my room , no moon though but I can see a potential addition !Age is just a number .You can overcome anything .I see amazing fortitude in you!

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TEDDYTEDDY 2/2/2010 8:43PM

    The moon in your room sounds very soothing and wonderful. And a rainbow in your room? Are these something you can buy and set up or did you create them? They sound absolutely wonderful.

I have had a lot of losses in the past few years but they are mostly in terms of big changes in my life and not the death of anyone close. There has been a lot of sickness personally and with members of my family. The last death was my sister about 3 years ago and of course that brought back memories of the other people who died earlier in my life including my father (before I was born), my mother (29 years ago), my sister 28 years ago, my favorite aunt (27 years ago). (Dates approximate.)

Grief can be overwhelming but as someone once said, life must go on. I have never read up on or gone to grief counseling but maybe that is something that would help you since you seem to have had an awful lot of people move on, but you are still here and you need to live. I often think of my father and my favorite aunt as being angels in my life cheering me on when things are difficult and I think they want me to enjoy my life instead of being consumed with my loss of them in this life.

Thanks just a few thoughts I had as I read your blog today.


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ALEXSGIRL1 2/2/2010 7:16PM

    happy birthday how ever old you are. sorry for all the heartache you seem to be handling it well. like the moon stargazing idea. remember half the world is night.your creativity will be back soon. emoticon

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LISANANCY 2/2/2010 4:20PM

    How absolutely awful to have to deal with so much pain. You mentioned that you are creative. Is there a way to show your sorrow and growth to others that may be feeling like the world has come to an end. The loss of a loved one is more than most people can handle. It would be interesting if you could combine your emotional growth into something that could help others. If you do jewellery, it could even be adding a star and giving the piece a name to reflect growth and love. The grief process takes years. Just a thought. Good for you the Moon sounds wonderful. emoticon

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KAICOR 2/2/2010 9:49AM

    Your blog was beautiful, and although it seems that there is no room in your life for the good, you are already starting to accept it through these wonderful gifts. Remember the wonderful memories you have.

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