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Carpe Diem

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I did NOTHING productive today.

My hubby kept me company while I hooped the worries away. We just sat out and enjoyed the warmth and sunshine.

It was 23C (translates into Summer Weather) and since there was no rain or pending snow I seized the day.

It was like a dream.

You know when you think, "If this is my last day to walk this earth am I doin' something worthy of my last breaths?"

I think that most days and that my friends is why the laundry from Monday is still unsorted in the basket.

Life is too short.

Waaay too short to have regrets.

So, I have a list...kinda like a bucket list, but, more like a Last Breath List.

Sure I have a Bucket List. It's kinda sketchy, but, it plays out (in no particular order):

* A cruise with my husband. I am PETRIFIED of being on the water and not seeing land. My husband grew up taking many vacations a year and when he married me and we welcomed babies #1,2,3,4, and 5, vacations resembles more of an oasis than a reality. I would LOVE to get myself sorted out and take him on one while I can still rock a bikini.
or afford plastic surgery at 90 so that I can look 40. meh...he'll be blind by then (and so will I).

* Own a gallery/bookstore [Studio]. I'd feature local artisans and serve a lot of coffee. I'd love to have it as a place to give art lessons. nuff said.

* Have our own family band. I'm settling for our Five Star status on our Beatles Rock Band.

* Be certified...not to be confused with 'certifiable' a Hoop Instructor.

Anyway...there's more for the bucket list (like a TAN!), but, I just had a fabulous day.

My Last Breath List:

*My husband knows I love him.
*My children know they are loved.
*I played...
I hooped for 6 hours after a 7k walk.
Then, I just sprawled out on the trampoline and watched the clouds roll by.

I felt like I was celebrating creation.

Carpe Diem.

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WILDASTER 10/28/2012 6:42PM

    It sounds like a great day to me!

By the way my 9 year old son likes your background picture, he said COOOL! His sister said gross so I guess it was perfect.

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_JODI404 10/28/2012 6:33PM

    What an awesome day you had!!

Liz, You would be an amazing, awesome hoop instructor. Seriously.... you should GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That right there is your perfect part time job!!

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/26/2012 9:58PM

    Awesome!! love you xoxo

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OPTIMIST1948 10/26/2012 4:28PM

    I keep thinking I should have a bucket list, but I dont. Maybe someday befroe I die, I'll make one.

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/26/2012 3:46AM

    It sounds perfect!

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NANHBH 10/25/2012 10:52PM

    WOW, what a day you had!
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RUNNERRACHEL 10/25/2012 10:20PM

    Beautiful! Love that you seized the day!! Your list sounds awesome.


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POINDEXTRA 10/25/2012 9:41PM

    Ahh - I need one of those days!

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MOSTMOM1 10/25/2012 9:29PM

    These are the days that matter the most.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 10/25/2012 9:12PM

    Loved your blog and the images it created. And what a lovely picture to at the top to set the mood. You've made my night (late getting on spark), cuz now I am going to go to bed with some really good thoughts floating about in the blue sky and fluffy clouds of my much soothed mind.
Bravo for a glorious day!

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MNOT2THICK 10/25/2012 8:57PM

    Just reading about your day relaxed me. Seize away woman emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/25/2012 8:44PM

    What a wonderful day. I grab a hold of your challenge and hooped a little tis afternoon also. emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 10/25/2012 8:44PM

    WONDERFUL!!! :)

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SPARKLINGME176 10/25/2012 8:08PM

    Sometimes we just have to stop & be ourselves! Breath in the day! I love this blog! (Didn't like hearing you think you will be blind by the time you are 90. Guess what I know A LOT of 90 yrs. olds & they are doing GREAT!!!!!! Just saying....
PS happy almost B'Day!

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Copy Cat

Friday, October 19, 2012

My glasses, the quote...hey, Peeps it means you influence me...take it as flattery.

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NANHBH 10/25/2012 10:49PM

    LOL! Love the way you wink over the new glasses. Looking good!

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OPTIMIST1948 10/24/2012 8:23AM

    Love the new glasses. (And I never remember tidying after babysitting, but I didnt let the kids make a gigantic mess either.)

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SPARKLINGME176 10/22/2012 3:45PM

    My computer is not reading videos today? Sorry

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MNOT2THICK 10/22/2012 11:29AM

    Oooooooooooh, love the new glasses. They are adorable and look great on you.

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/22/2012 10:03AM

    I'm happy you have new glasses, its about time, lol :D and you look marvellous Darling :D And FYI, not everyone in the world was like us and watched Adventures in Babysitting a million times, lol, it was a great movie though, lol (actually bought it at HMV for $5 on DVD :D ) Love you :D

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TEXASFILLY 10/21/2012 3:01PM

    Love yore snazzy specs, dear heart. You make 'em look FAB~ulous! *Hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 10/20/2012 11:22PM

    You know me I love glasses! I have been wearing them since I was 4 years old, and I would not be Shassy without them!!! LOL!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/20/2012 2:49PM crack me up!
I love the glasses and they didn't notice? Hmm...
I guess it can be viewed as a good thing since they look so nice on you!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/20/2012 11:46AM

    Love the new glasses. You are so chic! emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/19/2012 10:37PM

    The glasses look great!

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/19/2012 8:48PM

    I do love the glasses. I am so done with contacts. They just aren't comfortable nor do they give me the vision glasses do. I will still pop in the contacts for special occasions (when I don't have to read!) but most of the time it will be glasses and eventually eye surgery.

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_JODI404 10/19/2012 8:45PM

    Love the new glasses! You look great. Have a fabulous weekend!

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NLH4444 10/19/2012 8:23PM

    I adore your glasses!

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MOSTMOM1 10/19/2012 5:44PM

    Wait, they didn't notice that you were wearing glasses??? I mean, I can sorta understand Gigantor, but Duchess??
Aww, so short.
I love the glasses. You look fab!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/19/2012 5:29PM

    Love the glasses. You sound really peppy today. I need some of it. Can you bottle it and send some to Texas? emoticon If not I'll just watch the video again and get my one minute fix. emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/19/2012 5:16PM

    I LIKEY!!! They look very sexxay on you!

Have a FUNTASTIC weekend... emoticon

Oh..and...yes, I am very flattered...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Out of the mouths of babes
(Yes, I realize it needed spelling corrections - enjoy anyway.)

P.S. Happy 50 Years plus One Day Anniversary of the patent of the HULA HOOP!!!!

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TXCROCHETQUEEN 10/28/2012 12:31PM

    SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!! emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 10/22/2012 11:31AM

    I simply adore the way your mind works. Please, clone it and send me a copy. Truly adorable in a wicked way.

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TEXASFILLY 10/21/2012 2:55PM

    Awww~ your li'l Princess is absolutely adorable, Liz~ xoxoxoxo all around. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 10/19/2012 12:25PM

    I appreciate your dementia - thanks for sharing

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/19/2012 12:08PM

    This is hysterical. You seriously make the BEST videos.

Is this on your FB page too? I want to "share" it. It's a hoot!


"Illiteracy" - LOL!

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/19/2012 4:54AM

    She'll love that in a few years. Cute!

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MOSTMOM1 10/18/2012 10:14PM

    All the cool kids do illiteracy.

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SHASSYSUE2 10/18/2012 3:53PM

    So adorable!!!!

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SANDERSON83 10/18/2012 12:25PM

    OMG I almost fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard. I love kids!

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/17/2012 11:47PM

    LOL, LOVE :D

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LOSING30TOWIN 10/17/2012 6:33PM

    She is adorable! It must be so much fun being her Mom.

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NANHBH 10/17/2012 6:16PM

    Precious! She is just as cute as a bug! I wanna squeeze her!

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HA_MONICA83 10/17/2012 3:35PM

    that is sooo cute! made me smile! :) thanks for sharing. Good job with the video :)

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MIBELLALUNA 10/17/2012 1:58PM

    ROFLMAO!!! I LOVE IT!!!! SHe is adorable and I LOVE her little attitude! I would have fun playing with her! Hey Mom, I WROTE it but I don't know what it says, DUH...I'm a kid! TOOO DARN CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/17/2012 1:42PM

    She is precious.

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_JODI404 10/17/2012 11:30AM

    Adorable!!!! Such a cutie she is!! emoticon

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Princess Hooping
Vlog Visit ~ just a "Hi!" 'ish'

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MNOT2THICK 10/22/2012 11:44AM

    Kitchen looks good. You wore out your lifts from that 5K. Love the boots and now 3 pairs of high heel black boots, awesome. Why are you so white??? emoticon Dry eyes also gets irritated from excessive TV, computer time. emoticon . Go On Princess!!!. I think the perfume is aromatherapy for hooping. emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 10/18/2012 10:28PM

    Nice moves, Gigantor!! The wedding flash mob is gonna be AWESOME!!!
Gonna make this quick.
heh heh
Let me just say this--hobbits NEVER have to rearrange rooms because they bash their heads on lamps. There is a slight possibility that our grandchildren will get the recessive hobbit gene, so I'm trying to make sure that you see the upsides of hobbitness. Just in case.
Time for new sneaks! But I really don't think Liz can have too many black boots, so that works too.
Oh, so you don't encourage your friends? IS that what you're saying? Fine!
Ugh, fire eyes do NOT sound like fun. I agree. They need a more dramatic name. Optisandpaperitis
Hey, porcelain skin used to be a sign of aristocracy. Embrace the pale!
THE POINT!! You made it! Woohoo!!! Good for you! I don't always make it there, so I'm always happy when other people do.
Holy mackerel!!! Baby girl is hooping with some mighty big hoops! You GO girl!!!

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/18/2012 7:56PM

    Hey Girll~
Sorry. I'm a little behind on your vlogs. Just watched this one and still haven't seen the other one yet.

Yay! I'm so glad you got black glasses. Can't wait to see them.

Love u! emoticon

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SANDERSON83 10/18/2012 12:23PM

    Girl...get yourself some new shoes! LOL. Best line ever "holy long vlog." LOL you crack me up every time. girl has gotz some moves! yay!

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/17/2012 1:09AM

    She rocked that hoop :D
I say work at Timmies, you can drink Coffee all day :D
Love you

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MIBELLALUNA 10/16/2012 9:00AM

    Girl, you need to save up or as for Xmas the Cole Haan Nike AIr high heeled boots. I'm so surprised they so far so good. Really comfy and the company will resole or completely 'refurb' them (for a cost of course) anytime they get beat up!! :))

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CURVYELVIESAYS 10/16/2012 12:04AM

    emoticon I loved the vlog. You were superb my friend.

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MOSTMOM1 10/15/2012 10:54PM

    Wah, can't watch until I get home. :(

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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/15/2012 7:05PM

    Teeny~I rearrange everything and giggle when people trip over it. I'm mean like that. Muhahaha... Thanks for stopping by, Girl Crush. emoticon

Nan~ *My calves are fine...the soles on these boots feel like hiker shoes. Maybe they'll be yelling at me tomorrow though.
*I'll be keeping an 'eye' out for those drops. Walmart is my favourite 'One-stop-shop' and I'm almost out of these ones. My eyes have been drinking them. Thank you for the link...I wonder if the reason the Visine ones didn't work was a preservative issue with them...
*Modelling: I did runway hair modelling (my song was Right Said Fred's, "I'm too sexy". I did portrait posing for a pencil artist (I was clothed). Later I was asked to do nude, but, my hubby thinks ahead...he was concerned there'd be awkwardness when my kids were older and saw their mommy posed nekked for someone. It was a group of lady artists, but, none-the-less logic won.
*My Princess takes after's actually quite eerie.
Thank you for visiting, Nan.

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NANHBH 10/15/2012 6:16PM

    Hey, Liz,

Us tall people need those light fixtures raised!

You need new shoes, Girl! Oh, NO, you didn't do a 5K in those boots! You DID! Oh, no. How are your calves today?

I love your side bar comments! I have dry eyes, too. The only thing that I get relief with is GenTeal Eye Gel. I'm allergic to all the other eye drops due to the preservative in them. The GenTeal gel doesn't have the preservative in it, but all the other GenTeal products do have preservative. I don't know if you can get it in your area. Here's a link for it at Walmart -

I can believe that you were a model - for an artist, huh? With clothes?

Love it that Princess wants to smell pretty when she hoops!

Your life ROCKS!

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/15/2012 5:13PM

    Congrats on re-arranging the kitchen! I love doing that!


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

ďYes, Mam!Ē
Is she breathing?!
Seriously, you don't know?! Move over!




For months I've been feeling like I'm an apparition hovering over myself in the emergency room of life. I'm my own Gaurdian Angel and I work myself insane to keep it all afloat let alone alive.
Flatlining is my career of late. I experienced episodes as I was battling to rid myself f excess, but, Maintaining feels like the end.

[Please take this next portion in the context of illustration itís meant. Iím not trying to hurt or sadden, just work through this puzzle of life.]
My Dad will be gone 13 years this December. His birthday is the 17th of October. I usually spend October in a blur and just write-it-off. I donít even bother to try to Fight the Funk. I just zone out and coast until my birthday and when November hits spend a couple of weeks regretting wasted time, but, for the most part I just hide.
I choose to flatline.
Usually I avoid flatlinging at all costs and warrior my way through it with the strength of 20 men.
ďNo way in hell will THIS woman give up!Ē
Then there are times I just decide to stop fighting for me and ignore my distress.
Itís just too much that I canít fix.
- Marshmallow still speaks like the Swedish Chef, if I were a better Mommy Iíd sit with him nightly.
- Tank is 8 going on 9 and is a severe remedial reader, If I were a better Mommy Iíd sit with him nightly.
- Duchess would flourish if I was consistent. If I were a better Mommy Iíd sit with her.
- Gigantor is so independent and all he wants is for us to sit and watch a show. If I were a better Mommy Iíd do this nightly.
- My husband has ridden this same insane rollercoaster and never left me. It has been brutal. I have tried to bail on numerous occasions and itís my own d@ng ride!
- My Mom stopped calling me. I never have time to pick up. If I were a better daughter.
- My closest friend I havenít seen in 9 months. I met her 9th baby once...sheís dying to be entertained by my spunkiness.

If I were better...
Iíll never be what I need to be. Iím done running after life as it leaves me to choke on its dust...

Iíve pulled the plug on myself. I am done.
I sit and wait for the darkness to swallow me. Will my last breath be painful. I shed a tear for regrets. I wish I could be the woman people need me to be. The only feeling I feel is sadness over my heartís desire of being perfect is dying.
[The world around me is dim and being swallowed by grey. I am so weak and there is nothing left in me.]
Then it dawns on me...
I hadnít realized I was a perfectionist...what a stupid, unattainable goal. Perfection is Godís job.
Why did I expect that I would succeed? Did I think I was God?!
I did!
[I feel my lungs open and fill with a burning fury on their own]

God doesnít expect me to be Him? He really doesnít want me to be him...the pandemonium I would cause by just obliterating any temperature below 20C (40F?).
I am weak. He is strong.
Today I choose to accept my weakness. I will lose battles, but, I have help with the war.

I am NOT my own Gaurdian Angel. I am in safe hands.

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MNOT2THICK 10/22/2012 12:01PM

    Yes you are. I am thankful for all of the protection our Lord God gives us. You will soldier on my sister. You are worthy and loved!!!!

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/17/2012 12:57AM

    I know you're in the right hands emoticon
Love you xoxoxo

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MIBELLALUNA 10/15/2012 2:36PM

    Girl.....I feel ya. I don't know what the maintence has to be like but the weather changes annoy me and othe rfamily responbilities get me blah. After a great week of workout and eating well (and not at night) I ate an entire six pack of bagels this weekend (with cream chese and fish) and feel like crap this monday. We definately set ourselves up to live up to some crazy high standards, huh??

Someone recommended suggestion of raw organic coconut oil in coffee every a.m. and it did seem to 'kick in' with energy and not much weight gain....yet....haha.


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/15/2012 11:56AM

    Amen Woman. emoticon

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NANHBH 10/14/2012 11:09PM


You had me worried there for part of the blog. Aren't you glad you don't have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? The world is a better place when we let God be God. Do the footwork and leave the results to Him.
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WINNIE1978 10/14/2012 9:32PM

    Fighting perfectionism is a difficult task! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 10/14/2012 12:04PM

    emoticon Hope you're tuning into the power of the Almighty, dear heart. Those thoughts are the ol' serpent trying to have his way with you. The Good Lord gave us power over him, so use that power for your own good. One day at a time~ count your blessings, name them one by one, for you, dear heart, are surely blessed. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETHSWORLD 10/14/2012 11:25AM

    You are amazing Ms. Liz!!! emoticon emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/14/2012 9:21AM

    You are the emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 10/14/2012 9:16AM

    I know that you are doing the best you know how. I think that you are like a ray of sunshine....but we can't have sunshine every day or we wouldn't appreciate it as much. You are unique...just the way God planned for you to be...he made you this way for a reason...if you could do all the things that you wanted to do in a day, God would have made the day endless and we would all be robots. I think that you are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEY_STEVE 10/14/2012 8:12AM

    Thanks for the blog and for the truthfulness of it. I am not perfect. God is. I often forget these things. Lately I've been thinking of the adage that I've told God my plans, and He just laughs.We'll make it Diva. Just you wait and see.


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MYJUNIEMOON 10/14/2012 7:01AM

    When we strive for perfection, we always fail. Be happy in what the day brings. Be happy for the challenges you are given. Live in the moment.

You are such a positive energy! Don't let the devil and his little agents steal a moment from you! he will send doubt, confusion, worthless ness, insecurity, fear, anxiety and many others to snatch your happiness. Do not allow it! In the name of Jesus Christ, send him and his little demons away!


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TARAFROMTX1 10/14/2012 12:01AM

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God didn't make us perfect and I don't think he expects us to be perfect either. We do what we can and sometimes we feel it isn't enough. Hugs my friend! Let go and Let God! You are in safe hands indeed! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 10/13/2012 11:49PM

    In our weakness He is strong.
We cannot be all things to all people (even our own peeps) all times. But i don't think that's wha God asked us to do anyway. Love Him. Love others. Pretty sure you're doing that. Be the Liz that God wired you to be. He did that on purpose, you know, mixed up those wildly colorful, chaotic wires that make up you. Trust Him, He knows what He's doing.
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