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Things to Remember

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I got this in an email and I thought it was something nice to share. I hope you enjoy.


Things to Remember:

emoticonYour fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

emoticonKeep skunks and bankers at a distance.

emoticonLife is simpler when you plow around the stumps.

emoticonA bumble bee is considerably faster than any tractor.

emoticonThe words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

emoticonMeanness don't just happen overnight.

emoticonForgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

emoticonDo not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

emoticonIt don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

emoticonYou can't unsay a cruel word.

emoticonEvery path has a few puddles.

emoticonWhen you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

emoticonThe best sermons are lived, not preached.

emoticonMost of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

emoticonDon't judge folks by their relatives, but by their friends.

emoticonRemember that silence is sometimes the best answer, but you can always have an opinion.

emoticonLive a good, honorable life.. when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

emoticonDon't interfere with something that ain't bothering you none.

emoticonTiming has got a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

emoticonIf you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

emoticonSometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

emoticonThe biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every morning.

emoticonAlways drink upstream from the herd.

emoticonGood judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

emoticonLetting the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.

emoticonIf you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

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ANSING 1/29/2010 5:55PM

    These are so cute. I really loved the last one. Heck, I know my dogs keep me humble, half the time even THEY won't listen to me! LOL!

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A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wow... I got this in an email! I feel SOOO much better now! This is the proof that it's not just me! Woo Hoo!




Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day,
and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....

Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

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ANSING 1/24/2010 11:06PM

    Thanks for the laugh, Carley. It sounds a lot like the day I was having today! LOL!

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NPA4LOSS 1/24/2010 5:44PM

    Do you think that I should forward this to my DR. so that he will have a definite diagnosis? Maybe this is why he can't remember why he told me I can only work part time, no he forgot he told me at all. emoticon I loved this! emoticon

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LINDA! 1/24/2010 5:15PM

    I can relate!!

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AUNTYEVIL 1/23/2010 9:27AM

    Oh! My! I laughed so hard I cried...this soulds like me some days...I get 10 feet away from where I had a thought and then it's gone...

Thank you for the laugh!


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DORCAS9 1/23/2010 8:11AM

    Very true!!! emoticon

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/23/2010 7:27AM

    Thanks for the comments everyone. When I read this I suddenly felt not so unique and alone in the world! lol

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KNITTOBETHIN 1/23/2010 7:15AM

    There was a time.... w-a-y long ago that I wouldn't have seen the humor in this. But having reached the age when it's kind of relevant.... yup - it's pretty good ! emoticon

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CBEVNOW 1/22/2010 9:56PM

    I thought i was all alone in this. Its so true, and funny.Great article,or was this a phone call, did i see this in the paper?LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon CAroline

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/22/2010 8:46PM

    Thanks for sharing!
emoticonThat could have been me writing...

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DRPOOH63 1/22/2010 7:34PM

    I love this and love the fact it explains each and every day I have!

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'Twas the Month After Christmas

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I got this in an email and I just had to share it! Too cute not to share here on SP! Oh, and in my original email all these little piggies were animated grapics and they were all exercising! So cute, but this SP forum here doesn't support the movement graphics.


'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house, Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the chocolate I'd taste, at the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt and prepared once again to do battle with dirt... I said to myself, as I only can, "You can't spend a winter, disguised as a man!"

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip. Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip. Every last bit of food that I like must be banished 'till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie, not even a lick. I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick. I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie. I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore... But isn't that what January is for? Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! Keep it healthy, stay strong, and don't EVER give up! Love you all!

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MOIRA48 1/16/2010 10:17AM

    LOL! Good one! Thanks for posting it.

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ACTIVE_JAE 1/15/2010 11:38AM

    Hilarious .. loved it!!!


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SNOWBEAR1975 1/15/2010 10:32AM

    Loved it. Thought it was great emoticon

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KNITTOBETHIN 1/15/2010 9:21AM

    Ha - Carley... I should have read this BEFORE the holidays emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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ANSING 1/14/2010 8:08PM

    That was cute. Thanks for sharing it, Carley!

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SUNNYARIZONA 1/14/2010 4:42PM

    Cute even without the animation! Thanks

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MRSDAVIS09 1/14/2010 4:40PM

    Oh, how cute. . .and funny

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V-RON_CAN 1/14/2010 4:20PM

    Haha! It's too true!

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MSILVER94 1/14/2010 4:12PM

    Cute :) ...that's me alright! back on track!

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PCOS & Suppliments (Article)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For any of you who suffer from PCOS here's a link with some info you might like to note.

I was diagnosed many years ago, in my early 20's with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). However, I've never been convinced that the diagnosis was correct. Granted I've had many problems in that area in my life, resulting in 3 surgeries on my ovaries. I could write pages about what I have suffered from in that area over the years, but the list of symptoms for PCOS is very long and overall I suffer from few of them. This is why I'm not sure the diagnosis was correct.

This article is from another site that I use now and then. It has support for anything that you may want support for. It's a great site, though I have to admit that I like SP better. Here in this article a user asks a question and one of the resident professionals has given her some medical advice regarding the issue.

To connect to the main homepage to sign up for a profile click this link:

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/15/2010 4:07PM

    SPARKLINGDREAMS - I feel the same way. I've tried so hard to stay away from as many meds and drugs as I can because they destroyed my life before. I now know that taking meds (the kind I was on before for depression) can and will lead to only one possible option... that I'll spend a short life as a vegetable in the hospital. I choose to be outside and fighting for a long life instead. I wish some of my friends understood why I want to choose life over death, but they refuse to see my views. It hurts so much but I'll keep fighting. The PCOS is the same way. I have a long history with the birth control and 3 surgeries on my ovaries and none of it is great; but I'm also having some trouble right now and I don't know where else to turn to solve my issues. My doc says it's either more birth control or getting my tubes tied. I don't like either option. But I won't give up!

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    Carley I have been diagnosed with PCOS and taking pills
its so against me to take pills, but I don't know why I'm going along with it for now. I am having bloodwork done in 6 months and just hoping for things to change around. I was put on birth control saying it can 'help' me but I feel torn because I have read a lot about natural medicine and its hard for me. Thanks for sharing :)

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/14/2010 4:08PM

    Thank you so much for the thoughts and comments. It really does boost my spirits to hear these things.


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MOIRA48 1/14/2010 6:56AM

    This is an interesting looking website. I will look at it at length this weekend. Thanks! Hope you are well this week. I have thought about you and held good thoughts.

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God's Official Memo Release: All Dog's Go to Heaven!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Well, today, so far, has been a very upbeat and light hearted day for me. Iím just feeling happy on life today. Itís so awesome. Granted itís only 1:00 pm as I start to write this, but so far itís been a great day. Not that much has happened. I did my Ďmentalí workout this morning like usual, which involves my bible reading, a positive affirmation time, and listening to some gospel music. Iíve been trying to fit in some extra reading as well, but Iím finding it difficult some days to squeeze it in. Iím gonna have to try harder. I need to make reading books that can help me and teach me a priority or I wonít have the information I need to move forward as easily. My physical workout hasnít happened yet, but Iím sure Iíll get it in before the afternoon is over. It helps with my energy level and my outlook to do it. Iím feeling low on energy today. I didnít get a lot of sleep last night. It was just one of those nights when I was dreaming all night, which creates low energy for me the next day, not to mention the Foggy Brain Syndrome.

Anyway, all that being said... my mood being up... Iíve been thinking about heaven today. LOL Yep... some might say thatís not necessarily a happy thought. Iím not sure how my train of thought today led me to this, but then, as my Grandmother would have said, maybe it is just as well that I donít know. LOL Iíve been thinking about what itís going to be like to go to heaven. Hereís how I see it happening... hereís the 'official memo' for those who donít know yet!


Yep. If there are no dogs than I donít see how it can be heavenly place. Seems to make sense to me! LOL See this is how I see it. When my soul leaves my body I go through the traditional tunnel of light. When I come out the other end, Iím looking at the pearly gates. Standing within the gates is a whole group of people that Iíve loved and lost over the years waiting to greet me. Everyone from my Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, my first boyfriend who died of Cystic Fibrosis, some very close friends, and the list goes on. Standing at the front of the clan is Jesus. Theyíre all there with big smiles on their faces. Theyíre happy and excited to see me. Thereís chatter and giggling among the lot of them. Jesus is looking at me with a big smile on his face and has His arms open ready to give me a huge hug... and then... thereís the dogs! All the babies that Iíve loved and lost in my lifetime. Thereís Brandy, Shadow, Chipper, Gertie, a few others and maybe even the two precious babies that are still with me today; Casey and Taco. They all come barreling out of the gates all together, getting along great. No one is fighting with another one. No one is eating anything they shouldnít be eating! LOL Heaven is great! They all come at me so fast that none of the people waiting for me can get close enough to give me any hugs or kisses. All my babies are jumping up around me and giving me big puppy kisses all over my face. Everyone is laughing at them because itís such a pretty sight.

See, Iíve told you guys before that I have a bit of a sixth sense... my Ďspidey sensesí Paul used to call it. Iíve come to see that I can trust my spidey senses most of the time. So the way I figure it, if Iím seeing myself going to heaven in this manner, than it must be true! Hehehehe So therefore, this is how I know this is the memo with the official word! All Godís creatures go to heaven.... well, with the exception of mosquitoes, spiders, and some cats! Oh, and, I guess, the obvious one... snakes! LOL

Thatís how I see my entry into heaven! Cool, huh!?

I wrote another blog a while back comparing God to dogs! Yes, I dared to do it. I don't see it as reducing God to the level of dogs, I see it as putting dogs up there with God where they should be... where they are! Hereís the link to read it if you havenít. Itís kinda cool, if I do say so myself! LOL. Thereís lots of cool doggie stuff in it, along with photos of my babies at the end! Youíll love them. Theyíre all SOOO cute!

Hereís a couple of links I found today about dogs going to heaven that I felt were special. The first one is a story about what pet-heaven is like.

The next one is a blog in photos. Itís very funny. Seems there were two churches who were on opposing sides of the fence on whether or not dogs go to heaven. They left opposing messages on their front billboards about it. Scroll down through the photos of the billboards and read what they had to say! It made me laugh out loud! I guess you know where I stand on this issue! LOL

OK... hereís a few funny photos and cartoons that I found online in line with the topic of dogs and dogs going to heaven!

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/14/2010 6:33PM

    Well that's why I said 'some cats'... 'cause I have met some cats that are nice. lol Besides when they're still kittens, that's just too cute to resist anywhere! lol

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SERENEMOM71 1/14/2010 6:30PM

  Just add cats, too

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 1/13/2010 1:53AM

    Nice blog Carley.
I pray you are sleeping well with sweet dreams of heaven and your sweet puppies. emoticon

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