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Grilled cheese in your toaster…

Thursday, August 23, 2012



I got a Sparkmail from my friend NEWCAZ who directed me to a sparkblog she thought I’d enjoy. As usual she finds the best of the best so of course I clicked right over and sure enough it was filled with all kinds of really cool info to make my life way better in every way. I loved the fact (yes I looked it up first and found out it’s really true) that you can send any thing through the mail that weighs less than 13 ounces and can hold an address and postage WITHOUT a box!!!! I’m planning on sending a coconut to my grandkids just for fun…



After reading SENATOR9’s blog and commenting I got busy with other things and went about my day. I went to the kitchen to take my pills and saw our toaster just sitting there and thought, “Oh yeah, I wanted to see if you really can make a grilled cheese in your toaster.”

Now the fun begins… bread, sliced cheese, toaster on its side… slide it in and fired it up. A little smoke begins to waif up and I fan it away with my hand. Then more and more smoke begins to billow out of every opening and I think hmmmm, maybe I should have cleaned the toaster first…. DUH!!!! But, I was already beginning to giggle over the whole experience and figure I wasn’t going to stop now. HOLY SMOKES… talk about setting off the smoke alarm and getting my DH into the kitchen pronto. I was laughing out loud by now when the toaster gave up its contents and my grilled cheese flew 5 feet across the kitchen and landed cheese side down on the floor between my DH and I… we just looked at each other and I said “I forgot about that part!!!” By now I’m laughing so hard and there’s so much smoke hubby even cracked a smile as he ran to turn on all our fans and open the doors.

I picked up the grilled cheese off the floor and took a bite.. it was great. Once the smoke cleared, the alarm settled and the toaster cooled I set to cleaning things up. I forgot about the greasy square on the kitchen floor where the cheese had landed and slipped in it. This just made me laugh even harder… that cheese bread brought me more joy than I ever thought possible. And now our toaster is spic and span, the kitchen floor is clean enough to eat off of and my DH and I add another memory to our sweet lives emoticon

Recap: Clean your toaster before attempting. Have an oven mitt ready to catch your creation and remember what you went into the kitchen to do in the first place emoticon

I'm off to take my pills several hours late... here’s a link to the original blog… John really has some cool ideas over there. emoticon

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027610

  
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TRIKERBON 9/14/2012 3:41PM

    OMG you had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my legs! I could just visualize something like that going on! That is by far the funniest thing I have heard in awhile. Thanks for the laugh.

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KAREN608 9/14/2012 9:17AM

    Oh I forgot, a few years ago I wanted to return a pie tin to my Amish friends, and since I do not drive, I labeled it, had postage put on at the P.O., and mailed it back. All that family had a great laugh over that.

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KAREN608 9/14/2012 9:16AM

    My Mom used to wrap the sandwich in tin foil and iron it hot, and very very flat in the process! Here's to thinking outside the box!

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KLH1982 8/27/2012 6:06PM

    That sounds just like something my parents would do! :)

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JINLYNN 8/26/2012 5:52PM

    This is way too funny! I am glad you have another wonderful memory to share for the years to come.
Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face.
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JAZZID 8/26/2012 11:03AM

    That's funny... and that thing is, to me, it also seemed like a good idea too! emoticon... love the idea about sending the coconut through the mail, I have to try that with something. Great blog! emoticon

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JOANNS4 8/25/2012 10:22PM

    Thanks for the really good laugh! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/25/2012 7:10PM

    What an adventure!

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LKWQUILTER 8/25/2012 4:29PM

    Thanks and can't wait to share this too. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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RFJSJ50 8/25/2012 10:21AM

    What fun!
Think I could get by putting a thin slice of tomato on the cheese slice?
Toasted cheese is a personal favorite - not because of the taste, but because of the memories associated with it. Grandma always made us toasted cheese sandwiches when we stayed overnight at her house (at least 55 years ago!). She always gave us a bowl of tomato soup to eat with it and those items remain my comfort food to this day.
Sheila

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MARGEMF 8/25/2012 2:20AM

    Your blog was suggested to me by an other SP member who knows how much I appreciate a laugh (it is the best medicine!). Thank-you for sharing & bring others emoticon. I'll have to check the other link. Thanx again.

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CHERYLE51 8/24/2012 11:12PM

    That is sooooo funny, my DS just asked me if he could make grilled cheese in the toaster oven. I initially thought he said toaster and was freaking out. I am glad he did not attempt the toaster. He for sure would have missed it and there would have been grilled cheese all over the floor. Thanks for the giggle.

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DEE107 8/24/2012 11:03PM

    thanks for the giggle hugs

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LAURIETAIT 8/24/2012 9:58PM

    Just a thought Maybe turn your toaster to the wall so it can "catch" your cheese toast? lol
As for the 10 second rule... the motto at our house had always been, "You have to eat a peck of dirt sometime." Then I married Mr. Fastidious and it was a whole new ballgame.

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JILL313 8/24/2012 9:29PM

    Wow Linda, another senior moment for me. . .I went to read John's great tips in tips in his blog and I left comments on his blog I intended for you. . .maybe too much stress for me. . .Just know I'm thrilled you had so much fun making a cheese sandwich with your DH coming to the rescue. Enjoy your weekend.

Love,

Jill

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BRAVEONE92 8/24/2012 9:02PM

    You've given us lots to laugh about
this evening. It made for a good
story. So glad that you tried it,
now we will know what to do, when
we try it. emoticon

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MEMARE 8/24/2012 7:35PM

    Thanks for the chuckle! emoticon
Where's the like button? Some of the comments to this blog are emoticon

Caz does seem to find the neatest stuff doesn't she? emoticon

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EMILY1244 8/24/2012 5:34PM

    Your giggles made me giggle. Thanks for the smile and for the new "project" to do with my son. He will think cheesy bread flying across the room is the funniest thing he has ever seen! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 8/24/2012 5:13PM

    Yum, now I want a grilled cheese.

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CATLADY52 8/24/2012 4:45PM

    Caz really does have a knack for finding special blogs.

You outdid yourself on this one. I laughed all the way through your telling of attempting to grill the sandwich. Or how I spent my Thursday. emoticon emoticon

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CMFARRELL36 8/24/2012 3:57PM

    Thanks for sharing - and yes, Caz gave me the link!
I had a really good laugh at you having such a wonderful time emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/24/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon for the laugh. I wonder if I did that if the 90 year old landlords would have made it up three flight of stairs. hmmmm emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/24/2012 2:57PM

  I emoticoned your blog!!!!! for the best laugh I have had in a long time!!!!! emoticon

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FRANCO1230 8/24/2012 2:50PM

    Glad to hear I am not the only one who follows the 5 (or 10 or 20) second rule when it comes to taking a bite of something that fell on the floor. Glad it was worth the laugh!!! emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 8/24/2012 2:45PM

    This is wonderful... thanks for posting a follow up...

: )
Mzzchief

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SHERYLDS 8/24/2012 2:29PM

    emoticon uh oh...maybe I shouldn't tell you that an iron and a teflon ironing cover make great panini sandwiches. emoticon
thanks for the smile

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GERIKRAGH 8/24/2012 1:59PM

    ROLFL. Thank you. I saw that article and wondered what would happen if the cheese dripped into the toaster.

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MNNICE 8/24/2012 1:43PM

    Funny!!!! emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 8/24/2012 12:18PM

    TOoooo funny!!!
Loved it and you made me laugh!!

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ESILBO 8/24/2012 11:25AM

    LINDA, JUST IN CASE YOU DONT GET IT FROM JOHN OR CAZ...LOL

http://www.grilled
cheesesocial.com/2011/09/brave-
little-toaster.html

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE LAUGH
LISE

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TUBLADY 8/24/2012 11:23AM

    OH, MG, Linda that was so funny. I could just see that happening in real time.
My smoke alarms I have three in close proximity to each other and it doesn't take anything to set them off. Then my dog Titan goes crazy. So I am glad it wasn't me.
I think I will stick to using my Express Ready Set Go, it grills cheese Sammie's great.
Have a fun day., your an your DH.
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VTMAID 8/24/2012 10:41AM

    Oh, Linda! That was so funny--but, I'm really glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell!
Hugs,
Karen

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/24/2012 10:18AM

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JLPARKHURST 8/24/2012 10:17AM

    OMG...Love it! Thanks for trying it out for us...I was thinking about trying this for the kids when they came home from Grammys:)

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JUDY1676 8/24/2012 10:12AM

    Caz sent this to me. What a hoot! I got stood laugh! emoticon

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JOYINKY 8/24/2012 10:08AM

    Oh my goodness! My face hurts from laughing! I have to admit that was one hint that really intrigued me; thanks for the research! emoticon

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SENATOR9 8/24/2012 9:44AM

    I Just relay the message.I never said it was perfect.Thank you for finding the little
glitch.Now I got to find a grill cheese catcher.I 'm still laughing at picturing the grill cheese shooting from the toaster.
John emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 8/24/2012 9:39AM

    Thanks for the good laugh. I can just see that grilled cheese flying across the kitchen. What a hoot you are!! I'll probably be laughing all day just thinking about your experience.
Have a great day!!
Hugz,
Sharon


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123ELAINE456 8/24/2012 8:51AM

  This is AWESOME!!! SENATOR9'S Cool Tips And Ideas Are The Greatest Too. Thank You For Sharing This With Us. Thank You For A Good Laugh. God Bess You and Have a Wonderful Week. This is the WAY TO GO !!!

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GABY1948 8/24/2012 8:42AM

    CAZ sent me here today (as well as the one you speak of) I like the one the other day but yours? I LOVED it....you had me laughing right out loud! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DFROMTX 8/24/2012 7:24AM

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NPA4LOSS 8/24/2012 7:11AM

    This is so emoticon I honestly did consider wanting to try it but I also have no toaster. Glad that you did it for me. emoticon emoticon

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SWAZY33 8/24/2012 7:10AM

    This blog truly made me laugh out loud! and gave my day quite a smile! Thanks for being the "pioneer" on that one for us...now we can all grill cheese safer and that makes the world a better place right lol emoticon

i'll be smiling all day here thinking about that grilled cheese coming flying out of that toaster haha

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IDLETYME 8/24/2012 7:04AM

    I'm glad you tried this out so I wouldn't have to. Your blog is wonderful ! Now that you showed us all of the pitfalls, we can safety make out sandwiches! Thanks for the laughs! Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 8/24/2012 6:57AM

    LOL too funny will pass this info to dd as she loves grilled cheese and I can see her doing that LOL

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GARDENCHRIS 8/24/2012 6:45AM

    cute! and funny!

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LEXIE63 8/24/2012 6:33AM

    ROFLMAO! I was considering trying the toaster thing, completely forgetting that the toast will fly out when the toaster is done. LOLOL You have just saved me some trouble.

Now, where did I put my catcher's mitt... *wanders off to look*

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ESILBO 8/24/2012 6:02AM

    OMG LINDA, WHEN I FIRST GOT IT, I JUST SAW THE TOASTER AND SAID ITS THE SAME THING AS JOHN, SO I DID NOT GO DOWN THE BLOG.
AFTER CAZ MAIL, I OPENED AND READ IT AND WHAT A GIGGLE YOU GAVE ME. YOU ARE TOO FUNNY. I THOUGHT ABOUT DOING THESE THINGS BUT WOULD NOT.
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE FACE OF THE PEOPLE AT THE POST OFFICE...LOL
FIRST LAUGH OF THE DAY, emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LISE

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ARTJAC 8/24/2012 5:13AM

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/24/2012 4:53AM

    i need to be more like you adventures and laugh at more calamaties its good if you can laugh often

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Are We There Yet???

Wednesday, August 01, 2012



Are we there yet?



Are we there yet??



ARE WE THERE YET???????



So many detours in life… but if we are blessed to live long and prosper.



…we’re more apt to complete many of those journeys we set out on before that final slide into “Home” plate.



I’ve been Sparking for more than 2 years now and my healthy journey has finally become more of a habit and less of an effort. I still log in daily and use the nutrition tracker. I do have to push myself to exercise but I don’t think twice about drinking 10-15 glasses of water or to eat 5-9 freggies a day. Protein is a no-brainer and sweets are a treat NOT a food group any more. Healthy eating has become a lifestyle. It’s how I roll. And that’s why I know I won’t gain back the 70+ pounds I’ve lost.



Am I done? Far from it… I’ll probably never be done because there’s always more weight to lose, more minutes to log and many, many more dreams to dream with my dear sweet husband.



In the mean time… Am I there yet? Yes, I am. I’m living in the now and appreciating how far I’ve come. Knowing my limitations and honoring my body by being gentle with myself so I can do more each day. I have learned to love myself just the way I am and appreciate the fact that it wasn’t too late for me…. thank God!



The summer of 2012 is quickly sizzling away... July is over. There's only five months left in this year. My hope is that each one of you embrace your life, count your blessings and regardless of the difficulty you face in any moment, please remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings. Life is so good. Enjoy. YOU deserve it emoticon

  
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JILL313 8/2/2012 10:47AM

    I'm always so glad I read your blogs as you are such a wise and warm woman. I sure wish we lived next door as you seem like a happy person I'd love to get to know. You've come a long way Linda and I for one am so proud of you. Healthy eating is more of a daily thing now and it's a rare day that I have anything sweet so I've changed quite a bit myself but my weak area will always be getting in more exercise. Have a wonderful weekend.

Love,

JillR>
PS Love the picture of you and your DH--what a beautiful couple you are!

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RFJSJ50 8/1/2012 6:41PM

    Thank you for a much needed dose of wisdom and reality! I need to focus more on the positives in my life and quit dwelling on the negatives.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
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IOWAGRAMMA 8/1/2012 5:53PM

    Nicely done, Linda! I agree completely. It reminds me of what I have today, which is such a great life and so many positives. I think it's one of the reasons I have so much trouble with doing challenges where I'm supposed to do "me" things...you know, pamper myself or give myself permission to do something for me. I feel that everything I do is for me one way or the other, and by appreciating all those "me" things along the way, it isn't any challenge at all! LOL!! Thanks for the great pictures and thoughts today. Love, Jeannie
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FRANCO1230 8/1/2012 4:26PM

    Love what you wrote in that last paragraph...I really needed that. Feel like I am stuck in a rut lately for some reason. Not with health/fitness/exercise, or anything like that...that part is relatively easy for me. But just with the overall direction of my life and wanting more for myself. "....remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings." That really hit the nail on the head for me. Thank you!!!

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KADYSMOM11 8/1/2012 3:57PM

    fantastic post! Thanks for the encouragement! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ESILBO 8/1/2012 11:50AM

    GREAT BLOG LINDA, I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT TODAY. THANK YOU AND CONGRATS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT
LOVE
LISE
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JOANNS4 8/1/2012 9:38AM

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/1/2012 8:55AM

    Love the blog and esp the picture of you and DH
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TORTILLAFLATS 8/1/2012 7:07AM

    Linda, I agree with all the others, a great blog. I can feel the contentment oozing from it's page. Thanks for that reminder to live and ENJOY the NOW while getting to where we are GOING!

Hugs,
Gail

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RAINBOWMF 8/1/2012 6:09AM

    What an emoticon read first thing on this fine August morning.
Thank you so much for a great blog.

Mary

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123ELAINE456 8/1/2012 5:50AM

  AwesomeBlog!!! Well written and very uplifting. Thank You very much for sharing this with us. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care and Stay Cool. Have an enjoyable day with your husband too.

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RORYLYONS 8/1/2012 4:08AM

    What an uplifting and well written blog...Wonderful advice with special amazing thoughts to make our paths so much easier...Thank you with many blessings sent your way... emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/1/2012 2:36AM

    A wonderful blog, wonderfully worded, very ulifting.
I'm glad you're in such a good place-that is what its all about! emoticon emoticon

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MISSY455 8/1/2012 2:20AM

    What a wonderful blog! It is a journey that we must enjoy along the way. Thank you for a beautiful reminder!

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EATVEGAN 8/1/2012 12:39AM

    Wonderful blog. It is so peaceful and uplifting. You seem so happy and satisfied with your life. Even though you say you still have further to go, you aren't stressing or fretting about it. God bless you, and thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JOANOFSPARK 8/1/2012 12:28AM

    What an awesome blog.....it is so inspiring. I can well remember going on trips when we were small, and we kept asking, 'are we there yet?' Dad was not the sort who stopped at every small town in between, and he was determined to get there without stopping at all. Now, we did want to get there, but sometimes the stops along the way are part of the adventure. At any rate, thank you for your fantastic blog. I loved it. :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALICIA214 8/1/2012 12:17AM

 

Thank you for those positive thoughts ,it is good to be reminded of them every so
often, and to act upon them.

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It's that time of year again...

Thursday, June 14, 2012



This never gets old...... www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9t3o5q_SHg&
feature=player_detailpage




  
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RAINBOWMF 6/18/2012 12:34AM

    Thanks

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ERLYWA 6/15/2012 1:30PM

    So many wise words in this video...I will pass it on for others to enjoy as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 6/15/2012 9:22AM

    Boy you got that right!! I just got done treating pre-cancer spots all over my face and will have to repeat that treatment at least once a year from now on - makes it really hit home just how important sun screen is!!

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JENNYBAKER247 6/15/2012 6:56AM

    Powerful message, not to be taken lightly! I love this 'song' and it is played relatively regularly on the radio over here. We NEED to listen. It's way to easy to get an overdose of vitamin D in South Africa.

VERY well presented.

LUV your blogs.

WooHoo!

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RORYLYONS 6/15/2012 3:58AM

    Lot's of wisdom from this video for sure... emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/15/2012 2:56AM

    good information emoticon

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CORNERKICK 6/15/2012 2:45AM

  So true

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123ELAINE456 6/15/2012 2:27AM

  Awesome!!! Put on Suncreen when going outdoors even on cloudy days to protect you skin. You will be glad you did. There are a lot of truths in the video too. Thank You for sharing it. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day and Week.

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TORTILLAFLATS 6/15/2012 1:27AM

    Linda, first time I have seen this. I will be passing it on.

Gail

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JILL313 6/15/2012 1:07AM

    Really good information. I am very fair skinned and will take this advice. Thank you for sharing this.

Hugs,

Jill

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JINLYNN 6/14/2012 10:14PM

    Good reminder - just wish we had the weather to go with it. I am getting a little worried that our summer may never arrive up here in my corner of the world.
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TRULYVISIBLE 6/14/2012 8:14PM

  Enjoyed the you tube video. A lot of truths in it.

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JOANNS4 6/14/2012 7:58PM

    Beautiful and how true it is!

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/14/2012 7:31PM

    Wow, Linda...that is a really powerful message--and not just about the sunscreen! Thanks so much. I will be sharing it with my kids!! Jeannie
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BERGIE8771 6/14/2012 7:30PM

    First time I've seen this...I got choked up!
Thanks for sharing!
Sharon

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ESILBO 6/14/2012 7:20PM

    THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND SO TRUE. THANK YOU
HUGS
LISE emoticon

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IDAHOFLOWER 6/14/2012 7:13PM

    Thanks Mom I will, my husband
has had several skin cancer scares.

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May “Take Your Own Advice” month….

Monday, May 21, 2012

I’m officially declaring May 2012 “TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE MONTH”



When someone huddles and asks for support do you ask them what kind of support they need. Or are you full of advice?



“We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.”~ W. R. Alger



“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.” ~Erica Jong



“Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.” ~Gordon R. Dickson



We even look to nature for advice.



Advice From A River .... Go with the flow~ lmmerse yourself in nature~ Slow down and meander~ Go around the obstacles~ Be thoughtful of those downstream~ Stay current~ The beauty is in the journey.

BUT... “Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” ~Cicero



So here’s a bit of advice from me to me this month… “Take your own damn advice and start moving forward!”



SPARK ON….. And remember the best is yet to come!!! emoticon

  
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CHATTIEGIRL 6/3/2012 9:26PM

    Hi Linda;

I didn't give much advice it is hard enough to keep myself straight. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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SUE_2U 5/26/2012 11:53PM

    That sure is true!

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CHEROKEE1946 5/23/2012 9:48AM

    Linda I think we all do that and it is like we close our ears and don't follow what we are telling others to do. We all know what we should do and be doing but it is easier to just go with the flow instead of putting a little effort in doing something healthy for ourselves. I just told my hubby I have been staying at this same weight forever, so I need to put some effort into taking off the rest of the weight I want to loose.

Hope you have a great day. Colleen

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RAINBOWMF 5/22/2012 10:42PM

    Amen! emoticon

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JINLYNN 5/22/2012 7:57PM

    Right on the mark! Thanks for sharing - I needed the wake up call!

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JOANNS4 5/22/2012 7:16PM

    Wow. I love this! emoticon

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TUBLADY 5/22/2012 5:55PM

    The best advice you can take.
Very humorous and I though of how often I give MY advice.
You know sometimes people say they need advice, but don't say about what.
Have a fantastic week.
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TORTILLAFLATS 5/22/2012 5:35PM

    Ain't that the truth in a nut shell. gave me a big emoticon

Thankyou for sharing,
Hugs, Gail

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 5/22/2012 12:07PM

    What a FANTASTIC blog! Wow!!!
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LYNMEINDERS 5/22/2012 5:13AM

    Brilliant..this is superb

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NEW-CAZ 5/22/2012 3:08AM

    emoticon blog!

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JENNYBAKER247 5/22/2012 2:31AM

    That it is!!!
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123ELAINE456 5/21/2012 11:12PM

  Awesome. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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MISSY455 5/21/2012 10:55PM

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ERLYWA 5/21/2012 10:12PM

    Love love LOVE this! :)

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JILL313 5/21/2012 10:10PM

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Linda, I'd be far further ahead if I did. . .Thank you for the funny reminder!

Hugs,

Jill

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LISE

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Dear Future Me…

Sunday, April 15, 2012





For waking up every morning and being mindful that each and every day is a gift to be appreciated and enjoyed. Even if I needed to remind myself over and over some days.

For never forgetting that I am worthy and deserve all the blessings in my life. Yes, it’s okay to be happy and rejoice it in.



For making a better choice every time I chose poorly.

For forgiving myself enough times that I finally know its okay to make mistakes and if I learn from them then I am making progress.



For never quitting even when I questioned my progress or lack there of!!!



...continue to remember that today is a new day to make a difference, not only in my life but in the lives of everyone who knows and loves me.

I promise not to waste precious time fretting about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow. I know today is all we have and its long enough to do the very best for myself and short enough to be able to get through no matter how complicated it may be. I’ll remember challenges are part of life so I’ll enjoy the lovely gift God has given us and believe that tomorrow will bring sunshine and hope for renewed progress if I find myself in doubt.



I promise to remember that attitude and outlook are far more important than the scale. So I’ll continue to look to other benchmarks… renewed health, stamina, and strength. I promise to be the Spark that ignites others and continue to strive to be the conduit that channels the optimism for all because that’s what makes me truly happy.



“Listen, can you hear it? Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.”~ Diane Froloy & Andrew Schneider

Ahhhh, Spring… a time to bloom.

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RICU1952 5/8/2012 7:22PM

    very awesome and very inspiring! thank you!!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 4/28/2012 5:24PM

    Great blog - we have to enjoy and make the most of every moment!!
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EMMABE1 4/27/2012 4:02AM

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Thank you for this - it was well worth reading

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MYOWNHERO 4/26/2012 5:04PM

    fabulous!

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SKYWAY2LS 4/26/2012 10:39AM

    I love this message - thanks so much! emoticon

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INFLATED 4/25/2012 1:35AM

    This was another inspirational blog and Jenny Baker sent me here to read it. I love the flower video. Thank you!!!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/24/2012 4:03PM

  This is such an awesome blog and am so glad Jenny was thoughful enough to share this with me because i really have appreciated all the truth in the words and the beuty of the flowers and I thank you also emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/24/2012 1:26PM

    Wonderful!

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AUNTIEA1959 4/24/2012 1:09PM

    this blog had been forwarded to me by JENNYBAKER247 - very inspirational!

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123ELAINE456 4/24/2012 12:05PM

  Awesome Blog. WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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IDAHOFLOWER 4/24/2012 11:29AM

    Wow so beauitfully said. emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/24/2012 11:08AM

    Beautiful! emoticon emoticon May God bless your success on this journey we all share.

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JENNYBAKER247 4/24/2012 10:46AM

    Fantastic! Love it!!!
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 4/22/2012 11:41AM

    Love it!
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JINLYNN 4/19/2012 8:06PM

    A wonderful affirmation of the goodness of life. Thanks for sharing it and reminding me that everyday, every season, and every life has its own beauty.


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ESILBO 4/16/2012 9:37AM

    GREAT BLOG, LINDA...IT SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE WE ALL ARE...THANK YOU..
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LISE

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JILL313 4/16/2012 1:19AM

    OMG Linda, I just wish I could frame your wonderful Blog and bottle it up for me. It is so helpful and motivating as I also not only do this for me but all my loved ones. You are such a gifted writer and express things that I also am feeling. It is so important for us to be our own best friend and it sounds like you are which is really healthy. Keep up your WL success and writing wonderful blogs. I want to read more about your success and thoughts as you are so wise and articulate.

Love,

Jil
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IOWAGRAMMA 4/15/2012 9:23PM

    What a terrific affirmation! I love it and the way you said it so well. Thanks for a great way for me to close out a really good weekend! Love, Jeannie
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SUE_2U 4/15/2012 8:09PM

    What a wonderful affirmation of Life and Joy and an outpouring of gratitude! emoticon

The egg background is lovely!

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JOANNS4 4/15/2012 8:07PM

    An excellent reminder of what life's all about. I am so thankful for you.

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TORTILLAFLATS 4/15/2012 6:57PM

    Oh Linda, you are so right It is a time to bloom. As always, I love you Blog and for reminding me to be thankful of all the blessings that I have! Even will down in the valley.

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