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The things I see on my walks

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dont get me wrong,I am not a window peeper but at times something pretty like a suncatcher or a suction cup window hummingbird feeder catches my attention Recently,I finally hornswaggled(talked into)my friend thats comes over for lunch to come walk with me.She was huffing along grumbling when out of a door walks an older I'd say 75 year old guy,butt naked and looking like he took a wrong turn!Well my friend was running away and I grabbed her jacket.He was out in the street and instead of running too,I took the jacket and wrapped it around him in an attempt to cover him.Soon his daughter came outside to get him. Laughing and crying that he was ok.She turned to me and hugged me and said Thank you!I think If it had been me out walking and saw him i would run too!Thats not me!He could have been hit by a car.My friend said Girl you are CRAZY!!No i'm compassionate....Turns out Ted was under medication that gives him confusion and delerium.He is one of my good friends now!Too bad we met under those cicumstances but,I'd do it again.My friend was shaken up and refuses to walk with me again,haha she wont be missed since I have made other walking companions....Spark people if you were faced with that sort of thing,could you run????And by the way i make sure im always safe and cautious i knew the guys daughter!Hugs sp!

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2PONDS 3/30/2011 6:56PM

    so glad that u were there to help out a stranger in need of help (even if he was not aware that he need help) His guardian angel was watching over him, his angel choose you to help. we need more people who stop to help. emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/29/2011 11:22PM

    That's a great story! Congratulations for "seeing" the situation for what it was: a confused person in need of help. I'm pretty gutsy like that too, and some of my friends think I'm nuts for getting involved when I see situations that warrant assistance. I'm so glad you could help out without making a judgement against this person on your first meeting. We teach and are taught "stranger/danger" so strictly that people now walk right past dead or bleeding people without a thought. There HAS to be a middle ground, and I think you have it!

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RIKKI572 3/29/2011 5:29PM

    Most people are too quick to judge others and run. I think it speaks volumes of your character, because you stopped to help. Don't ever change, the world needs more people like you!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/29/2011 3:54PM

    So glad you were there to help out. You just never know how God is gonna use ya. emoticon

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WDWGIRLS 3/29/2011 12:49PM

    You are awesome! That was a wonderful thing to do - poor man could have died of exposure or been hauled off by the police and family would have been traumatized too!

My inclination would be to help, but would back off immediately if I felt threatened.

Your friend wimped out - sounds like she just used it as an excuse!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/29/2011 12:24PM

    Wow! You sure have some experiences when you go walking. You did a really nice thing buy stopping to help him and to make sure he was safe. Not sure if I would been such a quick thinker with the jacket cover up. I do understand your friend being upset, it would kind of freak out some people.
However, good for you for helping out a friend in need.

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being victorious

Monday, March 28, 2011

Today,I woke to a chilly,cloudy,windy March Monday!The sun normally gets me going so for some reason I needed a butt-kicker!I started by organizing some book shelves in the office where I keep photo albums.I picked one up and sat down.There smiling from the pages was an 85 lb new bride!YES, thats what i was thinking 85!!!Then flipping through the pages came the babies smiling a toothy grin,riding a bike,dressing up for halloween,birthday parties!As a MOM and army wife I shoved all my wants and needs down and focused on my daughters,then grandkids.We move from Missouri to Germany to Kansas to Alaska to Virginia to Louisiana to Texas! When I finally did get some room to breathe,the teenager syndrome hit like a bolt of lightning.First came one grandson then another and to my surprise I discovered I was pregnant!Hundreds of problems and a sick time of it, emerged my 9 pound miracle.OH,did I mention? I wasnt supposed to have anymore kids after my second daughter was born!Well i'm raising daughter#4...GEE WHIZ why cant they have a how to manual?Sooooooooooo i'm in the learning to say NO process and putting myself #1!!!This is the time where i'm learning so much about myself as A PERSON,A WIFE,A MOTHER A GRANDMOTHER and my DOG even gets pissy when im not paying attention to her!I have the strength to be VICTORIOUS!!And i am...hugs sp

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WORKTHEGOAL 3/28/2011 7:34PM

    I love it - I love your drive, your enthusiasm and your Its My Time attitude - you Go girl!!

I wish you all the good luck and good health to follow through with your goals.

You are Woman - you are STRONG!

10k steps a day

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/28/2011 2:25PM

    Whew! You are one busy person! Just keep on doing what makes you feel the best! emoticon emoticon

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WDWGIRLS 3/28/2011 11:52AM

    Cold, chilly day here too! Sounds like your kids and grandkids keep you busy. I feel like this is the time we get to get back to finding ourselves, and SP can help with that as well as with weight loss. You have made great progress, so keep on and you will be where you want to be!

My AHA moment came last week when I went out for a walk by myself and decided I'm walking my way back to me. So I got out this morning between showers, and got a quick 15 min walk in, and will do a Leslie DVD later this morning. emoticon

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blue sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2011

i didnt much have my usual enthusiasm but i pushed through it!Me and my husband planted 5 bushes,i washed laundry,played with the lazy dog and vacuumed the much needed floors!We were at the grocery store today because i needed to replenish my fruit,veggie,fish and bread.Well this lady was acting like her shopping was the only important shopping!She was cussing and pushing carts and just plain rude!I asked her if she was hungry and,she said yeah i really am,why?I replied,its in your body language!She pulled out a breakfast bar ate it and thanked me!This older guy said i think you saved her from angry hugs sp!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/27/2011 10:35PM

    Such a busy day and saving the grouchy. Yay for You! emoticon

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WDWGIRLS 3/27/2011 9:50PM

    Sounds like a busy day - wish I was outside planting bushes but the ground is still so soggy here from all our rain - and we will maybe have some sun on Wednesday here in the great NorthWet (west).

You did that lady a favor, she must have had low blood sugar, nice of you to notice rather than give her a put down.

You did good girl!

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MAYBER 3/27/2011 9:38PM

    Thanks for the proof that someone had a worse day than I did
One day at a time
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MARVEEME 3/27/2011 9:30PM

for not punching her lights out!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/27/2011 9:19PM

    Way to go pushing through. emoticon

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SOPKAMANJU 3/27/2011 9:10PM

    That was emoticonhelping that lady Instead of forming a resentment...

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almost ran down

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I dont deny I have a cell phone and use it alot!But,once behind the wheel of my car it is only used by speaker phone!I was having my morning walk with my dog when a lady trying to text and drive,almost ran me down!If I hadnt been paying attention I might be dead!She ran off the shoulder and onto the sidewalk where me and Mo were:( please remember that if that call is important enough,pull over...she said she felt awful about it and cried a little but that wont help me my dog or other pedestrians! If she does it again.To make matters worse it was a school zone.SAD...hugs sp!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/26/2011 7:37PM

    So glad that your all right. I don't know when people are going to learn. It's against the law to use a cell while driving here in CA. But people still do it. What could be so important that can't wait until you can safely pull over. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/26/2011 6:05PM

    That is so scary and frustrating. Save the texting and talking for non-driving times. We have seen so many near accidents because of cell phones.

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JFDOHERTY 3/26/2011 5:41PM

    So glad that you are okay. It is a good thing that you did not have ear buds in, listening to an ipod - you might not have been so lucky. Before my Dad retired, he used a work-issued cell phone. His boss would call him during the day but the first thing he would ask is, "Are you safe, are you secure?" It was understood that whenever any of the employees received a call while driving, they were to pull over at the first possible instance so that they would be safe while speaking on the cell phone. My Dad still follows that practice to this day. I really do hope that lady learned a good lesson and is 'safe and secure' the next time she uses her cell phone.

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ROCKYCPA 3/26/2011 5:03PM

    Yes people just don't understand how dangerous it was it is to text and drive. Hopefully she learned something today!

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MY husband helped me!

Friday, March 25, 2011

My husband is becoming my helper!Today we had a workout that was so suttle that i didnt realize it!He had me hauling 40lb bags of soil,nailing,sawing,screw
driving,planting seeds,watering,sweeping!YOU get the picture,right?He said wow,that was a workout!He turned to me and i dropped on the swing ready to sleep.He says oh no we arent finished!we mowed grass,planted bushes and cleaned and tuned the lawn mowers.I hope i can get up tomorrow!(SMILE)hugs!sp

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MRSMILLER777 3/26/2011 9:59AM

    emoticon Super duper wonderful job! emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/26/2011 9:43AM

    Dang, girl, I need a drill sergeant like that!

It's a great feeling of accomplishment, thanks for sharing.


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DUSTYGIRL25 3/26/2011 8:09AM

    Yep, he helped you and you definitely helped him!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/25/2011 11:10PM

    How sweet. What a great way to spend the day.

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REGILIEH 3/25/2011 8:20PM

    What a nice husband???????

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