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I hope your day is beautiful too!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I wake up every morning and try to enjoy a few minutes, just marveling at what we have!I love nature to the fullest!When I take a walk,I stop and look at an odd wildflower,watch the hummingbirds play,laugh at my dog(trying to catch all the bunnies is futile)I admire the birds especially the cardinals and bluejays! The lizards are super fast catching bugs and theres Toady Toad Face an old toad that's lived under our flower beds for years(he has one foot) The birds sound as though they are screaming,they are chirping so loud!!The City has moved the city limits out past us now.The deer,rabbit,squirrel,skunks,possum and hawk have all been displaced by houses and condo's.We used to have such quiet surroundings and now they turned a two way highway into a 6 lane!!We now have 5 churches in a one mile radius and 4 convenience stores,3 schools,2 longhorn cattle companies have always been here amongst it all!I'm watching a beautiful butterfly flit along on my zinnias and im having a beautiful day. Rain or shine thats how my spirit has become happy no matter what!! emoticonSUSAN

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BETTERHEALTH123 6/30/2011 7:44AM

    I love reading your blogs. I also enjoy nature very much, luckily so far there hasn't been too much development where I live although there are about six new houses that were built in the past 23 years. So far our neighborhood is very quiet.

One morning I woke up feeling a little depressed and I looked at the window and saw two morning doves just sitting on the cement steps outside of my home. They weren't doing anything but just sitting there peacefully...

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MNOT2THICK 6/29/2011 7:24PM

    Sounds beautiful. emoticon

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HANKENSTEIN 6/29/2011 5:24PM

    So often, we are so busy we never notice any of this, and that's so sad. Some mornings, I sit in the yard and listen to the birds. It's aas though there's a species contest to see who can make the most noise or sing the loudest. I love it.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/29/2011 5:18PM

    Sounds wonderful. I bet you miss all that nature.

It has been so hot and dry here the deer are starting to come to our pond. It is so sad because they are coming all the way from the National Forest trying to survive. They have to cross a main road and several fences.

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MARVEEME 6/29/2011 2:20PM're gleaming bright!

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It's truly HOT in TEXAS!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Make sure ya'll are getting enough water and try to stay cool!That is if you are in a hot climate!Check on your furry friends if they stay outdoors and never leave a child,adult or pet in the car!!I watched a news report yesterday about a woman leaving her car running(with ac on) and her father who had just had surgery was asleep when the car conked out!Her luck was good because someone reported they thought the old man was dead!!He survived thank goodness.Even new cars can die!! emoticon I dont want anyone to be sorry emoticonSUSAN

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BOHEMIANCAT 6/29/2011 11:13AM

    Another good reason to NOT leave children, pets or elderly in the car!
I am in Texas too and don't like this unseasonable heat wave! My dh got heat exhaustion already.

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RATFINKROB 6/29/2011 9:38AM

    I love the Texas summers! You just have to dress properly, keep hydrated, and limit your sun exposure in the afternoon. Of course I drive to the mountains if I want to camp in the summer. I just can't sleep when the night time temperature never cools.

Cars are a death trap! Anyone that leaves their children unattended in a car should face the full penalty of the law.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/28/2011 6:29PM

    Ready for the fall already. emoticon

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Caring about others!

Monday, June 27, 2011

I love people!My elderly friends(65-98)are always waiting for me with a hug and a smile!I was polishing Ruby's nails and she started telling me a story.You know the "I REMEMBER WHEN" stories.She stopped,looked embarrassed and said you are probably tired of these stories by now!Elijah yelled from across the dayroom "SUSAN LOVES US"why would she be tired of our stories?Almost all the residents laughed heartily.I took her hand in mine,looked her in the eyes and said Elijah is right,Because,I love you!And the things I learn can turn my face red...they are just like old teenagers!They flirt,hurt and play games.I learned today that one of my favorite nurses passed away last friday and I cried.The residents all lined up around me waiting for a hug and in all the sadness Elijah yells.."Dont hug her too hard she might break"he is a character and I cant believe that out of a family of 19 he has one great niece that comes by to see him!!She brings him chocolate that he passes out to the others.he winks at me and says "I dont want to ruin my girlish figure"I lost my grandparents in my early to late teens and these folks that I adore,fill a void.It does'nt take long to give them a little of your time...... emoticonSUSAN

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BARBAELLEN 6/27/2011 9:53PM

    Susan, you are the best!

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MNOT2THICK 6/27/2011 6:48PM

    That is so sweet. Thank you for sharing and caring. emoticon emoticon

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THEWINNER33 6/27/2011 4:33PM

    My last working years were at a long term care facility. I too was always good with the old folk. Now I am one of those elderly who act like a teenager. Wish I'd had this gumption when I WAS a teenager.

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MARVEEME 6/27/2011 4:19PM

    I'm with you here, too! We visit MIL every day, and sometimes, the folks are in that teenager mood and a lot of fun. It's dementia and Alzheimer's care, so the wits aren't always the same, but we do listen carefully to all the stories, and mess around with them, and have a few laughs. Some are consistent, but MIL isn't, so we do have to be careful because she gets jealous easily.

I used to believe that old saying "With age comes wisdom", but have discovered that sometimes, age arrives alone.


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BETTERHEALTH123 6/27/2011 3:39PM

    That is nice what you do. I was at a rehab facility for just a few moments while my husband was at the doctor's in the same building. It was kinda sad seeing many elderly people just sitting at the dinner room tables basically just looking at each other. It is a nice facility but there didn't seem too much verbal interaction between the people who resided there. It was sad because everyone seemed depressed.

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I wish everyone were as supportive as spark people!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I talk about our spark people family all the time.I talk to anyone that will listen that sparkers are the best!I am so glad that I joined and will remain a member for as long as I can!! emoticon to you all!!SUSAN

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BIGMELITTLEME 6/28/2011 6:54AM

    I agree. I have found a friend in my spark friends. This PC community helps with support for weight loss but this forum also gives me a place to go when I need a friend. I have not met in person "yet" a single person from BUT I know that the people on here are awesome both on and off the screen. We all need a friend to listen to use and a place we can go to feel safe. This is that place for me. God Bless you,

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MNOT2THICK 6/27/2011 6:45PM

    Thanks and right back at you. emoticon emoticon

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MARVEEME 6/27/2011 8:12AM

    Me too!

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OUTDOORSDC 6/26/2011 10:12PM

    Oh, and one other thought...remember that you are a part of this community, too. And so I would say that the community is only reflecting back what you're putting out there. It takes one to support one!

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JESSICAMAE83 6/26/2011 9:53PM

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HANKENSTEIN 6/26/2011 8:59PM

    Aww. And you are a fine example of what makes it rock.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/26/2011 8:55PM

    We love you too. emoticon

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Having some one on one time with hubby

Saturday, June 25, 2011

we shopped,ate lunch,watched a movie,sat outside in the shade(AM) and held hands!He has been working alot!But,reconnecting is really good and relaxing!Im really enjoying our time so..... emoticon spark buddies...SUSAN

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/26/2011 1:49PM


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MARVEEME 6/25/2011 8:06PM

    emoticon emoticon
Love when times like these arrive.

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GONEWLIFE 6/25/2011 5:51PM

    Good for you.. enjoy !

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