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A BLAST FROM MY PAST

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 11 YEARS OLD I WAS REALLY GOOD IN SCHOOL.OUR PRINCIPALS DAUGHTER CAROL WAS'NT! SHE ALWAYS SPORTED THE NEWEST FASHION,SHOES,HAD LONG WAVY HAIR,BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES,WAS A CHEERLEADER,ETC. SHE LACKED GRADES IN SCHOOL.I DECIDED ONE DAY I FELT SORRY FOR NOT TUTORING HER AND DECIDED I WOULD.EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL I STAYED IN TOWN AND HELPED HER AND THEN CAUGHT A RIDE HOME WITH NEIGHBORS OR MY MOM.ONE DAY SHE ASKED ME TO DO HER HOMEWORK AND SHE WOULD PAY ME.TO A POOR LITTLE COUNTRY GIRL THAT WAS AN AWESOME IDEA BUT MORALS WOULDNT LET ME CHEAT.SO,WE PARTED WAYS BECAUSE I REALIZED SHE WAS WANTING ME TO DO HER WORK NOT LEARN.WE HAD A HUGE SCIENCE FAIR COMING UP AND I WORKED DAY AND NIGHT ON MY PROJECT.THE TIME CAME TO GET OUR PROJECT JUDGED BUT MINE WAS MISSING!!I SEARCHED HIGH AND LOW!WHO WOULD MOVE IT?THE QUESTION WAS WHO WOULD STEAL IT AND ENTER IT AS THIER OWN?I SOON FOUND OUT!UPON ENTERING THE GYMNASIUM,I SAW A CROWD GATHERED AROUND THE PRINCIPAL AND HIS GLOWING SMILING DAUGHTER.SHE WAS HOLDING UP GRAND PRIZE RIBBON AND A HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!I PUSHED MY WAY THROUGH THE CROWD TO SEE A RIBBON ON MY PROJECT...MY HEART LEAPED!!THEN REALIZATION HIT.CAROL HAD PUT HER NAME ON MY PROJECT AND HAD WON!!I WAS SICK TO THINK I HAD BUSTED MY ARSE TO HELP THE GIRL ONLY TO HAVE HER STAB ME IN THE BACK!!SOMETHING INSIDE ME WOUDNT LET THE TOMBOY IN ME PUNCH HER IN THE NOSE.I KEPT QUIET AND SWALLOWED MY TEARS AND PAIN.FOR THE NEXT WEEKS CAROL CHASED ME AROUND SCHOOL ASKING WAS I MAD?I WOULD JUST WALK AWAY BECAUSE MY GRANDFATHER TOLD ME I HAD ALL THE GUTS SHE GOT THE GLORY!TURN THE OTHER CHEEK HE SAID!I DID AND LIFE MOVED ON.YESTERDAY MY PHONE RANG AND IT WAS MY OLDEST SISTER SAYING SOMEONE WANTED TO SPEAK WITH ME.WHO?I ASKED YOU'LL SEE SHE SAID
HELLO?I SAY.HELLO? DONT HANG UP ITS CAROL!OH,WHAT DO YOU WANT?I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU WILL FORGIVE ME,SHE REPLIES! IT'S BEEN 39 YEARS SINCE I STOLE YOUR PROJECT AND ITS BEEN LIKE CANCER EATING ME UP WITH GUILT.I HURT YOU ALOT THAT DAY!OKAY I FORGIVE YOU!BUT,WHY?HER ANSWER CAME AS A SHOCK TO ME BECAUSE,YOU DIDNT NEED TO BE RICH OR POPULAR TO BE LIKED.AND EVEN WINNING THE SCIENCE FAIR DIDNT MAKE PEOPLE LIKE ME MORE.MY DAD KNEW WHAT I DID AND TOLD ME TO APOLOGIZE AND GIVE YOU THE MONEY BUT I WAS TOO PROUD.SHE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN HER LIFE AND HOW HAUNTED SHE HAD BEEN,HOW SHE HAD CARRIED THE GUILT AROUND LIKE A BALL AND CHAIN.I TOLD HER TO REMOVE THE GUILT AND MOVE ON AND I HOPED SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING GOOD IN MY NAME.MY SISTER CAME BACK ON THE PHONE AND SAID SEE LITTLE SIS I KNEW THATS WHY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE THE GREATEST!I HAD THE HIGHEST FAITH THAT YOU WOULD MAKE HER FEEL BETTER AND SHE IS CRYING! WE LIVE AND WE LEARN!WELL, LET ME TELL YOU,THAT WHEN I WAS 11 I DREAMED OF CHOKING THE LIFE FROM THAT GIRL AND TAKING MY RIBBON BACK emoticonANGER,HURT,BITTERNESS,HATRED,GUILT THEY GET US NOWHERE AND ARE TOO HEAVY OF A BURDEN TO CARRY.TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE!!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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BARBAELLEN 7/27/2011 11:11PM

    This is really touching. That you had such strength of character at such a young age is amazing. I'm not proud to say it, but had it been me, that girl would have been BUSTED! BIG TIME! I'm STILL working on being able to turn the other cheek and be at peace with it. You're something else!!
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NANASAMM 7/27/2011 12:33AM

    Amazing story.

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SHASSYSUE2 7/27/2011 12:22AM

    Amen!!!! I love it, and I know why we are friends!! You are one class act my dear!!!!

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MARVEEME 7/26/2011 5:50PM

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You're #1 in MY book!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/26/2011 4:49PM

    Wow That is a long time to carry such a heavy load. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 7/26/2011 3:32PM

    emoticonWhat a touching story. Just a stepping stone in your development. Awesome.

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MARYHOLMAN 7/26/2011 3:15PM

    What goes around, comes around--that's karma.

Great story emoticon

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KELLEY106 7/26/2011 3:10PM

    Beautiful

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I CANT REST WHEN THERES A HOUSE TO CARE FOR!

Monday, July 25, 2011

IT SEEMS LIKE THERES SOMETHING TO DO AROUND MY HOUSE DAILY!!MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND TOOK OUT A BEEF ROAST TO COOK FOR DINNER,HE FORGOT TO PUT IT ON A TRAY AND BLOOD RAN ALL DOWN MY REFRIGERATOR SHELVES AS IT THAWED.I OF COURSE DIDNT SEE IT UNTIL I WAS GETTING THE EGGS OUT FOR BREAKFAST!!!SO,I CLEANED ALL THE SHELVES,DID LAUNDRY,WASHED THE DOG,SWEPT AND MOPPED THE KITCHEN AND BATHS,HUBBY PICKED UP POTTING SOIL AND THE BAGS BROKE,SO I VACCED THE CAR AND PUT IN A NEW FILTER,WINDSHIELD CLEANER AND WASHED THE WINDOWS!SO ONCE I WAS DONE AND SAT DOWN,MY FRIEND CALLED TO SAY HELLO,THE MAILMAN BROUGHT A PACKAGE AND I SMELLED THE TRASH CAN SO,I CLEANED IT OUT...HMMM ON THE BRIGHT SIDE ALOT GOT DONE TODAY emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 7/26/2011 3:35PM

    Moving it to lose it. Even when you don't plan to. emoticon

I do dislike when that happens.

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BETTERHEALTH123 7/26/2011 9:10AM

    Know exactly how you feel. Cleaning never "ends"!!!!

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SUNSET24 7/25/2011 11:35PM

    YOU are superwoman, you GO girl! yeh!!!!!!!

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MARVEEME 7/25/2011 8:31PM

    Good for you, and try to relax. We share similar issues with the inability to rest when there's something that still needs to be done. Wish I could give you some tips, but the best I've come up with is a long term project.

Downsize to a smaller house, and wear a blindfold regularly.

Not exactly a perfect solution, but might be worth considering. I'll let you know after I move.
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BARBAELLEN 7/25/2011 7:24PM

    So much for the relaxing day you had planned! I'm tired just THINKING about all you did!

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SHASSYSUE2 7/25/2011 7:22PM

    Girlfriend, you deserve a LONG hot bubble bath!!! But, think how many calories you burned. Did you know if you go to fitness minutes, that there is one for heavy duty cleaning!! You can get fitness minutes for it, and it will show you how many calories you burned!!! You deserve to get some credit for all that you accomplished!!!

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SLFRISBEY 7/25/2011 7:18PM

    Are you available for hire? I am seriously THE WORST house keeper ever! Teach me your ways!!! :D

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777GRACE 7/25/2011 6:39PM

    Will my house ever be perfect???
Noooooo, but I do the same stuff, one thing leads to another
Can't wait until I get rich and get a maid!!!!

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MARTHASPARKS 7/25/2011 6:13PM

    My DH doesn't understand that about me either. Things have to be straight or I can't rest. He tells me to take it easy, rest, sit down but I can't if there are things to do. He sits too much, I don't sit enough!

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/25/2011 6:09PM

    Busy, busy lady. Your dh sounds like mine - make the mess then have the little lady clean it up!!! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/25/2011 5:22PM

    emoticon That's one way to stay active. emoticon

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I tried to take a day off

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Well,its another lazy sunday and im thinking,I'll take a day to myself.The home Air Conditioner drain backed up and soaked a giant area in my bedroom carpet!!!We ended up in Lowes and bought a plumbers snake for sinks.Guess what? it worked...yeehaww!!Its now 5pm and I just now was able to cool off the house. We can make plans all we want and life has a way of saying GOTCHA!!Im alright though because we kept humor up all day!The company we use wanted $200 just to make a house call...grrr.My husband looked like someone peed in his cheerios,he was so mad!Together we unblocked the drain and saved $200....Thank you kind people for praying for my pain,it is alot better today.The exercise helps alot....Blessings to you all and emoticonSUSAN

  
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RATFINKROB 7/25/2011 9:58AM

    Last year our A/C flooded the house. I was so disgusted with the wet carpet that I got out the razor knife and cut out the carpet. I took a week off work and installed ceramic tile in the whole house except the 4 bedrooms and the family room. Last night our thermostat stopped working, so today it is off to Home Depot to buy a replacement. The things we will do to stay cool. I hope your carpet didn't get too wet.

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SHASSYSUE2 7/24/2011 11:37PM

    I always chose to laugh rather than cry!! LOL!!! I am glad that it all turned out ok!!! Enjoy the cool house!!

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ELISELA2011 7/24/2011 9:13PM

    It's unexpected adventures like that that really make life interesting! We had our water heater pipe seal break and leak TWICE in one year a few years back so I know how that kind of thing derails the day. Glad you were able to get the equipment to unblock the drain yourself and save all that money! I hope your arthritis behaves and you can have more active days that are less unexpectedly exciting, I have chronic pain so sometimes it feels like a "good" day is time to cram everything possible in and then it wipes us out, remember to take it easy on a good day sometime soon!

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CHALLENGER15 7/24/2011 8:45PM

    Glad you could fix it yourself! Great!

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BARBAELLEN 7/24/2011 8:06PM

    $200 just to make the house call? You'd think that with the economy being so down that businesses would be charging reasonable fees. I guess when it comes to A/C, it's a seller's market! So glad you were able to get it fixed and cool yourself off again!


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/24/2011 7:12PM

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/24/2011 6:28PM

    Way to do it yourself!! Feels good to save money!!!

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This journey called life can be tough!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I look at each day as a blessing!The ups and downs,highs and lows are what make it a journey.I dont expect anything to be handed to me,I work hard at everything I do.Some things are hard to deal with.I have had arthritis since 1972.Sometimes I can deal with it and other times(like now)I suffer a great deal of pain.I can push through it most of the time.NOT today!I did my workout very slowly and limped the rest of the day! My mom and grams both had rheumatoid too.By staying limber and moving Im not as stiff but my fingers are getting crooked.I have been lucky and am counting my blessings!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 7/24/2011 9:52PM

    My RA started in 1988 and I am lucky to have had really aggressive doctors so I am still able to use my hands most of the time. Today, after tying all the water balloons for our water balloon fight, they are cramped beyond belief. With RA, we have okay days but we have to use our minds to have great days. it's that truism: if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Take a day off and rest. If you push too hard, you won't push through the pain, you'll push yourself into it. Caution, darling friend! Feel better.

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MARYHOLMAN 7/24/2011 1:03PM

    I watch my mother in pain every day-so I can really feel for you!

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NEENSTER1 7/24/2011 9:52AM

    emoticon for a miracle. Take it emoticon at a time. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/24/2011 9:49AM

    (((Susan))) Praying you feel better soon.

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IILAAD65 7/24/2011 8:23AM

    It takes a strong will, heart and mind to keep pushing through pain. I am humbled! You have a positive upbeat spirit - never let that go.

I hope today is better for you and the pain subsides today.

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OUTDOORSDC 7/24/2011 7:48AM

    And you didn't give up! That's what it's all about.

Hugs, and hoping for a better day for you today.

Shelley

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MARVEEME 7/24/2011 7:38AM

    Our suffering on earth brings us closer to heaven. My prayers are with you during the difficult days.

Blessings!

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RAINBOWCHOC 7/24/2011 3:22AM

    Hope you have found some relief from the pain, let's hope it subsides quickly
best wishes, Sandra

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KOFFEENUT 7/24/2011 1:45AM

    You have a great attitude - hang in there!!!

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HONEYFULL 7/24/2011 1:39AM

    You are very brave and I admire you for it ! I pray that tomorrow will be better for you. emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/23/2011 11:52PM

    Feeling that bad and still making it through your workout. Awesome. Good for you and I hope tomorrow is better.
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AN ANGEL BY ANY OTHER NAME IS JUST AS SWEET!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

She works in the nursing home and goes out of her way to make the people feel she cares!She doesnt get paid near enough for all the work she does,Yet she loves her job.Angel Garcia has been there caring for my older friends since 1988 and I think the world of her!I went and bought her a cake and flowers not knowing it was her birthday!She was delighted so much she cried!Make sure that you let someone know you care,by doing something nice for them!!Here are some flowers for my spark friends!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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WONTBEWAISTFULL 7/23/2011 6:23PM

   
Lovely, and how's that for a "coincidence"?
God is so good that way.

blessings, Sue

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WONTBEWAISTFULL 7/23/2011 6:19PM

   
Lovely, and how's that for a "coincidence"?
God is so good that way.

blessings, Sue

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BARBAELLEN 7/22/2011 10:48PM

    Susan, you are so sweet!

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DIZZYDOC 7/22/2011 10:29PM

    What Great advise. I hope you have a wonderful day today and every day to come. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/22/2011 10:28AM

    Neat

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IILAAD65 7/21/2011 10:38PM

    Something moved you to do that today of all days.. how neat!!

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KOFFEENUT 7/21/2011 9:57PM

    What a wonderful gesture on your part! So often the folks who work in nursing homes don't get the recognition they deserve - the people they are helping often cannot give it, and families don't see it. Good for you for making her day special!

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MARVEEME 7/21/2011 9:57PM

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Great advice! We love you!

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