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my cr-happy day day

Friday, August 12, 2011

I woke up and fell on some shoes,ate bad for lunch and dinner,got a huge case of hives and to top it off I fell in the pool running from a rat!Im wearing enough calamine lotion to share and have my ankle wrapped.So,how was your day?I really am okay and My day could have been worse.Hallelujah!!The klutz is a work in progress...LMAO and emoticon sparkers!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:22PM

    emoticon Laughing So Hard!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/13/2011 4:53PM

    Oh, dear... what a great attitude for a "challenging" day. You're getting MY prize: emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 8/13/2011 10:53AM

    Rats. Yuck. I'd run like my underwear were on fire! My family says I can trip on lint, so I understand the klutz part! Glad you're ok! emoticon

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TRESSWANN 8/13/2011 8:48AM

    I see rats in the subway all the time. Saw one yesterday a.m. yuck. Can't shave my legs because our backyard is next to a wooded area and I am mosquitos favorite treat. If you run out of calamine we are your source. Put on so much bug spray that can't cross my legs cause they slide off! Feel better. And isn't calamine the best?

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MOBYCARP 8/13/2011 6:43AM

    I hope the rat couldn't swim! emoticon

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MARVEEME 8/13/2011 12:01AM

    Hang in there, baby!

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KOFFEENUT 8/12/2011 11:56PM

    This is one of those days you're just glad you SURVIVED!!! Hang in there!

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BARBAELLEN 8/12/2011 11:18PM

    You are too much! I could maybe deal with the rest, but a rat! A rat! I can tell you I would not be okay if I'd been chased by a rat today! I'd be having nightmares for a month!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/12/2011 10:20PM

    emoticon Oh no I could see myself running from the rat.

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My baby is getting a job!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

YAAAAAAY!!She is starting out at a fast food joint but,hey its money!She has me taking her around to some places and looking at towels,sheets and pans.She had me laughing so hard I spit water all over her.She will be a comedian like me and embarrassing her kids some day.We went to eat lunch and there must've been 30 little kids running rampant around the restraunt!!No supervision at all and one even went outside(2years old)It bothered her immensely that it happened too!We are getting ready now to go get some work shoes and pants.I LOVE SAYING THAT..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 8/12/2011 9:23PM

    Congrats. Your baby is growing up. emoticon emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/12/2011 12:11PM

    Baby with a job. Kinda had my own panic attack reading your title.
Congrats mom.
LOVE your pride with your comedian, I hope my DD turns out the same way!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/12/2011 11:35AM

    Cool

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MARVEEME 8/11/2011 10:56PM

    YIPPEE! Another bird takes flight!

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MOBYCARP 8/11/2011 9:28PM

    It's a wonderful thing when your child gets her first job. It's an important milestone on her journey to becoming an independent adult.

Working in fast food does not generate a lot of money, but it is a paycheck. I'm quite happy with my daughter's time spent working in fast food. She learned some important life lessons there, and developed enough of a work record to get a better job later on.



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BARBAELLEN 8/11/2011 8:31PM

    A job is a great learning experience in so many ways, even if it doesn't pay a bundle. I wouldn't have said this way back when, but I wish my parents had insisted that we have some sort of outside responsibility. It sure would have made my early adult years go alot smoother. Hope she likes the job and does well!

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MZMELISSA2007 8/11/2011 5:09PM

    Tell her I said good luck =)

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They are everywhere I step!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teens that is!!I took my 17 year old to get her new school ID and locker/books.Almost lost my mind getting through the masses and masses of teens thick like a New York street through this High School.It is the last time I will do that because in June my daughter graduates!! Sniff Sniff. I stepped up to the window to pay any book fines and the lady says...$120 for 2 books!!And she needed my daughter to go back to the other line we stood in for 90 minutes,and get a books due printout.Much to our happiness and shock the books had been turned in and were marked off the list.On to the next station,whew!Kayla can lose ANYTHING and I was waiting for the next surprise but,there were none!!YAY!!We finally made it back to the parking lot with no injuries and came safely home ONLY to find that Kayla lost her class schedule,LMAO!! I eventually found it in the trash and we both breathed a sigh of relief...AHHHHH! emoticonSUSAN

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:13PM

    emoticon you are hilarious!!! emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 8/12/2011 9:25PM

    I remember those days. I am with Crystle, praying all goes well senior year. emoticon

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TRISSA3 8/11/2011 10:26AM

    I drove by our high school here in town. Registration starts the 17th. Where has the summer gone? Every year it goes by faster. My kids are in their 20s; one goes to ITT Tech., one grad. from UW-Oshkosh, and one looking into the local tech for CNA classes. Cherish these days, mom. Don't blink...it will be next year before you know it!

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RATFINKROB 8/11/2011 9:25AM

    Zachary is also in his senior year. Looks like we get to share war stories together :)

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REMARAHAB 8/11/2011 12:59AM

    Oh, I remember those days! It will be fun, busy, and momentous as well as teary this year for both of you!

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SHASSYSUE2 8/10/2011 10:34PM

    Your baby is almost finishing highschool and mine is just beginning... I hope you don't mind me at times bugging you for advice!! LOL!! I am looking forward to it, and dreading it all the same time!! Who needs to pay money to go to an actual Zoo, when all you have to do, is sit and watch Teenagers!!!! I am glad that your day turned out good!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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TXGRANDMA 8/10/2011 9:53PM

    Hope that the rest of her school career is successful and fun! Seniors think they are so grown up! emoticon

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NIAGCHRIS246 8/10/2011 8:36PM

  You won't get "been there, done that" from me! I thinking how different it was when I was in school.

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/10/2011 7:17PM

    Cute! -- you did mark this off as ST didn't you!!! My ds never did get his final grades cause he owed on some books in their library. He didn't care and so neither did I. You sound like an awesome Mom -- hang in there!!

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BARBAELLEN 8/10/2011 6:01PM

    What do you want to bet you get a whole lot of "been there, done that" responses? I love hearing about Kayla!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/10/2011 5:43PM

    emoticon Praying she has a great senior year.

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In Loving Memory of my mama Jessie Irene Sharp

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Yesterday August 8th would have been my moms 72nd birthday!When she passed it was a great shock to everyone!In the past when her birthday arrived I was determined to put on a brave face and pretend I was okay.Each year she was bombarded with presents and money and flowers on her special day.And BAM she's gone!Each year I would cry and mourn her passing,Not thinking about all the happy,fun times we always had.I had my cry and then stood up and said One of my favorite memories of my mama was and said Del,it's your turn.My loving husband saw how much I missed my mama and got on the computer and made me a disk documenting her as a child until the year in 2007 when she passed from us.Made a great dinner and bought a cake "Happy Birthday Jessie"We love and miss you!!I broke down when my kids stood up and said my favorite memory of her was.....When she braided our hair.It was mine too,she would sit us between her knees and calmly and soothingly brush our hair and massage our scalps.It was a bonding of sorts that she did to me and my sisters and her granddaughters.She loved lilacs and every now and then I get a whiff of lilacs.It's her way of letting me know shes here with me!!I do now and always will Love you Mom!!......... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 8/10/2011 10:00PM

    I'm sorry you miss her but glad that the happier memories are close, especially given lilac and the wonderful gift from your husband! When I was about 10, I told my mom that I remembered my great grandmother. She said it was impossible because active memory doesn't work until you are around 6 and my GGM died when I was 2. I told my mom that she smelled like that bush in the side yard, a lilac and was very soft holding me on her lap in a room with red paper and a big dark table. Mom siad it was a real memory, since I'd never seen a picture of her or her dining room and my great grandmother always wore lilac scent. Later, I learned that smell is our earliest memory trigger. Love those lilacs!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/10/2011 1:12PM

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BETTERHEALTH123 8/9/2011 10:59PM

    I love reading your blogs. I love the part about the lilac smell. I know what you mean.

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ANEWBETHSTL 8/9/2011 8:37PM

    What a beautiful thing your darling husband did for you! I lost my father 8 years ago and miss him more each and every day. As with my Father, your Mother will always be with you and watching over you. They are our guardian angels! emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 8/9/2011 7:35PM

    Susan, you are so lucky to have great memories of your mother. Your mother was lucky to have had you in her life, too!

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JENN03275 8/9/2011 7:28PM

    What a wonderful thing your husband did and that you and your daughters are able to say such wonderful memories that you have. I believe that the lilac smell is her way of saying she is there and loves you as was the smell of cigars I would get from grandfather up to the day even hours after my beloved grandmother passed to tell me he got her and she was fine.

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SHASSYSUE2 8/9/2011 7:21PM

    I love the comment that you made when you said that when you smell lilacs, you know that she is near.... Believe it or not, I have the same thing happen when I smell Ivory bar soap!! My Grandmother whom I adored always had Ivory soap in the bathtub. My feather pillows that I use now, also came from my Grandparents house. My DH think they stink, I LOVE the smell, it smells like their house.... Keep those memories alive, and Bless your family who is there to help you!! HUGS!! Shannon

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 8/9/2011 6:00PM

    Oh, Susan, this made me tear up! I think we're the same age, and I can't even imagine saying good-bye to my mother yet! She is 74 years old and I love her more than words can ever communicate! WHAT A GREAT HUSBAND to do that for you! And the memories are precious!!!! Thank you for sharing! May the LORD comfort your aching heart! {{{love and hugs}}}} Susan

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/9/2011 5:56PM

    Hugs & Blessings to you and your family. Your husband did an absolutely wonderful thing to make a memory disk and dinner. Your memories are so sweet. Not many can claim a hair brushing as a pleasant experience...but, I know how it can be the most relaxing peaceful gesture.
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DUSTYGIRL25 8/9/2011 5:26PM

    So glad that you are now remembering all the good times and memories you shared. That is so important. Of course we miss our loved ones when they are gone, however honoring their life with our memories and our special thoughts and prayers is the best way. They would never want us to be unhappy. I believe they would always want us to remember them with only love and happiness and to share their special life stories with everyone else in remembrance.
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MARVEEME 8/9/2011 5:24PM

    Blessings to you and may your memories of her keep you focused on Heaven, Amen.

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ARCHIMEDESII 8/9/2011 3:58PM

    Sue, that was a lovely tribute to your dearly departed mom. While our loved ones may be no longer be with us in person, they're always with us in spirit.

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PRIZE4SIZE 8/9/2011 3:56PM

    This too shall pass! Just cling to all the fond memories of your Mom. She will always remain in your hear... I have always felt the same way about my mother. Life goes on, but the memories will last. God bless you and your family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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you're never too old to exercise

Monday, August 08, 2011

When I started spark people,I met a wonderful old lonely lady.Her name is Martha and she is 70.Our walking group was walking and every day she would wait on us to hand out waters,trail mix or just to ask how we were doing.She walks her little dog Walter and we invited her to walk. Her reply was heavens no I'd just slow ya down but you go on,I'm too old anyway!So,we asked her everyday to walk and she said the same thing each time.So,one day Lydia asked could we please walk Walter since,she was too old!After a while she said okay!We brought Martha Easter,Mothers day,4th of July and birthday presents she was elated.It always felt like she wanted to say something but would chicken out.We still offered to have her walk with us since Mildred and Angel are slower too.I said"Honey we would never leave you behind"She thought about it and shyly refused again.One morning we were coming around our usual route and who should be standing there ready to roll with a new walking outfit and new sneaks?Martha!!!We were thrilled and she is so funny and loves us all.We have lost 10 of our 18 walkers due to the fact they are in the military and move alot.Martha does'nt miss a walk and neither does Walter!!her husband has her convinced that being old means HAVE NO FUN!She now says to him BAH HUMBUG YOU OLD FART!!LOL...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MAMAG476 8/10/2011 3:57PM

    Go Martha! I want to be so lucky. Good job Chris to keep encouraging Martha with that Yes you can attitude that you have. Sometime I feel older people now a days feel they have nothing to offer because our world is so fast paced. Hurry up ready, set,go. You know what I mean. Thats sad. I think we could all learn to slow down a little and enjoy the journey. emoticon

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TRESSWANN 8/9/2011 7:42PM

    I have a friend who is perpetually 80. She must be over 90 now. She does what she calls Meals on Heels, swims three mornings a week and complains when people stop short walking on the street. And this doesn't include her volunteer activities.

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MARTHASPARKS 8/9/2011 11:39AM

    Bravo for your walking friends for including Martha and asking her until she did join you. You're right; you are never too old to exercise. My mom is 80: she has done a mini triathalon, does hot yoga and bends like a pretzel and is a Master's swimmer who hold several national records. She says it's because she is outliving her competition but the truth is that she can outswim all of her children and we are all former competitive swimmers! She takes 2 medications: one for osteoporosis and the other is a mild diuretic. Compare that to my 12! Never, ever, ever quit exercising. She didn't and I did. She'll probably outlive me. SO: Go Mom, go! Martha may be joining her!

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FRAN0426 8/8/2011 7:02PM

    How great for Martha, you persistance paid off, bet this walking with your group is a highlight of her and Walters day. How nice your group took the time to include her even when she just waited for you to pass by.

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BARBAELLEN 8/8/2011 6:25PM

    Well, I'm an old lady, almost as old as Martha, and I'm now into day 3 of the 30 Day Shred! I'm here to tell you, I AM too old for this!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/8/2011 5:43PM

    YES!!! I'm so happy you gave me a happy ending. Good gravy! You know how to hang it out there!
Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful that you ladies have each other!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/8/2011 5:40PM

    How awesome she is out walking with ya'll. My last walking buddy was 64 and there was nothing slow about our walks. emoticon

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MISSDEBBIEOG 8/8/2011 3:39PM

    Go, Martha! And kuddos to you for always encouraging and including her! You really made a difference for her!

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