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Children are a blessing!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

We started the day off with a nice cool breeze but,no rain.At least we had a nice wind.We had a nice light lunch,walked through the mall and sat down on a bench for a few minutes.I noticed the voice of a child sitting contentedly beside her baby brother,she was singing...ITSY BITSY SPIDER...to the baby and he was belly laughing!She would say...You stop laughing Im serious(in a funny voice)as soon as he would quiet down,she would start to sing again.I sat and watched as the two sang and laughed. I thought what a wonderful world we live in.We really dont need gadgets or toys to be amused,all it takes is a funny baby and a singing little girl to amuse me...LOL...An elderly lady sat down and admired the giggling pair.With tears in her eyes she turned to me and smiled.I returned her smile and asked how she was.Oh for 95 I'd say as good as the Lord is allowing me to be!She was laughing at the children and said I have out-lived my 7 children!Oh what a blessing they were to me!!The baby toddled over to her and and said mawmaw...we both laughed....They may drive us to the edge and push us over it but,the journey is worth every minute of the trip emoticonSUSAN

  
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BETTERHEALTH123 9/5/2011 9:14AM

    Your blog reminds us to value the "simplier" things in life. Sometimes all the technology of today gets in the way of enjoying the everyday simple pleasures.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 9/5/2011 7:32AM

    What a beautiful blog! Thank you, Pat

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SHASSYSUE2 9/4/2011 10:05PM

    I love to people watch!! You see sometimes the sweetest things, and then at others some of the weirdest!! LOL!! I never have to pay money to go to the zoo, I just have to go to the mall!!! Ha Ha!!

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MAYBER 9/4/2011 9:49PM

    What a neat story love to people watch when we are out and about
Brought back a memory of me in the grocery store with a grand daughter she was about 2 sitting in the cart and singing "A bushel and a peck" some of you may remember it "And a hug around the neck" she knew all the words and it brought many a smile to others around us.
One day at a time

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YINYANG93 9/4/2011 8:55PM

    I completely agree with you. My 5 yr old daughter is the biggest blessing I've ever received and I wouldn't trade her for anything. Thank you for the smile.

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MOMMY445 9/4/2011 8:50PM

    i fully agree! children are indeed a blessing! have a wonderful day!

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good day with hubby

Friday, September 02, 2011

We had lunch,shopped and burned up in the heat...WHEW!The weather says we will soon experience 90's...brrrr!LOL im being sarcastic but we have had 80 days of 100's.My garden burned up,I tripped on a deep dry crack in the ground and the dog is spoiled to AC!My DH is at least getting to have Labor Day since he has worked 6/12 hour days.But,we had a good day,we are both healthy and have a home and for that I am grateful... emoticonSUSAN

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/3/2011 9:47AM

    What a great way to spend the day. Those cracks are crazy. Ours are about three foot deep and some as wide as four to six inches. Disappointed we didn't get the rain but looking forward to the cool front. It says the lows might hit the upper 50's on two days. That would SO rock! High's still in the 90's but great night temps.

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SHASSYSUE2 9/3/2011 12:06AM

    Good for you!!! I am looking forward to the cooler weather of Autumn as well!!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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ARLENE_MOVES 9/2/2011 11:45PM

    Nice!

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Kayla HAD a bully!!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Yes it's true and he has grabbed her uh..... package many times!He is a pip squeak and a show off and has a foul mouth!So,in April she grabbed him by the collar,slammed him up against a locker and made him apologize!LOL,she can be mean...So,yesterday he came up to her and told her she looked pretty and he was an a--hole for doing what he did to her!!!Now his sister is being harassed/bullied by a little pip squeak,he dont like it.His mama called to tell me she was sorry for all he put Kayla through and that he had just told her what he had done.He has put together a group called "Students against bullies"????I was stumped!but,delighted that he went from bully to problem solver....he asked Kayla to join!I am not saying I think what she did was right,but,thats what causes kids to kill and he has stopped his bullying to become a better person.He told Kayla he saw his life flash before him,it really scared him and besides she had rage on her face resembling a dragon...HAHAHAHA!!It made him change for which his mama is grateful!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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DIZZYDOC 9/2/2011 10:15PM

    Sounds like the boy is turning it around and the group sounds like one worth joining. I hope Kayla can help them keep the momentum....



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BARBAELLEN 9/1/2011 10:31PM

    Gotta love Kayla!

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MARVEEME 9/1/2011 9:49PM

    Can I contribute to Kayla's tuition to the Police Academy? We need more women like her on the force.

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God Bless Kayla, and may she always have a happy ending to any grief in her life!

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SHASSYSUE2 9/1/2011 9:18PM

    Go Kayla!!!!

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MARTHASPARKS 9/1/2011 7:47PM

    I don't condone violence but Kayla's response was to an attack and she had every right to fight back! I think that the turn around that this kid has made is monumental and I am glad that he has chosen to change his life.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/1/2011 1:58PM

    Wow it's all happening at your place. This is a great story.

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MNOT2THICK 9/1/2011 11:55AM

    emoticonI know how you feel. God works things out. Kayla had to stand up for herself and the young man's sister had to be bullied for him to see the light. emoticon

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How can my Doctor inspire me?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Doc said I can take less blood pressure medicine!!All my bloodwork got gold stars and he was so happy to see how much weight I've lost!His nurse was like"how did ya do it?"I said support!!Both the doc and her are obese.I dont mean to say anything rude but,How are you you as a doctor,with Wendy's wrappers,a Starbucks cup and Twinkies on your desk going to advise me on how to lose weight?Arent you supposed to set an example for me?He said excuse me you caught me in the middle of my lunch!!A pizza arrived for the nurse while she was getting my vitals!All I'm saying is If you are going to talk the talk at least walk the walk!So,my big mouth says"Hey doc are you supposed to be eating all that junk?(He is 100 lbs overweight!)He had previously said those same words to me back in February!He said "You mind your buisiness missy,Im the Doctor!!I said fine and left.So today I went on a search for a new Doctor!!...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/1/2011 2:04PM

    It's a dilemma, isn't it? How come I know what I need to do but I haven't managed to translate it into a slender me? Yet? I'm sure they were challenged in a good way by what you said. And hats off to you for reducing your meds, very few people can do at, I think. Good for you!

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/31/2011 10:35PM

    Doesn't sound like a very good attitude to me. Yep -- can him and find a new one!!!

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TRESSWANN 8/31/2011 8:57PM

    I have not continued with specialists when they are so heavy they have problems breathing. If they can't take care of their health how can they take care of mine?

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SHOAPIE 8/31/2011 8:57PM

    I've always thought the same thing.

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MARITIMER3 8/31/2011 8:12PM

    My doctor was very interested when I told him about SparkPeople. He wasn't familiar with the program, so I printed off samples of food and exercise trackers and several articles for him.
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SHASSYSUE2 8/31/2011 7:52PM

    Good for you!!!! I happen to have the best doctor ever, if you want to drive to NC, he is the GREATEST!!! LOL!!

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MARTHASPARKS 8/31/2011 2:51PM

    Yep, I'd be looking for a new doctor, too. Since my daughter is a doctor, I do understand the fast food thing: she is often working 18 hour shifts with only 6 hours to sleep for an entire month, so it's hard for her to find anything else at the hospital that she can grab and run. I bought some three compartment plastic containers and offered to pack her a meal when she has this shift again. Still, she and her husband are very slender and plan to work hard to walk the walk instead of just of talking the talk to their patients.
GREAT news about the blood pressure meds!!

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MARVEEME 8/31/2011 2:51PM

    Sometimes, even when we know the right thing to do, we still do the opposite. You did everything you were supposed to to reach your goals in getting your blood pressure medication reduced and on your way to elimination. Maybe you're supposed to be there to inspire them to make better choices for themselves? If so, you may yet have the most impact from afar, but make sure you stop back in when you've reached 100%, just to be sure they know what they're missing out on.

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I have a .....FRIEND??

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

She never makes any sense to me!I honestly dont know why I tolerate her either.She wont come around if my black friends are here.They"have nothing in common!!My mexican friends are called beaners,the jewish ones are called athiest and I have 2 korean girlfriends she calls JAPS!!I told her to stop being racist and hateful!The last straw was yesterday when we went to lunch. A gay couple sat down to eat and she asked them to move!!! I said,Jay!!Are you serious they are not hurting you!She got loud and said,They are polluting my space!Well I said,you are sick and I'm leaving you alone!I got up to move my food and the gay couple invited me to sit down by them!Her face turned red and she screamed..FAG LOVER!!It didnt hurt me at all because suddenly I felt 200 lbs lighter. emoticonI called her and told her I would pray for her bitter soul and if she ever needed help to call me....I was raised to love all people...even the mean hateful ones..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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IILAAD65 8/30/2011 9:02PM

    Who would be soooo rude!! WOW.. good for you. And terrific of the gay couple to invite you to sit. KUDOS!!!

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TRESSWANN 8/30/2011 7:54PM

    Good for you. I am interracial and interfaith but very very fair. People always say things in front of me both in terms of religion and race on both sides of the aisle. I HATE ignorance and stupidity.
You are freer!

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FRAN0426 8/30/2011 4:30PM

    Now that was one fantastic reaction to your friend, standing up to how you were raised to treat others . You didn't need that negative friend, that only causes more stress for you, which none of us need. Hopefully one day this friend will get over the haterid of those not like themselves.

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OBOIST61 8/30/2011 3:17PM

    Susan, good for you ... couldn't have been easy but your heart is so much lighter now. Thank you for sending positive energy out into the world.
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COMPASS_ROSE 8/30/2011 2:49PM

    Good for you! Ours is not to judge but to love all -- God is big enough to sort it all out in the end. I actually have family members that behave this way too -- it puts a real strain on my heart and our relationship. I love them anyway but I try not interact with them in public. Why should the rest of the world endure their ignorance and hate...it shouldn't. God is good, sometimes, people are not. Good for you! You get a gold star and a blue ribbon!

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KIMMAS82 8/30/2011 2:45PM

    Wow! Good for you for standing up for other.

"A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others." In this case a woman, but you get the point!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/30/2011 2:16PM

    Well done, you. You are really living what you believe. It is hard to reconcile being open to all kinds of people including the intolerant, but you have been a true friend to this person by demonstrating tolerance and acceptance in action, and also drawing a line. We all have the duty to take care of ourselves and protect ourselves against toxic people, and we don't have to be arond people that make us feel yuk.

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SHASSYSUE2 8/30/2011 1:12PM

    RUN!!!!! Good for you!! She will end up a very lonely person when she grows old, and that is sad, but some people will NEVER see that they are wrong, but WE have the choice, to be affected by their stinkin thinkin, and I am glad that you chose to drop her like a bad habit!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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NSTARSMITH 8/30/2011 12:53PM

    Oh, wow! Way to go! Maybe you'd had all you could take but it takes courage to stand up to a really negative bully and then walk away. Good for you! emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 8/30/2011 12:43PM

    You did the right thing. She really has a lot of soul searching to do. I'd say maybe a lot of therapy also.
No one needs that much negativity in their life, I'm sure your other friends will feel much lighter too.

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SUZIEQS65 8/30/2011 12:41PM

    Good job - we do NOT need people like that on this planet! People have enough to worry about without people like her "spewing forth" racist & hateful comments.

Breath easy - you made the right choice!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 8/30/2011 12:35PM

    You are amazing! Thank you for sharing this story. I am sorry that you have someone in your life that is so disrespectful to people she doesn't know, but I am glad to know there are people in this world like you!

Holly (AKA A woman in a relationship with another woman, raising a biracial child)

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TRISSA3 8/30/2011 12:31PM

    It always makes me wonder who some people think they are when they feel like that. They seem to forget Who created this Earth, and that He is the one who put all of these races of peoples here and that He loves every single soul without distinction.

One of my kids asked (when they were really little) if God created us in His image, why didn't we all look alike. I said, we were made to look so different so we could recognize each other. If we looked the same, we couldn't tell who our mom or dad was in that mix. The real "image" of God is our soul. That bright, glowing inner part and THAT's what our Creator sees. He doesn't look at the outside to judge us. The outside "melts away" because God doesn't need that to recognize us. It's what's inside that He sees.

Praying for people like your friend is all we can do. Nothing in this world will change their minds.



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RUNNER12COM 8/30/2011 12:19PM

    Good heavens. What a piece of work that woman is. But how lucky for the rest of us in this world that YOU are the person you are!

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SUECHRIS50 8/30/2011 12:08PM

    Dont worry Martha,Im done with her for a long time!

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/30/2011 12:08PM

    emoticon emoticon You are a perfect person.

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MARTHASPARKS 8/30/2011 12:06PM

    This woman is not a friend; she is a head case. Please be careful around her because that kind of person is toxic and that type of anger is contagious. I know you want to be happy and positive and the best way to do that is to be around people who have joyful hearts. Pray for her Sue, but don't be around her.

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BERGBA7 8/30/2011 12:01PM

    God for you!
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