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2012 Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I hope all you beautiful people had a great day and many more to come!!I am blessed with great people in my life!Can you believe I thought my bad luck days were behind me?I broke two vases today and got stranded with a car full of food and flowers.My battery was dead!I had to call my husband from work,to come and give me a jump because the auto club was inundated by calls.One and a half hours later my dh came to my rescue.He was throwing questions around like I had KILLED the battery myself.Trust me im a Do it yourselfer and always try every alternative before I call him!People are leery of others asking for jumps with good reason too.We had an old man get killed by a couple just stealing his car but pretending to need a jump.We ended up spending 2 hours in Sears having them install a battery and a serpentine belt?My dh chooses to keep some items a secret(like i might learn something and not need him)I did manage to make it home,make him a nice steak and shrimp dinner and clean the kitchen just in time for him to fall sound asleep...LOL,I still see my glass as half FULL.... emoticonSUSAN

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BLEGNER1 2/15/2012 5:29PM

    Suan, You cup runneth over and settles right now at half. Enjoy the overflow.
God bless
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LIBBYG7 2/15/2012 9:53AM

    ......and that's why I'm glad I gave up my car. I use Zipcar now, where you rent a brand new car by the hour-gas&insurance included in very reasonable hourly rates. Best thing since peanut butter!!
There's a Zipcar garage right across the street......and I use it when I need it and never worry about parking (I live in the city), maintenance etc. An idea who'se time has come.

Shrimp and steak......mmmmm! (Since I don't eat meat...I'd find a good substitute.).
Susan, dear, your life is anything but boring. Hang in there and keep up your wonderful attitude.

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MNOT2THICK 2/14/2012 11:33PM

    emoticonAnd tomorrow is another day.

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MARTHASPARKS 2/14/2012 10:28PM

    It's half full and there's a faucet somewhere close, Susan.

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Dr.Smart Aleck

Monday, February 13, 2012

I went to see my doctor for a weird mole on my back.Some new Dr.was filling in while my regular doc is on vacation.I have been fretting about that mole.If I even scratch it,it bleeds all over my clothes!Well,this doc decides to order tests I've already had a month ago.I remind him Im here for the mole.He gets smart and says are you the doc here or am I?I said well,im wondering what you are!I got my purse and walked out and told the nurse,I dont like Mr.Smart Aleck and want someone else!!!She laughed and said imagine that!She reassigned me to an old guy and we clicked right away.My mole is benign and im happy I stood up to that ASS!!I will no longer put up with his type.You know the ones that always take tests to charge the insurance for?And you are there for a prescription refill?The Army hospital has many crazies,let me tell you!Well,im off to do treadmill and then chill emoticonSUSAN

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MARTHASPARKS 2/15/2012 2:01PM

    Glad the mole was benign and sorry that you ran into a doctor like that.

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REDSHOES2011 2/13/2012 9:52PM

    Also happy your mole is benign.. I am also waiting until my regular doctor returns.. I know what my problem is and it has been explained how I can feel better, just don't have the money to get it done.. My Mrs Smart Aleck wanted more tests done, but I feel more in safe hands with the doctor whom knows me too..

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CIRANDELLA 2/13/2012 9:14PM

    I'm so glad your mole was benign, Susan. I had one like that that bled, too...and it was also benign. So reassuring to hear the great news!

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MNOT2THICK 2/13/2012 9:07PM

    emoticonWay to take charge and put him in his place. You are not a guinea pig. emoticon emoticon

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BLEGNER1 2/13/2012 8:55PM

    I am thankful that the mole was benign!!! That is great and I know what you mean about over testing by doctors. A lot of them are that way.
God bless

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FRAN0426 2/13/2012 8:44PM

    Good for you, you don't need a smart a?? doctor wanting to redo tests done last month.

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ONUTHIN125 2/13/2012 8:02PM

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LIVINGFREE19 2/13/2012 2:46PM

    Nothing worse than a doctor with a chip on their shoulders...I have seen them too.

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my grandson's life

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We recently became great grandparents to a little girl,Annabelle.She is not my grandsons(he's 18) biological child but it does not matter to him or us.We tried to go and see her,called our gs and he said yes maam come on by.We got the address drove the hour and was told by the wifes mom...Hell No!I told her we were Deyonne's grandparents and she didnt believe us!!I told her to call him and of course he had forgotten we were coming.So,He shot home to show us the baby and when he went to hand the baby to me...she went crazy on us!Screaming and cursing that we were trying to take the baby(she was drunk)We decided to leave before she carried through her threat to call the police.All we could do was stare at each other with our mouths agape.Deyonne ran out and said im sorry gp's(grandparents)She is all crazy and stuff!GS's mama our daughter says she thinks she should turn the woman in for being unfit to be caring for a child because she is an alcoholic.She's already paranoid that we are CPS coming to steal the babe but,it scares me alot.She once passed out with a candle burning and luckily only burned the curtains before it was extinguished.Then drove drunk and ran into a tree!What is ya'lls opinion on what me and Papa should do?Annabelle does have our last name.

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MARTHASPARKS 2/12/2012 11:48AM

    She's nuts. Send her a note telling her thanks for letting you all be introduced to the baby and that you can tell how much she adores the kid. Ask her when the best times to visit are. In other words, make friends with the maniac so you can have a presence in the kid's life and keep an eye on things. Why aren't Annabelle's mom & Deyonne taking care of the baby? Work?

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BARBAELLEN 2/11/2012 6:44PM

    This is a very bad situation for that baby. Between your grandson, the baby's mother and your daughter, it seems that they should be making arrangements for someone else to be taking care of that child. Sooner, not later!

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FENWAYGIRL18 2/11/2012 5:11PM

    I'm confused, where was the mother of the baby? is she the one that did that to you? is your grandson married?
I'm a little lost...
I think it's wonderful that you accept this little girl as your own, that's very sweet and you don't see that very often, you sound like you have a big heart and that's lucky for this little angel.
I would definitely keep my eye on that person that did that to you, that sounds really heartbreaking the way you both were treated...
Does your grandson live with the baby, I'm sure he takes good care of her just be careful. If you speak up you might not ever be allowed to see the baby again and if you don't and something happens in that person's care you'll never be able to live with yourselves...
I'm really sorry that happened to you! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 2/11/2012 4:50PM

    Not good........Even if you called CPS (Child Protective Services) it would be a long, drawn out thing and the child could be ten years old before anything was resolved. I guess you should try to go through your Grandson and see what he can do.
You could consult with a lawyer, but as you are not a relative not even sure that would help.
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Yikes!Im having a bad day!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Somehow the Electric Company got us mixed up with another address and came out and turned off OUR power.I caught the guy and he said...Oh Sorry!We called and the operator said"pay your bill by 2:00 and It'll be turned back on!!Hello?I told her our bill wasnt due yet.Then why she asks did they turn it off?There was a mix up says the tech.That's what they all say she answers very sarcastically(not knowing she was on speaker)Anyhoo,the power was restored and a $100 credit was made to our bill due to Miss Smart Alecks mouth.I decided to go ahead and get some groceries and while at H.E.B.a man backed into me..Surprise he has No insurance!Get this,His mom owns a jewelry store and drives a Mercedes.So,I went to get the damage appraised($4500)and she wants to give us cash and not involve the insurance!Oh man am I a trouble magnet or what?So I came home,Minus the food....The dog was gone.I called and called to her about to cry when she just showed up wagging her tail...Looking sheepish.All the bad was worth it to get my baby girl back!!Now Its time for meditation.I dont know how but im gonna learn real quick!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/11/2012 3:20PM

    What a bummer day!
Glad you found your dog right away. That would have been scary.

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BARBAELLEN 2/10/2012 11:15PM

    Oh Man! Now that's what you call a crummy day. I'm glad to hear about the happy endings, though. Here's to a better day tomorrow!

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WILSON425 2/10/2012 10:00PM

    After reading your post, my day wasn't as bad as I thought. And I am glad your dog got home safe.

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MARTHASPARKS 2/10/2012 9:45PM

    Good heavens. At least it's over!

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TRESSWANN 2/10/2012 7:59PM

    There are days like t hat. I swore it's the moon

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CIRANDELLA 2/10/2012 6:47PM


A day like that defies anything else I could muster :)

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/10/2012 6:29PM

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Holy intense day, Sue.

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Hate and anger can hold us back!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sixteen years ago,I began volunteering for a catholic based thrift store.We sold clothing and household goods and gave to the needy.I basically began as manager of donations.I washed,hung and priced clothing.Repaired vacuums and gadgets at home in my workshop,hooked up tv's and helped pick up donations.I unpacked boxes and believe me people give everything from porno to bibles..lingerie to pots and pans.Trash to treasure.We were a family and loved each other like family.We had our TIFFS and we made it through.
One person can claim to be and act like they are so God fearing
and be the devil emoticonTwo people in particular,
began seeing me put the repair items in my car.
They didnt see me bring them back to sell.
My daughter was putting clothes in a bag because they were teen
items and she was going to sew buttons on them
and hopefully sell them at a higher price than a dollar.
These women then decided to feed lies to the other volunteers.
They said I was stealing stuff for myself and my kids.
They didnt see me paying for my things,so they assumed.
Not one person came forward and told me what was going on.
I was so hurt that I didnt say a word,just walked away from there.
I thought i hadnt looked back
but I was harboring Ill feelings.
I was so angry at those two venomous women that I had held
hatred so strong in my heart and
I couldnt let it go.
An old retired lady said to me
Forgive them for you
NOT for them.
I think forgiveness is the key and that
living with anger and hate can suck the life from us and hold us back.I prayed for that peace and FORGAVE.
Now maybe I can move forward and leave the poison behind me!I need your prayers!! emoticonSUSAN

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NSTARSMITH 2/10/2012 12:22PM

    Yup. All good advice. Resentment and grudges are poison - and we are the ones who get poisoned! Let go and let God! Excellent post!

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MARTHASPARKS 2/9/2012 5:31PM

    Give it to God and let it go...for YOU!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/9/2012 4:42PM

    Forgiveness is always a good thing. emoticon emoticon

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/9/2012 4:08PM

    You are doing the right thing, let it go for your own peace of mind, and hand it to the Lord - he'll know what to do with it!

I don't know how long ago this all happened - but is it possible to write down in a letter how you felt after giving 16 yrs of service, but at the same time mentioning that you have forgiven the issue and moved on?

Sometimes this feels like a constructive and tangible thing to do which helps the forgiveness to become effective.

Love Mandy
10k steps a day

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BLEGNER1 2/9/2012 3:51PM

    The only one I want to give control to over me is the Lord but when I get angry and harbor resentment and outrage, I am giving someone else a controling factor in my life. I have to let go. I try to let go and let the Lord deal with them. My motto in this area is "Let go and let God deal with it"
Thank you so much for your prayers and support during what I am dealing with here It is very much appreciated.

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