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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kelly Clarkson wrote that song for me!Ever since I started my LIVE-IT back in 2005,I have been up and down like a see saw on the playground.My Dh tries to support me but loves his food and sweets too much.He has switched his regular soda for diet and started using Promise maragarine instead of butter.He eats lots less and drinks more water so,I'll take baby steps.
I got outside and trimmed up the wild and crazy looking bushes that the weather has confused.I am getting ready to mow grass because its a foot tall.We already have a huge patch of spinach and lettuce from the garden.It came back from the fall so,we are enjoying fresh salad.I planted radishes so we'll see how far they go.Whatever we dont eat the rabbits will enjoy!!I have had the house turned upside down looking for my moms diamond earrings she left me.I think my dd may have "borrowed"them without asking.They were a gift from my gr,gr,gr,gr grandfather to his wife on their wedding day.My mom had them appraised at around $12,000 about 20 years ago.I have had them since she passed in 2007 and POOF they are missing.They cannot be replaced and they are only a piece of jewelry but they were all I had of my mom.My dd has been known to take jewelry and not ask.She is most likely the culprit.i asked her outright did she take them and she said would I do that?I'm going to check her hidey holes just to make sure.Well im going to go for some water and a rest before I do.... emoticonSUSAN

UPDATE!!I found the earrings in my daughters room!
she is grounded!!

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BOHEMIANCAT 2/24/2012 10:01AM

    It's all good, your dh is helping you by trying to be healthy and you found the earrings! I would have grounded dd too! Mothers and daughters, what do you do?
Sounds like you are doing well!

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SERAPHGYRL 2/23/2012 3:24PM

    I love how you abbreviate dear husband and dear daughter. It's very cute. I hope you find the earrings. It reminds me of the only thing good about being heavy. My daughters don't 'borrow' my clothes anymore. I see them wearing my clothes often and I definately don't remember ever giving them to them. Perhaps I will fit in them again them someday and can go 'borrow' it back. DDs, what can we do with them?

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Pregnant at 50?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My friend Jenna has four grown kids,3 birds,4 dogs,5 cats and a pregnancy she dont know what to do about.With her being 50 and her husband Josh doesnt want a baby,she is all torn up.I have several friends that waited for kids.She knows I will support her decision,her grown kids think it is great but she is too old.I say do whats in your heart.I mean come on,she wasnt the only one making the baby!Josh doesnt have to decide to abort his baby or keep it.She feels tons of pressure from him and her parents.Please spark friends,if you were in this situation let me know.Maybe I can help her somehow by letting her read your stories.... emoticonSUSAN

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CIRANDELLA 2/26/2012 3:37PM

    I'd feel terrible for any 50-year-old woman who became a mother. It's usually too late; most women don't have enough energy to begin motherhood in earnest at that late age.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/26/2012 2:34PM

    Oh, she is so blessed! I never had children - I would welcome one at any age if God thought it was right for me. We could not adopt because we did not ever have the financial resources to provide for an adopted child (they have certain requirements.) I PRAY she does not consider ending this precious life.

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YENDUCHAKA 2/26/2012 1:55PM

    When I was around 21 I had a friend who decided to have an abortion. I didn't agree with her decision, but I wanted to be supportive of her. When she told me, I didn't say anything because I was afraid of saying the wrong thing and making her feel even worse. I wish I had known what to say to her at that time. So I'll be praying for you!

It may be, as many others have said, that this child will be her joy. Even if it isn't, I believe that God can use all of our decisions (as well as everything that happens to us in our lives) to make us a better, holier person if we let Him. Even if having her baby means a lot of stuggle and sacrifice, in the end she can be the better for it.

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IAM_HIS2 2/26/2012 11:31AM

    I pray you do not get an abortion. You have a gift of life within you that only God can decided when his/her time is to end. Please stop and think about about the seriousness of abortion--MURDER. In all truthfulness, shouldn't a baby to safe in his.her mother's wound?

God will provide for you and your baby--you just may have the next pope, president, doctor or great saint who will change the world. Cherish that baby and its life.

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ALASKASKY 2/23/2012 8:31AM

    I could never suggest an abortion. Has she thought about adoption options. I worked in Labor and Delivery and we had a huge number of women who were having babies at this age. I wouldn't want to be in that situation, but I'm sure she will make the right decision. She seems to have a huge support system so that's a great thing.

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D-ABBY 2/22/2012 11:42PM

    Praying for your friend. I don't think I could abort a baby, but to have one in late like would be a challenge. It is a challenge that can be overcome. They can do this. And DH may be very surprised how well it goes once he gets past the shock of it all.

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EMILYD1952 2/22/2012 11:12PM

    I agree with all said.
The child is a blessing to her.

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ROCKYCPA 2/22/2012 9:43PM

    I agree with all the comments - my husband turned 50 when my youngest was born and I was in my late 30's. Children keep you young!

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BLEGNER1 2/22/2012 7:48PM

    My brother and his wife received an extra blessing in their fifties and they have been blessed beyond measure. This is a decision she has to make. Her husband will have to abide with it and i know if he really lets himself, he will enjoy this one as much if not more than their older kids. As far as other familly members, they should not be judgemental either way.
She is fortunate to have a friend who will support her either way.
Bless you

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SERAPHGYRL 2/22/2012 3:52PM

    I know several couples who've been surprised with a 'winter years' baby. They all struggled with the shock and worried about both the mommy's and baby's health. None have regretted the decision to be parents again and I hear often their youngest child keeps them young.

You're a special friend to be supportive and non-judgemental. She is very blessed to have you. By the way, I know how your friend feels. She and I are close in age and I would be FREAKING OUT!

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TOASTIE 2/22/2012 3:26PM

    Everyone I know who had a baby late has said how blessed they were with their little "sunshine".

The men that I know tend to be worried about how old they will be when the baby graduates from high school. So, she is thinking 'gosh, I'm 50, can I do this?' and he might be thinking 'I'll be 70, and I'm terrified at the thought of raising a child at age 70'.

I was 'only 40' with my last one, and she has kept me young.

If I was in her shoes, I'd smile and say 'I'm not sure why God is giving us this baby, but I trust that He has a plan'.

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/22/2012 3:02PM

    I would say if the baby is healthy, and she wants the baby, then do what she feels in her heart. To me it sounds like she wants the baby. Nobody has the right to tell you what to do with your body. I feel for her. It makes it hard when people are putting pressure on you. Let us know how she is doing. Give her a hug for me!

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RETIREDMAMA3 2/22/2012 3:01PM

    I wasn't 50 but there were 10 years between my babies and I wasn't supposed to have anymore babies but then I became pregnant and I seriously thought I would die. You know what! God saw fit to give me that baby and he was the "Sunshine" of my life. I enjoyed him so much! To this day, and he is 35 years old, he is still my "Sunshine". God knew what was best for me. Good luck to your friend in whatever she decides.

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DEBLYNN323 2/22/2012 2:46PM

    I think it's an individual choice, but believe things happen for a reason and things work out the way they were meant to be. Wishing your friend good luck!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/22/2012 2:31PM

    My mom was all over me aborting my first born because I was too young, homeless, without a job, without a man, without a future, without support...
I chose my son.
Everything else fell into place.
I personally believe age is just a number and Love conquers all.

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Whitneys music

Monday, February 20, 2012

I was a music/song buff from age 5.I listened but I dont think I actually heard the words they sang until Whitney Houston came along.At one point I was going through a whole lot of depression.Back then women were hysterical not depressed.I was given one drug after another(UPPERS) to pull me out of the funk.We were stationed in Anchorage Alaska and the cold dark snowy days lead me into despair.We couldnt even walk outside without the danger of frostbite..I barely functioned through the dark cloak of medicine.I had two young girls,and I forced myself to get up and care for them.I spent many an hour crying or numb.One day while going to pick up my 6 year old(i was walking in SNOW with no boots on)my neighbor Lisa spotted me and picked me up.She gave me some coffee from a thermos and we sat in her truck waiting.I have noticed you moping around...Yeah but Im okay....Here...I took the package...who is this?I held a cassette...Whitney Houston,she's upbeat and young,you'll love her music!...I dont know,nothing helps these days...have you been to seek help?Yeah,several "SPECIALISTS" that all gave me the same drugs...Susan do you realize you could die from all those drugs?That really got to me...imagine your kids with no mom...her own mom died from an accidental overdose!You are in below zero temps without your boots or heavy coat and walking!I looked down and started are not alone girl!We left our kids with her older daughter and she escorted me to the hospital...She stayed by my side the entire time,they drew blood and I had 3x the amount of a drug like xanax in my system.I dont even remember taking it!Guess what they prescribed?Yep a sister drug to xanax!Lisa went crazy and yelled at every person there then asked for the Chief of Staff.I was hospitalized for three weeks and I saw Lisa everyday.She had brought me a walkman,batteries and of course Whitney.I listened and heard her words.She helped bring me back from the edge.I was seeing a "counselor" but he wasnt really interested in me and I eventually stopped going to him.Lisa became my therapy....we lunched,played with our kids in the park,rode bikes,flew kites,went to free concerts and watched HBO movies together.Sadly,Lisa was found passed away from a brain anyeurism right after my 28th birthday.Her husband asked me to speak at her funeral and I sang Greatest Love of all.Whitney died the day of Lisa's birthday.Lisa would have been 55 that day.I bought all of Whitneys music through the years and each time I would play it the first time,I would say cheers Lisa!I still play Whitneys greatest hits when I walk outside.Thank you Lisa and Whitney for love and inspiration and my LIFE!!! emoticonSUSAN

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FOXFIRENDTS 2/20/2012 4:03PM

    What a great loss, we will miss her and her music dearly... RIP Whitney.

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PRIMALMICHAEL 2/20/2012 3:10PM

    Thanks for sharing that story, that part of you, with us.


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MNOT2THICK 2/20/2012 2:27PM

    What sad and wonderful memories tied into one. I know she would love how her music made you feel. God blessed you with Lisa and Whitney. emoticon

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Im an accident looking for a place to happen

Friday, February 17, 2012

So sad but true!I am a klutz,I drop things,spill stuff and last night was when it happened.My DH stood some garden tools beside our shed to sharpen for the spring,By the handles.I dropped a glove,bent to pick it up,the dog spied a rabbit,knocked the tools over and kapowee!!!!A Hoe right on my head....3 hours,alot of blood,xrays and 15 stitches later my DH was so shook up he had to have a stiff drink...He was so upset he kept hugging and kissing my head.Wouldnt let me get up off the sofa and when he saw me on my treadmill he went ballistic emoticonI was laughing at him when he forced me into the shower.He was trying his best to tuck my hair under a shower cap,barking threats and orders like a Doctor!I was very lucky but I try not to dwell on what could have happened.I have a huge lump and a headache today but I'm fine.
The DH not so much...LOL... emoticonSUSAN

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/24/2012 4:20PM

    Hope you are feeling better.

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SERAPHGYRL 2/21/2012 12:58PM

    I'm so glad I have company in Klutzville. I knocked over a full glass yesterday morning when I knew it was right there. A hoe in the head must have hurt badly! I'm glad you have a man who loves you and does his best to be sweet. Be careful on the treadmill girl. You don't want to get dizzy and fall off.

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    Ouch! Get better!!! Your husband is a sweety. He just wants you to be ok.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/18/2012 11:21AM

    Wow, what an accident!
I am glad you were treated promptly.
I hope you can enjoy the weekend!

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MNOT2THICK 2/18/2012 10:27AM


So sad to hear this. Talk about when things go wrong. emoticon emoticon Praying you heal soon. emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 2/17/2012 11:30PM

    Be careful...we don't want you. Knocked out or damaged. Try slowing down a little and smelling the roses?

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PRIMALMICHAEL 2/17/2012 5:39PM

    Wow, take care of that head. It's the only one you've got!

Take care,

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CIRANDELLA 2/17/2012 4:41PM

    Oh, Susan - what a nightmare! I'm glad your husband was so caring and loving, too. You poor thing! I hope you feel much better very soon! emoticon

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SETAGOAL1 2/17/2012 4:22PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet emoticon

You are gift.

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TXGRANDMA 2/17/2012 3:10PM

    Oh, my goodness, girl! What a freak accident!

Your description of your husband's reaction shows to me how much he really loves and cares for you!

I hope your head gets better soon and you are back to normal!

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My bully is toast

Thursday, February 16, 2012

So today,I marched up to the bully's wife and asked her could I talk to her.She looked leery and said sure sit down.I sat on a bench beside her and we talked about...Gardening!...LOL...Mr.Bully lurked in the back straining to hear our talk.
He thought I was there to spill the beans on him!Finally he couldnt take it anymore and rushed up and apologized for his terrible behavior...Looking totally left in the cold his wife,Ling said What are you talking about? We are discussing gardening!He outed himself!!I filled her in on what he had been doing to threaten me with his Jacked up-Billy Joe Jim Bob-Bubba truck!
She was looking at him wide eyed.He tried the old"I was just playing"excuse!
Well,I said if he does it again the cops are waiting for my call...With a red face and a true apology he said'It'll never happen again"The man is about 55 years old and theres no excuse for aiming a vehicle at a human being or animal.The police say it is an actual threat to me.Im praying he wont be MADDER and will just leave me alone.I shouldnt have to fear my life when I walk!Thanks for all ya'll's advice on the matter emoticonSusan

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MARTHASPARKS 2/17/2012 11:14AM

    Susan, be careful. You are very open, honest and upfront but others are sneaky and dangerous. Don't wave a red flag at a bull or a bully.

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FRAN0426 2/16/2012 10:24PM

    Figuring you were telling him wife about his terrible behavior got to him.. Glad you handled it so nicely and he figured he owed you an apology. Yes acting like he was trying to run you down certainly is a treat, one he hopefully won;t attempt again. He now knows how you fell about it and that the police will be notified, he should consider how lucky he has been warned---and bet his wife had a few choice words for him too.

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LENKA763 2/16/2012 7:28PM

    yeah, what goes around comes around. bad karma dear bully :)

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/16/2012 6:51PM

    WOO HOO!! You did FABULOUS! LOVE the idea of being kind to the enemy's wife. LOL ~ he outted himself! OH, that is SWEET justice!

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