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Enjoying this weird weather

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I have been walking,mowing,exercising and enjoying the early Spring.One has to wonder though,Will this mean early heat?Our trees and flowers are blooming.Our grass has grown so thick it chokes up the mower.The dog was out soaking up some rays and I didnt even see her in the tall grass!LOL,Im about to do the same...Enjoy your Sunday spark family!! emoticonSUSAN

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BECKYANNE1 2/26/2012 5:19PM

    We're having the same issues here in MN. My flowers are popping up. Although it's not that warm (I wish it was) here. We're under a Winter Storm Watch for Tues and Wed. which will throw things off.

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CIRANDELLA 2/26/2012 12:43PM

    Sure is weird weather, isn't it? But it's cold back up here in VA once again, Susan...temps around 40 or so today, it seems. Wonder if we're not in for a red-hot summer, though! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - the other Susan

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Her life was about more than weight!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Whether im goal weight or fat as a cow,Im happy,I have to be!Feeling shame or disappointment is not an option!!I promised myself that it's okay to be down,just not down on myself.I am worthy of having what I want and If by chance that never happens.I will survive and be happy with ME!A woman in our news committed suicide due to her weight(sound of screeching brakes)Hold up!!!I can live with anything,as long as I'm alive!
The family said another female had been teasing her at work.
That Sicko drove a fragile person to kill herself....
She should be shamed of her part in it all.
We are all in charge of our own minds.
but,some people are more tender hearted.
How would it feel to know you had a part in someones death?
I for one can say,I could not fathom living with the guilt!
What makes us all unique is being different from each other.
We all make up different squares on a quilt.
That's what my Grammy used to say.
You know the saying,Pay it forward?
I do and I will till the day I die!
It's human nature to laugh at each other,
just not in malice.
A very heavy(600+lb)man was In Lowes
he was asking for help.
Not one person pretended to see him waving his arm.
I asked could I help him.
he replied "You sure can sugar!"
I helped him ,got a huge hug and went about my business,
Another Lowes worker told me shes so glad I helped him.
Those fat people really stink!
I was too stunned to say much.
I did say "Shame on You!!!
Hopefully,You'll never get so fat that you get treated as badly
as he was!!
That sweet man hugged me with tears in his eyes.
I wished I could take his pain
and stomp it flat!!My own heart was broken to know
people can run around acting like
that and claim to LOVE GOD!!
fat people are not diseased and passing it around
like a plate of cookies.
Not all fat people dream of eating loaves of bread
and dozens of eggs/slabs of bacon.
Love all people and be loved..... emoticonSUSAN

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CIRANDELLA 2/26/2012 12:31PM

    Never listen to society; it's a very sick one, by and large.

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BLEGNER1 2/25/2012 11:59PM

    Have you printed off any of the spark cards to give out? I have and am putting some in my wallet to carry with me when I go to the hospital and rehab. Sometimes when someone is overweight, they need the extra support that spark people is able to give them.
God bless, I am proud of you

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_RAMONA 2/25/2012 11:31PM


(How horrible for that poor woman)


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Get up off of that thang and maybe you'll feel better!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

JB didnt know that song would become my mama's mantra.We had so much space to play outside that she just would not allow us to be lazy.Now, what I say to my bunch when they come to visit is,Hang up that phone and I will feel much better.They will pull out devices and talk/text/browse the web!AS SOON AS THEY SIT DOWN!!I went to visit my oldest dd the other day to talk,She spent the time on the phone with her boyfriend,so I left.My feelings were hurt and she thinks I was being childish??I will not take a call unless we are not talking.I find it rude and disrespectful to text in someone elses company.It says im too busy for you!Maybe im old fashioned.I asked my #3 dd out to lunch and she didnt even hardly talk to me.We went shopping and she bent over her cart and texted....I took her home in a huff and she asked was I mad?Yes,Im mad that all you care about is your phone.Yesterday my youngest dd didnt have 2 classes and I picked her up for lunch.What did she do?Ignored me the whole time!I drove her home and went out by myself and had a better time.I hatched a plan that from now on when they come to see me..I'll pull out my phone and call and text as many people as I can!Just to give them a dose of their own medicine....LOL...Life is too short.When someone you get limited time with comes around,Both of you PUT DOWN YOUR PHONES!!!Enjoy each other as much as possible.xoxoxoxo emoticonSUSAN

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CIRANDELLA 2/25/2012 8:42PM

    Call me old-fashioned, but I think I'd walk away from anyone who did that to me. It's way beyond rude, and I don't care how many people do it. What's the difference between this and whipping out a book to read when you're in someone else's company?

Not to be tolerated... I just wouldn't have patience for that kind of behavior..

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IILAAD65 2/25/2012 7:23AM

    Honey.. you are RIGHT!!!

I actually took my 16 year old to the Doctor - who was talking to her directly - and my DD pulled out her phone because she got a text!!! My eyes got big and round... but to the Doctor's credit, SHE LECTURED HER lol

I was glad she did.. because it came from someone besides Mom.

Stick to your guns... your time with them is precious. Texting/talking on the phone is NOT allowed when you are with them!!

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SERAPHGYRL 2/24/2012 4:37PM

    You aren't the rude one. People who don't give their attention to the person they're with are the inconsiderate ones. I have a friend who does that to me all the time. She comes to visit me and spends her time texting. I feel angry, hurt, and neglected. I also think about the times she doesn't answer my calls or texts until later. If she's glued to her phone, I'd think she would always answer or text me right back.

My husband doesn't understand texting at all. He says texting is to quickly tell someone he's running late or giving them information they need to store. He says a 3 minute phone call can say all the things that a it takes 20 minutes to text back and forth about. I'm a texter therefore I disagree. He has a good point though.

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What doesnt kill you makes you stronger!

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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