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My dd is graduating 2 June!

Friday, June 01, 2012

I am overwhelmed with emotions.Going back in my memories my baby girl saying mama,I cant go to school you'll be lonely and watching her board that big yellow monster.It seemed to swallow her as she waved goodbye.I was also thrilled to have a few hours to get something done(she was my shadow)We read books,went to storytime,played in the park,shopped,painted,folded laundry,baked cookies and watched videos together.We were never idle.The years flew by and shes about to graduate on her dad's birthday!It's a gift for him.I have a photo of him on the beach holding his two little girls hands,wading in the surf.It seems like a lifetime ago.I often catch him with a look of awe on his face thumbing through photo albums..smiling,laughing and remembering them growing up.This time will be good for he and I to have more time together.I will miss Kayla dearly but,its time for our baby bird to fly..... emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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BECKYANNE1 6/2/2012 8:38PM

    Congrats! The memories are wonderful. My oldest grad. 2 yrs ago and I remember the same. There will be tears and there will be laughter.

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DEEANN8 6/2/2012 7:41AM

    Congrats! This is the beginning of a whole new episode in your lives. My grown daughter is my best friend and we are closer now than ever. I can tell you and your dd will make many more beautiful memories together.

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TERRYT55 6/1/2012 2:21PM

    Congrats! I took a walk down my own memory lane reading your blog. Have a wonderful graduation/birthday celebration. Take care.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/1/2012 1:42PM

    Congratulations on getting her through. You are kind of graduating too, aren't you! What are you going to do with yourself now?

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Im a country girl!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Growing up I was a total tomboy.My big(and only) brother Edward knew it and dragged me into all sorts of adventures.Sometimes ending up in serious trouble plus a butt whoopin.I climbed up trees,waded creeks for frogs,baited my own hook when fishing and took off my fish.I braved holding snakes to make Ed proud but cringed inside.Investigated an old pond only to end up severing my toe on a coke bottle and being carried on my brothers back.My brother the KING dropped buckets of rocks on my head for laughs and caused a seven inch laceration on my scalp!One month later while climbing a tree the limb broke and I slid down cutting me from my breastbone to my pubic bone.I was attacked by hundreds of red wasps,swelling my whole face up and I couldnt see for a week.I swung like Tarzan from grapevines and swam the rivers and lakes.Went hunting with Ed and gutted the rabbits,squirrel and deer like a champ.Helped to pick tree fruit,baled hay,picked wild berries,mowed grass,chopped wood,cut down trees,canned with Gramms and was expected to wear a dress to church and choir practice while my smart aleck brother made fun of me.We would wrestle to the ground and end up with bruises and a torn dress.Much to my dismay Mama would just spank me and sew me another frilly dress.I had hair down to the bends of my legs,it was kept in a braid and I hacked some of it off only to get another spanking.My cousins had short hair! Gramms had the same long hair and convinced me I was just like her!Church was torture and Gramps was the pastor.Keeping a strict eye on me cause I was a bit of a challenge.I was bored easily and often snuck to get refreshments before break time.Gramps would put me up on stage to watch me and I'd fall asleep and start snoring loudly which made the other kids laugh.I have friends now that are astounded that I mow grass,weed eat,wash cars,change tires,clean the garage,wash the dog,garden,grill food,do plumbing,repair vacuums!They claim its mens work emoticonI dont waste time on manicures because I've ruined my share of nails,my well meaning DD's have made me get.I do dress nicely,put on sandals,paint my nails and toes,put on jewelry,curl my hair,put on makeup,perfume but even with all of that...Im still a Country Girl at heart.... emoticonSUSAN

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 5/24/2012 4:02PM

    My kinda woman. What an amazing story... a bucket of rocks on your head?... Wowza.

You are awesome - and quite sturdy ;)


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PANNSTRICK 5/23/2012 10:03PM

    Enjoyed your blog. I, too, love the country and I'm glad you shared your story. It brought back fond memories of my childhood.


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FRAN0426 5/23/2012 9:17PM

    You had a very interesting and active life growing up along with some serious accidents( plus the whoppings). Your mom decided a frilly dress was what was needed for church---thank goodness these days we can go more casual to church(although some people just can't seem to dress appropriate for church). Your blog was an interesting read, keep writing fasinating blogd.

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NSTARSMITH 5/23/2012 8:26PM

    Hey, this is the 21st century and you can be girly when you want and tomboy when you want. Men's work is women's work is anyone's work! The key is to just BE and be just YOU! As for having a pastor in the family it made for a GREAT story!! Thanks for blogging about this! Delightful!

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SERAPHGYRL 5/23/2012 1:39PM

    What a fun blog! It sounds like you had a terrific childhood. What cherished memories. I laughed at the pastor part. My father was a minister and, me being me, I ended up on the front row often so he could keep his eye on me. Falling asleep, much less snoring, would have been mortifying not to mention I'd not have been able to sit down for a week.
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READY2DOIT58 5/23/2012 12:54PM

    Love your blog! When I was little my Mom tried to dress me up in frilly, lacy dresses, hats, patent leather shoes & white gloves, but it didn't take. I am a country girl at heart! Moved out of the city first chance I got and built our home in the forest. I can also mow grass, weed eat, wash trucks, change tires, wash & groom the dog & garden.
I'm a better shot than my hubby and also enjoy shopping for nice clothes, and long bubble baths with candles burning. it's nice to hear somebody else is like me! Pat emoticon

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Letting the small things make me happy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Some people might find me an odd sorta bird but,I enjoy things others may not even give a thought to.A spider scares me something awful but,They can be beautifullly colored and artistic.A lady bug with its spotted body eating aphids,a bluejay collecting grass and twine for a nest,a wildflower nestled among thistle.A fresh new rainbow after a rain,a bath filled with birds splashing away and my dog rolling on the ground in glorious abandon.It relaxes me to enjoy lifes little things especially when it can be so hectic.My friend Andy made us some fresh peach tea and we sat on her patio and laughed at her vacation photos as her little grandson pretended to be an avenger on her lawn.We all have things to turn to for relaxation what are yours? emoticonSUSAN

  
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BLEGNER1 5/21/2012 11:08PM

    That's what I call stopping to smell the roses along the way

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PANNSTRICK 5/21/2012 9:00PM

    I enjoy sitting in the swing on the patio with my husband and watching our pets play. A cold glass of tea is good, too. Your blog entry was beautiful and refreshing. Thanks

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NSTARSMITH 5/21/2012 8:58PM

    I personally love bugs and birds - watched a nest of teeny weeny spiders creep up webs to spin their own and float away on the breeze. The local baltimore orioles are very competetive over the grape jelly I put out for them. I love the little muskrats who live in the marsh across the street from my house and am always so happy when I glimpse one swimming around the cattails! And when the sandhill cranes come buggling over in the fall and spring I am just delighted! Yeah, people think I am a bit nuts. Most folks don't even notice! But the little things I notice keep me happy!

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FRAN0426 5/21/2012 8:51PM

    I enjoy sewing, knitting and reading when I want to relax. Of course sitting out enjoying the fresh air with a glass of ice tea also is enjoyable too.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/21/2012 5:58PM

    Loved your blog. It was so gentle and calm and interesting.
Thanks!

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THINAGIN2 5/21/2012 5:46PM

    I enjoy reading a good book!

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Clearance Queen!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yesterday,I went to get groceries and saw some clearance clothing.I occaisonally buy myself clothes at ridiculously low prices on those racks.I spied some clothes my walking pal Marty/Martha would like in her size for $2 each!I love Danskin brand and there was plenty styles for $1$2$3.I thought of my older daughter and called her,she said what the heck mom go ahead!I began filling the cart with capri's,skirts,tanks and tees,socks,shorts and jackets...nothing over $3!I looked over and saw a lady stuffing clothes in her purse!Wow!!My DH says its not my problem and I disagree!Anyway I moved on to getting food and saw some shoes marked at 75% off which made Danskin sneakers and slip-ons $3My Dh says I need to shop for him emoticonAs we were leaving,I saw the lady that was shoplifting being caught by security.You may get away with it many times but you will get caught someday and it makes others pay for your stupidity by rising prices!Everyone Have a great day!Happy shopping!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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ARLENE_MOVES 5/18/2012 9:08PM

    Nice buys! WTG!

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SABLENESS 5/18/2012 2:11PM

    Sounds like fun! Way to shop!

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Giving someone a smile doesent cost a thing!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I know that life is tough,I know that when someone gives me attitude it's hard not to return it!Recently while traveling a young lady was being very sweet,proffessional and sunny.My DH was quite impressed by her attitude.We were at McDonald's getting some breakfast for the start of a long boring trip.I hate travel!!We walked through the door and my feet went sliding on the humidity affected floors.She hopped from behind the counter and asked was I ok!She took my order from my chair and then proceeded to cheer me up with her 14 kt smile.We were laughing and my husband told her he enjoyed her bright and sunny attitude.If more people wore a smile and treated others with kindness,maybe just maybe there would be less anger and blowups.After telling "sarah" how she affected our day she was beaming with pride.My DD works at a fast food place and is accosted daily by verbal beratings and it makes her so upset.Her boss stepped in and made sure the people left WITHOUT food.Road rage has caused so many idiots to kill others!We share the roads and make many mistakes ourselves,who is perfect?Recently,two young mothers got into an altercation,throwing blows at each other eventually being arrested...with their little kids in the vehicles witnessing the whole thing!Lets all try to change one thing about the way we think..you may be tired from shopping or work,they may be exhausted working two jobs or got laid off.You may have it bad,they may have it worse.It takes seconds to think..Oh well stuff happens..Am I right?Life is too short to get out somewhere shopping or driving and stress about someone doing you wrong..I hope I gave ya'll food for thought!Have an awesome day!!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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LINDAMARIEZ1 5/17/2012 7:42PM

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BARBAELLEN 5/17/2012 7:17PM

    Susan, I will never claim to be as nice as you always are, but I CAN claim that I have discovered the value of a smile. I frequently test this out. When passing strangers on foot or in the car, if I give even a little teeny half smile, I never fail to get a smile back.

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MNOT2THICK 5/17/2012 6:56PM

    So true emoticon emoticon

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ELMCHATT52 5/17/2012 6:42PM

    I agree, You know everyone that my husband speaks to during the day at stores at work where ever he always says "Keep Smiling". emoticon

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LHLADY517 5/17/2012 6:11PM

    When I worked at a theme park, I would tell the kids that I was a smile collector and would they give me one to add to my collection. It was fun.

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COOKINGGRANNY 5/17/2012 5:14PM

  One never knows how a smile can change someone's day. Too bad more people don't smile and do kind things for others. I agree with everything you say in your blog.

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BECKYANNE1 5/17/2012 5:05PM

    Great Blog! I couldn't agree with you more. Have a great day!

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