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Its crazy out there!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I would like to take a moment to remind everyone,here on Spark that we are all trying to ready ourselves for Thanksgiving.It's crowded in the stores as well as the streets.When you start feeling grouchy and mean,take a deep breath and tell yourself...It's just temporary,A smile,a compliment,a laugh is better and helps your ego better than letting your blood boil.The experts say(LOL)that when we smile and laugh our bodies release feel good endorphins.I take my neighbors granddaughter Molly Christmas shopping every year to get her memaw a gift.She is 10 and has more manners than some adults.She pulls out carts,holds doors and smiles the whole time.We stopped in at McDonald's (her fave place)to eat and she sang to me:)The elderly lady we sat by clapped for Molly. Your Granny taught you well!Molly just laughed,looked at me sheepishly and said Yes she does everyday.All she gets to do when she visits is play video games.So,they trust me to get her out of the house.She is sorta like exercising a puppy to make it tired.I love her so,I dont mind.We went to the movies and had a blast.She is leaving next week and I've got alot planned for her.They are a poor family and I enjoy spoiling her while she's here.Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll emoticon SUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 11/25/2012 8:02AM

    Look at those annoying and obnoxious individuals, and tell yourself "That person is having the worst day of their lives today, they need forgiveness and an example to live by." It is a life changing experience every time!

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ROCKYCPA 11/20/2012 10:16PM

    How wonderful that is for you to be so kind to that well behaved young lady!

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BLEGNER1 11/20/2012 8:26PM

    I always think that when I give people a big smile I am sharing the Son shine!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/20/2012 7:13PM

    That is wonderful and she sounds like a nice young lady.
Linda

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 11/20/2012 4:40PM

    How beautiful! What a blessing you are! emoticon

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The jury duty MOUTH!

Monday, November 19, 2012

She stood up and got sworn in,it was my 4th day as a juror.I thought...she is a cute kid.She was all braces and blonde curled hair.They sat her next to ME!We cant talk during a session.She proceeded to whisper,being shushed by many of her peers.I was listening intently when she passes me a note!Is she for real?I'm ignoring her when the bailiff walks up.No talking! he gives her a stern look.As soon as he returns to the front...pst..pst..pssssssst!!She pokes me in the leg...I need to pee!I held up my number and told the bailiff we need a break.Little miss Sunshine runs to the ladies room.Everyone was buzzing about her.It felt hurtful to hear but,she was being silly.She returned and started getting loud about the soda machine.I sat her down and spoke to her about contempt of court.She actually listened and was a model juror the rest of her day.I told her"I dont know about you?But,im not going to be fined or jailed on Thanksgiving day"You are a grown up so no more notes or whispering"This isnt a joke,it's serious and the judge is giving you the Stank Eye.All it takes sometimes is a gentle and kind voice to make someone listen.
I wasnt prepared for a Mothering session today but she changed her tune.The other jurors asked me what i said to her.I answered that I treated her with respect and kindness!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 11/21/2012 9:25AM

    It seems you are always saving the day! I admire your character.
Linda

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BLEGNER1 11/20/2012 8:45PM

    Good for you!

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RUNNER12COM 11/20/2012 12:00AM

    You may be the first positive (and mature) role model this young lady has ever met. Good for you!

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DEBLYNN323 11/19/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon ...unfortunately some of our youth have not been taught good manners.

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/19/2012 1:33PM

    Good for you for speaking to this young woman and setting her straight. Hate to say this, but I've seen older adults exhibit similar behavior in court. The last time I was on jury duty, I was in the room waiting to see if I'd be called. I've been through this before, so no big deal for me. However, you wouldn't believe how "inconvenienced" those other people in the room were. So, I'm glad you did your civic duty.

Of course, bummer that you've been stuck on a jury for four days ! That must be some case. EEK !



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TRAVELISMYGAME 11/19/2012 1:06PM

    Well my goodness! Congrats on getting through to her!

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CHUM48 11/19/2012 12:45PM

    You go girl!

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Giving and getting it back at Goodwill

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I was donating some old clothes that,I cant stand the way they fit.An elderly lady was driving in also and thought I worked there.She started handing me boxes and bags.And without a big deal I loaded them onto a wagon.I was headed to the doorway when,she said Oh Dear!I turned to her and she said I thought you worked here!I didnt mean for you to wait on me!Oh Mam that's okay I dont mind I laughed,I do respect my elders.I helped her get a cart and she was soon happily shopping for decorations.Another lady walked up and said that I had inspired her by helping the elder lady.She said after I'm done I'm going to go mow my neighbors lawn,she's also elderly and alone!She gave me a hug,and I started my shopping.My Husband was standing there shaking his head and smiling...Wherever you go he laughed,theres a hug!Of course I said holding out my arms want one? emoticon He thinks im Crazy! emoticon SUSAN

  
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RUNNER12COM 11/20/2012 12:16AM

    What a powerful chain of "positive" you started!

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TRAVELISMYGAME 11/19/2012 12:44PM

    Aww, that's so wonderful! We all need to be more like you!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/19/2012 5:49AM

    That's sweet - Happy thanksgiving, Pat

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PATRICIAAK 11/18/2012 9:17PM

    TERRIFIC! It's 'pass it forward' in action!

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Loving this time of year!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The trees are gold,orange,yellow,brown and fragrant leaves cover the ground.The fresh cold air and spirit of thanksgiving on the way is so exciting to me.All the smells that are coming from the kitchen,coffee,banana bread,cinnamon oatmeal and hot chocolate.The kids running around playing in the leaves.Smoke curling up out of the chimney.It all reminds me of when i was a little kid and mom,though she didnt have much money made every day so special.I try to recreate that for my family.I know they appreciate walking in the door and smelling all the fragrance and baking cookies.My grandson ran up to me and said Grammy,I love the way your house makes me feel!I remember all the smells and good food,it reminds me of LOVE!!I laughed and thought My sentiments exactly!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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2BDYNAMIC 11/19/2012 7:26PM

    emoticon That was so sweet to read: I could just imagine and 'almost' smell the lovely scents ........... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ............ emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/18/2012 3:01PM

    That's so dear; thanks for sharing!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/18/2012 10:54AM

    I love fall but in south central Texas it is becoming more rare.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and reminds me of past Thanksgivings when all was right with the world.
Thanks for the blog.


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ARNETTELEE 11/17/2012 8:26PM

  We don't get to experience the changing of the colors.....

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Animal Shelter hope

Friday, November 16, 2012

They have the cutest little faces.They have wet noses and hope in all their eyes.wiggly butts,furry tails wagging like crazy and nobody to take them to their forever home.I walk,brush,hug,pet and bathe them with tears in my eyes.No matter what they've been through they dont give up hope.My Little friend Taylor is recovering from cancer and she's helping me give out loads of love.Taylor is a MIRACLE!She should have been gone to heaven because she was so sick!But,here she is helping us!I saw her holding Barney kissing his nose and cuddling with sarah in her lap!I was overwhelmed with love for her at that moment.I'm glad her mama trusts her with me!The kittens and a 3 legged cat adore her.They are climbing on her nuzzling her neck and she pets each one like it is the most important one!Killer the pitbull mix waits patiently for his turn and ends up in my lap going to sleep.Its really funny how when I go home I have to shower off all the puppy and kitty kisses.My Husband wrinkles his nose and points to the shower before he hugs or kisses me.If you or anyone you know wants to get a pet for Christmas,think about the animal shelter first.The amount of LOVE they give has no ends.Adoption helps make room for others that will be surrendered after the holidays.I hope if you can you'll think of donating blankets,towels,sheets and or food to keep the little souls warm...God Bless! emoticonSUSAN

  
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LUCINDARW 11/16/2012 11:29AM

    Your blog brings tears to my eyes! I have adopted 2 dogs fro the animal shelters but unfortuntaly don't have room for any more. I'd take them all home with me if I could! Keep up the good work it takes a special kind of person to work at a shelter and you are it! Lucinda

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