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16 year old blues!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Its obvious that in Texas Spring has sprung!The flowers are blooming,birds are singing and building nests,I got a wee sunburn..I am so excited because,this is my favorite time of year!I can live outside...mowing,planting,reading,exercisi
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building something,eating bbq!My hubby is the same way too.But the misquitoes
gnats,flies,wasps pests in general drive me nuts!My 16 year old would stay out
side for hours when she was little and now?She's afraid of a bug or spider and the wind messes up her hair!!We are Besties most of the time but,she is almost 17 and has her own life and she DOES make time for me alot!Every Monday she calls me at lunch and asks How much weight have you lost???One pound I say WOOHOO! GO MOMMY she replies.If I say one negative thing I get the STANK EYE!!She has one more year of school before she goes to college and I am going to be sad for me but happy she's growing up.Hugs!happy Saturday sp

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 3/20/2011 2:31PM

    Awww...so sweet. (not the bugs though) Your daughter sounds great and I'm sure you've raised her perfectly. Your bond with her will always be there no matter what. Even through those college years.
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WORKTHEGOAL 3/19/2011 6:22PM

    Sounds like a great relationship, love the way she keeps you positive.

My boys are 23 and 25 this year and its very hard to treat them as individual young men and not my baby boys - but when you build a strong relationship when they are young I promise you, it comes back tenfold later on - the love and protection they give back brings a smile a mile wide!

Mind you, as for the creepie crawlies.......... I'm with your Daughter on that one lol !

Mandy
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FITFABME2 3/19/2011 5:26PM

    She sounds like a great girl - I know the feeling about imagining the off to college years...bittersweet, isn't it? I have a 15 yr old and a just turned 14 year old...the years go by too fast!!

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we were taught

Friday, March 18, 2011

When I was growing up my mother and father could barely scrape by.We ate the most filling food that could satisfy 7 people.My parents were not concerned with a balanced diet,as long as the meal kept us happy from one meal to the next!Beans,potatoes,rice,turnips,sweet potatoes,corn..etc!If we got hungry in between a meal we ate peaches,apples,berries or walnuts(off the trees)there was not a ready snack available.We were lucky to get what we got,very little meat and lots of fish that we caught.We hunted for rabbit,deer,squirrel.We laugh about it now but we were not taught the importance of eating healthy.My husband was the same way.We taught what we learned and now my children are following suit.But i am trying with class and not being preachy or holier than thou about it.It is hard not to be judgemental when i see them horking down sugar and fat laden food.I do however let them know it can and will hurt them in the long run at times...hugs!

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 3/18/2011 1:54PM

    I think the best way to teach is by example. As long as you are trying to eat healthy and exercise is shows others that you care about yourself and about your body.
Hopefully others will take notice and follow your lead. Wouldn't it be nice if your family wanted to have fun and get healthy along with you. Just keep encourging all around you and let them make the right decision. emoticon

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JSPEED4 3/18/2011 11:28AM

    I agree. When people keep in touch with where food comes from, their food sense is healthier.

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grandchildren are here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I love my granchildren dont get me wrong but,they are a handfull!!!Theres not enough of me to go around!They grow faster than my children did...or so it seems.The youngest is 4 and she does NOT want to share me at all. Im her Grammy.She is the Energizer bunny on caffeine!One minute shes laughing the next she's crying.I have 8 and i dont get to see my second daughters kids at all
long story short,she thinks i neglected her growing up and until she's ready she cant be around any of us.I guess you have to respect thier wishes at times.One day in the future she will come to understand!Finances are not always the best and her kids will grow up and be angry like her...hopefully not!In the meantime i will not keep worrying about it any longer like she hopes. happy thursday sp!hugs!

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 3/17/2011 12:37PM

    Oh, I know what you mean. My own daughter has her issues along the same line. Apparently we were complete idiots when we raised them. emoticon Oh well, I don't worry about it. I love my grandkids but sometimes it's just not worth the headaches I have to go through to see them.
Thanks goodness you still get to spend time with some, and as you said, hopefully she will come around soon.
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LOSE4LIFE47 3/17/2011 12:22PM

    You are doing the right thing not worrying about your daughter. You have to take care of you!

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emotions

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I was taught to hold my emotions inside and that nobody cares how we feel!I am tired of pretending everything is ok when its not!Im tired of being taken advantage of when I want to say NO!But,my mouth says yes!GRRRRR!!when I have plans to do what I want and I end up somewhere else!With someone I really want to punch!And im not the violent type!Im in the process of learning to say No!!And that people will survive when I turn them down.Nobody will stop breathing,no arms or legs will fall off and I wont feel guilty for having said NO!My emotions are a roller coaster right now,I have been letting them out or I will explode!My husband says to quit lying to myself when something or somebody is bothering me and GET MAD!What do you all think????

  
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HDHAWK 3/16/2011 7:43PM

    This is one of the goals I'm working on this year myself. It's a process and it's scary! I'm taking it in small chunks and trying not to worry so much what other people think about me!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/16/2011 7:39PM

    I have a big mouth - and I am not the best at biting my tongue, but it is what works for me (this also makes me not the best judge of confrontation, etc.)

Try different approaches and see what works for you. The are some in-between places but only you can find the ones right for you.

You can do it! Consider it a fun experiment.

Go get 'em, gorgeous.

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CLAIRELINN 3/16/2011 5:49PM

    I can certainly relate. I am the poster child for people-pleasing-co-dependent women. My excuse is..."All I want is peace and for people to like me." The truth is...there may be peace on the outside...but there's turmoil on the inside.

I finally had a come-to-Jesus meeting with myself and finally confronted the person I was struggling with. I found the truth about the situation and peacefully shared it. Believe it or not...it was received in a good way and I was relieved to finally get it off my chest. The more you keep things inside...the more bent out of shape you will get.

Find your truth...then speak it with grace. Realize that's there's freedom in setting good boundaries and speaking the truth in love.

I'll keep you in my prayers.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/16/2011 2:10PM

    I learned how to say no after 40 years. People thought I had changed and not always for the best. But I am stronger and better for it. emoticon You can still be kind and loving and still say no. Your feelings do matter. emoticon

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MARGARETW36 3/16/2011 12:57PM

    I wish I had your restraint. I tend to say whatever is on my mind. People respond by saying "You are so refreshingly honest." But I think deep down they really just wish I'd shut my mouth. Yes, it is good to express how you really feel in a way that doesn't offend. There is a balance. You can find it!!

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spring break

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Its spring break for the kids so,i'm going to get some us time(smile)We have some work to do for spring cleaning so im going to get alot of exercise today!

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 3/15/2011 12:40PM

    Awwww....Enjoy and have Fun! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/15/2011 11:06AM

    Have a great day with your kiddos. emoticon

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HIPPIECHIC68 3/15/2011 10:23AM

    Have a great day with the kiddos!

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