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Many Thanks!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

For the past several days I've been staying with my son and his fiancee in Georgia. It's my first visit since he moved here last fall. What exciting and busy times, preparing for their upcoming wedding in October! I brought a to-do list with me and have been slowly crossing items off as they are completed. Of course, I've been adding a few things since arriving, too :)

I want to thank you all for your continued support on my friend feed, comments on my page, and goodies. I just haven't had the time to contact each of you individually, but wanted to let you know how much it means to me!

I will be home next week, but have a full week of appointments, then will be going camping the following weekend. Busy, busy times! I'm trying to do as much Sparking as possible, but my time online will be limited for the most part until mid-July.

Thanks for understanding!

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DENI_ZEN 6/3/2010 10:31PM

    What an exciting time for your son and his fiancee! Have fun, and here's to a fabulous weekend camping trip! We'll see you when you're back :)

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ANOPTIMIST 6/3/2010 3:55PM

    Enjoy your visit - taking time for yourself and family is important! emoticon

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ZABINAS 6/3/2010 5:40AM

    Have a great visit!

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    Have a wonderful visit!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/2/2010 5:05PM

    Oh a wedding...

I'm glad you will be taking aprt with these plans.
How do you like his fiance?
I hope your health is okay.

Hugs and enjoy your visit.

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TRAVELNISTA 6/2/2010 4:18PM

    Enjoy your visit with your son and then have a really great too when you go camping. emoticon

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CAMELA_55 6/2/2010 1:55PM

    Enjoy yourself!!

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SHASTA11 6/2/2010 12:42PM

    It's always great to hear from you, no matter how brief. Getting ready for the wedding is exciting and hectic, I'm sure. Have you seen the bride dress yet. Did you find the jammies you were looking for? Got your dress yet?

Congratulations to all!

Please try and pace yourself and not get too worn out.

Hugs, Jon

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L*I*T*A* 6/2/2010 12:18PM

    enjoy enjoy...............
safe home...........blessings and hugs...............lita

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    You really are a busy lady!! But fun busy. LOL.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/2/2010 8:56AM

    of course we understand!!! you are so wonderful and supportive of everyone..let us do that for you now!! ENJOY your time there!!

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TRUELOU 6/2/2010 8:55AM

    Enjoy your summer! I'll be in Paradise:)

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THAMLEY 6/2/2010 8:17AM

    You know what's wonderful, you're out there enjoying life and your family. That's what's important. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip home! Always, Sparkling T

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National Bike Month/Day

Friday, May 14, 2010

The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week 2010 from May 17-21 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 21. Need some ideas? Use the League's step by step guide on how to get started promoting your event. Help us Count Cyclists In this May, and every month!



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URBANLOTUS 6/2/2010 7:54AM

    That's something to think about! Thanks!

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ANOPTIMIST 5/24/2010 9:30AM

    I love my bike, provides a great workout and it's fun! With a 45 minute commute to work via car, riding my bike is out of the question, unfortunately; but great idea otherwise! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/15/2010 9:14AM

    yay Biking!!!

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    emoticon, and have a great weekend!

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BETRME100 5/14/2010 7:29PM

    I'm looking for a bike...

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 5/14/2010 3:41PM

    Clean and green and fun, too!!! Thumbs up on this one!!! Ride on!

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L*I*T*A* 5/14/2010 11:15AM

    don't have a bike but this is a great idea worth supporting...........
thanks for the reminder...........
blessings and hugs............lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/14/2010 10:08AM

    Thanks Willow!

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MACKANDME 5/14/2010 9:53AM

    I wish I had a bike. My work is not that far so it would totally be doable...if I don't fall over! Been a while since I have been on a bike!

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DENI_ZEN 5/14/2010 9:00AM

    Bring on the wheelies!
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TRUELOU 5/14/2010 8:38AM

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My mother taught me...

Friday, May 07, 2010

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking?
Answer me when I talk to you ...Don't talk back to me!"

My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck,
don't come crying to me.

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never
get a good job.

My Mother taught me ESP...
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you're cold?"

My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My Mother taught me about SEX....
"How do you think you got here?"

My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand.

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

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JESSICA_0029 5/12/2010 11:19PM

    emoticonFunny Willow! emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 5/10/2010 6:04PM

    TOO CUTE and funny but, I remember many of those very things she told me too!!

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ANOPTIMIST 5/10/2010 11:05AM

    That's cute...thanks for sharing! :)

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 5/9/2010 6:06PM

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    yepper,those all sound too familiar!!

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BETRME100 5/8/2010 8:34PM

    Funny!! I think I heard most of those at one time or another!!

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SLIMLILA 5/8/2010 6:53PM

    I've seen this before, but loved the reminder!Some flower power to you for all you're doing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHASTA11 5/8/2010 5:14PM

    I didn't get all of these, but a lot. Some I even admonished my daughter with.

Thanks, Willow.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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DENI_ZEN 5/8/2010 12:27PM

    LOL! Cute!! Happy Mothers Day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/8/2010 8:28AM

    haha Good one!!! Happy Mothers Day my friend!!

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ZABINAS 5/8/2010 7:17AM

    Cute! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/8/2010 2:09AM

    LOL nice!

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MACKANDME 5/7/2010 11:43PM

    That was cute.

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TRUELOU 5/7/2010 11:40PM

    Humor one got me:)

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L*I*T*A* 5/7/2010 11:22PM

    too funny..........thanks for sharing....
blessings and hugs..............lita

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HONORINGGOD 5/7/2010 11:18PM


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Tree Planter's Holiday!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring brings many occasions for gardeners to celebrate their connection to the earth, including National Arbor Day. National Arbor Day, known as the tree planter’s holiday, has been celebrated in the United States since 1872.

Founded by journalist J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. Using his forum as a journalist, he encouraged both individuals and community organizations to plant trees.

Having settled in the largely treeless state of Nebraska, Morton began the campaign as a way to increase the number of trees for windbreaks to keep soil in place, for fuel and building materials, and for shade.


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SLCB1023 5/4/2010 11:30AM

    Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 5/3/2010 8:28PM

    I emoticon emoticon

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ETAGGEL 5/1/2010 11:32PM

    Enjoy yourself

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SHASTA11 5/1/2010 1:58AM

    Help save the earth.

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TRUELOU 4/30/2010 8:17PM

    I like trees!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/30/2010 8:03PM

    emoticon enjoy your weekend, friend!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/30/2010 7:17PM

    i love this blog!! As a forester, i'm of the opiniong that we need to harvest trees. Lots of them. and we need to plant just as many as we harvest!

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/30/2010 1:32PM

    Thank you for the reminder. I was just telling hubby we should plant a tree in the back yard. Now I have another reason why.

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L*I*T*A* 4/30/2010 11:23AM

    thanks for reminding us all of this great holiday!!!
blessings and hugs..............lita

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DENI_ZEN 4/30/2010 11:09AM

    Thanks, Willow, for this information! Arbor Day is surely the most "beautiful" holiday on the calendar :) Let's hear it for Ma Earth!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETDONE 4/30/2010 11:03AM

    thanks for the info--good stuff emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 4/30/2010 8:37AM

    I'm all for keeping the Earth green with plenty of trees....I think there has been a recommitment to greening up but it is good to keep it going!
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Earth Day 2010: Eating As If The Earth Matters

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Forty years have passed since the first Earth Day, and many people now realize that, if we’re serious about saving the planet, we have to do more than just recycle, carry cloth bags, take short showers, and use energy-efficient light bulbs. While these are all worthwhile measures, we must also work to control our population—and our appetite for flesh.


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DOTSLADY 4/28/2010 1:01AM

    That's hysterical, I thought they were gonna talk about "sins of the flesh" as in having too many children. Which isn't such a bad idea actually.

Sorry, I just got into eating meat. It's saving my life. Now let's talk about grains and methane gas! lol If people, not just cows, stopped eating grains, there'd be less methane. :)
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(veg & fruit: this we can all agree on?)

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/26/2010 2:24PM

    So true, thank you for sharing.

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 4/25/2010 4:01PM

    Thank you! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/25/2010 8:55AM

    greeat blog!!

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THENEWCINDY 4/23/2010 4:21PM

    your right!!!!!!

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ZABINAS 4/23/2010 5:43AM

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/23/2010 1:28AM

    Great blog and thanks for sharing this.

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TRUELOU 4/22/2010 11:09PM

    Happy Earth Day!

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DENI_ZEN 4/22/2010 9:02PM

    Beautifully and well said, Willow! Thank you...and happy Earth Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 4/22/2010 4:27PM

    This planet would be so much better off if we did not eat meat. Most people do not realize how much grain goes into just feeding the cattle. No one in the world would face hunger if that grain was used for human consumption instead.

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LADYNETTIE 4/22/2010 3:19PM

    We need to control ourselves in all areas! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 4/22/2010 9:52AM

    You are so right! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/22/2010 9:48AM

    thanks for the great reminder....
blessings and hugs...............lita

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MACKANDME 4/22/2010 8:31AM

    I agree completely.
I remember as a teenager and saw the litter on the side of the road, I would comment that if people didn't take care of the Earth now it would not be here to take care of us later. Did you ever see the old commercial with the Indian on his horse as a tear rolled down his face because he was sad to see the state of the Earth? I loved that commercial, just because I hoped it might get through to someone else.

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