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I'm sad...

Friday, August 06, 2010

I just learned early today that one of my best friends for over 20 years won't be with us much longer. We met when our sons were taking karate lessons (8 years old). She had a stroke a few years ago, made a remarkable recovery. Heart problems started later. She had a pacemaker put in at Cleveland Clinic just a few weeks ago. No one expected her to go downhll so fast.

I'll be away this weekend, but plan to visit her on Monday. She should be home from the hospital then. Please keep Barbara and her family in your prayers. Thanks.

  
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GRAMTOTWO 8/8/2010 9:56AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Sending prayers to Barbara and her family.

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LINDA! 8/8/2010 12:13AM

    Barbara is in my prayers. I am so sorry. emoticon

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DAWNO64 8/7/2010 4:57PM

    I'm sorry you're going through this. Hang in there.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/7/2010 9:56AM

    oh Willow, prayers are coming for you and your friend. I know your support is a comfort to her! I will keep you both on my list...
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Holly

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/7/2010 9:12AM

    I'm sorry to hear of your friends illness. Take care of yourself as you go through this sad time.

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LRKNOBS 8/7/2010 8:25AM

    I will keep Barbara, her family and YOU in thought and prayer!
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CAMELA_55 8/6/2010 10:34PM

    I'm so sorry. I'm praying

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SPYDERMAMA 8/6/2010 8:23PM

    You and your friend are in my prayers, God Bless.

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DENI_ZEN 8/6/2010 8:04PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend, Willow. You'll both remain in my thoughts. - Sandi emoticon

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MRS_LOOMIS 8/6/2010 8:01PM

    so sorry

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URBANLOTUS 8/6/2010 7:06PM

    It is so hard to face the loss of a good friend this way. I'll pray for the Lord's will to be done for Barbara and that He will end you and Barbara's family comfort in your sorrow. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/6/2010 7:06PM

    Willow, I'm so very sorry.
Count me in for sending prayers up for Barbara and her family.
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EVLOBOS310 8/6/2010 6:45PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend, you're both in my thoughts.

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MS5835 8/6/2010 6:00PM

    So very sorry about your friend........I will keep you both in my thoughts

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HAPPYONE331 8/6/2010 5:42PM

    So very sorry about your friend, will pray for a good outcome.

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IAM_HIS2 8/6/2010 5:37PM

    Barbara, I am so sorry. But remember, God is in control. Prayers and your friend's will to live can make those doctors wrong.

I am so happy you will be able to see her, to encourage her and give her the priceless gift or your friendship. My prayers are with you both. Our God is an awesome God and He will do what is best for your friend, because He loves her so much.

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7777BEV 8/6/2010 5:33PM

    So very sorry - how sad and heart breaking. You, your friend and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God's peace be with you and Barbara.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/6/2010 4:07PM

    I'm so sorry. My prayers are with your friend and you too.

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L*I*T*A* 8/6/2010 3:55PM

    will keep her in my thoughts and prayers........
blessings and hugs...............lita

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TRUELOU 8/6/2010 3:46PM

    So sorry, will keep you both in my prayers.
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GINA-GMB 8/6/2010 3:37PM

    Your friend Barbara will be in my thoughts and prayers as will you. I hope she remains as comfortable as possible and you have a nice visit with her.

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GINA-GMB 8/6/2010 3:37PM

    Your friend Barbara will be in my thoughts and prayers as will you. I hope she remains as comfortable as possible and you have a nice visit with her.

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GINA-GMB 8/6/2010 3:37PM

    Your friend Barbara will be in my thoughts and prayers as will you. I hope she remains as comfortable as possible and you have a nice visit with her.

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THENEWCINDY 8/6/2010 3:30PM

    I am so sorry u going thru this emoticon

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SHASTA11 8/6/2010 3:18PM

    I'm truly sorry to hear of Barbara's heart problem. What a shock.

I don't know what to say that would help, except that I will be praying extra hard for Barbara and her family and of course you.

Give her my love.

Hugs, Joan

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2CATS2LOVE1 8/6/2010 3:05PM

    So sorry to hear this news of your friend, Barbara. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing how much others care.
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JAMER123 8/6/2010 3:01PM

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Please know that she and her family are in my prayers as well as you and your family. It is so very hard to say goodbye even if you know passing is just around the corner. God blessing to all of you.

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Happy Birthday, SHASTA 11 !

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Today is the birthday of one of my best Spark friends, SHASTA 11. She's been a wonderful friend ever since I joined SP over a year ago. She is so supportive, encouraging, and a true friend!

Please stop by her page and wish her a very happy birthday!

You're the best, Queen Joan!
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/6/2010 7:45AM

    A happy Birthday To Shasta! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 8/6/2010 12:11AM

    Have a Happy Birthday!!! emoticon

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URBANLOTUS 8/5/2010 11:11PM

    How sweet of you! Will do so now :)

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DENI_ZEN 8/5/2010 9:52PM

    You're a good friend, Willow :) And you've obviously followed her example in being so encouraging to so many! Thank you! - Sandi emoticon

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TRUELOU 8/5/2010 8:54PM

    Happy Birthday Queen Joan!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/5/2010 8:16PM

    Will do.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/5/2010 6:48PM

    And you're a great friend, too!
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L*I*T*A* 8/5/2010 5:45PM

    thanks for letting us know......
blessings and hugs...........lita

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Getting to know me

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other

This was posted by SPARKPLUG53 , and I thought it would be fun to post here also! Let me know if you complete it, and I will go check out your blog!

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? upstate NY

DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY? 1 son

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? domestic engineer

ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG? Yes, 30 years Nov. 2010

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? homemade bread

DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS? 1 brother

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT? Great Smokey Mountains in NC

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? Scent of a Woman

PICK JUST ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF: giving

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER? it's complicated!

WHEN/WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE YOU HAD A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN? too long ago to remember

YOUR FRIEND JUST MOONED YOU. ARE YOU GROSSED OUT? yes

WHERE IS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED? in the living room

DO YOU HAVE MONEY? not much

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? my son's wedding in October 2010

ARE YOU EXPECTING A PHONE CALL? not tonight

DO YOU HAVE A SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD? "Getting to Know You"...LOL

LYRICS FROM THAT SONG? you don't really want me to post them, do you?

DO YOU LIKE TO CUDDLE? LOVE to cuddle

ARE YOU LISTENING TO MUSIC RIGHT NOW? no

DO YOU HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SMOKE AROUND YOU? Absolutely, I'm allergic to smoke

  
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JOLLKN 7/29/2010 4:01PM

    I posted this blog to my profile :) It was nice getting to know you, thank you for sharing!

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HAPPYBASKET 7/28/2010 9:32PM

    I will try to get the phone to stop ringing long enough for me to do your quiz but I will have 61 years if narruage ti the same man & he was a flyer in the Aair Force for 23 years so he was gone a lot. That was really hard with 2 children & sometimes in a foreign country but we sure didn't have many arguments all those years, But we had a huge adjustment when he retired. I decided to hang onto him because I didn't want to go thru training another one LOL emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/19/2010 7:41PM

    good one!

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KMATIS 7/19/2010 11:38AM

    Interesting questionnaire. I also have a November anniversary but we've been married 36 years in 2010. Where have the years gone!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/18/2010 6:10PM

    I loved getting to know you better.

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DENI_ZEN 7/17/2010 7:49PM

    emoticon So cool that your son's getting married one month before your 30th anniversary!! No forgotten anniversaries in your family - ever! And say...you've got good, classic taste there :) - Sandi emoticon

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DORYH20 7/17/2010 9:39AM

    I'll save you the trip and play along right here!

FROM : Windsor On. Canada
KIDS : 2 sons 23 +24
OCCUPATION : Portion control specialist (lol, currently unemployed)
MARRIED : 31 years last month
FAV FOOD : Does dessert count?
SIBLINGS : 5
FAV VAC SPOT : I wish I had one
FAV MOVIE : Tough one, probably something that made me cry
ONE WORD 2 DESCRIBE ME : outspoken
HOW I MET MY SPOUSE : An acquaintance and her BF stopped to say hi where I
was baby sitting. He was with them. I knew the I would
marry him. He called me 6 months later.
LAST BREAKDOWN : At home in Dec. Hubby and I both lost our jobs.
MOONING FRIEND : emoticon
LOCATION OF LAST PERSON KISSED : Garage next door
MONEY: some
LOOKING FORWARD 2 : Better health
EXPECTING A CALL : Of course, this phone never stops.
SONG IN MY HEAD : Nope
LYRICS :
LIKE TO CUDDLE : Sometimes
LISTENING 2 MUSIC NOW : Nope (son snoring) lol
SMOKERS AROUND ME : I hate it with a passion!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/17/2010 7:04AM

    Congratulations on all those married years!

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DEBMORSE1 7/17/2010 6:18AM

    Cute and fun! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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URBANLOTUS 7/17/2010 6:12AM

    I'll do this too :)

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 7/17/2010 12:09AM

    Have a great weekend! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/17/2010 12:06AM

    Cool Willow! I'll do the same

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L*I*T*A* 7/16/2010 11:33PM

    this should be called like your song......."Getting to Know You"...
what fun...............thanks for sharing..........
blessings and hugs..............lita

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Let's Play Family Feud

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

(Borrowed from SPARKPLUG53)


Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you....

1. Name something you use in the shower? body wash

2. Something people hate to find on their windshield? parking ticket

3. Name something a man might buy before a date? breath mints

4. What is something you cook in the microwave? frozen veggies

5. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving? piano

6. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman? $$

7. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner? jumps on people

8. Name a kind of test you cannot study for? IQ test

9. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for? woodwork

10. Name a phrase with the word 'home' in it? Home sweet home

11. Name a sport where players lose teeth? boxing

12. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a good day? pop quiz

13. Name something that can brighten your day? smile

14. Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat? hawk

15. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it? sock

16. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it? pencil

  
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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 7/12/2010 6:12PM

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DENI_ZEN 7/9/2010 7:34PM

    emoticon LOL!! And I'll join you in abstaining from hawk, too! - Sandi emoticon

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BIJOUX7 7/8/2010 2:00PM

  Fun blog entry!

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URBANLOTUS 7/7/2010 9:19PM

    Will post this on my own blog now :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/6/2010 10:18PM

    Great answers!!

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L*I*T*A* 7/6/2010 2:52PM

    loved that show!!!
great share.........
blessings and hugs...........lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/6/2010 12:01PM

    Cool Willow! Imma going to do this one, too.

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Silly Fun Quiz!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

(copied from MORTICIAADAMS)

1. Do you have any pets?
yes, 4 cats

2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you.
file cabinet, cat, lamp

3. What's the weather like right now?
chilly

4. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?
Not much any more

5. What time did you wake up this morning?
6 a.m. (but went back to sleep as I'm a night hawk!)

6. When was the last time you showered?
Wed. morning

7. What was the last movie you saw?
Oceans

8. What does your last text message say?
I don't text

9. What's your ringtone?
plain ring

10. Have you ever been to a different country?
Yes (Wales, England, Canada)

11. Do you like sushi?
no

12. Where do you buy your groceries?
Wegman's Weis

13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
once at my doctor's request; never again!

14. How many siblings do you have?
1 brother

15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
desktop, laptop, and netbook

16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
old enough to know better :p

17. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
glasses for reading

18. Do you color your hair?
I have in the past

19. Tell me something you are planning to do today.
ride for a long distance (15 hours...oof!)

20. When was the last time you cried?
yesterday

21. What is your perfect pizza topping?
I don't eat pizza, but if I did it would be honey mustard chicken

22. Which do you prefer-hamburgers or cheeseburgers?
cheeseburgers if I have to chose

23. Have you ever had an all-nighter?
several

24. What is your eye color?
blue

25. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Sure can. Took the taste test challenge. I was a Pepsi fan. I don't drink soda much any more.

  
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BIJOUX7 7/2/2010 9:54AM

  Fun quiz! Thanks for sharing!

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DENI_ZEN 7/1/2010 8:28PM

    I don't text, either, and can't say I've missed it! Wegman's is a wonderful store, isn't it? It's a foodie's dream (or so this foodie has found :). We both have just one brother, colored our hair in the past, and dislike sushi. Nice to get to know you, long-lost sister! ;) - Sandi emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/1/2010 3:24PM

    Sounds like Kitty City around there. LOL.

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L*I*T*A* 7/1/2010 12:50PM

    great share,love your answers too
blessings and hugs..................lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/1/2010 12:04PM

    Great blog, Willow! I'll probably be borrowing it.
Hugs
Debbie

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/1/2010 9:47AM

    cool!!

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URBANLOTUS 7/1/2010 4:49AM

    Thanks for sharing your answers, WIllow :) Happy Canada Day!

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LINDA25427 7/1/2010 1:25AM

    Enjoyed reading your answers thanks for sharing . God bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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