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Little things I love

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Long baths with a good book.
Keeping the hot tap running while I soak in the tub.
Clouds that look like animals then morph into a completely different one.
Curling up under a thick duvet when it's cold outside, even if it's aircon.
Fresh air, (not smog!)
Home grown vegetables that taste of the outside
Time to paint and draw and write. Seeing improvement
Singing.
Singing loudly.
Singing loudly and dancing.
Dancing at the end of a film when the credits roll.

Happy Wednesday

xx

  
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YMWONG22 7/23/2014 5:34AM

  Ditto. emoticon emoticon

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Made me smile.

Monday, July 14, 2014

In my father in law's garden in a rose bush. Despite its repeated failure to produce any roses for nearly a decade his reluctance to uproot it is understandable given that it was planted by his late mother. My husband I had decided long before I fell pregnant that if we were ever to have a girl we would name her after his grandmother, (the rose bush planter). This year the bush has bloomed for the first time in years. Guess what we are having?! Life really does like to make you smile some days.

  
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SWEETNEEY 7/21/2014 10:30PM

    LOVELY and so good to hear from you. How much longer before the baby comes?

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STARLITNIGHT 7/14/2014 12:38PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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BUTTONPOPPER1 7/14/2014 9:32AM

    Great story! Congratulations on your little rose!

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To the bullies and the bullied.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

To all you who abuse your position of power because you see it as your right. To all you who fire insults at people who have taken a position of help because they donít do it fast enough or well enough or in a manner that you specifically find pleasing. To all you parents who think teachers should raise their children and then blame them for your failings. To all you who continue to abuse your bodies and blame advertising companies for tempting you or the medical profession for not being able to fix you and to you who pick on the weaker, the smaller, who pick on anyone at all just because it gives you some vague resemblance of control in your life. To all you who whinge about everything in life and bring nothing to it except misery. Thank you.

You make the rest of us better people. You make us stronger people. Itís true, your words do hurt, they hurt a lot. So, congratulations you succeeded in your aim. Now I, and the others who have had to endure you, will succeed in ours. I refuse to turn into the little person you so desperately want me to become. Every battle you think you have won I am turning into something more. More than you, which such limited imagination that tired insults are the only creativity you express, could ever dream of. Every emotion is something I can feed off, learn from and become better because of. When was the last time you tried to become better? Do you even want to?

Hide behind your anonymity while you can. It wonít last. Other people see it, even if you, at times, manage not to. You may disguise it was a pretty avatar, a fake name or just an extra friendly smile. You may try counter balancing with overly ostentatious gestures, you may think that as itís online it, Ďdoesnít really count.í

But it counts. It all counts. I donít know when, or where or how. But it will all count.
And even if Iím wrong, if there is nothing more than this, I will make it my mission to cancel out every negative, detrimental act that you have done to me and to others around the world. I will make it my mission to cause random smiles. I want perform acts that cause the rejuvenation of faith in the human race not destroy it. I want to be a good person and the harder you try and fight me on this the better Iím going to be.
I thought I should let you know this.

  
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SWEETNEEY 6/11/2014 8:39AM

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MOM2ACAT 6/10/2014 4:31PM

    Well said! I was bullied all through school, and it was bad enough in the days before the internet. I cannot imagine how I would handle it if I had to be a teenager now in that same situation.

The adults that bully other adults through the internet are just as bad.

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STARLITNIGHT 6/10/2014 1:11PM

    I find that the ones who harm others, are the ones that need your smiles and Positiveness the most. The unloved need show how to love themselves. The biggest lesson is that we can't help the ones who will not help themselves. They have to learn the hard way, and on their own. This is only true for me and the people I work with daily, everyone has their own battles, we have to learn that they are not always battling you, but themselves, a reflection of themself, and we should not take it personally. Best wish for all!

Comment edited on: 6/10/2014 1:12:20 PM

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BDJOHNSON 6/10/2014 7:35AM

    Well said! The line about teachers struck a chord with me because I teach middle school language arts.

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EVIE4NOW 6/10/2014 6:27AM

  Excellent blog! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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TWEETYKC00 6/10/2014 6:02AM

    Be strong, let's show everyone what we can be!

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MARYJOANNA 6/10/2014 5:40AM

  WOW!

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PICKIE98 6/10/2014 5:32AM

    Amen!

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When does the glowing start?

Sunday, June 08, 2014

If someone could tell me when this glowing stage starts Iíd really appreciate it?! This week will be twelve weeks and though the vomiting has died down itís been replaced by more, horrible bodily changes. Iím not going to go into (too much) detail but itís not been fabulous. My breasts have taken on a life of their own, last night I developed horrid cramps in my legs, no doubt due to sitting badly. And then, sprouting behind my knee, I saw it. My first varicose vein. To say I freaked out would be an understatement. Last night was not good. Today Iím feeling a little more balanced.
Work has been awful, and not just because of the sickness. Luckily I only have a few weeks left, but I am well behind on the book editing due to obvious distractions.
Iíve been avoiding spark because of how embarrassed Iíve been; having promised myself Iíd be good, for 5 weeks all I could hold down was stodgy rubbish. But Iím back here now. We have bought an exercise bike/chair/weird stool thing. The fridge is stocked with my favorite fruits. Iím going to try and write on here once a week; seeing how well other sparkers are doing is very good at shaming me. So, today is day one of Healthy Pregnant me, mentally and physically.
Wish me luck!

  
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DEB9021 6/8/2014 10:24PM

    The glowing starts when the vomiting stop. :-/. Sorry you are not feeling so good. I know it is frustrating because you feel that it is a time you should be happy, and if you're feeling lousy you feel like you're not doing it right. All you can do is try to eat and live as healthy as you can and push throughout it. Keep at it!
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STARLITNIGHT 6/8/2014 9:29PM

    Never avoid the people that will understand and still support you till you work things out. Two steps forward and one step back is the dance around here. As long as we keep moving, we are golden! I didn't freak out till I felt the baby move inside of me, and when it happens, and you had no control, it is a bit overwhelming! Best of luck, you will be okay once you get that bundle of joy in your arms, and all this will be forgotten. Seems like yesterday, but my sons are 28 and 21, they grow up so fast. emoticon

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When does the glowing start?

Sunday, June 08, 2014

If someone could tell me when this glowing stage starts Iíd really appreciate it?! This week will be twelve weeks and though the vomiting has died down itís been replaced by more, horrible bodily changes. Iím not going to go into (too much) detail but itís not been fabulous. My breasts have taken on a life of their own, last night I developed horrid cramps in my legs, no doubt due to sitting badly. And then, sprouting behind my knee, I saw it. My first varicose vein. To say I freaked out would be an understatement. Last night was not good. Today Iím feeling a little more balanced.
Work has been awful, and not just because of the sickness. Luckily I only have a few weeks left, but I am well behind on the book editing due to obvious distractions.
Iíve been avoiding spark because of how embarrassed Iíve been; having promised myself Iíd be good, for 5 weeks all I could hold down was stodgy rubbish. But Iím back here now. We have bought an exercise bike/chair/weird stool thing. The fridge is stocked with my favorite fruits. Iím going to try and write on here once a week; seeing how well other sparkers are doing is very good at shaming me. So, today is day one of Healthy Pregnant me, mentally and physically.
Wish me luck!

  
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USMAWIFE 6/8/2014 8:24PM

    it is so incredible how bringing a new life into the world plays so much havoc on a woman's body.

you might not see the glow but there are others out there who are.

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