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Time With my Son

Friday, September 21, 2012

Last night I met my son for dinner - we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. And, of course, I blew my diet. But what I gained from my time with him was so worth it. We have had our differences in the past, but we can always share our feelings and thoughts with each other. And, last night was one of those times.

He works nights so it is not easy for us to get together - he was coming over Saturday evenings for Dinner and a Movie, but because of "differences" between him and the son who lives with me, he has not been over in a couple of months. We talked about what we can do - and will see how it works out.

Now for today!! Need to get moving and get more exercise. A couple of days ago I tried the eliptical at the club - and what a workout. I do not have much range of motion, so was a real stretch for me. Did not go in yesterday - my thigh muscles were rather tight, but plan to go in today. Will do a few minutes on the eliptical and then back to the treadmill. Will try to do a bit more each time - and see.......



  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/22/2012 3:17AM

    Sounds like you had a great time Barb, hope those boys can work things out you must feel like you're stuck in the middle!
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BARBARASDIET 9/21/2012 3:32PM

    I understand how important time with your son is. My son and I have always gotten along really well, and it is very special whenever we can get together.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/21/2012 1:55PM

    I know what you mean, by having 2 sons and one has issues with the other, I am in the same position
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LILYDOG11 9/21/2012 1:41PM

    Glad you enjoyed your time with your son, and enjoy the gym emoticon

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I WISH YOU ENOUGH

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I received this from a dear friend and just want to share with someone who may need a word of encouragement today.


I WISH YOU ENOUGH


I WISH YOU ENOUGH SUN TO KEEP YOUR ATTITUDE BRIGHT

I WISH YOU ENOUGH RAIN TO APPRECIATE THE SUN MORE

I WISH YOU ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO KEEP YOUR SPIRIT ALIVE

I WISH YOU ENOUGH PAIN SO THAT THE SMALLEST JOYS IN LIFE APPEAR MUCH BIGGER

I WISH YOU ENOUGH GAIN TO SATISFY YOUR WANTING

I WISH YOU ENOUGH LOSS TO APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU POSSESS

I WISH YOU ENOUGH “HELLOS” TO GET YOU THROUGH THE FINAL “GOOD-BYE”


  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/19/2012 3:14AM

    Nice sentiment Barb emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 9/18/2012 9:54PM

    Thank you

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BARBARASDIET 9/18/2012 4:34PM

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What Can I Do??

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I have been listening to Jon Courson's teaching on Romans 1:1. Paul was not able to go to Rome when he so desired to go. And, perhaps, that is to our benefit. Since he was not able to go, he wrote this letter. He could not do what was so in his heart, so he did what he could - he wrote this awesome letter.

And, today, I am bemoaning that fact that i cannot get out and run a 5 mile race, I cannot follow all the exercises on Nicolle's dvd, I cannot drive down to Medford to visit my sister. But, what can I do?? I can take a walk around the block, I can follow the dvd program the best I can (and perhaps tomorrow will be able to do a bit more), and I can take pictures and sent to my sister so show her what my life is like today.

So today I will do all that I can - and then be able to do more tomorrow!!

emoticon Now that was quite a workout - just stripping the bed and washing the bed linens. Now to get them from the dryer and back on the bed!! emoticon

  
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MAHGRET 9/15/2012 4:16PM

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Great attitude!

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Snapdragons

Friday, September 07, 2012











Received this from a friend and just have to share!!

  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/7/2012 4:28AM

    Wonderful Barb...lol...I think I've entered it too! emoticon

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JACKIE542 9/7/2012 1:10AM

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ALICIA214 9/7/2012 1:05AM

 


Me Too!! A great blog . emoticon

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Dance, Love, Sing, Live!!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Just browsing thru the documents on my computer and found this one. Not sure where I picked it up, but it certainly is inspiring.

"Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening
And live like it's heaven on earth. "

Dance: a very good exercise. I have tried the Zumba and it is such fun! But, I am glad there is no one around to see me trying some of the moves. Hey, at least I am moving.

Love: the true spice of life. Sometimes we are hurt by those we truly love - but sometimes over time that hurt can heal and a beautiful relationship can be born.

Sing: My Mother sang in a monotone - I remember her rocking babies and singing them to sleep. I can't even sing in a monotone, but I sure do sing up a storm when I am driving on the freeway and listening to KLOVE!!

Live: God gives us each day. Sometimes those days can be filled with heartbreak, but when we focus on God, He gives us His Peace in the midst of the hardest days.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/2/2012 6:03PM

    You got it from me Barb, you said it helped you after Faber died.

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CASTIRONLADY 9/2/2012 4:38PM

    Amen! Focusing on anything or anyone else will leave us in the dark.

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