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A Dieter's Prayer

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Someone on one of our threads shared a dieter's prayer and, while I am more inclined to pray conversationally with God, I came across another printed prayer and I really like it. If you are a person of faith, express these things to God in your own words. If you are not one who prays, using these as cues for introspection can be very helpful just the same.

Holy Spirit, I want to lose weight,
but I keep on eating, and eating.
Help me to understand myself.
Why do I eat when I am not hungry?
What is it that I am trying to satisfy or fill up?
My need for affection?
My desire to feel full and strong?
Am I confusing a feeling of weakness and inadequacy with hunger?
Do I binge eat in order to smother my anger?
Please Holy Spirit,
give me the peace of heart I need in order to understand me.

And help me to say "no" to myself,
to control my urge to put something in my mouth,
to acquire some self discipline.
Help me to understand that my "no" is really a "yes"
to the person you are calling me to be.
Strengthen me to say "no" to myself and "yes" to You.

Amen.

  
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VISUALLYRICS 7/8/2011 4:27PM

    I needed this one right now - Thanks!

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ROZEEROZ1 7/2/2011 3:51AM

    I love this prayer emoticon emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 6/30/2011 8:44PM

    I so understand that prayer

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SUSHIMAMA1 6/30/2011 4:50PM

    mmm so can relate,thanks for sharing

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COOKNKEL 6/29/2011 3:00PM

    "no" to me and "yes" to You... I love that. Need to more mindful in my daily choices.
ps. found you on Lighthearts page and decided to come nose around-- glad I did, thanks. Kelly

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LIGHTHEART09 6/29/2011 10:52AM

    I am using this !
Thanks!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/28/2011 10:22PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!!!
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PEPPERLEAH 6/28/2011 9:57PM

    I like that. Thanks for posting this!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 6/28/2011 7:31AM

    Great!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/28/2011 12:57AM

    This was awesome!!!!!!!!

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JULIEFRANCES112 6/27/2011 11:39PM

    Definitely one to keep, I'll have to print this one. emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 6/27/2011 11:22PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for the post. My sentiments exactly. I'm praying for the gift of temperance to overcome excess. Gifts of the spirit are not to be taken at will but given to all who believe in Christ and believe Him that He can and will give us what we need spiritually to overcome the flesh as we strive to live His commandments to the best of our ability.


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PEGJOHN1997 6/27/2011 9:04PM

    I will print this off and mount it on my cupboards and refrigerator. Thank you very much!

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THEADMIRAL 6/27/2011 11:30AM

    This is a wonderful guide for me - emoticon Missy!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/26/2011 11:52PM

    Thank you, Missy! emoticon

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TICKLEBEE 6/26/2011 7:44PM

    what a good idea! the holy spirit gives us strength in all things...

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SANDYBRUNO 6/26/2011 7:41PM

    Thanks for sharing. I myself am more of a conversational prayer too but this is interesting to read and think about.

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SCORPION1352 6/26/2011 7:37PM

    Amen girl friend thank you for sharing.

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POO-Pourri. I'm not kidding. Really.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Okay, this has got to be the most remarkable thing I have seen in a long, LONG time. I'm having a delightful conversation with my nephew, Jason. That's not unusual because he is one of the most awesome men I know. He tells me about a great new product his wife got (for her own survival) called, and I am not making this up: POO-POURRI. That's the actual name of it.

I love my husband with all my heart. He's a good man. He's a great friend. He rocks in many, many ways. Going into the bathroom after him takes more courage than I have sometimes. And we only have one bathroom.

So off to my computer I went and ordered this little gem. One drop of it into the toilet BEFORE you go and there is NO smell. (Testimonial of my nephew, anyhow. Will get back to you with a product review once mine arrives.) They have the Royal Flush product and the Heaven Scent one and, my personal favorite... Heavy Doody. LOL Is that a scream? I laughed til my side hurt! LOL

  
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COOKNKEL 6/29/2011 10:24PM

    A little dab will do ya!! Why can't I be the one to come up with these things?? Can't wait to hear the reviews!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/28/2011 12:56PM

    I can think of a few Christmas stocking to drop it into too.

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DEFIANTVEGAN 6/28/2011 12:46PM

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Hmm because of the decline in the economy and our budgets I am not able to purchase such wonderful luxuries as such so the good old Lighting the Match works for now. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 6/25/2011 9:44PM

    Laughter is a Gem!! emoticon
Thanks Missy!!! ......let us know

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/25/2011 7:43PM

    "Just picture this...Last night's buffet was the best you ever had, but today at the office, all that eating is catching up to you. As you walk out from your second visit to the restroom, you nearly collide with the handsome lad from two offices down. You both pause, staring at each other. Just then, the door shuts behind you. A rush of bathroom air fans past. "Mmmm, citrusy," he says and walks away. You pat your purse and smile Poo ~ Pourri bathroom natural air freshener spray deodorizer, it keeps your dirty little secret."

I thought I was going to poo laughing!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 6/25/2011 1:22AM

    Oh,that is interesting,sounds like a must get item,lol,I am laughing at this.I thought you were misspelling potpourri.Now I get it,lol.Uhmm my dh too! Yep need Poo-Pourri,lol,here too,lol!

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/22/2011 11:58PM

    Thank goodness for smart Nephews!

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GRAMIAM7 6/22/2011 10:06PM

    LOL It is just might be the thing. If it works, I am ordering immediately. emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 6/22/2011 9:55PM

    Oh Missy, I LOL'd at that one! I tell you what, even though it is humorous, I know there are a lot of people who would be tickled if there is a product out there that really works! Let us know!

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YICHE12 6/22/2011 7:04PM

    Ha Ha Ha. This was cute! Hey, let us know if it works.

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WALNUT5612 6/22/2011 5:41PM

    thanks

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CARRIEANNE1027 6/22/2011 1:24PM

    Thanks for making me laugh.. Let me know how it works for you.. I'm thinking of a few people who will be getting this for Christmas!! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/22/2011 1:21PM

    I need to get some of that stuff too cause I only have one bathroom so I know exactly what you are talking about. I hear it works very well but I have never used it. Just use Lysol and I hate the smell of that.

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TEALADY0531 6/22/2011 12:43PM

    For informative purposes, Amazon has it.... emoticon

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TEALADY0531 6/22/2011 12:35PM

    *That* is a riot!!! emoticon I must have some! My youngest son stopped by the other day and threatened to go in and pee on my oldest son's bed rather than go in the bathroom after he'd been in there.... emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL9 6/22/2011 11:54AM

    hmmmm emoticon

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4MRSDAND123 6/22/2011 9:50AM

    So that's what it is...LOL

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LIGHTHEART09 6/22/2011 2:10AM

    That is funny! Tell me how it works...

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/22/2011 1:18AM

    ROFLOL

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SANDYBRUNO 6/22/2011 12:28AM

    You will have to let us know how this work. If it works this is truly amazing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/22/2011 12:05AM

    Oh how funny. Hope it works. emoticon

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KAYDE53 6/21/2011 11:58PM

    Very interesting!! Can't wait to hear results of this!! emoticon emoticon

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JUNEBUG150 6/21/2011 11:53PM

    That is funny! Please let us know how it goes! LOL!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 6/21/2011 11:29PM

    It was worth the teasing just to hear my Yatmama Laughing full blast. Can't wait to see the results.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/21/2011 11:22PM

    I need some too!!! Sign me up. Line is forming on the right!!! WOOHOO!!! Let us know how it works out and where we can buy some...

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/21/2011 11:16PM

    Oh dude, I can't wait for your review. Someone in this house may or may not have the same issue and it ain't me!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/21/2011 11:15PM

    Oh, man, SIGN ME UP! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHELBYBEAR 6/21/2011 11:06PM

    Too funny! But good info to have....

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Beer? ME? I hate beer!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Irishman is, as many of you know, an executive chef turned ship's captain. That means dinner at our house is often an adventure. Tonight's adventure is BEAUTIFUL! It's half a can of beer in these cute little stands, with a chicken sitting on the can, sort of like when the dog sits up and begs. lol It is SO moist and delicious. I am so blessed. I love my husband!



  
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TAMTAMM 6/22/2011 10:17AM

    I heard of this before making chicken with beer like this. I have heard its scrumptious. Your definitely lucky!!!
Tami

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LIGHTHEART09 6/22/2011 2:15AM

    You would think the beer can would explode...interesting...does it make the chicken more moist??? Gotta try it....any special brand??? What about Dr Pepper Chicken, or Mountain Dew Chicken, or Rock Star Chicken...Nan is having fun with this one!
xxooxox
Nan
btw I got to play in my pool today!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 6/21/2011 11:31PM

    This is definitely a winner. I will Definitely do it again.


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FILLANGES 6/21/2011 11:30PM

    OH MY... beer can chicken is a staple in our house. I've done it on the grill and in the oven. I do not have one of those "cute" little stands, though. I think i'll get me one of those! I chop some onion and celery and put it in the half full can of beer. It adds some extra yummy-goodness! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/21/2011 11:20PM

    YUMMY!!! So glad that Bill is home and you are both enjoying life together!!!

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TINKERBELL200 6/21/2011 9:48PM

    Mmmmmmm..........Looks wonderful Missy! And best of all you have your chef home!

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CHAR1970 6/21/2011 9:42PM

    My mom makes this frequently when we go over for supper. I love it. So tender!

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LOTUSFLOWER 6/21/2011 9:23PM

    Looks delish!!! Is that beer can chicken? Probably, right? LOL! he's so cute!! and sweet, you are blessed!

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SANDYBRUNO 6/21/2011 8:58PM

    I don't like beer but the chicken looks good. You are lucky to have such a talented cook for a husband. My husband is good at baking pies but not that great with dinner type food.

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RUFFIT 6/21/2011 8:56PM

    Yummy looks delish!! Moni emoticon

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SANDERSON83 6/21/2011 8:50PM

    YUM YUM! Looks good

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PURPLELVR7 6/21/2011 8:47PM

    you are blessed

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/21/2011 8:06PM

    Oh, my GOODNESS, that looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! emoticon

Hey, you missed it... you were in my blog the other day! emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 6/21/2011 8:06PM

    I have heard of these so many times, but have never gotten to taste one YET! LOL Everytime our tenants cook them (which is every weekend) they always promise to bring us one. Pepper says those "drunken chickens" (as they are called here) must have lost their way! LOL

Talk to you soon!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/21/2011 8:01PM

    They came out beautiful. emoticon

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JONICACALDWELL 6/21/2011 7:59PM

    Yummy!!! emoticon emoticon

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Fellow Sparker Needs Our Prayers

Friday, June 17, 2011

I received this request today from CINDYCHARLENE. Please remember them and those who are fighting these vicious blazes in prayer.

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Would you please pray for us here in Eagar Az. We just received another preevacuation order because of the Wallow Fire. The winds are picking up and they fear spot fires. We were evacuated for almost a week and were told we could come back but it still was possible to be evacuated again. I am praying that it will rain and that it will pour. Always thought that an interesting statement, "When it rains it pours". The trials have been pouring for sure but God is in control.

  
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COOKNKEL 6/29/2011 2:34PM

    I'm in Central PA and have friends that are deployed on the fires. I was also a Wildland Fire Fighter in my earlier years. Awesome experience for us, but the devastation is overwhelming. Prayers for both sides of the fires (fighters and home owners)

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MAMAKITTY10 6/26/2011 12:26AM

  praying for rain for you.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/21/2011 11:17PM

    Continuing prayers...

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 6/19/2011 11:57PM

    Sending prayers your way

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PEPPERLEAH 6/19/2011 11:54PM

    Oh yes, I will be praying. We are in a wtaer ban here, and they have issued a no burn order, also. The fires in the state are devastating. How thankful I am that we can pray, and KNOW that our God will keep us safe!

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OMONDAY3 6/18/2011 10:52PM

    They will definitely be in my prayer!!!!

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PURPLELVR7 6/18/2011 9:30AM

    I have been praying and will continue to pray.
I believe God can and will do a miracle and turn the winds so it helps the firefighters

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FERGSGIRL2 6/17/2011 11:08PM

    praying for them

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SANDYBRUNO 6/17/2011 8:53PM

    They are definitely in my prayers.

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CINDYCHARLENE 6/17/2011 8:06PM

    Oh my goodness! What wonderful support I have here on this team. Thank you more than you know. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking of it. I want you to know I can feel your prayers in our behalf here in Eagar, already. As for me I am at much more peace remembering once again that God is in control and I am so grateful for you all and your prayers. I know the rains will come exactly when they should.
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DOTTIEJANE1 6/17/2011 7:36PM

    emoticon emoticonare on the way .

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HONEYBEADS 6/17/2011 7:36PM

    Praying for you. emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/17/2011 7:19PM

    Prayer said

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NELLIEC 6/17/2011 7:10PM

    I am praying.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 6/17/2011 6:46PM

    Praying, like many others.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/17/2011 5:50PM

    Such a sad, scary situation! Missy, what's your take on all this incredible weather? I'm sure you have thoughts about it! Praying, and I know a lot of people are, too. I wonder what the Lord is up to this year... emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/17/2011 5:11PM

    Praying

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SMIDGON 6/17/2011 5:04PM

   
DONE

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/17/2011 4:47PM

    Lord Jesus open up the clouds of heaven and pour rain down over the areas hit by these fires....amen!

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BUDAPEST-SPAS 6/17/2011 4:09PM

    sending prayers and clouds and rains to those in the blaze, and especially for cindycharlene. thanks for posting this, yatmama

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What's that on the dam wall???

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thanks to Youps for sharing this with me!

Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy



This is the Diga del Cingino dam in Italy - can you see the little dots on the wall? What do you think they are? Look closer maybe ...



Still dont know what they are? Let's take a closer look again. Scroll down ...







Well I'll be dam-ed! They are European Ibex and they like to eat the moss & lichen, and lick the salt off the dam wall. Isnt that freaky? Just when you think you've seen everything!

  
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SANDERSON83 6/21/2011 8:51PM

    LOL neat!!

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CHITO2 6/17/2011 8:39PM

    WOW AMAZING !!!! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/16/2011 9:10PM

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ROZEEROZ1 6/14/2011 1:32AM

    Wow - talk about ability to walk on sides of cliffs.

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SAVINGHANNAH 6/14/2011 1:09AM

    great!!!!!!!

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JUSFOLK 6/13/2011 10:39PM

    I love to see unique shots like this...wowee!

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BEESPARKLE 6/12/2011 9:56PM

    Interesting.

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VISUALLYRICS 6/12/2011 9:39PM

    Oh my goodness!! what a sight!! emoticon

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TINKERBELL200 6/12/2011 9:28PM

    You come up with the coolest things!
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TRISHADEE1 6/12/2011 9:19PM

  Well aint that something. Thanks for sharing. Never would of thought that in a million years. emoticon

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/12/2011 8:42PM

    too funny - and way amazing!!

thanks for sharing!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/12/2011 8:36PM

    AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have never seen anything like this before.
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LINDAGRAVEL 6/12/2011 8:33PM

    emoticonCool

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PEPPERLEAH 6/12/2011 8:27PM

    Pretty amazing! And how awesome that God has created these animals with the ability to "do what it takes" to survive!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/11/2011 6:05PM

    Cool

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THEADMIRAL 6/11/2011 5:02PM

    Wow! emoticon Goats hangin' hooves on the dam to eat moss - ain't that a sight?! Better them than me! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/11/2011 3:40PM

    Wow, Silly goats!!!

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SANDYBRUNO 6/11/2011 9:54AM

    I never would have guessed Ibex. What a cool picture!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/11/2011 9:08AM

    Cool, looks like a fantasy creature to me.

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FERGSGIRL2 6/10/2011 10:41PM

    learned something new today! thanks

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FILLANGES 6/10/2011 10:40PM

    Thanks for sharing these photos! emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/10/2011 8:49PM

    LOL

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LIVEGOLDEN278 6/10/2011 8:07PM

    That's so odd--but kinda cool too!!

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NELLIEC 6/10/2011 7:50PM

    Wow, talk about able to stand well on a slanted place!

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IUHRYTR 6/10/2011 7:42PM

    Weird but interesting. It's a wonder they can stay glued to the wall as they do. Nature sure is eye-opening, isn't it? -- Lou

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/10/2011 6:46PM

    Hey goats...there are less life threatening ways to get your treats!

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SECRETMUSIC 6/10/2011 6:35PM

    Amazing!

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