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One more mugga, then off to work...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The cat is now on my lap. Prisoner had just asked to go outside, took one look at the pouring rain, and opted to stay indoors today. He is giving me the kind of feline glare that only the king of the house can give. He is not amused.

I, on the other hand, am rejoicing. We NEED this rain.

And just as the parched earth needs a good rain, we humans need our water, too... so on to the basic pep talk:

* Drink your water!
* Eat what's in that bag! Yes, that one with the healthy lunch and snacks you got up in time to pack for the workday!
* As fascinating as that work puzzle may be, remember to go to recess... it helps your body function better, but it also helps your MIND!
* Breathe and stretch from time to time.
* And lift a little prayer of gratitude while you're at it. LIFE is good. It is precious and fragile, and well worth being PRESENT for, each and every moment.

Spark on, dear friends. You're worth it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLMEIRING 7/24/2013 8:04PM

    Thanks, Barb!


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SLENDERELLA61 7/24/2013 7:36AM

    Being present for every minute = great words! Thanks again, Barb.

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STRONGDAWG 7/23/2013 6:22PM

    It's some 12 hours since you posted this. We are having severe storms right now. I decided to stay put at the office to put in a little extra time. We also needed the rain, but it's better when it comes down slow and steady.


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EBEAMS 7/23/2013 6:06PM

    I love the rain too although there isn't rain anywhere in sight for here. Oh well ... I love that your work is interesting to you! It makes it more fun that way!

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PATRICIAAK 7/23/2013 5:10PM

    Our rain was peppered with hail.

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DLDMIL 7/23/2013 3:14PM

    Gratitude for all that we have. Enjoy your day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 7/23/2013 11:34AM

    Ah so glad you are getting some rain! I definitely know how you feel after we go through such dry conditions, when the rain finally does come! Enjoy it.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/23/2013 11:06AM

    Hahahah "Prisoner" - I like that! Our feline was not pleased to be indoors yesterday during our rain. She also has the "feline disgust" look, actually pretty close to Elvis' sneer look...

And I have got to get her to a groomer. I think my dust mop looks more attractive than her fur. She LOVES to drag her shaggy long fur under the spruce and juniper trees and it all gets sap over and in her fur. Nasty!

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ANDI571 7/23/2013 10:34AM

    I know that look from the king of our household! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 7/23/2013 10:30AM

    Cats are good at that!

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SPINNINGJW 7/23/2013 10:06AM

    Yes, that glare that only cats can give, like you can do something about the drops of water coming from the sky. I am grateful for the rain, even if Prisoner is not.

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MSLZZY 7/23/2013 9:42AM

    So glad you are getting some rain. It looks to be
sliding past us to the west but the temps are cool
so we will be patient and wait. Have a great day!

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GABY1948 7/23/2013 9:34AM

    We are getting rain also and needed it badly! Have a great day!

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LJCANNON 7/23/2013 8:34AM

    emoticon Congratulations on getting some rain -- Sorry about the King's Cattitude, LOL!! I'm not sure any other Animal can Glare at you with the same effect as a Cat does!

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KALIGIRL 7/23/2013 8:28AM

    Here's to a prayer of gratitude - life is GOOD!
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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2013 8:12AM

    I know -- rain makes the outside activities difficult, but we sure do need it!

HUGS and here's to a good day for you, Barb.

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