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6/9/12 12:26 P

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To all of the ladies,

It is so refreshing to read all the messages and stories. To know that all of us have struggles that we are working thru and joys to share also.

I just returned from my daughter's wedding, so beautiful and full of love. Such a joy.

Now if I could this daughter to stand on her two feet...long story.

Thank you all for sharing and for all the words of encouragement that is written on this page.

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6/2/12 1:50 A

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DG how are you feeling ? Better, I hope?
Today is our last somewhat sunny day before rainy season starts. Now it will rain & be dreary for nearly 2 months. I do so appreciate the sunshine!
Have a nice weekend, all!
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That was a very nice way to remember your mother, Deborah. My mother was a wonderful baker, something i will never be. But I thought about the times she let me cut out cookies. I also thought about the hikes my husband and i used to take, and the mini vacations we took when the boys went to summer camp. I cherished those little vacations. It was a quiet day, and I had a lot of time to think back on the things that used to make me smile.

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6/1/12 12:02 A

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Glad you saw this Michele.
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Sammi, Brenda, Fiona, thank you. I am achy today, was mentally exhausted yesterday. The guy who hit me was pulling out of a parking garage, didn't see me, I guess, Knocked me into a busy street. thank heavens there was no car coming. Bumped my head on the cement but was wearing my helmet. He ran away afterwards, so there is no one but myself to repair my bike.
See you all on the June thread. I LOVE the way we all share things about our lives!

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5/31/12 8:58 P

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Michelle - so glad you weren't seriously hurt. As my Dad always said - things can be replaced but people can't.

Call me Sandi !
I live in Southampton, NY.

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change - the courage to change the things I can - and the wisdom to know the difference.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. (George Elliot)

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Michele, Oh my, scary, but so glad you are ok. God Bless and take care. Sammi

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Michelle, I am so glad you weren't hurt as far as you know. You will no doubt get more aches and pains in the next couple days. How did the car hit you? Will the driver pay for repairs or replacement of your bike?

See you in the June thread that Mumsey has just put up.

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Isn't it wonderful to all be open and share things that are so personal, this in turn encourages each other on this journey to know we are not alone. Have a good day and join me in the June thread.

Hi to our two new members Deborah and NVYODER, keep chatting so we get to know you.

Hope you are not too bruised today Michele

Big hugs Mary, 1 day is nothing in the beg scheme of things so don't be down on yourself. Start a fresh today

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5/31/12 4:41 P

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welcome nvyoder! We have a lot of good support & good chats here!

Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of such a thing! We have been having similar things here in japan, too, the country that is supposed to be crime-free. how scary!

Maci, how did you do on your tennis match?

Shanti & FIona, I have to agree about the husband thing. I just can't walk away from mine, either. But there are such hard days, sometimes! I feel much better knowing I am not alone! thank you to the both of you.

I was knocked over by a car while riding my bike home from my piano/tone chime lesson yesterday. I was knocked into a busy street, but thank heavens not hurt except for a scratch on my elbow. I was lucky to be able to ride my bike home, despite the fact that it is nearly ruined (I have to bike ride 40 minutes one way to the piano teacher's house). My toes are numb today, but I have my monthly drs. appt. for my back next week wed. I am ok.

have a good weekend, all!

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5/31/12 12:10 P

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In Seattle yesterday in a little restaurant in the University District a man started shooting people, three died and the chef is in critical condition, shot in the chest and jaw. The man got away. About four hours later a 54 year old woman was attacked and stomped and shot in the face. She died. It was the gunman and he wanted her car. It was found a mile down the road with a gun sitting on the seat. Police found him and he knelt down on the ground and shot himself in the head. He has survived so far. No one knows what started the rampage but he had been acting strangely the day before.

Guns don't kill, people do. So my advice to you Maci is to give the gun to the police and tell your Son-in-law to go get it from them. This situation sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Many years ago my neighbor was going through a nasty divorce. He was in the Airforce. Early one morning he broke into his ex's house, killed her and her husband, 6 year old daughter and 8 year old son, then put the gun in his mouth and killed himself. This was next door to his parents home. It has haunted me since. I used to talk to him all the time when I was walking my dog and he told me he was going to kill her and he wouldn't get caught.

I hope you don't take offense, it is just my opinion. I want you and your family to stay safe.

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5/31/12 11:42 A

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Dahlia, losing a loved one is never easy and special occasions, anniversaries, and birthdays are the worst to get through. I lost my DM on February 17th of this year and when her birthday came around on May 24th, I had a terrible time functioning. So I went out and bought a special candle to honor her birthday (she would have been 80yo. I lit it after lunch and had her picture beside it. It really helped to comfort me...

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5/31/12 9:07 A

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Welcome Nvyoder - this is a great group.

Dahlia, I know we don't plan to have a sad day --- May 13th was three years since I lost my mom also --- I have lots of photos of her from child to 80s on my screensaver -- so I see her everyday and when I walk in the room if it's one of her photos looking back at me I always tell her I love her and miss her. I purchased a heart and had it inscribed "I Love you Mom" --- I wear it on that day.

Maci, you sound so good --- keep up the good work --- love hearing from you again. Maybe
ice tea or water instead of diet coke?

NJazz -- good for you to make it better the healthy way. We all have good days and not so good days. Makes us appreciate the good ones all the more.

Blessings Sparklers, Sammi

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Hello to all of you. I am new to Sparks and am trying to learn what all is on this website. I love these forums where you can communicate and share with people your own age and issues.
Dalia - I am so sorry for your sad day! I understand that you would have felt like, "do I have to give up food too"? When I feel like that I ask myself, "Are those thoughts from God?" I always have to conclude that they are not from God. God only has good in mind for us.

I have just retired from teaching school.(Not that I had a long career) I taught 1st grade for 4 yrs. and then middle school grades last year. I am totally enjoying the summer and the thought of not having a full-time job. My focus can now be more on my husband and family.

I had been on Weight Watchers 4 years ago and had lost down to my goal weight. But now I'm heavier than I have ever been and now that school is out I am going to buckle down. My weak moments are in the afternoon. Especially when I was teaching. I came home and wanted to eat everything in sight!

I look forward to chatting with y'all.
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Dahliagrower~ you don't have to give up anything! It is your day to do with it what you please. if what you are doing is making matters worse, then remember it is one day in a lifetime. There will be some more. In other words don't punish yourself for being human. Think of it as a day to reconnect with yourself.... maybe make one of their favorite foods/ or one that mom used to make for you. and ENJOY it. ( in loving memory) I make stuffed grape leaves and taboule (wheat salad) when I need her near me!
I miss my mother terribly , as I know other family does. This year, I honored my Mother by fixing/cleaning up some of her jewelry that I have. I decorated gift bags with pictures of her and had photo cards made with pics of her in her late teens and early 20s . (all black and white pictures) . I'm giving each of my mother's granddaughters a piece of her this year! She would be so happy to see them enjoying her things. My youngest niece (15) is not quite ready for good jewelry~ she's a bit reckless yet.... I'm fixing the top of my prom dress ( mom made it) for her to wear with her skinny jeans or whatever. She will get her jewelry in a few years. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love so much. Hurts everyday but it makes me love harder. ( if that makes sense) . emoticon

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Hi Ladies and RW! It's 5am, in 3 hrs I leave to play in my league match against the 1st place team, we are in 2nd place. Wish us a win today!!! The home is dark and quiet, everyones snug in their beds. It's a good feeling.
*Dalia- Sometimes we just "need to feed" a really sad day. Most days we can learn to feed it w/other things, sometimes not, afterall we are just human. That day is over. I hope you are back on track.
*Shanti- I love your saying "we need to take the bitter w/the better" that fits my SIL situation to a tee. Your dog story is to cute, I know how they feel, when it's time, let's go!
*Bonnie- What a great Auntie you are! Your words really speak to me. They are very healing.
*Tea- YOu are so cute! I wish my mama could take drama. she lives by me and I see her a few times a wk, if I shared w/her what I shared w/you she would camp out on my frount lawn. One day we were in a store and a man yelled at another man, she flew over a shoe rack, tackled me and layed on top of me. I was 35!
*Fiona- sending big hellos this morning. HOpe you enjoyed your walk.

Hubs just woke up time for some coffee w/him. Diet coke for me! Have a great day all!

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yes - many of us here do have similar situations............... I also suffer from depression. I guess mine is milder than some - but its certainly there at times. I have fibromyalgia ------------ which in many cases brings the depression with it. I have good days and bad days - and retired because the brain fog as they call it - kept me from continuing to work.

This condition led me to SP ------------ and the hopes of finding natural ways to deal with this. I guess I am my own worst enemy because I will not take the medications but prefer to eat properly - exercise and try natural lifestyle changes to deal with it. Sometimes it works - and sometimes not.
But all in all - its made me physically healthier...............




going to put up the June chat topic ( it will be strange to see my name there and not RW) and send you all a sparkmail later tonite. Hoping some more of you join our "promise - challenge - topic. we need some of your inspiration there.


enjoy the day everyone.




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I can see that many of us have similar problems, depression being one of them. On memorial day when I was so sad because it was both the day my husband died, and the 3rd anniversary of when my mother was buried, I just couldn't function. And I don't think it was a choice that I made, to be sad. It just was. I didn't exercise, and I overate, and I've thought about it this week, and maybe I was sabotaging my own diet. I've heard others say that over the years and I know I'd told myself that wouldn't do that. That it didn't make sense. But then it does. "look how much I've lost, do I want to give up food too?" and then I eat.

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Maci~ I have another saying for you..." save the drama for your mama" LOL you are amazing! and you are very blessed. Not just with lovely family and beautiful spirit... but also with God's grace! Shine on !
Namaste~ Love the dog story! I giggle when I hear other pups/animals have big personality!
My Mickey boots gives me such joy. ( he truly doesn't know he's a dog!)
I'm going to shop for that scale today... I'll keep you posted.
that's all I have time for , for now Have a blessed day all!
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Shanti yes it does get hard because it is hard. I suppose one of the things that keep me here is that it is an illness. But it is one that is hard to see or know about. With a broken leg you see it. With a heart issue people really feel for the person. With diabetes there are things you can and cannot eat. People accept all that but not many do with a mental illness especially depression and they think "can't they just snap out of it and think positively" I know cos I used to think that.
But we know its isn't like that for them. And just if we suddenly went deaf or blind we wouldn't ant our husbands to leave us cos they found it too hard, we know that we can't leave them because its too hard. They certainly didn't choose to have depression. So in the thick of it all we know we will stay, that we will get through this events this time and the good times will come again for awhile. And who knows something might happen to heal them.

So know that others are just like you and that our loved ones really do appreciate us staying even though they can't help how they are.



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Hi Everyone-

For the past few weeks, my life has been hectic and my time limited. I have been following all your post, but haven’t taken the time to post myself. You are all amazing, you have hit on topics that have hit home and helped me see my life in a better light.

Fiona, you are so right the post are getting longer, there are so many of us now. It is hard to keep up, by the time I read them I don’t have time to post myself! This is a good thing.

Michelle and Fiona, I can really relate to both of you. My DH has depression, he’s normally a loving person, but when the darkness hits it can be difficult. There are times that I too wish that I never married, or that he would leave and not come back. Those are the times that I need to take a step back and look at myself. This is the life that I chose, if I really wanted out, I could leave at any time. It just that sometimes it gets so hard.

I guess it just goes to say “We need to take the better with the bitter.”

Yesterday I asked my dogs if they want to go for a walk, of course they did. They were in their kennel at the time, I went inside to get their leads, when I came back outside JR asked if I could help him for a minute. When I was done I went to get the dogs, the neighbor was walking by so I didn’t get them out of , well we talked for a few minutes, by this time I had to go to the bathroom so I went inside. When I came out I went to open the kennel both the dogs made up their mind that they were going for a walk with me or without me, they took off full speed ahead, ran about a mile up the road and back. I ended up taking only one for a walk, the other was content to stay home and sleep.
Today when I ask them to go for a walk both of them went to their beds, with a look of wake us when you are ready. As soon as I got their lead on they were ready to go, the just wanted me to know if I say lets go for a walk I better be ready to take them NOW. lol


Sammi and Debbie I think it’s really cool that you both live in the same small town! What are the odds that you both would be Sparks and you picked the same team?

Bonnie- You are so right we have to make our own happiness and then share it with others. By expecting others to make us happy we are giving away our power, we are giving ourselves an excuse to be a door mat. I’m going to share what you said with Missy, she thinks that she needs a boyfriend to make her happy.


Bonnie - I agree with you.

“I always say this is my safe place. No one judges, and everyone cares.

Never feel you can't tell us whatever is troubling you.”

Namaste – The Spirit in me honors the Spirit in you.

Shanti

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I guess I was posting while you were posting, so I have one more comment. Please if you want to share, this is the place to do it.

I always say this is my safe place. No one judges, and everyone cares.

Never feel you can't tell us whatever is troubling you.

God Bless and keep you and yours safe and happy.

Bonnie

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TEAROSE

Good snack!

DEBBIE

Thanks for the support, not that it matters much, but these are my 3 great nieces, and my great nephew. I have no children, but I have twin nieces. When they each had their first baby, now they are 8 years old! I retired to babysit. Then a few years later they each had another one.

ELLEE, born Dec 5, 2003, Gracee, born July 2, 2006, are Christy and Grisson's girls, Max, born Feb 24, 2004, Brielle born Dec 24, 2006 are Angie and Ronnie's children.

My nieces had a double wedding 14 years ago on July 11. Both of the husbands lived with me before they were married, and then after they were married, they all lived with me until they bought houses. I have this big old crazy house with 4 bedrooms upstairs.

Later, they built houses side by side, so I just have to go to whichever home of the one that needs me first.

It was a great decision for me, and the girls and their husbands are all glad I retired as well.

Brenda, sounds like a case of "bring the garage sale to me". Or, as they call them in England, out of the trunk would be a "boot sale", I believe!

Glad you had a good day.

MACI

Prayers for your ongoing issues with your Son in Law. He sounds like a real burden to have in your life.

MICHELE

I did sleep well last night. Should be getting around into bed and reading for a bit so I can go to sleep tonight!

Hope this finds all of you well. God Bless



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HI Michele, Sammi, Bonnie, Marija, Brenda, Lynn, Marie(MMSpirit), Maci, Nina, Shirley, Tearose, Sandi, Lois, Deb, Kathy, JADAIR, Mary, Nofearofsuccess, RW, Dan, Bugzzy, NJJAZZ, Casandra, Bescats, Shanti, Sacgal, Cardiogirl, Senior, JenJenn,GeoJeanieE, Graced, Robin, DJA, PDENUCCIO, Fitnesspot, Ann, DJA721 and all others.

My goodness, I have been so busy these last few days I haven't had time to read the daily chat and its now really long.

Sorry but I am still in a rush to get out and walk before the day gets late and cold so haven't got time to read all your news and what you are up to but it is just wonderful that you are all checking in and letting us know what you are up to.

Its also great that so many of you are cheering us all on too. Keep up the great work and keep sparking. Its bound to start the fire in others.

Just wondering has anyone heard form Dan lately

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Tea I erased the gun stuff, I had a weak moment of fear and frustration. I am trying really hard not to live this fear based drama, but at times I just blurt out my concerns. Thanks for responding, Yes, AJ is the perfect discription. What I do know is that I cannot change what is true. What I can do, is do what I feel is best to keep everyone inc.me safe, happy and looking at the future in the most positive light ever. Truth is that I cannot keep everyone from harm but can decide to not live in the fear of the unknown. Fear feeds my emotions, which in turn feeds my hunger. Today I am to blessed to be stressed, to rich to B***ch!, and my lifes to neet to overeat. I will overcome my fears and failures and get to goal wt, goal life changes, and goal feelings and emotions! 2011 was possibly the worst yr of our lives, 2012 is getting better all the time. Thanks to god, church, tennis, friends, sparks,and the smiles of my gkids and fam. Tea- Thanks for sharing!

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Maci~ guns don't scare me ... guns and Angry Jerks ( AJ ) do! Please be careful with" AJ"! you just never know what someone is capable of . (prayers)



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Hi Ladies and RW! Great day. tennis team practice, lunch at costco w/2 friends, gkids over at 2, and happy hr w/my youngest DD, she treated! and my cals just under 1500. my goal. Tonight the gkids are spending the night so we will all snuggle up and watch TV. life is good.

*Tea- grrr paying those property taxes. we have a few propertys and pay them all the same month. Love PB&J's. I ate them every afternoon last time I lost 30 pds. They were my low BS time of day snack.
*Mich- Ouch, I hope it's not root canal time for you. Hope you enjoyed the pool. The weather is awesome here these days.
*Bonnie- I love it, gods sprinkler, running in the rain is such an awesome memory at gmas home. I am gonna steal that idea from you for sure. Our newest thing is the slip n slide, we bring it out everytime the sun comes out. Than they pop into the jacuzzi. Perfect day.
*Debbie- Move? I bought this home when I was 20. I am now 51. Plus my DD can't move out of the kids school dist.Yes you are right it is a tough situation but we just have to believe eventually it will all pan out.
*Brenda- stress=hunger to me. You are lucky the opposite happens to you. Sounds like you made everyones day w/the stuff! How fun.


Life is good, Our family is healthy, My DDs are on the way to liv ing their best lives, and hubs and I are doing great, the only thing that could make things better is getting this divorce stuff all behind us! after that a good fun vacation. Hawaii sounds good!

Edited by: MACILINN at: 5/30/2012 (22:23)
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When I have stressful situations I don't/can't eat, I write every detail down and that way it gets the bad thoughts out of my head and I have a record of the event. My motto is 'live and let live' and I stay out of other people's business unless they ask my opinion. That's just me, plus I don't like/let anyone tell me what to do.

Tracking my calories is working and I am slimming down and feeling good. I didn't think I ate much yesterday but after tracking every bite it was almost 1200 calories for the day, all healthy calories. I wanted some chips (luckily I don't have any) so opted for two pieces of Wasa toast with some cream cheese and an apple and got the crunch that I was craving.

I hardly slept night before last, probably the coffee I drank late in the day. I crashed last night and didn't wake up until 5 this morning. The sun will come out later but night temps have dropped to the high 30's, low 40's. Crazy May weather this year.

Monday afternoon I went for a ride with my neighbor, Sam, to her daughter's to pick up a bunch of stuff she didn't want to pack for her move to Georgia tomorrow. When we got back the card players were in the Community room so Sam told them to go to her car to pick what they wanted. I got a cute lined basket with a handle, a flour canister and some Comet cleanser and Laughing Cow cheese wedges. Yummy! We had planned on unloading the stuff and taking it inside but Sam's idea was much better. She didn't feel like lugging it all in and it took no time for the stuff to disburse. So everyone was happy and I got a nice ride through the back roads.

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Morning everyone!
It is a good morning already walked 2.7 miles, came out of the mall and followed this dark grey cloud all the way home, got in side and it down poured! It missed me, was pretty funny, shut the dr and boom .
Bonnie, I give you a lot of credit for watching your grand children, I did that for 4 years he is 5 now, only one here , he went to vpk this past year so I have him only on occasions, (this afternoon)
Maci, boy I give you so much admiration for dealing with your x sil , and across the street, I think I would Move... I would always protect my Children and grandchildren any way I could…..Crystal River is Not green not now anyway we need this rain we are getting so much, almost looks like snow the trees are covered with dust and pollen from not having rain and grass is brown, summers here are nasty with all the humidity, I miss New England. Definitely no mountains.. all flat land.. I did go to CA once loved it was the Redwood City, our daughter and her husband were there for 3 years, he is a Chemist and took a job there but they are back in New England Now, Worcester Ma.
Michele, yes love my plants afraid my grandson took over for a few years, now that he is in school, I may be able to get back to them and fill my green house, just have to empty it in the summer get way to hot in there,
Well ladies and gents if there are any here, have a blessed day! Stay Safe
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Tearose, I love peanut butter, but if I bought it, I'd eat the 1/2 the jar in one sitting. Dangerous stuff for me!
Off to the dentist.

bonnie, hope you had a good rest. The little ones keep you young, don't you think so?

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I was looking for a sweet snack~ 1/2 Peanut butter sandwich and strawberries from the garden! Holy smokes was that yummy!


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Forgot to thank you for the joke. I laughed out loud!

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Read all of the posts, just a bit too tired to answer each of you today. Did not sleep well last night. It was ok because I did not have to get up at 6:00am, got up at 8:00am, but still a bit tired. Had Gracee and Ellee all day, and Max and Brielle part of the day.

It was raining this morning, but not storming. The girls were bored, so I said put your bathing suits on and go run in the rain. First time they had ever done that. It was pretty funny. Told them they were running in God's sprinkler system! Weather cleared up and it was nice this PM and we played outside again.

Will have 4 days to babysit next week, two of them will be 6:00am mornings, with all 4 kids. Will be glad when Ang is done with her school, she is a high school counselor, so she goes to school for 2 weeks or so after the kids are out. After that I will just have Ellee and Gracee for about 2 days a week.

Funny to see that 2 of you live in the same small town. Hope you can enjoy each other's company.

SAMMI

We will have to talk again in the fall, and see if you can make a trip up here, and I will check on shows, etc.

Well, going to settle down and watch TV now.

Have a great evening and day tomorrow my friends.

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RW thank you for that morning joke!!!

Debbie, welcome! I am a plant lover like you & Sammi!

Maci, you should write a "how to" book someday! You are so strong, & so full of wisdom! Go girl!

I'm going to the pool today. I will probably have to go to the dentist too, as my tooth has been aching for a few days now. It's probably a cavity. How I hate the dentist! Rather go through the labor of another baby!!! Whoa!

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Maci ~ you are a very strong woman... It must be difficult to have someone mess with your family and not go for their throat! ( I know that's violent, sorry) Proud of you for making new choices and changing what you can! YOU GO GIRL!
wound up paying our property taxes today also... OUCH that hurt. Our mechanic said he did the same thing this morning before work.... He was happy we need work on the jeep! ( that makes one of us) I guess I'm helping boost the economy... did my part today!
I'm going to walk Mr Mickey Boots before it gets dark , so off I go!
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*Tearose- My hubs is sooooo handsome in his uniforms. Oh la la. I always say I am so lucky when I married him he had a high and tight haircut, now it's grown out and even sexier! He got better lookin! Happy your Jeep is safer now!
*Bonnie- You are so wise and Caring. Love reading your stuff to others. Funny about my phopah! I have no idea where any of those citys are, I am born and raised So Calif. "Make your life your best life" love that motto!
*Michelle- yeah! 1 pd gone. Happy Tads shaping up! We all need a kick in the booty once in awhile. In my case sometimes I can't see through the muck! Say "Yuck to the Muck"
*RW- I just love your jokes! teehee.
*Sammi- I love rain too! around noon when tennis is over! I used to take lots of trips to Scottsdale when I was a teen, my cuzs lived there. The nights were so much fun. we still like to float down the Salt river on tubes. Our fam lives in Mesa now.
*Debbie- I love the name of "crystal River" I just imagine a beautiful green, mountainy dream. i live in Oceanside, I love that name too! but you win! How neet you and Sammi live close! small world.

I wrote a big msg about a situation I came into yesterday. I wanted to share how I was able to overcome it, in the near past It would of gave me an excuse to angry eat my way into oblivian. I want to do better, be my best self, the only way I can do that is to be real, be strong, and keep sparkin. Have a great day all!


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Hi Ladies & RW! What a beautiful day. It's almost 2pm and I am bathed and in my housedress ready to enjoy the afternoon. Already played some extreme tennis (all A players) lunch out whubs and Annie (my friend) and spent sometime on a puzzle on my table. love doing jigsaws w/hubs, we usually start working on it right at bedtime and end up staying up doing them all hrs of the night. We love it!
Lost 3 pds already! Feel like a new person already.
Had a tough thing happen yesterday.. My gson came over to have my hubs fix his bike, they ended up working on it about an hr. Right after they were done, he left on a bike ride w/his dad and new gfriend. Now you are probably thinking.. what's tough about that? History: well for the last 1.5 hrs my ex SIL has been mean, nasty and cruel to all of us. (My DD took the kids and left him then, she came across the street and said she was never going back, mike was to violent to her, her kids didn't deserve to live one more day in that house.) He had been arrested a few times for drunken intoxication in the last few yrs, since then, He has had many Extreme outbursts at us, slashed tires, etc. They owned the home across the street. Now he is in it. He just won in court 50% custody and all of their possessions, except the oldest car, and she has to pay him 65,000. 1/2 her retirement, even though he cashed his out. Plus 350. child spt and all the kids medical. He quit working the day she left him. Basically he is a scumball and we have had to learn to live across the street from him. well I gained 27 pds the last 1.5yrs and decided that I need to let go, and let live. Yesterday was the first time my gson was allowed to visit us while w/him. And it was to use us to get what he wanted, even though he could of done it himself. He fixes everything, his motorhome, jet skis, motorcycles, cars etc.
When I looked outside and saw them ride by 5 min after my hubs was done getting his bike ready. I felt such anger again. I went to food but this time I popped popcorn than decided that w/all the new things I am learning in church these days one things stands out "It's none of my business.God will take care of things good and bad." turn away from negative and find the blessing, the blessing was that my gson was allowed to visit, my hubs and him now have another thing in common, and when it all comes down to it, it's about my gson blake. He now knows he can always come to us no matter where he is in life. Thanks for listening. this is how and where I got my daily motto: I am to blessed to be stressed! (my gkids & DD are safe and happy w/us) and to rich to B***h! ( we have the room and $ to make it all happen! and My lifes to Neat to Eat! (my newest one, w/my friends, family, net flix, jigsaws, time to do what I want , when I want) Life is good!!! Just have to look past the pissers in frount of us sometimes.

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RW~ that was great! needed a good laugh!
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Hi, I start out early, but can make it anytime usually latest I will go is to be there by 730, Like to walk before stores open,
What kind of animals do you have? Love them all
I also love plants as well, I have a 50' green house,
Love this rain but I can do with out this thunder and Lighting HA HA
catch up after storm.
Debbie
I;m back if you want to walk we can make arrangements, , I am off of (495 N Citrus) only about 10 min from the mall, I enter threw the side closest to 19, I try to walk at least 1/2 hr gaining a little more time each day .

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Debbie, what time in the morning do you walk -- I'd love someone to walk with, but can't do too early as I have my animals to feed first. Also am a plant lover.

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Just had to you, I got my good laugh of the day from you this am, Love it!
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funny, I was reading your post Sammi , I too live in Crystal River, never thought I would see someone from this little town ...
Oh Yes we do need the rain, more on its way today, Just got back from the Mall I walk daily there to avoid the humidity. They open the drs early for us walkers, which I am the only one lately everyone has gone back North.
I am fairly new to Spark tried a year or so back but, having a thyroid problem that was not under control was playing havoc on me, now well still not under control but I am keeping from gaining as I walk .
Have a wonderful day!
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It's raining!! Finally!! We had light rain yesterday and then last night whoosh -- waves of rain all evening and more today. Lovin it!!

Bonnie, I would love to come and go to the theater with you. We are 90 minutes north of Tampa. And two hours west of Orlando. There is this little group of small towns near us, some are smaller then Crystal River. We are the only house on our block. After living in Scottsdale with houses too close together this is heaven. So don't miss the heat, dust storms and traffic.
It's already been 110 in Scottsdale.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Blessings, Sammi

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LOGIC

Two rednecks decided that they weren’t going anywhere in life and thought they should go to college to get ahead.

The first went in to see the counselor, who told him to take math, history, and logic.

“What’s logic?” the first redneck asked.

The professor answered, “Let me give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?”

“I sure do.”

“Then I can assume, using logic, that you have a yard,” replied the professor.

“That’s real good!” said the redneck.

The professor continued, “Logic will also tell me that since you have a yard, you also own a house.”

Impressed, the redneck said, “Amazing!”

“And since you own a house, logic dictates that you have a wife.”

“That’s Betty Mae! This is incredible!”

The redneck was catching on.

“Finally, since you have a wife, logically I can assume that you are heterosexual,” said the professor.

“You’re absolutely right! Why that’s the most fascinatin’ thing I ever heard! I cain’t wait to take that logic class!”

The redneck, proud of the new world opening up to him, walked back into the hallway where his friend was still waiting.

“So what classes are ya takin’?” asked the friend.

“Math, history, and logic!” replied the first redneck.

“What in tarnation is logic?” asked his friend.

“Let me give you an example. Do ya own a weed eater?” asked the first redneck.

“No,” his friend replied.

“You’re gay, ain’t ya?”

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Hi everyone.

bonnie I agree with you; if I could teach young people something it would also be to find happiness themselves...I'm glad for you that you are happy with your lifestyle choice. I have never understood WHY women feel like they HAVE to be married. Or if married,WHY can't there be just the 2 of them---why do people ask "why don't you have children?"

Maci I also agree with you that posting more often & talking to all of you is keeping on track. I have already lost another pound but just haven't posted it yet.

My husband Tad seems to be in a better mood. His "moods" seem to pass quickly enough but there was a time when he could stay mad for weeks on end! He told me that before we were married he was angry with his mom, whose house he haad been living in & hadn't spoken a word to her in 2 years! An uncle had to finally intervene...

our earthquakes come & go. Some are wimpy , othes are strong. But after the catastrophe we had last year, now all of them make us nervous!

Have a great day tomorrow, everyone!

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I loved your post, you have made a lot of good points, and it shows how much more positive you are feeling since you are back with us.

Yes, I am extremely blessed with family and friends. God has been good to me. I will tell you, I never wanted to be married, and did not want to have children. I did have relationships, one lasted for 18 years. But, I was just so bad at them, and always picked someone else who was bad at them too. I have found myself much more content making my own life what I want it to be. We all make our own lives and our own choices.

This is something it took me awhile to learn, thought I had to have a man in my life just like the young girls do now.

I just wish if there was one thing that they could learn from me, it is to make your own life your best life, and love it. Then when you find someone to share it with, you have such a good starting place. I see so many women, young and old, who spend life just waiting for someone to make them happy. Wish they could understand that they have to do it for themselves first.

Ok, now I am not being mean to you, but I am laughing at you with your west coast self. It is "Hot in Cleveland", not Cincinnati. We call the bigger cities in Ohio, the 3 C's. Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. I am in Toledo, we are somewhat smaller. Just a little geography lesson.

Sorry.

FIONA

Funny thing is that I did something different today, and I put up a 2nd thread, and am reading one post at a time and then answering on the second page, usually read all and then go to another page.

So, I did not read what you had written about your husband and your issues until I had already written to Maci.

I am sure that it is difficult for you living with someone you love, who is not always capable of being at his best. I am so glad that you, Michele and Maci are finding ways to be happy during those difficult periods. Mental illness is so difficult to deal with because there is not a good medical way for the "experts" to helpl with it.

MICHELE

Now you have me laughing at you running around soaked in the rain. Hope it wasn't a very cold rain, and felt good to you! Glad you were laughing.

It has to be tough to have your cousin put so much responsibility on you. You are so good to just listen to her. It is a true art to keep that kind of thing from just ruining your entire day.

TEAROSE

I am with you. I love it here as well, and do love knowing people from different countries and different parts of the US as well.

Glad you enjoyed your long walk. Also, I love the slow and steady part myself.

JADAIR

I actually have been noticing people paying more attention to the meaning of this day, I think primarily because we are all so aware of our troops in Afghanistan. I agree, we really have to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who have made it home as well, some with real issues from being in a war.

LYNN

Now that you mention it, I do remember that about those days. Actually, we also think of everyone we have lost. Going to the cemetary, planting flowers, etc. I do not usually go to the graves with the family because of walking on the uneven grounds, but we always have family stories to tell when we get together after.

Prayers for your losses as well.

Oh MICHELE

I hate to hear about you all going through earthquakes! Glad you are all ok, but it had to be a pretty scary way to wake up!

MARIJA

Good to know you also. I think, at least in some ways, we are each others strength here. We all have some, and we share it easily


SAMMI

Where is Crystal River Florida? I guess you are not close to any of the big cities, or it is an issue getting to them. Come see me, and I will take you to all of our local community and professional theaters we have in Toledo. Will have to wait until the fall when the seasons all begin again!

MARY

Sorry for your losses, and how difficult it is for you at this time of year. God Bless and prayers for peace and serenity for you at this time. I know you don't want to cope by eating, and I certainly understand that, but if it happens, please forgive yourself, and just get on with it as best you can.

I have had a busy weekend, so today have just hung around the house and rested. Did do a little cleaning out of kitchen cupboards and rearranging.

Have Elle and Gracee Tues, Weds and Thurs. Don't have to be there until 9:30am, but will be there until somewhere between 5:00pm and 6:30pm depending on how later Grisson has to work. So, needed some rest today.

Thanks to all of you or your family and friends who have served our country. My dad was in the army during WWII, but he was very young and just at the end.

Bless all of the loved ones we have lost, and bless us as the survivors.


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Today sounds like it was a VERY BUSY day for lots of us ! My sister has posted lots of my dad in the service. ( love them) We lost him to lung cancer 36 yrs ago. we were just kids. He was a firemen in the Air force over seas. And before that a sailor in the Navy.( No matter what uniform he wore he always looked so handsome! ) We still have some of his journals from the ship and tours he participated in. Yes I'm an Airforce Brat! ( smiling) Dad is buried on Cape Cod, so I didn't get to bring him flowers or flags. I'm sure he knows how I feel! ( still smiling)
Michele ~ hope you are all okay over there! did you have lots of damage or just shaken? (i'd be horrified!) And how often does this happen???? !
Dahliagrower~ I wish sadness didn't find you today. But I know somedays can be that way. Maybe tomorrow will bring you some smiles. I'm thinking of you!
We started out the day having our A/C repaired. Now I'm waiting for the carpet down stairs to dry... long story!
good news is that it's comfortable in the house right now! Not too hot, not too cold! YAY!
One of my nieces came to me today and told me she was inspired to do some volunteer work for the American Cancer society with some of her spare time! We've spoken in length in the past about this. I told her she should change careers to a life coach! Wise beyond her years !So proud to see them evolve into real people and good people!!
Well, tomorrow my Jeep will get some long over due tires and some fluid changes... going to be an expensive day ... ( another one)
Hope everyone is tucked in safe and sound... g-nite!


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wow lots of emotion today over the Mem day experience- My hubs is a vet and he loves that service men and women are getting remembered in anyway, We did the grave thing a few yrs back and it was awesome. To teach our kids about their heritage. This wkend Jim (hubs) is enjoying listening to the patriotic songs, and hearing the stories on the radio. Many have called him to thank him. I hear ya about saying "happy" because it is both a sad and happy day for many. Some remember the vets, some apprecitate their fams today. I choose both!
*Michelle- Your earthquake exp. sounds terrifying. Here in CA it is a no brainer to have a little shake once in awhile, although others think it's scary. Is it the same there? doesn't sound like it.
*Tea rose- we have done what we loved today. Hubs and I played tennis, walked to lunch w/all our gkids, told them about Mem day and the meaning, now he is listening to the radio and detailing the cars. tonight it's hotdogs and beer!
*Mary- Put down the fork and log in your cals now! whenever I think I have "blown it" I put in my cals and realize that I didn't do near as much damage as I imagined. Have a tv day or take a long walk instead!
*All of you, thanks for the warm welcomes. I have lost 3 pds, just posting and logging in my cals this wk. I love being on a team that is so passionate. I believe that when I said how I was doing, I quit hiding and that is making me be abit stronger. If we say what we feel and respect the right of others to do so to, than we will all feel stronger and not have to use the food and keep our feelings inside. (my dr phil moment of today!) Have the memorial day you believe in. It's your choice!!!


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5/28/12 5:14 P

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What happens on Holidays can dredge up all kinds of emotions. This year I am in a good place. When we lived away from our kids, with all the extended family my husband & I had, somehow we never got invited to their homes for holidays like Memorial Day. 4th of July, etc and they knew we were alone but pretended not to. And yes, Memorial Day is for having a good time and remembering why we are able to have a good time.
When I read about you guys now, I think, how strong you all are and maybe I can take a little credit for myself too. Nice to know you all, have a good day...Marija

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Lynn thank you for those definitions. I didn't know.

We had a an earthquake at 2 a.m. this morning. It felt like a truck running into our house---a big jolt & then it was over. Woke everyone up!

Happy tuesday, all

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I did't choose to be sad today. It chose me.

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God Bless our Troops -- all gave some and some gave all.

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Lynn, Thank you for the definitions of the different holidays. I hope you had a good weekend. I watched movies honoring war heroes. A couple I had never seen.

We all have our own way of remembering people who have passed on. Remembering the happy times, getting together with family and friends is one way of celebrating. Or a person can sit and have a pity party. I choose to be happy.

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The true meaning of Memorial Day is for all humans that have died. It used to be called Decoration Day....since people went to decorate the graves of loved ones. Veterans Day is for honoring all the men and women who have served.

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It makes me so sad that the true meaning of this day is lost. It has become just another day to party and to picnic. The loss of life that is behind Memorial Day has been put on the back burner for the sales of Budweiser and Hot Dogs. So many people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country should be honored on this day, that is what it is really all about, not burgers on the grill and 12-packs of cola. I guess when we take the Christ out of Christmas, and Easter becomes more about a big bunny, we forget the men and women who fought for the freedoms that we enjoy. Every time I hear "Happy Memorial Day" I could just puke. There are other ways to acknowledge the holiday to others without saying "happy". It is just wrong, in my opinion, to dishonor the millions that have died so that I can live free.
I am also needing to re-evaluate my diet/exercise plan--3 weeks now and I'm stuck at the same weight. Very frustrating. Probably not eating enough calories. Gone below my suggested amount too many times. Something's got to change.

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On this day we honor our fallen heroes, the wounded, and those serving to protect us now. emoticon emoticon

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Sammi ~ Laughter always feels good.... If you can't laugh at yourself , who can you laugh at! ( besides our husbands , of course) ~ ( I'm sure mine gets a few chuckles in at my expense)
Went for a LONG walk this morning... did a couple of sprints for you Fiona!
took a picture of a turtle who was also getting some exercise! too cute!
Kind of God's way of saying "slow and steady , wins the race" emoticon

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Today is memorial day, and I can already hear the fire engines testing their sirens for the parade this morning. I just can't get myself together enough to drive over to the parade route. Memorial day weekend is always hard for me, but today especially because it is the 13th anniversary of my husband's death, and the third for my mother's funeral. I have already overeaten and it is only 9 AM. I'm glad I read through your posts this morning. you are a good group and telling about yourselves has helped me today. I will get through it. And eating is not the way to do it. Thank you.
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