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8/20/14 3:01 P

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Kurlieq -- I wish the job thing were easier. I miss the days when at least you would get a letter thanking you for the application. It seems that "experience" these days means "too old." The job market will improve we just have to be brave, not take it personally, and remain up-spirited.

As for the surgery, Kurlieq, it can be scary thinking about it before it actually happens. The anesthesia experience is rather remarkable for almost everyone and will make your surgery --something you will not even remember much less feel! Hang-in there, K, it will be behind you soon.



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Greetings! I've been away for quite a while and I just now have a chance to log in. Wow, so much has been going on.

Tom - I wish you luck in the job search. I've been sending out resumes with no reply. It is disheartening but if it is meant to be it will happen. I am releasing it up to the powers that be and accept what comes about.

I have surgery scheduled for September 10th - going for the ablation. Not looking forward to it. Never had surgery before, never had anesthesia. The only time I was in the hospital was when I had my children. The deliveries were both natural - no epidural or even aspirin so the thought of surgery freaks me out. Oh well. I'll get through it :)

Hugs to all.

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8/20/14 8:22 A

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Good morning all... I have been applying for jobs. It is a strange process, but I am making it into a game. Someone who was a friend of mine more than 20 years ago contacted me via an email yesterday. I knew him in the seminary. A very bright man. Anyway, he has just started selling insurance. It is a challenging time in the job market. I prayed for him. Yet, I still believe that my career path will be better as a result of losing my pervious job.

Claire, I enjoyed your thought for the day. I often find myself looking at the "wild flowers" and taking a breath of pleasure while at a red light or stuck in traffic.

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I know how that goes with the rain Joanie - I watered Monday night then got rain that night and some again last night. Even though I use collected rainwater on the garden, it seems to be happier when it's real rain.

At least he knows what to do to prevent it - enough attacks and he'll learn to make wiser choices, I'm sure. Both of my brothers have Gout, but one has the kind that responds to diet and one does not - I can't remember which is which either. My mom had Gout issues as well, so I hope I don't get it.

Campus may not be peaceful any more but many parents are probably enjoying the relative peace they now have at home. I know we are. emoticon I miss my daughter but the house has a totally different feel to it when she is not there - generally calmer.

Adding to the thought for the day - next time you're stuck in traffic, try to look around to see the wildflowers (aka weeds) blooming on the side of the road or appreciate the architecture of the buildings around you. There is beauty to be found, you just have to be open to it.

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Good Morning! We have rain. I watered last night bc everything was asking for water as the chance of rain the past 2 days didn't happen, now yep got the rain lol

Ty Claire, he uses that in cooking. This attack he did to himself. He didn't realize how many pork products or quantity he had days in a row. He'll learn....

Tomorrow is the first day of fall semester. Summer is so peaceful at campus now tomorrow they'll all be back!

Today's thought--enjoy the little things in life, take time to see them....and be thankful


************....Joanie******** The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. - Norman Vincent Peale



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Thanks Joanie and Claire

I had a GREAT day, I am so glad I was there today. I feel so much better about him and him giving up. I brought back 2 of her necklaces which I still have on. I decided to not ask him for a dresser that was my grandmothers and mine as a child. It just didn't seem to matter.

Tomorow I am in class all day, every day through Saturday so won't have a lot of time. it is with the Donna Eden classes.

Love and hugs, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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emoticon to you Jetta. You will have a good day visiting with your step-dad today and you will have a terrific interview next week. We sold my mom's house after her passing but I have her dining room furniture and a lot of her "pretties" (and my grandmother's) that were in her china cabinet. Maybe your step-dad will let you get something to take home with you if you think it's a good idea to have it.

Joanie - have you tried Turmeric and Ginger for the hubby? I know there are 2 kinds of gout, but they both leave crystallized particles in the joints. Shouldn't increased circulation help that?

Humid and hot (mid-90s) here today through at least the next week. We are finally having normal summer weather, but all the old-timey weather watchers are calling for a cold/snowy winter. I've been watching squirrels on the tree outside my office window and they seem to be pretty serious. We shall see.

As for petty annoyances - you can also let them slide off your back like water flowing over you - just let them go.

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Wow, wonderful with the canning Claire!

Jetta-love and light to you today.

Not much happening. DH gout attack is easing finally. He's T Rex when in pain lol

Humidity again boo hoo.

Thought- overcome the petty annoyances, let them float up to the sky.


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Thanks Claire,

would you believe she had a family emergency and could not do my review? Now I have to really work on next weeks and worry all over again.

I made enchiladas to take to my stepfather's house tomorrow. Planning on spending most of tomorrow there, it is the anniversary of my mother's death. 24 years and all her things are still exactly how she left them. The older I get, the more I wish I could talk to her and the more I love her.

You all have a good Tuesday, I love you all so very much. Bless you!!!

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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8/18/14 8:59 A

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Good morning all! Busy weekend at times but did get some rest. The youngest moved back into the dorms at school on Saturday to start marching band practice - her two sisters helped. The band will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC this year. I learned this morning that her band scholarship was increased too, so she has less she has to pay this semester (and next, hopefully) - YAY! The hubby and I took care of some other things while they moved, then I took a nap Saturday afternoon - my back/hip are still giving me problems, even with physical therapy.

The middle daughter and I canned pepper jelly and pickled peppers yesterday. It was not strenuous work, so we were able to relax while we did it. We also shredded and froze zucchini. It's good to see what we've preserved for later during the winter. I was also able to send some good/healthy food back to school with her so she can eat better.

Jetta - you'll be great - you have such a wonderful caring heart.

Ann - I agree that the time in the car will be good for you. Love you!

Joanie - I love that you give us a daily thought - have a great week.

Peaches - good to see you posting.

Tom - I hope you find what you need soon.

Ang - I imagine your illustrations will be a fascinating and wonderful addition to the book - let us know when it's published and I'll try to add a copy to my collection of children's books that I'm keeping for my eventual grandchildren.

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Monday Morning! Weekend went fast! Hope everyone receives what they most need today and remember you are special and can do it!

Not much happening here. Just plugging away. Keep thinking of the long holiday weekend coming up and I can't wait! lol

Thought- be your best and know you are blessed!


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How far is NC to MD? glad you are feeling better. The drive back home will give you lots of time to think about things. You are NEVER alone though girl, call in one of your angels or guides to sit in the seat next to you and talk to him/her. It is cool when they answer you. Show them all about the car and how it works too. well, not the angels but your guides anyways.

Take care my friend.

Thanks Peaches, you made my day!!!

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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQJPeRwKek&
feature=pyv&ad=3


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Hi all,

Came back from the beach Thursday night with a bug...feeling better now. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Will be leaving Tuesday morning to drive my granddaughter back to NC. Hate thinking about the drive back to MD alone later in the week.

Peace, love and light.



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Lots of luck on your phone session review tomorrow, Jetta. You'll be great! You were meant to help others.

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Thanks Peaches, my hubby was working on it for me. He did something and now WHALAAAA no pop ups. WOW, what a difference.

Ang, I bet your book will be wonderful, can't wait to see it one day.

Everyone, hope you have a FANTASTIC, week.

I have my phone session review tomorrow with my practice client, wish me well.

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Jetta

I'm only getting the pop ups once when I enter the site. Make sure your pop ups are blocked and make sure you haven't allowed an exception for the spark people domain.

Ang - it sounds like you just need some down time. Give yourself time to decompress. Best wishes on the book.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I was supposed to have Friday off, but things didn't work out so I worked a half day. I also had a massage on Friday afternoon and I haven't done my usual couple of hours of work on the weekend. I'm giving myself time away from the stresses of work to recharge.


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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr these pop ups are driving me crazy. It comes up every 5 seconds I am on here. OMG......... makes me not want to be here. but for you all, I want to be here.

My son won both games at his tournament and has another one early in the morning. I am staying home to do laundry and study but hubby is taking him.

I am starting to freak out about my oral exam for Debbie Ford. I want to pass so badly but am in my fear space too. dang..

Ang, I wish I could come out there and help you with your yardwork.

Peaches, thanks my friend. I can't do anything now. before they were blocked like you said.

HOpe you all are having a good weekend!!!

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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQJPeRwKek&
feature=pyv&ad=3


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Sorry about your son, Joanie.

I wish I had a garden - just didn't get out to do anything this year. Yard is in desperate need of detail work. Still on vacation and just want to not do anything - will try to tackle it next weekend.

Have a meeting in two weeks about the book I am illustrating. Keeping fingers crossed. Ang

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I agree, Jetta. I have popups blocked, but evidently whatever technology they are using to pop up adds is not suppressed by the popup blocker.

Sometimes I can X them out before I even see what they are advertising. I guess that means it isn't working for the advertiser.

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every time I come here and try and post there is an add pop up and I have to x it out in order to post or see anything here. it is getting more and more common and only on Spark, not my other sites.

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQJPeRwKek&
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HAve a great weekend friends!

WIN at soccer Jetta's son!

Pop-ups? Which brower are you using? I have mozilla and I only get one here and there, not hardly any.


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is anyone else having a problem with Spark pop ups all the time? It sure is irritating... don't even look at them, just x them out. or is it just me lol?

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQJPeRwKek&
feature=pyv&ad=3


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Good for you Joanie,

Hi Tom, hows things going?

me still busy studying with both my classes.

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Got soccer tournaments to go to for my son this weekend. Don't really like sports but anything for my son.

hugs, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQJPeRwKek&
feature=pyv&ad=3


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Thank you Tom. It's been a long road.I am at more peace than ever but I know there will be stessful times ahead.
How are you? How's the job search?

TGIF all!!!!


************....Joanie******** The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. - Norman Vincent Peale



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Joanie -- You and your son have my prayers. I hope that he does not get hurt or hurt anyone else.. May your family find peace.

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TY dear friends. I don't have any guilt, I gave that up long ago. If anything maybe i would say sadness I feel for him. He chose his path and yes it is in a higher power's hands. Last night I dreamed of him getting arrested it was kinda real but it didn't bother me. I've grown as a person and light. I see things differently than in the past and do things differently. Yes I miss the person my son was with so much potential but he threw that away years ago on the path he took. I have my memories of the 'good' him but I just maybe am numb. Thanks for support and listening.

Now on a lighter note...ONE MORE DAY TILL FRIDAY and the weekend YIPPEE!! I have household chores to do nothing exciting. I hope you all have fun plans! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!

May the light and healing come to you and those in need as God sees that it should be. Amen.

Thought=sometimes when we react defensively toward a comment or someone what are we trying to defend? Do we know deep down that part of what is said is correct and feel a need to justify it?


************....Joanie******** The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. - Norman Vincent Peale



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Hey Joanie, Listen to Jetta and Claire. Send him lots of love and light in a ball and imagine it popping over his head and pouring down on him.

Hugs and light.

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WOW, Joanie...... just wow, I don't know how I would feel. so sorry girl. As we told you before, you can do what you can when they are little but they make their own decisions and choices. They are here for their own growth, and you can't do.

You can have 3 children grow up in the same family, same circumstances but turn out so completely different. Each one sees, grows differently. Each one makes different choices. It is up to THEM to make the right ones. Maybe jail is what he is supposed to experience in this lifetime.

You are fine Joanie, don't let any guilt set in.

Love and hugs, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Joanie - yay on the tomatoes! Boo on the issues with your son. A lack of feelings is not a bad thing in this case. You have done everything you could and now it is in the hands of a higher power. emoticon

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Good morning all!

We still have rain, but tomatoes are ripening!!! I picked 4 yesterday to continue to ripen in doors as the rain in making our plants fall everywhere lol

Ok it happened, my oldest whom i am estranged from is on the news website as one of the county's most wanted fugitives. All for not following his probation and paying his fines, staying clean etc. So I really don't feel anything about this. Is that wrong? I knew it would happen sometime and feel jail is best place for him bc it will keep him from using drugs and his lifestyle but he is smart. He knows how to get around undetected like wearing disguises and has low friends he can hide. But then our system really doesn't do much to find these people. IDK. I just have no feelings.

TY had to get that out.

Thought= live for today!


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Yeaaaa, Joanie!!! good for you.

Yes, it is sad about Robin Williams. goes to show you that money can't buy happiness huh!

I spent the morning with my step-sister and step-dad, had a great time.

thinking about going to take a nap now lol.

Have a great rest of your day. Love ya!

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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TY Jetta I did. I wound up not working yesterday as they were able to schedule my mammogram in the afternoon. Then I went to the Goodwill Store and when I came home I said the heck with everything and gave myself a mani pedi. lol I needed that time to myself!

RIP Robin Williams. So sad. I read a post saying basically everyone around him missed the signs. That I don't agree with. There are those who act like normal and suffer in silence and you wouldn't think they would commit suicide. If a person is that bad off they will find a way as they see it as the only way out. They don't think of how it will truly effect those around them. They just want their pain to end be it physical or mental. And interventions will only work for a short time unless the person gets the help they need and find the underlying cause of it all. It's not always about recent events, it could be something so long ago buried and just the current events add to that anguish.




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Thanks SPARKLINGME and Joanie

Have a most Blessed week, do something for you too this week.

Hugs, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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Another fabulous week to become a wonderfully more "you', YOU! emoticon

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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Monday Morning . What can I say?

Prayers to them Jetta.

Good luck Tom, the right job will come when the time is ripe. Yes, fried green tomatoes are good!

Looks like rain again here. I think fall is coming sooner this year and the winter won't be as bad as last year. We'll see.

PCP appointment this morning then to work I go.

Have a good day all!

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good to see you Tom,

my Kaiser (work) mommy is in the hospital and not sure what is going on. A friend's husband is also at the same hospital too. worried about her. What is in the air? Moon? Besides her family, I was the only one she asked for. She is also in isolation because she came down with Diarrhea and is in for Kidney failure. I am waiting to hear from her daughter if I can come see her.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Good luck Tom with the job hunting.

Have a great week to everyone. Hugs, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

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hi Peaches, this-and-that took me away for a bit. The larger moons of the summer always stir deep within me. I do hope that it is a turning of good fortune.

My tomatoes too are just staying green. However there is an upside to green tomatoes --fried green is always a nice second choice.

Nothing new to report on the job front.

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Anne glad you are having fun and that would be something to surely see!

We looked at the super moon last night. Beautiful!


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We were on the beach in Assateague today and 4 ponies started stealing people's beach bags, lunches, it was hysterical. I shot video and will post when I get back home....they made my day!

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Hello all!

Peaches don't give up on the tomatoes ripening hang in there1

Claire good job on new exercise. As you say, listen to your body.

Hope your show goes well iwht the Marionett!

Got the groceries done and my visit at my parents. Going to rest a bit now.

Enjoy the day folks and yes let's dance!!! It's good exercise :)

Thought- don't worry be happy!


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Ann - I have a whole new picture of you in my mind! You sound so good these days and I am so happy to hear about all the activities you are involved in - especially getting to spend time with your grand kids.

Sparkling - "break a leg" as they say in show business on your marionette performance. I celebrate the success you are experiencing with your husband returning to his business and with the clients who are sticking with you

Joanie - congratulations on your tomatoes! Mine are still green and I think I may run out of season before all of the fruit gets even large enough to harvest and bring in to ripen. But I think I'll get some harvest from my garden experiment.

Claire - it sounds like you have a wonderful workout program. I spent my youth near a beach, so I am now absolutely a mountain person

Tom - where have you been? How is it going?

Love and light to all.

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you all keep safe and have a great weekend.

You all can do the HAPPY DANCE!!


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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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I'm finally catching up on DH business, because HE is! I'm doing a Happy Dance for that! He was in hospital for 5 months.... he is STILL healing from pressure wounds from Jan. 3, but able to do so much more. Our clients are STELLAR! emoticon They were able to wait until his return. WOW! Truly prayers answered! We are so blessed, his business is our main income. emoticon

I am performing my BARBRA Streisand marionette this Saturday.... lot's of rehearsal. FUN! Happy Friday to all & keep DANCING! emoticon

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
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Joanie - I'm doing the happy dance with you - woo hoo! Tomatoes from the garden are wonderful. I noticed that some of my older ones are blooming again. I'm still picking every other day, but definitely not getting bags full each time. My squash and zucchini are producing slowly but my zucchini seems to be feeding worms most of the time. Oh well, I've put several baggies of shredded zucchini in the freezer for the winter and I'm eating the squash with my lunches. I've also been sharing some veggies with the person who brings me eggs periodically.

Ann - I wish I could be at the beach with you. It's been few years for me and I'm always torn between going to the beach or the mountains. Enjoy those grand babies too. Let's see - Charleston isn't TOO awful far from Atlanta. Safe travels!

I've started a strength training program along with my physical therapy. It seems to be shifting things around, but I haven't been on the scales or taken any measurements - I'm just letting my body do it's thing. I've been leery of doing anything with weights since high school. During PE one year, we were doing weight training and I hurt my back. That injury is affecting what's happening now, so I'm following the directions of my therapist and verifying that other exercises I'm doing are safe too. He has given me some pointers on the upper body routine. I do the stretches he gave me every day and the strength training every other day. On the non strength training days, I try to do the stationary bike if I don't have grass to cut or some other non-standard cardio. I've also started tracking my food most days again. It's helping but I think the strength training and exercising is doing the most good, because I really haven't changed my food much.

Yay for Friday - have a great weekend everyone!

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Have fun Anne and I hear ya about doing things back in the day when it wasn't for women to do. I have my share of that but that's what makes us who we are today. Love ya!

Ty Jetta. lol Yep that wasn't a tremor you felt yesterday it was me doing the HAPPY DANCE lol Little things excite me..... I'm a simple person with simple wishes and likes so seeing them FINALLY turning was so awesome. Did you see my mushroom on facebook? lol

YIPPEE FRIDAY!!!! FINALLY. Hmmm weekend what will I do. I have a list but it would be great if that got misplaced....seriously too much to do and little time.

Thought--for those who are pessimistic too bad get over it be happy!!! Life is short like me so enjoy it!

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Have a safe trip Ann, good to see you posting.

Joanie, you are so funny.

Hugs, Jetta



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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Got back from the beach on Saturday and off again tomorrow. There will be at least 11 of us together for the weekend and then DH, DS and DGD and I are staying a few more days. Will be home one day (will check in) and then headed back to NC to take the DGD home. She has orientation on the 20th, school starts the 26th. Want to spend some time with other 2 grands while I am down there and then headed further south to Charleston SC to see an old friend.

Have another trip planned 2nd weekend of September with a friend up here and then I will settle back down. I am working on a vision board and starting a weight lifting program again.

I love to lift, started back in 1984 when it wasn't cool for women to do but I also had 4 piercings in each ear back then and that wasn't the "in" thing either.

Hope you are all healthy and happy. I miss you and think of you often. Will have my Kindle and will try to keep up with the posts.

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Our tomatoes were green when I went to work this morning and TY Mr. Sun and Mother Nature they are finally turning orange when I got home!!!!!! YIPPEE HAPPY DANCE YEAH!!!!!



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TY Jetta & Claire. I had to vent yesterday. He is learning a lesson for sure. Cost him $700 to fix his car on top of the towing., That was his own fault. You can't drive a car loaded down for hours across country. Remember when I tried to tell him my experience I was told that was 30 years ago. lol I'm ok now, just have to vent at times. I know he will learn from this. Living in Calif. will be an eye opener for him.

None of my tomatoes have even slightly turned from green from the weather. I read if it gets above 85 or below 70 at night that tomatoes don't put off this gas that makes them change color and ripen. That was something I didn't know. I thought it was the sun that ripened them.

Gave the ex. bike a break this morning as I'm feeling it a bit from getting back into it. Slow but steady I will get back into it.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Thought--Stay positive!

love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Thanks SPARKLINGME176, good to see you posting.

Joanie, Claire is right, at times like that is when they learn the best. You can not do everything for them even though you want to.

My tomatoes are about done, not growing anymore and drying up already. They did start pretty early though, comes up themselves then I transplant them.

Have a good rest of your week, Love, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Joanie - I'll say a prayer as I totally understand about children learning to handle their finances. Sometimes (with all things), they need to fail or make mistakes in order to learn. Good luck with the tomatoes. I'm picking many of mine just before they get fully ripe because the birds have been eating them a lot. Enjoy!

I hope everyone is have a good week.

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Thanks Claire! I read up on why my tomatoes are still green on the plants. It's the weather. I will pick some this weekend and ripen them indoors.

Ok, pls say prayers for my son. Enroute to Camp Roberts his car broke down in New Mexico, towing alone $500! His funds are running short, we can't help him. I told him use your credit card, you have no choice. Perhaps this will teach him to save???? He has an attitude lets enjoy life and usually picks up the tab when he is out with friends. He has a kind heart but he needs to handle his money more wisely. I had to get this off my mind.

Have a good Wednesday--mid week WOO HOO!



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My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
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Hello all, hope you all are doing well. Joanie, glad you are doing better but like Claire said, don't push it.

Have been busy cleaning and still putting things away from our trip. It has been really hot and humid here, YUK, but today at least the humidity is gone. I got up at 6 and ran before the heat set in. Am considering joining a gym but not sure if I want to.

Everyone have a wonderful and cool day. Love you, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Joanie - I know what you mean about the weather. I've been looking at my Old Farmer's Almanac and if I remember where you live right (PA), then it looks like September and October will be about average. Since we've had so many years of above average temps in our more recent lifetimes, it may seem cooler than normal to us. Of course, many of the signs from nature tend to indicate the kind of winter we have and I don't have the 2015 almanac yet.

Well, I posted a blog about everything my daughter and I canned over the weekend. If you're interested, take a look and enjoy. It's work but it's fun, especially when you're done or when you brighten someone's day by taking them a jar of jam.

Joanie - take it easy with getting back to the exercise. You don't want to overdo it your first day back.

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Good Tuesday Morning.

I feel like we will be getting an early fall here. I see some of the signs in nature.

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week.

I finally got on the stationary bike this morning. Felt good. Perhaps I will try the gazelle this evening or the treadmill. I am still recovering a bit from the diverticulitis but am so much better.

Thought- know when to hold your tongue




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Ang --great news on the book. You are going to rock-it!

My identity is much more robust, valuable, and important than any mere job or career that I will ever get or lose. I have lost a job. It is a closed door. Another opens. Fearing that I will not see or find the open door is rather silly. Believing that my identity was glued behind a door that is closed is also silly. I will find the open door and prosper. Humans are much more than the constructs which organize life.

Jetta, May the angels lead him to into paradise and the martyrs come and welcome him to the table of Gods children in heaven (Isaiah). Death is not an end nor does it destroy the bonds that we forge in this life (Intro to Christian funeral rite). We die twice: Once when we physically leave our body; and once when no one on earth remembers who we were on earth (Lancelot). It is my prayer that your deceased family members influence the good in your life and inspire great things as a result of their time on earth.

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Hope all had a good weekend!

Thanks for the post Jetta.

TY Peaches for the mantra. Ty Claire for the kind words.Yeah Ang! Love all you!

It's been an up and down weekend. One thing I noticed is how I have evolved and I realize how so much is in God's hands that I don't react as I used to or let things get to me. Some think it is a lacking attitude but I know what I've given up to God and rehashing things over and over just takes away one's energy. I do still have reactions etc. I just learned a better way to deal with it.

Another work week to start.

Thought= just do what you can ...


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IAMJETTA- great info! THANK YOU!!!!!

On 8-9-14 I am Performing my Barbra Streisand marionette at a spiritual retreat. She sings "AT THE SAME TIME" Lovely song for everyone! emoticon

FELINEBETTER- LADY LUCY THE WOUNDEROUS CIRCUS DOG doesn't drool, maybe she is part feline, she seems to have her tail up in the air a little, sometimes! BUT truly LUCY is the happiest JOY dog I have EVER known! See my spark page photos for her smiling, pretty face! Her weight is FINALLY going down, too! Lot's of walking before extreme heat! I do wish she liked to swim, but her feline genes kick in whenever I try to get her in! LOL!

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Tom - I do agree that it is possible to find a job you love. My DH loves what he does, but in recent years, he has begun to despise his job. For him, it's a problem with the way the company is managed. His work requires him to be creative, which he loves. For me, my creativity doesn't get utilized at work, so I have to find my outlets elsewhere. Peaches is right about how people tend to identify themselves by what they do. Fortunately or unfortunately, that is not who we really are.

Joanie - it's wonderful that your hubby and son bonded. My guess is that your son will worry about mom a bit less now when he is away.

Jetta - I rarely care for the preaching that takes place at funerals. Grin and bear it, then move on happens a lot. It's good that you were there for your family and that is the most important part.

Busy day yesterday canning with my daughter. More later. Have a great day all!


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this is in honor of my brother and anyone else fighting cancer.


What your friends with cancer want you to know (but are afraid to say)
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People with cancer are supposed to be heroic.

We fight a disease that terrifies everyone.

We are strong because we endure treatments that can feel worse than the actual malignancies.

We are brave because our lab tests come back with news we donít want to hear.

The reality of life with cancer is very different from the image we try to portray.

Our fight is simply a willingness to go through treatment because, frankly, the alternative sucks. Strength? We endure pain and sickness for the chance to feel normal down the road. Brave? We build up an emotional tolerance and acceptance of things we canít change. Faith kicks in to take care of the rest.

The truth is that if someone you love has cancer, they probably wonít be completely open about what theyíre going through because theyíre trying so hard to be strong.

For you.

However, if they could be truly honest and vulnerable, they would tell you:

Donít wait on me to call you if I need anything. Please call me every once in a while and set up a date and time to come over. I know you told me to call if I ever needed anything, but itís weird asking others to spend time with me or help me with stuff I used to be able to do on my own. It makes me feel weak and needy, and Iím also afraid youíll say ďno.Ē

2. Let me experience real emotions. Even though cancer and its treatments can sometimes influence my outlook, I still have normal moods and feelings in response to life events. If Iím angry or upset, accept that something made me mad and donít write it off as the disease. I need to experience and express real emotions and not have them minimized or brushed off.

3. Ask me ďwhatís upĒ rather than ďhow do you feel.Ē Letís talk about life and whatís been happening rather than focusing on my illness.

4. Forgive me. There will be times when the illness and its treatment make me ďnot myself.Ē I may be forgetful, abrupt or hurtful. None of this is deliberate. Please donít take it personally, and please forgive me.

5. Just listen. Iím doing my very best to be brave and strong, but I have moments when I need to fall apart. Just listen and donít offer solutions. A good cry releases a lot of stress and pressure for me.

6. Take pictures of us. I may fuss about a photo, but a snapshot of us can help get me through tough times. A photo is a reminder that someone thinks Iím important and worth remembering. Donít let me say ďI donít want you to remember me like thisĒ when treatment leaves me bald or scarred. This is me, who I am RIGHT NOW. Embrace the now with me.

7. I need a little time alone. A few points ago I was talking about how much I need to spend time with you, and now Iím telling you to go away. I love you, but sometimes I need a little solitude. It gives me the chance to take off the brave face Iíve been wearing too long, and the silence can be soothing.

8. My family needs friends. Parenting is hard enough when your body is healthy; it becomes even more challenging when youíre managing a cancer diagnosis with the day-to-day needs of your family. My children, who arenít mature enough to understand what Iím going through, still need to go to school, do homework, play sports, and hang out with friends. Car-pooling and play dates are sanity-savers for me. Take my kids. Please.

My spouse could also benefit from a little time with friends. Grab lunch or play a round of golf together. I take comfort in knowing you care about the people I love.

9. I want you to reduce your cancer risk. I donít want you to go through this. While some cancers strike out of the blue, many can be prevented with just a few lifestyle changes Ė stop smoking, lose extra weight, protect your skin from sun damage, and watch what you eat. Please go see a doctor for regular check-ups and demand follow-up whenever pain, bleeding or unusual lumps show up. Many people can live long and fulfilling lives if this disease is discovered in its early stages. I want you to have a long and fulfilling life.

10. Take nothing for granted. Enjoy the life you have right now. Take time to jump in puddles, hug the kids, and feel the wind on your face. Marvel at this amazing world God created, and thank Him for bringing us together.

While we may not be thankful for my cancer, we need to be grateful for the physicians and treatments that give me the chance to fight this thing. And if there ever comes a time when the treatments no longer work, please know that I will always be grateful for having lived my life with you in it. I hope you feel the same about me.

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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Had a very positive outcome to a meeting yesterday about the book I am illustrating. Taking a week off to tweak a couple of things and then it's ready to roll. Looking forward to a new adventure. Ended the day with dinner at the Lake with friends. I need more days like that in my life.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Ang



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Tom,

The tricky bit is that we tend to have our identities in our jobs. Unfortunately this tends to be more true for men than women, but I identify heavily with my work. I tend to describe myself in terms of my profession and that is a dangerous path because if you lose that job, then who are you?

I work a bit too hard and get a little too stressed out, so that is a lesson for me to take from my work. I need to learn how to de-stress from the challenges of my work. But I love my job. I love the industry I am in, I love my profession and it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I especially enjoy the really amazing and talented people I work with. But there are those days ... and there are those people you want to throttle sometimes.

I have a mantra that I believe helped lead me to my divine right position:
I have a perfect work in a perfect way, I give a perfect service for a perfect pay. Repeat this mantra to yourself and remain open to what shows up for you.

Joanie,

I'm so happy you had a good visit with your son and that he bonded well with your husband. There is a little joy in that. I know you hate to see him go, but you'll make it through it.

Jetta,

I know you are relieved to have the funeral behind you. I can't believe the heat you are experiencing out west. Blessings to you, my friend.

Love and light to all!
Peaches

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Morning all!

TY and yes, I did follow my thought to ward off the panic attack.

My son is leaving to drive to Camp Roberts Calif today where he'll be stationed for a year. It's bittersweet. I am getting used to him leaving when he comes home on leave it doesn't make it easier to see him go but it was great having him here the past month. My husband really bonded with him and that's good. I knew his step dad and he would get along well.

Lots to do today.

Love to you all and hand in there, it's the weekend.

Thought==always remember to laugh daily, it's good for you.


************....Joanie******** The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. - Norman Vincent Peale



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Thinking of Kurlique & Joannie, Claire, job seekers, job warriors:

I am convinced that being happy is possible at work. I have personally failed and I have personally succeeded in feeling happy at work throughout life. I have had several jobs in the past that I absolutely loved and was passionate about doing. It was effortless. In the most recent several years, however, that has not been the case. Adding to my angst --and perhaps a major contributor -- is the false-myth that working hard leads to happiness. The thinking that "If I accomplish this, then I will be happy" culture is, in my belief, poisonous thinking. I am a victim of a culture where ambition, work, goals are expected to come before happiness. In fact, it is only when being happy in the process that we can attract greater success and accomplish more goals.

If you need to feel great right now and want to understand why being happy at/with work is crucially important, please take a look at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJs
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The emphasis and task is focusing in on the happiness interventions.

Yet, I empathize. Work is crucial for me. Depression is a HUGE risk at job-change junctures for everyone. I am at risk of being unhappy and tumbling further down the dominos. Every day I catch myself and try to correct my thinking. I can stop that risk by choosing to be happy and doing positive things and being attentive to working at being happy. A job which will be meaningful, rewarding, financially satisfactory, and happy (not make me happy) will happen soon. It will for you too!



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Claire, it is fine that there are roots on the outside too, later you can repot it after it has bloomed. Sometimes too if there is not enough water or room that they send out shoots. You did good to get it to bloom girl.

Cheryl, we all do what we need to do for our families. It is never too late to go for what you want. Things are picking up so maybe one day you can.

Went to the funeral today, there was a LOT of people there and I saw family that I hadn't seen in years. I did not like what the minister was preaching, especially at the end but I will not go there. IT was 100 degrees there, we all were melting, sweat dripping down my back, especially at his home afterwards. I am glad it is over.

You all have a most wonderful weekend. Love you, Jetta

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Wow, so much has been going on. I've been away for far too long. Just catching up on everyone's happenings.

I guess I too should look at my job as a means to pay the bills and enjoy the life I have with my family. Glowing reference letters from a Superintendent and two Administrators doesn't even get me an interview anywhere. Too much competition out there. Maybe I waited too long to go after my dream. Maybe when both of my kids are out of college 8 years from now and their college debt is manageable I can try again. Right now there is too much to risk to quit and take teacher leave replacement jobs to gain that in class experience that everyone seems to want. I should just be thankful I have a job...I should just go in, do my job, keep my nose out of office crud, go home and leave it at that.

Ok, enough rambling...wishing everyone well. Rained like nobody's business today. The chickens didn't seem to mind though.

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Thank you Jetta. Something in me is saying we need to put a dome of protection over the hospital and the city. That's my spiritual mind talking. I will work on sending purple and green energy to them.

Oh Jetta - one more thing - did you see the picture of my daughter's orchid? I finally got it to bloom. I have more questions for you too - it looks like it has roots growing from the area around the bloom. Should I get that in orchid soil or does it matter? I still have much to learn.

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Joanie, when I start to have a panic attack, I imagine breathing deep in through the nose the color purple, then out your mouth black, in purple out dark and it always goes away,

I will post something later that I learned from Donna Eden too.

Claire, I don't feel that it will spread here. But. If u start calling in that fear energy, things could change. Keep sending purple and green energy to them!

Love you all. Have the memorial today.

Thank you Ann, he did sound good, maybe you are so right. Those were my hubby's thoughts in the first place, we will see. One day at a time.



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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Joanie - when you feel the anxiety coming, read your thought for the day and follow the advice - breathe, center and ground. You may be sensing something.

I have something of an odd request - as many of you know, I live in Atlanta. I also live 6.5 miles from Emory Hospital. I don't know if you've been keeping up with the news about the e-bola outbreak in Africa, but they are transporting one of the US patients to Emory within the next day or so. Pray that this deadly virus finds a cure at Emory and does not spread outside the hospital walls.

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Morning all!

Ty so much for the prayers. I am feeling anxious this morning, like an anxiety attack is coming.

Tom- love what you said. Paths can be rocky and windy but you know when you are on the correct one.

Prayers to all of you! love you and our friendship!

Yes please post the exercises.

Thought= when overcome, take time to BREATH, center, ground.


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Jetta, glad your back home safe and that you had a great time. My feelings are to take him. What might start out as a farewell trip for him could actually end up a healing journey. Being with you and his brother might do him more good than anything. Don't let fear interfere.


2 more days here at the beach, going to photograph the wild ponies today in Assateague. Played slots for the first time last nite. Life has been full of shopping, putt putt, boogie boards, go carts, etc. Ocean City MD is a great place for kids.

Miss you all.


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hello all, we got home late last night. Had a great time, glad everything went well. Was worried about my car brakes and it was acting funny and sounding funny at times but we made it home safely. My son stayed at my home to take care of my fur baby and am so happy we are safe and hubby's arm healed well from his fall.

The memorial for my step brother is tomorrow, not looking forward to it, but does anyone?

My stepdad wants me to drive him to go see his brother in Phoenix Az next month. not sure if he is doing this to say good bye to everyone and not sure what he plans. He seems eerily happy like he will do something to end his life. His son was his caretaker and ever since my mom died, he gave up on life and never wanted to go outside his home. SO this worries me a little. But how can I say no to take him to see his brother whom I have never met? Feelings??? he wants to go next month and the 24th anniversary of my mom's death is also next month on the 19th.

Tom, Claire and everyone, even though my passion was to help people, my jobs of the 35 years working at Kaiser was not what I loved, had hard times, times I wanted to give up. Times of HORRIBLE bosses and co-workers. but, I am so proud that I made it 35 years, I have medical coverage the rest of my life, and had a good payout at the end. You do what you have to do to survive, to live, to eat and take care of your family. Now I can finally do what my soul and heart wants to do. Claire, you are doing great, evening it out with your gardening, that is taking care of you and keeping you centered, that is what is MOST important. I am so proud of you. Tom, you can do it too.

I have a lot to catch up on, it is hot and humid here too, I am so bloated from all the fast food we ate but sure hiked a lot so hope I didn't gain too much weight. I am afraid to step on the scales.

I passed my last module with the Debbie Ford, I cried when I got the email that I passed and going on to the last module 5. I didn't realize how important this was to me till I did this. Still fighting myself and my shadow of not being good enough. I will have an oral exam, as well as an evaluation during one of my phone sessions with a client. I still have LOTS to keep doing and studying as well as my studying with Donna Eden's work. Trying to memorize all the 16 meridians and all about them. Wish my memory was better lol

Hope you all are well and having a good summer so far. Ang, hope things are better for you my sweet friend. Love you so much, hope your hubby is all better now.

Joanie, Peaches, Ann, love you all!!! xoxoxo

Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Tom - were you talking about the exercise of the circles or the one about dating yourself? Feel free to share those. Both have worked for me and I have recommended them to others. I can clip both of them from the messages and put them in my next post or you can share.

Not yet published with the book - in transition. You will hear me dancing when it happens.

Heading home from work. Waiting on computer to run a test so I can shut down and go home. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I have a lunch meeting about the book tomorrow, and after going to the lake to have dinner with friends. Both happy things to start my weekend. It's been a good week - hope it continues.

Prayers to all whether you feel you need them or not. Ang

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good morn' group.

Great threads!

Claire: TY. You are correct and you offer a good reminder for me to not be so discouraged. Sometimes I have to remind myself that work does not define me. I have had great experiences of work and was passionate about working. Yet that has not been always the case. Work can be wonderful and when that happens --wow! Yet, for now, I just have to enjoy the lumps knowing that this seemingly terrible time will actually become something much better and more happy. It is a hard mental juggle. Your "farm" is amazing! My guess is that your family and friends eat delicious foods.

Joanie: Ang does have a gr8 exercise. if she cannot get it to you I will cut and paste it in a message. I am praying for you too!

Ang: How can I thank you? Indeed this is a rocky-road that I have stumbled upon and the pain is real. I am aware of the rocks and know that if I keep moving forward the rocks will look and feel differently. In fact they will likely lead to a much better path than if I had never stumbled upon this rocky road in the first place. The rocky roads are sometimes the most beautiful of places even though they hurt a little.



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Excellent thought for the day Joanie. You and your family continue to be in my prayers, as are all of you on this team.

Well, I went to the doctor yesterday because the cold I had seems to be back (or never left). I'm on 14 days of antibiotics. They "scoped" my nose and throat, finding red spots on my tonsils (that grew back) way back in the back of my throat - not visible by just looking in my mouth. The PA also told me to be sure to take probiotics during this round of antibiotics, so I bought a few bottles of Kombucha and will be dividing it into 4oz servings. This is the first time I've had someone in the medical field recommend probiotics. I like this PA.

I started cutting corn kernels off the cob last night so I can get ahead on this weekend's canning projects. I have peaches, peppers, tomatoes and corn to preserve. Fortunately, one of my daughters is coming over tomorrow to help for the weekend. It's gonna be busy, a lot of hard work, but very satisfying when it's all done. Now I just need a good corn recipe - something a little different.

Well, y'all have a great day!

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