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4/23/14 1:15 P

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Deb you are so right about getting rid of people who bring you down. Time is short and why make it shorter with people who are negative and hard to live with. And love your devotional. I feel like I'm that rich person...not due to the things I have in the physical life but that I have very little needs and live a life of love.

Sun is gorgeous today so have been outside alot. Hubby went to town to pick up a part for his boat trailer and now is using the weed eater. I've walked some and have been mainly hooking on my rug. Tonight is Bible study and tomorrow is my day at the gallery.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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4/23/14 8:49 A

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Good HUMP Day morning ladies. Hope your day is full of blessings and sunshine !!!

Just a few things I read in my devotion today and wanted to share.............

Faith makes God's Word work in our lives; without it nothing happens !!!

The richest person in the world is not the one who has the most but the one who needs the least !!!

and this one to keep in mind each day .......

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and leave the rest to God !!!

Now go make it happen !!!

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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4/22/14 9:45 P

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Hi ladies, I just read this o HUNGRY GIRL and thought I'd share it with you all too. So here goes .................

The Latest Key to Weight Loss? Ditch Your Toxic Friends!

It's an old joke to say you lose about 150 pounds by getting out of a bad relationship, but wait! A recent study found that people who maintained negative relationships tended to put on more belly weight over a 10-year period than those who didn't. Reportedly, while there was some expected age-related weight gain across the board, those with stressful people in their lives put on even more pounds than those without them. So while we wouldn't suggest cutting ties with every family member who gets on your nerves, you might want to reevaluate any truly destructive relationship. (Critical frenemies and lousy significant others? You're on notice.) Then make like Elsa in Frozen, and let it go... It could help your mind and your body!

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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4/22/14 7:29 P

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oday I am feeling upset as well as confused. The elderly man, who's apartment I have been cleaning, is not capable of caring for himself and his apartment is a mess within 24 hours after I leave. He throws everything on the floor, does not take his medicine and goes to the bathroom where he happens to be. His apartments smells awful and he keeps the heat at 95 degrees. The food on his stove is spoiled, he eats it and then gets sick.

Well, today he asked me to come and clean the last corner of his apartment. Believe me, the place is still a big mess. However, he is upset that I cleaned it. He said it looks too clean, like a normal person lived in it. So I had to get the one corner cleaned today and leave for good.

When I got there, he knew I was coming, he was naked. I walked right out of the apartment and went down to the apartment manger's office. The case worker was there. I told her what was going on. Then I called the woman who had gotten this cleaning job for me. She (Susan) was very upset with me because I said what I did to the case worker. Susan told me that I most likely have caused this man to die soon because he will be evicted. I felt very bad. Yet, this man is living a life that is not healthy, he endangers himself because he cooks and forgets to turn the stove off.

I no longer want to work on his apartment and I am not certain I will be paid for my work by his family now. Susan, the woman who got me the job, I found out is taking $5.00 per hour of my money just because she wants to. Also, she has cheated me out of two hours. I no longer trust her. So I have gotten the man's son's phone number. I have no idea what the son is like, yet, I feel it is better for me to speak with him than Susan.

My husband was right when he said that he sensed Susan was someone not to trust. I truly need to pray more.

Please take time to enjoy today and being healthy. Don't get so concerned about the weight on the scale that you cannot enjoy today.

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4/22/14 3:27 P

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I did a BAD thing. Easter candy was half off at Walmart yesterday and I stocked up on Cadbury eggs....the little ones in shells...I LOVE them. So NOT good.
So now I will try to ration them so that I don't gain 50 pounds.

I sat out a big this morning in the sun but clouds overtook the sunshine and rain is threatening. I am waiting for my pain meds to kick in so I can walk my yorkies. They are snoozing right now....

Barbara..I HATE winter too...it makes me hurt so much worse. Usually in summer I feel better...so far not this year yet.

I see my rheumatologist tomorrow...I also have RA and need to start on some meds for it. I was on them about 4 years ago and the stopped...but my hands are much worse as are feet, knees, etc. Joint pain on top of fibro pain makes me want to pull out my hair.

I am waiting for my pain meds to kick in so I can take my yorkies for a walk. Need to get it in before the rain comes.....

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us"
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4/22/14 10:23 A

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Sarah I too love the outdoors and usually if weather is permitting I'm outside most of each day especially this time of year. Winters I don't do.

Deb I would have scarfed down that egg in a heart beat...I have no will power and that is sweet that the driver is sweet on you enough to give you that. Glad you enjoyed your time off but it sounds like you love your job.

We had bad storm yesterday afternoon so I lost satellite internet. I have started a new rug since there is nothing to do garden wise until it all grows some.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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4/22/14 8:58 A

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Good morning team, it's TERRIFIC Tuesday, let's make it so !!!

I started off by earning 50 SP points for team LIVING A SIMPLE LIFE !!! Woo Hoo !!!

Make it happen team !!!!

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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4/21/14 7:21 P

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Hello team I hope everyone has enjoyed a new start to a new week and made healthy choices as well.

I had a good day at work and the the weather was perfect, temps about 70 and sunny sunny sunny !!! I get to enjoy it even tho' I am indoors as I work in the lobby and the walls are windows !!! It was a little tough after 4 awesome days off but everyone made me feel good so it was enjoyable. One of the shuttle drivers has some "interest" in me and gave me a huge Mary Sue Vanilla Butter Cream Easter Egg. I don't know what I will do with it since no one in my household eats stuff like that anymore. I guess I could just freeze it and forget about it !!!

Sarah sounds like you had a lovely day today, good to hear that and glad you did !!!

Have a pleasant evening ladies.

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4/21/14 6:12 P

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Sounds wonderful! We had grey damp weather but today is beautiful. Sunshine and warm temps....I sat out in the yard and read...that was awesome. I love doing that. I have a huge screened in back porch with a macrame swing that is so relaxing.
I took the yorkies for a short walk but didn't feel well enough to do much....will try to get out in the yard this evening awhile.
I love being outdoors....it makes me happy.
I have been reading many articles on simplicity and minimalism today.....if I find anything good I will share it with you all.

Blessings,
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4/21/14 5:53 P

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Had a wonderful 2 days...Two of the daughter-in-loves and 4 granddaughters came out on Saturday and weather was perfect. We ate out under the gazebo and then did an egg hunt for the 2 younger girls. Sunday was perfect too. Had wonderful service that the youth put on for our program and then potluck and egg hunt after..Lovely time but was so tired that I went to bed at 7pm last night. This morning I drew up a new rug and have already started hooking it. It is titled 3 Little Chicks. We have had wonderful slow rain today too.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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4/20/14 1:28 P

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Hello all....Happy easter!

Hope you have a great holiday....

I woke up today in terrible pain...I had forgotten to put on my pain latch after my bath last night. Thankfully I took some pain meds and they helped bring it back down....but it made me remember how terrible this pain actually is without medication.I can't imagine living like that and am thankful for the meds which allow me to function.

Can't wait to hear about your holiday....praying it is a blessed one.
Hugs,
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Oh my, I have been so busy celebrating my 60th birthday I didn't make time to stop in and keep up with the team. I give my apologies to all.

It has been a wonderful celebration and I am tired, a weekend at the beach, dinner out, a surprise day at a local winery for a wine tasting and lunch, breakfast out, a 6 hour visit with mom and dad and many special gifts and thoughtful acknowledgements from friends. Simply delightful.

Tomorrow I will rejoice in new life with our risen Lord and Savior.

Stay blessed my friends and a Happy Healthy Easter to all.

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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4/19/14 4:29 P

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Wow Sharon...what a good woman you are and you know that was God leading you to get the colors of flowers for your church. I do hope you get the job cleaning apartments but this may be the norm when it comes to people. My house maybe a little cluttered at times but at least it is mostly clean.

We had 2 daughter in loves come out today with the 4 granddaughters. We ate outside under the gazebo and then the 2 younger girls hunted eggs. Had a wonderful visit though I was on my feet most of the day cooking and then cleaning up and all so I will be taking 2 pain pills in a little while and headed to bed early. I am making almost the same things tomorrow to take for potluck at church so only have to fill up the veggie tray with mainly cucumbers. I have to whip up the cream cheese mixture for my Strawberry Surprise and then layer it all in the big compote bowl. I have to make cornbread and deviled eggs.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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4/19/14 2:56 P

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Yesterday I went to clean a 95 year old man's apartment. Oh my!! His apartment is the dirtiest one I have ever seen. The kitchen stove and refrigerator were covered with a very thick smoke film, grease and mold! The floor had 20 pounds of dirty cat litter all over. The walls by the stove had three inches of grease. His bathroom has another 20 pounds of dirty cat litter all over the floor, the toilet has three inches on caked on cleaner covered with black mold. I need a wire brush to get the toilet clean. The tile had green mold and a three inch thick smoke film. The closet in the kitchen was filled with garbage and dirty cat litter--another 20 pounds. I worked seven hours on the kitchen and bathroom. I washed the floors 12 times and still have not gotten them clean. But you can now see the color of the floors, the closet is spotless, the kitchen looks good, the bathroom tub, tile and walls are clean. The floor no longer has litter and you can see the color of the floor. I now need to do his bedroom and living room too. There are clothes, piles of newspaper and magazines, papers, dirty paper plates, cups and spilled cat food all over. I am hopping to get his apartment done on Monday. Also, I am praying that the woman who manages the apartments will hire me to clean some of the peoples' apartments (not dirty like this one).

When I got home Friday, I got not walk. I collapsed from the pain. So I my husband carried me to bed. After taking my pain medicine I fell asleep.

This morning was was still in pain. It took me two hours to finally get out of bed. Then I went to church for morning prayer and helped decorate the church for Easter. After I was done decorating I could not believe how much better I felt. Plus it so wonderful to see our priest so happy with the way our church looked. I ordered the flowers this year, they are white, purple and yellow, gold. The colors that our priest wanted but did not tell me.


Edited by: IAM_HIS at: 4/19/2014 (15:02)
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4/16/14 1:52 P

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Deb I'm with you on sending out "feel good" vibes to all. Sometimes we can make ourselves sick by dwelling on how we feel. I've decided that my joints are going to continue to ache no matter what but I will not give up and give into myself for a "pity party". I just do what I can and try to be happy. Happiness is a choice.

Today was our major monthly shopping trip. I was looking for the round plastic or metal curtain rings everywhere and could not find any today. I finally went to the hardware store in our local town and bought metal washers. I really don't like them but they will have to work. It is for stitching to the backs of my rugs to use to hang on the walls. I finished the 2nd rug in the children's book series....The Very Hungry Caterpillar...It will be donated to Miss Molly's preschool for a fund raiser. I will get a photo up on my blog today.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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4/16/14 8:55 A

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Good WONDERFUL Wednesday morning team.

We had snow last night and freezing temps are expected again tonight. The snow didn't las tas more rain washed it away. The sun is shining so bright this morning but temps are still very cold !!! This is just ridiculous !!!! Oh well nothing we can do about it that's for sure, right !!!

My bro and SIL surprised me last night by inviting my whole family over for the dinner. It was very nice and the food was yummy too.

I send best wishes to all for a feel good day and one that is full of healthy choices in all you do.

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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We had frost tonight and now is cold but sunny. My joints hurt and I feel my low mood trying to get me. I feel so angry inside, I must work on it today, as it's no use to stay feeling like that.


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Hello ladies;

It is raining hear and has been all day with more to come this evening. Winds are whipping and temps dropping to the freezing marks for the next 2 nights. This weather is really crazy !!! Here I was soaking in the sun on the beach in front of the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and freezing temps on the way tonight !!! Just doesn't make sense is all I can say.!!!

My bro and SIL are having a birthday dinner for me tonight so I need to give Dusky some attention before I go up.

Hope everyone has had a good day and will enjoy the evening tonight.

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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We used to have peach orchard in our area and they used to do the same with burning hay bales. Then they went to sprinklers and would spray water to coat them in ice. We also had a strawberry farm that did the water thing but both went out of business as our winters hand springs can be rather harsh on fruit. A few years ago the late freeze killed all the grape vines in the state. We have many wineries up north and they lost them all and had to start over. We lost our grape vines that year and found out that muscadines are better adapted. I'm worried about our fig tree though as it hasn't even attempted to put on leaves. Not sure it got killed back in the deep freezes we had this winter of if it is just taking it's time to come out this year. We are due another freeze in the morning. We lost about half our fruit in this morning's freeze. Time will tell on it all.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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Barbara-how cool about the wild flower booklets!
My grandad was a profesional gardener and fruit grower and when there was a frost coming they burned straw in rows between the trees to keep the temps above freezing. My Mom still remembers how they had to stay up all night and keep the straw smoldering and smoking.


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Hello everyone. I am finally home. I have been at sons and visiting grandkids for about 2 weeks off and on. We celebrated my grandsons 2nd birthday...it was so awesome.
I am resting today. It is rainy out and my pain level is high.

Plan to work in my closet a bit today..trying to simplify in there some....I have clothes all different sizes (i recently gained weight due to a gyroid disorder) and have nothing to wear now.

Wow...wouldn't it be awesome if it WERE the trumpets of Revelations???

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Plantago...when I was teaching high school resource, I had to help my students in their biology class do a wild flower collection. We had a wildflower identification book for my state and would go out and find flowers and then label them and press them. They then would put them in booklet form. They had to collect something like 100 different flowers. It was a lot of fun.

Wanda hope things ease for you soon.

We are due temps below freezing tonight..think something like 28...It may kill our fruit trees. It did one year. I just hate it. I'm praying it doesn't but temps have dropped all day so far. We heard the strangest noise. Thought it was the trumpets of Revelations. It sounded like wind but the trees were still but the sound was way up high in the sky. I went outside to see if maybe it was a helicopter or something but no..It was really really strange. I do know there are some youtubes out of trumpets sounding in the skies all over the world especially in areas where their are mountains. We have low mountains here. Just a reminder that we need to be prepared!!! It really is almost exciting. I thought once it maybe earthquakes as we do have hot springs in our area...

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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Wanda-the scientists are saying that procrastination is hereditary! So don't blame yourself LOL
I hope your right hand doesn't hurt? I have a bad carpal tunnel syndrome in mine emoticon
I sent kids to school, DH went to work and after doing some light cleaning I'm ready to go outside. It is supposed to start raining this afternoon, but I hope I'll stay dry.


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Good morning everyone! Yes, Debi, it is Marvelous Monday. Well I didn't think Monday's were so marvelous when I was still working but most of them were good; it is just easy to get in a happy of complaining about Mondays and cheering Fridays. Now that I'm retired I sometimes miss my coworkers but I don't miss having to leave the house early every morning.

PLANTAGO, So sorry about your pictures. I love wildflowers too. I would certainly hate to lose all the photos in my computer. That is a good reminder to get them on CDs. Maybe that will be my goal tomorrow. Today's goal is to get my taxes done - about time right? Well, my excuse is that I had surgery on my right hand but......it is been healed well enough weeks ago to get this done....oh, then my next excuse is that we were traveling.....oh I guess my real problem just might be PROCRASTINATION.

Yep! I think that is it! Well back to the taxes!
Have a great day, y'all. emoticon

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Good Monday morning team.

I'm ready for a new healthy week. I need to be very focused on my food portions and choices after my indulging weekend. Way to many non healthy calorie intake and it is gonna be a short work week since I have Thursday and Friday off. I'll be spending the afternoon of my borthday with my mom after I go to MVA for my license renewal. My current license still shows my pre-weight loss face !!!

Ok ladies have a lovely healthy MARVELOUS Monday !!!

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I like to take pictures of the wildflowers. I had a couple hundreds of them and I lost them all when my computer broke last year :(
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It's looking like it is going to storm soon and weather report says freeze for a couple of nights here...I'm praying they are wrong as we don't want to lose all our fruit. I'm going out before it rains and take a picture of the apple tree. It is in full bloom. Cherry tree is almost full now too.

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We go to the church soon and then hubby takes younger kids swimming. Older DS and I come back home. He has a lot of homework and instrument practice. I'm making this pizza today.


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Your pork roast sounds yummy!
I cooked some pasta and opened a jar of my own tomato sauce. Hubby had huge lunch at work, so I moved making pizza for tomorrow.



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I don't eat pizza out as they are usually so greasy and salty so homemade is the only way to go for me.

Today we grilled a pork roast on our wood grill. I made a pot of pinto beans (fresh from the freezer from last years garden) and fresh from the garden asparagus. We will slice the pork roast tomorrow and make bbq sandwiches.

Been outside most of today bird watching.

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emoticon It's been years since I made homemade pizza - thanks for reminding me that I can make my own. It is on the list for dinner one night next week! I'll make sure there are lots of veggies on it.

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Busy saturday. hubby had to go to work, DS is helping at his friend's senior project, younger DS and DD are cleaning upstairs. I'm going to clean up the kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Need to think about something nice for dinner. Homemade pizza would be good.


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The weeds and grass in the manure is bad stuff but usually if it has gone through a heat (composted) then it won't be that bad. The larger town where we do our monthly shopping has a horse racing track and they take that manure and people's prunings and leaves and compost it and anyone can go out and get the composted liter. It is wonderful in gardens. We just go to the neighbor's as it is closer.

This was laundry and house cleaning day. Now hubby is pressure washing the patio and all the outside furniture. I hope to get paint and repaint it all this next week if it doesn't rain.

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We always used cow manure in our garden in Poland. It did make a huge difference in my veggies. My radishes were as big as beets LOL But there was always tons of weeds, and everybody so hated weeding!


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If you can get some horse or cow manure that has been through a heat to kill the weed and grass seed to add to your raised beds, it will make a big difference. Some farm and feed stores have it or might be able to find in bags at Walmarts or somewhere like that. We go to our neighbors and get ours. It is well broken down and been through a heat. We learned the hard way not to get the fresh stuff. We fought weeds and grass for a couple of years after. We still have a bit that comes up there now.

Hubby is mowing the grass today for the first time. I really hated him doing it as the tiny flowers (weeds) were blooming and drawing the honey bees. Our apple tree is about in full bloom as is the European green gage plum. Our cherry tree has just begun and it is usually the last thing to bloom.

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Very pretty rug!
I bought a raised garden bed, put it together, today will fill it with the soil.


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Nice rug:) I don;t use flash either.

Worked in yard today.....tons to get done...traveling out of town again for the weekend:)

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I finally put a picture of the rug on my blog but it turned out pink looking. The background is not pink but tan. I didn't use a flash either so colors just turned out wonky.

We did our fast drive to Little Rock to the VA...sure enough their electronic sign in didn't sign him in again but he went to the desk after signing in to make sure so we didn't have the 3 hour wait like last time...just an hour...I took that time and read on my kindle app. We didn't stop at his sisters but came straight back home so we made good time. Missed most of the bad traffic..but we both do not like the major traffic and all of cities. So glad we live where we live. Talked to 2 DIL's on the phone on the way home. Trying to find a good time to get them and other son's family together in May. Our 35th anniversary is May 25th but think both the middle and younger son won't be home then but not sure about the oldest son. He is in Romania right now and don't know how long he will be there. He may have to go to the Ukraine too this round. Youngest son is riding his ship from Africa to the Caribbean So not sure when he will get home. Middle son is supposed to be going to Australia but then asked for a transfer to the Gulf of Mexico so not sure about him as well. I do know 2 of the DGDs graduate in May..one May13 and other May22 so they will be home for that so we may try to have them all come out a Saturday or Sunday between those dates.

Going to just read again today as that hurried trip wears me out and we have Bible study tonight so tomorrow will try to look at drawing some new rugs.

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Barbara, I think taking a couple of days to read sounds wonderful! In fact I think I will do the same. 2 days just for walking, reading, and those always necessary meals! Yes, that is a great idea. The housework can wait a few days while I adjust to the change around here. We sure miss our Sammie. I'm sure we will get another cat but my husband says he needs a little time. Sam was his shadow, whenever Mal would come in the house, Sam would be right there. If he sat down she was on his lap or beside him. I used to kid that she thought she was a dog. Whatever! She was definitely that man's best friend.
Thanks for your encouraging words; our furry friends are important to us.

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Wanda I'm so sorry for your loss. I find when I lose a little one like that, that I have to get another to take it's place. I just have to have my furry babies.

Sarah...so glad you made it home in one piece and safely. And yes taking Sunday's off helps me to simplify the rest of the week.

Deb you are such a lovely upbeat person. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your posts here.

I finished the rug but haven't taken a picture yet. We are having storms now so not sure how long we will have power or my satellite will work. Will get one up as soon as I can. Tomorrow hubby and I drive over to the city to the VA to get his spot on his face removed. With the scrape they did a few weeks ago, it already looks much better but think they will remove a lot more this time. Today and tomorrow I will be reading instead of trying to get another rug ready to start.

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Good morning team, today is TERRIFIC Tuesday, who will you make it so ?

Dear Wanda I am so sorry your homecoming was a sad one. Poor little sweet kitty must have been ready to go while you were away. Maybe it was just her time and this was easiest. I hope you all can find the peace and comfort you will need during the time.

Let's do our best to make today as full of healthy choices as we can and let's do what it takes to keep our bodies in motion.

Make it happen ladies !!!!!!

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Hi everyone, we are back home. This is a very sad day though. Our lovely cat, Sammie, died while we were away. She was my husband's shadow and a friend for 13 years. It was so hard waking up this morning and realizing that she wasn't there to greet us.

Our trip was great, especially the time spent with our little granddaughter in New York. She is sunshine in our lives.

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I'm home finally....got a really busy week coming up. Just wanted to stop in and say hello and that I may not be on often due to my schedule this week....but I promise to drop in when time allows.....

I love your idea of taking Sunday off. IT should be a day of rest....I agree....

I am working on simplifying my schedule.....seem to have gotten really busy. I want simple quiet life...seems almost impossible to have these days.
But together we are working on it.......

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Had a wonderful blest Sunday. I've decided to start taking my Sunday's away from the computer so if you don't see me post then it is why. We had a visiting church to come last night and had pot luck and all after the service. Had a wonderful time. One of hubby's old bosses did the service. We had rain all weekend but today is gorgeous so am going out to enjoy a good long walk.

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Hello, team.
I hope for a good day today.. My back hurts, but it's not going to stop me from doing things and feeling good.


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Hello everyone, it's MARVELOUS MOTIVATED Monday !!!

Are you ??? Motivated and Marvelous ?? If not think about why you aren't and make choices today that make this Monday a great start to a new successful healthy week ahead. We need to stay focused on our goals to live a healthier life - isn't that why we joined SP ???

Think about it today.

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Well we got the trees we ordered today. They did not mail them out until I had sent them the email and called on Friday. So they would have waited to send if I hadn't notified them. Hubby has already planted them so guess we will be keeping them after all. He said only 2 trees looked bad so if they don't live, then we will ask for a refund on those trees.

Have been doing some work on my computer today and hooking. Did my laundry yesterday so had today free.

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Good Saturday morning ladies.

I am feeling great today as the sun is shining so bright here in Charm City. Not sure what the temps are as I haven't been out but I can see it's very windy. Forecast last night said we should reach the 60s today .... how lovely !!! I have no plans at this time other than chores in the house but would like to take a spin on my bike perhaps later today. I managed to get to the Asian Market last night for my produce and ran into the regular market for my yogurt so now I am set for the week without too much expense, that's always a positive.

Hope everyone enjoys the 1st day of the weekend and will make very smart healthy choices in all you do.

Make it happen team !!!!!!!!!!

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Good morning everyone. It's gloomy and gray outside, but there's a nice prospect of going to a concert with DH this evening. It's at the small local university and and it's free :)


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Good evening team.

Barbara I do think the company will refund your money plus the cost of shipping. It does make sense that if they have already shipped the order they can not cancel it. The best part is you have a letter advising you they will refund your money. I would def send another response indicating you do not want them and will return them and that you will expect the refund to include the return shipping costs as well. Most companies are pretty good about that. Try to think positive until you know different hon.

My day was busy as usual and so glad to see the weekend in front of me now. The only plans I have so far are to take my 4 yo great niece to a HS play of Cinderella, she's looking forward to wearing her princess dress !!! I'll probably get out to buy produce and yogurt and do some chores around the house. Next week I am going to the beach. My 2 BFF's are treating me for my birthday which falls on Easter weekend so we are going a week early. I need to get my house in order since I have a friend coming to stay with Dusky.

Well I do hope everyone has enjoyed the day and has some good plans for an enjoyable weekend too.

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I'm a little upset. I called that company we ordered the fruit trees from on Feb. 14 as we have not received them. I had emailed them a few weeks ago and they said they were being shipped and we still have not gotten them. When I called yesterday they said it was due to the ground still being frozen in the growers area. So I asked to cancel my order. They told me to write or send an email to the company requesting a refund. Well I emailed them yesterday and got a reply back today telling us they have shipped the trees and could not cancel the order but if we did not want them to just ship them back and they would refund the money. I haven't told hubby yet. We drove out to the plant nursery this morning and spent over $100 on fruit trees here so not sure what He is going to do or say. What a waste....and so I will find a website that tells about their service and put in my 2 cents for what it is worth. It just makes me furious that this company takes such advantage of people and they just don't care for their customers. As you know...it will cost us to ship them back and not guarenteed we will get our money back either. I'm pretty put out.

On a blessing note. The rains were not the bad blowing storms we have sometimes and today is sunny and a tiny bit cooler.

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God morning! It's a gray, gloomy day outside, however, I am going to do some fun things today to brighten it up and hopefully forget about all this pain.

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Good evening team. I hope everyone enjoyed this THANKFUL Thursday.

I had my every 6 month dentist cleaning appt tonight right after work so Im a little late getting in here. It was a good day at work and as I was leaving it started to drizzle tomorrow is suppose to be rainy last I heard. I had a light dinner of baked salmon with a lemon herbed marinade on it, canned peas (Lesuer, it's the only kind I eat) and a cauliflower augratin. I am really concentrating on portion control since my last week weigh in loss of 3.4 pounds has really motivated me and I want to lose 10 more pounds by end of the year !!! I am so looking forward to the warmer weather so I can get my bike out in the evening. You folks here are motivating me as well to get moving more. So thank you all for that. Every little bit counts..

Need to finish SPARKING and then dishes and tonight's show is SCANDAL., so good night and sweet dreams.

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When we were moving into the US from Poland DH specifically looked for a place where I can walk or bike at least somewhere. For some time we lived in a tiny little town with Main Street and all, and had even church and library in walking distance LOL


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Plantago I'm like Sharon and living 7 miles from nearest store. So wish I could tool around on a bike or something to do my shopping. We are having storms here. Good for the garden. We have potatoes and lettuce up. We planted corn but it won't be up for another week. Our asparagus is coming up now as well. Cut the first 2 stalks today.

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Oh Barbara, I am so very happy your hubby was not selected. Years back I was on a grand jury for a rape/murder trial. It lasted last 9 months and was an very terrible experience for me. I do not think I will ever get it.

PLANTAGO, I am so happy that you can ride your bike or walk for shopping. Here where I live, it is approx. 15-20 miles to the nearest grocery store.

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4/3/14 11:19 A

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Good morning ladies. I just came back home from my grocery shopping. i don't drive, so I'm very glad the spring is here and I can walk or ride my bike. Now I'm off to do my chores :)


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4/2/14 5:20 P

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Well they didn't select him for this trial which was a 20 year old young man who raped an under 16 year old girl. He was so happy he came home and went fishing. Caught his limit too. This morning we drove over to Hot Springs and got a few things at Sam's and then to that new plant nursery we found. We bought some succulents for my planters this year and an AllRed plum tree. We lost ours to drought 2 summers ago. Now we plant all our fruit trees with perforated sewer pipes beside them..this way we can water them deep. Have started a new rug..

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4/2/14 9:06 A

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Good morning ladies:

My friend got me good yesterday with an April Fool's joke.

DEBIGENE, HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER TODAY.

BARBARA, HOW IS JURY DUTY GOING FOR YOUR HUBBY?

SARAH, HOW IS LILY DOING?

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4/2/14 8:40 A

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Good morning team.

I wanted to take a minute and welcome MNDEBBIE to the team. I invited her a little while ago and she decided to join us !!! WOO HOO !!! This is a nice little team of like minded lovely ladies that I am happy to be a part of. as well. Hope to see you participating too Deb.

It's WONDERFUL Wednesday ladies and Hump Day now I can see the weekend in site !!! Let's make today as wonderful as possible. Share your smile with others and show some random acts of kindness as you go about your day. It's that simple !!! And that's what we are all about !!!

TTFN

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4/1/14 2:41 P

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Hi team. Hubby had jury duty this morning and was chosen at first. It was a case about a 20 year old young man who had molested an under 16 year old. He wasn't chosen for the jury itself so he was happy about that and now he has gone fishing. I finished hooking and sewing together the Bible carrier I was working on and it fit my Bible ok. I will try to get photos up later. I have pulled out another rug. This one is a Karen Kahle design that was in one of my hooking magazines. We got lots of rain yesterday evening and last night and ground is really wet today and it is cloudy but at least not raining. In fact it is a perfect day to me. Bees are sure out today as well as the birds out nesting and all.

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4/1/14 8:51 A

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Good morning team. Are you ready to be on your guard today so you don't get fooled ??? I never see it coming, LOL !!!

I am feeling much better this morning after a good night's sleep. I feel more alert and am not dragging so far. I will continue to eat small more kind to my tummy meals until the tummy is back in order. That should help the scale next weigh in huh ??? LOL !!!

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday ladies. Make it happen !!!

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3/31/14 5:57 P

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Hi team.

Yesterday I ended up getting sick. Not sure what it was all about but I had a fever and chills, stomach pains, headache and constant nausea. I slept most of the day and ended up in bed at 7:30. Today I felt better but not 100% still have the headache and am very tired.
NO APPETITE !!! Don't know if that is good or bad, LOL.

Anyway I have a lot to catch up on and am not up to spending a lot of time on this computer. So I will just wish everyone a good successful week and hope you make the best possible choices in all you do.

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3/31/14 4:33 P

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I did not even turn on my computer yesterday. We had church that morning and then went back that evening. Our evening service starts at 5 so not much of a day to do anything else. I did hook a small square section I'm making into a Bible cover. I'm working on the handles (braided) and pockets today. So keeping my hands busy. Cloudy now and I'm aching so know a front is coming.

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3/30/14 9:12 A

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Good morning on this Super Soul Sunday team.

It is still raining in Charm City and doesn't look like it will clear up at all today. SO I will enjoy a day at home with Dusky, the wonderful aroma of something cooking in the crock pot or oven (haven't decide what yet) and as I practice my knitting I will catch up on some of the shows I have recorded.

Hope each of you have a beautiful blessed day and make the healthiest choices possible.

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3/29/14 5:42 P

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Hello ladies and a happy healthy Saturday to all.

It has been a dreadfully wet day here, raining since I got up and still is. They say it will continue thru tomorrow. Oh well at least it's not snow and it's not cold !!!

I had to go into work for what was suppose to be 2 hours for a class but it ended up just being one so that was good. I came home and cleaned my bathroom, visited with my bro and SIL upstairs for a while and then made a trip to Target in the rain. Now I am in for the evening and probably tomorrow too. I'll do my best to make healthy choices with food and even get some kind of exercise in too.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend what ever you do.

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3/29/14 2:34 P

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Nancy when the weather is nice my favorite thing is to get out and walk around our place. God's creation is certainly gorgeous.

Deb we ate at Subway yesterday for breakfast and also at Wendy's for lunch and like you I don't feel bad as it is not something I normally do.

It has been a busy time for us lately. We drove over to the oldest son's new house. They have moved in but have not unpacked everything or decorated it yet and they had just planted grass so it was kind of a muddy mess. This is the DIL that usually we don't get along but yesterday was a terrific day and we really hit it off well together. I had been praying that God would change us both and that we could learn to get along and my prayers were answered. I got to witness to her some about our church and all and she said she wanted to find a good church home there but was having problems finding one they were comfortable with so I'm very very happy about the entire visit. she really has a flare for decorating and I told her that she could get our iris we had left over from our planting last fall..she also told me how to stencil my rocker before recovering it...she also has been using salvaged pieces in her house. She has an old angel from the front of a sailing ship she is hanging in her kitchen and her pantry door is an old wood with glass at the top and she is going to etch the word pantry on it. She keeps rocks in her bathroom sink...she said it keeps the water from staining and etching the sinks..She has neat ideas so think I may give her my old wood doors in my shed if she wants them. We then went to the bigger town near them and went to Atwoods to pick up some needed things around the place. Today we have been to the local grocers and pharmacy and now working on a new iris bed for my miniature iris.

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3/29/14 1:50 P

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Hello friends!

Yesterday was a busy day...I went and got highlights for my hair....then came home and got the yorkies and took them to the groomers....

My Lily is doing so much better...you can't even tell that anything is wrong with her now. I can tell a few things but most will never know she has anything going on....so it is answered prayer. She got well so quickly I know it had to be God. So thank you all for your prayers...they really helped.
I am so happy to have my little girl doggie back. Her sister Willow is also glad to have her back.

It is cloudy and breezy here today. My pain level is way up but I plan to get out and take a walk with the yorkies...I will carry Lily in a tote. Fresh air will do us all good.
Other than that I am having a quiet day at home.


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3/29/14 8:47 A

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Good morning ladies.
I have just returned from my first walk of the day with Oreo, my dog. I love these walks in the bracing cool morning air. Thankfully spring is beginning to arrive and huge snow banks are melting. Temps have risen to - degrees Celsius, and long trails of thick ice are disappearing.
It doesn't matter the season, the quiet outdoors in God's creation is my treat of the day..
Have a lovely day.
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3/28/14 7:41 P

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Hello team. I got called in to work early today so it was an extra long day for me. As a result I was not in the mood to cook and I wanted pizza and wings !!!! So I stopped at Pizza Hut on the way home and got a Personal Pan pizza and an order of hot wings which I completely enjoyed with my salad tonight for dinner. Do I feel about about eating that ?? Absolutely not and I will not allow myself too either. It was not something I would normally do and probably won't do again for a very long time. Tomorrow is a new day and I will be back to my regular normal healthy eating. This is a lifestyle life long change and a every once in a while indulgence in unhealthy food will not break me !!!

Hope everyone here had a good day and is ready for the weekend ahead.

Have a lovely evening ladies. TTFN

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3/27/14 5:35 P

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Today was my day at the gallery. We had a few people in but no sales...they got a phone and I got lots of calls mainly from telemarketers...hahahaha..And it has rained all day too. Came home to hubby having cooked lunch for us. Going to go finish stitching on the binding on my rug.

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3/27/14 3:18 P

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Sarah, I am so very pleased that Lily is doing well. Yu have to be very tired now. That was a lot of stress.

Today I watched the children and am now ready for a nap. LOL

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3/27/14 8:32 A

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Good morning team. It's a beautiful sunny day in Charm City and it's THANKFUL Thursday !!!

Remember what God has given you to be thankful for. Make this day special in some way for someone else perhaps a stranger. And always wear your smile as your gift to the day !!!

Make it happen ladies !!!

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Hello ladies, I hope everyone has enjoyed a WONDERFUL Wednesday. After all it is Hump Day and the weekend is just around the corner.

Sarah so happy to hear good news about your little pup and hope continued recovery is in her days ahead.

My day was busy as usual and I made good healthy food choices. Tonight is my comedy night for TV so I will get done what I need to before they start so I can relax and laugh alot !!! I hope you all have a pleasant and peaceful evening.



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Sarah I'm so happy Lilly is home and will continue to pray that she recovers all the way. Sounds like she has healed a lot from the beginning.

Hubby and I got our hair cut today and have Bible study tonight. Tomorrow is my work day at the gallery.

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3/25/14 9:31 P

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Lily is home....she is doing ok....her brain has some damage and the vet is not sure how much will recover...but she can eat...and drink...and has potted when I take her out. When she walks she wobbles and falls over. She has a long road ahead but she is home where I can love on her and she can rest better.
Willow was so happy to see her....and she has been so good..seems like she knows something is going on with Lily..she will lie beside her but not jump up on her like she normally does. amazing.
Lily is on no meds...just needs prayer and love and time....whatever her outcome I am thankful to have my little girl back.

I am exhausted from 6 hours of driving today and also yesterday and all the stress and worry about Lily...so I am off to bed...but wanted you all to know

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3/25/14 5:34 P

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Hi everyone. Oh Sarah, I am praying for Lily. Please keep us posted. I so know just how much a pet can be like a family member to us.

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Sarah I'm praying for you. My doggies are my babies now that my sons are grown and gone. So feel your pain. I always panic when our indoor baby gets sick. We have to watch her carefully as she has had pancreatitis and was very sick so we don't allow her to eat anything but dog food that is the healthy stuff. Out side babies are pretty hardy and healthy so don't worry about them as much.

Not much happening here. Hubby had jury duty this morning and tomorrow we both go for a hair cut. Then Thursday is my day to volunteer at the art gallery. Busy week. Mainly hooking on my rug. I have one small section left of the hooking part to go and then have to bind and block it.

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Good morning ladies.

Sarah I am so sorry to hear this sad news and I want you to know I never think of our pets as "just" animals. Yes they are our family and if a person doesn't think that way then why have one is my question !!! I will keep her in prayer as well. Keep your faith in God's will and find peace and comfort friend.

Let's make today a prayerful day for the families of the missing plane and the horrific mudslide in Washington state.

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I post hole digger fell on my tiny 4 pound yorkie....Lily....and hurt her seriously.

I took my Lily to university of Georgia....they have a neurological vet specialist there. It is a 3 hour drive for me....so anyway...we got there and they checked her and thought that it may be a neck injury....so I had to pay a $1000.00 deposit and leave her there....they did x rays and called me later on to say that they did not show anything. Tomorrow she goes for a MRI. She is unable to stand or walk....she has no feeling in her back legs but has bladder control. So much is up in the air. The vet says she thinks she may need surgery but we have to get her diagnosis first....

Anyway..tomorrow is the MRI and they are going to call me and let me know what is going on. That is all I know now. My poor poor baby. She is only 2 years old....and such a sweet little yorkie. I have cried and cried. I have another tiny yorkie that only weighs 2 pounds...she is missing her sister and doesn't understand where she went.

I am so thankful that I have pet insurance....I have to pay up front but hopefully they will refund me 90 percent of what I have to spend. I had to apply for a care credit card....and my limit is $3400 so I pray it doesn't exceed that. I borrowed the $1000 from my parents.

Please continue to pray for lily..I know she is "just a dog" but she is my family, my daughter, my whole life....I love her sooooooo much and my heart is broken.

Thanks,
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Hello ladies.

I hope everyone has enjoyed a good day in one way or another. I always enjoy the work I do at my job but I must admit that the last hour of each day is very trying on my patience. I'm just ready for it to be 5 oclock and time for me to go home. I work with the public and am very much appreciated by them for the most part but some people are just mean, nasty and miserable no matter what !!! Just the same I try to make them smile, sometimes it works, sometimes not !!!

Well the scale read a pound less today than it did yesterday which is my weigh in day; which I was happy to see but it is still one pound gained from last week's weigh in. I think that chinese food Friday night may be the culprit with fluid weighing me down yesterday. I just need to be more aware of what and how much I'm putting in my mouth !!! I did well today and hope you all got a good healthy start to this new week !!!

Hang in there and stay strong !!!

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We were having storms yesterday when I tried to get here on SP but could go other places online but just not here. So don't know what was going on. Had a good Saturday...laundry and cleaning day and today was church this morning and going back this evening. Between it all, I'm still hooking on my rug.

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Hello team.

I just got back from the store for my produce and stopped at pet store for Dusky's seed and pellets. Got the groceries away and have started prep for my lemon pepper grilled asparagus and shrimp over WW pasta for dinner. Gonna just rest up a bit before I start cooking. I'm tired and feel like I have a hangover and I didn't even have a cocktail yesterday at all !!!

I don't know what happened this week as the scale said I gained 2 whole pounds :-( Guess I just need to take a closer look at my meals and check those portions sizes !!!

Ok friends, that's all for now.

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Hello ladies, another gloriously beautiful day here. Although we did have a brief shower for about 2 hours but then the sun came back out and dried up all the rain !!! Tomorrow we are looking at 62-67 * temps and sunshine all day.

I will be volunteering at a fundraiser event to feed the hungry and I am so looking forward to it. It is a very big annual event and it is very successful.

Having dinner and cocktails with friends tonight so gotta run for now.

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3/21/14 4:45 P

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Deb that is sad that people today are so negative. We need to be thankful and joyful for what comes our way. And you are right...happiness is a choice we make each day. So know what you mean when people are so negative. I don't let it rain on my parade though and just go through the day joyful.

I've so enjoyed today. Have spent a lovely day today driving around. Many of the trees are in bud and pollen is high but was a terrific day to be out and about. Drove over to the dam on one of the lakes where the corp of Engineer's offices are located to purchase our year long pass for boat launching on all the area lakes. Then stopped by the other end of the lake where the youngest son is camped out. Visited with him. The DIL and MIss Molly will be out this evening after school and since spring break is next week they plan to stay until at least Monday. He has to go back to work early this time so why they won't be out there longer. Then stopped by the other DIL's to pick up eggs. She wasn't home so we just got the eggs and left. Then several errands in town and back home and been out enjoying the sunshine. We will be getting our corn seed and planting next week.

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Good evening ladies and what a beautiful Spring day it was too !!! Bright sunshine and a spring breeze through out the day.

I bet I greeted most people today with a big smile and "HI Happy Spring !!!" And I would say about 75% of those people had something negative to say about it !!! Like the 1st people said well it's not official for another hour and half !!! My response was when my feet hit the floor it was Spring, what are they gonna do take it away ???? Now don't rain on my parade !!! Then through out the day response were things like - yeah but more snow coming Tuesday, yeah but it's really windy out there, or Not for long. I just smiled and said "rejoice in the day the Lord has given us and smile" But I def enjoyed all the lovely responses like well thank you and the same to you, yes and it's a beautiful day, I know and I'm loving it !!!

I just wish people would realize how much happier they could be and how it will influence their lives if they would just be positive instead of negative about everything !!! It is like medicine, just like laughter and smiling is. I know it can be hard to change but it is possible.

Sorry but I felt the need to vent a little about my day thanks for listening. And just so you know I didn't let anyone ruin it either !!!!

Have a pleasant evening everyone.

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I will keep you updated on the hubby and the skin cancer. They will send a letter with appointment to have it cut out.

We had a frost this morning but don't think it hurt our plum trees that are in bloom. We cut an oak tree that was dying and if it had fallen naturally it would have crushed some of our fruit trees so we fell it in a bare area...start of our winter firewood for next year.



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Barbara...I have had skin cancer and had to have it surgically removed...something called the Moh's procedure. It was a breeze. BUT I LOVE the sun and am out in it all the time still....it really makes me feel better...but I try to use caution.

After several grey ugly rainy days here today the sun is shining and it is WARM out! I am solo happy about this. Now if I can only get my poor achy body to move. I have take my pain meds and am waiting for them to work so I can move and get some yard work done. I want to also take a long sunny walk with my yorkies:)

Things are blooming here...Spring is my favorite season....so I am enjoying it immensely. Wish it would last forever....here in Georgia the summers are so Hot and humid it takes your breath away when you walk out the door...but I still prefer heat to cold weather any time.

Hope you all are doing well....

I would LOVE to see the photos you too of the hawk......

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Prayers and good thoughts held for your husband and you, Barbara! Hope it is a skin cancer they can deal with easily. My husband has had several basal cell cancers and one squamous cell one. Two of my kids have had melanoma; fortunately both were caught very early.

Please let us know how he is doing.
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Did our "flying" shopping trip this morning. Left early and ate breakfast at Subway and then to Walmarts, Sam's, PetSmart, 2 plant nurseries and a shop to pick up a part for the lawnmower. Stopped for gas and home by 12:30. I'm trying to finish my tracking and go hook awhile before Bible study tonight.

Prayers needed for my hubby. VA called and the biopsy is skin cancer so they will make appointment for him to come back to have it cut out..thankfully it is a slow grower.

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Good morning ladies.

Let's rejoice that today is the last day of winter and tomorrow brings Spring to us . Thank you GOD !!!

I wish everyone a good day and hope you have some decent weather. It is gonna be in the 40s today and rainy here in Charm City. Do your best to make healthy choices in all you do, do what you can to be as active as possible and share your smile with others as you go about your day. Something so simple can make someone else feel good and you as well.

Make it happen team !!!

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Wow Deb...snow and then going to the beach. It is cooler here now but been sunny for several days. Been outside alot today as when the weather is this nice I can't waste it being inside. Tomorrow is our monthly pay day so will be going to the city for the major monthly shopping. It wears me out as energy level isn't what it used to be. Just going to hook on my rug this afternoon.

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Good morning ladies, It's TERRIFIC Tuesday ..... make it so !!!

Today is a new day to be sure you are heading in the right direction of good health. Take a look at what you are doing and make the effort to do the right thing. You know what that is. JUST DO IT !!!

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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Hello everyone, wow what a day started out with 7 inches of snow to deal with before even going to work. Then work was not to busy since everyone stayed home. That doesn't happen to often so I'm def not complaining about that. The snow is melting now and we might get some sun tomorrow to help melt it away and then Spring arrives and brings 60+ temps on Thursday !!!

Yes I feel truly blessed for having the friends in my life that I have. I will turn 60 on 4/17 and am looking forward to the trip to the beach. We only live about 2 1/2 hours from the ocean and I have gone there many many times thru out my life. It was always our family vacation spot for 2 weeks every year. Many times it was a day trip as well. Nothing like it in my opinion !!! I haven't had a vacation since 2005, it's tough to get away when you don't have enough money to save for a trip and I have a parrot that owns me, LOL !!!!

That's all I got for now ladies hope everyone has a nice evening. Let's all remember to keep Sharon in our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery.

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” - William Arthur Ward

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