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A Word Used in Judgment

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Was speaking to my daughter earlier today and she had such a thought of wisdom, I wanted to share it. I told her about something I should do. So, she explained . . .

Using the word "should" is a judgment. If you say you 'should' do something or 'should' have done something, you have judged yourself. If you tell someone else they 'should' do something, you have judged the situation and put them under condemnation unless they do what you think they 'should' do. It is a subtle form of control.

After the little lesson she gave me, I realized I do this a lot -- to me and to others. I need to remember what a teacher taught me. She said say, "If I were you, I would do this. You do whatever you want to."

We are the only ones walking in our shoes. We are the best ones to know what we can do.

"I would if I could, but I can't so I won't." We know what we 'can' do. So, today, I am making a commitment to stop "should-ing" myself and others.

My self challenge got lost over the holiday and now we have the twins birthday to celebrate. However, so far today, I have over 9,000 steps and my cals are pretty much where they need to be.

I will emoticon because I can!

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TATTER3 4/23/2014 1:46PM

    This is good!! Thanks for sharing

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/23/2014 1:05PM

    O I love this...thanks for sharing.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/23/2014 7:21AM

    just how old is this source of wisdom? what a simple eye-opener! I'm sure her words will come back to me as I go about my day.

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DOROTHYBERO 4/23/2014 5:59AM


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LEXIE63 4/22/2014 2:35PM

    I like that. :-) I guess that, even in a positive context...

"Wow! The book I just read was great! You really 'should' read it."

You are still potentially judging the person if they don't follow your recommendation.

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The Ending of a Trying Week

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tis the season for tick plucking, la la la la, la la la la la!

Took 8 ticks off April this week. Don't know if there will be any more tonight or not. She is out with DH now and has been a tick magnet.

Finished the bunnies for DD to give DGD and finished the dress for DGD (son's DD). Had a few days where I was just so tired I napped after DH went in on second shift. So much to do and so tired! Has to be from not eating properly. Too many goodies hanging around me and others! Looking forward to a better week next week.

Have A Happy Easter, Everybody!

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/21/2014 6:10PM

    Yikes Ticks!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/21/2014 12:12PM

    Yes tick season once more. Such a nuisance too. It's time for us all to get back on track again. Too many goodies for some of us - my downfall Reese's peanut butter eggs. Have a fantastic week!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/21/2014 12:02PM

    I agree- ticks are nasty and can carry bad diseases too.
Hope there's no more.

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TATTER3 4/20/2014 10:17PM

    The ticks are thick here...using pills to keep the dog from getting them. Keep sparkin'!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/19/2014 9:22PM

    Ticks are so nasty..... hope they aren't as thick in our area!!

I too, have been't eating as healthy as I should... so many goodies with all the little ones.... must get back on track...

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Halfway Through the Month and My Challenge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It is not just tax day, it is a tallying day for me. The best thing I did these 15 days was to make sure I put my SPAT on and try my best to keep moving. Some days I was limited by some physical limitations, but only a few.

I have still not conquered getting enough fiber in 'every' day, but I have on some days. The next 15 days I want to concentrate more on that since that is where I am lacking. I can look on what I have done so far and feel good about it -- not great -- but good. Still have the twins birthday this month and, of course, Easter. Hoping it will not derail me. I can only blame 'me' if I get off track, not the celebrations!

Have a great rest of the month, All!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/18/2014 12:27PM

    Fiber one cereals helped me get enough fiber. That or the clear benefiber that you can sprinkle on or mix into things.

My challenge is getting enough carbs.


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TATTER3 4/16/2014 3:47PM

    Keep sparkin'!

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/16/2014 1:58PM

    Holiday times are the worst for me..too much goodies around.

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MARAGRAM 4/15/2014 9:50PM

    Hear you about being derailed. Just had to have a piece of my DYD's birthday cake--german chocolate.

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Chew On This As You File Your Taxes

Monday, April 14, 2014

When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

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One pencil can write a line up to 35 miles long OR 45,000 words or compose 138 songs. And when you are trying to figure something out, it makes a great 'chew' toy.

Happy Tax Time!!!

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TATTER3 4/16/2014 3:48PM

    Sum folks is jus' smerter den udders! Keep sparkin'

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KATIBUG49 4/14/2014 10:57PM

    Thanks, I usually have a pencil in my mouth as I writing down figures so I can erase any mistakes.

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MARAGRAM 4/14/2014 4:50PM

    emoticon , appropriate for "National Moment of Laughter Day"

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/14/2014 4:04PM

    HAHAHAHA This was funny and interesting.

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Dawning a Lovely Day Here

Sunday, April 13, 2014

We are on the edge of the Poconos and it is dawning a lovely day. Will be at least 70 and possibly more today. Last meeting will be this AM. Heading home after lunch today. We had to stop twice on the way over due to having trouble with the windshield wiper. We almost lost it. It rained almost the whole way over. Some heavy downpours to light showers and maybe a let up twice. Thank God for a safe trip down. April is doing well at son's house.

Our hostess made lasagna last night after early evening meeting and, of course, it was so absolutely delicious I had a second helping. But, I had a nice bunch of salad, too. Probably will have to fast at least two days to get rid of the extra. Oh, yah!

Have great Sunday, All!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/15/2014 7:01PM

    Sounds nice and you sound so happy!

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TATTER3 4/13/2014 10:25PM

    Love it! Keep Sparkin'!!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/13/2014 5:54PM

    Glad it was a successful trip. The lasagna sounds so good I think I'd give into temptation, too.

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/13/2014 2:44PM

    Yummy!!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/13/2014 8:29AM

    Enjoy your day! Safe travels home!!!

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