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so the sun is shining --- B U T!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Hi all - it has been awhile - i see the temps trying very hard to rise - but today as lovely as the sunshine is - it is too cold - can't get out and clean up in the yard - as everything still under snow or encased in ice.

update on Esther - she has spent two months in the rehab facility - now she can do some weight bearing exercise so she begged to come home. yesterday she came home and she will have home care/therapy etc. it has been a very frightening experience for her. i am planning for the easter bunny to visit and cheer her up!!!

have a nice sunday wherever you may be - BB

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/9/2014 8:23AM

    I am glad she has made great progress - You are a good friend. We have had a brutal winter here and I am looking forward to the warmer days ahead.

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BABYSOX 4/7/2014 6:29AM

    Each day will be a little warmer.

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deepak chopra/oprah/mendela & others

Sunday, February 23, 2014

today - my sanity once again stays in tact after a horrendous month, dead end conversations with health care providers, and sinking into desperate waters. thanks to accidentally happening upon oprah's guest - deepak chopra. i have his books. but at the exact moment i 'turned the other cheek' once again - vowing to stop - there he was speaking of mendela. quoting mendela -
it made me feel better - gave me a little more hope in a hopeless situation.
listening to the closing statements at the olympics - indeed all the athletes stories of triumphs in the face of adversity - also struck a drum for me.
here's to myself turning over a new leaf - it won't change the course of my cross to bear - but perhaps give me the strength i need to renew my trek.

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X_MONICA_X 4/3/2014 11:35AM


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BABYSOX 2/24/2014 6:33AM

    Very inspiring.

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GRANDMABABA 2/23/2014 11:16PM

    Wishing you every success!

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MILLISMA 2/23/2014 9:10PM

    Love were looking and listening to positive things. Mendela was such a remarkable man and had so much to offer. You can do this. Sending big emoticon your way!!!

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FEBRUARY - shortest but longest month!!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

this has been a brutal winter so far - and it aint over yet!
my neighbor Esther is still in hospital - three months on the 17th - then she will go to a physio rehab.
it has been so tough for her - and the depression crept up on her just after the holidays. it is such a cruel winter too - so if you are shut in you can't even enjoy looking out the window. you can't see much except white - ice - etc.
i wish she could have her cat for an hour or so - but the little critter can't come in to hospital. the cat is missing her so much too.
anyway - my son brought his kindle and she is enthralled with that - she can read and no books and paper to clean up.
anyway we all get thru whatever happens - what choices do we have??
i am off to have the root canal tooth finally filled with permanent filling- then after about 8 mos. i get a cap. all this for the price of a mini holiday!!! boy i hope i never have to go through that again!
every one have a safe, warm weekend - BB

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BABYSOX 2/7/2014 6:47AM

    Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the fact that even with this bad weather, I am luckier than some others. I hope your neighbor heads to rehab soon.

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EILEEN828 2/7/2014 12:26AM

    Are you sure she can't have a cat in there? I've seen therapy dogs in a hospital. Good luck with the RC, the bane of everyone's existence. Give yourself a treat for putting up with it, it does not have to be food related.

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MILLISMA 2/6/2014 8:27PM

    We haven't seen a winter like this for a long time and it's not over yet. I feel so sorry for you neighbor. Keeping her in my prayers. I'm sure she really misses her kitty. Maybe when she goes to rehab you might be able to bring her kitty in and that would help her depression.

hugs...Mary Anne

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/6/2014 8:25AM

    This has been a brutal winter and February is a hard month to get through. I sure hope your neighbor gets some sunshine in her rehab. It would be tough enough stuck inside and than add the dreaded winter to it. I hope you are doing well. emoticon

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

this has been a particularly trying month - more stress filled even than my usual stressful days. as i sit with my rosary, or close my eyes and whisper out loud, or hum a hymn - i notice my pugs out of the corner of my eye. they are sitting so still and watching me - just looking - cocking their heads back and forth when i speak loudly enough for them to hear the words of a hail mary or our Father -
i was sobbing and praying - they both jumped up on my lap and started to lick my tears and put their little furry heads and faces right up into mine.
when i look right at them - they looked straight into my eyes. They know something is afoot and that their mom needs them .
call it love, intuition, or whatever - but i thank the Creator for these sweet, precious little beings who are so thoughtful, caring and kind. my quiet time is so limited, the chaos that surrounds me daily is mind breaking - if it weren't for these miracles - i would not have my sanity.

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X_MONICA_X 4/3/2014 11:36AM

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MICKEYMAX 2/5/2014 8:54AM

    I am praying for you. I remember the dog I had growing up was also so intuitive. Hope things get better. Have faith!

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EILEEN828 1/26/2014 11:15PM

    Pets really can help you through difficult times. Give them an extra scruff on the head for me.

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    Our pets are our Guardian angels at times.....maybe all the time. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers today to help with the burdens you're carrying right now.

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BABYSOX 1/23/2014 6:23AM

    I agree that pets are so intuitive. My pets feel my energy and if I am having a wonderful day they can definitely sense it.
I know things will get better for you and your pugs will help see you through.

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KAYDE53 1/21/2014 11:22PM

    And pugs are such pleasant, people loving dogs anyway; I don't have one now, but have had 4 in my lifetime. Hope things do turn around for you! Will say a prayer for you! emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 1/21/2014 9:40PM

    emoticon Praying for better times for you soon. Meanwhile, there's reason why they're using dogs for therapy more and more these days. They truly seem to have a sixth sense for when they're needed to provide comfort and unconditional love. So glad you have little 4 legged friends to help ease the stress.

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    So sorry you are experiencing so much stress!!! So sweet that your dogs are right by your side and can tell when their mama needs some love. emoticon emoticon emoticon Feeling for you and hope you feel better soon.

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MILLISMA 1/21/2014 7:43PM

    I can't imagine life without a furry friend or two or more. The love is unconditional and they understand a lot more then people give them credit for. How wonderful that they were there to "wipe" your tears away. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.


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NATNOEL 1/21/2014 6:52PM

    I looked at your photos on your spark page to see your dogs and oh my gosh those pugs are awesome. I am so glad they give you comfort. I will pray for you, hope things start going better for you soon.

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ARMYFIREGIRL 1/21/2014 6:29PM

    I hope things get better for you, and thank God for dogs- I have two at home.

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may i say

Monday, January 13, 2014

continuing in the vein of 'ads, pop ups and intrusion of privacy' i would like to ask that if your bank accosted you - up in your face - every time you went to deposit or withdraw or otherwise deal with them - would you accept this simply because the bank is there? right now i know they ask if you are interested in possibly buying certain products - you say no thank you- end of story.
but this is unrelenting and more more more stuff is strewn all over the site. lots of it is counter productive or down right opposite to what SPARK is supposed to be trying to do .
i am not spending as much time on the site as one of the other posters remarked. i hate that things just cover my screen when i am blogging and in the middle of a thought.
why does everything have to be spoiled - movies on tv take three times longer to watch - important messages or news get cut off to make room for a commercial -
the other day i was watching a lovely U TUBE video of a small toddler and their rescue dog - it was captivating - FOR ABOUT FOUR SECONDS - then it was cut of for HUMIRA -
we lay down to all of this - at one point in time the shift took place - prior to that shift WE were in charge cause they needed to have us watch, be good consumers etc. now - it is all noise and static - bombarding every one with every thing - we are now just automated to it.
i am a thinking person - yes i do turn it off - tune it out - as much as possible . the fashion mags are nothing but ads - every twenty pages or so they may have an article or idea or recipe. the newspaper is a joke - it is smaller and smaller and filled more and more with ads and politics - YUCK just as bad - all lies no substance.
anyway - it is a sad commentary and though you think this is a good deal - it isn't because eventually SPARK will be swallowed up into all of this - and i fear - be gone.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/14/2014 7:49AM

    It all comes down to the good ole dollar. I do my best to ignore it and when I watch television I record and fast forward through the commercials.

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NATNOEL 1/14/2014 7:30AM

    You need to block the ads...I never see any of the stuff you are talking about and I have never had anything pop up when I am on Spark.

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/13/2014 10:41PM

    yes it can get frustrating

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MILLISMA 1/13/2014 8:30PM

    Looks like we're all doing the same Ad Block Plus!!!

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GLC2009 1/13/2014 8:03PM

    i downloaded the ad block plus too. it works.

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SUCCESSN2014 1/13/2014 6:54PM

    Google 'Ad Block Plus". I've wrote a similar type of blog. I about totally did away with Sparkpeople after I kept getting ads on the side for "Looking for Asian Girls??" almost daily. It made me wanna puke. I downloaded Ad Block Plus (Free and can use for any internet browser, I have Google Chrome) and I've had no more issues with the site. Furthermore when you're on Youtube it doesn't do the little ad videos before your actual video you wanna watch. It has been a lifesaver.

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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2014 6:38PM

    There is block - for all this stuff - I agree that its frustrating but Spark is a free site that helps a ton of people so I choose to ignore and move on - Even paid sites have this annoying advertisement - its a different world - sorry you had to experience.

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