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A thought...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castaneda

What a simple, yet great reminder!

Have a wonderful day!

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    If only we asked ourselves, "Do I want to be happy or miserable?" everytime temptation crept up hopefully we would make better decisions and realize WHY we were making them.

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KARRENLYNN 9/16/2012 5:26PM

    People often don't think about or realize how much control they have over their own happiness or well being by the choices they make. You may not be able to prevent an event, but your own response will play a large part in determining how happy you'll be. Sometimes I forget too, so thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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TORAMPAUL 9/16/2012 4:40PM

    Attitude is a choice. Thanks for the reminder of that!

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

We made it to the campground right about dusk last night, which allowed us just enough time to get "camp" set up before night fall!!! We had a fun evening!! This morning I got up and went for a 3.04 run/walk...which felt great! Next, we loaded up and made the hour trip to Perryville to watch Bennett Wayne, our 4 year old grandson play soccer... He was so surprised and even more excited when he found out he was going to get to go camping with us and his 5 year old cousin Layton!!! We've played in the river... brrrrrr.... to me... but they LOVED it... once it started raining too hard we returned to the camper where they've had snacks and are now playing Army under the awning while we "chill" and watch!!! Life is good!!! I am blessed!!!

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LADYPIXEL 9/15/2012 6:00PM

    Sounds like fun. I miss camping! I'll have to go again sometime soon. :)

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/15/2012 5:59PM

    What a blessing for you.

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Iron Levels

Friday, September 14, 2012

Today we had a blood drive at school, when they first checked my iron it was 10.9, (I tried to give about three weeks ago and my iron was barely too low at 12.3 and I've really been working on getting more iron in.) I was told to rub my other hand on up and down the side of my jeans repeatedly and did so for 3-4 minutes... guess what my iron rose to 13.9!!! I was so happy, as being able to donate blood is one of those things that I take very seriously!!! So just for today I am hero!

Have a great week-end!

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IDLETYME 9/15/2012 10:07AM

    I always liked to give blood - not only because it is really needed but because I felt better physically after I gave. I have my 3 gallon donation pin. The last time I gave for a friend and got dizzy so I gave it up. I'm 74 now and tell them "No". I'm proud that you got healthy enough to give! emoticon

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FEMISLIM 9/14/2012 10:49PM

    Great. The result of healthy living. Keep it up!

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FLEURGARDEN 9/14/2012 9:11PM

    Thanks for the reminder to have my iron levels checked. We have the opposite problem in my family though - we tend to have high iron levels, which can be dangerous if left unchecked.

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BERRY4 9/14/2012 6:55PM

    Have you tried cooking in cast iron pans? I've been cooking my eggs in a cast iron skillet because the cooking process is supposed to add it into the food. -- Do you eat red meat? That is another dietary source of iron.

Glad you were able to do what you set out to do.
Keep on keepin' on!

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SUCCESS-AMT 9/14/2012 5:58PM

  I go to the Red Cross and donate blood too. It is amazing how when one arm isn't high enough to give blood, but then they take the other arm and it is high enough. I need to go and donate blood again, but afraid my iron will be low. I really need to take iron pills but haven't done it for awhile. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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Beautiful Days...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The last few days have been absolutely beautiful! I have enjoyed being able to be outside to enjoy nature and God's handiwork! We are going camping this week-end where I hope to really, really, get a chance to enjoy the beauty all around with Layton, one of our five year old grandsons, who loves camping!

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IDLETYME 9/13/2012 8:24AM

    Have a super weekend. emoticon

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AJB121299 9/13/2012 7:52AM

    nice and cool weather is what we have by me as well. Love this time of year

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AZMOMXTWO 9/13/2012 7:50AM

  have a great weekend

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them."-Anonymous

This quote is proving to be true for me, as I've always believed I'm NOT a runner... even when I was younger... I wasn't a runner... however in the last few weeks, I've actually attempted to add a little running (perhaps some would call it a slow a jog) to my walking routines... and I'm still ALIVE... my knees can and do hold up... Amazing what the body can do when we stop our minds from saying we can't!!!

Have an awesome day!!!

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TEACHFIRST268 9/12/2012 8:05PM

    I couldn't agree more! I've been working on my 'jogging/running' this summer. When folks are asking how I'm losing weight and I tell them I've been jogging, most reply with 'ugh...I can't do that. It's bad for your knees. I'm not a runner." and so on and so on. Well you know what - this chickie is doing it! If I can do it, anyone can! It's what we BELIEVE we can do! Anyone can make excuses, but those who push them aside and overcome them is what separates the 'can dos' from the 'can't dos'.

Keep going - you 'can do-er'!


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BERRY4 9/12/2012 7:19PM

    Way to put in the effort! You can do it!

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STHAX10 9/12/2012 12:09PM

    I started jogging yesterday, intervals with walking. I think I could learn to like it. emoticon

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IDLETYME 9/12/2012 9:03AM

    "I think I can - I think I can"! That's the important part! emoticon

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LABRATIAM 9/12/2012 7:38AM


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DMEYER4 9/12/2012 7:28AM

  emoticon have a great day

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