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Stressful Saturday? NOT!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014



Today's a day to relax. Kick back and enjoy myself..(except of course laundry and house cleaning which I've already got a jump start on) Other than that I'll be recording songs, reviewing, writing and posting poetry and just well nothing.. emoticon

Below is the recording that was done by my ex-husband and myself yesterday. He did all of the music. It's a new song and very catchy and very classic country sounding.

goclub.us/fowlerfamily/file/6n55vPw4
T/you%20ain%27t%20dolly.mp3


So what are you going to do to enjoy your Saturday?

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LUCYCAN7 10/25/2014 8:35PM

  You have a beautiful voice Donna,thanks for sharing.Loved the song!
Just kicked back and relaxed today,thanks for asking! emoticon

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SURVIVOR61 10/25/2014 8:15PM

    Good gracious!! I too am doing laundry, mowing, tree trimming and spark people!! Woo, if only I had a minute or two for me... I am always busy for someone else.. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Your sister in Christ, lots of love
Jill

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/25/2014 7:07PM

    song is great love.reminded me abit of dolly partonīs blanket on the ground.not so much the music but the words and style.if you want to know how my day was check out my latest blog. emoticon

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HISANGEL_07 10/25/2014 4:29PM

    My morning consisted of devotions, workout, and a short visit with some friends. I'll have to do a bit of housework after supper, but other than that, relaxing and just enjoying the day. emoticon

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1STBUCKETITEM 10/25/2014 2:38PM

  Yup! Laundry and cleaning... then time is my own! Going outside for a nice walk and a picnic in the park. Enjoy! emoticon

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BLACK-PRINCESS 10/25/2014 10:02AM

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KESTRYLL 10/25/2014 9:23AM

    Happy Saturday!

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Finally Friday

Friday, October 24, 2014



It's finally Friday. I didn't think the week would ever end. I have been orientating new staff all week. That can be very draining and if you have ever done it than you know what I'm talking about. You have to find ways to rejuvenate yourself daily. At my work place I'm the only one normally that orientates new staff on our phones and I normally have each person 32 hours. This week I had two new staff. Next week I have an additional one as well.

WoooHoo emoticon Tonight I get to practice with my duet partner in the band we sing in which is Klassic Kountry emoticon We have a new duet we are working on and you can here it here at youtube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2kWS9GKk4o The name is "You ain't Dolly (and you ain't Porter) The songs in by Ashley Monroe and Blake Shelton.

It's been a week since I lost my beloved emoticon Scoobie. I'm not emoticon as much but I miss him daily. Our walks, feeding him and giving his medicine twice a day. But what I miss the most is his face. He always looked like he was smiling.



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ROSEWCI 10/25/2014 6:08AM

    emoticon for you Donna... emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 10/24/2014 11:20PM

    Don't belong to a band, but have some friends who helped me put together an original song I wrote for my DH. Putting it on You Tube soon! DH is really happy that I did this. I do country, too!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/24/2014 10:07AM

    I remember when I had to train new nurses. It was something else. I know you will feel rejuvenated after a few days off. Hugs.

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BLUEJAY1969 10/24/2014 9:41AM

    I remember the days of training new agents when I was with the phone company repair department. It surely was a draining thing! I wish you a weekend of recovery and an easy orientation next week!
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Jeanne

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MSFROGGIE 10/24/2014 8:21AM

    Thank you for sharing. sorry to hear about your dog, our animals are such loving creatures. Unconditional love! emoticon

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EVILCECIL 10/24/2014 7:32AM

  Hang in there. Sorry to hear about your puppy.

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DMEYER4 10/24/2014 7:21AM

  so sorry for your loss. I lost my dog Lady Bird a couple of years ago and I still miss her all the time. I am happy for the time we had her and all the joy and love she brought to our lives. Good luck with your training and have a great weekend

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ELRIDDICK 10/24/2014 7:09AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Positivity vs Negativity

Thursday, October 23, 2014



Positivity ~ confident in opinion or assertion; fully assured

Negativity ~ characterized by the absence of distinguishing or marked qualities or features; lacking positive attributes

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Now I don't know about you but I'd rather be on the positive side than the negative any ole day of the week. I always surround myself with positive quotes and funny comic strips, etc. Not to mention people. Who wants to be a Susie downer? I don't.

But....it will creep in. It will get you at times. It will consume you as well.

So, what can be done to eliminate negativity in your life?

1.) Think about something or someone you like. Maybe even write a list of five things that you like, and spend your time thinking about them.

2.) Organize an event, such as going out with your friends to see a show. This will give you something to look forward to.

3.) Take up a new hobby. If your town/village has a newsletter, find the latest copy and see if there are any advertisements for clubs. Alternatively you could ask your friends what hobbies they have, and see if you can join. Having a friend there at a new experience can really help.

4.) Learn How to Be Optimistic. Life isn't all bad. Think of the good things you have in it, e.g friends, family, you go to a good school/college, etc.

5.) Listen good music.

6.) Meditate. This can help you learn to clear your mind of all thoughts, including negative ones.

7.) Perform Self Hypnosis. Doing this will allow you to improve your power of concentration. You can then concentrate more easily on positive thoughts.

8.) Groom with Positive people only. This will subconsciously do a lot favor to habituate positive thinking. Positive people give us energy and strength required to achieve tasks which grows our confidence further.

9.) Visualization is the funnel of energy. Try it to get refresh and it will help you change your view towards life.

Article from Get Rid of Negative Thoughts www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Negative-
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Can you think of other steps you can take to become more positive?

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ROSEWCI 10/25/2014 6:09AM

    I always try to find the positive, no matter what the circumstances.....it just makes for a better disposition & state of mind!

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1STBUCKETITEM 10/24/2014 1:29AM

  emoticon Looking for the positive even in a complete "screwed up" day may be a challenge emoticon , but it is always there emoticon

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Just find a way to make "lemonade out of lemons!" emoticon

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RHOOK20047 10/23/2014 9:17PM

    My days are much better when I can keep a positive attitude. Well said.

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BLUEJAY1969 10/23/2014 7:43PM

    I have a ritual of waking up in the morning and as I do my morning stretches I tell myself about the terrific day that I'm going to have where i decide to be happy! It doesn't always work but most times it does and I find it greatly improves my chances of having a great day!
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KIM22211 10/23/2014 3:43PM

    although my hubs has improved GREATLY, he is so much debbie downer and the glass is half empty. The negativity would literally drain me. I can't really get away from him! lol! He pays my bills! lol lol

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LUCYCAN7 10/23/2014 2:32PM

  When I pray!Giving thanks,being thankful emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/23/2014 8:58AM

    Staying positive makes my life so much easier.

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SORTIZA99 10/23/2014 8:20AM

    We need to be POSITIVE ALWAYS.

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BLACK-PRINCESS 10/23/2014 7:10AM

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Willing vs Unwilling Partnership

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Are you a willing or an unwilling partner in your healthy life change journey?

Willing of course meaning you are 100% in or unwilling meaning you are laxed even in the slightest?

I'd say honestly I'm an unwilling partner. I have good and bad days. I'm in it for the long haul and maybe that's what makes the difference for me. I eat what I want, when I want but I've still managed to lose 59 lbs in the past few years. Oh I could have had a bigger number I know that. But I chose to take it slower. I chose to make sure my lbs stayed off. And if that means being laxed than so-be-it.

How about you? What do you think about my analysis?

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LUCYCAN7 10/22/2014 9:20PM

  I am unwilling partner,we have days that we have to eat what we can
and not worry about it.Slow is the BEST way,we WILL keep it off in the
long run that way.It stresses us too much if we worry about every bite
we put in our mouth.Great analysis. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STBUCKETITEM 10/22/2014 6:54PM

  Only "you" know your body rhythm, its cycles, its aching joints, its sore muscles... and only "you" know your mindset. If it takes a little bit longer, that's okay. emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 10/22/2014 2:50PM

    I don't know at this point if I am a willing or unwilling partner... I would guess by your definition, unwilling as I do have my days that I am lax. I eat things that are not so healthy but that if I were to go without I would feel deprived. I want this to be a lasting change and so I'm taking it as slow as I feel is necessary. The fact that I'm dropping considerable weight is, I think, due to the fact that I was eating so poorly before and drinking regular instead of diet cola. I am one that does not have a sensitivity to any particular type of food so I can pretty much have what I want to eat so I think that makes me a bit more willing of a partner than I would be if I had to deprive myself of an entire food group.
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Jeanne

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PEGGY11 10/22/2014 9:08AM

    So true, sure and slow so you can enjoy life and not feel deprived.

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RICKHANN 10/22/2014 8:36AM

    By your definition of healthy lifestyle I'm definitely unwilling, but I don't believe it's all about what you put in your body. My diet and exercise plan includes being lax sometimes and just enjoying life which I also believe is part of healthy lifestyle.

I eat what I believe is fairly well, cheating moderately, exercise and stay active, travel, read & try to continuously learn something new, and don't stress about the little things that may take me off course for those brief moments. I feel I'm improving constantly and that's really all I can do. I'm not and have never been overweight so my perspective is probably a little different from most though.

Taking it slow is not a bad thing. Personally I believe doing it over time is better than a crash diet as long as you eat fairly healthy and listen to what your body is telling you. I think you are a willing partner as long as you follow your plan, and it sounds like you are. Willing partners don't always go down the right path, but they do it together without judgement.

I hope you and your body find your perfect relationship emoticon

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JCLJR4547 10/22/2014 6:53AM

  sounds like your doing great with your own plan. proud of you!

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Another day in paradise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Paradise ~ a state of supreme happiness; bliss.

Is that where you are at in your life? We can choose this you know what I mean? We choose daily how we are going to live today. Make the best choice possible for you and where you are at in your journey.

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KIM22211 10/21/2014 11:10PM

    running away from responsibilities! lol! That is one thing I have learned not to do! lol

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/21/2014 5:45PM

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts. Have a great day!

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BLUEJAY1969 10/21/2014 10:05AM

    Wonderful sentiment! I am going to keep that in the front of my mind along with "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
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ADIRONDACKMOM 10/21/2014 8:49AM

    VERY NICE-- The poster about passing this way is hanging over my front door on a plaque! I love it!!! It has been there since my house was built in 1973! God's blessing upon you also!

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DMEYER4 10/21/2014 7:05AM

  wonderful blog thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

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