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Good-bye Summer!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

1. Good bye summer, we had lots of fun
It's hard to believe that you're almost done
Hiking in mountains and swimming at the beach-
But now I have children to teach.
You will be missed,
It is true!...

we are expecting a deep frost tonight or tomorrow night.
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SIOL55 9/17/2014 11:07PM

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THROOPER62 9/17/2014 6:21PM

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NELLIEH1 9/17/2014 1:43PM

    Thanks so much for the warning! Have done the Community garden gathering, but still have our tomatoes and basil out on the patio...was hoping for one more day of sunshine...before emoticon ...frost, that is... emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 12:10PM

    I'll miss summer too, but there is such beauty in Fall. hmmm . . . wish I could get to feel that way about winter. Next project!

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GREENEYES_42 9/17/2014 12:06PM

    Cute poem! I love the Fall...the leaves are already changing emoticon

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OSDOWNS 9/17/2014 10:26AM

    Cute poem!

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SWEETNEEY 9/17/2014 10:24AM

    Yeah seasons change. Each one has its special moments.

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NASFKAB 9/17/2014 10:02AM

  lovely thoughts

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IOEINC 9/17/2014 8:08AM

    I will miss summer but fall is my favorite time of year!!!

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RD03875 9/17/2014 7:58AM

    It's still Summer until the 21st. I love fall

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FERRETLOVER1 9/17/2014 7:43AM

    Nice poem!

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MSLZZY 9/17/2014 7:23AM

    emoticon But all good things must come to an end-even summer. HUGS!

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TWEETYKC00 9/17/2014 6:40AM

    Now time to enjoy fall as much as we do summer!

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TRYINGHARD54 9/17/2014 5:51AM

    I like cooler weather... have a great day

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Encouraging

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I am thankful for the beauty in my life.
I am going to make a point of encouraging those around me this morning.

  
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KIPSTER52 9/17/2014 9:05PM

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OSDOWNS 9/17/2014 4:49AM

    Happy thought. Thank you.

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JANIEWWJD 9/16/2014 11:58PM

    Beauty is all around us!!! Sometimes all we need to do is look!!!!
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GRAMMYEAC 9/16/2014 9:18PM

    A great plan supported by a beautiful photo.

I would think encouragement would be a major part of your day, as you help students achieve.

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DONNABRIGHT 9/16/2014 4:28PM

    Beautiful photo!

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NELLIEH1 9/16/2014 3:53PM

    oh beautiful! Yes, super plan! How has the day gone? Hope you were encouraged, too, by others around you.

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NASFKAB 9/16/2014 10:44AM

  great plan

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WILSONWR 9/16/2014 9:40AM

    That is a great plan! It helps both them and you.

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RD03875 9/16/2014 8:55AM

    That looks like a fire in your back yard

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SIOL55 9/16/2014 8:18AM

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DENNIS2014 9/16/2014 8:17AM

    Attitude - It ranks way up on the list.

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FERRETLOVER1 9/16/2014 7:40AM

    What a wonderful idea - I will do the same. It's really so easy to encourage people...and it not only makes them feel great, it makes you feel great, too! Thanks!

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MARGARITTM 9/16/2014 7:31AM

    Nice! Thanks for the suggestion. Great picture again!

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GOLFGMA 9/16/2014 7:19AM

    Good strategy for making yourself happier also! emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/16/2014 7:15AM

    An excellent idea. HUGS!

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IOEINC 9/16/2014 7:12AM

    A great plan for this morning!!! Great photo!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Morning beauty

Monday, September 15, 2014

Every morning I take at least 1 minute to enjoy my ride to work.
Even on a busy day, it helps me to stay grounded.

One minute of peace can make a big difference!
Where is your place of beauty?

  
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GRAMMYEAC 9/15/2014 11:23PM

    NH is beautiful!

I walk our dog every morning and now revel in the darkness. It's sometimes punctuated with blazing stars; sometimes with dense, misty fog (especially now in the fall); sometimes with rustling breezes; sometimes with driving rain or falling snow; sometimes with the hum and commotion of frogs, insects and birds.

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THROOPER62 9/15/2014 6:28PM

    Beautiful

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/15/2014 11:13AM

    That is a beautiful picture. Gods grace is everywhere. My moment of peace comes walking out by the pool or sitting out in the back yard enjoying the trees.

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LJOYCE55 9/15/2014 10:22AM

  Thank you for sharing your pic. Looks like you have a great commute.

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NELLIEH1 9/15/2014 9:36AM

    we indeed have constant reminders that GOD is Sovereign...in the wonderful world around us...in our relationships with others...in His words that feed us daily...in the depths of our heart-minds where He desires to dwell more and more fully. Thanks, Jackie for this nudge!

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NASFKAB 9/15/2014 9:31AM

  great beautiful

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GOLFGMA 9/15/2014 9:06AM

    My moment of peace is spent with devotions and prayer before breakfast to start my day. emoticon

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WILSONWR 9/15/2014 8:33AM

    Camping by a lake or river.

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TWEETYKC00 9/15/2014 8:00AM

    Enjoy your morning beauty!

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RD03875 9/15/2014 7:59AM

    Very pretty

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PATSYB7 9/15/2014 7:23AM

    My Zen garden. But my commute is also very lovely. :O)

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FERRETLOVER1 9/15/2014 7:22AM

    I used to walk to my company bus every morning. I would see the most gorgeous sunrises over Lake Michigan! I do miss those views - but not the working part!

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ELRIDDICK 9/15/2014 7:05AM

  Thanks for sharing

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IOEINC 9/15/2014 7:00AM

    I sit on the deck with my morning coffee and watch the sunrise and my doggies play. emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 9/15/2014 6:57AM

  Lovely!

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MSLZZY 9/15/2014 6:57AM

    Right here in my little town.

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MARGARITTM 9/15/2014 6:57AM

    Beautiful picture - I wander outside before work - sometimes see the loons.

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Mowing the Lawn...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am thankful today for a wonderful husband who mows the lawn for me all the time.
Today was my first time mowing in about 5 years.
I forgot just how much work it it to mow a lawn....

  
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LJOYCE55 9/15/2014 10:22AM

  Why did you learn to start the mower? Mistake.

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NASFKAB 9/14/2014 10:04PM

  great exercise

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GRAMMYEAC 9/14/2014 9:40PM

    It is hard work! And good exercise!

It's nice to have someone to take care of some of the daily chores...

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NELLIEH1 9/14/2014 9:18PM

    It surely is!!! Jim and I share it now, too, with our push hand lawn mower....tchtchtchtchtch...love that sound!

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PHEBESS 9/14/2014 8:40PM

    I hope you counted it as your cardio!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/14/2014 7:39PM

    emoticon lucky you i need to get out and do mine my excuse is the water is on

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1JACKIE542 9/14/2014 6:58PM

    emoticon Really is hard work

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WESTERNSAGE 9/14/2014 6:10PM

    Our previous house had a big yard with hills. I did it when I first bought the house and then my husband did it after we were married until he became unable to do it due to age related conditions setting in. Since I was still working I couldn't do it any more either. Now I am retired and we have a different house with a smaller and flatter yard. Husband says he will be doing it now. We'll see. Are we putting any bets it will be mine to do before this is all over?

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68ANNE 9/14/2014 6:09PM

    I only have a manual mower

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ACRAIG921 9/14/2014 5:49PM

    It is great exercise. My hubby usually does it, but if he's working a ton of hours, I'll do it to help him out.

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MSLZZY 9/14/2014 5:38PM

    We should mow too but it is Sunday and DH has other things to do first. Plus, DS has the lawnmower at his house.

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KATIBUG49 9/14/2014 5:32PM

    Love the picture - my husband mows our yard as well, I'm not sure when I have ever done it.

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KALISWALKER 9/14/2014 5:26PM

    Great to focus on the positives. Let's get our 5%

Lynn

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WIFE48 9/14/2014 4:58PM

    My husband mows the lawn for me too.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/14/2014 4:43PM

    Yeah, lawn mowing is a real workout! Hubby usually mows ours, but he broke his wrist so I'm going to mow the lawn for him tomorrow. I'm just glad that our weather is so much cooler now!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/14/2014 4:01PM

    I have never mowed the lawn, my husband did for years and now a neighbor does it. I am blessed.

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JCLJR4547 9/14/2014 3:57PM

  good exercise!

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Remembering 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hold your precious memories close of meaningful days.
Sift out the pain and loss.
Cling to the goodness and the love forever.
Even on the most horrible of days, find the goodness that God has placed there.

  
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JANIEWWJD 9/13/2014 12:15AM

    Praying for all Americans!!! God bless America!!!!
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GRAMMYEAC 9/12/2014 4:11PM

    Very well said!

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ABBY_G 9/11/2014 10:33AM

    Well said.

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This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories.

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RD03875 9/11/2014 7:32AM

    emoticon Very nice!

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    Remembering the 3000. emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 9/11/2014 6:57AM

    emoticon We will never forget. 09-11-2001

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OSDOWNS 9/11/2014 6:35AM

    Yes.

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TATTER3 9/11/2014 6:30AM

    We need to be alert to not only the past, but present danger from those who would destroy the innocent. Thanks for posting


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TWEETYKC00 9/11/2014 5:56AM

    very true

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