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Hospital waiting rooms . . .

Thursday, November 29, 2012



I know this is a very odd blog for me, but this is how I spent my day yesterday. I am exhausted, but have to go to work today.

Yesterday, my brother had neck surgery. At the same time, his wife is also in the same hospital. She started to go into labor a month early (on Sunday) & because she was dilated, they couldn't let her go home even though the contractions had stopped.

After my brother got to his room, they allowed me to wheel my sister-in-law down to see him. While we were down there, her contractions started again. I might be an aunt this morning, but I won't know until I get to work & call my mom (who stayed at the hospital last night).

I got to the hospital at 7:30 yesterday morning & didn't leave until 7:40 last night.

Consequently, my diet was a disaster yesterday. Although I did have a pretty healthy lunch yesterday, I had a protein bar & a granola bar for dinner. emoticon

My nephews are with either the neighbors or with family right now as we wait for my brother, sis-in-law & baby to get home. I go over tomorrow to spend the day with my brother at home (he is to be released today).

I would appreciate your prayers. emoticon

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Update: Nov. 29, 2012 8:55 a.m. (EST)

It's a girl.
Born 3:42 a.m. (EST)
5 lbs. 5 oz.
17 inches long
Dark curly hair (like her mom's).

  
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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 3:49PM

    Congratulations !! You are such a wonderful sister. Best wishes for the new baby and family.

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/29/2012 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon It's wonderful news about your new niece! Take care of yourself so you will be able to enjoy some time with the newest family member.

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/29/2012 11:57AM

    Congrats Auntie! Hope his surgery was a success!

Today pamper your body after work. You deserve a rest emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/29/2012 11:27AM

    Congrats on being an auntie! Hope your brother's doing better!

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CINDYAST 11/29/2012 10:43AM

    Congrats on becoming an aunt, hope everyone is doing well this morning. Remember to take care of yourself too! I said a prayer for everyone just now.
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MICKEYH 11/29/2012 10:00AM

    Congratulations for becoming a brand new auntie !! Best wishes for the baby girl and quick recovery for the Mom. I hope your brother's surgery was successful.

I am sorry that you had a very tired day yesterday. While your brother was in surgery, I hope the hospital stuff were very informative, and let you know what's up and what's going on about your brother. When I had to take my hubby at VA hospital for hernia disk survey about a year ago. I was at hospital waiting rooms for nearly 13 hr. from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. The Surgery did not take but like hour and half. But the delay was the previous patient before him had a complications and got delay. So my husband had to wait for long time plus waiting time for his own recovery time at hospital. What made me very tired and upset was that hospital stuff neglect and did not informed me of what's going on. According to the schedules he should be finish by 1:30 pm. And ready to go home shortly after. Me and him got separated by the stuff early in the morning for his preparation. But no sign of him finishing up about 2:30 pm and I went to nurse station to check him out, be cause I thought he was having some type of complication, it was way past schedule time. but nurse said he just went into surgery room. Then they told me of previous patient complications story the first time. I was stunned at that point. If I could not stay with him the same room, I could at least go home and come back to pick him up. It was a very long long worrying day with nothing. For that matter, I hate hospital waiting room.


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CRAMOMMY 11/29/2012 9:31AM

    Congratulations on your neice! I hope mom and baby are doing well :)

Praying your brother heals quickly...



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BIGPAWSUP 11/29/2012 9:21AM

    Congratulations Auntie! Hope mom and baby are well.

Best of luck emoticon to your brother. You are awesome sister!

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MOWINELADY 11/29/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon on being an aunt. Glad everything is looking good but I know it was stressful when it was happening. Have a great time and enjoy your new niece!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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KJELLYBEAN15 11/29/2012 8:24AM

    Will be praying for your brother's recovery, a safe birth for the baby and your sister in law, and also for your strength to get through it all while being everything you need to be for your family. Sending you many hugs.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/29/2012 7:51AM

    What a long day got you,I pray you all do well today; Hold that new baby with much love. Bsically that is what we all need.....

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KONRAD695 11/29/2012 7:13AM

    All this going on and you still take the time wish us a wonderful day. Thank tyou.
Yes I will send some good thoughts your way. Hang in there.

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MLH148 11/29/2012 7:05AM

    Thinking of you. Hope all goes well

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TDEMAIO2 11/29/2012 5:39AM

    emoticon Bless your heart and prayers for fast recovery for your brother and welcome to the new blessing to your family : )

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EOWYN2424 11/29/2012 5:19AM

    They should provide sleeping bags for visitors! ;)

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DAWN14163 11/29/2012 5:15AM

    Hospitals are dreadful places to be hanging around in. I hope and pray all went well with your brother's surgery and that your SiL is OK. xx
Look after yourself today, get plenty of rest.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/29/2012 5:08AM

    And you have my prayers.

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LISAN0415 11/29/2012 4:43AM

    Oh sorry to hear about all that stress, I hope his surgery went very well, and that when she has the baby it's a peaceful delivery and a healthy baby.

I hope you get to catch up on some rest too!

Best wishes for a better day!
Lisa

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What are you made of?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012



Go get 'em today!!! Give it ALL you've got!! Don't quit!!

If we keep pushing -- together -- all day, every day, then we can anticipate this:



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Blessings to you!!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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TDEMAIO2 11/28/2012 9:27PM

    Love it emoticon

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CINDYAST 11/28/2012 8:05PM

    Ha! Loved the abs of steel poster!

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ERINMARIE424 11/28/2012 7:55PM

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/28/2012 12:52PM

    Very cool! :)

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BIGPAWSUP 11/28/2012 10:12AM

    Cute!

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PAANDRUS 11/28/2012 9:08AM

    Ha ha thats funny!! Love the last one!! Cracks me up! Thanks

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MICKEYH 11/28/2012 8:48AM

    emoticon for sharing !! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 11/28/2012 8:40AM

    Love the Abs of Steel at the airport! I want those too! LOL.

Hope you're having a great week so far.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/28/2012 8:07AM

    emoticon I loved your post!

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KJELLYBEAN15 11/28/2012 8:00AM

    Love it! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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CAT609 11/28/2012 7:04AM

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BRACEYM1 11/28/2012 6:53AM

    haha, ditto!

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/28/2012 6:51AM

  Cool! I'll have to keep working on those "steel" abs!

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LISAN0415 11/28/2012 6:46AM

    Oh yes, having our Buns of steel setting off metal detectors is such a bother... LOL

:)

Thanks for the smile!

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OTEN36 11/28/2012 6:40AM

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NCSUE0514 11/28/2012 6:15AM

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Weight loss/exercise funnies.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Don't let this be you:



I am in a very chipper mood considering it's 4:30 a.m. Decided to have some fun on my blog today. emoticon I hope you enjoy it.

I hope you're not allergic to exercise.



This is what we all want, right?



The truth is:



And:



Let's do this!! Keep your eyes on the prize!!!

I hope you have a wonderfully fantastic day!!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon




  
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ACHANSO 3/9/2014 7:46PM

    Love it! Thanks fir the humor.
Laughter is the best medicine...or at least a great one! :)

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/31/2013 9:51PM

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LISAN0415 11/28/2012 5:54AM

    LOL, reminds me of my favorite:

"I Have been dietinmg all morning, am I skinny yet?!"

LOL

Thanks for the smiles!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/28/2012 12:28AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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AURORAMILLET 11/27/2012 6:06PM

    lol!!!

A great collection of Truths!

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CINDYAST 11/27/2012 4:31PM

    Fun! Thanks for the grins today!

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/27/2012 2:15PM

    Thanks for the levity! Hope you are having a great day. emoticon

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MICKEYH 11/27/2012 11:06AM

    Yay!! I can do it and we can do it !! Let't do it together and win in life together !!

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MOWINELADY 11/27/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon These are too true we all want results but the only way it will happen is if we make the changes in our lifestyle to make it happen.

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FELINA 11/27/2012 9:40AM

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BIGPAWSUP 11/27/2012 9:16AM

    Very cute! Thanks!

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STHAX10 11/27/2012 8:54AM

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NANCYRUBIO 11/27/2012 8:25AM

    Thanks, a great visual blog. Easy to read, easier to understand.

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KJELLYBEAN15 11/27/2012 7:42AM

    Thanks for starting my day off with a smile. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

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DARLY55 11/27/2012 7:36AM

    emoticon Thanks for the morning pick-me-up-and-get-me-moving!

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MLH148 11/27/2012 7:21AM

    Great start for my day! emoticon

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/27/2012 6:43AM

  Perfect! Thanks for the funnies!

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TDEMAIO2 11/27/2012 5:43AM

    emoticon for the morning giggle : ) GREAT way to start the day emoticon

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DFROMTX 11/27/2012 5:42AM

    Thanks for the chuckles..................nice way to start the day.

Happy Sparking!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/27/2012 4:52AM

    ROTFLMAO! Oh, this was funny!

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Are you happy?

Monday, November 26, 2012



I have discovered since I started this healthy lifestyle journey that eating healthier & exercising makes me happy. I anticipated that it was going to be hard work & some days it is, but for the most part, it's not so bad.

I have healthy snacks ready to grab in my fridge (cut freggies). I do this on Sunday so that I'm ready for the work week. I keep healthy snacks in my desk drawer at work. If I'm going away from the house for a bit (other than work) I have my filled ice water bottle & a couple of healthy snacks.

I also always have my gym bag packed & ready in my car for my trip to the gym on the way home from work.

Just a few little tweaks in my life & I'm getting healthier & happier. Not a bad deal. emoticon

Question of the day: What are you going to do today to live a healthier, happier lifestyle?

Have a fantastic week!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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LISAN0415 11/28/2012 5:55AM

    So true! Thanks for sharing! :)

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/28/2012 12:32AM

    I'm happier. Not completely happy, but I'm making good steps in the right direction!

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1EMMA2011 11/27/2012 12:29AM

    To answer your question, I am going to keep being friends with you!! You cheer me up and I feel the same about what you are blogging!!

Spark On my Friend!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/26/2012 9:51PM

    Right on!
I have planned my menu for the week to have a successful finish to the 5% challenge. I've even made a few recipes and prepared some lunches and dinners for later in the week. The fridge is stocked with fresh produce. Fruit bowl on the counter is filled up with fruit I can easily grab for a snack. Feeling good about all this.
I'm also decluttering the bedroom closet. Packed three garbage bags with old, over-sized clothes because I don't ever plan to need them again. Some persons in Ghana will receive some fabulous new clothes in the spring. I'm glad I can donate them to women who have very little.
Today is a great day for me. I'm moving forward.
Thanks for a great blog.

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ERINMARIE424 11/26/2012 9:31PM

    I hate that old saying "a moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips" but it's so true. I am so often tempted by treats, mostly at work, or when I go to the grocery store tired. I have pretty much learned the happy medium between letting myself enjoy a treat every once in a while and going completely overboard!

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BRAVEONE92 11/26/2012 7:26PM

    I am so happy for you, that you are working on
being healthy and happy! That is wonderful!
I too, am in a SP challenge to get off sugar.
Though I don't have deep cravings for it,
it is in almost everything packaged in our
foods.

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KALANTHA 11/26/2012 7:18PM

    Wooohoooo!

You're right about EVERYTHING! AND, we are happier because we can be proud of our efforts and accomplishments!!!

Way to go!

As for what I'm doing to become healthier: I'm trying to take the stairs more. My workplace is on the 6th floor, so I have lots of opportunities!

Keep up the great work!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/26/2012 1:39PM

    This is a great blog and something we don't always focus on (but should).

I haven't been happy with myself lately so I need to get back to doing what did make me happy. Thanksgiving was tough but that's a far gone excuse. I'm gonna just get back to basics.

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KONRAD695 11/26/2012 1:04PM

    I like your healthy life mods, it's amazing how easy they can be. I'm thinking or renting a locker for winter at my gym ($10/month), frozen shoes and clothes are no fun to put on.
What am I going to do to be healthy? Well, I'm still sick and closing the bar again, so not much. Going to the Y for a light workout and a long steam room. Eating lots of fruit and salad. Time for that workout. Have a good day. emoticon

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PAANDRUS 11/26/2012 12:03PM

    I have my 5 small meals planned already for today! Trying to stay on track thru this Holiday season!! I did it last year I will this year too!

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MICKEYH 11/26/2012 10:02AM

    Thanks for sharing. I also learned in my well being to healthy living, that it is very important for preparation. When I'm out and about, if I did not prepared healthy snacks, I have no choice but stoping to first food place. And I know it is not good for me, even though some of them carry healthy choice nowadays. For our physically and financially well being, we all shall prepared for ourselves.

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MOWINELADY 11/26/2012 8:40AM

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KJELLYBEAN15 11/26/2012 7:56AM

    Thanks. I didn't do too well over the long weekend. And I missed my workout! So today I am most definitely going to hit the gym. And WILL drink my water. I can't believe how out of it I feel when I go off plan and dont work out.

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TDEMAIO2 11/26/2012 6:32AM

    emoticon Thank you : ) I exercise first thing every morning to get my day started right - to me it helps me through out the day : )

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COCK-ROBIN 11/26/2012 5:58AM

    Very good. I'm proud of you. And that's the way to be happy.

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DAWN14163 11/26/2012 5:34AM

    I feel much happier when I am in control of my appetite rather than it being in control of me! Exercising always (well nearly!) makes me feel better.

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GAPEACHES73 11/26/2012 5:15AM

    I have fallen of the wagon & ready to get back on. I have noticed that when I'm eating healthier & being active I do feel happier. I feel alive, lots of energy and just all over goodness.

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Count your blessings . . .

Sunday, November 25, 2012

name them one by one. ~ Johnson Oatman, Jr. ~



There are so many things we can take for granted on any given day -- the sun that comes up each morning, the breaths we take, the roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet. How about the blessings that you can't touch, like love, good health, or a kindness shown by another?



The adults in my family stopped exchanging Christmas gifts years ago. Instead, we spend time together. We have everything we could ever possibly need or want & time is so precious.

Today, count your blessings & think of ways you can spend time with those you love. Time is so short on this earth.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/26/2012 4:45PM

    Reading your blog always brightens my mornings! Thank you so much for your insightful words.

I read on your page that you love to travel.... And saw your holiday photos at the beach... If you're ever heading my way (Canberra, Australia) you and your loved ones are always welcome to stay with us.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/25/2012 11:04PM

    Your blogs always move me~

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/25/2012 9:30PM

    Count your many blessings...
each and every day.
It's so each to go through a day and forget to give thanks for the host of blessings we receive from the big ones right to the littlest blessings. Good reminder to me that I need to practice thankfulness each and every day.
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Maria

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MICKEYH 11/25/2012 5:15PM

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder. We really should appreciate the things or person we have in our life. We tend to be forget appreciation and tend to be complain the thing we don't have. Love this blog.(and any others of yours.) Thanks again and take care for now.

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KONRAD695 11/25/2012 3:31PM

    Totally agree. People ask me what I would like for birthday/Christmas presents- My response, no gifts. The best thing that happened on my birthday was the entire family eating dinner and conversing together. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 11/25/2012 1:56PM

    This is the most important thing. To spend time with those you love. You are amazing!

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NKOUAMI26 11/25/2012 12:58PM

    Thank you so much for this! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 11/25/2012 11:44AM

    Time with loved ones is the most important and precious gift in the world.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 11/25/2012 10:52AM

    Amen!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/25/2012 9:52AM

    And we are blessed.

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HORSESX4 11/25/2012 9:28AM

    Thans for taking the time to blog... emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/25/2012 9:18AM

    Helen Keller's ability to see beauty should teach us much

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MLH148 11/25/2012 9:13AM

    I agree. I see the people frantically BUYING this weekend and wonder why.

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TDEMAIO2 11/25/2012 8:54AM

    AMEN : ) Blessing are the greatest gift- Thank you : )

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LABRATIAM 11/25/2012 8:32AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing this and reminding us all to count our blessings!

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