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You are beautiful in every single way

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I'm not a head turner beautiful but my mama taught me to keep a smile on my face and a pep in my step.Do good for others not expecting anything in return.I have a beautiful attitude,heart,and soul.I am a wonderful Mom of 4 and Grammy to almost 10 with 4 Great Grandkids and I'm a super great wife.God blessed me with a positive outgoing personality.I can accomplish anything I attempt to do.One thing I am not is patient with MEAN people.Don't get me wrong I'm not a saint by any means.I laugh at funny stuff on Facebook but when it comes to mean sharp tongued people giving someone trouble I'm in it to defend and hold up a strong front.I was a victim of many bullies growing up and hate it when I see someone being treated badly.I hate to see someone verbally abusing their mother father or grandparents and I will say something.whether oriental,black,white or Hispanic it's not acceptable!!You are too special to be treated so awful.... emoticon SUSAN

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TRAVELGO 10/16/2014 10:15PM


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JAMBABY0 10/16/2014 9:12PM

    Do on to others how would have done on to you. Thanks for sharing

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Sometimes being a good citizen backfires!

Friday, September 12, 2014

I was running after the neighbors grandson and of course he was in the busy street. I know not my business,but I'm human and nobody was watching him. I'm not going to ignore a 2 year old in the street!! Of course I rang the doorbell to hear them all hollering his name.. JUSTIN!!!His gram answered the door, snatched Justin and asked "What are you doing with him"? Before I could answer his mama comes out the door screaming She could be a kidnapper!!Really would I be changing my mind and bring him back to the front door??Oh Lord!! Grampa finally calms everyone down and says the back door is standing open!! After all the commotion all the women did was give me the STINKEYE!!I told Grampa next time I'll just call the doggone Police.It brings up the question.. Do I help kids if they are lost or hurt?Get help?Call the Police?I could hardly leave Justin in the street!! The neighbors were all flabbergasted at these peoples attitudes at me.I'm still fuming!Have a Great day Sparkies emoticon SUSAN

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LACY77 9/12/2014 5:20PM

    You did the right thing...

Something too many in our society have forgotten these days.

Keep doing it.

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ALOOGOBI 9/12/2014 4:56PM

    Kudos to you for helping keep a child safe! Your actions could have saved his life, literally. His family sounds a bit off, to be sure. I would say continue to help. but don't expect a thank you. It's not the kid's fault his parents and grandparents don't know how to behave kindly. Perhaps your act of kindness will be a good influence on them! Have a lovely weekend. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/12/2014 4:48PM

    I've been through similar. Unreal. But it's worth it to keep the kid safe.

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I once was lost but now I'm found...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I loved that song as a child and would shamelessly step up on stage and sing my heart out to my minister Granddad. Folks I have been wallowing in grief for my dog! I realized I have not been caring for myself in the last few months. It seems I always jump into taking care of everyone but ME!!I let my weight creep back on noticing my tightening waist in my shorts but not doing anything about it. I have been taking care of so many people and problems this Spring and Summer that I got put on the back burner. I'm feeling anxiety and shame. All the hard work and years of self Love/respect/care and it's flushed down the toilet just like that! I had to pass the torch for my sweet mother in law on to her daughters and get a grip. My anxiety has been all over the place with Mom getting sick our Grandkids having babies(going to help with the other two toddlers) our daughter being pregnant and sick. I just didn't make ME a priority. Now I know it sounds like I'm feeling sorry for myself and making excuses but NO that's not it. I'm acknowledging the fact, admitting it and READY to do something about it! I started off on Sunday after Church by having a huge salad of veggies only w/the dressing on the side. After lunch it was sit-ups treadmill, elliptical and a lot of water. I am starting back at the retirement home on Monday and My walking troop on Wednesday. I signed up for a 5k in October!! WISH ME LUCK SPARKIES!!! emoticon SUSAN

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    Oh I'm so sorry for your loss honey. Grieving is a process and things happen during the process. Glad you're taking stock and doing something for yourself. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/11/2014 2:13PM

    Grief is a tough emotion, and we always seem to beat ourselves up for allowing ourselves to be sad. And others seem to think there's a timeline when we should be "over it." Just do baby steps in getting yourself moving again.

p.s. I've thought about you since your last blog and it broke my heart how he kissed you goodbye, then laid down and died. I think that would have broken my heart so badly, it would have prolonged the grief.

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With God's help I will overcome!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Where do I begin?Everything seems to have gone haywire!I guess I will start with my beloved mother in law.She had a relapse from a previous stroke.We rushed to her side and were thrilled to see her sitting up giving the nurses grief(they love her)Our grandsons son was born(that makes us 4 greats)our AC did a nosedive,the car broke down,Our new roof sprung a leak,Our pregnant daughter fell from a rotten porch at her home..scary!She is ok!!We got the car back and on the way home it stalled at a red light and had to be towed back to the garage.The 100 degree temps have not been kind.To make all matters worse my darling loved old dog Mocha had a cancerous tumor removed,she got better,fell ill again and after a week of suffering,We decided to have her humanely euthanized/put to sleep.I was really hurting because she has always been my heart.I was sitting beside her,she crawled into my lap,licked my face,layed down and died.At first I thought wow she is content.I rubbed her side then realized she had quit breathing.That has been a week ago and my heart is broken.I had prayed for God to take her and he answered my prayer.My husband bought her for our kids but she picked me.We had her 16 1/2 years!!A lot of well meaning friends have said I'm acting like I'm mourning a person.Get over it!! they say.I Loved that dog,she was my shadow,always waiting when I returned home,always my shoulder!!A lot of you can relate.I just don't know how to heal from her loss.I've prayed,volunteered at the no kill shelter which is really hard seeing all the waggy tails.My husband bless him has suggested we get another dog right away to take my mind off of our loss.I'm sorry dogs are like people there are not two alike.Hopefully I can get back on track at Sparkpeople and lose a bunch of weight!!I could use your prayers Sparkies!!
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BETTERHEALTH123 9/9/2014 9:49AM

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Let me know if you get another one. Not sure how people where you live adjusted to those very high temperatures. Take care.

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FRAN0426 9/4/2014 5:20PM

    Sorry for the loss of your loved fur baby, yes those of us who love our pets do mourn them when it is their time to pass. We had two Shelties , one for 19 years and the other 14 years and it is a terrible loss. When the first on passed we had the second one within six months or maybe a little less time, The second one did help ease the pain with a new puppy needing so much training.
I do remember all the dogs fondly, and have great memories--and you will too.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/4/2014 2:55PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our animal companions are a loved part of our families and there is such a gap when they are gone. I still miss my dear old Arbuckle daily. Take the time to grieve for your friend and show your feelings the proper respect.
Drink your water, and get out and walk. Work hard to put yourself first and you will surely get back on track.

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WIFE48 9/4/2014 2:53PM

    Losing a pet is so hard because they are a part of our families. I encourage you to read the poem Rainbow bridge. It was a comfort to me when we lost our pet.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/4/2014 1:05PM

    Oh, how I feel your pain. Honestly, they ARE like grieving for our dearly departed humans. And having been such a big part of our lives, they are like family. I went through similar with a cat I loved dearly for 13 years. It took me a long time to heal, and I waited until I was ready to get my boys (on my page). For awhile, I didn't think I'd get another pet ever. So sorry for your loss. And I hope life calms down for you a bit. Sounds like my life - always tidal waving me.

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BYEPOUNDS 9/4/2014 12:26PM

    I hope you will share some of the special moments with your dog, here on the blog.

Best to you.

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One thing after another I am superwoman ;)

Monday, August 11, 2014

I have been so busy with neighbors and family I have barely had a chance to enjoy being LAZY!!Our neighbor had a stroke and I cared for her until she got a daycare nurse, my mother in law also suffered a mild stroke and I stayed with her for 2 weeks! Then our granddaughter broke her leg, we had a house full of grandkids and adults for 10 days, Then our grandsons wife gave birth 5 weeks early(a girl)His brother's wife has preeclampsia she's due with a boy next week, I returned in time to taxi my youngest to her ultrasound appt. Its a BOY!!!Then my mother in law wound up back in the hospital with her third stroke and we jetted off to help care for her again. She is 93 and she has been sitting in her house with no AC for a month in 90-100 degree temps! The Doctor said it was definitely a contributing factor in her stroke. I couldn't stand it I paid a company to repair her AC and she cried like I bought her a diamond ring. My DH found out and bragged to everyone which upset me because I don't want Glory I want her to be comfortable!!Now time to relax...with one eye open and one foot on the floor
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BOHEMIANCAT 8/12/2014 9:44AM

    You are a saint! What a great person and great neighbor you are. I hope everyone gets better and you get some time for yourself.

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