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Excitement

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Today I'm living life with excitement..Ever watch a dog especially when they play. They put their whole life into it and are so excited..just full of joy and excited for a pet or a treat..Today I'm being excited about everything...Life is exciting even the ups and downs..One thing I'm excited about is I no longer have the fever and feel bad and have been for one walk even though it is so cold out for me..I am excited to be backt o hooking the rug and having the energy to do laundry and shell pecans. I'm an exciting person...

Several photos to share. ...
This is one of the family crest rugs. I have it now completed except for the tasels and hanging bar and this photo shows it still on the backing.

Hubby has finished the sunflowers. I thought they needed to be taller but so thankful he even made them so now 4 will be Christmas gifts.

  
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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 11/17/2012 6:39PM

    Very talented couple and I LOVE pecans...yum!

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/17/2012 3:02PM

    So glad your feeling better. I too, admire dogs. When ever I am having a hard day, there are the dogs. Smiles of faces, kisses galore. Henley even shares his drool lol. Love the rug. Your so talented. Looks like your Hubby is as well. Sunflowers are cute!

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CINDYSDAY 11/16/2012 2:45PM

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READYBETTY 11/15/2012 9:26PM

    It's a wonderful feeling to be feeling our best and that's exciting!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 11/15/2012 2:29PM

    Yay for hubbies!

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GYMRAT_AT44 11/15/2012 2:19PM

    I need to take the dog advise for sure... I have a terrier just like the one in the picture and he is just like that when he is running and let loose... just need to remember to "open the gate" for myself. Thanks for the reminder.


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KRISTINSGOALS 11/15/2012 2:05PM

    YAY for excitement!!

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KIMPY225 11/15/2012 1:34PM

    Very nice!

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LATTELEE 11/15/2012 1:25PM

  Love the open gate!

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I am proud of myself

Wednesday, November 14, 2012



I am so proud of myself for several reasons..first I can laugh at my mistakes and 2nd I didn't indulge yesterday evening.

To explain.....First on Monday night I didn't get but 4 hours sleep..and so yesterday I was so groggy and tired and just felt awful all day.So had planned to get a bath and hit the bed early. I had just turned off my computer around 6pm. and my land line phone rang...now we rarely answer it as mostly it is telemarketers and I only have it for internet service..but decided to answer...a good friend was on the line...this is the gist of our conversation...
A: Where are you?
Me: Laughing...home
A: Where are you supposed to be?
Me: still laughing I guess at home why?
A: What day is this?
Me: Tuesday why?
A: Your ladies are here!!!

Now this conversation would sound so strange but it hit me like a ton of bricks...I'm in 2 art guilds and one meets at 6:30 the 1st Tuesday night of the month..but they had changed it to the 2nd since voting was going on the 1st Tuesday...and guess what...I was in charge of the program..I had invited a lady from a large gallery in another larger town to come in and speak...duh!!! So told A I would be right there...ran in the bathroom sprayed on some perfume, dabbed a little mascara on grabbed my wrap and got hubby to drive me..now reason I wanted him to drive as it was already dark and I don't drive well in the dark and then too I would probably speed which can lead to worst things happening..but I believe he was the slowest driver on the road!!! I was chewing my nails and pulling my hair..but got there in 20 minutes..the busness meeting part was over and I got there just in time to introduce the speaker...The first reason why I was proud of myself was I didn't make excuses but just laughed right along with everyone else.

2nd reason I'm proud of myself was the meeting was helding in a local cafe and they served pizza and dessert...but since I had eaten a late lunch at 4 I wasn't hungry so didn't touch a thing...

The only bad thing out of the whole ordeal was I woke this morning with low grade fever and imagine that was why I had been feeling so bad and didn't sleep the day before..Probably a sinus infection so going to go drink some hot herbal tea and get my bath and go to bed early.

But today I'm proud of myself!!!

  
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MAZACK 11/18/2012 10:59AM

    Glad you recouped on where you were supposed to be. Sometimes we really do extend ourselves some and just don't have time to feel sick. .

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MOSTMOM1 11/17/2012 9:06AM

    Glad you made it there in time! Hope you're feeling better by now.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 11/15/2012 9:16AM

    Good for you for being able to take it all in stride :) Hope you are feeling better soon!

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CINDYSDAY 11/15/2012 6:52AM

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MISSY455 11/15/2012 2:31AM

    emoticon Hope you feel better after a good night's sleep. You should be very proud of yourself for not eating when you weren't hungry. Especially desserts!

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/14/2012 8:52PM

    emoticon I can imagine you being proud, keep the good work up emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 11/14/2012 8:03PM

    Good on you. give yourself a pat on the back.

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I am brave

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


You know you have to be brave to face the world today..and so today I'm brave!!! I'm brave in heart and I'm brave enough to get out when I'm cold and achy to walk. I'm brave when I have to face everyday problems and brave to be who I am. So today stand with me and be brave!!!

  
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DOROTHYBERO 11/14/2012 8:57AM

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HOLLYM48 11/13/2012 3:30PM

    Good for you! That is awesome. I will be brave with you but inside vs outside since it is only 22d degrees out!


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Definition of Beautiful

Monday, November 12, 2012



I just love this picture..With all the stuff we see in ads and on tv we think that being beautiful is being young and being skinny..of which I'm neither..but I am beautiful!!! Beauty comes from within..I have decided I will never be skinny and really don't think I want to be skinny in the way I see women on tv and in ads..some look downright sick...but I am way too heavy for my body and I will continue to lose though it will be slow (I put this weight on over a period of years and know it is best to take it off slow)..I am getting healthier and now when I look in the mirror I tell myself..."I am beautiful"...and you know it works as then others see me as beautiful.

  
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CINDYSDAY 11/13/2012 11:54AM

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MOSTMOM1 11/13/2012 8:18AM

    I agree. If we think it, that's usually what we end up being. We're beautiful, amazing, brilliant, strong Sparkers!
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READYBETTY 11/13/2012 7:21AM

    I have a message over my full length mirror which says, "Beauty comes in all sizes". I'm looking forward to future smaller sizes but I'm enjoying my beauty now, too.

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CAKAROO 11/13/2012 6:03AM

    way to go

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    What an awesome sentiment! emoticon

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Acceptance

Sunday, November 11, 2012



Today I'm rewarding myself with acceptance..I accept myself the way I am..God made me this way. I can make myself a better person by becoming as healthy as I can and realize I'm beautiful inside and out..

  
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TROOPER1961 11/12/2012 5:58AM

    emoticon mantra for the week!

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CINDYSDAY 11/11/2012 12:34PM

    great job


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JACKIE542 11/11/2012 11:30AM

    Great saying! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 11/11/2012 11:27AM

    SO true. Thank you for sharing

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ALICIAYOUNG1127 11/11/2012 11:20AM

    Thank you!

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HOLLYM48 11/11/2012 10:58AM

    Way to go. I love what you said. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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