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no compromise!!

Sunday, May 05, 2013


Don't have much to say today. Had nice visit yesterday and work up to frost and for May5th where I live that is unheard of. But strangely it did not hurt the garden. It must have been a flash one and was in and out in a flash.
Slept late this morning so missed church. Just going to enjoy life today. Eat leftovers and cross stitch some. Getting a walk in first.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/6/2013 8:49AM

    Love the quote! It is so true.

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CAKAROO 5/6/2013 6:15AM

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/6/2013 3:12AM

    We didn't have frost, but was 20 degrees cooler. Strange weather we are having. Have a super Monday!!

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MICKEYH 5/6/2013 2:15AM

    emoticon glad you had a good visit.

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GLORIAMAJDI 5/5/2013 10:49PM

    LOVE the quote! It's so true! Hope you enjoyed your day - I hope that I can cross stitch after I get this exam over with in a few months! I really miss it!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 5/5/2013 10:11PM

   
We are also having crazy weather, too. emoticon on going in your walk.



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DOROTHYBERO 5/5/2013 6:18PM

    Barbara - this weather sure if crazy - we are having gorgeous weather here in PA.

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GEMLADYONE 5/5/2013 3:15PM

    Glad your visit yesterday went well....taking it easy today sounds nice.

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MBEHNKEN 5/5/2013 12:31PM

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visit from Miss Molly

Saturday, May 04, 2013


Miss Molly and her family came for a visit today. We so enjoyed having them. A good change from the usual daily routine. We walked around a lot outside and looked at the garden and all the fruit trees and flowers. It was so cold though so came in and she watched me do some cross stitching. She did some coloring with my water color pens in her coloring book and we played with her puppy "Lilwwy" (lily) and my dog Gracie. We ate a marinated grilled beef roast, roasted new potatoes, carrots and onions, steamed asparagus and fresh salad from our garden. We topped it off with a peach dump cake which is like a cobbler. It is Miss Molly's favorite. The asparagus and lettuce were fresh from the garden and the peaches were from last year's harvest from the freezer. We will have several meals from the roast this week. So won't have to do much cooking this next week. But we had a wonderful time. I think I give in to Miss Molly way too much. Her mom says I spoil her. She wanted to blow bubbles so I mixed some dish detergent with a little water and cut off a plastic water bottle and also took an old pair of eye glasses and broke out the lens and we used them to blow our bubbles. Now that really wasn't spoiling her...that was just having fun!!

I couldn't ask for a sweeter, more loving daughter in love and I feel so blest to have them all in my life.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/5/2013 9:04PM

    Sounds like such a fun day and such a wonderful photo!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 5/5/2013 11:56AM

    I'm so glad that you had such a great day!

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CAKAROO 5/5/2013 8:17AM

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MICKEYH 5/5/2013 2:34AM

    Glad you had a wonderful day!

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motto

Friday, May 03, 2013


This has been my motto almost all my life. Happiness is a choice so choose to be happy.

  
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NIMAWEYGH 5/4/2013 4:56PM

    I sure needed to be reminded of that motto today, thanks for sharing.

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MOSTMOM1 5/4/2013 9:53AM

    Happy is good stuff.
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/4/2013 9:42AM

    I definately needed tha reminder today! Thanks for sharing :)

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CAKAROO 5/4/2013 7:54AM

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CATFISH_FAN 5/4/2013 7:52AM

    Good Motto!

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MICKEYH 5/4/2013 12:52AM

    emoticon me too !! emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 5/3/2013 10:15PM

    I agree with your philosophy!

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BARB4HEALTH 5/3/2013 3:31PM

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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/3/2013 12:29PM

    Good motto! Susana emoticon

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Little things

Thursday, May 02, 2013



My husband and I enjoy such simple things in life now. We are way past the stage where we have to be entertained. We can do a walk around our place or do some exercise with free weights or we can get a lot of exercise working in our garden. We have been many places over our lifetimes and enjoyed everywhere we have been but we get the most joy out of staying home and enjoying our little "farm". We get joy from watching our garden grow or our seeing the fruit grow and ripen on our fruit trees. We enjoy watching the flowers unfold and put on their show. We enjoy pitching a ball for our dogs to fetch and basically we enjoy the simple life. Our sons are grown and have families of their own now and we enjoy visiting with them. We enjoy helping out our neighbors and attending church on Sundays. These may seem simple and small things but we are so blest by them. So always enjoy the path you walk and smell the flowers along the way.

  
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READYBETTY 5/4/2013 10:43PM

    Good advice.

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NIMAWEYGH 5/4/2013 4:55PM

    What a wonderfully contented life you all seem to lead. I envy you your little patch of heaven right here on earth. But me and DH continue to look for ours and will find it eventually and then I hope we are 1/10 as content as you and Sonny seem to be.

Little blessings are really the best after all.

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MICKEYH 5/4/2013 12:54AM

    How beautiful !! Enjoy.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/3/2013 6:49AM

    Those little things are the best things in life!

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KALISWALKER 5/2/2013 5:44PM

    You are so right!

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DIETER27 5/2/2013 1:52PM

  so very true to enjoy the small things in life.! have a very nice day!

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PICKIE98 5/2/2013 1:52PM

    We start life with nothing and leave it the same way. naked and nothing. What we choose to do with what we are given in-between, is the key to happiness! Memories are great for sitting in our yard, reflecting, smiling and savoring.....

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New Beginnings

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Strange how some of us are like this saying. Before starting a good diet we seem to want to eat everything in sight right before starting it. We tend to sit on our rear ends right up until we take the first step to exercise. We (or at least I do) procrastinate on starting new endeavors. But funny thing is...once I start it becomes easier and then as I continue to do it, it becomes comfortable and then it becomes a habit. emoticon

  
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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/3/2013 1:56PM

    Your right that sounds like 99% of us. I always began my "new" diet by eating myself into oblivion the day before I started. Funny, this time I didn't, and I have been thankful for it ever since. MJ emoticon

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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/3/2013 12:32PM

    yes, you sound just like me, a procrastinator! lol Excellent! Just what I need a mirror and reflection of myself! Love it! susana

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DOROTHYBERO 5/2/2013 11:51AM

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COLIBRI1 5/2/2013 10:36AM

    Yes! We can! emoticon

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/2/2013 6:54AM

    So true.

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MISSY455 5/2/2013 1:35AM

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MICKEYH 5/2/2013 12:38AM

    I agree.

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READYBETTY 5/1/2013 10:51PM

    I sure needed to hear this! Thanks for sharing!

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SLIMLEAF 5/1/2013 5:55PM

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Keep up the good work - you're doing SO well!

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LIVINGLIFEAGAIN 5/1/2013 11:05AM

    Excellent points!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NKING1982 5/1/2013 11:03AM

    Very true

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