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Strong willed

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Do you consider yourself strong? I may not be so strong in my body and things in life can beat you down but how you react is the solution. I'm a very strong willed person so therefore I stand firm in my beliefs and my actions. I may not be able to run a marathon but I can do something in the way of exercise each day. I may not have a thousand friends but the ones I have are true blue. My life's journey has made me strong in more ways than one.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/20/2013 9:14AM

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing!

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JAVAJENN 5/19/2013 9:35AM

    Great inspiration, thank you for sharing these thoughts. emoticon

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CAKAROO 5/19/2013 8:05AM

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IAMTOLOSE 5/18/2013 12:39PM

    You are amazing you know. People who have shown they are strong are people like you. You are a motivator to me and I thank you. emoticon

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TURTLETALK 5/18/2013 12:38PM

    I am a strong willed person also, sometimes so much so that it drives my DH and children crazy!

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/18/2013 12:37PM

    Good for you for being strong & getting stronger! Woo hoo! Yay YOU!

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Trip to Iris farm

Friday, May 17, 2013


We took a last minute trip to the north part of our state to the Ozark Mountains. I have a friend who has in iris farm and have been given iris from her from time to time. Iris as most know are my favorite flower and as we are about a week ahead of them weatherwise and mine were beginning to die, we decided to make the 5 hour trip up there. We had perfect weather going and visiting with them. We were both amazed at how many she had and how many colors...all colors of the rainbow. I picked out and bought a few. Then they followed us to the motel and took us out to eat at Salsa's. The food was terrific but OH MY could not believe how much they served. I could only eat about 1/3 of mine if that. I know if it had been 2 years ago, I could eaten it all. Hubby surprised me at how much he ate as he usually doesn't eat that much anymore either. Our friends practically cleaned their plates. But I was so proud of myself. I stopped eating when I felt full. And didn't overstuff and was able to sleep that night. I also got lots of walking in while at my friends' farm.

The trip home wasn't very fun!! We drove home in the rain and it took 6 hours driving home. But I'm very thankful for the rain as we got a much needed inch of rain and it seemed our garden had grown twice the size. We also came home to the rose bush in full bloom and my jackmani clematis blooming. O I do love spring!!!

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/20/2013 9:15AM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend and those Irises look beautiful!

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CAKAROO 5/20/2013 7:53AM

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FLYCHRISTI 5/19/2013 9:08AM

    emoticon for not cleaning your plate. It sounds like your garden is wonderful. Can you give us a photo? I like see gardens, trees and flowers.
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MHNGJR 5/18/2013 1:48PM

    emoticon on stopping when you felt full! Sounds like a good trip overall and a special welcome home

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GEMLADYONE 5/18/2013 10:50AM

    Good for you on the dinner. It's strange isn't it when the change in our habits hits us and we realize how much (or badly) we used to eat!

Glad your trip was good (except for the rainy drive).

I hope you are having a good weekend!

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SHOAPIE 5/18/2013 9:51AM

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MOSTMOM1 5/18/2013 9:37AM

    Oh my goodness, that's just beautiful! Looks like Wonderland! And good for you for NOT cleaning your plate. Portion sizes can be so crazy, can't they? Glad you made it home through the deluge and hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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DOROTHYBERO 5/18/2013 8:07AM

   







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Beautiful iris!

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MISSY455 5/18/2013 3:00AM

    The iris are beautiful! So glad you had a nice visit, but sorry about the drive home. At least it was nice while you were there!

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GLORIAMAJDI 5/17/2013 9:38PM

    Wow, the photo is beautiful. I think it is so awesome that you recognized when you were full and then quit eating. That is a tough thing for people to get and I have been working on that myself.

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ELLFIN3 5/17/2013 4:42PM

    Sounds like a great trip! WooHoo on not over eating !!!!! Glad You got the rain. We have storms coming over the weekend with some more good rains. Enjoy Your weekend!! ((HUGS))

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MYBULLDOGS 5/17/2013 2:03PM

    the flowers are beautiful

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Loving oneself

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


You know until you can love yourself just the way you are...warts and all...it is hard to love others. As women and mothers we are taught to take care of others and put others before ourselves and in the process we sometimes lose ourselves. Lets all learn to love and do for ourselves some and not feel guilty about it.

On another note. Will be gone tomorrow so probably won't post a blog entry. We are headed to the north part of our state to visit an old friend of mine who owns an iris farm. Going to buy new iris. We are staying in a motel and taking Miss Gracie (doggie baby) and knock around in that part of our state. We live in the Ouachita Mountains but where we are going is part of the Ozark Mountains. I will be back here blogging on Friday. !!!

  
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CAKAROO 5/16/2013 7:27AM

    Have a great trip!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/15/2013 7:48AM

    emoticon Hope you find some beautiful iris - mine our just starting to bloom. Enjoy your time away.

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TURTLETALK 5/14/2013 6:24PM

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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LASKIE2 5/14/2013 3:26PM

    Thanks for the reminder of self love!

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MSMAKEOVER 5/14/2013 12:50PM

    Awesome blog. Thank you!

Enjoy your trip! emoticon

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/14/2013 12:46PM

    Taking care of myself allows me to love those around me better! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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Good life

Monday, May 13, 2013


Choosing to make your life good is like choosing to be happy. I choose a good life and therefore my life is terrific. Wouldn't have it any other way. I may not be rich or poor but I enjoy my life just the way I am.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 5/14/2013 6:09AM

    amen

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MISSY455 5/14/2013 1:23AM

    Such a wonderful outlook. It is certainly up too us!

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OWL_20 5/13/2013 7:28PM

    Very nice sentiment! I love the positivity in this!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 12:11PM

    So very true!

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GEMLADYONE 5/13/2013 11:35AM

    So wonderful to hear from someone who is happy with life!

It is really what you make of it, despite the sappy (and sometimes nausiating) feeling of the old expression about making lemons into lemonade, it's still true!

Have a great week!

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SANDICANE 5/13/2013 11:16AM

    Choosing to be happy! That's on my "to do" list for this year!

Cheers and thanks for sharing,
Sandi

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Creating Something better

Sunday, May 12, 2013



I'm looking at this 8 weeks of the 5% challenge as creating myself all over again. And creating myself better. More exercise is definitely in the works.

  
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    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 5/13/2013 7:52AM

    I, too, am looking forward to doing good on this 8 week challenge. I always struggle to get the exercise in. Sometimes limited to what I can do. But almost always, unless my knees are botheringm me, I can walk! emoticon

Love the pretty background!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/12/2013 11:48AM

    Perfect for my world today!

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