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  • feeling good

    7/31/2014 8:54:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    had a good night's sleep last night and i feel so much better today. enjoyed the time i spent with my daughter yesterday. today, i will be working on my online course for a while. then i have to go and pick up some more mail where i used to live. i plan on meeting up with my good friend for supper ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/31/2014 1:18:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Stand Tall. Stand Proud. Know that you are unique and magnificent. You do not need the approval of others." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/30/2014 9:41:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    had a somewhat restless night last night. so today i am more tired than usual. i will have a power nap this afternoon and that will help. i am running some errands today. then i am spending some time with my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/30/2014 12:17:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be." - Charles " Tremendous " Jones Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    7/29/2014 9:52:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's tuesday! a day where i can enjoy some much needed time doing whatever i feel like. school is done and i did really well. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello! another month will be finishing in a few days. i am looking forward to a new month starting on friday. my birthday als... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/29/2014 1:02:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it." - Unknown... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/28/2014 2:42:28 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You know that you have fully experienced love when you turn into love - that is the spiritual goal of life." - Deepak Chopra... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/28/2014 12:31:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Your life is not decided by fate ; you must create the future you want by taking the right actions now." - Alan Kay... Read more

  • Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!

    7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away per year! Quite insane! Worse, yet, when ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/27/2014 12:20:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity." - Nathaniel Branden... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/26/2014 9:37:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time yesterday with my daughter. my good friend treated her to some ice cream, which she really enjoys. then we were off to enjoy the rest of the day. if the weather is nice today, my good friend and i may go on a day trip north of the city. if not, we will do things in the city, such ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/26/2014 3:00:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. Gratitude itself is a source of joy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/25/2014 12:41:21 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always " no ". If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." - Nora Roberts Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/24/2014 8:50:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel a bit tired today. that is okay. school will be done tomorrow. then i will be off to spend some time with my daughter. i am so glad my good friend is in my life. he has been there for me through all of the challenges i faced and the ones i am now facing. all of the birds are doing well and sa... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/24/2014 12:13:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - often with great intensity. Be open to new ways ; sometimes newness just knocks on your door ; welcome it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • I'm back!!!

    7/23/2014 6:45:04 PM, by MIRACLBAB36

    Wow it's been a full year since my last post. I really enjoy my job working at the school. With that I now workout at the school that I work at because I chase kids all day. I graduate this coming Fall 2014!!!! Thank God!!! This has been a really hard journey. I've met a new guy and I re... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/23/2014 8:47:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm almost finished school until september. just two more days after today and i will be done. it won't be as hot here today. some relief from the humidity that has been around for quite a few days. my daughter is really enjoying day camp,soccer and the reading club at the local library. every week ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/23/2014 1:05:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude." - William James ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i still have some errands to run today. that is okay with me. i will pace myself, as it is another very warm day here today. all of the birds say cheep,chee... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/22/2014 12:25:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Better keep yourself clean and bright ; you are the window through which you must see the world." - George Bernard Shaw... Read more

  • Tea Sandwiches by TopsBear

    7/21/2014 2:22:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    Ideas/recipes too mouthwateringly delectable sounding not to share. Enjoy! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/21/2014 8:48:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have so much to do today. i have one week left of school and that is it until september. i have to start an online course this afternoon. i have a meeting i need to attend just behind that. inbetween there, i have several errands to run. this will be a very busy week for me. every day, i have some... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/21/2014 12:38:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You can not find happiness by chasing after it. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do, and from being who you truly are." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/20/2014 10:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day with my daughter yesterday. i will definitely have many more of those days more often. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. i will be meeting up with my good friend later,after i catch up on some computer work. last week of school for me until september. looking in... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/20/2014 12:29:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - William Shakespeare... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/19/2014 3:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather is nice here. not too hot and not too cool. just right. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. the day is going well. have a wonderful day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/19/2014 12:18:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Welcome change. Without change, we would always remain caterpillars. Embrace change. Spread your wings . Fly high and free." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • woo hoo! it's friday!

    7/18/2014 11:26:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i will be in the highest level class for English! woo hoo! i am so glad i kept up my skills in that area. I know for Math i will have to start at the first course offered and that is fine with me. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds are okay and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/18/2014 12:24:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, butterflies and the songs of birds, the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    7/17/2014 2:13:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely day. not too hot or cold and it is not raining today. school went well. i got into the online course that is a prerequisite to take the other courses coming in september, online. i find that i do get some work in the fall. so i am going to sign up for the courses i need online when i see th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/17/2014 12:12:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/16/2014 8:44:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    school did go well yesterday for me. i did pretty well on the math questions the math teacher gave the class to do last week. i have already reserved some books from the library for the areas that are the most challenging for me. plus i will have my good friend's help for some of it,too. my daughter... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/16/2014 12:26:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done, but only one reason, Commitment, why it can." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a rainy day

    7/15/2014 8:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i woke up to rain coming down steadily outside this morning. that is alright. i found my raincoat and umbrella. then off i went to school. the computer lab went very well yesterday. today, it will be english and math. english in the morning and math in the afternoon. i wonder what parts of math will... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/15/2014 12:23:34 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Life is lived in the mists - little is fully visible, less is certain. Yet rejoice in the unknowing, and let all of life be a wonderful adventure." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/14/2014 10:56:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend. now i am on a break between classes at school. had to do an actual essay in the first class this morning. what a way to start the day. it has been a really long time since i had to do one and to actually write out the good copy, not type it, was challenging. i got so used to t... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/14/2014 12:58:34 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive." - Eleanora Duse... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/13/2014 10:54:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get to see my good friend for a while yesterday. then i went to explore some of the city for the remainder of the day. i ended up walking for over 10 miles yesterday, the way it worked out. i will pace myself today. my daughter had a sleepover yesterday at one of her friend's places. she is st... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/13/2014 12:20:15 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Patience, persistence, and perseverance. A little more each day, a little better each day." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/12/2014 12:16:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Update on requested prayer blog of July 6th!

    7/11/2014 5:26:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    Natalie posted this a few minutes after 7:30pm on July 8th... The love of my life has entered Heaven and is now fully healed. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/11/2014 9:29:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is finally here! yay! other than my allergies flaring up this morning, i am doing alright. meeting up with a friend of mine later this afternoon. then i may meet up with my good friend in the evening. i will leave the evening clear, so i can go and meet up with my good friend or do somet... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/11/2014 12:35:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is magic in respecting others. Respect customers, vendors, bosses, employees, co-workers. Respect parents, spouses, sons, daughters. Respect the trash collector, the mayor, the bank teller, the truck driver." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year and i have to do a video interview, which takes about 10-15 minutes. i will do that tomorrow, among other things. time is going by and i want to have my... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/10/2014 12:22:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Every day is a new day - a day for new beginnings, new dreams, new action - a day for challenge, adventure, and discovery. TODAY, what is your goal ? What is your dream ? What action are you taking to further your goals and dreams ? - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Dr... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/9/2014 12:49:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking a much needed break. worked on a personality assessment all morning at school. now i am catching up on some computer work. then i will take a short walk outside and enjoy a sunny day. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! Have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/9/2014 12:35:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Let us be kind ; The way is long and lonely, And human hearts are asking for this blessing only - That we be kind. We cannot know the grief that men may borrow, We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow, But love can shine upon the way to-day, to-morrow - Let us be kind... Read more

  • a rainy day

    7/8/2014 3:12:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    had another great day of classes today! i am looking forward to the next day of classes tomorrow. my daughter is now in a day camp in the afternoons on weekdays. plus she still has soccer and her reading club at the local library. she has enough to keep her busy for quite a while. i will make the ti... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/8/2014 12:32:38 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I hope you always forgive and you never regret, and you help somebody every chance you get." - from "My Wish " by Rascal Flatts... Read more

  • a lovely day

    7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. my daughter went to a day camp today. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/7/2014 12:12:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say." - Anonymous... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/6/2014 9:35:14 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We cannot choose our external circumstances but we can always choose how to respond to them." - Epictetus... Read more

  • Asking for your much appreciated prayers!

    7/6/2014 3:37:51 PM, by IMAVISION

    Natalie has gotten word from Hospice that her husband Chad will probably pass within a few days. She is asking for prayers of strength for her, t... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/6/2014 3:33:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great start to my day. then i had to quickly change my plans and my stomach decided it was not settling down after lunch. so i had to quickly find a washroom and make sure my stomach was okay. it is alright now. i do not know what i had that caused such a reaction. nothing different and i to... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/5/2014 9:44:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    another sunny day here today! woo hoo! have not yet decided on plans for the day. i will decide as i go. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/5/2014 2:36:53 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." - Doug Larson... Read more

  • it's friday!

    7/4/2014 9:15:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i have decided to go with my first choice of a place to live. it is more affordable for me and i will have the privacy i have been missing by sharing a place on and off for the past few years. when i have my own place, i feel good. i do not mind sharing a place if ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/4/2014 12:42:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • a sunny day

    7/3/2014 10:19:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    i may have found a place to live. i will check and see where it is and if it is still available. once i have that information, i can go and see it. it is within my budget and it is in an area that i like, in the city. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep hello,hello. i star... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/3/2014 12:13:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would be different." - Katherine Mansfield... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/2/2014 8:21:48 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia ... Read more

  • a new day

    7/2/2014 10:24:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i spent the day outdoors yesterday with my daughter. it was soo worth it! now i am dealing with a sunburn on my arms and on my lower legs. i am extra sensitive to the sun and it is now showing on my skin. i will be okay. i am taking it easy today. i was going to do several errands. i will do a few a... Read more