Thank you for your love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement :)

Happy Super Wednesday!!! :) Thank you angel friends. :) it's a good day today. :) i'm keeping busy, and going with the flow of the new day :) i've been talking with friends :) my mom and i went to the post office today. :) we mailed cards, and notes. :) it was a nice adventure, and i had some nice social interaction. :) i love sending that love, and smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :) it's a nice sunny day today. :) i've been enjoying some nature walks, and writing to friends. :) my mom and i talked a few times today. :) the plants are in all of their sunny glory today, enjoying lots of beautiful spring sunshine. :) i think the plants are a bit surprised! :) hehe! :) it's our first full sunny day since may 13th. it's great to see the sun, and sweet blue sky again. :) i took some new pictures of our plants to share with everyone, and also have some new pictures of my World Traveling themed writing area to share. :) i have a wednesday weigh-in weight loss goal update. :) i'm very happy, and excited to share the news with everyone, i lost 2 more pounds last week, and have now lost a total of 21 pounds. :) i cooked a healthy lunch today, and just keeping strong, and surrounded by love, care, and support. :) i'm just so thankful to be having a good day today. :) i'm moving on from the past wild day yesterday, and ready to focus again, and gain back a peaceful balance within. :) tonight, i'm gonna call my friend Holly, we gonna have a ghost hunters party. :)
i'm having a good day today. :) been talking with my mom, and friends, enjoying some nature, writing, and enjoyed a nice post office adventure this morning. :) i feel very blessed, each and every day, to have such wonderful family, and wonderful friends, who give me great support, guidance, encouragement, and help me make it through rough times, and rough days like yesterday. i want to thank everyone. :) it just means so much to me, to be able to reach out to everyone on days where i'm struggling, we all have those days when we need someone to talk too, need a shoulder to lean on, and reassurance that all is going to be alright. i feel bad on those days, where i feel lonely, sad, or feel discouraged or forgotten, those aren't the true feelings of my heart, those are depression feelings, and the true feelings i feel in my heart, are i feel the love, care, and support, each and every day. it's natural, for people to feel lonely at times, and to feel discouraged, and to have a bad day like yesterday. i know i rarely have days like yesterday, and i feel bad when i have days like that, but you all always remind me that things will be fine, and to continue on with each day, and begin each day fresh, and anew. :)
it's what i love so very much about our friendships, being able to be there for eachother, through good and rough times, whether it's a good or bad day, sometimes just a short note, or a hug, or a chat, can really brighten your day. :) i chatted with some friends online, and also talked with some friends on the phone last night and today, and talked with my mom, and it just feels so nice, to be surrounded by that love, care, and support, especially on rough days. You all comforted me, and uplifted me :) i want everyone to know, how very much i appreciate your amazing support, guidance, encouragement, and for believing in me, and having faith in me. :) i'll always be here for you, and your family's. :)
It's a nice day today. :) i've been enjoying a great time today writing to friends. :) thank you for all of the wonderful hugs, messages, and nice comments. :) i have many updates to share on how things are going. :) i wanted to first share, about how today we had our first sunrise since May 13th! oh my! it sure is nice to see that beautiful spring sun, and gorgeous blue sky shining. :) it's a day where our nature animal friends are out and about, and are soaring in the sky, and from yard to yard to gather goodies at the feeders. :) i always really enjoy the peaceful nature, and also gardening balance, i notice when i spend that time enjoying nature, and gardening, it gives me this peaceful balance within. :) i think today, being a full sunny day, has surprised us a bit, it's been a stretch of some wild weather, it's just so nice to see the golden sun again. :) i enjoyed a peaceful nature walk this morning, i took some wheat bread outside, and put the bread all around our yard. :) the bumble bees are out and about today. :) we have a family of chickadees birds outside in our yard, there's this baby chickadee bird, so adorable, yesterday spotted the bird on one of our peach tree branches, the bird is so tiny, and i just felt that warmth within my heart, that nature peace, and that's so good for me, to enjoy nature experiences like that, i enjoy sharing them with everyone. :) i checked in on the plants today and really love to see all of the plants growing, and flourishing, many new sprouts. :) today's a day where it's a plants and gardens delight, that warm sunshine, the nice warm air, it's spring spirit, and the plants will grow so nicely, and continue too grow as they get ready for the stretch to summer. :)
Last night, i mentioned to my mom, that i really wanted to go to the post office today, to keep busy, and to keep active with a routine that helps me with my days. :) i said to my mom, "lets go to the post office" :) i had some cards, and notes to write. :) The past week, i have written some really nice notes, and cards. :) i was looking forward to mailing them to friends. :) i have some new pictures to share with everyone, pictures of my World Traveling themed writing area, featuring beautiful postcards that my family and i have recieved, from all around the world, from Australia, The United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. :) i decorated my writing area really nicely, and took some pictures yesterday morning to share. :) in my journal today, i'm going to include those pictures. :) i love to write, it's such a wonderful passion of mine, and i'm really happy, and excited about the nice cards and notes i wrote. :) It was a really nice peaceful morning today, i spent some nice quality time here on DS, writing to friends, and also had my wednesday weigh-in. :) i wanted to check in to see if i made some progress over the course of the week. :) i'm really happy, and pleased to share with everyone, i lost another 2 pounds this past week, and now have lost a total of 21 pounds this year on my weight loss goal. :) i'm very happy, and excited. :) i'm down to 222. :) it's the lightest i've been in years, and i smile, as i think about how much progress i've been able to make, with everyone's wonderful love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement. :) Thank you all so very much. :) i've been eating healthier, exercising, drinking lots of water, and also enjoying treats. :) last night i had some pringles potato chips, and had pasta and pasta salad for dinner. :) it's nice to treat ourselves, even during dieting, we can still enjoy treats that we love. :)
Today, my mom, sister Lisa, and i enjoyed a nice post office adventure. :) it was an early bird adventure, we began our adventure early this morning. :) i was really excited, and focused on mailing 6 cards and notes. :) i have some friends who have been going through some rough times, and i wanted to write some notes to let them know i'm thinking of them. The post office adventure was really nice. :) the car ride there, seeing all of the nice plants at malerba's farm, the green golf course, and the heavenly peaceful pond. :) the trees and bushes near the pond have grown so nicely. :) i looked for the ducks, i didn't see them, but it was nice to look for them. :) i think they'll be out and about today, enjoying a nice swim. :) the post office experience was really smoothly. :) my mom and i were the only ones there. :) i had some nice social interaction, i bought some stamps. :) my mom and i were talking about the day, and mailing these nice cards, and notes. :) we spotted a red cardinal on the way home. :) my mom's been making me smile today, she sense when i'm not 100%, and emotional, but she's made me smile a few times today, and it's been really nice. :) when we came home, i talked with a friend on the phone, and began to prepare my lunch, and went outside to enjoy another nature walk. :) i wanted to take some nice new pictures of our plants to share with everyone. :)
On wednesday's, i enjoy a sweet tradition. :) today is one of my favorite days of the week, the ghost hunters party. :) my friend Holly and i have been looking forward to the ghost hunters party. :) Holly and i talk on wednesday nights, we both get some snacks, and a drink, and enjoy a nice talk, and we watch ghost hunters. :) we have so much fun, we share some smiles, and laughs on wednesday nights, it's really wonderful, and i smile each time i think of our ghost hunters party's. :) Tonight, i'm gonna be having some pringles and salsa for snack, and also going to be having a nice black cherry sparkling water. :) The ghost hunters party is on! :)
i had a really emotional day yesterday and today have been thinking about it at times, and wanted to do some writing here. it helps me to write, it is theraputic for me to write, and to be able to express my feelings, my emotions, and my thoughts. i want to take this time, to thank everyone so very much, for your comforting, and uplifting comments, and for reaching out to me and helping me make it through rough days like yesterday. i deeply appreciate it so very much, with all of my heart. it was a very rough, and emotional day yesterday. i called some friends last night, and talked with my mom too, and everyone's supportive, and encouraging comments gives me hope, as i began new day today, with the mindset of today being a day where i can finally begin to heal, as yesterday i expressed my feelings to a friend, even though it took me some time to do that, i was hurting for more than 3 weeks inside, and wanted to let that friend know, i was hurting, and i needed to reach out for support yesterday. i could have just kept hurt feelings of sadness within, bottled up, and today i would still be hurting from those feelings if i hadn't expressed them, today though, i am experiencing feelings of my heart broken in 2. i know my friend who i expressed my feelings too, is upset, but i don't feel like i did anything wrong. i wrote to the friend, i told them, i needed to express my feelings.
i expressed my feelings, which can be very hard for me to do, but i did it, and i know my friend's been going through some life issues, and it's been rough for them, but i hadn't heard much from that friend, and i felt like that friend had been pushing me away the past month and a half, and i didn't know that yesterday was day when that friend was making a tough and sad decision, i'm not a perfect person, but i know one thing, i'm not a bad person, i'm not an insensitive person, i have feelings too, and i needed to express them, and if a friend was upset and wanted to express their feelings to me, i would want to know, so that friend and i can talk. i am very hurt by another friend, who took a shot at me yesterday, just because i asked for support. i rarely have a day, where i need to reach out to friends for support, and here i am, struggling yesterday, needing some encouraging and supportive hugs, and this other friend goes off on me, unfairly, saying i'm too demanding because i need support,  this site, DS, Daily Strength, is for support, and over the years, it's what true friends here on DS do, they support eachother, it's what it's meant to be for, and someone shouldn't feel guilty, or bad about reaching out for support, and shouldn't be made to feel bad if they express their feelings. friends are there for eachother, through good or rough times. good or bad days. i know i get shy, but i know when i need to send out that message for support. i did it yesterday, and i have had many many wonderfully supportive, and encouraging hugs, to let me know, to reassure me, it's ok to ask for support.
i have reached out to the 2 friends, wrote them notes, and that's all i can do, is leave open that door in my heart, for the friendships to continue. they can have all the space they want. i will not block them out, i will be available here, and also on my phone, if/anytime they want to talk/discuss things, work through these issues, i'm all for that. if they don't want to reach back out to me and talk, there's nothing i can do about that, other than to wish them well. friends are supposed to be there for eachother, through good and/or rough days. i always think friendship is worth taking time too talk things out. all i know, is yesterday, i needed support, needed to express  my feelings, and i did that, and there's nothing wrong with that, and i am very hurt, and heart-broken about these 2 friends being upset with me, i'm upset with the situations. i welcome both of these friends to talk with me if they want, or would like too, to work through this, because our friendships go very deeply rooted, been friends with these friends for 4 years, and it just breaks my heart, that i try to express my feelings, and emotions to one friend, and reaching out for support, and that other friend snapped at me. i do feel like my heart is broken in 2, and i know with time it will heal. i have feelings, and i'm not perfect, i'm just 1 person, and have a sensitive heart, spirit, and soul. i just want to be a good friend, and to help friends. :) i feel like i have done all i can do with this situation, by at least reaching out to the 2 friends. i know it's not good, and not healthy for me to focus and dwell on this situation, it's already upset me very much the past 24 hours, and i'm choosing to move on from and letting go of this situation, and keeping up with my days just like i enjoy doing, nature walks, gardening, communicating with friends, helping friends. :) friendships means the world to me, and is very special, and precious to me. :)
It's a good day, a positive day, and i feel good about moving forward, and doing what i love, helping friends, sharing my days, and adventures. :) There is many great things to look forward too. :) i'm so sensitive at times, but learning so much from experiences in life, i learn that each day isn't going to be perfect, and times do get rough at times, but as long as you keep surrounded by love, care, and support, things will always work out well. :) my mom and i are very happy, and excited about the nice cards, and notes we mailed today. :) We can't wait until friends recieve them. :) my mom picked up some goodies for me at the store today, a bag of ketchup potato chips, and some black cherry sparkling water. :) it's so very nice, and sweet of her. :) Thank you mom, so very much. :) Tonight, i'm going to call our dear, and lovely friend Holly. :) we love to talk, and watch ghost hunters. :) The ghost hunters party is on! :) my family and i thank you all so very much, for all that you do for us. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) BIG GROUP HUG. :) You all are so very wonderfully nice, and sweet. :) There's lots of great things to look forward too. :)
We love you all, very much, and we care about you all. We think of you all every day. You all are so very loving, caring, and supportive, and you all are so very sweet, kind, and thoughtful. :) Thank you everyone, so very much for everything! All your kind words, support, well wishes, advice, positive vibes, encouragement, guidance, keeping me balanced, hugs, comments, messages, texts, treasures, everything! we appreciate everything, with all of hearts, spirits, and souls. :) You all are in our hearts, always, and forever. we adore you all, and i cherish, and treasure our friendships, with all of our hearts :) You all help uplift us, and keep us in good spirits every day, giving us strength, and hope. Thank you, so very much. :) You all give us wonderful guidance, and help guide us through the experiences. :) our ds angels :) You all will always have a very special place in our hearts. :) You all inspire us, giving us hope, and strength, keeping me strong, focused, determined, and motivated, to work hard toward achieving our goals, and fulfilling my dreams. :)
my family and i hope and pray, that everyone is enjoying a nice day :) god bless. :) You all are in our thoughts and prayers. :)
my mom says hi. :) She says, "i hope everyone is having a good day" :) awww! :) we love you lots and lots mom! :)  Thank you, so very much, for everything! :) take very good care. stay safe everyone. :) Kayla says hi to everyone. :) She says, you all are very nice. :) awww! :) We hope everyone is well. :) We thank you all, for everything. :) my mom and i want everyone to know, we'll always be here for you all. :) i tell my mom and family your wonderful messages. Thank you so very much, for being a very special part of our lives. :)
stay strong angels, think positive, keep determined, motivated, focused, and lets continue to move forward together, one positive step at a time. :)
my family and i send our love, warm friendship wishes, and caring thoughts :) We think of you all, often. :) We wish everyone, great health, happiness, peace, and smiles surrounded by sweet blue sky, and sunshine :)
much love and big warm sunny sunflower hugs for everyone here from Connecticut! :)
"Together we are united from one side of the world to the other and have made such great friendship from the love and encouragement our highs and lows triumphs and tragedies but we can stand tall as you and i have realy achieved so much from our friendship our encouragement and your inspirational journey for 2007 that has just touched my heart so much as i took that journey in 1987 and like you i fought hard and won!Stay positive Love mum xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"- my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
"Live for the moment i say and will say forever, you will always be you and you'll end up where you want to be when it's time."- our dear angel friend Jeremy Olearnick :)
"live for tomorrow. yesterday is gone and we cannot change what we did yesterday, but we can look forward to a bright and happy tomorrow" - my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
" tomorrow is a new day, and a new beginning"- our lovely friend Maria (Love4you) :)
"keep on keeping on"- our lovely friend Cj (ddeadred) :)
"i'm a completely different person now. Ready to take on the world, instead of hiding from it. i'm ready to live! oh my!" :) -Dee (DeeKorn13) :)
"in the garden, my soul is the sunshine." :)
"sunflower, i support you as you bend, you support me as you make me smile, you and i stand strong together, even if it takes a while. from seed, to sprout, to beginning your journey rising tall. i know that we have eachother, we will never fall." :)
"true peace comes from above. It's like the sound of falling snow" :)
"where there's a sunflower, there's a smile" :)
i'm so very thankful and blessed with many wonderful things in my life. :)
family, friends, dailystrength, having good health, celebrating my birthday with my wonderful family and wonderful friends, nature walks with my mom, visits with grandma, grandma's smile, my mom's smile, seeing people smile, for having the wonderful opportunity to spend time with our dear friend Jeremy Olearnick, birthday lunch with my mom, spending my birthday with family and friends, talks with my mom, my mom's homecooked meals, baseball talks with my dad, memories of when my dad and i would buy sports cards, memories of my dad teaching me how to garden, and gardening with my dad, my dad and i playing basketball together, walks with my mom, pictures colored by my little niece, playing in the snow with my little niece, building a snowman with my little niece, birthday excitement, Christmas gatherings with grandma, sweet countryside and oceanside summer traveling adventures, sweet trips down memory lane, trick or treating at grandma's house, helping my grandma decorate her tree, Christmas party's at my lovely grandma's house, and at our house, decorating Christmas tree with my family, Christmas gatherings with family, my ds angels, opening gifts with my family, riding around in the city on Christmas night looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, thanksgiving turkey decorative from my lovely friend Deb (stardust), Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, gardening shopping adventures with my mom and dad at Malerba's farm, MEGA holiday shopping experiences, building sand castles with my little nieces, holiday talks with family and friends. birthday rainbow, decorating halloween town, and giving everyone a tour, sweet sunny summer time visit with my ds brother Taino and ds sis Cyn, a sweet fall season visit with our lovely friend Emma (ZenEm), wonderful happy birthday wishes, and treasures, autumn's beauty, my writing area, Easter egg coloring adventure, enjoying a wonderful Easter dinner with my family, and friends, Easter angel, getting a Christmas tree with my family, baking friday memories, countryside farmland car rides to Franklin, CT to pick pumpkins, game days, having a home, making other's smile/laugh, the excitement of an upcoming winterstorm, winter wonderland approaching, seeing someone smile, uplifting strength and hope that i recieve everyday from everyone here, hope and unfailing faith, prayer, memories, my mom's love, care, support, talks with my mom, walks with my mom around the neighborhood and our yard, my mom's hugs, building a snowman and igloo with Kayla, holiday christmas shopping excitement, Halloween 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 celebrations, festivities, and traditions with everyone here on DS, and all of our friends all around the world, Rose City sight seeing adventures, spending nice quality time here on DS, my mom giving me advice and guidance, my mom's encouragement, the strength and hope my mom gives me, my mom coming on field trips with me while i was in kindergarten as we went to the apple orchard, and farm, my mom holding my hand, memories of cooking food on the grill with my mom, when i was younger, as she taught me to how to cook, memories of picking dandylions for my mom, giving my mom tour of the gardening areas, my mom being with me, every step of the way, memories of when i was younger, my mom and i would walk across the school bridge, and we'd collect pinecones, celebrating my 30th birthday with everyone, my mom always giving 150% effort to make me happy, my mom's laugh, gardening with family, celebrating the Kentucky Derby with family and friends, celebrating championship sunday with family and friends, Easter eggs hunts with my family, and nature animal friends, Easter countryside car rides, Easter gardening adventures, celebrating the superbowl with family and friends, discussing gardening with family and friends, birthday celebrations for my lovely grandma, look for ladybugs in the garden with Kayla, having lunch at the Chinese buffet for my mom's and Alyssa's birthdays, baking goodies for my mom and dad for their anniversary and presenting the goodies to them, enjoying a nice lunch at the Rose City marina with my family, celebrating national birds day with everyone, writing, pumpkin carving adventures, decorating my halloween town, halloween excitement, horror-ween movie fest, the smell of autumn leaves, and enjoying a nice cup of apple cider, fall foilage car rides in our city, spring excitement, celebrating Easter with family and friends,  coloring Easter eggs, fresh crisp warm spring air, cleaning gardening areas and getting them ready for gardening, big gardening weekend, harvesting potatoes, grapes, apples, and pears, surprise gardening blossoms, feeding the squirrels and bluejays and watching them enjoy their yummy foods, bird watching with my dad, rose city fall foilage sight seeing adventures, autumn season shopping, writing in my journal, talking with family and friends on the phone, exchanging text messasges with friends, spring returning, the smell of flowers, fresh cut grass, and mulch, seeing beautiful birds soaring and flying over, with sweet blue sky in the background, and the birds flapping their wings so peacefully, and gracefully, so happily, DS football partys, 4th of July fireworks shows, 4th of July holiday excitement, energy, spirit in the air, baking goodies and making chocolates for my mom and dad, for their 45th wedding anniversary, and them getting so excited when they saw the goodies, halloween season, super wednesday, discovering our first ear of corn growing in our garden, celebrations, nice soil for gardening, potato treasure hunts, harvesting sunday, sweet blue sky and sunshine, nature walks in the yard and garden, soaking up sweet sunshine with the sunflowers, the smell of food cooking on the grill, recieving Valentine's day gifts, welcoming spring tulips blossoms on a sweet treats tuesday, the spring excitement in the air as spring is here, and many are into the gardening spirit, sweet fall foilage car rides on sweet treats tuesday, rose city christmas lights tours, my plants, tending the plants, gardening,  my 29th birthday celebration party, halloween season countdown, trick or treating at tim horton's and dunkin donuts, ghost stories, Easter egg hunt in the kitchen, countryside car ride on mother's day, blossoming spring roads post office adventures, playing nintendo wii bowling with my family, beautiful views, sunshine and rain to nourish the plants, sunflowers, treasures, nature walks, having wonderful furnace, that keeps us warm during winter time, amethyst treasure hunts, excitement of seeing someone open treasures packages, excitement of opening treasures packages, DS superbowl party, superbowl sunday excitement, summer time gardening adventures, cookie decorating adventures, raspberry and snap peas picking adventures, giving everyone a tour of the plants, blossoming sunflowers, sunflower smiles, sunflower dreams, early morning visits with my sunflowers and hearing songbirds singing and enjoying breakfast as the sun rises, spring time gardening adventures, football and those sweet sunny sunday's when it's 1pm and football games are beginning, the excitement of the crowd, and the opening kickoff, and a sweet awesome football game, that goes all the way down to the wire, with 2 minutes left, and the game has us all on the edge of our seats, superbowl 45, superbowl sunday festivities, traditions, celebrations, cooking, and baking superbowl themed goodies, introducing myself to sunflowers, that very special moment, when seeing a sunflower blossomed, and knowing once, i held this sunflower in my hand, as a seed, and now, the sunflower is here, it's journey is complete, getting to witness that, feeling that in my heart, spirit, and soul, it's wonderful, baking goodies with my little nieces Kayla and Taylynn, October blossoms, October gardening, new years eve party with family and friends, new years day nature walk, meeting Sunflower10 and her family,  shopping at Ocean state job lot with my mom and dad, exchanging Valentine's day gifts with family and friends, writing Valentine's, recieving a heart shaped Valentine's day donut and blueberry iced coffee from my mom and sister Lisa on Valentine's day, leaves changing color, fresh crisp autumn air, goals, dreams, beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing countryside rides, very special visit by owl, nature, listening to birds sing, photography, feeding the seagulls popcorn, bird watching, autumn season lunch at the marina, picking fresh from the garden goodies, harvesting sunflower seeds and baking sunflower seeds, the first sip of a fresh iced coffee and thinking, this is great!, waking up to a surprise winter wonderland, hot chocolate and hot tea on a cold day, adventures in the kitchen, going for nice relaxing and peaceful car rides with my family and friends with us in spirit, and looking at the Christmas decorations, baking gingerbreadmen cookies for the first time. holiday baking friday adventures, having a pizza party on baking friday, gardening shopping with my family and friends with us in spirit, a view of winter's beauty, the cozy warm feelings and excitement knowing that a snowstorm is coming, and enjoying a hot cup of hot chocolate, and watching it snow outside, autumn and halloween shopping adventures, Christmas excitement, holidays, cooking/baking, baking friday's, sharing baking friday stories/pictures with family and friends, ghost hunters party's with family and friends, nice relaxing and peaceful countryside rides, breakfast with my sunflowers, apple picking adventures with my family in our yard and garden, first signs of seeing plants sprout, talking with friends, talking with friends while walking around the yard, giving everyone a tour of the gardening areas, DS superbowl party's, watching a sunflower make it's journey to growing strong, and tall, and blossoming, and smiling at the sun, breakfast with the squirrels and bluejays, animal friends, baking friday adventures with Kayla, Taylynn, family, and friends, pumpkin picking adventures, holiday shopping, Thanksgiving excitement, helping my family prepare a Thanksgiving meal, the scent of a Thanksgiving meal being prepared as the parades are on tv, going to see spring musical shows at Kayla's school, the excitement when recieving something in the mail, the surprise of recieving wonderful treasures, laughter, a nice jar of sunflower seeds, that i've harvesting, and enjoying the sunflower seeds, as i watch movies/tv, fall harvesting season, harvesting sunflower seeds, harvesting goodies from our yard and garden, cruising the city with my family, Thanksgiving parades, the first snowfall of the season, baking friday birthday surprise, Kayla and Lisa baking birthday cake, and peanut butter cookies for me, BBQ cookouts, 150th baking friday adventure, carnival theme, sunrises, sunsets, beautiful letters/cards, championship sunday, the big games in the nfl, football talks, snowfalls during the night, where it doesn't feel cold, and the snow is calm and peaceful, nice relaxing sunday's, sweet blue sky and sunshine days during winter, Valentine's day messages/goodies/treasures, celebrating my mom's and dad's 46th wedding anniversary, the excitement of the countdown to halloween season, super wednesday post office adventures, Kentucky Derby day excitement, pickle making adventure, potato harvesting adventure, visiting the beach and collecting seashells and rocks, monster mash themed baking friday adventure, holding a seashell close to my ear, and hearing the ocean, seeing the water when the sun is shining on it creating a sparkle, super wednesday post office adventures, the fresh crisp winter air during late winter where it feels like Spring is coming, new experiences, social interaction, sunny sunday mornings, indoors gardening, wonderful simple pleasures, great shopping experiences, making eye contact, enjoying shopping, Christmas season 2010, walking outside on a sweet blue sky, and sunny day, and breathing in the fresh air, and thinking, "i am so very happy to be here! to have the chance to experience life", and smiling! :)
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. They truely are, simply wonderful! :)
-never lose hope
i dedicate all of my pictures in my journal today, to my wonderful family and wonderful friends. :) i love you all bunches and bunches! :) You all inspire me to enjoy celebrating life, nature, and the seasons, each day to the fullest. :)
Sending lots of love, and happy sunny smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :) my mom and i enjoyed a nice post office adventure today. :) we sure do love our post office adventures. :) We mailed 6 cards, and notes. :) Your friendships are very special, and precious to us, and we want to take this time, to thank you so very much, for your wonderful love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) We love you all so very very much. :) i have some new pictures to share with everyone. :) i had lots of fun decorating my writing area, with a nice World Traveling theme, featuring beautiful postcards we have recieved from friends, from all around the world. :) i love my writing area, so very much, it's a very peaceful, and tranquil sanctuary where i love to dwelve deep into the heart of my thoughts, and to write. :)


















i used my new blue bird themed writing paper that our dear, and lovely friends Emma (ZenEm) and her family sent me, to write notes. :)

Happy nature smiles :) oh my! :) it's a sweet classic, and golden sunny day here in CT. :) i enjoyed 2 really nice nature walks today. :) You all are alway right there with me in spirit during my adventures. :) The plants are in all of their wonderfully beautiful, and sweet sunny glory. :)
Good morning Sunflowers! :) rise and shine! shine! shine! :) the spring sun rised and shined this morning, and awoke all of the plants, as they grew into a beautiful new spring day. :)



petunia flowers, soaking up some sunshine :)

potato plants! :) we have 5 potato plants growing in 2 of our gardens. :)

The Spring Sun is back!!! :)

morning glory sprout! :) we have a morning glory sprout in my mom's peace flower garden. :)

my mom's peace flower garden :)

the golden glow of the spring sun, sunflowers enjoying that sunshine! :)

lettuce sprouts growing and growing! :)

yellow squash plants :)

i was standing in the sunflower field of hope and unfailing faith today, and took a picture of our raspberry truellis garden. :)

raspberries! :) we have lots of raspberries growing in our gardens. :)


grapevine growing wild! :)

raspberry bushes growing wild! :)

Sunflowers enjoying a day in the sun. :)

tomato plants :)

strawberry plants, growing very hearty. :)

mystery flower blossoms. :) i've been waiting to get chance to take pictures of these flowers enjoying sunshine :)

sprouts! :) growing wild! :)


Wednesday weigh-in! :) i am so very happy, and excited! :) i weighed myself this morning, i lost 2 more pounds last week. :) so far, i've lost a total of 21 pounds this year on my weight loss goal. :) i've gone from 243 to 222. :) it's a really amazing, and incredible feeling, and has set in, that i'm 21 pounds lighter. :) i've been eating healthy, drinking lots of iced water, exercising, and also still continuing to enjoy some treats. :) Thank you all so very much, for your wonderful love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement, and for believing in me, and having faith in me. :) i deeply appreciate everything, with all of my heart. :) i'm with you all the way! :) i'll keep everyone updated on how things are going with my weight loss goal. :)



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to every person you meet.
To make all your friends
feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.
To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticise others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy
to permit the presence of trouble.

HUGS & Prayers , Jobbie

hI Chris! I\'m sending out positive vibes your way!!! I\'m glad you are feeling better. I sent you something in the mail!!! Love, C

Hi Chris Glad you\'re feeling better today and had a great post office adventure.Your traveling writing area looks great and your garden is super green too, Glad you\'ve decided to focus on your goals and making yout life better. We all need to do the best we can that\'s all amyone can ask of us. thanks for my great hugs today hugs-Stephanie

Dearest Chris... It is so nice to hear that you had a better day today and were able to stick to your routine visit to the PO!!! I know how important normalcy is and I too have my routines from which I rarely stray... It just makes like a tiny bit more predictable and brings us peace...

Love your writing area with lovely pictures and notes from around the world! I know it brings you great peace... It is so important to have important positive things around ourselves... I think that is one of the important reasons I love gardening!!! We get to nurture baby plants until they set roots, blossom, and bare us fruit... Certainly for me, my garden and fruit trees on the farm feed us all winter long on a good year! This year, I have a great start with lots of peppers which I LOVE to have in the freezer all winter... I\'ve gotten good a preserving the harvest here on the farm which is simply a pure joy and delight!!!

CONGRATS ON THE CONTINUED WEIGHT LOSS!!! You inspire me and I\'ve been sticking to healthy eating and walking routine, but I recognize I am at a normal plateau that is difficult to beat... Does not help that I\'m so much older and going though womyn things that make it more difficult, but I WILL CONTINUE as I know all that I\'m doing is good for me! Little by little, we\'ll all get there!

Love to you and Mom and Dad and Kayla!! Have a super duper evening in CT tonight! I promise to post pictures of my now giant tomatoes and peppers that I hope to get in the ground and SOON!! Looks like Memorial Day weekend will be clear so we\'ll be joining you with garden planting!! xoxoxo Cj

Hi Chris..glad to see you had a better day & enjoyed your post office trip...Don\'t dwell on what has happened..Let time take it\'s place & see how things goes..drudging it up again can just cause more hurt feelings..You said You left the Door open..So take time & see what happens...
Congrats on the weight loss..Wish I could do that!! I\'m doing bad..going the opposite direction!! Sigh!.But Oh Well.....Hugs Deb

i am really glad you had a better day. you did what you loved with your nature walk and you had a great post office experience. i am also glad you were able to express yourself here. i hope those 2 friends will come around and realize how the treated you was wrong. you did the mature thing and wrote to them leaving the door open. i know it was difficult. anywho, plz never forget all of your other friends here. we all care and love you very much!!!!

((((( hugs )))))