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I am very sad to lose this group. There were many interesting, friendly, and tolerant people here. Good bye, goaty people.

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5/19/13 8:08 P

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I sure do miss all my goaty friends. I've been away from SP for quite awhile too. I'm hoping to attract some of you back again! Everything is pretty much the same with me. Mimi and Izzy are doing well and Peach Fuzz is still hanging in there, a frail and skinny stick of his former self.

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Our team is GONE! No one has posted anything since October, me guilty too! I got distracted by facebook, elections and games, but where is everyone else? I will really miss this team if it goes, people were real here.

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Just came back from a wedding reception, had a good time and feel rested. And now I am determined to get back on track, stop eating junk, start eating healthy, and get my kitchen organized. I am TIRED of my DISORGANIZATION and I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE! I am TIRED of my FEET SWOLLEN LIKE BALLOONS and I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!


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I'm feeling frustrated like Windswept.
Our newer Jeep has lost reverse gear and fifth gear.
Brie wants to stop construction on the house to fix the Jeep.
Why do I sense a repeat of last summer?

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Why should a baby bird be born with its intestines outside its body? Izzy found it and was munching it. When I took it away (she is a GOOD DOG!) I could see it had a small hole in it's stomach (not made by Izzys' munching) through which the poor things intestines were connected. It never had any chance to live. I do not use any poisons on my lawn but my neighbor uses it on his.

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Frustrated! There are just too many unfinished projects going on all at once. i need to feel I'm accomplishing something, anything!

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It's water. I gain three pounds when I smell food. You are not alone. I have not lost a pound since I started. Actually, I lost thirty and gained them all back. And I don't even have a Mo! It's me in the store buying potato chips and chocolate chip cookies. The one change that I have been able to stick to for a while now is not eating at Burger King and Mc Donalds. That is good for a ten pound loss. But that is it, the scale has not budged in six months. And my feet and ankles are swollen all the time now, not just in the summer. I'm thinking of doing a detox diet for a day or two to see if I can get the swelling to go down. I dread how they are going to swell when the humidity sets in.

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I am pretty despondent right now. I am back up to 200 pounds.
I don't keep sweets at the house. We we go over to Mo's house and he brings sweets and puts them in my hands. His overweight housekeeper leaves baked goods and pizzas etc. He jokes about my situation. I throw away the snacks when he is not looking. But I hate having to play this game. I'm changing the rules. I will throw away sweets in front of him. I need to understand that NO means NO. I spent three hours watching parts of Conan the Barbarian and Race to Witch Mountain. Sitting on my butt being unproductive.So I've decided to go only three times a week.
I'm also going to sign up at the health clinic and get my thyroid checked. A Three Pound Gain in two days sounds real bad to me

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Thanks for the friend add and the well wishes for Izzy! But it is going from bad to worse. I just found out that the tiny bottle of medicine for her dry eye costs $150. It only lasts two weeks! If it turns out that her dry eye is a chronic congenital condition I won't be able to keep her. I can't afford that kind of money for the rest of her life. I am hoping it is a bacterial infestion. It does appear to be getting better so I think that it is but will have to wait to find out.

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NiagChris ~ i'm sorry that spca was irresponsible! Poor Izzy! emoticon ~ btw GREAT name change, LOL !
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I have a beef and I am hoppin mad! My big news is...I adopted a dog! I saw her at the SPCA Wednesday while taking individuals on a outing there (they really enjoy it). I went back after work and signed up for her. Her name is Gizzy (I have changed it to Izzy) and she was laying in her cage shivering and shaking. She is a minature dachshund, eight years old, and her owner had passed away.

We had a meet and greet that went great. I noticed something wrong with one of her eyes, so I thought whe might be blind in that eye or maybe it was actually missing. I decided I didn't care about that and would take her anyway.

So they tell me she is mine! I'm in the store buying stuff for her when they bring her out and the store clerk sees the eye and points it out to the teck. "Oh, we didn't see that! The vet has to look at her!" She has been at the SPCA ten days and no-one saw the eye? (More on this later).

So she has to stay overnight to been seen by the vet Thursday. I call Thursday to get the scoop but they want me to leave a message and they will call back. I'm leaving work in fifteen minutes so I decided not to wait for a message, just go there.

So (here comes my beef!) they tell me she has kennel cough and dry eye, but I can take her home with meds and bring her back for a check up in ten days. I looked up kennel cough and dry eye on Google when I got her home. She had no cough when I met her and the vet said that it was just starting. That means she was healthy when she was surrendered and caught kennel cough at the SPCA! The dry eye could be congenital or bacterial. She had it in one eye when I saw her, and it developed in the other eye Friday at home. That makes me think it is bacterial and that again, she did not have it when she was surrendered. There was no mention of it in her paperwork, and no one saw it in the ten days she was there. Another desease she caught while at the SPCA!!!!!!

I think it is unacceptable that a healthy animal contracts two deseases while in the care of the SPCA. I know kennel cough is extremely contagious. Those kennels need to be sterilized daily, not just washed. And the dry eye may have affected her sight, the first eye affected has a gray cast over it. It may be permanently damaged. I am so angry!

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I have been in the same boat-We had someone come to live with us & it went south faster than I could believe. It is a tough-tough place to be in.I did learn after a long time to let the anger go-Addictions are awful for everyone involved. I'm now just sad that she died without ever speaking to us again-We,of course,we the villians in her mind.It was a really bad time in my life-the stress really took a toll on the whole family. Sometimes no matter how hard you try-or pray-it just doesn't have a happy ending...*Hugs* to all -we always make it through.


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Alcohol addiction truly is tragic. Everyone can see what is happening except the addicted person. I try to have sympathy because I know how hard it is for me, trying to overcome my addiction to eating. And somewhere inside they know it too. Alcoholism is the worst addiction to overcome.

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Prairie, i agree!! about the non-existant labeling on bakery/deli items. I have found tho, that at some stores if you ask for nutritional info they'll look it up for you (of course, you have to have time to wait, often!) Just the other day i passed up something i don't even have ingredients for, bcs i had nO idea what the nut. info was.

T, i'm sorry you had such an upsetting experience with your friend. My own dad never 'got it' that he could have So much better a life, even just what he had left, if he tried what was suggested about stopping. Sad. I think I've come to believe that we all have our own 'lessons' to learn in this life, but it still is depressing to watch some of us learn them!
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Actually yes. Almost two years ago we begged his sister to send for him.
He lived with her in Portland until he wore out his welcome (a matter of months)
she sent him to a hospice because his liver disease had advanced to such a degree.
He died last year, angry at everyone for not indulging him in his excesses.

We tackle some of his mess every few months. It is hard on our emotions because we saw a talented, funny guy committing slow suicide
We are angry that HE had surrendered his life to the bottle and scoffed at anyone who pointed out his addiction. He could see it was destroying him but was addicted to the sense that alcohol was relieving his misery.
It's hard to work on that piece of our property without getting hurt and angry again.

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Hope they are gone! Did you throw them out?

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Doncha just hate it when you invite someone to live on your property and they turn it ito a garbage dump?

Doncha just hate picking up broken glass from all the beer bottles they have broken on your property?

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Stupid shoppers. I was getting produce today and some lady goes, "excuse me". I couldn't move. I was trapped with my cart literally up against the counter on one side, and someone standing on the other. She repeats and rams right into me! Off she went.

Later, trying load dog food into my cart, here she comes again. "Excuse me". My husband is trying to move the cart. she could have waited. If I didn't think the MPs would be called the minute I raised my voice to her she would have had an earful of courtesy advice.


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I am sick of my employer accusing me of taking a vacation day when I call in sick. Most of all I am sick of being sick.

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It used to be the other way around. Parents were called on the carpet, not the teachers.

My peeve is that bakery items are not food labeled. Sometimes I like to get day-old rolls but usually don't because I have no clue about the nutrition.

Same for deli sandwiches. I just avoid it, but it would be nice to have a taste of something now and then that I don't make at home.

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Sorry I have been missing in action lately - way too much going on. Was feeling very overwhelmed, but life is settling down (until Sunday/Monday and then.....well, read my last blog).

Today what get's my goat? Notes from parents demanding to know why their chiild is failing. Wellllllll, look at their folders and see the 25 BRIGHT ORANGE notes I have sent home on every piece of failing homework that you are supposed to read, sign and then have your child make corrections so they understand the skill and so their grade will improve. Ask your child why he/she has refused to stay after school for extra help (I am available Monday - Friday from the minute the bell rings at 2:20 until 5:00 when I finally go home!!!) when I have called home repeatedly to get permission from you and you say yes, but they walk out and you don't make them come back or even ask them why they are at home when they should be at school. What time did your child go to bed last night? "You're not sure?" Oh, well, I know. They bragged they played video games on their bedroom tv until almost 3:00 a.m. ("LOL, my parents don't care!!!") Did you feed them breakfast today? No?? Oh, that's right. You sleep in and they get themselves ready for school - they are in 7th grade afterall and should be able to get themselves up and off. That's what get's my goat today.

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Lalala... emoticon

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Is everyone in their Happy Places-lol.

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Very Rude! I 've become wary of everything that wants any personal info-just not worth it.There was an ad that invited you to send holiday greetings to the Obama's-how much do you want to bet everyone who did is now on a list for contributions. I'm pretty sure the President had a nice holiday without my greeting-lol.

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Yesterday I signed a political whatchcall it. Petition. That's the word. An hour later they were on the phone begging for $. Rude.

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So, what's got your goat today???? I am taking a crabbin' day off-lol. I can't wait to hear about
yours....

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Toby,
Having a bad day, are we?

Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

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l 2nd that HARUMPH... emoticon

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I guess I am more or less apathetic towards politicians, and Media (including the internet) and insurance companies, and sloppy manufacturing that requires return trips to the Big Ugly for exchanges, rude clerks who are careless and lazy, and this sloppy Spark computer program that loses points, posts and blogs.
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Good Luck ,Windswept. It is crazy. I won't get into it-but I am very tired of the Insurance company deciding how many migraines I am allowed to have a month. I guess I can have them-just not treat them with the medicatation that helps. emoticon

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Battling the healthcare system. Again! All I want is to schedule a routine Pap smear and a mammogram, but I have to jump through flaming hoops trying to guess what the system will and will not allow, and then hope they'll pay for it.

Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

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emoticon Dare I start on the Poitical "debates"... Not even getting into the Politicians-I am so over the news coverage of the whole thing. I want to be an informed,involved citizen,but it is challenging to get accurate,factual information. I am sick of being treated like an idiot by the press,who is going to tell me what to think In a fair & balanced way.I'm speaking of all the major stations-one 's as bad as the other.I use to watch all of them to see what was out there-now,i can barely watch any of them without risking throwing a shoe at my own tv.So-it's the internet & paper
for me- I mean A BIG THUMBS DOWN & shame on all of the them for trading ethics for ratings/profits. That's all & I do approve this message-lol.



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I would be seriously emoticon -I need my points because I spend them faster than I can earn them.They screwed me out of my streak of more than a year -I wrote them bit recieved no answer at all. As I'm writing this I am thinking "OMG-you really need to get a life" I know-lol.

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kudos to the sp staff for that. i was seriously considering leaving sp.

i'm wondering what's gobbling up my points. i click on "get my spark points" on a recipe and I still don't get credit. I try to support my teamies and other sparkers by reading and commenting on blogs. no points. not that that is the reason, but still....

i read articles. no points, but am grateful for the insights and perspectives.

please don't tell me to post to the technical side. i'd rather spend my puter time supporting you all.

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Yay SP Staff.

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Just received a notice that SP has removed the ability to share a blog, etc., on FB or Twitter. They listened to the concerns and acted on it. emoticon

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The whole privacy issues here on Sparks! I am sick of the ads-sick of the selling /"Sharing" of our info-this site is like every other one-here to make money.I am to blame for having forgotten that fact.
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As for middle schoolgirls...God help us all... i almost feel sorry for kids today-there is so much pressure to grow op fast-they have all this media crap shoved down their throats as soon as they
can walk. Instead of peer pressure-they're dealing with Parental Pressure-be the best-fit in-I mean seriously-who lets their daughters start watching these music videos as toddlers??? I lost touch -my kids are adults-but once the next bunch of nieces & nephews arrived-I was in for an eye-opening.Kids today have it all given to them so young & so fast.No wonder they turn into monsters by their teens-they're bored,burned-out, & basically just following the script they were given.This doesn't mean they do not deserve a kick in the pants-it might be the best thing that ever happened to them. *sigh* Done now,,,

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What gets my goat today - rude and ignorant middle school girls; middle school boys who are going to end up in jail some day!

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SP management won't like me for this one. I accidentally clicked on the welches grape juice ad. "No big deal" I thought. After all, one would think it's good to add some support for all the great goodies we get. Turns out I was adding the advertised juice to my nutrition tracker.

Mind you, I didn't stay on the ad for long. Little did I know I inadvertantly agreed to have this product added to my food tracker. Which, one, made me a stupid consumer and 2, made me a liar on my tracker.

I feel like I was tricked. THAT GETS MY GOAT!

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I am with so many of you today!

But my crank of the day came from a consumer advocate via the local news. Many gyms have a clause that automatically renew memberships, or penalize you for not participating in classes. No, I don't plan to join a gym, but this reminded me of a magazine subscription I got a couple of years ago. Failing to cancel automatically renewed me, which caused havoc in my checking account.

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Sorry Sami. Hope your day improves.

What gets my goat? Some of the 'skinny' young girls I work with who think overweight older folks (like me) are not worth their time. (I want to tell them that I was a skinny young girl once and this is what happens to most of us! LOL)

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Today...everything-I'm cranky. emoticon

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It's hard to steer when you're on your cell phone-lol

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I agree with the baby stroller problem they are huge and quite often the moms are not the best at steering.

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Sami, that is a good one. We have a small umbrella stroller we keep in our car for shopping trips we make with our grandchildren. They certainly don't hold all of our shopping purchases and coats, and purses and toys and diaper bags, etc., but they do hold the grandbabies and they do not block everyone elses movement.

What gets my goat today? Comments that 'Christmas is over' when in fact the present part is over (that's not the real Christmas) but the real reason for Christmas (I apologize to those of you who are of other faiths) never ends...it should last all year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OK-don't laugh...Baby strollers!!! I live in the city-ride busses-walk-alot & I am sick of being hit-literally-cut off -blocked in & generally annoyed by these mammoth contraptions that cost more than my first car did.They have so many bells & whistles that even finding the actual child is a challenge. WHY do these parents just assume the entire rest of the world should part to allow them through...(I do not have issues with the kids-not their fault)

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Okay, this might stir up some people, but right now it's Sparkers who ask general questions like: "I'm not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?" but they have their Sparkpages set to private, so we're shooting in the dark trying to figure out what to tell them besides "Use your trackers and keep doing your plan."

I understand that some people don't want to share their whole lives with strangers, especially here in cyber-space, but let's face it, vegetarians are going to recommend going vegetarian, runners are going to advocate entering a marathon, and emotional eaters are going to advise getting a handle on our emotions. None of which may be relevant to the original poster.

If you really need our input, give us a clue what you're doing so we can help you tweak your program.

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What gets my goat? Intolerably rude and ignorant teenage girls who think it is funny to threaten teachers just because they can!!! Oh, and they can because there is no consequence ("poor girls have such bad home lives"). Can you tell I monitor the detention room after school? And the next thing that gets my goat is having the motor in the door of my jeep break and the window is stuck midway down - and it's cold and it's going to rain this week and it won't be fixed until Friday. Now I'm done venting.

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What gets my goat? Since it happened just this morning it's fresh on my mind. Someone asks me a question and proceeds to ramble on not caring what the answer is. Then when I get quiet they are insulted. geeesh!

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Toby, I hate clutter, too. My DH deals with it by just picking it up and putting it in empty cardboard boxes (without telling me where it is). Unfortunately, it always has something important in the pile that I spend a lot of time looking for until he 'remembers' where he put it. I love that he tries to pick up - I hate his cardboard box filing system! LOL

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Janice,I love your sign! The thing is , he doesn't even realize he is doing stuff to tick us off!!! DUH!!! Anyway, he knows I was mad about something and has been so great the last two days.

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Janice! That's FUNNY! Does it work? You have him half way trained!

CLUTTER and a companion who seems oblivious to it but always asks sweetly, "Honey have you seen my ..."

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emoticon Charalin, I have a sign in my living room that says "I love you more today than I did yesterday because yesterday you really ticked me off." When DH does something that irritates me I just point at the sign and tell him to wait until tomorrow for the 'happy' love to return.

What gets my goat today - cobwebs! They are everywhere. It always happens this time of the year when we are bringing in loads of wood for the wood stove. Those pesky spiders catch a ride on the logs and set up housekeeping in the warm house. It's an unending battle. Gonna start paying the grandkids to go on cobweb hunts and sweep them away. emoticon

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HUSBANDS!!!!!

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What gets my goat is paying for a product that is manufactured poorly and having to travel 150 miles round trip to get it exchanges. AND FINDING MANUFACTURING FLAWS IN THE EXCHANGED ONE!

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Peop;e that plan my schedule and then dont tell me that they have plans for me.

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We had Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter-in-law's grandmother's house, the next day, we had another one at my son and daughter-in-law's, and this Saturday, we are doing it again here, because my son wasn't able to go....and he wants leftovers

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OK, what gets my goat today is having colleagues at school who won't give me their weekly plans ahead of time so I can modify them for my students (special education)!

It's irritating and unprofessional (even if they are also tired from the four day weekend).

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Ain't that just like our group? Instead of griping onthe WHAT GETS YOUR GOAT THREAD,we are yakking about good experiences!

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Yesterday was so nice. The celebration was amazing, finishing with a parade that could make any large city jeolous. We had over 50 brightly lit floats and two marching bands (including ours which achieved state championship again for our size a few weeks ago). The weather remained perfect which made sitting outside and watching a parade perfect. My uncle sat in the car but we found a spot to park where he could see it directly and he loved it. My mom was sitting in the car but decided to venture out. Since we brought blankets to wrap up in she loved it, too. Today my husband is going to drive her back to PA. I will definitely miss her.

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That sounds wonderful! we stopped @ a few local shops-so much nicer...

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I would not venture to box stores on Black Friday for anything. We strolled around two antique co-ops and enjoyed a very nice relaxing day. In a few minutes we're heading to the downtown area of the small town near us for the Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration. I'm just waiting on my son-in-law to drop off the kids and my husband to return with my uncle. Then it's off we go for a fun and simple day of Christmas Celebration.

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The insanity of "Black Friday"-pepper spray,tazers???? Seriously???? Scary & definetly NAUGHTY-

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I am so excited for tomorrow. Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. I love the fellowship and the feast and the laughter and the football and everything else. Today we added two more guests to our gathering tomorrow. My grandson asked his bus driver if he wanted to come over (it was such a sweet gesture - we didn't know until afterward and Logan told us Mr. "Sam" thanked him for such a generous offer but he wouldn't be able to make it). I love that Logan knew it was okay to invite special friends over. My son-in-law invited his brother and family. I picked up my mom from PA on Sunday for the week and my uncle (92 years old) will be coming. Three of my daughters and their families will make it - wish my other three children and their families could come. Anyhow, there is always enough food to go around - come on over! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Now,that is a "goat" of a different color. Carelessness or ATTITUDE really irk me.I find it harder to call poeple on that though...I tend to wimp out unless I'm defending the underdog..

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I am constantly pulling Sabrina away from confrontations with clerks. At 19 she was a trained attack helicopter pilot. Mistakes get you and others on your side, killed. She is incredulous that someone who is trained to make her hamburger can make a mistake on her order ~ and they weren't even being shot at!
It does get my goat when someone is CARELESS with my order.
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That is a good one. I have seen that scene played out often, especially during busy shopping seasons (aka now). It happens at grocery stores, department stores and restaurants/fast food especially. One of my daughters manages a fast food restaurant. She said they have noticed recently how impatient some customers have been lately - usually taking it out on the cashier or someone wiping down tables. She is amazing and is usually able to diffuse the 'anger' but she is required to make the customer happy. Still, the ultimate goal is to get the angry person away from her staff and protect them, while making it appear that the customer is right. I think I would probably just want to kick the nasty person out!

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Where to start-lol. Today's is-people who give cashiers a hard time about something they have no control over.WHY -does it make them feel good to make a 16-old girl cry-I lost it & told this "gentleman" to knock it off& go find a store manager...grrr.



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Poppy, not sure why it does that but there is someplace on your edit page that you can change kilos to pounds.

What gets my goat today? Not having enough time to get all the paperwork done that is required (data, data, data) and too many meetings. I don't like being out of the classroom because when I come back someone is always suspended!!!

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The Ticker on the bottom of my post annoys me!
It asks for how much you weigh in pounds then says its kilos!
I havent lost 9 kilos... I've lost 9 pounds.
Am I doing something wrong ?

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Craving a bowl of cereal with skim milk before bed (and having enough calories left for it) and discovering all the milk is gone. emoticon Just sayin....

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Having someone steal my show.

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Having some one make my decisions for me.

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What gets my goat is the incredibly long time it takes to get any task completed around the house. We bought two water heaters, one refrigerator, conduit for electrical wiring, solar panels, etc. They all sit waiting to be installed. There always seems to be demands on our time in other directions: broken vehicles, weather, aching backs: It will all take time and things are improving. But I get SO impatient!

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The wind blows all the garbage on the street down to my lawn. Sometimes I'm tempted to take it back to my neighbors and tell them "Here is some of your junk mail and this Christmas wrapping paper is not mine, oh and here is your yard sale sign and your TH coffee cups!

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The end of our driveway gets a beer bottle every day !!!! I guess he doesn't want his boss to know he is drinking on the job....I'd love to catch him!!!

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Yes, that gets my goat, too! People need to be responsible.

It also gets my goat when I leave my house in the morning and at the end of the driveway (kind of long) I found someone has thrown out all their fast food bags, etc. instead of taking them home to throw out. We're a good 6 miles away from any fast food restaurant but we are bombarded with their garbage.

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People who don't pick up their dogs poo when out on a public walk... that gets my goat!


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Toby, did you get your fridge set up? Our beautiful four year old front loading washer completely died this summer - a month after the warranty ended (and the cost to fix it was going to be over $500)! I can't justify buying a new one when I have an older working washer in the garage, so we set it up (it's ugly, a top loader, has rust, but works). Our washer is in the kitchen and every time I see it (obviously often during the day) I get perturbed. But, our clothes are clean and I didn't have to spend a few hundred dollars to buy a new one, so I guess I shouldn't complain....that gets my goat!!

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I hope it works for u.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
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It really gets my goat when I have my mouth set for a crunchy carrot, and I find limp carrots floating in warm water instead. Can't hardly wait to get our new fridge setup.

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Warranties that stores dont honor. My wash machine is broken again. I have waited for three wks for the repair man to come out and he finally came today. He said that they will have to come get the machine in a couple of wks , order parts and rebuild it. it cpuld take a couple of months to get all yhe parts because they r on back order so this stupid machine won't be fixed for at least two months so in the meantime I have to spend at least two hundred a month to go to the laundry mat.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
Love never fails..."
And now these three remain faith,hope, and love. but the greatest of these is love"


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I am blowing hugs your way . Catch them as they come by.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
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Thanks, Tee. Sometimes it is just so hard being a mom and grandmother. (I wouldn't trade it for anything, but it is still hard!)

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(((HUGS for Janice)))

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What Gets My Goat is feeling like I am responsible for everyone else's happiness. Sorry I sound grumpy. It's just one of those days.

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What Gets my Goat, is when I spend typing a response on Spark People and an error occurs. I'll be happy if this posts!

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It realy gets my goat when people are rude,hurtfull, and judge others on appearance.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
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6/10/11 4:56 P

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Prayers for stamina and a hug for courage (((hugz)))

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I can relate to being overwhelmed. And the money thing. We r still fighting to get my husband his va disability.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
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That is a very good idea, and we do intend to do such a thing. We want to get a retired military guard dog at the base in San Antonio. But we would have to be away from here for several days to do it and spend time bonding with the dog, etc. And this year has been very rough on us financially. The VA decided that they had overpaid Brie $42,000 over the course of twenty years. In February and again in March they took her entire disability/retirement pension. We fought them back but still are shorted $700 from each month's income. Then there are the three cars that broke down (all over 15 years old) and our solar power system needs upgrading, and the hot water heater installation which is delayed once again ... I'm feeling overwhelmed, to say the least.

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Have u thought about getting a big mean dog and putting up one of those invisable dog fences so when this guy goes to mess with your stuff the dog can eat him.

I Corinthians 13..."...Love is patient,love is kind.It does not envy,it does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,a/ways hopes, always preserveres.
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Yeah, that is sick. We have such a disposable society, and people just don't take responsibility for their pets. Now you get to make those life-or-death decisions because someone elses carelessness.

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