A moment of reflection

By Somoca Latest Reply 2011-05-23 08:30:24 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 07:47:30 -0500

As I read the discussion started by dolphinlady on hurt feelings, a reoccurring question came to mind about hurt feelings and "friends" on websites. The sentiment was submitted repeatedly that DC is truly supportive; so I ask each one of you to think and be honest. Do we acknowledge everyone on our friends list with a hello or a thank you for a hug or gift that we give or receive? Did we just accumulate friends for the sake of a "badge" or do we really care about all of our DC friends and not just one or two that we interact with? Sometimes it's the quiet ones that are suffering or could use a hello or hug. Sometimes we have to go beyond the obvious and acknowledge the small flower in the corner.

Let's be honest, shall we? when was the last time you went through your list of friends and sent a note or hug to say "Hi" to a person you do not speak to everyday?

Everyone here needs a hug, everyone here needs to know they are not alone regardless of their points or badges or lack of. Just a thought.

115 replies

WendyFR 2011-05-19 20:09:57 -0500 Report

wow…I'm on here for support and to find out more about what other diabetics go through. Not to collect badges. But also on your note, you're right nice thought. Also lately the only time I'm the computer is if I'm at work or I am doing school work. But I would like to thank everyone on here not only on my friends list that I appreciate the information and the sharing a part of your life to help or support another. I really appreciate caring people!

Ms Julie
Ms Julie 2011-05-19 11:40:19 -0500 Report

Hi I really liked your discussion . It doesnt hurt to take 5 min out of your day just to stop in nd say hello nd let someone know that u re there for them .

BandonBob 2011-05-19 10:28:15 -0500 Report

A poor excuse but I don't have much more than an hour a day to spend with the computer so I can't really do much more than look at the highlights I see for the day. I do love the friends I made her and would be more supportive given more computer time.

0tina0 2011-05-19 10:07:14 -0500 Report

I love coming here to read and chat and sometimes reply to posts. I love the comments and even tho I don't agree with everything written I respect the individual and leave the sensitive stuff to someone else, usually. I wish I had the time to reply and send hugs and all that but the truth is I barely have time to go to the bathroom and I really don't know how some of this stuff works. I work a full time job and I am helping my son raise his 14 month old son…that is really hard work for me! I have him Monday-Friday because my son works out of town on road construction…I forgot how hard raising a baby can be…and how rewarding. So…Consider this my hug post…I love you all…honestly. Please don't take my absence as anything other than overwork and tiredness!

Somoca 2011-05-19 10:35:52 -0500 Report

0tina0, I commend your son for being a true father. He is an excellent example. Trying to survive this world is a full-time job lol. When you come in, you are truly appreciated here.

shorty31 2011-05-17 21:41:56 -0500 Report

you have me in tears i have so many friend here they all have touch my heart i think of them and i get overwhelm i just can't say enough.

shorty31 2011-05-17 21:33:47 -0500 Report

i feel for you and i agree with it. but i truly say to you that alot of us here are truely sinsere about what they say and believe inyou. people like gabby,harlen which is my big bro in spirit when i feel low i look for himand he is allways there, and there is mays he has my heart. dolphinlady helped me throw a rough time with my home life. so many of them make me laugh if i could reach through this computer i would hug and kiss each and every one of them. i believe in them they are the only support i have. and i trust them all. I love you all, i lost my dad two years ago and they were right there for me. so i say again if you have any dought they aren't phonnies.

nanaellen 2011-05-17 20:50:31 -0500 Report

You have a good point and as soon as I learn how I will!! LOL I've been in a technological denial for way too many yrs!!!!!! JUST now learning! I don't even own a cell phone for cryin' out loud!! LOL I'm what you would call technologically impaired!!! LOL But to ALL who read this many HUGS & heck even KISSES!! LOL
The one thing I can count on on this site is that I always walk away smilin'!!!
Thanks, Ellen (smilin again) :)

CaliKo 2011-05-17 17:54:33 -0500 Report

That's a good reminder. I do appreciate when I receive hugs and hellos, and should extend mine more often. I've been too pre-occupied with my own world lately. Let me start with ((Hugs)) to you!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-16 21:20:59 -0500 Report

I really appreciate when someone sends me a gift or a post. I just don't always find where the post is to comment since this site is so wonderfully gosh-darn busy.
Sometimes it isn't until I see a post in a discussion from someone that I'll remember I haven't seen them on the site for awhile. I don't keep track of time very well. Seems it is one of the brain skills that hasn't repaired all the way from the West Nile Virus damage.
I think of my friends list as an open invitation to anybody to talk with me in private if they want to. My mailbox has an open slot policy. I mght not respond promptly (see WNV excuse above) but I will reply eventually.
Plus as others have mentioned I get busy with other parts of my life. When I get back to catchup on life here I find I have missed some major moments in other peoples lives.
My family doesn't understand how important a good number can be. When I am happy that Mom's (aka The Cake Lady) Tuesday Night dinner didn't spike me, they just sorta nod their heads and give a weak smile. Almost the same reaction when I try to explain for the umpteenth time that white rice is not a food I can eat, esp. with garlic bread and marshmallows at the same meal. They don't understand why the eye doc telling me he saw no signs of diabetic damage to my eyes so far is such a big deal.
My friends here (not just the one's on the list but everyone who is a member of DC) understand the importance of moment by moment victories.
This strange world of living by numbers -BG, carbs, A1c, etc. takes the support of good friends. People who will celebrate with you when the numbers are good. People who will be there for you when the Doctor gives you news that isn't.

kittenpurr1 2011-05-18 13:35:42 -0500 Report

That's what I was talking about, sometimes it's hard and takes a long time to find some gifts, I have went back as far as 3 days before to find something, due to all the post. I know I have friends on here, I have never heard from- so why keep them, it's clear they have befriended someone else, and have nothing to say to me, on the other sites I belong to, I have deleted some of them, b/c it's like having too many pets, it's hard to give all the attention that one deserves. So, if I haven't heard from someone in 4 months, I delete, b/c I give them a chance they could be in the hospital- have sick relatives or something else going on. Therefore, if I haven't heard from someone in that amount of time, then I am not important enough to stay on their list, and I am just in there way.

Somoca 2011-05-16 17:34:22 -0500 Report

I had no idea the responses would be so real and motivating. I am blown away by the responses. Wow.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2011-05-16 16:53:30 -0500 Report

What a nice title. I joined this site to learn about my diabetes and to gather as much information as I could to help myself thereby helping others. I wanted to talk to people "just like "me and to know just how they feel and if they had gone through the same problems that I had and that I am going through. I found many wonderful answers to my questions and now I have control of my diabetes.
I have a very supportive family but it is hard for them to understand the problem with diabetes, one of my sisters has it also so we both help each other now that I have learned so much from my doctors and from the people on this site. I did not know anything about the badges and truly do notbelieve that is the source of this site it something nice to see. I also do not know how to access the "gift " part of this so to some I have not acknowledged but that does not mean that I do not care. I truly believe that everyone is getting a hug and most of us do respond, we should all realize that everyone has a different life and cannot always get to the computer and respond, "stuff happens". At least that is the way I think, my feelings do not get hurt so easily nowadays, before I was on this site, yes the outsiders did not understand and did not want to understand anything about my situation—-so I learned "block" feelings. I understand that some people do not want to "vent" all of the time nor do they want to complain all the time so they stay off for a couple of days.
In closing, I have met so many great people, some are my friends, some I send messages to, especially if I want to go on and on and need more help with the situation at hand. There are some questions that I do not want the entire world to know about:)
But all in all I try to always thank everyone on my discussions and will continue to do so. People should know that when you come to this site, Every one is welcomed one way or another.. Basically I think everyone thinks highly about each other on this site or they would not be here at all, you can tell by the responses on any and all discussions, this is not for badges it is an incentive, people truly want to share and to help each other, at least this is what I think. I do not feel guilty about anything, I was away from the site for months because of personal reasons but I am back and it was as if I had never left. I know everyone cares about me, some more than others but what the heck, they are all my friends and I know they know this!!!!! I love you all because all of you on this site helped me control my diabetes and I do mean all of you and I have thanked you and will continue to thank you and continue to respond to discussions because I was treated very well on this site and I am here to stay, badge or no badge and friends or no friends. Love You All!!!!!!

Jackie375 2011-05-16 16:08:40 -0500 Report

I feel that we are all guilty of this at times, but I am not here just to get badges, I truly want friends that I can turn to for support and information about things we might share in common. Yes, DC is for that but we all need to hear from others other than immediate family. Immediate family can give us the up close and personal hugs and pats but sometimes we need that from others that don't see us everyday in person. If I have done this to anyone I truly apologize and say I am sorry. My feelings are sometimes if not always easily hurt also, so I try to practice that I won't do to others what I don't want done to me. God Bless all and I pray for success in each of your lives.

Gimpalong 2011-05-16 15:54:38 -0500 Report

Hi! I don't think that I am collecting friends for badges, but it is something to really think about. I am new to the DC site, and I have trouble finding the messages that are posted to me. I'm still working on that. People need to be aware that feelings can be bruised easily for some people. I'm glad that the point was brought up about hurt feellings vs. true friends. All of us need those hugs and support that we may not receive at home. Each person has something that they need to tell us. If we make the choice to remember that we do care for how each other are doing, then maybe we can help someone through their problems in a sensitive. I appreciate those who are my friends, and I don't take friendships lightly. If you are my friend, then you are stuck with me. I think that we all care, but the time issue gets rather hectic with working, juggling events for several children in our families, and them making time for each other. Sometimes we have to step back and see which priorities are the important ones in our lives, and I would guess that most of us what to have God, family and friends as priorities. Have a wonderful week. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs and prayers,

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-17 04:43:35 -0500 Report

Gimalong I really enjoyed your reply here. I am also new and I am still learning my way around. I try to go through my friends list as often as possable. I don't always have computer access and some times I am unable to sit at the computer for long periods, but at those times I will leave a statement on my profile that I'm wishing all my friends a good day. I also lift my friends when I pray. So I hope that any of my friends know that they are alway's in my heart and in my prayers. Also that if they send me a message that I will always answer. I also enjoyed this blog and appreciate it. We all need to remember why we are here. FOR SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP. I have learned a lot and I appreciate everyone here for all the wonderful help. God Bless you Somoca

Gimpalong 2011-05-17 15:25:40 -0500 Report

Somoca, would you be my friend? I haven't found out how to send the message that asks for your friendship. I enjoy this site so much. There is so much to be learned about handling diabetes, and also, the support and friendship. I pray that you're having a wonderful week. Take care of yourself. I'm here if you need to vent or whatever. May God bless you.
Lots of big bear hugs and prayers,

Jackie375 2011-05-16 16:24:13 -0500 Report

I am new also so am not sure where to look for things either but am trying to learn and will try not to shun anyone.

Hugs to all with my prayers also, Jackie

June Tademy
June Tademy 2011-05-16 21:11:30 -0500 Report

I am sure many feel the same way, I truly do not believe anyone feels shunned on this site.I will never ever believe it or think it. Badges are nice but no one is striving for that, we are here to help each other that is what the site is for.

kittenpurr1 2011-05-16 15:28:53 -0500 Report

There are times when you can't even find the gifts, so many posts on, they get way down there, lost somewhere. People are busy, people have multiple conditions, some people are ansering others on other sites. I get less mail on this site than others. I am new to diabetes, I have 5 dogs, 2 cats, and a lot of health problems, sometimes 3 doctor visit in a week. I try to do something nice for people, I don't get much in return, some of these people have children, a job, they can't or don't have the time to answer or respond to everyone. There's afew on this site, they only care about points and badges, they are on other sites, too- doing the same thing. Who cares about the points and badges, it's not like you get paid for them. The payment comes from within the heart- supporting how someone is feeling, or to answer their questions. Some people have been with out power for days and days.
I will say this, there is a very kind lady on here that welcomes everyone, she's awesome. She really cares about people. There's a lady on another site, no one has heard from since dinosaurs roamed the earth, I still send her something at times. She probably doesn't even look at them anymore.
Friendship is a blessing from God, and to get respect, one should give it. At times, people spend hours sending things to people, to everyone- maybe they need a break from the routine. I try to say thank you, and to offer support-
People have lives and they have errands to run, some get on the site every once in a while, some don't even have computers, they use another persons.
Some people have conditions that makes it hard for them to type at times. I don't know you or dolphinlady, I have never got anything from either of you. I am not crying, I am just explaining life in this day and time. I know it's unfair at times.
I send out lots of Christmas cards- get a few in return, today isn't like it was several decades ago, when people visited people, they have too much going on.
On one site a member kept a member on line all weekend long, this person didn't get any of her house work done, yard work, or any time with their spouse, so it's wrong to hog up someones weekend like that, the spouse was very upset by not getting in any quality time with their spouse on the days they had off together. So, with that being said, just do what you can do- accept what you get. There's no respect for a lot of things today. It's the way parents don't teach- they took important things out of schools. I am certain a lot of people's feelings get bruised- I don't know this entire story here. It's a part of life that teaches us not to take things for granted, to appreciate the good.

tabby9146 2011-05-18 11:02:06 -0500 Report

Im pretty busy most days, can't get in here as much as I would like but when Ido, I try to respond to as many discussions and read as many as I can. I never came here only to discuss myself at all, but came for support, to make some new friends who also have diabetes, and I have found some really nice friends and I can't say I am really close to anyone, I'm not trying to be. I remain private about my real name, the city I live in, and other things, but you can be friends with people without revealing all of that. I genuinely care about others, and my heart goes out to many on here with problems. I don't care about the badges and it doesn't matter to me if they do away with them in the future or not. I do like the gifts and hugs, and I have sent out as many as I have received. I try to thank everyone who does that. I'm also active on Facebook, maybe more so than on here, but have a part-time job, two children, volunteer work, involved in my youngest chid's school, on the PTO board every year and other committees at the school, but school is getting ready to be out next week, so I will have a little more time to get on here. Good points you brought up. This is the only diabetes group I am a part of. Been here since late 2008.

sNerTs1 2011-05-16 12:21:37 -0500 Report

I take friends seriously, its why you call them friends. Through here though, I havent been a very good friend to a lot of you. I have been off and on the site for the past year, making it in at times when I can. Although you have to also consider that there are a lot of people who come to this site for the diverse information that is within the confines of its walls. Thats why I came here, I needed information, I needed to know that I was not alone and I got that. But there are also outside things (what I call the real world) that really take us away from the internet, that throw us into tailspins of our own leaving it near impossible to get online, or if we do get online, its to lose ourselves in nothingness for awhile to escape the world. Thats me.

Its not that I dont enjoy coming to the site, its not that at all. Its because I lose myself when I need to deal with deep issues. I would rather stay away than say something that is out of character for me. I do keep my morals and integrity intact while I lose myself in my own world. But does that mean that I dont appreciate the people I have befriended on the site? I would hope that once I got back on my feet, that those very people would understand where my journey took me and know that I am still a good person, I just got lost.

Does any of this make sense? I hope it does because I am still lost right now. Up days and down days and many inbetween days, perhaps I will write a discussion letting you all know what it is that has captured me and took me away from the internet, but it didnt take me away from thinking of those I have friended and wondering how they are doing any given day.

As far as the points and badges, those are just things. Materialistic if you can call it that on the internet, you cant take materialistic things with you when you leave. But you can take your heart and soul and each one of you are there for me.

Sorry I was long winded, and I hope this made sense and you understand.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-16 20:28:43 -0500 Report

You stated your thoughts very well.
There are many times I need the by myself time to figure out the deep things.
This last year I lost so much of what I thought I was about. It took time to find what I still kept from the past and what the new was about.
When/if (I hope it's when) you feel like writting your discussion I hope to be one of the readers you share it with.

Somoca 2011-05-16 13:14:51 -0500 Report

I love your reply. I think it's honest and raw and down-to-earth. You are saying what's on your mind and isn't that part of the reason for DC? to talk and even ramble among people who understand.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-17 04:58:33 -0500 Report

Somoca thank you for starting this discussion.
I sometimes have a problem saying what I'm thinking, and sometimes it comes out wrong. I know when I feel really bad that things seem to hurt more.
I pray that you are doing well. and that you know that you are appreciated. I do understand. God Bless You.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-16 10:56:34 -0500 Report

Good points made by all. Occasionally, I go through my friend list and look for someone that I have not seen and posting from in a while and I drop them a note. Dietcherry is right. I get an email that says XXXX has sent me a gift, hug, or whatever and posted on my profile. I get there and there is nothing. There are things I want to know, either because I have use of the information myself, or I want to learn more about something. I try to do this through the email for the sake of their privacy. I personally don't care what questions people ask me. If they ask me in this forum, I try to answer in the forum. If for some reason I don't really want "everyone" to know I answer via email. there are some questions that I deem inappropriate and won't answer, like: How many times have you had your toenails painted and what color were they? That is just too personal! :)

cavie2 2011-05-16 18:14:10 -0500 Report

Soooo, what color ARE THEY?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-17 11:35:56 -0500 Report

In short, none were the same color and they mixed some colors. For the rest of the story, look at my 12:01 post from yesterday.
Actually, to answer your question, they are back to naturaly color now, but have no fear, camp starts within the month!

dietcherry 2011-05-16 11:10:05 -0500 Report

Jim I apologize again for the question and not realizing the answer was pink!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-16 12:01:11 -0500 Report

No, that is and isn't the right answer. Okay, I know these questions won't stop until I answer it. It was 2 years ago at camp. The "girls club" was learning how to apply make=up and the like. I came across 5 of them all gathered together and asked, "What are you girls up to?" "Hi, Mr. Maintenance man, we are doing pedicures. Do you want one?" "Really?! I have never had a pedicure before. I would absolutely love one. What will it cost?" "For you, one gold coin" (Gold coins are what the teams collect to win prizes) Needless to say, my sandals were off in no time. Nothing like having 5 eager, babbling girls fighting over giving me a pedicure! I told them, "I have 2 feet and 10 nails" "But, I think they would look nice in blue and she thinks red would look better". "Whoever said they have to be the same color?" They even mixed yellow & blue to get a green shade! Do they remember stuff like this? You bet. This past year, "Hey, there is Mr. Jim, he let us do his toenails last year!" Worth every minute of it!

cavie2 2011-05-16 18:17:00 -0500 Report

priceless information, it's not Jacob's coat of many colors but Jim's nails of many colors, (somewhere over the rainbow) sorry I got carried away singing that song. lol

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-17 13:09:03 -0500 Report

I don't think there were many colors of the rainbow in there! Rainbow colors are generally subdued, these were more like day-glow. Actually, one of them glowed in the dark! See all the things I miss by being a guy. No toe waxing, no bikini waxing, no nail polish…so many things I miss out on (thankfully)

cavie2 2011-05-17 16:29:24 -0500 Report

Yeahhh right, that's your story and you're sticking to it. But trust me being a guy doesn't mean that you have to miss out on all those lovely girly things. The females at camp will see to that. (hopefully)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-18 12:23:52 -0500 Report

I will not let the girls at camp give me a bikini wax. Since they are between 8 & 16 I could be put in jail for a very long time! Wait! There are the counselors and they have to be 18 or older. Hummmm…Come to think of it you girls can keep all that waxing stuff, I am too much of a whimp to have that done!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-16 12:29:34 -0500 Report

I don't even want to know what a toe hair wax is! If it is anything like my last bikini wax, I am not interested!

cavie2 2011-05-16 18:18:54 -0500 Report

i was going to reply to that but now i'm thinking better of it. Just had images of you walking like John Wayne without his horse. lol

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-17 13:05:35 -0500 Report

Yes, but the yellow polka dots are the size of baseballs! By April 20, 2012, I hope to have the polka dots down to gumball size! With Jayabees almond milk, diet cherry's Whey protein drink, and MewElla's walking. the weight is beginning to drop! I don't think the problem is that I put on weight over the years, I think my wife washes it in hot water! LOL

cavie2 2011-05-17 16:34:30 -0500 Report

yeah blame the wife. MENtal anxiety, MENtal breakdown, MENstrual cramps, MENopause, Did you ever notice how all of our problems begin with MEN. lol

dietcherry 2011-05-16 09:34:06 -0500 Report

Someone posted here once that there are approximately 500 people joining DC everyday and its true! I greet those I can by sending a friends request, but it still only averages 1% daily of new members. John Crowleys profile is showing 468, 214 friends as of this moment!
I mainly talk through the mail delivery system for privacy. In fact some of my friends dont ever participate in the site, we just talk through email! Gifts are nice but too often members dont know how to access them from the newsfeed so they see them in their email but cant find them to respond. I dont care for this glitch.
The nice thing is we can talk to all our friends by posting in discussions, and over recipes, reviews, news articles, etc. and can say hello there too.
I learned in kindergarten that to have a friend you have to be a friend first and thats why I reach out to newbies, hoping theyll feel welcomed and will stick around-we know most never do. :)

Gimpalong 2011-05-16 16:17:18 -0500 Report

I am glad you are my friend. I'm still trying to find where to go to ask someone to be my friend, and where to find the hugs, flowers, etc. I end up replying to my friends through the discussion like this one. Maybe someday I'll be able to find my way around better. Have a great week.

Hugs and prayers,

nanaellen 2011-05-17 20:37:28 -0500 Report

My sentiments EXACTLY!! Still new to computers! I'm a self admitting technologically impaired person!! :) Hugs back at ya! Ellen

dietcherry 2011-05-17 18:08:02 -0500 Report

Thank you Nancy! :) If you go to the persons profile page, to the right of their picture/avatar, youll see the tab Add to my friends. Click on it and that will send the request. Atop the newsfeed on their page, is a message box to write them a message; directly under the box, youll see the tab Add a gift . Click on it and it will open up and show you the gifts you can send. Hope this helps you-if not let me know, and I'll try to explain it better! lol Renee

Jackie375 2011-05-16 16:33:16 -0500 Report

Nancy, I will be more than glad to be friends with you or any of the others. I left most of my personal friends in Nebraska and so only have a few here. I cherish all my online friends no matter. They are what keeps me going. I don't know where to find the gifts of hugs or whatever nor how to send an invitation to someone to be my friend. Have a great week everyone, I have a busy one coming.

Hugs to all!!


Gimpalong 2011-05-16 16:44:31 -0500 Report

Thank you for being my friend. I hope that your move was as easy as mine. My sons had everything set up and all that I had to do was pack clothes. I have been very blessed. I know how it was for me to familiarize myself with the town, I'm still learning. I don't get lost, I just have scenic drives…LOL! Me and my little Tom-Tom usually find our way evenually. Take care of yourself, and have a wonderful week. I'll have you in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs and prayers,

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-16 20:16:32 -0500 Report

I love the unplanned scenic drives. Sometimes you find the most interesting things that you would have missed otherwise.

Jackie375 2011-05-16 18:47:10 -0500 Report

Well, my mother-in-law moved with me, my husband was already here with our son and his family so we just hired movers and the rest of our kids in Nebraska helped us pack. It was tiring but not bad. "Mom" passed about 3years ago in May. I miss her very much. She and I became best friends, she had diabetes and mesothelioma. I wish I had been able to get all this info back then maybe she would still be with us. You take care of yourself and I am so glad to have met you. I am glad your move was easy. The little lady on our GPS helps to keep us entertained when we get mixed up and we don't mind a ride on a nice day. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, also.

Hugs"Big Bear hugs" Hugs are my favorite thing! They make me feel so good!!


Gimpalong 2011-05-17 02:33:08 -0500 Report

I'm sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the pain from your mother's death. Tomorrow will be my parent's 70th anniversary. They still live by themselves, and they have a big garden. My mom cans all of their veggies. They walk 5 miles daily if the weather permits. I'm 2 1/2 hours away. I'll be going up this week to celebrate with them. I'm losing my mom to Alheimerz. I just pray that she'll goes first. I have learned that you have to laugh a lot to keep going in the tough times. I never know exactly what some of the meals are going to be. Thank the Lord that she is healthy as an ox, except for the dementia.

My son set the voice on my GPS. I really had a great laugh when this voice starts scolding me for not turning when I should have turned.

Take care of you. I am so glad that I have met you, and have you for a friend. I'm sending you a lot of big bear hugs too. I pray that you have a great week. Tonight I went a Ladies' Pot Luck Fellowship. It was so much fun. We had to bring something that was green. I cheated and bought some guocomole dip and chips. That was as green as I could go…LOL!!

You're in my thoughts and prayers,

Jackie375 2011-05-17 10:40:22 -0500 Report

It wasn't my Mother but my husband's she was like my mother as we took care of her. Thank you so much. Your parents sound wonderful, my husband's parents were like that. Guacomole dip is green and sounds fun to me. LOL

God Bless and Hugs


oldbuttercup 2011-05-16 10:36:01 -0500 Report

There was a book years ago that said everything I needed to learn I learned in kindergarten.

dietcherry 2011-05-16 10:37:39 -0500 Report

LOL love it! :)

oldbuttercup 2011-05-16 11:00:28 -0500 Report

Most of the kids I knew considered recess as their favorite subject (not me of course, I was a good boy).
Milk and cookies anyone?
Leave your nickle on the teacher's desk!

Gimpalong 2011-05-16 16:24:28 -0500 Report

Do you remember when we went to school half a day in Kindergarten? Now they go all day without naps. Ugh. I hope that you have a great week. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.


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