OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR DOING MY BEST!

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what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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  1. Today I am thankful for love. It gets us through the toughest times and the sleepless nights.

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  2. Oh Deb, this picture and the words are absolutely perfect. Yes, today I did my best (amongst some very challenging tasks) and tonight I’m sitting back, enjoying my family and my home, enjoying my rest. Beautiful post that resonated deeply. Thank you lovely one. xo

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    • Thanks Mims!! It resonated with me too, especially the “rest” part. We all need to rest and give ourselves a break, often!! I think we are too hard on ourselves, we need to pamper ourselves more!! I say we dedicate this weekend to a complete and utter pampering of ourselves!! Let’s think of some great ways to do so, I’ll start, OMG it took me forever to decide on something. Paint your toenails…mine are in need of a removal and repaint! I do my own, no need for a pedicure unless of course you want one…then go for it!! Ok your turn. My beauty…xoxo

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    • Heavy sigh from me here as I read your words Debs. It’s been a hard hard day at work but this message is just what I need … to focus on the good. πŸ™‚ Okay here goes, tomorrow after work I’m getting my hair cut and colored which I’m really looking forward to. I might also lash out and buy myself a new top to wear on Saturday night as we’re going out to a close friends 50th birthday party. Oh, I’m feeling better already. A complete weekend of pampering sounds blissful. You’re so good for me Deb truly, love the sunshine that you bring into my life. Now I’m off to get changed out of my work clothes and start to try and wind down. Think lots of meditation might be needed tonight. Hope you wake to a beautiful and happy morning Deb. Big warm fuzzy hugs to you my dear friend xo

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    • Ohhh a hair cut and new top sounds like the perfect pick me up! A birthday party also, I see dancing like a maniac in your near future. Nothing better to release stress…be wild!! It’s a little gray this morning but the sun is supposed to come out this afternoon. Hope you have your feet up and are letting go of your day, it’s over. I shall be off to start mine and will think of you and your sweet words to me, thank you my lovely lady. I think Saturday night I’ll give myself a facial mask, let the pampering continue!! Big soothing hugs and much love xo πŸ’…

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    • Mmm, dancing to abandon sounds wildly intoxicating! Maybe I should leave that to my own lounge room though, hehe. But then again, I am looking forward to letting my hair down. Hope the greatness shifts for you Deb and that sun makes a warm and wonderful appearance. Have a beautiful day , one day closer to our pampering weekend, woo hoo! I’m loving the sound of it. Take care and warm hugs to you xo 😎

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    • Well if you’re not ready to dance wildly in front of others, you and Doug should dance wildly before you go to the party, then you can giggle about it and share secret looks at the party! That would be fun too. The sun did break through and it warmed up nicely this afternoon. I’m at the store right now and I just picked up some new nail polish, it’s sparkly like a snow globe, so fun!! Looking forward to seeing it on my toes. I too am looking forward to our pampering weekend. Well you are probably getting ready for work. Have a fantabulous day my gorgeous lady!! For you, it’s Friday!!! Friday hugs and kisses xo. πŸ€—πŸ˜šπŸ™ƒ

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    • Hi Deb, I’m being naughty and sneaking in an email from work (where it’s all quiet and I’m currently alone). I must admit that I do love my wild dancing and generally have no inhibitions whatsoever when on the dance floor. And I must say I’m starting to get in the mood. It’s nearly noon Friday and I’m starting to feel in weekend mode already. 😊 That sparkly nail polish sounds gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hair done this afternoon. Anyway gorgeous friend, I hope you’re enjoying your Thursday night and are sitting back and relaxing. Big hug to you as I go back to work. xo ❀️

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    • Ohhhh good naughty girl!!! I say you sneak in a pre-dance at your desk!! When nobody’s looking..ha! I’m so happy you’re starting to feel the weekend mode and that it is quiet for you today!! Yes my sparkly nail polish is awesome…maybe I’ll post my toes!! hehe…I’m just about to create my post for tomorrow. Have a wonderful rest of your afternoon and an evening better evening!!! Lots of love and big hugs pretty lady, have fun getting your hair done!!! xoxo πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Deb, I’ve just finished my lunch and the weekend is even closer!! Can you tell I’m getting excited? 😊 Oh yes, go on and post your toes, how awesome. I’m Imogen now to have a private dance in my office πŸ’ƒHugs xo

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    • You made it! You’re home now, it’s Friday night and that means it’s the weekend! It’s pamper time, kinda like Hammer time, if you’re familiar with M.C. Hammer! Hehe. Hope you did a fun dance at your desk. I think I’ll join you and do one today too. Have a marvelous evening. Gotta run. Pamper Hugs and much love xo πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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    • Hey Deb, yes I’m home, yay. I didn’t dance at work but I’m doing it at home tonight instead. And my hair feels fabulous. Had it cut, styled and with red and golden tints through it. Yes, the weekend pampering has well and truly begun. It’s been a nice relaxing night at home. Hope you have a fabulous Friday in readiness of our pamper weekend my beautiful friend. Big hugs xo πŸ’•πŸ’ƒ

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    • Good morning/almost noon time for you. So happy about your hair!! I bet it looks as gorgeous as you, sounds pretty! I hope you are pampering yourself today and don’t forget to do the happy dance before you go to the party. I’m relaxing tonight about to do my post for tomorrow. Then I have to get my toes ready for some pampering and tomorrow night my facial!! hehe…Have a beautiful day my lovely friend, enjoy the freedom to do things on your timeline!! Give Harry a kiss for me and say hey to Doug and your son. Happy Hugs and sloppy kisses!! xo

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    • Hiya gorgeous, you’re right, it’s nearly noon here and I’ve had a nice morning. Done some washing and a few chores but doing it slowly and with music on and getting into the groove of the party already. Sigh, I do love Saturdays. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday night and painting and pampering those well earnt toes of yours that have walked you around all week! Hellos and kisses given to all here from you. And a big happy hug from me to you. Muah xo ❀️

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    • I love doing housework grooving to the music!! Makes it so much more enjoyable. Yeah Saturdays are my favorite day of the week, no work all day nor the next day!! Looking forward to when every day is Saturday…that’s my mantra. Have you decided on what you’re wearing tonight? Pick something that makes you feel wicked on the inside and sweet on the outside! Ha. Will you have time to go shopping? Thanks for sharing the hugs and kisses all around and for sending them back!! Be sure to sing Happy Birthday with lots of vim and vigor and just have a grand time! You can tell me all about it tomorrow. If I don’t chat with you before then have a magnificent time pretty lady! Party hugs xo

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    • Haha, thanks Deb, every day is Saturday, what a great mantra you have. Yes, the music is definitely helping me get in the groove. Have you heard of Shaun Mendes, he’s playing now. πŸ’ƒ Yes, I think I know what I’m wearing but I don’t know if I’ll look sweet on the outside. I have some nice slinky leopard style pants, a black singlet and a flowy sleeved shirt on top. Sounds a bit cougar-like doesn’t it? Soft on the top and bad on the bottom. Hmm, kind of describes us both, do you think? Big party hugs back xo

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    • Yes I have heard of Shaun Mendes, in fact I was listening to him today on Pandora, at work! I was chair dancing and singing at my desk most of the day…looking forward to the weekend! I love what you are wearing, yes sounds just like us!! HA, love it. Well keep that glow going and share it all around tonight. Groovy hugs to you xo πŸ™‚

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    • Yay Deb, soul sisters again, I wish you were coming too! You know what, I’m going to take you to the party with me! When I walk in their backyard and glitzy house I’m going to imagine that you’re right there with me. And we can dance and laugh and have a great time together. What do you think? πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒ xo

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    • I love that idea….when I go to bed tonight I will send my soul to the party and you will feel me standing, dancing and laughing with you all night long. If you have an opportunity to request a song or maybe it might even just play if they have music going…request Witchy Woman…oooohhhh I love that song!!! Won’t it be something if it plays…I’m getting chills just thinking about it. Let’s see what shall I wear…Oh I know…I’m going to wear a flowy, cotton dress, with sparkles on it to match my toes, and a boa to go with it HA! It’s party time!! Big Party Hugs xoxo

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    • Woo-hoo, sounds fantastic! And you’re going to look gorgeous in that flowy cotton dress with your matching sparkly toes. Witchy Woman sounds perfect, bring it on, party time here we come. Dream on Debs, It’s going to be a fun night. xo

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    • I’m off to bed now so I can join you later! This is going to be awesome. Oh I’ll bring some treats too…see you later Mims. xo

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    • Oh yes, it will be awesome. Sweet dreams Debs and when you wake we’ll have lots of catching up to do. xo

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    • Let’s party!! Hey Mims your friends are lots of fun, there’s Doug, oh he’s so handsome and fun!! The music is lively, the food and drinks delish and the dancing has been so exhilarating. Such a wonderful birthday party. Oh Mims look at you, on the table dancing…you go girl. Love those pants, they’re fabulous. I’ll think I’ll join you up there, after this song let’s do a conga line! Big hugs xo hehe πŸ™‚

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    • Well hey Deb, it’s morning here and I’m enjoying a cup of tea in bed (which my son kindly brought me) while hub snoozes on. We got home at 3am and had a fabulous time. Lots of fun and laughter, great food and too many drinks (my head’s not too bad considering) lovely people, music and dancing. No Witchy Woman unfortunately but you were still there with me on the dance floor. πŸ’ƒ Loved your comment which gave me a huge smile this morning. I felt fabulous in my pants. I think the birthday boy liked them too “thanks for wearing those pants” he said to me privately, with a wink. Nice to know that at 50 I still have it, haha, if you know what I mean! I’m so naughty, I really do have another side to me! Anyway soon it’ll be time to get up and on with my day but for now it’s just nice lying here. Hope you’ve had s great day Debs. Big hug to you my gorgeous dancing partner. xo

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    • Good morning Mims!! Wow what a party, I had a blast! I could tell you & Doug did too. I absolutely know what you mean, I’m 58 and people are always saying how young I look and I get appreciative looks sometimes that make me privately smile! πŸ˜‰
      What a thoughtful son you have…he gets brownie points for that cup of tea. Glad your head’s not too bad, hangovers stink. Maybe all that dancing helped keep it at bay. I always have a great day on Saturdays even if I do chores all day, it’s still great!! I read your story about the spider, OMG. I’m so glad you were able to get off the road safely and finally rid yourself of the beast! I would have freaked too. Especially when he came after you…yikes!! I wish you a spectacular Sunday my naughty but nice partner!! Sweet hugs to you!! xo

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    • You look fantastic for 58 Deb, though I think I’ve only seen that one profile pic of you. Have you ever posted any other photos of yourself?
      Yes, my son is thoughtful. Mind you, I had to ask for a cuppa but he does it without grizzling. Definitely brownie points.
      Oh yeah, my spider incident was unnerving to say the least. We have one in the house too but he’s nowhere near as scary.
      I’m off to take some Panadol. I have the worst toothache that’s not getting any better. I think a trip to the dentist is upcoming, aargh. Hope your Saturday night is a relaxing one, make sure you keep up that pampering, whatever you’re doing. Big hugs to you my lovely xo

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    • Thank you Mims. I posted a photo of my feet once with one of my other favorite polish colors on my toes, hehe but other than that I don’t think there are any other pics. I had changed my profile pic once but I like this one better. Maybe I’ll post one someday. I’m sorry you have a toothache, if you have some whiskey or scotch or some alcohol like that rub it on the gum, it helps to numb the pain. It might be the last thing you want after last night, but it does work. Hope the Panadol helps too. Right now I’m watching my Ghost Adventures, they are at a silent movie theater and speaking with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., love this stuff. Then I have to create my post for tomorrow. I’m definitely keeping up the pampering, hope you are too. Bet you’re going to check your car out really carefully for creatures before getting in, for awhile. Take it slow and easy today my dearest friend. Soothing hugs to you and your tooth! xo

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    • Hmm, scotch on the tooth might just do the trick, I’ll keep that in mind if this panadol doesn’t work. So far it’s numbing it a bit. I’m dreading going to the dentist as I have a feeling it’s related to deep root canal work which may end up costing lots of $$$ but I guess I can’t keep putting it off.
      Ghost Adventures sounds awesome. I love all that sort of stuff too. Look forward to reading your post though I always seem to be so far behind Deb. Still, I often think of you and really love our chats. Hugs and love xo πŸ’•

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    • You could also do shots of scotch, that would help too!! πŸ˜‰ Yeah you don’t want to put off a toothache if it gets worse then that would be even more painful and expensive. Ghost Adventures is awesome, there are several reality ghost shows that I watch all the time! They have them on a certain channel all day on Sundays and I often have the channel on all day as I do things around the house. I’ve seen them lots of times but I never tire of them. Ghost hunting is one occupation I would love to do. Yeah it’s hard to keep up with everyone’s blog when you’re working but that’s ok, you do what you can when you can. I’m always thinking of you too and definitely love our chats…truly! Sweet hugs and much love…as I’m off to bed now. Go easy today, don’t get your blood pumping too much it will make your tooth ache more…I think you need to be waited on hand and foot by all your boys!! πŸ˜‰ Might as well milk this pampering weekend as best you can. xo

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    • Oh, you do make me smile Deb. If I’ve managed to catch you before you’re off to bed then sleep tight and dream of beautiful things. If you’re already asleep then I hope you wake to a brilliant Sunday. I’m off for a walk in the sunshine with my boys. Love you lots Deb. Talk again soon. xo

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    • You did catch me, thanks I shall dream of beautiful things!! Enjoy your walk and your boys. Love you lots too. xo. πŸ‘£πŸ’€β£

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  3. I am grateful for the antibiotics that are helping my hubby improve!

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  4. This was just what I needed today, thank you! So I’m grateful for your daily grateful post πŸ™‚

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  5. Grateful for a safe trip to a new destination.

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  6. What a beautiful image… in reality if found anyone could do the Best…
    Thanks for this inspiration
    Deb!
    Shiva

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