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me and my familyHi everybody my name is Diana I am a 29 year old wife and mother of four great Boy’s, and a daughter we lost in 2008. I have a life that I can honestly say I am very proud of, my life revolves around God, my husband, and my children. It hasn’t always been that way though. There. as a time when the most important thing to me was finding another pill or my next drink. That is not something that I am proud of, but I truly feel that if I am going to help anyone with anything, I have to first be honest about who I am. I have been clean and sober for 3 1/2 years, and they have been the best years of my life. In that time I have seen a lot of stuff going on that I don’t agree with. It is my hope that by writing how I feel and things that I have personally experienced that maybe it will change other people’s minds or help in some way. I do not agree with liberalism, feminism, or people that try to pass their failures off as someone else’s fault. Now on a less serious note I like to read, my favorite authors are Mary Higgins Clark, and Joyce meyer. I like camping,fishing, going to church,traveling, and gaming. My favorite games are anything zombie related,I am a huge zombie fan (always have been) my all time favorite shows 1. The walking dead 2. sons of anarchy and 3. True blood. So now you know a little bit about me, I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I look forward to reading your comments.

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  1. So great to meet you Diana, congrats on your 2.5 years. So awesome.
    I’m still playing a little bit of catch up at my place, but I wanted to say thanks for finding me. I’m following you
    -Christy

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    February 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    • Hi Diana, your nickname caught my attention but I really found interesting that my name is also Diana and I am also 29 years old. I do have 2 stepsons and 1 stepdaughter, I am new here and for more than six years, I have been working as a baby sitter for different families here and there and loving every baby or toddler I have the opportunity to share with. My blog is new, I am looking for moms, dads, babysitters and more, who can give and share some advises and funny stories about parenting or taking care of children.
      Nice to meet you and I hope to see you on my blog as well: http://sitterspeakup.wordpress.com/
      Btw, I am also a Walking Death fan, jeje…

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      December 14, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  2. You are a very strong women and I am very proud of your ability to overcome. I admire that. I am not sure the same would be for me if I was to endure what you went thru. I have one girl and two boys. Loosing any of them would destroy me. You give me hope! Thank you for that.

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    March 13, 2014 at 1:28 am

    • Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. And i never thought i was strong enough to overcome such things either, but i did and I’m sure if put in the same position you would to.

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      March 13, 2014 at 1:38 am

      • I appreciate that, but I am a different character altogether. Being in the Army, I have witnessed death take people close to me and have lost friends…but we are trained day in and day out to accept that and at some point you find it easier to believe its part of the job, but to have that same belief at home….well, I don’t think it would be quite a good ending for me. Like you I would have ended on the same path, however, I’m not sure I would get off it. But that in itself is my reason for admiration.

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        March 13, 2014 at 1:43 am

      • Well thank you again

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        March 13, 2014 at 1:46 am

      • You are welcome!

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        March 13, 2014 at 1:47 am

  3. InΓͺs

    Congrats on your journey and on starting a blog about such an important issue! Keep up the amazing work! πŸ™‚

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    April 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  4. GDR

    Thanks for sharing your story. God has brought you through a lot and will use your story to help many others.

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    April 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

    • Yes he certainly has, and I do hope to help others.

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      April 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

  5. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. πŸ™‚

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    April 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  6. Thank you very much for following our blog! We look forward to staying connected and reading your future posts πŸ™‚ -www.chronicleme.com

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    April 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  7. Thanks to Don Chrisma I found this great blog.

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    May 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

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  9. healthaddict00

    Hey Diana! I was just wondering what your e-mail is so I can send you some questions for an interview? Or if you’d rather not share your e-mail here if you haven’t made one specifically for your blog, you can e-mail me at healthsmartmomma@gmail.com πŸ™‚ Hope to hear from you!

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    May 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    • no, here is fine. my email is diananicoleroark29@gmail.com

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      May 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      • healthaddict00

        alright thanks πŸ™‚ Another quick question, as you commented on the vegan post, are you vegan as well?

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        May 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      • No, not at all. I am thinking about trying it for like a week but not sure yet.

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        May 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      • healthaddict00

        Alright, thanks for the info πŸ™‚ I’ll brainstorm some questions and I’ll e-mail in the next few days.

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        May 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      • Okay, sounds good.

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        May 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  10. Hello,
    I am a new follower of your blog. I found your blog via The Opinionated Man; he reblogged your Best Day Challenge post.
    I’m very happy to have found your blog and I look forward to reading and sharing future posts. Please read my blog and decide if you want to become a follower. I appreciate my followers and cherish their comments.
    Ta ta for now,
    Cathy the Bagg Lady

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    May 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

    • Its nice to meet you, I am now following you as well.

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      May 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

  11. I nominated you for my shout out award http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/twisty-tuesday/ I think it’s awesome that you blog about your personal experiences in life, and that you stand up for what you believe in!

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    May 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

  12. So glad to have “met” you….God is good especially in the losses that we have had to bear. While you have lost your only daughter, I have lost my only son. But…we are assured to be reunited one day. That is a God promise!! God bless you and your lovely family.

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    June 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

    • Thank you, and i am so very sorry for the loss of your son, i know how heart crushing that is, but as you said we will see them again. i am very glad to have met you as well.

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      June 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

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  14. God Bless you Diana!

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    June 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

  15. Hi, Diana, so glad to meet you via Jason/OM. I’m a proud wifenmother of four (3 sons!) and just want to root you onto victory! If you have a second, I’d love to have you visit my blog http://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/ #NF

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    June 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    • Thanks for dropping by I am very glad to meet you as well, and I will definitely check out your blog. Thanks for leaving me the link.

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      June 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      • You’re welcome and my privilege!

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        June 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  16. How’d it take me so long to see this?!???? lol! HUgs, H.

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    June 25, 2014 at 5:35 am

  17. Hey there, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the link to the post. Enjoy!

    http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award-woohooo/

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    June 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    • Wow thank you so much, I will check it out asap.

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      June 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      • You are welcome so much πŸ˜€

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        June 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  18. ARGH!! Of course the Hillbilly Blogger beat me to it!! Well, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award as well. Here is the link to details on my site.

    http://dragonflygypsyusa.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/im-inspiring/

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    June 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

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  21. wow – I want to cry – I miss my family. You have amazing page!!

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    July 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    • Aww Thankyou so much, that means the world to me. Im sorry you miss your family though, sending big, cuddly , warm hugs your way.

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      July 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  22. I am beyond humbled – your post today is a key to appreciate family. what should I call you??
    Miran

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    July 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    • I am very glad you liked it. You can call me Diana or mommyx4boys whichever you prefer.

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      July 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  23. I like your honesty and I will follow with delight. I wish you many more happy days to add to the magic 2 and a half years. Life is not easy but I hope your blog helps to make life better for you. I have learnt to surround myself in those whom I enjoy, their humour, wit and joy for life helps me to keep going.

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    July 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    • Thank you so much, one thing you will see a lot of around here is honesty, simply put there is just no reason to lie. My blog has definitely helped me a lot. I really enjoy the connections I have made, and the thought that maybe it could help someone who is struggling makes me feel good. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon. πŸ™‚

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      July 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  24. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post plus the rest of the site is also very good.

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    July 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  25. Hey cutie! I hope you’ve had a great weekend!
    Just a quick note to ask if you’d be interested in doing a blog tour. I’m going to participate and am supposed to tag my three favorite bloggers. I thought you’d be fantastic and would love for you to get some additional exposure so others can meet and love you just like I do.

    Here’s an example of the post: http://mendedmusings.com/2014/07/19/blogging-tour-blogging-from-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-2310

    I’ll probably write mine next weekend and tag you then. You can let me know if you’re interested. I won’t be offended if you don’t! xo

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    July 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    • Wow, of course I would love to. Thankyou so much for thinking of me for this, thats awesome. πŸ™‚

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      July 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      • Yay!! I’ll let you know when my post goes up and then tag you. Thank you, Diana!!

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        July 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      • Thankyou sweetie, I love stuff like this its so fun.

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        July 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  26. I can relate. I saw and agree with your comment to Rich Brunnelle about the legalization of drugs. I am kind of in a slump in my own recovery journey but thankfully have found that blogging helps. I’ve personally challenged myself to do 90 posts in 90 days. Keep up the great work.

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    • Im sorry to hear that, I am always hear if you need to talk about anything. And you will not get any judgment from me, remember even though it is hard at times you absolutely can do this, and I think blogging helps to.

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      July 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      • Thank you. Check me out when you have a free moment. I’d love to hear what you think as a fellow mom in recovery, etc.

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        July 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  27. Continue to inspire πŸ™‚

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    July 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

  28. Nip/Tuck fans must always stand united. Lol. I actually find the recent seasons of the walking dead diminishing in quality, especially the last. The comic books are great though.
    It’s wonderful to read about your state of being sober. Here is to wishing you and the family the very best going forward. To lose a child, the very thought is unbearable.

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    July 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    • Yes I have the first 4 seasons of nip/tuck on dvd, and The Walking dead has went down hill a little but from the previews I have seen season 5 looks pretty good. Tomorrow is my anniversary i have been clean and sober for 3 years tomorrow, Thankyou for your sympathy it was very hard when we lost our daughter and at times it still is.

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      July 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      • I want to wish you a elated, but many blessings on your sober anniversary. I am sure for many reasons, July 27 is a powerful day. It is a great reminder to have. With your daughter, the pain will be a memory even at the age of 75, you will not forget. Such a tragedy.
        As for Nip/Tuck, you could not take me away from the television during that hour. Lol. The music was great, story lines were great, chemistry, etc. We watched the trailer for season 5 of The Walking Dead, and our reaction was the very same. My wife just looked bored and I looked bored. They cannot continue the same pacing and boring approach as last season, but they seem to be doing just that. It is sad because the story they are using, is of course from the comic book, and it is an incredible one.

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        July 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

      • Thankyou so much, the 27th is a very special day for me and my family, and i know that the pain from missing my daughter will never go away but knowing I will be with her again one day helps a little.
        As for nip/tuck I loved the first 3 seasons of it but after that it got kinda crazy I hope the walking dead doesnt make the same mistake. And I have not read the comic books but everyone keeps saying they are great so I may have to start.

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        July 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

      • The very best you can do is remain in the presence of loved ones, after experiencing such a loss. There are times to be alone of course, but family is the support system able to maintain our structure when our legs are weak.
        I actually felt the same way about the last season of Nip/Tuck. I think they were losing a lead member of the cast, and it just shifted their writing in such a way, they did not know what to do. This reminds me of the OC. One of the leading members wanted out and the writing suffered severely.

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        July 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      • Yes my family is the most important thing in the world to me. And I have never seen the oc.

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        July 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

  29. Diana, I want to thank you again for nominating me. I also reciprocated the favor. I hope that you can get some new followers and blog lovers! Here is my link! http://susiereece.com/2014/07/28/liebster-award-nomination/

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    July 28, 2014 at 8:58 pm

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  31. You have a beautiful family, Diana! And a very inspiring blog, congrats! Thank you for dropping by and for the follow, I’ll be following you too. Looking forward to explore more of your posts!

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    July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am

  32. What an inspiration you are. I found you…all right, I have no idea how I did, but I’m glad I did nonetheless. Blog-hopping, I guess? My writing is at a standstill, because I procrastinated and didn’t go for my eye exam and can’t see well (someone slap me!), but this …. is pure gold.
    To lose a child. I cannot relate, but I can relate to “almost” losing our son, though he was grown by then, but aren’t they always our kids? Double hugs for your kindness, caring and strength! πŸ™‚

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    July 31, 2014 at 9:59 am

    • Thankyou so much, to lose a child regardless of age is the hardest thing anyone can ever go through. Thanks for the hugs. πŸ™‚

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      July 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

  33. Hey Diane,
    Thank you again for the nomination. I completed it yesterday and posted it.

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    August 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    • Really great, I follow so many people now that sometimes I miss a few posts, but I will go check It out now.

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      August 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      • I understand..I miss some too. Ok.

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        August 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  34. Thank you, Diana, for visiting my blog today and for liking my post. I pray you will come again some time. You have quite a powerful testimony here and I’m impressed with the courage you have to tell it. I pray that you keep moving forward and leaving the past behind. Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

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    August 30, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    • Thankyou so much Natalie, that is very sweet. Im not sure it has much to do with courage though im just telling the truth.

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      August 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm

  35. youretheworst

    Aha! I didn’t notice you already had a Liebster, and I’ve nominated you for another one! http://tinyurl.com/ldt6fwm

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    September 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  36. Embarrassingly enough, I never read your bio…I was so busy when I did the guest post for you idk what happened… wow. Again, your candidness is so inspiring… I have more about myself I probably need to share, but we have these preconceived notions of seeming less than if we spill things about ourselves that are less than perfect when we are “leaders” which is what you and I are, by being bloggers — but when I read someone else baring their soul, I see them as more than perfect. I guess I have to get over that, cause I really dont care what people think, except the ones that might get a spark of inspiration and change their lives by what I have shared. I’ve had my own battles with “self-medicating” which is what it really is.. and in my prayers I ALWAYS remember the addicts trying to get clean. I miss Intervention, it was really such a great show and showed what is really the truth.. that addicts are probably the most sensitive loving people, that couldn’t handle the pain. The rest of what they did to stay that way- bad parts, like stealing, etc., are to feed the disease. Be strong and be proud.. I glanced at your post and I know how hard that can be.. I’m a runner and I’ve been battling with smoking lately (long story)! I don’t mean to say that’s all I read by your bio.. it just sticks out the most to me so I had to comment on that. Keep writing it out and being the amazing person you are.

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    September 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

    • Thanks so much for the support dear, I just quit smoking a little over 3 weeks ago and I still cant believe I actually did it. I love my smokes but I had to give it up, it was getting pretty hard to breath and the idea of dying and leaving my kids over a cigarette was not acceptable. It is easier now but I still want one sometimes, the important thing is to push the thought out of your mind as soon as it enters or it will drive you crazy and you will smoke again.

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      September 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

  37. Hello my friend,
    I have nominated you for A LOVELY BLOG AWARD.
    If you choose to accept this award, please visit http://www.mbeaudettemolloy.wordpress.com,
    MY FIRST BLOG AWARD, for the details.
    Have a groovy day! πŸ˜€

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    September 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    • Thankyou so much, that is very sweet. πŸ™‚

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      September 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      • Well its definitely do able.. whatever you do don’t give in. That was also a catalyst into my running along with the dog needing exercise (I gained a little weight there after quitting.. I was smoke free for 3 years when I ran the marathon)… but man crap led me back (one I dated who smoked) and I’ve struggled ever since. I’m tellin ya gf.. if I actually make it to the finish line for my second marathon.. its going to be epic, with all the challenges this year has brought me.

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        September 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  38. Hey there Diana! Just happened across your blog and decided to give you a follow. If you like, check out my blog at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Have a great day!

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    September 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  39. I found you on MamaMick’s blog and I’m looking forward to all your awesomeness coming to my reader!!
    Hope you have a great day!!

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    October 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

    • So glad to have you here, Michelle is a wonderful person I have really enjoyed getting to know her.

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      October 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

  40. You sound like you have an interesting life. I’m enjoying your take on things.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

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    October 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    • Thanks and no my life is not very interesting, but it is good now.

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      October 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      • I’m glad to hear that, nice that you’ve got yourself together.

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        October 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

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  42. Hi there, I have decided to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award. No obligation on your part, but if you accept it, I would be happy. Here is the link to the post with rules of the award: http://wp.me/p4Do1g-mw

    Thanks for a lovely blog!

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    October 13, 2014 at 7:23 am

  43. I’ve enjoyed your story Diana. You tell it so well.Now I better understand the poem which talks of saying who you really are. I’ll love to be around you on your blog often. It’s very captivating. I admire people who are supportive of their spouses. My love to your husband.

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    November 11, 2014 at 5:14 am

    • Thanks so much, and I can see how the poem may not be entirely understood without background info first.

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      November 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  44. Happy New Year Diana!!

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    December 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  45. I happened to have a few minutes and bounced over here to see what you were doing in your neck of the woods. I guess I am angry with you. Nobody invited me to go fishing! I haven’t been fishing for years, and I am a pro fisherman.

    Actually, enjoyed reading a bunch of your site. Good content, good read, must equal good blog. Thanks for sharing.

    But, next time you go fishin and don’t invite me . . . Thanks for allowing me to visit your neck of the woods. Rich

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    May 25, 2015 at 3:59 am

    • Sorry you haven’t got to go fishing lol, but thanks for taking the time to stop by and read a little bit. Im glad you have enjoyed my tiny little blog.

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      May 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm

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