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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:20 pm 
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I get a daily inspiring quotation by email - and this one made me smile and get a bit teary (I'm a bit tired...):

Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin
As written by A.A. Milne


(from inspirationpeak.com)

K.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:49 pm 
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That's lovely, Karen, thanks. And welcome back from your vacation!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Thanks Helen. It was yet another big step for us - camping in Algonquin Park for 4 days with 2 allergic kids (and about 10 EpiPens). My DH and BB (big brother) did most of the planning and work - they actually towed me and the kids in a second canoe... across 5 lakes and 3 portages!! I am so spoiled! I did paddle for the majority of the first day but they said basically it was easier to tow us because the 2nd canoe wouldn't stay directly behind them the way I was paddling and it actually added to their work ... So I sat back and relaxed after that. :)

Anyway, no reactions; kids had fun; DH relaxed a bit; I forgot about work for a few days; and poor Uncle got overtired and sick (yet again). But really, everyone had fun.

We didn't take many cheese/milk items, just a few (I had asked for it to be DF, but for the oldest we made some exceptions), but they were gross, apparently. My bro said the Sidekicks pasta tasted like noodles in school paste. Next time we'll take more of those new Uncle Bens' 2-minute gourmet rices (must post about that in Shopping) - no dairy and much better tasting! So I think we could actually do camping totally dairy-free next time, which I would prefer. But my youngest had separate bottles, cups, pots, pans, cutlery, etc. so that there were no changes of cross-contamination. More work but worth it.

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:33 am 
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I love your inspiring quotation. I must remember to use it on the kids. :D

Sounds like your vacation was quite an adventure. I'd love to go canoing in the wilderness, but unfortunately, I have the kind of husband who only camps in hotels! :lol:

Oh well, we went to NYC this summer and that was kind of wild in itself!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:58 pm 
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Glad to hear that your vacation went so well :) The planning stages must have been a lot of work, though!

I haven't been in a canoe in a *long* time. I'm not sure that anyone in my family would be all that enthusiastic about getting in a canoe with me again. There was a little incident involving me attempting to use the paddle as a fly swatter---I contend that I was being *attacked* by a giant horsefly. (I didn't actually tip the canoe, but we got close.)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:29 am 
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LOL. I had visions of that happening, but my brother (former Scout) is really experienced, and my DH is pretty good too. And we were lucky that there were very few insects. Well, a number of mosquitos on land, but that was okay.

As for the planning, it wasn't too bad since DH has planned trips before. (Or maybe it was bad but he did most of the work. LOL.) Once we found the safe Uncle Ben's rice that only needs 2 minutes to cook, we were in good shape.

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:45 pm 
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LOL, Helen!!! Sounds like a scene from a comedy! Thanks for the chuckle!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:36 pm 
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Some quotes I found in a book that I'm reading:

Quote:
We form a circle of hope.
We pass the flame to one another.
If my candle goes out, yours will light it.
Together we make a brighter light...
And each candle promises something of it's own:
That darkness is not the last word.

-David McCauley, American Friends Service Committee

Quote:
Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damnned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.

-Eleanor Roosevelt


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If we don't change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

-Ancient Chinese proverb


Quote:
"How does one become a butterly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

-Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers


Quote:
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the future generations.

-George Bernard Shaw


Quote:
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

-David Starr Jordan


Quote:
Mastering others is strength
Mastering yourself is true power.

-Tao Te Ching

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:08 pm 
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Happiness is not at the destination but in the flowers that you smell along the way. (Author unknown)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Nicole wrote:
LOL, Helen!!! Sounds like a scene from a comedy! Thanks for the chuckle!


There seem to be a lot of of those scenes in our family :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:24 pm 
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What a great idea Karen -- I absolutely love quotations.
These by Ralph Waldo Emerson speak to facing fears:

*Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.*

*He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.*

*Always do what you are afraid to do.*

this one made me chuckle -- *Men are what their mothers made them.*


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:24 pm 
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I just found this on another forum:

Quote:
Let's give ourselves the courage to keep going when no one else believes in us.
The vision to be able to see past the fear to where the beauty lies.
Passion for everything we do.
Truth in always listening to our inner selves, and possibilities because anything is possible if we really believe.
Let's give ourselves the gift of responsibility so we may have a say in our lives.

~ Joey (artist)




Apparently this quote is found inside the tag of the "Dolly Mama" figures created by the artist Joey. They are very cute artsy figures with very funny quotes. The website is http://dollymamas.com/products_main.aspx .

There are a few figures that really made me laugh tonight, given that it's been a long week with the kids home from school. Check out the one that says "Who are these kids and why are they calling me mom"? ( http://dollymamas.com/images/large/00-10122135.jpg ) and "I love giving homemade gifts... pick a child!" ( http://dollymamas.com/images/large/16071630.jpg ).

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:00 pm 
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I got this from Inspiration Peak yesterday and I really like it:

The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
The joy of life is to love.

William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994
American Author and Columnist
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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:20 pm 
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Okay, this made me laugh:

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.

Ajahn Chah, 1918-1992
Thai Monk and Meditation Master


Courtesy of Inspiration Peak ( http://www.inspirationpeak.com )

Here's to turtles with mustaches! ;)

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:33 pm 
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I like many that you've posted.

A few I like:
“Success is maintaining your enthusiasm between failures,” Churchill.

From H. L. Mencken:

"A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it."

"Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends."

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."

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