New life 'n heavy hearts

yellow twig dogwood ~ crazyhorseladycx all rights reserved
United States
April 3, 2016 4:05pm CST
There's a great abundance'f new life comin' to be 'round these parts. The yellow twig dogwoods're startin' to show that they indeed survived their first winter here, some'f blooms jest waitin' to burst forth. I find myself most anxious this season. Perhaps 'tis due to the weather that seems unable to make'p its mind? Then 'gain, I'm most certain 'tis the burdens placed 'cross weary shoulders. Whilst normally I'd be jumpin' fer joy 'n tickled with glee 't all the beauty that surrounds 'n that which promises to be. These days I find no comfort there. 'tis if'n that joys been yanked out from under me. My message? Don't allow somebody to take yer joy. Such always ends badly.
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@jaboUK (52058)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
Oh Crazy, I'm so sad that you are down again. You know how much you are loved by us here
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• United States
4 Apr 16
aw thanks, hon. yepperz, i know there's folks that care 'bout me. aint sure's to why? but'm most grateful anyhow. if'n ya hear a really loud scream with a southern twang, 'tis jest i gettin''t outta my system. thanks fer the hugs, dear friend. 'm sendin' ya some 'n lots'f love {{hugs}}
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@Susan2015 (19676)
• United States
3 Apr 16
Our weather was not good yesterday. But today it's a lot better. There is a lot of beauty to look at all around us. I always try to see the positive even though some days it's harder than others. But we must remember that we are blessed.
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• United States
4 Apr 16
so glad that'cher weather behaved, ms. susan. i'm still tryin' to figure who to call to shut off the winds here. i've many knotted manes/tails that need tendin'. yes ma'am, there's beauty'n it all, i'm jest strugglin' to find't currently.
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@Susan2015 (19676)
• United States
4 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Most of us struggle at one time or another. You are not alone!
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@PainsOnSlate (19771)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
I wish we were neighbors I would stop by every day and give you a big hug and take you away. Consider yourself hugged today and tomorrow and after... I think you are amazing and so enjoy our friendship, Positive attitude, I know its hard when you feel like crap but know the rest of us are sending you positive vibes and thoughts. If only that would help you. Take care and know we care.
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• United States
4 Apr 16
i'd so love that, my friend. i feel the virtual hugs from all 'n 'm most thankful to've such great spirits watchin' o'er me. dunno how ya folks put'p with my wishy-washiness :( yer kind words made the rivers flow. my positive attitude must'a gone'n a walk-about'r somethin'? jest can't shake this dark cloud. no frettin', this too shall pass, eh? thanks so much 'n big hugs 'n love comin' back at'cha.
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• Canada
4 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Hugs to you right now!
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Apr 16
Well said @PainsOnSlate. I completely agree...
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@Ruby3881 (2028)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
Am I imagining things, or did you not post a similar update last spring? I wonder, dear friend, if maybe something inside you is troubled in spring these days... Whatever the reason be, I do hope that you will soon find relief from your melancholy. Be well!
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• United States
4 Apr 16
'tis highly possible, ms. kyla. don't recall 'n since 'twas 't that 'other place', i've no way'f checkin'. i'm haunted, my cup runneth o'er with b.s., but i'll do my best to not burden folks with't all. thanks 'n big hugs back at'cha.
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@maggs224 (1770)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx You do not burden us and all that spare b.s. slap it on all those plants it will make them grow :D
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@maggs224 bless yer heart, yer prolly correct'n that 'fertilizer'! thanks fer not thinkin' me a burden coz i truly've felt like one fer some years now. big hugs 'n love to ya!
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
Aww. Let those pain.go...let those joys be on you.
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• United States
4 Apr 16
doin' my best, hon. some days i fear i'm losin' that battle. perhaps tomorrow i can breathe, get out with my ponies some. i'm thinkin' i need a change'f venue. big hugs!
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx always remember...tomorrow is another day ;)
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• United States
4 Apr 16
@Lucky15 thanks, hon :D
@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Apr 16
Great photo..... sssoooo sorry you are down in the dumps...and can't seem to enjoy the things that usually give you pleasure.... as all your other friends have put... we love you lots... and wish we could give you the biggest hug you've ever had... I hope your joy rises like the new life thats flowing thru all the plants springing forth... Here's a Big virtual hug...
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• United States
5 Apr 16
thanks, hon. i've smacked myself outta those doldrums 'n told the person who decided such 'twas a grand idea jest what i thought 'f their words/actions :D i love ya folks, too! i feel the warmth 'n tenderness from so many, a most humblin' feelin'. 'ppreciate the hugs!! i'd taken a pic'f the gooseberry'n bloom, but fear the winds're jest too fierce. big hugs 'n love back at'cha!
@sol_cee (13959)
• Japan
4 Apr 16
Spring reminds us of new beginnings. Your picture captured it all.
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• United States
4 Apr 16
indeed 'n somethin' to look ferward to with each new petal, leaf 'n flower. thanks :)
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@rakski (3034)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
very true.no one should and can take away our joy. It is ours to keep
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• United States
4 Apr 16
yepperz, but some folks seem hades bent to make't rain e'en'n cloudless days. i'm shakin' such off 'n hopefully tomorrow'll be a brighter day.
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@Teep11 (6765)
• United States
3 Apr 16
I can feel the peace in the words from this post. We shouldn't allow anyone to take our joy away. People will try and it's nothing but the devils way of trying to destroy us. Very wise words projected here. Thank you!
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• United States
4 Apr 16
yer welcome, hon. i fear there's peace 'n turmoil all inner twined, this mess i've made. wonder if'n i hollered "cleanup needed'n aisle 9!" if'n it'd all be tended? jest kiddin', 'tis inside myself 'n i shall muddle through. if'n 'tis the devil himself, i hope he does his own laundry ;)
@Juliaacv (25897)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
Yes, you are completely right. I'm looking and now I see that glass as half full, thanks!
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• United States
4 Apr 16
:D 'tis always half full, jest sometimes aint the beverage'f choice. big hugs!
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@JudyEv (107926)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
I'm so sorry you're feeling so down. I hope you are able to bounce back again soon. Hugs and hugs.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
aw thanks, ms. judy. i dislike the blues, bein' told how inadequate i've become...but, i'm gonna keep pluggin' 'long best i can. did me some'f that bouncin' today - pony time!! always slaps me back into my sanity. those hugs're mighty special 'n i'll hold tightly to 'em. so many folks've been so kind. i still dunno how y'all put'p with me these days. big hugs 'n love back at'cha!
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@JudyEv (107926)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Do you mean you were able to go out and talk to your horses? I hope so. It always made me feel better.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@JudyEv yes ma'am, got some much needed groomin' done's well. they're workin' 't sheddin' those winter coats 'n what a motley lookin' bunch! add that with the winds we've been endurin' 'n those manes/tails're a mess's well. bein' in their presence always lifts my spirits. jest one look'n mr. cisco's eyes jest melts my heart.
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@Platespinner (19329)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Apr 16
I'm sorry you're down. I've had a few people around me over the years who were good at sucking the happiness out of everything around them. Thankfully I have people around me now make me smile. Wish I could send a bit of cheer in your direction!
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx I wondered if it may have been something like that. Did you ever get that door or whatever it was on your home fixed before winter set in?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Sorry you have to deal with that.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@MarshaMusselman no ma'am, the new door remains'n the hallway - where 'tis been fer comin' 2 years now. no worries though, i've a 'master plan'. shame though, coz mercy did that propane bill 'bout send's to the poor house!
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@maggs224 (1770)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Apr 16
I am with you when you say don't allow someone to take your joy. Watch out for an email lots of love Maggs
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• United States
5 Apr 16
ya mean ya sent me'n email?? mercy, i'm gonna need to get caught'p here 'n run check! those lovely letters 'n photos ya send jest brighten my day so :D big hugs 'n love comin' at'cha!
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@maggs224 (1770)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Check your inbox it should be there now, love and hugs coming right back at you maggs
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@maggs224 thank the stars coz it sure t'weren't when i finally turned'n 'bout 3 this mornin', lol. thought perhaps my inbox 'twas broken ;) i'll go check 'gain here'n a bit. the hubs jest got home 'n demands my full attention..sigh. big hugs 'n love!
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@KnehKnah (3542)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
Yes, my dearest Manay. Now that you said it, I will never allow anyone to take joy from me! I missed you!
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• United States
6 Apr 16
howdy, dear one! i've missed'ja's well. been a tad bit crazy 'round the home front, 's i'm certain such's been the case fer yerself's well. no doubt those weddin' plans'f been keepin' ya mighty busy! big hugs 'n i keep ya'n my heart :)
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@KnehKnah (3542)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Thank you so much again for the thoughts! But, even if you're busy, please promise me you'll not get sick again, my dearest Manay @crazyhorseladycx , ok? Ailments make our days sad, that's why. BTW, how's your cute little boy angel?
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@KnehKnah yer welcome :D i do my best to avoid gettin' health hiccups, sometimes such's jest outta my control. the hubs brought me home the 'bug' that started the pneumonia 'n then the stress'f his antics spurs the crohn's flares. the rest's the weather patterns. can't control the barometric pressure swings. thankfully the latter don't effect me near's severe's they've done'n the past (knockin' wood). i'll send'ja an email'n regards to that cute lil fella, k? some schtuff ya jest gotta keep private. big hugs 'n i keep ya'n my heart always!
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@simone10 (22232)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Apr 16
I am so sorry you aren't feeling the joy that you usually do. You know we all love you and would do anything we could to brighten your day. Don't let someone else get you down. I know you are feeling poorly and trying to recover from that so it's like that someone is hitting you when you are down. Just come to us here and we will do what we can to lift you up.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
aw, thanks, ms. sharon. yepperz, some folks seem to get great satisfaction kickin' ya whilst yer already down. i'm feelin' much better now though 'n standin' my ground...which this person dislikes immensely :D there's times that i aint e'en fit fer socializin' here, hon. i know i've many great folks like yerself though who're always here to lift my spirits. 'n to gimme a what-fer when needed. big hugs 'n love!
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@simone10 (22232)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx You just continue standing your ground and don't take nothing off of them. I can understand that there may be some days when you don't feel like getting on mylot. I have those days too but there are always people like you who keep me coming back.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
@simone10 aw hugs!!
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@Dragonairy1 (1472)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
4 Apr 16
I'm sorry you are down again, hopefully you will find your happiness as the garden grows and your bird friends return. In the mean time I'm sending extra hugs
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• United States
4 Apr 16
no worries, ms. frances - i've been smackin' myself 'round a bit 'n tryin' to fly 'kin to a straight arrow. i partially blame the steroids i jest came off'a, followed by pneumonia. too much time spent indoors due to 'em 'n the weather we've been havin'. thanks fer the 'xtra hugs! always most 'ppreciated. sendin' big hugs back at'cha!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
6 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx I hope you're starting to feel better now, and your weather gets better
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• United States
7 Apr 16
@Dragonairy1 thanks, hon. got me some more pony time today's the winds calmed considerably from last night. that schtuff 'twas jest a howlin'! big hugs 'n love!
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@allknowing (58072)
• India
4 Apr 16
What's ailing you? I hope all that life around you will make you forget whatever is troubling you.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
how long ya got'n what'cha charge fer yer ear? we'll jest call my current circumstances 'dysfunctional'. no worries, though, i'm gonna climb this mountain. big hugs!! p.s. bein' able to get out with the herd a bit today did wonders fer my soul.
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@allknowing (58072)
• India
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx Sorry for the proble. Just praying for you.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@allknowing no worries, hon 'n thanks immensely. big hugs!!
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@lilnana1111 (2449)
• United States
5 Apr 16
I like your message, thanks for sharing it with us.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
yer welcome, ms. audrey :) big hugs!!
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• United States
6 Apr 16
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@SIMPLYD (76551)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
But why are you getting lonely , despite the fine weather . I hope you can overcome it , my friend .
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• United States
5 Apr 16
oh, i 'ne'er get lonely, hon. jest the burdens'f life tend to gimme down these days. monday was a beautiful day 'n i was physically able to get out'n enjoy the gifts that abound. those hints'f new life that usually brings me such great joy. got me some pony time, that most always rights my crooked world :D
@SIMPLYD (76551)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx That's good to know then . Stay happy .
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
5 Apr 16
I love your message - And did you know that WE are the only ones that can allow that to happen - we are in control of our own joy! Sorry you are sad
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• United States
5 Apr 16
thanks, hon. yepperz, that'd be a fact. normally i'm like a duck'n jest let that 'water' slide off, but these days i've found that i've more'n one feelin' 'n it gets stomped quite oft. no worries though, i've ironed out most'f the wrinkles. got me some pony time 'n some great photos :D big hugs!
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
5 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx you keep your sunny side up!
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