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I have an ongoing need to wait until someone else has posted their response to a challenge before I am ready to take the challenge.  Do I have an ongoing fear of being the first, or am I just blank on ideas.  You’ll never know – because I don’t!!

Ongoing Concern for Safety

We have an ongoing need to be concerned for the safety for those entrusted into our care.

Ongoing need for vitamin D

We have an ongoing need for vitamin D that comes from a little exposure to the sun.  Manny only sits out for a few minutes so he doesn’t overexpose.  He fades!!!

Manny looks for healthy snacks.

We have an ongoing need for food.  Snack foods can be healthy, like nuts, fruits and vegetables, but Manny really wants something gooey and sweet.

Ongoing need to smell the flowers

Sometimes, even the Pope needs to slow down and enjoy life.  There are more flowers than roses to smell.

Ongoing need for love

The need for love is ongoing.  Everybody needs large doses every day!!!

Manny has given his best advice for an ongoing happy life.  What advice do you have to add?

For other ideas about what’s ongoing and what isn’t, check out Jakesprinter’s site.


64 responses to “Sunday Post: On Going”

  1. Glorious Mettle Avatar

    Ohh you and Manny in a picture bring me many smiles. And we could all use more of those!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Smiles are my goal for you!!! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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      1. Glorious Mettle Avatar

        😀 😀 {{{♥}}} Gloria

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  2. Leanne Cole Avatar

    I hope feel loved Marsha. What a great post.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Leanne. There’s always a lot of love going around here – and beyond to Blogland. Hope you are feeling the love, AND having a great week-end. 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  3. wordsurfer Avatar

    Definitely more flowers than just roses to smell! Love it! 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      How true!! We bought some pansies yesterday for our mailbox. They are cute!

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      1. wordsurfer Avatar

        I hadn’t realized how much I missed flowers until I saw the first snowdrops poking their heads out of the muddy garden earth last week. Bring on spring already!

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Our trees are starting to bloom with several out in full bloom this week. By tomorrow I’m going to have to go out with my camera!!! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be by to see you after my walk this evening. Marsha 🙂

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          1. wordsurfer Avatar

            Sounds great!

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          2. tchistorygal Avatar

            Ohhhh, it’s tomorrow all ready. Come on over. Let’s go for a photo shoot!!! 🙂 ML 🙂

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  4. jakesprinter Avatar
    jakesprinter

    I love it Marsha thanks for sharing my friend 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks for the inspiration. Keep it “on going”!!! Marsha 🙂

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  5. adinparadise Avatar

    Love those bears, Marsha. In fact I love ALL bears.:) Manny is the cutest though. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks, Sylvia. 🙂 Manny is blushing!!! 🙂

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  6. Ralph Avatar

    Hi Marsha and Manny. You two make a great team. You should go on TV. The Marsha and Manny show. Prime time TV during the Superbowl. They would have all switched over to The Marsha and Manny show. I know I would 😀 Ralph xox

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Aww Ralph, you say the sweetest things, but did you SEE the Superbowl???? I don’t have a pole and poor Manny refuses to dance with anyone but Ute, now that she’s had that lesson with a star. He won’t even let me take him for a quick spin around the living room. I can’t pull him away from the computer, and it’s tuned to Ute’s blog!!! But that was a very best friend kind of thing to say, and I’d switch the channel to watch you and Star, too. 🙂 Marsha 😀 xox

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      1. Ralph Avatar

        No I didn’t watch the Superbowl as I had the TV on the other channel waiting for the Marsha and Manny Show, but it never happened 😦 Now Manny you naughty teddy bear. You must stop stalking Ute and her teddy bears. What will Sweetie Pie say if she heard about your fixation on Ute and her teddy bears. Be a man teddy bear. It’s Valentine’s Day here in Spain, so you must wine and dine Sweetie Pie, give her a big hug and tell her that you love her forever. 😀 Ralph xox 😀

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          “Mama, who’s Ralph? Why is he telling me things? Can’t I love Ute and her teddy bears, Mom?”

          “Manny, it’s ok to love Ute and her teddy bears.”

          “Why does this Ralph person want me to wine and dine my sister? Can I have wine, Mom? Do I HAVE to hug Sweetie Pie?”

          “No honey, you can’t have any wine. I’ll get you and Sweetie Pie some honey. AND it doesn’t hurt you to hug your sister once in a while, and even give her a kiss on the cheek. Ralph doesn’t know that Sweetie Pie IS your sister unless you tell him. He can’t read minds.”

          “EEEWWWW, KISS Sweetie Pie????. Can we go to Ute’s house?”

          “Ask Ralph, Manny, or better yet, ask Ute.”

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      2. Ralph Avatar

        Now Manny. I think you are German that’s why you are so attracted to Ute and her teddy bears. Have you checked your label?. I think Sweetie Pie is Chinese. Have you checked her label? So I think you are not brother and sister after all.
        If that’s the case who knows where it may lead. Big hug. Ralph

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Manny: Mom, am I German?

          Me: No, honey, why?

          Manny: Why does Ralph think I’m German? I’m Teddy, right?

          Me: Yes, Sweetie, you’re Teddy.

          Manny: Is Sweetie Pie Chinese? I thought she was Teddy, too.

          Me: You are both Teddy, and the reason you are brother and sister is because Dad and I adopted you both. We adopted you so you have a warm, safe, happy place to grow up together. It really doesn’t matter where you were made, you live here with Mommy and Daddy until you are old enough and want to live somewhere else.

          Manny: I want to live with Ute!

          Me: I know sweetie, she’s lovely, and she has lovely Teddies living with her, but Mommy and Daddy need you to stay with us for a while longer. Maybe you can go visit Ute sometime, or she can come back and visit us.

          Manny: Ralph doesn’t like me, does he?

          Me: Of course, he does, you are adorable.

          Manny: Awww Mom, you ALWAYS say that. Don’t say that in front of anyone, OK?

          Me: OK, Manny. Everything ok, now?

          Manny: Yeah, Can I go on the computer?

          Me: Is your homework done? Let’s take a look. Hmmm Manny take another look at this problem…..

          Pinned up on Manny’s wall – a Valentine’s present from Ralph

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      3. Ralph Avatar

        Oh Manny. Don’t listen to me as you have a lovely Mummy and Daddy. I am so pleased that you have your first pin-up on your wall. Big hug. Ralph x 😀

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Manny loves his pin-up, Ralph. He wants me to photoshop a picture of him kissing his pin-up. He’s too much!!! I hate to THNIK what’s going to happen when he gets a little older!!! He’s on his computer right now looking at all the other pin-ups you gave all your commenters. Who knows he might be leaving you a comment. I try to monitor him, but you know how that is, sometimes!!! Here’s a hug and a kiss for Valentine’s Day. xo Marsha 🙂 xo

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  7. Marcia Avatar

    I have an ongoing need to check in on my blogging friends whenever I have time. Glad I checked this post today. I think I’m in love with Manny. He couldn’t be more handsome! Though, he COULD be taller…and darker…and with longer legs. Well, maybe I’ll make an exception in his case. He’s probably pretty much perfect as is. Glad to see he’s feelin’ the love from you.

    Great post, Marsha. Full of good advice wrapped in humor.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Manny is blushing!!! He’s looking for some clothes that will make him look taller and darker. Good luck on both of those – nothing works for me either!

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      1. Marcia Avatar

        Being pretty tall, myself, I know nothing that would help Manny in that regard. I mostly look for things that make me look a lot more…ummm…svelte! (Can we say “full-figured,” boys and girls?)

        Tell Manny he mustn’t worry on my account. Why, I’ve been told it’s our flaws that make us the most endearing. (Of course, the “person” who told me that was a decrepit old elvish sort, two feet tall, and three feet wide, with four snaggly teeth, and warts on his nose, but hey…it’s still good advice, right?)

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          haha People think I’m tall. I hang around short people. Svelte, There again most of my friends are short. Oh… it doesn’t work that way for svelte? Well I’m in a pickle, then. hmmm But it’s green in here!! Let me out!! 🙂 I’ve turned gherkin! Yikes, oh whew, it’s just my nose! (See Dianne Gray’s recent post.) that random comment will make more sense! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  8. Sydney Fong Avatar

    Sydney love Marsha!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Marsha love Sydney, too! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day, Sydney xox 🙂

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      1. Sydney Fong Avatar

        Yahoo! Let dance! 🙂

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          Tomorrow, under our tree!!! 🙂 xoxox

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          1. Sydney Fong Avatar

            Your time or mine? Mine already here! 🙂

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          2. tchistorygal Avatar

            Forgot, Sorry to leave you standing in the rain. Give me 6 hours or so!!! 🙂 hahaha 🙂 xoxo

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          3. Sydney Fong Avatar

            Wow! You must be owning a private jet Madam!
            Good luck! 🙂

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          4. tchistorygal Avatar

            Why not. If I can dance with a handsome man under a tree in HI on Valentine’s Day, why not own a private jet, too. Right Sydney? Lots of love!! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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          5. Sydney Fong Avatar

            Haha! Sydney love you twice a day! 🙂

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  9. Rohan 7 Things Avatar
    Rohan 7 Things

    Really cute 🙂 Reminds me of my teddy Joey who I’ve had since I was 2, still love him to bits! Lot’s of good advice from Manny 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rohan.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      I hope you share him! There’s nothing better than a loved teddy with personality. So many great stories!!! Thanks for the comment! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  10. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Another thing that Manny and Justin Beaver have in common – Justin has a sweet tooth too!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Carol, I just knew it!!! OK, they have just got to get together and go sweet hunting together. He couldn’t say too much in the post about not liking to eat healthy foods – well actually he likes to eat healthy AND unhealthy foods. That’s why his tummy is so round! He just likes the sweet foods best. He even likes it if the healthy foods have sweet stuff wrapped around them – like marshmallows around sweet potatoes!!! Hmmmm? Yes? ML 🙂

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        Naah, Justin just goes for the sweet stuff every time. Let’s face it, he comes from Germany and German cakes are divine. He is careful though because he doesn’t want to burst out of his lederhosen.

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          haha Manny solves that problem easily. Nudity.

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          1. the eternal traveller Avatar

            Oh my, how shocking!

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          2. tchistorygal Avatar

            I know. I just can’t keep a thing on him! He’s such an exhibitionist, too. He has NO shame!!! 🙂

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  11. utesmile Avatar

    So wonderfully done Marsha, I love this post! And greetings to Manny, he is a superstar and so photogenic! 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Manny sends you kisses and hugs galore, Ute. He misses you since the dance, and wonders why you are not over here holding him in your arms again!!! I hope you are doing well being back home. I’m sure it feels SO good to be back home with boys and teddies. Manny is jealous that he can’t come see your teddies, too. He lLOVED the bath picture!!! I thought I’d never get him away from the computer the day of THAT post!!! He turned from bear to hog, (naughty hog-bear) and even now wants me to bookmark that post so he can turn to it himself!!! Lots of love, prayers, and big hugs to you, Ute. Marsha 🙂

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      1. utesmile Avatar

        Manny seems a wonderful bear, and so are you…I mean wonderful not a bear. So big hug for you both, Love hugs lately even more……..need many of them! 🙂

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          So, Ute, here’s 100 hugs from me and 100 hugs from Manny. Read my comment to Ralph. Manny has stars in his eyes every time your name comes up!!! 🙂 Marsha 🙂 xoxox

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          1. utesmile Avatar

            Will do, Thank you so much, will treasure the hugs from you both! 🙂

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          2. tchistorygal Avatar

            🙂 They are there when ever you need them, Ute!!! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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  12. scsurfbutler Avatar

    I know what you mean Marsha!! I come to yours first almost all the time!!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      haha Thanks for the nice compliment. You reminded me that I forgot to send my link to Jakesprinter. And now, time to surf off to your post!!! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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      1. scsurfbutler Avatar

        You are the best!! Thanks for the kind words!

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          🙂 You have the best knees!!! 🙂

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  13. viviankirkfield Avatar

    I love Manny…and I love your tips for living a good and healthy life.:) I sympathize with Manny…I, too, enjoy a little bit of sweet…maple syrup basted on grilled chicken or salmon, a small bowl of ice cream in the evening.:)

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      mmmmmm, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, taffy, caramel, brown sugar and marshmallows on sweet potatoes, brown sugar on salmon mmmmm I’m hungry!!! 🙂

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  14. Naomi Baltuck Avatar

    Great take on the theme, Marsha!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks, Naomi 🙂

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  15. diannegray Avatar

    I have an ongoing need to read your blog 😀

    Give Manny a big hug from me 😉

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      You are too awesome!!! 🙂 ML

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    2. tchistorygal Avatar

      OM, I AM SLOW I just got it!! hahaha I just thought you were being nice!!! hahahaha My vanity is ongoing!!! 🙂 ML

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      1. diannegray Avatar

        I was being nice! 😀

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  16. sharechair Avatar

    Visiting your blog is always good for a smile! 🙂

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