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Hi everyone and welcome to my LIFE.. I'm a 69 year old, happily married woman living in Central Fl. and am a Mom to our feline fur kid, Max. I am a saxophonist, and I play in St. Mary's Episcopal Church's "House Band" as our Bishop named us.I've been a member of Spark since August 6, 2006. When I joined Spark, I weighed 150 pounds which was the most I ever weighed. My weight today is 135. I have to watch my weight since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June of 2015. So far I'm not on medication, and I hope to keep it that way. Then in September of 2017 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and I am on methotrexate for that. It is impereative I keep my joints moving. My hands are my biggest concern as I want to continue playing my sax. I'm trusting God to help me with this.

I am starting a challenge to do at least10 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. I have a friend who will be with me for at least 2 classes at the Wellness Center. We have a day where we each take a different class. They are all Silver Sneakers Classes and are great. Such fun but a good workout at the same time. On the days I don't go to the center, I'm planning on walking 10 minutes on my treadmill here at at home.
Here are a few of my favorite music quotations.

"Music is the prayer the heart sings." Unknown

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."... Charlie Parker
A Cat's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.
I pray for gourmet kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,
For windowsills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.
I pray I'll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!
Author Unknown

Member Since: 8/2/2006

My Goals:
1. Play my Sax daily.

2. Think before I speak.

3. Let all my talk and actions reflect that I am God's daughter.

My Program:
1. Follow Spark's diabetic eating plan and track it daily.

2. Work out at the hospital Wellness Center 3 times a week.

3. Walk on the treadmill for 10 minuts daily.

Personal Information:
I'm a native of NE Pa, and moved to central Fl. with my husband, Arjay, in 1980. We have a cat named Max who is my little black panther. He's solid black with amber eyes.

On Sundays I play alto Sax in St. Mary's Episcopal Church's "House Band" as our Bishop named us. We also play for memorial services if asked by the family. We practice Saturday mornings from 9:30 to about 11am I've been playing sax for 61 years.

Other Information:
Hobbies are: Playing my sax who is named Allyson.
Reading: biographies, the Bible and other religious books, Debbie Macomber's books, books about classical composers.
Coloring: I love coloring adult coloring pages. Some can be very intricate and challenging.
Watching sports, mainly Hockey (Go Lightning, Penguins, and Flyers. Football: Our poor hurting BUCS, Steelers, Eagles, and Colts. I'm looking forward to the Superbowl and the Olympics. Go USA.

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