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Fun in New Orleans! (3 comments) day 2800 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/20/2017 (2 comments) Sometimes I feel like this... My girls at the Denver Pride parade, marching in support of friends and co-workers... DD Aubrey & GD Sierra ~ LOVE WINS! 🌈 Shakespeare By The Sea in San Pedro, CA "Taming of the Shrew" Excellent show, beautiful weather, and a great friend's company for the evening! sharing fun facts: I scared the feral mom cat, not sure how, but these two gave me dirty looks and ran to protect her! (4 comments) is hanging out with the foster kittens and Sparking... I was in here earlier and we played until they literally fell asleep in the middle of it! (3 comments) is happy to see this little fellow is doing well in his new home! (2 comments) says, or maybe it's from a room full of kittens! (1 comments) is going to miss these little cuties when they're adopted! Three will be going soon, two need more growing time. (2 comments) There are five kittens in this wriggly, cuddly, sleepy pile. We've been fostering a feral mom and her four kittens for 7-1/2 weeks now. We got the fifth kitten when he was abandoned, and the family accepted him immediately. He and two of ours are almost ready for adoption. What an adventure! ... and I dance in the rain. We all have a purpose! This is me, every time I drive to the gym... or anywhere! is missing my girls, DD & DGD. Our current fosters, a young, pregnant feral cat I caught just in time, who gave birth the next day in our shower. She's been raising her kittens safely in our master bathroom for almost six weeks... what great fun!!! In a few weeks, after they're all neutered, vaccinated, etc, they'll be up for adoption. Hopefully that will include the mommy too, who is calmer and learning to trust us. Then, we will be ready to foster again. (1 comments) Being honest can be difficult and scary; but no matter the upset and fallout, it's better in the end to face the truth and deal with it. & DH are LOVING being foster parents to this feral kitty and her four kittens! (2 comments) is starting fresh this week. Happy Mother's Day ~ our foster kittens at three weeks old. (4 comments) is feeling Cat Crazy! is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with DH... a BIG shoutout to his entire family, who accepted my kids and me as their own! (1 comments) wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day... "May the fourth be with you"! (4 comments) is hanging out with our baby Tabitha. (2 comments) & DH are enjoying watching our foster kitties grow! Their eyes are open and they're toddling around!!! (3 comments) Soccer tournament, rooting for our DGD Kaile (13 years old). Great way to start a Saturday! (1 comments) I'm looking at my original mini-vision collage for extra motivation to stay the course today! (1 comments) is relieved, happy, and proud of our little Mommy cat and her healthy and thriving six kittens, now six days old! (2 comments) is so happy to be a small part of keeping this sweet mommy and babies safe and healthy! (3 comments) has been hearing a lot about this giraffe on the internet... (1 comments) says, guess who just turned two years old?! (3 comments) is enjoying a lull in Life's Roller Coaster of crisis vs joy. Here's just one source of my happiness, GD Sierra! (2 comments) (1 comments) has a budding gaming genius for a GD... she put on headphones, set up the PlayStation and began to play! (2 comments) has been stuck in grieving emotions that hit unexpectedly hard this year. Getting back on task at last... and doing okay. (3 comments) day 2700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/11/2017 (1 comments) is sad to see the end of the Winter 5% Challenge... SO PROUD of The Awesome A Team! is remembering the day I became a mother for the first time... Happy Birthday in Heaven, my wonderful Scott! (4 comments) woke up to this... Good Morning, Tabitha! (1 comments) is working on catching up on housework, Sparking, finances, Life. (1 comments) Scott at the Fire Academy Scott at seven months (4 comments) is marking the ninth anniversary of the death of my beloved son Scott. (8 comments) MIMAWELIZABETH needs to plan a trip to Colorado to visit DD & our precious GD Sierra ASAP!!! (2 comments) In 18 hours, DD & DGD Sierra arrive for a short visit... Don't know how much time we'll have together, but excited for every minute!!! (2 comments) is working on a new food plan. (3 comments) is Grandma taking funny face selfies with grandbaby Sierra! (4 comments) Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. (2 comments) It's raining, again... I think the Earth is crying for America. (1 comments) is hopeful... for the first time in two years, I feel confident enough about recent lost pounds to officially update my Spark ticker! (3 comments) is concerned about these side effects of exercising! (2 comments) tried to make a New Year's Resolution, but... (1 comments) is finally relaxing... Tabitha Kitty curled up on my pillow, groomed my hair and massaged my head. ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz... (4 comments) says, "Enough of watching the cat watch ice melt; back to my healthy plan, NO excuses!" (2 comments) Celebrating GD Sierra's christening! (3 comments) Cuddling with GD Sierra! (4 comments) LOVE being in Colorado with DD, SIL, and GD Sierra! Napping, eating and playing non-stop with my grandbaby is Heaven!!! ... but is it really the end of my second day here? Treasuring every moment ~ (3 comments) Counting down the days to my next trip to visit DD, SIL & GD Sierra! (3 comments) SOOOO grateful to have found SparkPeople! My Life is, and has been, infinitely better being a part of the Spark community. THANK YOU!!! (1 comments) A very tired, serious GD Sierra & Grandma (that's me!) (3 comments) I've been on Spark for a long time... my little GD Kaile now looks like THIS!!! (and she's sweet and kind, and as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out!) (2 comments) Tabitha says, "it's okay Mommy, I gotcha!" (3 comments) HALLOWEEN 2016 (2 comments) I had a GREAT 60th Birthday today with family and friends! Best present ever: DD, SIL & my sweet DGD Sierra flew in for my special day!!! (5 comments) DD Aubrey & GD Sierra Ready for their first bike ride together! (2 comments) is recovering TOO slowly from the bronchitis and sinus infection... Doctor expects it will be another month. Well, you know what they say, what doesn't kill you... (2 comments) Royal Palms Park, near my home, on the Pacific Ocean side. (2 comments) An amazing Rest Day at a park by the LA Harbor. (5 comments) My Mantra (5 comments) View down my street toward the Port of Los Angeles (1 comments) Zoom view of Port of Los Angeles (where I live) (2 comments) My room overlooking the pool in Palm Springs. (2 comments) SO grateful to have the resources to go away for a few days... in Palm Springs again. (4 comments) GD Kaile 2016 Soccer Tourney Champions (with her Mom) (2 comments) GD Kaile's soccer tourney 2016 (1 comments) Opposite view of GD Kaile's soccer tourney (1 comments) Adoption Day for Tabitha... we "rescued" her, but she saved us right back! (11 comments) A 2015 Christmas present to myself: no more borrowing DH's jackets! (2 comments) Our sweet Tabitha with DH (1 comments) Blackie keeping DH company. (3 comments) DH preparing for one of his many surgeries and procedures. (1 comments) Guess who's coming to visit?! (2 comments) GD Sierra with DD & SIL visiting his family in Puerto Rico, Sep 2015 (3 comments) DD & GD Sierra Sep 2015 (3 comments) GD Sierra (eight months old) and me, December 2015 (2 comments) DD & GD Sierra, enjoying her first trip up into the Colorado mountains. (2 comments) GD Sierra at restaurant - getting big! (4 comments) I recognize THAT pouty face... just like DD and MINE too! (2 comments) GD Sierra learning to navigate the stairs (2 comments) GD Sierra Easter 2016 (4 comments) I think GD Sierra wants to come home with me! (2 comments) Mommy's yummy homemade butternut squash! (2 comments) GD Sierra loving that psghetti! (2 comments) DD & SIL & GD Super Bowl 2016 Denver won! (2 comments) My baby had a baby! Sierra - 03/31/2015 (8 comments) Sierra Elizabeth, born March 31st, at four hours old! (6 comments) Sierra's first bath tuckered her out... still in hospital, about 36 hours old. (2 comments) Sierra's Homecoming Cuddle with Grandma (two days old) (2 comments) Grandma and Sierra (four days old) (4 comments) Sierra at two weeks old, on Grandma's bed, with her furry protectors (3 comments) Soon-to-be Mom Aubrey with her MIL (on right) & me, her Mom (on left) at CA Baby Shower (3 comments) Our bridge (photo from website). (3 comments) Scott at St Baldricks (2004 Publicity Photo) (1 comments) DD & me ~ Shaved for St Baldrick's fundraiser! (5 comments) Tabitha settled in immediately... Waiting for Grandpa (DH) to come home. (2 comments) Tabitha waiting for me to finish Sparking (1 comments) Tabitha watching DH's dialysis machine work (3 comments) Tabitha chilling with DH (2 comments) Our new family member (Scott's "kitten in the tree") (4 comments) Our spoiled baby Tabitha deciding what to do about new kitty Blackie (2 comments) Our two fur babies (1 comments) My SD Nic with her DD, our GD Kaile (12 mos) (5 comments) Kaile getting to know her Aunt Aubrey, newly returned from college in Wisconsin (2005) (2 comments) Our precious GD Kaile (3 comments) GD Kaile as Baby & at her 1st Communion (2 comments) GD Kaile with my MIL (2 comments) My beautiful Kaile (about 7 years old) (1 comments) Kaile and Andre Jr my two grandkids June 2015 (1 comments) GD Kaile & GS Andre June 2016 (1 comments) Me on Weigh-in Days (3 comments) My sweet Scottie with me in West Germany (1981 - 15 mos) (3 comments) Scott & his "new" brothers in California 1983 (1 comments) Big brother Scott with baby Aubrey and me (1985) (1 comments) Now I'M the shortest one in the room! Scott & Aubs & me (2000) (2 comments) DS Scott & DD Aubrey 2005 (1 comments) My kids & me at my 50th birthday (3 comments) In 2006, with our "new" used car. Look at me acting like I can walk! (DD pulled my walker away) (4 comments) DH with his Mom, celebrating their birthdays (1 comments) MIL's Birthday (1 comments) My wonderful DD and I on bachlorette cruise (2007) (1 comments) Aubrey & Bridesmaids ready for the Big Day! (1 comments) A Very Proud Big Brother Scott was Lil' Sis Aubrey's "Father" (3 comments) With Lambie, Kaile's ready to be Flower Girl! (3 comments) Big Brother DS Scott ready to walk Little Sister DD Aubrey down the aisle (4 comments) Daughter Aubrey's Wedding on the cliffs above the Pacific (3 comments) DD Aubs & my new SIL My beloved DH and me (Yikes... I'm a MIL!) (3 comments) Presenting Mr & Mrs...! Point Vincente CA (3 comments) The Wedding Cake with my Nana's topper from her 1914 wedding (4 comments) Father-Daughter Dance "I Loved Her First" (1 comments) The wonderful day coming to an end... Kaile & Lambie (4 comments) DH and me with Kaile on Mother's Day 2008 (3 comments) Scott while at Fire Academy (1 comments) DS Scott with friends Summer 2007 (2 comments) DS Scott's Urn (2 comments) Scott loved hiking, camping, climbing... cliff sleeping! (1 comments) Where Scott's ashes are scattered - the mountains above Santa Barbara (5 comments) Memorial at the base of the tree where Scott died February 2008 (8 comments) Wish I could send you our sunshine... Favorite Meme! (1 comments)

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