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Monday, March 21, 2011

Hi Sparkies,

I just got back from the Doctor, and learned wonderful news.

The nerve disease in my head has NOT spread into the optical nerves, therefore, as things stand now, my vision is not in jeopardy.

I will get another "head shot" on Friday to see if they can relieve the pain from the damage. That means a big ole huge injection again, which hurts like the very devil.

But I can stand "head shots" as long as my vision is not endangered, right?

Thanks for all of you who have valiantly stood by me during this most stressful time. You guys are truly the wind beneath my wings!!

Now on to better way of living!! Woo Hoo!!!

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MARYANNGI 3/23/2011 8:54PM

    Totally emoticon news! I will being saying lots of prayeres for you until Friday!!

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LOUANN22 3/22/2011 3:58AM

    great news!

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MAMASUDS 3/22/2011 3:16AM

    So thankful for the good news. Will be praying for you as you go in on Friday.

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KOI239 3/21/2011 11:00PM

    So glad about your vision. May the force be with you on this journey to a better health. emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 3/21/2011 10:27PM

    What great news! I know that is a big weight off your shoulders.

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TOWHEE 3/21/2011 10:16PM

    What wonderful news. I'm sooooo happy for you. emoticon

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FLUTTERFLI 3/21/2011 6:46PM

    Wonderful !!! I will keep you in prayers !!! Keep positive thoughts.
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KINGDOMHEIR 3/21/2011 6:37PM

    Yes indeed Great News! I'll pray for another great report on Friday & that the shot will be a blessed healing shot so that you will not have to endure more. emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/21/2011 6:34PM

    That is WONDERFUL news! I am so glad to hear that your vision is n. Hope the shot helps!ot in jeopardy.

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The New Scale Blues

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DH brought home a new scale. It is one like they use in the Dr. offices.

I hate it.

Here I thought I was doing so well with the old one.

I knew I was losing, because I can get in to clothes I couldn't a month ago. My inches were down, too. The number on the scale kept dropping too.

Now about this new scale.

It has a balance wheel that you use to make sure it is perfectly balanced before any weight is added to it. Then you get on it.


Weighing in today on my old scale showed that I lost a pound this week. That is a happy thing.

Then I weighed in on the new scale. Cuss, Cuss, Cuss!

It showed me weighing two pounds more than the old one showed.

Who knows what my weight really was when I first started this thing?!

I sure don't. Not after getting on the new scale today!

I have to believe this new one, because I balanced it myself perfectly before I got on it. I even tried standing differently, leaning from one side to the other, to see if it changed. My old one does that for me.

NOPE! This behemoth stayed steady, no matter what I did to change it.

So now, Sportsfans, I weigh 2 pounds MORE, even though my clothing and the tape measure assure me that I am losing.


But I guess the only thing to do is keep on with Spark, and stay with this hated new, CORRECT scale.

Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed!!!

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BLITS55 3/23/2011 1:15PM

    hmmm. and here I was thinking I ought to get a new scale, maybe not.... thanks for sharing what I have been dreading! emoticon

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MAMASUDS 3/22/2011 4:28PM

    You are cracking me up. Thanks for being my comic relief for the day.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/21/2011 12:41AM

    You are losing and doing a great job. Those doctor type scales never agree with my opinion of what I weigh either. Just be sure to weight in on the same scales and remember as long as your clothes are fitting and getting looser, you know you are losing...keep up your great work!!! Use that new scale for a coat rack. lol

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/20/2011 11:49PM

    You ARE losing, my friend--even if that doggone new scale doesn't think it's quite as much as your old one! We have one of those doctor style scales, too, and it annoys the living daylights out of me some days. We have a digital one we use most of the time, but when I really want to be sure I'm getting an accurate weight, I go to the doctor style one--and it usually tells me something I don't want to hear!


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TOWHEE 3/20/2011 9:51PM

    Well my scale in the bathroom reads differently than the scales at WW (we swear the leader's scale weighs us heavier than the assistant's scale, but that's a different story). Whatever you do be consistent. If you decide to go with the new scale, then that two pound "gain" will only be for this week, afterwards the losses that you see will be yours. If you go with the old scale then you won't have that one time change. Regardless, your clothes are telling the real story. So is your BP (if you take it), your blood work, or any of the other "non-scale" factors that you choose to track.

I know you've lost weight. You know you've lost weight. It won't be long before your teach "the new guy" that you've lost weight.

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BEVPRESLEY 3/20/2011 9:23PM

    Please remember, scales may not weigh you the same, but they will be consistent. I always weigh 10 pounds more at work and 6 pounds more at the doctor's office than I do at home. Weigh on both scales for a few days and see if that isn't true.

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TEDDYBABE 3/20/2011 8:07PM

    One of my other Spark Friends broke up with her Scale today! I will find the blog and send it to you. She wrote the scale a Dear John letter. It was hilarious and is your plight to the T !! Ignore that big ol oaf of a scale and go with your skinny clothes and good looking shape! You have done such a good job! Off to find that blog... be right back...

BACK! Sent it to you via Spark Mail!

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Where Does All the Money Go???

Friday, March 18, 2011

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
-- Thomas Jefferson

Elections do matter. Democrats are bought and well-paid for..!

Just in case you've wondered why Obama and his friends are so supportive
of labor unions, check out the contributions.

Leading Union Political Campaign Contributors


American Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees

Intel Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

National Education Association

Service Employees International Union

Communication Workers of America

Service Employees International Union

Laborers Union

American Federation of Teachers

United Auto Workers

Teamsters Union

Carpenters and Joiners Union

Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union

United Food and Commercial Workers Union


Sheet Metal Workers Union

Plumbers & Pipefitters Union

Operating Engineers Union

Airline Pilots Association

International Association of Firefighters

United Transportation Workers

Ironworkers Union

American Postal Workers Union

Nat'l Active & Retired Fed. Employees Association

Seafarers International Union

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C.

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TRISHP1961 3/19/2011 6:16PM

    and some of us have no choice in the matter. I am a teacher. I must join the union. It is required when I am hired. It really ticks me off when union dues support causes I do not believe in. I love what happened in Wisconsin and hopes it is allowed to be adopted in other states...I lose more than half of my gross pay to medicare, social security, my portion of the health insurance payment, state and federal taxes...It is just crazy!

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MNABOY 3/18/2011 10:57PM

    Chicago politics are noted for electing honest caring toys.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/18/2011 2:22PM

    Blame it all on the Demon Democrats who wear panties of the color of a rainbow! Always screaming," Blame the last man in office, Its his fualt, Iw as just following rules", and they all turn and run and yell back to the last guy in office, " to turn the Lights out when you leave!"

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/18/2011 1:54PM

    Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing...

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Proud to be Irish and Having YOU as my friend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Irish Blessings

Like the warmth of the sun
And the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish
shine bright on your way.

May your pockets be heavy-
Your heart be light
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.

May the good saints protect you
And bless you today
And may troubles ignore you
Each step of the way.

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore.

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.

May good luck be your friend
In whatever you do
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.

May the roads rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/18/2011 1:50PM

    May the luck of the Irish always be with you!!!

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TOWHEE 3/17/2011 10:53PM

    Thank you. May the same come to you also. emoticon

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NOTFATCAT 3/17/2011 2:12PM

    Thanks for the little ditty.

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/17/2011 1:34PM

    The same right back to you, my friend!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A short time ago, Arabian speeches at the U.N. urged the Arab
World to boycott everything that originates with the Jewish people. In
response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his
heart, offers to assist them in their boycott as follows:

"Any Arab who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan
discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out
whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of
a Jew. If an Arab suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek
diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

An Arab who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery
by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not
use Cocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil. If an Arab has
Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky,
a Jew. If an Arab has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin,
due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege. Arabs with convulsions must put up
with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use
of Chloral Hydrate. Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments
because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Should an Arab
chilld get Diptheria, he must refrain from the "Schick" reaction which
was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

Arabs should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit
treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert
Baram. They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile
Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew,
Jonas Salk.

Arabs must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of
Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug
against this killing disease. Arab doctors must discard all discoveries
and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung
specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish
scientists and medical experts.

In short, good and loyal Arabs properly and fittingly remain
afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus,
Diabetes, Mential Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be
proud to obey the Islamic boycott."

Be careful of prejudice; it just may cost you your life!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/15/2011 5:11PM

    Actually Albert Bruce Sabin is given credit for the discovery of the vaccine for polio, but Jonas Salk created the oral vaccine given by mouth. Both Jews. And Baruch Blumberg discovered the origins and spread of infectious diseases. But one thing Arabs should thank a Jew for is the discovery of the atomic bomb, that know how was given to us from
Albert Eisteins discovery as a physicist! He could have used that info to wipe all the Arabs off the planet if he wanted to with his know how! But Jews believe in peace.

And dont forgot Briton Epstein also another Jew who discovered the first cancer virus! All these were Jews, and if they were killed many people would be suffering needlessly!

But can you imagine if all those Jews who were killed in the death Camps in Germany, that if they had lived, how many more discoveries would have been made? Thanks to all those Jews we live longer! But does anyone think abotu those who lost their life due to evil leaders liek Hitler?

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BECCAM3 3/15/2011 12:46PM

    WOW! Thanks for the history lesson. Hatred of all kind must stop. We only have one world and we must get along.

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