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MY FRIEND'S MOM IS DYING

Monday, June 20, 2011

Do you know when you are going to die? My friends mom is in the hospital. At 88 she is probably not going to recover from a twisted bowel and no food for the last month. This morning she called my friend and asked her to bring her a dress. She told Pat she just wanted to look good! She's been talking to her deceased relatives who are preparing the way I guess. We went to see her yesterday and I'm so glad we did. I told Pat that she was fortunate to have been able to spend this time with her and go through the process. My own mother died at 60 in a far away hospital with no family around. I was so young at 30, I didn't have a clue what was going on. If we believe, we dont have to fear death and Pat's mother is the example I want to be when the time comes.

  
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AMBERLEIGHM1 6/20/2011 10:00AM

    I will keep your friend, her mom, and the family, and loved ones in my thoughts.

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KASEYCOFF 6/20/2011 9:51AM

    Sorry to hear about what your friend is going thru - it's always so difficult and sad, even when the person is kind of prepared and has lived a long life.
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Trying to get my groove back

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I was on a roll last year and had lots of followers and friends on Spark. Then I veered off into lala land and can't seem to regroup. Stuff happens and a lot of stuff is happening around here. Hubby lost his job on April 1 but now has another part time one that he likes so that is a blessing. Business is good. But my oldest son decided to leave his good but stressful job to attend EMS school. Now, we are having to cough up money to pay their bills as money they anticipated to live on hasn't come through. Sigh. Does it ever end? Do your grown up kids always come back? They have 2 beautiful children and of course I would do anything for them. This too shall pass and things will work out but when and how long?

On the bright side, my other sons wife has been hired by Weight Watchers, part time initially but likely to move into something full time. She is a life member, twice losing baby weight. She also has a degree in Nutrition from FSU. Worked for Yankee Candle for many years and seems this Opportunity with WW could turn into something good. WW is looking to open a retail location where she lives and she has the perfect resume! Maybe I can get inspired to delve into WW with someone in the family to help! Haven't stepped on the scale so don't have a clue where I am.

This morning I will be babysitting 2 toddlers and an almost 10 year old. Whew. A lot for a grandmother. Later.

  
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DAP1313 6/20/2011 3:39PM

    Just take a deep breath, and relax for a few minutes. I've had to regroup lots of times. Each time I've done a bit better, and so can you. Look at it this way, how many times does a baby fall down and keep getting up before he/she starts walking?

My DD still lives with us, but at least she has a job. So it's happening to a lot of us. It is just the times I guess.

Hang in there!
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KASEYCOFF 6/18/2011 9:58AM

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ILLINITEACHER52 6/18/2011 9:36AM

  Have fun with your grandchildren today! What a blessing to be a grandparent!

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QUILTS OF VALOR

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I logged onto the Quilts of Valor website, dont' know why. Got drawn through an online fabric store or something. ANyway, I discovered that QOV was established by a Catherine Roberts in Seaford, Del in 2003. I graduated from Seaford HS in 1966. QOV makes quilts for those who work at Dover AFB in the mortuary and for wounded soldiers. I was the lifeguard at the Dover AFB swimming pool for 3 summers. When I was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, I was assigned to Mortuary AFFairs in Panama City, Fl. I helped families with their funeral arrangments. We have close ties to the military here where I live. Two large military bases and an AF Reserve BAse, and 2 Army locations. Lots and lots of connections. Half the population is retired military.
Last night as I was finishing up a quilt top, one of four that are finished ready to be quilted, I wondered what I was going to do with all of them. So maybe this is what I need to be doing, making quilts for Quilts of Valor. Who knew. Later.

  
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ILLINITEACHER52 6/15/2011 10:04PM

  Wonderful idea!

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KASEYCOFF 6/15/2011 5:59PM

    That sounds like a great idea, a worthy project and a chance to indulge in your hobby to your heart's content!
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THE BEST LAID PLANS---

Monday, June 06, 2011

I had good plans and a filled fridge but a birthday party threw me askew! Oh, well, today is another day and plenty of healthy food in the fridge so I'm starting again! And throwing out the cake!

  
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KASEYCOFF 6/6/2011 11:03AM

    That's what I do, too - if there's a temptation I can't resist (and cake would definitely be on the list) then I get rid of it. I can't see the percentage in fighting something that much when I can get rid of the struggle altogether - I agree, keep the healthy stuff and just toss what ain't, lol...
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CLEANING OUT THE FRIDGE FEELS SO GOOD!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Yesterday I cleaned out the fridge before going to the commissary. It felt so good to toss old bottles and half empty ones and wipe out the crumbs and spills! My husband didn't recognize it as our refridgerator. Then we went grocery shopping and stocked up on healthy foods, lots of veggies and fruits and just plan basics. After binging for about 9 months and eating and drinking what I pleased, it is time to regress and get back on the diet track. I rejoined the Sonoma Diet online and printed out their food shopping list and menus. I really like that way of eating and had been successful previously. There is no calorie counting. You eat by plate and bowl size and it is similar to the Mediterranean Way. You don't have to count points either. Your dinner plate consists of half veggies, 1/4 of protein and 1/4 of whole grains. Snacks are scheduled and healthy as well. Their shopping list included all the ingredients for a weeks worth of planned menus which makes things easy.

I like many others, have tried every diet on the face of the earth. I realize, once again, that I have to eat less junk food and more healthy food. If I hadn't been diligent in trying out different diets over the years, I would probably weigh over 300 lbs. But at least I kept rejoining and being successful in different endeavours. My problem is not being patient enough when the pounds don't come off. After months of eating right and nothing moves, it gets real frustrating. Thus, giving up and binging.

I have a little hope in that I have changed medications and gotten rid of the nasty one that causes weight gain and probably kept weight on me for so many years. But I realize, just making that change isnt' going to majically help me lose weight. I have to participate in the program. Yesterday, I bought fresh Georgia peaches and tomatoes. Yummy! The peach I had last night was so juicy and sweet! Better than ice cream. Have a great Sunday. Later.

  
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EDITOR 6/5/2011 1:18PM

    You are trying and doing a wonderful job at keeping at it. A novel idea on cleaning out the fridge. I have to try it soon.

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KASEYCOFF 6/5/2011 11:42AM

    Wow, fresh peaches! I couldn't tell you how long it's been since I had a right-off-the-tree peach - TOO long, lol...
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