Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I started this program in Jan. of 2008. For the first 6,8,10, months I did great. I had lost 48 lbs. and was so proud of myself. Then it seemed like thing just feel apart. My Grandmother died in Nov. of "08" . After that I was on and off for quite awhile. Our business truck got smashed Aug "09". Then in Oct. My mom got really sick. After a week stay in the hospital my husband and I took her home with hospice. She had COPD. We moved in and took care of mom. There were a lot of up's, and down's, laughter, and tears for the next year. Mom past away Oct. 24th. I have been trying to get a lot of things back on track. Doing things that had to be done. Getting things back into some kind of order. I have been back here a few times, and just couldn't get it together. I know how proud my mom was when I was lossing weight. She knew how happy I was, and how proud of myself I was. So now I'm back. In all that's been going on I've gained all my weight back but 10 pounds, and I'm deturmined to do this. For me, and my mom. I'm going to get healthy, and fit. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need help. Mostly encouragement. I know this is the right place.
Friday, August 07, 2009
I wanted to apologise to my team mates, and co leaders for how sporadic I have been on. We have so much going on in our lives right now. It seems as though there's not a minute that is not totally taken up. We have been fighting with our mortgage company for two years, My second son is going through a nasty divorce. His soon to be x is causing us more trouble than anyone could ever imagine, and the 27th of July a drunk driver with no Insurance totaled our business truck.
The mortgage company has jacked us around for two years over a variable rate. Stealing around 3.000.00 from us. They will never get it right, So this past weekend we moved out. Not really what we wanted to do. We had just put 18,000.00 into our home before all of this started, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
My soon to be x daughter-in-law wont follow court orders as far as the grand kids. She has been in contempt of court four, or five times. Wont let my son have the kids on his days. Makes us have to involve the police to get the kids. Calls the police, or child protection every time we do have them. Saying there's no food, unfit living conditions, and anything else you can imagine. Has done things like call the building inspector, saying we're working on electric, or plumbing without permits, Calling code enforcement. Which in the long run will work in our favor, and all ready is, but it's just a hassle. We are in and out of court like a yo-yo. The court this last time assigned a lady to check things out and give the court her opinion as to what would be best for the boys. The way she talks my son will get his kids, if they can be found cause DIL up and moved without letting anyone know.
Then the 27th a drunk driver hits our truck that was parked in front of our home. Totals the truck, and has no insurance. Our business insurance paid only the balance owed on our truck, not quite 4,000.00 gave us 1,000.00, and was done. I'm having them investigated. They paid for nothing. Legal limit is .08, She blew a .22. This is the fourth time this has happened. Where a drunk driver has smashed our business truck, and we have always come out ok. With enough to get another truck. We do intend on taking her to court. For now she has put us right out of business.
Now please don't get me wrong. I really am not complaining. Things could be a whole lot worse. I know everything happens for a reason, and I whole hearted believe everything will all work out in time. It's just with everything that is going on, I have no time. I do intend to be back in full force, and hopefully soon. I know what I can do on this sight, and can't wait to get back. So please be patient while I'm in, and out taking care of life. With all this going on I'm sure I have put some weight back on, but have been afraid of my scale. LOL
Love, and miss ya all Donna
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is my grandmother. She has been a very important person in my life. She passed away Saturday Nov.15th at 10:50 pm. She was 98 years young, as of April 30th 2008. I say young, because if you would have ever seen her, you could have never guessed her age. She was full of life, and always lived life to the fullest. When I was young, I spent every summer at her house. My cousin Deb, and I have great memories of our summers together. Gardening, watching late night movies of Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin, laughing until we couldn't breath. Grandma was always a very busy lady, but always had time for us. We'd be playing yahtzee, goofing off, eating popcorn, and you never seen anyone laugh as hard, or as long as we would. The harder one would laugh, the harder every one would laugh. Grandma would stop laughing, and in total seriousness say Your going to fool around, and choke, and we would all erupt into laughter. We'd hold our cheek's down, from them hurting so bad. My grandma taught me so many things. How to garden, cook,sewing, crochet, try-chem paint, and the list goes on. Into the older years she never stopped. She did sewing, gardening, quilting right up till the very last. The last few month she has needed our help in some things, but hated it. She would tell us she never thought the day would come. We'd tell her how much we loved her, and to think about how long she had taken care of us. That would make her feel better. My grandma had End-Stage Renal Disease. We have known this was coming some day soon, and yet never expected it. Saturday morning I went to breakfast with my mom, 5 am as always. When we left we called to razz my Aunt about the football board. That is when we found out grandma was bad. She died in my Aunt, and my arms. I knew what was happening, and yet it was so unreal. I still am not sure it has totally sunk in. I love her more than words can express. I am heart broken that she had to leave us. I know she is in a better place. I know she is with her heavenly father. I know she is with family that has passed before her. She is whole, and happy. It's the best thing for her. Cry when they enter the world, and celebrate them being called home. Pray for the strength to do just that. Please pray for my family, and I as we lay this awesome women to rest.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Honestly I don't know where to start. None of my family gets along very well. Extended family that is. My 98 year old grandma has a kidney disease, and not in very good health. My aunt lives with her, and is the main care giver. Every one is upset with this aunt, so my grandmother kind of pays the price, cause family don't go see her much, and refuse to help at all, because they feel it's helping the aunt. I have been trying to help with her. Their house is falling apart, and they have found out they will more than likely have to move. Only after we have spent weeks of packing, and moving every thing from here to there trying to make it so the house could be worked on. Then one of my cousins, Barb passed away Oct. 1st. Before that her brother passed in June, Before that her mother in 07, and before that her father. There is only one member of that family still alive. My cousin Penny, and she has dealt with so much heart ache, that she is on the verge of a break down. She has been the care giver to every one of them before they passed. She has had to go through every ones stuff, and get rid of things as she's moved through all of this. When Barb passed Penny decided to move to N.C. to be with her daughter. She can't take really anything with her but her own belongings. So yet again she has to get rid of a whole household full of things. Because I was always there for Barb, Penny decided to give everything Barb owned to me. So for about a week we been packing things from there, and moving that. They have to be out of that house by Fri. Then there's me and my adult kids. My oldest son totaled his truck on his way home from work at 3am about a month ago, and had no way back, and forth to work. He worked a 45 min. drive from where we all live, so he went to a near by camp grounds, and was staying there weekdays, and us going after them so they could be home weekends. They came home and there house had been broke into. They had just bought a 7 to 800.00 flat screen TV. Gone, along with about 1000.00 of other things. In trying to deal with that he lost his $15.00 an hour job. Now has no transportation. No job, no belongings, and three small children, with Dr. appointments, and other things needing done. Another son is having some major problems. Then there's our household. We have our mortgage through Countrywide. If you have heard anything about this company you already know this is not a good thing. We have been fighting with them since Sept. 07. The States attorney general is in a law suit with this mortgage company. Every month our mortgage is a different amount. We have lived in this house for 18 years. Raised all four of our kids here. Our grand kids were born, and brought home here. Never missed a payment till Jan. of this year, and after missing one payment got a foreclosure letter. We just put $12,000.00 into our home. Got it the way we've wanted it since we moved in. New siding, new kitchen, added a bathroom, took out lath, and mortar, put in drywall. while doing all this we found out the main wall, and foundation was rotten, and had to fix all that, plus They had to jack up the house, and replace 5, or 6 floor Joyce's. Now we could lose it. Me going back to school. Oh lord, just to much. Life has to slow down. All I do is run, run, run, run , run, and no matter how fast I go, It's not enough. I have the most dysfunctional extended family you could ever imagine, there all like a bunch of two year olds. There are so many people in this family, that if every one would get their head out of their ----. It wouldn't have to be hard on any one person. This is not what I want to give up, but don't know what else to do at this point. I'm going to try to still track my food, and pop in now and then. I'll be a mile behind here too, but have been for a while... I'm normally the most up beat person you'll ever know. I guess, I still am, Just need a break.See ya all when I can... Your Donna
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