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It's Time Once More.....

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For another Getting to Know You!

[Marital Status] Married

[Shoe size] 9

[Parents still together] they were when my daddy passed

[Siblings] One older brother

[Pets] 4 dogs

FAVORITES

[Color] Any shade of purple

[Number] 29

[Animal] Dog

[Drinks] Water

[Soda] Coke or Sprite Zero

[Book] The Bible as Literature

[Flower] Gardenia

DO YOU

[Color your hair?] No

[Twirl your hair?] Sometimes

[Have tattoos?] Yes from breast cancer markers for radiation

[Have Piercings?] Yes, 2 in each ear

[Cheat on tests/homework?] No

[Drink/Smoke?] No

[Like roller coasters?] No

[Wish you could live somewhere else?] To be closer to family, otherwise I'm happy where I am

[Want more piercings?]

[Like cleaning?] No

[Write in cursive or print?] Cursive

[Own a web cam?] No

[Know how to drive?] Yes

[Own a cell phone?] Yes

[Ever get off the damn computer?] Yes

HAVE U EVER

[Been in a fist fight?] No

[Considered a life of crime?] No

[Considered being a hooker?] NO!!

[Lied to someone?] Yes, a long time ago

[Been in love?] Yes, I am right now!

[Made out with JUST a friend?] Yes

[Been in lust?] Yes

[Used someone] No

[Been used?] Yes

[Been cheated on?] Yes

[Stolen anything?] No

[Held a gun] Yes

CURRENTS

[Current clothing] Leggings and an oversized tee

[Current mood] Really good

[Current taste] Soup

[What you currently smell like] Me

[Current hair] Sloppy

[Current thing I ought to be doing] Reading

[Current cd in stereo] The Healing Heart (Harp music)

[Last book you read] Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood (re-read)

[Last movie you saw] Shining Through

[Last thing you ate] Soup and veggies

[Last person you talked to on the phone] My brother

[Do drugs?] Only prescribed

[Believe there is life on other planets?] Yes

Remember your first love?] Yes - Tom

[Still love him/her?] Yes, as a friend

[Read the newspaper?] Yes

[Have any gay or lesbian friends?] Yes

[Believe in miracles?] Yes

[Do well in school?] Average

[Wear hats] Yes

[Hate yourself?] No

[Have an obsession?] No

[Collect anything?] Yes

[Have a best friend?] Yes

[Close friends?] Yes

[Like your handwriting?] Sometimes

[Care about looks] Yes, for myself not anyone else

LOVE LIFE

[First crush] Tom

[First kiss] Tom

[Do you believe in love at first sight?] Yes

[Do you believe in "the one?"] Yes

[Are you a tease?] No

[Too shy to make the first move?] Yes

ARE U A

[Daydreamer] Yes


[sarcastic] For fun

[Angel] Yes

[Devil] heh! Once in a while!

[Shy] Very until I get to know someone

[Talkative] Yes


If you would like the blank copy to answer, let me know.

Have a great day!!!

Peace, Love, and Grace,
Ev


  
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COACHPENNY 7/17/2012 5:19PM

    [Marital Status] Married

[Shoe size] 8.5

[Parents still together] together over 45 years, till my Dad passed

[Siblings] One older brother, my older sis passed away

[Pets] 1 cat after numerous German Shepherds, 1 Irish Setter, and 4 Rats

FAVORITES

[Color
] blue

[Number] 4

[Animal] Dog (or Horse) unless the Cat is listening

[Drinks] Watered down lemonade

[Soda] I always liked Pepsi but, I almost never drink pop

[Book] Not sure I have a favorite but, I read anything by Stephen King

[Flower] Swan River Daisy

DO YOU

[Color your hair?] No

[Twirl your hair?] When it was long

[Have tattoos?] No

[Have Piercings?] Yes, 1 in each ear

[Cheat on tests/homework?] No

[Drink/Smoke?] Never smoked, drink occasionally

[Like roller coasters?] No, NO, NO

[Wish you could live somewhere else?] Out in the country or by the water.

[Want more piercings?] NO

[Like cleaning?] I like the feeling I get when everything is clean

[Write in cursive or print?] both

[Own a web cam?] Yes, used it to talk to my daughter when she was in Costa Rica

[Know how to drive?] Yes

[Own a cell phone?] Yes

[Ever get off the damn computer?] Yes, especially in the summer!

HAVE U EVER

[Been in a fist fight?] Sort of

[Considered a life of crime?] No

[Considered being a hooker?] NO!!

[Lied to someone?] I am sure I have but, generally, no.

[Been in love?] Yes, I am right now!

[Made out with JUST a friend?] Yes, My first kiss was with a friend.

[Been in lust?] Yes

[Used someone] No

[Been used?] Yes

[Been cheated on?] Yes

[Stolen anything?] My friend and I ate some candy from a ripped bag at the grocery store when we were about 9 years old. We were sure the manager had called the police and that they were chasing us. It was a good cure for ever even THINKING about stealing...for the rest of my life!

[Held a gun] Yes

CURRENTS

[Current clothing] Jean shorts and a print top

[Current mood] tired

[Current taste] fruit

[What you currently smell like] Chlorine, most likely.

[Current hair] wild

[Current thing I ought to be doing] laundry

[Current cd in stereo] Oldies (60's)

[Last book you read] 11/22/63 by Stephen King

[Last movie you saw] The Ides of March (didn't like the ending at all)

[Last thing you ate] Greek salad and chicken

[Last person you talked to on the phone] My daughter's future MIL

[Do drugs?] Only prescribed

[Believe there is life on other planets?] Yes

Remember your first love?] Yes - Billy....from kindergarten until about the fourth grade.

[Still love him/her?] Well, I only see him at reunions and last time I saw him he was still as nice as when we were in grade school.

[Read the newspaper?] Yes, Chicago Trib

[Have any gay or lesbian friends?] Yes and relatives

[Believe in miracles?] Yes, absolutely!

[Do well in school?] Above Average when I applied myself.

[Wear hats] Occasionally

[Hate yourself?] No

[Have an obsession?] No

[Collect anything?] Too much

[Have a best friend?] Yes, my hubby

[Close friends?] Yes

[Like your handwriting?] it's okay

[Care about looks] Yes, I am vain

LOVE LIFE

[First crush] Billy

[First kiss] Jimmy

[Do you believe in love at first sight?] Yes, it can happen.

[Do you believe in "the one?"] Yes but, sometimes there is more than one.

[Are you a tease?] Not now

[Too shy to make the first move?] Yes

ARE U A

[Daydreamer] Yes!


[sarcastic] Yes

[Angel] Yes, when I want to be...

[Devil] Yes, when I want to be...

[Shy] No!

[Talkative] Yes!


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MOTLEM 7/15/2012 4:23AM

    Really great getting to know you Ev.

Here is me:

[Marital Status] Married

[Shoe size] 7-1/2 Australian size

[Parents still together] both dead

[Siblings] 2 sisters, 3 brothers

[Pets] does hubby count?

FAVORITES

[Color] Blue

[Number] 7

[Animal] Deer

[Drinks] Water

[Soda] Diet Coke

[Book] Great Expectations

[Flower] Daffodil

DO YOU

[Color your hair?] No

[Twirl your hair?] No

[Have tattoos?] Yes from breast cancer markers for radiation

[Have Piercings?] No

[Cheat on tests/homework?] No

[Drink/Smoke?] No

[Like roller coasters?] No

[Wish you could live somewhere else?] No

[Want more piercings?] n/a

[Like cleaning?] No

[Write in cursive or print?] Cursive

[Own a web cam?] Yes

[Know how to drive?] Yes

[Own a cell phone?] Yes

[Ever get off the damn computer?] Sometimes

HAVE U EVER

[Been in a fist fight?] Yes

[Considered a life of crime?] No

[Considered being a hooker?] NO!!

[Lied to someone?] Anyone who says No to this one is a liar.

[Been in love?] Yes, I am right now!

[Made out with JUST a friend?] Yes

[Been in lust?] Yes

[Used someone] No

[Been used?] Yes

[Been cheated on?] Yes

[Stolen anything?] Yes

[Held a gun] Yes

CURRENTS

[Current clothing] Semi-dress pants and top and an oversized, daggy jumper/sweater

[Current mood] Listless

[Current taste] Rice crackers

[What you currently smell like] Rice Crackers

[Current hair] Short and brushed

[Current thing I ought to be doing] Shouldn't we all be exercising?

[Current cd in stereo] Baby Love (The Supremes)

[Last book you read] The Awakening 2012

[Last movie you saw] The Help

[Last thing you ate] Rice crackers

[Last person you talked to on the phone] My sister

[Do drugs?] Only prescribed

[Believe there is life on other planets?] Yes

Remember your first love?] Yes - Christopher

[Still love him/her?] No, haven't seen him for over 50 years

[Read the newspaper?] No

[Have any gay or lesbian friends?] No

[Believe in miracles?] No

[Do well in school?] Dux

[Wear hats] No

[Hate yourself?] No

[Have an obsession?] Not sure .. maybe Sparks

[Collect anything?] No

[Have a best friend?] No

[Close friends?] No

[Like your handwriting?] It's OK

[Care about looks] Yes, for myself not anyone else

LOVE LIFE

[First crush] Christopher

[First kiss] Christopher

[Do you believe in love at first sight?] No

[Do you believe in "the one?"] What one?

[Are you a tease?] No

[Too shy to make the first move?] Too old to make any move

ARE U A

[Daydreamer] No

[sarcastic] No

[Angel] No

[Devil] Probably

[Shy] No

[Talkative] Only to myself


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SNUZSUZ 7/13/2012 9:22AM

    What a fun way to get to know someone!

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PMFISH 7/12/2012 11:59PM

    emoticon Makes it seem even more like I would know you immediately.

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MUSOLF6 7/12/2012 5:30PM

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SANDYW1945 7/12/2012 4:12PM

    Great to get to know you. We have much in common.

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GATORJOY 7/12/2012 9:18AM

    That was fun and funny to read! I enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you and for sharing. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 7/12/2012 4:44AM

    Oohh, thank'ee for posting this, hon - really gives us a chance to get to know you! I love memes, and I'll be posting it my own self soon...
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PUFFPASTRY 7/12/2012 1:09AM

    These answers sound like someone fun, bright, and young at heart! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/12/2012 12:29AM

    I love these !

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JAMER123 7/11/2012 11:01PM

    Thank you for letting us get to know you. We do have a few things that are the same. It is fun to read about another's personalities!! Eileen V. (EV)
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No one has ever accused me of thinking!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

One of my good SP friends has been having issues with gaining even though she watches her calories and has increased her excercise. She says she is tired all the time. She has been working trying to find out why she is having these issues and finally narrowed it down to carbs. She can't have any unless from fruit or veggies.

This got me to thinking about how different things are for me since my last radiation and chemo. It is difficult to think that I was in the middle of all that a year ago! It ended the last part of August. Some days it feels like it was just yesterday. The eating hasn't changed that much. I have one doc telling me I should have improvement with a year of treatments and the other says most likely it will be this way the rest of my life.

I have been complimented on my great work in getting to goal with a loss of 135 pounds. But I can't take all of the credit. Cancer helped me along!! What has it done? I lost quicker than I did on the feeding tube because of my issues since then.

Since I don't produce saliva much anymore and I had to have so many teeth removed before they would give me radiation, it is difficult to chew and swallow certain things - mostly carbs. I can have toast if I have it with soup. With pasta, I must leave some water with the sauce. As far as rice and potatos are concerned, if they are in soup I can have them, but in small amounts.

Then there is sweet stuff. Most of it burns my mouth, especially the sides and tip of my tongue. I can't even do frozen yogurt. Even when something says sugar-free, I can't handle it. Sometimes it feels as though someone added an entire cup of salt to whatever it is.

The salty taste was bad with water and tea at first, but that has gotten a lot better so that I can enjoy them both. The other things with carbs and sugar aren't so bad for me. Both have helped me to lose all that weight. When I finished my treatments in August, I was at 215. Today it is 120, so I think that tells the story.

What do I miss the most? Well, I would have to say there are several things that I miss. I wouldn't say that it is a lot, but I do miss not having it. #1 is pizza! #2 is chocolate! #3 is popcorn! #4 is corn on the cob, though I can do ok if it is off the cob. #5 is citrus, either the fruit itself or juice. And I used to start nearly everyday with fresh orange juice. And believe it or not, I miss my former toothpaste and mouthwash. These days I must use special stuff because the other burns so bad. Wines also aren't tolorated at all and I used to love a glass at the holidays or whenever my brother was here for a toast of some sort.

Another thing that is difficult for me is trying to figure what I have eaten for my trackers. Some examples: when I have shrimp I usually have 3-4. For any kind of burger I have 1/8th to 1/4 of one. Lots of other things I'll have just a bite - less than a TBLS, but that choice is not always an option on the tracker. So, I just do my best at guess-amating.

But I think even more than food or drink is singing. My voice hasn't come back at all. I still get hoarse when I talk too long and dry mouth for sure. But trying to sing - there is no way. Since I was a child I was always in some sort of choir either in school, scouts, or church. Music is such a joy for me and I miss being able to sing along. It isn't that it doesn't sound good, it is that I can't do it with so much dry mouth and no saliva to help. Can you imagine: sing a note, take a sip, sing a note, take a sip?!?!?! Not fun at all, trust me!!

But you know, I am still here to adjust to all of these things.As I mentioned some aren't all that bad for me and should help to maintain. I feel very blessed that I have made it through both cancers and the infection/poisoning I had as well as I have. I thank my Lord every day that I have been spared for whatever is to be on my journey through life. I have had so much and these things I mentioned in tonight's blog are so easy to overcome, that they don't even seem that big a bother anymore. Sure, I miss some things, but with each day, not so much.

These thoughts are the biggest on my mind today. There have been other things, too, but they are moving around so fast in my mind, that it'll take me a few days to sort them all one from the other!

For tonight, this is it.

Peace, love, and blessings. I love you all.
Ev


Bob and me at our wedding - 12 August 2000

  
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MEDDYPEDDY 7/18/2012 2:45AM

    I had this mail from a bc-friend half way thorugh chemo today - her skin is cracking and she has blisters and pains everywhere... and I am almost ashamed that my chemo was so realtively pain-free and that I got out of it with so few conseuences to my health. Although it did take some years before I was back to normal... it there ever is a "Normal" again. I used to think that I was ok, and "normal" and then some motnhs would pass and I realised "well, back then I was really bad, NOW I am "Normal". Then yet som months passed and I experienced again that what I have thougt was ok was still kind of bad. So it changes all the time.

Compared to the alternative I prefer to live with the aches and setbacks I got through amputation and chemo (the cancer itself did not leave any noticeable damage..) but sometimes I mourn the life I had before ... itīs just that if I had not gotten cancer I would not have known that I had that much to grieve... it is complicated.

To me it seems that you have some tough consequences to deal with, it also seems that you are doing it very well! emoticon

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REDBANDL 7/11/2012 9:45PM

    I think you are doing wonderful. I am 5 months post radiation and almost a year post chemo. Keep up the good work.

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JAMER123 7/8/2012 10:25PM

    emoticon EV, I am so glad you are able to eat and drink some things. Chemo and radiation tend to mess with a person for a long time. WOW it is one year post therapy in Aug. emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 7/8/2012 7:12PM

    Ev

Loved the wedding photo. You have been through so much and still have such a great attitude. I would miss cheeseburgers and pizza too.

Finally a little cooler here in MN. I hope it stays cooler for a while. that was a long heat wave.

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CAROLIAN 7/8/2012 2:51PM

    emoticon You have come so far xxxx

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PUFFPASTRY 7/8/2012 12:52PM

    Oh my gosh, Ev. I have to say, when you blog, I hear your VOICE so clearly -- I mean, I hear a lovely, lilting female voice saying all of these words, talking and chatting and laughing, because that's the voice that comes through when you write...and now, realizing that you actually have a hard time talking and that your voice has been affected by the cancer treatments makes me so sad! Aw, man! You have, as others have said, been through the lion's share. In the words of Ronald McDonald, you deserve a break today...and every day! Only joy and good health from here on out - that's what I hope for you!!
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MUSOLF6 7/8/2012 11:30AM

    emoticon you are beautiful.... love the pic

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SANDYW1945 7/8/2012 11:27AM

    Hi Ev. Hugs to you. emoticon

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COACHPENNY 7/8/2012 9:10AM

    Love that pic, Ev.

You've been through a lot and damitt, if cancer has to give a benefit after taking so much....so be it. BUT, YOU have worked very hard at changing your habits and YOU have put forth the effort to make exercise an important part of your life. Cancer can take no credit for that.

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KASEYCOFF 7/8/2012 3:47AM

    What Q8PRINCESS said?

Yeh, all that and then some...

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p.s. Love the wedding pic, too!

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OPALMOON 7/8/2012 3:38AM

    Hi Ev, thanks for sharing the wedding photo and more about your journey. You are such an inspiration! Sorry to hear about all the troubles and side effects that you continue to have. Take care.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/8/2012 12:02AM

    Ev I am sorry you have had so much to deal with but I think you are a treasure and we are so lucky to have you.Bob must be a very special man indeed he seems to be endlessly kind and thoughtful,you deserve each other I was delighted to see your wedding photo,may you have many more happy years.hugs,Cheri

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Q8PRINCESS 7/8/2012 12:02AM

    emoticon You are an amazing woman.

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I know you've been waiting, so here it is.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ever since Bob posted here that I had been thinking of a project, I have been trying to figure it out. Besides finding out who would be interested - and I don't think there will be many for various reasons - there is the logistic end of things along with supplies. I know some of you are anxious, so here goes:

It is a traveling journal where it is sent along in a sort of circle. There will be no set topic. Whatever you want to write or craft or include postcards or art work, etc., will be totally up to you. The purpose is to learn more about our friends and there may be things we would like to pass on, but don't want seen in a public setting.

For now, I would like the participants be from the States. If Canadians, British, or Aussies would like to do this, that is fine with me. I'll be happy to plan a schedule, etc.

There will be a set schedule for who sends to who and having it for two weeks would be a good time period. I don't think there should be more than five to a group, but that depends on how many are interested.

If you would like to join in with such a project, please send me a Spark mail and I'll share my private email with you.

As I mentioned, I don't think there will be lines to be included. I am hoping for at least four, though. I would make the fifth for the group.

So there it is. Not such a big deal, is it?

Peace love and blessings to all of you.

  
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PMFISH 7/6/2012 11:38PM

    Great idea, but the post office and I live in two different worlds. So I would not be a participant. Sounds like a fun idea.

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KARIDIAN1 7/6/2012 6:09PM

    Very neat idea. I would like to participate emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/6/2012 4:14PM

    I have heard of the Amish doing something like that, they are called circle letters, they use them when they have relatives living in other communities, to get news around about the families if they don't have access to a phone or are able to travel. Each family adds their own updates to the letter and mails it on to the next one.

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MUSOLF6 7/6/2012 7:36AM

    Sounds like a great idea emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 7/6/2012 2:41AM

    Ev, that's a brilliant idea--! And unfortunately you're right, the logistics alone* would make it too complicated for out-of-the-USA participation. But since you've (ahem) sparked the idea, perhaps some of us ex-pats could set up something similar...

*I spend more on the postage for just about anything - cards, clothes, small (and I do mean 'small') gifts that on the items themselves. Between increasing security and rising fuel costs, the price of shipping has grown astronomically.
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Q8PRINCESS 7/6/2012 1:28AM

    That's just such a cool idea. Too bad I live overseas where mail is not so reilable, otherwise I'd love to join in.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/6/2012 12:04AM

    LOvely idea as I am in Canada I can't play though!

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USA - 4th of July

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Lately I have been thinking what the 4th signifies for me and what it means to me, personally, to be an American.

Whenever I think of the 4th, it means to mean of a lot of my forefathers who fought and/or lost life or property to start a new nation where the government would not rule what religion was to be practiced (or none at all for that matter, what taxes were to be leveled in order that all would equally pay for services received and more personal liberties. Serving the country was considered a privelge, an honor, and treated with respect by those who did serve. Sadly things are not the same nor even close to those ideals today.

What it means to me to be an American is, I feel very fortunate to have been born here to a father who was first generation American and a mother whose family were in this country in the 1600's. That is almost unheard of in other countries that have established royalty or classes. I was able to achieve as much education as I could study to achieve. We can all travel from one state to another without encountering check points, passports, show identification, etc. There are some other countries who have a lot of the same freedoms that we do here. There are even some who a lot better laws than we. EX - in my opinion is Australia's voting requirement. That said, faults and all, I feel our country does the very best under the laws that were written back in the 1770's and expressed on July 4, 1776 for all to see. We have always strived to fight for our freedoms when needed, but always trying to find peaceful solutions first. I take a lot of pride in that. Although my father and brother never served - my father had an important civilian job, and my brother was never drafted before or after having his children - I have many ancestors who did. My mother had three brothers who served in the Navy during WWII, her father was in the Spanish American War, There were many who served in the OH, PA, and RI brigades in the Civil War. There were some in the War of 1812, and of course the Revolutionary War. I am so proud of that and those who served. Since working on genealogy from 1971 on today, I have learned so much about a lot of these brave and unpretentious ancestors. Some of the stories that could be told!

In no way am I suggesting anything other than my personal feelings. I'm sure most citizens think their own country is the best, too. I know my country has made some mistakes, but for being so young, it has done very well in trying to uphold the principles that were written for us and that we celebrate tomorrow. As my fellow Americans celebrate the day in their own way, I hope they will take a few minutes to reflect just what the day represents. I also hope they will take some time to let their children and grands know and help them to understand what it all means. We are so fortunate to be able to disagree and have the right to express our feelings that a lot of citizens of our world have never enjoyed. It's fun to have the BBQ's and picnics and fireworks as it is a day of celebration. However too few people know, understand, or even care just what we are celebrating!

Peace, love, and blessing to all.
Ev




  
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1CRAZYDOG 7/4/2012 10:30PM

    thanks for sharing this!

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KARIDIAN1 7/4/2012 9:33PM

    What an interesting family history you have. Would love to know more and if they had a part in helping this country in it's birth. I recently read The Conquer, which was an autobiography of Alexander Hamilton. Was very interesting and an eyeopener to read.

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MUSOLF6 7/4/2012 8:41AM

    Happy 4th of July.... emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/4/2012 7:02AM

    You have a very interesting family history, Ev. Happy 4th July to you.

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DMF2012 7/4/2012 4:43AM

    Great post - happy 4th!

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PMFISH 7/4/2012 12:00AM

    Happy 4th!

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GRAMMAP1 7/3/2012 11:47PM

    What a nice post Ev. I have lived in a "police State" and you are so right about our Freedoms. Signing in at barriers and having people pushed on your truck that is full and overflowing already with people. And then being responsible for them, while some steal from your baggage, etc. And yet, some freedoms are being jeopardized. I pray God will continue to love us and allow us the privileges of Citizenship! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COACHPENNY 7/3/2012 11:40PM

    I'm guilty I know, of putting the July 4th celebration into the foodfest and fireworks holiday category. My Dad(WWII) and Bro (Luckily, stateside during Vietnam) both served. We often forget the sacrifices that made us that made our country.

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LEANIE64 7/3/2012 11:00PM

    I too love my imperfect country..It is a country that is unique in so many ways..Here, I can say I love the Lord and worship Him without repercussions. I am thankful that we have a Republic..I pray that more will understand that word and the meaning. I am thankful for so very much..but I too worry about the next generation...Our world is changing quickly. We are a country based on religious principles..but that is fast fading..With that fading..our rights are fading as well..But imperfect as it may be..I love my US of A. Happy 4th !!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/3/2012 10:57PM

    Happy Independance Day!

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Q8PRINCESS 7/3/2012 10:50PM

    Your family goes a long way back. I think most people are proud of their own countries despite the failings.

Have a good celebration this weekend.

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I'm here - at least for now!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hi everyone!! It is so good to be back to see you again. I don't know how long this will be as I still get tired easily. I want to thank all of you for your kindness and support while I have been going thru all of this. The infection was found to be in my gum. It's funny because it didn't hurt that much.

Yesterday I treat myself to an afternoon of good things. My hair is growing so fast now because it is summer, so I got it cut again. I really love it. I told my stylist that I'll wait until fall to grow it out, if Idecide that is what I want.

Next I had my finger nails done. I love, love, love the polish she used. I told her there were two polishes I love for summer, so we chose it together. I tell you, my nail tech is great. Anyway, my nails look so pretty.

Then I finished getting a pedicure. She has some new chairs that she was able to get a good deal on. They usually sell for thousands of dollars. While my feet were soaking, I was able to turn on the massage extra. It felt sooooooooo good!! I nearly fell asleep! I did shut my eyes and was able to rest. It was so quiet with just some music in the background. MMMMMMMM so nice!! We put the same color on my toenails as we did on my fingers.

My entire afternoon pleased me so much and relaxed me so much that when I got home, I got in my recliner and watched movies for the evening. I did come to SP for a bit, but couldn't stay on very long. I must apologize for not getting to everyone's blog or page.

When Bob would read your messages from my blog, page, spark mail, and goodies, I felt so good. It always makes me smile when I read the comments, but this time, the mile was closer to a grin. I felt so good that I was receiving payers and good thoughts. I am one who believes one can never get too many prayers and good thoughts sent their way. God and the universe sure have a way of providing what is needed and requested in prayer and those good thoughts. Bob was super in doing all the posts I asked him to do for me. I just couldn't ask to do more.

One of the things Bob told y'all was that I am thinking about a project for my friends. I hope that at least some of yu will be interested in participating. I'll explain more when I feel stronger.

Every day I click to help the Breat Cancer site to fund mamograms for women who can't afford them. Today also left my story of the journey. Can you believe I fit it in to just over two hundred words. I couldn't! We have a 300 word limit and I was afraid I would go over and was proud of myself when I didn't!! here it is:

"Little did I know when I grew out my hair for Locks of Love and had it cut 2 years later, that I would soon be buying my own wigs. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was crushed. But the lessons I learned from the entire journey have changed my life forever. The biggest change was truly finding out there are things we can't control, that we must accept, and if we want to survive we must go forward. The next was how very fortunate I am. I had a journal at home that I used to write five things for which I was grateful for each day. My attitude has changed since then to positive everyday with a determination to make someone smile feel better, and raise their self esteem. I smile more and try to give everyone a complment when I first see them. Through it all I had such a wonderful team and a supportive family and friends. I know others don't have that and so my husband and I try to help as much as we can. I am fortunate, too, because this was found early and I am still here with none showing since March of this year."

I hope y'all enjoy.

In a day or two I'll blog about my project for my friends here at Spark. And in case you didn't know, I am grateful for each of you very day. I say prayers for all, not just those in need, every single day. If it is news to you, I love each and every one of you.



This is the picture I used with my story. I really had long hair didn't I. It is two years worth!!

Peace, love, and blessings to each of you.
Ev

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GATORJOY 7/3/2012 9:41AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope you continue to get even better!

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SARAWMS48 7/2/2012 10:51PM

    So glad you are doing better. Your day of pampering sounds like fun. I hope the coming holiday is a special day for you and Bob.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/1/2012 11:47PM

    I am so pleased to see you back Ev.It was wonderful of Bob pinch hit.I looked forward to hearing how you were,I am glad you had a nice day today ,sometimes getting a new hairdo makes you feel better.

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PMFISH 7/1/2012 11:11PM

    WooHoo Ev's back!!! Great to hear you are feeling so much better and that they found the problem. Take it easy til you get full recovery, don't want any relapses. Bob was great and kept us informed. Hope you have a great weekend.

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FITWITHIN 7/1/2012 12:24PM

    Many blessing to you and your family. emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 7/1/2012 10:29AM

    What a wonderful day you had! And the story and picture are great! Bob did do a great job of keeping everyone updated on how you are doing. You have a wonderful hubby too!

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LOSTLIME 7/1/2012 7:37AM

    It is nice to see that you are able to do some things. Take it easy. I am glad that you had a small spa day. You deserved it. Bob did a great job
keeping everyone informed about you. You have a great supportive spouse
and family. Still will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

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OPALMOON 7/1/2012 4:34AM

    Hi Ev,

It's wonderful to have you able to post a blog again! Bob has done a great job keeping us updated which we are very thankful for. Glad you were able to get out for some much deserved pampering - that always lifts one's spirits. Hope you continue to get better and stronger - take care and know you continue to be in our prayers too.

Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2012 11:53PM

    God bless you!

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EBEAMS 6/30/2012 11:06PM

    It is absolutely wonderful to have you back, my friend. The site just isn't the same without you! Good job pampering yourself today so that you are relaxed and happy! More of us need to learn to do that! I'll be watching for your blog about your project. Hugs ... Eda

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KARIDIAN1 6/30/2012 10:10PM

    So nice to know you are feeling a bit better. And what a nice day of pampering yourself. That had to feel good. I would have loved the massage in the chair. I probably would have just melted and oozed to the floor. Have never had a manicure or pedicure.

Your hair sure was long. Waht a generous gesture to do that.

Hope you are on the road to a full recovery and now that the infection has been pinpointed you can get the right treatment for it.



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CATHOLICCORGI 6/30/2012 7:29PM

    Glad you are feeling better! What a nice pampering you di for YOU! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/30/2012 5:52PM

    Donating to Locks of Love really is a good feeling. I donated 3x in 5 years (18", 14", & 12"). Too bad you can't photoshop the hair onto what you look like now so you could show off how fit and fabulous you are now!

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KASEYCOFF 6/30/2012 3:36PM

    Wow, that's two years' worth? Your hair really does grow fast! Glad you're back, Ev, and for what it's worth - an afternoon of pampering and watching some movies sounds good to me, too. You might not have gotten as much time on the 'net as you'd hoped, but I'd say you had a better time anyhow, lol...
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MOM2ACAT 6/30/2012 3:14PM

    It's good to have you back! emoticon And I am glad you got a little pampering in, you deserve it!

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MADAMES 6/30/2012 2:01PM

    Take good care of yourself! Thank Bob for being such a DH while you get better!

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MUSOLF6 6/30/2012 10:46AM

    So glad you feeling a little better. I just had my hair cut after growing it for 2 years for locks of love. I had challenged some of my friends to do the same and they did. It is a great feeling to give.
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EJOY-EVELYN 6/30/2012 10:43AM

    It's so great to hear the wonderfully positive reflections you have made here. May God's favor also be present as the physical healing process takes place. Continued prayers for you dear Ev.

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LINDA! 6/30/2012 10:37AM

    Hope you are back to 100% soon. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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