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5% Teddy Bear Challenge today! Good start and the plan~

Saturday, September 20, 2014

emoticon It was a fairly cool morning here in sunny SW Fl so I got my keister out and walking before my logical mind could talk me out of it! I usually do my walking on my trusty treadmill but with the cooler air and slightly misty rain I just wanted to be outside for a change.

It felt good to get my mile and 1/2 in slightly after 7 a.m. I'm hoping to make this a streak..I like getting out before all the other neighborhood walkers get started. Everyone wants to stop and chat and me...I'm there for a purpose...get that exercise done and dusted!

Early is the key!

I've changed so much as I've matured and gotten a clue about what is REALLY important in life. Any other time I NEVER would have ventured out with no make up and my glasses on. But why put make on... just to sweat it off? And if you aren't working up some kind of sweat you aren't working hard enough.

I have a lot of work in front of me. I'm back to my same starting weight or fairly close to the last challenge. This is discouraging but I know I have no one but myself to blame. I have to work harder at intentional exercise.

Our mighty leader Kaliswalker made this apparent to me with the beginning of this challenge. We can't just use our fit bits to measure exercise because that is activity exercise. Intentional exercise has to be sustained for at least 10 minutes so running up those long flights of stairs that I'm so proud of at the gallery really doesn't count unless I do it for 10 minutes straight.

Bummer...no wonder I wasn't losing much weight! emoticon

This challenge I know I have to step up my sustained exercise no questions asked! I'll have to really challenge myself to do that because I'd much rather have my keister parked writing, or beading, or most anything other than exercise.

I'll have to hit Slim my treadmill later for another go at making that goal. The morning walk wasn't enough to win at this weight loss plan.

I'm going to do Paleo this time around and see how that works for me. I've always enjoyed this type of eating and although giving up grains won't be the easiest thing for me...I love my breads and grains.... I'd like to see how it works for me. If I don't like it...guess what...I can change my approach. Life is full of choices and I intend to start making better ones!

Onward and upward! I'll still keep some of my Fast Metabolism recipes in the mix too as long as they comply with the Paleo approach.

I gave LOTS of thought about stepping up to hostess this Friday/Saturday night's get together tonight. I felt like I should be hostessing this week since we haven't done it for a long time but then decided I'd be CRAZY if I attempted it for tonight.so I e-mailed the group last Monday and committed for Oct. 3rd. That will give me some breathing room with all the things I have on my plate right now.

We have some new paint colors coming in and I have to get those on the shelf and then there is the LONG process of new color cards being made up. This is one of my pet peeves that the distributer doesn't make these available for retailers to purchase. We have to make our own and with 36 different paint colors it's a ridiculously long process!

Then the sample jars have to divvied up and that is a process too. I have a paint workshop next weekend and those always take time and energy to get that put together...sooooo...the group is low priority for right now. They don't like to be low priority..but it is what it is.

Friends are important to me...but this group of friends are much more 'fair weather' than true blue. I lost my true blue friend several Christmas' ago to colon cancer and I miss her so very much. She knew EVERYTHING about me...and I knew EVERTHING about her...you don't find those type of people often. Having no sisters or brothers make friends all the more special to me.

This group of 15-20 women (I've known most of them for 20+ yrs) basically socialize on a very superficial level. They know about our struggles in trying to save our house (I'm not one that believes in putting on a facade that all is well when it isn't).

Sadly there isn't a one of them that can really relate since most of them have two or three houses and now look at us as former peers who fell off their money horse and lost their riches and their son and are now more to be pitied than understood.

I have to tell you...super wealthy people don't have many empathy genes in their DNA. They are too focused on where their next big money pile is coming from. I'm really seeing this sharply now and wondering why I didn't see it long before...maybe I was more like them than I ever wanted to consider?? emoticon We were certainly pretty focused on making a ton of money that's for sure!

Being a huge people pleaser...there was a time I NEVER would have put my own needs above the groups 'wants'...but those days are in the past for me now.

This pampered group of friends is my secondary concern now with all the problems I've experienced with them over the last 8 or 9 years. They have no concept of what the hubs and I have gone through and it's time to consider our own needs before theirs from this day forward.

YAY me...for finally realizing this and YAY you...for helping me see it!

Good luck in ALL your healthy dreams and challenges...remember YOU are worth it..and if you don't take care of your own sweet self..no one else will!

Let the challenge begin! emoticon emoticon

  
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BARBARAROSE54 9/21/2014 11:25AM

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TSISQUAUSDI 9/21/2014 9:13AM

    You go, girl! I hope this works for you. I looked at this some time ago, and as with the FMD, you really have to like raw veggies. I know you do, so you'll be fine!

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DS9KIE 9/21/2014 8:27AM

    emoticon emoticon You are the smart one

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/20/2014 11:21PM

    Sounds to me like you've got your head screwed on correctly - AT LAST - regarding those "friends" of yours in the dinner bunch. As for the eating plan, I am thinking of creating a mix that works with FMD but as colder weather approaches, I'm heading back toward soups and casseroles I make with good, fresh ingredients. Of course, that works better in places like Colorado than in Florida, but we each need to find our own best path. The FMD gave me good ideas and foods to focus on. It is all a process, yes?

Keep smiling and walking!

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REGILIEH 9/20/2014 10:32PM

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Hugs!

Anne

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MSLZZY 9/20/2014 9:53PM

    Good luck on the challenge and the challenges of your busy work life. How you do it all is beyond me. HUGS!

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BBONET 9/20/2014 6:41PM

    emoticonm emoticon Good luck on the challenge and love how you have a way with words!!

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JSEATTLE 9/20/2014 6:18PM

  This is a Life Lesson. Thank you for putting it into your own words, with your own experience as an example.

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PICKIE98 9/20/2014 3:33PM

    I have learned that a true friend will hold your hair away from the toilet, hold your hand when you need it, and will hold you in their heart forever.
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MSTWOMOONS002 9/20/2014 3:05PM

    Hi Bobbi;

So happy to hear you putting your needs first, then spreading what energy you have left around to others. Hope your painting workshop is a hit, I'm sure you'll make it work.

I don't know anything about this Paleo system you've mentioned yet if you follow it I'll learn a lot from you just like I did with your FMD diet. Hope it works for you and gives you the results your searching for, you deserve the best. emoticon emoticon

Take care & be well enjoy your days. emoticon

Prayers & Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/20/2014 2:45PM

    YES! You can do this!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/20/2014 1:32PM

    I'm glad you put off hostess duties to a weekend that works better for you. You really do have a lot on your plate and if you don't take care of yourself you are no good for anything else.

I hope Paleio works for you. Since I have to be gluten free anyway, it's not that hard for me although I don't do a strict Paleo diet. I honestly think that sticking to 100% unprocessed foods will get you to a healthy weight no matter which form of food plan you choose to follow. I didn't intentially lose weight last year when I got cancer, but by eating really healthy, I've lost almost 40 pounds and my weight seems to have stablized to what I used to weigh when I was in my late teens.....I can't argue with that!

I'm also not sure about needing to do something for 10 minutes for it to count. I think ALL movement counts. It may take 10 minutes or more for cardiovascular benefits to really start kicking in, but I believe every time you go up those stairs at the gallery, you are doing something wonderful for your body.

Hope you have a great weekend!


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LYNCHD05 9/20/2014 11:20AM

    I hope this new diet works for you Bobbi. Keep at it and you will see results no matter what you do.
As for you dinner party friends......you sure don't seem to be happy with this group...maybe it is time to find people you want to be with!!!!! Just wondering.....

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OLDERDANDRT 9/20/2014 10:18AM

    Glad you don't feel so beholdin' to your dine in/out group any more. They may be nice to be with on occasion, but can be life suckers if you let them!
Way to go on your early walk! So I guess I need not ask about the paint part of your business as you are busy getting it ready for another class!
I thought I was getting ready for the 5% challenge and it still snuck up on me! As soon as I saw the title of your blog I had to scoot over to the scale for this week's weigh in as I had totally forgotten!! (And I feel like all my hard work this past week was for nothing after seeing what Mr. Scale had to say!! Uggh!!) But hey, I just keep plugging as we are to do and keep tweaking!!
Much headway on the 5% this time, Bobbi!! We're kicking the excess to the curb!!! Together!! (((HUGS)))

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GRACED777 9/20/2014 10:01AM

    It's great that you can now see your needs definitely count in the scheme of things. I will be thinking of and praying for you as you work on amping up your weight loss, friend. It's great you got out early today for serious walking... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/20/2014 9:55AM

    You can do this. You are determined!!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/20/2014 9:51AM

    Best wishes on your challenge. I'm a Spirited Underdog.

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Veeerrry strange case management recommendation..trust me when I say STRANGE!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

emoticon Lots of things in this world puzzle me...but few actually BAFFLE me! Today we heard back from our faithful and loyal lawyer on the discussion about our case. This is when the lawyers meet with a case manager...not the judge to go over pending cases to get them lined up for their docket.

When Randy called I was relieved that he was the one that had gone to represent us. He is always the most forthcoming of all the lawyers at this very prestigious law firm and frankly I love the man! emoticon He ABSOLUTELY cares about his clients with his true heart and soul and how in the heck he ever got into lawyering after being a Buddhist missionary I'll NEVER know.

He's engaging and low key and SMART, SMART, SMART...a good family man and devoted to his children. He's our standard of excellence when it comes to lawyering....I'm so happy we had him in our corner today!

I asked him how it went and told him how thrilled I was that he drove all the way from Kissimmesse FL to Ft. Myers to appear for us. That's a HECK of a long hike at 6:30 a.m. to make the 9:20 am. appearance. This CAN'T be easy...I don't know if I'd last as long at that drive as he has...he also regularly drives to Palm Beach FL where the main office is also.

You've GOT to give kudos to someone that dedicated to the care and legal justice of your clients..so LOVE is a word that is truly correct! I'd readily recommend Ice Legal to anyone in FL who is struggling to keep their home from foreclosure. This firm works HARD for you!

Anyhow...lost track of the story as often happens when I'm flustered and excited.

I asked Randy how it went. He said "Well surprisingly well!" My heart skips a beat.

"Tell me, tell me!"

He says that actually he is more surprised at what happened at our last court appearance back in June when he got the plaintiff's appearing attorney to transfer our case out of the 'rocket docket' court and into the circuit court. I think that's what happened...I don't really understand the full hierarchy of the court scheme but from what I understand it puts our case in front of a REAL Judge...not some retired old fart that has been brought in to rush cases off the court docket no matter if they are fraudulent or not.

He explained that by agreeing to do this and having Judge sign off on this (which apparently he did and the Order went to the wrong address...not to our attorney's office...that's why they never received a copy of it). By having this happen it essentially starts the case all over again from day one. That means that the whole process of discovery, witness lists, production of the note..the whole ball of wax begins anew. I guess this is a good thing...although in some ways not, because it again stretches out the vast unknown of what our ultimate fate will be.

According to what the case manager was able to give according to their court calendar our trial would not be until AUGUST 2015. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Okay you can make the SAME shocked emoticon face I did when he told me that. I guess that is JUST how backed up the court system is with cases to be heard.

The plaintiff has until January to produce their witness lists and until March to turn in all of their discovery. This too could be a good or bad thing for us because Ocwen has moved lawyers and who knows how ruthless this new law firm is. Their website is pretty intimidating swearing that they GET results and know all of the state timelines for producing what their clients need and want...to get the homeowners OUT and possession of the house in the banks hands.

Of course we know as all things go talk is cheap and action is where the rubber hits the road.

Randy told us that this is FAR from a done deal...the Judge would have to agree to that timeline and they might not. He also said that we are in better shape now then when we walked into the courtroom and that they will continue to vigorously defend our rights.

On another note I'm thinking the longer this craziness plays out sooner or later...the government is going to HAVE to take some action against the banks that are still dirty dealing even after all of the fines and slapping of their wrists has been meted out. They thought they were putting a lid on the simmering cesspool of corruption but they are finding that that lid is about to blow off and scald them in the process.

Divine justice DOES seem to find it's way doesn't it?

I'm a happy little camper for now...I'll keep you posted on what comes next. Our life is NEVER dull....I can certainly tell you that!

Thanks SO much for your prayers and encouragement...you've stuck by me through thick and thin and I'm SO very blessed for your friendship!

THANK YOU from the bottom of the hubs and my heart!

  
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JUDYAMK 9/18/2014 12:50PM

    YIPPY SKIPPY !!!! So happy for both of you
Judy

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/17/2014 8:48PM

    I could hardly wait to get in here and check things out. Congratulations? Wow! What a shocking outcome! It buys time, if nothing else. God truly works in mysterious ways.

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/17/2014 6:51PM

    Well, it sounds like getting your case out of the "rocket docket" is a good thing. Time to prepare and so on is good too. It all sounds like good news! emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm so glad that Randy is handling your case and I hope that the next date he'll be handling your case as well. I admire your unending fight for what's rightfully yours! I think most people would have thrown their hands up by now and say that it's pointless. Not you though!! You are a fighter! Must be where I get it from. emoticon Still sending tons of positive, winning thoughts your way!!

Bug Hugs emoticon and much Love emoticon
Your virtual daughter

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/17/2014 5:54PM

    Hoping this good news continues to provide the two of you with continued hope and encouragement to lessen this roller coaster ride you've been on. May justice and peace prevail.

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PICKIE98 9/17/2014 4:29PM

    Your "angel" apparently has his sticky little fingers in the Postal system too! !He sure is versatile!

I told you there are no coincidences Bobbi. HE is right there, touching the judge, the attorneys, you and the hubster. Big hugs to you , hubby and Josher!! All working together!!

You are all proof that prayer works!!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/17/2014 2:20PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this strange and wonderful news, beautiful lady!

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JSEATTLE 9/17/2014 2:20PM

  I love hearing your news. How gratifying it must be to have your counsel truly covering your back. Having trust in your counsel and fighting the good fight until the end. Looking forward to reading the next installment!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/17/2014 11:20AM

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KMAD26 9/17/2014 10:34AM

    Congratulations....great news!

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SPARKLINGME176 9/17/2014 10:34AM

    emoticon Love prevails!

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MOMMABEAR121 9/17/2014 8:17AM

    Great news .. truth and justice will prevail .. so happy and thankful for you and your dear Hubs .. xoxoox

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MSLZZY 9/17/2014 7:14AM

    Another year of fighting but maybe by then, the dust will have settled and you can keep our home. Crazy world!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/17/2014 7:01AM

    Keep on keeping on!! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 9/16/2014 11:51PM

    Those banks will rue the day they ever crossed with our Bobbi!!!!

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RUBYCLAIRE 9/16/2014 11:30PM

    It sounds like things are FINALLY coming together in YOUR favor, Bobbi. I may not have been on here very much in the last year, but you can bet your bottom dollar that you have been on my mind quite frequently.
LOADS of love & prayers continue to be sent from my heart to yours & hubby's.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/16/2014 11:05PM

    AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KATIE233 9/16/2014 10:55PM

    hi well i won,t ask how things going ? wow!!! hope it goes well but aug next year is far away so booked up. i took a few months off from here i had to look after myself things were piling up and it was starting to bother me. too much stuff on my plate after dad passed away last november and trying to sell house we have and offer now and it closes oct 15th keep your fingers crossed for me and say a prayer for me it goes through.we had one he back out. hope this one don,t!love the picture of the trees pretty. well you take care til i get back here bye for now!keep smiling! emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 9/16/2014 10:30PM

    Awesome! You now truly do have a fighting chance! Woohoo! emoticon

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TINKERBELL200 9/16/2014 9:53PM

    Wow! Unbelievable! God is good all the time! Prayers for you and the hubs and the lovely home you live in! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Lynne

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REGILIEH 9/16/2014 9:48PM

    Darling picture of you and hubs!

I think this is great news!

Prayers will definitely go on.

Hugs!

Anne

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OLDERDANDRT 9/16/2014 8:20PM

    You know that look you figured I'd have reading that court date????? Yep! There it was!! hehe Seriously! But if lawyer Randy thinks it's a good thing, then I do too, I suppose! Keep all your paperwork in order and at the fingertips, Bobbi! If you have honest people now looking at the info , then I feel certain it's got to work out in your favor! Bless your "never say die" attitude and fortitude!! Just in case, though......prayers unceasing!!
Now you put your little tootsies up and relax with a cup of herbal tea. You have a little breathing room!! (((HUGS)))

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/16/2014 8:06PM

    Good news in digestible doses, just what we all need. Glad to hear Randy is getting the job done, now we have more time to pray and mount and army of prayers against this unacceptable behavior towards homeowners. I am so proud of you for sticking to your guns and having the tenacity to continue to fight fight, fight..... You Go Girl....

Now onto your group dinner, hoping & praying it goes well, no frenchie mooching. Just a relaxing evening for you & your friends.

Take care & be well you are always surrounded by my prayers for the positive in your life.

Prayers & Many Blessings Always Debby

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/16/2014 7:31PM

    Time is good - time to get all your ducks REALLY in a row. JUST BELIEVE!
REALLY!
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/16/2014 5:05PM

    Whoo Hooo!!! Getting off the docket rocket is a good thing. It might make the bank decide it's just not worth it to fight this further.

I'm happy for you that things went well today. McOwen picked the wrong people to fight with when they picked you.

Hugs,
Kay

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GOING-STRONG 9/16/2014 4:41PM

    That sounds like amazing news! Woot Woot!

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LESLIELENORE 9/16/2014 3:41PM

    That sounds encouraging. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/16/2014 3:35PM

    Sounds good to me. Here's hoping.

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Giving it up to a higher power feels right to me today!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

emoticon As our life unfolds we ALL have our trials and tribulations. But I have learned ABOVE anything else that you just can't control EVERYTHING...no matter how hard you try.

Today's court date is a real left fielder. It's supposed to be a Case Management Conference. I'm not exactly sure what that is but I think it's when the judge hears from the lawyers if they are ready to proceed to Summary Judgment. I SURELY know what THAT means...it's usually the verdict on if you will be able to keep or lose your house. It isn't by a LONG shot a fair trial because it's decided by a Judge who plays Judge and Jury and has a lot more interest in getting your case off his docket rather than heard with a sense of fairness and propriety.

We have survived SEVERAL Summary Judgments for one reason or another. Mostly because I like to think that we are deserving of justice and the good that exists in this world and your prayers of course have always allowed us to dodge the fatal bullet.

Even if that bullet is shot we would most likely appeal our case to a higher court that isn't so h*LL bent on speed and more interested in justice. Of course this ALL takes money...as in most things in life the lawyers and the courts get paid and paid and PAID.

We would have no assurance that we'd win and since we've fought for almost 5 years come May it would take a lot of thought and prayer on our part to push longer.

This of course, is EXACTLY what the banks ah...BANK on. They can run you out and wear you down and STILL walk off with their spoils. It's just a sad fact...he with the biggest pile of money usually wins. BUT...not ALWAYS...and that's what keeps the little scrapper in me going!

I love it when the underdog comes skidding into the home plate...dirty and bruised for the effort but a HOME run after all! I dream of being that player...I dream of it because it is RIGHT and I dream of it because it is JUST...and I DREAM of it because if I can do it (and the hubs) YOU can do it too!

That makes for a better world on a more level playing ground and that lifts ALL of us upward and onward.

Sooooo this morning instead of fretting and worrying and getting my voluminous pile of files together I'm letting go and letting God.

I'm realizing that there are only SO many things I can control and I'm praying our wonderful lawyers do their job and report back to me with positive results.

I'm spending my time in quiet prayer and meditation and hopes that justice prevails. I'm spending my time with you and hoping that if our lawyers were this confused about this particular court date and if they should or shouldn't go..the plaintiffs lawyers will be too and just won't show up.

Hold on...that doesn't mean they will lose the case...as demonstrated numerous times in the past the court will give them a pass and they will survive to fight on. It would only be US that would get rousted if we didn't have someone there to represent us. Sad but true.

So now I'll wait for our attorney's call...it may take awhile...most Judges rocket through up to 50 cases a day each person gets all of 10 minutes...and that is exactly why they call it the 'rocket docket'. emoticon Hard to find the true facts of a case in 10 minutes wouldn't you agree. Actually hard core criminals and murderers get more due process in the State of FL than homeowners fighting to hold onto their beloved homesteads. At least they get a jury of their peers deciding their fate. emoticon

Even if I were to haul myself down to the courthouse our lawyers HIGHLY discourage us from going into the courtroom to hear what is going on. I do know why...the last time I insisted on going in (last December) I was appalled about how little our lawyer had to say (in fact NOTHING) in our defense. Thank goodness he's no longer with our esteemed law firm...but it's a CRAP shoot...better handled by divine intervention than certain lawyers that don't have the facts of our really FAT file in their heads. I hope our favorite lawyer Randy will be there for us...he at least is the most familiar with our case...but again...a crap shoot...it all depends on who is available..and sadly what kind of mood the Judge is in today. Wow...this is our great American justice system....I can only hope for the best!

I guess the BEST thing to do is just to PRAY! emoticon Thanks my friends you are my ROCK! I discuss this with no one in my immediate circle of 3D friends...they are all so wealthy they would never 'get' it and it gives them cause to look down their noses...even more so than they already do....not a good feeling at all, and with no brothers or sisters and the loss of my wonderful 'tell anything to' girlfriend 3 years ago to colon cancer spark world is my redeeming grace. I feel SO grateful for the wonderful friendships I've forged over the last 5 years...so VERY grateful! emoticon

Justice has to prevail...it just HAS too! emoticon I'll keep praying and plugging along asking everyone in power that I can think of to do the RIGHT thing..that's what I do! emoticon

  
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ADRIENALINE 9/16/2014 4:06PM

    You are in my thoughts. Please let me know how it all turns out.

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/16/2014 2:52PM

    Sweet lady, you deserve relief. Wishing you a miracle.

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/16/2014 1:58PM

    Praying hard, Bobbi. You CAN fight 'city hall' and win. My daughter did!

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/16/2014 1:38PM

    I truly believe that somewhere along the line here - particularly now that you've been organizing papers and re-discovering the bank's faults and failings - that the bank will be hoist by its own petard.

Of small interest and as a strange aside - did you know that HOIST BY ITS OWN PETARD means blown up by its own bomb? Isn't that a lovely image of all those financial vampires?

I am so very desirous of hearing that they failed to produce originaldocuments (or even decent copies) and were penalized (I know, not very likely, but I can dream, right?) for wasting the court's time and resources when they didn't have a document to stand on, as it were. Here's hoping and praying that right triumphs and the bad guys slink off into the gloom, never to be seen or heard from again.

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PICKIE98 9/16/2014 12:27PM

    Prayer is a powerful too.. as is Josh.. HE has a leg up on the big GUY upstairs.. Josh wants this as much as you,BUT God knows what is planned..

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SPARKLINGME176 9/16/2014 12:26PM

    It's all going to work out for YOUR & DH's highest good! Prayers work! emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 9/16/2014 11:37AM

    You know I am always here for you, Bobbi! I keep y'all in my prayers and I sure hope your lawyers were the only ones showed up for your case today. ( maybe yours didn't even come up as you couldn't find your names on the docket) I will be extremely interested in knowing what That was all about!
(((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS)))

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/16/2014 10:43AM

    Hi Bobbi; emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I've been praying since you gave us the date, & since the last hearing. I hope Randy & the Wise Owls are watching over and will be there to help out if it's needed. I love your spirit & energy to progress forward, you are a strong woman and I've learned so much from your strength.

I am so fortunate to have you as my friend, I love you here's a big hug ( ) I know Josh & your angels are with you keeping you calm.

Prayers & Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/16/2014 10:14AM

    I'll be thinking of you throughout the day Bobbi. I just don't see how a motion for summary judgment in favor of the bank could possibly prevail in your case since there are outstanding issues of fact.

Wishing you a wonderful outcome today.

Hugs,
Kay

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DS9KIE 9/16/2014 9:34AM

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LESLIELENORE 9/16/2014 9:22AM

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REGILIEH 9/16/2014 9:15AM

    I am praying daily for you!

Hugs!

Anne

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NILLAPEPSI 9/16/2014 8:29AM

    I'll be praying. Keep us posted. emoticon

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Warning...a letting off steam blog!

Monday, September 15, 2014

emoticon I've spent my day off chasing down our attorneys and trying to determine if we are supposed to appear or NOT appear tomorrow for a case management meeting. Our attorneys weren't really sure because they say they haven't gotten back an Order to strike by the court on their June 16th appearance.

The confusing thing about this is that I see 6/18/14 where the Court Register of Actions Order on Motion to strike appears.

But...in my non judicial gullibility I'm thinking that was probably only the order submitted by our attorney on that date and most likely not the one ever signed by the Judge.

Who knows...the courts propel foreclosure actions forward on their OWN accord...they don't even wait for the Plaintiffs to act...it's all their big 'rocket docket' pledge to get cases rushed through the system come H*L* or high water. They don't care a whit about justice..they just want speed...big difference for the little guy wanting his day in court. BIG DIFFERENCE! emoticon

The bigger problem with this theory is that as many cases as they clear on one day..there are twice the amount still coming at them down the pike. This is because the banks have never been stopped from the crimes they still try to commit with all of the illegal and fraudulent documents they have fabricated and have been allowed to slip right under the noses of totally uninterested Judges...now for over 5 yearsI

In one court trial I even saw the Judge snoozing...WOW!

Yada...yada...yada...you've heard it ALL in my blogs about the unfairness of the system in accordance to the haves'...and the have nots'...and I fear we might as well get used to it or move to another country (where the HECK would THAT be) because i surely don't see a whole lot of justice coming for the little guy as things stand right now.

As you KNOW...this doesn't stop me from trying...I've got to keep chipping away at rock just for my own sanity in propping up my ever hopeful...ever optimistic attitude that somehow...some WAY...devine justice WILL prevail and the crooks will be foiled and the little baby homeowner with not a pot to pee in now that they have spent every last cent on their legal defense will prevail.

Yep...it's a LONG shot..but I've never been too afraid of being the under dog. At the ripe ole' young age of 62 what else do I have to fear...not much..right?

Sooooo i'm giving this up to the wonderful big guy upstairs and to my angels and my Josher and to the belief that good cannot be conquered if you just keep flying the white flag and keep storming the dark castle!

Tonight I won't sleep much...I get myself so worked up thinking about the injustice in the very thing we are supposed to hold sacred for justice...our judicial system. Let's admit it...on foreclosures in Florida our court's are COMPLETELY blind, deaf, and dumb...today once again we see this with the conflicting court docket. Yet another shining example of rushing through the process.

I looked at EVERY single Judge's individual court calendar in Lee County for tomorrow...(THAT took some TIME) and no where did I find our names or our court case...on ANY of them.

Yet... there it is our Order as big as can be on their public docket. Who gets to CHARGE them our attorney fees for the screw up. Things might work a WHOLE lot better if they were held as accountable in these foreclosure screw ups as they hold the homeowners!

The only thing I can hope is that the plaintiff's attorneys are as much in the dark as ours seemed to be. If they don't show up it should get our case dismissed. Fat chance..it's happened before and the courts bend over backward to give the banks pass after pass. Should it be us...we'd be OUT in the streets immediately!

On top of this I know I'm WAY over due for having the Friday/Saturday night group over to our house for a dine in. So of course i chose this Saturday a while back and I'm committed to it, I could back out...but it's WAY past my time to host and I frown on people not stepping up when it's their turn so that's not an option.

Yep...I seem to LOVE putting myself in a pinch these days...but who knew then that this crazy court case stressor would have popped up? Not me I wasn't thinking anything would even be going on in September and it wouldn't if the court hadn't took it upon themselves to throw a wrench in the works. Rocket dockets be D***med! emoticon The older a case is..the more they are obsessed with getting you off their docket...do they collect bonus' for this dirty deed..of COURSE they do! emoticon

Oh well...please just pray for us that the Plaintiff's attorneys are as baffled as ours were and don't show up. Maybe the court will finally put the nail in their coffin that they have deserved for the past 4.5 years...fingers and toes crossed!

In spite of all of this craziness I'm getting myself psyched up for our 5% Fall Challenge...at least that mey be SOMETHING in our crazy world I have a little control over. emoticon

Thanks always and forever for listening to my 'save our home' fight ramblings! emoticon

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 9/16/2014 2:49PM

    Wishing you relief, beautiful lady.

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DS9KIE 9/15/2014 10:02PM

    emoticon that is just crazy...I would just go any way to make sure they are fooling you


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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/15/2014 9:58PM

    Praying and sending positive thoughts your way!!!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/15/2014 7:30PM

    Well, my friend. I am glad I could provide some assistance in your organizing and now I want you to know that I'll be thinking of you and sending GREAT joy and WINNING attitude toward you from virtually the moment I awaken tomorrow. Big hugs to you and lets hope for a conclusion WE consider appropriate this time out!


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MSTWOMOONS002 9/15/2014 6:32PM

    Hi Bobbi; emoticon

You always have my love & prayers surrounding you. I will pray the angels surround you & lift you up, this has been a long fight. Lots of positive energy flooding your life & lifting you up to cope & deal with this situation.

As for the group, I hope for no Frenchie, you don't need all that added stress right now. I'm sure you can cook something from your FMD and serve your guests yummy food. It will all work out as it should.

Take care & be well

Prayers & Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon


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NILLAPEPSI 9/15/2014 6:24PM

    No wonder you're hoppin' mad. Hang in there! I'll be praying. I'd show up to court, just in case. Better to go & not need to than to not show up when you should have been there.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/15/2014 6:23PM

    You have A LOT on your plate right now! I'm keeping my fingers (toes, legs and arms) crossed that things go well for you tomorrow.

Hugs,
Kay

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OLDERDANDRT 9/15/2014 6:17PM

    So, I don't know what you plan to do tomorrow, but if it were me I'd be at the court at the time they said last time you were there, regardless of whether your name showed up on the docket. That alone could have been a trick to keep you away ( prosecution, maybe????)
You know y'all are always in my prayers for all good things, esp. with the home saving!
Having the group this weekend??? OK. Cook something fabulous from your FMD!!!! You said folks bring sides or whatever, so ok! But you can make the most delicious FMD stuff ever and they don't have to know it's from your FMD!!! And it will help you kick start your 5% challenge!! Just sayin'!!
Love ya, Bobbi!!! Prayers unceasing! (((HUGS)))

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New Fall 5% challenge is right around the corner..here's my plan!

Friday, September 12, 2014

emoticon I've tried em all! Every diet and eating plan under the face of the sun, they all work...for a while. Then I lose interest or in my latest fall from grace...go on vacation for 4 weeks and all bets are off!

I'm just not willing to miss a sinful beignet at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans with a cup of cafe latte...at the ripe ole age of 62 screeching towards 63 in early January what are the odds that I'm going to make it back to Bourbon street 50 pounds lighter to get THAT opportunity again?

I'm not really a betting woman but... hardly likely... I'd say. Sooooo you go with the flow and the moment and savor those sweet opportunities to be the geekiest tourist alive and enjoy your AUTHENTIC beignet! Actually I almost chocked myself to death on the tons of powdered sugar and one small one was MORE than enough to my sugar shocked system!

Here's my first experience with a beignet...pretty good in very small portions! Especially good with the cafe latte! Coffee is now more of a treat than a standard...I really love my tea!

I love new experiences and this was a FUN one!

I did allow myself some eating leeway telling myself that we were walking off the calories (impossible to anyone who isn't absolutely justifying their splurge...but I did) since our hotel was a good 3 miles down to the action and another 3 miles dragging back 'after' the action! emoticon emoticon

The good thing was I was gauging well over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit daily and that made me feel invincible... emoticon

Yep...we pretty much ATE our way through vacation.

Ribs in Memphis...which for the record I wasn't crazy about...I now know I prefer our local Diner Mel's 'wet' ribs to the dry rub. But I loved the tangy sharp coleslaw and thankfully that came in a very small portion.





A MOST fab authentic New Orleans restaurant Oceania crab cake just the way I like it with hot sauce....I love spicy and I love HOT!



I meant to take a pic of our Oysters Bienville...but oopps they were gone before we knew it!



The BEST part was when we found our beloved 'Stella' at happy hour prices in the French Quarter for only $3....that was a FIND and the atmosphere of the very chi~chi bar was fun and entertaining. I just LOVE emoticon people watching don't you? Especially in New Orleans!!

So all in all...it could have been a WHOLE lot worse...I only gained 3 pounds in the 4 week eating foray...and now the new Teddy Bear challenge is right in front of me so I can get back on the healthy wagon and 'Slim' my treadmill and I will become best buddies again. emoticon It's all good....I'm so happy we took this vacation it's the wildest thing the hubs and I have ever done...NEVER in our self employed working history have we allowed ourselves 4 weeks of pure freedom. It felt GREAT!

So now the next thing stressful event in our future is the court date next Tuesday for yet another 'save our home' management conference before a new judge. At least this time it's in front of a REAL judge and I hope they have more brains and are more receptive to PROOF of debauchery and fraud than the 'rocket docket' idiots that preside in the other courts that we have been locked in for the past 4.5 years.

I'm prayerfully optimistic that things will go our way and justice will prevail. I now see that our servicer Ocwen is really in hot water with the NY Dept. of Financial Services with a second supoena for suspected fraud and unfair dealings with their homeowners.

Suspected....???? emoticon I can tell anyone FIRST hand it's REAL!

Anyhow this is what I'm doing to gear up for our challenge.

Researching Paleo ....has anyone had success with this...does it require TONS of cooking or at least as much as The Fast Metabolism Diet did? I am just not an HOURS in the kitchen type of gal and sadly I don't think I ever will be. It's crazy to spend that much time for only two people. I suppose I could donate the extra food to the soup kitchen...hey that's a thought! emoticon

Carving out and putting on my daily calendar at least an HOUR of exercise daily even if I have to wedge it into 15 minute intervals.

Tracking my food which is the BANE of my existence...but I know necessary for calorie knowledge.

Continuing my daily water intake...the one and ONLY thing I've managed to commit and stick to for over 3 years is kicking all sodas to the curb. It's like drinking chemicals...it is...it is!

I'm going to do at least 15 minutes of meditation everyday.

I'll continue my 'daily blessings' notes every night before bed. It makes me happy to see that no matter how much stress we have in our lives not knowing if we will have a roof over our heads tomorrow...we have LOTS of blessings to balance out the negatives.

Use plenty of crockpot meals to keep us out of the restaurants...which I hate during 'season' because they are so jam packed full of people. Plus I can control my calories so much better.

When the weather cools down which probably won't be til the winter challenge get outside and do my walking on the beach. I love the sound of the water and the feel of sand between my toes. People pay thousands of dollars for vacations to a place 3 minutes away from our home. WHY don't I take more advantage of this beauty? I will...I will! emoticon

And as always I'm looking forward to your support and amazing friendship and encouragement as one of my teams declares...'Together we ARE stronger'

Weekend blessings to you all! emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 9/14/2014 9:53PM

    I have heard of Paleo but never thought to try it. DH would probably starve LOL!
Do what works for you and good luck on the 16th! HUGS!

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ADRIENALINE 9/14/2014 8:03PM

    Sounds like a great trip. You had a lot of fun and that is what really counts. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 9/14/2014 7:10PM

    You are right... Together we are stronger! You have a great plan.

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TSISQUAUSDI 9/14/2014 10:52AM

    Sometimes you just gotta enjoy the offerings of the area! So glad you enjoyed! And honestly, you can shed those three lbs in a week or two at the most, just getting back on track. emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/14/2014 2:04AM

    You should have eaten your way through your travels and I'm glad you did. The chance that you'll get back there again are pretty slim at best. Sometimes you just have to LIVE in the moment. You did great by only gaining 3 lbs while on vacation. You and your hubby deserved that time away from your business and working to save your home!

I'm ready for the next 5% challenge to begin. I'm down 30 lbs now but still have another 20.4 lbs to get rid of. I have done semi-paleo before the FMD. There isn't a whole lot of difference except for being able to eat any vegetable or fruit you want. Here's a pretty good blog about how it's supposed to work http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/201
0/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-
the-paleo-diet/.

Good luck with whatever diet you decide to follow.

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Your virtual daughter

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/14/2014 1:25AM

    We will do this and you will prevail - because we are amazing women and we are BEARS! I believe and you know you have all the love and support and positivity I can muster. IT IS ALL GOOD!
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BIGPAWSUP 9/13/2014 3:12PM

    You did a great job with all that food available.


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DS9KIE 9/13/2014 12:46AM

    I think you did a great job on your trip...you just have to have fun

Hey maybe you should try out Eat to Live (your on the team so come check it out)

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GOING-STRONG 9/12/2014 11:42PM

    That beignet looks very good! We haven't been in New Orleans for more than 20 years. Want to do that again for sure! xoxo emoticon

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JSEATTLE 9/12/2014 7:41PM

  It's been many years since I've been to New Orleans, but I did enjoy myself and the food tremendously. Loved the beignet's and coffee with chickory. Loved the music and night life. Maybe I will make it back again someday, I hope I will! It is a fun town to walk around, we were younger then and didn't have a good handle on the neighborhoods.

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PICKIE98 9/12/2014 4:33PM

    I am glad I did not imbibe in the tempting eats while in New Orleans..I hate seafood, so ate mostly chicken and steak.. We ate at very expensive places,(Antoine's, Top of the World at the Marriott,etc) since my traveling partner was born to impress with $$..

Where I live, it is mostly Polish people across the river, so before Lent we are bombarded with paczki's, the bakeries make hundreds of thousands of hem in a couple weeks..I resist now..

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/12/2014 3:31PM

    I'm wishing you the best of luck with your fall 5% challenge. I eat paleo these days because I think it's healthy (although there are a lot of people that would disagree), and it fits well with my own particular digestive system. I've never been a big grain, bread or potato eater. I don't do a strict paleo. I will eat organic potatoes, rice, grits from time to time, but I don't each much of them when I do.

I lost a ton of weight eating a ketogenic diet which is an ultra strict form of paleo when I first got diagnosed with cancer.

Cooking is not a big deal on paleo at all. I think you will like it.

Whatever food plan you chose, I'm convinced you can be successful with it. You have so much determination.

Hugs,
Kay

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/12/2014 2:04PM

    It would have been so sad to NOT eat your way through Memphis and New Orleans. I am so glad that you stayed present to really savor it all. What a blessing.

Still sending you a miracle in this legal battle!

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/12/2014 12:00PM

    Hi Bobbi; emoticon emoticon emoticon

Already praying for your court time, surrounding you with angels & positive energy to stay positive rising above the stress. You have such happy memories of the vacation that you dread, you & hubby did something outside of your everyday hum drum life choosing to dare to just live in the moment, and it only cost 3 lbs. WOW what a bargain in my eyes.

I don't know or understand your 5%challenge I'm not on that team with you Yet I wish you well always. When I was on the TWAS team I met a few new people that I have been slowly transforming into friends, I'm still grateful to you for inviting me to that team just sorry it was hurtful to me, yet I'm better & wiser now. I learned my lesson that you can encourage, and support and give helpful knowledge to a person but it's they who have to choose a better path, choose to take responsibility and choose consistency to reach their goals; I felt as I failed my 4 buddies, yet I did what I was supposed to do sending mail & encouraging things.

I wish you well on what ever "diet" you choose, in the end It's all about You, what you want, what your willing to do & live within whatever diet you choose, to cook or not to cook, it comes down to one spoon full at a time knowing when to say when by portion control, walking, drinking water or tea & enjoying life letting go of stress so you can sleep well and not add to the weight issue with lack of sleep. I enjoyed your FMD diet blogs reading all your changes and seeing it work for you. I'm sure I'll enjoy whatever you write about I always do.

Take it one step one day at a time, you'll make it I'm sure. Enjoy a walk on the beach for me find a few nice shells I'm sure you'll find something creative to do with them. Take care & be well. Remember you've got prayers surrounding you for your court date.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/12/2014 11:20AM

    emoticon you can do it Bobbi !

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NILLAPEPSI 9/12/2014 11:13AM

    Best of luck to you on the 5% Challenge. We're on different teams, but hopefully we're both headed to lower numbers on the scale.

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OLDERDANDRT 9/12/2014 11:10AM

    I know y'all had a great 4 wk vacay!! And to get home with only a 3 pound gain, you Know you walked off a whole lot of calories! Had you not enjoyed a few delicasies along the way, it would not have been as much fun! And you saw a lot more than you ate! hehe I successful vacay no matter how you look at it! lol!!
Prayers without ceasing on your "save our home" fight! When you say you'll have a "real" judge......you mean one who is not a retired, $300.day dude, but one who is fully on board with his job??? Sheesh, I sure hope so and that they get this doggoned thing straightened out totally in your favor! Seriously, I still say that they should totally give you your home free and clear for all the blood, sweat and tears they have put y'all through over the last 5 years or so!
I'll be 5% challenging with you again this Fall!! A CLOVERLEAF again!! I know what you mean about tracking nutrition. I hate doing it, too, but I know I need to.
It feels a humid here as I imagine it is down south of your neck of the woods today! Once a drier Fall works it's way in here, I'll really be racking up the miles! (You kick my tushie if you ever think I'm not hauling a$$, okay?)
Hope you are having a pleasant day, Bobbi!! Get all your (court) ducks in a row and sell, sell, sell in the shoppe!! Love ya! (((HUGS)))

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MPARKER67 9/12/2014 11:02AM

    There is nothing like a Cafe Du Monde beignet.

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KMAD26 9/12/2014 10:50AM

    Life is too short not to enjoy the "good stuff". I did all the same on my vacations. Enjoyed the local food and of course had happy hour!!! Wish I had a beach to walk on. I was consistent with that when I was there. LOVE IT!!!! I decided not to do any particular diet this time around. Just tracking and counting calories. Keeping it simple. emoticon I am sure you will find what works for you.

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LYNCHD05 9/12/2014 10:26AM

    Let the games begin!!! I agree with you Bobbi in that we have to enjoy those moments when we are on holidays. My 69th birthday is next week.....the day of your court date.......and I plan to enjoy it. Won't ever be that age again!!!! We just have to be mindful the rest if the time. So enjoy life but be sensible.
Sending prayers for your big day!,,

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2BDYNAMIC 9/12/2014 10:16AM

    Wow! ........ I am with you ........... I think I would have sat down and scarfed some of that too ............. How many opportunities do we get anyway? ............ with your walking, likely it will all come out in the wash! emoticon ......... As for "Here Come de Judge' ............ I hope this one will be sensitive and prudent and do what is RIGHT by you! ............. I did for one nano moment check out Paleo .......... of course bought the book; it is sitting next to Fast metabolism ......... and the biggest Loser guy, and all the rest! What is up with the need to RUN ......... not walk and buy every book on the planet and then say ............... "Nope--guess this is not for me." ......... emoticon

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