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This Has Been An Emotional Day

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Usually every morning, I come to the computer and check things out, and take care of what I need to. E-Mails, Spark Mail, Play my Games, but this morning one of the e-mails came from my brother leaving members of his Beatles Site know that our friends Ron and Roxy Porter's home caught on fire, and two of four children are on life support. Roxy, a disabled wonderful woman, who is on oxygen, saved the two younger ones by taking them in her arms and went outside barefoot to escape the home. She was seriously burnt. She is in one hospital in stable condition, and the two older children are in a medical center, flown there, when taken.

I've been communicating with these people for many years on the computer on my brothers site and on Ron's site (The Lennons) and also through e-mails. This is so shocking, and I have been in prayer most of the day, hoping for the best, for all concerned.

If you have the desire , and time to please send them a prayer, also, I believe in the power of prayer to be a healer, I believe in letting God's Will be done. This couple is a very loving caring couple to each other and to their family and to just about everyone they know, Now they need our prayers.

Thank You
Linda

  
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REDBUD1 3/14/2010 4:15PM

    What a sad situation. I will pray for this family and for you.

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GEMINISUE 3/9/2010 6:38PM

    The twelve year old, is showing slight improvement, so I will continue to pray for God's Will to be Done.

Thank You for your comment

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MIZZEZ_WRIGHT 3/9/2010 6:31PM

    My heart aches for you and your friends suffering. This is a terrible time for all, I'm sure, but we have to keep praying. No matter what the doctors say, or what the situation looks like, keep praying. Nothing is to hard for GOD - Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

I'm praying for you all that GOD shows up and shows out in a mighty way for all involved.

Be strong and Be Blessed

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GEMINISUE 3/8/2010 4:03PM

    I have an update I will copy and paste it, instead of putting it into my own words.




http://da
ily-journal.com/archives/dj/dis
play.php?id=453246

By Dennis Yohnka
dyohnka@daily-journal.com

815-937-3384
There is little hope that 4-year-old Fantasia Galderio will survive the house fire that swept through her family's two-story Kankakee home early Friday morning. Her grandfather Roland Porter said this morning that he should contact a local funeral home.

"We haven't pulled the plug yet, but it's over," Porter said with a catch in his voice. "Dante (Fantasia's 12-year-old brother, who is also in critical condition at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood) is still struggling. He can't breath on his own."

The fire left seven others homeless. Porter, who was at work at the time of the fire, is hoping to move his wife Roxanne into a hotel room temporarily, as soon as she is released from Riverside Medical Center. She suffers from a breathing condition and endured burns to her hands and feet as she brought two younger children, 2-year-old Alexis and 4-month-old Deuce, from the flames on the first floor.

The Porter's stepson Danny Galderio and his wife Alicia (parents of the four children) survived the blaze, as did Mike Trusgnich, Roxanne's cousin.

I can't say anything right now.

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GEMINISUE 3/8/2010 8:12AM

    Thank You

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/7/2010 11:25PM

    So sorry to hear, and they are in my prayers.

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ANNEMARTY 3/7/2010 8:06PM

  Prayer changes things.I will pray along with you for the healing and health of this family in crisis.Anne

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ANNEMARTY 3/7/2010 8:04PM

  This is a crisis. But God can change things if we pray hard enough and long enough.I will add mine to yours.

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SWEETPEA05 3/7/2010 11:24AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I have lost family by fire. It is a terrible thing. I am so glad they got out but will pray that God will heal them completely. Please update as you can.
Robin


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BUBBASMAMA0508 3/7/2010 11:10AM

    Oh I am so sorry :(
I pray that they will all pull through and heal quickly.
How awful...

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IRISHLASS117 3/7/2010 8:34AM

    I'm storming heaven for them.

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GEMINISUE 3/7/2010 7:18AM

    Thank You

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SALDRU 3/7/2010 6:51AM

    I'm so sorry to hear what happened. Thanks heavens she went back in for the children so many people don't.

My thoughts will be with them this week.

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JUST_BREATHE08 3/6/2010 11:03PM

    I am so very sorry. Your friends as well, as you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God will be there watching over them. emoticon emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/6/2010 10:39PM

    I am sorry to hear this. I am keeping them all in my prayers.
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KIMMYCRIS 3/6/2010 10:16PM

    Oh Linda, I am so sorry. For sure the Porter family will be in my prayers. I believe in the power of prayer too.

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BLUEEYESCANADA 3/6/2010 10:16PM

    I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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TODDT65 3/6/2010 10:00PM

    Linda, they are in my thoughts and prayers...

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GEMINISUE 3/6/2010 9:46PM

    Thank You!

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JUSTWANTTOLOOSE 3/6/2010 9:39PM

    They are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry to hear this. emoticon

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LINOVER 3/6/2010 9:33PM

    They are definitely in my prayers.

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LADYSUNBEAM 3/6/2010 9:24PM

    Definitely sending a prayer up for them and keep us up-to-date on how they are doing... we take our health for granted and we should cherish every moment of every day as we don't know when our last will be!

God bless,
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/6/2010 8:43PM

    They have my prayers, Linda.
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TORYSUE 3/6/2010 8:38PM

    I will light a candle for them. emoticon

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ACCOUNTIBILITY

Monday, March 01, 2010

I realized twice today, that I did not know what I ate.

I ate a late breakfast, had 1 egg foo yung with brown gravy and had currants

hours later, I was thinking what did I eat today, and came up with nothing.

Waited because I wasn't hungry, but couldn't figure out way, I wasn't, took my

glucose and it was okay, little high, but that's not unusual for me in mid afternoon.

About six ate some pasta and marinara sauce, and then ate a little more. Left

and did things and came back a few hours later, and thought I could eat a little more of that, and looked at it, and thought who ate that much, then thought, me I'm the only one here, looked at my patio door, it was locked, so no one came in and ate some. lol I did look, so I finished it up, that was okay, there wasn't a lot of it.

I looked over and seen the box of currance, and thought I ate some of those with a fork, what did I eat with the fork to have it in my hand. Thought and remembered that I had the egg foo yung.

This has been strange for me, I wonder how many other times, I ate without remembering that, I did it.

Not going to worry about it, too much, first time it happened, as far as I know, maybe my mind was pre-occupied, with other stuff.

Have a good night or day depending on when you read this.

Linda

I do track my food on the nutritional tracker, so I will need to write it down where I eat, then I will know I ate it, I guess. (Hoping this was a one day problem)

  
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REDBUD1 3/14/2010 4:18PM

    We sometimes realize what we just ate after the fact. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 3/5/2010 8:58AM

    Until I joined Spark, I was completely unconscious about what I was eating or portion sizes, never mind calories. I suffered from food amnesia. Now that I'm tracking, I've learned soooo much. I'm on a plateau right now but I plan what I think I'm going to have, and adjust accordingly. It works.


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GEMINISUE 3/2/2010 2:24PM

    Thanks for all your responses, I am moving on now, and will take your hints, ideas, and plan for my eating, more than I was doing. Thanks, to all of you! emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/2/2010 1:13PM

    I try to plan out my food and then stick to that. It can be printed out so you have it in front of you. also gives you a place to make notes add or subt what you do. It really is important to have a place to write down what you eat so that you can get it tracked. But planning is even better, it keeps what you are doing in the front of your mind so will help with nibbling all day.
You are right yesterday is done, move forward but that the lessons learned with you.
Keep working on it and you will find your path.
Hugs
Deb

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/2/2010 9:25AM

    I try and plan my food at the start of the day. I do a weekly shop with everyone in the family contributing to the main meal plans. I then try and leave a little room so if I want something extra I can. emoticon

I am sure this was a one off!

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SLS-NY2IN 3/2/2010 12:13AM

    Eat and type or write. I guess I am still so new I run to the computer to trac what I eat. It is just so interesting. Did write down what I ate today as I was at work.
You can do it! emoticon and write.

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ONEBUSYMOUSE 3/1/2010 11:47PM

    WELL, I USE TO LIVE BY AN OLD LADY WHO SWORE SHE HAD GRIMLINS IN THE NIGHT. SHE CLEAN HER KITCHEN GET UP IN AM AND SEE DISHES ALL OVER. HER HUSBAND WAS SNEAKING UP OUT OF BED TO EAT WHILE SHE SLEPT.SHE FOUND OUT AND WAS HAPPY THO IT WAS HIM NOT
GRIMLINS.

YOU CAN LAY OUT A TABLET ON YOUR COUNTER. BEFORE YOU HEAD TO PLATES OR TO FIX WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU WILL USE .

THIS WILL HELP YOU LATER RECALL WHAT YOU ATE.

IT HELPS ON POINTS OR CALORIES LATER ALSO.

GOOD LUCK

ONEBUSYMOUSE emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 3/1/2010 10:56PM

    Tracking your food can be so very eye opening and the beginning of success!! Go you!! Best of luck making this work!!

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Sparks Inspires Me to Continue On

Saturday, February 27, 2010

No matter what mood I'm in, I come to Sparks, several times a day, and there is always something, I click on to that inspires me, in one way or another.

Sometimes, I feel others need my help, and God put me here, for them. Sometimes, I think other people, was put here for me, at a time when I need them most.

I feel the tools help very much, the nutritional tracker, makes you eat throughout the day, even when your not in the mood, you have to get at least five foods in you, so the points will be added in. When your there, that empty glass pops out and says did you drink your water, yet? Fill me in when you do, spill me over each day.

Being able to go to someone's Spark Page, is such an inspiration, also. Reading what there thinking at the time they wrote it, and seeing, how much progress they made, or are in the process of making, or will make. It is just superb, the option to be able to go check this out.

E-mail had me confused for awhile, couldn't figure out how people, rec'd. their points, even after once in a while I got one point. Now I know I have to send out a new e-mail to rec'd. a point, I can't just answer above the line they posted, so I was losing many points because of this lack of knowledge, so if you didn't know, now you do. It is so good when someone shares the new knowledge they learn, here or in a post, sometimes we need to see it more then once, especially when we have one of those senior moments. Or an I forgot moment, if your younger.

Today, I choose, to be me, and do what I need to do, and love the Lord in the Process, by reading the bible and praying. Today, I will watch tv, and make a phone call or two, try and stay out of the kitchen, until I need to be in it.

Today happiness should encircle the world, reminds me of the song We are the World, that is such a truth.

Ending Encouraging everyone, to accomplish what you set out to do, each meal each day, each week each month. Let it show you are at Sparks and It Works, if you Work It, and We Work It!

  
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SHARKAR02 2/27/2010 6:51PM

    Wonderful blog!! You've mirrored my feelings exactly today.

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REMODELINGPAT 2/27/2010 5:58PM

    emoticonWhat's that about e-mails emoticonWe get points for sending a new one to someone else emoticon emoticon
I wondered how you could get 50 points for reading e-mails because I haven't found that many places to subscribe to something that gives you a point for reading it. emoticon for the tip!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 2/27/2010 5:21PM

    I can't think of anything else to add, except I love your blog today!!

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FITGRL124 2/27/2010 5:04PM

    This was a lovely blog. You're right, Spark People, is a wonderful place for knowledge, encouragement and love. Today you were brought into my life as a reminder of that. Thank you!

Have a blessed weekend!!! Good luck with each of your goals!

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/27/2010 4:20PM

    Super blog!! Very encouraging. Today you were there for me and I needed it.
Thanks and have a great day.
Deb


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MIZZEZ_WRIGHT 2/27/2010 1:47PM

    May God Bless you for thoughtful and encouraging insight. Keep doing what your doing and you will not only reach your goals, but exceed them!

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How One Learns from an Adult

Sunday, February 21, 2010

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be..

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'



Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today? Just by re-posting this to someone else, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

  
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ANNEMARTY 3/13/2010 12:40AM

  I feel so sorry for the family who lost a child in the fire, was that in Illinois? I live in central Illinois in a small village of elderly people.I will pray for the family to find strength to endure so much pain and loss so suddenly. I bought a pair of walking shoes today so I hope to get outside and walk it would be a good start to weight loss that I need so badly.Nothing fits in the plus size store and it makes me depressed to be so out of shape.Thanks for your help out there,AnneMarty

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ANASNEWBODY 2/24/2010 8:11PM

    Bless you . This article is inspiring

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TORYSUE 2/23/2010 12:52PM

    Thank you again my friend. Seems like I find just the right thing when I need it all I have to do is reach out and look. emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/21/2010 4:40PM

    this was so sweet.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs

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MAZZOLA2004 2/21/2010 10:11AM

    Very Nice, Thank You

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Reaching to the Stars, One More Time!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spring is just around the corner
Love is in the air
A bit raveled by the discovery
but open, none the less

A few Words
A laughter, with a roar
So good to Hear
From a masculine Line

One has had her eyes opened
hearing the tone of his voice
enjoying the pleasure of his words
A bit closer, I feel to him and
I feel him to me

Is Love about to Hit or
Has, it already
Waiting, hoping, sharing
Cooking he does enjoy

Is it true
Love is through the belly
The soul, I have touched too
Taking time to enjoy the feeling

Don't want it to pass
Want it close in my heart
Be it real
Be it not
Right now it is
That is what does matter

I'm smiling, feeling good
looking forward to each day
and enjoying the sun
It is so bright these days.

That is all I can say
I know not anymore
Pray he is right for me and
I am right for him
if it is HIS will

  
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MAZZOLA2004 2/19/2010 9:42AM

    I pray that the good Lord has united you both together through this journey of life. In His Name

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TORYSUE 2/18/2010 4:53PM

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