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i'll be unavailable for a few days

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

we were hoping to go home by friday but now dh is much worse and moved to icu, needing more respiratory support. he has stabilized for now.

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FLORIDASUN 5/26/2010 6:58AM

    Big, big hugs and prayers for your dear darling sweetie pie! You are a brave, brave gal and he is an angel! I'll be thinking of you all day! emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/22/2010 3:42AM

    sorry to hear that janie but it is good that his breathing has are both in my thoughts and prayers.take care.

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JFROGDIVA 5/19/2010 9:24PM

    You & your Hubby are in my t's & p's!!!! Hope things get better, QUICK!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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TIME4ME-CHERYL 5/19/2010 7:17PM

    You and your DH are my my thoughts & prayers. emoticonto you both!

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TNEWS333 5/19/2010 6:39PM

    Holding you and DH in our thoughts and hearts IowaGal. We'll be here if you need us, and when life returns to some semblance of normal we'll still be here.

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counting my blessings

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

sometimes i need to remind myself of the many great things i have in my life:
(not necessarily in order of importance)

14 years of knowing my dh, 8 years as a couple and our 3rd anniversary is tomorrow

a big, supportive family, most of whom live close by

my good health

4 happy and healthy grandbabies (dh's room is just down from a dialysis unit where i have seen a toddler going every other day and let me tell you, that makes me immeasurably grateful)

our 6 (3 each) grown kids

a great place in the country with some animals

food on the table and enough money to pay the bills

chocolate ice cream

awesome friends

i feel better now

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FLORIDASUN 5/17/2010 11:02AM

    You are such an AWESOME practical, so caring, so wonderfully optimistic...after all life is HARD...but if we can pick the roses out of the weeds..we have a beautiful life after all...thank you my dear friend for reminding me of this with your beautiful blog! emoticon emoticon

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GIRLHALFFULL 5/13/2010 2:02PM

    :) Wonderful

... and Happy Anniversary to you both!


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GRAMMAELLEN 5/12/2010 8:50PM

    Thanks! I really needed to read a blog just like this one! I needed a reminder of all the good things in my life. Too often I focus on the negative, on things I have lost. I forget the wonderful things and people that I do have in my life. Thanks for a much needed wake up call. Have a very good week my friend! Ellen emoticon

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TLAIR0468 5/12/2010 11:03AM

    You do have alot to be grateful for! Just yesterday, I updated my facebook status saying basically the same thing...that life is good and I'm so thankful for all the blessings in my life. I don't think I say it often enough. When you think life is tough, all you have to do is look around, watch the news or pick up a paper and it's quite a reality check!!

Congrats to you and your dh on your 3rd Anniversary!!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/12/2010 5:12AM

    thanks janie,it is true we don´t count our blessing often enough when you concider we all have so much to be thankful for.thanks for the is bad at the moment with the kids health but it could be worse.

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CHUNKLEEN 5/12/2010 1:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
This was such a great blog and reminder to count our blessings and appreciate the simple things in life. emoticon

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REIGNWATER 5/11/2010 9:38PM

  What a good list of blessings. Always good to have the reminder that we all have blessings. I hope yours soon includes both of you coming home with him recovering well from what brought you there this time.

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NEED2LOSE45 5/11/2010 5:36PM

    Isn't it funny that when something bad happens to us we are reminded it could always be worse! We should all daily count our blessings! THanks for the reminder!

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JFROGDIVA 5/11/2010 3:53PM

    Luv it!!!! THANKS for sharing!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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GONNABEFIT27 5/11/2010 2:29PM

    Thanks...its great to look at all of the wonderful things in our lives!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/11/2010 2:18PM

    Love this... emoticon for sharing!

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i'll be gone for a few days

Thursday, April 29, 2010

dh is in the hospital and i stay with him there, 3 hours from home. my net access is iffy there, depending on availability of public puters. i'll check in when i can and "spark" my activity as circumstances allow. good food choices are practically nonexistant so i'm not even gonna worry about it. hopefully this will be a short stay of only a week or two. fwc team - don't forget loow starting may 6. i'll be checkin in even if i'm not able to participate this round!

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DALMOMOF3 5/8/2010 9:26PM

    I hope all goes well, you will be in my prayers!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/1/2010 5:35AM

    well wishes to your husband ,hope all goes well and it wont be a long stay for you both.will put you in my thoughts and prayers.take care of yourself and chin up.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 4/30/2010 6:38PM

    Thoughts & prayers are with you & family.

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JFROGDIVA 4/30/2010 1:12PM

    Hope things go well!!!! You & DH will be in our thoughts & prayers!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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PEGASI51 4/29/2010 11:17PM

    Good luck with everything!

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REIGNWATER 4/29/2010 10:40PM

  Hope this passes quickly and isn't too serious.

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MORGANLAFEE 4/29/2010 9:44PM

    Take care of yourself and dh.

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fed gov "woman's challenge" - looking for a team to join

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

is anyone on a team for this?

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/24/2010 8:42AM

    tell us more.

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SWEETZMIX 4/13/2010 10:23AM

    Are you speaking about the woman challenge? I have never heard of it, but it does sound interesting.

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HYJEAN 4/13/2010 10:18AM

    Sounds interesting to me also. Maybe we could include this in a team we are already on?

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GONNABEFIT27 4/13/2010 10:07AM

    I am not on a team but it looks do you join a team?

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getting back to business

Saturday, March 27, 2010

here i am, ready to be back on the spark site. its been several months since i was an active member, but i hadn't quit working at my goals so much as i just didn't participate here. many factors were involved, starting with computer issues... add in a major teen/stepfamily problem... a nasty winter accompanied by an extreme case of winter blahs bordering on true clinical depression... my daughter struggling with single mom/college and my 2yo gr-son significantly ill and having seizures. so sparking dropped to the bottom of my priorities.

now: daughter and grandson both doing well, family issues are being truly worked at though not resolved, computer replaced, spring is in the air and my overall optimism and mood is better daily.

my 15 minute plan:
i will do s/t, walk or other cardio, deep housecleaning (in addition to daily routine cleaning), and be active on sparksite - each for at least 15 minutes a day.

to celebrate the return of my "sanity", i'm treating myself to a mini-makeover with hair cut/color (shhh, don't tell) pedicure (1st one), and massage.

woohoo, i'm on my way back!

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GIRL_AT_BAT 4/12/2010 10:13AM

    You've had a lot on your plate! So glad that your grandson has recovered.

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REIGNWATER 3/29/2010 6:22PM

  Once again we're running in parallel lives. Starting back in earnest together. I'm so glad! emoticon

Even the goals are similar. When I was managing really well, my goal was simply "a minimum of 15 minutes of dedicated exercise" every day. Even yoga would count, but it had to be dedicated to my betterment. Sounds like you are off to a great start - moving strongly. That's terrific. I'm holding off until I shake the last of this illness, but I'm foreseeing a beginning. Hopefully I can follow in your footsteps so to speak.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/27/2010 12:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonso pleased you are back i have missexd you and your you come back it looks like i might be off the computer.the people we are under contract with ,with our computer comes to end this month.even though we have ordered from another company there seems to be a hitch there and it might be a while before the internet is conected.typical.anyway i am glad your grandson is now all right i know how scary that is ayman has been very ill again,he still is and the dr thought he might have cystic fibrousis but luckily it wasn´t.he also had convultions one time when he had over 40 fever.but enough about us.i am really glad you are picking up from your depresion and hope you feel 100% soon.look forward to hearing alöl your sucess´s and being there when you need us.take care.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/27/2010 10:25AM

    emoticon So very glad to hear that you're coming back. I've really missed you....and FWC needs you. Sound like very good the way you're treating yourself. Enjoy!

Hugs, Nancy

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