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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hi Everyone

January 16, 2012, is the day I re-acquainted myself with SP. I wrote this on my sparkpage but I thought today would be a good day to actually post it to the world and show a little accountability for myself.

I hope you all have a wonderful day - Jill

January 16, 2012

Wow, what a difference a year makes. I have been absent, majorly absent, but I am back.

Last April I went AWOL. I let a lot of people down here at SP and let myself down with a lot of other things, but many changes later, plus 15 extra pounds, has brought me back to SP.

I wasn't prepared in my life to accept the changes I needed to make last year, so it has been a time of examining personal goals and understanding myself a little better. I needed to take time off from so many stressors and just be...

That opened myself up to many wonderful things, including meeting Neil.

Another wonderful thing will be a move later this year from Ohio to California. Neil accepted a position in North County San Diego and we will be relocating in April/May this year. He is already there working and I will go a little later. It will also be great to be closer to my family who live there.

So now its time to refocus on some other personal issues, namely weight. Ballooning 15 pounds, although an understandable by-product of all this, has me grousing at myself every morning. I'm done with that!

2012 will be a truly wonderful year and I want to be ready in every way for what's in store. So get ready, here I come!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

THINBUCKEYE 3/9/2012 2:19PM

    Congrats to you on your newfound joy in life. I can relate to your personal journey and the "readiness" you speak of. I've been back on Sparkpeople for a year after a similar period of MIA, and what a year it's been! Like you, I found love with a wonderful guy who is more compatible with me than I ever could've imagined in my lifetime. I was starting to wonder if I'd ever fall in love again...let alone, with my absolute dream man! Isn't it amazing how things come together once we get our own personal lives in order? Good luck to you with your move and your new marriage...and of course, with your Spark journey!

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    Yay! Jill, I am just THRILLED for you, my longest SparkFriend! SO glad you are BACK! I am looking forward to hearing more about you and what you're up to these days! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTTRIING 1/31/2012 9:06PM

    I am so happy for you! I have a feeling this is going to be a year you will always remember! SO many changes, so much happiness, all deserved

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OSUBUCKI101 1/31/2012 7:29PM

    Welcome back and so happy for you and Neil! You are going to missed in C-bus though...the sun won't be nearly as bright!

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EUGENERUGOSA 1/31/2012 4:42PM

    welcome back to spark. I am so excited for you & this new chapter in your life, but I am going to miss having you in Ohio!!!!! We MUST get together before you go!!! Continue to take care of yourself & open yourself up to new things because you deserve only the most fantastic of everything!!!!!


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TILLIEBEE 1/31/2012 3:57PM

    Welcome back!
It was really nice to see you had a blog posted!

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    :) Jill, You're welcome, and thanks for the sparkgoodie. Have a great day too, ty!

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Sad Times

Monday, April 18, 2011

It has been a rough weekend.

I traveled to Ft Wayne this weekend to help my daughter and her family pack and get ready to move to South Dakota. My son in law has an education opportunity there that is wonderful for him and them and will make for a great future. It is just bittersweet as they will be far away and not within a 3-hr drive as they have been. The grandbabies will be growing- growing and I will miss their special times. Fortunately there is Skype, but somehow it just doesn't feel the same.

Compounded with that is the ending of my relationship with Robert. It is interesting how these things come at the same time. I don't think it is random, but certainly it has me in a rather melancholy state.

I may be quiet for a while, but I am still here, just listening and being quiet.

Love to all,


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DAWNO64 7/13/2011 1:50PM


I hope you're still hanging around and taking care of yourself! I know this is a difficult time in your life, but please stop looking at "endings" and start looking at "beginnings" - time for you to focus more on yourself and less on the kids and relationship. The best relationship you can have is with YOURSELF!! (words of experience; I know how much it hurts to go through this)

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EUGENERUGOSA 4/26/2011 6:57PM

    I second Kathleen. Sorry you are having a rough time. I am a phone call away - any day, any time. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks. Till' then..sending you love & hugs!!

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OSUBUCKI101 4/18/2011 2:28PM

    I'm so sorry Jill. I guess we have a lot of catching up to do when we get together in a few weeks. Call me if you need to talk before. I'm just a short drive away...

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    Ahh, Jill, I can sense your pain! The three hours from Lubbock to Abilene to see Clayton and Kinley seem so short compared to what you are about to face! It seems pretty silly to complain now, knowing it could be so much more difficult! Do you have an iPhone4? I got one (well, it was rather given to me, really) and the best thing about it was the face time you can have. Skype is free, though, and on a bigger screen. Oh, that just isn't the same, is it? I'm really feeling bad for you!

Ahh, and Robert... I wondered way back when he canceled on your wonderful trip you had planned. I sure don't know the details, but part of me thinks you have so much better in store than frequent disappointments...

Love you, my friend! I miss our close communication we have had in the past! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I'm so sorry (Jill). That's an awful lot to go through on top of how things tend to be at work too. Praying for your comfort. Take care of you.

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HILLRUNNER 4/18/2011 9:25AM

I understand your ache at being away from your grandbabies and children. We moms/grandmoms love being able to be there for those we cherish. Treasure and savour all the memories.
I'm thinking of you...holding out my hand...and listening.
You're not alone Jillikins!
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TINY67 4/18/2011 9:19AM

    Hold yourself together and reach out to your friends. God Bless.

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On a roll with the funny emails

Monday, March 28, 2011

My friends take such good care of me, always making sure I get my laugh for the day. Here is today's funny to share with you all...



"Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel
very well waking up on that morning.

I went downstairs for breakfast
hoping my husband would be pleasant and say,
'Happy Birthday!',
and possibly have a small present for me.

As it turned out,
he barely said good morning,
let alone ' Happy Birthday.'

I thought.... Well, that's marriage for you,
but the kids.... they will remember.

My kids came bounding down stairs to breakfast
and didn't say a word..

So when I left for the office,
I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent.

As I walked into my office,
my handsome Boss Rick, said,
'Good Morning, lady,
and by the way
Happy Birthday! '

It felt a little better
that at least someone had remembered.

I worked until one o'clock ,
when Rick knocked on my door
and said, 'You know,
It's such a beautiful day outside,
and it is your Birthday,
what do you say we go out to lunch,
just you and me..'

I said, 'Thanks, Rick,
that's the greatest thing
I've heard all day. Let's go!'

We went to lunch.
But we didn't go where we normally would go.
He chose instead a quiet bistro
with a private table.
We had two martinis each
and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.

On the way back to the office,
Rick said, 'You know,
It's such a beautiful day...
We don't need to go straight back to the office,
Do We?'

I responded, 'I guess not.
What do you have in mind?'
He said, 'Let's drop by my place,
it's just around the corner.'

After arriving at his house,
Rick turned to me and said,
If you don't mind,
I'm going to step into the bedroom
for just a moment.
I'll be right back.'
'Ok.' I nervously replied.

He went into the bedroom and,
after a couple of minutes,
he came out
carrying a huge birthday cake ...
Followed by my husband
my kids, and dozens of my friends
and co-workers, all singing 'Happy Birthday'.

And I just sat there....

On the couch....


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    That is great You scared me there for a sec I thought you were talking about your birthday!
EEK I was like wow that would be what I call OVERSHARING!!
Only kidding
Have a great weekend!!

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ROBBIEMARIE 4/1/2011 9:46AM

    Hahahahahaha! I love, love, love this one!

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ELLENSUN 3/31/2011 11:29PM

    I still think about this blog and start laughing. I'm wondering it I dare read it to my DH.

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PEGGYMAS1 3/29/2011 10:27AM

    way to funny!! I love it emoticon

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    ROFL!!! How hilarious! emoticon emoticon

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LEXIE63 3/28/2011 4:07PM

    ROFLM 'naked' AO! *grin*

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QUILTINGQUE 3/28/2011 3:47PM

    Now that was funny!! I didn't expect her to be naked until I read it. Soo funny.

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Another Funny Email

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ANOTHER FUNNY - My friends must know the week I am having because I keep getting these great laughs in my email.

I hope you enjoy! Jill

"Subject: FW: Underwear Dust

Underwear Dust

One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!

You guys just never learn, do not piss off the woman."

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ELLENSUN 3/27/2011 6:01PM

    Now THAT is funny!!!!!

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JOURNEYTO60 3/25/2011 3:28PM

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ROBBIEMARIE 3/24/2011 4:09PM

    Heeheeheeheehee! Very good one!

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    ROFL!!! That was funny!!! emoticon

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KMBRADY 3/24/2011 3:03PM

    LOVE it!

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JATHUENER 3/24/2011 2:19PM

    LOL oh how cute thank's for the laugh

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

this was forwarded to me by a dear friend today. It was too funny not to share


"I don't usually buy into these kind of messages, and don't send them on. But I think this is actually a real threat. I wish I had received this sooner: maybe it's not too late for you.


You've no doubt heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these, and what happened to mine?

I spent an entire summer looking for my thighs.

Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans.

And then the thieves struck again!

My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.

Somewhat over a year ago, my arms were switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swinging to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I knew I had to tell my story. Women of the world -wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me!

The next time someone you know has something 'lifted', look closely- was it lifted from you?

THIS IS NOT A HOAX - This is happening to women everywhere every night.


P.S. Last week I thought someone had stolen my boobs. I was lying in bed, and then suddenly they were gone!

But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now, I keep them hidden in my waistband for safety.

I thought this was too 'important' not to pass on. Have a wonderful day - with a joy filled heart.

Always remember to Laugh!!

Helps the heart AND the wrinkles!!

P.P.S. Those same thieves just came into my closet and shrank my clothes !

How do they do that???? "

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ELLENSUN 3/27/2011 6:00PM

    I love it!!!

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ROBBIEMARIE 3/23/2011 8:03PM

    Oh my, oh my, oh my! This is hilarious! In a way it is also quite a relief as I've been wondering where it all went! Whew, at least I know to watch out now. Thanks for the post. Now to go send it out to all my friends with a warning.....

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    You FUNNY! emoticon

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CHBADILLO 3/23/2011 1:41PM

    I lOVE this!!! Gives me an idea for my upcoming MC night at our churches Ladies Night. :) thanks for not keeping it to yourself :)

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