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Whats been going on with me

Thursday, October 06, 2011

hello friends. I really am sorry that I have been so quiet. This just has been such a year for me. I have been trying to stay busy and do a lot of social things. Sometimes it is harder now 7 months later than when I first lost my husband.
I have been doing pretty well staying productive.
I have been riding bikes a lot and looking into new hobbies all of the time. I sometimes feel independent and strong, other times I feel like a weak mouse.
It is weird the whole grief thing. Any ways I just wanted to touch bases with you all wonderful people

  
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MOMWANTSNOWAIST 2/8/2012 12:01PM

    Karlyn~ Good to hear from you! I have lost people close to me and the first year IS the hardest and some days are better than other ones. I miss them but they are always in my heart . God is always there for us and hears us . Keep up the strength of living each day. emoticon~~Betsy
PS~ I am hardly on SP that much either,but know that we're all here for you,whether you post a blog or not!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 1/13/2012 10:20AM

    Great to hear from you again!
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RONIREDD 12/30/2011 11:03AM

    Love YOU!

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NOILEDNWAD 12/6/2011 10:24PM

    I wouldn't be too concerned about how often you post a blog. You just keep on working your way towards your own variety of peace however you can. I think about you off and on and I'm glad you are keeping yourself busy. Take extra care of yourself during the upcoming Holidays. I'm sending you some peace and love. emoticon

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REVSERENA 10/26/2011 10:22PM

    Glad to hear from you again. I'm glad you are finding ways to stay active, productive and connected in the midst of it all.

It can be hard when the world goes on while you are still figuring out how to put things back together. There are no time lines or rule books, you just keep going and trying different things until your new life starts to feel more normal. Swings in energy and confidence are normal, but they sure feel weird. We're still out here praying for you.

Blessings,

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/20/2011 7:57PM

    I know this has been a bad year for you and hope by now you are doing a little better. I think of you often. Stay strong and please check in so we will know how you are doing.

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DOOBRIE 10/11/2011 3:44AM

    The first year is always the hardest, but you are doing really well. It's good to hear from you again.

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LUCYBEE73 10/10/2011 3:07PM

    Karlyn, it's great to hear from you! And there is not one thing about you that says "weak mouse" to me. You have met the challenges of this year with grace, dignity, and maturity.
You are in my thoughts today!

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STARFISH619 10/10/2011 1:46PM

    I couldn't even imagine going through that kind of loss, but I would imagine the first year to be the hardest. I'm glad you're keeping busy and taking care of you.
Thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way.
*HUGS*

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DARLENEK04 10/8/2011 8:19PM

  Glad to hear from you Karlyn....it just takes time. Stay
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Blessings,
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GRACEISENUF 10/7/2011 11:19AM

    Good to hear from you!!!!

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OPALMOON 10/7/2011 11:18AM

    Lovely to have you 'touch base' again! Glad to hear you are being so productive. Grief is quite a process, some days better than others, and you are doing really well!

Keep well, have been thinking of you!

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HEATHHILL 10/7/2011 8:12AM

    I'm so glad you posted, I was just thinking of you the other day. Give yourself time to heal, it will take a while. Ups and downs make a lot of sense. Surround yourself with loving family and friends, and hopefully that will help you.

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TRACYZABELLE 10/7/2011 1:50AM

    Good to hear you are staying active! Keep up the good work!

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SAPHRAEL 10/7/2011 12:54AM

    It's great to hear from you!

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JLPEASE 10/6/2011 11:31PM

    I'm so glad to hear from you. I've been wondering how you're doing.


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GOOZLEBEAR 10/6/2011 8:19PM

    I am so excited to hear from you and to see that you are doing better. Just take one day at a time. How's your sweet Donner????? I know he is a lot of company for you especially as you are dealing with the loss of your hubby. We are here for you when you want to talk or just need a hug.

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JONICACALDWELL 10/6/2011 6:25PM

    emoticon I understand it comes and goes. He'd want the best for you. You planning and staying involved is really healthy and I'm proud of you for that.

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HDHAWK 10/6/2011 5:18PM

    Good to hear that you're doing ok. You're going through a big adjustment. I think you're doing well. emoticon

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    Glad to hear from you. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 10/6/2011 4:12PM

    Wonderful to see you checking in with all of us - often thinking of you. It sounds very normal what you're describing - and how could it be otherwise, with such a healing that needs to occur slowly. Hugs to you and keep doing what you're doing!

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HIPPICHICK1 10/6/2011 4:09PM

    It's so nice to hear from you! I too have been wondering how you are doing. I understand how you can feel strong one moment and weak the next. Sending hugs to you!
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HIPPICHICK1 10/6/2011 4:09PM

    It's so nice to hear from you! I too have been wondering how you are doing. I understand how you can feel strong one moment and weak the next. Sending hugs to you!
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TERIANA 10/6/2011 4:07PM

    It it is any consolation, the first year is the hardest. Time really does heal, but it does take time. There is not shortcut.

It is smart not to try to "skip over" or stuff your feelings. Be with them fully, even when they are not pleasant. I tried to suppress feelings of anger and sadness by becoming a workaholic--that was a very bad idea. After ending up with anxiety disorder, I had to go through months of counseling before I could even cope with life again. It would have been much better to scream and cry and kick a few doors and swear at the walls when those emotions came.

Hang in there my friend, and know you husband remains with you in spirit at all times.

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KIMI_SILVA 10/6/2011 3:48PM

    Wishing you peace and serenity as you continue to greive your beloved husband.

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SHOYER 10/6/2011 2:47PM

    When I saw your name/blog title scrolling in the team stream today, I did a double take. Just yesterday I was searching for your page and blog and because I was missing a letter in the search, I couldn't find it or you.

I was wondering how you were, what you'd been doing, how you'd been coping. Not because I'm curious but because since I first came upon your blog, my family medical history started a new chapter with breast cancer. No one died, but that diagnosis puts a scare and newfound respect for all things related to cancer right in the heart.

Please keep posting as you feel it's right to do so. None of us know how much others care for us and about us, and how much we might be helping.

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KIMDONN 10/6/2011 2:02PM

    I think about you all the time. I am so glad that you have such a great doggie for company and that you are staying busy. Sometimes I still can't believe your hubby is gone. I always read your blogs and the closeness you too shared is rare these days! My hubs and I are really close like that too so I can't imagine how you are doing it, but I commend you on your strength!! Keep us posted on things and hug that cute pups for me.

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/6/2011 2:00PM

    Grief is a hard road. It is like the Spark mentality. Two steps forward and one step back. Just keeping trying and the hurt will get softer. You will always love him and have him in your heart. emoticon

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HAPPY_AS_IS 10/6/2011 1:13PM

    Good to hear you are doing okay!!! I think you are one heck of a strong woman!

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BARBIE176 10/6/2011 12:58PM

    It was so emoticon to receive notice of your blog today. I was just wondering how you were doing and hadn't gotten a chance to check. Know that it is perfectly normal for things to seem more difficult at this point in your grief journey. When I lost my son I thought after the first year it would be somewhat less difficult, but for me the second year was even harder than the first. I think the mind plays tricks on us. Anyway, I am happy to hear that you have been staying fairly productive and looking into new hobbies. I pray that you find ways to survive the holidays and this winter. Also know that you have many spark friends that are here if and when you need someone to boost you through an exceptionally difficult time. Many prayers and hugs are being sent your way! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/6/2011 12:57PM

    It's great to see you again, Karlyn! Yes, grief is such a complicated thing, isn't it? It IS good that you're keeping busy, though. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 10/6/2011 12:57PM

    Grief really is a crazy thing; you can be doing fine one minute and the next dissolve into tears over seemingly nothing. It is a process, and it takes time, no two ways about it. Thank you for checking in here; I have been thinking of you and missing you. Know that you are loved and appreciated by many here (and elsewhere too, I'm quite sure!).

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Good morning Beauties~~

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Good morning! I hope you all are having a good start to Monday.
Things are going great for me. Donner and I are getting into a good routine. I miss my husband so much sometimes. For sure when it comes to dating. It has been quite the experience. I still talk to dude I mentioned in last blog but NOT husband material. I am in no hurry but not willing to waste time with men that will lower the bar. I have nothing but time. And a very high bar on what to expect in a man. I am so thankful to my late husband for that. I have a lot going on for me and a lot to offer someone and not going to settle for anyone.
I have been riding my harley a lot. Been going to the gym everyday and focusing on me.
My garden is growing well and I am doing a good job keeping up all of the house work. Work is good. I have been playing with Donner (my pup) a lot, spending time with family and friends. I am going to be here a lot more. I do great on working out. I need to focus on my eating at this time. I am planning this week on working on getting the sugar out of my diet! Wish me luck!!

  
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ANGORA4 7/12/2011 11:27PM

    Woo hoo! Very good!

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 7/7/2011 11:38AM

    You really have a great perspective on things! Keep up the great work (and the garden)!

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STARFISH619 7/7/2011 10:57AM

    You're doing so well! I'm so proud of you.
Thinking of you - take care!

Hugs to you and Donner!

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DUSTYGIRL25 6/27/2011 12:02PM

    Hello Karly,
So glad to hear that you are doing so well. I'm so happy that you have good friends and family to help you through it all. I know there will be the lonely times but it's also time to reflect. I know when you think of your wonderful hubby it will help to keep you on the right path and you enter the dating phase. There are a lot of crazy people out there so take your time as you said. Enjoy your puppy, they always give such unconditional love.

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OPALMOON 6/25/2011 11:11AM

    Good for you Karlyn, keep those standards high. You are doing so well focusing on positive things like family, friends and Donner, and having some time out on your Harley. I wish you the best of everything - and good luck on giving up the sugar!

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LORISMITH_125 6/23/2011 4:09PM

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KTTAYLOR21 6/22/2011 10:39AM

    Ive been wondering about you!! Glad to hear your doing good. Dating is for the birds. I like your attitude and in this day and age your on the right path. Have fun, enjoy life!!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 6/21/2011 1:01PM

    I love your positive attitude! You are so right to not waste your time dating someone who does not measure-up. Keep your standards high!
Good luck eliminating sugar. It is hidden everywhere and sneaks up on you when you least expect it!
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TOASTIE 6/21/2011 12:41PM

    I love this nice positive blog! Good for you!

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BAKER1009 6/21/2011 11:30AM

    Good luck with the sugar! You can do it! I've done it and I feel so much better!!

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DIANALP61 6/21/2011 11:12AM

    Glad to hear you are doing so well and focusing on you. You deserve it. Keep it up!

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CHANGINGELAINE 6/21/2011 10:10AM

    Giving up sugar is never easy but after 3 days without it you will feel SO MUCH better. I had headaches for a couple days too. Good luck!!

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GYMGIRL57 6/21/2011 7:09AM

    Wow!!What an inspiration you are. For heavens sake don't settle for less. To get your eating on the right track I always think about how good I felt when I was eating well and exercising well. Good Luck!

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COOKWITHME65 6/21/2011 6:35AM

    Glad to hear things are doing well for you. You are a smart, loving, hardworking woman. Don't settle for anything less than you deserve.

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TRACYZABELLE 6/21/2011 1:13AM

    Keeping on a schedule helps and having Donner helps!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 6/20/2011 10:42PM

    Hey, I think I recognize that bridge!! Anyway, sounds like you're doing just great!! I'm so glad.

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TRIGFROST 6/20/2011 7:01PM

    I just keep gaining, then have to start over again, again, again... Driving me Crazy...

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BETHV10 6/20/2011 5:58PM

    Very glad you are doing well. You certainly don't need to settle for anyone who isn't your match. emoticon

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HOPE2011 6/20/2011 5:26PM

    I'm glad to hear that things are going well in all aspects of your life! Woo Hoo!

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SAPHRAEL 6/20/2011 4:47PM

    Sounds like you are finding your stride. Good luck adjusting your diet this week!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/20/2011 4:25PM

    Great for YOU! You don't need to settle for less, and if you did, you'd kick yourself till kingdom come! You have learned a lot in your lifetime, and one of them is that the prize is worth the wait! emoticon

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HDHAWK 6/20/2011 3:23PM

    Glad to hear you're doing so well. Don't settle! Aren't you glad your late hubby showed you how great the right person can be. He would want you to find that.

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HIPPICHICK1 6/20/2011 2:25PM

    Glad to hear that things are going amazingly well for you!!
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PUNKIN175 6/20/2011 12:38PM

    I missed you! Glad you have been doing good. You keep your high standards! You are worth every notch!!!!

I miss you!

Have a great week!

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/20/2011 11:25AM

    You are doing all the right stuff! Yay you! So wise!!

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BARBIE176 6/20/2011 10:48AM

    So glad to hear that things are going so well for you! You are very smart to set your standards and not lower them when it comes to a man. You will know when Mr. Right comes along. I know how hard it is when you lose a loved one and I am sure there are many times when you miss your husband. Take your time in the dating scene. So happy that you have gotten into a good routine with exercise, family and friends, and taking time for yourself. Good luck on getting the sugar out of your diet. That's a hard one for me so I wish you success! emoticon emoticon

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K__IERRA123 6/20/2011 10:44AM

    You seem to be in a very good place!! Way to go.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/20/2011 10:40AM

    Great to hear that things are going well for you, Karlyn! Never settle for good enough when it comes to relationships. You are worth too much for that.

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TERESA159 6/20/2011 10:40AM

    Hey girl, glad to see you back. And yes, don't settle when it comes to a man! Glad to hear you've got a good routine going on, are getting out, are gardening and you sound like you're on the road to happiness, I am happy for you. I'll be watching how you get sugar out of your diet and how that goes. I want to do that too but surely like my little treats.


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TREASURINGLIFE 6/20/2011 10:32AM

    Glad things are going well, and yes, I would imagine there are times when you miss your hubby something fierce, I'm sure.

Continue to hang in there and be good to yourself. And you are so right maintaining that high bar with regard to a relationship. There is never a reason to settle. You deserve someone who's equally as fantastic as yourself - always remember that!

Have a fantastic day! :)

- Michelle

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Got a new harley!!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Good morning beauties!! Hope you all are having a nice weekend. This weekend I bought myself a new harley. I thought I deserved it and it brings a big smile to my face. It makes me feel close to my husband as I ride it and I know he will be keeping me safe on the road. He taught me how to ride and all of these wonderful memorys are with me. He would love this bike! It is a Harley Davidson Dyna Lowrider.
Other things are going really well and Donner and I are getting into a good schedule. I am still not smoking and very happy about that.
Work is good, my garden is doing great!! Thank you all for continuing to check in on me, I love that. Just a update things are good!

  
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NANNER2121 7/12/2011 10:46PM

    Love to hear you are looking after you and Donner, of course. Just watch out for the crazies on the road.

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HUSKERSALAD 6/4/2011 4:02PM

    Riding is a good time to clear your head.

Congratulations on continuing to be smoke-free.

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PUNKIN175 5/29/2011 1:44PM

    You are amazing!!! Ride safe! And wtg quitting smoking!!!!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 5/26/2011 4:07PM

    Woo Hoo!!!!

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STARFISH619 5/26/2011 4:02PM

    I'm so happy to hear things are good and you & Donner are doing well. :)

Your Harley sounds awesome! Hope this summer brings you lots of beautiful weather to cruise around in.

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C11ELF16 5/26/2011 9:32AM

    SO exciting that you got a new bike...and not "just" a bike....a HARLEY ! Whoo Hoo ! Congrats - you definitely deserve it....and I am sure that hubby is smiling down on you. Congrats on the NOT smoking...that is a huge accomplishment. You have so many reasons to be proud. You are an amazingly strong woman.....keep up the good work !!!

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TALLGUY42 5/25/2011 2:42PM

    Nice bike!
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TERESA159 5/25/2011 12:28PM

    Sounds great! Where's the pics?

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BARBIE176 5/24/2011 11:14PM

    emoticon on your new Harley! I am sure you will enjoy riding it. Keep up the good work on not smoking. So glad you are happy with yourself. Your husband would be so proud of you!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 5/24/2011 1:25AM

    emoticon enjoy the bike and stay safe!

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ANGORA4 5/23/2011 11:04PM

    Woo hoo! Have a wonderful ride! My mamma owned a Harley, just loved riding with her brothers. She'll be smiling down on you, too!

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COOKWITHME65 5/23/2011 3:14PM

    Glad to hear Donner, yourself and the garden are doing well. emoticon on your new bike!

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/23/2011 12:24PM

    You need to post pictures of your new Harley and your garden, Karlyn! I am so glad things are going well for you; been thinking about you and hoping that was the case. Give Donner an extra hug and treat from me!

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BECKYANNE1 5/23/2011 10:05AM

    Congrats. on the new bike. My DS just bought his first bike this weekend. Glad you are doing well.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 5/22/2011 11:06PM

    Congrats! on the bike!! Glad you are doing well. Pics soon I hope!

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SAPHRAEL 5/22/2011 9:31PM

    Ride on, sister! Motorcycle riding is such fun! Be safe out there!!

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DARLENEK04 5/22/2011 9:24PM

  Oh wow, congratulations. My DH had a dyna and loved it.
Glad to hear you are doing well and not smoking .... my
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Blessings
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PS: Need a picture...

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BETHV10 5/22/2011 8:27PM

    You deserve to be happy! So glad things are goig well!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/22/2011 7:34PM

    AWESOME! Can't wait for the picture!

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SUGARSMOM2 5/22/2011 3:36PM

  wow that is wonderful .. congradulation .. to you/ enjoy and with warm weather coming you will enjoy for a long time .

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LUVDOGZ 5/22/2011 3:31PM

    Congrats, that is wonderful! Enjoy your Harley, and congrats not smoking, that is emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/22/2011 3:04PM

    So glad you are doing well and that Donner is too! Congrats on getting your new Harley!!! I know your hubby is proud of you. Keep up the good work!!!

Hugs to you and Donner!!!!

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HIPPICHICK1 5/22/2011 2:02PM

    Your light is shining brightly! May your angels always guide you safely as you ride. I know your hubby is one of them.
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Congrats of staying away from the ciggies!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/22/2011 1:44PM

    FANTASTIC!!! I am SO GLAD to hear that things are going this well for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/22/2011 1:32PM

    How fantastic for you! Have a fun time riding and be safe!
I've missed your blogs, thanks for writing and updating us on how your doing.
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PRINCHESSA 5/22/2011 12:51PM

    Grats! & yeah, pics or it didn't happen ;)

& HUGE KUDOS to still not smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SODELIGHT05 5/22/2011 12:08PM

    Wow, that's awesome. You deserve it. Have fun with the new Harley!

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LORIAPO 5/22/2011 11:07AM

    I think that's wonderful that you got a new bike; especially with how it makes you think about your husband.
Someday you should have someone take a picture of you & your new ride!
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Congratulations on continuing to be a non-smoker!
You are really doing well.

Glad you mentioned you garden too. I was wondering how it was doing for you. I just got most of mine planted last week; but still more to put in after the ground dries up enough again.

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SCRAPHAPPY94 5/22/2011 11:06AM

    What a great gift and a wonderful way to feel close to him! Enjoy your rides!

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PSKIPPY7811 5/22/2011 11:02AM

    You're right, you do deserve it! Enjoy!

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RONIE11 5/22/2011 10:49AM

    Woo Hoo.... take a ride up the coast when the weather is nice... we can take a nice long walk on the beach .... I'm just 50 miles from the oregon/california border.... enjoy.. your right you do deserve this.... Ronie

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FIREFLY1967 5/22/2011 10:37AM

    ENJOY THAT BIKE!!!! I AM SURE YOUR HUSBAND IS THERE IN SPIRIT AS YOU RIDE IT. GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE DOING OKAY!!!! :)

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My husbands memorial~

Monday, May 09, 2011

Good morning! This weekend was my husbands memorial. I had it at our favorite dirt bike spot that is right on the river. It was very overwhelming having all of our friends and family there for us. I spread a little of his ashes on the dirt bike track at his request. Donner had a very full belly that day. It was very good closure for me.

  
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HDHAWK 5/22/2011 5:29PM

    How fun! Good for you for doing something that makes you happy! I'm sure hubby would approve. Enjoy and be safe!

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    God bless you---how wonderful the memorial was where he loved being!! emoticon

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GOMEIN2011 5/12/2011 8:21PM

    He is in Heaven smiling down on you. May God Bless you and hold you always!!

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KTTAYLOR21 5/11/2011 11:03PM

    emoticon emoticon Always thinking about you.

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TOASTIE 5/11/2011 1:35PM

    My prayers are with you.

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MISS_VIV 5/11/2011 11:35AM

    Peace and good thoughts for you on your new start up. Thanks for quitting the smokes, you will love yourself for it . .

Stay strong

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HIPPICHICK1 5/10/2011 10:16PM

    Sounds beautiful!
So now that my shop is back together after a sale last weekend, I can start on your order! I am going to be able to work in the pottery full time starting next week, but I'm going to do some sketches and see what I come up with, given what you said you wanted. Tomorrow I have my annual with the dentist and then Dr's appt Thursday. I'm going to make a good start on it by the weekend I'm sure.
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BETHV10 5/10/2011 3:02PM

    I'm glad the memorial went well. emoticon

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GRITS46 5/10/2011 12:08PM

    Karlyn, it sounds as if you did this the way he would have wanted it -- and that will bring you peace.

Hugs,
Sherrey

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KOPSBABY 5/10/2011 10:54AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss My prayers are with you. I'm glad the memorial brought some peace to you.

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/10/2011 10:24AM

    I'm glad it worked out well for you. emoticon

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COWGIRLUPINOK 5/10/2011 10:16AM

    I am glad things went well and that you were able to get some closure. Thinking of you!!!!

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USMAWIFE 5/10/2011 9:33AM

    that was a wonderful place to honor your love.

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COOKWITHME65 5/10/2011 9:07AM

    So happy to hear the memorial went well.

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LUVDOGZ 5/10/2011 7:38AM

    It sounds like a beautiful memorial. Hugs to you and Donner emoticon

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ANGORA4 5/10/2011 1:00AM

    Sounds like a beautiful memorial, and Donner was quite pampered!

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REDHEADMOM2U 5/9/2011 11:09PM

    I'm glad it went well!

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/9/2011 10:27PM

    I'm glad everything went well for you and glad Donner was able to be there too. Sending you lots of hugs.

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JUSTJUSTY 5/9/2011 9:36PM

    Sweet!

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JLPEASE 5/9/2011 9:30PM

    I'm glad it went well.
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TERESA159 5/9/2011 9:21PM

    That's wonderful. I hope people took lots of pictures so you will always have reminders of what a special event you created in his memory. You've loved and been loved well, that does deserve celebration.

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MAMADWARF 5/9/2011 9:08PM

    IM so happy it went well and brought you some peace. Give Donner a hug for me. One for you too.

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DRB13_1 5/9/2011 8:34PM

    Love is everlasting...

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HDHAWK 5/9/2011 8:34PM

    So glad to hear it went well and that you were surrounded by people who loved you both.

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TRIGFROST 5/9/2011 6:53PM

    So -- "Happy for You"... it's been a tough year for you...

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DARLENEK04 5/9/2011 6:29PM

  Sounds like a great tribute to Brent. Wish we could have
all been there.

Hugs,
Darlene

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KIMDONN 5/9/2011 4:43PM

    Sounds like it was wonderful!!! I just read a whole bunch of your blogs, I do not know why I have not been getting notifications, I had subscribed and I feel horrible that I am just finding out about Brent! I am so sorry that I was not aware of what was going on....I hope Donner is of a huge comfort for you in your healing, I am praying for you Karlyn and I am here if you need an ear or a shoulder just spark mail me!

Kim

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NANNER2121 5/9/2011 4:40PM

    What a wonderful, loving tribute to a wonderful gentleman.

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BARBIE176 5/9/2011 4:13PM

    So happy for you that all went well and you had lots of friends there to support you and show your love! It is so awesome to hear the upbeat attitude you've had the last few blogs! emoticon emoticon

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STARFISH619 5/9/2011 4:04PM

    I'm so happy you were able to do this. Sounds like it turned out wonderfully and was a very special event in honor of him.
Thinking of you. :)

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SMOCKON 5/9/2011 3:44PM

    Sounds like a lovely service!

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RONIREDD 5/9/2011 3:27PM

    Sounds simply lovely ....

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MRSMELVIN1 5/9/2011 3:20PM

    I am so sorry to hear about you loss. Celebrating his life with you family and friends sounds like a great way to remember him.

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/9/2011 3:19PM

    Sounds like it was the perfect way to honor and remember him! You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/9/2011 3:15PM

    That sounds like it was perfect! I'm so happy for you -
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THISYEARSMODEL 5/9/2011 3:13PM

    Sounds beautiful! I'm glad you're doing well & am sending you good vibes. emoticon

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SPARKYEG 5/9/2011 3:11PM

    What a wonderful way to remember him. emoticon to you.

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NNICHOLS46 5/9/2011 3:10PM

    I lost my husband 12/17/09

I totally feel your pain

he dropped deadd it was very sudden

he was obese..that contributed to his death

I try every day to make him proud

he was 29 years old..

wonder if there is a support group on here..

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Sorry I have been so quiet~!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I know that you wonderful people care a ton about me! I have been doing very well!! I quit smoking and have not looked back! I am very happy about this and I am even starting to jog!
I have been busy getting ready for Brents celebration of life. I am going to throw him a big party this weekend at his favorite dirt bike area. It is right on the river in our town, It is beautiful. I am flying his son down on Friday and his girlfriend. I will get to meet her for the first time. I am very happy about this. Brent and Evan think that she kind of looks like me which is a good thing because he has a VERY bad mother. Anyhoo~ Thank you guys for continuing to check on me. Things are going very well for me and I am VERY HAPPY!

  
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K__IERRA123 5/9/2011 3:00PM

    Glad to hear you are still doing well!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 5/9/2011 2:57PM

    I am glad to hear you are doing well!!!

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STARFISH619 5/9/2011 2:39PM

    I'm so proud of you for giving up the bad sticks! And I'm excited for the upcoming celebration of Brent. Have so much fun!

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ANIMALDOCTOR 5/9/2011 12:15AM

    Congratulations on quitting smoking.... and for losing weight at the same time!!! Great job on both!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRITTERKEEPERS 5/7/2011 3:20AM

    I'm very pleased to hear that you are now a happy non-smoker
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EMMANYC 5/6/2011 9:32PM

    Way to go with quitting smoking, and best wishes for the celebration this weekend

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OPALMOON 5/5/2011 3:31PM

    Thinking of you!

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GOANOTHERMILE 5/5/2011 1:08PM

    i found your blog through a mutual team. i just want to say your story has touched me and thank you for sharing , also thank you for quitting smoking!!! may you and your family have a wonderful celebration of life ceremony!! ~kea emoticon emoticon

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ANGORA4 5/4/2011 9:51PM

    Have a blessed time together, what a great idea.

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    emoticon on the smoking and jogging! It is emoticon to hear you so positive and upbeat! What a beautiful thing to do in memory of Brent. Enjoy your time with his son and his son's girlfriend. emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 5/4/2011 1:37PM

    Woo hoo on the smoking! Enjoy your celebration and spending time with Brent's kids.

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TKAYSMILES 5/4/2011 1:23PM

    Congratulations to you on your quitting smoking! It is a wonderful thing to celebrate! Have fun in your celebration this weekend too!! You sound so good!

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DARLENEK04 5/4/2011 12:35PM

  Brent is so happy....I know.............

Praying you have a lovely celebration...wish we could come.

Pictures???

Jog on.........

Hugs,
Darlene

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COOKWITHME65 5/4/2011 11:38AM

    So glad to hear you are doing well and are happy. You will have a great time at his celebration. Make sure to take some pictures and tell us all about it when you get a chance.

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TERESA159 5/4/2011 11:33AM

    Wishing you great weather for Brent's celebration. It will be such a good thing for you, succor for your soul. Am so happy to hear that you are happy. Take each day as it comes and when you have a bad one, and don't freak out when you do, you'll know that it's temporary and normal.
Running! Congrats!
Quit smoking! Awesome!!

You're an amazing woman who's making the best life for herself. Rock it!

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DRB13_1 5/4/2011 11:23AM

    celebration of life is very fitting... remember all the wonderful times together

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BETHV10 5/4/2011 11:21AM

    So glad you quit smoking.... it is so important! emoticon

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LESLIES537 5/4/2011 11:19AM

    CONGRATS on kicking the habit! I'm sure the celebration of life will go beautifully! Brent is smiling down on you and must be SO proud of you! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/4/2011 11:15AM

    Thank you for the update, sweetie! I am so glad you are doing well, and SO proud of you for quitting smoking, and jogging, too. Does Donner go with you? Our dog loves to run, but she has a hip issue and does not do well for very long. Keep us posted when you have a chance, and keep rocking!

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GRSMITH80 5/4/2011 10:52AM

    Hope you have a great weekend! And congrats on quitting smoking it can be a hard thing to do. Trust me in 10 years (which is how long it's been since I've smoked) you'll think it's the most disgusting thing you could ever smell :)

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HIPPICHICK1 5/4/2011 9:48AM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend in the works!
Congrats on quitting smoking and not looking back AND jogging!! W00t!!
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TRACEEAST 5/4/2011 9:48AM

    Good job girl! Keep it up and take care of yourself!

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TOASTIE 5/4/2011 9:43AM

    So happy for you

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IZZYBEBOP 5/4/2011 9:27AM

    What a wonderful celebration of life it will be, and now you're jogging! I'm so happy for you.

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/4/2011 9:20AM

    I just celebrated my son on Sunday. It was a nice day and I do something for him every year. It helps.

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SAPHRAEL 5/4/2011 9:19AM

    Yay! I'm so happy for you!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/4/2011 9:14AM

    What a GREAT idea! Have a wonderful time!!

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JENNSWIMS 5/4/2011 9:14AM

    Congrats on the smoking. I quit 7 months ago, and honestly, after a month or so, I didn't think about it much anymore.

Keep up the good work and enjoy the bittersweet joy of the Celebration of Life.

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NICS41 5/4/2011 9:09AM

    I'm glad that you are doing well. That is such a wonderful idea to have a Celebration of Life at his favorite place. I'm happy you are able to get his son and girlfriend in for it too.

Don't you worry about being quiet. We all understand and just want you to know we are thinking about you. You need to work on you right now but know we are here if you need.

God bless and take care.
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LAURIE5658 5/4/2011 9:03AM

    You go, girl! You are strong and you are living life!!

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C11ELF16 5/4/2011 9:03AM

    Glad that you are doing well. Keep up the good work ! You deserve happiness! ((HUGS))

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/4/2011 8:53AM

    I am thrilled for you, Karlyn! You are such a trooper! I hope the celebration of life is WONDERFUL and that you make even stronger bonds with those you love. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KELLIGIRL523 5/4/2011 8:34AM

    I'm glad to hear you're doing well!!

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AMANDAJCD 5/4/2011 8:32AM

    I'm so glad to hear of your success with quitting smoking -- that's awesome! Keep at it, take the time you need, and we'll be here :)

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PRINCHESSA 5/4/2011 8:17AM

    You can be quiet in between, as long as we keep hearing such good news from you!

Way to go on your continued success without smoking! That is the ultimate success story!!!!!
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