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Sad for me but happy for Mom...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hi friends. I had to let you all know that I lost my mom yesterday. She was 79 and until a year or so before her death was in good health. She developed severe dementia but still knew us (my sister, brothers and me).
My sister had taken her from Columbus, OH to Dallas, TX to live with her and she was in and out of the hospitals for various things. Luckily, she was at Kathy's house when she went to bed and died sometime in the night. What a peaceful way to go.
Mom always talked about wanting to sit on God's lap. Now's her chance!
I miss her terribly and doubt that will go away but I am peaceful knowing that Mom knew Jesus and is in better hands now.
Thank you all for sharing my pain. It's what I like about Spark (and Facebook) ~ your friends are there for you.

Love and Hugs to all,
Sandy

  
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AYDAN@MADSMOM 5/27/2011 3:28PM

    Sandy, I just saw your post and wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. It is never easy no matter how old we are to lose a parent. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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ESMERM 5/22/2011 8:42PM

    Sorry for your loss Sandy. Hope you ared doing well.

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MCDEANE52 4/3/2011 8:40PM

    Thanks to everyone who read and commented on this. I have been off the computer lately reminiscing. I really appreciate all of you and I'm so glad I have friends like y'all.

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PRUPLEBEAR 3/30/2011 7:49AM

    I am sorry for your loss. emoticon

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MSJULES01 3/28/2011 10:13AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are all here for you.
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DAWNFIRE72 3/27/2011 5:01PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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TWEETYKC00 3/26/2011 10:18PM

    I'me very sorry for your loss. your mom is now out of pain and no longer confused.

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MCDEANE52 3/26/2011 5:13PM

    Thank you, each and every one!

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TWOTIMESS 3/26/2011 3:32PM

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Hold on to your beautiful memories of a great woman.

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DEBERAHW 3/26/2011 3:11PM

    I am new to this site and yours was the first blog I read. my heart goes out to you as do my prayers. As there is nothing harder than loosing someone you love.

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MELA1953 3/26/2011 3:08PM

    My sympathies are with you Sandy.. My mom is doing okay but she constantly talks about wanting God to take her.. She is 85 and cannot do the things she wants to do... I am glad your mother went peacefully and I am sure she is smiling down at you.
loveMel

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PHOENIXK26 3/26/2011 2:56PM

    My condolences on your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
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It's Been a Long Time...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Hi friends,
It's been a very long time since I've been online and even longer since I've blogged. But I have to tell you what's been going on.

Last time I was on my Ron and I were living in a trailer in Albany, OH. Turned out our neighbors were regular monsters. We couldn't wait to leave there. In our wanderings we took an "Ohio Byway" shortcut and came across this house we're in.

We are in amongst the forest and have hills on all sides of us. We are on this little highway but if we get 50 cars a day, it's a busy day. I'll be working on getting some pix of this wonderful place and when I do, I'll post them on my page.

There was a problem, though, with this place. Although our only neighbor (and great landlady) lives 100 yards or so from us and has high-speed internet, we couldn't get it here. Talk about frustrating! It's in Ron's name so he had to do the calling and you know how men are, they don't have near as much patience as we women. But in Ron's case, I could understand his frustration. He got every lie in the book ~ twice! We began trying to get online back in October and here it is March and I just today got online.

And while I was not able to monitor my emails and such someone pirated my Facebook and sent bogus emails to my friends. Thankfully, I was able to get to a library and straighten that part out but in the meantime I can't get on my emails or on Facebook. Oh well, it could be worse. At least I can come here and I know I'll be among friends.

So that's what I've been up to. But I've come to the conclusion that I can die happy here and I hope we NEVER have to move again! Thank every one of you who have thought of me and those who read this. I really hope I'm never offline for such a long time again.

Hugs and Love to All,
Sandy

  
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AYDAN@MADSMOM 3/14/2011 10:26AM

    Welcome back!

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MCDEANE52 3/10/2011 9:26PM

    Thank you, one and all, for the welcome back!

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ESMERM 3/9/2011 7:27PM

    Glad to hear from you!

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GRALLEN 3/3/2011 9:32PM

    OMG It's so good to hear from you. I have been worried about you and am glad to hear you are doin better and have a better place to live.

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TWEETYKC00 3/3/2011 9:14PM

    i'm so glad that things are working out for you now. i'm glad to have you back with us!

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ALASKAN 3/3/2011 7:15PM

    Hello Sandy
Welcome back and good to hear from you. I hope that you can stay with all of us a lot longer. Talk to you soon and take care. Always, ERNA emoticon emoticon

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ANGEL_GRAVER 3/3/2011 4:51PM

   
Welcome back!

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MELA1953 3/3/2011 4:22PM

    Welcome back Sandy! We missed you on the GH team!

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MSJULES01 3/3/2011 3:55PM

    Welcome back. So glad to see you again.
I can't wait to see the pics of the new place.
I hope you get a chance to walk in the woods this spring. You never know what you will see.

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So close ~ yet so far away....

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hi friends,
Although there are many things that fit the title of this, the one I am referring to is reaching my goal. I've been hovering between 173# and 168# for 6 months now and my goal, 165#, is laughing at me. But I WILL get there, of that I am sure. Just not sure which month it will be in.
In my personal life, my mom moved away ~ half way across the United States ~ and I really miss seeing her! I know in my brain that she's better off and has WAY more help, which she needs now, but my heart just misses her.
My Grandsons are also away ~ and to the same place as Mom. They will be back on the 8th of August in time for school but, man, do I ever miss 'em!!! My daughter made a most excellent move to another place, while the boys have been gone. I'm very proud of, and for, her for getting out of the "hood" and into the 'burbs.
Okay, that's what is going on in my life and I thought I would get it down on the screen. Hope you enjoyed reading it. I sure enjoyed writing it.

Hugs to all my friends,
Sandy

  
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WIFEALF 9/17/2010 2:34PM

    I know how you feel..I am so close and its hard dont give up you will get ther might just a longer time then some...be patient!

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ESMERM 8/5/2010 8:31PM

    Hello my friend, hang in there!

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Hey Y'all, It's Really Me.....

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hi friends,

Has it been a long time or what? I've been around, just not on the computer. And I wanted to, while I AM here, tell you all that I miss you ~ a lot. Now, I'm not saying that I'll be on here every day, but what I am saying is that I will start trying to. ;)

I haven't gone to my weight tracker yet but I am at 170#, just 5 short of my goal. I won't say that I've been perfect in that department, if I had I would be WAY under my goal. There are months when my weight goes up a bit but it always comes down. That Spark magic has stayed with me and that, along with water, have kept me within 8# or so of goal.

I'm sure that within a year or a little more, I am going to have to move yet again. I really thought it was to be this year but I got a bit of a reprieve. So my Ron and I planted some tomatoes, some sweet bell peppers and watermelon. We also hung 3 bird feeders and I nailed a board with perches to the one tree that's close enough and put my peanut butter concoction on it and I am throwing my bread (instead of eating it) to the birds. We fixed our backyard, although sloped, where we can sit and watch the birds. I can only think of one thing that's more relaxing than that and that is fishing. I've done some of that, too.

My shoulder and ankle are the same ~ and I still ignore 'em, which is also the same. LOL I just take my meds every day and hope for the best. My Ron is getting a bit worse as he's still smoking, but I'm trying to get him to quit. I wanna keep him around a while longer, ya know? Shady, our Akita, is also taking his meds twice a day. His epilepsy is mostly under control, although ANY seizure is one too many.

My mom has relocated from Ohio, where I am, to Texas and I miss her bad. :( I'm just not going to be able to go down to see her. Oh, well, there's always the phone, right? I'm happily in touch with my son, Dennis, who's been in prison for quite a while. He has just over a year till he's halfway house eligible and I cannot WAIT to see him. My granddaughter, Haley, just graduated with honors from high school. She's trying to get into Texas University, the Longhorns. (Hook 'em Horns!!!) My daughter and her 2 boys, which are nearly grown (UGH, I'm old ~ LOL), are the only family I have here in Ohio. I try to keep up with them all on Facebook. I've also, through Facebook, reconnected to my very first hero in life, Johnny S. We're catching up on the 40 years since we last spoke.

I just wanted, while I was here on Sparks, to update those of you who follow my blogs. Following my blogs is the easiest job in the world since I hardly ever blog anymore. LOL But to those of you that do read this, please know that y'all are always in my thoughts and I wish the very best to each of you.

Big Ginormous Hugs to All,
Sandy
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WIFEALF 6/21/2010 3:52PM

    wow you are so close to your goal i am so happy for you!!!!!!

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ALASKAN 6/9/2010 9:22PM

    Hello Sandy
It's great to hear from you again. I have really missed you a lot. emoticon
I was just thinking about you and did not know what happened to ya. Good to see you posting again. Always, ERNA

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MCDEANE52 6/9/2010 5:41PM

    Thank you Gail and Rel. I've missed y'all and I hope I'll be at Sparks more often. I will try. ;)

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BUGSMIMI 6/9/2010 5:30PM

  Nice to see you back, Sandy! Sure do miss you!

Big hugs!

Rel

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GRALLEN 6/8/2010 9:51PM

    Tis good to hear from you again.

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It's Been a Long Time.....

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Hi friends,

I hardly know what to say, it's been such a long time since I've blogged. I've been reading a lot and playing the silly games (but I LOVE 'em) on Facebook and just hanging out with the family.

Well, Shady, my Akita 'son', is doing pretty well on his phenobarbitol. He's tired a lot and takes lots of naps but if someone comes to the door, he's johnny on the spot! LOL And, best of all, he hasn't had anymore seizures! Thank You, God!

Ron and I both have our monthly doctor appointments a week from yesterday (OMG, it's 2:11 in the morning!!!). The weather reports are calling for snow Wednesday, Thursday and into Friday, which is the day we go. emoticon emoticon

We found a church in this little town that has an outreach program and they're gonna help us with our Christmas. WooHoo! That way we can get the grandboys something. It's only gonna be for them this year. But, y'all know what? I've had money before and I was no where NEAR as happy as I am now! Just goes to show you, to be satisfied you have to WANT what you HAVE, not have what you want!

Okay, it was nice to touch base with you. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! AND, I am hoping to see you more ~ less games and more Spark! Wish me luck!

Hugs to All,
Sandy

  
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WIFEALF 1/20/2010 1:56AM

    i know i love those silly games on facebook too heheheheh
hugs love your new pics...

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ESMERM 12/5/2009 9:41PM

    Glad Shady is doing better. I hope that you have a great holiday season too!

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MELA1953 12/5/2009 11:45AM

    Sandy- so nice to hear from you again!!! I am happy to hear about Shady. I have just put Smokey on meds for his lifelong IBS and am keeping my fingers crossed that they work.. You are right though, it doesn't matter how much you have as how happy you are.. I hope your holidays are everything you want them to be....
loveMela

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MSJULES01 12/5/2009 10:04AM

    Thank you for sharing. It will get better.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
Just remember that as long as your family is all together that is all that matters.

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