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,
Thursday, March 03, 2011
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,
Monday, August 02, 2010
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,
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
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,
Saturday, December 05, 2009
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.
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,
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