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Friday, March 01, 2013



Thought I would give my Sparkfriends an update since I haven't been online in a while.

My stepdaughter's four children were removed from her home and we have taken the two older girls, Haley and Lilly, ages 8 and 5. The little boys have been placed in a foster home. John and I couldn't handle all four children.

It has been an absolute whirlwind and we've had to move into a larger apartment. At least the girls are well and safe. We've had non-stop appointments...doctors, psychologists, etc. We've been driving both girls to two different schools twice a day and everything has been just crazy but we are making it..one day at a time.

The girls are emotionally disturbed and we have a Mental Health counselor coming to do "In Home Therapy". It's going to be a long road ahead but with God's help, we'll make it.

Sorry I haven't been sparking..but I'm sure in time I'll get back here.

Much love and please keep us in your prayers!

xoxox
Michele

  
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CM_GARDNER78 3/4/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon At least Haley has been there before - so that isn't such a huge change. I know all about the appointments and such...I can't imagine that kind of life being thrown in my lap! It is difficult, but you are the best people to handle this! I will keep you in my prayers, my friend. I'm glad the girls have you to be there for them. Stick with it the best you can - and don't forget to fill your tank too. You are no good to them if you are running on empty! Take little snippets here and there!! (((((HUGS)))))

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KELLYHARTLINE 3/2/2013 11:02AM

    Just signed on today to check on you. Seems as though you have your hands full. Lifting you up in prayer my friend. emoticon

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NWFL59 3/2/2013 10:17AM

    Best wishes for you and your family during this period of adjustments and challenges. emoticon emoticon

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Happy New Year To All!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing all of my sparkfriends a happy, healthy, blessed New Year!

I'm ready for a new year, that's for sure!

Unfortunately, I'm starting out this one with a wicked sinus infection and half my head hurts, eye is watering, teeth even hurts. Ugh!

Well, this too shall pass...it always does.

Don't party too hard and be safe if you're going out.

Okay 2013, bring it on!

Tiara's UP! haaaa (Ow, it hurts when I laugh..haha)

  
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LISALOSING52 1/1/2013 1:39PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Here's hoping that 2013 is a better year..
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KENDRACARROLL 1/1/2013 12:19AM

    No partying here. I'm hiking at 6:45 tomorrow morning :)

Feel better soon, and don't be such a stranger in 2013.

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CM_GARDNER78 12/31/2012 10:55PM

    Awww - I hope you feel better fast!!! Happy New Year to you, my friend!! May 2013 bring you health, happiness, and blessings beyond measure! :-)

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RFJSJ50 12/31/2012 8:04PM

    Happy New Year to you!
I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and hope you soon get better.
Sheila

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RFJSJ50 12/31/2012 8:03PM

    Happy New Year to you!
I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and hope you soon get better.
Sheila

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NWFL59 12/31/2012 7:41PM

    Happy New Year back at you! Hope you quickly recover from the sinus infections and its accompanying discomforts. To weicome in the new year, I'm being a bit artsy in that I watched a (new to me) DVD on pouring acrylic paint by an artist (Beth Ridgeway) from new mexico. Its called Layering Light. I like her paintings but I don't think I care to try the technique but found it interesting to view. I always stay home rather than get out there amoungst the noise, fireworks, cold, crowds etc. I probably won't even stay up past my regular bedtime to watch them drop the ball in NYC. But I did get more than my 10K steps done and in today's mail I received the FitBit One I ordered just in time to start using it for the new year. Thanks for the Snowman. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Ain't Life Grand and All That Jazz!

Monday, December 24, 2012

OMG! Nobody ever told me, nor did I know enough to inquire...that laptops only have a life span of 5- 7 years and I guess mine is on its last leg. Sigh.

My computer is fine but my laptop monitor is black. Talk about frustrating beyond frustrating!!! So thankful for my brother, though. He hooked me up with an "S-video" cord which is allowing me to use my TV screen as my monitor for the time being. It's a little weird but I'm so glad that this tv has the plug for this in the back because me other tv doesn't.

So, I guess I'm back in business until I can save up for a new computer.

I hope everyone is doing well and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

If you have laptops and you get the "Pink Screen of Death", be warned. It's time to make sure you have a backup plan. I didn't. Thankfully, I have everything important backed up and I also have Carbonite. I don't even want to think about all the pictures and documents I would've lost if it had been worse.

Once again, Merry Christmas, everybody. Have a safe and happy holiday.
I hope all of your wishes come true!

xoxoxo
-Me

  
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CM_GARDNER78 12/30/2012 5:59PM

    AAARRRUUUGGGHHH!! I am sorry about your computer!! Good thing you have everything backed up - I have a cousin who didn't and ended up losing over 3 years of pictures because the hard drive fried! :-( Blah! Hope you are able to save up fast!! :-)

Hope you had a great Christmas - Happy New Year!!!

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DEBRA0818 12/25/2012 4:44AM

    It's great all your stuff is in the cloud -- you can access it from anywhere, anytime. Sorry about your computer letting you down. It's kind of a shock when things that are relatively expensive break down especially as we've come to rely on them.

Glad you have a temporary fix!

Merry, merry Christmas, Michele, and a great day!

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KENDRACARROLL 12/25/2012 12:59AM

    Sorry to hear about your computer. Never owned a laptop. Love my desktop and ipad.
Merry Christmas, dear SparkFriend.
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Be Inspired!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



What inspires you? Hmmm. I know what inspires me and it's not chocolate...haaaaaaaa.

Well, I lied. It IS chocolate but I think I feel a "break - up" comin' on. Oh, who am I kidding? I'll break up to make up, that's what I'll do. I know me too, too well. :) Haaaaaaaaaaaaa

Well, I do know that LOVE inspires me, especially sacrificial love.
Courage inspires me. Honesty inspires me.

Hmmmm...okay, now I'm becoming inspired....by ME!

I must learn to honestly have the courage to allow Love to inspire me to greater things and higher heights. I can do it. I have help.

I am not alone and neither are you!

Yes, hard work is involved but isn't it always and doesn't it always mean more when you've put your whole heart into it?



Work is what it's gonna' take. Being inspired is only the first step. You must give your inspiration feet to run and dance...hands to do good things and wings to flyyyyy. It does require work. We can do it. It's a decision.

We don't have to do it all in one day. We don't have to be overwhelmed.

If all you can muster up today is the energy to walk 10 more steps....do it.
If all you can do today is drink a few extra glasses of water....do it.
If all you can do today is to tell "self-talk" to shut up....do it.
If all you can do today is make a plan....do it.
If all you can do today is track your food....do it.
If all you can do today is decide to not give up... DO IT!

We'll get there, because we're worth it. God says so.
Allow LOVE to inspire you, today and don't you dare give up.

Be inspired!

xoxoxo

  
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KENDRACARROLL 11/27/2012 10:31PM

    Yup, one small step at a time.
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CM_GARDNER78 11/27/2012 11:21AM

    I am certain that is why most people (myself included - I'm actually at the TOP of the list!) become overwhelmed and give up! It's an all or nothing attitude that gets us in to trouble....when all we really have to do is make small, simple changes. Over time, they begin to add up. We just need to trust that it's going to happen! :-)

Love the pic about engineers - LOL!

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Don't Forget You Are Beautiful!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



You were born to fly!

Have a happy day, everybody and don't give up!
Little by little, we'll get there!

  
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CM_GARDNER78 11/25/2012 1:28PM

    ...beautiful people don't happen, they are MADE! Amen girl, I can relate to this! YOU are a beautiful person - - thank you for sharing this!!!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!
~ Christa

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MAMA3MANY1 11/24/2012 5:01PM

    Thank you for posting this.
I'm going thru tough times and it gives me hope and reminds me that tough times are no surprise to God and that He is leading me.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/21/2012 10:56PM

    So you have to go through hell in order to become a beautiful person.
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Thanks for posting this.
Happy Thanksgiving.
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DEBRA0818 11/21/2012 2:47PM

    What a wonderful piece of prose to see first thing when I signed on this afternoon. Thanks for posting, Michele!

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DARJR50 11/21/2012 11:34AM

  Thank you for the inspiration

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