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A much needed break...

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Well, we made it through Kindergarten! Yay! What a victory!

Field day was fun for the kiddies. They had big huge blow up slides which turned into water slides because it started to rain. The kids were absolutely drenched but loved every minute of

Hubby is back on the road again and daughter from Alabama is leaving tomorrow. It was so great to see her. Alabama is too far away.

Am going on the road with hubby mid-July so tomorrow I begin again. I went to the grocery store...purchased all of my food and found my pedometer. Good old Pedie..right where I left Haley is gone downstate for a week to her Nana', I'll be able to have a stress free week and able to concentrate on getting myself back on track again...yay.

I hope everyone has a great Summer filled with fun, laughter and things that make you smile!

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CAROLANN27 6/7/2010 8:01PM

    Glad you're having a week of relaxation. You were really hammered with Haley's surgeries, etc. Nice you will be able to go with hubby in July!!

Things are getting settled here quite well. Daughter and I cleaned out the room she'll be using. Moved grandson's stuff into our room and computer room. It's turning out to be really fun to have her here. We get to talk a lot and are already looking forward to fall, our favorite season, and Christmas, with her here for all the traditional things.

Have a great week!

PS Thanks for the comment and great goodie. (I'm looking for some sandals!)

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    Summer is not here yet. You are way ahead of yourself. Get back here in earth time lady. LOL. I am so glad you are here. I also have been through many, various trials and tribulations and have over come them all by the indwelling fire of Holy Spirit. Isnt it great of our Creator to give us all the needful tools to have success in this life? The name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus and indwelling Holy Spirit, His power, His authority, His word what more do we need? Love is what we need to be on top of it all. LOve, Love and Love some more. Love over comes it all and there is not law that can come against love. I am so glad you are here and I hope you will enjoy your trip with your better half, your spouse, the gift from Father God to complete you and Him as one. I love you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERI99 6/5/2010 8:48PM

    There's something so relaxing about the summer and freedom from being so scheduled. Hope it helps you to jump back on track. Enjoy your break!

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If "crazy" = okay...then I'm

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Well..I don't know what was worse...going through the angst of the second surgery...or trying to keep Haley from "busting a gut" AFTER surgery. Whew! I'll be glad when our 2 weeks is officially over so she can have a bath again and ride her bike again, etc. This has been hell !!! Soon it'll be over.

Haley has ODD, ADHD, RAD, PTSD and Mood, needless to say...I have my hands full normally, anyway....but this.... UGH!!!

Most of the time I just want to run away and that's the truth.

How easy it is to revert right back to your crappy eating habits when something throws you for a loop. Even though I know I'm doing it...I still do the wrong thing. Well, there it is....I guess I'm human, aren't I ! lol

Yeah, well...I am such a strong person in so many ways...I disappoint myself when I let myself go. I was feeling so good about the progress I'd made and I guess I haven't stopped beating myself up enough about it...but I will...I know

I'll get back on the horse and may not be off into the sunset....and it may be a short ride only to get bucked off again...but nevertheless...I know I'll ride and begin again...I always do!

So....for right now... I am a great big... ((((( SIGH ))))))) . That's it...just a big "sigh"...because I have no words to adequately describe it.

Too much stress all the sad.

A big thank you to all my sparkfriends. I haven't forgotten you. Please keep us in your prayers... we need it.

Until we meet again....

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NWFL59 6/5/2010 6:14PM

    When it gets to much for you try to imagine the sounds and smells that bring comfort and peace of mind. You'll eventually get back to riding the dime store pony (here's a virtual bag of coins in pertuity)... hope Haley recovers quickly and gets back to enjoying her bicycle soon.

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MMICKEYP 6/5/2010 5:26PM

    Thank you spark friends for all of your wonderful comments!
I am so appreciative of all the support! xoxox emoticon

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CAROLANN27 5/23/2010 6:02PM

    How lucky Haley is to have you! Sometimes life seems so unfair and you're carrying a big load. But you are doing so much good. I pray for your peace and strength.


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ANNINTENNESSEE 5/20/2010 12:44PM

    emoticon glad things went well and you are getting back in the swing of things!

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TERI99 5/20/2010 8:50AM

    Stress is such a killer in so many areas of our lives. It can take our focus away from our strength (or should I say Strength) that makes all things possible. But the blessing is that there is always the opportunity to start again, or get back on track. And you are never alone. What a blessing that you are there to love Haley and care for her, challenging though it can be. Don't you find that often our biggest challenges bring us the most joy, in spite of the stress? God is gracious! I'll be praying.
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MARENAMOO 5/20/2010 8:39AM

    In the grand scheme of life you are doing so much - especially for one little person who as of yet in not able to appreciate all that you do for her. We as adults stand in awe of your commitment and dedication to doing the right thing when so many might have walked away - you turned towards. So you are trying to balance all of these demands - soon you will have those plates all spinning but for now take care of Haley.

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DEBRA_T 5/20/2010 7:54AM

    You know we do the best we can do until we know how to do better. Getting to that knowing part requires a complex set of intention, action and kindness to the self plus faith, love and perseverance. It ain't bean bag. Returning your prayers and best wishes, I remain, also, in the struggle for a connection to the self that knows how to do better.


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KENDRACARROLL 5/20/2010 2:36AM

    I sure hope that things will slow down a bit for you now that the second operation is over.
Hang in there.

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Well, here we go again!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Well, we went for our follow up Doctor visit for Haley's hernia and there is a hernia on the opposite side .... so, we're scheduled for another surgery this friday.

Poor baby...we had been crossing off days on a calendar and she was supposed to be able to ride her bike again on May 15th but now it'll be pushed back another 2 weeks. sigh

She's angry about it and I can't blame her...but I told her that we just have to get it done now so that she can ride her bike and swim all summer long.

Keep us in your prayers. At least we know what to expect and it should go even easier...I hope!

Have a good week and thanks everyone for the sparkmail, spark goodies, comments and well wishes. You all are the best!


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NWFL59 5/14/2010 5:59PM

    Haley is so blessed to have to as her grandmother. I'm glad that her surgery went well and now she's back on the recovery side of things. Lets hope its the last surgery she'll need for a very long time! We all know from our own childhood how slow time moves when you're wanting to play and have to wait. Hope ya'll have a terrific and wonderful summer injury free.

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TERI99 5/14/2010 5:15PM

    I'm sorry I missed this. I will keep her in my prayers for a complete and rapid recovery.

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MMICKEYP 5/14/2010 5:46AM

    Thank you again, all you wonderful, caring friends! It gives me comfort just knowing that you care and are praying for us.
Isn't it sad that Haley's own mother is too busy going up north with her friends to even care about this little girl. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have babies and her mother is working on baby number 4..yes, she's pregnant again and hasn't done one thing to show Haley any love whatsoever. Sick and sad.

If Haley was with her mother she'd just be changing diapers while Sarah (step daughter) sits around in her pajamas watching tv.

The times I'm too tired and want to give up...I remind myself that God has placed Haley here for a reason and sometimes it's not hard to see why!

I'm believing for a successful surgery and good

You'll never know what your prayers, love and support mean to me!

Thank you!

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CAROLANN27 5/13/2010 3:32PM

    I'm so glad Haley has you to help her understand things like this. Like Sheila, please give Haley my love and tell her I look forward to seeing pics of her on her bike too. Go bless you all.

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GODSCLAY47 5/13/2010 9:10AM

    I'm so sorry she has to go through this,being so young. Be praying for you guys! I;ll be looking for pics of her riding that bike too!!

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MARENAMOO 5/12/2010 7:29PM

    Wow - how frustrating for her and for you. Kids at that age don't understand the big picture. Good luck to you both and she is in my prayers.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 5/12/2010 7:20PM

    Good luck to all of you and tell Haley we love her and can't wait for more pictures of her on the bike! She's a brave little girl who is lucky to have you and your husband!

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CHERN009 5/12/2010 3:51PM

    emoticon I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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MORNING_NOONAN 5/12/2010 1:47PM

    I'm praying for you all xoxo

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MMICKEYP 5/12/2010 1:46PM

    Thanks everyone for the support! I'm so thankful for good make all the difference! emoticon

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JANE1216 5/12/2010 11:54AM

    I am so sorry to hear that --- bless her heart --- she is a trooper, that's for sure. I will be praying for all of you --- for an easy surgery and quick recovery.

Blessings --

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 5/12/2010 11:23AM

    Good luck to you and Haley. The sooner she has it done, the sooner she'll be biking, swimming and playing.

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LISALOSING52 5/12/2010 6:58AM

    That is so sad that she has to go through this ordeal again. You are both in my prayers. If there's anything else I can do, just let me know.

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Happy Mother's Day and stuff :)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers....(and you know who you are!) lol

A Mother is someone who loves others.

You may be a mother to a niece or nephew, neighbor next door, precious child of your own or dear little pet. A mother's true heart comes in a big, big package.

Maybe you didn't have the best mother...but you've been or tried to be a better one to someone else.

You see a Mother's love is something that comes from inside and it nourishes and cherishes and instructs and calms and does many, many other things that a compassionate heart of love can do.

You may be a man and also "mother others" in your own kind and caring way.

It's all about love.

Happy Mother's Day to all who "Mother". I wish you love, peace, joy and enlightenment!
You are special!

I have been spending a few days with my's good to have him home.
Haley is recuperating nicely from her surgery except now a hernia has popped out on the opposite side so ...after our Doctor's appt on Tuesday...we'll see what happens. I assume that they'll take us in for another surgery...ugh. Oh well, might as well get it done now while she's little, eh?

Hope all is well with my sparkfriends! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

We may keep getting knocked down....but if we keep getting'll be all right.

Keep getting up and not giving up...and most importantly...keep looking up.

Somebody loves you and it's gonna be all right!

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful week!

I'll pop in when I can.... (Every time I plan to do something for myself...even seems that something comes along and takes priority over Hey..ya think I could be a mother? Yup... Mothers often put themselves last...sacrifice what they want or need for the good of the family, etc. )

God cares for the little birds and I know He cares for me.

As long as the birds are still singin'...I know everything's gonna be all right!

Blessings, Spark friends!


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CAROLANN27 5/9/2010 12:38PM

    Hi Michele,

What a thoughtful and loving blog. I love all your comments about what it is to be a mother.

I recently got one of those e-mails that circulates around. It gave definitions of love that children had given. One that especially touched me was from a four-year-old: "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Happy Mother's Day to you!


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Well, here I am! Can't get rid of me that easy! LOL

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Life has been ...hmmm...what's a four letter word for busy... BUSY!!! lol Oh, I'll survive it...I think. Rounding off the end of the school year. Trying to keep Haley from busting a gut. This child is SOOOOO active. She can resume all physical activity on May 15th. Yay! I'll be glad when she can ride her bike again! (And take a bath!) I've been standing outside the shower with her IN the shower and it seems like I'm getting the most water on me..haaaaaaa. What's up with that???? :)

Hubby's coming home tomorrow'll be good to have a few days..I miss him!

Today is a gorgeous beautiful day..the birdies are singing and Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming and the air just smells nice! I have all of my windows open and am airing out the place.

Guess I'm ready to dust off old scaley and find my good friend "Pedie" and get back to business. I haven't done too bad...but not the best either...foodwise, I mean.

I have alot of summer "projects" lined up....stuff to keep Haley busy and stuff to keep me busy. We should be able to get some good walking fit into our schedule, too.

I'm so glad to be over the sickness and surgery for the wild child and ready to get back to business. I know I feel alot better about life in general when I am sparking and keeping track of my nutrition and exercise so it's what I MUST do.

I'm looking forward to a happy, productive Summer!

Hope everyone else is doing well and finding the inspiration to take another step forward.

Here's to us...the overcomers!

Here's to us...the enduring ones!

Here's to good things, good people, good times and good days ahead!

Spark on, sparky ones!
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MMICKEYP 5/9/2010 7:24AM

    Thanks everyone for the "Welcome Back" and all of your wonderful comments! I'm so thankful for each and every one of you and your support!

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SHARON2014 5/8/2010 12:02AM

    Glad to hear from you. I'm on the same track. Lots going on. I have mantained my weight by some miracle, but want to get back into SP. Next two or three weeks will not be my usual routine but June will give it all I've got once again! emoticon

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JANE1216 5/7/2010 6:53PM

    Great! I'm glad you're back on the train to Slimville -- or wherever it is that we're heading --- Tiny Town -- Thin City -- Healthy Hollow -- but whatever we call it --- I'm heading there too! And I loved what you said about summer -- you made me feel excited about it --- I have to really watch in the summer - being off from school is a dangerous thing -- I tend to get too far away from a structure schedule -- stay up too late -- sleep in too late --- and the meal plan gets a bit sloppy --- so I'm planning on doing a much better job with it this year. I just have to keep on keeping on --- no slackin' --- keep trackin' --- you know the routine!

It is a beautiful day --- and it's going to be a wonderful weekend --- it's the weekend that's for us - in our honor - woohoo - dee - doo!!!!! Enjoy every minute --- insist on some pampering!

And to quote a very smart person:

Here's to us...the overcomers!

Here's to us...the enduring ones!

Here's to good things, good people, good times and good days ahead!

Oh wait --- YOU said those things -- it was YOU!!!!!! WTG!!!!

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CAROLANN27 5/5/2010 5:29PM

    Welcome back, Michelle!! You do sound great, and ready to take on anything! It's nice to see you back!

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GOOFYGIRL48 5/5/2010 4:10PM

    Glad things are leveling out for you- hope to hear more from you this summer! Welcome back! emoticon

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MARENAMOO 5/5/2010 2:27PM

    Glad to hear that things are settling down for you - even just a little bit. I find I am much more accountable to diet and exercise when I have to log in and track things. I find also that encouraging others and vice versa helps with the temptations. Good for you that you did not get too far off track while on surgery hiatus. Welcome back.

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DEBRA_T 5/5/2010 11:24AM

    Hi Michele,

Good to see you post a blog -- I'm running around trying to close two real estate deals simultaneously in about 4 weeks. There's so much to do that I cannot focus on blogging and commenting on people's blogs, comments and Spark Pages (with the odd exception like here -- haha) but I do find that keeping track of my nutrition and exercise keeps me focused on the idea that the better I care for myself, the more energy, strength and motivation I have for the tasks ahead. I am still down 16 pounds and happy to be maintaining or losing slowly until June and then I hope to really pick it up and go down another 15-20 pounds this summer. Woo-hoo!!!!

Spark on, my friend!
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LISALOSING52 5/5/2010 11:18AM

    Hey Michele,
So good to see your smiling face. I'm glad everything is FINALLLY starting to come together for you. I'm sure it is a task trying to keep Haley from busting her stitches. emoticon Just one more weekto go. woo hoo!
I know you are looking forward to spending some time with that man of enjoy every moment that you have!!!
School will be out soon and I too have been making busy plans for the summer for Sierra and I. She stays with me almost all the time so we have to have things to do! We will both get some good fun fitness! I'm so looking forward to it!
Keep trackin' and Sparkin' my friend!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 5/5/2010 11:03AM

    Hi Michelle. I can sense the happiness (perkiness?) in the tone of your blog. Glad to have you back at it again.

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KENDRACARROLL 5/5/2010 10:15AM

    Spark on my friend.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love you so much and am so glad that you are here and everything is getting together for you in your personal life and have a great day with the Lord and loving all that in life is presented to you.

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