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To the Family and Friends of Linda Scott

Sunday, July 08, 2012

To the family and friends of Linda Scott;

My mother passed away on June 22nd, 2012 after a very brief battle with Gallbladder cancer. She talked about her many Facebook friends and those friends have asked me to post this announcement on Sparkpeople as well.

Instead of simply deleting her account, I thought it would be nice to leave it as a memorial page. I have a few nice photos of her I will add in the next few weeks as well. Please feel free to add any comments or images you think she have liked to see. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by Billie Scott

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TEEJAY51 7/19/2012 8:06PM

    Billie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. You will be in my thoughts. Sparkpeople was your mother's other "family" and she will be deeply missed.

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CELEST 7/10/2012 12:49PM

    I cant believe I wont be chatting to her here anymore. Sorry for your loss, I truly am.

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BOOKWERME 7/9/2012 10:22PM

    Our Love and Sympathies to you and your family. Your mother spoke often of her love for you. She will be greatly missed here.

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GAMOMMY3 7/9/2012 8:08PM

    Thank you Billie for writing this. So sorry for your loss. We look forward to meeting her in paradise!

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  I'm glad you left this page open, Billie. She had many friends as you can see. Wishing you comfort. Laurie.

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CAROLIAN 7/9/2012 2:47AM


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CHERIRIDDELL 7/9/2012 12:42AM

    So sorry for your loss

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/9/2012 12:38AM

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    So sorry for your loss! She will be greatly missed here! emoticon

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SASIKHASI1 7/8/2012 11:59PM

    We will miss her greatly. So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers

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LINDA! 7/8/2012 9:22PM

    Very sorry!!! emoticon

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DIBANANA 7/8/2012 8:48PM

  So sorry for your loss

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    Billie, thank you so much for posting this. I hope you have also gone to her page to check the messages and goodies we have all left for you. We are really going to miss her and I'm glad you managed to get in here. Hope you didn't have too much trounle.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Yesterday I was invited to have dinner with my daughter and her family. We have not been together for a "family meal" for a very long time. Normally, I am not able to join them because I usually have meeting on Thursday nights, and I vowed long ago not to miss meetings unless I was too sick to be there. This week, our Thursday meeting was changed to Friday because the other Cong. needs the hall for CO visit. That gave me the opportunity to go to my daughters home for a "family meal"... emoticon

Her hubby did all the grocery shopping and cooking for the dinner. He fixed turkey and all the trimmings, including "nibbles" beforehand. Before going, I thought about what I would be able to eat and still keep my Blood Sugars in check. I pretty well know what triggers a high reading. I also knew that I wanted to enjoy the meal. So, I planned my strategy this way: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Morning reading was good (108)--Breakfast needed to be mostly protein, so I did an omelet with tiny bit of cheddar cheese and about 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves and LF sour cream w/chives. Easy on the salt. I also had 1 slice of whole wheat toast w/ sugar free jam and coffee.

By the time lunch time came around, I needed to have something again so I would not end up w/ low BS. I chose healthy veggies and fruit along with a measured portion of cheese and whole grain crackers. Dinner was not until 5:00 so I needed something that would hold me til then.

At my daughters home, I again nibbled from the veggies tray and drank water. When it came to eat dinner, I said no to white potato, and rolls. Enjoyed the turkey, green beans casserole (recipe from Trader Joe's) made with yummy portebella mushrooms in the sauce. Sweet potatoes were not candied, so I could have some. I even was able to try the stuffing/dressing that had oysters in it. I had not planned for the dressing, but I had some to try. I kept my portions small and enjoyed the dinner without paying for it later.
I even splurged and had some of the pecan pie (not the crust)

When I got home, and later checked my BS later in the evening, I was right on target. This morning my FBS was 96. So I guess my plan worked. Guess I can say "I Done Good". emoticon

Today I am glad that I was able to enjoy the meal with my daughter and her family. I am now going to finish studying for the Spiritual Meal we will receive at the meeting tonight. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well 2010 is almost over with a new year looming just aroung a very short corner. Now's the time to reset my goals; especially my spiritual goals. With the new year will come new challenges and new worries and concerns. More than ever, we will all need to "Make sure of the more important things" and look to our wonderful Creator for His Spirit to help us to cope with whatever lays ahead. Only with His help will we find the Hope we need to endure and succeed. My prayer is for all of my Friends and Family to "Keep Awake" and "Stand Firm" and Draw Close to God with Love and Faith. emoticon

My next blog probably won't be until I can list all of my new goals that I want to work on for the new year. Until then, Stay Well & Stay Safe.
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BOOKWERME 11/27/2010 2:34PM

    WELL DONE!!! emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/27/2010 10:24AM

    Good job Linda!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/26/2010 10:10PM

    Great numbers, keep up the great job.

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MOMOF2TONI 11/26/2010 9:20PM

    Good for you! You did great!! emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 11/26/2010 6:01PM

    Your right !!! YOU Done Good. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy November! Welcome Fall! Everything looks and smells oh so good. I love this time of year...chimneys already putting out some good smelling smoke to the air. It's not too cold yet; infact, except for a few showers, it has been rather balmy here where I live. emoticon Good sleeping weather emoticon Yesterday when I changed the bedding, I added a blanket so that I can leave my window open a little and still be warm. I hate the winter season, but I think I am ready to become a hermit when it does get here.

One thing about this time of year---I find myself craving all the yummy smells and tastes of the season. The pumpkins, squashes, spices. I have learned to make my own cranberry sauce (using no sugar); this season I trying to do healthier versions of what I like most. The apples in season are so good. I have also learned to make my own applesauce using no sugar. I want to learn to make bigger batches of them and then put them in jars or small freezer containers for later use. I used to make some awesome pumpkin bread--every year. But have not since having diabetes. Now I am craving it--want to find a low sugar/low fat version. And, I am absolutely CRAVING a good apple dumpling! It has been 10 years since I have had a warm apple dumpling---YUMMO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Next Monday, I will begin a series of diabetes education classes--4 sessions. I went to one years ago, but definitely need to go again. Maybe I can better understand HOW to plan and shop for healthy BS control along with weight loss. I am also going to begin some physical therapy for my legs. Maybe that will help me to "save" the muscle that is left in my legs. Going for a walk is so painful, even with a walker. I definitely have to push myself--I mean force myself to go. Then when I do, for the next day or so, my feet and legs end up with cramps DURING THE NIGHT!. But I need to walk. I need the exercise. I must USE IT or LOSE IT (mobility, I mean).

I HATE getting and feeling old. Every time I go to a doctor, for any reason, whatever is going on with me, "it's age related". That really gets to my depression issues. I am tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a tired old lady looking back. I am tired of not having energy. I am tired of being the BORING grandma--I want to be a FUN grandma who is able to play with my grandkids like I used to do. emoticon

But then I am forever GRATEFUL for all of my many Blessings...HOPE in my heart, a Prayer of THANKS for a roof over my head, for my Loving Family, for my wonderful Spiritual Family, and for everyday that I can wake up and try again. And I am most Grateful to my Heavenly Provider from whom all of these rich blessings come.

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I am not sure when I will get back to my blog again, but for today, I say Hello to all my Friends, and Family; and send good tidings for a Happy November.

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MOMOF2TONI 11/11/2010 5:37PM

    Was reading your blog and wanted to say Happy November to you! The diabetes education classes sound like a great idea. Wishing you the best! emoticon

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BOOKWERME 11/3/2010 5:49PM

    Good for you..the Diabetes classes and the physical therapy both sound like very good ideas for you. I hope you find them to be very beneficial. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/3/2010 1:06PM

    And a hello to you dear Sister. When are most Dr's going to get it into their heads we were mean't to get old and our bodies break down and then go from there? Too many tell us it's age related or they can't find anything wrong when we know there is and it may be a quite simple thing to remedy. Something that isn't serious but may take only a few minutes of time here and there to put right.

Enjoy all the fall colors, emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon the weather being so crazy, we never know what to expect or rely on tomorrow, except Jehovah and the coming New World. emoticon emoticon

We had Br. Ramsy at the CA. Wonderful. Did you have Br. Wells for DO? He is really funny. Both are.

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SWIMLOVER 11/3/2010 8:50AM

  Happy November to you also! We are having a little chilly weather for Arizona that is. I don't like it when the doctor's
say it is age related. Sometimes I feel they say that because they really don't know the answers. I am not going to let age get in the way of exercising. Sounds like you are not either--good for you! Well, again, Happy November to you also!

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Good Morning, Monday

Monday, October 25, 2010

emoticonHere we are, the last Monday of October...Golly Gee, it's almost the end of 2010...Where did the year go? emoticonAlready Old Man Winter has arrived in some parts of Oregon, with some mountain areas waking up to snow over the week-end. The skiers are really happy about that, because to them that means maybe the ski resort areas will be open by Thanksgiving. emoticon emoticonFor me, like many of my neighboring areas, I woke up yesterday to the sound of wind and rain blowing against my window. It was only about 4:00 in the morning, so I did not get up to look out. I just pulled up the covers and went back to sleep. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI was told that heavy rains, along with thunder and lightening were also hard at times during those early morning hours. Some in the area lost power for the whole day. When I got up the rain had stopped and everything "sparkled" from the rains, and smelled oh so good & clean from the freshened air; along with the fragrance of nearby fireplaces burning.
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After breakfast, I went to my meeting for wonderful "Spiritual Meal" that made my Sunday morning complete. emoticon emoticon
Today is a brand new Monday. It is already almost 11:00 and I have done absolutely nothing except for breakfast and playing with my computer. I did use my food tracker after breakfast--that's a good thing. But mostly I just played with my Facebook page/games. Now I am ready to turn it off and start my day. I have lots of things on my To Do List for today. I have a feeling though that it will become my To Do List for THE WEEK. Most of my daily chores are basically the same, so I will include them on a list of tasks/goals/plans for the whole week. emoticon emoticonMaybe then I will accomplish something good by the end of the week. emoticon
Not sure if I will get back to this every day, but will check in at the end of the week for sure. Take care;I hope everyone here has a good week...


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GAMOMMY3 10/26/2010 3:09PM

    No snow for us - just a lot of WIND and rain. The wind was really strong - blew over some beautiful flowers we had out front. But today is sunny.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/25/2010 3:35PM

    Linda, it's so good to see you! You have been missed.

We both had the Spiritual feast yesterday morning. We also had the wind and emoticon and are still having it. Looking up at the foothills here and there, I could see the emoticon that they got in the night. Tollgate got lots. As long as it stays up there, I'll be happy emoticon I don't like driving in the stuff and it would mean dh would be taking me to the gym.

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SHERRY666 10/25/2010 2:47PM

    It all sounds so lovely........ I woke up to snow this morning... and it's still coming down...... have a great week.. emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONSLAYERND 10/25/2010 1:53PM

    Hello, over here in MN, we're getting your rain now. THANKS! emoticon Just kidding. At least the weather is agreeing with the calendar finally. emoticon

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

emoticon emoticon It is SATURDAY night and I did make it back today. I really want to do a Blog every day, so, here goes for today. Not as long as before, I promise.

Woke up not feeling well (had headache ALL OF LAST NIGHT AND TODAY). Did not get much accomplished, again today. But I will just focus on what I DID DO. emoticon emoticon

Today I found and learned how to download our beautiful new Kingdom Songs VOCAL RENDITION NUMBER 2. I thought I needed to wait for the CD, but I found it on the Website and was able to download it today. So I have been listening to the new songs all day while doing my WT Study for Sunday. Boy, I thought the Vocal Disc number 1 was great, but this one is AWESOME! emoticon emoticon

The only TV I watched was a little bit of the Football game between Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinals (California team) -- DUCKS 54/CARDINALS 34. I don't usually watch football, except when the Ducks are playing a California team. I am a California gal at heart (Trojans and Bruins fan) emoticon emoticon emoticon

I also enjoyed listening to a radio station that plays "the music of my life"...all music from 60's. LOVE IT! emoticon emoticon emoticon

OK...I promised to keep this shorter today. So, once again I will say 'good night, sleep well'... emoticon


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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/3/2010 8:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you did wonderfully.

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DAWNO64 10/3/2010 8:13PM

    Keep blogging away! We're reading!

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RASCALSMOMMA 10/3/2010 4:12PM

    Keep blogging hon that way we know youre doing welll! HUGS Laurie

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/3/2010 10:27AM

    Thanks for the blog. Keep BLOGGING. I find it therapeutic and keeps me accountable. SHort is good. I have so many to read I usually just can't do them all.

I am trying to keep mine shorter and mix things up. Keep SPARKING!


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