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Update

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm sorry I have been away so long. We have been dealing with 2 unruly kids and my poor husband's dementia. We almost have 1 under control and the other is a work in progress. We did get to take a trip to Panama City, Florida. We rented a condo for a week. It was so nice except for 2 days of rainy weather and 1 night. The night my daughter and I were going out to dinner and bringing the guys something back since our younger son who is usually the better acting one was in a bad mood. In spite of the pouring down rain everywhere was crowded. We finally found a Bonefish Grill which we have not too far from us but have never eaten at. My son had told me that had good food so Tamela and I stopped at the one we saw. We got right in but getting someone to wait on us took a while which surprised me since most chains are good about waiting on their customers. The food was well worth the wait. I had the longfin talapia stuffed with shrimp and crab. It was so tasty. Tamela had the grilled shrimp which she gave me a couple of. They were very good too. We ordered Charlie the fish and chips from there and he enjoyed it. Derrick is a Sonic lover so we picked him something up from there. Overall we had a great vacation. I had planned on stopping in Athens, Georgia on the way down but Charlie was so adament about not stopping that we would arrive in our destination in Florida too early. Check in was at 4:00 PM. I ended up stopping in Savannah, Georgia and it was very lovely. I loved their old town area and we went on an island there but I can't remember the name. I had wanted to stop in New Orleans on the way back and spend a day back but Charlie wouldn't let us. I didn't argue because I knew he was confused coming back because we were headed west toward Missouri and he kept asking me if we were going the wrong way. If my friend from the UK is reading this we saw some that someone from the UK must have been staying where we did as they wrote UK on the sand. They also wrote happy F day on Thursday. I didn't know if the days of the week were different there or not or if there was a special day for UK that day. Different states we went through made me think of a lot of different Spark Friends. I couldn't remember what state you lived in Janet but I'm sure we may have been in at least a part of your state. New Orleans made me think of another good Spark friend who I remember had a husband who was a captain and used to be a chef. We had a kitchen in our condo and we cooked most of our meals to save on money. It had 3 bedrooms with a bathroom for each bedroom. Ours had a balcony we could go out on and watch the ocean. Charlie and I loved to do that at night. It was so relaxing. I loved the jacuzzi tub in our master bath. I would take the kids to the ocean or the pool and then I would come back and soak in the jacuzzi. We all needed some relaxation.

Tamela and I went to see Rock of Ages. We both liked it. I grew up loving rock music so it was enjoyable to hear all the old songs from the 70's & 80's. I think Tamela like it because the younger guy in it was cute. Tamela is 12 now and Derrick is almost 11. His birthday is July 8th. Sam is doing well at his grandmothers and he loves it there and she enjoys him being there.

I will try to blog once in a while. I will try and remember to check the blog for responses so I can try and talk to as many of you as I can. I miss everyone.

  
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JOSEPHINE34 10/13/2013 6:23AM

    missig you hope all is well emoticon

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CHEROKEE1946 4/21/2013 9:02PM

    Hi Sandy

It has been so long since I have talked to you. Hope all is going great. Kids are probably so big now. Take care and God Bless You and Yours Colleen

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JUDITHANNIE 12/17/2012 9:09AM

    good to see your on again miss you

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KATIBUG49 12/6/2012 2:47PM

    Hope everything is going better, we miss hearing from you!

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JOSEPHINE34 8/25/2012 3:43AM

    Happy you are well and back emoticon

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CHEROKEE1946 7/4/2012 9:33PM

    Happy 4th of July dear friend. Hope you had a great day.

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MAYLINGSNW 6/27/2012 12:20AM

    glad that your back and sorry to hear about hubby... you need some me time and i hope yoy'll find a little bit of it.. hope to hear from you and please take care of yourself !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEROKEE1946 6/25/2012 10:41PM

    So glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear about Charlie. Did you son move to Florida?
Glad Sam is still at his grandma's place. Is he being good? Maybe once Tamela gets her period she will be in a better mood. Her hormones are probably really acting up right now. I think it is time you stop fostering especially now with Charlie and his illness. Hope things settle down for you. Take care and keep in touch. Love you.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/25/2012 8:46AM

    Glad your back Sandy and had a good relaxing vacation. I look forward to seeing you on Spark People again. emoticon emoticon

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JSALERNO 6/25/2012 4:30AM

    GLAD YOU'RE BACK!

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VINGRAM 6/24/2012 11:33PM

    Good to hear from you again...was wondering about you. emoticonvista

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Finally Almost Caught Up On Laundry

Friday, November 04, 2011

I'm finally close to getting my laundry caught up. Hopefully tomorrow will be the day.

  
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CHEROKEE1946 5/18/2012 10:33PM

    Stopping by to see if you have been back to spark people.

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CHEROKEE1946 4/1/2012 6:25PM

    After Easter and things settle down I will call you. Hugs Colleen

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CHEROKEE1946 3/29/2012 10:47PM

    Hope you have a Happy Easter Dear Friend.

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CHEROKEE1946 3/26/2012 10:02PM

    Good Evening Sandy. How are you.

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CHEROKEE1946 2/22/2012 9:26PM

    Hi Sandy

Hope all is going great for you and family. My daughter is having tests run because she ended up in the ER on Tuesday.
Talk to you later.

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CHEROKEE1946 1/31/2012 8:29PM

    Hi SANDY Hope all is going great for you. Take care.

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CHEROKEE1946 1/28/2012 11:54PM

    Hi Sandy Hope all is going great for you. Hugs

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CHEROKEE1946 1/23/2012 10:10PM

    Sandy

Did you ever get that diet I sent you? Just wondering. Let me know how things are going. Hugs

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CHEROKEE1946 1/18/2012 8:19PM

    Hi Sany

Hope all is well with you and family. Take care.

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JENNY712 1/16/2012 4:37PM

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CHEROKEE1946 1/12/2012 6:27PM

    Hey Sandy

Just stopping by to say a big hello. So busy and so much going on but I will get in touch when things settle down.

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CHEROKEE1946 1/10/2012 7:56PM

    Sandy Did you receive my letter???? Hope all is going well.
Do you still have the little ones. I will call you maybe on Thursday when things settle a little here. Hugs

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CHEROKEE1946 12/26/2011 7:25PM

    Merry Christmas.

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CHEROKEE1946 12/16/2011 3:36PM

    Hi Sandy

This is to let you know I am still thinking about you and your family. Take care.

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CHEROKEE1946 12/8/2011 8:27PM

    Hi Sandy

Hope all is great with you and that health wise all is also good.

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CHEROKEE1946 12/6/2011 12:55PM

    Just stopping by to let you know I am thinking of you.

Colleen

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CHEROKEE1946 12/4/2011 11:19PM

    I hope you are getting ready for the Christmas holidays. I am slowly getting things done. I don't plan to make cookies this year because Bob and I just decided we don't want them. If company comes, my oldest granddaughter, Chelsea made me a couple pumpkin rolls that I can set out for dessert. We just talked it over and decided we can do without all the sugar.
Have a great day.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/30/2011 3:55AM

    Hi Sandy

Bob and I are going to finish Christmas shopping today.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/29/2011 5:27AM

    Hi Sandy

Just dropping by to say a big Hello. Hope all is well with you.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/26/2011 9:10PM

    Hi Sandy

Just dropping by to say a big hello. Went shopping on Black Friday with daughter and granddaughters. Not that I wanted to but the girls insisted and I had fun once I got out there. It wasn't as bad as when I went before. I just like to avoid crowds. They weren't bad any place but in the mall. I hate mall shopping. I love stores I can run in and out of and not mall type stores. Oh well I survived.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/25/2011 7:16AM

    Hi Sandy

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. We had a beautiful time and everything turned out perfect.

Have a great day.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/21/2011 9:54AM

    Hi Sandy

Well Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I have so much to do.
I will be glad when everything is done and we are sitting down to dinner and then I will relax. Well hope all got settled with Sam and that all the other kids are doing great. Are you cooking dinner at home? Well I better get going I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/17/2011 9:57PM

    Well Iddy went for her yearly check up and shots and she is fine and the doctor is really pleased with her weight. Said as long as I keep her weight down she should not have any problems with her back legs but if I let her get fat then she will have problems and have to have surgery. So I plan to keep her weight down. Hope all is well with you.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/15/2011 10:20PM

    Well I am now done running to the doctors. I am all caught up with the visits. Just have to go for blood work since I have taken off 35 lbs. Well I guess I better run. Have a good day tomorrow.

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JENNY712 11/15/2011 8:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonJenny emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 11/15/2011 7:16AM

    I have 2 loads left :)

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CHEROKEE1946 11/14/2011 8:28PM

    Hey Sandy we miss you too, but eventually you will have time when things settle down.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/13/2011 7:52PM

    Hi Sandy So nice talking with you the other day. Hope you had a really great weekend.

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VINGRAM 11/12/2011 9:59PM

    Clean laundry is good! I did mine today, also! How ya' doin' ?? emoticon vista

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CHEROKEE1946 11/11/2011 7:45AM

    Hi Sandy

I know you are taking a break but just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts alway. Have a great day.

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CHEROKEE1946 11/10/2011 6:30PM

    Hi Sandy

Hope you are all caught up on your laundry and that everything is all settled down in you home. Things are good here just been so busy of lately. Trying to get everything ready for Thanksgiving. Got a whole house full coming and have so much to do to get ready. Have a great day.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/8/2011 10:07AM

    Good for you. When you get caught up it will be time to start over. lol

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FIFIFRIZZLE 11/7/2011 6:19AM

    I love doing laundry. As I turn on the machines and go off to exercise, I think of how hard it was for women when they had to boil up the copper and wring out the clothes in a mangle. When I was a girl we had an ok'd wringer machine and a pair of concrete tubs. No drier, it was the line or the clothes horse!

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CHEROKEE1946 11/6/2011 10:41PM

    Hope everything is going good for you. Also pray that all has settled down with Sam. Has he moved yet?

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CHEROKEE1946 11/5/2011 10:27PM

    When you get yours done I can always give you some of mine.
For only two people in this house I don't know how we have so much laundry. You would think we shower three times a day and changes clothes 3 times a day. I don't know I have no solution, I just know we dirty a lot of clothes. Have a great day tomorrow and relax since you will be caught up on laundry.

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SMIDGON 11/5/2011 6:07AM

    Monday {laundry day} for us, is my most dreaded day of the week.

Janet

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RFJSJ50 11/4/2011 10:48PM

    Doing laundry can certainly seem like a never-ending chore!
Stay positive and get some rest.
Sheila

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Better Day

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I had a better day today. I got a lot done. I washed a lot of laundry and put it away. I am also working on putting away all the summer clothes.

  
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CHEROKEE1946 11/4/2011 1:39PM

    I know what you mean I have been playing up and down with the furnace which isn't good but it is that time of the year. I am cleaning and doing laundry. Hope things are settling down for you at home. When will Sam be going to his grandmas? Will he still be in the same school district? Take care and will be praying for you all.

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SMIDGON 11/4/2011 6:41AM

    Prayers!

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Stressful Day

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

We have had problems with our 14 year old for quite a while now. Unfortunately we are going to have to send him to live with his grandmother for an indefinite amount of time. I can't go into details but it is for the protection of the other children in the home. It is a hard thing to do. At this point I'm not sure if he will be able to come back or not.

  
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ANIHAKA 11/13/2011 12:07AM

    So sorry about having to let go of your 14 year old, rest assured you're decision is the right one can only keep praying for your family. emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 11/7/2011 6:12AM

    How sad for you all, you are having the hardest time. Better days will come, i'm sure, so hang in there.
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KATIBUG49 11/3/2011 5:03PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this but you have to do what is best for everyone. My prayers are with you & your family during this time of hurt.

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JSALERNO 11/3/2011 4:54AM

    I'm sorry

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JUDITH316 11/3/2011 4:26AM

    Dearest Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear this news, this is a hard decision for you to make, but it sounds like the best one considering the other children who are affected by this behavior. My heart aches for you and your family, I'll be praying for you all that things will settle down soon for everyone concerned. I want you to know I care and join with your other spark friend's and send my love, hugs and prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGEL_VENUS 11/2/2011 10:21PM

    Sandy,
You, Sam and your family are in my prayers.
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RFJSJ50 11/2/2011 10:09PM

    Sandy,
My heart hurts with yours - what a difficult decision to have to make. Try to keep your focus on the fact that the other children needed you to have the strength to make that decision for their safety.
I know that words seem inadequate in the midst of the heart break you are experiencing, but know that your SparkFriends care about you and your family.
Sheila

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Restful Day

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I took it easier today. I took a break from laundry and I took a nap. It was a nice peaceful day.

  
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CHEROKEE1946 11/3/2011 5:14PM

    So glad you were able to have a nice peaceful day. I think we deserve to take these days when ever we get a chance. I know I take them any time I can. Hope you have a nice day tomorrow also.

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RFJSJ50 11/1/2011 11:49PM

    Days like that feel wonderful!!!!
Sheila

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