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Things Happen

Thursday, October 20, 2011



Above is Natalie with her splint. She now has on a bright red cast. She just fell running in my yard. She didn't hit anything. Kind of strange, but it expected to heal up and just be fine!

Hope everyone else is all in tact. Even Natalie has a big smile on her face now!!

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/21/2011 8:13PM

    Bless her heart!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/21/2011 8:08PM

    Poor baby, I hope she is feeling better soon. Please tell her that I'm sorry that I didn't recognize her at the Tow Jam in Bartow Friday night when she got lost. I did get to see her red cast though! She got her hair cut and has grown a lot taller!

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FROSTY99 10/21/2011 6:46PM

    She will have something to remember about staying at Grandma's for sure and the cast will be her badge of honor. I hope she heals quickly and keeps that happy face on.

Pat

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/21/2011 11:07AM

    awwww, poor little girl, glad it will heal quickly and be ok. Bath times are going to be a pain though

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MEXGAL1 10/21/2011 9:45AM

    Oh, poor little gal, but things like that do happen when you are an active little one. Glad she is not doing to badly with it. Glad to hear she will mend and keep on going strong.
You have a great attitude.
have a wonderful day.
Sallie

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BRAVEONE92 10/20/2011 10:28PM

    So sorry that she broke her arm. Freak accidents happen
like these often. I am glad that she is going to heal okay.
She is a beautiful little girl. I know how grandmas feel,
when their GC gets an injury.

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MIRAGE727 10/20/2011 9:41PM

    Tell her she still looks movie star pretty. Get a pic of the red cast! I wish her a speedy mend and Grandma relief from worry. I know how I would feel with Gianna.


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JOYINKY 10/20/2011 8:00PM

    You're right Marsha; things just happen sometimes! She'll mend better than ever; she's a pretty resilient looking gal. Cute too!

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_LINDA 10/20/2011 6:51PM

    Wow! What a freak accident! Glad she will be okay! So many people have hurt themselves badly from just a fall :(
She is just the sweetest looking little girl! Bet it won't slow her down any...

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WATERMELLEN 10/20/2011 5:54PM

    What a brave little girl. These things happen -- both my kids have had broken bones growing up, and I did too -- husband as a young adult. That bright red cast sounds like a good choice! Will she decorate it up with stickers or markers?

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DONNABRIGHT 10/20/2011 5:18PM

    Wow, we just never know what can happen. She must have landed just right. So glad she is doing well.

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WILD4STARS 10/20/2011 4:57PM

    Bless her heart! Glad to hear it will heal just fine.

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Can Hardly Wait

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've been too sick too much with three summer colds and I haven't been able to keep up my exercise and running. Yesterday I did a Leslie Sansone one mile walk, my first workout in nearly a month. My chest let me know that I wasn't 100%, but I thought it was okay. This morning, though, I tried the 2 mile walk and my chest really did not feel right so I stopped. I made a doctor appointment, but can not get in until Monday. By then I'll probably be better or really, really need a doctor.

Perhaps I'm just being a wuss. Sometimes it is easy to listen to your body, and sometimes it is just hard to know what is needed. I can hardly wait to get back to an active lifestyle!!

  
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WATERMELLEN 10/19/2011 7:28PM

    Not remotely close to being a wuss: you cherish yourself (very deservedly) and are taking care of yourself!! Yeah!!

Totally agree with Linda -- pain in the lungs demands attention and rest.

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PEGGYANNSCH 10/19/2011 7:00PM

    I love Leslie Sansone Video her walking DVD That is what I do my walking is with her DVD I have about 5 of her DVD

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JOHAL52 10/19/2011 6:43PM

    I don't think you are a wuss at all!

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DONNABRIGHT 10/19/2011 4:23PM

    Yep, time to call in the pros. Hope they have a fast and easy fix for you.

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AQUAGIRL08 10/19/2011 11:10AM

    I am so glad that you are seeing a doctor. It sounds like asthma and allergies - hopfully that's all but you never know. Seeing a medical professional is best when it goes on this long. I hope that you feel better soon.

I understand wanting to work out. I've been unable to do that for almost a year now. You know that I've been really restricted for the last 2 months so I feel your pain. Hang in there - it will get better!

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_LINDA 10/19/2011 1:50AM

    I am really concerned that you are having pain in the lungs :( That is a very bad sign. Unfortunately, with upper respiratory issues, working out is not a good idea. You have been suffering on with this for far too long. I hope your Dr. can find out what is what. I am hoping its nothing more serious, but better to be safe then sorry..Resting is the best thing you can do for yourself, and being in moist enviroments to help draw out the bad things in your system would be helpful..Give yourself as many steaming hot baths as you can tolerate..Or put a towel over your head over a bowl of hot water to loosen things up..
I do fully understand the need to exercise and not being able to. Can't say this plugged nose and ears are much fun. I hate mouth breathing, but at least my lungs are fine.
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MARTHAWILL 10/18/2011 8:58PM

    Definitely time to see your doc. Let us know the outcome. Wish you well and wellness.

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JOYINKY 10/18/2011 7:20PM

    Marsha, I know it's hard but sounds like you need some down time. Yes, listen to your body; you have good instincts. Glad you are seeing the Dr. but I do hope you're feeling better before Monday! Rest and be well.

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FROSTY99 10/18/2011 6:39PM

    I am glad to hear you are heading in to see the dr. Sometimes we push our bodies too hard and they do talk back. Take care till then dear friend.

Pat

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/18/2011 6:36PM

    Get well soon. Better to listen to your chest, otherwise a relapse could be on the horizon.

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NEWNAC304 10/18/2011 5:18PM

    I think you're doing a good thing by listening to your body and not pushing it too hard. Good luck at the doctor's.

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MEXGAL1 10/18/2011 5:15PM

    Gosh I so hear you! It is so hard sometimes to decide what to do and what your body is telling you. I had been healthy all year until about the 25th day of vacation and I crashed and burned. had to go on an IV in Rome and we had to cut our vacation short. we think i got dehydrated from the cipro i was on for a bladder infection. That was about a month ago and just Sunday, I crashed again and wouldn't you know, the bladder infection is back and i am on drugs again. i am starting to feel a bit better but not right.
It is just so hard sometimes when you don't feel well. I will be thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts for good health.
keep me posted.
Sallie

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Meeting? Is There a Meeting?

Monday, October 17, 2011

I swear I thought I saw somewhere that SparkPeople was going to offer online "meetings". Has anyone attended one? If so, review please. Or does anyone have any info about when they are and how to attend? Thanks.

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 10/19/2011 7:03PM

    No it is news to m,e

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PARKERB2 10/18/2011 3:07PM

    Haven't heard of them. Interesting.

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AQUAGIRL08 10/18/2011 2:17PM

    Interesting. This is the first I've heard anything about it. Thanks for the information.

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_LINDA 10/17/2011 11:19PM

    Here is the link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
/myspark/live.asp
You get one week free trial, then there is a fee after that..
There was a daily Spark blog about it recently too I believe.

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JOYINKY 10/17/2011 2:57PM

    Oh my; afraid I'm spending too much time here already. But, no; I was not aware of them.

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ROSEWAND 10/17/2011 1:29PM

    I am wondering if there will be online meetings
for maintainers? So far from what I can tell
the focus is on weight-loss, which while appropriate
is not the whole story, by any means.

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MIRAGE727 10/17/2011 12:54PM

    I'm weighing whether I need it and want to pay the monthly cost.
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WILD4STARS 10/17/2011 12:26PM

    They are on a website called Livemind.com

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WILD4STARS 10/17/2011 12:25PM

    I have attended a few of them. They are good. They're on line, if you have a camera on your computer you can even "show up." You can participate by talking or typing whichever works for you. They have different subjects, there's one that is an orientation that gets you familiar with the system.

You really should try one, I think you would like it.

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SHANTISHANTI 10/17/2011 12:25PM

    Having an online meeting would be awesome, hope what you heard is true.
Namaste,

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I'm Published!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It just doesn't happen to me every day. Maybe to some people it would not be a big deal, but I'm excited. I just got off the phone with my mom. I ordered her a copy of the book, Peace Corps at 50: Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth. When I ordered it I had no guarantee that my story was included. It was nearly 3 years ago that I signed a contract giving permission to use my story. It is in there! Mom read it and called it "delightful". I would not use the word delightful, but then she is my mom.

I'm suppose to get at least one free copy of the book, but mine hasn't come yet. I paid for Amazon to send the one to mom. Now I can't wait to see it in print.

Think I'll call the lifewriting instructor from the class I took several years ago once I have the book in hand. Maybe she'll invite me to come to a current class and read my story. That would be fun. My SparkFriend Vikki (WILD4STARS is her screen name, I'm thinking) is probably still in the class.

If you ever have the chance to take a class from a certified Lifewriting Instructor, I would highly recommend it. If you are more of a do-it-yourself person, the book Turning Memories Into Memoir is excellent. Should you be curious about "my" book (I get no $ if you order one), check out the link below.

www.amazon.com/Even-Smallest-Crab-Ha
s-Teeth/dp/1609520025/ref=sr_1_4?s=boo
ks&ie=UTF8&qid=1318780805&sr=1-4


Wishing all my SparkFriends a memorable day -- in a good way, of course!!

  
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That is fantastic Marsha!! Well done!! Bummer that you don't get so much as a cent of royalties :( Bet its a great read!
When my life settles down a bit (don't know if that is possible), I will look forward to reading it -I currently have a stack of to read books I haven't touched and have been sitting there for quite a few years..

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MIRAGE727 10/16/2011 8:46PM

    Congratulations, Marsha!
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TBRANCH2 10/16/2011 8:37PM

    WOOHOO, Marsha!!! You're at your goal weight, retired, a grandma and now published....geezzzz you really are having those "golden" years! lol You have worked hard and deserve ALL of it! Congratulations!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 10/16/2011 8:36PM

    emoticon on a job well done!

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INFLATED 10/16/2011 8:29PM

    Congratulations!

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JOYINKY 10/16/2011 7:55PM

    Congratulations Marsha! It is a big deal to get published! Celebrate! WooHoo!
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FROSTY99 10/16/2011 7:51PM

    emoticon That is certainly something to be excited about. I think this is absolutely emoticon.

Pat

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CRYSTALJEM 10/16/2011 6:45PM

    Congratulations! That is such an awesome feeling. I hope this is just the beginning of many more great writing adventures.

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WATERMELLEN 10/16/2011 5:50PM

    OF COURSE it's a big deal!! Yay you!! Sooooooo coool!! And: I'm sure your mum is absolutely right about it being delightful!!

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IAMWINNING 10/16/2011 5:17PM

    Congratulations!! Time for a party! It certainly ISN'T everyday that one of our friends gets published.

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DONNABRIGHT 10/16/2011 3:31PM

    Congratulations! It is a big deal and you should be proud.

When my daughter was in college Blue Mountain Arts bought a couple of her poems and they were "published" on cards. I still find one on a rack now and again. That was a really big deal for us.

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REBELBLITZ 10/16/2011 3:00PM

    Congratulations on your publications! Where would we be if we could not read.

Thanks for sharing.

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 10/16/2011 2:13PM

    It is amazing to get published, and even more amazing to give of yourself in such a way as to be part of the Peace Corps.
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SEABREEZE65 10/16/2011 1:23PM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment!

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WILD4STARS 10/16/2011 12:40PM

    WOW! I know Gay would love to hear from you and hear about your part in this new book. She would also love to have you show up to a class. I'm not able to get to any classes in October, hope I'm there when you do get to be there. Let me know when that happens.

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MEXGAL1 10/16/2011 12:24PM

    Congrats to you. nice going. be proud!

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She Got the Job!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Dear Daughter has been hired as a full time breastfeeding consultant for the health department's WIC program. Following background check and drug test that will be no problem, she starts Oct 29th. She plans to keep her license and keep working as a massage therapist one weekend day a week as well. Also, she and her husband have been approved for a 3.875% mortgage and expect to be moving to their new home in about a month. Dear SIL also works full time at an eye doctor's office and part time at the YMCA. I'm excited for my daughter and think things are coming together well for her.

So soon I will be doing extra long hours of child care. I know that establishing a new healthy routine will be important for me. I need to recognize this challenge and be up for it, but I am confident that I can do it. Taking really good care of my grandkids is important, but taking good care of me is important, too!

  
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WATERMELLEN 10/14/2011 5:25PM

    This is great news for your daughter -- and your family is one that clearly pulls together. I'm sure you can work out a schedule that still leaves you with time for yourself and your own fitness and nutrition needs: very very important!!

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JOHAL52 10/13/2011 7:06PM

    Great news for your dd!! Take care of yourself too Marsha--you are taking on a load too!

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FROSTY99 10/12/2011 8:55PM

    Congratulations to your daughter! You will get exercise just running after the kids. I came back so sore when I stayed with my son's family for 2 weeks when their 6th child was born!
Kicked me to the curb and that was 6 yrs ago!

Hugs
Pat

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TBRANCH2 10/12/2011 7:49PM

    Terrific family news! Best is that YOU haven't forgotten about YOU!
Hugs,
Theresa

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MONTY68 10/12/2011 6:20PM

    Hi Marsha
Congratulations on your daughters new job. That is so great. I think it is so awesome that they got a mortgage interest rate under 4%. It will save them a lot of money over the life of the mortgage.
I really believe that you will find a way that you can watch your granddaughters and maintain your healthy life style.
Thank you for sharing


Monty

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_LINDA 10/12/2011 2:07PM

    Congrats to your daughter and daughter-in-law!
Good luck to you on being a full time Mom again! At least we know they will be living a healthy lifestyle if you have any say about it ;)
You are too good sticking to your plan to let it slide at all..

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/12/2011 12:56PM

    Just reading your news made me smile...how nice. You will be organized and be quite successful on setting up your schedule.

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FITFABME2 10/12/2011 12:05PM

    Awesome! Especially in this economy, anyone fortunate enough to land a new job needs to count his/her blessings (and in this case you are one of those blessings!)

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JOYINKY 10/12/2011 10:53AM

    Makes me think of when I had my 3rd child in 3 years. ('65-'67'-68') I went to the Dr. for a check-up and asked when I could start exercising. He laughed at me; said running after the 3 year old and lifting the other two should be exercise enough! It was when I was taking care of my first grandson and was sore just from lifting him in and out of the crib that I realized that I had to get "back in shape". Marsha, you're way ahead of the game; you're taking this on "in great shape". Yes, you will be time challenged but this time with your grandchildren is really priceless. They do grow up so fast! It seems even faster than our kids! Have fun!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/12/2011 10:43AM

    That is good news for your daughter and SIL! Plus, they get to move into a new house. Hopefully you will be able to work out a new fitness routine with your new schedule. Good luck Marsha!


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IAMWINNING 10/12/2011 10:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonand emoticon to your dau. What a wonderful answer to prayer!

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/12/2011 9:57AM

    Good news all around! No one in your family could be accused of being a "slacker"!!!


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WILD4STARS 10/12/2011 9:57AM

    You are going to have a full schedule!
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AMANDAJCD 10/12/2011 9:45AM

    Hooray for your daughter and SIL! That is just awesome :D

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/12/2011 9:43AM

    Congrats to your Daughter and SIL!!

I know you are up to task!

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