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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Not much of a blog-writing mood, but maybe this will help my mood a bit. DH lost one of his grandma's this week- that puts us down to one grandparent left- makes me feel old.
Friend of mine's son had a major surgery yesterday - he seems to be doing well so far- but it's just one of those things that takes your thoughts off of what you have to get done during the day.
We're supposed to have ham for dinner which I don't want (leftovers from the MILs when she made it when I told her we couldn't come for dinner- then she guilted us into it anyway by buying and cooking this huge ham then trying to send it home with DH because she "can't possibly eat it before it goes bad" - and then she sent the leftovers home anyway)- probably why I'm in a crabby mood about the ham... tempted to stop at the store, get some Romaine for a nice salad and say pfffffffttttttttttt to the ham!
Can't wait for bowling tomorrow for some reason- usually I'm ok with going but this week it interests me more for some reason.
If the snow holds in upper Michigan we'll be snowmobiling this weekend- that would be nice too, but, you never know until the day if there's snow or not so I'm not getting all excited to do that yet.
Maybe I just need to toss in a video and do some kickboxing tonight- that usually busts me out of a whack mood... Hi-yahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Pow! Thwap! Oh yeah- I'm feeling better already!

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PICKIE98 2/4/2010 4:49PM

    So sad about Grandma.. I only had one,, dad's parents did not acknowledge us,, so when she died, it was so painful...

this weather does not help the mood either,, either overcast, gray and bitter cold, or snowstorm, slippery roads and cold.

Maybe you will have to make that ham "disappear" somehow,, like maybe the dog is hungry when nobody is watching, or the neighbor's dog,, more than one way to get rid of the temptation without making the hubby angry,,
think of all the starving puppies in China,, or in your neighbors yard.. in the dark, on the sly,, hmm,, maybe I am too sneaky for you,, sorry,, just some suggestions.. the salad fixin's sound great!!

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DRAGONSTAIL 2/4/2010 4:33PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss and I hope the recovery goes well for your friends son.

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Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Just a short note to wish everyone on SparkPeople a happy holiday season. May your New Year be full of health and happiness!


A battle lost

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I made a post a bit ago about little Noah, the child that wasn't expected to live to see Christmas. I just got an update on his story this morning. Noah passed away on Monday, losing his battle, but in the process bringing a whole lot of togetherness and different attitudes to those who's life he touched. My co-workers and I had sent along cards in response to his familys request to give him one last Christmas. According to the article, so did a million others... wow, what a response. May Noah's family find the strength in those cards and the reaching out of strangers to get through this difficult time.

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JULIANNE1963 11/30/2009 10:52AM

    :) he died knowing alot of people Cared!! Blessings to his family

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PICKIE98 11/24/2009 3:37PM

    Another angel up there...

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ZAEZAE 11/24/2009 10:16AM

    I sent Noah a card too - very touching and so very sad. Gives me goose bumps right now just thinking about it.

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Fitness time!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I've been staying busy cleaning up the yard and walking. Ended up going to the IL's cemetary this weekend and digging all the area around it up so make it easier to plant again in the Spring. Finished raking the leaves at my MIL's and sweeping out her barn and garage. Very excited to put my new cardio dvd in that I got in the mail this weekend... my doctor still hasn't released me to exercise but this is driving me crazy!!!
On a side note, a friend of mine lost her brother this weekend, which put things in perspective for me once again. I'm happy, healthy (except for that whole chest pain/bp thing) and so blessed to have friends and family in my life. It's never easy to lose a loved one, but this time of year it's increasingly difficult with the holidays.
Tomorrow the wreaths I've ordered will be here and that means a trip out to the cemetary with my MIL. I imagine going to Gavin's grave will be difficult because he's been gone just over a month. It was impossible to imagine the impact that a child can have in your life when he was only with us 6 days. I'm unsure if it would be easier to have the whole family there to put his grave blanket on, or not... I guess I'll wait for the day to arrive and see what I think then.
I hope everyone has a holiday full of friends and family... and that they find all the things in their lives to be thankful for.

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PICKIE98 11/23/2009 6:48PM

    Every parent's nightmare,, or aunt, uncle,, another angel in heaven..
you are wonderful to do all that extra cleaning for your MIL.. what a selfless act!

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SPARTANJAI 11/23/2009 1:01PM

    Thank you so much. I should specify it was my nephew's son, not my child... but you are correct, a loss is a loss.

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MIRDREAMS 11/23/2009 11:16AM

    6 days, six minutes, a lifetime, a child is a child. I'm sorry for your loss.

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A 5 year old's last Christmas

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

There are things in life that make you stop and think... and then there are things in life that are simply beyond words... this is one of those things. A co-worker came into my office today with a collection of Christmas cards and asked me to pick one out and sign it. When I asked why, this is the story I heard...

There's a 5 year old here in Michigan with neuroblastoma, he's had treatments over the past couple of years, but it has come back and they don't expect for him to last until Christmas.
His mother has a cancer care page set up for him and has requested Christmas cards be sent to the family in the hopes that he may be able to celebrate one last Christmas.

Here's the article about the family on MLive

Here is a second validation for the story

The family has supplied an address:
Noah Biorkman
c/o Scott Biorkman
3480 Petoskey Way
Milford, MI 48380

Kind of puts everything else in perspective, doesn't it?

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AKSTACEY70 11/10/2009 12:37PM

    Thanks for sharing. I'll be getting a card out from alaska right away.

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BIRDRIPLEY 11/10/2009 12:21PM

    Yes, perspective abounds. Health is our greatest asset. If you don't mind, I'd like to us ea copy of your blog. am going to spread this mesage to everyone in the school district via our district wide email.

Let me know if I can use your words.

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