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I'm forced to slow down...but im Miss Speedy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I feel as though my legs are lame!It's hard to just come to a stop after years of acting like a teenage girl!Im sitting around in chairs drying dishes,folding clothes,organizing my drawers and desks,doing easy stuff I mean.My well meaning friends bring ice ceam,cakes,donuts,candy,chips and chocolate when they visit.Today I got two McDonald's coffee drinks with whip cream on top,a Big Mac and fries and apple pies!Fried pies and candied nuts and popcorn.I hugged each person and thanked them and told my daughter to come and give it to her kids.Seriously,I had 4 plastic grocery bags filled with LOVE!I have a foot cycle that I use each day and am using the treadmill 3 times a day.I re-injured c2-c6 and am gingerly trying some new exercises to strengthen my muscles.The dog has been looking at me with a longing to get a walk with me but,thats out for now.I do alot of chair gardening with DH.I hold the basket in my lap while he cuts zucchini and pulls lettuce and radish.I am seeing my Doc tomorrow for a checkup...You all are so precious to me and i look forward to being on more often emoticonSUSAN

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MARTHASPARKS 5/16/2012 4:02PM

    Be very careful. Those are vulnerable and valuable discs!

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BARBAELLEN 5/16/2012 12:59AM

    Susan, I'm so glad to see you back. Hope the back is healing and that your checkup is good.

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MARVEEME 5/15/2012 8:52PM

    One baby step at a time, my dear. Patience! You'll be back running at full speed before you know it.

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ARLENE_MOVES 5/15/2012 8:45PM

    Hope your appointment goes OK. Back injuries really suck --- . So nice that your friends are thinking about you. We are thinking about you too!!! Take care

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TRESSWANN 5/15/2012 7:53PM

    Stay strong

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LHLADY517 5/15/2012 6:14PM

    Good way to spread the "LOVE."

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I am a dirty rotten person

Monday, May 14, 2012

Those are the words told to me by my sister-in-law!I would'nt loan her money and she was vicious to me.It seems the only time she wants anything to do with me,it's for money..And i told her so!!Me and my daughters took a trip and "Jane" wanted to come and I said No,we were going as mom and daughters!Jane asked for a thousand dollars to get her a car and I refused!My DH says she is a moocher dont give her anything!Jane screamed that im spineless,mean,degrading,dirty and rotten...she was angry hearing the word No!Her mom has "loaned" her $5000 and she would'nt pay it back.
My mothers day was a super-dee-duper day only to be interupted by Jane's screaming and cursing at me on speaker phone.Her brother my DH took my phone from me and went inside.I could hear him speaking calmly but,I knew he was really angry.Today my dearest 91 yo mother in law called me crying that she was so sorry her daughter is such a selfish...A-hole!I told her she was not responsible for her 68 yo kid!I got a healthy but yucky cake,balloons,MOM mug,homemade cards from little grandkids,breakfast in bed,lunch with DH,dinner made by DH and he cleaned up the mess afterwards(BIG SMILE)My back is healing slowly,it's hard when I can't move around much yet and im boredom eating a little bit.My Dh races home and feeds me dinner then walks me slowly down the street and back...My DD's are over every other day to do housework and cook.If by August it's not alot better,its back surgery for me..... emoticonSUSAN

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BETTERHEALTH123 5/15/2012 9:26AM

    I was wondering where you went to? Take Care - hope you are feeling better.

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MARVEEME 5/15/2012 8:05AM

    DH going through similar back issues here, but it's only me waiting on him hand and foot. I know you appreciate everything they're doing while you heal, and hope and pray for a speedy recovery for you.


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MNOT2THICK 5/14/2012 11:47PM

    Sue, it is so very sad that we have givers and takers. You are such a giver and it sounds like she is such a taker. Despite the drama, it sounds like you had a good one. Yay for beautiful DD's.

Happy to hear the healing process is moving in a positive direction. Praying surgery is not necessary.

Can I borrow your husband, just for the cooking a cleaning emoticonHappy Belated Mothers Day.

Comment edited on: 5/14/2012 11:48:52 PM

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SHANTI66 5/14/2012 8:01PM

    I agree with everyone here and with you. Your s-i-l is a selfish, mean person who is also greedy and will never be kind and satisfied or pay you back. You have come so far. You look gorgeous and maybe she's jealous too. If she doesn't take care of her money, and expects everyone else to do so, maybe she doesn't take care of herself like you do, as well. Do like Martha says, hang up, close the door, don't give her a chance to call you such mean names, especially on Mother's Day. She is a Bully. Bullies hardly ever change, especially at her age. Take control like you've done with the rest of your life. See how good that turned out? Never talk to her again! Or listen!

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MARTHASPARKS 5/14/2012 7:24PM

    You should have hung up the minute she started in on you. Please try that next time. Your husband was wonderful in the way he handled everything! Kudos to his Mom, too!

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DEEANN8 5/14/2012 4:32PM

    Good for you!

And so glad you had a wonderful (otherwise) Mother's Day... and how sweet and caring of your DH & DD's to be taking such good care of you. You are very lucky.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/14/2012 3:49PM

    Keep taking care of yourself, Sue.
I'm glad (save for selfish sister-inlaw drama) that you taken care of fantastically.

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SETAGOAL1 5/14/2012 3:12PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet- You are taking care of you emoticon

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Im recovering from my back injury

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

My life on spark people came to a halt when i was knocked off my feet by my dog.She was doing her doggy thing and i was hurt worse than i originally thought when i woke up one day and could'nt get up.I injured an old injury and my doc put me on the couch!No housework,no cooking,cleaning or driving!!Alot of pain killers and being taken care of.I'm alot wobbly on my feet and using a cane but took a ride to Louisiana to see my 91 year old DMIL.She is a riot and had me laughing the whole time!When we came back,my DH bought me a new computer package for Mothers day!My old one was so infected with viruses it wasn't worth repairs.I was given the green light to do some light exercises and walk on low with my treadmill.Im trying my best to check in on ya'll! emoticon and LOVE,SUSAN

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/12/2012 4:26PM

    I'm sure that now you are cleared to start moving you will improve really quickly. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 5/12/2012 2:07PM

    You were missed. Do what you must to get better. emoticon emoticon

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DEEANN8 5/10/2012 4:30PM

    emoticonSo worry to hear about the mishap, and so glad you're back emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 5/10/2012 12:20PM

    Susan, make sure you rest a lot and give your back time to heal before you jump back into anything. I'm now metal from S2 to L2 and from C4-C6, so I know what I am talking about! Put your long term health first!

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BLEGNER1 5/9/2012 5:38AM

    I can empathize about getting knocked off your feet and not feel like you are really participating in life. It is rough getting back into the swing of things. I keep having things knock me back down Will be calling the dr today for what I think is sciatica. All I know is that it hurts but I have to keep going to do what needs to be done as there is no one else here who is able to do it.
Keep looking to the Lord for assistance and youwill soon be where you need to be again

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MARVEEME 5/8/2012 9:52PM

    Welcome back, and may your recovery be speedy and pain free, Amen!

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/8/2012 12:22PM

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Get well soon ! I'm sorry to hear that you injured your back. But great news on the new emoticon !!

I'm sending the get well soon fairy to you !


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My dog and a rabbit

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I was mowing grass,my dog was lounging in the shade.Out of nowhere came a rabbit and ran right behind me,with my dog hot on its trail...BAM!She hit my legs and flipped me....stunned I laid on the ground for a few minutes.I tried to stand and my back was hurting so much I couldnt get up.I pulled out my cell and called my DD(in her room)No answer!!I called the dog over and she sat still until I made it to my feet.I got inside and collapsed on my couch.I hollered at my DD and she came running.My Dh came home and took me to the ER.Im okay just could barely walk for 3 days.Those wascally wabbits!!I will put Mocha in the house while I mow from now on!!Happy Saturday Ya'll emoticonSUSAN

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DEEANN8 4/21/2012 8:34PM

    Oh my! Trippin' Rabbits! Hope you're back to feeling better soon. emoticon

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FRAN0426 4/21/2012 5:10PM

    Hope your well on your way to recovery, feel well soon. Whatswith these dogs and rabbits, when ourswas littele she actually grabbed a rabbit and started shaking it, lucky my DD was outside and saw her and yelled to release the rabbit and it scampered off.

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ONUTHIN125 4/21/2012 3:39PM

    Hope you recover soon. Spark On! emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 4/21/2012 2:07PM

    I like Capecoddogfish's response. emoticonGlad you did not do any permanent damage. emoticon

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CAPECODDOGFISH 4/21/2012 11:49AM

    Or put your DD out of the house!!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The school called me and asked to see me...Oh no my mind raced..shes so close....In 30 minutes please the polite young woman asked...ok,I swallowed hard..I'll be there..I have to walk,my cars in the shop...No problem she replied I'll be here...I dont think my feet touched the ground!I walked through the door,saw my daughter sitting in the office and my heart just sank..the solemn look on her face spoke volumes...Suddenly,she hopped from her seat...threw her arms around me and said MOM!Im a graduate!!!My heart sprouted wings and we danced in a circle hugging!SHE GOT ME!I felt like crying it was such a nice outcome to her prank...She made me keep it quiet until she told her Dad.His face lit up like a Christmas tree...We've both been worried about her attitude lately....I basically said these words to her 2 weeks ago...Winners never quit and quitters never win!She said it was like someone punched her in the stomach but it made her think.LOL...all the lectures and one comment made her get serious!She will get her cap and gown in May and graduate June 2nd and my camera will be Hot and ready to capture the moment.We took her out to eat at Texas Roadhouse and she ordered steak and shrimp...I will miss her sorely when she moves on but,it's what im praying for...for her to excel and me to EXHALE emoticonSUSAN

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/4/2012 2:28PM

    Yay! Congrats to her & her whole family for being there every step of the way!

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TEDFLOWER 4/21/2012 10:35AM

emoticon to all your weight loss,and also for your daughter doing so well. hope the weekend goes well for you and keep smiling emoticon

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DEEANN8 4/19/2012 8:52PM

    emoticonCongratulations. It feels so good to see our children do well.

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IILAAD65 4/19/2012 3:09PM

    I hear ya!

I am assuming you mean High School? My youngest has been very close to NOT graduating as well. She kicked it into gear this year and thank goodness we may get this behind us!

I keep telling her college is soooooooooo different!

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MARTHASPARKS 4/19/2012 3:06PM

    Congrats, Susan. This one was a challenge but she made it happen.

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TXGRANDMA 4/19/2012 3:01PM

    emoticon emoticonSo happy for you!!!

Congratulations to your daughter!

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IDLETYME 4/19/2012 12:03PM

    Wow! That's great! (Of course, Mom's always think the worst has happened, don't they?) That should make this a Super week!!!
I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Thanks a bunch!
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