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awol

Sunday, July 27, 2008

but no more. i am going to take care of myself and get my act together. nothing comes easy but i am going to do it. just got on the scale and haven't gained any, but haven't lost either. so here goes.
mom and dad are having so many health problems and i am not taking care of myself right. i wont be any good to them if i don't take care of me!!! emoticon

  
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DONANNE 9/13/2008 2:13PM

    You have no entries in your blog forever...How are you doing...it was day 1 on July 27...I am praying you are doing really well...hugs, Donanne

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SAMSMOM60 8/3/2008 10:29AM

    Hey, I was just looking at your page and thinking the same thing. I have not taken care of me very well lately. I probably h ave gained alot and I feel terrible. So, let's do this together. I would love to make my goal this year but I am not going to if I don't buckle down and get serious. I'm glad to hear you are back and ready to go again. We CAN do this!
Hugs,
Donna
Your friend in TX

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ohio

Thursday, January 31, 2008

it was a wonderful trip and one i want to do again. john is sweet and very attentive. he is a deisel mechanic and lives in anna ohio. he is hoping to move here in the summer, though i am trying to get him here for a visit soon. you can see his picture on my spark page. he loves to fish and camp out. so i think he would love it here in texas. and just think--no snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. will keep everyone updated on how things. go. its hard to be so far away from him, and not be able to see him, but if its right, it will happen. so for now, i am just trying to enjoy nthe ride and love him silly!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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SAKRANZ 3/8/2008 3:26PM

    my husband and I met online. He was in Virginia and I was in Dallas at the time. That was three years ago. Within 9 months we were engaged and I moved to VA and we were married and have had a son and moved back to Texas this past fall. Congratulations and best wishes. Don't let people scare you away from him because of the distance, etc. Trust yourself because you know if it is right.

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SAMSMOM60 2/24/2008 8:44AM

    Hey, I met my hubby online and we dated long-distance for 2 and a half years so I know how hard that can be. He was from Long Island, NY and I am from DFW are in TX. He moved here and we got married...and we live happily ever after. The distance and time only made us closer and more committed to each other. You go girl!

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HDPNLYNN 2/1/2008 1:43AM

    Good for you! Leaving it to fate is the best thing you can do. I'm sure he misses you too! Yes, camping will be better without snow! I'm from FL, so we actually wait till winter to do our camping! Please let us know how it goes. I'm thinking of you and hopeing it all works out for the best! Hugs, Lynn

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MSCANELA 1/31/2008 8:49PM

  Summer will soon be dawning ! You'll see !

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CMONDAY 1/31/2008 6:46PM

    Yes, yes, yes, savor this time. I think longing to be with him is so romantic. New love is soooooo exciting, nothin' like it. Now, I'm in year 20, and that has its own terrific advantages, but I'm just saying . . .


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JUST_BREATHE08 1/31/2008 9:14AM

    Awwwwwwww, look at that CUTE little face. He is a cutie, Andra !!! Does he have a brother ?? hehe

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ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

ok, where do i begin???
this was my first plane ride ever! i loved it. looking down on the clouds was incredible. i want to go again!!!!!!!!!
as we landed in ohio, the sun was going down so i got to see the sunset from above. after i got the luggage, i went outside to get the shuttle for the rental car and the wind took my breath away. it was about 15 degrees and windy. i got the car and drove up highway 75 to anna ohio. got to johns about 8 pm. my first ever look at a very special man. he was everything i had dreamed of. we talked and talked. he kissed me like i had never been kissed before. he had to get up early for work, so it was time for good night. the next morning i drove him to work and then got lost coming back to town. imagine a poor texas girl lost on the back roads of ohio at 6 am in the dark and snow flurries!!!!!!! but i found an open convenience store and found my way back. after a short nap and a shower, i called him and got directions and made it back to pick him up at noon. it was so cold, but the sun was out. we went back to his house for a while. it just kept getting colder and colder until it finally dropped to -3 degrees with a wind chill factor of -22 degrees. needless to say, we did not go out to dinner, we stayed there. on sunday morning i cooked for him for the first time. and then we just chilled at the house for a while. then we finally ventured out and i got to meet his best friend and we finally made it to dinner. he drove me around town and showed me some of the sights. next morning i made him breakfast again before he left for work. he mentioned very casually when he was leaving that he could not wait for this to be how every morning went after we got married. my heart stopped. i stuttered "what--what did you say?" and he looked at me and said"oh yes didn't you know i want to marry you?" then he kissed me and went out the door to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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SUPREME5 7/11/2008 1:34AM

    SO CAN WE DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING. SUCH A MOVING STORY MAKESUS BELIVE IN OURSELFS AGAIN. YOU HANG ON TO THAT MAN GIRL HE SOUNDS LIKE HE IS ONE IN A ZILLION. . GLAD YOU HAVE A SOUL MATE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. BEST WISHES TO YOU.
DORENE

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BEFIT014 1/31/2008 12:15AM

    Details,woman! But it sounds as tho you had a wonderful time!

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OH_LORI 1/29/2008 3:16PM

    Andra, how special and exciting!!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Lori

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HDPNLYNN 1/27/2008 8:28PM

    ***Sniff*** what a lovely story! More details please???? How did you two meet??? I bet you loved the plane ride, I used to hate flying, but now I love it! I agree there is nothing like seeing those clouds, and I still get goosebumps thinking I am so high in the sky! It amazes me to this day that a plane can even get off the ground. I wish you all the happiness in the world my dear, Let us know more!!!! Hugs, Lynn

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JUST_BREATHE08 1/26/2008 7:08PM

    Andra, this is so SPECIAL!!!!! When will you guys meet up again ?

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BODYNSOIL 1/25/2008 8:36PM

    That was an exciting blog and glad to hear the good news, he sounds very special and nice. How long have you know him and how did you meet?? details.. JJ

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ERTHMOM7 1/25/2008 2:58PM

    I'm so glad you had such a good time!

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WICCAD_KAT! 1/25/2008 2:45PM

    *crys* I am so very happy for you Andra Darlin' !!! you deserve to be happy and just as in Love as my guy and I are :) Good Luck to you both !


Love

Kat

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OHIOMOM 1/25/2008 1:02PM

    When you first told me of this trip I prayed it would be wonderful for you. It sounds so awsome, just to bad there was not time for us to meet. Maybe next time. I wish you all the best. Details, details please.

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LOVE2LIVE! 1/25/2008 9:30AM

    awwwwwwwwwwww!!

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NEECE64 1/25/2008 9:06AM

    so romantic!!! gave me goosebumps!!

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SIRENA3 1/25/2008 7:55AM

    I'm delighted you had a great time! Have a blessed day, Pauline ;-)

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MSCANELA 1/25/2008 6:40AM

  How wonderful ! Much love and happiness for you ! all the best !

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LHINTZ 1/25/2008 6:34AM

    Andra I am so happy for you my friend!! YOu deserve happiness and such joy.
Hugs
Lisa

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MARTHAR3 1/25/2008 3:22AM

    How beautiful everything is falling in place. So happy for you will make that fog clear right up!!
Hugs Martha n tx

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mom

Sunday, October 14, 2007

mom is doing ok. she is just weak and i dont like some of the meds her dr has her on. she is so weak and he has her on ambien to help her sleep. i had to go over there last night because she fell again on her way to bed. she was not hurt, but daddy could not get her up off the floor. now why a 73 y/o woman who is weak, needs a sleeping pill i dont know. i dont think she has trouble sleeping, she just thinks she does. and ambien is too strong for her. its also called the sleep-driving pill. some people do things after they take it--;ile get into the car and drive and dont even remember doing it. all they know is that the gas tank is mysteriously empty in the morningsd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need to talk with her dr again.
thanks everyone for asking about her and keeping her in your prayers

  
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SIERRASTAR 7/17/2008 4:04PM

  I myself take Ambien and only take it after I have gone to the restroom and have shut the TV off. It is a hypnotic drug that tells the mind that it needs to res but it can have some bad side effects. I have nightmares when I take it and have to be very careful when I wake up in th middle of the night to go to the bathroom as I feel a little on the groggy side.

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ATRANSFORMATION 10/15/2007 12:32PM

    Good advice LG. When my mom began exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer's, *I* made the appointment and went with her and my father. *I* was the one who challenged the doctor when he said my mom "has always been a little ditzy". And when he refused to run any tests, I marched right back in, gave him a peice of my mind, and he ordered tests which ultimately determined her diagnoses. Do NOT be afraid to challenge these doctors. He may not have a clue what is going on outside his office. So GO with her, SPEAK up for her....she's the only mom you'll ever have, and you can be her advocatge....good luck!

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COFFEE_KISS 10/15/2007 9:58AM

    Don't be afraid to question her doctors. Seriously. If you have any doubts, questions, etc. about why the doctor is treating her with certain medications, ask. Ask until you hear an honest answer. You have to be you mom's best advocate right now because it doesn't sound like she is capable of doing that for herself right now.

Good luck and hugs. Heidi

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10/13

Saturday, October 13, 2007

not many changes for me lately, but its ok. just getting caught up with bills and housework and getting used to the new job. and waiting for some of the cool weather to hit texas. i hate this heat, though it is nice at night.
still trying to get my act together as far as losing weight and exercise. but thats ok too. at least i am still on sp and its helping me. so to all my friends who read this---send some positive thoughts this way so i can get this journey out of neutral and into drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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CMONDAY 10/13/2007 9:28PM

    Pop that clutch, and away you go, girl, go!

Thumbs Up Chickie!!!!!!

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LOUISEJACK 10/13/2007 3:55PM

    Just get up and do something, and you are started! If you are not happy where you are, don't stop caring and do something about it. Small steps, try introducing more fruit and veg, add a little exercise, and before you know it, you will be started :-) Lou.

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SCRAPPYLOUISA 10/13/2007 2:24PM

    Positive thoughts floating your way from Oregon. Hugs, Shirley

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SONORACHIC 10/13/2007 2:14PM

    ((((((Positive thoughts for you))))))) Sometimes the best way to start is to just dive right in! But, you have to do what is best accroding to your personality. For example, do you just dive right into the cold swimming pool? or do you gradually get in, an inch at a time? There is no one right way. Both ways get you into the pool, and once you are in, it feels so great!

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