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Susie's birthday party

Saturday, January 05, 2013

HI, I had a lovely time at Susie's birthday party today, Had a lovely lunch and lovely company and a very pretty place, It is really hot here.
Wendy

  
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LIFE-FAITH 1/6/2013 9:47AM

    emoticon Continue to take care of you Wendy! Jean

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SILVERANGEL6 1/6/2013 3:28AM

    Glad to hear you had a good time. How was the drive? I Love a good long drive...Haven't had one for ages....Susie will never catch up to me, so she can't say she's old...lol...she's around 5 months younger than me...
Yes, when are you going home?
Hope it's driving into the cool on the way back....
Love
Sylvia xoxo

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POPSY190 1/5/2013 1:51PM

    All good to hear!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/5/2013 10:56AM

    Glad you had such a good time at Susie's. Hope you have a safe trip home. emoticon

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JILL313 1/5/2013 7:52AM

    I'm so glad you had a good time at Susie's Birthday Party! It's hard to believe she's 70 as sure doesn't look or act like it. Enjoy your Day!

Hugs,

Jill

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OPALMOON 1/5/2013 7:05AM

    So glad to hear from you Wendy and that you had a lovely time and I am sure Susie did as well. We reached 45 degrees yesterday. Not sure how much it was in Mildura but I hope you manage a bit of cooler weather before you head home.

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KELTIC-CARA 1/5/2013 5:17AM

    Thanks for the update, glad to hear all went well

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SUSIEPH1 1/5/2013 4:49AM

    Thank You so much Wendy for coming so very far ..
I have really enjoyed you being here, and its lovely to get to know you personally..
I am so very proud of you my friend...
You are doing so very well ...
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GOANNA2 1/5/2013 3:24AM

    I'm happy for you that you enjoyed Susie's party.
Are you still staying on in Mildura or heading home.
It must be hot there too. My heart goes out to the people
in Tassie who have lost homes and property. I hope it
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MOTLEM 1/5/2013 1:28AM

    Glad you enjoyed the party, Wendy. I know Jason and your Grandies names and Susie is not one of them so am presuming a friend of yours. Well I'm glad you had a good time.

I bet it's extremely hot over there. We hit record temperature here yesterday for Tasmania. It's still 'beastly' hot and I am so pleased there is a thing called 'gravity' as it's helping me stay seated in my chair. Can't really be bothered moving as is too hot.

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3/1/13

Thursday, January 03, 2013

arrived safely good drive but very tired

  
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KELTIC-CARA 1/4/2013 12:42AM

    Very glad to hear it, was thinking of you often during the day wondering how far you had yet to go

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/3/2013 11:04PM

    So pleased you are safe and sound.

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ARTJAC 1/3/2013 9:24PM

    PLEASED YOU HAD A SAFE JOURNEY HAVE A GREAT TIME emoticon emoticon

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ASHENPOND 1/3/2013 3:17PM

    So glad that you arrived safely. Enjoy your time with Susie.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2013 2:17PM

    so glad you arrived safe and sound. HUGS

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POPSY190 1/3/2013 1:11PM

    Well done! It is a long way; have a good rest and enjoy yourself with Susie.

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OPALMOON 1/3/2013 9:20AM

    Hi Wendy,

So glad to hear you arrived safely. It's a shame the intense heat is following you but I hope you have a good rest and enjoy celebrating with Susie. Take care and have lots of fun!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/3/2013 9:01AM

    That was quite a drive. Glad you made it safely. Hope you have a wonderful time with Susie.

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GOANNA2 1/3/2013 5:24AM

    Glad you madde it safely. Get some rest so that you
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thank you

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Thank you for all your kind words. It is because of all of you that I have grown in every way. There has been so much support on here that it is great and I appreciate it so much.

I keep on saying it is a journey and I do believe that. It has been a journey of self discovery, I am more confident, more positive and I really do enjoy my life now.
I do have whole new attitude. I do not self doubt myself now, I do not say I "can't do that" As I am proving today. By the Net it is a 5 hour and 42 minute drive. I will take longer than that because I will be having some breaks along the way.

Well I will be leaving in a few hours time after a appointment at the hospital (only for my feet). Then I will be hitting the road.

Of course today is going to be hot, oh so very hot. 45d C (113d F) and hotter tomorrow. I do have an airconditioned car and it will be on all day.

I also forgot to say about my kidneys, all of last year I saw the Nephrologist every two months, this year it is every three months. Which is really positive news.

Catch up when I can.

bye Wendy

  
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CTEMPLE 1/9/2013 1:10AM

    great news

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POPSY190 1/3/2013 2:55AM

    Great news on the health front. Hope you travelled safely and I'm sure a great time will be had by all!

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1BEACHWALKER 1/3/2013 2:44AM

    emoticon Have fun!!!

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    That is great news about the kidneys Wendy. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/2/2013 9:06PM

    Travel safely!! HUGS

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KELTIC-CARA 1/2/2013 9:03PM

    Glad to read that you will be taking breaks, this is not a good time to aim for any fast records. Better to take the time and get there safe. Looking forward to hearing that you arrived safely.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/2/2013 6:42PM

    All that hard work is paying off. Glad your kidneys are more stable. Have a safe trip and keep cool. Have fun with your sparkfriend. emoticon

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ASHENPOND 1/2/2013 6:22PM

    Drive safely and make sure that you have plenty of water. Thinking of you.

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GOANNA2 1/2/2013 4:59PM

    Good news about your kidney visits. Have a nice,
safe drive and it is good that you have AC in the car.
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SUSIEPH1 1/2/2013 3:34PM

    See you Soon!! ..
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2nd January 2013.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I am restarting my weight loss again. New Year, new goals. I am planning on losing 15kgs this year. It is up to me to do this.

I know I have made so many improvements in my life as I can now play with my grandchildren. Which is the most important one. Life is good.

My kidney health is still stable.

Last year I have had to be incredibly strong because of family issues involving my son and his children. This has involved a lot more travelling, driving to Adelaide. Adelaide is 300 kms (200 miles) away from where i live. Two or three years ago there would have been no way that I could have done any of this.

But the most exciting thing for me at the moment is that I am brave enough to go on holidays by myself. I am driving to Mildura Victoria tomorrow because I have been invited to help Susie (SUSIEPH1) cerebrate her 70th birthday.

I know before there would have been no way I would have even thought of doing this. I could not drive that far, it is over 500kms (roughly 300 miles) from where I live. I will be away for a week so I don't know how often I will be able to log onto Sparks but I have got a book so I can record all that I am doing.

So I know how far I have come and the journey is still ongoing and will be for a long time. But it has been so rewarding as I know I have a future and know I can accoplish anything that I want to do.

I have also gained so many friends a long the way. I can only repeat that this journey has opened up so many doors for me personally.

I have meet a couple of other Sparkfriends last year and will be meeting Susie.

What a wonderful experience I have had since being a member. I have grown so much that I have been a team leader for quite some time and loving this.

It has been an experience that I am glad I did not miss.

cheers
Wendy

  
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CTEMPLE 1/9/2013 1:12AM

    how wonderful, Dear Wendy great times!

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MJEREMIE8 1/4/2013 5:30AM

  Hi Susie and Wendy..are either of you joining the latest January spark jump start challenge. As I would like to participate, I would like to be part of an Aussie group. I live in Melb and have been receiving the emails for some time but have been a quiet participant.

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ORCHIDLADY56 1/3/2013 9:40PM

    What fun! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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JILL313 1/3/2013 1:21PM

    Hi Wyndy, Have fun with Susie and her party sounds like fun. You sure deserve and break and I know will have a good time there. So glad to read your arrived there safe and sounds. Please give Susie a Birthday Hugs and Love from Me.

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ARTJAC 1/2/2013 11:35PM

    HOPE YOU HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT WITH SUSIE emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/2/2013 11:56AM

    Enjoy your trip. I sure am glad I have you as a sp friend as I get the pleasure of seeing you grow as a person. So happy your kidneys are stable and you've been so strong for your son and his family. Hoping you have an even better sparkyear and life gets more stable for you. Have fun. You've earned it.

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LIFE-FAITH 1/2/2013 9:43AM

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Wendy - you are such an inspiration! Thank you for all that you do to encourage others to make healthier decisions and for being such a great role model of being one's own advocate when facing a life changing disease like CKD.

Take care of yourself! Keep on keeping on!

Jean

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OPALMOON 1/2/2013 9:24AM

    So glad to hear you will make this trip and I know it is a huge step forward - and also that you get the chance to meet Susie! How exciting! I know you will have a wonderful time. Take care and have fun, Wendy!

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APED7969 1/2/2013 7:30AM

    That's awesome you're going to be able to help Susie celebrate her birthday. Amazing the postive changes that can come from weight loss :-)

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WENDYJM4 1/2/2013 5:48AM

    thank you for your kind words. I also thank the team for the support you have all given me plus all of my Sparkfriends.

I have grown so much since I became a member of Sparks. It has been an amazing journey. One I am very proud of. I am not the same person as before.

Yes I will drive carefully and not speed. I will have a fantastic time. First real holiday I have had for about 15 or more years with none of my family there. One for me.
So exciting.

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GOANNA2 1/2/2013 5:08AM

    Drive safely Wendy. You are courageous ad should be
proud of yourself. Have a wonderful time at Susie's.
It is always wonderful to meet up with our Spark friends.
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ASHENPOND 1/2/2013 5:02AM

    Have a wonderful holiday Wendy. Drive carefully.

I agree that we are lucky to have you as one of our Team Leaders. You are always there for us.

Travelling mercies go with you my friend.

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/2/2013 4:52AM

    That is wonderful Wendy. All systems go for this year.

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POPSY190 1/2/2013 4:40AM

    You and Susie have a lovely time together! I have just met my first SF and her husband - from the American Virgin islands and it's turning out to be a great experience. As you say, such wonderful opportunities open up through this site.

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KELTIC-CARA 1/2/2013 12:46AM

    emoticon Have a very safe journey; I am well aware of the distances you are traveling to get there and back and alone at that. emoticon Looking forward to seeing a photo of the two of you together. emoticon 2012 has been a difficult year for you and your family; for both of you, you both deserve all the joy you can get for 2013.

Judging by Susie's computer time, you will have to take it in turns all night long or hire an extra one while you are there. emoticon A week is a long time to be away from spark people.

Looking forward to updates, all the best, safe journey

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SUSIEPH1 1/2/2013 12:22AM

    Wendy Dear ..
You have come a long long way .. and it is you that has had the tenacity and the courage to do it .
I am so proud of you my friend and I know our team loves and respects you ...
You are a Wonderful Caring and Supportive Team Leader and we are so lucky to have you.
We are all on this journey together and we couldn't do it without the support and encouragement we receive from this Fabulous team . You are such a brave lassie and I am so proud to have you as friend ..
Much Love ...
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Happy New Year.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year for 2013. No I am not going to see it in as I am off to bed. I need my beauty sleep LOL.
I hope you all have a wonderful year.
cheers
Wendy

  
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OPALMOON 1/1/2013 8:44AM

    Happy New Year for 2013 to you too, Wendy. Let's hope we both have a better year! Take care and I hope you will be able to cope okay with the coming heat wave.
Hugs, Nattacia

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KELTIC-CARA 12/31/2012 11:31PM

    All the best for 2013

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GODS_TEMPLE 12/31/2012 6:49PM

    Happy 2013! emoticon Baby New Year!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/31/2012 6:40PM

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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SUSIEPH1 12/31/2012 6:17PM

    Happy New Year Wendy dear..
I too, didn't see the New Year in.
But I did watch the Tattoo ..
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TRYINGHARD1948 12/31/2012 5:59PM

    Happy New Year Wendy

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MARYJOANNA 12/31/2012 2:54PM

  The New Year comes in with or without your staying up. We go to bed at out regular time also, and I concur that beauty sleep is important.

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CHINAGAL 12/31/2012 12:28PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, dear friend. I'll be celebrating in about 12 hours with friends at our old chapel we restored. Snacks and then ring the bell at midnight. I'll ring it an extra time for you.
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