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Other Numbers Matter, Not Just the Scale

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So in the span of my doctor's visit, maybe 15 minutes actually with my endocrinologist, I think he hugged me about six times. lol He kept saying: I'm so proud of you! I'm SO proud of you! You look so BEAUTIFUL!! Oh, gush, gush, gush. I soaked up the affirmation like a sponge, of course! My C1A is down to 5.4 from 7.2. The BIG news, since I'm insulin resistant, is that my insulin level is down from something insanely high (I so wish I'd gotten the actual starting number, but I didn't) like 76 to 34 now. Normal is 17, I think. As with my weight, I still have a way to go. I am, however, on my way!! The doctor kept flipping back in my chart and remarking on my improvements and at one point he set the chart down and threw both arms open wide and said BIG hug, BIG HUG! lol With a cheerleader like that, how can I go wrong?! I am SO blessed. As an aside, the scale is NOT moving, not budging one tiny OUNCE! I'm hopeful it will soon.

My baby entered junior high this morning. Yikes!! It's hard to believe time has gone by this quickly. I was going to show you a photo of her on this momentous day, but my camera is still in the van, so I'll have to get that to you tomorrow.

Thank you for being here for me, for cheering on my progress, for dragging my butt up when it flounders. I appreciate you, my precious SparkFamily, so much!!

  
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HAPPYWRITER7 8/15/2009 8:34PM

    Congratulations! That is such wonderful news - especially when you get to hear it from a dr! They seem so reluctant to give any praise not having to do with medicine! You must be so proud as you should be! *hugs*

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YATMAMA 8/14/2009 11:22PM

    Thank you so much. I coulnd't WAIT to get home and share the good news with you! Sharing the joys (and even the sorrows and frustrations and fears) with you make this entire experience so deep, so rich. I love you. I have truly come to just flatout love you.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/14/2009 8:25PM

    I will send hugs too, congrats on the doctor visit

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NEWSMARTLADY 8/14/2009 8:20PM

    WTG!! I amvery proud of you!! Very happy for you!!
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EAT2LIVE57 8/14/2009 7:22PM

    What a WONDERFUL report; I'm so proud of you and happy for you! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
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TRAVELNISTA 8/14/2009 6:47PM

    WOW that is great news on your C1A. My Doctor is always on my case about mine. I think mine was in the 7's also. I can't wait to go back in the September to see what it is now.

It sounds like you have a very nice Doctor. It is so nice to hear that he tells you when you are doing something right and even gives you a hug (s).

Keep up the great work you are doing. I could see your face beaming in my mind as you wrote this Blog.

Now here is a hug from me too! emoticon

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2BSALLYB 8/14/2009 12:33PM

    AWESOME REPORT!!!!!!!!! You are getting healthier by the minute and and we are so glad right along with you!! Sending you a BIG "blog" hug!!


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3CATSLEP 8/14/2009 12:12PM

    YAHOO! That is great! I would like to give you some big hugs also!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNIJN 8/14/2009 11:12AM

  MISSY, YES YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY. YOUR DOCTOR SOUNDS LIKE HE CARES SO MUCH FOR YOU NOT ONLY AS A PATIENT BUT THE PRECIOUS PERSON YOU ARE. KEEP ON GOING FORWARD AND STAY HAPPY. GOD BLESS. LYNNIJN emoticon

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ALMMOM 8/14/2009 10:59AM

    How wonderful your doctor is!!!! Your numbers improving - is a major step. I am anxious to see if I have improvement when I go in Jan or Feb. My cholestrol has been borderline - but all my other stats have been good and compensates for the cholestrol level. I hope it goes down with more regular exercise and all. I love hearing of your success.!!!!

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NANNIESCHICKEN 8/14/2009 10:14AM

    Like I say, scales are just one measure. Your health improvements are a much more important testament to your new life style than any scale. The scale will move in time...always does; but you keep doing what you are doing. Those numbers did not go down from wishing, they went down from doing the darn thing! I'm so proud of you, chez.

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LINDA25427 8/14/2009 8:24AM

    HANG IN THERE MISSY THAT SCALE WILL MOVE . YOU ARE DOING SUCH AGREAT JOB AND EACH TIME I READ YOUR BLOGS IT MAKES ME HAPPY TO SEE HOW ENTHUSTED YOU ARE ABOUT LIFE IN GENERAL . THANK YOU FOR SHARING . GOD BLESS. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 8/14/2009 7:58AM

    Way to go. It is YOUR enthusiasm and encouragement that keeps so many of us going when we feel a lack of progress. Thank you. Congratulations. -- Lou

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BETHLOVESBIKING 8/14/2009 7:42AM

    What WONDERFUL news! And what a great, supportive doctor you have!
Just knowing that your numbers are so much better must make you FEEL stronger and healthier. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGELCOWBOY1 8/14/2009 7:23AM

    Sounds like quite a fan club! Isn't it great?



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MALEXANDER4 8/14/2009 6:55AM

    you go girl. man i'm proud for you. keep on keeping on.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/14/2009 3:39AM

    I am so happy that your doctor was so enthusiastic for you. I had to laugh.. that was much the way my last appointment went. Isn't it nice to have them cheerleading for you instead of giving you the "you're so fat" looks? WooHoo!

Glad that you pix of the baby heading off to school. My baby just blessed me with another grandbaby last month. They grow up too fast. Enjoy them now!

I love you my sister/friend. I'm going to call you this weekend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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SUSAN134 8/14/2009 1:12AM

    Missy, that is excellent news!!! WhooooHooooooo! Happy Dance is right! I know the joy of having that test done and having your results come back so wonderful!!! You are so right, the scale only tells a fraction of the story!

Hugs to you my friend! Keep up the fabulous work - you're doing so well!

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LIGHTHEART09 8/14/2009 12:49AM

    Ohhhh happy dance happy dance...

I teach Junior High but not yet...I bet she looked adorable..the first day is always such a big day!!!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 8/14/2009 12:44AM

    Excellent news!!

My baby is leaving home on Labor Day!!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 8/14/2009 12:44AM

    Excellent news!!

My baby is leaving home on Labor Day!!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 8/14/2009 12:44AM

    Excellent news!!

My baby is leaving home on Labor Day!!

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ROBLAINE1 8/14/2009 12:12AM

  Sounds like you had a great day. Keep up the good work!

Robin

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WALNUT5612 8/13/2009 11:43PM

    I am so happy for you Missy!!

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SISTERDEAR 8/13/2009 11:17PM

    Wow Missy, that is so terrific! What a great report. You are right. Other numbers matter beside the ones on the scale. It sounds like you are well on your way to way better health. All those numbers show that. And that being the case, the numbers on the scale are bound to start saying so as well.

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MSADVENTURE 8/13/2009 11:07PM

    what a busy day! sending love your way. be healthy and happy, you already know you're blessed!
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MSADVENTURE 8/13/2009 11:07PM

    what a busy day! sending love your way. be healthy and happy, you already know you're blessed!
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MSADVENTURE 8/13/2009 11:07PM

    what a busy day! sending love your way. be healthy and happy, you already know you're blessed!
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Routines Can Be So Comfortable

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's always such a zoo when my husband is home for his two weeks off. We just don't stop the whole time. He's cooped up on that 187 foot ship for 28 days, so when his feet hit the earth, he's ready to stay on the go, go, go! It's fun, but it wrecks my routines. Fitting in, first and foremost, my intimate time with the Lord suffers. I know how important it is to devote time and attention to my husband, but I miss that quiet, personal, quality time with my Bridegroom, too! I do still study and pray, mind you, but it's not quite the same. Fitting in my exercise time is more difficult, mostly because I'm so tired from all the running. The up side is that I get a lot more walking in as we tramp through stores. (In our family, my husband is the shopper and I'm the one who detests it. Weird, huh? lol) Lastly, but by no means least, I don't have as much time and energy to devote to my Spark time, to you, my precious SparkFriends. Anyhow, being done with wound care finally, with Bill back safely on his ship, and with the kids starting school tomorrow, I feel the sweet relief of my routines approaching. I can't wait! Even though I've been here a bit, reading along, I have missed sharing with you, blogging with you, having the time to contemplate your posts and blogs and process them into my being.

For those of you on the teams where we share devotionals, you've seen my posts today about the negativity, the critical spirits, the judgmental hearts of others and how difficult a time I've been having with that in my life. It sometimes feels like those destructive attitudes from others are strangling the life from me, suffocating me. This is not a Godly response and I know it. God has a way of dealing with this and I want so much to align my heart with His and to know how to respond in ways that show compassion and give hope. How tacky and ineffective would it be to meet the critical and petty attitudes of others with criticism and judgment? lol That definitely is not God's way. This is my quest at this season of life, to learn to deal with these things as God does, as He would have me to deal with them.

My debut into the world of water aerobics has again been postponed. Due to appointments that can't be changed on Thursday for me and for my friend, and because I have to pay for all the classes whether we attend or not, we opted to wait until next Tuesday to begin, so we can get all eight classes in. In the meantime I'm still doing the exercise DVDs I bought and they feel great. (Thank you again, Dawn!!!)

You're so dear to me, such a big part of my life. Thank you for being who you are, every single one of you. My world would not be as complete without you.

  
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LOVESLILACS1 8/13/2009 12:25PM

    Missy, I don't blame you for missing the routine. I feel the same way when my hubby has a day off when I still have work. I don't wish to disturb his sleep, but I need the light for my devotions. And it's much easier to do quiet time when I'm alone. But God knows your heart and blesses you for making the time for hubby. Sounds like you adjust pretty well. emoticon

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2BSALLYB 8/13/2009 12:00AM

    Ditto about our lives not being complete without you!! I like it when you're all together as a family but I'm always glad when you are back on SPARK!!!!

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BOBLITE 8/12/2009 10:03PM

    Hi Missy,

I know what you mean about routines. With my wife's struggle with depression, I do not know how much I will be needed around the house, or to help with her needs. The last two nights have not included much sleep. I know that, at this time, getting her through this is top priority. I have been making adjustments and, for the most part, have been staying on target.
I really appreciate you and wanted to let you know that. One of the adjustments is that I have not been as regular letting my friends on Sparkpeople know how much they mean to me.
Let me know how things go with your water aerobics. I appreciate the note letting me know that you and I have now read some of the same books this year. I have been taking a long time on my current book but hope to send you a note later this month telling you about it.
I pray that you have a great time in your walk with the Lord over the next week/

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LIGHTHEART09 8/12/2009 4:57PM

    I know what you mean about routines...the weather is messing up my swimming routine...so now I am switching to Jazzercise routine...

When school starts it will be another routine...

When Sugar has the day off it is another routine...

God wants us to be flexible...and grateful for whatever routine we are in...

Can't wait for you to enjoy Water Aerobics...enjoy your time with the Lord...my time is early early morning.....Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/12/2009 4:51PM

    Loved the blog Missy. I am sure that you are going to miss your Hubby... but I know what you mean about routines. I know that you will always make time for your spiritual life as well as your physical one. It is just part of your makeup.

I am glad that you are enjoying the dvds. I got mail today. I haven't played it yet but I don't think that it's the one that you thought it was. I'll let you know. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Bright blessings to you my sister/friend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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LINDA25427 8/12/2009 4:39PM

    May God bless you with his abundant love and fill your lives with happiness and peace . God bless. emoticon

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SCORPION1352 8/12/2009 4:04PM

    Missy--------My life , in the past is somewhat the same. The only difference is my husband worked seasonal jobs. Note the "s" on job. He worked all year but at different places and usually had a week or two off in between each job. Oh my that was hard and add the 4 kids to the pot of soup and you have a mess that will boil over if your not careful. You just have to find the time for your personal time with God. Sometimes I got early or went to bed late ( heck I always went to be late ) but you know what I mean.

My vacation time started the day the kids started school, that was my YIPPIE time.
I once told a friend "Hubby is at work kids are in school and all I want to do is sit on the couch and do nothing but smile" silly I know but this is how I felt.

God got me through all that mess and he will get you through this too.


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SUSAN134 8/12/2009 3:39PM

    Missy, I so agree with you on routines! As you know, my hubby is away from home for business alot too, my routine when he is home is so different than
when he is away. I love it when he is here, but I definitely don't have the 'me time' .

Wishing you luck in dealing with the negativity, that can be very stressful and draining! Now that you have more time to yourself and are able to spend more
meditation time, I'm sure you will arrive (with God's help) at a reasonable solution.

Keep up the work with your exercise - that is excellent! Bet you can't wait to start the aqua aerobics too!

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About My Boat Captain Husband...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I have to show you the surprise my husband had for me when he returned from the grocery store this evening.


Now wasn't that sweet?!

I DID get my approval for the Wellness Center. Hurray!!! The next class is tomorrow, and I will be a couple towns east of our home with my mother-in-law for her cataract surgery. Her name is Janet. Please remember her in your prayers! So I will be patiently (okay, not so patiently... very excitedly!!) awaiting my first water aerobics class on Tuesday!

My previous marriage lasted 17 years. The last five years of it were very difficult. Mine was the first divorce in four generations in my family. It was not something I did lightly. In the end, however, as a matter of survival, it did end. I am so grateful for a husband who puts Jesus first, who surrenders himself to the changes God is making in his life. I am so grateful for a man who sacrifices home and family for 28 days per hitch to provide for us. These things were absent in my first marriage. I guess that makes me appreciate them all the more now. By clicking on the link below you can peek into life on the Gulf of Mexico. The Ipanema is the other lady in his life and I am grateful for her!

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DAWN_WOOLF 8/12/2009 6:35PM

    I know what divorce is like. My first marriage lasted 1 1/2 years short but not at all good. But the Lord sent me a wonderful loving man! I have bipolar disorder and he is so loving and patient with me. He is always bringing home gifts for me too!
I am so happy for you for the husband God has given you!

I am excited for you about the water aerobics too!

God bless you!!



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LOVESLILACS1 8/11/2009 11:23AM

    I must say I envy you. Since I got saved about 10 years ago, I've been saying I'm gonna have a Christian husband, but my husband of 31 years is not a Christian yet. Thank you for sharing your joy--it's nice to hear.

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SPARKLOVE 8/6/2009 7:34PM

    Thank you for sharing the pictures , I enjoyed looking at them.

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GILLIANMASTERS 8/6/2009 11:45AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. It is nice to hear that other people have done through the same things and that we are not alone. It is amazing how God brings us those we need at the right time in our lives. You and your MIL are in my prayers. Gillian

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YATMAMA 8/6/2009 11:36AM

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I so appreciate your prayers! I'm on Bill's laptop in the waiting room. Boy is it hard to type on.

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NANNIESCHICKEN 8/6/2009 11:07AM

    Beautiful flowers and so thoughtful of your husband.


Something about those Louisiana men -- I married mine 25 years ago. He is a true Southern gentleman, too. We are so blessed!

Janet is in my prayers!

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LIGHTHEART09 8/6/2009 11:05AM

    Awwwww how sweet! I was married 22 years, dated 5 years...so a total of 27years together...it was so awful those last 5 years also of my marriage...The divorce almost ruined me...But we serve a good God ....God had for me the kindest man on earth...
Sugar Bear, and he puts Jesus first and me first...he is the most lovely man and I thank God for Him sending him to me...In fact after my bapistism the prayer partners asked what I wanted them to pray over me after I got out...and I said "Ask God to bring me a wonderful man to share my life with" 13 days later Joel showed up on Match.com and we have been inseperable. I have pix in my photo gallery...he is 6'3 me 5' mut and jeff but he is the BEST!
Arn't we blessed!!!
Glad about your water aerobics!!!

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COLEENCOLE 8/6/2009 10:08AM

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog. A nice hubby story. emoticon

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ANGELCOWBOY1 8/6/2009 9:39AM

    What a guy! I'm so glad he appreciates you and lets you know it!

Hugs to you and wishes for happiness always.

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NANCY1204 8/6/2009 9:31AM

    You are blessed emoticon Beautiful flowers by the way emoticon

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2BSALLYB 8/6/2009 9:11AM

    What a guy to surprise you with a beautiful gift!! Glad you now have a wonderful Christian husband to share your life with..About the aerobics, I am SO excited for you!!! I'm looking forward to when you write about them!!!

Your mother-in-law and you and the rest of your family are in my prayers today. Hope all goes well with her surgery.



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LAUSTIN68 8/6/2009 6:53AM

    You are very lucky. Sometimes it take a second time around. I am blessed, at times, with my husband too. He is my first, and will be my only one. He married me when I weighed in at 220, and he saw me through 330. I am down to 230 again, and I am trying to get back down to my 172 that I was before, and want to be again. He is seeing me through that as well. Congradulations to you on the Wellness Center, and good luck Janets surgery.

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SUSAN134 8/6/2009 12:23AM

    Missy, your hubby sounds like a treasure!! The flowers are lovely and even more lovely is that he thought to bring them to you!

So glad that you got the okay for the Wellness Center....you will love the swimming.

Sending prayers of a fast recovery to your mother-in-law. She is fortunate to have you going with her.

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THENEWME43 8/6/2009 12:07AM

    Missy, I'm in a hurry but wanted to let you know I'm praying your MIL's surgery goes well tomorrow and she has a quick recovery!

Annette

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SISTERDEAR 8/5/2009 11:58PM

    Haven't had a chance to visit your links yet. How lovely that your husband was so thoughtful to brings you those beautiful flowers. I have a thoughtful husband who does the same thing!
Sue

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TAZZIE5 8/5/2009 11:27PM

    What a gorgeous boat & beauty of the sea for your Hubby!

Enjoy your Water Aerobics Class! I have been teaching it 4 days/wk & absolutely LOVE it!

My prayers for your MIL to have a successful procedure & recovery too!!

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MARTHAR3 8/5/2009 11:20PM

    How neat what kind of flower is that sure is pretty . Every one laughs at my
Hubby cause he picks the flowers in the field to bring to me. I think it is
sweet after all these yrs.
So sorry you had such a bad marriage the first time around. I was blessed.
But have been thru awful, abusive marriages. I am so glad you got out and was
able to find a loving christian hubby that knows how to care for you. That is such
a blessing.
What a fantastic boat. Loved the pictures I miss living where I was close to
the ocean I was born in CA and lived within miles of the beach all my life.
Thanks for sharing the pictues. What does his boat do??
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/5/2009 11:12PM

    Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady!!! Blessings and many prayers for you and your MIL for a successful operation tomorrow and a speedy recovery. Congrats on getting into the wellness center. You will love your class.
BTW...I love the pictures of the boat and especially the crew members!!! Looks like a lot of fun even thought it is really work. What a great job!!!
Blessings, prayers, and hugs,
Helen

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/5/2009 11:00PM

    Awesome flowers. What a wonderful hubby that you have. I am so happy for you. Congratulations on getting into the wellness center. I know that you are going to love your class. I'll have you and your MIL in my prayers tomorrow for a successful surgery and fast recovery. I love you my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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3CATSLEP 8/5/2009 10:16PM

    I'm right there with you!!! Amen and thank you Lord!

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Catching Up

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I promised some of you photos from Melanie's birthday party and I'm just now getting around to processing them.


The birthday girl surrounded by our grandson, Heath, our oldest, Big Mel, our son, Billy, my oldest, Michelle, our friend, Bobby, my ex, Marty, and our friend, Gia.


Katy's Masterpiece


The Cake


MawMaw and Heath

I hope you enjoyed sharing our party! Had to sneak my little man in there.

I shared a part of my life in the Jesus First thread of the Can't Do This on My Own Team. As you've come to know, brevity is not my strong suit. I won't share it again here, but if there is someone in your life that you need to forgive, it would be worth a jaunt over to the Jesus First thread to read it. We cannot expect forgiveness unless we extend it to others... even when they do not deserve it.

I was disappointed today to learn I could not yet begin my water aerobics classes. Evidently they need a form from my doctor and the faxing to and fro had not taken place, yet. I am hoping beyond hopt it'll be all squared away by Thursday's class. All in God's timing. I have to trust that.

  
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LIGHTHEART09 8/5/2009 6:57PM

    Beautiful cake and artistic talent! Bummer about your water aerobics class...yes all in God's timing.

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YATMAMA 8/5/2009 5:08PM

    I am the world's least artistic person I know. I am lucky to get a 13x9 pan to come out right. lol Katy was the visionary on that one! She made an incredible pirate's treasure chest cake for my oldest's (Michelle) 20th birth day in June. You can see those photos at www.nolady.net, at the gallery link. Pebbles, all the presents are there so you can see. You are a doll to ask that!! She got a used guitar from her dad and yesterday was her first guitar lesson (our gift to her, in addition to a stability ball and pedometer, gifts she wanted). Thank you all for "coming" to the party! Oh, how I love peeking into your lives and sharing ours with you!!

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LINDA25427 8/5/2009 9:01AM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/5/2009 2:22AM

    Enjoyed being a "part of" the party Missy. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great day tomorrow. Sending up prayers that your faxing info will get to the right parties and we'll be able to do our water aerobics TOGETHER...across the miles. LOL Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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PEBBLES32165 8/5/2009 12:15AM

    Don't worry Missy it will come through. And the party looked nice. One question. What was in the presents?

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/4/2009 11:55PM

    WOW, what fun!!!! That cake is a WINNER too!

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SISTERDEAR 8/4/2009 11:27PM

    Missy, I did read your other post. Your story kind of reminded me of Jonah and his arguements with God. At least you didn't go pout, but learned to praise God for His grace and mercy.

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SISTERDEAR 8/4/2009 10:43PM

    Looks like y'all had a wonderful time. We called my Melanie Mel Mel sometimes also.
Sue

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SUSAN134 8/4/2009 10:37PM

    Great pics Missy! Look at that cake.....whoaaaaa!! That is really something! It looks like a fun time was had by all.

I'm so sorry to hear that the paperwork is not through for your water aerobics yet - hopefully it will be there soon!

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My friend, StarLovesBlake, has joined us!

Monday, August 03, 2009

I'm so happy to introduce you to one of the dearest women I've ever known, StarLovesBlake (aka Cyndi). Many of you have heard me mention our two young youseguests. One of them, Katy, is Cyndi's daughter, and she is as precious as her mama. You should be seeing StarLovesBlake roaming around our hallowed halls, maybe looking a bit lost. I know you will make her feel as welcome as you've made me feel here. We schmoozed the camera a bit for a photo when Cyndi and Blake were here, visiting from Arizona, for Blake's birthday this spring.



I haven't been around as much since my husband got home. We tend to stay on the go. He's cooped up on that ship for 28 days, so when he's home for his 14 days off, he likes to be moving. We're attacking the attic again. Our goal is to have it emptied and sorted and have one more yard sale before the end of the year. While I haven't been posting as often, I have been reading along. It's made my missing you a bit easier! I just love being here with you so much!! Please keep posting and blogging. It keeps us connected, and we all need that a LOT!

  
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LINDA25427 8/4/2009 9:34AM

    Nice picture happy group

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/4/2009 8:16AM

    Love the picture Missy. I'll make sure to welcome your friend with open arms. I want to see a picture of you and I on that blog someday soon!!!! Love ya, Dawn

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COLEENCOLE 8/4/2009 7:36AM

    Happy picture. Happy cleaning and decluttering. Happy Sparking. emoticon

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/3/2009 10:53PM

    You really look like a FUN bunch of gals!!!! emoticon

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NEWSMARTLADY 8/3/2009 9:35PM

    The pic is just too cute....great to have friends...thank you the intro!! emoticon emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/3/2009 9:29PM

    Glad your friend joined so now you can "Spark" together.

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LIGHTHEART09 8/3/2009 7:18PM

    You all look like you are having too much fun....I love the look on your face...like you are up to something emoticon

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DAISYDAY25 8/3/2009 6:09PM

  Glad to hear about your friend. Also am happy that your husband is home for a while. Have a fun time.

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SUSAN134 8/3/2009 6:05PM

    Missy, thank you for introducing Cyndi to us! I think it is great that you have a
friend that you know in "real" life here! The pic of you, Cyndi and her daughter is adorable....love it!

So glad your hubby is home now! I will hopefully be making that scallop recipe again this week and will send it to you.

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