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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Today is Mom's 82nd birthday. Celebrating started with Mom and Dad's breakfast group at the little cafe they always go to on Saturday morning. After we finished breakfast, the restaurant staff brought out a chocolate cake with candles and everyone in the place sang! I passed on the cake but we're going out for dinner later, so I'm going to have to be diligent with portion control today!

But back to Mom - I'm so happy she made it this far and has made such great progress since the auto accident in August. It has been a difficult half a year!

I head back to Germany on Tuesday. Thanks for the prayers for a safe flight and travelling mercies!

  
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GINILEE4 4/5/2009 6:52PM

    Birthday wishes for your mom, however belated. I will keep your Dparents in my thoughts each night as I reflect. Keep safe on your trip home and remember how far you and the dparents have come. Blessings,

Gini

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JANETELIZABETH1 4/5/2009 4:17PM

    Happy birthday to your mum Michelle, glad you were able to be there for the celebration!!
Safe flight for Tuesday.
Hugs
Janet

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CTEMPLE 4/5/2009 3:41AM

    Nice pick Marie Antoinette!

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ANGELBELIEVER 4/4/2009 1:51PM

    Happy Birthday to you dear Mom. Mine is 84. Enjoy her celebration. Safe Traveling on Tuesday.

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SKISINCO 4/4/2009 10:13AM

    Happy birthday to your Dmom! Enjoy the remainder of your stay and again, wishing you safe travels.

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FIT4HISGLORY 4/4/2009 10:08AM

    What a blessing to be able to share your mom's bday with her before you return to Germany! Remember, everything in moderation. After all, 82nd bdays don't come around very often! Praying you have a safe trip back to Germany. We'll be waiting to hear how it went after you get settled back in.

Karen

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HOMEBUNNY 4/4/2009 9:53AM

    I hope you are enjoying your mom's birthday. Keep strong as you celebrate with your mom & don't go overboard on the food choices. I thought you were already on your way back to Germany. I will keep you in my prayers for safe travel.

Tammie

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Last day for awhile

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Here's a photo of the Wednesday morning Nordic walking group. Sunrise walk on the beach with a great breakfast afterwards. Last time for me till my next visit here in Naples.

  
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CTEMPLE 4/3/2009 12:22AM

    Great pic Michelle!

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SKISINCO 4/2/2009 6:52PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ANGELBELIEVER 4/2/2009 12:08AM

    Great picture Michelle. Have a good trip home. Woill be looking forward to your post about being home safely.

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JANETELIZABETH1 4/1/2009 5:16PM

    Happy memory for you Michelle...I think it will be a little 'cooler' in Germany!!
Hugs
Janet

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Better

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thanks, everyone for your concern and prayers!

With my trip one short week away, I'm VERY glad to report that the shingles are going away. I did NOT like the thought of sitting on the shingles (yep, that's where they chose to locate) all the way from Fort Myers, FL, to Philadelphia, to Frankfurt to Stuttgart.

Praising God for his healing power today!

Sorry for the blanket greeting, but life continues to happen abundantly here. Dad is at the doctor even as we speak and may face surgery. More when I know more...

  
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HOMEBUNNY 4/2/2009 10:01AM

    Michelle ~ Glad you are feeling better. I have not had shingles, but my husband had them. They settled in his lower back.

Tammie

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CTEMPLE 4/1/2009 2:56AM

    Michelle glad that you're better. Hope all is well with your dad. Trial Times
Claudia

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SKISINCO 3/31/2009 10:43PM

    Best wishes to you and your parents Michelle.

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PIANO*LADY 3/31/2009 4:23PM

    Michelle, I'm so glad that the shingles are going away! My daughter and new son-in-law just flew to Stuttgart yesterday, but they had a direct flight from Atlanta. Your dad is in my prayers and I hope you have a safe trip.
Love,
Carole

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/31/2009 4:06PM

    Hoe all will be well with your Dad. I'm glad your shingles are going away and in all places. I wouldn't want to have to sit that long with or without shingles. How many hrs are we talking here of flying?

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JANETELIZABETH1 3/31/2009 3:54PM

    Praise the Lord Michelle...that IS good news!!
Prayers for your dad that all will be well.
Hugs
Janet

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Ugh

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have shingles! Who would have guessed? I'm on anti-viral meds and praying that the symptoms ease up before my flight back to Germany next week.

  
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JANETELIZABETH1 3/29/2009 1:51PM

    Poor you Michelle,
That stems from the chicken pox virus. Sure hope you only have a very mild case and are well enough to travel next week. Will be praying for you.
Hugs
Janet

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CTEMPLE 3/29/2009 3:55AM

    Hi Michelle no idea what shingles is, will look it up. So glad that you're close to going back to your life!
Claudia

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/28/2009 2:14PM

    Oh My, I hope your's aren't painful. My DH had them and the pain was awful, he said. Shingles are caused from stress, and I think the measle virus. I had them once too when I was 18 or 19, but mine were the itchy kind.

Hope you get better soon. I feel badly for you.

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MOMMA_GRIZZ 3/28/2009 11:40AM

    Argh - feel better soon!

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SKISINCO 3/28/2009 10:39AM

    Ugh is right! Sure hope your symptoms ease up. Have a safe trip, I'm assuming you are returning to Florida after your visit?!

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Just did it!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ran the Beach Bum 5K! The sand was pretty firm, although it got chewed up by all the runners during the course of the race. Challenging for the calves, and I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow! I finished in under 40 minutes and didn't walk at all, so I more than achieved my goal of running 3.2 12-minute miles.

www.gcrunner.org/raceinfo.html

  
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FIT4HISGLORY 3/25/2009 1:36PM

    You truly inspire me! I'm thinking some day I may want to give one of these a try!

Hope your body's over most of the aches by now!

Karen

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HOMEBUNNY 3/23/2009 9:58AM

    emoticon, Michelle!! I hope you have recovered nicely especially if your calves were hurting from the race. You did an awesome job!!

Tammie

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/22/2009 9:22PM

    emoticon Michelle. Ho great. I'm happy for you.

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GINILEE4 3/22/2009 7:34PM

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Great job Michelle. It must feel good to get this under your belt and know you are truely here to stay in your new lifestyle. Keep up the good work and kiss the DP's,,Luv Ya, Gini

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SKISINCO 3/22/2009 10:51AM

    Way to go Michelle, that is a great accomplishment!

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MOM2KNL 3/22/2009 10:50AM

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I knew you could do it! Wish I could have been running there beside you. It sounds so beautiful!
Blessings!
Michell
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CTEMPLE 3/22/2009 1:30AM

    Well done Michelle what a thrill! emoticon
Claudia

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JANETELIZABETH1 3/21/2009 5:28PM

    I always knew you were a champion Michelle...well done!!
Hugs
Janet

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HEALTHY_CAROLYN 3/21/2009 4:33PM

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It's great to hear that you reached your goal, Michelle! No matter how you feel tomorrow, I know you'll be feeling the satisfaction of having accomplished the run for a lot longer!

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