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My Life Has Been Changed By These Two Children!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello Spark Friends! I have missed you all so much! One of our computers had the wireless internet card go out and we really don't want to put any more money into the computer as it is so old. So we have 2 computers for 4 people to use... to say the least with DH looking for work and trying to set up some websites he can show employers examples of his work and my daughter's online college classes and regular classwork I have had to share my laptop and I just haven't had it to use, and if it was available I was so exhausted from the kids and helping my dad that I was just too tired and went to bed so I could keep up my sleep. This week my daughter is on spring break in Louisiana and my son is off for his spring break, so we will see how much I get to have access to it this week. But when my daughter gets back it will be a tug of war with my laptop again. So please be patient with me, we are looking for something used or hoping that my daughter will get enough "cash" gifts for her graduation that she can buy herself a computer.

Well to say the least my life has been changed by these two beautiful children that I am watching. It requires me to be more physically active and I have my own 25 pound weight (the 9 month old Jackson)... I have had all kinds of soreness in my legs, arms, back and shoulders from just taking care of Jackson and Cicely.

To top it off, last week my dad came down twice for a couple of days to help get my planting tables made up... so now I have 4 of them, 5 ft wide by 3 ft deep. The lettuce Cicely and I planted 2 weeks ago is looking good and I can't wait until we can plant it. My dad also helped take care of some other little projects around that house so that makes me very happy!

We have snow right now, it started yesterday and we got about 10 inches and a lot of sleet all night long. Hopefully that will be the last snow of the season and the weatherman says that we should see temps in the 50's & 60's this coming week... I hope so!

I went to the doctor for my physical and got my blood work results and they are all in the normal range except for the triglycerides so the doctor wants me to start taking 500 mg of Niacin a day to try to get it down. He was really happy with my weight loss and was very encouraging.

I hate to run but I've got lots to do to get caught up... love and hugs to all of you!


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    So happy to hear from you. Be careful with the niacin. Get a second opinion. My chiropractor told me to get off it and I was on the non flushing type.

    What about red rice yeast? Ask about that.

    more as time allows.

    Linda emoticon
    2894 days ago
    Hi there stranger. I've been a bit MIA myself. It's ok, because sometimes life gets in the way, or the computer goes caput, but what matters is that we come back to say hi when ever we can. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to me.
    2897 days ago
    I came to your page to read more about you after finding an email in my box listing you as an inspirational Sparker (or maybe it was motivational??) and found your blogs to be so delightful!

    I did notice that you hadn't posted another more recent one and I know it is probably due to plain old 'busyness'. Either that or your daughter is back and your computer has been commandeered by others!
    Really, I sat down because I was exhausted from running around all day and thought I need to check on my email. Instead, I ended up here on SP (isn't it wonderful?) and am even more exhausted from reading about your chasing after two wee ones!
    I'm almost hoping I don't become a grandmother for a long time since I couldn't keep up with chasing them around all day. I STILL remember when I did babysitting at home while my own kids were young. It don't remember being that tired doing it but NOW....just thinking back to those days has me reeling!

    Take care of yourself and enjoy this wonderful Easter weekend!
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    2906 days ago
    You are doing wonderfully. Best to you on your path to success. Success is a journey and not a destination.

    Happy April!
    2909 days ago
  • NWFL59
    Congratulations on your medical results and achievement of weight loss goals, getting your garden going and all the things you are able to do for yourself and your family. emoticon emoticon
    2909 days ago
    I really enjoyed meeting you through your spark page and your blog. It is wonderful that you are doing this as a family. I understand your daughter's being off right now, but she'll rejoin when she's ready. You have great commitment. Keep it up. emoticon
    2909 days ago
    congrats on your doctor visit! That's awesome. emoticon
    2910 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Wow, you are doing great. I think you are on the way to a beautiful spring garden also. I am glad you have the children, it sounds like you are really enjoying it.

    Don't over-do.


    Thanks for dropping in and keeping us informed of your whereabouts.
    2912 days ago
    Nice to see you back and glad to hear that your test results are good!
    2914 days ago
    Welcome back, even if it's just for a short visit! I am jealous of your planting tables. I've always wanted one. I'm in AZ and our stuff is all in the ground already. We even committed to asparagus and will patiently await it's 2 year growth. Tomatoes, brussel sprouts, yellow bell peppers, blueberries, raspberies, strawberries, zucchini. All in. Too late for lettuce!

    Good luck with the garden and computer issues. We'll see you next time!
    2919 days ago
    Glad to see you sparking along with us. Good news on the good report from the doctor. Hope that your daughter has fun on her spring break. Sorry that you're getting snow, I hope that it melts quickly.. spring is here! Keep on taking such good care of those little ones and your dad... but make sure that you're taking even better care of YOU! Love ya, Dawn emoticon
    2919 days ago
    Sounds like you are busy living, girlfriend. That's GREAT!!
    2919 days ago
    I am so glad things are going good for you! Kids make you young!

    WTG on the doctor visit!

    2919 days ago
    Hi Sandra:
    Good to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying the two kids you are babysitting. I bet they are a lot of work but lots of fun too. Glad to hear your physical went well at the doctors too. Hope you have wonderful Monday.
    2919 days ago
    Wow - lots to juggle! Great to hear that you stay so positive and just cope with what you gotta do. Hope those kids don't wear you out too much - I get tired just thinking about it!
    2919 days ago
    Hopefully the doctor told you to watch for "flushing"...your skin will feel like it is on fire and itches like crazy. The pharmacist told me to take a baby aspirin 20 minutes before taking the niacin...that worked for me for about a year and a half. They took me off the baby aspirin when I had surgery last year...yep the flushing started. You will know if it happens. Doesn't happen with everyone, but you might ask the doctor or nurse about it and what they want YOU to do. (They took me off the niacin because of the flushing.) Of course, now my triglycerides are a little too high but manageable with watching what I eat.
    Best of luck to you. Enjoy your spring and the kids!!! Glad you are able to keep up with them.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2919 days ago
    emoticon to hear you have emoticon . I don't even want to say that awful s word because I am afraid we might get more. too. It has been in the high 60's for the last few days here and I hope it stays that way.

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    2919 days ago
    Sorry you got more snow! Great on the physical. I did not know that niacin could have a good effect on triglycerides. Interesting...
    2919 days ago
    Glad to hear that things are going so well with the kids! I bet that taking care of them is quite the workout sometimes. :) Congrats on the good doctor's appointment and on getting your planting tables made up too! Happy spring!
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    Comment edited on: 3/21/2010 5:49:12 PM
    Congratulations on the doctors report. It great to have confirmed what you have been working so hard to achieve is succeeding . Keep it up and four cheers to the kids for it sounds like they are all keeping you hopping which is good right?
    2919 days ago
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