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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I have been away for quite some time and not by choice.
In August and September my son Mike decided to marry the woman of his dreams and it would be in 2 months!! Of course they had little money so we took on the venture of a wedding and reception feeding approx. 70. so we prepared 16 pans of stuffed shell, 800 cookies,400 chocolates and of course the cake. Well I think I over did it. It was a 5 tier cake that I baked from scratch.
They were fortunate there was no rain in the AM as their wedding was outside. Just close family and friends. The reception was at my brothers house in the basement and of course not as many people came as planned.

Now they are married and I have a new family including 2 new step-grandsons

So 4 days later my Dad was admitted into the hospital. He was diagnosed with Diabetes AND needed bi-pass surgery. This all meant ME staying with my mom the 24/7 and then with my dad also after he came home. 12 very L_O_N_G weeks with very little relief from the rest of the family. Very little to no exercise (my mom has advanced Parkinson's which means having to stay very close to her. I could barely shower without her needing me. (now I know what my DD goes through daily)

Fortunately he went to Cleveland Clinic and had a triple bi-pass (doctor said his arteries were to small to attempt the needed 6)

All of this ran into Thanksgiving and Christmas. And just now I am returning to you all of my spark friends. I sure did miss you. ( I did stalk the site once I figured out how to use my I pod touch)

Long story short... after a OMG moment (I regained 12 pounds and totally lost muscle tone) ...I have restarted EVERYTHING!!!

I know the journey will be difficult, but with the support and help of my SparkFriends I know I can do it.
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