ANNAMARIE1958's SparkPeople Blog ANNAMARIE1958's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting back to my old self! As of yesterday I was released to go back to work. Oh my Lord didn't think that day would ever get here. March 1 I'll be going back to my old self... busy and some what pain free. I'm so excited about getting back to my normal route. This has been a long journey for me, breaking your back and dislocating your hip is no fun. March 2 will be 10 months that I had the motorcycle accident . I'm looking forward in this new year and a new and stronger body. I've lost 12 lb. (gained 18) so I'm on the... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:06:42 EST up date on my health issue! HAPPY NEW YEAR! To up date my health issue...Most of my friends know I broke my back may 2,2015. As of today 1-16-16 . Im feeling better still have 4 more weeks off of work and 2 more weeks of physical therapy. I now have scoliosis because my hip was out of place for 6 months and didn't know it. Your asking how didn't I know, I thought it was my back all that time, with all the pain. My hip is back in place and my pain is all gone. I did gain 18 lbs but as of today I've lost 17 so I... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:48:12 EST where did this summer go? Hi everyone, <BR> Where did this summer go? My summer started out very bad, broke back May 2. Not good(burst fracture of T12). The only thing I did in the last 4 months is gain weight, I was in a back brace for 3 months, now therapy. Starting next Tuesday I have to go to pain clinic. Last month had surgery to fix trigger thumb on right hand. Cant set, stand or lay very long just a lot of pain. So even though I still cant do exercise , I need to lose this extra weight. So I'm back counting ... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:37:15 EST If you drive or ride on a motorcycle Hello, <BR> I haven't been around for is very busy. <BR> But I wanted to let all SP know that if you ride or drive a motorcycle. Watch out for potholes yes potholes. My hubby and I went on a ride 3 weeks ago, just leaving a gas station going about 3 mph. He hit a pothole so hard that I flew up off the seat landed hard on the seat and broke my back . T12 is half the size it should be...they called it a burst fracture. In brace for 8 weeks then therapy , I cant do anything ... Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:11 EST Merry Christmas ... From my back yard to yours! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Have a Safe and happy holiday! Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:52:44 EST Santa is coming to town! Hi everyone, hope this Holiday season is well for everyone. <BR> <BR> Santa came to the local fire hall and he needed help so I was asked to be the elf. Ok people no jokes, I'm only 4'11 and I guess the right size...... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img s... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:22:00 EST Very proud of my son My son has been racing quads for 2 years and this year he won the Championship. Plus next month he will be 30. Words can't express how very proud I am of my baby!, <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:28:43 EST My Family OKTOBERFEST Most od you know my family has a Oktoberfest every year. We just had it this past Saturday, the weather was in the low 80s and my brothers pool was open. Enjoy my pics! <img src="">my sister and I , she made the piñata . Yep that large pretzel is a piñata! <img src="">My son,DIL and grandson. <img src="">My cousin in the dress ( from... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:33:47 EST I'm Back Well here it is Sept 1st and how fast did the summer go? To fast if you ask me......we had our family McDonald reunion that I'm the secretary for, that was in June. Then in July I have my big family picnic at my home(I posted pics for that) . Just did a big benefit yesterday for END PKD, a nasty kidney disease that my SIL and niece has. Raised awareness and over $5000 in donation. WooHoo! In between all that went fishing ,how I love doing that. At the end of this month is our family Octoberfe... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:11:29 EST what it looks like all finished.... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">we used it for the first time last night, Boy did it work GREAT kept us warm and dry. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:54:58 EST my summer so far.... Hi everyone, I guess I've taken the summer off from SP....time is flying by soooo fast! You all know I have a family picnic every year, this year is was a western thyme. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:59:21 EST My big sewing project Hi everyone, I've been very busy in my sewing shop. I took on a very big project, making an enclosure for a 20' pontoon boat. Took me a few weeks to make........ <img src="">the door zips closed, <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Not showing in these pictures ,I added a wi... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:28:09 EST He is a month old already. My grandson is a month old already, I see him a few days a week , he lives 3 miles from me. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">he makes the silliest faces <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:11:24 EST He has arrived ........ I have been waiting a long time for this day......April 30 at 4:18 my first grandchild <img src=""> arrived. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Thu, 1 May 2014 22:31:25 EST He will be here soon.... My first grandchild will be here soon, getting excited. I had a baby shower for my DIL on Saturday, went well! <img src="">yep it was all camo! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:36:25 EST Easter Bunny! I volunteered some of my time today to play the Easter Bunny at the local fire department (Kinloch VFW). The children were <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:19:19 EST Back to normal! Today was the day Annie went home...this has been a long 2 and a half months. She still has to wear a brace on her wrist for 4 more weeks but she was well enough to go home. I will stop by a few days a week if she needs me but as of Today my life went back to normal. (what ever that may be). I have lost and gained the same 5 lbs in the past few months so I hope now I'll have my time in the mornings to get back on my treadmill and lose the 20 lbs I need to lose. <BR> Back to Normal, I hope! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:37:21 EST Cold winter day! Most of you are having a bad winter...feet of snow ,ice and sub zero temperatures. This winter has been very hard on most of us....just when you shovel yourself out from a storm the power goes out. Most mornings have been minus 0..wind chill factor -25. Ok Mother nature enough is enough...I took a walk to the pond today even though it's 22 out ,that's a lot warmer than it has been. The sky is so blue today and NO wind...this is what I saw in my back yard...... <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:57:19 EST Up to date on my Care giving! Most of you know that I have been taking care of a 95 YO lady ..Annie! She has come a long way from the day after Christmas, when she fell and couldn't get up. Since then she got a pace maker, and doing very well. I go to her grandson house(is where she is staying) everyday at 8am until 12 then on my way to work 2:30. Next weekend she wants to go back home . She has so much energy now, she can do everything for herself. Friday her SIL took her to the heart Dr. and everything is just great, T... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 21:42:19 EST How my new year has been coming along! This new year isn't about me.. it's about a 95 yo friend. My friend John that just lives down the road from me, His grand mother had fallen the day after Christmas( Thursday). and she didn't call John until Friday. He ended up calling 911. Her heart rate was 30, she ended up with a pace maker. While the DR. were doing that they punctured her lung. She was in hospital 8 day. Poor John didn't have the heart to put her in nursing home. There isn't anyone to help him sooo I told him I would do... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:07:24 EST Christmas day! We had a feast at my SIL mothers house on Christmas eve....7 fishes with the 12 dishes...yum yum. On Christmas day my boys and their wives came over around 11 opened their gifts and had dinner....they stayed until 3 .....that was my gift from them. I know how busy they are and was so blessed that they spent that much time with me. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:40:41 EST A day with Missy! Hard to believe it's that time of year again! Making Christmas cookies with Missy! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:04:10 EST Time with Missy! I took Missy to see Santa today, she get's very emotional when she sees him. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Yep you guessed it, I was the ELF! <img src=""> <img src="">This is my great niece ZIAH! In 2 weeks I'll be maki... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:35:54 EST The Brain want's to keep on working! I'm sure there is many of you that lay in bed very tired,,...,but the brain wants to keep on working...WHY! It's 3:15 am I'm wide a wake coz the brain doesn't want to go to sleep. I have some thing that I want to get done make apple dumplings...make a Halloween costume for my Pug, sweep the living rm. and dinning rm., clean the bath rm. Ok I have plenty of time to do that before I go to work...BUT my brain just doesn't want to go to sleep <BR> sooo....I took my camera and t... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 05:22:25 EST Family OKTOBERFEST! As most of you know my family gets together every year for the past 11years for our annual Waltz Oktoberfest .My sister has been making a piñata for the past 5 years and she really top it off with this..... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">my brother.. <img sr... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:09:12 EST 2.5 mile walk On Saturday my family and friends walked 2.5 miles for the PKD Foundation. A kidney disease that has hit my family SIL and niece has it. My SIL needs a kidney ASAP and has dialyses 3 times a week... <img src="">This is my SIL Mariann <img src="">my SIL and niece..... <img src="">the gang that raised over $1000.00 for thi... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:37:17 EST Out Doors! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:48:07 EST A naming Ceremony! I was invited to a African naming ceremony....I was very touch by it. The baby's name is Josiah Odefour Kofi Koranchie-Boah. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:54:34 EST Went fishing at the Point in Pittsburgh,Pa. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:53:52 EST A day with Missy! It was a beautiful day to spend with Missy! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">She is such a blessing to me! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:29:15 EST Fishing! My new sport is all know I have a pond in my back yard and I have been fishing there for 20 years. This year I wanted to get my fishing licenses and go some where else. My cousin has a pontoon boat and will take me out any time. We went out just this past Saturday all night fishing. I did catch my first catfish. <img src=""> <img src="">My cousin caught a monster of a ca... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:34:55 EST My annual family picnic...a Luau! Most of you know I have a big family picnic every year....This year we had our first Luau. We had guest from El Paso, TX...ND.. Iowa,.. Florida,.. Ohio, some camped out in their campers and some stayed in my home.....Enjoy ! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <im... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:10:01 EST I felt a head ache coming on! Well today my cousin dropped off his pontoon boat to clean. <img src="">and after I cleaned it I felt a head ache coming way was I going to work after I cleaned the boat. So guess what I did? <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:40:59 EST When I do my walks around my pond this is what I see! Come walk with me and enjoy the view! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">.com/nw/1/6/l1668950038.jpg"> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:47:16 EST Took a Harley ride with DH and this is what we saw! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:21:57 EST Flowers in my back yard! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 2 Jun 2013 22:20:26 EST Fishing with Missy! It's been a while since I posted about <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Missy...she is doing fine. Needs a knee replacement soon....will let you all know when that happens. Mean while I took her fishing in my back yard today! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 26 May 2013 21:41:22 EST My first big catch.... I went fishing on a foggy Sunday morning with my cousin on his pontoon boat. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">It was cold and very foggy...sort of slow at first but our patient's paid off . My first big catch <img src="">about 22 in. long and around 5lbs....caught many othe... Mon, 6 May 2013 07:06:56 EST My day fishing with family! I fish all the time in my back yard...a lot of nice size fish...Lg. mouth bass, bluegill and carp. But this year I wanted to go do some real fishing. My cousin has a pontoon boat so the way we went..... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">I caught 2 of these perch.... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:06:14 EST Bursa sac Question........ Has anyone ever had a bursa sac removed? Almost three years ago I fell and broke my pelvis and bursa sac. My pelvis healed ok but the bursa sac has giving me so much pain...well it's called bursitis. Pain that is almost to my right knee and up my leg to around my lower back. So painful that if you just touch my leg it feels like you punched me. I got my second shot of cortisone on Friday....the orthopedic Dr. said if I get a third or forth shot I would have to have my bursa s... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:00:14 EST This is what i saw outside my widow 3/6/13 We were suppose to get around 6 inches of snow the other big deal but we got 13 inches instead . This is our snow storm of March 6th 2013...What I saw outside my window! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sat, 9 Mar 2013 01:50:45 EST My Daddy-O <img src="">It's been 5 years since my Daddy-O passed and how much I miss him so. 1/14/08 I've been going down memory land for the past few day's on how large and brave of a man my father was . He was such a gentle giant and soft spoken man...had the patients to show us kids to build things and to respect one an other. This has been a long 5 years for every Holiday that goes by...the birthdays....the family get together. He is in all our... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:41:50 EST Making Christmas cookies with Missy! Well can you believe it's that time again. Making Christmas cookies with Missy. Here we are my best friend.. <img src="">We are going to make sugar cookies first <img src="">while she was putting all the dough in a ball ..she made sure there was plenty of flour. <img src=""> <img src=" Sat, 22 Dec 2012 23:16:52 EST Benezette Pa... If you have never been to Benezette Pa. this is what you are missing..... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://phot... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:30:33 EST Tattoo Some of you might already know I have tattoos. I have a total of 6....most of them I did myself...BUT the ones on my right arm my EX husband did and I hate them SOOOOOO yesterday I desided to have those covered up with a new tattoo. Here are the steps it took to get it covered. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http:... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:18 EST 2012 OKTOBERFEST! This makes the 10th year that our family has been hosting a is a few pics of how the day went. <img src=""> <img src="">my sister <img src="">more of my brothers carvings. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="h... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:28:21 EST How to make a mountain pie! My son nathan will show how to make a mountain pie.... <img src="">you need a mountain pie maker and bread.... <img src=""> <img src="">butter bread ...lay one piece of bread on hot iron... <img src="">he is making a pizza pie.... <img src=" Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:41:57 EST My brothers new carving! <img src="">This is my brothers latest carving...he has taken it to many shows and he got first place each and every time...I am so proud of him. All of his carvings are for sale...this one $600 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:52:15 EST My picnic.... You all know I've been MIA for about a week and this is why! I had 108 people at my house on Saturday. I still have people from El Paso TX, Oregon and Arizona here. Here is a few pic of my day! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:48:36 EST More wedding pic! Nothing wrong with the <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> color on your PC ..the pics are black and white! I hope the bride and groom like these pics ...they haven't seen them yet....I'm the one that took all the pics. The ones that I'm in my brother took them! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:40:49 EST