CREEKLADY1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CREEKLADY1 CREEKLADY1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517054 Today is my husband and my 28th anniversary. I thank God everyday that he blessed my life with him. Without him I would not be complete, but with him I have everything! Wouldn't trade him for all the money in the world! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:30:20 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516144 Finally after being off here for awhile, I'm back. I've missed everyone! <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:36:40 EST Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500509 I am alive. <BR> I am walking. <BR> I am feeling great. <BR> What more could I ask for! <em>345</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:01:52 EST Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492007 Sleep...it's such a beautiful state of mind! <em>244</em> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:29:58 EST Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491178 If you have not been told you have fibromyalagia, then you have no idea what pain really is. I have had it for the past two years, and it continually gets worse each time I have a bout with it. Today I am miserable. I haven't slept in two days, and the pain is so bad you can't imagine. And to top it off I have to work. Geezzz.... I hope I get better real soon, because I can't deal with the pain much longer! Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:37:17 EST Missing my Child http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488308 Even though my son is 31 years old, I miss him so much when he is out of town. He is in Wyoming training for a new job. I know he's old enough to go without Mommy worrying her self to death and missing him so much. I didn't use to be like this until I lost my oldest son almost 3 years ago in a car wreck. Now when he gets in a vehicle to go anywhere I freak! I am trying to get over this fear, but our family has lost so many in vehicles, it's really hard. I know I have to put him in Gods great ... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:15:48 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487295 I am who I am...nothing more, nothing less. I am not here to please you or anyone else. What is best for me is what I will be doing. If you don't like it, walk away now, and leave me alone. I will not change just for you, but it will be all for me! I've come to the conclusion that I am worth it! Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:32:28 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486275 Today was my first day back at work after having seven beautiful days off. I didn't go anywhere because I had too much to get done in such a very short time. Every job i had planned to do, got done! So by my standard, I had a great vacation! Now bring on the November vacation....I have nothing planned to do! <em>345</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:15:38 EST Time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476858 One day at a time. No more, no less......that's my goal. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:15:17 EST Very Happy Momma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474644 A few weeks back, my son and his wife announced to us that they were getting a divorce. This made us very sad, and we worried about the kids as any parent or grandparent would. Today they called and announced that they were putting the divorce on hold, and were going to try to work thing out! I am one happy Momma! Prayers have been answered and I will continue to pray that the marriage becomes better than ever! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 13:10:07 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472622 My life <BR> My family <BR> My grandkids <BR> My God <BR> What more could I ask for! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 13:21:25 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465795 Life goes on no matter what happen, we've got to keep pushing forward. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us wonder why it has to. It not in our time, but in God's time. Never doubt that God is with you in your darkest hours. He will be there to see you thru no matter what, if you'll just hang on! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:51:11 EST So Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463160 We have been going thru some rough times here in the last few weeks. Our son and his wife have signed the papers, and are getting their divorce. They live right next door to me. I am having a hard time because our daughter-in-law is moving about five miles from us and I will not get to see my grandkids everyday like I do now. I know this is a stupid thing to let get me down. I love my grandbabies and do not want to lose them....not even for a minute. I have been reassured that I can see them ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:05:39 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460034 <BR> 1. I woke up this morning <BR> 2. I was able to get out of bed <BR> 3. I went to work. <BR> 4. I made it thru the day. <BR> 5. I have a place to call homethat I amable to go to each day after work. <BR> 6. And last but the most important thing is that I have God in control of it all!!!!! <em>345</em> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:45:35 EST Been A Little While http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454106 Been a little while since I've been on SP. I've had so much going on that I haven't taken the time to get on here. I have been having so much pain in my legs that I just haven't felt like doing anything after I get home from work. <BR> My son and his wife are going thru a difficult time and a filing for divorce, and that is about to destroy me. I have been so worried about where my grandkids will be living, and if they will be ok living away from us. Typical grandma stuff that should not bot... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:42:17 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444179 Even though I have been going thru alot in my life, I have so much to be thankful for! God is good! Sun, 4 Aug 2013 13:11:27 EST Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441201 Finally some good news! My lab work come back great compared to the last time. Everything is dow and I was told to lose no more weight but to continue to excerise to tone up! Finally...after four yesars! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:46:20 EST So Much Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439872 I took some great advice from the ones that read my blog yesterday, and today I feel so much better! <em>334</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:45:22 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438778 I am so stressed that my day is a terrible one! <em>24</em> <em>46</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:47:41 EST Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437443 I do not like the weekends off! It is way too busy for me. All my grandkids are home, and they think Mamaw's food is the best. I spent my weekend cooking, cleaning, and cooking some more! Glad to return to work, so I can at least sit down a few minutes and enjoy the quiet! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:43:32 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434350 TGIF and it's my weekend off!!!!! <em>345</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:17:24 EST So Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433155 I haven't been on here for awhile because things have been going so rough for me, that I haven't had a chance to even write anything on here. Things aren't any better, as a matter of fact things just go from bad to worse. But you know what, I"m going to keep my chin up high and keep moving forward. Just because life is treating me badly doesn't mean that I have to give up on myself. So for everyone that has been praying, continue to pray. Thank you so much for your prayers. You know who you ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:20:56 EST Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427412 Please say a prayer for me when you pray today. Am in desperate need right now. God knows all about it. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:03:14 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420849 Stress in my life is about to kill me! There is no way I can manage this because it's my kids that are going crazy! I have a daughter that has been very sick, and now her hubby is being very abusive to their children. Abusive enough to land him in jail for the weekend. <BR> I love have this blog because I can talk about things that really bother me and know that no one will judge me for what I am writing because no one knows me personally. Sometimes this is a great outlet for me to just... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:36:30 EST WooHoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416810 To all that have been following my blogs about my daughter, she is finally home and doing ok. She still has a long recovery ahead of her. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. She is not one that wants to get up and go. She likes to sit around and feel bad for herself. So I feel it is going to be a long hard road back to recovery for all of us! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:58:18 EST Church Sign http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415722 God answers knee-mail....If we truly believed this, we would fall on our knees everytime there was a problem in our lives...instead, we worry , and worry, and worry some more, instead of turning it over to God in the first place! Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:46:28 EST No Word Yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414392 Still waiting on word that our daughter is for sure coming home. We are so praying that she does. I know we will all be better when she gets closer to us, and we can take care of her and know exatly what is going on! Cleveland Clinic is six hours away and if somethings happens it takes us so long to get there.....come on phone call...... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:06:58 EST Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411560 My husband called with some great news. My daughter Julie is doing so much better. If she continues to improve as she has in the last day or two, she may be coming home Monday. Prayers from SparkPeople friends, and prayers from churches in our area, are the reason God has blessed us once again! Prayer changes things, that's for sure. Please continue to pray for her and our whole family. We all will need it to help her recovery at home. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:51:33 EST A Big Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410710 I want to thank everyone that commented on my blog yesterday, and for all the prayers for me and my family. Seems when one is very sick, it affects the whole family. Our daughter has been very sick since she was 14 years old. We keep holding on, and praying for a miracle from God. He has control of the situation, and we must depend on him to carry us thru the bad times as well as the good. Thank you all for rallying around me in this difficult time in my life. <em>304</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:22:29 EST Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409691 My daughter is in Cleveland Clinic with complications from Crohn's Disease. I'm asking all my Spark Friends to say a special prayer for her. She had major surgery three weeks ago, and is not doing well at all. Please remember her in your prayers, and pray for all the family to get thru this trying time in our lives. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 13:39:00 EST Back to Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405510 Vacation has ended, and now it's back to the real world.......look out world, here I come! Vacation was great while it lasted! <em>334</em> <em>18</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:38:02 EST Vacation Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390156 As I look thru my blog, I see people have encouraged me on this vacation. I have definitely started off great. I got my exercise in early, and have been enjoying the day sitting on the porch listening to the birds sing and the leaves blowing in the wind.....I think a girl could get used to this real quick.... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:28:55 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389117 Last day of work for 14 days.....yeah me.....not going to think about work at all.......just going to enjoy the fact that I don't have a set schedule and no one to tell me what to do!!!!!! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:29:50 EST Rough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388079 Last week began like any other. On Tuesday, I received a call from my brother that my Mom had passed away. I don't know what I will do without her, she was my inspiration. She had been out to eat breakfast with my brother, came back home and fixed a pot of brown beans and a pan of cornbread. She was mopping her floor with her new toy, the steam shark, when she had a major heart attack and died before she hit the floor. I am so thankful my Mom did not suffer or was in any pain. She died immed... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:45:16 EST New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376784 It's a new week and a new day! make the most of it! <em>306</em> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:06:40 EST Wish Me Luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375629 Today I am going to talk to a co-worker about the job she is doing. I really don't want to, but I am told that is the only way to better the situation. I must tell them that they will lose their position if they do not pick up their speed, be available after I leave, and get the job done as well as it was done before she arrived in the position. I am not one to confront anyone, but in this I have no choice. She either has to get better at the job, or someone else has to replace her. I do not ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43:10 EST Carl Sandburg Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374719 Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you! <BR> Love this quote. Too many people let others "spend" their coin and lead miserable lives. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 14:34:48 EST Tired of being Nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372643 Do you ever feel like you are being run over by a co-worker? I am now convinced that my co-worker has taken my life over. I hate to come to work because I hate being around a negetive person. My co-worker has a "whatever" attitude and everytime you try to be kind to them they decide to give the "whatever" attitude and I hate it. I am so tired of trying to be friendly! From this momen on, I will completely ignore the person and move on to a better atttitude for myself! I will not let this pe... Thu, 30 May 2013 13:58:23 EST Another Great Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370508 Life is too short to worry about looking cool! Tue, 28 May 2013 14:13:25 EST Happy Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369463 Happy Memorial Day to everyone. Don't forget to thank our soldiers for their willingness to keep this land free! Mon, 27 May 2013 15:57:50 EST Beautiful Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368471 This has been a beautiful weekend. It has been so nice outside, with temps in the low 70's and a nice breeze blowing gently. Hubby and I mowed grass for all our kids while they were all away at King's Island. Imagine the surprise when they got up this morning to a newly cut lawn. <BR> We also went to the cemetery and placed flowers on our sons' grave, something no parent should ever have to do. But life must go on, and we are just so thankful we had him in our lives for almost 34 years. Li... Sun, 26 May 2013 14:10:36 EST Happy Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366761 Hope everyone has a safe and a happy holiday! Fri, 24 May 2013 13:39:12 EST Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364684 The last two nights have been terrible! I have had so much pain in my hips, knees, and ankles. I don't know what is causing the pain, but it is getting totally out of hand. I try to excerise, and can get some time in, but the pain at nighttime when I go to bed is horrible. I have been to three doctors in the last two years, and they can find nothing wrong with me. It makes me feel like I'm just wanting something to be wrong! I'm not! The pain is unbearable sometimes, and I can't sleep. It mak... Wed, 22 May 2013 14:14:01 EST Great Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363569 Great day for me again today! Things are definetly looking up! <em>104</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 14:17:37 EST Without Electric http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362495 Today is a great day. We started out at 5:30 am without electric. Hubby wears a bi-pap machine for sleep apnea. When the electric goes off so does the bi-pap. Needless to say, it's been a long day, but an enjoyable one. No electric meant we sit out on the front porch and enjoyed the morning. We got things done outside we had been putting off because it was nicer to stay inside and be cool. So sometimes things happen for a reason. Today the electric went off so we would get outside and enjoy t... Mon, 20 May 2013 16:04:26 EST Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361150 I read a blog today, and they talked about aging. They have learned to not care what other people think about them for the things they do. Sitting up all hours of the night to play on the computer, sleeping until noon, just silly things, but think about it. I'm to the point I really don't care either. I think they are right when they say with age comes realization. The realization that you could care less about what people think of you and just live your life for you! I'm at that age. I tur... Sun, 19 May 2013 13:53:52 EST Happy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360278 Things are beginning to look up again! It's a new day today! Sat, 18 May 2013 14:06:34 EST Days of "Dread" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359417 I used to love to go to work in the morning and start my day anew. Things have changed in my area, so much that I now hate to go to work . I keep hoping that things will get better, but I don't know! I get no help from my co-worker and it makes it very hard. I had the best co-worker, and she decided to bid on another job and left for an earlier shift. I'm happy for her, but I need someone back to take her place that is willing to work for an honest days pay! I just want someone that makes the... Fri, 17 May 2013 14:27:13 EST Days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356496 I am so looking forward to my days off this week. It is going to be beautiful here, and I want to get out and do some yard work and some lawn mowing. I love it when I can get out in the fresh air and do my excerise. I so love the "work" instead of the "excerise". I know I shouldn't feel like this, but I love being active and outside at the same time. The work I do out there is hard and steady. I am better suited to the yardwork than my squats, my treadmill, or my pushups. Give me the outdoor... Tue, 14 May 2013 15:51:36 EST Great Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355240 Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.....Elvis Presley <BR> We all need to place the values in life in the top spot in out lives. Values, like alot of other things in this world, are totally gone and lost from some who inhabit this world with us! <em>381</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:44:21 EST