DARLENEK04's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DARLENEK04 DARLENEK04'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/ Sammie(my shadow) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687173 This morning, at 2:30 AM, my little Pom woke us up screaming....... <BR> I grabbed a towel, wrapped her up and cuddled her, talking to her, <BR> trying to calm her, and David grabbed my phone to call the Vet on his <BR> emergency number, and bless that man forever, he called back within <BR> a minute.....he could hear her screaming and said meet me at the office. <BR> <BR> So here we went, he got there about 3 minutes after us....he asked if <BR> we wanted to put her on IV and sedate, and I ... Sun, 4 May 2014 12:38:51 EST Prayer Request for David. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681154 For those of you who have been praying for Daniel and his team, they are now home as <BR> of this past Wednesday. He said to thank everyone, that they believe all the prayers kept <BR> them safe several times, as they had grenades go off less than 10 feet away and no one was <BR> hurt. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> David is having heart issues. We had a stress test 2 weeks ago, which was not only useless but the Cardiologist said he was good to go, and he was still having chest pain, I freaked and ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:33:03 EST PRAYER EMERGENCY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597984 Prayer needed immediately for our son Daniel and his team, they were <BR> ambushed while on patrol. All we know is 1 killed and some wounded. <BR> <BR> DarleneK <BR> <BR> UPDATE: <BR> <BR> David called Daniel's CO at Ft. Bragg. They were in an ambush while on patrol, wounds <BR> were minor and Daniel is safe....the fatality was a special forces member from another <BR> team. <BR> Please hold him and his family in prayer. <BR> <BR> Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for everyone who... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:42:57 EST UPDATE on me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587089 Laughing here, yes I am home and thank you to each of you who took the time <BR> to read my blog and say a prayer....I did very well if you discount the swollen <BR> lip that I evidently bit, and the sore throat from the intubation....seems to me <BR> that causes more trouble than not....lol <BR> <BR> Anyway, I staggered in and got on my scale this morning, and alas/alack, I did <BR> not lose 5 lbs....after yesterday, I would have thought that would have been the <BR> case....all the hurling... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:02:00 EST Prayers requested. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584365 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you know I will be AWOL for a few days on Spark, likely 2-3 days. <BR> Depends on how well I recoup after surgery tomorrow. <BR> <BR> The dr. ran 3 different tests and says my Gallbladder is only functioning at 6%, and <BR> if it goes completely down, and stuff starts accumulating, there is a chance of getting <BR> pancreatitis(which is usually fatal in any adult and most children) by my own research.. <BR> and the experience of a friend whose husba... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:21:33 EST POSITIVITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548398 I have decided my attitude is my own worst enemy. So I have been reading positive <BR> articles by other Sparkers, comments by those whom I am in contact with, like PAM <BR> and MICHELLE and CINDY and many others...also CAZ sent me a great blog yesterday <BR> that sent me off on this thinking expedition. I shared it with others because it was so <BR> meaningful. <BR> <BR> Why we allow ourselves to talk to us as we do, so often, when we would not allow someone <BR> else to berate us, or put... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:10:15 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543756 DD TEAM CHALLENGE: 10 Things I'm Thankful For <BR> 1. that God loves me in spite of my flaws <BR> 2. I live in America <BR> 3. David my husband <BR> 4. our children <BR> 5. our home <BR> 6. our health <BR> 7. for the farmers who grow and harvest our food <BR> 8. patience <BR> 9. love <BR> 10.friends Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:17:15 EST Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538376 HEY EVERYONE: <BR> <BR> JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I HAVE NOT SPLIT....APPARENTLY I HAVE BEEN <BR> once again, REMOVED FROM ALL MY SPARK TEAM REPLIES AND HAVE RECEIVED NOT <BR> ONE SPARK ARTICLE EITHER IN 3 DAYS. <BR> <BR> Therefore, once again, I will go and resubscribe.....all of my teams, I apologize, but <BR> I don't know why they do this but it is getting old in a hurry....with all the teams I <BR> am on, I know it will take awhile... <BR> <BR> Sure kills my points....LOL <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:02:14 EST Tribute to Junior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489575 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1349462053.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have had Junior since he was a young kitty, he passed away in my arms this <BR> morning at 18 + years of age. <BR> <BR> He had surgery 2 weeks ago today, for a large tumor under his tongue, which <BR> left his tongue very sore and tender, so we had been feeding 4-5 times a day with <BR> a syringe to help him out with the food....he was a huge cat, normally, and he <BR> never fought us or protested, just took th... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:30:38 EST GREAT NEWS: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417049 I got a call from my former daughterinlaw yesterday....... <BR> The dr. did a check on her nodes, not the technical name for it, but <BR> anyway, She had her double mastectomy the last week in June. <BR> <BR> The verdict is: <BR> <BR> Michelle is cancer FREE................ <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you to each of you who have prayed for her, both from me and her and <BR> all those who love her. <BR> <BR> Blessings for each of you, <BR> Hugs, <BR> DarleneK Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:51:56 EST Updates on health issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404541 General update is: we lost our central air this week, drat....had to be replaced. <BR> David is out there monitoring their activities at the moment. <BR> <BR> His knee is still giving him problems after the surgery, so don't know whats up <BR> with that. Has another appt. with the orthopedist the end of July for check up, <BR> so we shall see how he progresses. <BR> <BR> PLEASE pray for my former daughterinlaw ....she is having a double mastectomy <BR> this morning....believing all her c... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:27:38 EST LATEST UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359176 My former DIL, Michelle, has finished her chemo treatments as of this week, and <BR> her double mastectomy is scheduled for the end of June, I guess depending on her <BR> health issues. <BR> Would like to ask all of you to pray for Michelle...she has been plagued by health <BR> problems all her life. <BR> <BR> For whatever reason, this week has been difficult for me, the sisterinlaw causing <BR> problems, the motherinlaw demanding things, then when we get there we are <BR> treated like pari... Fri, 17 May 2013 10:56:34 EST New Update on Prayer requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355709 Robyns mother did NOT have cancer...thanks to God for this miracle.... <BR> <BR> <BR> My former DIL has got her chemo in, but will have to have a double mastectomy. <BR> I have not been updated as to when this will happen. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers peeps....anytime there is something going on, please <BR> don't hestitate to call on me to pray for you or someone you care about. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> DarleneK Mon, 13 May 2013 22:33:31 EST UPDATE on prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279514 The 3rd person we were praying for got wonderful news from the doctors <BR> and bloodwork. Thankyou GOD for answering prayer. <BR> <BR> This person did not have the disease they were checking for, so HE did answer <BR> prayer....as that was fatal........ <BR> <BR> Will be praying for better results from the meds.... <BR> <BR> Thank you people for responding for this wonderful person. <BR> <BR> My former DIL is on her 4th chemo treatment,now getting sick with it...has lost her <BR> hair..... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:48:33 EST PRAYER REQUESTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265159 All of you with whom I talk with, know I believe in the power of prayer. I have some <BR> special requests which are all quite serious: <BR> <BR> #1.....my former daughterinlaw Michelle(we have always been close) has and is being <BR> treated for breast cancer. <BR> <BR> #2.....another of my sons' former girlfriends, Robyn, and I are very very close and we <BR> were invited to her wedding, which she asked everyone to fly to Gatlinberg, Tennessee, <BR> so David and I would be able to get ... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:04:58 EST Lemons: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261533 This is an article someone sent to me. A friend who reads a lot of health articles. I do <BR> not take any credit for it, I thought it very interesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Frozen Lemons and Cancer <BR> <BR> So place your lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. <BR> It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! <BR> <BR> That’s the frozen lemons and cancer secret! <BR> <BR> Better late than NEVER! <BR> <BR> The surprisin... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:22:09 EST Answered prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164763 Wonderful news............Davids' surgery went very well and he had 3 lumps or whatever <BR> removed. The rest of them were too small and too difficult to get too....They proved <BR> to not be "bad" stuff....but were harmless. As lean and muscled as his legs are, I could <BR> not believe they were called fatty Lipomas..... <BR> <BR> Thanks to each of you who posted and especially thank you for the prayers....it means <BR> the world to us to know we have a group of people who will stop and ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:31:44 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155466 Once again I am requesting prayers for David. <BR> <BR> Tuesday he has to go to Birmingham for an MRI to check and see if there has been <BR> any changes in his tumor. <BR> <BR> However, the thing that I am really asking for prayer for is this: David has a cyst/lump/bump type thing on his left leg, mid thigh, and several more smaller <BR> ones, some on the outside with the painful one, and some on the inside of his <BR> leg. Next Tuesday, Dec. 11th, he has to have a surgical procedure t... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 01:15:19 EST USER NAME CHANGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138010 HEY ya'll, <BR> <BR> I changed my USER name from the D_ann64 to DarleneK04.........just wanted <BR> to use my actual name since that is how I sign all my posts on threads here, <BR> and after all this time, just seemed like a good idea...........haha......I have to <BR> give David the credit...he looked at my mail and said who is that? LOL <BR> <BR> Just wanted you to know...........thought blogging it would be the easiest....... <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> Darlene Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:40:36 EST Our new home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133299 Hi ya'll, <BR> <BR> Just an update on us. We closed on our new home Thursday evening. Makes it <BR> so nice, because it is only 3 doors West of where we live now. <BR> The house is larger than this one, and by the way we have rented for 12 years, <BR> but this is a first time purchase for both of us. <BR> Just think on that........a permanent home for us. <BR> <BR> The new house has 2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, of course kitchen, and a laundry <BR> room, PLUS a den for the computers, and a... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:08:31 EST NEWSY UPDATE/acid reflux gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125006 Just thought since it had been awhile since I have blogged, I would bring all ya'll <BR> up to date on activities.....will be another one next week but that's another <BR> story.... <BR> <BR> I started on this new program with the help of a nutrionist and a husband who is <BR> backing me, supporting me, this time,,,,,in a way he has never done before... <BR> <BR> I began this program on September 3rd, 2012, and that first week, I had one bout <BR> of acid reflux, NOT ONE EPISODE with acid s... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:32:10 EST Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109838 I got this from someone else on Spark.....so just having some fun here............ <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Desk <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Closeby <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Brunette <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Gone <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Gone <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Home <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> Busy <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> Water <BR> <BR> What room are you in? <BR> Den <BR> <BR> Your hobby? <BR> Many <BR> <BR> You... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:38:18 EST Vietnam War Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838155 (In honor of my husbands' service in the military and 3 tours there) <BR> <BR> <BR> Vietnam Wall Facts: <BR> <BR> SOMETHING to think about - Most of the surviving Parents are now deceased. <BR> <BR> There are 58,272 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2011. <BR> <BR> The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:36:37 EST RIP DAVY JONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763964 So very sorry to hear of Davy Jones passing away this morning from a heart attack. <BR> Never missed the Monkees on tv and I still sing the Last Train to Clarksville......... <BR> <BR> Goodbye old friend..........we will miss you................ <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:00:44 EST CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR WORRYING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751578 I borrowed this from Bug and she said I could post it .... LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Rules for worrying <BR> <BR> 1. Write down everything you want to worry about. <BR> 2. Pick one hour a week, anytime you desire, to do nothing but worry about the things on your list. <BR> (Note: No other time is acceptable once a predetermined time is established-should something prevent you from utilizing that time period for worrying, you must wait until the period arrives the following week.) <BR> 3. Never, ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:34:40 EST Healthy food chart from Mountainwings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749970 http://www.mountainwings.com/past/healthch<BR>art.htm <BR> <BR> <BR> This is shared by permission. It has a load of great information.....if you copy/paste it, <BR> it will go to a chart giving you research this pastor has done as to the good benefits of <BR> different foods. Natural foods. <BR> <BR> Darlene <BR> <BR> PS: If anyone has trouble with this I will try to load the addy on a sparkmail....for <BR> some reason I had a terrible time getting this to load. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:25:08 EST Info on soda/read this research... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714307 THIS CAME FROM YAHOO HEALTH, WRITTEN BY DAVID ZINCZENKO WHO WRITES THE <BR> BOOK SERIES: EAT THIS/NOT THAT.............. <BR> <BR> I THOUGHT IT WAS SO INTERESTING I WANTED TO SHARE IT, AND I AM GIVING CREDIT <BR> TO WHERE IT CAME FROM AND ALSO, THE AUTHOR.....AND IT HAD SHARE WITH LIKE <BR> 500 SHARE ADDRESSES: <BR> <BR> SODA INFORMATION <BR> <BR> Health Search <BR> <BR> 3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda <BR> By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding <BR> Jan 24, 2012 <BR> <BR> Eat Th... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:23:41 EST Facebook blog shares?????????????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679293 Someone alerted me that there was a share for FACEBOOK on my page where <BR> I blog. This has upset me to the point to where I am now afraid to blog about <BR> anything. <BR> <BR> I REALLY FEEL LIKE MY BLOGS ON HERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SEPARATE FROM FACEBOOK. <BR> <BR> I do not want my blogs shared on FB. I blogged on Spark to talk with people on here with <BR> the same weight and life issues that I do. I don't want it blown all over Facebook. <BR> <BR> Some people have a good reason fo... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:23:57 EST DANIEL IS HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649726 Daniel and his unit are home safe and sound, each of them unscathed. <BR> <BR> Thank you again for the prayers. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Darlene and David Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:49:21 EST COMPUTER PROBLEMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635674 My computer is down....router problems and we cant get Davids to feed the dvd <BR> with the new router info, so I will try to catch up tomorrow on his while he is gone <BR> for coffee. <BR> <BR> If I don't get back together tomorrow, I'll post on his and keep ya'll up dated. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas. <BR> Darlene Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:49:42 EST Daniel report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634462 DANIEL WILL BE HOME MONDAY AT THE LATEST. <BR> <BR> We just got the email from him.....himself. He and his group of guys can hardly <BR> contain themselves. <BR> <BR> I am taking this opportunity to thank each of you who prays for them, and all our <BR> military men/women.....all our prayers were answered. <BR> <BR> Thankful for each of you.................... <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas, <BR> Darlene Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:28:54 EST In honor of Rebecca Young http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629326 This week, the world lost a special young lady. I have known her since she was <BR> little, she sat on my lap or next to me at church, because she did not want me <BR> to sit alone. For a little girl, she was remarkably astute. We became very close <BR> as time went on, and odd things would pop up in my purse for her to find on <BR> those Sundays...colored pencils, crayolas, notebooks, barrettes, things little girls <BR> love to find... <BR> <BR> Rebecca was honest, loved everybody she me... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:39:26 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620592 Without going into a lot of detail, <BR> <BR> I am asking for prayer for our son Daniel and his E.O.D. group. <BR> For their safety and to come home on time. They are all <BR> stressed out and exhausted...........it is time to rotate them <BR> home....They have been over there a full 365 days. <BR> <BR> I will post when I get any news. <BR> <BR> Thanks my friends, <BR> Darlene Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:10:39 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4510517 A big thank you to all the friends who have popped in to post on the blogs. <BR> David is home and resting at the moment. Probably have to sit on him to <BR> totally get him to rest, but at least he is here. Last night was a little rough <BR> due to the coughing but that phase is done..... <BR> We shall go to bed early tonight, before the sidewalks are even rolled up <BR> downtown. LOL <BR> <BR> I am so sleepy right now, but afraid to lie down or I won't sleep later.. <BR> <BR> Mainly w... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:48:27 EST Update on David http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4507654 It is just now 10 pm and I just walked in the door. I wanted to tell you all who <BR> have been praying, that David came thru surgery very well. He did not get to go <BR> in as early as scheduled because of a lack of beds in ICU but one opened up and <BR> he got in. His upper incision is larger than anticipated, due to the thickness of the <BR> GB, and he must have been having problems for a lot longer than he knew. <BR> He is doing well, might surprise you to know he has taken no pain med... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:08:39 EST Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505779 Hi Peeps..... <BR> <BR> Please keep David in your prayers. His surgery is Tuesday morning, <BR> we are to be there at 6am...first come-first serve I guess... <BR> <BR> Many thanks for all the prayers going up for us. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Darlene Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:08:55 EST Husband health issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473826 For those of you who know/or don't, David has been having issues for about 3 weeks <BR> with his blood pressure running too high. Optimum is 120/80, which would be wonderful, <BR> but at the drs. office he was 177/104, so his cardiologist ordered him to take 2 of one <BR> of his morning pills, after a week, it still was in the 157/95 or 92 etc...pulse running <BR> in the mid to upper 70's...so his cardiologist ordered another pill added to his repertoire <BR> to take pm. Yesterday I took t... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 14:41:19 EST Thanks to ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464561 I was going to try to write everyone who posted on my page for me being MOD this <BR> past week...however, when I got to counting I decided I would be better off blogging. <BR> Thank you to each of you who posted and gave me thumbs up.....if ya'll had not posted <BR> I might have missed my picture....LOL.....sometimes I am not too observant.... <BR> <BR> All of my friends live in my computer, under the Sparkpeople group....I just wanted <BR> you all to know you inspire me to keep trying, ke... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 17:18:47 EST 50 Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436924 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Middle name after my Dads' mother <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Yesterday <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Mesquite Turkey <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Yes-a daughter and son <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? <BR> No <BR> <BR> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSIL... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:27:21 EST I am sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4419031 Rather than trying to explain to everyone what has been going on: Here goes. <BR> <BR> My daughter and I, some 25 years ago, bought a horse. He was an infant, an Arabian <BR> with lineage back-back-back, but was the spitting image of one of his grand sires, <BR> Bask....we raised this little scamp on a bottle. He was hers, but he knew I was good <BR> for extra loving, treats and so forth. He did tricks, was too smart for his own good. <BR> <BR> He unlocked stall doors, barn doors, many ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:05:58 EST Motorcycle ad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4049423 <BR> <BR> http://joshspector.com/2011/02/13/now-th<BR>is-is-a-great-commercial/?utm_source=f<BR>eedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig<BR>n=Feed%253A+JoshSpector+%2528JoshSpector.com%2529 <BR> Pretty interesting commercial <BR> <BR> <BR> Someone sent me this and while you may have to paste and copy to get it to come <BR> up, it is worthwhile. Go for your dreams....these elderly gentlemen did.... <BR> <BR> Darlene Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:00:08 EST PRAYER WARRIORS ALERT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4038495 I am asking for prayers. We have a fellow Sparker, Karlyncandoit, who has <BR> requested prayer for her husband, Brent, who has been diagnosed with cancer. <BR> If you need more information on this, you can go to her blogs. <BR> <BR> I AM ASKING ANY AND ALL OF YOU who actually pray, to do so for this young <BR> man who has his whole life in front of him with his wife........... <BR> <BR> David and I are praying, I have requested prayer at our church, and I will email <BR> some of you who ... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:16:52 EST SPARK computer problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3956816 First off, I wrote Spark help desk two weeks ago, have NOT even RECEIVED a <BR> reply. <BR> <BR> We cannot afford to take the computer in to a shop to get something done. <BR> <BR> I am having trouble even commenting on threads of groups that I belong to, for <BR> instance, yesterday, I got an email notification that there was a new member in <BR> one of the motorcycle groups. The pages that pop up, took over, and after trying <BR> 12 different times to welcome him, I gave up. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:26:29 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3874996 Well dear friends, just a quick hello and Happy New Year. I will make this short. <BR> <BR> We went for a ride on the Harleys this afternoon, about 70 miles. I wondered <BR> about the weather as we rode, because it was windy, but almost too warm for <BR> this time of year. I knew there had been storms up thru NW Arkansas, into Missouri <BR> and Illinois....and then they started popping up in Louisiana and Mississippi I knew <BR> it was a matter of time....so we are under tornado watch, ti... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:48:31 EST SPARK'S top 10 reasons to lose weight! ! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871677 10. Better blood pressure <BR> 9. Improved heart health and lower cholesterol levels <BR> 8. Decreased risk for diabetes <BR> 7. Enhanced sex life <BR> 6. A better night’s sleep for those with obstructive sleep apnea <BR> 5. Less pain associated with arthritis, joint disease, and lower back pain. <BR> 4. Better breathing <BR> 3. Decreased risk for colon and breast cancer <BR> 2. A healthier gallbladder <BR> 1. More energy <BR> <BR> Need I say more?????????????????... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:12:35 EST Just a hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3865792 Hi my friends, <BR> <BR> Just saying hello and bummer, our snow is all gone. Mercy is it ever <BR> cold though. <BR> <BR> I did go mall walking today. That was our exercise....tomorrow I have <BR> to get back on the bike.. I hate exercise...LOL <BR> <BR> Happy New Year, <BR> Darlene Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:07:19 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3860664 This is to wish each of you, who hold a special place in my heart, a very <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS.....all of my friends on Spark who have been such a <BR> huge blessing to me....... <BR> <BR> Jesus is the Reason for the Season. He has blessed me in many ways, David <BR> is well, I am doing okay, the friends I support with prayers and just love or <BR> moral support, my kids are good............ <BR> <BR> so if I may ask all of you to pray for <BR> our son, DANIEL, who was deployed to Afghanis... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 12:17:15 EST CHRISTMAS PARTY????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3852738 Okay, where are we all meeting up for the Christmas party this <BR> year, and who among us is bringing the punch???? LOL <BR> <BR> Just a note to my friends, I seriously wish we could all get together <BR> somewhere....I have a super recipe for a hot punch my daughter makes <BR> for me when we go up there for the holidays. Love it.... <BR> <BR> We could just all bring a dish and have a potluck????? Anybody wanna <BR> come???? I am laughing here, because we have people from all over... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:46:50 EST Wedding pictures are in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3833079 For those of you who want to see some of the wedding pictures, <BR> I posted them today. I am going to have to go thru and delete <BR> some of my older pics if I put anymore on, so we shall see how <BR> it goes. I hope to post some more that were taken outside so <BR> you can see the fabulous view from the front porch. <BR> <BR> The house was built in 1855, and it even has a widows walk up on <BR> the roof. Most of the windows have stained glass in them. It is a <BR> fabulous place for... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 22:02:30 EST UPDATE on prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3808531 First, I want to thank each of you who prayed and left a note, so those are the ones <BR> who posted, NYYCHICA, 67CAMARO_SS,MRILEY123,BUGLET,BMRBUDDY,ROBS<BR>MOM2, <BR> KAT7457,A5KLADY,SANDYMAE3, AND EXTREMEAUTHOR. <BR> <BR> I am so grateful to each of you for praying and letting me know you are there, holding <BR> me up, as I do each of you. You, each of you, are what keeps me going in the right <BR> direction. <BR> I ask God to bless each of you in whatever way you need, and in such a wa... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:17:43 EST