GABY1948's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GABY1948 GABY1948'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/ Quick Check In...Better, But Not So Much... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937245 Although each day I have "improved" I still just plain feel like JUNK. This surgery for some reason knocked me for a loop....I AM NOT doing ANYTHING that I was told not to...the worry it causes me is just not worth it. <BR> <BR> I also wanted to report that my eating and love of Beck have NOT changed! After surgery my weight continued to CLIMB for FOUR days <em>15</em> <em>24</em> ....until today...but I totally attacked those sabotaging thoughts telling myself the weight HAD to be f... Sun, 31 May 2015 11:33:38 EST Quick Update on the Ol' Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936365 I said it that way because I think my age has finally reached a point where my body doesn't cooperate QUITE as much as it once did. And the doctor put me on so many restrictions after this surgery I can't believe it! NO stairs, no lifting over a 5 lb bag of sugar, just about NO anything. I couldn't believe it when John told me...he has notes all over the house WARNING me what NOT to do! <em>40</em> It would have been easier if he had just written out the few things that I CAN. BUT........ Fri, 29 May 2015 16:37:58 EST IYIYI!!!! Surgery! OUCH!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935822 First let me THANK YOU, ALL! For your care and concern. That is why I am doing this short blog today....I have other news I will save for the blog tomorrow! Re today's surgery: <BR> <BR> We left at 6:20am (I got up at 2am <em>102</em> ) this morning for the hospital....everything went as expected....I love the small hospital we go to up here and WILL miss it after we move...but that is ALL I will miss... <BR> <BR> I was filled in on what would happen. I already knew it would involv... Thu, 28 May 2015 16:59:16 EST Just Checking In Really Quick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935197 This has been a LONG and FRETFUL week this week which I won't go into now....I thank you so many of you for wishing me well on tomorrow's surgery. I was to call the doctor's office at 1:00 sharp which I did and have been hoping and praying for an EARLY time like the last time. They told me arrival time is 7:00 am....FIRST one like last time! SO very blessed to get it over.....JOHN, not so much <em>334</em> I'm the early person in this family, him, not so much. But he was glad this ti... Wed, 27 May 2015 13:56:30 EST The Good, the Bad and the UGLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930575 I have missed everyone in all my busy-ness! Though it now shows promise that life is BEGINNING to slow down a bit, it hasn't quite happened yet and after yesterday I would love to just go stick my head in the sand and stay until things get better. <BR> <BR> As my title says, there really was GOOD to most of my days and I am trying HARD to concentrate on that....the weekend south for John's business and our shopping at Birch Run Outlet Mall was <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> We shopped and sho... Tue, 19 May 2015 05:10:28 EST Super BUSY Two Weeks Coming! ALL Good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928758 I have been SO busy that I don't even feel like I am keeping above water and it all started a couple days ago. This weekend we have to go south for John to complete some business he has been asked to take care of while his Sister and BIL take a two-week trip to Israel. I am SO jealous....I have wanted to go to Israel for the last 5 years but timing is just not right....we have been asked to go with them and others several times but I am hoping we will make it within the next year or two. S... Fri, 15 May 2015 17:39:47 EST JUST Silly Little Info Blog! And Blue Beck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927046 I ran into this by "accident" today while looking for some socks online. BLEW me away....probably all you RUNNERS knew this but since I follow so many runners now and love living a runner's life THROUGH their blogs, I just thought I would share this in case there are others who stand in the sidelines hoping "our" runner wins <em>334</em> <em>312</em> <em>104</em> ! <BR> <BR> Here is what I wanted to share: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sunnyskyz.com/inspirational-vide<BR>os.php?vidid=2365... Tue, 12 May 2015 15:58:21 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925957 I'm late with my wishes but that is because this was the BEST Mother's Day ever! My older son came up and SURPRISED me with a visit. And my younger son was to make it but couldn't after all. But it was a WONDERFUL day! Usually I freak at visitors (yes even family) and that is why he set it up with John beforehand and I had NO idea until he was HERE. <BR> <BR> And, best yet, he is wanting to have a place "up north" and most likely wants to buy this from us as a "retreat". He owns his own ... Sun, 10 May 2015 20:03:21 EST Post Surgical Appointment Yesterday! GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924723 This is actually going to be a "short" blog again (believe me they ALL start out that way). But most of you know of my ongoing nervousness over this last surgery. <em>198</em> Yesterday was the DAY. He would examine me and tell me "how much damage I had done" and where to go from here! This is how it went: <BR> <BR> OMWord!!!! It all went WAY better than I thought! It WAS NOT MY FAULT at all....I didn't even tear stitches <em>334</em> ! They are still THERE and PERFECT he said! ... Fri, 8 May 2015 09:06:18 EST Anniversary, of SORTS...of NO BINGES for 1 YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923510 Today is May 6, 2015. I have WAITED for this day. And BEYOND. So far it has been a VERY good day on all counts for me and I am excited. <BR> <BR> First, (and this is in NO WAY the reason for this blog) I weigh EVERY day, you all know that. But, this morning I weighed 125.6!!!! It is the FIRST time I YEARS and YEARS I have seen a "2" and a "5" in the middle and last digits of the pounds for so many years that I honestly wonder if I was above that even at birth <em>334</em> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 6 May 2015 07:20:02 EST Sunday ~ New Report Day (I think) and Disease to Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921968 I cannot remember what day I chose for Report Day last time but I find I have to pick a day I will REMEMBER <em>334</em> so that means a day this ol' girl can remember easily! AND since it has gotten SO busy in my life I don't have the time for Spark as much as I did....at least for a few more days until I see the doctor. I'm sure he is going to redo the part of my bladder prolapse that I messed up...and THAT means....I won't be able to walk as much or even MOVE as much as I am back to (... Sun, 3 May 2015 19:16:14 EST Friday...??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920631 Today is Friday, and I have been wondering why I feel so BLAH..... <em>40</em> <em>39</em> I have been sitting her wondering WHAT is going ON???!!!! <BR> <BR> Well, when I sit like this SOMETHING always comes to my mind. I KEEP going to (and I know those of you who follow ONEKIDMOM's blogs will totally understand) ONEKIDSMOM's recent blogs in my head and also a short while ago WATERMELLEN's blogs about those of us that get "over-peopled" and such. And then, as I have been reading SLEN... Fri, 1 May 2015 08:03:04 EST Trip is OFF for Today!!! BUT...BECK Blue CAME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919061 Developer Joe did not get the paper in time so we are NOT going south....it has gotten to be almost at "his beck and call". NO MORE. We have lives too....so WHEN he gets the proper paperwork we will then take a trip at OUR convenience instead of dropping and running...besides, the highway (I75 which I HATE with a passion) will be SO busy with traffic on the weekend...all the workers are off work and doing the things that workers do on weekends...we pass through several big cities so know th... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:59:52 EST Quick Update Blog and Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918688 <em>304</em> everyone for the comments on yesterday's fitness tracker blog....LOTS of great replies! I appreciate you all SO much! <BR> <BR> Spring has really come into my life with a ROAR as they say. I can't seem to catch up on anything lately. EXCEPT, I want to report to all of you that knew of my surgery in March for my bladder. Since the doctor said I can again WALK regular (as long as it's on level ground, BUT still can't lift or do anything strenuous), I have been getting back t... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:35:57 EST I Had to Share This One Today ~ Hack Your Fitness Tracker??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918103 I had to share this today when I saw it because you all know I LOVE my Garmin Vivo Fit and before that I had an Omron (loved it but needed a pocket to wear it) and I already want something "new" that does MORE than JUST track numbers. My DS1 just preordered the new "Apple Watch" the first day. He doesn't run OR even walk so much that he ever wanted any kind of Fitness Tracker. He is just simply an "Apple Freak". Honestly in all the hype about it and I DO love Apple, I seriously wanted on ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:13:49 EST Check-in and Blue Beck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917378 Not for weight, just to check in...I changed my report day to Monday/Tuesday since I am on the Parents' Day Challenge on AGM&TM team so decided that early week works for me on here too....it's just for accountability anyway. <BR> <BR> Spring is finally here...lovely, sunny day out <em>67</em> ...LOVE IT. We are SO tired of winter we have had cabin fever as you know....so have been going out a LOT to town and such. I know I have bought enough of EVERYTHING since everything now fits from... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:09:26 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916564 Thanks for letting me vent yesterday, as usual I got so many kind responses and I didn't even end up having to call ANYONE. John had all the Medicare and Aetna insurance confirmation sheets....SO, I didn't have to vent after all. But <em>304</em> all for your kind and helpful comments. <BR> <BR> Probably a LOT of you know this but, yesterday, April, 21 was the RELEASE of the book I have so been waiting for. The Brand new Beck book: "The DIET TRAP Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:17:40 EST VENTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915612 I'm sorry, but when it rains it pours....figuratively in this instance. This has nothing to do with the outside weather. <BR> <BR> The billing statements for the year 2015 are finally coming to me here. Since turning 65 John and I both (he is 6 months to the day older than I) have been on Medicare...actually not by our choice but because everyone HAS to be. We have excellent healthcare insurance through another branch of government which he retired from and that has now become our second... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:51:03 EST Saturday...it's warm...sunny...and I forgot something... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913360 Came back today because I forgot a couple things on yesterday's Report Day. <BR> <BR> The other day when we went to Jay's Sporting Goods, I bought another of the MOST important things I ever buy there! I haven't shared this yet, but I have shared that we are planning to move this year (and soon, I pray). I bought another TOY! I have several from there now. I'll explain. <BR> <BR> I am a true Collie-person. I LOVE ALL dogs but for me, collies are IT! I think it stems back from my chil... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:31:16 EST Report Day...on time this week! SORT OF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913080 I am doing my Report Day again, because I am STILL a "work in progress" obviously. And WILL be the rest of my life, if you know what I mean <em>104</em> and GLADLY! <BR> <BR> This morning I was 128.0 lb and I have now learned to watch the "TRENDING WEIGHT" ( <em>304</em> , Marsha! for that lesson) in weightgrapher.com. Underneath the graph please note that the Trending Weight is NOW 130.28 ls only .29 lb from having a middle "2" in the TRENDING WEIGHT! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:11:48 EST Great Day and There is Always Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912555 Hi everyone! We have been GONE all day. We went to Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare, MI again today. I have told you how much we love the place. It is all wonderful sporting goods that we both love but they have a LOT of High Quality clothing (Woolrich, Columbia, and so many others) and great named shoes that are of SUCH quality) So, John goes HIS way and Gaye goes hers! I NEVER buy those clothes at full price but they ALWAYS have things they want to "turn around" (get sold out of the stor... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:15:08 EST I Can WALK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911813 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> That LAST little emoticon is my very FAVORITE emoticon of all! It says SO much! <BR> <BR> Well per my title up there....I CAN!!! I was so tired of having Spring Fever and wanting to go outside and having John always remind me that I have to "watch it" only out of LOVE, I might add. But, last evening (after it was over 70 F here yesterday, I told him I was going to call the doctor's office and talk to his assistant ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:54:35 EST Almost 70! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910024 No, not ME! <em>334</em> ...though it DOES get closer every year... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> It is 69.4 F OUTSIDE and <em>345</em> And John even let me go for a walk today (on level ground to be sure so no stress at all but it felt SO great! And there are buds on the trees and grass is greening up even! I for sure have Spring Fever now. I did have to share that and also love when people post neat little tidbits that they read in the paper or on the web and I got one in my mail t... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:37:21 EST Report Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909022 I thought maybe it was time for a report day agian...I haven't been doing it...just didn't feel that much like blogging. But, since yesterday seeing the doctor and getting "over it" I decided some normality would be good. So Friday is again report day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1299573159.jpg"> and here is the Graph from weightgrapher.com: <BR> <BR> Trending Weight <BR> 131.48 lb <BR> Recorded Weight <BR> 129.00 lb <BR> One Week Change <BR> ↓ 2.08 lb... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:31:08 EST No More Mystery...Post-Op Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908468 First, I thank you all SO very, very much for your kind wishes and thoughts and mostly PRAYERS for my appointment today that I was SO worried about. After my surgery I had a DEFINITE problem that let's suffice it to say COULD NOT BE HELPED! It was a bodily function that just could not be HELPED. Many of you probably remember. Well I KNEW I HAD DONE something wrong because I began bleeding quite awhile after I had already stopped from the surgery. <BR> <BR> I did call the surgeon's assist... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:21:48 EST Just a Short Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906906 I just can't seem to find it n me to blog yet....that's because I am not sure exactly WHERE I am at. By that I mean, I feel better than I did yesterday (95%) but I still don't feel QUITE there...so have to say 97-98%. But as long as I improve I will accept that. Besides, this Thursday I go see my surgeon for the first post-op appointment. I will update the day after that for sure for the ones that are contemplating the same surgery for prolapsed bladder. I haven't shared this yet with ma... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:07:49 EST Hi! MUCH Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906236 Thank you all so much for your support and well wishes on my "SICK" blog yesterday! I was SO ill all day and strangely I woke up and thought I was 100% well today.....but after awhile today I have to re-qualify that to 95% better....but I'll take it and know that tomorrow I will be at 100% again. <BR> <BR> I probably have many things to blog about so may later or tomorrow. But wanted you all to know how I appreciate all your kind wishes and prayers! They worked! <BR> <BR> Do want to le... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:07:40 EST NO Cold...FLU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905663 Thanks for all the well wishes on what I first thought was a bad cold...but yesterday afternoon I realized it was the FLU! It is totally in my GI tract now. Suffice it to say -- I don't feel WELL at all! To put it lightly I have the "sickies". <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> I thank you all as always for your lovely and supportive comments and please forgive me if I am quick today. <BR> <BR> Have a super blessed day today for however you celebrate the day.....for "Resurrection Day" or the "Bun... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 05:56:37 EST Saturday and Beck keeps getting BETTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905333 I haven't been on much to blog because I caught a doozy of a cold this past week. It's"different" than the one John had a week or so ago. This one is the kind that "tickles" in your throat, and then jumps to your eye and runs there and tickles. Absolutely miserable. But John is taking REALLY good care of me! Actually, TOO GOOD <em>40</em> He will NOT let me "walk" that is walk even outdoors. I still get my steps thankfully, but I have to do it in "short spurts" and INDOORS. He is ac... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:45:45 EST Short Blog on the http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903737 Well, all you wonderful "sparklie" people did it again! You are ALL the ABSOLUTE <em>285</em> <em>104</em> and I love Spark and I love you all! REALLY. <BR> <BR> I did feel better after I wrote that...but better than that I felt wonderful after I read the comments you all left. They were all <em>345</em> ! In fact, SO great that I copied and pasted into an email so I can put the comments on 'BECK" cards for the enxt time it happens and I am SURE it will again...but I will be pre... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:57:30 EST When Is ENOUGH Enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903155 Today was a long, hard day and I just really NEED to post a few of my thoughts because right now I am on OVERLOAD. <BR> <BR> I will blog more on it tomorrow when I am not so DEAD tired. BUT, today was the meeting on the changes on the sale of FIL's property to the property developer...that, in itself was stressful ENOUGH and quickly will tell you that in the END it all worked out okay, but it was touch and go for quite some time until our Realtor and John both stood up and said something to... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:21:54 EST Sunday ~ Bonus Blog on the Surgery Procedure and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901567 It amazes me just how many people have contacted me since I have had this problem and surgery. With comments and to tell me they have had this done also OR that they need it done and are wanting information. And of course the questions. So I will keep addressing them all but in a separate blog so people don't have to read it if they don't really want to. <BR> <BR> This morning I got up to another VERY good question in a goodie: " I also have a prolapsed bladder and take oxybutynin (15mg)... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:50:42 EST Sunday ~ All is SO GOOD Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901555 I have lost this blog THREE times so far. My Chrome keeps crashing (I mistakenly installed Adobe Flash Player when it has its own version of Flash and they conflict). The blogs keep getting shorter each time I rewrite them! <BR> <BR> That said, I have decided to start splitting my blogs, one my regular blog and one for the people that want "more information on this surgery I just had. I decided for the sake of brevity this needed to be done but I didn't want to cut the other one since I r... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:26:05 EST Saturday - Think I am Going to Live... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901053 I think maybe the worst is over now! Yesterday afternoon/evening I was SO sick! <BR> <BR> The hospital had told me the anesthetic was VERY constipating. BROTHER was that an UNDERSTATEMENT! Be forewarned if/when you are hospitalized next for surgery. <BR> <BR> I was SO sick last night and poor John didn't know what to do for me (there WAS nothing to do)! For those watching these blogs because you are in a similar situation try to remember this and speak to your doctor before surgery. ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:56:42 EST More Info...TGIF...and Report Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900460 Good Morning! And TGIF to all! I cannot say <em>304</em> to all of you that have followed me on this journey as well as the one to Maintenance! (I am STILL in AWE over that last statement....being IN Maintenance). And thank you all who commented on my blog in the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team team email the other day. I am overwhelmed by it all a bit! But THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> SO many ladies on spark have this very thing (prolapsed bladder) and want DETAILS..... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:52:44 EST EUREKA! SURGERY SO worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900228 OH MY GOODNESS! I could NOT wait to come home and tell you! <BR> <BR> I am HOME!!! And FIXED! I will blog all about it tomorrow....but I am SO dead! So wanted you to all know! <BR> <BR> It was absolutely the <em>285</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed evening and I will be back tomorrow! But, this is for the ones that have been following my blogs because they are going to be having the same at some time in the future! I will say, "It is SO WORTH IT!" <BR> <BR> To be... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:49:01 EST Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899849 Just came to thank you all for the hugs and goodies and support. I have been up since 2am and awake since 1:30am. Needless to say, I am NOW sleepy. Well, soon enough on that. <BR> <BR> I do have to tell you all that the many signs of support have REALLY helped! I'm no longer freaking at all like I was a day or so ago. <BR> <BR> This is IT! But, I certainly hope it is as good as they say it is. And it does the trick! I'm getting old enough I think that I just don't want to be bothered ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:07:59 EST It's HEEEEEEEEERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899606 It truly is here! Thank you all for SO much support and great comments. And especially ideas for my "overactive" brain. And I learned that my brain is sure in good company with so many of you having the same issue. Guess it's all us "THINKERS"! <BR> <BR> I have been BUSY all day...cleaning and walking. I woke up to FREEZING rain! It looked like fairy-land outside. The White Pine trees all over our yard had beautiful ice covered needles and branches....but the heaviness weighted them d... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:22:59 EST Touching Base... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898990 Just touching base tonight because you all have been so supportive to me while waiting for this surgery! <BR> <BR> Now, first thing this morning I was ready to climb out of my skin <em>40</em> ...nerves...from the time I got up...I was SO nervous about Thursday. John rescued me after he got up but not until 11 am. He took me to town shopping for the whole afternoon and we ate out...I feel MUCH better. I kept telling myself it was stupid but I am okay now. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I call th... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:42:10 EST Short Blog Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898340 Things have WAY settled down today, or I should say, I have settled down today. It is Monday already and John will take me to town tomorrow to make my time pass more quickly. <BR> <BR> The hospital did call me early this morning to just check my "history" that they already have to make sure nothing has changed...it hasn't and to make sure the meds I am on and the last time I am to take them. I wrote it all down to make sure I "remember it correctly" <em>198</em> But at least at this ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:35:02 EST MORE Excitement Last Night! IYIYI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897673 I will be SO very glad when this week is over! I nearly freaked last night! Not the "usual" freak but John has a HORRIBLE cold. Let me back up. March is one of the months that changes weather drastically here in Michigan. Cold, hot, cold, then hot again! <BR> <BR> Well, for a couple days my sinuses have felt horrible when I got up each morning. Scratchy throat, the whole nine yards. That happened for two full days. I'm used to it. Spring and Fall. Another thing I want to add is tha... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:29:45 EST Thank you ALL! Yet Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896980 First, thank you all for your outstanding answers to yesterday's blogs. I love all the answers. I neglected to add to that blog what I told some close that I always do when I have something to mull over in my mind and I had already come to an answer before even posting that blog. BUT....you ALL hit the nail on the head! <BR> <BR> I am a very cautious person, besides being a "follower"...I never follow ANYTHING until I totally mull it over in my brain and am SURE. <BR> <BR> My motto in ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:19:47 EST Report Day, Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896475 First, thank you all for your never-ending SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, and KINDNESS and LOVE....from SO many of you to so many of us! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I have honestly been meaning to blog each day for my "journal" but we have stayed so busy here that the time just flits away on me. Yesterday we were gone ALL day again until late (which if any of you knew me personally at home you would know what a home-body *recluse* I have always been). I don't know if this has changed because with... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:07:30 EST Windy Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894432 WHOA! I think we are going to BLOW away here today! The wind is whipping so badly....I keep waiting for shingles to come off the roof! <BR> <BR> We had decided to take a trip to Clare, MI again to Jay's Sporting Goods "for something to do" <em>334</em> We keep taking more and more trips just to make winter go by seemingly more quickly and so we can move more quickly too. I'll wait until John gets up to see if we REALLY go...driving in THIS wind is a real bugger. If any of you have to ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:36:39 EST My Head... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893463 ...is STILL spinning from all the attention and kind words on my blog from yesterday. I'm by nature a pretty private person. Each step that I have taken to "step out" has been hard to do but SO rewarding once I did. A few of you know first hand and have propped me up well....and have humored me along as I asked question after question. I thank you ALL so much! I believe there are NO better friends that I have than the friends I have here at Spark and as I said, you all know who you are! ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:35:20 EST Report Day...a day late...but SO worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892906 After our whirlwind trip to the township meeting downstate I am still so tired. I think I told all of you that our snow is now probably 98% gone. I won't miss it but the shoveling cardio I will miss. The only parts left today were the two "mountains" left where the the farmers down the road who plowed our driveway (our driveway is 100 yards long) would push the snow each time. Well, I am tired of looking at those white mountains so I went out and shoveled them and now they are GONE! <e... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:03:41 EST WOOHOO! It's a GO! Some Funny too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892118 Well, the dreaded Township Meeting was a go! It was a VERY good experience for me. But, you all know me by now, I was pretty nervous. When I REALLY get nervous, my face gets beet red... <em>2</em> ...and of course it was last night! It was a long meeting too. Before we all went in, Joe (developer) told us he was PRETTY confident it would pass but he was not sure by what margin. There are 7 commissioners on the board but he thought it would be 5/2 which was excellent. <BR> <BR> I lea... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:05:35 EST Township Meeting Finally Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891565 DH and I will be traveling later today to southern MI where we plan to move if all goes well today/tonite. THIS is the Township Meeting that I have talked about before. John's dad died a year ago the 29th of this month. He lived in a fast developing area of Oakland County, MI on 20 acres of land. There are huge, gorgeous homes and condos all around the property and we have a developer that has been working on buying the property (papers have been signed since early last summer some time).... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:35:14 EST GOOD Day Today! Pre-Op Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890597 After starting out SO badly! <BR> <BR> Today is the day <BR> <BR> I was awake since 130 am....ugh...I am SO tired because it was nervous energy that allowed me to get up and STAY up! <BR> <BR> They had told me to come to my appointment at 9:45 am which we did. But I sat, and I sat, and at 11:00 am they called me in....there were SO many mother’s-to-be in there it’s no wonder they were BUSY! <em>79</em> But, we went into the room to wait and his CMA (who I just love) came in and did t... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:34:34 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888815 Okay, so again, I cannot thank you ALL that helped me so much and commented on my Report blog yesterday. SO MUCH knowledge I got from those answers! I saved them all as I do in an email. You guys are one bunch of healthful KNOWLEDGE! <BR> <BR> I have decided (after stressing most of yesterday and even a portion of today) that I HAVE to get rid of SOME of the stress! And since I can't get rid of the upcoming surgery or the pending Township Meeting over the sale of the property, I CAN get ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:32:08 EST