MOMMA48's SparkPeople Blog MOMMA48's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community WHERE HAVE I BEEN????? Hi everyone! It's been quite awhile since I've posted a blog, but with the major changes in my and that of my family's lives, it's time to post a bit of an update and the reason for my being here and there on Sparks as well. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> (Pic taken a few days before his illness--looking fine!) <BR> My 90-year old Dad had what we thought was a stroke a month or so ago. The ER dr. first said it was a s... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:00:30 EST Surgery Tomorrow--But Keep Sparklin' Til I Get Back!! <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Sunday Everybody! It has definitely been awhile since I have written a blog--and I like to always share a positive one and, in the long run, I sincerely hope my final outcome will be just that -- positive in the good way and ready to get back on the road to health once again. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Ready for my latest challenge? No worries, please. We're taking care of business and my health--just not in an overly pleasant way--but we'll get it done! <BR> <BR... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:41:38 EST ONE WORD BLOG -- IT WAS FUN TO DO! Here we go -- I gotta give it a try! <BR> <BR> (Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. ) <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> pocket <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Wayne <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Brown <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Bernice <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> LaVern <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Music <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> None <BR> <BR> Favor... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:30:25 EST LONG PAST DUE UPDATE! ANOTHER "TAIL", TUMOR & WHOLE LOT MORE TRUST! <em>213</em> Good morning everyone! I thought I should pass along a bit of an update as it’s been awhile! First of all, for my friends who remember my “fatal” blogs, I’m still here – so there’s the good news! Some days are good and others.... Now, for the unsure news, and the news that I want no one to worry about as, you know me, stubborn and determined and, mostly, not one to pass along negatives to anyone, and especially all of my fantastic friends! <BR> <BR> Where do we begin???? ... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 11:18:33 EST Video--Who Gets Slapped for English Class These Days! Good morning everyone! It's been a bit since my last blog, but I thought I'd pass along a different sort of English assignment that my son's girlfriend was to do! <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Things have definitely changed since I went to school, but click on the link below and see if you recognize anyone! (And, welcome to my house toward the end -- I even got to include one of my little "tails" in the video!) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> They ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:52:20 EST IN CASE I'M MISSING, I AM HEADING NORTH OR SOUTH! DEPENDS ON WHAT TIME IT IS AND WHY! <em>213</em> Good morning everyone! I just wanted to pass along my whereabouts lately as I haven't been as active here as I always love to be. There have been times over the past few days when I'm not even sure where I am! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> One thing I do know is that I've been <em>102</em> sleeping over at my parents' home lately. I've been going there later in the afternoon and overnight, and then up and at 'em <em>67</em> early to come back home to check on my Spark buds a... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:32:38 EST SHARING A BIT OF MORNING LIGHT & UPDATE TIME! <em>213</em> Good morning everybody! It has been awhile since my last blog and, for those that were following my "fatal" <em>230</em> status, I'm still here! <BR> <BR> A quick update as to the last medical specialist seen and tests done. Yes, once again, the same have indicated that those last few years of stress while at work and my allowing another to speak/treat me as they did, really did a number on my body and my emotional well-being as a whole. I wonder how high of a number I was... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:06:24 EST IT'S BEEN A WHILE---FATAL??? AND I'M STILL HERE-GO FIGURE! <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! I thought I should pass along a bit of an update as to my current medical and life conditions and situations. Ready???? <BR> <BR> No one panic <em>24</em> as I'm feeling pretty <em>250</em> about where things are at. <BR> <BR> First, you may have seen me around on the boards a bit more, as I no longer work at the law office, so I have more time to interact with all my friends here and those in my community! God works in mysterious ways an... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:07:18 EST I'm Still Feisty - But Fatal! Hmmm............ <em>213</em> Hi everyone! I just wanted to pass along a bit of an update and also to thank everyone for their sweet and caring comments over this past week, as, yes, my speed bump is a definite mountain -- but I'm not afraid to climb it and <em>104</em> when I reach the top! <BR> <BR> I wish I could write Chapter ?? on my little Schwannoma, but we've progressed in other areas and we're going to close the book on that one for a few months. As we're discovering other things through blood... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:45:12 EST HOW MUCH $ DO YOU NEED??? Hi everyone! It has been some time since I've written a blog, and thought maybe it was time I give a little update. I've received comments as to my wearing a leg brace at times, so I thought it best to let my buds know how things are going. I hope I don't bore you with the subject, but, you know me, just love that "My Schwannoma!" <em>218</em> song title and medical discovery and the progress I'm making -- one day at a time! <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Hmmm....where do I begin <em>38</em... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:21:26 EST SCHWANNOMA! PART 2??? 3??? SORRY, I LOST COUNT! <em>213</em> Hi everyone! And, <em>304</em> again in advance for all of your thoughtful and caring words. They have all been truly appreciated. Hugs to all! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> But, for those that were curious -- here is another Chapter in my book of "Schwannomas!" I saw the neurosurgeon yesterday and he is very hesitant and would rather not try to remove the "schwannoma" (tumor) due to its location. I'm good with that trust me -- it is inside one of the nerves in my spine, so ... Wed, 25 May 2011 18:18:05 EST HAPPY MAY DAY!! WOO HOO!! May is here -- a new month of challenges, progress and friendship! <BR> <BR> Do you remember as a young child making May Day baskets at school and then visiting the neighborhood and leaving them on people's doorsteps as a little extra fun surprise? I do! Construction paper ready, paper flowers--snip, cut, paste! Well, I'm a little bit older now and I no longer make May Day baskets to leave on doorsteps, but I can still send you all a wonderful wish for a super great May Day and for the ... Sun, 1 May 2011 15:37:12 EST "SCHWANNOMA!" IS IT A PERSON, PLACE OR THING? WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER FUN! <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! <BR> <BR> Here I am again sharing that word! Schwannoma! Where in the world did a word like that come from and what is it? Well, I never knew before, but I do now. Not completely, but I'm going to learn a whole lot more about it super soon! But, that's a good thing -- and a good thing that I'm glad was found when it was! <BR> <BR> So, here is a detailed definition of this lovely medical term! <BR> <BR> **From Wikipedia*** <BR> Schwannoma... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:11:31 EST UPDATE TIME! STILL NO FINAL RESULTS -- BUT WE'RE GETTING THERE! <em>213</em> Hi everybody! I wanted to give you an update on my latest leg/back situation and I'm sorry that I haven't done so sooner as I promised in my previous blog. BUT, in case you see alot of these sort of <em>24</em> <em>40</em> <em>39</em> in the weeks to come -- you got it -- the results of the first MRI weren't very good! Talk about a wake-up call! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> But, maybe a good one! At least I'm hoping and praying it is! The test indicated that there was a "mass... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 18:07:42 EST I'M COMING!!! KINDA SLOW AT TIMES -- BUT I'M COMING! <em>213</em> Good morning, everyone! I know I haven't blogged lately as life has been super busy and those challenges just keep coming! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to make a "quick" blog and let everyone know that I'll be blogging again soon. Some of you have seen or know that I've been having hip/leg problems, so tomorrow I'll be seeing a specialist and we're going to be finding out what's going on and what caused all the problems with the loss of my use of my right leg a few weeks back-- ... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:58:32 EST NO EXERCISES, FOOD OR WATER FOR ME! PLS. READ AND YOU'LL SEE WHY! <em>213</em> Good morning, everyone! Today's blog is a bit of a personal one and I don't want to upset or worry anyone--I just want to pass along something that is super important for everyone to have done and why it's going to be happening to me again this week. <BR> <BR> First of all, what a title to a blog, huh? Well, it's true! But, in a good way and one that I hope you all can say at some time yourself and for more of the same reasons, and here is why! <BR> <BR> You may have gone... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:56:12 EST RETHINKING MY GOALS--Hmmm....... <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd explain my new weight goal that I've set for myself. Some of you may remember when my weight went down to 106. I had originally set my goal weight at 112 -- but it dropped and it dropped quick and remained there for quite a period of time. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I love this picture and my Mom in her Whirly Bird Fun Tea Party hat -- but, they say pictures don't lie -... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 12:58:07 EST ARE U READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???? <em>281</em> <em>244</em> <em>281</em> <em>244</em> <em>281</em> <em>244</em> <em>281</em> <em>244</em> <em>281</em> <BR> Hi everyone! As I've been visiting various teams here at Sparks today, I just love how I'm seeing some people are using footballs to show their log in points and commenting on the football game today (Packers v. Bears) on the Friend Feed. Isn't it something how a football game can bring on the excitement! And, our house will be joining in the excitement! My h... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:30:54 EST I'M HERE, BUT..... <em>213</em> Hi everyone! I know I haven't blogged in a bit, but my life has been a bit topsy-turvy over the last month -- some things are great and others, have caused a great deal of worry and <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So, <em>245</em> <em>245</em> <em>245</em> <em>245</em> <em>245</em> but I'm still here! Being positive has been a definite challenge for me lately -- but I think I'm doing fairly well -- I'm not exactly sure <em>29</em> but I'm going to keep trying! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:57:30 EST Thank You Everyone! <em>213</em> Hi, everyone! It has been a bit since I've written a blog, but I wanted to say <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> and <em>304</em> for your kind comments left on the friend feed, etc., over the past few weeks due to our family's fight against that big "C" word! <BR> <BR> I'm super <em>30</em> to say that things are going well -- he has pain and discomfort, which is to be expected and we have medication for, but we're doing it one day at a time and one <em>68</em... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 18:57:11 EST Want to See a Beautiful Angel??? Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! I haven't written a blog in a bit and, I've just been in somewhat of a <em>29</em> mood lately. I have a few ideas of the whys and how comes -- and I'll work them out and probably sooner <em>128</em> than later. <BR> <BR> But, I wanted to share a picture of an Angel with everyone and, sorry you can't see the wings, but I personally know they are there! So, guess you gotta trust me on that one! <BR> <BR> A week or so ago I went out of town and visited... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:09:45 EST FRIDAY--BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH??????? <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> <em>2</em> <em>17</em> <em>2</em> <em>17</em> <em>2</em> <em>17</em> <em>2</em> <em>17</em> <em>2</em> <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> I thought maybe today was the best time to give a "heads up" on my on-line access. In the words of my hubby, the total "computer guy," my hard drive is "taking a dump!" <BR> <BR> Don't you just love those computer words? It's just like him telling me "You've been getting the "blue scre... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:17:56 EST From our House to Yours! Happy Saturday! I just wanted to send you all a quick greeting from our house to yours today! <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> <em>200</em> <em>239</em> <em>200</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Have a Super Weekend and I hope everyone gets a chance to get outdoors and love the day! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Cheryl! Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:15:57 EST IN CASE U SEE ME -- PLEASE RETURN ME TO MY SIDE OF THE COURT AGAIN! <em>244</em> It's Wednesday and a super Windy one in my area at that! A definite hang on to your hat <em>275</em> and alot more sort of day! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm sorry that I've been like a <em>132</em> lately! It's just been a crazy time for me and my family, and we probably all know what that feels like at one time or another <em>24</em> But, life always has that lovely way of balancing out and I'm just kinda hoping mine does soon <em>211</em> ... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:13:08 EST IN CASE I'M MISSING HERE THESE COMING DAYS or WEEK, REMEMBER MY WISH! Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you are all enjoying your day! <BR> <BR> Well, you know me, music speaks louder than words to me so many times and I'm going to pass along my wish to all of you for this coming week as I may or may not be on-line as much as I'd like to be. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and do as I normally do every morning and that is to get on-line super early in the morning before leaving for work and other appointments. So, that gives me only about an hour (I wish i... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:32:16 EST RELAX WITH ME TODAY! Happy Sunday everyone! I’m going to share a song today with you – and I’m not even sure of the lyrics as I know this artist has been a bit controversial over the past few months and has other "hits" as they say which have been playing on our local radio stations constantly, so that's how I basically found it! And, I'm so glad that I did! So, I tend not to interpret the words, but just enjoy the feeling that I get while listening. Also, this is my "Slow Down Momma” song and it works wonder... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 13:23:22 EST Cute One for All You Tail Lovers Like Me! Hi and Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I'm passing along a cute one that I received from a friend of mine and, if you love tails <em>200</em> like I do, I hope you click, enjoy and wish you could reach out and give that "tail" a great big hug as much as I would love to! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> No wonder they say, dogs are man's best friends! Love it and hope you do too! And, it makes me feel better knowing that I taught one of my tails, Bud, t... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:18:18 EST DO I HAVE TO LOOK? Hi and Happy Saturday everyone! And, what a cold one it was this morning in Central Wisconsin when I got up! WOW! I opened the door to let the dogs outside to do their business, and..... <BR> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> What is the temperature? <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <BR> I think it even surprised them! There was frost on the car windshields and a definite, as they say, "nip in the air!" But what a big nip! I didn't look at the thermometer, but it had to be in the 20's! And, the same ... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:57:58 EST MY WOO HOO WEDNESDAY HAS CHANGED INTO...... <em>213</em> everybody! Just as the title says, what happened to my <em>244</em> Wednesday as it seems to have turned into <em>244</em> what has been happening to me these past few weeks! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone has their days, but, lately I feel like my <em>244</em> has turned into more of a <em>244</em> what's going to happen next! I'm not really sure if it's a good <em>244</em> but I know for certain it has been a super busy and running <em>244</em> time for me. <... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 21:08:19 EST I KNOW WHERE YOU CAN SPEND YOUR QUARTERS!! Hi Everyone! Well, today was a busy one in our City! It was our City-Wide Garage Sale Day! I live in a community of 10,000+ people and I’d love to know how many of those 10,000+ people <em>206</em> were hitting the sales today and finding their treasures while going from garage to garage! The streets were just buzzing! Talk about everyone getting their cardio in -- they sure did today! <BR> <BR> It was just unfortunate that it was a <em>257</em> rainy and dreary sort of day weather-w... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:04:47 EST I DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!! Hi, everyone! As I'm not sure where I'm going to be tomorrow due to family appointments, etc., plus, I know that alot of people will be heading off to vacation, attend family get-togethers and such to enjoy and celebrate this long holiday weekend, I didn't want to miss the chance to say......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Have a safe, fun & wonderful time everyone! <em>232</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 19:29:22 EST SUNDAY'S STRESS RELIEVERS! <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! I just have to share an email that I received from a friend -- who definitely knows me -- and how I've been feeling lately. And, nope, sorry, it isn't pretty! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> But, when I read this email, it helped me immensely and what super reminders of what life is all about! So, I'm passing those reminders and thoughts along to you -- ready to lessen your stress??? Let's do it! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Stress <em>198</em> <BR> <BR... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:27:20 EST THURSDAY'S CATCH UP & STATUS! <em>213</em> Hi everybody! I thought maybe it was best to catch up on my status and that of my family since it has been a bit -- so, here we goooooo..................... And, I'm sharing this status with all the wonderful friends that have prayed and shared their true concern and care--you're all so special to me and I can never thank you all enough! <BR> <BR> Where should we begin? Hmmm... <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> As to me, you may have been noticing on the "show your emotion" threads... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:43:49 EST FRIDAY THE 13TH! I'M SHARING MY BOO WITH YOU TODAY! Happy Friday everyone! Now, I'm not a superstitious sort of person, but I will admit there are times on those Friday the 13ths that I may not have the best of luck or day -- but not today! <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning with thunder rumbling and dark skies galore! Not a <em>67</em> way to start the day, but it's all fine with me! As, today I was planning on cleaning the house a bit, and then grabbing one of my Stephen King books, cuddling in and catch up on my reading. And, for tho... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:02:46 EST Do I or Don't I? Hmmm....... <em>244</em> TGIF everyone! Weekend, here we come <em>104</em> and I hope everyone has a great one! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start my weekend by walking at the Relay for Life Cancer Walk that begins this evening at 6, but my hubby has to work this evening <em>39</em> so I'll probably have to wait until the morning and see if he wants to walk a few laps with me! <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> I'm rather hesitant to ask him this year, due to his recent diagnosis. We've always gone other years, ... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 21:27:38 EST LOVE IT & HAVE TO SHARE! <em>213</em> Happy Saturday everyone! I received this message from my sister today, and I smiled, thought about each one and totally agree! And, I hope you do too! <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Fifth Grade Assignment <em>150</em> <BR> Wouldn't this be great if it was taught in every school! <BR> <BR> A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in 20 ways to communicate ideas about God. <BR> <BR> Here are some of the ... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:42:35 EST FRIDAY'S POSITIVE! TGIF everyone! Today I'm sharing a quote that I read, and it "spoke" to me due to the present challenges of life that we're dealing with. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. <BR> - Brian Tracy - <BR> <BR> Count your blessings everyone, keep looking forward, and anything and everything is possible! An... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:59:33 EST MOMMA IS SPILLING THE BEANS!! MAYBE JUST A FEW! **I saw this on various blogs, so, I thought, why not! Ready or not – here comes Momma -- Hat and All! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>436</em> Where are you from? <BR> Born and raised in Central Wisconsin! <BR> <BR> <em>81</em> Do you have any kids? <BR> One son who is now 17 – but soon to be 18! Yikes, <em>40</em> does that mean I’m ??? old!! Where did those years go??? He was just 8 or 9 and I was………… <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:23:43 EST Thursday's Thinking! Happy Thursday everyone! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I think I've entered my "slow down" mode here at Sparks for a bit due to doctor appointments, procedures, etc. And, before I forget, I wanted to thank everyone for their thoughtful and caring comments on the same. It means alot to me and you'll never know how much! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> But, today is one more appointment and I hope we can get something scheduled and going as to the actual procedure so we can move ahead here in ou... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:10:20 EST IF YOU NEED PARTY IDEAS? JUST NO HAT FOR ME PLEASE! TGIF everyone! The holiday weekend is here and I hope everyone has a safe, fun and wonderful one at that! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how many of you have seen the new picture that I have posted on my main page of my Mom and me but, in case you haven't, here's a bit of an explanation for those that have seen it and here's quite the idea for how to party -- and a party that I've... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 09:42:26 EST FRIDAY--SOMETHING NEW HAPPENING NOW? <em>213</em> Happy Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> I wish I could say I'm feeling <em>30</em> today, but I think it's more of a <em>29</em> day! <BR> <BR> My dh wasn't feeling well last evening and not again this morning, so he stayed home from work. I thought good thing I was home today, so he could just rest and we'd have a quiet and relaxing day to just lay back while I could keep an eye on him to make sure everything was quiet and he was comfy. <BR> <BR> But, when he woke up th... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:56:35 EST IT'S AMAZING WHAT A KEYBOARD CAN DO! <em>213</em> Hi Everyone! It's Tuesday and I'm just typing away here at the hospital while my hubby is having yet more tests! But, all is well and it's great to rule out a few other complications from the latest diagnosis -- so it's a "let's rule that one out" sort of day! But, again, here we are and here we are <em>220</em> Staying positive and doing it together! Step by step! <BR> <BR> But, I just wanted to send a huge <em>304</em> to everyone who has so supported me with those... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:39:47 EST I'M SHARING MY GUARDIAN ANGEL WITH YOU TODAY! Happy Saturday everyone! I normally don’t blog every day – but I just had to share this one with you, my special friends! And, especially those that love emotional and touching songs – and, yes, I’m one super proud Mom <em>81</em> and here is only one of the reasons why! And, if you're like me -- grab another tissue! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> Yes, it's music time for Momma again! <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> As some may know, my son plays the guitar and, last... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:55:05 EST OH-OH, I'M THINKING AGAIN! <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> to each and every one of you who sent me birthday wishes and well wishes as to the latest challenge placed upon our family. And, as to my "adjustments" that I referred to yesterday, they've been done! I even joined 2 more teams! And, positive teams they are and with true friends that have supported and been there for me along the way! No more uneasy feelings <em>24</em> for being on a team or two due to ... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:09:34 EST THINKING THURSDAY! <em>213</em> and <em>220</em> this terrific Thursday! <BR> <BR> As the title says, "thinking" -- don't you just wonder what goes on in my head sometimes! <em>211</em> I wish I knew too, as most of the time it's running on high speed -- but I think today is "the" day that I need to make a few adjustments and decisions here. I've blogged previously about the subject, but by the end of today and after hearing dr. reports, I trust that I made the right decision. <BR> <BR> I've been... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:54:51 EST SOMEONE WANNA PULL ME OUT??? <em>213</em> Hi and Happy Friday Everybody! TGIF for sure! This past week, I've felt like I lost the "hoo" from my "woo hoo" and I don't know why! Maybe life's challenges are getting to be a bit much for me, or probably they're just catching up on me. But, it never fails--I heard this song this morning and gave me that boost that I needed to start the day and to help me find my "hoo" again. <BR> <BR> And, if you read the lyrics, they mention I can't get my feet off the ground -- well,... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 10:07:56 EST PASSING ALONG MY TRIBUTE TODAY IN MY FAVORITE WAY! <em>232</em> <em>304</em> <em>26</em> <em>232</em> <em>304</em> <em>26</em> <em>232</em> <em>304</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Happy Memorial Day Everyone! A day to remember, a day to honor and give thanks and to say an extra special prayer for all those that sacrificed and are sacrificing so much for us all each day! <BR> <BR> And, you know me, I feel so much through music and I’m sharing one of my favorite songs in a version that pays tribute to all those special individuals that ha... Mon, 31 May 2010 14:02:49 EST MOMMA'S "TO DO" LIST FOR THE WEEK! Here we are -- a new week and a new "to do" list to take on for the week! Isn't it terrible that I even plan for my stress days! But, step by step and day by day, we'll mark those items off the list and work toward that wonderful long weekend ahead! <BR> <BR> So, here we go, my “To Do” List for the Week! Ready? You can come along (maybe not Thursday) but you gotta walk fast as, you know me, those feet gotta keep going! <BR> <BR> X_____Monday – <em>298</em> Vacation Day!! I thoug... Mon, 24 May 2010 12:38:20 EST WEEKEND WISH! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> It's The Weekend <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Nope, I'm not sharing any music <em>276</em> today, although I'm sure I could find you a good one to dance to and get that motivation going. <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Nope, no talk about worries or challenges <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Nope, no sharing of my great family <em>81</em> and how things are going at the homefront. <BR> <BR> Instead, today, I'm sharing my <em>437</em... Fri, 21 May 2010 23:26:29 EST I'M DANCIN' MY WALLS DOWN TODAY! COME ON & JOIN ME! <em>30</em> Hi and happy Saturday! For those who have read my previous blogs, you know that our family has been given another challenge to take on again. BUT, when those challenges come, I've found a few different ways that help me feel like I can take them on full force and try to conquer them the best I can! And, maybe you'd like to try the one I'm sharing with you today -- prove to yourself that you're a stronger person than you give yourself credit for. We have the power, we can do... Sat, 15 May 2010 13:10:09 EST