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Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:01:47 EST good thing I am positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231620 Good Morning- got a nice hair cut from hairdresser that I have gone to for at least ten years. She is super depressed and has lost interest in eating. She looks like a stick figure. I go there every month but yesterday I was aghast. we talked. Her husband and her are separated. He was cheating on her several times. A long story- I told her she needs a counselor but she says that she can not afford it. She is so pitiful. I just can not afford to take on another lost soul. <em>247</... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:59:16 EST going to get a hair cut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230994 <em>244</em> Good Morning; I have been having a thinning hair problem, but I think I have started growing back from hair. My hair thinning is due to Thyroid and all the stress that has been in my past. I am slowing getting rid of stress. Right now my biggest stressor is DH. We had a huge talk yesterday. He did not like what I said, but I have seen behavior change. The first one is that he is drinking less, eating better and less depressed. I am always surprised that he can not see th... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:44:15 EST Had a HB party for DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229925 Good Morning; it was fun having the family here. DS and his wife came. DD and her family. <BR> It was a wonderful time. The grandkids was so much fun. We had a nice healthy meal. Both kids were having such wonderful conversations. Both kids picked up a big change in their father. DS says it is hard being an aging man. DD says what's happening with dad. I had nice conversations with my adult children. I knew he was having challenges with aging. He was having too much refreshment. Ki... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 10:22:06 EST Wonderful morning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227665 good Morning- I feeling great this morning. I sent a gift to SIL & an email thanking her for organizing the move of DH's parents. She sent back an email very abrupt with a list of expenses she, her daughter and other brother did. DH paid for quite a bit, too. I think she is mad that I did not go up there to help. I do not regret it. They had enough help and I did not want to get hurt with my back issues. DH came home with an injured elbow. SIL has hurt her leg and hands. <em>220</e... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:03:17 EST Wonderful workout this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227045 Good Morning; I had a wonderful workout this morning. DH HB is coming up. We had agreed no more gifts to each other. But when his HB comes around- I am now getting "I want a GC for my birthday to half way books." He has so many books. He is the type of person who collects but does not read them. He says he will read them when he retires. I doubt he will do it then. He likes the newspaper and magazines but nothing bigger. I really do not care, but why keep buying books. Any ways I d... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:07:13 EST I am so relieved that DH acting less stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226531 Good Afternoon; DH came back yesterday and was asleep by 6 pm. After moving his folks, he was exhausted but not crabby as was the norm. I am just praying this side of him becomes the norm. I sure do miss it. His parents were such a burden. He has been up there 5 times this year. We think the family is going to clean the house out themselves. DH has no more vacation days. They want to get the house sold by snow comes. They are going to have to sell the house - the houses that are s... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:08:58 EST Dh is on his way home after moving parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225926 Good Morning: It was an emotional weekend. They moved so much into the apartment that the apartment is very full. DH thinks it is too full. No one wanted to argue with two 90 year olds. DH took his father to the dining room to have a meal. $3.00 for a wonderful good meal. <BR> There are neighbors that want to get to know them. DH said that is a wonderful environment with friendly neighbors. They left them last night. DH said they looked shell shocked. They bought IKEA furniture b/c ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:33:43 EST Shaming people on Armour Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224795 Good Morning; I have been hearing much lately on Armour thyroid meds and not for the good. I was put on Armour decades ago. Doctors when they find you are on it want to change you. Now I hear on the news that Trump & some of his supporters are bad mouthing Hilary about her taking Armour. I love being on Armour and it is a safe Rx and really effective med. I think to each to their own meds I say. Doctors have been for years trying to change me. It is the cheapest thyroid med there is. I ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:42:10 EST Wonderful workout this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222998 Good Morning; I did not sleep well, but got up and went to the gym. I am so glad I did. I feel much better. Going to try to take a nap today. I like the new gym. All equipment works and it is nice and bright. Have a good day!! I love getting exercise out of the way. <em>244</em> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:05:59 EST what a morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222557 Good Morning; I got up early to get to the new gym. There was so much traffic. I ran into building materials in the road, traffic lights not working and rain. The car in front and behind me ran into the materials too. I had to stop my car to make sure my car was ok. I finally got to the gym. I did a good workout. <BR> The materials were gone when I went back to see what I ran over. I am having a good day in spite of the morning. Have a wonderful day!!! <em>224</em> <em>244</em>... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:23:05 EST God Bless the people from Louisiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219515 Good Morning; The flooding in LA has been so overwhelming. I remember Hurricane Katrina. You heard all over the air waves how you can help. I have not heard any information. I have not been watching much TV. Does any one have any information what they need and how to get it to them. Having a busy day. It was raining hard yesterday. <BR> Also my prayers go out to all the people out west who is being affected by the fires. Have a positive day!! <em>247</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:22:29 EST just got a call from the new gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218921 Good Morning; I was very surprised. The owner of the new gym sounds so excited to have me. I am to go in and get a key so I can use the gym on my schedule. I have to tell the previous owner that I am transferring today. I am glad this is getting done. I have much to do this week and had other plans for today. Taking DD to hospital this week for an outpatient procedure. I may be babysitting depending how she feels so it is good to get this gym situation worked out. I just need less st... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:35:47 EST DH and I talked about his family situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218519 good day- SIL is making decisions for the family. We are not always sure the results of these decisions. It has been mixed over the years b/c sometimes things are not all as it seems. DH is aware of this. He says he can handle it. FIL is getting very confused and making some bad decisions that SIL caught TG. He has had so much stress from work that this family stress can add to his anxiety. Have a good day!! Yea! Olympics!! Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:47:16 EST watching RIO Olympics- loving each day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217908 Good evening; Having a wonderful weekend until DH talks with his family about his parents. He is taking off work to move them into an assistant living apartment. I think he has unresolved feelings and now is pouting and not being very pleasant. I will be so glad when this move is over. <em>24</em> I am going to try to transfer to another gym which is in the same franchise. I am talking to them tomorrow. My present gym is not repairing the equipment which I use. I have had to do a ... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:05:15 EST talked to an old friend today on the phone for 90 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216899 Good afternoon; I have been busy doing chores, running errands and just getting stuff done. My phone rang and it was from an old friend of mine that I have not heard from for some time. She does not always communicate for whatever reason. I will send an email every so often but she never replies. When I heard her voice, I knew she wanted to talk about something in her life. We talked and shared events, but I still think something was bothering her when she suddenly said that she had to ... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:36:29 EST good thing I am positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215662 Good Morning; Had computer problems. It took me forever to figure out what was wrong but I fixed it. I am back - lost the entire day. But I am back online. It is amazing how we depend on these electronic devices. I am watching the Olympics. Have a good day!! Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:53:37 EST I love exercise but found out gym may be closing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214181 Good Morning; I have been going to this gym for over 3 years regularly. I was talking to a member over the weekend. They are having financial problems and maybe closing. I am going to try not to let this worry me. I am going there today and talk with them about some changes that I see. Equipment not being fixed, etc. I have become really strong at this gym b/c I can exercise at any time according to my schedule. I have 24 hours access. I go early so I do not forget to exercise due to ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:48:23 EST watching RIO Olympics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213174 Good Morning; busy chores day. Watching Olympics in between events. I love the Olympics and hope our USA teams do well. Have a good day!!! <em>244</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:25:25 EST went to the gym this morning and came home to a wonderful phone call from DD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212119 Good Morning; had a good workout. I came in and got a phone call from DD. We talked for about 40 minutes. It had been a long time. She is so busy with 2 small children. She asked for us to babysit. I said yes. DH was happy to babysit. DH & I had discussed it. GS is turning two soon. He is sleeping in a bed - no crib. He thinks he is a big boy and does not want to go to bed unless his sister goes to bed. Their bedtimes are 1 1/2 hours apart. GD has decided to pick out her brother's cl... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:21:36 EST doing good this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210975 Good Morning; I had a wonderful workout this morning. I am so much stronger than a year ago. I am in a great mood. I am very positive even though DH & I had a good talk b/c of his moods. I did not over eat over the stress!!!!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:15:57 EST Going to swimming lessons for GD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208657 Good Morning; I get a call that GD having swimming lessons - can I go. It is short notice, but since DD needs help - I am going. DH had a rough day at work -last night he was in bed by 7:30 pm. <BR> We talked this morning but he is having a rough time. I told him weekend is coming up. With his parents problems and then his work, I worry about him. He is not one to see a counselor but I think it would be beneficial. His birthday is this month so this might be some of the anxiety. I am ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:05:33 EST in grocery store - some nutrition questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208235 I was looking at labels - <BR> <BR> Whole grain flour and oat grain flour having protein in various products. <BR> <BR> i understand soy, whey protein but never knew there is protein in whole grain products which are from whole grain. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:35:36 EST Having a positive morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208106 good morning; I got a great night's sleep. It is so refreshing to have a clear brain, calm emotions and a relaxing planned day. I am going to color my hair and give myself a facial. I need days like this b/c I usually need to just stop all activities and listen to my body. DH has been much better emotionally. this helps greatly! My DS is making progress. My DD seems to be busy so we will finally have a weekend to ourselves. No baby sitting this weekend. DH really needs a break from ... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:18:35 EST just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206911 good Morning; boy am I getting strong. I love it. I was one of these kids in school that did not do good in gym. I was the last one chosen for a team. I love exercise and it makes my physically, mentally and spiritually feel much better. I get cranky if I can not get my exercise in. this is taking care of me!! Have a good day!! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:25:06 EST Getting much done - and staying on food plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206407 Good Morning; I got good sleep. I have written letters, did household chores and running errands. DH is making arrangements to see his mom - they are moving into assistant living apartment. The apartment is pretty expensive. DH is going to check things out. They only have money for 5 years of living there. SIL made the decision where they are going. I am not going up with DH b/c we have been spending much money this year on travel to in-laws. Dh feels that he can handle this trip b... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:59:43 EST needed more support so I took action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205740 Good Morning; when I was in my 20's I got into Overeaters Anonymous. Where I was living I went to actual meetings. But since I had lost contact, the organization now has gotten very global with telephone meetings. they are fabulous. there were people from all parts of the country and world on the call. It really gave me a boost. A person in Sweden called in and her problem with food and life. Problems with stress and family issues are expressed. I have missed the community. As long ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:16:14 EST went to see DS and his wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205491 Good evening; went to see the museum of his division. I was surprised that he could handle it. Things were going good when we went into the museum store, there was a print of two pilots in a helicopter he used to work on. They were asking for donations for the children of the pilots since they died in Iraq being heros to save the troops which were in danger on the ground. My son was on the ground. DS saw the print and immediately walked out of store. I was giving a donation. There was... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:23:45 EST got the call to come up next month for in-laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203904 Good afternoon; we live so far away. DH was called to come help with moving in-laws in apartment and out of their home for 70 years. With angry words from DH out of frustration, I am staying home. He is going and does not understand why he needs to come up at this time. <BR> they have plenty of family up there. We are over 1500 miles away. I told him that I am not going every time they call. We have been up there 4 x already this year. I think the moving will not take long so not sure... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:08:17 EST both grand kids here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201927 Good Morning; My GD is not always so happy to have her brother here. She is getting better but she likes Nana and grandpa by herself. GS came here for breakfast. He is so busy and excited. He is having so much fun. We are going in the pool soon. It is a little chilly yet. It will warm up to triple digits. GS is a water baby. Grandpa stayed up late. GD would not stay in room by herself last night. GD slept on a cot in a sleeping bag. It allowed me to get some sleep. DH wants som... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:31:05 EST blowing up inflatable pool for grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200876 Good Morning; grandkids coming over this weekend. first my GD for the day. We are having a day of children's games, pool and tea party, etc. It will be a sleep over for my GD. the next day brother is coming. He is a water baby. We wanted my GD alone so she has all of our attention. GS is a bit overbearing at times with her. I see her stepping back and letting him have his way. She likes to play by herself, writing, read her books, tea parties and dance almong many others. GS is a to... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:06:08 EST I have had to set boundaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199704 Good Morning; I had to do some soul searching for multiple issues in my life concerning my family. I have set boundaries with my DS, DH and my DD. My DH and I have been talking since this weekend - I told him that I expect him to be a partner and not a kid. It has been going on too long and I have just accepted his behavior as an aging thing. But I told him that he needs to step up, it is taking me down. He needs to control his behavior and not regress when he does not want to deal with ... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:14:45 EST meditated and went to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198104 Good afternoon; feeling very good this morning. DH did act up. I stayed quiet and then I blew and told him to go take a walk and use up his emotional out burst. He worked last night and I know he is tired but his working on weekends is rare. Today is DD - HB. I told him he can be nice to his daughter today. We are watching the kids for her today. <em>383</em> I am not going to get involved with his outbursts. I suggested he go to counseling if he can not control himself. I have h... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:08:51 EST stress and losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197604 Good afternoon; I do not lose well when I am stressed. I read an article about Oprah and not being able to lose weight until she worked on her stress. I have the same problem. I meditate in the morning. I get up in a wonderful mood. I stay in a good mood. But my family member goes on and on until I just want to go and tell my family member- Do you like acting like a child? Why do you have to show your negative emotions all the time. DH has to work today - it has been on our calendar f... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 14:20:12 EST Recovery from trip - feel so much better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195796 Good morning; Going to see the in-laws - all of their furniture is years old and not comfortable. DS survived. I talked with him and he is glad that he went to visit his grandparents. <em>244</em> I am working on getting more movement in today. I was so stiff yesterday I could not go to the gym. For today, I am very relaxed and I am enjoying the rest. Have a good day!!! Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:15:13 EST Back from seeing the in-laws - took DS & wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195066 The weekend was great. DS charmed them all. DIL did great. She said that I like your family better than mine. She talked to them all. DS only went one day with family. They do not have comfortable chairs or even any place for DS to lay down. He was a champ & hung in there. The next day DH & I went down. We got thanked over & over for bringing him. Last time, DS saw grandparents was just before he went in the Army. DS was afraid of their reaction to his disability. <BR> <BR> DH had ... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:10:24 EST sleep well and very positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192892 Good Morning; I am ready for my day. I have a busy day with a list to check off. I like staying busy. I will be using my pedometer to measure my steps today. I am ready to keep positive and calm with confidence that this day will be a success. I am ready to let go of stress and just go with the flow. TY Have a good day!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:05:28 EST so proud of DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192299 Good Morning; DH really stepped up and talked with siblings about their parents. I told him that I was so proud of him. that is the man you are a strong, decisive and cooperative, I saw the man that I admire. I am hoping with encouragement from me I will see this side of him more and more. My sister in law needs skills if she wants to keep caring for her parents. We found out that her father will make comments and then she says something and then there is an escalation. SIL is a martyr ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:15:50 EST Just got clarification about in-laws problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191898 good afternoon; FIL is losing reality - he is 90. He goes to the grocery store and buys hotdogs and hamburgers for himself. Does not buy any food for his wife b/c she is on a special diet. MIL really does not care to be on diet- she is tired of the diet and even living- she is 90. Her mom has histamine attacks if she does not eat special prepared food. Their daughter buys the mother's food herself and cooks it special for her mom. <BR> Her mom will only eat the specially prepared food if... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:35:38 EST did not sleep well - mind too active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191681 Good Morning; I am tired and will take a nap soon. I am eating well and plan to exercise in the house. I have been walking around the house getting steps in. But I think I am ready for a nap. DH is calling sister and trying to get some understanding of what is happening fiancially b/w his father and sister being the caretaker. I think she needs to understand that she can withdraw on his account to pay for things that they need. Sister is living on retirement which is not much due to the ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:29:26 EST great workout this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191108 Good Morning; I have a habit to exercise early so other unexpected diversions do not interrupt with my exercise. I have gotten DH to do the same. We got word from 90 year old in-laws. FIL is not giving his daughter money to buy for my MIL food. His daughter spends money from her own pocket which is not much. DH got involved due to an email. He says he will have to talk to his father. 90 years old and set in his ways. He is getting senile. Going up to see them in awhile and taking DS... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:31:28 EST having a wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190675 good afternoon. Weighed in and still losing weight. I am getting much done, but still in a very relaxed mood. My vitals were great this morning. DH was moody all day yesterday. We spoke about his moods. He denies he has them. He is trying harder today. His dad is like this all the time. He was the most ornery person. DH only got ornery for the last year. I still think it is his aging process. He went on a reunion to see his fraternity buddies. From what I gather, they (9) are all... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:44:34 EST What happened- blind slided? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189950 Good afternoon; Had a wonderful day with my grandkids yesterday. Dh & I babysat and had a wonderful time. we entertained them from 9 am - 6:30 pm. DH & I had a nice evening. We got up this morning. Had a marvelous conversation about various topics. We both went to the gym. I had a marvelous workout. I came home hoping that this day would continue with the great morning. I went to talk with him and I could tell from his face and body his mood had changed. I asked what is wrong? He sa... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:17:22 EST read an article on Activity tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188755 Good Morning, the article goes on about technology is taking over one's life. But I use an app <BR> which tracks my food and my physical activity and it helps me greatly. But I do have a problem with FITBIT and all others that attach to your wrist. I got a FITBIT for Christmas a couple of years ago. I was rocking my grandson while I was feeding him a bottle, FITBIT was increasing the measurement of my wrist rocking. I did a couple of miles while rocking my grand son. I do use a pedometer... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:21:20 EST Having a wonderful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186991 Good afternoon; boy did I exercise this morning. It felt so good. DH exercised b/4 work too. <BR> this past weekend, DH went to a reunion of his fraternity buddies from 40 years ago. He was so excited to go. He had plans to do this and that. It was going to be a big weekend. When he came back, he has been more centered and quiet. they talked about what they all did in college and reminisced. We talked some when he got home; but I think it opened his eyes. He has been having problems wi... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:22:24 EST having a wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185229 Good Morning, I am having a day full of exercise and clean food. Hope all of you get some movement in and eat well. <em>104</em> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:39:25 EST dh having a rough day and evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184225 Good evening; I am trying to be quiet. DH had a rough day at work. He announces that I am going to open a bottle of wine and just relax. He says lets put on Netflix and watch a movie. His amplifier for his system goes out. He take an old back up amp and tried to hook it up. He has been doing this for 2 1/2 hours and not successful yet. The problem he has a very complicated system. When he has problems with it, he has to think about how he wired it up. Now he is testing his speakers a... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:39:23 EST DS is home from NYC and survived. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183459 Good afternoon; DS sounded confident and proud that he survived NYC. He had a couple falls on the way home. Some buddy pushed him and he fell off wheel chair. Once again no one offered to help. He stopped a pick pocket. He says he felt like a Sgt again. He had to hail cabs - herd the MIL & family to keep them moving through crowds while watching for danger. He visited Korea town and China town. He was amazed how big the area was. <BR> Over all he survived. I told him - it was like ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:00 EST down sizing again and loving it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182704 Good Morning; I have been downsizing for sometime. Due to the emotional aspect of this task, I can not do it full time. I see that I am making a difference. I just gave to charity my business suits which I wore and were in fabulous shape. I held on to them b/c it was a time in my life that I enjoyed and I felt powerful, but very stressed. I never thought I would retire and stay retired. I found wigs in my closest which I bought when my hair was thinning. I am sending them to a charity ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:32:26 EST DS is NYC and fell out of his wheel chair no one helped him http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181842 Good Morning; I am sad that we had another mass murder in Orlando. My prayers go out to their families. <em>220</em> DS took his wheel chair which is a sport model. DS wanted this wheel chair which helped him with his image of not being helpless. Due to the uneven side walks and holes with construction, he fell out of his wheel chair more than once. He said "Mom NO one helped me." Every one just walked around me. One of the times he fell in the street, a taxi, went around him so clos... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:36:28 EST