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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:07:45 EST 10/20/2016 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254315 Yesterday morning I went to the State appointed Doctor for the physical part for the Disability. I go Nov. 3rd to a State appointed Doctor for the Mental part. Only took 1/2 hr. so John and I stopped at my Mom's for a while. After Mom's we came home and then I went to pick up Lilly from school. We stopped and picked up a slurpee and went to Mom's which was nice since she has not seen Lilly for a while. Came home, got Lilly to eat some chicken, then Pat picked her up. With Melissa's and Pat's ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:51:52 EST Apple Butter Festival Oct. 8th - Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252224 John, me, Melissa, Grayson and Lilly went to the Apple Butter Festival on Oct. 8th. It was hosted by the Elk Creeks Preservation Society. <BR> They are dedicated to passing on knowledge of the history and heritage of the Elk Creeks watershed, as well as the preservation of historic structures. <BR> <BR> It was nice. We walked around, checked out the vendors, watched them make apple butter, kettle popcorn and old fashioned candles. Melissa, Grayson and Lilly went on the hay ride. <BR> We bro... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:22:55 EST October 7, 2016 Today we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247875 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccf07fab-96f3-41a3-9fe6-bc2237c6f4d5.png"> Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:32:42 EST To anyone who lives in Delaware or close by, need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243978 It's that time of year again, getting cold, nasty, would love to find a warm, loving home for this cat we call Missy. She is small, loving, listens great and a great mouser. Not sure how old she is, but positive she is fixed and at one time someone's fur baby. <BR> Would love to bring her in, but have 3 cats and a dog in our small house. <BR> Any help would be appreciated, she deserves to be taken care of and loved. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef8172e0-b4c1-41c... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:45:56 EST Saturday 24, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241910 Saturday was a very long day for me. I made sure I had my patches on my back and my meds. The weather was cool and was pretty windy most of the day (so glad I wore a heavy hoodie). Pat, Bill and John had everything pretty much set up, I just had to put prices on my stuff. I heard a lot of good comments but had only a few purchases. I did get some walking in to check out the other booths with Pat and John. We also purchased some jams and found a product from the Take a Sentimental Journey boot... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:41:18 EST Tired, in pain, Art on the Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240971 Didn't sleep well last night, was up at 3, stayed up and got John up at 5 am. He packed up the stuff in the van and going to Pat's to pick her stuff up, then to Battery park and set up. I will be leaving later to join them and price my items. Just hope and pray the pain goes away and that it will be a good day. Weather is going to 73 so should be a nice day there. <BR> <BR> some of the things I made: Christmas and Halloween <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33f1111e-53a... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:06:12 EST Art on the Green Sept. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238894 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41f44eea-6d43-453d-a771-43aa52e8393a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder, New Castle Hundred Lions Club will be hosting Art on the Green September 24, 2016 (this Saturday) from 10-4. Its the 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Historic New Castle, Delaware <BR> <BR> And yes we will have tables set up with crafts. <BR> <BR> Located: <BR> Battery Park <BR> 3rd & South Streets <BR> New Castle, DE 19720 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:10:06 EST 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233785 <link>https://www.facebook.com/davebrayusa<BR>/videos/1037484599704763/?video_source<BR>=pages_finch_main_video </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42bca2a2-e2c3-43c4-b541-13725fd478df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19becb88-1f51-45eb-93f1-50a942d09df0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0a3b60a-8aa2-47ab-b45a-62b524444a28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:47:51 EST Busy day yesterday, hit the big 60 today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230888 Was hurting yesterday but knew the plants needed to be watered. John went to the hardware store, then went with a neighbor (Gerry) to a produce stand in New Jersey, so I started to water the potted plants, then went to water the garden. The garden needed weeding again so I started to pull them up. My neighbor Marie came over and started helping me. We got the garden weeded, tomatoes tied up and pulled up some beets, Italian zucchini, tomatoes and beans that I left on the poles to dry for see... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:14:10 EST Been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229309 It's been a while since I really blogged. Good news is my Doctor has finally got it. It's like a light bulb turned on. He now realizes how bad I am with the anxiety, depression and physical issues. He finally sent in 53 pages to the insurance company. I talked to Santana (rep. for the insurance company) and was told they approved me being on Long Term Disability due to the degeneration in my neck. They still think I can do some things but I let Santana know that I have been seeing my Doctor a... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:08:49 EST So glad Lilly had a good 1st day at school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226934 John and I went to Melissa's yesterday morning and took pictures of Lilly on her 1st day of kindergarten. We then followed her to the school and met the principle. Lilly had a good day, she said she likes the teacher and made friends. They also made a crown and book marker. <BR> Hope she has another good day. I asked Lilly last night if she wanted us to be there again this morning and she said yes. Just love this little girl. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20c131... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:40:43 EST Lilly's visit to her school (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225205 I can't believe Lilly will be going into kindergarten starting Monday. I can still remember the day she was born. Melissa told me she was almost in tears in every room they were in, Lilly is growing up too fast. Lilly's teacher seems to be really nice and I can't believe the list of children were all done in Owls. Lilly loves Owls so I know that made her happy to see. <BR> Below are some of the pictures Melissa took while they were there. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:03:46 EST Short blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222393 Doctor's appointment this morning at 10am for follow up, then later picking up Lilly!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a nice day!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 138.5 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:12:20 EST Happy 5th Birthday Lilly, we Love you so much!!!! Muahhhhhhhhhhhhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219502 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4a48204-a621-418a-9303-dcea0837e7ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97d8819b-d64c-474c-b3f1-043786116cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f40f60a-0fd7-428d-82da-082937c25934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0b536ae-42da-44fe-a045-d97d639f2589.jpg"> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:03:36 EST Short blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213958 Lilly came here yesterday, stayed the night and again here today and tonight. In a lot of pain with my back and going down my right leg, but took medication so feeling a bit better. Earlier John drove us to AC Moore (craft store) and we got some things to do Halloween wreaths, more candles and got a great buy on a Cra-z-art softee dough machine. We made pink and yellow dough and will do more tomorrow. Lilly and I will also be making her Halloween wreath tomorrow for her home (think she will h... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 21:43:02 EST Nemours Children's Hospital Fund Raiser - Pokemon Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210799 This past weekend there was an event to bring some happiness to children who could use it the most. The Nemours Children's Hospital had a fund raiser - Pokemon Go. <BR> ( We're banding together and bringing our lures with us! Tons of children are playing Pokémon GO from hospital beds, unable to go out and catch Pokémon as easily as we can.) <BR> Saturday Melissa, Pat and Grayson went, then on Sunday, Melissa, Pat, Grayson and Lilly went. <BR> Not only did people help to catch pokemon for the ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 06:47:22 EST Looms? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206797 This past weekend Melissa was off so I didn't get a chance to see the grand kids. She is back to work so I am sure we will be watching them the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> I did make myself go to the Farmers Market early in the morning and walk around before the heat got to me. I got some walking in, found some items to put on Ebay and a couple of other items that we could use. I did find two looms (i think that's what they are). If anyone has any idea about these looms (pictures below) cou... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:33:53 EST Always something, please say a prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204689 It's been a while since I blogged. Been watching Lilly and Grayson, love both of them so much. I have also been trying to get outside and weed the garden since neither I nor John have been attending to it. The bad part is with me, I hurt 2-3 days afterwards. John was working and now he can't really do it. Last Sunday while he was working he heard a loud pop and then could not walk on one of his legs. I took Lilly to see my Mom when he called me. I brought Lilly home and one of the guys brough... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:33:45 EST Thursday 7/14/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200191 Been watching Lilly and Grayson at times when Melissa and Pat work night shift. Melissa's works 2 to 10 and now Pat does also. They are closing the Best buy around us so Pat got a job at another Best buy but it is like 20 - 25 mins. away... go figure. It's hard on me because Grayson is around 25 pounds and loves to be held. He is walking better but its still hard on me and we are finding that Lilly is jealous of Grayson. Guess its her age also, she is going to be 5 in August and he will be 1 ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:43:54 EST No more days like yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196457 Nope, no more days like yesterday and last night. The old Cindy needs to come back. I need to do this for me and also my daughter, grandchildren and John. <BR> So I got myself on the treadmill and did 25 mins. at a slow pace to start. Afterwards, I made a blueberry, green grape, raw honey and ginger smoothie. <BR> Later today I will call that Doctor and be assertive! I refuse to be a statistic. I will fight the anxiety, depression and medical issues, insurances and whatever comes my wa... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:58:50 EST Not a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195860 Called the Doctor's office again this morning. Was told he will try to get the papers out tomorrow. I let them know the LTD claim was closed since the Doctor did not send any information to them. I also let them know how much worse my anxiety and depression is now. <BR> So glad only the animals are here today, just can't stop crying.. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 11:45:10 EST 6/28/2016 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190944 This past weekend was pretty low keyed. Melissa was off Saturday, Sunday and Monday. John and I did go to the Farmers Market (flea market) Saturday morning. We walked around, went inside and ate at our favorite place, walked outside more. I did pick up a couple of things for Ebay but not much. Sunday, Marty stopped by and cut our grass which John is still hesitant to do. <BR> Yesterday was a very busy day for me. Mike and Nancy stopped by in the morning. Mike went with John to help a fr... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:17:55 EST 6/24/2015 Am I wrong? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188637 Yesterday John brought up that he forget to tell me that his brother in law asked to borrow my car. His son is getting married on Saturday and Mike feels his truck will not make the long drive. I told him to tell him no, I do not want to be responsible if anything happens. Mike can drink a lot, Nancy (his wife, John's sister) does not but has a hard time driving at night. I just don't want to be responsible if anything happens and I am also tired of John and I being used. <BR> Am I wrong to f... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:44:11 EST Wednesday 6/22/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187554 I called the Doctor's office on Monday, just to find out he is out for the week. I kind of felt bad because I let John (assistant at Doctor's office) know exactly how I felt. I let him know that I gave the Doctor the papers (6 pages which I filled out 4) to the Doctor on May 10th. I also let him know that this has been making my anxiety and depression a lot worse and I am not getting paid anything at all. I asked if anyone else could handle this and of course he said there was not. When this ... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:11:36 EST Friday 6/17/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184443 Thank you to everyone for their prayers, hugs, and love. I am doing better than I was. Wednesday was a little rough. I had a phone interview with the 3rd party for SS for my functions (what I can do, can't do etc.). It took 45 mins. and was so glad when it was finished. <BR> The past couple of days and nights Lilly has been here. She is such a love. I have also started back on my smoothies in the morning and really think it is helping me. <BR> Yesterday we had rain, heavy rain at times al... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:22:14 EST 6/15/2016 Hoping for a better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183167 Yesterday was not a good day for me. I took my vitamins, medications. I decided to stay home and not go with John to Cowtown and try to get some things done at home. Not so, every time I bent down I got extremely dizzy, then the crying started. The anxiety and depression came back full force, most of the day I spent crying or sleeping. I did call the insurance company, but had to leave a voice message. John thinks I should go to the Doctor's and get all my papers and find another Doctor, but... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 03:56:25 EST Tuesday 6/14/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182569 We had Lilly here Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. She loves being here. Yesterday we watched Lilly and Grayson for a couple of hours. Lilly loves her brother but at times she is so jealous of him. I try to explain that he needs more attention because he cannot talk, walk and does not really understand yet. I called the school Lilly will be going to kindergarten, got a lot of questions answered. Melissa plans on picking up information from her Doctor then going to the school to register h... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:28:37 EST Friday 6/10 busy, hurting today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180750 Yesterday morning John and I went to the flea market. We walked all around outside, then went inside and stopped at our favorite place to eat. After we ate we walked around inside, then walked around outside and picked up a couple of things for ebay and Lilly. <BR> Melissa came over early with Grayson, stayed a while then left for work. Pat's grandmother is watching Grayson and we have Lilly this weekend due to Melissa and Pat working night shifts. Melissa had picked up a bubble maker but... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:10:43 EST 6/7/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178736 John's Doctor Appointment follow up went well. The Doctor was very happy John was doing so well. He let John know he can have certain foods, but to remember everything in moderation. Of course, no fried foods, pre-made foods or fast foods. He answered our questions and John will follow up in 3 months. <BR> After the appointment we stopped at Home Depot. I picked up more lavender, a hanging basket, radish, beet seeds and marigolds. We then went to AC Moore (craft store) and dollar store, pi... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:32:06 EST 6/6/2016 Busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177356 Yesterday was basically a rainy, cloudy day. The storms rolled in around 5:30 pm. Melissa picked up Lilly around 2:30, so I did lay down and got a couple hrs sleep. I feel so bad cause Lilly never wants to leave here. <BR> Today John has a follow up Doctor's appointment at 9:30 am. . We have a lot of questions to ask on what he can do, can't do, food, etc. Then I need to go to the post office (sold an item on ebay). I also want to stop at the local craft store and pick up more paint and pa... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 06:59:18 EST This past weekend, this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174942 First I want to wish my daughter a very Happy Birthday. Melissa turned 26 yesterday, can't believe how fast time flys. She is the best daughter in the world and has given me two beautiful grandchildren. <BR> Seems everything has been a blur since last Friday afternoon when I had to take John to ER. The good news is he is home since Monday He says he feels better and he does look better. They put 2 stents in him and did not have to put a 3rd one in. He is on several medications and also vit... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 07:12:02 EST Thank you and updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172323 Thank you all so much for your hugs and prayers. John is still in the hospital but doing better. Yesterday afternoon he was moved to a regular room. The blood results showed elevations so they did an ultra sound on his stomach last night. They are still monitoring his heart, vitals, etc. He had 2 stents put in and will be on medication for the rest of his life. No more smoking or drinking. Not sure if they will release him today or tomorrow. I am actually hoping they keep him today, tonight ... Sun, 29 May 2016 08:14:00 EST Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171740 Yesterday afternoon I took John to ER due to him having heaviness in his chest and numbness in both his arms. They kept him and he is the Cardiac Short Stay Unit at the hospital. <BR> This morning they are going to do a stress test. <BR> Please say a prayer for him. <BR> <BR> Thank you Sat, 28 May 2016 06:03:02 EST Novena to St. Joseph for employment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170529 I plan on saying this every morning so that John finds a job soon. <BR> <BR> Saint Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ, spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God, powerful protector of the Holy Church, to you do I raise my heart and hands to implore your powerful intercession. You searched nothing else in this world but the glory of God and the good of others. You gave yourself completely to the Savior, it was cause for joy to pray, to work, to sacrifice yoursel... Thu, 26 May 2016 05:44:23 EST Friday 5/20/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167425 Made up my mind no matter what I was going to get outside and get some walking in. It was so nice Friday and the sun was out so John and I went to the Farmers Market around 7:00 am. A lot of the vendors were still setting up so we walked around outside a lot. Bit by bit we did find some things for us, Ebay and Lilly. We also went inside and went to our favorite place to have something to eat. I had vegetable rice which was so good. Afterwards we went back outside and walked more. We got home ... Sat, 21 May 2016 09:40:03 EST Still sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166030 Still have the sinus infection. Called the Doctor and he wants me to get an x-ray and did not prescribe more antibiotics. Lilly and now Grayson also are sick with the sinus infection. Really feel bad for them. Seems everyone is getting it. We have had so much rain and the tree and grass pollen has been high here for some time. The sun needs to come out and dry things up. <BR> The interview with the 3rd party for LTD took about an hour and a half. The person was really nice but again very ... Thu, 19 May 2016 05:29:50 EST Did you know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164643 The other day I went to one of the web sites that I order things from. They always show a box to put in a coupon code in. So I decided to open another tab in my browser and search for the web site coupons 2016. One site had coupon codes for some of the things that I had ordered. I wrote down the codes and went back to the site where I was ordering and I was able to put in several coupon codes and get discounts which I think was pretty cool. I saved around 22.00 dollars and got free shippi... Tue, 17 May 2016 07:29:43 EST Sinus Infection and updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161903 Been fighting a sinus infection for over a month now. Doctor gave me two prescriptions, but I think with the pollen being so high and all the rain it has not really been helping. Also been watching Lilly and Grayson in between their work shifts and both of them are sick. That does not help either. Going to call the Doctor to see if I can get more antibiotic. <BR> Still waiting to hear about the LTD from the Insurance company. Also been playing phone tag with the person (third party) for ... Fri, 13 May 2016 02:32:44 EST My heart and prayers go to everyone in Fort McMurray, Alberta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156330 A Canadian oil-sands town is on fire; 80,000 residents must evacuate <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-wi<BR>ldfire-fortmcmurray-idUSKCN0XU2D8 </link> Wed, 4 May 2016 14:58:32 EST 5/4/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156107 I did go see my Doctor, had a really bad anxiety, panic attack driving there. I waited approx. 2 1/4 hrs which did not help. I gave him the papers for the insurance company and will call today to see if he completed them. I am also fighting a sinus infection so he gave me 3 prescriptions. He also checked my neck and gave me another prescription and said to do the neck exercises. Neck and back are still not better, still only able to do things for a short period of time, then have to lay down.... Wed, 4 May 2016 08:47:29 EST That time of year again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151333 With all the rain I have been noticing the sugar ants inside the house. I don't like using pesticide's. Below is a very interesting article. I do use bay leaves in my kitchen cabinets and have made a citrus solution to ward off ants, other insects and it also wards off mice. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.wikihow.com/Kill-Ants-without-Pe<BR>sticides </link> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:27:15 EST Honey and Cinnamon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148520 <link>www.healthextremist.com/honey-and-ci<BR>nnamon-for-colds/ </link> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:29:28 EST Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147681 <link>www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/pr<BR>ince-iconic-purple-rain-musician-dead-<BR>57-publicist-n559946 </link> <BR> <BR> RIP Prince Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:12:52 EST One use for coconut oil and baking soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147011 <link>www.healthextremist.com/make-your-ow<BR>n-baking-soda-and-coconut-oil-toothpaste/ </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:21:24 EST Big day for Melissa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141336 The Mobile Home Park finally called and Melissa was approved. John went with Melissa to sign the papers there and give them security deposit and 1st month's lot rent. Then they are going to the Realtor's to sign the papers for the mobile home. She is so excited and so am I for her. <BR> Hopefully pictures later. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:25:18 EST New Addition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140505 Last week John drove to Virginia. His granddaughter (Tatty) was having a little girl. They had to do a c section but mother and daughter are doing well. <BR> Still dealing with paperwork, pain, etc. <BR> John picked up Lilly yesterday, will probably have her for a couple of days. :-) <BR> Weather here is miserable, depressing. It's raining again today, sigh <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1961ede-f61a-469c-8b35-b061b90c5776.jpg"> Tatty, Branso... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:08:21 EST RIP Jimmie Van Zant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137331 <link>www.thedailybanner.com/jimmie-van-za<BR>nt-has-passed-away-in-hospice-care/ </link> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 18:58:45 EST RIP Merle Haggard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136829 <link>www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/0<BR>6/merle-haggard-obituary?CMP=share_btn_fb </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 04:24:29 EST 4/5/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135588 Have had Lilly here since last Thursday. Wish I had a quarter of her energy, lol <BR> We had a couple nice days and she was able to play outside and also play with the little girl in the back of our house. We did get hit with a nasty thunderstorm and high winds. We were lucky did not have any damage. Melissa picked Lilly up yesterday but I am sure she will be back before we know it, love when she is here. <BR> Still have not heard anything from work about the LTD. The Manager said he woul... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 13:45:03 EST