VBPARROTHEAD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=VBPARROTHEAD VBPARROTHEAD'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/ Busy, Busy, Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833574 Well, in the last week and a day I haaven't really had time to do anything except prepare for and enjoy company, do some shopping, and try to get some things done for Christmas. <BR> My company came up from coastal, N.C. and I had a small dinner party the night she arrived, then on Monday we decorated my tree, on Tuesday we shopped for a gift for Peter Mayer, went to the place where his concert was to be and set out lunch for the band and others who are necessary to put on a concert. ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:42:38 EST SAD PEOPLE AT BUSCH GARDENS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826485 Sunday was my grandboy's tenth birthday; so, he picked where he wanted to have lunch (Max and Erma's where we usually get terrible food and worse service) and what kind of cake he wanted (devils food with chocolate icing with hershey's kisses around the edge which makes it look like a crown for a prince). He got his wish on both preferences and his aunt, two friends and their mother (his mother's friend) joined He was so excited to see his friends at the restaurant but acted so appropria... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:51:38 EST A New Book Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820878 Yesterday I went to a book club meeting at a branch of the local library. It was actually the second time I had been to a meeting. Most of the people attending have been going for several years and the library is probably 12-15miles from my home but that is fine as it is about sharing the books we have read. Still, it is a little intimidating going into a group of 20+ people who have been attending for awhile. <BR> I had read a book a few months ago that I shared the first time I att... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:43:04 EST More Wedding Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820321 Dinner was delicious, the cake was beautiful but the catering company served cake they brought and not the wedding cake. ( Needless to say the bride was not happy when she learned of that.) <BR> After dinner every one got maraccas or light up plastic instruments to "enhance" the musical experience(sarcasm intended). When the band took a break a cousin from Ireland, wearing his kilt, sang an Irish wedding song, a funny ditty that everyone enjoyed. Then the bride's uncle brought out h... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:15:27 EST The Celebration Continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819584 After the mass and sacrament of marraige the trolleys came to pick up the guests and take us to the reception at The River House in St Augustine. The wedding party would follow after photos. <BR> We arrived and were shown to the patio where a steel drum band played , bars were set up with every imaginable drink,and hors d'ouvres were served. There was beer cheese to dip the warm pretzel bites and drizzle over grilled veggies, party sized grilled cheese sandwiches and tiny cups of to... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:38:01 EST October 25,2014 Tracy Marries Michael http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816856 The wedding day dawned bright and sunny! The wedding party was staying in a hotel different from the guests; so, we didn't see any of them before the wedding. The bride's aunt and I dressed and I got the early trolley provided by the bride and groom to be early enough at the cathedral to get an awesome seat, and it was awesome! <BR> The terrbly ugly scaffolding that was up the day before the wedding was still there but was hidden by gold drapes that matched the gold leaf in the cathe... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:41:26 EST More About the October 25th Wedding in St. Augustine, Fl. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811469 My friend, her son, and I went to the church ( the Basillica Cathedral in the old section of the city) and while we waited for the bride and bridesmaids ( funny thing, they got caught in traffic and also had to change in the cars) we marveled at the beauty of the marble alter, the gold embellishments, and beautiful stained glass windows, side alters, ceiling, etc and wondered about the distraction that the scaffolding might cause, especially for photographs. Yes, there was construction going... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:22:47 EST A Wonderful Wedding Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806596 Thursday I flew to Jacksonville, Florida for the wedding of my daughter's best friend. Tracy has never been married before but her new husband has been but lost his wife, first to a stroke that left her in a vegatative state leaving him with 3 children, one only 3 days old. Then cancer took her completely. Michael, with the help of friends (and family as much as possible but his family lives near New York). When they met they took the relationship slowly and fell in love with each other ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:20:20 EST I Hate October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799552 Ok, I know that so many of you will say, '' How can you hate October? The leaves are turning beautiful colors, there is football, the heat of the summer is past, etc, etc, etc. Well, here, where I live, the heat hasn't passed. The difference is that it can be hot and humid in the morning and cold in the afternooon or even better, cold and raining. On other days it is the reverse. I never know whether to wear a tank top or a turtle neck sweater! so, you saym, dress in layers. Well, if i... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:58:10 EST Belief in Angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798162 I have always believed in angels. The first prayer that I ever learned was one to my gaurdain angel; Angel of GOD, my guardian dear, to whom God's love intrusts me here, ever this day be at my side to light, to guard, to lead, to guide. AMEN. So why am I surprised when one of the angels comes into my life, usually for only a brief time, a few minutes? I don't know, but I am always taken off guard. <BR> Today was one of those days and it happened while I was pumping gas at the Raceco... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:40:21 EST Like the TV Commercial, We Celebrate Anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794852 Anyone who has read previous blogs might already know that my grandboy is on the autism spectrum. Those who didn't know, well he is but is high functioning and verbal. That being said he is also unpredictable, as are many children not oit and those on the spectrum. He is a love and a delight and light of my life. <BR> That being said might explain a little why we clebrate most anything and tonight was a big celebration! You see, my grandboy let the dental hygienist clean his tee... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:50:27 EST Another Year Makes Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793697 Yesterday was two years since Ed died and I did really well for the most part. The fact that my friend, Larry, took me to dinner and to a movie on saturday helped. I went to Panaras and got some soup and looked at shoes and walked around the strip mall, making sure that I got sunshine to help banish any signs of depression that might sneak up on me. <BR> Then the calls started coming and the comments on fb. The first call was from a friend that we met on a cruise 11 or twelve years ag... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:27:01 EST The 3 R's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791795 No, not reading, riting ,and rithmetic but Roanokers Residing in Richmond! Last night was a dinner at the Richmond Country Club for Roanokers who live in Richmond (but actually for any one who used to live in Roanoke or still does live there and wanted to come) and my sister, who lives outside Richmond, and I went. <BR> I knew that I had to be away from the house yesterday because of the date and when the opportunity to go to a lovely dinner presented itself I called Cecelia and we m... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 15:01:48 EST Difficult Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790599 Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the attack that took Ed's life. The date of his death although the death certificate says October 5th, the day we turned off life support. He was gone on the 2nd but when I got to the hospital he was already on life support and my daughters wanted to see if the cooling treatment would protect his brain, which it didn't. Anyway, this week has been difficult and it is only half way over. <BR> I have eaten everything that doesn't move and/or make noi... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:10:23 EST Calypso Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787515 The Calypso Nuts Troprock duo(trio at times like last night) were in town and friends and I went to hear them. They were terrific, especially since Brad was playing sax with them last night. They had some new songs that were better than on the last cd they have that I heard. <BR> There were two down sides though. 1-Robbie Meade (guitarist) is in a lot of pain from spinal stenosis. The upside of my seeing that? I gave him the name of my neurosurgeon and people here have offered to l... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:58:08 EST Family Reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784374 Each year I look forward to my family reunion (my maternal grandmother's side of my family). Each year there are fewer and fewer people attending but I am always glad to see those who are there. <BR> This year one of my favorite cousins is showing signs of memory loss, a tragedy as he is a brilliant man and, although only performs in local plays, a good actor. His son and daughter in law weren't there either, the third year, as Kevin is battling cancer. <BR> Also, my baby siste... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:57:41 EST I am going to visit a college friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780524 On Thursday I am leaving for a family reunion weekend but on the way I will stop for an afternoon and night. Several times Ed and I went to the reunion a day early but the last two years I couldn't bring myself to do that. This year I will leave here early but stop in a small town and hour and a half from the reunion. <BR> After a whole lot of years an old college friend and I reconnected through facebook. I knew the town she lived in and her husband's but could never find her on s... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:54:20 EST The Good, The Bad, and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777397 The good? There is much good, just look around and I see it in so very much in this world. There is the sun which gives us warmth, the trees and shade to give us shade, the bad cat that lives here and runs the house, my grands who were so delightful last night when here, and I can go on and on! These are a few things that are taken for granted but there are other things and people. <BR> Today I worked in a high school about 20 miles from my house, still in the same city, but that f... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:40:07 EST Labor Day Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770764 Well, the last weekend for the pool and I took the grands for an hour. My grandboy can't handle much more stimulation than that or he gets overloaded; so, I picked them up, played hard with them, and took them home. They get the much needed exercise and so do I, they are ready for dinner when they get home, then a book or movie and bed. Thank goodness they are only 1.5 miles from me; so, it is easy to do this for the short time! <BR> I also called a friend that I met here at Spark... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:56:03 EST The Third Weekend in August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763108 The third August weekend has come and gone, another one without Ed being with me and it was difficult at times. Times like when my daughter and I were on the boat on Lake Wallenpaupak with our friends and the memories of two years ago when we were on the boat, not our daughter and me came flooding back, and sitting on the deck and remembering the time that Ed was wearing a red sweatshirt and a humming bird stuck his beak into Ed's ear before realizing that htere was no nectar in that ''tu... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:16:56 EST Another Day at the Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747692 I got exercise in today, only a half hour but most of that half hour was playing/exercising with one or two children hanging onto me. strengthening and aerobic, I would say! <BR> <BR> although my exercise time was only a half hour or a bit more we were at the pool for an hour and a half. Giane and my younger daughter went to a mall where there is a GAP store and My older daughter and I had the three children. My older daughter didn't want to get wet; so, I spsent at least a half ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:12:25 EST Lacking Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747216 Well, last week I worked several days; so, didn't get to the pool to exercise. Plus there was a lot of rain, thunder, and lightening when I was home; so, no walking outside either. Could have been worse though! At least I wasn't just sitting around watching tv or reading ( OK, I like to do both sometimes) but was moving up and down stairs, reaching up to put bow ties on really tall boys, draping senior girls, etc at work. There is very little sitting and relaxing which, for me, is a goo... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:49:40 EST Everyone Has Gone Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746064 Tonight I had both blood daughters and grands plus my Brazillian daughter and grand and Brazillian son for dinner. Such passion they bring with them! Hugs and kisses and gestering and excitement and questions about the American food that they love (each has gained 6 lbs while here) gilson said, '' I need medcin to help suck my bel''. He wanted a magic potion to help him hold in his stomach! Giane rolled her eyes and said,''I love American food, especially cheeseburgers and fries and every... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:34:13 EST This Past Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743727 Well, I did it! I invited my friend Larry for dinner, just him, no other friends. As the Friday got closer I began to wonder if I had done the right thing, wonder what we would talk about, etc. The menu was the easy part! I began to panic just a little bit; so, I prayed that God woul guide me. <BR> Larry called during the day to be certain that the dinner was still on, which it was. I was making banana pudding wwwwwwhen he called. I fixed steak, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, gr... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:19:58 EST Dead Swimsuits and More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738225 This week I had three bathing suits die on me. ep, had one on and the spandex just completely left, changed into another and the same thing happened while at a friend's pool. Did you knnow that when the spandex goes away the suit becomes see through? Yep, surely does. The third suit, the most expensive and least worn, maybe 6 wears, died on the drying rack. Needless to say, I am glad that I bought that one on sale and bought the others at TMAXX or similar store. <BR> Problem isn't just... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:58:05 EST happy Memories are the Hardest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736351 When a loved one dies everyone always tell them to ''Think about the happy memories''. I am here to tell you they are the most difficult. They are the ones that bring the sorrow and grief and tears most often. They are the ones that remind the ones left behind of how very much they loved and miss the one who has died. The good memories, the joyful memories, the happy memories, the memories that before the loss I wanted to cherish are now the ones that still bring a gusher of tears and tea... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:46:21 EST FOUR LETTER WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734786 Work, a four letter word! Yes, count them, there are four (4) letters in the word. That isn't all it is though. There are many without it and want it, there are many without it and don't want it, there are many who have it but don't appreciate it and complain about it, there are those who have it and have a right to complain because of conditions or pay or a few other possible reasons. Then there are those who are glad to have it! <BR> I, for one, am glad for my work. I get to hang... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:06:44 EST Time To Reason with Another Hurricane Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731599 Well, the first Tropical torm of the season, Arthur, has been upgraded and is now a class 2 hurricane. There is always the concern that we will be get a direct hit since it has been way many years since we have had a direct hit. Close hurricanes with damage and no electricity for days but no direct hit. it seems that this is going to be a miss also. WOOHOO!! Those of us on the va coastline are happy about that. Now, the people in the Outer Banks of NC, that is another story. This firs... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:12:28 EST Oh What a Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728040 I had one cup of coffee poured, opened the refrigerator to get an egg for breakfast and there was no light. I thought, "Dang it, now I have to get a refrigerator light" and turned around. Funny thing, I didn't need to buy a light for the fridge, nope, surely didn't. The time on the microwave wasn't there, the time on the stove wasn't there; so, guess what. the electricity wasn't there! Guess there was no cooked egg and forget a second cup of hot coffee! <BR> Called the power company... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:14:25 EST Dinner Then? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727306 I invited friends for dinner Saturday night. The couple left after dessert and visiting a while so that my "friend" and I could spend some time together with out them. I thought it went well and he seemed to have enjoyed himself but I haven't heard from him since. I don't know what to think. I will call tomorrow if I don't hear but I really don't want him to think that I am pushy! I am wondering if he had a really good time and feels guilty because he was married for so long before his... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:02:43 EST What a Week and it is Only Half Way Through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720980 Sunday played with the grands at the pool! <BR> Monday went to a friend's and worked out for a couple of hours in the pool! <BR> Tuesday polished silver for company coming Saturday and trained a new employee on a program that I had never used! She was a quick study; so, I let her get lots of practice. Must have been ok since I didn't get a call today. <BR> Today my burglar alarm went off at 5:30 in the mornig and woke me and Sandie Claws up from a sound sleep! Scared? You b... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:32:55 EST Summer is Here, etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710828 Well, summer is here, at least for me. Kids are still in school but my friend's pool is filled and Ispent a couple of days last week and today with her in the pool and it was wonderful! Granted, the water was still a bit cool but once in and moving I warmed up. We spent a couple of hours moving (swimming, aerobics, sicking, treading water, etc) in the pool and a bout an hour in the sun reading our books. <BR> Tomorrow I will go back to her house and spend another day the same as to... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 21:40:07 EST I Worked Last Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707395 Prom season and I am lucky enough to work for the photography company that takes photos at many of the proms. It is an interesting job and sometimes when the lines are long and five kids are asking questions at once it is overwhelming but mostly it is a great job! <BR> I get to work proms held by many of the schools in a 50 mile radius. One week I was an hour away from home at a school in a more rural area where it is traditional for the parents to wait in the auditorium while the seni... Sat, 31 May 2014 10:32:21 EST Surprise!A Warm Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705480 Yesterday the weather people reported that today would be much cooler than yesterday. I thought that, although I would prefer hot and exercise in my friend's pool, I would do yard work instead! First I would dead head the roses then mow the front while it was in the shade and part of the back. Tomorrow I would finish the yard. <BR> Surprise! The weather predictions were wrong and it was almost 90 degrees! Forgot the yard and headed for my friend's house! Well, I did deadhead the ro... Wed, 28 May 2014 19:55:37 EST Feeling Better, Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704704 Somewhere I picked up a virus that kept my chest congested making it difficult to breathe and more difficult to exercise! There were also days that my head and neck hurt so much that I was concerned that I had viral encephalitis. Thank God I didn't! About the time I would consider going to the ER the pain would leave giving me a tremendous feeling of relief! <BR> More relief today as I have been much less congested and even was able to do a bit of exercise in my friend's pool! How wonde... Tue, 27 May 2014 21:32:22 EST Home Again, Disappointment, Grief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689291 Got out of Panama City beach, Florida before the worst of the storm hit and for that I am very thankful. My exercise while away was walking on the beach, dancing in the sand, and bending my elbow a few times. Oh, we walked in town too as well as to restaurants for meals. <BR> The day I left my exercise was walking from one concourse to another in the airports. Probably a couple of miles. The distances between the gates was probably good since I sat most of the day. <BR> Coming... Tue, 6 May 2014 21:52:36 EST Got Out of Town..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685221 Yes, I got out of this town where I live and went to the gulf coast of Florida last Wednesday until Tuesday. It was a fun weekend where a group of about 200 or more gathered to listen to music on the beach, hang out with old friends and make new friends. The weather was perfect although the water was a bit cold for those of us who live below the Mason Dixon Line but those from way up north were swimming. BRRRR! <BR> Then, on Tuesday I got out of the gulf town where the Rendevous 2014... Thu, 1 May 2014 20:06:57 EST Leaving on a Jet Plane & Change of Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677991 Yes, I am leaving on a jet plane, headed to a weekend of music, phriends, and phun on a beach in Fl. I will meet my friend from Las Vegas and there will be others there that I know or will get to know. I know that one person from here will be there for the weekend. <BR> Yes, there is a change of plans. One person who was to share our room can't make it, work is getting in the way: so, our hotel room is canceled. What to do? Well my Las Vegas friend got in touch with a friend of h... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:55:04 EST The Lord Is Risen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675649 Tomorrow we who are Christians celebrate the greatest miracle, the miracle of the Risen Christ! May all have a Happy and Blessed Easter and those who don't celebrate? May they have a happy and blessed day! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:38:43 EST Mixed Blessings, Tired, Overall a Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670652 Well, the schedule for work has changed and I am working only half the days I thought I would work. That is a mixed blessing as I will make only half what I thought I would be making but, and this could be a big BUT! I will have more open weekends to plan personal things and hope that will include my friend with whom I want a deeper relationship. <BR> I am tired today and don't know why, but I suppose we all have those days. I was tired when the grands got here to go to lunch then ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:35:26 EST Prom Schedules http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670001 Well, it seems that I am scheduled to work every Friday and Saturday during Prom Season, including the ones when I will be in Florida! Sent the manager an e-mail right away and he is going to reschedule for that weekend! The perks of being part time/when needed and available and doing a good job the past 3 years. <BR> One bad thing though. I won't see my friend with whom I would like a closer relationship until sometime in June unless I see him on Sunday evenings for a little while. ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:52:44 EST Redneck Ingenuity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663795 My 1991 Miata needed a new mirror (the old one fell off); so I ordered one from the local dealer. My neighbor's son was to put the new one on but with the bad winter and his job he didn't get here until yesterday. Well he and his Dad took the old pieces off and that was when we realized that the new one had a part that was wrong! <BR> <BR> What was I to do? I no longer have the receipt and even if I had it a replacement would have the same wrong part. Well, Chuck pulled the old parts out... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:39:54 EST Gonna Be Sore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662792 Today the sun is shining and the air is warm; so, after cleaning out the linen closet in the master bedroom I thought, "Hm, you have on shorts, you need sunshine and vitamin D, the day is beautiful the weeds in the yard are growing, why not mow the back yard?" There was no ggod reason not too; so, I did! <BR> Now, I have been doing intense water aerobics since I last mowed the yard and we have worked on abs with weights in the water. One would think that I would have been prepared for... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:09:31 EST Water Aerobics Instructor or The Grim Reaper? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661252 Tonight Yolanda, the regular instructor for Monday water aerobics class instructor, was possessed by the Grim Reaper. I am convinced of it! <BR> You see, Yolanda always gets in the water with the class but tonight, dresses all in black workout clothes, she stayed on the deck. Now that is a big clue that something is up. NO brightly colored, flowered bathing suit and no water shoes were to be found on her body, just those black workout pants and shirt and athletic shoes. Then she an... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:29:46 EST Closets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657182 I have come to the conclusion that when closet doors are closed and it is dark and quiet in those closets the "stuff" in them multiplies! <BR> Yes, I have tackled another closet and the more I take out, the more I find to take out! I dread tackeling the closet in the room where the computer is. I think that it will be the last one. Wait, that is probably why it is so bad, it is always the last one and becomes the least, as in least important because I am "over it" by the time I get ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:31:50 EST Asking for Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653349 I am asking for prayer for a developing friendship/relationship. The person who has become a friend is funny and easy to be with and I would like for this friendship to develop more. <BR> I have lost a friend because she is angry with me for a presumed slight and for which I have apologized but she refuses to accept the apology. Wednesday night I lost another friend to a rare form of cancer. I know these friends can not be replaced as they are/were unique in their own right but so is th... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:38:35 EST 26 Hours at the Oceanfront http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645746 Yesterday I went to the Va. Beach oceanfront to spend a day with a friend from Maryland who has a timeshare week this week. My friend, whom I met years ago through a parrothead group and I had kept in touch with e-mails and Christmas cards. A few years ago we met her husband and saw each other a couple of times for dinner when they were in town. Then she lost her husband, suddenly, unexpectedly. I knew she was devastated and tried harder to stay in closer contact. <BR> Then I lost t... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:27:20 EST Mother Nature Does Not Play Well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643066 Again Mother Nature wanted to play pick up sticks. The problem? She drops the sticks but never takes her turn picking them up! I have another pile of sticks and even some small limbs at the street for the city's yard refuge truck to get. <BR> <BR> I really do wish that she would play well with others! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 18:11:46 EST A Capsule of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637090 My exercise minutes show 70 fewer minutes than I actually got. I went to water awerobics twice and the tracker shows minutes for once! No water aerobics for Thursday thoug, just Monday and Tuesday <BR> My friend called on Wednesday and no mention of going out. I am frustrated and very impatient. Grrr!!!! <BR> My daughter's screws were to be removed on Thursday (that is why no exercise for the day). We got there at 1:00PM to check in and get her prepped for the surgery to remove... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 18:20:47 EST Much Happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633778 Well, my daughter has the pins removed from her ankle on Thursday which means that by the 7th of March she will be going back to her house and to work. I will again have to get used to being alone. <BR> This brings me to another "situation". There is a widower who has been calling me and he went to a fund raiser with me. He has alluded to possibly going out to dinner but that is as far as things have gone. I told him that I would like that when he mentioned dinner. Now I am wonde... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:23:23 EST