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Another Update

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      13 comments

It is kind of strange to watch. Merrill is not opening his eyes (except one about half-way every so often without focusing). He is not talking. But he is responding to voice commands. The physical therapy team came in before my visit today a... Read more

Update on Merrill

Monday, May 07, 2012      19 comments

I saw my nephew, Merrill, this afternoon. My niece's sister (who is also my goddaughter) flew in today and I drove my SIL out to the airport to pick her up. Then I drove them to the hospital and decided to visit instead of going back to the of... Read more

Positive Signs

Sunday, May 06, 2012      17 comments

Merrill has started to respond a bit. He moved his foot when they scraped it and try to move away when they flashed the light in his eyes. The doctors want him to rest as much as possible so they are not actively trying to wake him. They ... Read more

Update

Sunday, May 06, 2012      11 comments

The 3rd hand news was incorrect. Merrill was not conscious last night - he has not been since the accident. He is not responding to voice or pain stimuli. They are doing an MRI in a bit. Please keep good thoughts.... Read more

Prayers Please

Saturday, May 05, 2012      30 comments

My great-nephew, Merrill, had a bike accident this evening. I don't have all the details but apparently his brakes failed on a hill and he went off the road, through a hedge and over an embankment (a few feet high) headfirst into a parked car. ... Read more

Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon August 4, 2013

Friday, May 04, 2012      23 comments

OK, I am putting out there so I can't chicken out. I have just registered for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon just about 15 months from now. runrocknroll.competitor.
com/pittsburgh-splash From their web... Read more

Awesome Momma Moment

Thursday, May 03, 2012      16 comments

I stopped in the neighborhood grocery store tonight and I encountered a young girl and her mom in one of the aisles. The girl was telling her mom about an author who was coming to visit their school soon. He wrote a book about a girl and her d... Read more

May 2nd Date Night

Thursday, May 03, 2012      11 comments

We don't go out all that often, but I always get tickets when Straight No Chaser is in town. They are a 10-man a cappella group that my son, Vinnie, introduced us to several years ago. He was in a music fraternity that also sang a cappel... Read more

Giving Myself Credit

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      23 comments

I have been having a difficult time at work lately. I can't seem to get out from under. I am running from one deadline to another and I don't seem to be making anyone happy, least of all myself. It will be 17 years with this company on the 15... Read more

Help Me Give My Son a Birthday Gift

Friday, April 20, 2012      8 comments

Today is my oldest son's 29th birthday. Michael (BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) writes children's books and his book "Builda the Re-bicycler" has been released as an iPad app today. Just for today, it is FREE. His family and friends are trying to get enoug... Read more

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Friday, April 13, 2012      18 comments

This is from an article I found online by Ben Sherwood at msnbc.msn.com. It starts with: "It’s called paraskevidekatriaphobia: a morbid or irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It's believed that as many as 25 million Americans will change ... Read more

Minimization

Thursday, April 12, 2012      22 comments

I don't know where this is going. I only know I can't get it out of my mind. SANDIEGOJOHN wrote a blog yesterday titled 'Rethink "Significant"'. He says that he has realized that the number of pounds lost is not what is significant - "Wha... Read more

When I Was a Kid...

Friday, April 06, 2012      9 comments

(Borrowed from NATF - I just love these kind of things.) 1. My parents told me…I was going to have an ulcer before I was 16. 2. I wanted to grow up to be a…teacher or a lawyer. 3. I refused to eat…spinach and peas. 4. My fa... Read more

Please Welcome One of My New SparkFriends

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      20 comments

As I said in my last blog, I did not need my iPhone tunes because I had company on my walk. I usually walk with my DD, Angela (DONT_DREAM_IT), but she was not able to make it to JASR. BOBBYD31 had picked up our race packets, so I had hers ... Read more

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      10 comments

This past week was Cardio week for my Biggest Loser challenge, which was very fitting since I walked a 5K on Saturday. It has been a very long time since I did that. I really need to get back on that! Anyway, part of the challenge is to r... Read more


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