Jay Jay - Run Free Boy
In 2011, we got a dog from one of my husband's friends. His name was Jay Jay. He was 13 and we got him just before Christmas. For the first two weeks - one month, we were so certain Jay Jay would not last. Then he started falling a lot and c... Read more
A sad day indeed
January 2005 - Our second grand child, named Malayna, was born. My step daughter, Jennifer, was happy and scared all at the same time. You see, Malayna was born with half a heart, more commonly known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She fo... Read more
A Test Of the Heart - The Results
I went to my doc this morning. He explained to me that all I had was an extra beat.
He went on to explain that when a patient complains about an extra (sometimes called skipped beat), they do several tests. They know my blood numbers are ... Read more
A Test Of The Heart
Now that I got you by the title alone, let me tell you a story.
Early 80's when I was about 16, I kept telling my Mom how my heart beat would stop. Unintentionally, I freaked her out. I even had her feel my pulse to let her feel what I wo... Read more
When Oh When Will I Learn?
I had come home from work and the grocery store. I put away my hot pepper deli cheese and turkey breast. After a while I took the cheese out of the fridge to take the chill off of it so it melts easier when I put it on leftover sloppy joe. I ... Read more
We loved you Dusty
Back in 2010, my sister-in-law told me about a kitty that needed a home. The mother of her friend was in the last stages of cancer. All her other animals had been adopted except for this light-colored tortoise shell kitty. I met the daughter ... Read more
Have a Good One...What?
That is what I said to one of our drivers when I was leaving our business on Saturday. We own a food carryout and I went there Saturday. As I was heading out, he said "Have a good one". I turned around and said, "Have a good one...what?" He ... Read more
Well, Wasn't That Interesting!
Now that I got your attention...
A $1,200 Breast MRI, 2 $100 Mammograms, and $500 Breast Ultrasound all to tell me to cut down on my caffeine because I have fibroids. In the same breath, the "second opinion" doctor told me that they really... Read more
Turtles Turtles Turtles
...and more turtles!
Yesterday when I spotted a little box turtle on the shoulder of our local road, i had to turn around to make sure if it was alive. Sure enough it was. So I picked it up and crossed the road to set it down. The more I... Read more
The Long Awaited Reunion
May 19, 2011, I arrived in Wisconsin at General Mitchell Airport just before 11am their time. Rented a car, plugged the address into the GPS and got on the road toward I-94. Thought I knew how to drive this SUV, but the dang thing would not sh... Read more
A Long Awaited Reunion
Here I sit teleworking (and yes while Spark blogging).
I am looking forward to a reunion that is coming up in May. I am adopted. I found my birth family in 1997 and met some of them in 1998. I met most of the rest in 1999 during a very... Read more
We Love You China
In 2002, our friend found two kittens in the woods behind her and her boyfriend's home. She brought them to their home. Two weeks later, she and her boyfriend broke up, she moved out, and he put the kittens outside. He told my husband that if... Read more
The Gebhart/Dryer Reunion
The reunion went off without a hitch. It was last weekend. We rented a park off of Route 83 in Delafield, Wisconsin. There is a small lake and we were encouraged to "bring our suits". I, of course, had no plans to show more of my fat body th... Read more
Not Quite Ready (or brave enough) Yet
Most week days I do not consume alcohol or not a lot. When I do, my sleep is disturbed, I wake up dehydrated, and it shows on the scale. Weekends are still the same.
Gearing up for a family reunion in two Saturdays. It will be my materna... Read more
I actually have had days where I drank no alcohol. But those days were out of respect for others, not just because I did not have one or did not think about it. I am taking it ODAAT, just like I did when I quit smoking 17 years ago.... Read more
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