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feeling rather melancholy this Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011      4 comments

Don't have any particular reason... my family is rather small 4 of my sons. my mom, and a daughter in law, my brother and his wife, a niece and a nephew, that is it. 2 of my sons live on opposite ends of the USA, so I do not always see them e... Read more

going to Wisconsin to help my Son

Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

My son and his partner bought a foreclosed franchise, that is a mess inside, I am going to help clean more of it today. It is just over the boarder in Wisconsin from Illinois so it is not a real far trip. I'm excited for him, that he i... Read more

My riding lawn mover and Coach Nicole

Monday, November 07, 2011      5 comments

Strange thing to blog about I know! This spanking new, only second summer, mower would not start on Sat. The battery kept needing to be recharged. It is kept outside in an unheated shed, might have something to do with it. Anyway, I w... Read more

Spark Friends are amazing people !

Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

I am so moved by all of Spark people friends! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! My Son and Daughter in Law are trying to get pregnant, She has had a number of miscarriages. They have tried invetro and still miscarried twice. Another Spark friend o... Read more

very lazy day

Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

I had such plans for today, it was rainy and dreary all day. Was planning on clearing my kitchen table, it tends to be the drop of place for mail and everything else. Well I had a long distance call that had to get out of the way, that t... Read more

Girlfriend week end

Sunday, August 21, 2011      0 comments

It was my friends 60th birthday. There were 8 of us downtown in Chicago. We house swapped with one of my friends daughter, as she had something to do out by her mom's this weekend! Such a blessing! We had a blast, got to bed about 1:30am defiant... Read more

Stuck in a Rut

Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

Ok, So I have been on Spark for awhile now. I've had some pretty serious health issues with my knees... I'm not in major pain on most days THANK GOD! I can not seem to get out of this rut of just parking myself in front of my computer. I l... Read more

My Son Joe

Saturday, February 19, 2011      11 comments

Morning, don't ask why I've decided to write about Joe is my oldest. He has so many of his dad's personality traits. He and I were always at ends with each other, through all the dark times of my divorce from his dad. Of course this caused... Read more

My Son Joshua.

Saturday, December 25, 2010      9 comments

Morning to all and Merry Christmas! I figured I probably need to get this written down before I think It's not important. I have 4 grown boys. 2 live near me, 2 are on opposite sides of the country. One of them had cut off ALL commun... Read more

Confidence shaken

Sunday, November 07, 2010      4 comments

Well.. I did my first walk around at the local forest preserve yesterday since I hurt my knee. I have 1 more final physical therapy session next week when I get released. 4 months of very limited activity has set me back and attacked my se... Read more

My knee story.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      5 comments

Well, for those of you who comment on my page, an update About 3 weeks ago I was walking at my favorite preserve, coming off a hill. Saw an "older" (older than me!) gentleman jogging. Not especially hard, a nice shuffle. I thought if he can... Read more

Need to get out of my rut

Monday, May 31, 2010      6 comments

I have been dealing with a lot of family issues lately, and it is draining me. I also realized that I have been a little depressed as well. Part of that was just the winter doldrums and the other is the family stuff. I have not talked to m... Read more

Getting inspired

Thursday, October 01, 2009      2 comments

I have been reading other blog posts and have been getting inspired by all the great thoughts out there. I have decided that I will try to get more reading of the posts in to get my self out of this rut that I'm in. I have lost about 50 lbs... Read more

finally broke 230!

Sunday, September 13, 2009      7 comments

I have finally broke 230! I'd fall below then go up. I was sidetracked by a knee injury for a long while. Started walking again, and now wear a knee brace ALL the time, and it only gives me fits now and then. Have found a great park near my ho... Read more

My biggest fitness accomplishment!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      0 comments

Before I went on this journey of getting rid of this excess weight, I could not walk very far without getting winded. I am now able to routinely walk at least 2 miles and do at least 10 flights of stairs without feeling like I am going to die! I... Read more

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