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My son Jason's thoughts about the wedding and vows renewal

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      20 comments

My son Jason has given me permission to post this. He originally posted this on FaceBook. Thoughts about my sister Jessica's wedding yesterday. I'm not exactly sentimental about weddings; jaded is more like. I have seen so many broken drea... Read more

My father

Sunday, June 15, 2014      13 comments

I have spent a good part of today and some of the days leading up to today thinking about my father. I have mixed feelings about him. I feel sorry for him since he was abused terribly growing up. I do have to say that he tried not to pass the ab... Read more

My mother

Saturday, May 10, 2014      14 comments

This is a picture of my mother holding me as an infant. My mother had a difficult life. She was born to a Methodist minister and his wife who had planned to go to Ind... Read more

Missing my mother and grandmother

Monday, July 15, 2013      26 comments

Lately in the evenings, I find myself missing my mother and my grandmother. My mother died at the age of 47 after a prolonged illness in January of 1968. My grandmother died at the age of 90 in the year of 1985 shortly after grandparents day of ... Read more

Completing an assignment for SparkCoach

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      22 comments

Our assignment for this session was to list at least three things that we have accomplished in our lives, so we can remember them when we feel down about ourselves. 1. I raised 6 children and overcame some of the problems of having been in ... Read more

An Inappropriate Goal of SparkCoach for Diabetics

Friday, April 12, 2013      19 comments

Today's suggested goal for tomorrow is no eating after 7 PM. For a diabetic like myself, this is dangerous since I am supposed to have a small snack a while before bed to keep my blood sugar stable during the night. So, of course, I will pl... Read more

Some of the Things for which I am Thankful

Monday, November 12, 2012      28 comments

1. God's love 2. God's forgiveness 3. God's provision 4. My family and my pets 5. That I got to see my son Richard before he flew to his next duty station 6. That my stomach tumor has not grown 7. Medical advances 8. Kind, caring p... Read more

Service Person

Thursday, October 11, 2012      20 comments

A few years ago, my oldest daughter teased me that I was my service dog's service person. I admit that I spend a fair amount of time taking care of my pets. I take the doggies out and for the teeny Yorkie that is my service dog, I carry her sinc... Read more

I Believe in Jesus

Monday, April 23, 2012      19 comments
_d5HbddjrTU What do you believe about Jesus? Is your faith alive and inspiring? Or is your faith dead, or just tepid?... Read more

Mercy: In Memoriam

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      38 comments

Thirteen and a half years ago I got Mercy (a Yorkshire terrier and an unusually small one) when she was only six weeks old. I had gotten her to be just a pet. On the way home from the breeder's house, my son Bryan was holding her in the back sea... Read more

Having to say good bye to more pets

Thursday, January 05, 2012      36 comments

Last time I posted a blog, it was about my concern for Mercy, my little service dog. Now,not quite a month later, I did have to say goodbye to 2 of my kitties: Mist and Squeak. They both were showing decreased appetite, and then over one we... Read more

My Concern about Mercy

Saturday, December 10, 2011      20 comments

A lot of you know that my little Yorkie Mercy is my service dog and goes everywhere with me except to sterile operating rooms. The last few days, she has been bleeding from her bowels. Today I took her to the vet -- wanted to take her before but... Read more

Why I am thankful for SparkPeople

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      15 comments

Somewhat over 4 years ago I joined SparkPeople. I had heard of it through several members of my church, including my pastor, who was doing very well losing weight and feeling better. At the time I was definitely very chubby. The chubbiness came ... Read more

Friends and Allergies

Saturday, July 30, 2011      19 comments

Do any of you have friends that frequently activate your allergies? I have a daughter-in-law that is allergic to cats. Almost everyone in my family has cats (and I have 6). She is kind enough to visit sometimes, but we know we have to be su... Read more

My nice 'puter

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      17 comments

I am now the proud possessor of a Lenovo computer. My friendly computer shop came and set it up, and I am discovering its capabilities. I am using the same monitor I had before which is about 19 inches diagonally with one of those squishy type s... Read more

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