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My mom has arrived safely home ...

Friday, September 21, 2012      15 comments

It is with both sadness and joy I tell you that my mom slipped peacefully away in her sleep at the same nursing home where my husband is a resident. Although I'm sad for the loss of this dear woman, there's a sense of joy in knowing she is out ... Read more

2012 is MY year to be DONE!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      7 comments

I’m DONE being the fat girl and that’s all there is to it. I'm also ... emoticonDONE with losing the same old pou... Read more

Today marks my "First Sparkiversary"

Saturday, December 10, 2011      9 comments

As I look over the past year in celebration of my emoticon, I am reminded of why Read more

Just a bit of silliness to lighten your load and brighten your day ...

Thursday, December 08, 2011      8 comments

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees? "Horn"-aments! How can Santa's sleigh possibly fly through the air? You would too if you were pulled by flying reindeer! What would a reindeer do if it lost its tail? She'd go to a ... Read more

Whazzup wit' me lately? ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011      4 comments

Although I do have an excessive amount of arthritis in my knees, especially my left, the orthopedic doctor I saw regarding the numbness in my left knee due to a recent fall, ruled out my problem as being “joint” related, and thought it to be “va... Read more

Getting to know me ... getting to like me, and hoping that you like me too!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      2 comments

I love the song, "Getting to Know You," from "The King and I!" 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? (My middle name, Carole. My mom loved Clark Gable's wife, Carole Lombard, who had died a year earlier in a plane crash) 2. WHEN WAS TH... Read more

"WANTED!" ... Your Prayers

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      12 comments

I went to an orthopedic doctor regarding the injury from a recent fall because after two weeks, my whole knee was still completely numb. He ruled out my knee cap being broken, but confirmed that I do have excessive arthritis in my knees, partic... Read more

How are you celebrating Halloween?

Sunday, October 30, 2011      6 comments

Every year at the nursing home where my husband and mom live, some of the staff and of some of the residents, like myself, bring their children and grand children in and the residents line the halls in their wheelchairs and pass out candy to the... Read more

I've kept my guardian angels busy ...

Thursday, October 20, 2011      7 comments

What Thomas Paine once said, “these are the times that try men’s souls,” has never been so evident as it has been in my life over the last couple of months. It sort of began in August when the nursing home notified me that my husband was “non-r... Read more

MY STORY ... "When I Became a Christian"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      8 comments

Being the daughter of an itinerate preacher, my mom saw to it from a very young age, that my brother and I attend church every Sunday. However, as I grew older, I drifted away from the teachings of my youth only to make a lot of mistakes. ... Read more

An invitation to join me ...

Monday, October 03, 2011      1 comments

I just received the following email from AMANDAMORRIS26. And to be honest with you, I was impressed with her sincerity. The SparkPeople website provides a support system whereby total strangers soon become best friends. We share the common go... Read more

I've made up my mind ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      4 comments

I had posted this comment in response to today's Healthy Reflections article on "Growing Your Inner Garden" I decided to blog it as well to remind me that I need to "purpose in my heart" to stay on track with my eating choices--just make up my m... Read more

Love me, love me not ... LOVE me!

Monday, September 05, 2011      7 comments

The following is a comment I made on someone elses blog. But thought I'd like to share it with those of you who, like me, have a tendency to focus on your imperfections ... "I could so associate with your comments. I remember a time when ... Read more

Peace in the time of storm

Saturday, August 27, 2011      5 comments

Well, IRENE by-passed our area and we are safe, but my prayers are with those who are still in her path. My prayers are with them that they come out on the other side safely and with minimal or no loss. May God grant them peace. I love ... Read more

Finding comfort in a time of need ...

Friday, August 26, 2011      2 comments

Ever since my husband, who is also my sweetheart and best friend, suffered his third stroke, I've felt a little sad. With each one, I feel more and more distanced from the relationship we once shared. We use to sit and, for hours, talk about a... Read more


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