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Thankful for all of the first responders out there, but scared too.....

Thursday, January 27, 2011      8 comments

I have a worried and sad heart right now and thought if I wrote about it, perhaps it would ease a bit. Most of you know that our oldest son is an Indianapolis police officer. He has just completed his first year on the force, and we are so ver... Read more

WOW! A Sparkpeople Motivator! I am so honored!

Monday, January 10, 2011      12 comments

I have to just say that I was shocked to receive that email that I was being named as a Sparkpeople Motivator for a Positive Attitude! That just blew me away! Thank you to anyone who was involved in that nomination, voting, etc... I feel so h... Read more

Indulge me for a minute----A little

Friday, November 19, 2010      16 comments

As the children's book goes, "Some days are like that, even in Australia." But this has been ongoing for more than a week. Enough is enough! I have always grind my teeth at night, but now I find myself clenching my teeth when I am stresse... Read more

I'm scared and worried for my son and DIL's pregnancy.....

Thursday, September 23, 2010      29 comments

My son and DIL went to the doctor today. It seems that she is now in a higher risk category than we thought before. She has a double uterus. Because of that, it presents complications a bit. The uterus can not expand and grow like usual, so ... Read more

Kids say the best things!

Thursday, September 09, 2010      10 comments

Our school nurse shared the best story about her 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. I just had to pass it along. It just makes you smile and in the midst of our sad news at school, this week, it was exactly what we all needed to hear. Ellie wa... Read more

My nephew's wedding---What a glorious day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010      15 comments

First let me begin by thanking God and all the prayers from my spark friends for bringing to us this glorious day! It is only by the power of prayer that we were fortunate to experience it all together. You all know how scared we were that... Read more

Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 04, 2010      10 comments

We live in a great little community, not far from Cincinnati, Ohio. But, it really is a small town. Everyone know everyone---sometimes that's not such a good thing, and most people who grew up here stay, or return to raise their families. We,... Read more

Happy 29th Wedding Anniversary!

Sunday, June 06, 2010      16 comments

I believe every year needs to be celebrated as reaching a major milestone---not just those traditional 'biggies' like 10-25-50 and so on. Today is our 29th wedding anniversary. We had a good day. It began with church. I needed to thank God f... Read more

Update on my brother......

Thursday, June 03, 2010      11 comments

As many of you know, my brother was diagnosed in Dec., 2008 with a brain tumor. The doctor removed as much of it as was safe to do, and then he had radiation and cyber knife treatments. He was not a candidate for the chemo therapy as it is an ... Read more

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Sunday, March 28, 2010      10 comments

My husband's Masonic Lodge does a free Community Breakfast every year. This year they decided to offer it as breakfast with the Easter Bunny (a.k.a. my husband!). I flipp... Read more

Hawaii---it really is everything "they" say it is!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010      16 comments

What a wonderful nine days! It truly was the best vacation we have ever had. It was filled with sunshine, beach walks, lots and lots of activities, and----just the two of us! We didn't have to do anything someone else wanted us to do. Talk a... Read more

Police Academy Graduation

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      8 comments

Today was the day! Finally!! It is so hard to believe that this process began two years ago, and now we are the proud parents of an Indianapolis Police Officer. The interview and selection process takes 18 months. They go through so much. W... Read more

EXERCISE IS A POWERFUL DRUG

Sunday, January 03, 2010      9 comments

I was starting a downward spiral---a real pity party. Good thing I didn't blog right at that moment. I almost did, but then I thought about what some of the other sparkers might say and decided not to do that. I really don't care if someone a... Read more

Christmas Memories & Bonus Time

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      6 comments

I absolutely love the holidays. I love Christmas lights, and all of the decorations. I love the fact that most people are happy. I do worry about all of those who are alone at this time of year. I have a dear friend who isn't married, nor ha... Read more

Thoughts on the weekend.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009      14 comments

I groaned when the alarm went off. After all it was Saturday but I was going to the Sparkpeople Convention in northern Kentucky, so I was getting up at the same time that I do all week for school. Another groan, inserted here! I had planned t... Read more


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