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My dear spark-friend SHARMAE needs our prayers, please!
Friday, June 17, 2011      17 comments

My dear spark-friend SHARMAE needs our prayers, please! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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HARMAE Please, please, please visit her blog and offer your support and prayers. Thank you, Lind... Read more
Each One Reach One!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      27 comments

The National Literacy Program has a slogan, "Each One Teach One," to teach people to read. My SparkPeople slogan is, "Each One Reach One," to help encourage and support our 'fellow' spark-members. If we each reach out to one person dai... Read more
Family Reunion! Now I have another year to prepare!
Monday, June 13, 2011      29 comments

Saturday morning - woohoo - 116.9! I rock! Monday morning - uh-oh - 119.5! I ate and ate and ate!!! Fallen rock :( It's ok - life goes on! I knew I was 'so' going to blow it on Saturday - ok, so Sunday was a bit of an "after-shock"... Read more
I have inherited so much!
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      34 comments

Nah, I'm not speaking of money - but I am speaking of material things. One of the items my Daddy gave to me about a month ago was his old Hobart/KitchenAid Stand Mixer - it's about 30 years old now. I used to tease him that if he didn't ba... Read more
Probate - AARGH!!!!
Monday, June 06, 2011      23 comments

*6/6* The death certificates came today - so I am running around trying to get things done. My appetite is off and I am not on track today - but it is ok, because this is temporary and I am learning more about being an executrix than anyone will... Read more
I'm halfway through the 5% challenge
Saturday, June 04, 2011      28 comments

and I've rid myself of 4 lbs!! From 122 to 118! WooHoo!! **This is a 4 week loss, not 4 lbs in one week. 5% has me trying for 1 lb per week and I feel I am on track for success!! The goal is 6 lbs in 8 weeks - "♫♪ ♪... Read more
Huh!
Sunday, May 29, 2011      25 comments

As I was telling another Sparked Buddy this morning, I just never knew! "Funny how I never knew I was not alone all those years ago when not accepted for my weight! Maybe it was an "era" thing? I never dreamed so many of us were not accepte... Read more
Not a love-hate problem, more one of understanding.
Friday, May 27, 2011      37 comments

I received such an outpouring of love this past week when I had to say farewell to my daddy after assisting him these past 7 years after we lost mom. ( I hate that expression - always makes me think I took Mom to the mall and lost her! ) ... Read more
My daddy was the bravest man I knew.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      66 comments

Thank you all for your prayers, your hugs, your virtual sympathy bouquet spark goodies. Yesterday the world lost the best cheesecake baker known to man. In 1973 the NY Village Voice declared his cheesecake to be the best in New York City. ... Read more
The rest of the story.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      35 comments

I relieved my dear BIL this morning to care for Dad today. He was bad fidgety so I gave him the anxiety medicine left for him. He was fevered so I used a cold compress on his head and it had to be changed every few minutes. I was a bit di... Read more
Yesterday I put my father first.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      28 comments

I am feeling blessed today to be able to be here for my dad as he walks his last journey. I put my program first when he went onto dialysis and my DH had knee replacement surgery. I put my program first regardless of life's obstacl... Read more
He smiled!
Sunday, May 22, 2011      30 comments

For those not in the know - and I am discovering so many spark friends are in the know - doing Hospice is a blessing in disguise. Yes, there is going to be some hardship in the coming weeks - but he was in pain and I gave him relief immedia... Read more
Hospice came today... a little long but now you can understand.
Friday, May 20, 2011      70 comments

7 years ago on Jan 1, 2004 my mother left this world and I inherited my father. His health was poor as he was barely healed from a total Colectomy - removal of the entire colon - due to excessive diverticulitis and the fear was if even one blee... Read more
Thursday
Thursday, May 19, 2011      31 comments

Thank you all for your support - Pop decided this morning that he's had enough. I have known it was coming for months now. Dialysis 3X week isn't easy. And taking 15 medicines daily is a chore. Even getting the Fistula was rough on him - 3 s... Read more
wednesday update
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      18 comments

it's wednesday now and Pop came home monday night. we went to physical medicine yesterday and he has been put on low-dose morphine, yes I know what this means. one day at a time. one day he will refuse dialysis and we will be in the end... Read more

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