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Tribute To My Son, Joey... (video blog)

Thursday, December 11, 2014      24 comments

Video of Joey's life span made by Joey's friend, Lindsie, for his funeral... Read more

Going Through The Motions...

Thursday, December 04, 2014      27 comments

It has been the longest week of my life. Funeral arrangements are just about finished. I have gone through thousands of pictures for the posters at the service and for the video one of my son's friends is making. Here is the link to his... Read more

My World Turned Upside Down In The Blink Of An Eye...

Monday, November 24, 2014      55 comments

My son passed away yesterday from anorexia. His heart stopped suddenly. He weighed 110 pounds. I have experienced such a wave of emotion. I go from shocked, to crying, to "ok", then back to shocked. Last night my husband and I moved from couc... Read more

Summary of my week... (video blog)

Sunday, November 16, 2014      17 comments

Here is a drill from my son's graduation. This was an awesome week! First, I found out Roxy had something in her paw. It wasn't cancer! Thank God! It has been a really hard 1 1/2 weeks with the cast. Bless her heart, she hasn't mes... Read more

Exciting Week Coming Up...

Sunday, November 09, 2014      16 comments

My husband and I are flying out to see our younger son graduate from Boot Camp this week. He called tonight and sounds relieved that he is done. A lot didn't finish. 10 quit after the first week. This stunned my Navy vet husband. No one was... Read more

Update On Roxy...

Saturday, November 08, 2014      13 comments

I have to apologize. I wrote an update on Roxy's surgery and must not have saved it correctly - just realized it didn't go through! Roxy is healing nicely. The vet staff said she cried a lot and loudly when she woke up :(. I wish they ha... Read more

Prayers Needed for Roxy...

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      26 comments

Hi guys! Please say some prayers for Roxy. She has a lump on her paw - vet isn't sure if a splinter, etc. is in it or if it is a Mast Cell Tumor :( She has been on antibiotic and inflamatories for 1 1/2 weeks and it hasn't gone down. An xray won... Read more

I am in limbo...

Monday, November 03, 2014      17 comments

Trying to come to terms with a 26 year old dying after an 8 year old fight with lymphomic cancer. Trying to "help" my unhealthy son comes to grips with his 26 year old BFF's death while my son is all the way across the country. And way too ski... Read more

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 31, 2014      12 comments

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Super hard, sad day...

Sunday, October 26, 2014      27 comments

My son from California called me at 1:30 am crying. His best friend's dad texted him and told him Mike was back in the hospital and was dying. Mike has been fighting cancer for 8 years - since high school. He is 25 now. Needless to say, it w... Read more

Summary of my week -- a little bit late!...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      18 comments

Last week I didn't gain any weight, and I didn't lose any weight. Why did I not lose any weight when I exercised and stayed in my calorie range? All I can think of is my glass of red wine (or two) with dinner... And my weekend... Fr... Read more

Week 3 of the 5% challenge summary, jarring and my food plan...

Sunday, October 12, 2014      18 comments

Last week we focused on our calcium intake. I was stunned that I did not achieve my daily allowance. I take a One-A-Day Woman's 50+ and "assumed" that it had more than enough so I would not have to worry about osteoporosis. I am going to go b... Read more

Quick Summary of Last Week, My Walk With Roxy & A High, High Tide...

Sunday, October 05, 2014      14 comments

The second week of the Fall challenge got off to a shaky start. I battled bronchitis most of the week. I won! I am feeling a lot better now. I made and ate Split Pea Soup and Minestrone Soup every day for lunch and/or dinner. I also enjoyed... Read more

A Powerful Image In So Many Ways...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      19 comments

Earlier this week, I saw this post and picture on Chris Powell's (Extreme Weight Loss) Facebook Page. Chris wrote "Such a powerful image. We are all the same underneath it all! Body fat is just a 'blanket of energy' covering our bones, org... Read more

Good News/Bad News...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014      21 comments

Good news: I lost another pound. Bad news: This bronchitis is getting old! Yesterday I went to work and felt fine until lunchtime. The tired feeling hit me all at once. I thought my split pea soup might uplift me - it did not, though it ta... Read more


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