Sunday, November 25, 2012      4 comments

I left last Thursday to go home to visit my stepdad with anticipation - looking forward to spending time with him and a couple of my brothers. We got there Thursday afternoon and took my stepdad out to eat at the cafeteria and had a nice evening... Read more
YAY!! Went for a walk at lunch...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      3 comments

So I've been at my new job for 3 days now. Monday I had to go to training 2 hours away so that took all day; yesterday my friend that works in my department convinced me to go out to lunch with her - she promised that she would bring her tennis ... Read more
....a new job!!!
Sunday, October 21, 2012      3 comments

I start my new job tomorrow!!! I feel like I did the night before the first day of school when I was little - remember the trouble going to sleep because you're excited about the new beginning? It's going to be a pretty big change for me - I won... Read more
Applied for a Job Today....
Friday, August 03, 2012      9 comments

So the NC legislators voted out the job I do - case management for people with developmental disabilities. My job will end December 31. They have decided to move everyone to a managed care system - there will be a service similar to case managem... Read more
Pennies from Heaven...
Saturday, July 14, 2012      4 comments

I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago about a poem I read about 'pennies from heaven'. I used to never pick up pennies from the ground (unless they were heads up) until I read this...and one of my fabulous Sparkfriends, Joycecain, reminded me to... Read more
Writing Letters to my Mom...
Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

I was talking with a friend of mine last night who lost her mother in April (I lost mine in May) about things we're each doing to deal with our grief and she said that she has been journaling by writing letters to her mom every day. I've never ... Read more
Sunday Morning...
Sunday, July 08, 2012      2 comments

Got up this morning and Danny cooked pancakes for breakfast - last time we had them was 3 weeks ago when we visited my stepdad and Danny cooked a big breakfast for all of us - my nephews really enjoyed that!!! After breakfast we went to the... Read more
Cabo Fish Taco - YUMMMM!!!!
Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

I have been wanting to try this place for the last 8 years and yesterday I finally got to go! I went to lunch with two of my friends and it was great!!! I got the grilled salmon taco and fruit as my side. OMG! I'm so glad I got to go!!! Although... Read more
YAY for me!!! I walked 2.5 miles this morning!!!
Friday, June 29, 2012      11 comments

So I haven't felt like doing anything lately. I've been depressed over losing my mom AND my sister's drama but I've known that I need to get off my butt and DO something! I didn't get out as early this morning as I had originally planned but at ... Read more
One Month Today...and Family Drama
Monday, June 25, 2012      11 comments

Today is June 25 and it's been one month since my mom passed away. Some days are OK but most are not very good at all. I'll be glad when I start having more good days than bad. I went home over the weekend to help my stepdad clean out Mama... Read more
Saying Goodbye to My Mom....
Thursday, May 31, 2012      12 comments

We found out Tuesday that her cancer was not treatable - it might have been if she had otherwise been healthy but she was just too weak to withstand the treatments. My stepdad made the decision to discontinue the dialysis because it made Mama so... Read more
Mom had 'surgery' today....
Monday, May 21, 2012      7 comments

They had scheduled my mom's gall bladder surgery for 11AM this morning. I was glued to my phone waiting for my brother or sister to call me and let me know that she came through the surgery 2PM I had not heard from them so I called my br... Read more
Went Skating Today!!!
Saturday, May 19, 2012      2 comments

We were invited to a birthday party at a skating rink for one our friend's grandsons. Since she used to own the rink and her son still works there, I was able to try out skating for free. Today was the first time in about 30 years that I've been... Read more
Update on my Mom...
Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

When I called my stepdad Wednesday morning he said they were coming to take Mama down to pump her stomach again. The week before they pumped 5.5 LITERS of fluid from it!!! When I called back Wed evening he said they go 5 LITERS out that day but ... Read more
Follow up with Nutritionist...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      4 comments

I saw my nutritionist today and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!!! I had gained .4 pounds (not even 1/2 a pound!!!) since two months ago when I saw her; she said she thinks I'm doing fantastic considering the stress I've been under. ... Read more

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