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    12/8/2014 10:43:03 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    November 26, 2013, I went see “The Book of Mormon” touring company in the ... Read more


    12/8/2014 10:28:57 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My mother passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep early yesterday morning. This is what I had been praying for to happen. She was sched... Read more

  • Monday, December 8

    12/8/2014 6:24:51 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We did play tennis yesterday (at 12:30 PM). It was the two Davids, hubby, and me. David J and I beat David M and hubby 6-3. David J and hubby... Read more

  • Humbled and Grateful

    12/7/2014 10:44:09 PM, by SRWYLIE

    Just a quick post to say how awestruck I am by the incredible posts I received yesterday from my blog entry. I don't have many friends on SP (yet... Read more

  • Sunday, December 7

    12/7/2014 7:37:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, the Holiday party turned out to be what I had expected. Dinner was a buffet. Only three items on the buffet table I could eat -- pistachi... Read more


    12/7/2014 12:44:15 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, we met with hospice nurse and we are planning to move my mom to a facility on Monday. There are two options. The first is a nursing home t... Read more

  • Revealing myself

    12/6/2014 2:40:16 PM, by SRWYLIE

    This is the post I wasn't sure I was ever going to write. But after reading some of the other blog entries from other Sparkers, I'm feeling compe... Read more

  • Saturday, December 6

    12/6/2014 7:02:41 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at the office yesterday. I even went to work early. I arrived around 7:30 AM EST. I took care of the projects that I postpone... Read more


    12/6/2014 1:35:20 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a nice time with friends tonight but tomorrow I have to go back to the hospital to talk about hospice care for my mom. I spoke to one of m... Read more

  • Friday funday

    12/6/2014 1:30:40 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Late post today. Steve and I picked up poinsettias at a farm south of here for the church and for his flower shop. Fun morning but lots of drivin... Read more


    12/5/2014 8:10:27 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    It’s 1951 with Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in a film called THE A... Read more


    12/5/2014 4:31:40 PM, by TODDERICKV

    The oncologist told us that they do not think my mom will be around much longer than a week. They do not want to do chemo because her body will ... Read more

  • Fishlips

    12/5/2014 9:32:26 AM, by -BERN-

    Had a nice lunch with Mikey, (workmate from when we used to run in the rat race), at Fishlips in Port Canaveral. We ate on the covered patio upst... Read more

  • Friday, December 5

    12/5/2014 6:25:36 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at the office yesterday. I didn't leave until 6:15 PM after arriving at 7:45 AM. I could have left on sooner if Eric didn't wa... Read more

  • Thursday Rant

    12/4/2014 12:47:23 PM, by SRWYLIE

    An update on the bed saga: I've ordered a new air chamber for my side of the SleepNumber bed. It will be here next week, hopefully. I went out an... Read more


    12/4/2014 11:02:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I spoke to oncologist today and they are doing a bone marrow test on my mom. After that, she should know what kind of lymphoma it is and the tre... Read more

  • Thursday, December 4

    12/4/2014 6:26:57 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day working at home yesterday. I met with our contractor (Abraham) to discuss adding a french door to an existing opening on the fi... Read more


    12/3/2014 11:43:25 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Still waiting on official diagnosis. They are waiting on lab results, then oncologist consult, and then will call us about more tests and possib... Read more

  • Wednesday Blahs

    12/3/2014 11:04:40 AM, by SRWYLIE

    We have had a SleepNumber bed for over 10 years. It's wonderful, except when it isn't. I went to bed last night thinking that the bed felt w... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 3

    12/3/2014 7:15:20 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day at the office yesterday which was good and made the day go faster. I left around 4:45 PM after discussing the conference rooms ... Read more

  • Well that lasted about 30 seconds...

    12/2/2014 4:28:38 PM, by GSR24F

    Well my last post was broadly about putting your priorities first before others, specifically by working out first thing in the morning. I'm... Read more

  • Rainy Tuesday

    12/2/2014 11:42:18 AM, by SRWYLIE

    We are supposed to have pretty steady rain the next two days, and could get up to 2" total precipitation. We need it bad after 3 years of drought... Read more


    12/2/2014 10:54:39 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, they THINK my mom has lymphoma but they don't know for sure. More tests today and more consultations. Once they know what is wrong, we can ... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 2

    12/2/2014 6:19:58 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day and finally left at 4:45 PM. Eric asked me when I was leaving -- I said 4:30 -- he said he is going to the bank. I said OK -- ... Read more

  • December already!

    12/1/2014 1:58:47 PM, by SRWYLIE

    We had a great time up at the lake for Thanksgiving. My parents came up with us on Wednesday afternoon, and my sister and her husband joined us o... Read more

  • MOM

    12/1/2014 10:52:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Mom is having something called an ERCT (I think) today to see if they can figure out what is wrong with her. Fingers crossed.... Read more

  • Monday, December 1

    12/1/2014 6:17:32 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis at 10:30 AM. Eric and John arrived first. Andrew and us arrived at the same time. Looked like John and Eric had been there fo... Read more

  • The class of life....

    12/1/2014 1:57:01 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    The older I get the more I realize that I don't know much. No not about papers and tests but about life. And life has a way of giving you "ah ha!... Read more

  • NANA

    11/30/2014 11:08:40 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We finally had my Nana's memorial. It was a beautiful service and was good to be surrounded by friends and family.... Read more

  • Sunday, November 30

    11/30/2014 6:35:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis at 1 PM yesterday. There were six of us (David, J, Eric, Andrew, David M, Joel, and moi). We played until 4 PM. I lost all my... Read more

  • Thank you so much....

    11/30/2014 4:42:24 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    Thank you so much....I really appreciate your kind words of support. I have always had a dog for the last 30 years. Many times I would take for g... Read more

  • Saturday, November 29

    11/29/2014 7:00:39 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, the doctor's office visit was at 8 AM EST. I didn't see the doctor until 8:40 PM. He scheduled me to see a dermatologist at 1:30 PM and s... Read more

  • One day at a time.

    11/29/2014 1:59:03 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    Boy i didn't think the death of dog would be so hard. One day at a time. Keith... Read more


    11/29/2014 12:16:43 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We got mom admitted to hospital. They are running lots of tests and hope to find out what is wrong with her soon. All we know for sure is she has... Read more


    11/28/2014 7:43:24 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Walking into The Theory of Everything I knew very little about Stephen... Read more


    11/28/2014 11:46:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Thanksgiving was a little difficult. I went to my parents' house to help my dad get my mom ready. She refused to let him dress her and said she... Read more

  • Friday, November 28

    11/28/2014 6:55:34 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, Thanksgiving was interesting this year. We arrived at my brother Joe's house around 1:20 PM thinking that we were going to eat. Nothing w... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 11:20:51 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    Still sad about the passing of my dog but things seems to be getting better at work. This time in my life seems like a milestone of change. Often... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/27/2014 2:29:21 PM, by SRWYLIE

    I wish a glorious Thanksgiving to all my SparkFriends. Don't eat too much, and make sure to get some time outdoors if you can.... Read more

  • Thursday, November 27

    11/27/2014 7:15:50 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I tried not to think about work yesterday. However, the same tech that have yelled at me also assigned me a support request. I didn't res... Read more

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