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  • 11/11/15

    11/11/2015 10:41:15 PM, by RHOOK20047

    For some reason every day this week I have been waking up at 6:00 a.m. even though I have been going to bed late, so this morning I had the assig... Read more

  • Progress?

    11/11/2015 7:42:18 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I don't think I have done enough to lose any weight yet, but I am getting more aware of what I am eating and tracking everything. Also, today I f... Read more

  • More Important Things

    11/11/2015 10:56:36 AM, by COOP9002

    i have too many things on my own plate to worry about a bunch of clowns who wear football uniforms at our state university. several of the ... Read more

  • 11/10/15

    11/10/2015 10:55:24 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Today was a pretty uneventful day. The foot still hurts some but not as bad as yesterday. I moved around working with it. I wish all the leave... Read more

  • Hmm... Let's See...

    11/10/2015 12:45:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've been ultra busy lately and I'm probably going to busy until the end of the month, only to pick back up again in the middle of next month. Li... Read more

  • Frustrated

    11/10/2015 11:45:03 AM, by COOP9002

    in case you haven't heard there is a considerable amount of uproar regarding our neighbors here in mid-Mo, the Missouri Tiger Football team over ... Read more

  • I don't eat enough.

    11/10/2015 1:20:38 AM, by SEANLOTZ

    With tracking food and counting calories, I am finding that I really don't eat all that much on my days off. I have long thought this was true, b... Read more

  • 11/9/15

    11/9/2015 8:20:03 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I have a weird pain in my left foot that drove me crazy today. My plan for the day was to get the paperwork done for the auction, ,... Read more

  • Monday

    11/9/2015 2:48:02 PM, by COOP9002

    i'm having trouble staying focused today. After this past week, my mind tends to drift towards my family, and my concern mostly for my mom. ... Read more

  • Stationary Bike Victory!

    11/8/2015 9:19:21 PM, by SEANLOTZ

    At the end of August I bought a stationary bike. I don't remember exactly the train of thought which led to the purchase, but by the time I bough... Read more

  • 11/8/15

    11/8/2015 8:54:27 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, this has been recuperation day. The auction went as well as it could, but was so much work for me at the last minute. I was so tired when... Read more

  • Overwhelmed (in a good way)

    11/8/2015 2:04:13 PM, by COOP9002

    Our family is overwhelmed and encouraged by all of the prayers and support that have been sent our way through this difficult time. As we celebra... Read more

  • GET TO KNOW YOU, A QUESTIONNAIRE (on the lighter side)

    11/8/2015 9:12:34 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    First and foremost, I want to apologize to the author of this original blog. It was well thought out and genuine. Several members and Spark fri... Read more

  • Next Steps

    11/7/2015 10:00:45 PM, by COOP9002

    Today was tough and exhausting. Praying for my mom as she adjusts to life without my dad by her side. thanks for all of your prayers and wo... Read more

  • 11/7/15

    11/7/2015 4:16:23 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I was asked to say a few words before our Dinner Auction tonight, and instead of explaining why we do this dinner auction each year to help our n... Read more

  • Final Preparations

    11/6/2015 11:16:30 PM, by COOP9002

    today we got the church ready for the funeral tomorrow. please pray for our family as we celebrate my father's life. Blessings... Read more

  • 11/6/15

    11/6/2015 1:03:44 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Another November! It's that time of year when we look around us to see the signs of life passing into signs of dormancy and dying - an important ... Read more

  • Getting Ready

    11/5/2015 10:36:17 PM, by COOP9002

    this weekend will be tough, but hopefully cathartic. I know where my dad is, but i still miss him very much. our nightly chats on the phone will ... Read more

  • 11/5/15

    11/5/2015 7:13:11 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well we had a rainy day today. I got up and got the dogs out early so we could get our walks in before the rain. I don't know if the knee hurt ... Read more

  • About time...

    11/4/2015 10:59:22 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Okay. I've had my fat meal. Now I can get back on track. I don't have time to log it, but here's my dinner. 5(!) packs of Nutty Bars (330 kcal e... Read more

  • 11/4/15

    11/4/2015 9:29:51 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Today, I pretty much felt like the weather. Foggy and mostly cloudy. It was very hard to apply once again for my unemployment. My brother call... Read more

  • Missing Dad on His Birthday

    11/4/2015 5:05:55 PM, by COOP9002

    Today would have been my dad's 78th birthday. However, he stepped across the threshold into the hands of his Savior on Monday evening. As I think... Read more

  • So far so good

    11/4/2015 10:58:51 AM, by SEANLOTZ

    Day 5 and I've done pretty well. I suppose that means nothing--there is still plenty of time for me to drop the ball and lose interest completely... Read more

  • Grateful

    11/3/2015 10:30:09 PM, by COOP9002

    Late las night my dad, George Cooper, graduated into Glory. He went peacefully in his sleep just a few minutes before midnight. God's grace is mo... Read more

  • 11/3/15

    11/3/2015 7:17:37 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Not much to report today. I think I have a cold or something working on me. I spent several hours working on the auction. The people chairing ... Read more

  • Tough day

    11/2/2015 11:18:36 PM, by COOP9002

    today was long and trying. my dad had a scary several minutes where it seemed like we had lost him. he seemed to be in a lot of pain. however the... Read more

  • Work to Failure.

    11/2/2015 10:14:51 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I went to visit home this weekend and I finally weighed myself after about a month or so. I'm thinking "I have been doing a little better, my wei... Read more

  • 11/2/15

    11/2/2015 6:59:11 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I took it easy on the knee today. Spent a couple of hours on the tractor mulching leaves up, and spent a little time trimming some bushes.... Read more

  • Stress, Stress, Go Away...

    11/2/2015 12:46:55 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    ...I hope I never see you another day. Stress really messed me up, and I know this month is just going to pile that on. In the next few we... Read more

  • Bittersweet

    11/2/2015 12:32:39 AM, by COOP9002

    Today has been the most bittersweet day I can remember. While my lifelong favorite sports team, the Kansas City Royals, are about to win their se... Read more

  • 11/1/15

    11/1/2015 7:57:44 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this has been a long day. My knee is swollen and hurts like the devil. I thought that if I exercised it this morning it would loosen it up... Read more

  • 10/31/15

    10/31/2015 8:29:51 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Trick or treat! A cool wet day. However, leave are much easier to rake when they are wet! Well, still trying to get my head wrapped around my... Read more

  • Tough News

    10/31/2015 5:08:35 PM, by COOP9002

    My dad's condition has worsened. It seems that the only things that are keeping him alive are the machines & medicines that are regulating his bl... Read more

  • 10/30/15

    10/30/2015 11:05:16 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I am starting to hate the month of October. I don't have to worry about GM abusing me any longer, as they got me for the last time today. My co... Read more

  • Update on my Dad

    10/30/2015 2:39:01 PM, by COOP9002

    things are looking up and down for my dad today. he developed an infection that set back his recovery significantly. They seem to have gotten tha... Read more

  • 10/29/15

    10/29/2015 7:13:08 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Happy Thankful Thursday! Well doctor's visit went well. Gained 3 pounds in two months, so need to work on that, but all the tests that have ins... Read more

  • Take Control, Seek Alternatives

    10/29/2015 2:03:02 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Today, I brought in lunch, as usual. When I went to go eat it, I found that I had, somehow, grabbed a bag of salad from last week, and it was kin... Read more

  • Praying for my mom

    10/29/2015 11:43:58 AM, by COOP9002

    i don't have any news regarding my Dad's condition. Hopefully, he will be out of the CCU this weekend, and begin moving onto the next stage of th... Read more

  • 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 7:49:09 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Wacky WIngs Wednesday! I am really partial to good Buffalo wings, and lately I have been getting a 1/2 order at work every week! Well, today I... Read more

  • Update on Dad

    10/28/2015 3:07:03 PM, by COOP9002

    after speaking with my sister, it sounds like my dad is improving. he will remain in CCU for a few more days. he is improving and things are goin... Read more

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