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    10/24/2016 5:57:52 PM, by SMIDGON

    "The emptiness that only losing a child can bring. "... Read more

  • HELLO,

    10/24/2016 6:58:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    It has been a very long month! Somehow we all survived getting ready for the visitation and Funeral. There were many friends of Johns we ... Read more

  • Yet another roadblock

    10/22/2016 7:32:25 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    Monday I got a phone call from my dad's next door neighbor. He noticed that my dad's car hadn't moved in a couple of days, so went in his house a... Read more


    10/5/2016 11:52:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    This blog isn't coming through. JOHN MARTIN PAXSON went home to be with the Lord at 3 : 45 a.m. this morning. Thanks for all your pray... Read more


    10/5/2016 5:04:52 AM, by SMIDGON

    John passed away peacefully at 3::45 a.m. this morning, oct.05,2016... Read more

  • JOHN

    10/1/2016 9:23:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    The papers have been signed for the HOSPICE "COMFORT CARE" TO BEGIN. WHILE he's on a regular diet he is only able to eat a little. Sometim... Read more

  • Proflie plan is going well. Headaches not so much.

    9/29/2016 10:10:18 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    So the profile plan is going well. I've stuck to it pretty closely, and in 3 weeks I'm down 9.5 pounds. This is good :-) Unfortunately I hav... Read more


    9/25/2016 8:41:09 AM, by SMIDGON

    John is declining fast. It's just a matter of waiting for God to call him home. He is in the nursing faculty with HOSPICE. It's hard... Read more

  • I did it for ME

    9/13/2016 3:53:15 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    I just went through my teams & cut them way down. I did it for me because I don't spend a lot of time on spark people right now & I had too many ... Read more

  • Creating a New Me

    9/9/2016 6:38:08 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    I am working on creating & becoming a New Me. I am trying to learn about & embrace my Native American heritage. I am a member of the Cherokee Na... Read more


    9/7/2016 6:36:16 AM, by SMIDGON

    "Dear Lord, help us go on!" John started to give us an uneasy feeling over the weekend. He ate good on Sunday. Monday he wouldnt eat. ... Read more


    9/4/2016 3:14:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    One day while I was out, one of you sweet ladies called! I understood it was Linda. However, for the life of me, I drew a blank. Help m... Read more

  • JOHN

    9/2/2016 5:05:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    John isn't doing so well ! Please forgive me if I repeat myself. At this point sometimes I do believe I am losing it! I believe I to... Read more

  • TOPS, again

    9/1/2016 3:51:56 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    OK, I haven't posted for a while. I haven't exactly backslid, but I have been stuck. So I'm going to try a new plan - something called Profile. I... Read more

  • I Still Have My Job

    8/29/2016 11:50:41 PM, by 137XELS

    My supervisor realized before I explained what happened and I'm not in trouble. In fact, the disciplinary action she took last month for not havi... Read more


    8/25/2016 5:52:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another set of tests this past Monday. During the night he vomited. When we took him over for his Chemo, they had already canceled ... Read more


    8/21/2016 5:49:38 AM, by SMIDGON

    What is the one thing that makes you feel good about yourself? Mine is my hair ! If my hair looks good, then I can basically deal with ... Read more

  • Murder Mystery & Me Update

    8/19/2016 10:16:14 AM, by TKRYSTINA

    I have been working on my murder mystery a lot this summer. I did Camp NaNoWriMo & got 7474 words out of my 10,000 word goal. I am still working ... Read more

  • I don't believe it, the sun is shining, here in central Ohio !

    8/17/2016 4:19:10 PM, by SMIDGON

    My hair completely dried out. The little natural curl I have, showed up! I 'picked' it out this morning. The cut was good enough , and sty... Read more


    8/17/2016 6:48:18 AM, by SMIDGON

    We needed the rain so bad---but, REALLY, enough, enough ! Next Monday John has the 3mo. CAT/IMAGING. Then his blood work for Chemo. That... Read more

  • Exploring and Exercising

    8/4/2016 10:21:26 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    I've been trying to get out a little more lately, but I have to admit that the heat and humidity is making it really hard right now. My son Clif... Read more

  • Monsoon Season

    8/4/2016 12:03:27 AM, by UNICORN212

    Well, yet again, we get a 100 year event. They seem to come much more often than every 100 years! Yesterday, parts of Phoenix and the surroundi... Read more

  • Today is the 1st day...

    7/27/2016 7:35:20 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    Today is the 1st day in a really long time that I had numerous crafting ideas just come to me as I saw items to work with. I really enjoyed my da... Read more


    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanti... Read more

  • What is wrong with me???

    7/23/2016 11:52:38 AM, by UUSUZANNE

    I've skipped my last two TOPS meetings. I canceled my trainer yesterday. I ordered takeout (jalapeno poppers and calzone) instead of eating some ... Read more

  • TOPS continues

    7/12/2016 10:31:10 AM, by UUSUZANNE

    TOPS tasks for the weekend were pretty easy. Saturday: Take a walk - and if it is raining - you won't melt - so enjoy it. Well, it wasn't... Read more


    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There'... Read more

  • TOPS update

    7/8/2016 8:05:20 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    Tuesday's task was to concentrate on my food plan for the week - done. Wednesday's task was not to go in the kitchen after 7 pm - done (I don't... Read more


    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON


  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad h... Read more

  • Tasks from yesterday and today

    7/4/2016 7:43:07 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    OK, I forgot to look at yesterday's calendar entry yesterday, but I looked at it this morning and it says "Relax - another day will be here tomor... Read more

  • Are YOU Proactive?

    7/4/2016 3:06:18 AM, by QUILTINGBEAJ

    I think this is worth sharing.....Hope it helps som... Read more

  • Today's task

    7/2/2016 3:33:30 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    Today's TOPS task is to take a picture that I can put on my refrigerator, for comparison at the end of the year. So here it is. With bonus dogs :... Read more

  • More blogs! Now with TOPS!

    7/1/2016 7:45:33 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    I joined TOPS a few weeks ago - I figure I need all the help I can get. Our leader gives us weekly challenges as well as a monthly calendar with ... Read more

  • Motivation of the Day

    7/1/2016 1:34:59 AM, by QUILTINGBEAJ

    "I will search for the roses among the thorns." ... Read more

  • The Handicap Stall

    6/25/2016 9:36:08 AM, by ANNASGOALS

    Now donít laugh, OK laugh but Iím getting my exercise in. Like a lot of people I keep finding excuses that I do not have time to get to the gym,... Read more

  • One Tiny Step - BOOM!

    6/18/2016 11:34:32 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    I think my sisters and I have kind of become immune to pain because we are all accident prone. We truly believe we have a special "klutz gene" t... Read more

  • Actively Changing

    6/17/2016 7:37:38 PM, by MSNAPE28

    Been off to some dry starts that did not produce the momentum I needed to be consistent. But I love me and I am ready. Just signed up to the gy... Read more

  • Amazing!

    6/16/2016 8:39:21 PM, by MRSLPERRY

    I've been here and there, tried so many diets and failed. My co-workers tell me that any word that starts with 'die' is never good. LOL... I re... Read more

  • JOHN

    6/13/2016 8:49:53 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had his blood work this morning. Tomorrow morning he goes for Chemo #2.. The day after his first one he was getting tired. He has 15... Read more

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