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  • FRIDAY

    12/12/2014 10:34:47 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am still staying with dad. We got most everything done we needed to do. He has a doctor's appointment today and I have been on hold forever wi... Read more

  • Friday, December 12

    12/12/2014 6:33:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at work yesterday. That was good so the day went quickly. I didn't leave until 5 PM EST. I got home around 6 PM and ... Read more

  • ERRANDS

    12/11/2014 3:57:12 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I have gotten a lot of work done around my dad's house. He seems to be doing pretty well. He is going to pick up death certificates now. Soon, al... Read more

  • “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no

    12/11/2014 2:49:54 PM, by SEASONS_CHANGE_

    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you c... Read more

  • The Blustery Day

    12/11/2014 12:10:52 PM, by SRWYLIE

    We had a little rain overnight, but the storm system is still headed toward us. Right now the winds outside are about 45 miles per hour. The tree... Read more

  • Thursday, December 11

    12/11/2014 6:34:37 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a good day working from home yesterday. It was an average day. I pan seared salmon for dinner and made a salad. Time to get ready f... Read more

  • HANGING WITH POPS

    12/10/2014 5:27:24 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Hanging with my dad this week. I am helping him clear out some things and go over his budget. He seems to be doing okay and I think family and I... Read more

  • There and Back

    12/10/2014 4:22:56 PM, by SRWYLIE

    A big storm is headed our way, and we were worried that some of outdoor furniture would take a beating with the high winds, so I drove up to the ... Read more

  • Wednesday, December 10

    12/10/2014 6:49:00 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at the office yesterday and it was mostly non-billable work. I spent 2.5 hours on a project that I thought it was going to... Read more

  • Bed update and more

    12/9/2014 2:31:05 PM, by SRWYLIE

    The new air chamber for our bed came yesterday. It's installed and working, and we were able to sleep back in our own bed last night. I don't thi... Read more

  • Finals Week

    12/9/2014 11:14:31 AM, by ENERGIZEDME

    This week is the last week of school before Winter break and I can't wait.... Read more

  • TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

    12/9/2014 9:35:13 AM, by TODDERICKV

    After school today, I am going to my dad's house to help him sort out my mom's affairs. I have three bereavement days and will stay tonight thro... Read more

  • Tuesday, December 9

    12/9/2014 6:32:33 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was another busy and frustrating day at the office yesterday. There are way too many frustrating days. Oh well. I am thankful I have a job ... Read more

  • Monday PT

    12/8/2014 11:02:04 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Today is my last visit with my current physical therapist. I hope she notices the great progress I've made! I'm a lot stronger, and my balance on... Read more

  • "THE BOOK OF MORMON"--TOURING COMPANY REVIEW

    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

  • A BLESSING

    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

  • EXHAUSTING WEEKEND

    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

  • HOSPICE

    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

  • "THE HOMESMAN"--A MOVIE REVIEW

    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

  • SAD NEWS

    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

  • DOCTOR

    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

  • STILL WAITING

    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

  • WAITING GAME

    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

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