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  • Finally done with my craft room!

    12/19/2014 8:58:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    I slept later than I intended this morning, so I was behind from the get go. I had to make a bank run and another PO run this morning, so I got those done and hurried home. Then it was finally time to get my craft room all organized. After dh built the bookshelf last night, everything was in ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • Friday's stuff

    12/19/2014 8:09:33 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Whew! What a day yesterday was. I didn't go to Wal-mart I found what I needed at the craft store. I didn't go to the UPS because the gift weren't ready to mail yet. I did go to my friend's house to chat and let the kids play, we talked about therapy and where I go from here. I went everywhere else I... Read more


    12/19/2014 4:13:39 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I woke up full of hurt,anger and hate,i have been praying over it and doing all that i know how to do and going to meetings and doctors but it is not getting any better and i am at a loss what to do at this point.I need to move into a new environment but have no money or family to help so i am havin... Read more

  • Update for my spark friends

    12/19/2014 1:05:44 AM, by ZMICHE

    Some of you know that I was recently in the hospital. It has taken me a little bit of time to be able to share this like I wanted to share it on here but I feel like if someone can benefit from it than it is worth it. I got admitted to the hospital on November 17th. I had gotten home from work ... Read more

  • Life is a journey, enjoy it.

    12/19/2014 12:24:43 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Too many of us make our happiness conditioned upon achieving a desired goal or dream. This is partly due to seeing all those ads that present various products as something we must have to be successful. It is good to have a goal or dream for it helps us plan for the future, but fears of failure of... Read more

  • In my own words...

    12/18/2014 11:54:13 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    The best present I ever recieved from God, my Parents, family and friends is/was unconditional LOVE... when you are given this, return it too. It is one of the few gifts that you can give back and the person will not mind! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! ... Read more

  • ResQwalk

    12/18/2014 9:20:30 PM, by CATTUTT

    For anyone that has a smartphone and carries it with them when they walk, get the ResQwalk app. When you get ready to go on a walk, you start a walk with it, then just stick it in your pocket and walk. When you're done, stop it. Then, based on your walk, it makes a donation to an animal rescue of... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • Thank you

    12/18/2014 9:36:27 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all their support and for reading and commenting on my blogs and on my page and photos - and for all the wonderful spark goodies and words - I wish I had time to thank everyone individually and hopefully I will in the coming weeks, but in the meantime,... Read more

  • Errands and Therapy Review

    12/18/2014 7:30:42 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So, today is the big day, the 18th. Exactly 3 years since my Mom slipped into a coma and passed away. And wouldn't you know it, I've got so many errands I've got to do I'm not going to have time for much else. I'm sure I won't get it all done today, I'm ready to curl up in a ball and ju... Read more

  • In my own words...

    12/17/2014 11:47:03 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Take each moment to improve YOU.....because YOU are worth every moment! yourself today!... Read more

  • Sleepy sleepy tonight...

    12/17/2014 8:58:37 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been a very sleepy day for me. I'm not too sure why, but I was tired when I got up and have been tired since. Despite that, I did get a few things done. I met my friend for lunch today. We had a nice visit and good food. It was nice to get to see her close to Christmas. She's usu... Read more

  • Another Positive Day

    12/17/2014 7:35:16 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I am having another real positive day. Yesterday my FBS was 117. Which while not perfect is much better then it has been. And today my predinner BS was just 104! I actually felt alittle light headed as I am not so used to the lower numbers right now. But this is really good it means my numbers are c... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Therapy Wednesday!

    12/17/2014 6:36:07 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Thank you so much for the comments yesterday. Missing Mom aches so much sometime. I wish I could get one last hug and I love you from her. I didn't do so good on food yesterday. I think I'm feeling that grief and sadness and I've been turning to food for comfort. I have to stop, turn to God, no... Read more

  • I my own words...

    12/16/2014 11:39:31 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    There is no mistakes.....just learning opportunities!!!... Read more

  • Dedicated to my mom

    12/16/2014 9:12:14 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    A beautiful song for a beautiful mom: ... Read more

  • Finally!

    12/16/2014 9:04:52 PM, by CATTUTT

    My laptop finally got to me today. I was almost afraid to go to the leasing office to pick it up, fearing it would be another pink plastic doll stroller. Happily it was not, it was a laptop. And the laptop works, which is almost surprising, considering the debacle of getting it here. And it ... Read more

  • I will miss my mom forever

    12/16/2014 8:45:41 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    My twin sister created this beautiful tribute to my mom today - that's my son in the video. Just thinking about her makes me cry but I have to believe she is finally at peace:
    a-bill-kranis-plumb/ ... Read more

  • The blind men and the elephant

    12/16/2014 8:51:00 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I enjoyed John Godfrey Saxe's ( 1816-1887) version of the famous Indian legend: It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach'd the Elephant, ... Read more

  • Gifts/Missing Mom

    12/16/2014 8:12:00 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yesterday's rolls turned out pretty good, they were a little heavier than I'd like, but hey, I haven't made them in three years, since my Mom passed away. Don't know why, just haven't. Woke up later this morning, I've been having problems staying asleep. I get up feeling... Read more

  • Where did this day go??

    12/15/2014 8:55:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm sitting down to write my blog... and wondering what I did all day! I felt like I kept busy most of the day, but looking back, I'm not sure what I was busy at. I woke up at my normal time and got up. I played online for a few minutes, then dh surprised me by waking up extra early. So afte... Read more

  • Feeling Positive!

    12/15/2014 6:45:43 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Having a much better day today! Yay me. I was able to walk down to the pharmacy and use the discount card so I only had to pay $15 for my medication! So that made me happy. I haven't napped in 3 days. It hasn't been easy. I think boredom is part of the problem. I need to summon the energy to g... Read more

  • I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

    12/15/2014 4:34:51 PM, by SEASONS_CHANGE_

    I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • Today's Plan

    12/15/2014 6:58:15 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I still have a sinus infection, but that is it, so I'm not going to go to the doctor. I'm taking Mucinex (sp?) vs I was taking NyQuil. I just have to remember to drink my water! My sinus is not as bad as it has been, so I'm hoping it will get better soon. I taught the... Read more

  • A prayer...

    12/14/2014 10:01:52 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    GOD'S "PHONE NUMBER" Hello God, I called tonight To talk a little while I need a friend who'll listen To my anxiety and trial. You see, I can't quite make it Through a day just on my own... I need your love to guide me So I'll never feel alone. I want to ask ... Read more

  • Feeling more like myself today...

    12/14/2014 8:41:37 PM, by CATTUTT

    Getting myself out of bed this morning was a bear. I had trouble falling asleep again last night, and was up much later than I had hoped. I woke up just a few minutes before my alarm went off and figured I might as well get up, but man I was sad about it. For just a moment I considered cancelling... Read more

  • Week ending 12/14/14

    12/14/2014 5:24:58 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Had a great week of workouts. Some good runs but the weather forced me to the treadmill for 2 runs. Did fair on diet. No weight change but still think it was a good week. I purchased a case of Sam Adams winter sampler today. Only the third time I have brought beer home this year. I plan to enjoy it ... Read more

  • Week 23: Navigating holiday stress

    12/14/2014 4:38:17 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    The holidays are coming. As a stressed out and anxious binge eater, I have had to put a plan in place to make it through the season without a physical and emotional meltdo... Read more

  • Some Things I Don't Want to Know

    12/14/2014 2:32:31 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I don't want to see my activity tracker report tomorrow. Most days this week, I know I got close to getting in my 10,000 steps...but no cigar. And I was getting to the point where I would hit at least 12,000 a couple days. With my daughters and granddaughter in town, taking care of my mom, an... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connect

    12/14/2014 12:53:44 PM, by SEASONS_CHANGE_

    We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. ~Maria Montessori ... Read more

  • Christmas Time

    12/14/2014 8:42:39 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I didn't get as much done yesterday because I started feeling sick again. Today I'm going to take a short nap after church (if we go) and then get to doing all the things I've been letting slide. I won't over do it, but I will at least get the dining room and kitchen clean and have the ... Read more

  • 14 years of marriage to the love of my life...

    12/13/2014 9:39:24 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today was mine & dh's 14 year wedding anniversary. Seems completely insane to me that it has been 14 years! So last night I some wine. Possibly a little too much wine, but no harm came of it. I felt less crappy, and I was just at home on the couch chatting with a friend online and visiting w... Read more

  • “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

    12/13/2014 2:12:59 PM, by SEASONS_CHANGE_

    “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” ― Edgar Allan Poe ... Read more

  • Health Money Guilt Stress

    12/13/2014 1:58:03 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I literally just want to cry right now. It is taking everything in me not to eat my feelings. Money sucks sucks sucks. We are really struggling money wise right now and it is a scary thing. It is so hard to focus on my health when it costs so much money. The first time I was doing really w... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • Random Stuff

    12/13/2014 9:07:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yesterday I took the girls to do their Christmas shopping at the Dollar Tree and seeing what they decided to get everybody was so much fun. Some gifts were actually really good gifts for those people. Some were just silly and fun. Slinky any one? So I let one kiddo take a bath in my huge tub while I... Read more

  • WOAH! A Lost Day!

    12/13/2014 7:14:10 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's been a busy, stressful week. Thank goodness that I have my sunshine with me. Helena was in her Momma's arms yesterday and actually reached out to me for me to hold her. That in itself is such a great present! Sherry said that Helena had never done that before with anyone. I am blessed! ... Read more

  • Exercise helped...

    12/12/2014 9:00:35 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up this morning still feeling pretty yucky. I was up later than normal last night, so I"m sure that was part of it. I sat around for a while before deciding to go to the library. I needed to return some stuff and pick some stuff up, and I figured I'd go do it by myself this morning to help... Read more

  • Letting Go Poem

    12/12/2014 1:05:27 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Wanted to share this - the picture in my last blog was difficult to read - here is the link:
    rational-poem/ ... Read more

  • Letting go

    12/12/2014 12:20:06 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    We had the meeting and we are going to let her go - we know we have done everything we have but it's so hard. The Spark quote today is very relevant! ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • Palliative Care

    12/12/2014 8:29:43 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I couldn't sleep last night - I haven't been sleeping well since my moms been in the hospital - today marks 42 days/6 weeks in this hospital and 47 days she went into the hospital. It has been such a roller coaster of emotions for all of us and we need help and guidance to move forward - we are meet... Read more

  • Good Day!

    12/12/2014 8:07:03 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Had a good but frustrating day yesterday. Went out to eat for dinner, then to the craft store, then to the mall. Santa was at the mall so we got to get the kids pictures with Santa, which they loved!! We haven't had pictures with Santa for two years. My youngest was so excited she couldn't stand sti... Read more

  • Words to consder...

    12/11/2014 11:57:16 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    RESPECT the old when you are young... HELP the weak when you are strong... CONFESS the fault when you are wrong... BECAUSE... One day in life YOU will be OLD, that YOU are WEAK, and YOU are WRONG!!! ~ author unknown~ ... Read more

  • I wanna be thin

    12/11/2014 9:45:34 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Today started out like an ok day. I had the best night of sleep in a long while thanks to the Seroquel. It knocked me right out. Liking it already. The doc said it can take a month to kick in all the way though so we will see.... But I woke up with a headache and feeling crabby. The apartment was a ... Read more

  • Apathy stinks...

    12/11/2014 9:02:55 PM, by CATTUTT

    Does anyone else ever have those days where they just don't care? That has been me today. I just plain didn't want to be hungry, or crave things, or any of it. Therefore, it was not a good day, health wise. It was a good day in general I guess. Kinda boring, mostly because I didn't really ... Read more

  • A Special Lady is no Longer With Us

    12/11/2014 8:55:15 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My first mother-in-law, Helen Ridlon, is my girls' grandma and one of the two Helens that my Helena was named for. (The other is my Mom.) She's been in declining health for about 4 years. The last two weeks showed a rapid decline in her health. She ended up in ICU. My girls rushed in without eve... 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 can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Read more

  • Wow, its been a few weeks

    12/11/2014 10:51:03 AM, by NICOLES0305

    But don't for a second think I've quit! LOL! Never! I'm in it to win it! These past couple of weeks have been kind of busy. First, I won NaNoWriMo! I wrote over 50,000 words in November! And I have a pretty solid rough draft now too. It was an intense month. Writing is intense! And I loved ever... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/11/2014 10:05:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did sing to me one of the songs her class sang at the concert. she updated me on the whole thing as well. i am working extra today on my online courses. it is really snowing here this morning. so i thought i may as well use the extra time to do some more course work. i want to be all cau... Read more

  • Therapy Review

    12/11/2014 7:33:48 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Actually had a great therapy session. I love my therapist, she knows me so well. She was super happy about how I handles Aunt D over the Thanksgiving holiday, and I hadn't realized until I was explaining it to her that I actually did handle it well. Yay! She eased my fears about not being able ... Read more

  • Some words to consider...

    12/10/2014 11:24:38 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    "Do not wait for another person to give you flowers. Instead plant your own garden and decorate your own soul." Author unknown. ... Read more

  • I think I know what I was in my last life...

    12/10/2014 9:04:27 PM, by CATTUTT

    I must have been a dog that bit mail delivery people. Considering my immense trouble with receiving packages, it's the only explanation. Although this time the problem is not the fault of the package service, it's the fault of the company. I was supposed to be getting a laptop today. It was out f... Read more

  • New Meds

    12/10/2014 2:17:17 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Well I went to the doctor today. I had to literally drag myself out of bed kicking and screaming lmao! I so didn't want to get up early but I did. yay me! The weather is yucky, snowing and cold. So it wasn't any fun walking to the bus stop and then waiting for the bus. The bus was running late ... Read more

  • Wednesday Stuff

    12/10/2014 8:55:27 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Therapy Wednesday, and what a busy day it shall be! I'm going to run to Starbucks and then to get stocking stuffers, then therapy, then lunch, then the craft store. Hopefully I'll remember everything I needed to buy! Just some craft stuff for making ornaments for Christmas this year. ... Read more

  • Tuesday funny

    12/10/2014 12:04:19 AM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A busload of politicians were driving down a country road when the bus suddenly ran off the road and crashed into an old farmer's field. The old farmer heard the tragic crash so he rushed over to investigate. He then began digging a large grave to bury the politicians. A few hours lat... Read more

  • Sleep is a wonderful thing...

    12/9/2014 8:47:07 PM, by CATTUTT

    I managed to make it last night til dh left work work, and I died after that. I remember laying down and pulling the blanket up, and the next thing I remember was waking up at 3 am. That was lovely, I so very rarely fall asleep like that. I was exhausted, though. And despite being asleep by midni... Read more

  • Serenity

    12/9/2014 2:48:33 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    My mom's favorite saying. We are meeting with the Palliative and Hospice care team at the hospital on Friday - I came back to VA last night to see my family but will back to NJ on Thursday night for the meeting. ... Read more

  • alone

    12/9/2014 1:46:53 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    have no family that will take me in or help me,i found out today my daughters moving a girl into my moms room so cuz she has no family,a stranger,guess i am not family.this is hurting me bad but they dont care.i told her and she calls me "dumb" cuz i feel hurt and feel the way i do,that they should ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:09:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. at my daughter's school today, there will be a christmas concert for just an hour. i am usually there. today, due to my courses,i am not able to make it. i told her to tell me all about it later. all of the birds say hi! i will continue to work on my online courses and look fo... Read more

  • Last Week in Review December 9, 2014

    12/9/2014 9:44:08 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Such a busy, busy week last week! It was so busy that I confused some times and didn't help others as I should have, but I made it through. My Sarah came in Friday night. She went right to the hospital to see her paternal grandma who is in ICU. She's 90 years old, has dementia and was admi... Read more

  • Bleachers Dream

    12/9/2014 9:05:15 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I had the strangest dream last night, but I really got a lot out of it. I was at the top of the bleachers at my old gym on the right side of the building. I was with my ex, but I don't think that has any relevance to the message I got from the dream. After the basket ball game was done we had t... Read more

  • food was a old friend no more

    12/9/2014 5:25:56 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Last night I had a lot of emotions I was repressing and it turned into a numbing anger. Before I realized I was going down that road (which often leads to depression), I was acting out in anger and also tried "soothing" myself with food (it did nothing for me and felt pointless). I finally allowed t... Read more

  • my blessing for you

    12/9/2014 5:13:51 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    For each and everyone of you that is having a tough time, pain or issues of any kind, I wish to say to you that your not alone and loved. I wish to also send you my smiles, laughs, happiness, positive vibes, peace, harmony, understanding, kindness, caring, strength, compassion, passion, my hopes, wi... Read more

  • Magical & Manic Monday.

    12/8/2014 11:27:29 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Let's see ~ three loads of laundry, lots of walking, core workout and the FINAL gift this year ~ treats for my cousin's pup Vegas. I am so worn out and I have to start writing cards and wrapping presents...One day at a time! Have a Terrific, Tremendous & Thankful Tuesday ... Read more

  • Out Sick

    12/8/2014 10:28:09 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Just a quick note that I haven't fallen off the edge of the Earth, I'm just sick (still). This started before Thanksgivings with a sinus infection that got worse afterwards and then better and is now worse again. I can't go to the doctor, I can't get that far from my bathroom! I've b... Read more

  • So very, very tired...

    12/8/2014 9:33:59 PM, by CATTUTT

    First of all, I want to say thank you so much to all you guys that left comments for me yesterday, and also I want to apologize for having not been around to respond to any of them. It has been a long day. As I suspected, I didn't sleep well last night. It was after 3 am when I finally fell a... Read more

  • down the rabbit hole

    12/8/2014 1:26:29 PM, by GOTTAKEEPON

    Well as usual I come crawling back to SparkPeople after spiraling completely out of control. I was doing really well over the summer, exercising a lot, doing a lot of the videos on here, and then I got two freelance jobs in addition to my 9-5, basically stopped exercising, starting binge eating and ... Read more

  • Decorating my mom's hospital room for Christmas

    12/8/2014 12:25:07 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Back when my mom went into the hospital on October 26th, we didn't even think we would be decorating her room for Christmas! In fact, all of her family and friends would kid her while she has been on the ventilator, saying you have to get better, because we don't want to have to have to decorate for... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/8/2014 11:39:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off to a good start this morning. I got quite a bit done on my online courses and I let the teacher know what parts of the lessons I am not able to access or complete. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Motivation for Monday.

    12/8/2014 12:41:25 AM, by STEVEN2GO2

    You have heard that MOTIVATION just does not last. Well if you think about it neither does BATHING. That's why it's recommended daily & even more when it is needed! & DON'T GIVE UP BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT!... Read more

  • Second time is a charm!

    12/7/2014 9:15:26 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today started later than I had planned. I just couldn't drag myself out of bed, I was so tired and so sleepy. I hate days that get off on that foot. I finally did drag myself out of bed and get moving, but it wasn't easy. First up was going to get some gift bags for FIL and dh's Gramma's bak... Read more

  • Week ending 12/7/14

    12/7/2014 6:59:35 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    I had a good week. Down a pound. I was good with workout and fail with diet. Had a good week of warmer temps and got 3 outdoor runs. Plan to keep pushing this week! Have a great week and stay strong... Read more

  • pass it forward

    12/7/2014 6:05:49 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    I AM CHALLENGING THAT EVERYONE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO PONDER WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU AND DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS STARTING TODAY UNTIL AT LEAST CHRISTMAS, BUT REALLY TO THE END OF THIS YEAR.. I understand that everyone has a different belief about the Christmas season….and do not want to wish nor take away... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/7/2014 1:46:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is so much better! she was so ready to go outside to play this morning. all of the birds say hello,hello! i am taking it somewhat easy today. i will definitely be active throughout my day. i have a full week ahead of me. i have been counting down the days when my good friend will be comi... Read more

  • I'm up & feeling down

    12/7/2014 12:09:27 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    So I decided to weigh in today.... I am up to 222.4lbs :( What happened? I was down to 210, lightning my way down to Onderland and feeling amazing. And then I lost my way and gained so much back. I feel like a yo-yo. It is unfair that it is so mindlessly easy to gain and such hard work to... Read more


    12/7/2014 9:33:10 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    You do not have to follow a specific food plan to recover in OA. The goal of OA is to abstain from compulsive overeating, and a food plan helps to achieve that, but which food plan you follow is up to you. I get the feeling that many people have forgotten this. You can read the book, "Abstinence: Me... Read more

  • TO BE RICH....

    12/7/2014 1:37:03 AM, by STEVEN2GO2


  • Week 22: GUT INSTINCT

    12/6/2014 9:59:25 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    It is far too easy to get confused and sucked in with all the crazy messages and diet regimes in this fat obsessed world. The diet industry is set up to make you hate yourself and make you fail. I have come to the conclusion... Read more

  • A better day...

    12/6/2014 9:47:15 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has definitely been better than yesterday. I'm still not feeling spectacular, but definitely better. I ran out of 2 of my meds a week before my psych appointment, and that wasn't good. I took them last night though, and I definitely feel much more normal today. Still really tired, thou... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/6/2014 9:37:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy! my daughter and i will be heading to the local library later. there will be refreshments, other activities there today and my daughter wants to go. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Goodbye Bear

    12/6/2014 8:10:20 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Bear didn't make it through the night. Thank you all of you who were praying for her. She was a wonderful companion and friend. The girls wailed and cried when I broke it to them. Rest in Peace sweet Bear-Bear.... Read more

  • Bear

    12/6/2014 7:11:05 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Please pray for my 11 yr old dog, Bear. I came home yesterday to my whole garbage can strewn across the kitchen and living room. The night before I had put a whole chicken carcass in it. I had though about briefly yesterday morning, but then forgot. My dog Bear had dumped the garbage can and ea... Read more

  • Taking a break for the night.

    12/5/2014 8:54:17 PM, by CATTUTT

    Just wanted to make a short entry to say I'm taking the night off. I'm not feeling great and just want to read and then go to bed. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Have a great night everyone! ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/5/2014 10:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to look for other jobs, as i have heard nothing back from the place i went for an in person interview. i want to have something else lined up for the new year, just in case i do not hear anything at all back from the place i went to the last week of november. my daughter has an ear inf... Read more

  • Balance in Life

    12/5/2014 7:46:24 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    As I read a few blogs this morning, I realized quickly that there was a common basic theme. Many people are a bit frazzled right now, including me. I went on to look up my day's motivational quote and came up with this: Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people nee... Read more

  • Thursday Joke

    12/5/2014 1:19:14 AM, by STEVEN2GO2

    The ABC of love... After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her carefully, then said, "You are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K." She asks ... "Well, What does that mean?" He said, "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, El... Read more

  • Sometimes it's really hard to let it all bounce off...

    12/4/2014 9:00:47 PM, by CATTUTT

    I just had the most frustrating conversation I've had with my grandmother in some time. As my MIL used to say, my grandmother is "a contrary lady". Tonight, everything I said to try to make conversation, she had something negative to say in response. Everything. She's never a glass-half-full kind... Read more

  • walkin' on sunshine

    12/4/2014 5:19:05 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    I went walking today and it felt fabulous. I found out I gained weight, which I suspected, but I'm not even stressing over that. The weather was great!! Crisp, here comes winter air, but the sun played peek a boo often. I was so proud of the fact that I accomplished all the plans I made last night, ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/4/2014 9:51:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am off to a great start! my daughter is starting to feel better today. there has been different things going around in her school that other children have had, such as the flu or colds. she will be alright. all of the birds say hi. i am getting caught up on one of my online courses and ahead more ... Read more

  • Life Happens

    12/4/2014 9:36:39 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I know there's a saying about life getting in the way. It has just reminded me that I have to go with the flow and take it as it comes. This Saturday is my church's English Tea Fundraiser. Today and tomorrow we'll be getting the hall and the food ready. I'm in charge of the cookies so I've b... Read more

  • The Flu?

    12/4/2014 8:13:39 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I seem to be getting more sick, not better. Last night I got this awful headache on the left side of my head, I always get headaches on the right side of my head, so it is a little odd. I took something for it and was finally able to go to sleep, but woke up with it again this morning. Was sup... Read more

  • Facts to smile about today ~

    12/3/2014 11:23:49 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    15 Facts That'll Make You Smile You can always pick up a newspaper and read sad facts. But there also some very happy facts in this world, so for a great start to your day, we'd like to introduce you to 15 happy, funny and adorable facts that'll plaster a great big smile on your face! Sea... Read more

  • Sitting vigil again tomorrow...

    12/3/2014 9:02:50 PM, by CATTUTT

    Maintenance still didn't show up today. The girl at the leasing office said they would, but they didn't. Which means I"m going to be sitting here waiting again tomorrow. I'm getting REALLY tired of waiting. I don't wanna get testy and make them mad though, cause we have to sign our next lease this... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/3/2014 1:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a relaxing day for me today. i am making great progress in both of my online courses. the teacher will set me up with the next topic in one of them this week. my daughter is home from school today. said she felt chilly and very tired. so when she came home for lunch, i decided to keep her home for t... Read more

  • Wednesday 12/3/14

    12/3/2014 8:22:23 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yesterday really wore me out, but I got most of the stuff done, even had a visitor for a while. We didn't get the decorations set up so that is what I think we'll do this morning. The girls did great at their talent show. I didn't think we were going to make it on time, there was a bad car acci... Read more