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  • My sister told Mum they were "dreading this visit"

    10/20/2016 7:49:12 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    But it went well. We tried to kill hem with kindness. Such a shame when family loves each other but past experiences have changed the dynamics so much visits are dreaded. But it went well. I wish I had family,... Read more

  • Winding Down My Visit

    10/19/2016 11:31:47 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm reluctant to confront the old saying, "All good things must come to an end..." as my visit with my daughter and her sweet family dwindles to its last days... I mean, WHY should ALL good things end? While it is true that this TRIP must end in my return to Texas, but the goodness of our time... Read more

  • Sorry, I have been away from SP friends. We moved 400 miles. Just now being able to post and read

    10/19/2016 1:55:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boxes, boxes, boxes. I tried to pack sensible and have essential things available, but still looking for some things, like my new check book! My new mattress is the wrong one. They will exchange it. Thank the Lord. Hubby has a "roll in" shower now but I had to order a special rolling sh... Read more

  • Progress : ehlers-danlos

    10/19/2016 12:24:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    us-debilitating-diseases/ Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)a trifecta of weird diseases. POTS, EDS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors ... Read more

  • Driving to Richmond!

    10/19/2016 7:16:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Will stop there for the night before easing up to Baltimore. Have to bring coats...may be cold on the way back.... Read more

  • Winter Banana Apples.... Who Knew!!?!?

    10/18/2016 8:56:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, we went by the Amish farm that my DD likes to buy apples from, and lo and behold, they had a whole bunch of varieties that they didn't have 2 weeks ago, including one huge bin of what was labeled "Winter Banana"... Now I realize that I don't really have much life experience with apple orchards... Read more

  • Brother-in-law leaves today

    10/18/2016 7:23:34 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We leave tomorrow, and my sister stays another week. She will stay at our house, use my car, and give the keys to my neighbor when she leaves. We gave them a great vacation and Mum was delighted. time for us to get on a ship...... Read more

  • Short Post

    10/17/2016 11:07:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Technical difficulties have randomly disrupted my day, so I'm making the most of it, playing more with the grandkids, working closely with my daughter to produce a vat (2 crockpots full!) of homemade applesauce... But have not been able to figure out how to track my apple peel intake.... Yes, t... Read more

  • Taking Mum and sister out for the day

    10/17/2016 6:39:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My sister will drive since the vertigo still REALLY affects my driving.. Taking Mum to lunch and a movie while the guys head up to North Carolina to the Mountain Bike Musuem.... Read more

  • My! How Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

    10/17/2016 12:00:59 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I just realized that last Friday was my 7 year Sparkversary! What a wonderful time it has been, full of joys and a few sadnesses, but warm and fuzzy and healthy and happy. Thank you all, my dear Sparkfriends..... you have made it so worthwhile!... Read more

  • Hiking today

    10/16/2016 8:04:01 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Taking my sister and her husband hiking today...walking Saluda and Paris Mountain. They no longer want to believe in God, embraced the whole San Francisco liberal for them but sure not for me. too bad. Visit continues to go well.... Read more

  • The Movie "Babies"

    10/15/2016 7:49:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Universal Pictures released a movie a few years ago which covers the birth and development of four babies around the world ... My grandkids watched it a few weeks ago and were so fascinated that they wanted me to see it, too.. So this evening while their parents went out for dinner we gathered tog... Read more

  • Voted!

    10/15/2016 7:12:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Cast our votes yesterdy. Now we can get on a ship and be in another country when the winner is announced!... Read more

  • Sticking with Gratitude

    10/14/2016 11:54:27 PM, by SBECKER526

    Each day I am thankful for 24 hours to do something good. I am grateful for all of you who also want to help others. Today I received good news that I may safely stop a drug that was suspected of giving me more foot pain. Tomorrow begins my test without the drug. I know that I am seeking b... Read more

  • Field Trip to the Historic City

    10/14/2016 10:48:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    St Mary's City is the old, and I do mean OLD, capitol of Maryland, and it makes for a lovely field trip, both for kids from the big city (Washington, DC, or Baltimore), and for aging tourists from Texas. Today, both subsets were represented, but I was greatly outnumbered by the schoolkids who arrive... Read more

  • My feelings

    10/14/2016 2:30:00 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I am still feeling the same but doing my best to carry on, I am keeping busy but maybe a bit to busy as it is the only way I can cope with his moods. He tells me he is thinking of suicide a lot more these days but won't let me contact the doctor(not that much happens when I have done in the past), h... Read more

  • Have to change my attitude

    10/14/2016 6:30:26 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Having my sister drive today since I'm still struggling with vertigo. Have to change my attitude and become grateful for time with Mum, instead of being so tired I'm resenting her. We will be on a ship in a week so then I can just rest, rest, rest. I am trying to pray more, put a smile on my face,... Read more

  • Life as a Guest

    10/14/2016 12:00:02 AM, by MCJULIEO

    While I'm visiting with my daughter, I try to be helpful without being omnipresent... The family needs to be itself without catering to me, BUT I can help lighten the load and contribute without becoming the center of their family life... Chief among my duties is listening to the six year old r... Read more

  • Don't like sparkgoodie points...

    10/13/2016 8:18:11 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I've been getting them waaay too often...and don't like them at all. I like to see numbers....... Read more

  • Cloud Bread

    10/12/2016 10:47:15 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I read the article..... I followed the recipe..... Cloud bread is made from the simplest ingredients (eggs, cream of tartar, cream cheese or cottage cheese), and if you are not afraid to make meringue (I'm not!) then the recipes will be a piece of cake for you... In fact, my daughter says that ... Read more

  • Less than a month to go

    10/12/2016 8:05:43 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Dreaming of the day when these awful politicians will be off the news, when we can read nice comments on Facebook instead of vitriol, can resume friendships lost because of political disagreements.... Read more

  • Days of Bliss

    10/11/2016 11:10:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's been more than a whole week since I arrived to be with my daughter and her family here in Maryland, and every day has its own challenges and delight... mostly I get to give my daughter a break as she juggles a household and three homeschooling children, which is perfectly fine with me... I... Read more

  • Visit continues to go amazingly well!

    10/11/2016 7:46:14 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    No complaints, criticisms, or slights. This is the first visit we have had with my sister and brother-in-law that we have been enjoying! It's been lovely and we still have a week to go!... Read more

  • What I Am Doing Right This BLC

    10/10/2016 9:44:00 PM, by UNREADINK

    I am getting back into tracking. Averaging 5-6 days out of 7. Given that I skipped tracking for a long time, that is progress. I am also wearing my Fitbit religiously and have joined some work colleagues in a team on there to encourage each other to move more. I am adding light walks to my existing ... Read more

  • Tired

    10/10/2016 4:03:00 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I have had a sort of good day, I went into Nottingham to meet mum(I don't like going into town now to busy to crowded usually), mums not been well recently as she was in hospital twice in 5 weeks, it was easy to see her in hospital but not so easy when she went home, we live 30 miles apart and I do ... Read more

  • Looks Like a PR (of the worst kind)

    10/10/2016 10:35:30 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Today's Spark wheel spin resulted in a big fat ONE (1), and then, after earning enough points for a bonus spin, what did I spin? A TWO (2)! This may be a long day, if I go by the number of Sparkpoints I amass.... Looks like I may have to get some serious exercise minutes in just to break 100 eventua... Read more

  • Only a month and it should all be over!

    10/10/2016 7:46:24 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The elections, the nasty Facebook postings, vitriolic TV and radio commentators...give me Christmas carols any time!... Read more

  • Moving Onward

    10/10/2016 12:39:15 AM, by SBECKER526

    Bob's dialysis is working again. Our dialysis team found the proper solution. Thanks for comments and kind prayers. He still has a nasty headache. I am so grateful to you for your thoughts and comments. We are getting our hall lights, fresh paint and carpeting. Here is a view o... Read more

  • Young Moms

    10/9/2016 9:43:01 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Since I have slightly forgotten what it's like to have a houseful of small children underfoot all day everyday, I find it comical to listen to the hip, self deprecating humor that these young heroines use to keep themselves sane.... Mom #1- "That does it! I can't take it anymore! I'm selling th... Read more

  • Overtired

    10/9/2016 7:20:43 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Need to have time alone with just beloved....need rest...need to get on a ship.... Read more

  • Another College Football Cardiologist's Special

    10/8/2016 11:25:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    While my beloved Texas Aggies eked out a W at home against the powerful Tennessee Vols, it was an ugly win, and had to go to 2 Over Time periods.... The TN team has won all of its previous games this year by heroically coming from behind, and it certainly looked like it was going to do so again this... Read more

  • Lots of rain

    10/8/2016 7:15:59 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The visit with my sister and brother-in-law has been going better than we could have imagined. No complaining from her; she's being lovely to Mum. She refuses to join us in going to church but that is nothing new.... Read more

  • Small Pleasures

    10/7/2016 11:40:42 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm savoring the time I have with my daughter and her family, even the intervening between squabbling siblings, and I love, Love, LOVE listening to them read.... One is just beginning to learn to read, and her assigned stories can be a little contrived... (There's only just a limited amount o... Read more

  • No rain for us

    10/7/2016 4:04:44 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    The storm is on the coast but the upstate has had mist, a few sprinkles, and cloudy skies.... Read more

  • So I Tried Creative Sprint challenge

    10/7/2016 8:32:58 AM, by KAREN608

    I thought to try the creative sprint challenge, and the first days were fun, but when the prompts came to communicate with people in different ways and something that represents my town, state or country, it all seemed not fun and just added work to my day. I realized my days are pretty full, ... Read more

  • Husband - very ill

    10/7/2016 12:06:29 AM, by SBECKER526

    Bob is exhibiting all the signs of dialysis not working well. Been on the phone with his nurses and with the Baxter staff as well. He is on dialysis now. I am to call nurses at 8:30 am tomorrow. If he is still as bad, I will order an ambulance to take him to emergency. Please send prayers of st... Read more

  • Quick One

    10/6/2016 11:54:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I got to play with 2 of the grandkids while one went to the doctor.... Tomorrow I get to play with that one while the other two have appointments... So great to get to be the "fun granny"!!!!! Still waiting on the hurricane to change directions.... In the meantime we're having fun.... Read more

  • I LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY! about BMI being a flawed system ...

    10/6/2016 3:46:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    I could see myself (as a former teacher) asking to do this assignment. I had no idea it would be hurtful to some students. chris
    nswer?c=ufb4... Read more

  • So far all is going well.

    10/6/2016 8:25:41 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Very well. My sister actually said to me, "we realize you are the one have done all the work with Mum." Nothing else, but it was a start.... Read more

  • Perfect Weather- But Due for a Change

    10/5/2016 10:39:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This Maryland weather is SO pleasant compared with what I left back in Texas (though to be honest, the excruciatingly Hot Texas Summer had attenuated to only moderately hot fall football weather) But WAIT! After living through all those hurricanes that have terrorized the Gulf coast, including ... Read more

  • Eye exam and very busy

    10/5/2016 10:33:11 PM, by KAREN608

    I had not had eye exam in eight years, so got that done, and very little change in my eyes. I have scars on both retinas, but no problems from them so far. That was from a long ago lung infection when I was in my twenties. I had been dreading going in, but eye pressures better than they ever were, ... Read more

  • Hello

    10/5/2016 2:04:57 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    Well it is an understatement to say it has been a while but hoping I am back to stay. I have not been feeling very good recently and the result is about 6-7 pounds in weight which I now need to get rid of, trouble is I don't think I know how as most of it is due to comfort eating which I am having ... 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 prayers and concerns.... Read more

  • Being kind and nice to sister and brother-in-law

    10/5/2016 7:41:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I have determined to be kind and nice...... 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

  • So THAT Was What I Majored In

    10/4/2016 10:33:46 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I was chatting with one of the grandkids, who was telling me of some of the science that they have done as homeschoolers... When I showed interest in their treks down to various bodies of water to get water samples to look at under the microscope, she suddenly exclaimed, "That's RIGHT, Granny! ... Read more

  • I need to stop the health club membership. Rule is pay one month in addition! Huh?

    10/4/2016 6:21:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I understand their original rule of paying a certain number of months without stopping. A year or even 2 years. After that is pay month by month. I figured when I quit , I would not pay the next month's fee. Wrong. I have to pay for one more month even though I will be in another state! ... Read more

  • Cool weather today!

    10/4/2016 7:50:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The a/c is off, the heater is not yet this time of year!... Read more

  • Dawn at 35,000 Feet

    10/3/2016 9:23:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My flight to Maryland left Texas at 6:20, just before dawn, and since we were flying east, the dawn crested over the horizon with breathless brilliance, going from a corona of gold on the dark horizon to eye-scalding whiteness in just a matter of minutes.... I love flying. Driving this far woul... Read more

  • Dawn at 35,000 Feet

    10/3/2016 9:23:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My flight to Maryland left Texas at 6:20, just before dawn, and since we were flying east, the dawn crested over the horizon with breathless brilliance, going from a corona of gold on the dark horizon to eye-scalding whiteness in just a matter of minutes.... I love flying. Driving this far woul... Read more

  • Selling our condo, neighbors are already wanting to know the price...

    10/3/2016 11:56:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, we are moving out-before the condo is even on the market. My neighbors-I will not call them friends--already are bugging me about the price. These 2 people assured me while living here they would give help if I needed it. Well, caregiving is not easy . The couple of times I needed he... Read more

  • My sister and b-i-l come tomorrow...and I don't want to see them

    10/3/2016 8:37:31 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    She "doesn't want to know" anything bad about my mother because she "can't sleep if she hears bad news in the evening." I wanted to SCREAM! Caring for a 90 y/o is CONSTANT even tho she is in the "best" assisted living in the area! Her meds don't show, laundry didn't get returned for a week and sh... Read more

  • Early to Bed, Early to Rise

    10/2/2016 9:48:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My flight to visit my daughter leaves at 6:20am, and I figure that I need to leave for the airport at 5am......... So, goodnight everybody, and I'll try to check in when I get to Baltimore!... Read more

  • Some October themed fun....

    10/2/2016 8:54:55 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I jiggle, therefore I am. I love this video.

    10/2/2016 6:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON
    p?video=161... Read more

  • Less than 5 days to MOVING DAY! It is a miracle! And major help from hubby's family.

    10/2/2016 6:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    The long-awaited Moving Day is less than 5 days away. 40 Our stuff will be loaded on the truck October 6th. 198 Today is Oct. 2! OMG! 244 Yesterday a bunch of repairs were done by hubby's brother and his grown son. 304 Both have high level technical jobs and both love to do (I think) repair... Read more

  • Sports day at school...and Mum wants to go...

    10/2/2016 5:56:05 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    So another full day with Mum. We will pick her up at 11am, get her lunch, and head to the school for a day of sports. She can hand out ribbons, beloved will be doing more work on the school, and I'll keep Mum hydrated and in the shade. My sister comes from California tuesday evening...she and my b... Read more

  • Nervous Nellie

    10/1/2016 11:36:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I can't help it....I watch college football on TV, and I am transported into the very heart of the battle.... I cast aside many inhibitions and actually start eating whatever snack food is nearest... today, fortunately, as I watched the titans of the gridiron, Texas A&M and U of SC duke it out, I ha... 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. Sometimes it is only pudding and milk. He's always been a big eater, now it's so disturbing to see him this way. He has the trouble chewing and swallowing. ... Read more

  • 3D movie of the human heart as it is pumping

    10/1/2016 7:58:09 AM, by CTUPTON
    ses/... Read more

  • Awesome ride!

    10/1/2016 6:16:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got away from Mum for a few hours last night...went a night ride before the trail closed. Still have to get lights for the fast, and smooth!... Read more

  • Did I Falter?!!?? No, I Did NOT!

    10/1/2016 12:34:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    In the category of "I did so well carefully choosing wisely and eating conscientiously this week, it's time to let go and LIVE a little", we went out to eat at one of the best restaurants in Houston today, Taste of Texas, and while T of T is famous for its excellent steaks, it also has a fabulous sa... Read more

  • Pick up our new tandem today

    9/30/2016 7:52:14 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved has been looking at new tandems...our Trek is over 20 years old and we have put thousands of miles on it to pieces. The local restaurant in town wanted it and offered us a fair price, so we sold it and ordered a new Cannondale tandem with all kinds of custom features. It came in ... Read more

  • I just love this ...

    9/30/2016 6:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Moving is overwhelming but doctor's appointments and, and -- are complicating things

    9/30/2016 6:52:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am knocking of the medical appoints for me and hubby before our big move. darn, my mammogram resulted in a need for a couple more pictures. Sigh. 24 Hubby's colonoscopy used up 2 days of my time. Due to his handicap, I asked for him to be prepped in the hospital. Well, that involved me for most o... Read more

  • Almost TOO Busy!

    9/30/2016 12:09:50 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had too much going on today to eat lunch, so we stopped at the famous restaurant, Frank's, in Schulenberg, Texas on our way to Houston. Frank's has been serving meals (including breakfast), to hungry travelers for at least a half century, and is the perfect stop halfway between Houston and San Ant... Read more

  • Whee! In bed by 7pm!

    9/29/2016 6:05:41 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Slept until 5am which gave me plenty of rest. We had a quiet day yesterday, just a few errands, and in the afternoon beloved took a nap while I crashed on the sofa with a good book...classical music gently in the background. Today I spend the day with Mum. My sister and B-I-L come from California ... Read more

  • Anticipating

    9/28/2016 8:14:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I leave tomorrow for a short visit with my mother, and a longer visit with my daughter, and I'm trying to consider everything that I might need in the next 3 weeks that I have to pack... Charging cords for a variety of electronic devices are a must. The electronic devices, themselves Underw... Read more

  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Taking the day off

    9/28/2016 7:13:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Doing nothing but resting. Beat.... Read more

  • Do You remember where you were?

    9/27/2016 11:54:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today is Google's 18th birthday! Can you remember the first time you used Google? My, oh my! That brings back fond memories! Can you remember life before Google? ... Read more

  • Driving to Asheville

    9/27/2016 7:50:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved needs lab work, then we come back and resume work on our school.... Read more

  • Worked at the school all day yesterday

    9/26/2016 6:46:44 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    One of the tiny children, on Friday, clogged the toiled causing it to overflow. In panic they shut the door so by the time is was discovered three rooms had fecal water on their carpeting and up the walls. Someone turned off the water and called Service Master to vacuum it all up and yesterday bel... Read more

  • Virtuous-ish...

    9/25/2016 6:42:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I had to bring a dessert to a church lunch today, and so made an angel food cake (and some truffles- which I did not eat even one until today, and then ONLY one) and a huge bag of grapes.... others brought the sandwich fixings, which included croissants (no whole wheat, so I completely skipped the ... Read more

  • To do lists before the "Big Move"

    9/25/2016 4:02:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 Sunday -done my wash-well, almost done 211 -continue keeping up with the dishes.... ongoing challenge -keep John out of trouble--he is "antsy" and riding his big wheelchair all over the house-tends to damage stuff--and asks for coffee, diet soda, etc. etc. Probably he is antsy because o... 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 to lose a child, no matter their age. The family needs all the Love and Prayers you can give them. Larry andJANET CHRISTINE and FAMILY C... Read more

  • I need a break

    9/25/2016 5:51:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Tired, tired, tired. Even tho my Mum is in a very expensive Assisted Living just 10 minutes from our house she still needs a lot of help. My asshole sister and her husband, both executives, can "find the time" to even call the Administrator here in SC to help me get complaints resolved. My mum ge... Read more

  • Let's Eat Grandma!

    9/24/2016 11:11:14 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's National Punctuation Day! Let's eat Grandma! Let's eat, Grandma! Punctuation SAVES LIVES!... Read more

  • Ordered beloved a new tandem

    9/24/2016 7:37:58 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Surprised him by ordering him a brand new Cannondale tandem! He had to go in to schedule work on our 20 year old tandem but instead they showed him the order form and it should be here next week. We gave our tandem to a young couple who are just starting to cycle. What can I give the man who has ... Read more

  • Good week reconnecting

    9/24/2016 12:26:24 AM, by SBECKER526

    I enjoyed lunch and time with my cousins on 9/16. I had not been in their company for 10 years. Today I connected with 2 friends. We have not seen each other for 50 years. We plan to get together in a month. I connected with another friend on Facebook. This is important to me!... Read more

  • Eating Consciously

    9/23/2016 9:53:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I am trying to follow Spark advice and listen carefully to my body's signals, to eat when I'm hungry, to stop when I'm not, and to reward my victories with something other than food. So far, so good. In other news, I made PEACH sorbet tonight: 3 Cups frozen peaches + 2 T sweetened condense... Read more

  • Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday

    9/23/2016 12:56:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. chris... Read more

  • Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week!

    9/23/2016 8:35:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    BRANFORD, CT It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains... Read more

  • Her vision is back!

    9/23/2016 7:42:27 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Mum's vision has been fully restored after the YAG laser treatment on her secondary cataracts. Amazing! She's thrilled!... Read more

  • First Day of Fall- HA!

    9/22/2016 11:54:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    No matter what the officials say, it's still summer here in beautiful, but hot, south-central Texas... and if THIS year's county fair is typical, we should get at least a WET front through here, even if it isn't COOL... The heat index this week soared up above 110, and we are getting tired of ... Read more

  • Get Mum's right eye lasered today

    9/22/2016 7:27:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Expect to get her other eye lasered today, then her vision should be crystal clear again. I'm picking her up early to take her to the beauty shop first, then to the eye surgeon, then back to our house where beloved will have lunch ready. Hope to get her back to the facility before 5 so I can have ... Read more

  • Choosing the Lesser Stress

    9/21/2016 11:30:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Since I already have plenty of obligations going on right now, I decided against entering anything in the county fair, even though it's really fun.... I mean, you can't do EVERYTHING you might want to do! At least, not all the time! I WILL see if I can attend for at least a little while, a... Read more

  • motivation

    9/21/2016 1:12:07 PM, by GATINA18

    So I have found that my motivation is high during the weekend when I'm working out and menu planning but with the pressure of work during the week I falter and end up saying i'll get takeout tonight and cook tomorrow. but I find myself repeating myself the next day. I learned from sparkcoach that th... Read more

  • You are not falling behind... Huff Post article

    9/21/2016 7:18:41 AM, by CTUPTON
    90758.html? 40 I needed that! chris... Read more

  • Still getting the rash from UV light

    9/21/2016 5:59:38 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Only on my legs so far. 45 minutes into cycling, slathered with zinc oxide, then tights, then SPF 50 cycling pants and my legs started to tingle. Full blown eruption by the time we got home! Have SPF 100 pants on order but don't know what to do since we both absolutely love riding our tandem and ... Read more

  • So Much Going On!

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