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  • Saturday reunion day 2

    9/20/2014 9:03:50 PM, by USMAWIFE

    everything I going great. love these ladies... Read more

  • Inadvertant Passenger

    9/20/2014 2:23:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Yesterday, a squirrel decided to hitch a ride with me - the hard way. I was on my CanAm Spyder RS way out in the boonies and DH was on his BMW about 3 seconds in front of me. I saw a squirrel scamper across the road ju... Read more

  • Daughter and grandson to sick to go to concert! Bummer!!!

    9/19/2014 10:39:53 PM, by GEOFROG

    Both Jeanne and Damian are too sick to go to the concert and dinner tomorrow night. Sister/boss just texted me to see if I still needed their tickets. Not sure what or who she needs them for but Dan and I really don't know anyone else to give them too because of such short notice and everyone we kno... Read more

  • mini reunion day

    9/19/2014 9:30:09 AM, by USMAWIFE

    this morning I was up at 5 with hubby within 3 minutes of him closing the side door, thunder and lightening and the dog was a quivering person. got him back up to the bedroom and as I say on the omputer he finally calmed down even though the storms got worse. was able to go back to sle... Read more

  • One more day then 2 off from work! WooHoo! Fair time!!!

    9/19/2014 12:24:16 AM, by GEOFROG

    I have this weekend off thanks to a coworker who traded me my Monday for his Saturday which is great since Dan and I are going to the local fair to see the music group Kansas. The bosses gave us tickets for the concert and dinner for 4 people so Dan, my daughter Jeanne, and my almost 16 year old gra... Read more

  • thursday

    9/18/2014 5:48:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

    this morning got up early as hubby went into work when I got up I knew I had a lot to do today went to the grocery store got gas came home and cleaned out my car wrote a few emails 4 loads of laundy colored my gray hairs and then put my hair in rollers where it wi... Read more

  • Mile a minute baby afghan turning out great so far!

    9/17/2014 11:15:50 PM, by GEOFROG

    The afghan I'm working on is turning out great so far. I love making the strips for the mile a minute afghans but joining them together is where I have so much trouble and not sure why. No matter how much I try to match the strips up stitch for stitch sometimes it just comes out a stitch or 2 off. I... Read more

  • hump day

    9/17/2014 10:58:20 PM, by USMAWIFE

    well I am on countdown. at approximately 4 pm on Friday I am having dinner with my friend from college and can't wait this is going to be one of those weekends for chatting... Read more

  • Joyful in the Journey

    9/17/2014 12:18:13 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's been two weeks since I began an 'official' Spark break. And I'm proud of myself for hitting the pause button. I really needed it. Sometimes I just need to step off the merry-go-round. ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/16/2014 7:03:28 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Last night I got a message to make a phone call for my home business. Normally I dislike them especially at 930 pm but figured go for it. this was our local group vs the national calls. something clicked with this one when I heard the words, you need to reach out to the person you know will... Read more

  • Started another baby afghan for the craft fair!

    9/16/2014 12:28:33 AM, by GEOFROG

    I started another baby afghan for the craft fair in November. Love the way the colors are coordinating!!! The yarn is some I bought back from Packwood and the other is from a skein my sister in law gave me a couple of years ago but how they match!!!! I may need more of the one Aletha gave me but I t... Read more

  • Monday

    9/15/2014 9:00:32 PM, by USMAWIFE

    last night just could not sleep so I stayed on the computer working on the book when I heard that ring that tells you someone wants to chat with you on facebook, switched over and got a wonderful surprise My buddy was back and wanted to chat with me. Earlier Sunday afternoon they were at the... Read more

  • County fair starts this week. Going Saturday to see music group Kansas!

    9/15/2014 1:14:03 AM, by GEOFROG

    Our local fair starts this week and the boss gave the employees gold tickets to the concerts happening there. I picked the group Kansas, Brad got Joan Jett, Brandon picked Trapd first (always!) and is taking his daughter and friends and Dianne (one boss plus her husband) are going to see Neal McCoy... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/14/2014 5:05:31 PM, by USMAWIFE

    The temps are great today . Think God was watching out for me with the cooler temps finally getting into the house since the AC unit on the first floor is not working and people were coming to see the house. Spent a lot of time cleaning within the last two days and now just hoping and pray... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2014 9:17:48 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I have been doing a lot of cleaning today and plan is to get up early tomorrow , do the floors and then the dog and I leave the house for 2 hours. I stopped being optimistic about this house ever selling or leasing out.... Read more

  • Long week over now 2 days off!!!

    9/12/2014 11:46:33 PM, by GEOFROG

    I had to work 5 in a row this week even though I usually have one off during the week but the boss has me off this weekend. Hope to finish the 2 baby afghans I'm working on which I know I will since they just need trimming and maybe get some more things ready to go to the new shed. Dan has been maki... Read more

  • The weekend is here

    9/12/2014 9:15:03 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Today was one of those days that I asked myself why Last night had my last chat with a good friend for a few days so I am we skyped for a few minutes last night and they were shocked that I was actually crying at the end. THis person truly has supported me a lot and just going t... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/11/2014 7:04:36 PM, by USMAWIFE

    the last 24 hours have been crazy. Around this time last night, our mortgage company called and wanted me to make some changes in our home loan modification paperwork. I got the list of changes and knew they were going to be simple and I would held over to the bank and have them fax the paperw... Read more

  • Hump Day

    9/10/2014 9:36:47 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I am still dealing. thanks to a good friend who I have never met, I am not running away yet although she knows I am very close to doing it... Read more

  • Gramps - The beginning of the end of denial

    9/10/2014 4:20:45 PM, by SDLOV3R

    I have a friend who lost his mom to cancer a year ago. When he talks about how his family handled the whole thing he speaks with disdain. He was the only person in his family to remain by his mother's side as the end came closer. He talks about how cowardly the rest of his family was and how if they... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/9/2014 8:59:06 PM, by USMAWIFE

    really wonder why I even try. I am the only one who as not sold a travel membership yet. I know one friend is going to get one but until he finishes his mom's estate I am not going to start drawing some type of salary.Also getting bugged by the team leader, when am I going to Atlanta. Can't ... Read more

  • Monday

    9/8/2014 5:17:21 PM, by USMAWIFE

    just can't deal with everything anymore.... Read more

  • This weekend...

    9/8/2014 12:05:18 AM, by SDLOV3R

    ... was perfect. I am in love with my life. Friday night I took Colin down to a friend's house for a BBQ and zydeco fest. Friend has 3 kids who all love Colin and so when I said it was time for Colin and I to head out, he asked if Colin wanted to spend the night and all day Saturday. Colin ab... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/7/2014 11:47:40 PM, by USMAWIFE

    today I tried to lay back and get some relaxing in had a refund card from Lowes and tried to use it to purchase more minutes for my tracfone nd their cashier put the card in wrong and it rejected. so I had to pay full price for the card which was going outside my budget Hubby called an... Read more

  • Nice day off but busy!!!

    9/7/2014 11:40:31 PM, by GEOFROG

    I had a nice day off today. Did some shopping with Dan. He bought me some yarn that I need for my projects for the craft fair, met his daughter and family to shop for a new car seat for his grandson, had lunch with them all, did some crocheting but very little unpacking. Not enough hours in the day... Read more

  • Day off tomorrow!!!

    9/6/2014 11:46:12 PM, by GEOFROG

    I have the day off tomorrow and going to enjoy every moment. Going to crochet some on the baby afghan I'm making for the bazaar, figure out what to make next, do some shopping with Dan and family, and just relax and take it easy. Plus work on some more of the "desmoking" unpacking from the fire in ... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/6/2014 11:27:53 PM, by USMAWIFE

    today I spent a lot of the day knitting, trying to get the shawl in the mail by Tuesday, then cleaning out two closests, made spaghetti sauce and watch college football which I normally do not do. I was facebooking with a lot of my husbands classmates on the game as well as several friends of mine... Read more

  • I am back

    9/6/2014 2:30:14 PM, by KIKIMAV

    Hey friends! After a few months break I am ready to come back. Last time my sparking was all or nothing: I blogged, I vlogged, I tracked food water and exercise, I was a good teammember, I read daily mails, I took part in challenges....It was good! But I was neglecting my other responsib... Read more

  • Found a perfect pattern for quick baby afghan for bazaar!!!

    9/6/2014 1:53:33 AM, by GEOFROG

    I found a quick and easy pattern for a baby afghan to make for the bazaar. I am so behind with everything since the fire and desmoking of everything so I hope to get this done this weekend even though I have to work tomorrow. I need to get so much done before Nov 22. Have a good night everyone!!!... Read more

  • the weekend is here

    9/5/2014 7:37:25 PM, by USMAWIFE

    this morning got up and headed to my gp's office for my weekly weigh in and bp check since last Thursday, I am down 7 lbs. YEAH Praying I am going to continue loosing like this as my goal to reach the one under side has come and gone so many times. This time I see it in sight again the... Read more

  • Trying to play catch up on my crafting for the bazaar!!!

    9/5/2014 12:35:03 AM, by GEOFROG

    I'm trying to catch up on some of things I'm making for the craft fair. I lost 2 months of crafting time and now am trying to figure out what I can make to sell to fill the table. I do need to make some pot pads to replace the ones I sold last year and cat and pig note pads too. Since all my stuff w... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/4/2014 7:45:56 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Last night had my talk with a friend before I went to bed. Always like that .. nice way to end he day Was up on and off through the night, but was up at 3 am to get hubby ready for work. Felt like I was going to pass out as I got his coffee. Most likely it is stress and lack of sleep... Read more

  • Why I love my job

    9/4/2014 1:51:15 PM, by SDLOV3R

    I love where I work. Aside from the fact that every job posting says "Good sense of humor a plus", I have a really rewarding job! I work at a youth housing facility downtown that serves transitional-age youth (18-24) who are certified homeless by HUD standards and have a medical disability (100... Read more

  • my spirit is broken

    9/3/2014 8:15:16 PM, by USMAWIFE

    For those who are on facebook with me or say my status update on here I now longer am believing everything is going to be ok This morning while watching the 700 club in the part where they prayer about healing a different kind of message came through, one having to do with money and I prayed... Read more

  • Tomorrow off, need to do more on the unpacking from fire, maybe crochet some!

    9/2/2014 11:49:05 PM, by GEOFROG

    I have tomorrow off work for my regular day off for the week. I need to work on some more of the unpacking of our stuff from the crew packing everything in boxes and not knowing which is which. It does help that the new shed is here. Going to put some of my crafting supplies up there clearly marked ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/2/2014 3:05:52 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Another day of hot temps and humidty. I am going through things mentally trying to figure out how to carry on. I am a whits end and right now, even with all the prayers in the world, can't get things together. I know if our friend was not dealing with his mom's death he would be hel... Read more

  • Loved the long weekend now back to work!

    9/2/2014 1:39:07 AM, by GEOFROG

    I loved having 3 days off in a row, It was like a mini vacation. But now back to work even though I have Wednesday off this week. Tomorrow may be a little rough though. One coworker who helps me out the most has the day off, the bosses are back after 6 days off so they have to play catch up and who ... Read more

  • Labor Day

    9/1/2014 6:04:07 PM, by USMAWIFE

    thought today was going to be a day of relaxation for hubby and me but it did not turn out that way Last night after working his 3 day 16 hour/day shift, he tells me that he has to work a 14 hour shift today. the guy who took over his weekend shift has once again screwed him, hubby was called ... Read more

  • another month ends

    8/31/2014 11:58:54 PM, by USMAWIFE

    had a lot of issues and stresses in Aug... Read more

  • Finally finished crocheting the baby afghan!

    8/31/2014 1:11:12 AM, by GEOFROG

    I finally finished the baby afghan I'm making for the bazaar in November. Now to start on a new project. Trying to figure out what to do next, either another baby afghan or some crocheted sachets. But I also need to work on unpacking some more of the stuff from the "desmoking" of the house after the... Read more

  • Taking a Spark break

    8/31/2014 12:04:51 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So much going on right now and I'm feeling guilty about not keeping up with my SparkFriends and Teams, etc. I'm taking a break and I'll be back in a week or two. ... Read more

  • Very Sad. RIP Mrs O

    8/30/2014 7:57:16 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Mrs O was the mom of my husband's best friend and for my a big brother and the only male friend I can talk to When the guys had a long vacation from school, they would spend it between their house in IN and my inlaws in Maryland. I don' t remember all the times I would get a call saying we ar... Read more

  • New shed arrived today!!!

    8/30/2014 12:43:28 AM, by GEOFROG

    The new shed that was built to replace the one lost to the fire back in June was delivered today. It looks great. I can't believe that it cost less than half than what the construction company that built the pump wanted to build and it's bigger too. I wish I would have found them before my pump hous... Read more

  • multiple prayers needed

    8/29/2014 5:39:19 PM, by USMAWIFE

    OK. our friends said they would lend me the money.. that was Tuesday Last night they said they could do some but not a lot which I understood. They were coming down for the weekend so we could work on the book, talk to the agent and also get him set up with him business like mine. Then... Read more

  • it's 3 am

    8/29/2014 3:08:57 AM, by USMAWIFE

    yes up early. this has been a crazy week. Hubby had to go in two of his four days off and now is about to start his 3 day cycle doctor put me on meds to help see if it will jump start my metaobolism and I am was wired the first day, but when I put the pill in half, last night was able get 3... Read more

  • Hump Day

    8/27/2014 8:12:14 PM, by USMAWIFE

    This morning I was up at 3 am again after getting 2 hours of sleep, if I was that lucky made coffee for hubby and went back to bed Finally fell asleep close to 5 so I could be up a 730 for labs. I needed coffee so badly but I had to fast for this test. only water was allowed, no caffein... Read more

  • I'll have what the skinny gal's having

    8/27/2014 7:21:11 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Today was the monthly lunch with the girls. I wasn't sure what to order. I've been doing so well and didn't want to blow it. I was hungry but I really didn't want to end up with a super-sized meal. When it came my turn to order, I told the waitress "I'll have what she's having" and motio... Read more

  • Good day off and found blog on list!!!

    8/27/2014 1:01:09 AM, by GEOFROG

    I have a very good day off. I got some crocheting done, some shopping done, need to find an important envelope (tomorrow, I hope!) and need to work the rest of the week. Can't wait til the weekend. 3 whole days off in a row! Mini vacation except I have lots to do at home with the unpacking still f... Read more

  • Did someone say Pizza?

    8/26/2014 6:47:51 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    If you read my blog yesterday, you'll remember that I said I thought I'd talked DH out if bringing home pizza last night. So, guess who showed up with a family size Cowboy pizza?! Well, after all, it was his birthday. I told him I would eat one piece . . . so he cut it into 4 piece... Read more

  • Had to break down and ask a friend for help

    8/26/2014 5:05:45 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Today I did the hardest thing I ever had to do, ask a friend for a loan. Granted this is a friend who we let move in with us for 6 months and they did not pay us anything as we know they were cash strapped and he was supporting his family in IN while we worked in Atlanta. This is also the fr... Read more

  • Not sure about the new format (blogging was made harder to me) and tomorrow!!!

    8/26/2014 12:10:49 AM, by GEOFROG

    I am not too sure about the new format on SP. I wish they would have left the blog thing on the points board where it was easier to find instead of moving it to the start page. Maybe if they put it in one of the big boxes like the other stuff would have been better. I have tomorrow off from work. ... Read more

  • Monday

    8/25/2014 6:29:21 PM, by USMAWIFE

    it's one of those days .. will leave it at that... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    8/25/2014 4:57:44 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Had a great weekend . . . still on plan. Today's DH's birthday and I think I just talked him out of pizza and into a fresh avo/tomato wrap for dinner. (Was that bad of me?) I needed some chuckles for the day. Thought you might enjoy some too. Read more

  • Celebratory Saturday

    8/25/2014 2:57:46 PM, by SDLOV3R

    As summer winds down and the new semester picks up, there are a lot of transitions. Sometimes transitions don't go as well as we hope - like the transition of looking for work or a place to live. I have had a number of transitions myself these past few months and they finally are falling into place.... Read more

  • as this week starts

    8/24/2014 5:41:48 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I am praying desperately for a miracle to get us through all we have on our plate ... Read more

  • Earthquake 6.1 Napa, California

    8/24/2014 11:30:35 AM, by SWAN47

    I live 45 minutes from epicenter and it woke be up 2 times. There are injuries and damage to the community. Please pray for this community and these people. It's something we live with in California. Another time to remind us to appreciate all our moments we have and to make the most of them.... Read more

  • Work week finally over! Off tomorrow!!!

    8/23/2014 11:53:33 PM, by GEOFROG

    I have tomorrow off and I hope to be able to get some more unpacking done. This is such a slow process since strangers packed up everything and the boxes all look alike. Some aren't marked right either. Plus I may take some time and crochet on the baby afghan I'm doing for the craft fair. I hope to ... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/23/2014 3:58:59 PM, by USMAWIFE

    long night and day here each night for the last month I ended the day with a conversation with a friend and that usually makes me feel calmer . Last night they were in a meeting and I did get my text messages saying what time are you going to bed. I said I would be up , could not sleep. sa... Read more

  • Found a pattern to use for the craft fair!!!

    8/22/2014 11:20:45 PM, by GEOFROG

    I was able to find a small pattern to do for the craft fair since I lost 2 months worth of work to do because of the fire. It's for crocheted sachets. Can't wait to try it but need to finish the baby afghan I'm working on first. Dan starts back on nights Monday so I will probably work more on some... Read more

  • Friday

    8/22/2014 8:19:23 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I am so ready to give it all up. I spent most of the day in tears Was up with hubby at 2 am, got him ready to leave and did not go back until 530. tossed and turned and final got up at 9 Did some cleaning the mail came and the letter I needed from the bank was the wrong thing. So s... Read more