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1/7/15 4:44 P

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Meta so glad you could join us.....thinking and praying for you and hoping the best...your program will get there eventually...no rush....post when you can...and take care.

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1/7/15 1:24 P

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Not stable on my program yet. On again and off again, but better than I was 2 weeks ago. thinking of you all with appreciation. Keep Sparkin'!!

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1/5/15 4:15 P

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Welcome REGINAROLLINS...glad you found us and hope you join us often...loosing weight for us is a special journey and having similarities in our ages helps....

So very glad you joined us Tatter3...take your time in coming back...we will be here to help you in any way we can....hope your holidays were bearable and remember you are always welcome here.......love reading your blogs.....hope writing them has helped you......you are doing great in your weight loss agenda...keep up the good work.

Today I'm at work....after having 2 weeks off its difficult to get back to work and today seems very long....and the frigid air has finally found us......this morning it was very hard to get into a cold car and drive to work at 6:30 am......take care everyone and have a good night.

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Well, beloveds, this is tentative and day by day...but I think I'm starting to 'come back'. I sat in the church parking lot yesterday and listened to my phone messages from Honey and one of the messages was just him telling me how proud he was of me for working on getting healthier and how well he thought that I was doing. I expect I'll need to listen to that message a lot in the next few months. I got up this morning and walked a mile and did some stretch band exercises and am tracking the day's food intake. I'm still purging my closets and stashes and God willing, will be done before planting season comes. thank you all for your friendship and support and letting me be dysfunctional and absent so much these last few months. this is a new year and God's love has not changed one bit! I appreciate you all and pray you're all blessed as we forge on. Keep Sparkin'!!

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Welcome Tbuckner001......I am glad tomorrow I return to a routine of working 3 days a week and babysitting 2 days a week....find that the holidays its just too easy to gain weight...take care all and hope you can join us often.....

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Happy New year to you Fresnelfocus...hope that you join us often....its nice to try to loose weight when you have many things in common....our age gives us a different way of trying to reach our goal...many of us are caregivers (to our parents) as well as caregivers to our grandchildren.....makes it difficult to concentrate on our goals....but this forum gives all common ground...hope you are still loosing weight .....take care and join us when you can....

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HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!!!! I was also born in 1952 Well, I am lucky to have my Mom who is 90. She does have dementia and it is progressively getting worse. Before she got too far along in the disease she agreed to sell the home she livedin for 62 yrs and leave the only town she had ever livedin since childhood and move to Cape Cod to be closer to me and my sister. She is in an assisted living faciity and has adjusted over the past year but each month there is more and more that I do for her like laundry, taking her shopping, her pills and then taking her to my house to visit My two siblings are less involved but thats ok. She is Mom and she would do the same for her Mom
Hope the New Year brings good and happy things to this group. Spark People has reignited my efforts to lose weight and hope it works Just joined threee days ago haven't lost any weight yet but I feel like I am eating better.
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11/24/14 3:33 P

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So very sorry that you are having to go through this....a challenging burden for sure....my 93 year old mom still lives in the home we grew up in..... but our saving grace is that my db and his wife live in the basement apartment of her home....and although they are both out during the day there is always someone with her at night.....I go there once a week with one of my 2 dd's and give my mom personal care needed...I am so blessed to have my dd's help me with this...and my mom is so grateful for all we do.....but I find I am always taking care of others...my 6 gks's , my dh, who is still recovering from hip surgery or my mom.....and with still working 3 days a week...I pray and continue to know it could be worse....take care my SP friend and know that I hope your db comes soon and you can get your well deserved and needed vacation..... emoticon

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11/24/14 2:59 P

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Take good care of you, my friends! I'm on my 5th week taking care of my mother. Very challenging. I miss my husband and my life. Mom is so negative and self involved. More so than in the past. She refuses to move from her house even though she cannot afford the care she needs here. She's content to have me move in and leave my own life behind for her. I really don't understand how she can think this is a good thing. Her world is very small. I leave when her care giver comes for two hours twice per week. Mom doesn't understand why I don't want to stay and visit. I so look forward to the time to shop or walk or read without interruption or worry. I'm getting a lot done on the house that will need to be done before we can sell, anyway. I'm not sleeping well so growing more exhausted by the day. Still planning to go on vacation with dh next month while my brother provides respite. I can't wait!



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10/21/14 1:28 P

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Oh I feel so bad for you.....but I can understand in wanting to do the right thing...such terrible memories for a little girl to be burdened with....you have definitely over come all your bad experiences and dealt with them in an adult manner....may God give you strength to endure this next faze in your life....you are a special person to go and take care of a mom who does not deserve your kindness and compassion......take care my dear friend....I will be praying for you and thinking about how you are coping...I hope you post when you can and let us know how you are doing...may God bless you and keep you strong......I will be here when you can return...... emoticon

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I am going to live with my mom indefinitely. So hard to leave my husband, but thankfully we have phones, face time and skype. Still, we believe this is the right thing to do. She will not be happy, but she refuses to go into any kind of nursing home and refuses to come live with us. It has always been all about her and what she wants. I guess for an only child who never told her adopted children that she loved us and believes she never did anything wrong in her entire life, this should not be a surprise. She will stay in her home regardless of how this impacts my brother and me. The care giver agency nurse threatened my brother with adult protective services although her own doctor and nurse practitioner agreed that she could be alone at home if that is her choice. I will try not to crowd her, but be available when needed. Perhaps she won't fight me on every issue. She is not well enough to be as independent as she wants to be. Will get a wheel chair to help me get her from room to room. I try to focus on good memories, but the bad ones tend to win out just now. I just want her to have the peace she never gave us. When she is gone I want my brother and I to know we took the very best care of her we could. He will provide respite care for me. I do need to find some neighbors or others nearby to help me get her off the floor when she falls...which she does with some regularity now. It is just too expensive and slow to have paramedics come every time. I'm trying to block out the memories of the beatings, the welts, the bleeding wounds she inflicted when I was young. I think she didn't know any better and couldn't control her temper. Thankfully, one of her dear friends an one of my aunts told me I was lovable and loved by God. With Jesus as my friend I could endure whatever mood she happened to be in. There are so many good memories and I will continue to try to live there when my mind wanders from the present. DH and I are supposed to travel in December, but thankfully I did buy trip insurance in case that is not an option then. We'll seem Meanwhile, he will drive with me out to California so I will have my car with me this time. Rentals are so expensive. Then he will fly home and fly out again when it is time for me to come home. Time for me to get busy running through my enormous to do list. Have a great day everyone!



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Just ate my way through four amazing days with our son's family. It was awesome, but now I must get rid of the bloat and start losing towards December vacation. Also, just found out I may need to go back out to care for my mom again. She is so weak and pretty confused. I'm waiting for a call from my brother to tell me how she seems today when he visits. Then, I'll know more. Have a great week everyone!



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10/17/14 2:03 P

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Welcome Pbouchie....hope you can join us often....we are all trying to loose weight on this journey the more we are the better .....

Hope all are enjoying today....I hope to watch what I eat today and this weekend....take care.

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10/15/14 8:18 A

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I can understand your frustration...I also have not been able to loose...I have gained.....ugh!
We just celebrated our Thanksgiving and it did not help having all that food around ....especially the home made dessert pies.....but I finally gave the last of the leftovers away to my kids and their families and brought over some desserts to my mom (she has a sweet tooth which I inherited)...so now no excuse to buckle down....hope all is well with the grandson's trip... we are getting back to watching my gs's hockey games this weekend.....they are so much fun and bring my dh and I so much joy.....take care and still praying for Honey ...... emoticon

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10/13/14 4:26 P

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Working out a lot, but still not seeing weight go down. Frustrating, but I am getting a bit more toned at least.
Getting ready to take a grandson on flight to see his cousins in a few days. Hoping he won't chicken out. Seemed pretty excited when we took care of him and his brother and sister Friday evening and again on Saturday as we watched his brother play in two water polo games. We'll see what happens.
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10/13/14 10:57 A

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We are celebrating our Thanksgiving today...so blessed to have all my family coming and helping out...take care all my SP friends...... emoticon emoticon

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10/9/14 11:53 A

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Just returned from meeting with the girls......some I've known since I was a child...need to make time to be with them...always so much fun....but life gets in the way....today was able to go for a walk in this glorious sunshine...my weight is still on the high side but I'm not going to get depressed about it...so many things to be grateful for...good health and the good health of my children and grand children....my dd will be getting her heart surgery in Jan and that's going to be my focal point of my prayers.....may God help her......take care and have a great day....

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Girlfriends are great. I need to make some calls and set up some get togethers for next week when hopefully it will be a bit quieter...at least at the beginning.
I've been working out pretty hard lately trying to get into better shape for a December vacation that will involve a lot of activity - snorkeling, swimming, hiking, boating, sight seeing. I need to build some endurance to keep up with dh.
Tending the three local gks Friday evening to daughter and her dh can go to a recruiting dinner. Tis the season to find new docs for his neuro-critical care arena. Dd does not enjoy these things, but she is expected to take part, especially with the wives if the applicant is a guy which most are.
Dh has colonoscopy that afternoon so not sure what kind of shape he will be in to spend time with the gks. Fingers crossed that all goes well. He's postponed this for a year and with each previous one he has had polyps removed so I hate to see him delay. His dad had colon cancer so would think dh would be more eager to stay on top of this. That's my little vent for the week.



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10/8/14 9:45 A

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Its easy to get off track....just have to get back on....but I know its tough with all the celebrations....you really have a lot going on..with your mom...I am sure you will make the right decisions with the best for her in mind......and what a pleasant trip you will have with your gs....and I hope you are feeling better...I am trying to keep up with the walking....love this time of the year....cool crisp days with lots of sunshine...this week like many others is going by very quickly...tomorrow I'm off and planning to get together with some girlfriends for breakfast....looking forward to some girl chats...take care and have a great day!

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I have gotten off track with nutrition the past few days with several birthday celebrations and just grabbing food on the go. I don't usually behave this way. I think I'm a bit stressed with my mom and not knowing what I should do next to help her. Also preparing to take our 10 year old grandson for a long weekend to visit his cousins. Gotta find out what documentation we need to fly with him. Recovering from a bug that still has me really fatigued. But, I did get to the gym both Saturday and Sunday. Want to swim more often while there to prepare for vacation that will include lots of water activities. I pray you are taking good care of yourselves even as you take care of so much else.



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10/6/14 8:40 A

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Thanks for posting when you can and keeping us updated about Honey in your blogs....may today be a better day...take care!

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Girls, I can't tell you how I miss these chats...I'm so sorry that I haven't been here. The last 30 days has been challenging and I'm just not able to do everything I want to do. I'm thinking of you all and your families and praying that you are blessed in all things. be safe, be sound. and know that you're in my heart.

Keep Sparkin'!

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9/28/14 6:15 P

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Hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend...weather was perfect for all outdoor activities...hope all is well with you and your family...take care all....

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Good afternoon everyone...hope your day is filled with sunshine and all goods things......thanks for all the blessings and kind words about my DD...but it will be in the Lord's hands soon....take care all.

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9/23/14 2:21 P

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Blessings, Stephanie, for you and your daughter today. I pray the visit will go well and you will have all the answers you need.
This has been a challenging day here, but nothing too out of control. Later I'm babysitting for three of the gks while dd and her dh go to a recruiting dinner in hopes of finding another neuro-critical care doctol. SIL is stretched pretty thin. It has been hard. But, I get to take boys to tae kwon do and water polo and will take some fun things for little sister to do while we wait and watch. Then will stop for pizza on way back to their house. May try to feed the little one during one of the activities as we won't get back until so late - after 9:30 p.m. I don't know how they keep up with everything, but they seem to thrive on all of this. I've not been to their gymnastics in awhile and I know they are both busy with their youth group, too. Runs dd ragged. She is recovering from some chest infection. Sometimes I wish she would just turn off the extras for awhile to let herself get some rest. But, that is not her. Take care ladies! Blessings



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Good Morning....wanted to start this day by letting my SP friends know I am going with my DD to the heart surgeon....we have a Skype appointment.... with him this am to find out more about my DD's heart surgery.....and I am trying to be strong for her but inside I am a bowl of jelly...wish me luck and will let you know how it turns out.....take care and have a great day..hope all your loved ones are in good health...I am praying for you all.

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Stephanie and Barb(et al), I'm so sorry the last 3 weeks has found me absent most of the time. As you all are also experiencing, health is a great distraction. I tried to read and catch up on your events and know that you all are busy as well. I just wanted to stop by this am before the day begins and say hello, thank you for keeping up with my craziness and know that I haven't forgotten you. Time will make the changes and things should eventually settle down to normal again. Be blessed, know that God loves you and you're not alone. Keep Sparkin'!!

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Finally quiet moments after a busy day.....church this morning, then visiting a dear friend's mom at a funeral home.....her mom died much too young (84) from cancer.....then apple picking this afternoon with the youngest grandkids..lots of sunshine and warm temps....great day for it....lastly put some shelves together for added storage in the laundry room....now just winding down to get ready for bed...take care all and enjoy the evening....

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Started day by watching #1 gs play water polo. Now getting ready for a memorial for a dear friend who was 98. My husband is going to a funeral for our sweet neighbor who was 96. I used to sit with him most afternoons watching the world outside our window and listening to his stories. I was with him just before he died as his care giver came to get me to help him back into bed after he fell. He had gone down quickly and passed peacefully in his sleep. Whenever that happens I feel so thankful for not only that person, but also for the family. It is always hard to lose loved ones, but after a full and happy life it is certainly easier to say goodbye than when a young one passes. Wish these two services were not on top of each other as I would love to be at both.
After those I'll meet up with dh and head to the gym. It's been a couple days since I got over there so am anxious to get a good workout in.
So glad your mom is doing so well. My MIL is like that and it is a joy to watch her at 99. Enjoy those grandkids. You have a full day!
I, too hope Honey continues to improve and I pray for the challenging relationships you've had as well.



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So good to hear from you Barb....hope your mom and MIL are both doing well...I'm going to my mom's today.....at 93 she is still very independent and I'm thankful for that....I try to get over to her house at least once a week to take her out....but her favorite place to go is Tues and Thurs afternoon's to a senior's club to socialize and play bingo, cards, etc.....while she feels healthy enough I am so grateful she still has friends to do these activities with.....

Meta ....prayers for you and Honey ....hope he is still improving...

Well this nonna (grandma) has a full day scheduled....my mom's this morning, my gs's hockey game this afternoon...and tonight watching my 3 year old gd and 16 month old gs....love it!...take care all and have a great Sat.....

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9/19/14 8:38 P

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Congratulations Stephanie. Hope your celebration is perfect in every way. Just came from a birthday party for a friend who is 85 today and still running marathons, climbing mountains and owns and runs several radio stations. I get winded just thinking about his schedule! Gotta get inspired to do a fraction of what comes so naturally to him.
Then tomorrow I have two funerals of dear friends. Seems so many highs and lows lately for so many people I know.
Have a nice weekend ladies! Blessings for good health and safety day by day.



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I am sure that you will loose the weight once you have had a chance to get back on track....

So happy to read on your blog about Honey's improvement.....prayers are being answered.....thank the Lord.

Celebrating 42 years of marriage today with my dh ...doesn't seem like all that time has passed... blessed that we are in good health and still going strong...take care ladies and have a great evening...

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Speaking of gaining. I did just that the second half of my time with Mom as I ran out of my thyroid meds and for some reason I couldn't get a couple weeks of that from the local pharmacy. The communications between them and my doctor's office were feeble. I even called doctor office to straighten out the request, but no luck. Was out of that and my heart medication, but got along o.k., just ended up gaining even though very careful to eat only whole foods along the way. Since getting home, however, I have been less cautious and though I haven't gained more, I also haven't begun to lose. Must get back on track soon. Joined recreation fitness center that covers all the local county facilities. I went to gym yesterday and hope to get over there to swim tomorrow. I've been out of the ortho boot a few days and feeling pretty good. Not sure if I can swim well as tendon is not totally well yet. But, every day is a bit better. I do pray our ladies are having a good day - sounds like you both need a day of rest! Take good care of you. Blessings and hugs



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So glad that you had a chance to post and give us an update on your mom......thank you for your kindness with our struggles... which we all have...hope your mom is doing well.

Hope Honey is resting comfortably and everything is being done for him at the hospital.....and that you are taking care of yourself too...

I'm at work today and resting from the busy weekend...after Sat night having our friends over for dinner and then Sun afternoon having the kids with their families over for lunch (with the leftovers I made for Sat's dinner) I need a break from cooking and cleaning so sitting at my desk is a nice way to take a break today...hope the scale is kind to me tomorrow and that I haven't gained a lot...take care ladies and enjoy today...it will be tomorrow soon enough LOL.

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Things are beginning to deteriorate a bit since I left my mom, but she is doing o.k. One of her caregivers brought vaseline to slather everywhere. I'm afraid she will slip with it all over her feet. Plus, her skin can't breathe. A nurse friend told me it can be dangerous if near the nose and ends up in lungs. So, am trying to get its use stopped. Unfortunately, Mom thinks this greasy stuff is the best thing since sliced bread. I guess at her age I shouldn't worry too much.
I'm sorry you both have so many struggles in your lives. Life certainly presents with challenges and surprises along the way. Thankfully we are not alone. Blessings!



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Taking break from the preparations from the food I making for tonight's dinner party....I'm having my db and his new wife over to meet some of my friends....my sil being from the Philippines does not have many friends here, just a sister and bil...so I am hoping she gets to meet some of my friends.....she has been here since Dec and likes living here... but it must get lonely for her during the week days when my db is at work and only my 93 year old mom to talk to...and even talking is difficult with my mom...she is hard of hearing and my sil doesn't speak English very well....

think I'll call my kids and have them with their families come over tomorrow for leftovers...I'm making way to much food and it will be a good way to use it up...

thanks for your concern about my dd...she is living her life and not dwelling on what is inevitable....all I can do is support her and thank God that she is living under my roof where I can be with her...take care and I'll read your blog to find out how's Honey is doing......may God give you strength....

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As much as I love Honey, and as concerned as I am...my heart goes out to you dealing with an adult child. My DD recently had surgery and I stayed with GS but my mind was on her all day. no matter the age, our babies will always be our babies. I feel at times that Honey would rather I leave him and come on home, but I think it's because he knows I have an hour's drive in bad traffic. I'll just be glad to get this over. I keep falling asleep at my desk...LOL. Be blessed and keep loving all.

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Hope this weekend you get some much needed rest......and yes all my gk's act very differently when mom & dad are around.......especially the 3 year olds gds...much more whining and demanding with them......LOL

This weekend I'm having some friends over for dinner.....getting my dh to help with the food preparations....will be nice to see friends we haven't had time for through the summer....seems this summer has gone by much too quickly...

Thanks for asking about my dd ...with all your trials....she has a dr's appointment with her cardiologists (the one in town) this Sep 17/14....hoping to find out more about about her health...she is still functioning well but I would like for all this to be done and over with soon.....post when you can and take care.....


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Routine is still insane. How sweet for grandbaby to want you to come and get her. My DD was explaining to my sister that she should not spoil GS. Sister assured her that he was on routine and was not being catered to. SIL and DD decided to install security cameras...and now see that GS is lovely during the day, minds, is well controlled and just explodes with attention seeking behavior when they walk in the door. Now they check in during the day and are delighted with his antics...now believable since they can watch.
Sister left with brother to go to Ohio to see a project show for homes. They'll be back tomorrow night late.
I still can't sleep. 3-4 hours and I'm up. just tired. and too busy to worry about it.
Barb, love your mom and do the best you can. God is faithful.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!

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So glad to hear from you both...Barb hope your mom improves and that the changes you have made in her life are helping....

Meta how is Honey?...think about him daily and pray he is on his road to recovery....

My days have changed.....I still work Mon, Wed & Fri.....but now on Tues and Thurs I only get my 15 month gs and my 3 year old gd....the other gd's birthday is in Dec so she was able to start jr kindergarten.......my dh still gets all 4 grandkids off the school bus at 3:00 so they are all here to eat dinners.....so I'm still cooking those days....and be part of their lives....but the older ones always have activities to go to...so either my dh or a friend's parent take them to soccer, hockey, dance, gymnastics...etc.....had to laugh the other day my 3 year gd that attended school had a note in her bag that the teacher wrote......"she was very tired today and sat around and sucked her thumb all day and kept asking for her nonna (grandma) to pick her up)"...needless to say my dd was not impressed....well hope you are having a great day...my weight has been on the high side these last few days...but I hope to get into a routine and get more active...take care all..... emoticon

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Back after three more weeks caring for my mom. I left her better than I found her and arranged for someone to be there for a few hours each day instead of just the four days we had before. We changed, added and adjusted meds and found some physical helps for her. I also gardened a few hours each days with lots of pruning and weeding. I left everything looking really good, but know it will revert by the time I return again. While there I had six deaths of extended family and friends in a two week period. So sad! I sort of thought my mom would be one of those, but now I think she can hold her own for a bit longer.
You are having such challenges and I do often keep you in my prayers. Sometimes life seems a bit overwhelming. Take care of yourselves. blessings for bright days ahead!

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Back to the hospital this evening. Bro coming in so sister will be taken care of and I can spend more time with hm. Raining. Wind and grey sky. Pretty to watch but will be interesting driving to Louisville. Have you heard anything more about your DD's procedure? Have you had the babies lately? How is DH doing...still improving I hope! be blessed.

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Miss you too ......but for now God has other plans for you....take care of yourself while you are doing all these things....I read in your blog how much work you are still doing......take care my friend......I'm at work today and the day is going by quickly...looks like rain today too!


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Miss chatting with you, Stephanie. This will pass. Blessings

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All the Lord's plans for us are the best ones for us at the time......prays for you and Honey.

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Hanging on to Jeremiah 29:11.

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Meta I read some of your blogs...what a model and inspiration you are to Honey's family...may the Lord help you get through this.....and I'll start reading your blogs....you have many SP that want to know about this difficult period in your life...you are a much loved emoticon to all that know you...... emoticon

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Stephanie you might wade through my last few blogs if you have time. It's not good. He's in complete renal failure. His girls are better behaved as of last night. FINally they see the light...but too little too late. So much wasted time not wanting me to be in the 'family' and now they lose him. Or it seems that they will. Please keep praying. I know that there is a tomorrow. Appreciate you.

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I am praying that things are getting better for Honey....you and Honey are never far from my thoughts....what a trying time for you...but I am hoping today is a better day.....take care and post when you can.....

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Kidney failed. Shiley placed and dialysis will be tried. I'm staying at the hospital...will catch up later. To bed...do it all over again tomorrow

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I am certainly praying for him.....how are you doing?...take care of yourself too....don't spread yourself too thin....very hot temps here right now.....feels like its in the 100's....hope it doesn't last.....take care and post when you can...... emoticon

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Honey needs prayers.

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work day today and so busy at work no chance to get on my sites.....hope all is well and that Honey is doing well...post when you can...prayers for you and family....I'm home tomorrow so I should have more time...LOL!

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Just a short hello to all and back to work in the morning. Busy weekend. Interesting how we are all caregivers and in need of a friendly ear. I appreciate you all. Prayers and wishes for blessings as we continue to Spark!

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Prayers for you in dealing with your mom......I hope your situation gets better....I am so fortunate that my db and his wife live with my 93 year old mom.....my stays with her are just short weekly visits and sometimes those are taxing....she gets so argumentative and short tempered with everyone.....and all I can do is nod my head and agree with everything she says....

Just returned from a short stay on Pelee Island ....was so relaxing riding bikes, long walks...good food with great friends.....so glad that we went....hard to believe that today is Sep 1....my gks return to school tomorrow...so our routine will be to have just 2 grandkids for the day.....one 3 year old gd and my 15 month old gs on my Tues and Thurs babysitting days...all the other 4 will be in school and my dh will be picking them up...another school year begins.....take care all...

Thinking of your Honey and prayers for him also...hope all is well.....

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