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emoticon stressed out factors got partial relief, Dr finally filled out form for 2bdr accommodation w/housing - for wife's power wheelchair, manual whlchr, oxygen tank and concentrator, nebulizer, walker, and more! It only took 60 days for 1 page of checkmarks and 3 signatures to get filled out. I hand delivered from Stone oak to Flores downtown.

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12/18/14 8:14 A

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a little bit miserable. Dang mold and mt cedar counts are up. ugh! emoticon

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12/8/14 9:49 P

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emoticon knew you were unstoppable! Heh heh

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Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for my improved health, and happy I can finally breathe again!

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12/8/14 11:33 A

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Arthur and his cousin from Needles are visiting. Hopefully they won't stay too long this week.

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12/8/14 10:25 A

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sore... haha But, also I'm feeling nervous. I have a phone interview today, and I haven't been interviewed in a LONG time.

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emoticon I'm happy you're recovering from it too! Wow.

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feeling a little disconnected fm family, society...

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Happy that I am finally recovering from bronchitis!

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12/7/14 2:37 A

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12/5/14 12:03 P

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Packing up to move, so doing "heavy bag" work! emoticon

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Just got appt @ VA on 18dec ⁴physX & get'n tens-unit! Woo hoo!
Also glad ²hear about Sbear5 w/job pprwrk& her flying Mom! I regr'ly watched the Flying Nun... hahaha
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excited and nervous. Finally heard back from a company I applied to, so now filling out more paperwork.

ALSO exicted my mom's flying in tomorrow!

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11/28/14 5:25 A

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Grateful to have a place for us to call home, glad in a way to be moving by New Year's. Glad we have some options. Happy to have family in town to see at least on holidays.

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11/27/14 4:44 P

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Grateful that my blood sugar readings are normal! Grateful for this gorgeous day! Grateful for life!

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11/27/14 8:00 A

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Very grateful for what the last five years have given me. It was not always easy, but the rewards have been worth it!

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11/14/14 9:11 P

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Taking a break from cleaning out a storage closet at work. I came across some really old computer manuals in there - I doubt anybody needs a Windows 2000 training guide, lol!

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Thankful. I just realized I only have 2 more long runs before race day! WooHoo! I'm gonna get my Saturday's back! emoticon

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Glad for the abysmal weather only because it'll help me cut down in order to quit smoking. We only smoke outside, so... but it isn't kind to my pain levels! Oh well, trade-off.
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11/11/14 8:58 P

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Nursing a sore knee after a 5 mile hike mostly uphill.

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Easing back into my routine after a long weekend out of town.

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Lying in bed and counting my blessings.

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Getting in some spark time before wrapping up for the night. Counting Spark as one of the many blessings in my life.

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Feeling sore but happy after my workout this morning!

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10/28/14 7:18 A

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very sore from pull-up training, but happy to know that I CAN train again, nine months post surgery!

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10/27/14 10:44 A

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Enjoying a productive Monday morning!

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10/24/14 5:09 P

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emoticon groovy

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Enjoying a quiet moment of Sparking with my friends online before my day starts. I love you guys!

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10/24/14 7:35 A

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happy to finally know a kind of eating that works for me, that helps my body to be on track, and keeps my mind not-hazy, and makes me feel good all around.

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10/23/14 11:40 P

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Pretty excited about the upcoming SPICE challenge!!

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
Galatians 6:9

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10/20/14 11:28 P

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Today I'm trying to wake up! I had a really busy weekend and then I got up early and went to the gym and now I'm hitting a wall. Time to go get up and move around a little bit!

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Today I am
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tired of the drama court jesters that inhabit our apt complex. Life's too short for living in a soap opera. Lost a semi-feral kitten to a speeder in our parking lot, on top of everything else. As the resident cat whisperer, I buried it with good memories. Momma is looking fo it, finally letting me pet her a little. Life goes on...
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Today, at this very moment I am tired. I'm fatigued from the less than good choices I made this weekend. But, i'm in the mentality today...fake it until you make it. I'm determined not to fall completely off the wagon so I may be tired but i will not give in. I will remain positive.

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10/10/14 8:00 P

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New landlord broke our lease, :(
-Housing says okay, lets upgrade to 2bdr, bottom floor, wheelchair access. :)

I had to follow Morgan Freeman's command in Evan Almighty -- I "did the Dance" for about 17 minutes. (at least 15 min a day is my newest goal in the 50+ losing 50+lbs.)

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ps. anybody recommend a specific part of town? Near a park? Bus hub? Library? anything?

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Glad to help another 'homeless' guest get a job, eat 3 squares, have shelter & shower. 2nd in as many weeks. Pretty much need an address, a phone number, and be clean & refreshed to get a job. Crazy ain't it? We're proof you can help others and be living under the poverty level. :-)

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On hold, trying to schedule a Dr. appointment. UGH!

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Bored in class lol

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Hopeful and optomistic!

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Feeling thankful for my wife, and inadequate starting a home church. Then again, if I felt adequate I might not need God to work through me. Hmmm.

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excited that my niece completed the crucible at basic and will be graduating next week...AND I get to go to her graduation! WooHoo

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Congrats Katshia! Tough, pushing forward, admirable.
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Proud that I did 35 'minutes of cardio at the gym just now even though I really didn't want to!

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I am happy to have posted a new blog entry on information I gleaned from about sugars. This also includes some reflections due to my pre-diabetic class with the VA hospital.:-)

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I am looking fowarrd to Oct challenge too to help me get on track! emoticon

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I'm excited about the October Challenge, too - it will help me keep these healthy streaks going!

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excited about the October team challenge! WooHoo!

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.....having a great day at work!

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... happy for Sarah and the SA Team for the new leader! Nice!

You may say I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one...
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Aww, thanks guys! I'm glad to be back in leadership as well!

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"Unstoppable: Today, I'm thrilled that Sarah (SBEAR5) is a new team leader! Yaaaaay!! -ga- yaaaaaay!!!"
Congrats, salutations, honorifics, and more Sarah!
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Today, I'm thrilled that Sarah (SBEAR5) is a new team leader! Yaaaaay!!!!

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Thanks Jen! She's expectantly happy as a clam waiting for high-tide.

Today, I am at this very moment emoticon glad to have a singing wife and playful kittens at my feet. It seems to help coming here too.

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Congrats on your wife's upcoming surgery! I hope that she is able to enjoy a better quality of life after the procedure.

Today, I am stressed...I'm writing a proposal at work and I'm not sure I'm doing it correctly. I'm fighting the urge to procrastinate (i.e., posting on Sparkpoeple instead of writing the proposal, lol!)

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emoticon stupid with Joy! My wife is approved for permanent install of the spinal-cord stimulator on Oct17th. She'll finally get relief beyond what meds have done for her Fibromyalgia pains in her lower back. Yippie!
emoticon now, that's on target.

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Happier than yesterday.

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Grieving for all the folks I know and are acquainted w/ who not only are in pain physically, emotionally, mentally, financially but spiritually. Good time to pray about everything, eh? (see Phlp4, in the NT - Bible - for where I draw this courage from). I'm knowing these things myself, and although my wife and I are all-around broken we keep on truckin' trying to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly.

We can do this!

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sad:( I didn't like what a friend put on my facebook page and I ask her not to put anything else on my timeline and not to put me down anymore and she befriended me and even blocked me! I had even given her a place to live with me for several months before she moved to Georgia. After 8 years of friendship I was just tired of her putting me down all the time. But sad we are no longer friends but I guess it is for the best. Seems like every time I stand up for myself I lose friends but maybe they were not the right friends after all! Anyway,
hope everyone has a great day! :)

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....sleepy! I'm about to head off to bed. Night, everyone!

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emoticon

hungry, man.

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Hi Gralan! no I didn't know about that museum. what is the address? I m always looking for something fun to do!

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Heyah Darla! Nice re: the Bible study AND being here too! Thanks. Have you gone to the Witte museum? Free Tuesdays 3-8, Hung Fong 4 eats steps away... emoticon

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happy to be starting my new women's bible study at church and getting to know people on here too! Glad to have some new friends!

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... stuck resting with a cat at my ankles, another near my head. My vertigo is overactive, and when I went to ask for some real pain killers, the VA told me to cut down on my intake of ibuprofen for my sciatica so I'm in a fine state -- but the cats kind of anchor me at the moment.

I hope not to be known as "Deacon Blues", but I will answer to Dizzy-G... I gotta try to smile, it might be contagious. emoticon

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pumped and energetic after a good cardio/ST workout!

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grateful for the support and encouragement from my San Antonio sparkteam members. You guys always have just the right words at the right time. Thank you for being AWESOME!

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happy it was my son and daughter in laws 3rd wedding anniversary on St. Patricks day but they dated for 4 years before that so it is really 7 years they have been together! So proud of them! They are a cute couple! Hope everyone had a good St. Patrick's Day! Darla

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…..fighting PTSD, depression and anxiety, but making progress.

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recovering from 4 days with gluten exposure out of the last 8 days. Boo. But I'm getting better, and determined to make it through.

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I am...exhausted. I can't wait for the doctors to find out whats wrong with me so I can get energy back.

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feeling better today after finding out one of my uncles passed away yesterday. got up early and one the bus to go downtown for a housing appointment back by noon, paid my rent and came home and took a nap! just relaxing now. Was a beautiful day today!

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feeling pokey.

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incredibly sore! You'd think, if you only took two weeks off strength training, you wouldn't feel crippling pain when you got back into it...sigh.

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so thankful for DST (the world feels RIGHT again!), and very happy with today's food. :)

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happy and relaxed! I had a woman who is my new caseworker come and help me clean my apt today and we got it all done! So nice to have a clean apt and now I have pork chops cooking in the oven! Great day! emoticon

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...overwhelmed by the outpouring of birthday wishes. Thank you, Spark Family! You made my day!

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all stuffy with a head cold, boo! :(

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Relaxing

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