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1/19/14 12:36 P

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Good Sunday Afternoon to everyone. Dear Hubby and I are seeing some positive results having just started back to spark on Friday. We are truly excited and it gives us both the boast of confidence we need to keep going. Its such a blessing having one another for moral support and I know we are going to make it!

Snow has blanketed the ground here in Ohio with 3 new inches of fallen snow overnight. The sun has just peaked through the clouds and its a beautiful site from my vantage point. Picking up our daughter Kayleigh who was at a sleep over for the weekend with some girlfriends, and I am looking forward to hearing all about it when she gets home.

Going to the store to get some things for meal planning this coming week. Wishing you all a wonderful day and great week ahead.

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1/17/14 9:58 A

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Hi MaryBeth and friends, well this year is off to a bumpy start, but I am here to stay. Dear Hubby now requires in home health care due to his weakness (as he battles limb girdle muscular dystrophy). Both of us suffer with type 2 diabetes too and our A1C's recently are too high, so with the help of spark and a great at home support team we are doing Spark together., beginning today.

I thank you all for your well wishes. I have recovered nicely from my surgery, but took a fall and hurt my back weeks after surgery and am currently on a treatment plan and it is improving.

The snow is coming down here and blanketing everything quickly. Its beautiful to watch and I'm glad I don't have anywhere I have to be today.

I thank you all for hanging in there through my absence and keeping the team going. Best wishes to all of you and continued success on your journey to a new you. Let's do it in 2014 and own this year!

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12/30/13 4:44 P

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Hey Debbie! Sorry to hear about hubby's fall. I hope your recovery is going well. I'm busy right now too. You will both be in my prayers and I hope 2014 is a healthier year for your family!



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12/30/13 8:39 A

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Hi everyone seems forever since I have been here with all of you but we have been very busy. Mostly dr. appts and what have you. Hubby is awaiting results of a CT Scan to see if he injured his hip from a fall in the house. We now have arranged for him to have home healthcare a few times a week as his mobility worsens. Due to all that is going on, I have come to the conclusion it is time I let someone else lead the team.

If you are interested please email me and I will add you as leader so that I can officially step down. I feel right now I need to work on healing from my surgery, focus on family and simply be a part of the team when time allows.

I wish you all a great week ahead and most of all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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11/21/13 6:33 A

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So glad you doing well! I hope your recovery continues to go well and that tests come back non cancerous. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, you have a lot to be thankful for this year!



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11/16/13 11:37 A

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Hi everyone, home recovering from my total hysterectomy. hope all is going well for all of you on your journeys. I hope to get in full swing here in the upcoming months once I am well on my way in my recovery. Provided I don't have to have another surgery. I was told when discharged if cancer is found I will have to go back for another surgery to remove lymph nodes. Hoping that won't be necessary.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Good to touch base with you all today.

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10/23/13 8:37 A

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Hi everyone, just dropping by to say Hi and wish you all a good week. I sincerely hope all is going well on your journeys. Do you like the new changes with the start up page. Took me a bit to familiarize myself but I think I like it, change is good! ha ha.

Woke to a rainy/snow mix and today we will have a high of 40. Today will be fairly busy, taking Kay to get her bottom braces on and I have to stop by for a dental appointment to see if any adjustment needs made to my dentures I received yesterday. Its a challenge, and eating with them will take some practice., but I like them.

I thank you all for the goodies and comments on my blogs and page and hope you'll continue to keep me in your prayers. Trying to keep active as best I can my wait for my surgery on Dec. 20th seems so far away.

I will try to keep in touch more often and its just so good to be here with you all today.
God Bless, and much love, ME

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10/7/13 6:24 P

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Hi Deb and team, thank you all for hanging in here while I am away. If anyone would like to lead the team in my absence as I will be gone or at best try to be in and out over the next few months, but I am unable to be on here as often as I would like for now. Just send me an email.

Currently they are processing my paperwork for the surgery, but as yet I have not gotten a surgery date. We are hoping it will be sooner rather than later, but we are trying to be patient, and its not something I am very good at, lol

I hope those of you that can enjoy the fall season, that you are. The days have been really chilly here but we have promise of a warm up in the days ahead and by the end of this week. Our leaves are at there peak and so pretty. When I am dealing with nausea I bundle up and sit out on my porch til its too cold and I have to come inside. I love watching the birds and people in our neighborhoods coming and goings.

I did get out with family over the weekend and did a little Christmas shopping/layaway. It feels good to get an early start as last year I was one of the last, and it was major chaos. I know once the surgery is done I won't feel much like all the hustle and bustle so doing it now, hubby will go and make the payment and then we will get it out in December and let the wrapping begin. ha ha


Have any of you started Christmas shopping yet? I know it seems crazy as Halloween hasn't even arrived yet, but so many stores are decked out already and it does help me this year at least simplify things with my present situation. I am not a black friday shopper the day after Thanksgiving either, I don't like crowds and so for those that brave it, YOU are Brave for sure. lol

Well I won't keep you all, know that I think of you often and really do miss you all. Take care and keep sparkin'

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9/23/13 10:27 A

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Hi all,
Debbie, I am glad to see that you are progressing towards the surgery and that you are having some good days. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that all will continue to move forward and you will have the surgery behind you soon. I hope that you have a smooth procedure and a fast recuperation time. Keep us apprised of what is going on with you. Enjoy the fall weather. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/22/13 9:37 P

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emoticon Hi Team,

emoticon Fall like weather is upon us and its finally here! I love this time of year. Hopefully my surgery will come in October and there will still be a little of the season for me to enjoy. My days are unpredictable, when they are good they are good and at times seem almost normal and when they are bad its really bad. So I meet with my surgeon on Oct 1st, will have my follow up with my OBGYN locally and hear her details of my emergency D&C though the specialist I saw pretty much went over the news when I seen him last week. So there won't be any new news for me there. I will have my family doctor clear me for surgery once she receives the fax from the surgeon's office and then its a matter of date and time.

I have done much reading and have pretty much prepared myself for what must be. I will be so relieved once this is over and I can get back to living life to the fullest.

I am so grateful to all of you carrying the team and staying devoted in my absence. I assure you that it is not my intentions to be gone so much but I must save my energy and rest as much as possible for now.

I encourage you to carry on with your fitness activities and healthy eating habits. This is the season for good soup recipes and casseroles, and roast, so enjoy the hearty good food as it fuels the body and is very satisfying. Be sure to share some of your favorite recipes with the team. I love trying new recipes ans sharing them with others.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. God Bless you all.

emoticon Debbie

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9/13/13 12:21 P

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Hi,
Debbie you certainly are facing some difficult challenges. I shall keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you will feel much better after the surgery and that you will have a speedy recuperation. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/13/13 7:08 A

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Hi team, golly its been such an ordeal and I am still not better. In fact this week I was sent back to the ER again and now it is my doctors joint decision that I need a total hysterectomy. Because I am considered to be "high risk" they are recommending robotic surgery and that means for us commuting to a hospital 40 miles north of where we live as this procedure is not available at our local hospital. So I see a specialist next Wednesday and we will get the wheels in motion.

I will be so glad when this is over and I can put this all behind me. DD got braces on this week she is in so much pain but she is a tough cookie, and she is toughing it out. Just learned DH has a lung condition now due to his Muscular Dystrophy and has severe sleep apnea, so trying to get him the necessary machine to help him. I think I have more than enough on my plate.

So I hope some of you will keep us in your prayers and keep our little team going even if I can't be here with you all at the present time. I wish you all continued success on your journeys and good health.

God Bless

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8/29/13 3:55 P

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We have no plans, my daughter may be working and my son will be sleeping after visiting friends in NJ for the weekend. He's coming home late Sunday to avoid traffic on Monday. It will just be another day. Enjoy your plans Debbie, family time is always fun! Hope you better by then. my prayers will be with you next week!



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Hi,
Unfortunately for us, Jeni, my daughter, has to work on Labor Day. We have nothing at all special planned for the day. I will be babysitting my grandson, Micah for Jeni. I hope that you all enjoy your holiday.
Debbie, your holiday plans sound wonderful. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/29/13 4:50 A

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Good early morning my dear friends, I awoke at 4:10 a.m. and could not sleep so I decided to get some postings done here this morning before everyone's up and our day begins. I hope that you all have a good day this Thursday, August 29th.

Hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is nearly upon us........what will everyone be doing? For us I am hoping to have a family picnic at one of our favorite state metro parks. Perhaps do some grilling out and play some corn hole with the family. I haven't checked to see what will be going on about our town. Kayleigh would like to go to the drive in if there is any good movies playing, so I will have to check it out for her.

Hopefully fare weather will be upon us as we all enjoy our Labor Day weekend.

Please I ask that you keep me in your prayers. God Bless

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8/28/13 10:04 P

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Hi MaryBeth and team, hope everyone is doing well. I apologize for not spending much time here lately. My symptoms have worsened and I am having to take time away from here to do what I must for myself as I await my surgery. I am still trying to be as active as possible, but pushing through the pain isn't always working for me :(.

I wish you all a good evening and even better tomorrow. I will try to touch base with everyone or at least I have good intentions.
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8/25/13 8:05 P

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I hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday. The schools start tomorrow around here, Fall was definitely in the the air this evening. My pray for each of you is that we each strive to eat healthy and add a little extra movement to our lives this week! Have a great week!



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8/16/13 4:11 P

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Wow what a week this has been. I am exhausted and hoping for a relaxing and light duty weekend, as I need it. We are having delightful Fall like weather but come Sunday our humidity is due to come back. I am hoping it can stay nice with all the kids in our town heading back to school and many of the schools have no A/C so it can make for a miserable time for the kids. I honestly don't know where our summer has gone, its passed too quickly.

Glad to see you all here. Wishing you all the best today and for your weekend.
God Bless

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8/15/13 6:13 P

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Beautiful cool day here in Maryland, I had the house open all day! Ate good food and got my cardio in today. Did a little gardening, then feed to weeds to my chickens. It's been a nice relaxing day, unusual here lately. My brother in law is coming in this weekend to see our Aunt's house and see if he wants any furniture or anything else. My husband hopes to show it to his cousins this weekend too so we can finish up the possessions and get the house on the market. Please pray for family cooperation and peace. I hope everyone is having great weather and has a fantastic weekend!



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8/14/13 6:23 P

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Wishing you all a good evening, I have been on the go all day and have an early morning of testing and then take the daughter to her school to get her class schedule. Will try to visit you all tomorrow evening. I think I need a nap, lol

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8/13/13 5:21 P

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Hi all, we have been busy going through my aunt's home and throwing true trash out 2.5dumpsters worth, separating out donatable things 30 moving boxes and appraising valuables, honestly hubby and I don't see anything of real value. Everything is dusty and filthy, many thing are moldy. A home being closed up for 15 years is not a good thing. Today we played catch up at home, but tomorrow we are back at it. At least with the filth I truely watch what goes near my mouth, no desire to nibble on snacks while in her home.

Hope everyone is having a productive and successful week!



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8/12/13 11:07 A

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Hi Debbie and everyone,
It is overcast here with a marine layer that should burn off this morning. The temperatures are cooling down here too. We are in the low 80's. School should be starting in many areas of the country, but here it doesn't start until after Labor Day in September. Hope that everyone has a blessed and productive week. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Hi Deb and team, good to see you hear and be with you this morning. Rain is in our forecast today but spotty so I don't think it will put a damper on our day. Right now the sun is shining and its just a beautiful brisk morning. We are experiencing cooler weather this week almost fall like and I am so ready for fall. It is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps, the changing of the leaves, just simply a beautiful time of year that me and my family enjoy.

Off to the eye doctor today, I am so ready as I need my glasses replaced. Its nice to have an appointment I can say I'm looking forward to, lol.

Well I wish you all a good day. God Bless

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Hi all,
Debbie, I hope that your doctor's visit went well. The weather here has been warm and sunny. It's been in the mid 80's so that's not too hot. We stay cool with just the fan in the window. I spent some time with my friend Christine from across the river in Vancouver, Wa. It was nice to get out of the house for more than just my hour walk in the morning. We just ran some errands and visited. It was nice. I hope that you are all looking forward to a great weekend. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/9/13 8:28 A

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Good Morning everyone, hope you are having good weather where you are. It has been raining here. Today I am taking it easy, doing some light housework and catching up on my reading. I am a huge fan of the writer Richard Paul Evans. I have read nearly everything he has written. I began his walking series a few years ago. Beginning with his book "The Walk, followed by Miles to Go" and now I am reading "The Road to Grace", and it is so good. Hope to complete it by the weekend and then he has a fourth book to the series called A Step of Faith.

His fifth book to the series is due out next May 2014. So if any of you are looking for a good series of books to read you might consider checking these out at your local library. I would love to see it become a movie someday, would make a good one.

Well I wish you all a good day and take care.

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Wishing you luck with the doctor's appointment! We've spent this past week cleaning my aunt's home out. She was truely a textbook hoarder. Tne main story is sorted after today
1 3/4 dumpster later, we needed to sort out anything that could be sold for $5 or more, all the clothes and anything else could be boxed for donation. She had clothing purchased in the 40's still with tags on. We looked in the attic, nothing of any value but we may need to clean it out. We are thinking those white paper jumpsuits the dust and disintegrating insulation is so bad. The basement is covered in mold, it has actually made pretty designs on the walls.
Definatly another terrible job. We are waiting for the appraiser to come and appraise the house and it's contents for state inheritance tax, then we find out how much we need to do to put it on the market. It is truely a shame, pictures of the house were so beautiful. It has fallen into such disrepair. My aunt kept saying she would get around to it soon. A neighbor told my cousin that the rumor at the local pub down the street was that an old movie star use to live there. Not so, jjust my aunt and her parents since it was built in the early 40's. It's just a beautifully placed house on a hill that looks so impressive until you see the peeling paint. No one has lived there for 15 years.

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying their week and are doing well on their journey to better health!



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8/7/13 8:54 A

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Hi team, its been a busy time of school shopping for us, as school gets underway in 2 wks. Don't know where the summer has gone, it sure hasn't been a very good one for the kids with all the rain we have had. So today I am back to the OBGYN, feeling frustrated and thinking perhaps if nothing comes from this appointment perhaps a second opinion is the next step, tired of feeling this way.

I hope you all are doing well and I wish you a great day.

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Thank you MaryBeth, your right, I need for them to figure out what is going on so I can get back to doing what I love and stop hurting. Hopefully this coming week I'll have a better idea of what is going to happen. Off and on rains here today. Hubby and I was in the middle of a brake job on the car and got one side done and we had a cloud burst. We looked like drowned rats, boy was that rain cold too. So in to dry off, and change clothes, and we'll do the other side tomorrow I guess, now the sun is shining, Really now???????? LOL

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emoticon glad the biopsy was benign! Hope they figure out what is going on. You need a break fom the symptoms! emoticon emoticon



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thank you all for your prayers. well the biopsy was benign and we are so relieved, however I am not totally out of the woods just yet. they can't figure why my uterus is the massive size that it is, and the lining so thick. they don't want to do a hysterectomy because the surgery would be long, healing time considerably longer and with my diabetes they say that puts you at risk as well.

the nurse practitioner had to see me because my OBGYN got called to the hospital to do emergency surgery and would be out much of the remainder of the day. So I had another exam and cultures done for signs of infection, and had to go for lab work and I go back to the office to see my dr. on August 7th. the nurse did say they may consider doing a D&C and she said in some cases it diminishes the size of the uterus, stops the bleeding and other symptoms I am having. Only thing is, my OBGYN goes on vacation after Aug 7th and won't be back til Aug. 28. she said they need to move quickly and do something because the longer this is put off the more likely this can turn into endometrial cancer, so there you have it. I am relieved for now, and hopefully they will figure this all out and get going and do something as soon as possible.

I thank you all for your love, support and prayers. Praise Be to God, I give Him all the Glory.

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My prayers are with you Debbie and Bill. You will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. Hope the results are good!



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Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless, Deb

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please pray for my (happygirl) and keep her in your thoughts tomorrow as she gets the results of her biopsy. Your kind words and prayers have been such a comfort to her as well as myself and our daughter. Wishing you all a good week ahead. Bill

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Hi team, good news to share. DH is home. They did an MRI on his hand yesterday and wasn't as bad as they thought, so NO Surgery!!! In fact, they wrote a prescription for an antibiotic and he is home. Oh how we missed him and so did our dear pets, Chloe emoticon emoticon Rosie.

Now just hoping my news next week about the biopsy is better than they initially thought as well. Thank you all for your caring words, and prayers.

Have a wonderful day, got much catching up to do, what a difference a day makes. :)


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Hi, I've been taking time to help my parents and for the moment I think things are looking up for them. I am stressed out, tired and fighting a sinus infection. Sarcoid, diabetes plus stress adds to my low immunity system, but I know being back here will help!

Sending Hugs and Prayers to Everyone as I try to catch up!

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Hi all,
I'm out here too. I am hoping that your biopsy went well today and that you and your DH are recuperating well, Debbie. I have been keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. It's been hot here, but not so humid most days. I can take the heat if its dry. I have been getting out to do my walking early in the morning too. I am not up at 3:00 or 4:00 am anymore, more like 5:00 or 6:00 am. I like walking early in the morning when mostly it's only the birds and me out and about. The days have been in the high eighty's lately, so early in the day is the only option for me. I hope that you all are having a wonderful, blessed week so far. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Gini, I'm here! Glad you stared your walking up. Is the patch and coffee combo doing anything for your weightloss efforts? Does it curb your appetite? We've had that oppressive heat and humidity too last week. This week it's been a little cooler but the humidity has gone up so it is still terrible outside.

Debbie, I hope your hubby is feeling better and that your biopsy went smoothly. You both remain in my prayers!



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I have been away for a few days. Where did everyone go? It seems like Debbie is the only one here and now she is gone for a few days. I guess I'll post too and see what happens.

I am starting my walking again tomorrow. We experienced a heat and humidity wave here last week. It was over 100 every day. We are just NOT used to temps like that and the humidity was unbelievable. I have been reading posts on a few other teams and it seems that the states are nearly all in humidity and heat too. We are so not used to this. I did have a 6 day walking streak going and had to quit during the heat. Tomorrow, I plan to walk about 4am as I am up between 3 and 4 every day. I was walking for only 10 minutes a day. I am going to try to walk 10 minutes twice tomorrow. Wish me luck.
I hope you will all leave a message here for Deb and try to keep helping each other while you help yourselves with this team.


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Hi team, thinking of you all and wishing you only the best Last night had to take DH to the ER with pain and swelling in his right hand and from what we have no idea. To our surprise blood test showed infection so they admitted him. I have my biopsy today so keep me in your prayers please and I will be absent for a few days til I get my DH home with us. Anyone wishing to post new topics for discussion, initiate a challenge or post a daily devotional in my absence is welcome to do so and I thank you in advance. Thank you in advance for your loving words and concerns and know that it doesn't go without notice and appreciation. Love to all, Debbie

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Today has been a busy one once again, seems to never end. Just getting on here and sorry for that too.

DH is battling troubles with arthritis and the rainy days just aggrevate it all the more. So been doing what pampering I can and medicating to try to ease his pain. Then it has been meals, and shopping and whew, I have been on the go go go and I'm tired. I've done more than I'm suppose to, but I'll try to rest up for my biopsy tomorrow. Just hope I remember to medicate myself before I go as I was told to do. I don't like taking pills, but I don't like hurting either so I'll make a note to self: TAKE THOSE DARN PILLS, LOL

Well I am turning in soon, and I wish you all a good nights rest!

Love to all,
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30 minutes is not self centered, it can be self restoring. Right now with the oppressive heat, the stress of starting to get my aunt's estate settled and my husband's pursuit of perfect end tables. He is the shopper and I am not!! I do love the fact we got new chairs and a new couch and we really do need new end tables but the space is small and there not really big selection anywhere. So we've been all over. Anyway...... Finding 30 minutes and grabbing a book has saved my sanity the last week or so!!



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Good Afternoon everyone, I hope this day serves you well. I hope more importantly that you take a little slice of time out of this day to do something "just for you". I have a challenge for you all this week. Some might think it is "self-centered" and in some ways it is. I hear all the time people saying I don't have time to do this and that, I don't have time to do something for myself, well I beg to differ.

So I want you to try this just this week. Take 30 minutes just 30 minutes out of your day each day to do something just for you, nobody else. Whether it is a walk, a long bath, read, exercise, rest, eating lunch outdoors at a peaceful place, a drive, shopping, a hair cut, nail appointment, whatever your desire, do this.

Then end of the week think about what you did, how it made you feel, how much better and confident you felt about your journey, your focus, the better you were able then to focus on family and task at hand. Just try it for 1 week. The benefits will be your reward! I promise.

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Hi all,
Marybeth I am so very sorry for your loss. I shall remember you in my thoughts and prayers too. Debbie, I hope that you are feeling less stressed and that you have some answers by now. I pray that you be given the strength to get through this struggle. I pray for you daily and hope that you will hear some definitive news soon. We are having a beautiful summer here and I hope that you all are not in an area of the country threatened by some natural disaster like the fires in California. I wish you all a very pleasant and restful weekend. Take care and God bless, Deb


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Hi team;
Marybeth thank you for your loving words and I am deeply sorry to learn about your aunt, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Congrats on your losing 100 pounds how much better you must feel and I hope you are proud of yourself, you have worked very hard and that is a great accomplishment.

Wishing everyone a delightful day.

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You are right Debbie, at a turn in the road especially a worrisome one we do need to reflect on our blessings. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you continue on this new journey. Your life is held in the palm of our Father's hand, make sure to lean into his strength and peace.

My aunt passed away this past Tuesday evening,she left this world on her own terms and in her own time. That's the way she lived life. Her funeral was yesterday, we had a private family graveside service since she was a very private person. She hadn't been attached to a church for years and we! ourselves, are between churches so we asked the funeral home to find a nondenominational or United Methodist pastor. When we arrived to make the final arrangements the funeral director told us he had called a pastor who had retired, left the area and had recently returned and he was available. When he said his name we were shocked. We had known and crossed paths with this pastor for 25 years. The Lord truely takes care of His children.

Our lives are going to change now, we have been caring for several infirm family members to some extent for the past 26 years. After her estate has been wrapped up in the next 6 months or so, we are going to need to find something new with our time. Yet another turn in the road!

I hope everyone has a restful and relaxing Sunday before life gets busy with your work week!


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emoticon Hi team, well we are having some sunshine for a change here and I like that. Last evening the family and I spent a little time sitting out on our porch, enjoying the sounds of the birds, the cool gentle breezes and a beautiful sunset. One of our first nice summer nights.

As I await appointments with specialist and news of what is to come I remain hopeful and optimistic. It is a time that I must slow down. I think sometimes when we have these bumps in the road as I refer to them, that it is a time to reflect, a time to slow down and take it easy and truly appreciate everything good and true in our lives. Not to imply that it is taken for granted, but I think even the best of us get in such a hurry with our lives and responsibilities that we miss out on the little things.

I wish to thank you all for your kindness and care and support and know that I am doing everything on my part too and I am sure everything will be just fine., just as God intents for it to be. Whatever His plan, I will abide. He knows best.

Have a wonderful day. I love and care for you all my friends. emoticon

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Hi all,
I am glad Debbie that you are keeping your perspective through all of this. I'm sure that the waiting is very hard and keeping busy sounds like a very good idea. I'll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thank you Deb and all of you that have written me. I am taking it one day at a time. Some days are easier than others, the wait is the worst right now. I will see my OBGYN on July 24th and should know more on that day or at least what she thinks and what needs to happen. In the meantime I am just trying to keep my mind occupied and as busy as I can be.

I hope all of you are doing well. I am glad to be here with each and every one of you and again I thank you all for your kindness, prayers and well wishes, it is such a comfort.
God Bless

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Hi Debbie,
I am so very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. It sounds as if it is complicated and scary. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you will come through this. Please keep us posted as you can. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Hi everyone, good to see you here Deb. Well more rain is on the way today. Not much going on as we had to get up extra early. The city is working on our water lines and will have it off from 8-4 today. So we filled buckets, jugs and water supply for the pets and we should be good. I bought bottled water at the store for drinking an cooking and we will be fine. A boil order will be in effect til further notice but that's no biggie.

Awaiting a call from my family doctor who is scheduling me to see a specialist. As you may or may have not read my blog I am dealing with a cancer scare. I had my yearly exam and it was abnormal conditions, and symptoms. My doctor suspects endometiral cancer and my cervix is bleeding. At best they will more than likely do a biopsy and a hysterectomy and possibly chemo and or radiation and hormone therapy. A lot to swallow, but we will get through this. I ask for your prayers and if I should be absent you will know why and please carry on.

I will be sure to keep you posted. God Bless

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Hi,
Well, the weather has settled back down to low 80's, high 70's for the remainder of the next several days. No rain in sight, which is fine with me. We get plenty of rain in the fall, winter and spring. I need the sun during the summer. We had a wonderful time on the Fourth. We went to the Blues Festival here in Portland and listened to some terrific bands, ate some great cajun food and watched some wonderful fireworks down by the riverfront. It was a great day that benefits a good cause - the Oregon Food Bank. We needed two cans of non perishable food to donate in addition to the gate fee. Since there were five of us we took a few more items than the requested amount. It was the least we could do for those in need. We had a great time and the weather cooperated by being only in the high 70's.
I hope that all of you had a pleasant Fourth and have come through the holiday with flying colors nutritionally. I splurged for the day, but am back on track. I hope that you all have a blessed and terrific week. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Hi team, good to see you Deb, so glad to hear your grandson is doing much better now, sorry though you all have had so much worry, I know how stressful that can be. I feel for you all in those hot temps and drought conditions, wish I could send you some rain. Today was pop up showers but nothing severe. The sun is shining now and its really pretty outdoors, just slightly humid.

Its been a quiet day and I like a quiet day once in awhile. I took some time to crochet after running to the store, made healthier choices today and trying to get back on track with my meals. Holidays have a way of creating a playing field of ole' habits to return, but I think I have a handle on it, I hope so.

Well I wish you all a good evening.

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Hi all,
I've been away with my grandson in the hospital for the last week or better. He has Chron's disease and he had an URI that was complicating matters and had to be on IV medication for the URI and IV fluids. It was a very difficult week, but we are home now and he is doing so much better. These flare ups happen from time to time and there is very little anyone can do about them. I'm just glad that the event is over and we are getting back to normal around the house.
Marybeth I'm so very sorry to hear of your Aunt's failure to thrive. It is very difficult to watch someone we love just slip away. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
It is just downright, outright hot here in the Pacific Northwest. We are enjoying temperatures in the low 90's daily the past few days. The heat is continuing for at least the next ten days, so there is little relief in sight. I'm sorry Debbie that you have so much rain forecast in your near future. I would be happy to send you some of this heat. I enjoy the summer weather, but this would be a lot more pleasant if we had air conditioning, which we do not. We have every fan in the house going though, so we will make it through.
Thank you for my trophy for my participation in the walking challenge. It was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I hope that you all enjoy a productive and blessed week. Take care and God bless, Deb

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You are so Welcome, anytime my friend.

Hello everyone, hope all is well with you all today. I awoke early, so the animals have been fed, getting updated on the news as I start my day, and looks as if we are due to get much more emoticon rain today. Urggggh. Oh well. Much running around to do today and I will be in and out much of this day., at least til early evening.

Desperately need to get the grass mowed but can't really do it in the rain, so I guess it will just have to keep til we have a dry day, and they are saying we have rain in our forecast until next Tuesday, omg, wish I could sent those battling the heat out west our rain, I would send them buckets full. Please pray for the firefighters lost in the fire and there families, such a sad tragedy.

Wishing you all the best today and an enjoyable walk with us. emoticon

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