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my 4 boys all grown up! love them and glad to have all 4 together for a visit



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Family this past Christmas. Joshua home after 4 years "missing" Thank you Lord!


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I love to garden, and am out side on most days when I am not working, in it. I HATE winter!!! LOL

I also need to get my self back on track. some days I'm pretty good other days not so. I have some physical issues, but I am not in pain (thank God) so I am careful of what I can do, mostly low impact things are fine. So there are some things I will not do that cause undo stress on my body. It does not limit me for most part.

I am divorced, I have 4 grown sons. No grands yet. I look after my 84 year old mother. She is still very mobile and on her own. I work full time and part time, and am involved in various thing that keep me busy.

I am forever repairing or replacing things in my 85 year old house! I love to work with my power tools and do repairs around my house. All the doors and windows have been replaced, both baths have been replaced and are fairly new. replaced all flooring. Still needs siding, and walkway replaced.

So now I need to redo this body! So that it will serve me well, for many more years. I have been at it for awhile. I am determined, sometimes just not motivated! I need to do this, for me, because I AM worth it.


Member Since: 12/30/2008

My Goals:
I have improved my walking endurance .... I can now walk over 3 miles with out a problem!


My Program:
I joined Jenny Craig a year ago July. I lost about 48 lbs
so far. have been kinda stuck since the holidays. have had some joint health issues, so I have not been able to walk as I had been. Trying to get back into the swing of things, as my knee is feeling better. I am looking forward to summer to be in my garden again. All that yard work and exercise!!
Continue with what I'm doing and also fit more exercise into what i've been doing.



Personal Information:
I live in Illinois, Summer is here and it has been VERY hot and humid! I work outside so I am jut wiped when I get home.

I have 4 boys, am divorced, Work full time at a Driver License facility. I test CDL truck drivers. Have been doing this for about 29 yrs.
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.


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My favorite life quote is BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I often do not take the time to be still and listen, to myself, or my body.

PROUDLY AMERICAN!




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  • v SPARKLINGME176
    40 minutes of cuteness, for sure! You inspired me to be a better ME! Just reading about how you live your life, inspired me! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    THANKS so much for the great massage goodie. Boy oh boy will I enjoy that! I'm also happy that you enjoyed your birthday card! I bet you are loving your new kitchen...you SO deserve it! With all the healthy cooking I've been doing for the hubs I often think of you in your new kitchen cooking up a storm for the family! emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    It is great you could go back and have the time there and travel with your mom.
    12 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    I'm sure her draw there is Bronners of course, but there are a few good places to go there. The brewery is a nice stop and good place to stop to eat. For the area it has decent prices and good food. Kern's is THE place for meats and cheeses there, a must stop if you like sausages and the like, all made in the area. They cure their own meats and all right there. Zehnders is a place to check out for their shops and even though they are known for their chicken it can be waaaaaaay over priced for their dinners. If you can stay awhile, make sure to watch for the Glockenspiel Tower. I should have a video of the show. If I can find a way to share it I will try, but it is nice to see in person. Between that and Bronners, bring the camera, you will want it. If you can't or don't want to stay in town, stay in Saginaw or Bay City as they may have better options and are very close by to make it easy to travel in the area. Luckily the highways going back and forth are decent to navigate even when you are not used to the area. If you don't mind meeting up with other sparkers, I can put feelers out to other sparkers in the area for a meeting. Can't make any promises for any number of people of course, but it can be fun. We are used to some out of state friends coming in. Can't wait, I would love to help show you and your mom around. I totally get showing a parent around like that. My dad just turned 84 with health issues, you get the time in when you can, right?
    13 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    I'm about 20-30 minute drive away from there. When we have local spark meet and greets that is usually where we go as it is kind of central to my area. I'm sure there might be other local sparkers that may be interested in meeting an out of state sparker. We have had people from out on the east coast and all come through to meet us here. Have you been up here before to see this area?
    13 days ago
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