A Short Update

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh, where to begin?
My health has continued to improve on my new vegan lifestyle. I have been eating well, exercising, and have continued to lose weight. It has slowed down quite a bit, but that is to be expected as I near my goal weight.
My husband and I were blessed with our first grandchild in August, then in October we were blessed with twin grandsons! So, we went from no grandchildren to three almost at once. What a wonderful addidtion to our lives!
My mother-in-law had to go into an assisted living facility, so we have adopted her rat terrier, Hobo. I wasn't sure I was ready to have another dog after losing our beloved Scarlet, but he has wiggled his way into our hearts and he is a good fit for our family.
My dear husband has joined me on my get healthy plan, and has lost 50 pounds. I am so proud of him, and we are feeling younger every day. Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and will be undergoing surgery in February. We are doing our best to stay in the moment and not worry about what the future may bring, and it has brought us closer together.
We just got back from Mexico, and had one of those vacations where anything that could go wrong, did. DH fell while taking a picture, injured his foot, broke the camera, and ended up hobbling around the rest of the trip. I came down with a horrible illness.. still not sure if I had Dengue fever or H1N1, but whatever it was, I survived. We also missed out flight home, a hazard of this day and age of paperless, ticketless travel. But all in all, we laughed off our misfortunes and mistakes, and took each day as the blessing it was.
I will do my best to get some new pictures added to my blog and log in with some more frequent updates.
All the best to my spark friends and family. Happy Holidays to you all!
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    WoW! What a roller coaster ride I was on! I went from being over joyed for the grandchildren, and proud of how you and your hubby are doing healthy lifestyle wise, to quite saddened to hear of the news of your husband - he will be just fine!!! - to such a misfortunate holiday, to proud of how you handled and viewed it all!

    And.. I am glad the new puppy has been a great addition to your lives!

    Missed yah, nice seeing yah around! Take care... and ENJOY!
    3094 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I will keep you & your DH in my prayers. I keep hoping that my DH will be inspired, too! Someday, maybe. And what a wonderful attitude about your vacation -- now THAT's living!
    3099 days ago
    Hello Val,
    I came across your blog in the Thanksgiving community and feel moved to cheer you on for your positive presence. Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother. There is so much that is life affirming in your blog. My best wishes to you and your husband as you journey through life. I'm impressed that he has also lost weight and shares your get healthy plan, a strong and vibrant foundation from which to tackle anything.
    Love to you, xo Usha.
    3099 days ago
  • KARBIE18
    How wonderful to hear from you, and to hear how well you are doing. Congratulations on becoming a grandma, three times!!! So glad that DH is on the bandwagon, and taking good care of himself, especially now that he's going to fight this thing off. Positive thoughts and prayers are headed your way, but with your attitude I know you won't need them. Keep it up!!
    3099 days ago
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