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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wow! what a whirlwind I've had the last couple of weeks. Ever since we decided to bring Dad home to live with us. Everything suddenly went into over drive! Luckily, I've stayed true to SP and have lost another 2 lbs (at least, my mid-week check says I did). So yay for me!

DD came home from NY this weekend. It was her birthday weekend. Her boyfriend came with her which was SO nice to see him. They are so in love with each's very sweet. Of course, that meant we had to entertain them and all her friends all weekend. But it was kind of nice. We felt like it was our last hurrah before Dad moves in. I stayed on course with SP for the most part...but I DID splurge on bday cake. I felt like I deserved it. The rest of the cake went home with #1 son and his kids, so no temptation for us!

We took advantage of all those young strong bodies too. We had to move our bedroom furniture upstairs so Dad can have our room on the main floor. Of course, that meant we had to move the exercise equipment from the third bedroom to make room for our furniture. whew! we got quite the workout going up and down steps! I must say, doing steps is MUCH easier since I started SP....mainly because of all the workouts I've been doing!

We moved our exercise equipment into the bonus room. It is very large and houses a pool table, couch/chair and entertainment center with large TV. It was important to me to have the exercise equip set up so I could continue SP without interruption. I NEED to workout more than ever! I like where the treadmill is and my stationary bike is pretty I tucked it into a corner. I can easily move it in front of the tv. It'll be awesome catching up on Biggest Loser on the big TV!!

Now I get to clean our former bedroom to make room for the hospital bed, oxygen equipment and all of Dad's "stuff". We're excited to have him here! We'll be getting him by the end of the week. Lots of adjustment, I know....but I trust it will work out. I've already got nurse aides lined up to help us out. They'll do light housekeeping too....yay! that'll help alot! I'll be able to focus on Dad....AND on SP!

So my SP thinking of me while we undertake this new journey in our lives. I know I'm in for a lot of hard work and heart aches....but I'm also going to spend some quality time with my Dad that I otherwise wouldn't have had. And thanks to SP, I've made some changes in my life that will enable me to continue on my Spark Journey. and I'll be successful even in the angst of all this. thanks!
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    So glad that you ahve things organized and feel ready. Bonus all the help to move things.
    Good luck with the new surroundings for you all.
    3533 days ago
    So awesome! I am so happy for you and proud of you! You are such a wonderful lady and wonderful daughter...and wonderful mom. I am so honored to have you as a friend. Enjoy those BL episodes for me! I'm watching it right now! Your dad is going to love being with you and is going to be a blessing, too. Enjoy him. Ask him lots of questions about the past and your family and listen to his "stories." Film him if he will let you. This is a very special time. I'm glad that Spark is here with you during this time to support you, too. Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row! Blessings! Spark on! emoticon
    3534 days ago
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