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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 86 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. I Had been doing this for 33 YEARS and 8 months I FINALLY RETIRED in Jan of 2019! YEA done with dealing with stupid!
have great friends, and a wicked sense of humor, that I do use all the time.

Other Information:
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.


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  • v 68ANNE
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my the eyes too.
    Enjoy the weekend!
    2609 days ago
    Thanks for the red shoes. Now I can kick come sarcastic butt or make a deep impression on those who just don't get it. Thanks.
    2635 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Guys can be weird but what would we do without them, right? emoticon
    2649 days ago
    This is what I added to my post:

    To hand code emoticons, you need to use the greater than and less than symbols. I can't type them here because of the way the program works, so I will use { and } in their place.

    The top row of numbers is the units place.
    The left column is the hundreds and tens place with the units place kept by an x.
    Find your emoticon
    Type {em}
    Use the number of the row 61x
    Put the column number in for the x -- 2
    End it with {/em}
    So it will look like this {em}612{/em}.
    (Remember use greater than and less than in place of { and }.)

    Don't use leading 0s (zeroes). The smiley down the toilet is {em}6{/em}. The NASA professor is {em}66{/em}
    emoticon emoticon
    2651 days ago
  • v LYNNA1968
    lol, thank you for the gift but no reason to thank me, hell if I dish it better be able to take it, it is a sarcastic team after all emoticon
    2690 days ago