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That time of year; thinking of loved ones.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      9 comments

Why do many loved ones seem to pass at holidays? Maybe they tried to hold on to celebrate one more time. Maybe they didn't want us to have bad memories on holidays. Maybe it gives us something extra to celebrate. Whatever the reason,... Read more
Sparky milestones. Maintaining and logging in.
Monday, November 23, 2015      14 comments

160 days of logging in. Even through the bad days this year with DH! emoticon I think my lifeline with you g... Read more
In my spare time...trying not to eat.
Sunday, November 22, 2015      17 comments

Since I have a new grandchild on the way I realized I had to create some new baby afghans. Additionally my SIL's brother will be adding to the family tree and they need some home made lovin' too! Here are my first two. ... Read more
Call me Gypsy Rose.
Friday, November 20, 2015      12 comments

It was cold this morning so I bundled up. I was determined to continue my exercise program to counteract the insane eating I have been doing. About 3/4 of a mile in I slid off my gloves. Ta dum! The nice cheerleader voice in my pocket tol... Read more
Got DH into the pool!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      12 comments

This is why I left the job. To be his hands, feet and energy. I told him he had to get better so he can care for me when I get my shoulder fixed; and I'm really going to need that done. This was exhausting. He got a ride in and out of the pool... Read more
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      15 comments

My two very adult children were in a fit of giggles. It did a world of good to be able to go where he wanted. We paid for it with a bad night but oh... Read more
Not enjoying my forced retirement.
Sunday, November 15, 2015      12 comments

I'm eating my way through every day. DH has been my biggest food trigger and I find myself hiding in the kitchen having a piece of this and a bite of that. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 4 of 5 days this week were MD related. We (including the ortho) ... Read more
Looking into the family mirror
Thursday, November 12, 2015      9 comments

I sat across from my brother over breakfast, listening to his messy life. He'll be 60 next month, three kids in college and a messy divorce in progress. He just bought a small house, the "hotel" he called it, furnished with bits and pieces he's ... Read more
Will be paying respects at the Veteran's Cemetery this morning. Thank you to those who serve.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      14 comments

Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. I will be visiting Dad's grave this morning to honor him and give myself a few moments of reflection. If I am lucky, I will be there for the small service they have. It makes me feel... Read more
Oh, to be a 5 year old.
Monday, November 09, 2015      13 comments

DD1 showed me a video. The image starts with GS1, elbows on the table and hands squashing his face. He is apparently answering his moms' question about the new baby. He is saying: "I changed my mind. I think I want to have a baby brother." ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reasons I continue to be a "Sparkperson".
Sunday, November 08, 2015      234 comments

Support. I have a team of friends who give me great ideas for nutrition. They let me know my choices are good or not so good and instead of chiding me for my mistakes they applaud my attempts to get back on track. They appreciate my recipes ... Read more
Finished my last day of work by working late. Keeping my up with my moniker.
Friday, November 06, 2015      10 comments

A few well wishers, everyone concerned for our lives. It was a nice way to leave. My Medial Director insisted she would see me in 4-5 weeks The Admin Director wished me well saying she didn't know how she could go through what I have. An em... Read more
A blog about nothing much. Getting older, cranky, plain tired?
Thursday, November 05, 2015      18 comments

My heads' been spinning the past few weeks and I started thinking strange things. emoticon DH watches reruns ... Read more
Giving in to some new things and ideas
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      10 comments

I brought home all my personal goodies from work. Pictures, books and my Glinda the "Good Witch" magnet who has followed me for 25 years. She has been perched over my shoulder as a reminder that knowledge is power and must be used properly; and ... Read more
Blogging daily trying to talk myself into being content with my decisions.
Monday, November 02, 2015      13 comments

Watching the man try to walk to the loo at 2am decides it for me. His hesitations while using the walker, the stooped shoulders and sighs keep me up well past when he has gone back to sleep. By 2pm I chide him for sitting around all morning when... Read more

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