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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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    Hey there Chris, you haven't dropped by my page for a while, so I thought I'd call by and say hi. Wish I could get out in my garden but we are having extreme gales this weekend. I need to put my garden to bed for the winter.
    2674 days ago
    Hi, Chris! It has been a while since we chatted.... It's so hard to find time to keep up with friends!! But I'm good - except for the knees. I'm still hoping that with prayer and the natural medicine therapy I'm taking, that they will gradually improve!

    How are you, my friend? Glad that things worked out with the contract - even though it was a lot of work and you had to put up with a lot! But at least you know to find peace and renewed energy in your garden. Nature always brings us closer to the Lord!

    Blessings and hugs, my friend! Marge
    2677 days ago
    Hi Chris.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I had to chuckle at the analogy of evicting someone who is not paying rent. So true! Actually, I thought I had, but lately a lot of old stuff has resurfaced, which surprised me. Now I'm realizing I really hadn't finished "evicting" these freeloaders. Just sharing has helped, but I still have some work to do. Thanks for your support.
    2692 days ago
    Thanks for posting on my blog! I actually printed that prayer and have it taped to my computer monitor! :-)
    2717 days ago
    Thank you for reading and commenting on my "Mother's Day Smiles" blog. I'm not sure I appreciated my mother as much when she was alive as I do now that she's gone but I miss her every day. I think Mother's day is for remembering and sharing, I hope yours was good. emoticon
    2727 days ago