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  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS AUNT DOCTORS APPOINTMENT TODAY

    12/13/2019 10:14:14 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok my aunt doctors appointment today bp was 190/90 she dont care she want take her meds she she in the hands of the lord she need to be with my mom at nursing home she is one for the books and mess with my last nerve so i am still trying to go all week i had somethin... Read more

  • Dinner with the Captain last night

    12/13/2019 8:08:57 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Six of us, all cruising friends, had dinner with the ship Captain last night. Fabulous food and wine. In years past it was a regular occurrence, and we would go to the “big” table every week, but it’s been mostly done away with. Three of the cruise friends last night live full time on the ship...... Read more

  • Peace Day 11 Peace Out

    12/12/2019 9:31:01 PM, by USMAWIFE

    This 5-letter word, p-e-a-c-e. Tiny yet powerful, simple and complex, tangible but distant. We’ve used this word for years… a goal, a desire… a journey, a destination. We’ve used it casually in our daily language “hey, peace out dude…” And made it the globe’s intent… world peac... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS WENT TO NURSING HOME MOM DOING OK

    12/12/2019 11:26:43 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning went to nursing home to see mom she doing ok best decision for all of us now i got gas cut off now just light left so please continue to pray for us things are getting better now my bsl this morning was 56 i called my diabetic educator enjoy yo... Read more

  • It POURED with rain!

    12/12/2019 8:20:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We bought a very nice bottle of tequila for Tanki, 100% Agave. He got very emotional when we came in. Beloved got a close shave, a great haircut, and Tanki got a huge tip. We wandered over to a wekk known burrito stand and the sky opened up in a deluge. After a great lunch we slogged on through a... Read more

  • peace day ten fire

    12/11/2019 10:16:34 PM, by USMAWIFE

    The full moon of December, the Cold Moon is December 12. The last full moon of the decade. Reading this hit me… the decade is almost over. Moving on to the 20’s… that’s going to take some time to sink in. Connecting with others around a fire… sitting at a campfire breathing in the cool su... Read more

  • Lowest Recorded Weight reached - down 20% of starting weight

    12/11/2019 3:36:32 PM, by CMCCLELLAN521

    Y'all - I reached my lowest recorded weight today. 30 I have not had a weight this low since at least 2013. It may have even been 2012 or 2011 since I've weighed this amount - I don't remember. I know that I weighed less in 2010 because that is when I married my hubby and had worked off so... Read more

  • 2019 GROCERY SHOPPING TODAY SON JOIN THE GYM

    12/11/2019 10:20:32 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym this morning then grocery shopping came home cooked cubed steak and mashed potatoes and green beans tomorrow nursing home to see my mom then friday got to take my aunt to doctor then saturday mom s apartment again so the rest of today i am resting enjoy... Read more

  • In Mexico today for beloved’s barber

    12/11/2019 8:03:54 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We have a great barber we go to, it’s been years. Tanki was a Mexican boxing champ when he was younger. His grandfather and father were barbers, now he is, but his son is breaking the tradition. My husband gets a beautiful cut and super smooth shave, we think it’s supposed to be about $5 but we gi... Read more

  • Peace Day Nine Share

    12/10/2019 8:37:15 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Throughout this week, I’ll be sharing some of the most incredible artwork made by India Tresselt, a fiber artist from the Champlain Valley in northwestern Vermont. This year, she participated in Kate Bridger’s Made on Monday and titled her work, 52 Small Meditations on Peace. http://www.yarndancev... Read more

  • 2019 HUBBY DOCTOR APPOINTMENT HE DOING WELL DOCTOR HAVE LOST 50 POUNDS

    12/10/2019 12:25:00 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning doctor appointment for hubby doing good then went to mom house then picked up his mom meds then we came home now you are resting eating lunch all enjoy your day love and blessings to all 247 304 593 345 594 223... Read more

  • On one ship worried about another

    12/10/2019 8:28:14 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Our cruise friends are on Ovation of the Seas, off New Zealand where the volcano erupted. Those of us who know people on board are anxiously awaiting updates. Life is so fragile and snatched away in a moment.... Read more

  • Peace Day 8 Accountability

    12/9/2019 9:33:20 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Connecting with others, that’s our theme for the week. I once heard that the ability to deepen one’s faith was a little like increasing one’s fitness. The more you show up and do the work, the more fit one becomes. Expecting to be fit by going to the gym once a week or even a month won’t produ... Read more

  • 2019 BEAUTY SHOP DAY THANKGOODNESS

    12/9/2019 1:30:54 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good gym workout then went to beauty shop left to come home stopped at Hardees big roast beef sandwich for us came home microwave went out had to go back out to Target get on got Black And Decker this time so now back home hope i can rest enjoy your day love t... Read more

  • Got a little sunburned

    12/9/2019 8:50:03 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We got almost six miles of walking in, down to the cement Souhernmost Marker, over to the lighthouse, all around town. We, as required, enjoyed a slice of Key Lime Pie at Kermits. Normally I’m totally covered up but yesterday it didn’t feel hot so I just wore jeans and a top. Last night I noticed... Read more

  • Peace Day 7 enough

    12/8/2019 7:54:24 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Day 7... enough Today marks the end of the first week, we’ve explored ideas of peace related to self, cultivating a “right relationship” with self. We’ve explored defining peace, letting go, our own relationship with food, a softening of the heart, believing in peace, and the impact of plastics to... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS RESTING TODAY LONG WEEK COMING UP

    12/8/2019 9:58:31 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok resting today getting ready for long week getting hair done monday hubby got dr appt tuesday grocery store wednesday going to nursinh home thursday taking aunt to dr friday back to clearing out mom house saturday wow i am already tired enjoy your day love to all 24... Read more

  • Lots of walking today

    12/8/2019 8:51:34 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We’re stopping in Key West to spend half a day and we have a six mile walk mapped out. Shouldn’t be too hot...... Read more

  • Peace Day six plastics

    12/7/2019 8:42:17 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Today, I’m introducing a very serious topic… plastics, particularly single-use plastics. Now, first let me share that not all plastic is bad… prior to plastics, we relied on ivory, tortoiseshell, wood, bone, iron, tin, silver, gold, etc to create a lot of the items we now make out of plastic. Produc... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS STARTED IN MOM HOUSE

    12/7/2019 11:32:43 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok started in mom s house she got lot and lot of clothes shoes bags jewelry at lest now we know where we are with it next week she got her wardrobe locked got to break the lock to get to her policy and papers so we are working with it keep us in your prayers on this j... Read more

  • Miserable points continue

    12/7/2019 7:38:22 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I give up. Miserable point run continues.... Read more

  • peace day five believe

    12/6/2019 6:28:03 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend the day with the most delightful man… Dr. Roy Tamashiro, professor emeritus from Webster University. He is a peace pilgrim and travels 1000’s of miles each year to bear witness to those that have suffered immense pain from horrific acts conducted by humans, ... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS FEELING BETTER TODAY RAISED INSULIN

    12/6/2019 10:08:55 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym did better came home cooked shaghetti and meat sauce and garlic bread going in the morning to strart cleaning out my mom house all that we dont want just leaving it but things are getting better enjoy your day love and blessings to all of you 247 304 ... Read more

  • Big party today

    12/6/2019 7:50:49 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We will have berries for breakfast because we have a huge party to go to at noon. Probably steak on the menu so beloved will order a veggie plate and we’ll share one small filet between us. Been cruising for years and know how to do it healthfully.... Read more

  • peace day four. softness

    12/5/2019 6:28:54 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Light shines through the darkness. A softness of the landscape exists despite the stormy skies… “...but the basic message I’m trying to convey is that to the degree that each of us is dedicated to wanting there to be peace in the world, then we have to take responsibility when our own hearts a... Read more

  • 2019 DIABETIC EDUCATOR APPOINTMENT TODAY DOING OK RAISE INSULIN LITTLE BIT

    12/5/2019 10:38:44 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had diabetic educator appointment doing ok go back next june so i am going to work hard trying to get to 70 next year hope things going to get better but down to 179 now happy for that enjoy your day love to all of you trying to take better care of myself 247 594... Read more

  • Getting our walking in

    12/5/2019 8:52:14 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We’re making sure we get in three miles of walking every day, either at the gym or in different ports. Over two weeks left on the ship...gotta be self aware!... Read more

  • Peace Day three

    12/4/2019 6:57:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Bottom line, no food, no peace. But is there a way to foster our relationship with the items we consume day in, day out to promote peace? Can we approach each bite, each meal with wonder? Can we slow down to savor the flavors? To be in awe of the energy it takes to grow/produce... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS DOING OK BLOOD PRESSURE TO HIGH

    12/4/2019 10:12:36 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing went to gym this morning doctor changed my blood pressure pill and they keeping it high they are not doing good i know i am stressed out but my reading little to high around 150/80 so going to diabetic educator in the morning so she can see what i am talking about i f... Read more

  • Choose life!

    12/4/2019 8:15:09 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    There are some huge people on the ship, one person is the only one who can fit in an elevator that is supposed to hold nine. I understand it’s a head thing...but to choose to have health issues and die early is so sad. I wanted to tell everyone about Sparkpeople and beg them to choose to live!... Read more

  • Peace day two

    12/3/2019 9:17:30 PM, by USMAWIFE

    LESS is more As the days get shorter and the darkness sneaks in earlier with each day, beneath all those leaves, so many leaves, the foundation appears. What was once hidden from our view, is now exposed yet dormant, vulnerable yet safe. It is here in the wood... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS CAREGIVING TODAY GROCERY SHOPPING

    12/3/2019 1:29:07 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok caregiving today paid rent for my mom last time now 30 days we will get all that we want and donate to goodwill and miracle hill she got lot of clothes and shoes church lady and we getting all of her pic and other keepsakes we got houses full of furniture so it is ... Read more

  • Berries and tea for breakfast

    12/3/2019 9:03:16 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It’s raining today and a lovely drizzly morning. I’m having tea and berries in bed for breakfast and beloved is at the IT desk trying to get his computer on-line....again.... Read more

  • Peace day

    12/2/2019 6:00:42 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I am sharing this from a knitting blog’. I will update each day This year has been like no other for me thus far… I’ve learned more about the world and history and politics and racism and the broken food system and this precarious place we find ourselves with an extremely bleak forecast for t... Read more

  • 2019HEY SPARKERS DOING BETTER AT THE GYM TODAY

    12/2/2019 10:13:02 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout this morning trying to get back on my routine before i was dealing with my mom when you get off of your routine have to fight your way back boy you can really tell the difference but she got hospice coming in at the nursing home twice a week now so... Read more

  • Mexico

    12/2/2019 8:14:19 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Several ships in port with us so it's going to be crowded!... Read more

  • Lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s with crossword, knitting and gardening

    12/1/2019 2:37:29 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS BEEN LONG WEEK EMOTIONAL WEEK

    12/1/2019 10:18:52 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing went to gym threee times this week sign mom into hospice care right now two times a week until she go down so i feel better about that she will be getting really double care at the nursing home so please keep us in your prayers enjoy your day i love all of you 247 30... Read more

  • At sea

    12/1/2019 8:31:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We have a big party this morning and then we’re headed to the gym.... Read more

  • be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same

    11/30/2019 4:09:43 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same. “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” “Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again.” “Whoever is carele... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS MY MOM IN HOSPICE CARE NOW SHE STILL DOING OK

    11/30/2019 11:16:52 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkwers hope all are doing ok sing my mom in hospice this morning she still doing ok she dont want to eat just drink ensure and juice she want to go home to the lord so it all in Lords hands now but she not in pain please keep us in your prayers enjoy your day love hugs and many blessings to a... Read more

  • Getting on the ship!

    11/30/2019 8:17:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I don’t like leaving the kitties but this morning we get on the ship for 3 weeks in the Caribbean. We celebrate the whole month of December for our Anniversary.... Read more

  • when you cut people out of your life

    11/29/2019 3:44:50 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Cutting people out of my life doesn't mean I hate them, it simply means I Respect me. Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”~ Confucius “Men are respectable only as they respect.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “I... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING BLACK FRIDAY

    11/29/2019 10:12:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym then to tire store got nail in my tire they wanted me to buy new tire went to used tire place they fixed it for 10.00 small nail so i got that fixed then came home got to go get son from airport at 4 so trying to rest some hope all had awesome thanksgiv... Read more

  • To Tampa today

    11/29/2019 6:29:31 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Traffic was light yesterday, amazing! Today we head to Tampa and tomorrow board the ship.... Read more

  • Words of wisdom

    11/28/2019 4:48:51 PM, by USMAWIFE

    not my words... just nice thoughts today I want to say thank you to the few individuals in my life who have listened without judgement, and loved me without conditions. You're really special to me. I don't have time to hate people who hate me, because I'm too busy loving the people w... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    11/28/2019 11:57:53 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok happy thanksgiving to all got up went to nursing home this morning to see my mom back home put food on plates when i got back 6 of them now tv time love and hugs and blessings to all of you 247 304 593 247... Read more

  • Driving to Florida

    11/28/2019 7:31:57 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We will stop in Jacksonville tonight and go to Tampa the next day to get on a ship for three weeks.... Read more

  • Seven things to remember

    11/28/2019 3:37:50 AM, by USMAWIFE

    7 things to remember: •Don't beg anyone to stay. •Save space for people who matter. •Keep your circle small. •Accept what cannot be changed. •Leave behind what isn't good for you. •No matter what happened think positive. •Give time for yourself and love yourself more.... Read more

  • 2019 GROCERY SHOPPING FOR TURKEY DINNER

    11/27/2019 11:38:14 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to grocery shopping this morning brought turkey parts cooked ham yesterday and cornbread going to fix dressing and mac and cheese now and gravy daughter making pound cake then will be done put in fridge for tomorow going to see mom in the morning then back hom... Read more

  • Packing today and the DARN UPS

    11/27/2019 8:17:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Yesterday I saw the UPS guy on our RING doorbell. We’d run to the bank ...he wouldn’t come back later so I said we’d just “pick up at the facility.” Got home, no UPS slip on the door. TWO HOURS of phone calls, we ended up driving to the UPS place way across town. Nobody could help us because we ... Read more

  • Six keys to a healthy relationship

    11/26/2019 6:10:42 PM, by USMAWIFE

    6 keys to a healthy relationship: 1) Freedom 2) Friendship 3) Honesty 4) Trust 5) Understanding 6) Communication... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS HEALTH DOING BETTER

    11/26/2019 10:19:56 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had really good workout this morning first one i a while my knee is feeling so much better rest is the key i am living proof i was just non stop cant do that any more so working towards the seventy club and my size 10 jeans and looking cute lol body still getting s... Read more

  • Another day of wine waiting

    11/26/2019 7:33:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I waited all day yesterday..nothing came. We leave Thursday morning and I don’t want it returned to California. Maybe today.... Read more

  • If you ever fall in love

    11/25/2019 9:49:08 PM, by USMAWIFE

    If you ever fall in Love Posted: 24 Nov 2019 10:56 PM PST "If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. F... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS DID BETTER JOB AT GYM TODAY

    11/25/2019 10:33:33 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok still didnt ride the bike knee stilll giving it a break but did all my weights i am just blessed to be here but i am taking better care of myself and my body feeling the difference saturday morning will start working on mom house pretty here today beautiful sun... Read more

  • Can’t leave the house today

    11/25/2019 7:48:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We’re waiting on wine sent by our dear niece in California. It goes from the winery so we have no tracking number, which means beloved and I have to have one of us downstairs at all times until it comes. The UPS guys have a bad habit of ringing the doorbell, sticking on the notice, and fleeing...... Read more

  • Thought for today 11/24

    11/25/2019 3:27:31 AM, by USMAWIFE

    When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps. – John Lennon... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS BODY DOING WAY BETTER

    11/24/2019 11:17:07 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok body feeling so much better rest is the best medicine for fatigue and stress everbody please take time for your self i pushed mine body to far every thing was hurting but i am getting good results mom in nursing home safe and eating and just got to work on her hous... Read more

  • New week

    11/24/2019 7:35:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We’re hoping for a wine delivery from our niece in California on Monday or Tuesday. On Tuesday my car gets new tires...beloved says it’s time. Wednesday it’s laundry and packing because Thanksgiving day we drive to Florida to get a ship on Saturday.... Read more

  • Thoughts for today

    11/23/2019 10:33:20 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS FEELING BETTER I SIT MY BUTT DOWN TAKING CARE OF MYSELF

    11/23/2019 11:08:00 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok my body feeling better and blood pressure coming back down cleaning my mom apartment out is hard on me i know she not dead but lot of emotions but i am feeling better hope all are having great day love and hugs and blessings to all of you so yep i sit my butt down ... Read more

  • Same 10 pounds!

    11/23/2019 8:45:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I looked back on Sparkpeople...joined years ago wanting to get back to my 20s and 30s weight of 120 pounds. At 50 I was 130. It’s been fun, I enjoy Sparking, but this morning my weight was the same 130 I started at! Maybe now at 66 I should call it maintenance!... Read more

  • It’s the weekend

    11/22/2019 11:56:21 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Enjoy... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS DOING BETTER KNEE STILL CANT PUSH PEDALS

    11/22/2019 10:14:10 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok rested this morning will have in three days this week slowly getting back to routine my knee still sore cant push the pedal going to take a while but i work all others machines except the leg press it all coming together my body was so stressed out after these thre... Read more

  • Lovely walk yesterday

    11/22/2019 7:31:37 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We walked downtown Greenville looking at the Christmas decorations and all the lovely Christmas trees at the Hyatt. Got in 4 miles!... Read more

  • Today was busy

    11/21/2019 10:37:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Phone call to change physicians. the doctors office did not schedule the one our pcp wanted for hubby Starbucks for a quick drink Then off to social security office. Today I had a miracle. When to SSA, to get assistance with benefits. first miracle, the parking areas were empty and I co... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS GOOD GYM WORKOUT TODAY

    11/21/2019 9:27:45 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout this morning still cant pedal bike still little sore in there but doing pretty good keep us in your prayers love and hugs and blessings to all of you enjoy your day 247 594 248 247 593... Read more

  • A quiet day

    11/21/2019 8:08:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I had a long HOA meeting last night, my house and I’m President. 174 homes. We’re going to have to increase fees in 2020.... Read more

  • 8 things to remember

    11/21/2019 3:29:21 AM, by USMAWIFE

    8 Things To Remember 1. Be adaptable. 2. Learn to say no. 3. Patience is a virtue. 4. Hard work always pays off. 5. Fail fast, fail early, fail often. 6. Stay away from toxic people. 7. Giving is better than receiving. 8. Don’t let others opinions hold you back.... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS BACK TO THE GYM BETTER DONE BETTER TODAY HAD TO TAKE BREAK

    11/20/2019 10:14:31 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok back to gym this morning doing a lot better had to stop and regroup myself but feeling like myself some what now thanks you all again for your support and encouraging words things are going better now going to start clearing out mom house next saturday after thanks... Read more

  • Cleaners come today

    11/20/2019 7:07:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We’re donating a table to Habitat, then heading to the gym when the cleaning crew comes.... Read more

  • Steps to change your life

    11/20/2019 3:58:54 AM, by USMAWIFE

    Steps to change your life 1. Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are every day. 2. Embrace loneliness and reinvent yourself in the process. 3. Say goodbye to the people that don’t bring positive energy into your life. 4. Commit to the goals you set and never look back.... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS TAKING TIME FOR ME GYM TIME IN THE MORNING

    11/19/2019 9:56:15 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok rested this morning gym time in the morning so i am doing better taking care of ME gym time in the morning tried to get new insurance for aunt yesterday she didnt have her medicare care so i will do again on Dec 13 being caregiver is rough please pray for all of us... Read more

  • Cornbread and bean soup

    11/19/2019 8:54:37 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved had made bean soup in the slo-cooker overnight so I made Southern cornbread to go with it. A perfect meal for a cold day!... Read more

  • Praise Him

    11/19/2019 6:21:46 AM, by SURFIE

    Thank you, Lord, for giving me cheerfulness and joy this morning even after not getting enough sleep last night. Thank you for giving me the strength, energy, and motivation that I need for today - to do my job well and to handle whatever circumstances and situations I face. ~Because your l... Read more

  • Thought for today 11/18

    11/19/2019 3:31:53 AM, by USMAWIFE

    When everything starts happening for you, you'll understand why it took so long. Just be patient. Your time is coming.... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS BACK IN GYM FEELING BETTER WITH MY KNEE

    11/18/2019 12:02:51 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok back to gym this morning feeling so much better i needed a break after dealing with my mom went to sign aunt up for wellcare she left her cards in different purse so will have to make another appointment another time i got to clean out my mom apartment so i will ge... Read more

  • Shopping for a food bank

    11/18/2019 8:12:46 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We support a local food bank in our community, not our church, people are not like us, but they’re trying to feed 140 families every week and we’re in a position to help. It’s surprising to me how much food prices have gone up this past year. We load the car to the very ceiling every month so are ... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS IT IS BLESSING THIS SUNDAY WE STILL HERE

    11/17/2019 10:25:52 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok we all are blessed we are still here we on top of the dirt not under it praise the Lord another we hope we all can keep reaching our goals all enjoy your dfay love and hugs and blessings to all of you 247 304 381 345 223 594 247... Read more

  • New week!

    11/17/2019 7:02:39 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We were so exhausted yesterday we didn’t shower until 2 pm and I was back in bed by 7. Now, refreshed , with two kitties on my lap, we’re home for 10 days before we travel again.... Read more

  • Daily thought 11/16

    11/16/2019 11:10:36 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS KNEE DOING BETTER GOING BACK TO GYM MONDAY

    11/16/2019 10:19:41 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hoppe all are doing ok just taking better care of myself knee feeling better to much stress and driving dealing with my mom three years my body dont know what to do been going for so long you really dont know how to act caregiving will mess you up love them to death but your body take a... Read more

  • Long flight back to South Carolina

    11/16/2019 1:09:32 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It’s after 1am but we finally made it home. American Airlines out of San Francisco was delayed, no reason given, then delayed again. Finally got to our seats and a woman sat next to me with a “comfort puppy” but puppy didn’t want to be on the floor so beloved offered to move across the aisle so I c... Read more

  • Another week to go

    11/15/2019 11:41:56 PM, by USMAWIFE

    It’s been a week since the fur child’s surgery. Everything is going good but he is not allowed to climb the steps or jump up on our bed. So I am still sleeping downstairs in the recliner. Not the greatest sleep but better than sleeping on the sofa bed matress... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS TAKING CARE OF MYSELF

    11/15/2019 10:37:36 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok stayed in today but i am doing a lot better three years of taking care of my mom really brought me down so i am taking much better care of myself so caregiver please take care of yourself take the time i ran myself down now i am paying for it love hugs and blessing... Read more

  • A fabulous day in Berkeley

    11/15/2019 12:21:32 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The tickets are printed off and we are ready to fly home and resume our normal lives. It’s been a great visit with my sister and brother-in-law, great to be back in California again. We will always consider ourselves Californians but are ready to fly back to South Carolina at 1pm Friday!... Read more

  • Kindness

    11/14/2019 5:57:26 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS MOM DOING PRETTY GOOD AT NURSING HOME

    11/14/2019 12:00:04 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to see mom at nursing home she doing good she looking whole lot better she warm and feed i am doing lot better knowing she took care of mother in law at home she running him and my brother in law out that is what i was going threw them being men whole lot diff... Read more

  • Thought for today 11/13

    11/14/2019 4:19:16 AM, by USMAWIFE

    Walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. It's your life. Do what makes you happy.... Read more

  • A great hike today

    11/14/2019 12:20:05 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We hiked for miles in the redwoods. It was a perfect day now my sister has retired and we get along again. Tomorrow I have to print off tickets before we head to Berkeley, then packing as we prepare to return home.... Read more