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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 84 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. Have been doing this for about 29 yrs.
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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    I read your post on the Ladies Room board (IAMAGEMLOVER posted it in a blog). OMG, That is the most hilarious thing I've ever read! I think I'm going to ask for one for our anniversary! LOLOLOL
    2682 days ago
  • v 1NANA4EVER
    Thanks for filling me in on your Family heritage. It is pretty neat having a close tie to Europe. I have never been, but hope to go for a long trip there once I am retired. I am sad for your Cousin, I hope he has led a fullfilling life. My Mother is 75% German, but all of her close relatives immigrated to the US before she was born.
    2745 days ago
  • v WIGIME

    I look for pictures all over the place. There are actually sites dedicated to these types of signs. I don't post everything I see and I try to be sensitive to the audience. Mostly I just post the ones that make me laugh.

    Take care & thanks for the comment!
    2750 days ago
  • v AUNTB63
    Thank you for the comment on our "Wood Spirit"...This 150+ year old tree died from Dutch elm disease and we had to get rid of it. Instead of taking it all the way down my DH was going to make a table on top of the cut and than add benches......however we came across a wood carver in our community and hired him to do this.
    He did free hand with chain saws of various sizes.
    2787 days ago
    HEYA - THANKS for taking time to read my blog and comment back.

    LOL - I'm too cheap to spend the money. :-)

    Have a great weekend
    2796 days ago
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