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  • 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

  • 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

  • Keep on keeping on

    12/5/2019 3:48:56 PM, by NAESREALITY

    Pic on right is a softball pic of me in 1988. Other pic is me this fall in 2019. I intended to keep on keeping on! Age is just a number. I have spent my Mid 20's to my mid 40's being overweight, busy, and stressed! I am working on returning to my energetic self of decades ago! I just smi... 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

  • Lisa and her Mom

    12/5/2019 8:03:45 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Enjoyed celebrating Lisaโ€™s Mom Birthday ๐ŸŽ ... 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

  • 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

  • Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ no food

    12/2/2019 9:53:30 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ- Celebrated Lisaโ€™s Mom birthday with no foods. Walked through Walmart to pick out her gift ๐ŸŽ and card instead.... 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

  • 12/1/19

    12/1/2019 2:00:54 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Hard to believe that it has been more than a month since I posted a blog. Time is at a premium. We spent an almost normal holiday. Brad and family came in town Thursday morning and met us at my brother's house for Thanksgiving. First time the grandkids all met and played together. Reminded me o... Read more

  • 20 Points today

    12/1/2019 12:29:17 PM, by GRETA242

    I spun 20 points today and so feel like writing a blog entry. Um. That's about it for me. How is your day going?... Read more

  • 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

  • Patience

    12/1/2019 7:33:34 AM, by NAESREALITY

    My husband and I made this terrarium 2 years ago. We built the foundation for it and planted the baby plants in it. Then was the hardest part for me. Not messing with it. It doesn't need to be watered. You never open it up. It provides it's own ecosystem if done properly. I... Read more

  • Happy Budgeting rather than shopping ๐Ÿ›!

    11/30/2019 5:02:35 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ- Happy Budgeting Day today rather than shopping. I had been debt free and am working towards that again! Selfie picture of my happy wild side after finishing budgets. Rather than shopping slashed 40% of debt so far! Making progress on my Debt Snowball. Using Dave Ramsey b... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ

    11/28/2019 1:16:37 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ- Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฝ friends. To living outside the USA - today is a National Holiday with most businesses closed. We give thanks for our many blessings. Usually celebrated with a turkey meal mid day with family and friends. Biggest mistake I used to do is eat too fast! I... 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

  • My reason for this journey

    11/26/2019 12:26:12 PM, by NAESREALITY

    My reason for this healthy journey.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Missing Momโ€™s Memorial

    11/23/2019 11:53:19 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friendโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘ซ- my Motherโ€™s Memorial Catholic Mass is being held in Saint Petersburg Florida today๐ŸŒŸ. ... Read more

  • 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

  • Gourmet Christmas Treats !

    11/22/2019 2:09:39 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ- Gourmet Christmas Treats available at local grocery store!... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Two Requests for Manuscripts

    11/19/2019 12:30:17 AM, by GRETA242

    Yesterday, when I opened my email, I found a request for both books I had proposed to a small Christian book publisher. If you pray, please pray for direction and guidance for me. Thank you. Now to send the manuscripts to them. Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog.... 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

  • Breaking the Diet Today

    11/18/2019 7:42:47 AM, by GRETA242

    No, it's not what you are thinking. I'm breaking the diet for the psoriasis study today. When I started the study I was told that I was allergic to eggs, cows milk and cows milk products. I've missed eating eggs and cottage cheese and using my sugar free creamer in my coffee instead of almond milk. ... 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

  • Rosanne Bittner gift of books

    11/16/2019 8:17:23 PM, by GRETA242

    Today was the holiday party for Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America at Schuler's Restaurant in Marshall Michigan. We had a good time with games, food and a gift exchange. While I waited for the festivities to begin, long-time member Rosanne Bittner came over to me and set down three books beside... 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

  • BRR San Antonio Texas 31 degrees

    11/15/2019 2:04:46 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Walked kids to school bus this morning but still cold!... 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

  • Exercising inside

    11/14/2019 2:29:55 PM, by AOKDIET21

    San Antonio Texas area below 49 for 7 days now. Thanks to Sparks and others walk kids to bus stop plus I spent enjoyable time. Sparkers 1 mile walk plus strength exercises ... Read more

  • 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

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS COLD HERE TODAY 23

    11/13/2019 10:21:03 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok cold here today 23 went to grocery store and bojanles and dollar general store then back home taking care of my body hubby and his brother gone to get their mom out of nursing home take her home in nursing home my mom got one on one feeding for her she doing ok kee... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS HAD TIRES ROTATED THIS MORNING

    11/12/2019 10:17:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had tires rotated this morning didnt have time to do anything being care giver mother in law going home tomorrow hope she do good she stay by her self also my aunt still doing good so now got to work on mom apartment then hopefully i can get some back to normal en... Read more

  • San Antonio Texas snowing ๐ŸŒจ?

    11/12/2019 12:00:53 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Spark โšก๏ธ Friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ- Sharp Norther weather has us with up to 40 mph north wind, wet rain that at 19 degrees is now sleet. We are to get 1-3 inches of snow tonight plus it is to remain for the next few days! โ›„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธBrr .. ... Read more

  • 2019 HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE

    11/11/2019 10:19:24 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok happy veterans day to all thanks for your service went to gym this morning knee doing whole lot better i didnt ride bike but did some step ups to help my knee worked shoulders and abs and hips i might made it to 70 after things settled down with getting things out... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS BETTER RESTFUL SUNDAY

    11/10/2019 9:58:59 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok knee feeling better 247 594 304 386 ris the best for all i wasnt getting any rest my mom really wore me out if you are caregiver i know from experience will wear you out you cant think or anything please take care of yourself love hugs and blessings to all of y... Read more

  • 11/9/19

    11/9/2019 1:12:21 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I couldn't respond to Brad's blog yesterday. My insides are so torn. His blog yesterday was the first time he had referred possible of losing the battle to cancer. He has been so positive so far, and had never mentioned the possibility of dying from this disease. I know that I have been deluding... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS STILL RESTING MY KNEES GOT TO GET BACK INTO THE SADDLE

    11/9/2019 10:31:50 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok still resting my knees feeling better hope all of you having great day mom doing good mother inlaw coming home from rehab wednesday my aunt still moving hope all going to be doing better love you all for your prayers and support many blessing to all of you 247 59... Read more

  • 11/8/19

    11/8/2019 11:28:04 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Brad posted his CareBridge blog today explaining in more detail his treatment, and I am so proud of him. He grew into a awesome son, who I am so proud of. Well enough of me here is his words: Chemotherapy Cycle #27: New Regimen of Floxuridine (FUDR) + FOLFIRI Journal entry by Brad Hook โ€” No... Read more

  • 2019 HEY SPARKERS KNEE FEELING BETTER USING ASPERCREME

    11/8/2019 10:16:28 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym this morning no bike riding worked upper and ab did pretty good using aspercreme on it doctor says it doing much better i dont want to have to have more shots in my knees so i am resting it also but all this go back to taking care of my mom put such tol... Read more

  • 11/5/19

    11/7/2019 4:41:02 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Sorry, we have been very busy the last couple of weeks. Brad's surgery went well. He went back on Monday to New York for his followup from the surgery. Things went so well that they were supposed to fill the pump with saline and heprin, but they she he was doing so well that they were going to do... Read more