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when you label a person
Friday, September 16, 2016      4 comments

A few weeks ago I posted a blog while I was still in shock after the news that my husband of 35 years didn't love me anymore and was divorcing me. The support I got from the SparkPeople community was uplifting and so appreciated. Thanks to all o... Read more
" I don't love you as a spouse anymore..."
Sunday, August 28, 2016      11 comments

Two weeks ago those words cut me like knife, sent me into a tailspin....I think somedays I am still in shock. After 35 years of marriage he doesn't love me anymore. Really I didn't see it coming. Yes communication had dropped off drastically, ye... Read more
A Love Hate Relationship
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      6 comments

I started going to Cross Fit classes a few months ago. I still swim 3-4 times a week. I work to get 10,000 steps on my Fitbit everyday. Cross Fit is really tough and I am one of the oldest and heaviest in the class. The instructor is very good ... Read more
Monday, May 18, 2015      3 comments

Control ....I have learned that no matter how badly I want to control everything that it is not possible or meant to be. What a blessing and relief to know that God is in control. I have faith. ... Read more
Enjoying Sunday
Sunday, May 17, 2015      2 comments

I had a great night's sleep last night. I sleep so well when I eat healthy and cut out the soda (coke). Everything is so green outside and the birds are singing. Sparkpeople is such a good support system for me. Feeling really blessed today.... Read more
back at it again
Saturday, May 16, 2015      2 comments

I weighed myself this morning and took my measurements. Since joining Cross Fit people are telling me I look like I am getting toned but I have avoided the scale because Iknow it has gone up. I was right it has. Measurements are the same though ... Read more
Sunday, January 11, 2015      6 comments

Have you laughed yet today? I have. I put on a funny movie. Words for the week: Hug harder, Laugh louder, Smile bigger, Love longer.... Read more
January in Iowa
Saturday, January 10, 2015      1 comments

It's January in Iowa. Cold, white and windy. No need to complain or explain. It is what it is. I am going to make it a great day.... Read more
A Long Cold Week
Friday, January 09, 2015      2 comments

It was a week of frigid temperatures, ground blizzards and little sunshine. I went back to preschool after a long break. Work was fine. It was good to be back in a routine. The children were happy to be back. My source of stress this week ... Read more
Red Sky at Morning
Monday, January 05, 2015      3 comments

The sun is about to rise and the horizon is scarlet red. Snow is predicted for later today with frigid temperatures the rest of the week. Back to school tomorrow. The Christmas break was just the right length. I am ready to go back and get into ... Read more
For the Birds
Sunday, January 04, 2015      7 comments

Once again this morning I spent an hour drinking my coffee, sitting in my favorite chair next to the window. The birds were very active after last nights snowstorm. Several varieties of finches and sparrows hopped and pecked in the snow and sat ... Read more
Enjoying the Morning
Friday, January 02, 2015      2 comments

Sitting in my favorite chair with my coffee. Gazing out the into the frozen flower garden where the bird feeders hang. I love to start the day this way. Today is filled with possibility. ... Read more
I Have a Choice
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      3 comments

A guest on a talk show really inspired me yesterday. Her first name was Petra, she was a model and she was recalling the horrible tsunami 10 years ago. She survived but lost her fiancee. She said, "Things in life happen for a reason. You choose ... Read more
Ready to say goodbye to 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014      1 comments

My dear Spark Friends, It probably seems as though I have been absent the past months but in reality I have been taking in your wisdom from afar. I have been reading the daily spark and reading daily emails but have not logged into the site si... Read more
Almost 2 months later...
Monday, September 15, 2014      3 comments

My last post was July 21 when my mom was released from the hospital after her cancer surgery. Who could have known that she would return to the hosptial 3 more times and spend 21 more days in the hospital? Somedays the summer seemed it would nev... Read more

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