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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 63 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 3 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so ...
Welcome to my Spark page. I am 63 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 3 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 10 minutes from us but are looking for a larger place! Hopefully, they won't move too far!
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!
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BETHGILLIGAN Heading to Indiana today to visit my brother. Back on Sunday. Fun times!!!
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Member Since: 12/20/2009

SparkPoints: 55,296

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My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly


My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake


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I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

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I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/27/2014 10:46:20 AM

You are right - it will be miserable but the temps are gradually going down. I hope you have a fantastic time!!



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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/26/2014 10:10:31 PM

It's hotter than Hades here in the mid 90s and the humidity is 84%!! I have all the horrible weather conditions of summer in Florida without the good stuff. No beach. No ocean. No sand. No atmosphere.

I'm feeling more human though. Kroger called me and said - don't eat the Almond Butter with salmonella. Dodged that bullet.



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BESSHAILE
8/23/2014 9:55:01 AM

Hello darlin'! thanks for the bloglove on my Year w/o A Summer post. Let's grasp this new season and make it ours!

and drink more water.

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JANEDOE12345
8/20/2014 7:32:10 PM

Stopping by to say hi and how nice it is to see your comments and likes. Hoping all is well with you...need some blogs, my friend.
Pam



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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/17/2014 6:51:54 PM

Reekie had moist stools earlier today but hopefully it will be okay. We are working on it. He still coughs sometimes and get out of breath but that would be part of pneumonia. He is up and down actually. No appetite usually. He is tired of being sick. Hopefully he can ride this out.

With all the work I got done Friday, we were able to rest this weekend and only take care of Reekie and fix meals and clean up after them. And I really only fixed one big meal and we scrounged in the fridge for the others. So we rested and slept a lot and messed with Reekie.

The vet tech asked us how he was doing and never got back to us. I had a couple of questions so I'm irritated. The vet will do the same thing. I know they are busy but why ask if they don't intent to get back to us!

Thanks for the prayers and hugs. We still need them. What are you up to?





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