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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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Member Since: 12/20/2009

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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


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-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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GUNNSGIRL91303
9/3/2014 12:29:05 PM

Hi Beth, thanks for asking about my son. Yes, he's coming home on Monday the 8th and it is quite stressful. He's going to be 29 on the 12th and is still functioning like a kid. When he works he can't save any money. His dad and I had to split the cost of the ticket to get him home and we will have to help him once he gets here. Hubby and I will have him during the week and he'll go to his dad on weekends. His dad will help him get his drivers license. He has 30 days with us to find a job or he has to go to a homeless shelter unless his dad will extend the same deal to him. We just can't afford him for more than a month. If he finds a job he can stay for a small amount of rent and save until he can rent a room of his own.

Long story, sorry, but I could go on and on. This son of mine is dear to my heart but he's a bum and this is his last chance with us. He's stolen from me in the past and he gets taken to the homeless shelter at the first sign of theft, even if it is only a quarter. We have to show him tough love.

On the upside, I haven't seen him in 2.5 years so am anxious to see him and I have several projects around the house and yard he can help me with. So definitely mixed feelings. I just hope he realizes this is his last chance for any help from us and really works hard at finding a job and sticking with it.
He has 2.5 years off heroin now so I'm hoping that will continue. He's made some strides but has a long way to go!

Thanks for your support Beth, I really appreciate it!



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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.
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