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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 70,247

Fitness Minutes: 66,953

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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NORASPAT
9/9/2014 9:15:09 AM

Thanks for the input it is what I was thinking but thinking much harder today. This is a senior college and raw vegetables and dentures are not appealing. I have decided I might bake a big batch of brownies only once a month this happens. The seniors love it and they are not the ones who gobble them up but I will stick to the refreshments and follow what has been done for years. Pat
Thanks so much for your thoughts. I have thought this monthly concert fare would change. I feel sure our seniors who come from assisted living and nursing homes will have a treat and a good concert. THANKS Much love Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BUTTONPOPPER1
9/9/2014 9:00:42 AM

Thank you so much, Ginie, for commenting on my blog about laughter. I loved what you said! I have lived in Japan for thirty years. I'm married to a Japanese man, but we have lived in different places from time to time. We were living in Massachusetts when the incident happened that I describe in my blog, but most of our time has been here in Japan, where I think we'll stay forever. And I see that you're in Georgia, where I grew up! I remember you recently wrote about getting too hot while mowing the yard, and it really brought back memories. I sweated my entire childhood! Well, it's hot and humid over here in Japan, too, same as Georgia, but most people don't have grass in their gardens, so lawn mowers are rare, and I almost never get to smell the smell of fresh-cut grass. I miss that smell. I know you must be happy, as I am, that autumn is almost here!



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MARTYLYNN1
9/6/2014 10:19:25 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I had to laugh when I saw the SUGAR! That is what my friend Lea says when things don't go quite right.
No birthday cake for me this year. DH is taking me & his mom out to dinner Monday when he is off. It will be a belated for me and early for her birthday dinner. I think DGS and I have come to an understanding. He has been on his best behavior after the words this morning. I do pray he whips it this time. This is his second time in rehab.
Thanks again for your comments & prayers.
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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/30/2014 10:05:01 PM

Thank! Hubby and my son both hugged me today. Thank goodness I have them! We were finally able to see Ian - the first time since Easter.



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BAKER1009
8/29/2014 1:45:01 PM

Hello my friend! So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for the super sweet comment! I cannot believe this is the end. I imagine it will take me a few weeks (because I've had a few breaks here and there) to realize that I really am done. There is a book I would like to read, that the kids got me for Mother's Day. Otherwise, I am just going to relax and enjoy some down time for a bit. I have no idea how long I will be at home before starting work, so I best enjoy it!

This last class I'm in had us work on our resumes and cover letters, so I'm all up to date and ready to go. I actually applied for an IT job at one of the local hospitals here just the other day. My neighbor works in their IT department and gave her boss a heads up to watch for my resume. So I am hopeful that something might come out of that. It would be ideal, as it's close to the house and it's the exact type of job I was looking for. It's performing data analysis for their MPI (master patient index) system. I've also applied for about five other IT/Healthcare jobs this week. So getting my resume out there.

OK, sorry for rambling so much, LOL! I hope you are well!? And I hope Erik is well!? Hard to believe summer is coming to an end, huh? Emily is working at the pool this weekend and then it closes on Monday evening. Then she's starting at Wendy's! I need to get her scheduled for her senior pictures and we still have two more colleges to visit and she needs to start applying! Preston had a bit of a rough start to school, but I think he's getting there. It's entirely new to him, with no prior daycare or preschool, and it's all day long - which is long for a 5 year old. Oh my, he'll be 6 in 10 days!!

Alright, gotta go get my laundry out of the dyer! Take care and I hope to be in touch more over the next few weeks. Enjoy the holiday weekend!!

Hugs,
Beth



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