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Fall 04: the President was running for the Senate.



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I have not worked since July of 2009. During that time, I have learned that I have an identity that doesn't come from the work I do. I have learned to let myself daydream, dawdle, and take time for whatever is interesting me at the moment. I want to find ways to spend my extra my time that make me feel useful.
I have not worked since July of 2009. During that time, I have learned that I have an identity that doesn't come from the work I do. I have learned to let myself daydream, dawdle, and take time for whatever is interesting me at the moment. I want to find ways to spend my extra my time that make me feel useful.


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Member Since: 5/4/2007

SparkPoints: 43,157

Fitness Minutes: 80,872

My Goals:
1. Continue to be a non-smoker.
2. Learn how to handle my emotions rather than hiding them by eating.
3. Find more ways to give back now that I have more time.

My Program:
1. elliptical, weightlifting and stretching exercises 5X/week
3. no sweets
4. no fast food
5. gardening any time I can
6. logging my calories each day

Personal Information:
My husband and I have been together since 1974. We have 6 kids, 5 grands, and 2 cats. I live in Central Illinois. I have written over 150 pages of stories that my parents and other family members told me so that my kids will have them when I'm gone. In November of 2012, I wrote my first novel. This year, I wrote my second.

Other Information:
I love to use my hands to create things by sewing, knitting, painting, and gardening. I love to read mysteries, historical novels, and biographies. I love to sing along with music and pretend I'm on stage.

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Jack-O-Lantern
From:
~THERESA

Thank You Note
From:
GRANJERRY1

Fresh Veggies
From:
CARRAND

Ice Cream Cone
From:
~THERESA

Seedling
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~THERESA

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PLIDC1




Member Comments:
GRANJERRY1
9/17/2014 6:12:39 AM

Sarah thank you for stopping by my blog and the lovely encouragement you left behind for me by sharing your mom's struggle with mobility. Yes I now use only a cane but still need a caregiver's help to stand up or get out of bed. And though at home I do manage with just the cane, I am scared to walk alone outside without a care-giver by my side. I am blessed that I have a live-in nurse who is like my shadow and is with me always. As well as the fact that I live in a big joint family and have 2 grand-daughters-in-law and 2 great-grand-daughters-in-law who live with us and are totally devoted to me.

Incidentally my daughter's name is also Sara, but she spells her's without the 'h'.

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings to you
Mani



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BECKYSRN
9/14/2014 4:55:42 PM

Hi Sarah, the 5 generation picture was taken in 2010 at my mom's 80th birthday party. My grandma was 15 when Mom was born, and 55 when I was born. She passed away a year and a half ago and I miss her every day. She was quite the lady.



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BECKYSRN
9/8/2014 7:58:10 PM

Hi Sarah, we have a dog but no cats. The picture was taken at my parents' house. No cats here because John is terribly allergic.



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TERRIJ7
9/8/2014 10:31:22 AM

Thank you for the goodie and Happy Monday! I haven't finished writing about my first train vacation and am already looking forward to the next one. I need to finish part 3 so I can get the photos off my phone!

My exercise has been pretty irregular due to plantar fascaitis, I have been pretty frustrated with ongoing foot issues; however, I could certainly use some accountability too--so lets do it!



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CARRAND
8/17/2014 8:25:43 PM

Thanks for the goodie. I've lost a pound in the last 2 weeks, but my tracker didn't update. I wonder why? Not that a pound is much, but it's better than the gaining trend I've been on for the past few months.



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