Paula, how sweet of you, to check up on me. You're right, I haven't had much time to spark lately. This is my very, very busiest time at work. I keep the books for a large family farming business, and of course, we are mid-season & extremely busy. I have tomorrow off, though, so I will send you off that sparkmail I promised, filling you in more on my knees, etc. And yes, there will be a Fall Challenge. I will keep you informed on that, as we get closer. It'll be cool to be on a team with you! Talk soon 5 days ago
I've been thinking of you, too! Thanks for the calming music ... I need it everyday. There's a Christian rock station on the radio I love to listen to, mainly in the car. It's amazing how much it helps with my day! I will be sending you a sparkmail tonight, btw. 12 days ago
I'm a night owl, too (unfortunately ... I wish I wasn't. Insomnia is a serious problem I wish I could get a handle on). Anyway, I'm so glad to see that you & Jess have hooked up! She is a Champion in the Kitchen, too (the name of our 5% Challenge Team), so when you join us in the the Fall Challenge, you will already know 2 people! She is the best, so continue to spark with her, my friend. I learned a lot more about you, by reading what you shared with her. Talk soon! 16 days ago
I read your comment to CAROL_39649731 on her Spark Page about your mom and ESKD.
I have juvenile diabetes so I've experienced some of the consequences of this destructive disease, even though I'm on an insulin pump and generally have had pretty good control. I'm also in nursing school. We studied diabetes second quarter and the kidney and ketoacidosis issues in fourth quarter. It is a nightmare horror show for all involved. My heart goes out to you, your dad and your mom. Please be very gentle with yourself. You are going through one of Life's huge transformations and maybe our greatest mystery. I hope you give yourself all the care and accept all the support you need to walk this path.
I hope in time you may even find yourself changing your Spark name to PEACEFUL80.