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Time Flies!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Looking at the calendar this morning and realizing how fast this month is going by makes me want to work harder to make sure I get the most out of this day!
I expecially want to remind all you LEMONS to weigh in today! emoticon
Also I am enjoying learning about the Canadian Rockies with all you SHOOTING STARS! emoticon
And all you Possitive Bloggers and SP Class have an awesome day. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARON10002 2/14/2014 11:56PM

    Hard to believe that February is half gone today! emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/13/2014 11:42AM

    Best wishes!

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SHERYLP461 2/12/2014 10:22PM

    Time is moving faster all the time!

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SPARKLED146 2/12/2014 7:49PM

    emoticon This month is going too quickly!

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EMMACORY 2/12/2014 7:42PM

    Yes, it is hard to believe that we are almost half way through February Let us appreciate each and every day we have. emoticon .

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/12/2014 12:23PM

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and fun day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Cathy's Quilt Update

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cathy's quilt was finished in time to use as a raffle at a gathering of wonderful country people in a little place called Decker Chapel. I am proud to say, with the help of all my children and grandchildren that we raised $1,047 to give to Cathy. I am also proud to say that the winner of the quilt gave it back to be given to Cathy!
Now you can imagine my joy in being able to go spend part of my day today giving her the good news.
Cathy is my niece and has terminal cancer. The background on my page is a picture of the quilt which she was working on before she bacame too sick to finish and I decided to take it and try to finish it for her.
There is always good with the bad, we just sometimes have to look hard to find it. However when I looked out at the sea of faces of the people who were willing to help a stranger, I realized once again, in spite of what the news tells us, that our world is full of really wonderful, generous people!
May God bless all you caring people.

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EMMACORY 2/10/2014 10:11PM

    So beautiful....treasure the time you have with her. Praying for her and all who know and love her. Blessings! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/10/2014 8:31PM

    I am praying.

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SPARKLED146 2/10/2014 5:36PM

    A beautiful quilt and a beautiful gesture from the person who gave it back to Cathy.

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SVHETTENBACH 2/10/2014 2:23PM

    What a blessing we all received just knowing how compassionate people still are. God Bless you, Cathy and the rest of Cathy's family.
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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/10/2014 1:20PM

    So glad to read that the quilt became a double blessing: first raising the money and then re-gifting to your niece.
Praying your niece experiences the peace and comfort of Christ as she lives with her terminal diagnosis.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/10/2014 11:20AM

    emoticon Saying prayers

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YOYONOMORE1 2/10/2014 10:37AM

    That's a beautiful quilt and glad that Cathy gets to have it and you were able to raise funds to help her out. God bless.

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NHES220 2/10/2014 9:24AM

    Great that you were able to raise the money and gracious that the person gave back the quilt! I hope your niece is doing well in spite of her diagnosis and is not suffering in too much pain.

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Cathy's Quilt

Monday, February 03, 2014

Sometimes the life we plan gets side-tracked by the life we are sent. It has been several days since I wrote a blog, although I did plan to write one every day which is a goal on one of my teams.
I am trying to finish a quilt for a sweet niece who started it when she was diagnosed with cancer. She is now unable to work on it and I just couldn't stand for it not to get finished. There are no more medicines to try for her so now it is just a matter of time.
The one thing I try to remember is that 20 minutes of walking keeps my mind and body able to function so I dedicate three (20 minute) times in my day to take care of me.
Now, what made the tears flow today was to learn that I am the "Shining Star" of the day and all you wonderful people are lifting me up today in ways that you can't imagine.
Thank you all for your friendship.
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SVHETTENBACH 2/4/2014 8:39PM

    You are a great inspiration to a lot of people!! Thank you
You are emoticon

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EMMACORY 2/4/2014 4:50PM

    You are a blessing to your niece. She will be so happy to be wrapped in your love and the quilt. emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLP461 2/3/2014 10:31PM

    What a wonderful thing you are doing for your niece. I know she is feeling your love right now.


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YOYONOMORE1 2/3/2014 4:56PM

    All that love going into finishing that quilt is going to mean a lot to Cathy, when it's finished and she's warped up in it, she'll be covered in love.


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MADTHENURSE 2/3/2014 3:15PM

    Beautifully said.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/3/2014 2:44PM

    What a fabulous reminder that we are given one day at a time. Your dedication to finishing Cathy's quilt will be such a blessing. emoticon

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ANNEMARIA6 2/3/2014 1:27PM

    Your blog is such a good reminder about gratitude and you go girl, it is wonderful that you are generous enough to finish that quilt. I hope she is wrapped in the warmth of the quilt and love when you finish it! emoticon

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Day # 5

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When I thought about what I would write today it seemed that waking up to a pipe spewing water under the sink was going to make me get over my "up" attitude which has been here since starting this blog idea.
However when I went to my Sparkpage and clicked on the blogs there, it is both awesome and a little eerie to see what is there. I had never looked back before today. I can't imagine what my life would be like now with the addition of the 32 pounds that I have lost, the addition of meds for high cholesterol that the Doctor wanted me to take, or the continuing problems I was having with my knees. Not to mention not being able to walk up stairs without being out of breath and holding on to the cart in the store like it was a crutch. Wow how far I've come!
Thank heavens for this website and all you wonderful fellow travelers on the road to better health. I do appreciate you all! Have a happy, healthy day.

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    Congratulations on all your wonderful work!!! Its so wonderful to be able to appreciate ourselves and those who support us. I am so glad for your support and inspiration! emoticon

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SHERYLP461 1/23/2014 4:57PM

    Good for you taking the "right" attitude. Hope all is well now.

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SPARKLED146 1/23/2014 3:56PM

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ROXYZMOM 1/23/2014 9:35AM

    I am very happy for you! You are doing great!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/23/2014 12:04AM

    Good for you taking the positive way out! Reflecting on where we've come from can sure help us through the day. Sounds like you have lots to celebrate.
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NEW_PARADIGM 1/22/2014 3:21PM

    Hooray for finding your 'choice' in your response! Hope the pipe & accompanying fixes resolve easily. Congrats on all your successes so far!

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NHES220 1/22/2014 10:59AM

    Hope the pipe issue is not too bad! Good for you for all of your positive changes! Have a happy healthy day too!

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Day # 4

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What a wonderful surprise I got this morning when logging in my breakfast. There was the addition of a "recent" food catagory which made the logging very easy!
Wishing everyone a wonderful day, stay safe and "keep sparking"!

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MESEATURTLE 1/22/2014 10:29AM

    Thanks for sharing !

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SHARON10002 1/21/2014 11:17PM

    I noticed it, but didn't try it yet. I'll have to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing.

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SPARKLED146 1/21/2014 7:19PM

    I used the recent category today. It makes logging so much easier!

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SHERYLP461 1/21/2014 9:06AM

    I like that too as my breakfast is almost always the same. Left overs for lunch. Saves a lot of time.

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ROXYZMOM 1/21/2014 9:05AM

    Oh! I will have to go look for that.
Thanks! Have a great day!!

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EMMACORY 1/21/2014 9:04AM

    emoticon I have my favorites saved so I can track faster and easier. We have 4+ inches of snow here....winter wonderland.... emoticon

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