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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I spend most of the afternoon trying to work through
the website for a young family who needed coverage
during the special enrollment period. My, not much
has changed since last year and we had to call the
experts to get it done before 5 pm so the young man
could call his employer and stop them from taking
a huge amount of money out of his paycheck. This
all stems from his ex who decided he had to have
his own insurance policy on the son they have
together. I wonder why she waited 7 years to push
the issue. He has remarried and has 3 young daughters
to support as well and sees his son about 3 times
a year. What a struggle for them.
We had rain this afternoon and it made the leaves
I had raked yesterday just damp enough that I
could pick them up much easier. The pickup box
is almost full so the goats get a treat tomorrow.
Have a great night and enjoy the World Series
game on tv if you are into baseball. Thanks
for stopping by. HUGS!

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KATHYJO56 10/23/2014 12:05AM

    Wow, what a day you had. I wondered who is more frustrated, you or the young man you was looking for a good plan for? What a nightmare! I am sure that your goats will be grateful.

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Ome small victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Each day that passes in calm and peace is a day
to be treasured. Today was one of those days for
which I am grateful.
I had called to the bank while DS was here in the
office and requested that my name be added to
his checking account. One step that was necessary
and that the bank personnel understood after a long
discussion. DS gave his okay and today, the form
arrived, was signed, copied and mailed. One copy
for the attorney and one for me to keep as proof
that no one else can touch his money.
One small victory but hopefully, more to come
until I finish closing the loopholes that scheming
opportunists look for to take advantage of those
who cannot protect themselves.
Tonight I will sleep without the doubts that came
to nag me in the early morning hours. I know that
I am doing the right thing and the rest of the family
stands behind me. And when this is done, we all
will feel like the battle was worth it.
I hope your day went well and you found one
small victory of your own. Thanks for stopping
by. HUGS!

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MILLEDGE2 10/22/2014 8:52PM

    We're all in your corner, Marsha!

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JUSTA123 10/22/2014 8:19PM

    So glad you will have some peace!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/22/2014 5:29PM

    rest easy my friend this small victory is a huge one

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LUCKYDUCK2 10/22/2014 5:09PM

    That is awesome! Head those opportunists off at the pass before they can drain his accounts. emoticon

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JOANNS4 10/22/2014 11:40AM

    This is good. You will get through it. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/22/2014 11:34AM

    Glad you have at least that much peace-of-mind.

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OLDERDANDRT 10/22/2014 11:28AM

    Bless your heart and your DS's too! So, am I right or am I wrong that his gf is the root of his problems? I'm just glad you have another battle won! Prayers for your DS and your family during this weird time! Rest up, my friend and take a nice cleansing walk if you can!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/22/2014 9:31AM

    I am glad that you had a victory today

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FERRETLOVER1 10/22/2014 7:23AM

    It's just like with your weight loss journey - one day at a time, one step at a time, one small or large victory at a time...
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BUSYGRANNY5 10/22/2014 7:07AM

    Great victories to be celebrated no matter how large or small! Blessings to you!

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WISLNDR 10/22/2014 5:20AM

    That's good news! It may be a "small victory" but it's a big step forward in protecting someone you love so much. He's blessed to have you watching out for him.

Enjoy your Wednesday!!


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GABY1948 10/22/2014 2:51AM

    I'm so glad that things are working our and I absolutely know that relief you feel!

Have a great one, Marsha!


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KATHYJO56 10/22/2014 1:37AM

    I am happy for you and your son that the battle is over. Sometimes, we have to make drastic steps to protect those that we love.

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FLEMIDG 10/22/2014 12:49AM

    So happy to hear things are going well in your challenges.

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GABIBEAR 10/22/2014 12:27AM

    emoticon emoticon Victories always feel good! I'm so happy for you Marsha! Have a great sleep and sweet dreams!!! emoticon


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The fun never ends

Monday, October 20, 2014

After a tense weekend of wondering what DS and
GF were up to at a friend's house, I get a text saying
they have rented an apartment and are moving.
Really? Well, DS comes home and insists he is not
moving, doesn't want a job that the "friend" made
him apply for and certainly has no intention of
joining her church.
Then this afternoon, she comes with boxes, her DH
and another "friend" to help the kids pack up the
house. She has the nerve to call 911 and say I was
picking a fight. So we have 2 HP's and 2 deputies in
town, right across from the elevator, a ton of trucks,
semis and lots of farm and town folk gawking at the
"police presence" so a non-issue. The "friends" were
finally convinced to leave and not return to DS's house.
What a mind-blowing experience that was.
The attorney has assured me that all paperwork will
be finished and filed so that I will have full guardianship
and can assist DS with everything he needs. Maybe
by this time next week. One can only hope and pray.
So if I am not present on all the posts, do not remark
on blogs, you will know I am still mildly insane and
not taking it on the chin for any Tom, Dick and Harry
that comes along. My apologies to those of you who
may happen to share these names. You will know it
is just an expression, not aimed at any Sparkers.
Thanks for stopping by and I will accept and appreciate
any helpful words of support. I think I will be due for
a visit to a padded room someplace but I think I
would settle for a week at a spa LOL!. HUGS!

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JUSTA123 10/21/2014 7:59PM

    So sorry, but you are strong and doing things the right way, hopefully all will return to normal soon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/21/2014 6:28PM

    emoticon you are going through this . Hang on I am praying and sending hugs your way

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FORMYDARLINGS 10/21/2014 2:17PM

    You know. Unless you have children and are a nurturer, you don't know enough sometimes NOT to come between a mother and her children. Age be darned! I applaud your strength and sticking to what is what your DS really wants. The sooner this pushy girl is out of his life, the better but it may not be as easy as that. Stay strong momma. You have a wise head and a strong will. I am here to listen to rants if and when needed. LOL You and your's have my sympathy.

Gini BIG BIG {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

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OLDERDANDRT 10/21/2014 12:13PM

    Oh dear, what a fiasco!! I'm so sorry you had to deal with such a "friend"!! That's not being a friend, but just plain pushy! Glad you were able to get them out! HA! She thought she could have the law on Her side!! Yeah, right! Sorry you were embarrassed in front of the "gawkers".
Wish I had some good advice, hon., but I am at a loss. You seem to be handling things well, though.
Prayers and (((HUGS))) , my friend!! (((HUGS)))

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FERRETLOVER1 10/21/2014 8:42AM

    Yikes! You are really going through some stuff with your son. Be sure to take care of yourself during all this, too.

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/21/2014 7:20AM

    I recommend the spa not the padded room. My thoughts are with you that all works out for the best and quickly. Take care

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RASPBERRY56 10/21/2014 6:58AM

    Gotta *love* small towns - NOT!

Sorry you're dealing with all this.......


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WISLNDR 10/21/2014 5:38AM

    Oh boy, hugs to you emoticon and prayers for a quick resolution to this. And the small-town gossipers? Make up something really juicy since the truth is never as interesting anyway!! emoticon

A peaceful Tuesday to you and your family!


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GABY1948 10/21/2014 5:19AM

    You certainly do have my prayers as you always do. Things like this with "family" are SO stressful but it does sound like it is going to be handled permanently soon enough. You did well and good....and RIGHT. God Bless!


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EDLEAR 10/21/2014 3:09AM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to see this is going on. It's hard to understand why some people do the things they do.

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GABIBEAR 10/21/2014 2:48AM

    Many prayers and hugs are coming your way from me Marsha. I hope everything works out for you and your family!

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LUCKYDUCK2 10/21/2014 1:06AM

    What does DH mean? Wow, this has got to be nerve racking. What are they trying to do?

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KATHYJO56 10/21/2014 12:54AM

    My prayers are with you, your son, and your family. emoticon

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SIOL55 10/20/2014 10:33PM

  emoticon emoticon You definitely need two hugs. Hang in there. You are doing the right thing....just breath and persevere.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 8:23PM

    Oh my dear, you have my total sympathies! What a mess. HUGS and prayers . . . MANY hugs and prayers coming you way.

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LILSUZY1057 10/20/2014 8:14PM

    Take care and BREATHE!

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FROSTY99 10/20/2014 8:09PM

    OMG-what next. I so hope the legal part gets done ASAP so one less worry on your shoulders. Why do people try to take advantage of others? So many wicked folks out there even in small towns.

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DS's concert

Sunday, October 19, 2014

This was the choral groups, not the band as I thought.
Either way, the music was delightful and we took
DS out for dinner to a quaint little place called the
Café Brule. Pleasant atmosphere, a very gracious
owner and DS's fav place to eat. Only about 4 blocks
from his apartment.
MIL took a little tumble on the steps inside the
building but DS was quick to catch her arm so
it wasn't worse. DS's music instructor wanted to
call an ambulance until DS said I was an EMT
and we could handle it. It worked out just fine,
a little cut on her elbow but no broken bones. I
have a feeling she will be sore tomorrow but she
was in good spirits when she drove home just now.
More fun things going on but I don't have enough
information to know what oldest DS and his GF are
up to now. Just what I didn't need but I am sure I
can get things set to rights tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday.

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FLORIDASUN 10/20/2014 8:40PM

    Thank goodness Mil was okay! It's good that you found a nice new restaurant and enjoyed your evening entertainment...hugs my friend!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/20/2014 6:08PM

    glad you had a good time hope your mil continues to be okay

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KATHYJO56 10/20/2014 5:33PM

    What a delightful time you had. I'm glad that your MIL wasn't hurt worse and that your DS was able to catch her.

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OLDERDANDRT 10/20/2014 11:25AM

    What a lovely Sunday ( except for mil's spill). Glad she is ok. You have a lovely Monday, now, ya here! (((HUGS)))

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FERRETLOVER1 10/20/2014 8:46AM

    So glad your mother-in-law wasn't hurt too badly. Sounds like you all had a great time.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 8:09AM

    Glad your MIL wasn't hurt badly!

Good luck w/the oldest DS.

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JUSTA123 10/20/2014 7:02AM

    Glad MIL is ok, sounds like a delightful day, hope your Monday is great!

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WISLNDR 10/20/2014 5:34AM

    It sounds like you had a fun day (I'm glad MIL survived her tumble!!)

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    Glad you had a good time and MIL was ok. emoticon

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GABY1948 10/20/2014 4:45AM

    So glad MIL was all right...I kept thinking same thing as I read....she will be SORE tomorrow (today).

I hope your "fun" things are truly FUN? Not sure which DS is referred to here. Have a great week, Marsha!


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FLEMIDG 10/19/2014 11:52PM

    So glad you were able to enjoy some time with your DS. Glad to hear your MIL was okay. Have a great week.

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GABIBEAR 10/19/2014 11:41PM

    Glad to hear that your MIL wasn't hurt worse and that you still had a wonderful time! I hope you take care of everything with your DS & GF! Have a great week ahead Marsha!

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ICECUB 10/19/2014 9:54PM

    glad mil was not hurt worse and you had a emoticon good lunch.

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JAMBABY0 10/19/2014 9:23PM

    hope she isn't in to much pain tomorrow, and good for you

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FROSTY99 10/19/2014 9:20PM

    Happy M-I-L didn't get hurt worse. It is scary as we age that something as simple as a little tumble can wreak major havoc. It was a simple fall that broke my dad's elbow and gave him a goose egg that was his undoing. His heart just could not handle it.
Oh my more issues with DS-I am sure you will handle it but.... such a worry for you.

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Doing a little extra ST

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Stretch for Success day was a small goal for myself
and it worked. I did ST early this morning and did a second
set this afternoon after I push mowed the lawn for 45
minutes. I am feeling pretty good now but may feel it even
more tomorrow.
My salad is ready to deliver to the Oktoberfest committee
and I will do that now. I have no idea how long I will be
working tonight so I thought to blog now and add more
details tomorrow.
Now that the mowing is done, I can rake the leaves a
bit more easily and the lawn looks great for Sunday.
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

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You get a trophy for mowing the lawn!

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WISLNDR 10/19/2014 6:09AM

    I think that mowing is in my future, thanks for the reminder of how nice it will look when I'm finished!! I hope today is pain-free for you and you have a great time!!


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KLMEIRING 10/19/2014 5:40AM

    Thanks for sharing!


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EDLEAR 10/19/2014 4:38AM

    I just love raking the lawn! It's a good workout.
I hope you had a fun evening, and have a relaxing Sunday.

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GABIBEAR 10/18/2014 11:51PM

    You deserve some fun after all of that mowing!!! Have a good time at Oktoberfest!!

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    Enjoy Oktoberfest and have some fun emoticon emoticon

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    Have fun tonight emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/18/2014 6:05PM

    Enjoy your time today!


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OLDERDANDRT 10/18/2014 5:50PM

    Wonderful! Enjoy your eveningI I need to get back into ST, myself!! I never minded it, but like everything else, it takes a lot just to get me started! hehe
Have a great evening and get your ZZzzzz's!!! (((HUGS)))

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FROSTY99 10/18/2014 5:49PM

    Love for the yard to look good for the weekend! Enjoy the Octoberfest.

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