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December 2nd
Saturday, December 03, 2016      7 comments

Well it's actually past midnight. I was in bed asleep when I got a call from my youngest sister saying she was on her way to Vicky's, it was 10:59. Vicky had been watching TV with her husband when her breathing got funny and she collapsed. Twelv... Read more
Gifts for friends and family: My special fruitcakes
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      12 comments

Every year the week of Thanksgiving I bake my fruitcake-which normally is started at least the week before. The only year that varied was 2005. I finally... Read more
Thankful For my roots... and extended family
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      9 comments

I'm thankful today for my parents, a Belgian war bride and her GI, who after the struggles of WWII, came home to OH and gave birth to six girls and four boys. I am the eldest and though my life wasn't easy I knew daddy loved me as did my aunts, ... Read more
Thankful for # 3-my Faith and my faith community. (should have been #1
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      2 comments

I am so thankful for my Faith, actually that is usually what I least first in my prayers and on my lists of what to be thankful for. Directly related to that is that I have the right to practice my religious beliefs without interference by the g... Read more
Thankful for # 2----35 years and 9 months
Monday, November 21, 2016      8 comments

Okay, I fell apart this week-end! Started this blog then took a phone call of a friend checking on me. Then I faced time with the blessing of our lives who returned joy to November 19th, six years ago. I am thankful for my dear Steve and I ha... Read more
Thankful for: #1 ERIK IS STILL WITH US
Friday, November 18, 2016      10 comments

Of course I'm thankful to be alive and able to get around relatively freely, but at the Brain Injury Support Group meeting earlier this month we were ask what was one of the top things we were thankful for. When he came to my turn I said I was s... Read more
High school Senior Year!
Sunday, July 24, 2016      10 comments

A sparkfriend asked us to post this. The year was: 1966 1. Did you know your spouse? I knew of him. I married to him in 1970, we both graduated HS in 66 but we didn't start dating until 1969. . 2. Did you car pool to school? We... Read more
Part three of Mother's Day 2016.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      9 comments

I finally got my gift from Erik this Sunday. He was feeling better, and wanted to go out. We hit Applebee's and then went to Lowe's where he bought me two double knock out roses. The delay was due to issues following his two seizures Tuesday, t... Read more
Mother's Day Week 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016      8 comments

Well from Friday to Sunday was great. On Monday, Erik had to have blood work for his physical that was scheduled for yesterday. And his caregiver had to go for a second mammogram and to see the doctor about the results. She had planned on... Read more
Mother's Day 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016      9 comments

Mother's Day for me is bittersweet. Two of my children live about an hour away and sometimes I don't hear from them on Mother's day or I get a text or a call (which I can't take in church) during Mass. This year I made up my mind I was not going... Read more
Thank you all, my foot is better.
Thursday, March 10, 2016      14 comments

Hello my dear friends. My foot is recovering nicely. Thank you so much for the well wishes, goodies and concern. Y'all and Erik were a great help as was my friend who picked me up for Mass Sunday, took me to our usual brunch and brought me home ... Read more
Careless accident! RANT!!!!!
Friday, February 26, 2016      12 comments

Last night I was walk/running around my house in stocking feet. I slid on the hardwoods into a corner and hurt my little toe on my right foot. I'm waiting for 8 am so I can call the doctor's office. I know that it's most likely broken and that I... Read more
February 7, 1970
Sunday, February 07, 2016      14 comments

On that day so many years ago (46) my dear Steve and I got married at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Ohio. My in-laws were celebrating their 22nd anniversary and my sister Vicky her 16th birthday. We were married on the 7th by default, I had w... Read more
Why I am thankful. Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 26, 2015      10 comments

I have so much to be thankful for my 35 years and 9 months with my dear Steve, it ended ten years ago the 19th of this month. Too soon I felt but it was best he go home to our heavenly father. ... Read more
Hello SFs, it's been a while.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday was the first day of "real" sun for over two weeks. We've had moments of peek-a-boo sun but it's been basically dreary, drizzly, rainy (total 12 inches over the last two weeks). Since I got home in September, exhausted, emotionally ... Read more

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