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  • HOLIDAYS

    12/6/2016 6:59:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Hubby and I made it through the THANKSGIVING We didn't go to younger daughters family get-together. We felt we might not be good company sin... Read more

  • ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND

    11/13/2016 5:00:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday morning our youngest came in for the weekend. We sorted 15+ big black garbage bags of Johns clothes. In October we had gone th... Read more

  • LIFE GOES ON!

    11/9/2016 2:19:29 PM, by SMIDGON

    I felt like it was time to blog again. After Johns funeral I became sick. UTI . As usual I got a reaction from the shot. I became disor... Read more

  • JUST A TID-BIT

    10/24/2016 5:57:52 PM, by SMIDGON

    "The emptiness that only losing a child can bring. "... Read more

  • HELLO,

    10/24/2016 6:58:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    It has been a very long month! Somehow we all survived getting ready for the visitation and Funeral. There were many friends of Johns we ... Read more

  • JOHN MARTIN PAXSON

    10/5/2016 11:52:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    This blog isn't coming through. JOHN MARTIN PAXSON went home to be with the Lord at 3 : 45 a.m. this morning. Thanks for all your pray... Read more

  • JOHN MARTIN PAXSON

    10/5/2016 5:04:52 AM, by SMIDGON

    John passed away peacefully at 3::45 a.m. this morning, oct.05,2016... Read more

  • JOHN

    10/1/2016 9:23:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    The papers have been signed for the HOSPICE "COMFORT CARE" TO BEGIN. WHILE he's on a regular diet he is only able to eat a little. Sometim... Read more

  • Eat and Think Yourself Slim

    9/26/2016 10:28:59 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (Self-control). Dieting is 80% of what you are thi... Read more

  • PRAYERS FOR John

    9/25/2016 8:41:09 AM, by SMIDGON

    John is declining fast. It's just a matter of waiting for God to call him home. He is in the nursing faculty with HOSPICE. It's hard... Read more

  • DEAR JOHN

    9/7/2016 6:36:16 AM, by SMIDGON

    "Dear Lord, help us go on!" John started to give us an uneasy feeling over the weekend. He ate good on Sunday. Monday he wouldnt eat. ... Read more

  • WHO CALLED ?

    9/4/2016 3:14:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    One day while I was out, one of you sweet ladies called! I understood it was Linda. However, for the life of me, I drew a blank. Help m... Read more

  • JOHN

    9/2/2016 5:05:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    John isn't doing so well ! Please forgive me if I repeat myself. At this point sometimes I do believe I am losing it! I believe I to... Read more

  • UPDATE ON JOHN

    8/25/2016 5:52:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another set of tests this past Monday. During the night he vomited. When we took him over for his Chemo, they had already canceled ... Read more

  • ONE QUESTION:

    8/21/2016 5:49:38 AM, by SMIDGON

    What is the one thing that makes you feel good about yourself? Mine is my hair ! If my hair looks good, then I can basically deal with ... Read more

  • I don't believe it, the sun is shining, here in central Ohio !

    8/17/2016 4:19:10 PM, by SMIDGON

    My hair completely dried out. The little natural curl I have, showed up! I 'picked' it out this morning. The cut was good enough , and sty... Read more

  • AN UNBELIEVEABLE DAY !

    8/17/2016 6:48:18 AM, by SMIDGON

    We needed the rain so bad---but, REALLY, enough, enough ! Next Monday John has the 3mo. CAT/IMAGING. Then his blood work for Chemo. That... Read more

  • Forgiveness and Letting Go of Past Hurts

    8/15/2016 4:29:40 PM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I have worked for the Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power for the past 36 years. It has not been easy along the way. I have experienced tr... Read more

  • Comfort with a Pedicure

    8/1/2016 10:10:06 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I pampered myself today and this is my reward for losing 10 pounds during the month of July, 2016. I went to a Spa in my area called Cuccuios. I ... Read more

  • Shopping Does'nt Have To Be Expensive

    8/1/2016 9:59:43 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I love to shop and one of the things that I have found recently is that shopping does not have to cost a lot. Every Saturday I shop at a Yard Sa... Read more

  • MIXED BAG OF EVENTS!

    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanti... Read more

  • Keeping the Weight Off for Good This Time

    7/13/2016 9:40:18 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I lost 30 pounds in 2009. I went from 278 to 248. I lost 40 pounds in 2013 and I went from 277 to 238 pounds. By 2016 I had gain all of my weigh... Read more

  • MUSSINGS

    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There'... Read more

  • BLESSINGS

    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, AMERICA BLESS GOD!... Read more

  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad h... Read more

  • Big Decision to make

    6/13/2016 9:25:57 PM, by KAREN91

    I'm thinking about accepting different work hours at my job. Right now I work 3 8 hour shifts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-3:30. With my j... Read more

  • JOHN

    6/13/2016 8:49:53 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had his blood work this morning. Tomorrow morning he goes for Chemo #2.. The day after his first one he was getting tired. He has 15... Read more

  • Am I Hungry? Part 1

    6/10/2016 8:58:49 AM, by CLAIREMZM

    I just got back from an annual conference. We stay with friends so it's more like a retreat/vacation, and I do a lot of walking since parking is ... Read more

  • New Challenge: Am I Hungry?

    6/3/2016 5:58:02 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    I haven't done a challenge for a week or so--my own challenge that I blog about that is. I've been doing the "28 Day Home Workout Challenge" beca... Read more

  • UPDATE ON John

    6/3/2016 11:26:52 AM, by SMIDGON

    So far, so good with John. He went back this morning to have the pump removed. On the pile of papers they gave us, when they said the ... Read more

  • guessing game

    5/31/2016 3:07:09 PM, by SMIDGON

    Today's blog will be a 2 - part series! Someone came to the door, hubby was outside for a good amount of x. He came back in announcing som... Read more

  • Clinical Portfolio

    5/30/2016 7:22:18 PM, by KAREN91

    I have been working on my portfolio for clinical ladder. I agreed to do it last fall. I only have a couple of weeks left before its done. Its a t... Read more

  • Not Eating After 8 p.m. - 4th Report

    5/21/2016 9:13:39 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    I have learned that I should not post earlier than 9 o'clock about my eating. I ended up eating later last night! I didn't go bonkers... Read more

  • Johns acceptance of BAD NEWS.

    5/21/2016 3:27:56 PM, by SMIDGON

    John realizes that Chemo is his only option. He talks freely of death and Heaven. There are places he wants to see and places to eat. ... Read more

  • Not Eating After 8 p.m. - 3rd Report

    5/20/2016 8:00:12 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    It's almost 8 p.m. here in Ohio. If I'm going to eat anything, I have 3 minutes. Haha! Seriously, I am within calorie range right now and I ... Read more

  • Not Eating After 8 p.m. - 2nd Report

    5/19/2016 10:45:51 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    Today I ate after 8, but the reason was that I did so well in my food choices that I had calories to spare! So I ate a high fiber english muffin,... Read more

  • Not Eating After 8 p.m. - 1st Report

    5/18/2016 9:56:33 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    Well...I'm doing about 50/50 at this point. On Sunday I ate after 8 because I forgot it was after 8! On Monday, I think I managed to not eat afte... Read more

  • BAD NEWS !

    5/18/2016 4:41:26 PM, by SMIDGON

    The bottom fell out of our world this afternoon. John is now STAGE 4 All three suspicious spots on his liver are cancerous. He wi... Read more

  • Not Eating After 8 p.m.

    5/14/2016 10:46:36 AM, by CLAIREMZM

    This week I'm experimenting with not eating after 8 p.m. I came upon this idea when I thought that maybe my late night eating was keeping me from... Read more

  • Keeping Myself Accountable - Days 5, 6 and 7

    5/14/2016 10:43:54 AM, by CLAIREMZM

    I guess I could call this an experimental week. I was able to avoid sweets entirely only for two days. However, on the days I did eat sweets, I d... Read more

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