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  • December 2nd

    12/3/2016 12:24:31 AM, by GINIEMIE

    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. Twelve minutes later I got THE phone call from my niece/Godd... Read more


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  • Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/24/2016 9:18:14 PM, by VELVETDRAGONFLY

    So proud of myself this year. I left the dinner table feeling satisfied but not stuffed tonight. I took smaller portions so that i can try a little of everything. I also made a recipe I got from spark people. The maple Dijon brussle sprouts. This is one of few Thanksgivings that i dont regret my... Read more

  • Gifts for friends and family: My special fruitcakes

    11/23/2016 2:24:54 PM, by GINIEMIE

    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 made it when my daughter broke down and cried because she couldn't handle another change that year. I started with a Basic dark batter frui... Read more

  • Thankful For my roots... and extended family

    11/23/2016 7:37:43 AM, by GINIEMIE

    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, uncles, cousins and the two grandmothers and grandfathe... Read more

  • Thankful for # 3-my Faith and my faith community. (should have been #1

    11/22/2016 6:37:30 AM, by GINIEMIE

    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 government; although I feel that that has come under att... Read more

  • Thankful for # 2----35 years and 9 months

    11/21/2016 4:16:30 PM, by GINIEMIE

    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 haven't scanned old pictures so there are none in my comp... Read more

  • I need to do something to change my life

    11/18/2016 11:41:51 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Nobody puts a time limit on how long you can hang around Spark. I've been here for years. It IS a weight loss site, yet after 4 or 5 years, I am saturated with articles and quizzes about weight loss. I've had support when I gain, and support when I lose. And now, after decades of working on weight... Read more

  • Thankful for: #1 ERIK IS STILL WITH US

    11/18/2016 6:31:57 AM, by GINIEMIE

    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 so grateful that Erik John was alive and still with the ... Read more

  • Quote for the day.

    11/17/2016 4:43:25 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    "Re-examine everything you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul." Walt Whitman.... Read more

  • Let's Put an End to This Brutal Game!!

    11/14/2016 10:30:00 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Yes. I' talking about American football. This weekend alone the quarterback from the number three college team in the country suffered a broken collarbone. First reports were that he was out for rest of the season. Now, his coach has come out ad said it's not true that he will be out for the se... Read more

  • Let's Put an End to This Brutal Game!!

    11/14/2016 10:29:59 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Yes. I' talking about American football. This weekend alone the quarterback from the number three college team in the country suffered a broken collarbone. First reports were that he was out for rest of the season. Now, his coach has come out ad said it's not true that he will be out for the se... Read more

  • Increased metabolism hunger

    11/14/2016 12:02:42 PM, by VELVETDRAGONFLY

    I was reminded this weekend of the insane hunger i feel when my metabolism kicks into gear more than normal. I did great though. Drank a lot of water and didn't mindlessly snack. My fam has been pretty good this time with not enabling me when i want to give in. Great to have that support at home.... Read more

  • Time For That Peace Movement I Talked About a Little While Ago.

    11/14/2016 3:21:27 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    We could start by licking our wounds and practicing some random acts of kindness with our neighbors. And I'm talking about our neighbors on both sides of the spectrum. We've got to keep our heads held high and care for those around us. It's the only way to healing. Glenn (I was inspired to writ... Read more

  • Had Our Cable Disconnected on Wednesday.

    11/12/2016 3:09:45 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    We are now free of the cable box. Neither my wife nor I were interested in seeing this new president set up his forthcoming presidency. Plus, we didn't want to be involved in the very commercial and commercially driven holiday season. Thus, we will be approaching Christmas with a degree of peace. B... Read more

  • What do we do in a horrible time like this?

    11/9/2016 2:23:08 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    In the words of the great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: "Chop wood. Carry water." It's what we always do. Take care, Glenn... Read more

  • The dress fits again...The one that changed it all

    11/9/2016 9:55:00 AM, by VELVETDRAGONFLY

    Today i put on a dress I have not worn in 7 months. Last time I put it on, my arms were getting cut off by the sleeves and it was tight at the top. It was because of this that i stepped on a scale for the first time in over a year and saw the dreaded 292lbs. That was my wakeup call. I am very pr... Read more

  • As I saw Whoopi Goldberg say this morning...

    11/9/2016 4:27:31 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    No matter what happens today, you've still got to get up tomorrow and take care of your baby, buy your groceries, and pay your bills. Here Here. Tomorrow, I've got to get up, take a shower, go to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned, grocery shop, and serve something for dinner. How right she ... Read more

  • Got to invest in a tape measure

    11/8/2016 12:43:22 PM, by VELVETDRAGONFLY

    I step on my scale and even though i am seeing a difference there, i want to see the difference in inches. I keep saying "I need a measuring tape" but keep forgetting to get one. LOL, maybe ill remember this weekend.... Read more

  • "Most True Things are Kind of Corny, Don't You Think?

    11/5/2016 8:34:28 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    The full quote is: "Most true things are kind of corny, don't you think? But we make them more sophisticated out of sheer embarrassment." Michael Faber Today, I really embarrassed myself. I was no do... Read more

  • Could Somebody Stop Changing All of the Rules??!!

    11/4/2016 10:52:24 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    That's not my sentiment, but it seems to be the way a lot of people in his country and the world feel about how things are progressing. Women have made strides forward. African Americans have made gains. The concerns of Hispanics are now being addressed. The Supreme Court gave more status to the peo... Read more

  • Is today SOMEDAY?

    11/4/2016 12:51:28 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Is today the day you take the bull by the horns and make that commitment for a new life? Is today the day you join the gym, go on a diet, eat that extra food (if you need it) give up cigarettes, have your last drink, call a friend, make up with that person you are estranged from, or start meditati... Read more