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July 17,2018 I am back!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I had to take a short break from Sparks.

The end of June I went to the bi-ennial family reunion. The group just keeps getting smaller due to old age and people going to their forever home. The remainder of us had a great time. It was good to spend time with my Mom, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.


I quit my part time job when I got back from the reunion. Ringo's day care was costing me more than I was making. He seems happy with that decision. He was awesome at the reunion, enjoyed the kids and all the petting. He did well in the strange hotels also.

I had eye surgery the first week of July. The lens from the cataract surgery 3 years ago needed a laser cleaning. Did the follow up this past Friday and things are healing nicely.

Today I want to talk about my wonderful neighbor TJ. She has been a Godsend. She looks after Ringo, drops by to take him for walks, and we really enjoy each others company. When my sister drove up here with three grandkids, we took them to the zoo and TJ went with us. I believe I have found a sister from another mother!

Sunday I went to church with TJ. Just a little background, I am a traditional Lutheran, so when I walked in the church and heard the rock music and saw all the hugging I was like WHOA!! Then people started coming up to me, so women even older than I, and I started to relax. Then the pastor spoke about serving and being the hands and feet of the Lord. I was entranced. He was funny, articulate and laid back. I am looking forward to going again next Sunday, The thing that impressed me the most was how happy every one was and the statement of services. Last week they had 12 service projects ranging from cleaning a city park and handing out water and Gatorade ( did I tell you how hot and humid it is here?) to weeding a schoolyard and providing a free car wash and free oil changes. That is amazing that 400 people took a whole day and did something for others. It certainly humbled me.

I am back on Sparks- not restarting just picking up where I left off. I spend the last few hours catching up on everyone's blogs. It is interesting that many people are dealing with the malaise of summer.

Thats the update for now- oh I almost forgot I found 5 lbs that I thought I had lost. So no progress on the weight loss for the past month. BOO!!

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  • LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I missed when you posted this and am finally catching up! I am so glad to hear that you are getting settled in a happy place. Especially glad that you have a new close friend and found an exciting church. Sometimes a spirit-filled church can really fill a gap in your life. Hope you continue on your joy-filled journey and I'm so glad you're back!
    772 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I love to read about yer life! --You are an inspiration! I am one that has had to pick up my life, in the depths of despair many times, and move on--- And many times it was very difficult! You did that too--- Hopefully it made us stronger! Keep on keeping on girl! I'm right beside yu!-Lynda
    786 days ago
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    welcome back!
    787 days ago
  • CROUCHINGFLEA
    emoticon So glad to see you back, have missed you! I now have my own puppy!
    That is awesome that you found a church like that. We have found a passionate church, but it is very small, so small it does not have it's own building. Sounds like you are doing wonderfully, and I'm glad to hear it! emoticon
    791 days ago
  • RAERAERAE62
    Yay for finding a new friend; girlfriends and having a feeling of fitting in is needed. Too funny about the initial WHOA at church... every church has such a distinct personality, and thank goodness for that, because so do we all. 😉 Glad to see you
    791 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    I am glad you are back. You are such a active part of SparkPeople that I'm sure you were very missed. I have been away for a bit too.

    I'm glad you have such a nice friend. It sounds like she is a great reflection of her church!
    797 days ago
  • LOSEDAPOUNDS
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    I love all the positivity here. TJ sounds like a wonderful new friend..."sistah from another mister." Glad eye surgery went well. I found many pounds that I have lost over the years too. LOL.

    Have a great rest of the week!
    799 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    emoticon emoticon you have been missed!!!
    So sorry to hear about the eye surgery.Glad to hear you had
    a good time at the Family Reunion.So emoticon you
    found a new Sister and a Church you like.And you can drop
    that 5#s emoticon emoticon emoticon
    799 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I am SO happ[y to see yu--- I wondered how life was treating yu=-=-=-nice that yu found a new friend--- and a happy church where yu fit in--I think yu are so brave-setting out on yer own--and now doing well--
    I'm afraid to ask--but------how is the new family arrangement doing with yer daughter?--
    Thank yu for writing----- I do kinda look up to yu--- Hugs, Lynda
    799 days ago
  • GODS-PRINCESS
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    799 days ago
  • LIVINTODAY
    OOPS! This blog posted twice and I posted on the other one. LOL So glad you are back!
    799 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Glad you had a good time @ your family reunion. AND that Ringo was a good boy!

    Sorry about your eye surgery – happened to me, too w/both post cataract surgeries. BUT now all is well (had the “clean up” about 2 yrs. ago).

    Isn’t it awesome to find a sisBAM (sister by another mother). I have one, too! Makes life so joyful.

    As for the lbs. found, well, they can be relaesed again!

    HUGS
    799 days ago
  • SRWYLIE
    Welcome back, Sunny! You have been missed. It sounds like your life has taken some pleasant turns that have brought you joy. That fills my heart. Are you still in Nebraska? Big hugs to you, my friend!
    799 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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  • DBAKER571
    Welcome back, and congratulations on your new friend/sister. Siblings don't always have to be from the same parents. I have a couple adopted brothers and sisters myself!
    800 days ago
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