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Long Spark Break - Prayers requested!
Sunday, January 09, 2011      99 comments

As many of you know, I’ve been dealing with aortic stenosis for the past 2 years. My surgeon said it was time for surgery this fall, but I refused as my son’s wedding was in October (in GA), and I was going to be there no matter what! Mission ... Read more
New Year's Recipe
Friday, December 31, 2010      8 comments

Take twelve whole months, Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy, Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts, but don't make up th... Read more
Friday, December 24, 2010      7 comments

Every time a hand reaches out To help another... that is Christmas. Every time someone puts anger aside And strives for understanding That is Christmas. Every time people forget their differences And realize their love for each other... Read more
Christmas Gift Suggestions
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      10 comments

I received this in an email this morning; just had to share! Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every ... Read more
Thank You!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      13 comments

I'd like to thank all my great friends and team mates who were kind enough to wish me Happy Birthday.. Nothing could have prepared me for the amount of well wishes, goodies, and Spark Mails. Thanks so much for all of your kindness. Each and ev... Read more
Giving Thanks
Saturday, November 20, 2010      10 comments

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped, For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped, For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb, For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home -- Thanksgiving! Thank... Read more
Bye, bye
Friday, October 22, 2010      22 comments

for a little while :) I'm leaving tomorrow morning to travel from upstate NY to GA for my son's wedding on Oct. 30th. Such exciting times! His birthday is Oct. 31 (a trick and treat!), and our 30th wedding anniversary is Nov. 30th. So much h... Read more
Double Apple Muffins (80 calories)
Monday, October 04, 2010      15 comments

Here's a favorite of mine! DOUBLE APPLE MUFFINS 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar (I use Splenda) 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup shredded apple ... Read more
Nobby Apple Cake
Sunday, October 03, 2010      16 comments

I had a request for recipes that use some of those apples I picked ;) Here's my son's favorite! Nobby Apple Cake 3/4 c. sugar (I use Splenda) 1 c. flour 2 T. shortening 1/4 c. molasses 1/2 t. nutmeg 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ... Read more
Johnny Appleseed Day!
Sunday, September 26, 2010      14 comments

Johnny Appleseed (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), born John Chapman, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely becau... Read more
Turning the corner
Saturday, September 25, 2010      15 comments

My valvuloplasty went well on Sept. 16, however the cardiologist wasn't able to open my valve as much as he had hoped...only about 1/2 as much. Still, I've had great relief and hope it lasts. On the way home from the hospital I almost passed o... Read more
Surgery tomorrow...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      25 comments

Tomorrow I'll be having the valvuloplasty. After all I've been through these past few weeks, I'm so relieved to be getting this done. I should have instantaneous relief! It will be so good to be able to breathe without pain, heart palpatation... Read more
Friday, August 27, 2010      15 comments

This morning I received a call from pain management saying they had set me up with an appt. for Sept. 23. Unacceptable. I am not willing to wait almost 1 month before someone sees me regarding this excruciating pain. At my insistence (I refus... Read more
Monday, August 23, 2010      4 comments

Today is Lou's birthday! Stop by her page and wish her well! She's one of my best Spark friends and deserves a big celebration today! She's been such an inspiration, motivation, and greatest Spark Friend ever! Here's to you, Lou; may we have ma... Read more
Prayers needed
Sunday, August 22, 2010      18 comments

As many of you know, I was in the ER this past week (due to some complications from surgery I'd had early in the week). Let me tell you, I will never, ever go to our local hospital ERs again. I went for what I thought were 2 minor issues. The... Read more

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