22nd Wedding Anniversary 7/30/16

Today marks 22 years that hubby and I have been married! This is exciting! Two years ago, I didn’t think I would live to see our 20th anniversary. I was so sick. But hubby has nursed me back from almost dead, and now I’m on track to better health.

I’m so pleased with my hubby! He not only helped me back to being healthier, but even when I’m sick, he still goes to church without me. He is a man of faith, passionate about his love for our country, and has proven his love for me over the years. 


He took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself. Through four strokes, a myriad of other health issues, and he even dressed me when I couldn’t lift my arms. Every day. For three years or more. And he still helps me with my shoes. (I get dizzy when I bend over.) 


I no longer drive, so he takes me everywhere I need to go, without complaint. In the last 22 years, we have never had an argument! We may disagree on things, but we choose not to fight about them.

I am a very fortunate woman who loves her husband even more than forever!

So, here’s to you, Sweetie, and I look forward to the next 22 years and beyond… even beyond this life. I love you more than there are words to describe.

Do you have anyone for whom you are grateful? How do you show your love?

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Thankful Thursday 7/21/16

Today I am thankful for a fitness group I belong to. It keeps me focused on what really matters as far as my health is concerned.

Here I posted about a salad I had for lunch, the water I drank, and my walking. It’s so hot that I walk in the local stores. And the gator is representative of the group.


This was my Transformational Tuesday post from last week. It’s my before and after pics from my healthy travels. I can’t take credit for the weight loss, though. My body did it to me. I got so sick. But I am recovering nicely! I’m thankful for that.


This shows my first meal of hubby’s and my new whole foods, plant-based diet. It’s not really a diet, but a new way of life. I’m thankful for the knowledge I am gaining regarding this.


Here I am demonstrating that I can get exercise and fresh air even when I can’t make it out to walk. I am thankful for the physical therapy exercises I do.


This was my second to last meat eating day. But what I am thankful for here is my ability to walk. I’m thankful for my walker which helps me to remain steady. I don’t want to fall and break bones!

So what are you thankful for this Thursday?

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Thankful Thursday 7/14/2016


Four pairs of shoes and my walker. Five things for which I am grateful. Because I have balance issues, I’m grateful I can walk with the aid of my five “friends.” I’m grateful for my legs and feet that keep me mobile! And for hubby who takes me wherever I want or need to go! 

What 5 things are you thankful for this Thursday?

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Miscellaneous Thoughts 

This is where I live. I love the dead end sign. The street doesn’t just end, but if you ignore it, you’ll end up in Lake Tohopekaliga! It’s one big lake. In fact, there are national bass tournaments here.


I tried to capture a Florida sunset from the car. It was much more beautiful in person. I think I was a little late in taking it, and the lights on I-4 competed too much with it. 


Outstanding in their field. Or standing rib roast! 😀 What captions can you come up with?

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