Friday, July 2, 2010


Life - the course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence:

Busy - Sustaining much activity

These two words and definitions define what has been going on.  Because of life and business, I have not the time to blog.  Let me catch you up to date...

I have finished the "official" biggest loser program.  Over all I have lost 32 pounds since January.  I continue to workout and eat right, as well as stay in contact with the people in the program.  I am also going to continue with the program by helping out in different capacities.

My father, father-in-law and best friend were and are very ill.  Both dads had surgery, one with a blocked bowel and the other for a gangrenous gallbladder.  My friend was diagnosed with severe IBS and thyroid cancer.  I have been taking the time to help them out/care for them/talk with doctors, nurses, specialists, etc...

I finished with the census four weeks ago only to be called back to start a new project.  I am happy for the additional income/unhappy for the time it takes away from my home and family and friends, as well as my exercise routines. 

We pulled out our micro sized lawn to put in a cottage garden.  It is beautiful, but boy did it take some time and energy to do. 

My daughter is expecting our first grandchild in December.  I am going to fly out the beginning of August to visit her.  I can't wait!!!  I am also planning a shower for her (she really doesn't want one, but what new mom could not use the blessings of needed baby things).

What a difference one year makes.  What a difference a busy life makes.


Dee said...

Wow. I would say you were more than busy. Congratulation on finishing the biggest loser program and on your 32 pound loss. I am glad your father and father-n-law are ok. Both of their illness's was nasty one's and probaly pretty painful. I am sorry for your friends diagnosis. I pray the cancer is isolated to just the thyroid and treatable. It is nice for you to be called back to start a new project. Maybe the Lord will helpyou balance your time. If you have time perhaps you can show a picture of your garden. I love looking at everyone's yards. Congratulations on the soon to be arrival of a new granbaby. This has been a year you probably won't forget any time soon. Hopefull fall will slow things down and you will be able to spend some time blogging. I am on a blog break till August but will on occasion visit my blog friends. Dee

Donna's Book Nook said...

I agree with Dee--you have been very busy and had some challenging situations. Congratulations on finishing the biggest loser--you actually are a big winner.

Thanks for the updates on what's going on in your busy life.

Joyce said...

So nice to catch up with you Gina. Hoping all your loved ones are healing...I'm sure that's been difficult.

Congratulations on your grandma news! Very exciting!

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

Glad to see a new post on your blog and congrats on the grandbaby!

I'm sorry for the illnesses of people close to you and pray for healing for them.

beckymc said...

Wow! Gina you are a busy woman!!Congrats on finishing the biggest loser program! 32lbs is a big accomplishment! I am sorry to hear about your friends diagnosis but thyroid cancer can be cure most of the time.I worked with an endocrine surgeon for almost a year and she said if you had to have cancer that was the one to get. Congrats on the new grandbaaby. Grandbabies are wonderful and will add special joy to your life.

Rebecca said...

I've been wondering about you, Gina. So happy to read your post. (Sorry re. the fathers, and praying for you all in that regard.)

Would love to see that cottage garden! (We have WAY to much lawn and need to break it up some more.)

Your weight loss is SO awesome. It's good to hear that you are staying connected with that program which was obviously a great motivator!

Well, I won't go on and one here - except to say how good it is to catch up with your busy life.

Congrats on the new grandchild you are expecting.