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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jo from My Grammas Soul on Blogazine!

Good morning everyone. First off, I want to thank Maggie for allowing me to share her space today. Some of my story is more on the serious side and I was a little hesitant to share it.....but Maggie gave me the green light -- so here goes.

My name is Josette, Jo for short, and my blog is My Grama's Soul, dedicated to my maternal grandmother.

I started blogging in the fall of last year because I wanted to learn how to use the computer. That was what I told myself....but I think there was another reason. It was because of all he beauty and positive energy being spread around. I wanted to be part of that.

You see, I'm the daughter of alcoholics and the mother of chemically addicted adult children. I, myself, have been in recovery for 27 years and am grateful for everyday; but I have watched this disease destroy my family.
I recently read a quote that said "A mother is only as happy as her happiest child". Well I want to prove them wrong. Some days I'm sad, but most days I soar with the eagles.

I have my loving husband, my beautiful dog "Sophie" and a 6 year old grandson that I simply adore.

Life is difficult, and in my book, anyone who survives it is a "HERO"

With my grama's wisdom and God's guidance I hope my blog spreads beauty and joy where it is needed.



Blessings dear friends,
My Grammas Soul

As always I appreciate my wonderful friends for doing their stories. I know it took a lot of courage for Jo to tell us her story! Jo has a wonderful site and I have just recently been lucky enough to be able to enjoy her writings.

Everyone has a story to tell and that is why I do these post for those of you who want to share your story. Remember just send your story to and I will be honered to post it for you.

I hope you had a wonderful day Sunday for Mothers Day. My weekend was really nice and will post pictures later this week. If I wasn't hurting so bad I would of done a post on my Mother's Day and also one about  Ms.Pearl coming out for a short time Monday morning. Once again I am not proud of it but I was hurting so bad and depressed over missing so much work that I did something I am not proud of and will of course have to share it with you. I hate it when I do something that I regret and it involves the my idiot ex's wife. Yep Ms Pearl reared her angry butt opps I mean dooper.

I had to return to the doctor today and she said my back was swollen twice the size it should be and she needed to schedule me for a MRI. So that is where I am now. She of course would not release me for work but I could not go even if she had because of the pain. Boy am I mad at myself for whatever the heck I have done to my body. Hopefully they will call me tomorrow and I can get the MRI over with an see what is going on with me.

Miss you and visiting your sites. I am not on here very much but will make it up to you soon.  Don't forget I have a giveaway coming up soon.

Now where is that pain medicine....
Sweet Dreams


Diane said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon! No dancing at this party!!
Hi it's me Diane stop on by for another It's a Boy Baby Shower Game #2. All winners to be announced on Saturday the day of the actual Shower. I have lot's of Games and prizes.Let's Party!

Anonymous said...

Jo, you are very brave to be open and honest. You will be amazed at how many people you will have touched and helped by your openness. I admire your strength.

Maggie, girl, we gotta get you better!!! Let us know what's up with all the swelling.

Glorious Hats said...

Hi Jo, so nice to meet you.

Maggie, best wishes for less pain and a quick and full recovery.

Hugs, Jane

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, sweetie, I hope you are going to be okay! You really did a number, didn't you?

Jo, what a brave & beautiful write of your life. And look at the beauty you spread & the joy you bring ... you are very uplifting in your openness.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon
PS Maggie ~ Pop over & read my write of today.

Annesphamily said...

Take care of yourself dear lady!

Jo, you are a strong and courageous woman to tell your story. My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings to everyone here. Thank you for sharing. Anne

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Please take care and rest. I feel so bloody bad for you. I have a package that went out today, so perhaps watching for it won't hurt you. ;-)
Tender hugs to you, my friend.

Garden of Egan said...

I loved Jo's post so much. That took bravery.

I hope you get feeling better soon!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Thank you for lettin gJo share her story on your blog. I am sorry you are not feeling well and hope that the MRI reveals the problem and a solution is found. Take care!

bunny said...

I know Jo...not only does she have fabulous taste in decor...she's one tough cookie. Keep strong Jo.

Speaking of tough cookies...Maggie, keep taking your pain medication and relax. I know it's hard being still, but remember all those times you'd be complaining you don't have a minute to yourself? You'll be back to work in no time.


Vicki said...

Hi Sweet Jo...I hope everyone goes to visit you now and learn what a great woman you are. I've know that for some time now..

Maggie, I've been away for a bit and I'm so sorry to learn of Christy's latest dilemma. So glad you two have each other for support. That will help more than any meds..but keep taking yours!

Can't wait to learn what Ms Pearl did..I love her too!!

Take care my awesome friend and know I think of you always. I'll say more later this week in an email.

Love ya

cindy said...

Don't be so hard on yourself.

Do what the doc says and let us know what is going on, okay?

take care-

Nichola said...

Great post Jo - it will surely inspire others x

As always Maggie, you're in my thoughts and prayers X

Sissy said...

Ice that back, Maggie, while you rest it. Being 'laid up' is the pitz!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Jo, thank you for sharing that with us!! It must have been difficult for you!! You have proved that things can get better!!

Dear Maggie, I hope your back will soon be much better! Good luck with the MRI!!

Debby said...

Dear Jo, we all carry baggage, some worse than others. But you are so right, we can soar above. Sorry, life has been difficult. So glad you are making the best of it now. Gotta love that doggie's ears.
Maggie, feel better soon. I know that you are ready to get going again but you must be well to do so. You will look back later and wish you would have not been in a hurry. We love you and want you back in one piece.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Maggie, please do not worry about visiting blogs!!!! Just take care of YOU!!! We want you BETTER!!!!

And thank you for these lovely blogozine is always so wonderful to read other's beautiful stories! Jo seems terrific! Thank you for the introduction, Maggie. You are super!

Love, Janine XO

Nezzy said...

Great post Jo, the smile on your faces tells it all. Thank you for sharing part of your life with us.

Maggie, please take care, I want to hear a positive progress report soon and very soon. I'm just gonna believe God is gonna touch you in a special way.

God bless and have a marvelous day!!!

Deb said...

Jo, thanks for sharing and incredibly hard thing to talk about, be happy!

Maggie, I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Dan said...


What a great blogazine article! I have been thinking about you a lot! I sure hope you get better really soon. It is never fun to feel bad. I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday as much as you can!


Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you Jo for relating something that may help someone, somewhere. Example is always best. Bless you for the good fight. I am also a recovering alcoholic, 35 years sober.
Maggie girl, you have really bunged your self up. Sure hope the MRI finds the problem so you can get back to normal. Do take care and do what you must.

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Maggie.....Thanks for publishing my story. It felt good to king of "put it out there in the universe".

Sound like your recovery is plugging along. I really hope you feel better soon, Back pain can be really painful.



Anonymous said...

Hello, Jo, I am late getting here to read your story. I am going to go check out your blog.

Thank, you sweet Maggie for sharing another story from your wonderful friends. Hugs

Sue said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that your back is so inflamed. Hope they figure out what's going on soon, and I am sending prayers for healing your way.


PS. I agree that Jo is a courageous woman, and she seems to have worked very hard to keep a positive outlook on life. We could all learn something from her attitude; that's for sure.

Ivanhoe said...

I hope your MRI will be okay. Crossing all my fingers and toes for you, Maggie!
I will stop by Jo's in a minute :)