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John M
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"Never ask a question you really don't want answered. You'll never be happy that you did."
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"Without a purpose there is no life, only a existence not worth having. Take a persons' purpose away, and you have left them with nothing"
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"There are moments in life that nothing can prepare you for. Finding out you have cancer is one of them"
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"Being stuck in a two steps forward, three steps back mode isn't much fun. The harder I try to snap out of depression, the worse it gets."
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"If you sleep walk through life, do not wake up while you are on a tight rope."
Aug 27, 2013
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"Playing hopscotch in a mine field is never a good idea."
Jul 3, 2013
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"Which weighs more: the guilt of being a live, or the weight of a body of a friend who isn't?"
Jun 21, 2013
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A1c%: 6.8 @ Fri Feb 15 2013 12:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
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Oct 31, 2012
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"Broken hearts don't heal, they get reborn"
Oct 16, 2012
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If each tear brings a little healing, why am I not healed yet?If each droplet that runs down my face cleanses me, why am I not clean?If a river of tears flow, why doesn't it carry me away to a better place?I've cried enough to heal the whole worldThere has been enough droplets to fill all of the oceansThe river has run long enough to crave out a canyon, yet here am IWhen will it be enough? See More
Oct 4, 2012
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"The saddest thing of all is when you have to beg some one to save their own life."
Sep 19, 2012
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"The whole idea / goal of life is to get smarter not dumber"
Sep 7, 2012
John M is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
Sep 5, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 23, 2005
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Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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16 year Army Veteran, Swimmer, and Hockey player

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Taken away

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:41am 1 Comment

You can't take back what was taken away
You can't try to stay when your feet say go
I'm ashamed and I need you to know
There was magic in my soul and now its gone
Now I can't go back


Posted on May 21, 2013 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Just because you are traveling to a place you live only means you are on the way home. The biggest part of you has stayed behind, only your body has left. You are split and torn since you are in two places at once. The only way to heal is to get both your mind and your body in the same place. Until that happens you're not home, you just visit from time to time but never stay. You always end up where ever your mind is.

Holding on

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 7:55pm 0 Comments

Some times, all you can do is close your eyes and reach down deep to that special place where cherished memories live. Hold on to it until the storm passes. Cling to it like a lover. If you are lucky, you have more than one of them.

The wind and the waves will try to pull it out of your hands and make you drift alone without any hope. If that happens, you will be condemned to despair in total darkness without a reference point to help you find your way back. You might be lost.

Hello again, John

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 2:29pm 7 Comments

Well hello there. Surprised to see me? I doubt you've missed me. You thought I had gone away didn't you? Are you that stupid?

Look at how powerful you are. Feel those tears? I made you do that. Look at your hands shaking - that is my handy work as well. I'm the reason you can't sleep at night. You can't even stop me with all those pills you take to try to control me. You are so feeble it sickens me.

Maybe if you pray to that God of yours more I'll go away. Its a joke you still…


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At 5:02pm on March 22, 2015, FatCatAnna said…

Psst - I was bad just now (saw your post about the graham crackers and blueberry pancakes). I just ate a whole pkg of coconut chocolates (26 grams of carbs!!!). I don't usually do that ... so see ... we're only human ... once in awhile ... we just say F it ... so now off to bolus ... dang ... the chocolates were sooo sooo good ... tho' would rather have had blueberry pancakes ;)

At 11:08am on February 21, 2015, Linda G said…

In hopes of Spring ♥

At 3:42am on December 9, 2014, Linda G said…

We love you and MISS YOU

At 4:17am on June 6, 2013, Linda G said…

For my little bro :)

At 10:31am on December 27, 2012, Linda G said…

Ok it is!!

Pastry (for double crust pie)

(unless you have a fav. already)
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
(if you wish to use whole wheat, make it 1/2 with unbleached "white" flour)
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1 cup shortening
- 2/3 cup of milk (or water)
Measure and blend dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter.
Mix in, till just blended, the liquid.
Fashion into 2 balls. One just a tad larger than the other, to be the base.
(To be rolled out on floured surface).


- 2 pounds of lean ground pork
- 1 onion (small to medium)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 1/2 tspns salt
- 2 tspns nutmeg
- 1/4 tspn black pepper
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a generous pinch of ground cloves
- 2 medium potatoes already boiled and mashed
In a heavy sauce pan/cooking pot combine ground lean pork
together with onion, water and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly,
until the meat loses its pink colour and about half the liquid has evaporated.
Cover and cook (still over low heat) 30 minutes longer.
If you have not boiled/mashed so now.
Mix mashed potatoes into the cooked meat mixture.
Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll out your pastry and line a deep 10 inch pie plate.
Fill with cooked meat mixture.
Roll out remainder of dough to cover the tourtière.
Seal and flute edges. Slash the top crust (I draw seasonal designs).
Baste top pastry with a mixture of egg yolk whisked up with a little water.
Bake at 350 for about 30 to 40 minutes...till pastry is golden.
(I cover the edge of the pastry with foil for the first 20 avoid scorching).
Serve with gravy, and favourite chutney or pickle.

At 4:42pm on December 26, 2012, Linda G said…

Hey's the Tourtière! Enjoy ;)
I always draw a little scene on it. This one also reads "NOËL"




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