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As of today, May 20, 2020 my user name is SeniorSaxLady. Decided to change it since I'm back to my sax playing once again.

Hi everyone and welcome to my LIFE.. I'm a 71 year old, happily married woman of 40 years living in Central Fl. I'm a mom to our feline named Max. I've been a member of Spark since August 6, 2006. When I joined Spark, I weighed 150 pounds which was the most I ever weighed. My weight today is 125. I have to watch my weight since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June of 2015. So far I'm not on medication, and I hope to keep it that way. Then in September of 2017 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteo-arthritis and I am on methotrexate for that. It is imperative I keep my joints moving. I have a peddling machine here at home that i plan on using 6 days a week.

I love music and up until February of 2019 I played alto saxophone in my church's "House Band" as our Bishop named us. My church is St. Mary's Episcopal in Dade Ciry, Fl. Because of all my physical challenges, it became harder for me to go to rehearsal Sat. mornings and also play Sunday mornings. By Monday I was exhausted. I was becoming quite undependable and that is not fair to my music director or the band. God and I decided it was time to step down. It was a very difficult decision, but I am at peace now. I will keep playing at home, and will play a solo once in a while when my music director asks me to.

Here are a few of my favorite music quotations.

"Music is the prayer the heart sings." Unknown

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."... Charlie Parker
A Cat's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.
I pray for gourmet kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,
For windowsills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.
I pray I'll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!
Author Unknown

Member Since: 8/2/2006

My Goals:

Let all my talk and actions reflect that I am God's daughter.

My Program:
1 Watch what i eat. .
2. Use my peddling machine for30 minutes each day.

Personal Information:
I'm a native of NE Pa, and moved to central Fl. with my husband, Arjay, in 1980. We have a cat named Max who is my little black panther. He's solid black with amber eyes.

Other Information:
Hobbies are: Playing my alto sax who is named Allyson. Also, my soprano sax named Willow.
Reading: biographies, the Bible and other religious books, Debbie Macomber's books, books about classical composers.. Medical thrillers, books by Dean Koonz, James Patterson, David Baldachi, etc.
Coloring: I love coloring adult coloring pages. Some can be very intricate and challenging.
Watching sports. I like hockey, golf, and football. I also love watching the Olympics

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  • v TEX_ANGEL1
    Hi Elayne

    Thanks for stopping in and saying Hi. I am doing well. How have you been? Hope you have a great night!
    4880 days ago
  • v JSEALS822
    Good morning Elayne, Yes recovey is what I live by, it looks like we have a few things in common! I was in the Psych/addiction medicine field for approx 12 years during my 20 year medical career, and then I only have 2 classes left for my CAADAC certification, life got in the way for that one, still not sure if I am going to finish that since I am now retired. Anyway it is nice to see some common bond besides the food stuff, my opinion, I still smoke that is one of my other vises and that to me is the hardest to kick, I see that there are alot of smoking cessation groups on Sparkpeople. This sight is really the best I have ever seen so far!!
    Have a great weekend!
    4884 days ago
  • v FLUTEK

    Welcome to Classical Music Lover's!! Glad to have you!
    4884 days ago
  • v JSEALS822
    Elayne thanks for checking out my page, I am trying to keep logging all that I eat too. There are days when I just dont. It is hard at times to keep up on all of this but I do know that it really does make a difference! It looks like you are really doing a great job! Thanks for your kind words!
    4884 days ago
    Hi Elayne, Thank you for reading my blog and checking out my page. I am glad you liked them and appreciate your kind, generous comments. Yes, I am thrilled I found SP, and look forward to making friends and keeping up the motivation to achieve my goal. God Bless you on your journey to fitness, good health and a new you.
    4885 days ago