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Tracking again
Thursday, July 21, 2011      2 comments

Four days of nutrition tracking. I am getting back into the habit. The trackers played an important role during my most successful periods. I'm using the Spark menus as a loose guideline, following them when possible. Tuesday was cataract... Read more
A very good day
Sunday, July 17, 2011      4 comments

I had a wonderful day today. For the first time in months, I feel relaxed and able to cope. Caregivers need a day out but rarely get one. One of my bestest friends from childhood and early adult years is home for a visit. Her sister had com... Read more
I can do this
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

This is SO not right. Last week I was gradually losing weight, an awesome loss to enter for the Monday weigh-in today. Friday morning is always my lowest weight of the week. Down 8 pounds since getting back on track. That is a lot for a week, ... Read more
Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 10, 2011      1 comments

I had a long drive through scenic farmland and rolling hills today. Sis asked me to stop by her old post office 20 miles away to pick up her mail, and gave me directions to avoid all the construction in town. I started out on the right road but ... Read more
Good day for Dad
Thursday, July 07, 2011      2 comments

We avoid taking Dad out because it's so difficult to get him anywhere. We never know how he will react. Sometimes it leaves him tired and more confused. Other times he's alert, looking at everything as we drive along. Today was one of the ... Read more
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      4 comments

A friend posted this on facebook. This one is for me: "Some have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." Willis R. Whitney It's easy to focus on the reasons why we c... Read more
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      3 comments

Good morning, world. I'm off to the city today to seek fame and fortune:) My day starts with a quick trip to the village for a 8:45 visit to the satellite physical therapy center. The therapist is working on my shoulder and arm. The... Read more
Caring for parents
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      7 comments

Aging is a unique process. What I am going through with Dad is different than what I went through with Mom. It's only now that I realize how incredibly blessed we were that Mom was still living in the moment right to the end of her life. ... Read more
Visit with orthopaedic doctor today
Friday, June 03, 2011      4 comments

The physical therapist has worked with me over the last couple of weeks, trying to find the source of the thoracic, shoulder and arm pain. In his professional opinion, it is not a pinched nerve. He feels there is rotator cuff involvement, and ... Read more
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2011      4 comments

y.asp?S=14748992 Storm yesterday, with 60mph winds. The area lost power. I am thankful for the automatic generator we installed a few years ago. Today is Memorial Day. The weather has been mor... Read more
Health issues
Thursday, May 19, 2011      5 comments

Unbearable and constant pain in shoulder and arm for awhile. Doing heat and electrical stimulation in Physical Therapy. Using anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant meds. Tears don't help. Arm in sling to remind me not to use it...and of course i... Read more
In memory of my mother
Saturday, May 07, 2011      12 comments

Changing my profile picture for Mother's day. The pictures were taken in 1942, the same year she married my father. I miss you, Mom. Looking forward to s... Read more
One big happy family
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      6 comments

The deed is done. Sis decided last week to give up her house and move in with us. She has been here since we brought Dad home from rehab in February. I will be forever grateful. It's been an emotional week as Sis closed a chapter of her lif... Read more
Dream perch in a flood plain
Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

It's snowing. An hour later, the daffodils took a nosedive into the snow. Three inches of snow are in the forecast. We've had some very windy days. They had a commu... Read more
Rainy Saturday thoughts on caregiving, support, tears and pain, getting organized
Saturday, April 16, 2011      5 comments

Today is the helicopter egg drop at church. Yesterday was extremely windy and cold. Today I woke up to rain beating on the windows. Everyone has been praying against the weather report for this day. The sun just broke through the clouds a few m... Read more

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