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Leaving work will move quickly
Friday, October 30, 2015      7 comments

The physicians I work for understood my dilemma. Everyone does. My boss said it best to another manager: Janet's life is a mess and I don't know how she can be standing, but she is. I don't have to pay back the time I used. It's mine to keep... Read more
Resigned to resignation.
Thursday, October 29, 2015      10 comments

I told my bosses I must leave. It's a no-choice choice. I'd appreciate a leave of absence so I could come back to the job I originally hated that I learned to like. I will have to work some days for free as I was paid in advance of earning ... Read more
Contemplating a lot of things including early retirement
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      9 comments

The AARP magazine had a feature this month on caregivers. There was also an article in the NY Times on the same thing. Both described all the things we have talked about here when Spark friends discuss their woes and joys in caring for their fam... Read more
My morning walk. Feeling "bloggy" these days.
Monday, October 26, 2015      8 comments

I first ran into the neighbor's dachshund. I scratched his neck and he was soaked! Long walk, I asked? No, fleas and an early bath. Now I have wet doggie flea fingers. Neighbors dismantled their display for the winter. Every year they place... Read more
A few recent pictures of my motley crew!
Sunday, October 25, 2015      11 comments

Father's Day before DH went really downhill. My monster garden in July ... Read more
Took a ride. Fall pictures of my favorite canal.
Saturday, October 24, 2015      12 comments

Delaware-Raritan Canal. I can drive, bike or walk here and should do so more often. I took DH for a drive today. He sat in the car while I became an artist. Well, I captured Nature's art! ... Read more
No need for advice. Ruminating to capture my thoughts on my behaviors using those Becking principles
Saturday, October 24, 2015      9 comments

Preventing unplanned eating, end overeating, stop fooling myself, say oh well to disappointment, identify sabotaging thoughts. I could feel it in the air. Sixth sense, witch prescience, mom intuition. Whatever it's called, it hit me. I s... Read more
I've been reading and watching all these
Friday, October 23, 2015      8 comments

Mindful eating. I was reading the news, the weather and started Sparking while inhaling my breakfast, trying to be mindful of the tastes and textures. I've got a lot on my mind, sisters and brothers. ... Read more
Maintaining my focus: 40 days left in my challenge. What a challenge!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      8 comments

Last night I focused on Mexican food. The night before it was a shrimp scampi I made. I've been maintaining my focus on a lot of other things for the past 50 days. DH gets my eagle eye. When I exercise I focus on how good it makes... Read more
How to tell your family a secret without telling them. DD1's news while celebrating DH's birthday
Monday, October 19, 2015      12 comments

DD1 visited our house the other day after ultrasound #2 at 16 weeks. In front of DH and DD2 I asked the question- did you find out what it is? I don't care as long as it's healthy. DD1: No, the baby kept moving, crossing it's legs. Hard to ... Read more
Reviewing a week of helpers and other things leading to some successs and revelation..
Saturday, October 17, 2015      11 comments

This morning I am alone in my chair with my cup and computer. No one fell asleep on the couch with the TV still on at 5 am. ... Read more
Slight changes making me have an easier time. Kids, still kids at any age.
Thursday, October 15, 2015      8 comments

Having my children "Dad sit" has been helpful. He's been able to bond with the new SIL and learn all about "football" teams(soccer to many of us). SIL managed to bring out the "man game" and his patient tried to impress him by making his own tri... Read more
Marveling over advertising.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      13 comments

"Have Peace of Mind." Why is this statement used for an add for a laxative? "Enjoy the go." Not all TP is the same. I agree. Enjoying a the aftermath of a BM? "When the moment is right" What do two people in claw-foot bathtubs h... Read more
Deceit for a good cause.
Sunday, October 11, 2015      8 comments

I've been coerced into deceit. I had a good chat with the MD and we decided it's time to introduce anti-depressants although DH has been adamant about not being depressed. This one increases appetite. That's how I will introduce it. The MD ord... Read more
I keep telling him there's good days and bad days. It will be ok. Easier said than done.
Sunday, October 11, 2015      10 comments

I asked DH if he could meet me outside when I picked him up for doctor's visit. He was waiting at the end of the drive; no walker and got in car complaining of a workout using the step platform. He had just had PT. The doc had lots to say,. No... Read more

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