Not enjoying my forced retirement.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 12 comments
I'm eating my way through every day. DH has been my biggest food trigger and I find myself hiding in the kitchen having a piece of this and a bite of that. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 4 of 5 days this week were MD related. We (including the ortho) ... Read more
Looking into the family mirror
Thursday, November 12, 2015 9 comments
I sat across from my brother over breakfast, listening to his messy life. He'll be 60 next month, three kids in college and a messy divorce in progress. He just bought a small house, the "hotel" he called it, furnished with bits and pieces he's ... Read more
Will be paying respects at the Veteran's Cemetery this morning. Thank you to those who serve.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 14 comments
Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. I will be visiting Dad's grave this morning to honor him and give myself a few moments of reflection. If I am lucky, I will be there for the small service they have. It makes me feel... Read more
Oh, to be a 5 year old.
Monday, November 09, 2015 13 comments
DD1 showed me a video. The image starts with GS1, elbows on the table and hands squashing his face. He is apparently answering his moms' question about the new baby. He is saying: "I changed my mind. I think I want to have a baby brother." ... Read more
Reasons I continue to be a "Sparkperson".
Sunday, November 08, 2015 234 comments
Support. I have a team of friends who give me great ideas for nutrition. They let me know my choices are good or not so good and instead of chiding me for my mistakes they applaud my attempts to get back on track. They appreciate my recipes ... Read more
Finished my last day of work by working late. Keeping my up with my moniker.
Friday, November 06, 2015 10 comments
A few well wishers, everyone concerned for our lives. It was a nice way to leave. My Medial Director insisted she would see me in 4-5 weeks The Admin Director wished me well saying she didn't know how she could go through what I have. An em... Read more
A blog about nothing much. Getting older, cranky, plain tired?
Thursday, November 05, 2015 18 comments
My heads' been spinning the past few weeks and I started thinking strange things. DH watches reruns ... Read more
Giving in to some new things and ideas
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 10 comments
I brought home all my personal goodies from work. Pictures, books and my Glinda the "Good Witch" magnet who has followed me for 25 years. She has been perched over my shoulder as a reminder that knowledge is power and must be used properly; and ... Read more
Blogging daily trying to talk myself into being content with my decisions.
Monday, November 02, 2015 13 comments
Watching the man try to walk to the loo at 2am decides it for me. His hesitations while using the walker, the stooped shoulders and sighs keep me up well past when he has gone back to sleep. By 2pm I chide him for sitting around all morning when... Read more
Reminded to prepare a routine.
Sunday, November 01, 2015 8 comments
WATERMELLEN's blog yesterday reminded me I need to prepare a new routine for the next stage of my life. Being home on weekends has been a challenge for a while in the eating department especially since I need to entice DH to have food. The doc... Read more
I still wish I could spell. Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 31, 2015 9 comments
We all get it. Those flashes of thought that spell-check or your brain doesn't get. My status is misspelled but, I'm tired! The kids had several poems and songs for Halloween. I don't go for horror and guts. I like the cutsie stuff. So... Read more
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
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