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Water exercises: explained
Monday, November 30, 2015      6 comments

Not sure if this link works. https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=1jCA8ZzHe_U The tools are from Aqualogix. I'm not endorsing them and all those other things we are supposed to say but this is what I've been using. Not cheap and definit... Read more
Keeping active through my pool workouts. I have become exceedingly strong.
Monday, November 30, 2015      17 comments

I had to take ibuprofen at 2 am. Not for headaches which I am surely entitled to have. I bumped up my resistance fins and gear in the pool yesterday and all my muscles are either applauding or screaming. The Aqua Kinetics class I take as wel... Read more
Watching him fade away and needing to "vent".
Saturday, November 28, 2015      23 comments

No one said life was easy. I didn't think it would be this hard. I've been down this road too many times, never this close. I can't say I don't know what to do. I don't want to do it but I have to. He's giving up, little by little. The latest ... Read more
Maintaining my focus. My latest challenge and I think I fell short by 4 days!
Saturday, November 28, 2015      9 comments

According to my ticker, I have 2 more days to maintain my focus. Friends, I think I lost it a few days ago. ... Read more
Indulged in Thanksgiving diner. No regrets!
Friday, November 27, 2015      14 comments

We managed smiles and fun yesterday. The grandkids and parents stopped by on the way to SILs family dinner-we alternate years. GS2 took all the toast from the plate. He is in the "It's all mine," stage. ... Read more
You cannot substitute habaneros for jalapenos. Just puttin it out there!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      8 comments

I made my infamous cranberry dressing this morning. I must have been Mayan or Aztec in another life or secretly have Latin roots as I need heat in my food (and I have chocolate in my soul!). ... Read more
That time of year; thinking of loved ones.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      9 comments

Why do many loved ones seem to pass at holidays? Maybe they tried to hold on to celebrate one more time. Maybe they didn't want us to have bad memories on holidays. Maybe it gives us something extra to celebrate. Whatever the reason,... Read more
Sparky milestones. Maintaining and logging in.
Monday, November 23, 2015      14 comments

160 days of logging in. Even through the bad days this year with DH! emoticon I think my lifeline with you g... Read more
In my spare time...trying not to eat.
Sunday, November 22, 2015      17 comments

Since I have a new grandchild on the way I realized I had to create some new baby afghans. Additionally my SIL's brother will be adding to the family tree and they need some home made lovin' too! Here are my first two. ... Read more
Call me Gypsy Rose.
Friday, November 20, 2015      12 comments

It was cold this morning so I bundled up. I was determined to continue my exercise program to counteract the insane eating I have been doing. About 3/4 of a mile in I slid off my gloves. Ta dum! The nice cheerleader voice in my pocket tol... Read more
Got DH into the pool!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      12 comments

This is why I left the job. To be his hands, feet and energy. I told him he had to get better so he can care for me when I get my shoulder fixed; and I'm really going to need that done. This was exhausting. He got a ride in and out of the pool... Read more
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      15 comments

My two very adult children were in a fit of giggles. It did a world of good to be able to go where he wanted. We paid for it with a bad night but oh... Read more
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

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