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Tuesday, March 29, 2016      16 comments

I've been going around the house this morning picking up bits and pieces of things I told myself I'd put away later. Now is later and I have to stop leaving things for later. There is a book, here is some sewing repairs on an opened ironing boar... Read more
Blessings on this Easter day.
Sunday, March 27, 2016      12 comments

My childhood was agnostic. I do not attend services of my faith although I follow the basic rules and regulations (always a good administrator). I ensured my children understood the teachings of their father's faith and we all happily went to ch... Read more
Kids are exhausting! Big kid edition.
Saturday, March 26, 2016      13 comments

My younger daughter and her husband stayed over so they could see the wee one. I picked them up at the train station Wednesday at 8pm, my usual bedtime. DH stayed up to chat so we all went to bed at 11. A new bedtime record for DH, post surgery!... Read more
Thanks for your time!
Friday, March 25, 2016      13 comments

Last night I opened an email from someone I hadn't seen since he retired in 2012. We were thick as thieves at my last job and I knew him for years before as he was my hospital's rep.; kind of the best friend you want to have to keep you cheered.... Read more
Crying "Uncle"
Thursday, March 24, 2016      15 comments

I gave DH his lunch and his phones, said I'd be back, honest! I'd already had enough for one day and took myself on a trip. I stopped and got a salad and a water and drove. To the end of the earth. ... Read more
Aging forcefully. Strong woman.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      15 comments

My MD called to tell me the issue discovered in my MRI was nothing. Of interest was the bad arthritis in my hands and toe. Hey, I knew that! My fingers are starting to ache all the time. My toe? Lets' not discuss my toe. It's painful. I chos... Read more
Looking at myself from a different view.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      16 comments

I've been trying really hard to get my myself in shape. I've been exercising more regularly and have been hitting the pool for at least 2x, mostly 3x a week for the past year. I found land exercises were hurting my "stupid toe" that had surgery ... Read more
Starting a new week.
Sunday, March 20, 2016      11 comments

I've been able to fairly follow the diet recipes I spoke of last week. I've found I can survive on low carbs and a lot of veggies. Having pre-made soup in premeasured containers is a blessing. I have to admit I'm getting a bit bored with the t... Read more
I've got a secret. DH has been improving!
Saturday, March 19, 2016      16 comments

He's been having physical therapy 3 times a week since the last week of December. He started the weekly IV treatments 8 weeks ago. Through it all I have cajoled, ordered, fed and watered him into a controlled diabetic state that has thrilled his... Read more
Getting that grip I always talk about.
Friday, March 18, 2016      12 comments

I reached a low point last week. Perhaps the relief of a safe delivery of Caroline, the knowledge I don't have to be on standby, DH, DD2, etc. and etc. I ate anything remotely resembling sugar, bread and fatted milk. Sometime mixed them all ... Read more
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      20 comments

I have a little Scotch-Irish ancestry so feel I can celebrate a bit. DD2 and I went to the Emerald Isle a few years back visiting Dublin and here are some things I found. The people were welcoming. ... Read more
Words on trust, humility and humanity.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      9 comments

I searched the web la few years ago looking for solace in words and found this, a foundation of good living by don Miguel Ruiz. He wrote his book to "reveal the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Ba... Read more
I have a plan. I will act on the plan. I plan to act on the plan today.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      14 comments

Lots of things drove me to waking at 1:45 including DH violently throwing off the covers as he is wont to do during the night. I left. Things that kept me awake: My left shoulder. My left ankle, only if I lay on my left side. Once I turne... Read more
So, this is my life! New hopes, dreams and normals.
Monday, March 14, 2016      18 comments

I didn't rock the pool Sunday so much as I recovered in it for 90 minutes. Ahhhhh. I tried to go again this morning but finally got some sleep and woke up too late. GD came home Saturday. ... Read more
Optimistic start to the weekend.
Saturday, March 12, 2016      18 comments

After I purged my refrigerator I added some no-brainer pre-cut veggies which I will learn to grab instead of crackers. I told DH he's not getting ice cream. I had another sleepover with my pals. It's fun and we played word games until way... Read more

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