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Day 1 Post Hospital
Sunday, December 07, 2014      2 comments

We've had a full day home now, my husband and me. I continue to be amazed at how well he is doing. I do see the signs of his weakness, too. I've been gently pushing food and calories on him, and helping him do what he wants (like moving boxes... Read more
He's Home!
Saturday, December 06, 2014      9 comments

Ed (my husband) came home today. He'd been in the hospital a full week. That's almost unheard of these days. He had multiple problems, and has multiple needs now at home. It's so good to have him here, though. He's better than I expecte... Read more
Wonderfully Tired
Thursday, December 04, 2014      3 comments

It's been an eventful day. On my personal calendar, it looked like the quietest day of the week. Only my friend Julia coming at 11 am. Julia often cancels out on me, so I didn't give it much thought. I went to the hospital at 7:30 am hop... Read more
Helping Him Eat
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      9 comments

After visiting my husband in the hospital today, I realize that he needs what all of us do--good food and nutrients, exercise, and the care of others. Today was hard, because I had to help him eat. He has so little energy, just breathing takes... Read more
My Day at the ER
Sunday, November 30, 2014      8 comments

Early this morning I found out that my husband was having trouble walking and feeling extremely weak. He has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease--think emphysema and bronchitis at the same time) and diabetes, so is very fragile. He ha... Read more
Tending to Home
Saturday, November 29, 2014      0 comments

Today is a "tending to home" day. My husband has broken two ribs and is in a great amount of pain, so I'm taking over some of his chores today. He has a prescription for pain pills and needs them; however, we both know it will be 45-60 minutes... Read more
Thanksgiving went smoothly
Friday, November 28, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday I was scared Heather would fall or I'd injure myself helping her transfer. We had to do it 5 times! Actually, it all went smoothly. None of us (DH, DD or me) ate turkey. Heather was so careful of what she ordered and ate. I ... Read more
Walking In the Rain
Thursday, November 27, 2014      1 comments

I walked in the rain! It's Thanksgiving and I heard this morning about a friend who didn't have a place to go for Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't offer a meal, as we are going to a restaurant with our daughter and making it a special time f... Read more
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      2 comments

At the "Inspire Your Creativity" Group last week, we talked about our failures. I told the group about my current project--making a quilt for my oldest daughter. I was "tying" the quilt like my grandmother did, putting yarn knots every so ofte... Read more
Creativity Group Today
Monday, November 24, 2014      2 comments

We had seven in our group today. It was lively, with lots of ideas and crafts in the air. I got my pots. now fired and ready to plant something in them. This afternoon is a gray, overcast day that's threatening to rain. I feel like takin... Read more
A Day to Remember
Saturday, November 22, 2014      5 comments

My daughter Heather and her Caregiver joined SparkPeople today. I had fun helping each of them get through the sign-up process and join the teams I lead. (Well, the do both live in the Olympia area and like to crochet.) I'm aware it's jus... Read more
"ME" Day
Friday, November 21, 2014      5 comments

I am playing hookey from the Weavers Guild today. I'll see some of the same women tomorrow at the Tapestry Group, and the subject of the program this afternoon isn't really something for me. SO, I decided to make it a "me" day. There are ... Read more
My favorite Salad Dressing
Thursday, November 20, 2014      3 comments

Thought I'd relay what I use for salad dressing. It seems that the regular salad dressings are so rich in fat that the calories go sky-high. The lighter versions just don't taste right to me. So, I've come up with this: I fix the salad i... Read more
Fighting Honesty
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      7 comments

Cheese is a nemesis of mine. I do like a chunk of cheese after exercise. And there's nothing wrong with that...except I fight honesty and have to chide myself into tracking it. Don't know why. It seems like that for things I eat off my p... Read more
My "Exotic" Day
Monday, November 17, 2014      4 comments

One day last week, for breakfast I had some quinoa with blueberries, cinnamon and sweetener. Not really exotic, but a different type of food than we think of for breakfast. I had made the SparkPeople Pumpkin Flan recipe the night before, but h... Read more

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