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My Favorite Week of the Year
Friday, December 26, 2014      7 comments

This is it! My Favorite Week of the Year. It might have to do with my being a Teacher and having the Christmas break. It might be having kids and falling in with the change of routine THEIR Christmas break brings. Somehow, the week betwe... Read more
Thursday, December 25, 2014      6 comments

I heard my daughter Wendy was coming this morning, so I got busy sewing a pillow I planned for her. Everything went wrong! The foam form I bought for the pillow was the wrong size and I had foam pieces EVERYWHERE and especially ON ME. She cam... Read more
Life Goes On
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      7 comments

I've been silent here for awhile. I haven't had much to write about. So, I'll describe the rather quiet, predictable state of the past week. I wouldn't want to be in it all the time, however for a week or so (like now) it can be very soothing.... Read more
Just Resting
Sunday, December 21, 2014      7 comments

Today is a quiet day. The SeaHawks don't play until this evening, so the TV is off. I got out when I saw the sun shining to get my 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Other than that, I'm in a lazy mode. Maybe having the group here yeste... Read more
Playing Hostess
Saturday, December 20, 2014      4 comments

Today the Tapestry Group of our local guild came to my house. It was a lot of fun, and everything went so well. When I bought my table loom, I looked for a table to put it on. I was really looking for some type of end table, but the sales... Read more
A Day in the Sun
Friday, December 19, 2014      5 comments

Today was actually SUNNY. Not a very long day, of coufse; still, it was pretty, not raining, and not too cold, either. I took the opportunity to get out in the yard and pick up the branches that fell down in our storm last week. And I go... Read more
A New Normal
Thursday, December 18, 2014      9 comments

Today I realized we have settled into a "new normal". I get up at 5, get dressed and putter around until Ed gets up. Then I fix him breakfast and we eat together. Then we do our different activities until lunch. (Today I went for oxygen supp... Read more
Back into Society
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      7 comments

After my husband's being discharged from the hospital, I didn't want to leave the house. What if he needed me? What if his blood sugar got too low? What if it got too high? What if there wasn't anyone there to call 9-1-1. He got me off ... Read more
How We Do It--One Up & One on Maintenance
Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

The Dietitian at the Hospital gave me a sheet of ideas to help Ed gain weight and estimated he should eat 1600-1810 calories a day. SparkPeople gave him a range of 1500-1850. Since my range is1350-1700, it works out pretty well. He's doing... Read more
Around Capitol Lake in the Fog
Saturday, December 13, 2014      8 comments

This morning I fed my husband his breakfast and then left him for a few hours to do something for myself. A RUN!! Well, I didn't run it, but I did better my 5K time by one more minute. The weather is SO very foggy, almost eirie. I had a grea... Read more
And the Beat Goes On....
Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

My husband DID do his three times of exercise yesterday (as agreed, one was a shower). Today the challenge was four. He did very well. I'm so glad to see him exercising. It's been a long time that I've been watching while he said, "I can't e... Read more
Exercise, Too
Thursday, December 11, 2014      6 comments

This morning when my husband woke up I told him I'd like him to walk around the house 3 different times for exercise. (That's all the exercise he can handle right now.) About half an hour later he came out to the dining room, walked back d... Read more
Fattening Him Up
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      3 comments

My husband was in the hospital for 2 broken ribs (lost his balance and hit the metal bedstand), pneumonia, and acute diabetes. The antibiotics he's on has punched out the pneumonia. Our big challenges now are for him to GAIN WEIGHT and stabili... Read more
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      3 comments

Well, this morning my heart overflows with gratitude. So, with an apology for anyone who's had way too much Thanksgiving lately, here goes: Thanks so much for inviting me into your hearts. Getting so many SparkFriends, for instance. B... Read more
Day 2 Home From the Hospital
Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

I went to see my counselor today and my friend came to be with Ed. She had told me back in September that I was doing so well that I didn't need to check in with her for a year. However, with all this happening I wanted to share it with her an... Read more

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