Good morning. Today will be a little warmer with temps in the 20’s, cloudy and a little wind. Seems to be the norm here and we sure could use a little sunshine to brighten things up. I won’t complain as it isn’t snowing right now. Yesterday was a much better breathing day and I did walk for 25 minutes and had a total of 4,893 steps for the day. I did a couple loads of laundry and washed the blankets that Hailley got sick on. She is feeling better today and am so glad she gets her hair cut. I will be able to see what I am dealing with on her skin and maybe will have to start her on a prednisone burst also for the itching. I sure hope not, I have things I want to get done today if I am feeling good. I will push to get it done. Leg and groin feel pretty good so may try a chair exercise also. Hope it is a good day for everyone.
Sorry about the toe Rosie/ Seems like when we get older if it isn't one thing it is another. LOL. Getting.g old isn't for sissies.
My toe on my right foot by my little toe, has been giving me problems, go to the/my podiatrist every 3 months and saw him , a week or so ago and he cuts, my toenails, but, I'm thinking this could be a bone spur on top of they toe, as it hurts a lot and makes walking harder to do.
Good morning. A light snow has been falling overnight and this morning but it is not even enough to shovel. Going to be cloudy and cool again today with a little more wind. We are having a long stretch of this but it looks like nicer weather come this weekend. I will take what ever we get. Yesterday was a little better. I did get a prednisone taper and antibiotic to see if we can improve my breathing issues and it seems like it is already working. Now if the groin and knee will get better I should be able to do some more walking. I only walked 10 minutes yesterday and had a total of 3,153 steps for the day. I did do 2 loads of laundry and hope to finish it today. Hailley was sick last night so have bedding to wash too. Poor baby. Hope you all have a good day today.
Good that you are doing them because it helps. I know that it is hard some days, as I have those days too, but good to do as often as possible. Glad that the knee is good.
I did those knee exercises this morning, but, I was told by several people I know who had the knee surgery done, that if I did only one of the exercises, to do the leg lift, which I do, do, when I don't get the others done,
It is a dreary day here also, we can also use some sun wish it would come out more, often
Good morning. It looks like another grey day with light wind and temperatures in the 20’s. Love the temps but sure could use some sunshine. We had a little sleet and so it is a little slippery out there. Yesterday was quiet. The pulled muscle in the groin is healing and am able to walk a little better now. I decided to email the doctor to see if there is something to do for this shortness of breath so I can get moving again. It has been long enough with this round. Hope to hear back soon to see if there is something he wants to do. Hope you all have a good day.
I know that the knee exercises are real important because Jim quit doing his and now his knee has seized up and they said they would need him to come in and they would have to force it back to get it working right again. I am glad that your knee feels good now. I did get an antibiotic and prednisone called in so that should help and maybe get me through till I can open the windows again,
Good morning. It is 23 degrees out there this morning and will be cloudy, windy and maybe a little rain/sleet mix. I do need to get out and clean up after Hailley today and that will be my outing for the day. Yesterday was a very quiet day. I didn’t do much but I did some reading and catching up on taped shows. Tina got my groceries and that was the extent of my day. I didn’t even feel hungry or like anything appealed to me. I need to improve my diet. I have been pretty lax about it lately. I am not gaining weight but not getting healthy foods. Time to do something about that again. One step at a time.
Rosie, how is the knee doing. Are you still doing your exercises for them? Hope that things have improved there for you. I sure wish I could get through this tough breathing stretch. It has been a long one.
Good morning. Another gloomy but warmer day. It will be in the 20’s again today with a little more wind than yesterday. There is a lot of humidity in the air which is causing the breathing to be bad so not doing a lot the last couple of days and have a pulled muscle or something in the groin area and it is very hard to walk to that is not good either. I guess I will have to do some chair exercise so that I am doing something. Tina will get groceries for me today and I am happy about that. I was not looking forward to going out. Hope everyone has a good weekend, I sure plan to no matter what I end up doing.
Good morning. It is cloudy and 16 degrees this morning. It will be partly cloudy all day with temps in the 20’s. Not too bad a day. It is my night for dinner with my daughter Barb so that will be nice. I am craving bbq ribs so will have to do some checking around to see where she can get some good ones. She will bring dinner here so I don’t have to go out in this cold. Yesterday was a nice day with 20 minutes of walking and a total of 4,129 steps for the day. I started to breathe better latter in the day and was able to clear my airways last night so this morning I am feeling pretty good. Hope the day improves and I can get some things done. Sure did sleep good last night. Spring is another day closer so that is good. Have a good one.
I find that doing the little things can take just as much out of me as the big things. To bad you couldn't find the yarn you were looking for. Your temperature is creeping up. Wow, isn't that exciting? LOL. Have you seen or heard anything from Kirby? I sure hope it is just that her computer is not working or she is taking a break and that nothing is wrong at home.
Hi Sharon, I don't always get a whole lot done, here, I did put dishes away out of the dishwasher. DD put them in early this morning. I went up north to Gaylord today, late morning, to see about getting some yarn, but, I was looking for some, red, like I have, and could not find any.
I had about 12* here this morning, and yes 2 above is better the below zero anytime
Good morning. We are 2 above zero today and that is so nice. Yesterday was -21 so you can see why 2 above is nice. It will be cloudy and windy today but in the 20’s. Yesterday was another quiet day with 20 minutes walking and a total of 3,493 steps for the day. I am hoping that now that the storm fronts have moved on that my breathing will improve and I will be able to do more. I am tired of being so inactive and feeling drained. I think that I will make some bread today. I can have it with my leftover chili. Today is Hailley’s bleach bath and I think after this one I will try to go back to once a week with the bleach. Well, not much to say today so hope you all have a good day.
Good morning. It will be sunny today with only a light breeze but will still be cold. Last day before it warms to the 20’s ad looks like no snow in the 10 day forecast. We are at -14 degrees now. Yesterday was a quiet day here with tough breathing and very tired day so didn’t do much at all. My furnace stopped last night and had to call son to come and look at it. It restarted on its own so we changed the filter and hope that is all that is wrong with it. I had this happen once before. When it cools down it restarts. I know the fan is good because that went out last year so I have a new one and all my vents are clear so that is good. Hope it will keep working now.
I am thinking of trying to walk outside some this summer. I will see how it goes.
Good morning. The storm is over and we had a little over 4 inches of snow. Doesn’t sound like a lot but when the winds are blowing at 40 to 50 mph and whipping the snow around it is a lot and there is no where to put the snow any more. We really need our January thaw so that the snow settles and the piles shrink. My deck is completely filled right up to the rail. My son rick was over last night and did clean out by the back door so that I could get it open to let Hailley out. It is so hard on her when it blows full of snow and she can just barely get out the back door. She is a little trooper though so she does go. Yesterday was a pretty good day with 30 minutes walking and a total of 5, 204 steps for the day. I did a load of blankets and a few other little things around the house. Today is going to be a better day all around.
Good morning. It is 2 degrees with temperatures dropping. The wind is blowing and we still have snow falling. There is no travel and interstates are closed so not a lovely day out there. I am sure glad that I don’t need to be the one to clean up after or need to go out in this. Thank goodness for kids. Yesterday was nasty weather also but I did get 30 minutes of walking and had a total of 5, 132 steps for the day. I used my leftover beef roast and made some stroganoff and I sure do like it. Hailley continues to get better with each bath and I am so glad. I took her off the one treat I had added back in and will see if that helps. Will reintroduce after she has been clean for a while and see if that is a trigger. Seems like that is the only way to find out. I am hoping to get some of my dusting and polishing furniture done that I didn’t get done the other day. Hope it is a good weekend for everyone.
Rosie, we will all pray that she is here for a very long time. I hope her bad breathing is just like a lot of us and the weather problems. My breathing gets bad with this weather we are having.
Sharon, yes, I do agree with you, as I know there have been some people that were told that, and they were around for much longer. She does or has said she's had a hard time of breathing, so, I just don't know, I pray she has a lot more time on this earth.
Good morning. It is Friday and a storm day for us. It is 9 degrees with wind and we are setting up for a storm today. The winds are strong and it will start to snow this afternoon with about 3 to 5 inches of new snow. It sure doesn’t seem to want to give us break with the snow. We sure don’t need any more because it is hard to find any where to put it. Yesterday was bad breathing day caused by the weather so didn’t get much walking in. I rested my body as it needed it. We will see what today brings. My son-in-law will get my groceries today before it starts to snow so that will be done. Jim is recovering from carpel tunnel surgery so he is not working at present time.
Rosie, I always feel bad when a doctor says that a person only has so long to live. There are many of my copd group members that were told that many years ago and some were told they would not see 30 and they are now in their 70's. It is what a person does with their health choices that makes the difference. I am sure that if I just sat back and did nothing I would be gone soon.
Last year I don't think our summer here was all that hot, yes on some days, when I had to do physical therapy for my knee and needed the fan on to keep me cool when doing the knee machine and etc
Gosh, Sharon, I didn't realize that bras would do that to your breathing, my DH had the copd and of course didn't have that problem, lol I have a cousin younger then me and she has it and she said the Dr. told her 5 months ago that she only had 5 months to live and my cousin said this month is that 5 months, I pray she has many more months as well as years. She lives in Arkansas, I have not seen her ib years, the last time I remember seeing her was back in 1980 when she came out here for our grandmas funeral
Good morning. Brrr, it is -23 F. here this morning and not going to really warm up much. It will be sunny today with little wind so that is a plus. We did get almost 4 more inches of snow yesterday and more coming tomorrow. Sounds like it could be another storm with strong winds. Winter has been hard on us this year. I heard that last summer was the second hottest summer in our history and that this winter has been one of the coldest in a long time. We sure do know how to do things right here. Yesterday was a good day for me and I walked for 30 minutes and did a upper body aerobic video on youtube that was about 45 minutes of good exercise. I had a total of 7,541 steps for the day. That is the best I have done in a long time. It felt really good to do the video and will try to do it again tomorrow. I made a big crock pot full of chili for dinner and boy was it good. Hope you all have a good day today.
Rosie, I gave up on the bras about 4 years ago when they started to bother my breathing. I feel so much better when not wearing one.
Sharon, the steps you got yesterday are better then nothing, you are doing great. I generally sometimes just get maybe one or two things purged, r sometimes it might be more. I need to go through my drawer with my bras in them, I haven't been wearing them very much since I fractured my shoulder because they sometimes still make my shoulder hurt so I wear tank tops, which helps, one thing I'm not sure of what to do, I don't want to get rid of my bras, I want to hang on to them, some I may be able to get rid of but, not all, and some may not fit very well, I don't know for sure
I am ready to have a good day today. I want to get some cleaning done and I am going to really work on it. Yesterday turned into a wasted day as I was waiting for my oxygen delivery and didn’t get anything done. I did walk for 20 minutes but only had a total of 3,728 steps for the day. Not a good number but today will be better. We are getting snow and it looks like it could be 2 to 5 inches and seems like it is really coming down right now. I think I should put a big kettle of chili on to cook for the day. I love chili and have everything I need to make it. Hailley is slowly improving and I am finding fewer bad spots on the skin again.. Today is a bleach bath again so will do that early. Have a good day.
Rosie, sounds like a very busy day. I need to get some purging done also but seems like I never get to it lately.
Been getting snow flurries today some what, and I think that's what we'll be hopefully tomorrow I hope no more then that. I went out to the store again, man, the main grocery store here, their parking lot, sucks. it is all slushy and watery, it's the worse parking lot in town, I think, I just needed a loaf of bread, should have gotten it yesterday, then I went to Dollar Tree, to get some paper products, the parking lot there is so much better and most of it is all clear, they are right beside, our Save A Lot Store. I did a couple loads of laundry yesterday, got them folded and put away, I have also begun to do some more purging,
Good morning. It is cloudy today and temperatures are dropping. We will get some snow tonight into tomorrow. Yesterday was a little better day. I walked 20 minutes and had 5,228 total steps for the day. I did get 4 loads of laundry washed and folded and the other two need to be folded. One is still in the drier. Today I hope to get my furniture dusted and polished. I will work on it. It is also my night for dinner with Barb if my order is all in at Walmart. If not, then we will do it tomorrow. I also need to give Hailley her bleach bath today and get out a nd pick up doggie doo. That should keep me busy. I hope everyone is having a good day and feeling well.
Sharon, Just saw here on the news that we could be getting a storm here this weekend also, and colder temps, by Thursday of this week. I got to Church yesterday, but, if it storms this weekend, I may not go, even though, I don't live that far away.
Yes, I am ready for spring myself, but, we have a couple of months or so to go.
Good Monday morning. I am feeling energized this morning and hope it continues. I have lots to get done. It is a little warmer again today but then will cool down again. Hoping that when we get through this cold snap that we will have a little warming trend. Yesterday was bad. I was unable to even move around and I contribute it to the weather and mucus build up. I finally cleared things out last night and that has sure helped. I think the only thing I did do was too give Hailley her bath. I am going to make today a better day. Hope you all have a good one.
Rosie, it is going to be very cold here with chances of snow this coming weekend and it could be measurable. Hope we miss it. I hope that spring is early this year because I am really ready for it.
I have 26* here now on my phone, for our town, but there was freezing ice out according to my DD this morning, and my grandson went to work, and carried a couple of jugs of water out obviously for his windows as being froze over.
Only about 3 or 4 months b4 some warmer weather, "hopefully" lol
Good morning. Today is a very cold -21 F. It will be cloudy and not warming up too much today. I am not going out anywhere. I will let Tina get my groceries. Yesterday was a little better and I did walk for 20 minutes. I had a total of 3648 steps for the day. I did finish reading a book and started a new one. Hope to be able to do more today. I feel better and not so tired. Hope you all have a good Saturday.
Rosie, I think a lot of people are feeling the cold and bad winter this year. I am glad that I don't have to go out if I don't want to. Hope you don't get the storm and hang in there. Spring will come.
I can’t believe it is Friday already. The week has gone by so fast. It is going to get really cold now so I will add some clothes and stay inside and warm. I am glad that we are soon going to be into February because it is a short month and close to the end of winter. I am ready for some warming temperatures and nice sunshine with melting snow. It has been a long winter. Yesterday was not a good day as I was just plain tired and had absolutely no energy to speak of. I didn’t do much other than give Hailley a bath and prepare a nice baked pork chop dinner with potatoes au gratin. Hope today is a better day and that everyone has a good one.
Rosie, I am probably around 200 to 250 miles from her. I am in Moorhead which is right across the river from Fargo, ND.
Good morning, I have not turned the TV on yet, I sometimes do to see what our weather is going/suppose to be, but, according to my phone,it is 16* here now and to be high of 37 and low 16. Maybe even 40
Do you live anywhere near where Leona lives, in Minnesota, Sharon, my two youngest grandkids of my DD were born out in Minn. and they lived out there for a few years after their birth, but, not too long.
Good morning on this cool Thursday morning. It is going to be windy again today and cooling off. We will all get through this winter. Yesterday was not a good day for me and so I walked 20 minutes and a total of 4,102 steps for the day. I was very tired and so slept a lot of the day. I think it was because my breathing was not good and that makes me tired. I felt that my body needed the rest day so I took it. I read quite a bit when I wasn’t sleeping. I must have needed it because I had a very good night of sleep also. Hope today is better and that I can get something done, Hope you all have a great day.
I don't like stools either. I will get on them but don't like it and I am very careful. I am in Minnesota.
Good morning. It is cold here at -15 F. below zero. It will be warming some today but only to about 7F. It will be windy later so not a nice day,. Good thing I did my outside stuff yesterday. Yesterday I walked 30 minutes and had a total of 5,218 steps for the day and did get out and shovel some snow from in front of my garage and got the doggie doo picked up. Barb brought dinner last night and got my tree downstairs and took down the garlands so I didn’t have to climb on a stool to do it. We had a good dinner and then we got a nice chat in before she had to go. Hailley doesn’t like this cold weather. I sure hope you are all well and having a good day.
Those darn snow plows are awful. They sure do create a mess for us.
The snow plow comes by and plugs up the driveway, GS and DD have been keeping it clean, but, many times, DS has to be asked to clean it. He has a car now, and when he wants it cleaned so he can get out, he'll get out and shovel, I sure wish I had the funds to have some one plow, all the time,
Good morning. Winter is returning for us as it will cool of all day today and it will be way below zero tonight. Today will be sunny but temps will drop all day. Need to get out this morning and clean up after Hailley before it gets too cold. Yesterday was a good day and I did 30 minutes of walking and had a total of 5,125 steps for the day. I finished taking down the Christmas decorations except for a garland and to take the tree to the basement. I will have Barb do that when she comes for dinner this week. Hailley had her bleach bath yesterday and she is really starting to look good again. She has been a bad girl and has pottied on the floor twice yesterday. She seems to think that if she goes potty she will get her treat and she doesn’t care if she goes inside or outside. I have nor been giving her treats when she goes in the house. Good thing I have wood floors. Well hope you guys have a good day.
I need to go out and shovel a little in front of the garage so the snow doesn't get inside when I open the door. Need to clean up dog doo.
No snow, yet for today, well, I did see some fine flakes when I was out to the grocery store, but, not anything to worry about, I do have some snow in my driveway, that will need to be shoveled some time soon, and the sun has been out today as well. but, it's still cold
Here it is another Monday morning and beginning of a new work week. I am glad I don’t have to go out to work anymore. Yesterday was so windy but the sun was beautiful and it warmed up into the upper 30’s. Today will be in the 20’s and then it is back into the colder weather. I will miss the nice temperatures but if we can have a little sunshine and no snow it will be okay. Every day is putting us closer to spring and I am looking so forward to that. I did walk 30 minutes yesterday and had a total of 5,148 steps for the day. I was not too active but still felt good about the steps. I hope to be more active today. Hailleys skin is slowly improving so that is good. Have a great Monday.
Rosie, we are looking like no snow for a few days and that makes me very happy,
Good morning. It is Sunday and are at 34 F. this morning and we will see high winds gusting to 50 MPH. We might even see some sunshine. Yesterday turned out to be a very bad breathing day so I didn’t meet my goal of 5,000 steps. I walked 20 minutes and had a total of 4,363 steps for the day. I did watch a little TV, did some reading and took a nice nap. It was a quiet day.
Good morning. It is kind of hazy outside right now with sun trying to peak through. It is 4 F. but will warm to the mid 20’s today. I didn’t snow but a small amount. It was enough to cover the sidewalks. I did walk for 30 minutes and had a total of 5,198 steps for the day. I got a few of the Christmas decorations put away and will work on some more today. Hoping to get a few things done. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Good morning on the Sunday morning. We are in the second day of snowfall and the wind is picking up. It is a beautiful winter wonderland out there with lots of white snow and the lights reflecting off the snow light up the night. Today is supposed to be full on blizzard with very high winds and with the amount of snow we have already received it will be a good day to stay in and enjoy some quiet time. Yesterday I walked for 30 minutes and had a total of 4,620 steps for the day. I did get my garbage and recycles out to the bins and went out and filled all the birdfeeders and the bird bath with water. The birds and critters should all be happy now. Hailley didn’t have a hard time this morning getting out because the wind must be blowing in a different way so it didn’t block In the door yet. One of life’s small pleasures. LOL. Hope you all have good Sunday.
Good morning. Here it is the weekend and it is snowing. It wasn’t supposed to start till this afternoon but wow is it coming down. We are supposed to get up to 16 inches of wet snow and tomorrow the wind will come up along with the snow so it will be blizzard conditions through Monday, Doesn’t sound good to me. I am glad that Tina got groceries for me yesterday. I got 20 minutes of walking yesterday and only 3,896 steps. It was a bad breathing day so didn’t get much done. Today needs to be a better day. I will try do an exercise video to get a little more upper body exercise. Hope you all have a great weekend,.