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My Mom
Sunday, April 09, 2017      17 comments

I've been thinking a lot about my mom, Ruth, these past several days. She certainly was a force of nature. We were never really that close - I was way too independent for her. When I was a baby the stories are that only my dad could get me to... Read more
Keeping the streak going
Saturday, April 08, 2017      11 comments

I wanted to blog every day about my recovery from knee replacement surgery. Up until recently I have been able to keep my spirits up and keep myself busy. But the last couple of days have been brutal. I am not in pain, not really. I hav... Read more
Day 18 and still going
Friday, April 07, 2017      15 comments

Today has not been a very good day for me, and I can't quite grasp why. It hasn't been a "bad" day - I know what they look like and this isn't it. But it certainly can't qualify in one of my top 100 good days! I have been sleeping much of... Read more
Two steps forward.....
Thursday, April 06, 2017      13 comments

emoticon We all know the rest of that saying and yesterday I managed to do both. Physical Therapy went very we... Read more
Getting Restless
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      15 comments

I must be healing and for that I am very grateful! Until recently, I have been content just doing my exercises, checking in with my email and SparkPeople, and watching television. And when I say 'watching' - that's pretty much all I've done. ... Read more
Little Jamie is 4 today
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      10 comments

Here he is with his big sister Faith - just a little guy with long hair. Tom and I were at the car dealership having something done to our new Alti... Read more
Not every day has to be a good day!
Monday, April 03, 2017      9 comments

Today marks 2 weeks. Two weeks ago I mustered up all my courage and had the surgery I never wanted to have. My wonderful family, friends, and especially my spark friends have been with me each and every day since. Some days have been more cha... Read more
Success in the smallest of places
Sunday, April 02, 2017      10 comments

"Never forget to look for blessing -- even the smallest of joys can brighten the worst of days." - Anonymous Years ago (probably 2009 the year I lost my job)for Christmas my son Colin bought me a book, 'The Rainy Day Book; Pick me Ups for ... Read more
10 Day Check-in with the Doctor
Saturday, April 01, 2017      12 comments

I saw Dr. Pui yesterday afternoon. The bandages have been taken off and just a few tape strips have been put over my stitches. Apparently, they will dissolve on their own eventually. I can't take a bath (like I could get into OR out of a bath... Read more
I've Graduated!
Friday, March 31, 2017      17 comments

emoticon Yup! Yesterday at Physical Therapy I went from the walker to the quad cane! Looks like I may b... Read more
Physical Therapy Today
Thursday, March 30, 2017      15 comments

and I'm ready! We had a fun day with the boys yesterday, Tom mostly corralled their energy in the family room with the Smurfs (why do kids like them so much?) while I visited with Crystal. Lunch was lovely with 2 more meals frozen for late... Read more
The Grandsons are coming, The Grandsons are coming.....
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      14 comments

These two charming smiley little boys are coming today to bring a bit of excitement into my day. And believe me, it will be exciting. They blow in... Read more
Pain Pills, Blood Clots and other things
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      17 comments

This morning was yet another rough morning. The pain pills take away enough of the pain to help me sleep off and on during the night but every time I get up to go to the bathroom, which is a lot, I have serious stiffness and pain in my right le... Read more
One week down!
Monday, March 27, 2017      15 comments

Exactly one week before right now Tom was loading up my things to take me to the hospital. How much things can change in one week! My hospital experience couldn't have been better and for that I am truly grateful. Every staff person at Me... Read more
Things that bring me comfort
Sunday, March 26, 2017      19 comments

One might think this is a blog about comfort foods - but food doesn't really bring me comfort. I enjoy a hamburger now and then, macaroni and cheese and even a tasty beef stew. But when I am troubled or hurting, I rarely reach for food. L... Read more

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