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Knew it was Coming

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sometimes I know things will happen soon. But, with this one, I still wasn't ready! I was so hoping Helena would take a little more time even though I knew before she was born that she is intelligent.

  
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MSLZZY 11/25/2014 10:02PM

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CATTUTT 11/25/2014 1:23PM

    What a doll!

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SUNSHINE99999 11/25/2014 10:45AM

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DIDMIS 11/25/2014 10:36AM

    Such a cutie.

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/25/2014 10:33AM

    So beautiful

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the Week in Review November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

I've got a lot of projects going on right now. It's a good thing I got used to multi-tasking years ago. This is probably saving me right now. I sort of volunteered myself to have Thanksgiving dinner here. It's been pretty good motivation, however.

I was sitting on the couch one night and noticed the afghan that I had made for Sherry I don't know how many years ago. It's getting those little balls like sweaters get when they are old. So..priority is to finish the new afghan before Thursday. I had a meeting from 9-3 on Saturday and took it with me. I was surprised at how much I got done. My hand muscles hurt that night, but..oh well!

I'm putting the Christmas presents already purchased on the bed in the extra bedroom. I've grabbed a few at a time and wrapped them. It would be great if I could get a lot of it done by Thursday, but I really don't think that will happen.

I probably shouldn't put this in writing, but I think that maybe Mom and I are getting into a routine. She seems to be remembering more lately. If only someone wouldn't try to stir the pot and spill it all over the place!

Comparing last week to the week before:
steps: 82952/83664 :( minutes: 973/911 :)
calories: 3964/3391 :) miles: 18.03/17.64
I've really been working on speeding up my cardio and that's probably why the step count is down. It's such a bummer to feel like I'm stuck in a rut. I purposely did NOT buy any oatmeal when I went to the store today. I am suspecting that I am in an eating rut, too, and am hoping this will help.


Got to do the "Grandma Dance" last night!!!!! emoticon Guess who will be here on December 11?


Sarah will be here a couple weeks later! I stopped at Micahel's today. It had little ornaments that you can put pictures in 3/$10.00. I had to buy 3 matching ones. They look like picture frames and have the year on it. I'm sure I can get someone to take a picture of Mom, me and the girls to put in them.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

  
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DIDMIS 11/24/2014 11:01PM

    We were never a family to give big gifts as we grew up during the depression and didn't have the money. A dime present for each child.
Now I can't shop so give gift cards to a few.

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/24/2014 6:53PM

    emoticon for the Grandma Dance. I do it every time they are in town!!! Enjoy!!!!


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RAESUN54 11/24/2014 6:52PM

    Such a precious little. I miss when my kids were little. Looks like all is really going smoothly for you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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DLITE719 11/24/2014 3:29PM

    Grandkids always make life better. So glad you get to see yours.

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CATTUTT 11/24/2014 2:57PM

    If I'm not mistaken, you sound a lot more upbeat in this post than you have recently. I hope I am right and you are in as good a mood as it sounds like!

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Week Review of Nov. 9-16

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It was a strange week. I sort of felt better, but I still was wiped out at the end of the day.
Steps: 83664/80952 :) Minutes: 911/967 :(
calories: 3391/3559 :( Miles: 17.66/15/77 :)
I'm not sure how my steps and miles were up but my calories and minutes were down.

I'm finally getting a little more motivated about getting things ready for the holidays. It seems that works all the time with me: put me in a time crunch and away I go. This year, with Helena here, finds me looking more forward to Christmas. I worry about Mom and I don't want to be by a particular sibling, but...Helena will make up for it.

  
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IMAVISION 11/21/2014 7:33PM

    Wishing you a most pleasant holiday season!

God bless!

Ima

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/20/2014 9:27AM

    Enjoy that gorgeous Helena

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RAESUN54 11/20/2014 9:13AM

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
You are doing great. You can do it.

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NPA4LOSS 11/19/2014 12:51PM

    emoticon I am glad that you are beginning to look forward to the holidays!

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MSLZZY 11/19/2014 9:25AM

    You have so much to look forward to so stay the course. HUGS!

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STEVEN2GO2 11/18/2014 10:01PM

    Helena is such a Blessing to you and your family. Have a great time Grandma during the Holiday Season!

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CATTUTT 11/18/2014 9:10PM

    Helena will make up for it. Baby's First Christmas is going to be wonderful!

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Countdown Time

Friday, November 14, 2014

In two weeks, it will be Thanksgiving. I used to be so much more organized. I'd have my cards written. The presents that I had already bought were wrapped and ready. It's not like that this year. Granted, it's been a long, busy year, but I need to get the lead out.

I've got some errands to run quickly. Then it will be time to get down to business when I get home. I must...I will...really. Keep on me...I need help.

I will get out all the Christmas presents that I have bought when I get home. I will make a list of what I have and a list of what I think I need to get. Then, I will wrap some things and see how far I get.

  
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MSLZZY 11/15/2014 11:00PM

    You are far more organized than I am. You will do just fine!

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RAESUN54 11/14/2014 5:03PM

    I just bought my Christmas cards today. Last year I didn't send out cards because of just trying to get back to normal from my treatments.
I hope all goes well for you this year.

Have a great day.

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DIDMIS 11/14/2014 4:06PM

    Thanksgiving isn't here yet so you are ahead of the game. I don't have many to buy for. I give gift cards to those I so buy for as I don't feel like shopping.

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MYAKAYAH 11/14/2014 3:12PM

    good luck with your tasks, break it up into manageable chunks. It will get done~

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CATTUTT 11/14/2014 2:33PM

    Good luck with your goals to get started on your holiday tasks!

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NPA4LOSS 11/14/2014 12:28PM

    emoticon Welcome the Season! emoticon

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CHICAM 11/14/2014 11:08AM

    Believe me you are way ahead of me!! emoticon I have not bought any gifts at all. I have a big list of gifts to buy. In a big way the worrying of what to get my family and friends takes a lot of the goodness of Christmas from me. This year has flashed by soooo fast. It is hard to keep up. I have to take time to go shopping and to figure out what to buy.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/14/2014 10:28AM

    You are so far ahead of the game. Being a man, I do not even start shopping until December 23! LOL!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Week in Review 11/10/2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

From Wednesday on last week, I definitely got sicker as the week went on. So, I definitely got some different numbers.
I had more steps: 80952/78024.
Everything else was down a little: Minutes: 967/1031, calories: 3559/3974, miles, 15.77/18.26.
I was down a pound when I went to the doctor on Friday.

But I didn't have the energy to move much over the weekend. I can say that I did get through some paperwork. Not much else can be done when I'm not moving.

As I sat on the couch with the afghan on it that I made for Sherry who knows how long ago, I realized that the time to replace it was way over-do. From washing and drying it so much, it had little yarn piles on it like a person gets on a sweater. I'm now on the second skein of the new one,

I'm moving a little bit today. But it's 6 pm and my sinuses are yelling at me so it won't be a long night. I could always work on more paperwork or the afghan. Or I could get the Christmas cards out and start on them. Wrap some presents - no, that's maybe too ambitious at this point it time.

I know I need to make an appointment with my primary care doctor. The last two times I got sick, he was booked and I went to an Urgent Care. Allergies were mentioned both times. Asthma was mentioned Friday. Members of my family have both, so it's something I should look in to.

I had a follow-up at the dermatologist today. I have some nodules on my ear that he's working on shrinking. A year ago, both my thumbnails got funky and the previous doctor suspected a fungus. My left thumbnail cleared up after the first round of medicine. The right thumbnail got a little better but never cleared up, even after a second round of medicine. The dermatologist cut some of the nail off and sent it off to be biopsied. It came back as having both a fungus and some bacteria in it. So...more medicine to put on it.

I couldn't help but wonder if this had something to do with Mom being sick last winter. Before she was finally diagnosed, I didn't think to wear gloves when cleaning for her. Glad I did start. Now I know I will be more diligent in wearing them while cleaning, even my own house.

Today is the 28th anniversary of my Dad's passing. I like to think of him as looking down at me and that he's content on how I have watched after Mom for him. I know he's looking down at that little girl that I started my morning with this morning and just busting a gut. How could anyone not?

  
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MSLZZY 11/11/2014 8:43PM

    Give yourself a break. You have been sick so take care.

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RASPBERRY56 11/11/2014 4:44AM

    Sorry about your health struggles - treat yourself gently and watch the stress.......I have no doubt that you can and will recover from all this!

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MYAKAYAH 11/11/2014 12:08AM

    It is a rough thing to get over being ill, I am just starting to feel normal again. Starting up with normal amounts of exercise this week!

Great pic of the grandbaby~

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DIDMIS 11/10/2014 10:33PM

    Sorry you are still feeling crummy. Who is the little boy? Did you make the afghan? emoticon

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CATTUTT 11/10/2014 9:05PM

    She's such a cutie pie!

SOrry to hear you're still feeling crummy, I hope it clears up for you soon!

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RAESUN54 11/10/2014 7:41PM

    He is so cute.
Yes you dad is watching down on you and happy you are taking care of your mom.
I hope you start to feel better. Sorry you are having such a rough time.

Take care and God Bless.
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