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Oh, The Plans I have Made!

Friday, August 01, 2014

I decided I will visit Sarah sometime in August. I will also be going up to my sister's cottage this month. Sherry will be visited in September. Now to firm up the plans...

I broke down and bought a member + guest membership at The Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village. No to pick the first day to go! It's been about 2 years since I've been there, and I'm overdue.

Tackle the condo! Now there's a project! I intended on starting early this morning and it's 10 am. Time to get moving! I did get a couple things out of the closets yesterday and returned to the store. At least a little progress was made.

My first knitting class will be taken this weekend. No ifs, and, or buts!


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JANTHEBLONDE 8/1/2014 11:45PM

    I'm so proud of you taking your first knitting class this weekend! You rock girlfriend! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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CATTUTT 8/1/2014 9:40PM

    I'm so proud of you for picking fun things to do, two big ol' thumbs up!

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And have fun along the way!
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GARDENCHRIS 8/1/2014 10:17AM

    have fun!

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Okay! Now to Plan!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I re-read my blogs from the last couple weeks. My daughter was right. I am a little depressed now that my daughters and granddaughter aren't here. I realized the need to do, to plan, to organize: it's the "need for something to do, something to love, something to look forward to".

So...while I am babysitting today, I will take my notebooks. I will list the things I want to do and plan for in the next few days. I will do this - definitely. By this time tomorrow, I will have all sorts of things to do from August 1 - September 30. What will it all be?

  
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CATTUTT 7/31/2014 9:29PM

    Great job being proactive about it. I hope you thought of lots of awesome things!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/31/2014 3:53PM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! That's great you're babysitting today! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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STEADYANDSTRONG 7/31/2014 2:48PM

    Way to fill the time! Hope you come up with a fun, productive, relaxing list.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/31/2014 12:20PM

    Good for you. You have a plan to move ahead and that is half way there!

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SLIMLILA 7/31/2014 10:28AM

    Wow, Patty... why can't I get as organized as you? I pride myself on being flexible, being able to look in the fridge and come up with a quick meal to clean up things in the fridge, being able to grab my purse and go if someone calls, but I do have to admit that when I do a To Do List.... I accomplish so much more... But, where is that happy medium?

You'll have to share your list and see if it can help me see possibilities too... emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/31/2014 10:10AM

    Only you can decide but I am sure the list will be long and impressive. HUGS!

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Realization

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I have been so tired since Sherry and Helena left (two weeks ago tomorrow). I've been feeling like I need to clean, to organize, to find new things to do. I have a feeling of restlessness and general malaise. It's not like me and I know I need to be kick-started.

This morning, I found out that a dear Spark Friend, Irene (DIDMIS) is back in the hospital. She had fallen about a month ago. The doctors said she broke a vertebrae. They didn't want to operate - citing that they thought her bones were too fragile. She was told that the best that could be done would be a brace that she'd have to always wear. Now the doctors say she had a heart attack and there is a blood clot that is being watch. She's not responsive to much and certainly not getting the food and fluids that she needs. I'm afraid that she may be giving up. It saddened me to hear this.

The light bulb flickered for a moment. I'm letting myself get down. Chin up. Remember that each day is full of possibilities. Look at the beauty in each day. Plan. Live. Rejoice in what I have. Look forward to seeing all my girls. Visit friends that I haven't seen in awhile. At least, contact them if I can't visit them. Celebrate life.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/31/2014 10:25AM

    Oh no!!! Here I was whining yesterday and on the pity pot and all I have is a broken ankle that is healing well and some bruises... a little bit of inconvenience. Also I probably made it seem even worse, by calculating, between my first fall and recovery and the second fall and extension of this sentence and recovery, it will be over 13 weeks. But, I tried to put it into perspective, my poor bil, only 2 weeks older than me, was over 56 weeks ill and in pain and incapacitated, and unable to even eat and enjoy food and then it was fatal. All in perspective, I do need to be appreciate and stop feeling sorry for myself. And comforting myself with ice cream is only adding to the already burden of not being able to get any weight off with my sedentary lifestyle and high b.s. Smarten up, LILA!!!

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STRONGERLEANER 7/30/2014 11:58PM

    So sorry to about your friend. I hope she finds her way back to hope and health

It's so easy to get down when trouble heads in our direction, especially when it camps-out in our yard.
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CATTUTT 7/30/2014 3:04PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope something good comes from it for you, and you find yourself in a better place.

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NPA4LOSS 7/30/2014 1:16PM

    Thank you for sharing the information about Irene. I had been on a team with her and enjoyed her comments and love of life. I had left so many teams when I became more ill and lost touch. I am sure that she would be the first to say emoticon on your positive thoughts. I doubt that she has given up but that she may be looking forward to being with Her Lord as He is calling her home. She had a very strong faith and I have seen this over and over through the years.
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STEADYANDSTRONG 7/30/2014 12:26PM

    Way to pick yourself up. It's hard when those we care about are hurting and give up. Stay the course!
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MARICUZA 7/30/2014 10:32AM

    Thank you for sharing Patty! I am sorry about you friend Irene, I going to keep her on my prayers. God is in control. We need to access God grace every day and enjoy life. Have a bless week. emoticon emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/30/2014 9:48AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend, Irene......sending prayers her way! I love your light bulb moment! That is awesome that you are going to be able to see your girls and your granddaughter in a few months! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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MSLZZY 7/30/2014 9:16AM

    Some very wise words you shared. It could always be worse and there is always someone who is experiencing great hardships. Thanks for sharing!

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TEXASLADY65 7/30/2014 9:01AM

    I kind of know how you feel...somewhat. My youngest son, the last of my children at home left the nest for Basic Training a month ago. it is now just me and his dog and we are both on the verge of depression and everything that comes with it. I find it hard to make myself get moving now. I work graveyard shift so that makes it worse. My sister-in-law has been in the hospital for 2 weeks and at one point I was afraid we might lose her. We lost my mother in April as well. Try your best to find a positive mantra and then cite it when you start feeling down. I am starting this as well. Good luck. I do hope everything turns around. emoticon

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Today's Mission

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I want to stop at the library and the recreation department today. I'd like to see if I can conjure up something new, different, and inexpensive to do. I guess I'm a little restless and need to diversify.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/31/2014 10:17AM

    You and me both. Maybe it's time I got a swim membership give up on this walking. But, I am signed up for a university course for SEpt, actually the one I just took, so I have the work done for it already, but it wasn't for credit last time, so this is just a technicality. Will fine-tune my paper and see if I can get in the mood to try to make it into a children's history book.

Did I tell you that the Town House (organization I will be volunteering at the Preschool with this fall) called and asked if I would be interested in doing their back to school shop, so have to go down there with Darlene and get list, money and pointers next week. Good thing Darlene wants to volunteer too, cuz she's my very willing chauffeur, who could ask for anything more? (Well, besides getting the cast of my leg and my own licence back!!! oh yeah, and my friend from MI to come down and visit me too! How are the plans going along?



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CATTUTT 7/29/2014 9:31PM

    Good luck finding something fun!

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GINILEE4 7/29/2014 3:50PM

   

WHy not try knitting or crocheting??? Isn't that what you said you wanted to do??? LOL


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NPA4LOSS 7/29/2014 1:57PM

    Always a good idea. Enjoy! emoticon

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STEADYANDSTRONG 7/29/2014 1:13PM

    Sounds like me.
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/29/2014 10:22AM

    I hope you find something wonderful to do at the library and the recreation department today! Wishing you all the best! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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MSLZZY 7/29/2014 10:06AM

    Hope you find what you need! HUGS!

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/29/2014 9:38AM

    What a good idea - it's always good to diversify for fun and for health - let us know what you choose :)

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Knitting & Crocheting

Monday, July 28, 2014

I know the basic stitches of knitting and crocheting. I can make the standards: scarves, blankets. I pick up yarn on sale at stores and when I find it at garage sales. There is a huge overflowing tote on my closet shelf. I have signed up for 3 on-line classes. IT'S TIME TO TAKE THE CLASSES! Use up that yarn! Make some gifts! Make some money to take those trips I want to take. Keep me on my toes. Keep asking if I've done it yet.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/31/2014 10:20AM

    Have you done it? No procrastinating..... and don't forget I can show you some patterns etc. when you come see me... HINT!!! HINT!!!!

You only have one bin full of wool? I wish!!!! Your little g.baby will be growing and I can show you how easy it is to make her a nice Lopi Sweater... I knitted so many sweaters when my g.d's were little like that...

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MSLZZY 7/29/2014 10:07AM

    No classes in my area but you might find a great group close by.

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STEADYANDSTRONG 7/28/2014 7:40PM

    I really like crocheting during the winter. Great you're getting a jump start!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/28/2014 7:01PM

    That sounds like an awesome idea... Taking classes for knitting and crocheting! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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BERGBA7 7/28/2014 2:37PM

    good goal! GO!

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CATTUTT 7/28/2014 12:57PM

    I love that you're getting on the ball about doing new stuff, go you!

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