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Cold Friday

Friday, October 24, 2014

temp 43 degrees. I had to turn the furnace on to get the temp in the house up to 60. Brrr..Just took a very warm shower..feel better ,,I think some white hot chocolate will help too..with 1/2% milk of course.

Slow at work today so I left early and ran errands, came back home to try to relax. Looking forward to a nice weekend..more hiking tomorrow.

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/25/2014 2:27AM

    First day I've had my heater on. My fet and legs are so cold. Not as cold as it is where yu are.

Have a great Saturday.

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CATTUTT 10/24/2014 9:24PM

    Glad to hear you have a nice weekend with some hiking planned!

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GABY1948 10/24/2014 5:52PM

    It was SUPPOSED to get to 60 here today! It DID NOT! Ugh and very gloomy all day!

Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/24/2014 5:28PM

    emoticon emoticon good hiking over the weekend

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KIMPY225 10/24/2014 5:06PM

    Yikes for the cold! It is actually above 60 here today!

Happy weekend!

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MTN_KITTEN 10/24/2014 4:52PM

    Looks like you have some fun weekend plans.

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Thursday

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I think the fibromyalgia is getting worse: I just wrote my blog as a comment on YESTERDAY'S BLOG!!!!!!!!DUH!!! Go there and read my comment, then congratulate me for earning the D.O.D.A!(Dork Of the Day Award)

  
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NELLIEH1 10/24/2014 3:07PM

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GABY1948 10/24/2014 1:26PM

    I have done some pretty DODA things myself! emoticon

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CATTUTT 10/23/2014 9:19PM

    I've had those kind of "duh" moments too. Sorry to hear you got the pain today, I hope tomorrow is a better day!

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MTN_KITTEN 10/23/2014 5:32PM

    We allllll have had these kinda moments.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/23/2014 4:59PM

    I've had a lot of those senior moment myself, I think nothing of it anymore.

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Wednesday

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another good day at work. After work DD and I stopped at Kroger to pick up my Rx, then on to gas station for fill-up. It is nice to have no decisions, bills or errands left today. That can change hourly, so I love it when I can just relax.

I have eaten very healthy today. I had cheerios protein and 1/2% milk at four a.m. At 9:45(my break) I had mozzarella stick, an apple and a carbmaster yogurt.
I just ate a small bowl of my homemade chicken noodle sou. the rest is frozen for a lazier day than today.

I plan on salad and a bowl of radishes and leftover smothered sirloin steak patties for dinner. Guzzling my water too.


  
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MOM2ACAT 10/24/2014 4:04PM

    I love the scent of lilacs! I have a few neighbors with lilac bushes, and I love how when the breeze is blowing in the right direction, I can smell them in my yard too.

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PICKIE98 10/23/2014 2:56PM

    today was yet another good day; I did have the femoral pain but just gritted my teeth and kept on going, praying it would not get worse. It did not.

NO new bills in the mail, which is close to a miracle. Between Mom's and mine, there are always at least two bills a day coming in...

DD mowed the lawns, got that done before the next rain..Today it was sunshine and fog ... at the same time..Very surreal!!

When we were on vacation, I bought some sea salt scrub, lilac scented at Sea Shell City in Cheyboygan,MI. We stop there every year on the way to the Upper Peninsula because it is only few minutes from the Mackinac Bridge and it is also a price gauge for what things will cost further north.
I scrubbed both my arms before showering today and my skin feel great. I do two places each shower and it really moisturizes!! Smells great too.

I am not sure we will even get a chance to vacation next year..Everything hinges on mom...

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CATTUTT 10/22/2014 9:46PM

    Glad to hear you had a nice, relaxing day!

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ACRAIG921 10/22/2014 9:22PM

    Glad you had a good day! emoticon

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GABY1948 10/22/2014 7:21PM

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Enjoy your time...and pain free pain at that! Hope your weather was as warm as ours today!

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TINA8605 10/22/2014 6:29PM

  Good job!!

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JUDITH316 10/22/2014 5:03PM

    You are doing emoticon keep up the great work... emoticon

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/22/2014 4:21PM

    Sounds good to me.

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KRYSSCOTT 10/22/2014 3:00PM

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Sounds like you are doing excellent! Enjoy that much needed break, relax and take in a show, read a book, or whatever it is that makes you the happiest!



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Tuesday

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I just called mom's facility and informed them of my decision. I am also glad that I DID call MIchelle. I know I will sleep better tonight but will wait until this weekend to see mom.

had a fairly good day at work; I spoke to my boss and explained that mom is advancing in her disease. I emailed the boss when I found out about the kidney failure in the summer months. She replied. Today I told her my decision, that the failure has advanced quickly and it will be touch and go, probably six-nine months. She said she totally understands and whenever I need to call work to go to mom, I just pick up the phone. We are supposed to call in a minimum of two hours before our work time, but she said I could call at any time..
Another load off my mind.
I sent a blanket email to friends and family that are online to inform them.
I need to call those who do not use a PC.

Right now I settle in with the three checkbooks and pay bills.. I have been procrastinating it for a week.. time to pay the piper..

  
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JUDITH316 10/22/2014 5:05PM

    You have a lot going on in your life, I'm so sorry about your Mom, my prayers are with her and with you my friend... emoticon

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GABY1948 10/22/2014 3:21AM

    You are getting business done! Good for you! So glad you finally have the relief that comes with a decision like that!

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/22/2014 3:18AM

    Your boss sounds a lovely person and it is good that you do not have to worry about work when you least need to.
Wishing you, your family and your mother peace in her final months with you all.
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FLEMIDG 10/22/2014 12:58AM

    Sorry to hear of all you're going through. Glad your boss is so understanding. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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SINGINGLADY47 10/21/2014 10:38PM

    You are in my prayers. Hugs, Judy

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TINA8605 10/21/2014 9:59PM

  I'm happy you have such a supportive boss. Good luck with your mom.

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CATTUTT 10/21/2014 8:57PM

    I'm so glad you have an understanding boss, I"m sure that is a huge weight lifted off!

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ACRAIG921 10/21/2014 8:15PM

    I'm so glad your boss is so understanding. That is a huge burden off your shoulders. Now you can focus on your mom. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 10/21/2014 7:42PM

    Your boss sounds very understanding. I am glad that you have such a good relationship with those you work for that they will make concessions so that you can deal with your current family situation.

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Hang in there pal.

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MTN_KITTEN 10/21/2014 5:35PM

    You will handle what ever comes your way. I am thinking of you.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/21/2014 3:40PM

    Glad you have an understanding boss, that help a lot.

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Monday

Monday, October 20, 2014

tried calling Michelle, my sister, but she is not home yet again. I left a message to call me back..It is ultimately my decision for mom, but even though sister is just waiting around for mom to die so she can collect any $$ that is left, I will ask her so there will be no later repercussions.

I just finished making some homemade chicken noodle soup with sliders. It is very different from the family soup that I have grown up with, but it is much better and healthier. No fat, but one thing that is odd is milk..It calls for heavy cream, but I use 1/2% milk. I do not put the sherry or flour and butter in it, I use just plain corn starch and water to thicken it slightly. Very different, but is a definite stick-to-your -ribs meal.

It is raining today, on and off, dark, dismal as usual.. My red maple tree has turned from red to purple to green and yellow!! I never saw that happen before. Usually all of the leaves are off by now, but not even a quarter of them are down. Very strange autumn.


I am headed off to pay some more bills and freeze some of that yummy soup for a rainier day than today.
I just talked to my sister and she agrees with me. Comfort measures only for mom. I feel a weight lifted off me..

  
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KRYSSCOTT 10/21/2014 7:34PM

    I am so happy that you got to speak to your sister. I was afraid that you were going to make yourself a bit crazy before you had the opportunity. Now you can take that deep breath, free your conscious and enjoy that beautiful maple tree.

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NELLIEH1 10/21/2014 5:55AM

    your red maple tree sounds lovely. do you have a picture? hope all works out with you mom

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CATTUTT 10/20/2014 9:32PM

    That soup sounds delicious!

And I'm glad to hear you talked to your sister and you are both in agreement. I hope that has given you additional peace.

Hope you're having a great night!

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GABY1948 10/20/2014 5:58PM

    So glad you are both in agreement...no matter what the circumstances it helps to be on the same page.

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MOM2ACAT 10/20/2014 4:24PM

    I'm glad you are feeling some of the weight lifted off your shoulders as far as your mom is concerned.

That soup sound very good!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/20/2014 2:37PM

    To bad that your sister is not answering her phone, I know it weigh heavy on you, but don't feel guilty if you must make that decision with out her input. I love chicken soup. I am roasting a whole chicken right now in the oven to have left overs to make soup. I can eat soup all year around, it doesn't matter what type, will eat them all. Hubby, not so much into soup, he's a meat, and potato guy, he would rather eat of a plate not a bowl. emoticon just pretend this is soup, can't believe they don't have soup in the emotions.

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