Saturday, March 01, 2014
My exercise minutes show 70 fewer minutes than I actually got. I went to water awerobics twice and the tracker shows minutes for once! No water aerobics for Thursday thoug, just Monday and Tuesday
My friend called on Wednesday and no mention of going out. I am frustrated and very impatient. Grrr!!!!
My daughter's screws were to be removed on Thursday (that is why no exercise for the day). We got there at 1:00PM to check in and get her prepped for the surgery to remove screws at 3:00. The surgery before hers took the dr. longer than anticipated; so, it was 4:30 when she went to the OR! She was starving and so very thirsty! IV's don't seem to quench thirst!
When the dr. came out to see me after her surgery he explained that he took ONLY one (1) screw out of her ankle, the one holding the bone together. It will take about six (6) months for the bone to fill in where the screw was. She is now in a fracture shoe until she goes back to the Dr. in a week. We will see after that what kind of shoe she can wear.
Oh, She still has 8 screws in her ankle that are holding the plate in place! This must be because the ligamant was torn completely away from the bone.
Allergies are still bothering me and I have had to use my inhaler more this week than I have had to use it in the lst two (2) years. Will call my Dr. if it isn't better soon.
Got an invoice from the chiropractor that I saw after a wreck in April. It seems that the insurance company (USAA) of the girl who ran the stop sign (in April) and T-boned me hasn't paid and aren't returning the Dr's phone calls! That means I have to pay 540.00 out of my pocket and that is almost half of my monthly income! I am not happy. I will call my insurance company Monday though!
My daughter will go home tomorrow and I will again have to adjust to living alone. She has been great company while she has recuperated here but she is much more stable with the shoe than she was with the crutches and boot/cast. I am thankful that she has healed so well and faster than anticipated.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Well, my daughter has the pins removed from her ankle on Thursday which means that by the 7th of March she will be going back to her house and to work. I will again have to get used to being alone.
This brings me to another "situation". There is a widower who has been calling me and he went to a fund raiser with me. He has alluded to possibly going out to dinner but that is as far as things have gone. I told him that I would like that when he mentioned dinner. Now I am wondering if he was just being nice. I also know that his neighbor invited him to dinner and he was the 6th person;so, that tells me they were introducing him to a single woman, probably in hopes of a match. Yes, that is the way it goes in the world of more women than men. A friend invited me and a single man she knew in hopes that we would "hit it off". We didn't.
Anyway, the friend and I have things in common, I enjoy his company and laugh a lot when we talk. I just don't know what the next step should be. This is all so new to me. I am not looking for another "love of my life" but he is someone to have fun with.
Wish me luck, please and say a prayer for this to work out or send positive thoughts if you aren't the praying kind of person.
Prayer reminds me: another friend is in hospice care in a nursing home near me but doesn't want company. She has a rare form of cancer and her kidneys stopped functioning. Please pray for her comfort and peace.
No water aerobics tonight. Asthma is bothering me too much, so much that my steps cause me to be out of breath. This is the first time in a couple of years that I have had this much of a problem with it.
More happening but will save somethings for another time
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Valentine's weekend, a time for lovers whether husband and wives, boyfriend and girlfriend, partners in life, etc, everything this weekend is geared to them. It is a bit of a sad time for me though. Ed is gone, forever. yes, I know that one day I will see him but that doesn't stop the fact that I miss him and when things are geared to couples I miss him even more. That just magnifies the void in my life, a void that no amount of volunteering, partying, exercising, eating, etc. will fill. It is ever present but at times terrifyingly huge!
To make it more difficult, my daughter, who has stayed here since she broke her ankle in December and had surgery to repair it, will be gone for the weekend also. It will be my first weekend in two months that I have been alone. She did go home for one night but this is the first weekend that I will get a feel and taste of the empty house before she actually goes back home the end of this month. Maybe that is a good thing.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Yesterday was the day for our local Special Olympics Polar Plunge and what a day for the brave and warm blooded to hit the beach and jump into the Atlantic ocean with a temperature of 37 degrees and air about the same. No, I didn't even put a toe into the water.
Why attend if I was going to avoid the wintery waves? Well, friends and I frequently don costumes and support those who do "plunge". We also help our Parrothead Club at the tiki hut booth where we sell little items to raise funds and display the special Adirondack chair that we raffle. The chair raffled this year was handpainted with polar bears, snow, and date.
The four of us ladies were dressed as pirates this year and managed to sell the winning ticket. The total amount the PHCOT raised was 1810.00. The total raised by the plunge was over one million for Special Olympics.
Last week the club had the big fundraiser for the year, our Beach Ball, for Alzheimer's. We raised 40,000.00!!!
Last weekend I went to the pre party on Friday and a man I have known for many years went with me. As much as I loved my husband and as much as I miss him, I had a very good time. The friend is a very good dancer and a fun person to be with. I don't know if he will ask me out again but I hope he does. I don't think that he wants more than friendship which is all I would want, oh, and a good dance partner.
Prayers please, this is a whole new world to me.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Tonight was the Alzheimer's Association's Christmas open house and I was invited. You see, Ed didn't have the disease and neither did I but my cousin, our older daughter's Godfather died from it at an early age and a neighbor, a lovely wonman, also had it. Because of these people with whom we were close we were involved in raising funds. Ed chaired the Beach Ball for Alzhiemer's one year and for several years we worked on or chaired the committee to procure items for the auctions. Ed also helped with the live auction each year.
I went to the open house. At first I saw no one that I knew and I am not sure if that was good or not good. Then I spotted the present chairman of the Beach Ball. I went over to speak to Lee and he told me where I could find Leo, the local head of the Alzheimer's Assoc. Oh my, Ginao grabbed me and went on and on about being glad I was there until the tears just began pouring down my cheeks. Interspersed with how glad he was that I ame were little snippets about Ed would want me to be out, etc.
I finally said that I needed to speak to others, although I had no idea who those others would be, and he told me that I had to find Grace, his wife. He then took me by the arm and steered me toward her, tapping her on the shoulder, saying, "Look who is here, look who is here!"
Grace also grabbed me and hugged me then started telling people around me about Ed. As she talked I am sure that people thought that he was sitting at the right hand of Jesus. it was so nice to hear but such a reminder of my personal lose. Thank goodness she realized my sadness and changed the subject asking about a mutual friend who moved to Florida several years ago. That made it much easier.
I am blessed to have had a husband, best friend, lover, aggravator, father of my children, instigator, provider, etc that so many have such wonderful memories and thoughts of and think so highly of him. I am blessed to have known that I was first in his life and he loved his children and grandchildren. I am blessed that he was fun, funny, yet serious when he needed to be and a good business man as well as talented. I am blessed to have my memories and that when he left this earth he did too. I am blessed to be a helper and not a needer of services.
Now, when will the tears stop?
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