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Wrong Handed Living
Saturday, February 18, 2017      10 comments

I'm right handed. i shattered my right wrist on Valentine's Day. Having surgery in three days. I'm not able to do much and feel like doing even less. But, one very positive outcome has been slowing down my life. What is really important? Wh... Read more
like a slog
Friday, February 17, 2017      8 comments

Can't do much with shattered right wrist. it is splinted until surgery next Tuesday. Every motion is painful and I am very dizzy, too. Guess I just need to learn a bit more patience. I did a little cleaning and very simple food prep. With s... Read more
ouch update
Thursday, February 16, 2017      12 comments

saw hand surgeon yesterday. complicated break that will require plate and a lot of screws and perhaps a second surgery later. besides the big breaks through both bones there are a lot of fractures that couldn't be seen well because of cloudine... Read more
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      16 comments

walked this morning...fell. nice young msn actually picked me up and walked with me a bit until I assured him I could manage. drove to urgent care clinic keeping right hand up and as still as possible. broke both arm bones at wrist. the larg... Read more
Time to change gears
Friday, February 10, 2017      11 comments

So, checking my BMI and the way my clothes fit and my weight, I'm finally ready to admit that I should be in maintenance rather than continued weight loss. However, I would love to lose a few vanity pounds and inches on my way to becoming the h... Read more
Big Challenge this Year
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      6 comments

We have plans to meet up with our son's family in Orlando in November for eight days of Disney World - mostly Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Our son and daughter-in-law are running the half marathon and their two little girls (5&8) will run the mi... Read more
Monday, February 06, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday our family gathered here to celebrate. It was both a birthday party for my husband and our oldest grandson and a Super Bowl party. I prepared far too much food, but it still worked out well. There were three pizzas, breadsticks, chi... Read more
One Year...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      11 comments

I just looked at my measurements to goal for the past year and was pleasantly encouraged. Waist - lost 3 1/2 inches Hips - lost 4 inches Weight - lost 13 pounds and am at goal of 120 Time to set a new weight goal, though in a healthy ... Read more
Home At Last and Ready to Go!
Sunday, January 29, 2017      11 comments

After a month away to care for mom-in-law, plan her memorial, speak at her services, etc. it is so good to finally be back home. I missed my husband, my bed, my routine and so much of what is familiar. I never really got into the new year as w... Read more
A day at the beach and a day in the city...
Thursday, January 26, 2017      3 comments

It has been so beautiful here since the storms. Yesterday my husband and I joined his brother and sister for a day in Santa Cruz. The storms damaged the coast, but it will be repaired eventually. Today we drove to San Francisco to meet our da... Read more
Beautiful memories
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      18 comments

We buried my mother-in-law today. She was a dynamo - WWII Army nurse, pediatric nurse, wife, mom of three, athlete, writer, grandmother of 8, great grandma of 10. There were times she pushed my buttons, but mostly I learned a lot from her. Fe... Read more
Thousands of photos later
Friday, January 20, 2017      5 comments

I just finished going through thousands on my mother-in-laws photos to assemble a collage for her memorial. It turned out pretty well. At least my husband, his brother and sister, one of our nephews and both of my children like it. I think it... Read more
Only A Birthday Card?
Thursday, January 19, 2017      12 comments

My dear husband's birthday is tomorrow. Before he flew home a few days ago I gave him a card that he tucked away to open at home. His mom was in the hospital since mid-December and we came to visit a few weeks ago. She so wanted to come home,... Read more
Peace amid the storm
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      9 comments

With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house between errands or in the late evening and early morning hours. Some of that time I get to spend here. ... Read more
Gotta get back on track
Thursday, January 12, 2017      16 comments

I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is different, but so many details. Spent nearly 5 hours at the mortuary today with her daughter, son ... Read more

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