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End of October

Thursday, October 29, 2015      9 comments

This month has been one of readjusting my life to my new routines. Sleep is still a difficult issue, but my walking has increased despite the new nerve pain problems in my left leg. Since I know many people that deal with chronic pain everyday,... Read more

So this man impressed me

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      7 comments

After my husband's death, I made the acquaintance of a man(57 years old) who became a great help to cleaning up my acreage, in trade for items I own. He doesn't have a lazy bone anywhere in his body, and very intelligent (as is his wife!). He i... Read more

Out in high humidity

Monday, September 07, 2015      10 comments

This morning found me in my garage, moving things to fit better, and taking in a few things needed and for rummage sale. There isn't that much in there, except also there is siding for the upper parts of house, my friend's ladder, his church law... Read more

Moving another small trailer of things

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      11 comments

My dear sister in law Judy is back for a few days with me. Having someone to help move a table, etc, made it so much easier and fun to work. So over 7000 steps and not as weary as I normally would be. Had a small hamburger for dinner, then we sp... Read more

Boy do I feel out of shape!

Friday, August 21, 2015      9 comments

Even though I am moving a lot more, when I walked to the Family Dollar this afternoon, I felt rather icky. I had food, water and ibuprofen. But I do seem to have a sinus/inner ear problem making me a tad dizzy. It did make me feel a bit b... Read more

28 days into widowhood

Thursday, July 30, 2015      15 comments

How is that for a title? Scary to type, yet I am keeping so busy, I do not think the reality has set in fully yet. I am boxing up possessions for a short move into town. Culling things as I go, smiling a bit when I find something that bring... Read more

James, July 2, 2015, 12:15pm, Thursday, R.I.P.

Friday, July 03, 2015      26 comments

At 12:15pm, after lunch my husband of 37 years died peacefully at the Circle of Life Hospice House, after only 4 days there. I was with him all the time, and the night before he was restless and kept sitting on the side of his bed, so I sat next... Read more

June Jitters

Saturday, June 06, 2015      17 comments

So June brought the horrid news of advanced terminal cancer of my husband so I am stressed to the maximum this month. He can't taste food much so it is liquid Boost for him, but on limited liquids as well. I did finally find a Very High Ca... Read more

Good May Madness

Saturday, May 16, 2015      14 comments

I've been staying on the low end of my calorie ranges, and my body really is responding, like average of 4 lbs a week for last two weeks. It almost is weird since usually my body fights weight changes tooth and nail. My belly is shrinking.... Read more

I remember before recycling

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      9 comments

This recycling thing has me thinking sometimes. Like I watched a youtube video, bragging that this restaurant did not take out it's trash, yet in the video I saw food put in styrofoam containers. It was great his veg scraps went to chicken... Read more

The Dog Days of Summer

Saturday, August 23, 2014      9 comments

Okay this isn't about dogs. We do have a sweet lab mix dog, rusty in color, from across the road, that visits for water, cat food and attention, and uses my north yard as her personal toilet. It is about the sultry days of high heat ... Read more

Husband on his tractor

Saturday, July 05, 2014      17 comments

My husband on his hand crank old John Deere tractor (green one!), Fourth of July parade in our home town. EDIT: James died of liver cancer on July 2nd, 2015, so he ne... Read more

Here a weed, there a weed, every where a weed weed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      13 comments

Summer is here no matter what calendar says, and the weeds growth. I mix up ground clear spray for around the buildings, fences, driveway, burn area, camper, his assorted piles of metal........the list is long. This takes a lot of time a... Read more

A whimp when it comes to bugs!

Thursday, September 19, 2013      11 comments

My friend thought he'd mow here for me, so I was out in the yard, shoveling down and tamping down the mole hills before he got here. A large locust landed on my chest, and I screamed like a girl and jumped, landing with one foot on the sho... Read more

Photo: Asolo Hiking they are!

Friday, September 13, 2013      6 comments

Here is a photo of me in my support hose and new hiking boots. They set me back a lot -- so this is my last big purchase for myself as a reward for anything and ever... Read more

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