End of October
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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 boots...here they are!
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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