Claiming the Bedroom
Since coming back from the hospital, it has been easier and more comfortable to sleep in the recliner.
But as I do the prescribed exercises and time ... Read more
The recliner I've been sleeping in doesn't raise my legs quite as high as I'd like them to go so I use pillows. Before, my DD would raise my leg and slide it under. But as I've been doing the prescribed exercises, I've been able to wrestle it un... Read more
Work UP and Shower
As I wait for the next PT to come today or tomorrow, I continue to do the recommended exercises they gave us in the hospital, 20 reps, 3x day. And yesterday while DD was available to "spot" me, I did what I call work UPS, taking the stairs - th... Read more
I had already asked my friend-since-9th-grade, Carol, if she could take me in for my hip surgery - since she IS retired and has more free time. She said sure, and I had to call the surgical center on Monday afternoon to find out what time they s... Read more
I have been counting down my work days until I take off for surgery. I'm taking 12 weeks - 3 months - off from school to recover. I probably won't NEEEEED that long - last 2 surgeries, I was able to walk without cane or walker after 6 weeks - bu... Read more
Great Start to the Week
DD had the coffee going. I got my cup and after wards gave my father-in-law a call. Today it was Psalm 71. Dear Papi wept with gratitude as he prayed, thankful to have the Word read to him. He isn't feeling well, think it's cholesterol and blood... Read more
At the winter carnival on Thursday night, the art teacher was glad to have my assistance in face painting - and we did a lot. My last blog I posted this meme -
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Our school is having a winter carnival tonight. An email went out asking for volunteers, and, silly me, I volunteered to help with face painting. The art teacher was grateful she wouldn't be doing it alone. I stopped in after school let out to a... Read more
SOoooo, this morning I went to the art class - 7th graders. Those of you who have worked with that age group understand. The teacher was glad to have another adult, and said how the 3 students playing cards had been thus behaving disrespectfully... Read more
Changes in the "House"
Our school has this "vision" thing, with a statement that says "Dream...Believe...Execute..."
and "Results". Recently the powers that be decided to divide the school into four "houses", each named according to those principles - staff and stu... Read more
Another Day With Simmons
I didn't get any exercise yesterday. After I called my Father-in-Law I went to a reunion of members of an inter-denominational community called Koinonia. It went from 9:30-3:30, and it was wonderful! The talks were good, encouraging; it was plea... Read more
I have this great long distance plan through Time Warner - a penny a minute! Considering phone is my only contact with my Honey
(since he doesn't do... Read more
Last night, since I was still sore from the leg workouts for surgery, I did Spark's 9-minute arm workout
When I went up to bed I suddenly realized I'... Read more
With the New Year and wanting to get weight and LDL's down and prepare for surgery in February, I am doing the recommended exercises to strengthen the leg muscles.
I continue to do what I can on my bike as well.
Anyway, Last night was the se... Read more
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This morning my DD opened my door and announced it was 9:00 - and she wasn't trying to wake me up, just wanted to let me know there was coffee, and she was going to the store with her SO.
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