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Gotta Really Work on my Outlook
Friday, May 27, 2016      3 comments

I had a spinal injection on Wednesday for my herniated disc. There's no guarantee that it will work, when it will work, or how long it will last. I have had so many aches that have set me back in the past year that I had to start being pro-act... Read more
It's Hard
Monday, May 23, 2016      1 comments

I've been seeing some improvements in my life: in what I want to do and not do. But I still am struggling. I feel that I am in a huge rut that no matter what I do I can't free myself. Suggestions are more than welcomed.... Read more
It's Hard
Monday, May 23, 2016      3 comments

I've been seeing some improvements in my life: in what I want to do and not do. But I still am struggling. I feel that I am in a huge rut that no matter what I do I can't free myself. Suggestions are more than welcomed.... Read more
Some Improvements
Thursday, May 12, 2016      7 comments

I can actually say that I see a couple improvements in myself: My time management is getting better. I'm not getting carried away with things that aren't as important. My prioritizing is improving. I am getting better again at exercising... Read more
Good/Bad Doctor News
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      2 comments

My foot doctor told me to get an insert for my foot with the bunion to see of that helps. It took a couple days to get used to it, but it does help. My Knee and Hand Doctor told me my cartilage is wearing away especially in my thumbs. H... Read more
Monday, May 02, 2016      6 comments

Sherry started a new job today. So she wanted to take Helena and go up north to see relatives and friends. I must REALLY be crazy to agree to it! We left Tuesday night about 8:15 and took turns driving. It's just about impossible to sleep in... Read more
Something I haven't Done in a Long Time
Thursday, April 21, 2016      10 comments

I got up early, helped get the girls off to work and school, then went for a walk. I haven't been out on a walk at 7 am in what seems like forever. When I got back, I spend an hour on the yard picking up weeds and trimming bushes. Then I got ... Read more
Wonderful Weekend
Monday, April 18, 2016      5 comments

I had a wonderful weekend. Today is Sarah's birthday and we all spent the weekend doing things together. Saturday we shopped and went to church together. Sunday, we went to a "Bloom' Arts and Crafts" festival at St. Bernard's Monast... Read more
Doctor Visits Update
Monday, April 11, 2016      7 comments

I saw a podiatrist last Thursday. A bunion on my right foot is causing arthritis in my toes and pain radiating through the middle of my foot. An insert was suggested as the first course of treatment. If that doesn't work surgery is needed. ... Read more
Slowly I Move...
Thursday, April 07, 2016      5 comments

March was not the best of months for my family. Neither was February for that matter. Now it's April. The first is my Sherry's birthday. It was such a joy to be laying in bed with Sherry and Helena and to hear Helena just start singing "Happ... Read more
NOT in the Job Description!!!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      5 comments

I know that as a Mom and Grandma, my job description is pretty detailed. But, after being with Helena yesterday and last night as she battled a cold and allergies, I was awakened to a surprise. In the back yard was a dead raccoon. I didn't th... Read more
Easter is over; time to find a new fun routine!
Monday, March 28, 2016      2 comments

Easter was a bit off-kilter: still reeling from a sudden death of someone very close to us. We are a bit off-kilter and need to heal a bit. It's time to start a new routine: something that interests us all, gives us our own space a creat... Read more
Life Keeps Throwing Fast Balls
Sunday, March 20, 2016      9 comments

Another young family member passed yesterday morning. This one hurts, but at least I know that she had health problems all her life. She's not hurting anymore. I do grieve for the rest of us especially her two young children. This give... Read more
Answered Prayer......
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      10 comments

My youngest daughter, Sherry, mother to Helena, has had a ROUGH year. She never did seem to have much luck in the relationship department. Last Labor Day weekend, she met a terrific guy named Ben. He really loves both girls very much. He is ... Read more
Self-Lecture Time
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      6 comments

I let myself be down all weekend. I woke up this morning and said "That's ENOUGH!" Took some time to go over some of my goals, read a few articles, and am starting to plan my strategy to look at life differently. The first thing I want ... Read more

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