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Good/Bad Doctor News

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 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      5 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      9 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      4 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      6 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

It CAN"T be a Friday! The extra day screwed me up.

Friday, March 04, 2016      7 comments wasn't the extra day, but this wasn't a normal Friday. I had to meet up with separated husband who has land of mine that he's supposed to be selling to give me the money. (Way too long a story...!) All morning I let my stomach work ... Read more

It's March Already?!? Goals...

Thursday, March 03, 2016      2 comments

Two months down this year already! Wow! I have accomplished things the first two months that have been on my to-do list. I've lost 8 pounds. My paper work is under control - complete with finish my taxes and my daughter's taxes. I am slowly... Read more

Tried Something New Finally

Thursday, February 25, 2016      7 comments

I ordered a stair stepper and a video just to try to motivate myself to try a different type of exercise. I also needed some motivation to get back into the habit of exercising in the morning. This morning, I did it. I only did the begi... Read more

Surprised Myself

Thursday, February 18, 2016      10 comments

It was a beautiful day today, lots of sunshine and a few fluffy clouds. Helena and I spent a lot of time outside. My fitbit registers 24,539 steps today - the most I think I have ever done. 9.74 miles and 2221 calories burned. Now if I could... Read more

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