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Shoots and Ladders....

Monday, September 01, 2014      7 comments

Do you remember the game of Shoots and Ladders? When I was a young child, I remember playing it often. In the beginning of the game, it's all about taking small steps forward, climbing a few steps upward, hitting road blocks, falling do... Read more

I'm stuck in the past.....

Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

Does the negativity from others change the way you perceive yourself? Or are you strong enough to still be the person you are capable of being? My maternal grandmother was a positive influence that made me WANT to "do my best in everything... Read more

My depression makes me angry....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      5 comments

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it's guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.... Read more

Challenges of Life...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      14 comments

Many of us have different types of challenges that tend to clog up our lives ~ emotions, physical, health related, mind-games, etc. How we cope with them can greatly change how we feel about ourselves. Are you the type that meets these c... Read more

A Dog Lover's Prayer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      6 comments

A year ago, our beloved Buck was laid to rest. Then 10 months later, Wayne was reunited with him. I miss both "my guys", but am comforted to know that they are back toget... Read more

A Whisper, a Song and a Smile

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      8 comments

Thank you Pam (JUST2OFUS) - I will often thing of Wayne in this way...being as close as a whisper, a smile, and a song. April 5th, Wayne headed to Tucson, Arizona for some warm sunny days - away from the Minnesota Winter. He was staying w... Read more

Thank you!!!!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013      18 comments

Thank you ALL for the hugs, prayers, love and support!! Thursday, when George and Theo came out to tell me the the "Love of my Life" had died...it felt like a freight train had hit me - full force in the chest. It took my breath away... ... Read more

Broken Heart.....

Friday, April 12, 2013      28 comments

Last Friday - Wayne left for Tucson - April 5th. He had met a guy through the internet, they share the same interests for 'viewing the night sky' and he was so excited to have a Spring Break. He would be back April 16th...in time for his next ... Read more

Old Challenges........

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      8 comments

In case you don't follow my blogs...... On Nov 4th, 2012 I headed off to the hospital with a suspected stroke, as I lost all feeling in my right arm. The MRI proved that I did NOT have a stroke, rather I damaged my Brachial Plexus in my Ax... Read more

Choices....

Saturday, March 02, 2013      8 comments

Once again sleep eludes me and journaling always seems to help me unclutter my mind.... When I arrived in Assisted Living - someone asked "Was it your choice to come here?" Does anyone chose to have health challenges over life and livi... Read more

Hope.........

Thursday, January 17, 2013      13 comments

Today started out like many other days.....that 7:30AM wake-up to ..."Ann, here are your morning meds and I brought you toast with grape jelly". Without even rolling over in bed, I smile because Karen has brought me my "usual" for my Continent... Read more

Tears in my ears.....

Saturday, January 12, 2013      10 comments

The weekend started out like any other day....getting up early has become my "new norm". I quickly unwrapped my legs, massaged them, cleaned & completed a skin check, lotioned them up good and started wrapping them back up. To be "compliant" t... Read more

Roller Coaster Care....

Monday, January 07, 2013      6 comments

Many troubling thoughts are in the fore-front these days. Dooms day has arrived and I am not standing or walking. Physical therapy released me this morning and I have many mixed thoughts racing through my mind... * In the beginning, ... Read more

Christmas Miracle....

Monday, December 24, 2012      6 comments

Many things are weighing heavy on my mind and this week I MUST make strides of improvement. I have until the 27th to improve from my last weekly review or I will be denied further coverage. I am at that point of plateauing - but not from l... Read more

Anything is possible....

Friday, December 21, 2012      5 comments

Thursday morning, I attended a "Care Conference" with the Social Worker, Erin - my Physical Therapist, and Tanya my Occupational Therapist. We discussed how my therapy has been progressing and then talked about future plans. It's a convers... Read more


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