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Hard boiled eggs and nuts and jumping through hoops

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Trying to find a little humor in my recent hospital stay, not sure if you know much about Stan and Ollie. Ollie was in the hospital with a broken leg and Stan came to visit him. He brought him hard boiled eggs and nuts. Well, wonder why he didn't bring candy to Ollie? Because Ollie didn't pay him for the last box he brought. Hehe!
Sticking to that, and given the fact I can't eat eggs, my darling DH, after going home for a little rest the first night I was in the hospital, came back with a bag, had some nuts in it and some ceramic Easter eggs. Oh what a giggle I got out of that one no matter how bad I felt. LOL! emoticon He was one awesome bunny the entire time I was in and still is. :)

Of course my recovery will be slow and I'm taking very small deliberate strides working my way back. I feel pretty useless right now, messed up my perfect attendance here and most of my wonderful streaks got smeared, but I guess that's okay, starting over is a great place to start.

Gentle walking through the house is mostly what I do right now, one step at a time one day at a time. Oh, of course I think I should be able to count jumping through hoops with the insurance company as very high impact cardio! They sure have my heart pumpin' at times, and not exactly in a happy way. There was only one mess with them and that was a doozy, but it all started at the hospital where they were the ones who messed it up. Hmm? I just wonder what they'd say if I would send them the bill for the out of pocket expense we'll have had to deal with for 5 days? ROFLMBO!! Yea, they'd get right on that one..uhuh.. Anyway, the problem is now resolved and I'll be happier tomorrow, back to gentle walking and hopefully no more hoops to deal with.

Now, the other problem..FOOD! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I know what I need, I know what I shouldn't have and what I shouldn't have is all I seem to want right now. Oh, I've only messed up with one Big Mack and Fries so far, and I'm doing the best I can to be so very good. But that's not taking the WANT away. Lots of water and ice chips are helping, carrot sticks and yogurt and oh those yummy honey nut cherios :)

I'm hanging in there! Tying that knot at the end of the rope and refusing to slip off in to the black hole! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/11/2014 5:32PM

    Same here, it is a struggle!

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LESSOFMOORE 3/20/2014 8:35PM

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67YKCEB 3/20/2014 4:58PM

    I'm glad you're on the mend. And what is it about not being able to do much that turns on that munchie switch? It's almost like sitting = eating. If I'm busy into a project or cleaning I don't think about food. But when I don't feel good, ALL I want is food!
Hang in there and yes take it one day at a time and you'll be back your self before too long.

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JAXMOMMY 3/20/2014 3:02PM

    I am assuming you lost a few pounds laying in that hospital bed hooked to only you know what all, so indulge a little, but then back on track for you! I'm going to also assume that you may be feeding that feeling useless monster. We all know that you could never, ever be classified as useless even while you lie about recovering! Oh! Just love your Hubby for loving you and making you smile! Too funny! Make that knot strong and hang in there! Oh, and keep that knot far out of Sassy's reach! Her favorite hobby is untying big strong knots! Love you!

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144AUTUMN 3/20/2014 2:37PM

  You can do it!!

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Friday, January 03, 2014

My first blog of the new year and I couldn't think of anything but my goals.

1. Get more sleep. I have a lot of trouble with that. It's not so much me, it's my body and mind saying I've had enough after about 5 hours and I just wake up and can't get back to sleep. So from now on I'll lay there and try harder to get back to sleep.

2. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies and less canned ones. They are too convenient when I'm in a hurry to get dinner. If I take my time and work a little harder cutting the fresh ones up, I will appreciate them more.

3. Shake up my exercise routine more often. Mostly I change it only once a month but I will be doing it twice a month now.

4. I will fold the clothes and put them away after I laundry them!

5. I will be more patient and I will take things less personal.

I think those are good starts for me for the new year. I put them out there so you all could help me be accountable! HUGS!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/3/2014 10:33PM

    Maybe you could try melatonin or valerian root to help you sleep. emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 1/3/2014 5:07PM

    The things peple say to us or about us are often coming from their own "stuff" not ours... So, trying to not take things personal is important. Laundry, paundry! Whatever! LOL! I cut up fresh veggies and put them in those zip lock containers in the fridge so they are ready to be tossed into a salad or soup or whatever! Makes life so much easier! I need more sleep too. Maybe try some deep breathing or meditation or even prayer? Go for it my friend! You got the Spark!

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782298 1/3/2014 4:43AM

    Your goals are my goals. Even the laundry thing. emoticon

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Getting old.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

I woke up this morning feeling like an old lady. My ear was stopped up from sinus, the inside of my left elbow was hurting, my right knee was aching, my last two fingers on my right hand feel like they're asleep and I had the headache. Yep, I'm having a poor me day. *sigh*

I feel like I'm falling apart at the seams. Gosh I don't think anyone else in this universe feels like that ever. Uhuh! I know there are so very many people everywhere that are much worse off than me, but this "oldness" is new to me and I certainly don't like it. The sluggishness, the arthritis, the "whatever" attitude.

Oh I muddle through my days and do what needs to be done, I get my exercises in, my errands run, take care of my dad's needs, be here for my husband with dinner ready when he gets home, but in between all that, I've lost me.

I know I will find me again I just need to keep looking. I've gained and lost the same 5 pounds for the past 6 months. I've changed my routine to get off that plateau but I'm still doing my balancing act on the edge of the cliff.

There are times I want to resign from the human race and come back as a cute little puppy that is cared for and loved as much as I loved my sweet Benny. Yes, I know that isn't going to happen, but it's nice for dreaming.

Okay, my poor me time is over. Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!

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TEDDYBEAR662 12/9/2013 9:10AM

    Hope you find yourself soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 12/8/2013 10:56PM

    OK, I was going to send a big fat hug, but maybe a gentle hug is in order this time? I get it.... I'm a bit younger and as the cold weather moves in all my problem joints start aching! That tingling finger thing might need looking at though. Wouldn't it be great to be a puppy? Sassy will be a ripe 9 months old on the 14th and she is always frolicking and licking and being so darn cute! Of course we meet her every need! We stand there with a warm towel when it is cold and rainy outside.... We feed her, love on her, and treat her like the little princess she is! Ah! What a dream! Hang in there! Even with all the aches and pains, I still think we are needed on this side of the grass! Love you my friend!

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/8/2013 12:44AM

    Sounds like the Winter Blues hit you hard this year.
Hey we are all getting older and new little aches or pains happen for no reason.
I say just shake the blues and dance to a new tune, forget your troubles, forget your cares sounds like a good song to me.
Hugs, get your mind going work games are great for that.
HUGS, Sandy

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DISPATCH91 12/7/2013 3:35PM

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PEGGYO 12/7/2013 8:54AM

    Wow this sure doesn't sound like you Susi


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WELPATT2 12/7/2013 7:20AM

    Wow! I thought that I was the only one who felt like that. I woke up this morning and found age spots on my face! It's Ok. I realize that I need to take better care of myself. Thank you for sharing. emoticon I guess when we have our down moments we need to be able to be honest with ourselves and share. We are all awesome because we are still here. emoticon

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DARJR50 12/7/2013 7:10AM

  gotta have the bad day to appreciate the good ones.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/7/2013 6:51AM

    We need our occasional pity party, followed by a blessing count emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/7/2013 6:24AM

    Are we possibly twins? I've been the same way; the particulars about our days are different, but the fact that I am the age I am has been quite the surprise to me. emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 12/7/2013 6:18AM

    It's OK to vent for those few minutes to get the frustration of your "poor me" feelings out of the system - but then, it's even more crucial to "get over" that and resume the process of living, for what that's worth - and you've done that just fine with your blog! Believe me, I've been there (and am *still* there to a certain extent)!

Hang in there!


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RAPUNZEL53 12/7/2013 5:56AM

  Hope you find yourself soon! emoticon

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There are days...

Monday, November 11, 2013

That I feel unappreciated, left out, made look stupid and unimportant. I hate days like that. And no, I'm not talking about my hubby. He's about the only one who isn't like that anymore.

All the things I do, and some of the things I say go completely unnoticed by many people and it hurts more than I ever let on.

Sorry, just needed to vent and get that out. Hugs!

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LESSOFMOORE 11/11/2013 7:45PM

    I appreciate you for the way you share yourself with us. Your spirituality is beautiful and well-spoken! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 11/11/2013 3:38PM

    I get it. I think most, if not all, women experience that! But, everything you advise me is given great thought and often put into action! I appreciate you, what you have to say, and your voice of experience! I appreciate your struggles and your triumphs and your just plain bad days! Know there is this one blind chick in VA who loves you and appreciates you! Love, Melissa

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MCCOOKIE1 11/11/2013 9:25AM

    I just had this same vent a few days ago. Out loud in my kitchen complete with a stomping of my foot. I know exactly how you feel. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 11/11/2013 6:02AM

    Does it help that I feel that way sometimes as well? emoticon

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Please pray..

Monday, October 14, 2013

Please pray for Dispatch91 (Jan) She lost her loving husband yesterday to cancer and I'm asking for prayers for her and her family.

Blessed Father, we lift Jan and her family up to You in prayer and ask that You wrap Your loving arms around them and give them peace and comfort in their time of sadness. In the Name of Your Most Holy Son, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

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USMAWIFE 10/15/2013 10:55AM

    Sending prayers

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 10/14/2013 8:53PM

    Sending prayers for Jan.

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JAXMOMMY 10/14/2013 6:15PM

    I prayed along with your printed prayer. Please let her know that she is never alone! We are all out here feeling her pain and wishing her peace and strength at this time! Hugs!

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PEGGYO 10/14/2013 6:06PM

    Amen we are thinking of you Jan

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