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Christmas Eve (day) 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I had a good session with the trainer this morning. We made it through a circuit for the first time since Dec. 4 and the only thing we dropped was the time on the spin bike. I knew my energy was zapped and he had kept it for the end of our session so I declined when he asked my thoughts. Told him to put it first on Friday. He gave me a Christmas card and the message inside was so amazing that I actually took a picture of it as a reminder for those times when I feel like giving up. What a gift he gave me today.

Once home Maegann started baking so I chose email and sparking and watched the finale of MasterChef Jr. Should be a quiet afternoon which sounds very nice to me and I definitely am looking forward to a nap.

We will head to church about 5:15 as Tim and Maegann are helping in the service (reading the Christmas story) and then once home we'll have our birthday party for Jesus, let the kids open their ornaments and then settle down for The Grinch.

Tomorrow.... We will spend part of our morning with dad at rehab and then come home to open the rest of the gifts and enjoy a turkey dinner.


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MUSICMOMOF2 12/25/2014 10:37AM

    Merry Christmas Janet!

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KIM22211 12/25/2014 6:00AM

    hope it is a wonderful day with him!

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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/24/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon with the workout.
I love the idea of giving a party for Jesus. emoticon

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NELLIEC 12/24/2014 2:14PM

    It is great you did the workout.

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WOOFERCOALBOY 12/24/2014 1:59PM

    Congratulations for not skipping the workout on this very busy day. And peace be with you.

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Tuesday, 12/23/14

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We were able to get most of our schoolwork done today before I headed out to meet dad at the doctor's office. Dad was having worse back pain and I'm sure all the therapy is aggravating it along with the therapists just not listening to him when he says, "that hurts." The doctor agreed it was time for him to see a back specialist and look at injections. That probably won't happen until after the holidays, but long-term this is a good decision. We are all concerned dad will fall again.

Once home from that I worked on laundry and email/spark and was getting ready to sit and read (Unheard of for me, right?) when the phone rang and it was dad calling. I knew he was in pain if he phoned. He couldn't get a nurse on the phone with me so we packed everyone up and headed to rehab to make sure things were handled properly. The head nurse was busy writing up the instructions for therapy and actually sent it to the supervisor because she was beginning to feel they weren't listening to dad appropriately and instructed them to do the minimum time tomorrow (15 min. is required by Medicare) and to make sure it was not something that would irritate his back. He will then have no therapy until Friday and they plan to regulate his pain med again for a couple of days while he rests that back.

We did find out they had discharge approval in his file for the 30th (yeah!) but it hinges on dad being able to transition himself from sitting to standing. He's now 100% weight bearing so that will help a lot. His walker also was delivered while we were there.

Tim's plan was to have the shelves pretty much finished today, but his day was a bit derailed too with work and rehab, but he did get them hung and can now work on the middle section that can also work as a tv space.

We have been discussing what to do in a couple other areas too. More shelves, sliding interior doors, drawers under the stairway and then a second pantry area. Fun!

Tomorrow... trainer time at the gym, baking for Santa's arrival and for Jesus' birthday party, and the Christmas Eve service. Can't believe it is already Christmas Eve!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/24/2014 12:06PM

    Have a great Christmas Eve!

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NELLIEC 12/23/2014 9:40PM

    I'm glad to hear your dad's walker was delivered. Once he gets used to using that, then he can definitely be more independent.

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Monday, 12/22/14

Monday, December 22, 2014

Had a very rough night thanks to coughing. I doubt I had more than 4 hours of sleep overall and I'm feeling it this evening and I did take a nap. I wasn't feeling like it, but this is where I went at 7:30 a.m.:

Yep...the gym! I got in almost 10 min. on the elliptical and then moved to some of the weight machines to work out the stiffness in my shoulders and then did some stretching. I am working on my goal of 3-4 visits a week and these include the two trainer sessions.

Once home I phoned the Chiropractor and they could get me in if I could get there in 25 minutes. It was pushing it as I needed to get out of my stinky gym clothes, but I made it! He found the current issue with my knee and it was actually my ankle. Goodness but there were sore spots there and those muscles in the leg were very painful. Aches tonight, but it should! The culprit that keeps this going appears to be squats of any kind. Will be sharing that news with Josh on Wednesday. He also helped me with this long running cold and cough and I can tell things are changing because I feel a bit worse which means toxins are working their way out. He did pressure points and had me do a micro current treatment.

Had a couple quick errands following that and then got home to make lunch for the kids. It was taco day! Then I just did some stuff online before a nap and Maegann put in a movie so I watched the end of that with her. Now we're just waiting for Tim to bbq the hamburgers for supper.

Isaac has been less than pleasant off and on today with me and with my emotions and fatigue that is not a good combination. I am keeping my distance so I don't explode on him. His belief that he is not responsible for anything that happens is frustrating! I know the holidays aren't helping....the focus is on Christmas and "what am I going to get." I know he understands the real meaning of Christmas, but at times he just sounds like one of those entitled children that you just want to set straight.

Can't believe the Biggest Loser challenge is almost finishing up our second full week and I plan to allow the weigh-in deadline to be a bit more flexible due to Christmas.

We have a great bunch on team Emerald and they make me want to try hard to remain true to fitness and working at good food choices this holiday season!

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DOROTHYBERO 12/23/2014 9:10AM


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MUSICMOMOF2 12/23/2014 8:27AM

    Hope you are feeling better today.

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DONNABRIGHT 12/23/2014 6:10AM

    Boy, that cold is really dragging on, isn't it? I'm sending you wishes for good health for the holidays!

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Sunday, 12/21/14

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Woke up feeling much better after my fun allergy attack yesterday. I am still praying that I knocked the infection out through that process and so far no sign of it.

Worship offered an interesting sermon on the "hike" that Mary and Joseph would have made from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Our pastor had photos from his trip to the Holy Lands two years ago that really brought it to life.

This afternoon we are just being lazy. I did make a trip to Hastings to see if I could find "Night at the Museum 2" to either buy or rent and finally found a rental copy. The kids absolutely loved the first one last night so we thought it would be fun to see the second one and we are considering going to the third one on New Year's Day at the theater. Tim and I used to have the tradition of a movie on NY Day before kids and we may be able to start that again.

Tomorrow I am planning to head to the gym since the day is free and I want to get that 3/4 times a week going at long last. The remodel was very nice at the gym...finally got to see it on Friday. Just brighter and the colors are more fun.

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BLESSED2BEME 12/22/2014 6:30PM

    DD & I loved all 3 of the Night At The Museum movies. We saw the 3rd yesterday at the theater after a movie marathon of watching the first two again this weekend. Such fun. I got rather scared a few times watching the new one and cried at one point too though.

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DOROTHYBERO 12/22/2014 9:31AM

    Sounds like an interesting sermon.

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/22/2014 9:26AM

    I'm so glad that you are feeling better! Have a great week!

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LINTPICKER 12/22/2014 7:17AM

    I am glad you are feeling better. It is good to see all your blogs and faithfulness to post how you are doing emoticon

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KIM22211 12/21/2014 9:01PM

    I bet that was a really good sermon!

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VEG954 12/21/2014 4:59PM

  Allergies are no fun!
Glad you feel better!

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Sinus Saturday

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Enjoyed a quiet Saturday. Slept in, went to Walgreens for more expectorant and then came home and mopped the floors before starting the bills and receipts. I was doing well until this afternoon when I decided to do a second Netti Pot treatment for the new sinus infection that was starting and accidentally picked up my Oregano oil instead of Eucalyptus (I put it with Rosemary, Frankincense and sea salt). Talk about burn! Oregano is one of the hottest essential oils. I had a full blown allergic reaction and my sinus cavities are still burning 7 hours later. My guess is I took care at that infection. LOL

I was pretty tired after an hour with the humidifier, allergy pills and ibuprofen (the headache from this was unbelievable) so I sat down on the sofa and put "Bride Wars" in to watch. Hadn't seen it for years.

While all that was going on Tim was still working on the east wall in the "brown room" and it is now fully painted in the basic light tan and looks so nice. He bought the shelving boards and painted those so by Monday he can start cutting and getting those put up. We also figure out which countertop to get for that work area, but want to get the shelves done first.

Tonight we are watching "Night at the Museum" thanks to RedBox and kids are enjoying it very much. Wish they had #2 at the box. and again not much to do. Nice!

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/21/2014 7:25AM

    I'm guessing that infection should be gone. Yikes!

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DOROTHYBERO 12/21/2014 7:08AM

    Glad all turned out well!

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NELLIEC 12/20/2014 11:19PM

    Ouch! about burning sinuses!!!

Church does sound like a nice way to get your day going!

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SUNSHINE99999 12/20/2014 11:13PM

  church sounds good. Have a great holiday season. emoticon

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