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Change in Diet - Again

Monday, August 18, 2014

Turns out not only do I have low sodium levels, I have low sugar levels.

The new menu is a bit of a trick. While the plan is similar to a diabetic one, there are some differences. So I am the opposite of hubby.

The good news - I get to eat grahm crackers again! And pickled things!

  
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GRATEFUL_DAWN 8/30/2014 6:37PM

    Graham crackers! Yay!

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KADULAC 8/22/2014 11:45PM

    Why can't it ever work out that everyone needs the same diet?

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LEXIE63 8/19/2014 4:28PM

    Sometimes it can feel like your whole life revolves around what you can and can't eat. LOL
Enjoy your crackers and pickles. :-)

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EDWARDS1411 8/18/2014 11:04PM

    It's good that you are finding these things out!

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DOVESEYES 8/18/2014 7:45PM

    Balance is really hard. Hope you find lots of food to get you there.

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/18/2014 6:45PM

    Both being low is definitely not good! I'm glad you found out though so you can change how you eat to feel better. Best wishes on your diet!

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ICECUB 8/18/2014 6:16PM

    I LIKE CUCUMBERS AND ONION IN VINEGAR,ESPECIALLY WITH VEGGIES GOOD LUCK..

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LYNMEINDERS 8/18/2014 5:54PM

    Woohoo...go you...
Low sugar is as bad as high I think....I certainly know when my sugarlevel drops.....

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TRIM180 8/18/2014 10:27AM

    I like pickles emoticon and cucumbers in season one a day!

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CQ

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hubby is in the army reserves. He's doing annual training for the month of July. Last night, for the first time in about 13 years, he pulled CQ (charge of quarters). It's a 24 hour duty.

How strange for me. I've seen him through deployments, off to schools and other annual training out-of-state. CQ, though, is something he hasn't done since he was regular army. It was strange having the house to myself for just one night. He said I should be happy it is only one night. To tell the truth, it's easier to adjust when at least a week is involved.

Sounds strange, probably. It's kind of like asking someone to get used to daylight savings time for a day then saying, "never mind. we'll just stay on standard time."

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TERESA159 7/16/2014 1:52PM

    My hubby travels for work about once a month and usually for a week but sometimes, it's just a two nighter and I know exactly what you mean! For a week, I can make plans and shop for what I want to eat, etc. I love having the house to myself and staying up late or getting up late or watching whatever without feeling obligated to share. And when he comes home, I found that I've missed him!

Tell your hubby thank for his service and thank you for being the wife of a serviceman.

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CTUPTON 7/15/2014 6:43PM

    I would have a hard time adjusting I think. Good luck! chris

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2BEHEALTHY2014 7/14/2014 11:19AM

    I get it. My husband travels for his job. Most weeks he is gone Monday - Thursday. I get used to him being gone and do fine. If he's home for a week, it throws me off and I have trouble sleeping. Hope you did ok.

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EDWARDS1411 7/11/2014 11:10PM

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/11/2014 8:04PM

    I can understand that. 24 hour work at his age isn't easy! Hope you can enjoy your night anyway.

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LYNMEINDERS 7/11/2014 7:37PM

    I fully know what you are talking about...trust you enjoyed your night

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ICECUB 7/11/2014 6:26PM

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LACEYKYLE 7/11/2014 4:54PM

    You never know with the government.

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/11/2014 4:35PM

    a 24 hour shift is hard work .... bless you both ....roc
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MAINEALI 7/11/2014 11:02AM

    I can sorta understand! My husband was in the Navy, on submarines. One time they were out and came back in for just one day then left again. It was so painful. I would rather they have stayed gone or not told us they were in at all. Take care!

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New Class

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm trying to keep balance in my life. I know the spiritual aspect is out of sync. The physical is getting better. My spirits are better, partially because the new meds seem to be working.

I guess the mental part to work on is learning to cane. So far I am at the very basic. I am cleaning a very old chair and prepping it for next week's class. Then I will actually start the process of caning.

That's my progress report so far for July.

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/26/2014 10:51AM

    That's great. Would love to see a picture of what you did!

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TERESA159 7/16/2014 1:59PM

    You are smart to realize that it IS about balance. Seek equilibrium between body, mind and spirit. I need to check myself on this all the time and I always find a way to improve.

Caning! Sounds cool. You'll learn a good skill and get a new chair out of it.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 7/12/2014 5:21AM

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KADULAC 7/12/2014 3:23AM

    That sounds like fun.

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/11/2014 8:01PM

    emoticon Glad the meds are working! Don't know what caning is but good luck with your class.

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LYNMEINDERS 7/11/2014 7:07AM

    Woohoo...thats awesome...go you

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KITT52 7/10/2014 7:42PM

    sounds like a good month

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So Many Blessings on Friday the 13th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Things have been falling into place today. It's amazing!

During break of line dance class I signed up for a chair caning class. emoticon

I made it through the entire dance class. I can even do two of several fairly well now. That makes them all the more fun!

Off to an errand for dh I spotted a sign for a yard sale. The lady gave me a whole bunch of lilac starts! Free!

Of to Fort Carson to get rid of recycles. Then to the commissary. The lot was packed but I figured I only needed a few things so I'd just sail through the express lane. They are having a healthy lifestyle festival. So many freebies including popcorn. Inside they had turkey hot dogs on sale for 50c. Get this - they also had a 50c off coupon making the hotdogs free!

I'm not a big hot dog eater but that's ok. It's a year's supply for us. Not only that, I'm thinking chopping one up small as a puppy training treat.

Now, time for a rest. Between the line dancing and lots of steps on the pedometer I am ready for a nap. When it cools off later this evening (it's 90 out) I'll deal with the gorgeous lilac starts.

Happy Friday the 13th! May yours be as blessed as mine!

  
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PATTISTAMPS 6/24/2014 10:36AM

    My sweet Yorkie, Bizzy, had to take allergy medicine and heart medication her whole life. We used hot dogs - I would slice them and the cut each slice into quarters. But them in snack bags in the freezer and twice a day she had a training session with the hot dogs as rewards. 4 pieces, 4 tricks! And snuck the pills into them so she didn't even know it. They are a great puppy trainer, for sure!!! At the end of her days, she couldn't eat, but she always managed the hot dogs. (and yes, we did not let her go on like that, and broke our hearts)

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/15/2014 1:27AM

    emoticon You had an eventful day for sure! I love the smell of lilacs. Great job on the line dancing! emoticon

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KADULAC 6/14/2014 9:27PM

    That sounds like a great day.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/13/2014 10:37PM

    wee, too had a great day .... hit a couple of garage sales ourselves .... LOL ... roc
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DOVESEYES 6/13/2014 10:35PM

    What a wonderful day.

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LACEYKYLE 6/13/2014 8:27PM

    emoticon Who doesn't love a sale? Especially when it's free!!

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LYNMEINDERS 6/13/2014 7:56PM

    What an awesome day...go you

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ICECUB 6/13/2014 6:41PM

    lilac smell so good. I love them. congrats on getting through the line dancing. it sounds like fun. this Friday 13 was good, no bad luck!! emoticon

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A Box Full of Kisses

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


A Box Full of Kisses



The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.

- nmv

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 6/11/2014 7:14PM

    Beautiful!! emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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KADULAC 6/11/2014 7:12PM

    Sweet story.

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LACEYKYLE 6/10/2014 10:58PM

    emoticon Very sweet and very true emoticon !

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LYNMEINDERS 6/10/2014 6:18PM

    AMEN...so true

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/10/2014 10:46AM

    I've got goosebumps .... such a wonderful tale. roc
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BARB4HEALTH 6/10/2014 9:55AM

    Love this! Sad but true! Oh, the flags on my page was just a picture that I found and liked. Thought they were just little flags displayed for the picture.

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