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Doing your best

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today Daily Kindness sent me a link to a short video on doing your best. I realize I haven't been doing my best all the time and this video was inspiring. I recognized it from Facing the Giants and I'm going to try to watch that movie when I don't feel like doing my best. The short video from it is at

I have been trying to control my diabetes by eating better, but haven't gotten there yet. Today I had an eye doctor's appointment to check my retinopathy. Fortunately, it is still at minute changes and I don't have to go back until 6 months for a recheck. My vision was also improved slightly. That is until they put the dilating drops in my eyes. I still can't see clearly today, but that will clear up.

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JEANUT 1/22/2011 2:38PM

    Keep working on it... you'll get there.
Prayers going out for your eyes to get better.

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Wii fun

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Last night we had a going away party for one of our church members who is moving to California. The lady who owns the house we had it at has Wii. So I got to try one out. We did golf, bowling with 100 pins, regular bowling and dance. The dance wore me out with just one dance, but was fun. So was the bowling. I didn't realize how sore one could get standing there throwing that bowling ball. Even that game seems to work your muscles.

I will have to get the DVD out and try dancing with it. I can't afford to get a Wii, but I think I could have fun trying to follow some of those dance DVDs.

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TIGERSMUM 1/9/2011 8:55AM

    Check out "Game Stop" or other gaming stores. They have used systems that you can buy for a discounted price. My son found an XBox there that he could afford. We also buy most of our games there. People get bored quickly. They do have warranties on the systems and the games. We have great luck with them.

The Wii is a lot of fun!

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KARATE_KID 1/9/2011 8:21AM

    You may be able to get a Wii cheap or even free on Craigslist. But DVDs are fun too; I suppose you get them from your library?

Keep up the good work!


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Christmas 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

What a weekend this was. On Christmas Eve we all met at my friends for some dinner snacks. I took the presents I had over then because Alice's stepdaughter wouldn't be there Chirstmas day and I had a blanket for the baby she will have Tuesday. From there I rushed to my old church for Christmas Eve service. When I got home I was back to working on another present I was making and Christmas morning I made a pie for Christmas and some cocoa mix for Christmas presents. Then I went back to my friends for the Christmas Day festivities. This is when I got a really neat present from my friend Anne. She got me an Autoharp for Christmas. So one of my resolutions for next year will be to learn to play it. I have been looking for a book that will help with my learning and found out today that one of the other church members used to play one, so I may be able to get help with it. Anne had been looking for a Dulcimer since I had said I would like to try to learn how to play one, but there wasn't one available and the Autoharp will be better for me since I cannot hold down the strings with my fingers. Who ever heard of an old lady like me starting to learn a new instrument like that one?

I don't have any family around here, but Anne and Alice have adopted me into their families like a sister and it was really nice yesterday. I even had one of the girls sitting on my lap like she was my own niece and it really felt like I was a part of the family.

I hope that everyone had a VERY Merry Christmas.

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PMCFARM 12/27/2010 11:29AM

  What a blessed Christmas you had...adopted families can be just as important in our lives as biological families. emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/27/2010 1:11AM

    Oh what a lovely Christmas present you received.Maybe when you get good at playing this you can do a Video blog and hear your playing. Enjoy,that is so wonderful the girls adopted you,that is emoticonThank you for sharing this heartwarming story. emoticonDiana

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

(It is still Wednesday for me). I met my friend for lunch today before an appointment downtown. Neither of us have the money to go out to eat anywhere, so I made the lunch for us. I know that he and his wife like Indian food a lot, so I made the Butter Chicken recipe that SparkPeople had. My friend claims he can't eat anything with yogurt in it, but he really liked that Butter Chicken and had two large helpings. I also made brown rice to eat it over and asparagus. I know I went over in everything today, but it was good. I am going to have to try more of the recipes from the site and from some of the lower carb and diabetes cookbooks I have.

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PARKERB2 10/28/2010 10:10AM

    What a good idea. Meeting with a friend and one of you providing the meal. Thanks for the idea. Have a good day.

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PAMBWS 10/28/2010 6:59AM

    Time with a friend is more important than what it costs. Enjoy it...& besides, your lunch menu sounds better than 'going out'.

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RADBUNNY 10/28/2010 1:15AM

    How nice to have that special time with a friend!

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Nutritionist visit

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This was somewhat like I figured it would be, but she didn't look at my files before recommending some things, like upping my carbs and eating more starchy foods. However, even after she found out I have diabetes she still recommended adding more carbs. She did look at what I wrote down that I have been eating the last couple of weeks, which is in the range of calories that Spark People recommends. She recommends that I raise my minimum to 1400 and do more walking (that hasn't been going on much since I have had a cold for the last month and a half and can't breathe when I am walking, but I will try to do more). Other than that, she just said not to skip meals and gave me some papers and a pedometer. I hope the new one works.

I did go to the Cancer Resource Center to see when the Nutrition classes are going to be there (I think Lisa comes up with more than the hospital dietitians) and got the schedule and the schedule for the Spa days this fall. The next one is a week from today and October's is the day I have my port flush next. They have Reiki, massage, sometimes manicures and different crafts that can be done. It is all for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers and for free. The nutrition classes are to help through cancer treatments and recovery and to keep it at bay after treatments.

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MARITAK 9/12/2010 11:59PM

  Reiki and massage are both wonderful!! A massage from a reiki practitioner is awesome!!

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PAMBWS 9/9/2010 9:37PM

    Sounds like an amazing resource centre...I love massages, saving my pennies (literally) for a spa day reward for not cracking under the stress of a plateau.

Hope your next nutritionist visit is more positive.

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CITRUSPINE 9/9/2010 9:36PM

    Sounds like you are on the right tract with going to the nutritionist. The place you go to sounds great and has a lot to offer. Crafts are always a great way to unwind and get your mind off things. Enjoy!

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MOM2ACAT 9/9/2010 9:23PM

    That resource center sounds great! I have heard good things about Reiki, but have never tried it. And the crafts sound like fun!

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