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Back on track

Sunday, October 28, 2012

After time caring for 98 year old very negative, always and forever, mom, it was great to be home again. Helped with birthday/ costume party for grandson and his brother and sister on Friday. Twenty-five kids, many totally wild and refused to do what they were asked to do...made for an exhausting afternoon. I had that many when my kids were young, but I actually knew most of the kids and their parents. My dodd knew few of them...those she did know we're terrific and even the girls she did not know we're fine. But, those boys! My ears continued to ring for more than 24 hours after.
So, now that those two items are behind me I am ready to get back on track. I gained two pounds while caring for Mom so getting rid of those is my first priority. To that end I took a nice walk with dh yesterday and again this morning. Now I am off to the gym. It feels good to be back on track. emoticon

  
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MJ7DM33 10/29/2012 3:05PM

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MAYBER 10/28/2012 9:24PM

    What a time you had and know you are glad to be back home to peace, quiet and contentment
Know caring for your mother could not be easy task but you will never regret the time spent when she is gone find the good and let go of the not so good my mother lived to 95+ and I was not her favorite daughter but was the one she called when she wanted or needed something at time I resented it but made peace with that feeling before she went to her heavenly reward it is a thankless task
The children's party seemed out of hand glad you were able to help kids today have little respect for others and it begins and ends with their parents
Take care of yourself now one day at a time
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LINDA! 10/28/2012 5:24PM

    Enjoy your time back at the gym.

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THINAGIN2 10/28/2012 4:45PM

    Women are tougher to take care of than men are! I swear to try not to be mean or nasty if I end up being taken care of!!! Now you have time for you!

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MEADSBAY 10/28/2012 3:34PM

    My experience with elder care is that the women are more cranky and less appreciative than the gentlemen. I think men are more used to being taken care of.
25 kids is way too many for a fun party!!!
5-10 is plenty!
Take care of yourself, Barbara.
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Tough times

Monday, October 01, 2012

Just discovered that my Mom's care giver has stollen a lot of money while overdrawing her checking account. An investigation has begun, but mom wants to keep her because she needs the job. Such a mess. I think she understands why we have to make some changes, but at age 98 change is even harder than a few years ago. Plus, she's almost completely blind now and hearing about gone. It breaks my heart. I wish I lived closer. I must go to her and do some interviewing, training and take care of what I can. Meanwhile, I spent 8 hours at the hospital today while a very dear friend had very extensive cancer surgery. When the surgeon spoke with her daughter and I it was not good news. She may have another 4-5 years. He removed many large rumors, but there are thousands of small ones with great blood supply direct from aorta. Heartbreaking. It's like the Lord wants me to have plenty to share with Him outside of my own little world. And these two things are just additions to an already almost overwhelming amount of concerns. What will tomorrow bring?

  
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TATTER3 10/16/2012 3:16PM

    I'm so impressed with your strength. Prayers for you!

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DONNABRIGHT 10/9/2012 12:19PM

    God's peace be with you as you take one minute at a time!

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VOLARI52 10/7/2012 9:12PM

    Have just read your blog...what a sad situation with your mom so far away. It makes it hard for you to help her. My prayers are for you...that you stay strong for your mom and your friend....please take care and hope the best for them and you.

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SUGARSMOM2 10/4/2012 12:19PM

  It seems at times we are tried to the very end of the amount we can bear . We are with you in spiri emoticon t and hope that all ends well for all those in need .
the caregiver should be ashamed of the deeds that where done . I can see how your mom would not want to change things . I am elderly and do not like to change anything either . Hope that it all works out . Your friend can only be made comfortable and hope that they do not suffer long . praying for all .

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GOPINTOS 10/2/2012 9:45PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and those dear to you.

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MEADSBAY 10/1/2012 10:38PM

    How very very sad!
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Tea with Z

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I put together a little tea party for my sweet gd, Ziva. We had such fun. She is 2 3/4 now and so much fun. Usually we play lots of games, go to aquarium, children's museum, park, zoo, etc. This was such a fun little departure. I have a sweet small scaled antique tea set that is very special to me. Using it again with this little love of my life was such fun. After she went home it was back to reality and out walking in the cool fall day. Too many blessings to count!

  
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SUSANBEAMON 9/27/2012 1:49PM

  children are such fun at that age.

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MJ7DM33 9/26/2012 10:28PM

  Beautiful memory!

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SUGARSMOM2 9/26/2012 12:53PM

  enjoy this time . it is very special .

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CINDYAST 9/25/2012 9:44PM

    Awwww, too cute!

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NICIACOLETTE 9/25/2012 7:21PM

    She sounds adorable. Glad you had a good time. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 9/25/2012 5:41PM

    How sweet!
Grandkids are simply the best!
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I did it! ... 5k

Monday, September 24, 2012

Though I found out later that the course was actually a bit short, I am still thrilled to have completed the event. I jogged about 80% of the race. I probably could have walked it in about the same time, but was so happy to have been able to jog for so long. It took me nearly an hour. Perhaps I'll do better if I talk myself into another. For now I'll be content to walk outdoors and jog on the treadmill. emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 9/25/2012 5:41PM

    I'm impressed!
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CINDYAST 9/24/2012 10:51PM

    emoticon Proud of you!

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EDELWEISS33 9/24/2012 9:13PM

    awesome

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CORNERKICK 9/24/2012 8:57PM

  Way to go...Congrats!

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5k Tomorrow

Friday, September 21, 2012

Some combination of walking and jogging will get me to the finish. This will be my first race ever. Even when I was able to run before ms stole so many things, I never ran a race. My 9 y.o. gs is also in this event. He will have a long wait at the finish line for me, but I made a promise to him that I will finish. My dd ran her first 5k at his age and he is eager to beat her time. His mom ran competitively through hs and college and now runs marathons and half marathons. Tomorrow she is our cheer leader for a change. emoticon emoticon

  
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MYLAUREN2 9/21/2012 10:30PM

    emoticon emoticon make it a great day and I hope your gs sets or beats his goal time

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MEADSBAY 9/21/2012 10:20PM

    Have fun, Barbara!
You should be very proud of yourself.
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