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Dad in recovery

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Heard from my mom this morning and my Dad is back home and doing well. Turns out he had a lot more cancer and 3 hours of reconstructive surgery. He is in good spirits and a good sense of humor. Thank you all for your prayers! They do work! emoticon

Today was spent exploring my new city visiting some stores, downtown and returning some items to the store that we didn't need. It is full of thrift stores, but instead of buying - we dropped off stuff. Ok......my husband bought a "suit" for his zombie look. We will be going "home" on the 27th for the first annual Zombie Parade. We have always had a Zombie Walk through downtown, but now it has morphed into a parade. I still need to put together my look.

I wasn't home much today because of exploring. Tomorrow it is back to work...

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/12/2012 10:29AM

    Zombie parade sounds fun!

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IOEINC 10/12/2012 7:59AM

    I will keep your dad in my thoughts and prayers.

Sounds like you are having fun exploring your new city. The Zombie parade sounds like fun. We have a Halloween parade here but I don't think it is as fun as yours sounds. It is mostly just local high school bands and cheerleading squads not even dressed up. But it is fun for the kids.

You will have to explore the thrift stores next time. I love doing that. So much fun!!

Have a great day!!

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SEAWILLOW 10/12/2012 1:19AM

    Glad to hear your dad is recovering..the parade sounds neat..take some pictures..healthy eating!

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FENWAYGIRL18 10/11/2012 10:17PM

    I'll say a prayer for your dad and hope everything works out well! God bless! emoticon

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Rough day...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My dad had what we thought was routine surgery. However, he is now spending the night in the hospital and will be in a lot of pain as they cut cancer out of the side of his face and down his neck. My mom is having a difficult time with this and I am glad my youngest sister will be able to spend some time with her. The surgery included reconstructive surgery, which we were not even aware of. Any prayers, positive thoughts and energies would be greatly appreciated.

  
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PENNYSAVER2 10/11/2012 9:52AM

    I just lifted you and your family up in prayer. May God grant you and your family strength and comfort during this difficult time. emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 10/11/2012 8:39AM

    Happy to add you to my prayer list.

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SEAWILLOW 10/11/2012 6:16AM

    A close friend of mine is having part of his foot amputated...I felt numb..I had prayed..at first
The doctors said they would not need to amputate..not the same but I can understand what your going through..I will add your dad and family to my prayers.

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NEPTUNE1939 10/10/2012 9:16PM

    Your family is on my prayer list, Earl

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We have steps!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

This morning I told my husband that we need to pick up lumber to make some steps so we could start using our front door. Nevermind that we have no idea what we are doing, but I told him that we could figure it out. Anyway, off to the store to find someone to tell us what we need and we bought it, loaded it up and brought it home.

I had a meeting to go to so I left right away but before I made it to my meeting, my husband calls and said that his friend was going to come over with some tools and help. I am such a believer in a high power providing what we need. Apparently our higher power decided we needed someone that had some knowledge in building steps. LOL We are definitely blessed and now we have steps and they are solid, look great, and we can use them when we build our deck next year!

Still unpacking and slowly getting where I want to be. Worked on my bathroom and craft room. Want to spend a little more time on sparkpeople getting some inspiration, but still have a crazy schedule.

Thanks for all of the support and hope to return the favor when I am settle.

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/10/2012 10:24AM

    I was thinking how nice a deck would be. Glad that's in the works.

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MSLZZY 10/10/2012 6:57AM

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NDTEACHER1 10/9/2012 10:52PM

    Good for you!!

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SEAWILLOW 10/9/2012 10:02PM

    Geeat to have stable steps..I also believe in a higher power..my faith has sustained me through many difficult times.

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Monday, monday....

Monday, October 08, 2012

I am so glad that today is over. Work was crazy and exhausting.

Didn't get my exercise in, went out to eat and picked up groceries.

Off work tomorrow and I can get some serious unpacking done as well as some recharging!

Highlight for today is knowing that I will be able to sleep in tomorrow.

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/9/2012 1:27PM

    Tomorrow is another day.

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SEAWILLOW 10/8/2012 11:53PM

    Had to reread your blog to understan you had a crazy work day. I was too busy singing Monday ...Monday....

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KARIDIAN1 10/8/2012 10:45PM

    I think we had the same day at work. So glad it is over.

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SBARGANZ 10/8/2012 10:44PM

    Tomorrow is another day, and it is bound to be better than today for you! :) Hang in there!

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Beautiful walk by the lake...

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I had a great walk tonight by the lake w/ my husband and my dog, Molly. It was so awesome watching Molly explore the lake front. She has never been to the lake before and she had to sniff everything.

My eating went well today and I also had a great walk! Sparkpeople also went well.

My goal today was to shred at least one bag of paper and that was met as well.

Tomorrow I have work again and then off for one day. For Monday, I would like to continue with the shredding and unpack the two boxes left for the bathroom.

  
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DIET_FRIEND 10/8/2012 6:53PM

    You seem to be settling in to you new digs. Do you hear from your daughter very much? How is she getting along with you now not so conveniently located?

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BIKECHIC1 10/8/2012 1:49PM

    Isn't it nice when your exercise actually feels like chill out time, the lake sounds lovely, I wish I had a lake that close but any lake near where I live is at least a 40 min drive which is ok maybe once a week but it's a bit of a treck.

Well done on managing your goals

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SEAWILLOW 10/8/2012 7:43AM

    Great goal setting! Glad you had a good walk!

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LHLADY517 10/7/2012 11:25PM

    sounds like an awesome day

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