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Beautiful day for working in the yard

Monday, October 20, 2014

It was a beautiful day today for yard work.
Got a lot of raking done, neighbor is letting us use his huge compost to get rid of them.
Also he's going to have a big bond fire so is letting me take pinecones and tree limbs over to add to it.
So we all got exercise picking them up and hauling them over.
Yard looks good now.... until more leaves fall
but that's OK because that will be more exercise for me.

I didn't get to pick greens yesterday due to a head ache
but got them this afternoon and they are cooking now making me hungry smelling them.
I love mixing turnip and collard greens.

Living in the country is great on days like this.
Now if only I can find the cord to my camera so I can start taking pics to share

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CINDYSDAY 10/21/2014 11:18AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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Supermarket splurge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I splurged at the supermarket the other day.
Found some wonderful looking veggies and filled my basket with them.
Yellow and zucchini squash, beautiful juicy lemons, bananas, gala apples, broccoli, onions, garlic, and turnips. Didn't like the looks of their fresh turnip greens to picked up some frozen.

Today I'm going to pick some fresh collard greens to mix in with the frozen turnip greens and fresh turnip roots. Yummy.

Tomorrow the zucchini, broccoli, and some frozen snap peas will be stir fried with Chinese five spice.

I love veggies, now to think of what meat to serve.

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1SURFWALKER 10/20/2014 1:37AM

    Sounds great! I love veggies! Good to see your blog!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/19/2014 10:28AM

    The best kind of splurge - a healthy one

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PICKIE98 10/19/2014 7:41AM

    I love buying sugar snap peas just for snacking!! Crunchy and yummy! I just made sweet and sour chicken with Perdue breasts, fresh pineapple and its' juice, pea pods, onion, tri colored bell peppers. Yum!

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I'm back

Sunday, October 05, 2014

I had to take a break from the computer
Too much was going on
Glad to say that husband and MIL are now both feeling better

For a while there it seemed like all I did was run to Doctor offices, pharmacies, and work.
I wasn't sleeping well
allergies went crazy
diet and exercise a mess
weather didn't help.
gained 7 pounds
not happy with myself.

But I survived it, family is much better
and have already enjoyed a walk outside
Temp is 59 with a cool breeze

Blood sugar was 140 this morning
need to work on that but wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Now to get back to work..... on me

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1SURFWALKER 10/18/2014 12:11AM

    Good to have you back! Check in more helps to stay motivated with your goals. And we miss you! Check your sparkmails. Have a great weekend Jean! emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 10/8/2014 12:01PM

    Glad that things are going better. Welcome Back!

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CINDYSDAY 10/8/2014 10:47AM

    I am glad that everyone is doing well!

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*TRACY* 10/5/2014 1:53PM


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quick update and thanks

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Quick update to let everyone know my MIL is doing better.
She's home now with a change of heart meds.
Dr thinks the old one was causing her heart rate to get too slow and skip, then her getting scared over that got her B/P too high.
Bought a new monitor that she can use by herself and taught her how to use it. Makes me feel better she can do that when I can't be there.
Been running between caring for her, Dr visits, and work. Have not been exercising as much as I should but trying to be careful with what I've been eating.
My morning blood sugar has been hanging between 110 and 120 and I'm very happy with that.
Gotta go for now time to start cooking supper and making sure my MIL isn't eating junk.

But before I go want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers, it means a lot to me.

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WEGENERCS 2/13/2014 11:35AM

    Glad things in your world are going well. Take care of yourself!

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LASARRE 2/10/2014 10:30PM

    Glad she is doing better.

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CINDYSDAY 2/9/2014 10:54PM

    I am glad that she is ok! Take care of yourself!

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LOPEYP 2/9/2014 6:11AM

    I am glad the docs figured it out and she is doing better.

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1BEACHWALKER 2/8/2014 11:41PM

    Glad to hear your MIL is doing better! Time to get moving! Weather will be warming up soon!! You can do it!! Keep going! Glad your sugar is going down!! Way to go!!!

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LINOVER 2/8/2014 10:28PM

    Glad to hear that your MIL is feeling better!

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LAURANCE 2/8/2014 8:19PM

  Hello, Jeanut...I'm reading with interest your news about your morning blood sugar. I have to test ol' Sweetie's fasting blood sugar, and I think he would be in the same range you are, except that often he's not fasting.

He gets up in the night and raids the refrigerator. He gets up long before I do and makes coffee and pours lots of Irish Cream in it, which raises his blood sugar so that I can't get an accurate measurement.

Well, whatcha gonna do...?

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Birthday scare

Monday, February 03, 2014

We went to Dothan to celebrate my birthday Saturday. Got there a little too early for lunch so decided to do a little shopping. While in the middle of shopping my MIL started to feel dizzy like she was going to pass out and said her heart was skipping beats. I checked her pulse and it was fast and def. was skipping beats. We left our cart and headed to the ER. After 5hrs the cardiologist told us she did NOT have a heart attack but that her B/P was very high so they were going to admit her. I'm so glad I didn't let her talk me out of taking her to the ER.
She's still in the hospital but feeling better, than God.
You can imagine how messed up my diet has been with all of this. Surprisingly though yesterday when I checked my blood sugar it was 110 and my blood pressure was 131/68.
Maybe the lessons I've had from Sparks on handling stress is helping out.
I feel a lot calmer this time than the last time we had to spend a day in the ER.
And as for my Birthday, it can wait until everyone is feeling better.

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CINDYSDAY 2/5/2014 10:42PM

    I hope she gets to feeling better soon.

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PEGGYO 2/4/2014 7:13AM

    How is your MIL doing now?

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STLOUISWOMAN 2/3/2014 11:10PM

    Glad everything turned out OK.

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LAURANCE 2/3/2014 5:44PM

  Well, uh, um, happy birthday...? That was quite some way to spend your birthday. I'm glad to know, though, that your MIL is getting care and that things will get back to normal.

And then you can have a good birthday!
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Trip down Memory Lane...I was living in NY State and Sweetie was in Texas. He nearly died on his 42nd birthday. Had a dreadful pulmonary embolism, and the clot went into his heart. He was terrified and called me, as if there were any way I could get to Texas. I told him to put his housemate on the phone. I said, "Whoever in that house is the least drunk, take Allan to the hospital NOW!!"

When they got him to the hospital the doctor said, "Why is this man still alive?"

That was 1992. That summer he came back to me to die. He was in bad shape. But that old geezer is still alive despite no end of health problems. Our doctor thinks it's because I take so much care of him.

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LASARRE 2/3/2014 10:49AM

    Glad things seem to be ok. Happy belated birthday!

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LOPEYP 2/3/2014 8:35AM

    Glad that your MIL didn't have a heart attack. Hope it all works out.
emoticon Great numbers for you!!

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