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Monday, October 15, 2012

We got home at 2pm today - DH very fragile health but we are home, resting and he is tucked into bed and sleeping soundly

Wonderful visits with family and friends but poor diet control ... tomorrow I face the scales and start regular Sparking accountability again... i will see you here for full report

Monday report in ...brain fog is not being kind but weighed in at +4 from when we left...went in circles most of the morning but did get to the village to pick up two weeks of mail and a few groceries...Tomorrow is laundry and tackle that bag of mail then other office work --already told DH that I would shut the door and not even answer the phone from 9am till noon.

Tuesday report in ...brain better this morning..down to only +3#... good breakfast and tea is brewed.

  
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D-ABBY 10/31/2012 3:50PM

    Wow. I am so behind in my blog reading. Happy I caught up with you. I have a new way of doing tea that is soooooo good. It is done like sun tea, only instead of putting it in the sun, it is placed in the fridge over night or for several hours. Wonderful flavor, no bitterness at all. Enjoy your day, my friend, and be blessed!

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SAL1512 10/19/2012 10:33PM

    Glad to hear that you are home and getting your life back in order again!
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LUCINDARW 10/18/2012 11:50PM

    Nice to have you home Linda. Glad you had a nice vacation and you really didn't do bad with the weight gain with 1 lb off already the rest will follow. Missed you on the Yorkie Lovers team expect a full report or just highlites of you trip. Lucinda

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SARAHTAIT 10/15/2012 11:54AM

    Poor gal..I too have been on the road for a week and a half and eating poorly all the time....fast food is killing me...
So glad you had a good time and that you are safely home. I bet hubby slept really good...sorry that his health is so fragile...I remember when my Jesse was still alive and I had so much to do caring for him...I know what you are going through dear.
Lets get back on track with our eating and exercise together.....
Hugs,
Sarah

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BELTONWALKER67 10/15/2012 9:19AM

    Glad to have you back with us and glad you had a good visit. Have a great day! emoticon

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PATTY267 10/15/2012 12:22AM

    Sometimes its a nice break from your regular routine as long as you don't go crazy with it and that you get right back on track. Glad you are home safely.

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CHIBIKARATE 10/15/2012 12:13AM

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Vacation _ Week 2

Sunday, October 07, 2012

OH My , the elevation if beginning to bother my breathing - seems like the same thing happened about the 5th day last year...will take a water pill and see if that helps at all since there is always more salt in others cooking and this is a part of it. We are on the road again tomorrow after lovely reunion yesterday and church and special lunch today. DH Says wheels rolling at 8am and destination by 4ish if all goes well.

Trying to rest much but feeling really tired tonight. Family times have been very precious! I am so blessed

Monday was travel across Colorado - pretty fall colors but many of then fading already.
Tuesday - rest and good visit with BIL and SIL - took nap in afternoon - water pill helped breathing so will take them the rest of the trip -
Wednesday to friends' home for wonderful meals and lots of sharing of the heart regarding our adult children. They have two son's in various stages of absence and rebellion similar to ours missing for 7 years. But so good to have and to hold and share with precious friends that are really like extended family - beautiful home and setting.
Thursday - short drive across city to DH Brother's home for the last two days in Colorado - Good food, fellowship and Niece and nephew came to share lunch with us. DH lung issues are getting very fragile again - my health is holding good. feeling refreshed in spirit and very much loved.
God bless you each one.
Friday was more precious time and fellowship with extended family...DH had worst ever ASTHMA ATTACK at supper time and we had left his inhaler at BIL home so very traumatic for us. but got the inhaler and other meds and he actually had the best sleep last night in the whole vacation.
Saturday was long day of driving with DH using his meds often but tolerating the travel well and insisting on doing all the driving. We should get home tomorrow...we saw lots of beautiful scenery today and had good roads - some bad wind this afternoon but at really nice motel and restful evening.

  
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D-ABBY 10/12/2012 5:46PM

    Sounds like a great trip. The elevation changes bother me at times too. Praying for you. You are missed. Hugs!

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SARAHTAIT 10/11/2012 10:46AM

    I remember elevation when I was in Colorado..not fun. It sounds like you are having a good time tho...try to get some rest..it is hard when you are traveling.
I have been out of town for a week now...am home for a day then gone for the weekend again...
Have a wonderful time.....
Hugs,
Sarah

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HEALTHYBARB1 10/9/2012 6:48PM

    Glad you are having special times with family. Will pray for your breathing!!

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 10/8/2012 8:50PM

    Hope your breathing issues get better.

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SAL1512 10/8/2012 8:30PM

    Thanks for the update!
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Vacation blog 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tues. on the road at 4:20 am. DD is watching over the house part of the time, neighbor lady there part of the time and Grandpa friend is doing the man stuff.

Saw a deer first thing then many more through the day, visited brother and saw 5 of his extended family, over many mountains, through parts of three states, saw raccoon, fluffy coyote, red fox, llama, antelope and so many horses and cows, America at it's best. Crossed the continental divide, enjoyed planned treats at reststops and met so many friendly people, and walked the dog [ a figurine I have named Sparkett that is my encouragement to walk for health.]
Dinner of fresh corn, grilled chicken breast and baked potato -computer time in motel room and sweet dreams.

Day 2...oh my...so many trains went through our motel town and each one blew their horn three times each of three crossings...not much sleep plus got "gluten contacted" food at restaurant [which means tummy ache, bloat up till I look pregnant and lots of time in bathroon] so started the day sooooooo sick and full fibro flare from no rest for 2 nights...but good traveling...lots of potty stops but got to SIL home within a half hour of planned arrival.
Took meds and had good sleep.

Day three - planning lots for rest and recuperation and visiting...already had good breakfast. Aaaaahhhh vacation is really starting today...Life is so good!!!

Day 4=Fri-very limited internet but enjoying vacation time ... healthy , happy and saw first SNOW!!!

Day 6 = Sat Family reunion day - all sibllings of DH and spouces and some children =14 people and managing to stay gluten free, no walking going on because of 4 inches of snow - the kids made big snowman but he fell over before we were done with lunch...thawing. Being blessed.

  
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LINDA! 10/7/2012 12:21AM

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SAL1512 10/6/2012 4:43PM

    Safe journey!
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LUCINDARW 10/6/2012 2:46PM

    Sounds like a great vacation but the temp. bout with gluten and symptoms. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Lucinda

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SARAHTAIT 10/3/2012 9:28PM

    Wow..it sounds like my idea of heaven...all the beauty of nature and animals...a wonderful healthy yummy dinner...a nice walk..what more could you want??? Have fun....

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 10/3/2012 8:47PM

    Sounds like you are off to a great vacation. Enjoy!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/3/2012 8:49AM

    enjoy - it sounds like you have a lot to look at

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SUNSHINE99999 10/3/2012 12:12AM

  ah vacation road trip memories. My wife and I love them. Enjoy! Blessings!

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Harvestember ...changed the name of this month!

Monday, October 01, 2012

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Happy October to all (or as we have decided our family will call it Harvester or Harvestember].
Heading out on trip tomorrow and only goals for this month are maintain walking each day, maintain or lose 1 pound, emotionally handle all the anniversaries of saddnesses in our life the past 7 Octobers by turning them into positive remembrances of the good things and memories of each loss... God's Grace is sufficient!!!
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SAL1512 10/3/2012 10:47PM

    Safe Journey!
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Our angel, Ben, would have been 30 on October 26th . . .
Happy Birthday Ben! He loved picking out a pumpkin.

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SARAHTAIT 10/1/2012 5:45PM

    This is going to be a challenging month for me too...My youngest son has court Oct 3td and I am out of town for that...then the next week I go to my eldest son's to watch my grandbaby while they move....then I come home and move myself....oh boy....
Your goals sound good. I HAVE to get back on my program..I have been stress eating big time.
Hope you have a happy Harvestember!!!

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Would I waste time???

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sparks Coach asks that we blog about ways we waste time....I try so hard NOT to!! I even read when on the potty!! I get frustrated when computer doesn't go to next item quick enough and life is so very full right now ...but maybe being full and not wasted are not necessarily the same thing??? I need to look at my time usage honestly and think on these things... and I need to agree that thinking is NOT wasting time ... plan, think, succeed and re plan...
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LINDAF49 9/24/2012 12:05AM

    After thinking about this and reviewing your sharings, I really do believe I do NOT waste much time in my daily activities ...in fact I need to just schedule in MORE down time to think, sort feelings, ideas and plans...getting a new dayplanner to do that kind of thing with and looking forward to it!

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D-ABBY 9/20/2012 3:50PM

    Sometimes the "good things" we do are a waste of time. I pray "God-things" for you that supply rest when rest is needed, activity where it is required, and relationships to top each day. Hugs!

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SAL1512 9/19/2012 9:38PM

    I have used the Daytimer system for decades now. When I first started, I wrote down every activity. Once I looked at that, I discovered ways to better use my time. I also learned to schedule what I wanted to do. It is amazing!
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SARAHTAIT 9/18/2012 8:33PM

    My thoughts are that so many people are totally stressed out by constant activity these days and few have the luxury of resting and relaxing...time with God is rushed....all which are so vital to reduce stress and keep us healthy.
We need down time...time to sit and contemplate our navel as my mom used to say....just to "be" without constant stress of activity.....life is way too rushed these days...
I do not consider relaxing wasting time..it is a necessity.

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HEALTHYBARB1 9/18/2012 8:54AM

    Interesting...wasting time...I think that we are so pushed to just be busy in the world today and need to slow down and relax and take time off. Our bodies need to exercise, our brains need to be engaged and our days need to be full of service and care of our families and ourselves. BUT...we also need to stop filling every moment to the max and just stop and breathe and see the world around us. We need to just take moments and BE. We are created by the creator to be creative and enjoy His creation. So I don't know how one would really describe wasting time but sometimes we just need to slow down and enjoy each moment of time we are given...
GEEE Linda....your blog sure got me thinking!! Thanks!! Hugs Barb

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