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Thursday, March 12, 2009


These are two beautiful friendly huskies that we met on my outing to the park. I am usually a little afraid of dogs but these two were so sweet.The owner was very proud of them and rightly so. It was funny the way all the dogs would turn their heads when I went to take their pictures.Just like kids. emoticon
I am feeling better today.The trip to doc confirmed what I already knew. My lungs were 1/3 of the way filled with fluid.It happens.So I will be taking extra diuretics and potassium for a day or time. It probably was what I ate more than heart alone. But I will be and have already been in bathroom alot. Goes with the territory.
I should be able to do a few exercises later today.
I also discussed living will with him again so that we are both seeing eye to eye. Just because you have a living will doesn't mean a lot sometimes. I am going to put it on my medic alert bracelet too.
I am slowing getting back on track.I am sick of messing around with the same 10 # for weeks and not going down more.
It is a beautiful day here.Lots of birds flying around outside.I hear one just singing away.
I love our new DVD recorder so much Bill tried to find another yesterday.They are hard to find.They have a hard drive in them so you do not need dvd's to tape on. The place where we got ours said they get sold as fast as they get in. I went to web site but it refers to stores.Bill will look at a different place today. With my cheat sheet it is so easy to use.
Well I need to go do some sparking. I am feeling better and am in a better mood also. emoticon

  
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VEGEFARMER 3/13/2009 4:42AM

    So good to hear the up beat in your blog today.
You must of been very worried about your health and now that it is confirmed by the doc it is a eal relief to you. I am so pleased to say the least.
The pic of the dogs is lovely.
The dvd sounds really intersesting. We need to have a dvd in ours to tape.
Ah well, take care, keep blogging, I love to read what your up to & how well you are doing,
hugs

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FEISTYMAMA 3/12/2009 9:52PM

    I'm glad you're in a better mood today. Liquid in your lungs doesn't sound good! I hope you get better soon!

You'll get back on track. I'm well on my way to getting back on track with exercising. I'm doing better with food but need to start tracking again.

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Wed Time for me to change

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sorry I didn't blog yesterday but I wasn't feeling well and decided to just lurk around. Feel better today and will be seeing heart doc this afternoon. Sometimes my heart shows me who is boss and makes me take it real easy.
I have been struggling getting back on track for 2 months now.So it is time for me to get my head on right. I will soon have to go into hospital to have my ICD (pacemaker/defibrillator) changed out for a new one.I need to lose more weight so I will be more comfortable during my short stay. I have had so much encouragement and support here I am ashamed it is taking me so long to get my focus back.But I know all of you understand.
I have no excuses as I have more support than most people. My hubby and family and friends all are there for me and do not do anything to sabotage me.One of my big supporter's has been too busy to stay in touch but I understand she is very busy with her practice and family.It bothers me a little as I didn't think of myself as just her client. But That has nothing to do with me screwing up and getting off track. I have done that.It is up to me to get things turned around
So I am going to make it happen. It has to happen. I may end up putting all groceries in freezer.LOL For those of you that don't know.If I have a food I get into too much I do one of two things.I either don't buy it or I throw it in freezer where it isn't easy to get to.
Here is an unusual pic of 2 blue jays. I have watched blue jays for years chasing each other all over my front and back yard. Never have I seen what I saw yesterday. I saw the one on other side of fence and another on my side.Normally within seconds one would start chasing the other.BUT Instead the one on my side flew over fence and laid down and spread it's wings so that part was actually just barely touching the other bird.I watched them for several minutes and thought maybe they were going to get romantic but they didn't.After laying there for a few minutes the one laying down got up and flew into trees.It was very strange.

  
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CEB2007 3/12/2009 12:02AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry you were not feeling well yesterday. The picture is lovely. What kind of birds are those? I use a Cannon. What type do you use? It sure does a good job. I still have a lot to learn about what my camera will do but I will have a lot of time to explore now.
Good luck on you program. I know you will be ready for the short stay soon.
Love ya,
Carolyn

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KPIKE1 3/11/2009 8:43PM

    I know you can do it Eleni, maybe we can help each other. I have been in a funk too and really need to lose weight myself. I have support as well, but just can't get in the right frame of mind. I will help you if you will kick me into gear. I have been pretty good this week, but really need to get back on track. Good luck with your upcoming surgery, you will do great. Just stay focused one day at a time. We can do it and we will do it together!!!

Love,

Kim

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FEISTYMAMA 3/11/2009 7:18PM

    You'll get your head back in the game. Sometimes we just get into a "funk". I'm in one right now. Sometimes we're thrown curve balls with hectic days or sickness. It happens. Maybe it's your body's way of saying take it easy. You've come so far, we won't let you fail!!!



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HOME-BODY 3/11/2009 12:58PM

    It sounds like you have a lot on your mind right now Eleni with the surgery that you are about to have. I have faith in you my friend that you will get back into exercising and eating properly!! You need to do this for YOU!!! YOU are the only one that can make this happen. we are here for you and cheering you on all the way my friend!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!....I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!!

I always love your nature pictures. You cetainly know how to enjoy the out of doors and what nature has to offer!!!

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Marj.

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ROSEHIP:-) 3/11/2009 12:57PM

    With warmer weather just around the corner, it will help get you in the mood. I know you'll get back on track.

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I hope you had a nice birthday Sunday.

That was sure a strong welled tree you found that day. Looks like it also had a struggle sometime back. But that did not stop it. It found a way to deal with it's problem and got back on track no matter what obstacle got in its way. Just as I know you can over come yours.

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Keep on Tracking,
Rosehip

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Monday

Monday, March 09, 2009

The day has flown by and I am again behind in my spark stuff.
Been busy today doing this and that.
Made my weekly pot of soup and have it bagged and in freezer.
Also played around with DVD recorder.Learning how to record,view,and then delete.Making myself a cheat sheet as I will forget what I did.
My two kids that failed to call yesterday called today. So all 8 kids called me.
I have decided that I need to wait til fall to try to go to Busch Gardens. It would be a very tiring day.In the fall I will weigh less and my ICD will have been replaced.So Angel and I will do something else together.Maybe just go to Borders book store together.I have a gift certificate for there and have never been.

  
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VEGEFARMER 3/11/2009 3:06AM

    Our son gave us a video, dvd, recorder and we had to get him to walk us through each step and write it down. A year on we still refer to that sheet.
Enjoy your outing and take some time for you to relax and have some fun.
Hugs

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GRANDMA_NANNY 3/10/2009 11:45PM

    I have had my recorder for a couple of years, and still have my cheat sheet. emoticon

I love Busch Gardens, but I also love Borders. What ever you do, it will be great, just spending some time doing something together. Enjoy!

Paula

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ROZOZ68 3/10/2009 3:58PM

    Your days are very full Eleni. Try to have some relaxing time for you and all those books you love!

Hugs,
Rozie

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HOME-BODY 3/10/2009 11:16AM

    Days come and go so quickly for sure. It sounds like you keep yourself very busy though and that's a good thing. Enjoy your day at Borders!! It sound like fun Eleni

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FEISTYMAMA 3/9/2009 8:27PM

    The day flew for me too. I'm ready for bed!

I don't blame you for making a cheat sheet for the DVD recorder. My son can work these darn gadgets better than me and he's only 8 years old!!

My daughter loves Borders! She loves any book store for that matter. If I don't keep an eye on her I lose her. I love to read too but I go to the library. I have enough stuff. If I started buying books my husband would be mad.

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My birthday excursion

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Well I had a nice outing today. Here are a couple of pictures we took at the park.Here is my skinny sweetie with his white legs
And me with my fat legs
I always take awful pictures. I spotted this tree as we were going by and thought it was cool. I was hoping to see some different birds but not many. I did get some pictures of a few peoples dogs.But wouldn't you know it those dogs would turn their heads.LOL.I will post a couple tomorrow.One older man had 2 beautiful huskies and another lady had a cute wiener dog that rode in her bike basket.
We took wheel chair and Bill got his exercise that is for sure. But it was nice to get out in sunshine and fresh air.It will soon be too hot for me outside.
We also stopped at a place that had yard statues but it was closed.Saw a couple of maybes thru the fence.Will go back on Friday when Bill bowls and see them up close. They had a boy sitting on a stump that would be perfect to put with Delilah.But couldn't see face.
We also went to Applebees for lunch. So I had a full afternoon for me. My daughter Angel wants to take me to Busch Gardens next week. If she can reserve a motorized cart I will go.I want to get some tiger pictures and they have tigers there. The hard part will be having to get up early and worry about bathrooms being close.
Bill must not be too tired.He is outside already working on the new steps for me.Did I already say how good he is to me
Well I need to rest a few minutes.I have so many emails and sparks to get replied to.I am way behind. So thank you everyone and I will get to your blogs sometime today

  
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CEB2007 3/9/2009 9:12AM

    Wow -- some unusual tree. You look great and I am so happy you got out. It will do you good. I try to get my mom out but she also doesn't want to take a chance on something happening. She's 87, has a walker but prefers her cane. If I can get her to walk two or three minutes each day I feel I have helped. When are you going to Busch Gardens? Do you live near there. My husband doesn't want to go anyplace we can't make it home in time to sleep in our own bed.
Hope you have a great week this week.
Your friend,
Carolyn

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FEISTYMAMA 3/8/2009 5:41PM

    That tree is awesome!! I totally would've stopped and gotten pictures with it too.

I think it would be great for you to go to Busch Gardens. You've been talking about getting Tiger pictures for months now.

I'm glad you had a great day, you deserve it!

Enjoy the rest of your birthday!

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Beautiful Sunday

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Here is a picture of front of my Spark year book and a sample of a members page.This is a memorium page to Carol who just passed away.


Each member has a page with a picture of them and info from their page.Then I leave room for me to add notes whenever.

Today is my birthday and I have received many well wishes from my spark friends and others. Hubby has decided I am getting out of house whether I like it or not. He just now said I didn't have to if I didn't want to.But He has a nice idea and it will make him happy so I am going to go get ready in a minute. He wants to take me to a local park with the wheelchair which we rarely use and go on the walk out over water. i don't think I will take the wheelchair tho.My walker should be fine.That way I can walk a little and sit and rest when I need to.It is a beautiful day. I will take my camera and maybe take some pictures. He will argue with me about not taking wheel chair but I always win.
He has started working on new steps for pool.It will make it much easier for me to get to deck.Steps will be closer together so I don't have to lift my leg so high.He really is so good to me.Anything to make things easier for me.He is the best .
Well I better go get showered and dressed

  
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FEISTYMAMA 3/8/2009 11:50AM

    Bill is such a sweetie! Enjoy your walk in the park! It's raining here and has been since yesterday. I hope you have a great day! Don't over do it!!!!

By the way, we always win, don't we?

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FEISTYMAMA 3/8/2009 11:22AM

    Thanks for telling me about Carol, I hadn't seen the post. That's so sad! It hits home for many of us. Either we're there now and it could happen at any time or we're not there now but may be in the future if we don't make changes.

I love the cover, especially the heart with Bill's name in it. Too cute!

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