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Sunday, March 03, 2013

I finally went to visit mom yesterday after about two months . Either she was sick, we were sick, or they quarantined the building. Stayed for over three hours, had a very nice time.
I always have the urge to stop at the drive through and get a caramel frappe`, but have resisted for the pat eleven months.. I love McDonalds brand, but still, drove home, very thirsty and very un-satisfied. Drank my 1/2% milk when I got home, then DD made me a cup of my treasured jasmine tea. All was right with my world for a few minutes with that!!

One of the things that helps me stay away from restaurant tempting trigger foods is my financial situation. Each time I resist a big temptation, I put that $$ into our vacation fund.. at this trate, we may be flying to Hawaii!!(just kidding of course) ,, more like driving the seven hours up to Paradise on Lake Superior,....

I'm just saying...

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 5:21PM

    Congrats on resisting and building a vacation fund!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/3/2013 3:17PM

    I hope your mom is doing well. My... You visit more restaurants than I do but i believe i do more fast food than you. :-)

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/3/2013 1:16PM

    Thank you for giving your mom such a nice visit.
I hope you have a great vacation.

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NORASPAT 3/3/2013 11:00AM

    LINDA i am so with you. If anyone asks us to go to a restaurant I will check out the prices and my head tells me I can buy so much more to make at home for this. Then I realise i have so few invitations out I will go. I am so glad I was raised frugal and always will be that way fir sure. Pat in Maine.

I am happy to read you had a long visit with MOM, way to go I am happier still you enjoyed your visit, I hope that Mom did also. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KKKAREN 3/3/2013 8:35AM

    Good for you resisting your temptation!

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DEDICATED2HIM 3/3/2013 8:32AM

    Good idea saving up the temptation money.....and cheers for avoiding that frappe! Isn't Jasmine tea good!? I love it.

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Up many times in the night to void,, probably should not have drank all that tea and water so late. So, now I am still tired, BUT the pain pill helped somewhat. Will be getting extra cardio in for sure today cleaning and organizing the house.. Will finally go to visit mom,,it has been almost two months.. we are both non-catchy for any sickness and they lifted the lock-down at moms place.

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 6:37PM

    Enjoy your visit.

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/3/2013 3:25AM

    I'm a big Tea drinker, and I have nights like that too. Hope the pain is better. Enjoy your visit!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/2/2013 5:29PM

    I was up off and on all night too powdering my nose. I'm tired today as well. Sucks...

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/2/2013 4:57PM

    Sorry to hear your weekend's starting out rocky. Hope it gets better. Sounds like it's time to pamper yourself a little. emoticon Have a grape weekend.

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Friday, March 01, 2013

Oh so tired,, woke up with sinus headache,,went to work with it,,
Worked an extra three and a half hours today,, came home, changed clothes, ate some fish, went to mom's bank to move some $$ around to pay her high bills.. stopped at my credit union,, came home,, I took half a tramadol and nothing happened,, My neck and back are throbbing,, I think I am going to listen to the doctor(Doc Patricia) and take nap,,
so much to do though,.. I just made some tuna, pea and macaroni salad,,
no meat today!!
Going to get rest tonight for a change and visit mom tomorrow..

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PATRICIAAK 3/1/2013 11:03PM

    Thanks for listening.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/1/2013 10:18PM

    Sweet Dreams and hope you feel better tomorrow

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JUDITHANNIE 3/1/2013 8:11PM

    I agree with Noraspat

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NORASPAT 3/1/2013 7:10PM

    LINDA, you have to do better for yourself because you have to do a lot for the family.

Take Dr Patricia's advice for sure, I agree with here 100%

Just try to stay put and REST. Eat healthy stay warm and sleep. HUGS Pat in Maine.

emoticon emoticon emoticon REST !!!

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lots of errands to run after work.., went to drugstore to pick up DD; special ointment,, no hassles at all today,, I think somebody wrote a note to somebody else!! Stopped again at dads house to pick up mail, back home, picked up empty gas cans, went to fill up gas tank too..'

back home to pay some more bills, had to call billing company: they sent a bill to me for moms December E.R visit,, I thought it seemed weird to get that,, woman was very nice, said somebody made a mistake and did not send bill to Medicare first..

I was actually getting my credit card out to pay it, but SOMETHING told me to call first... Thank you...

Hoping to slow down this weekend and maybe get to visit mom,, I am sitting here exhausted, keep falling asleep and hitting my head on the desk!! Silly...

I need that virtual vacation!!

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/1/2013 11:45AM

    Have a wonderful, storm free weekend.

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/28/2013 9:58PM

    I hope this week-end is a peaceful one for you. Sit back and watch the birds!

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NORASPAT 2/28/2013 9:58PM

    LINDA, I hope you and DD are getting better b y now it has been a ,long time. Were you able to go to the Clinic, was there any testing or diagnosis made yet.

I hope you can rest up over the weekend I did driveway with my scoop. The blower did not blow snow, it just upchucked and clogged so my trusty scoop was used.
It actually gave me steps as well as time woo hoo way to go.Pat

emoticon emoticon with the billing ~~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 2/28/2013 6:32PM

    I suggest a nap.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/28/2013 4:22PM

    Mistakes especially with billing are always nice to ahve come our way especially when they have to do with $$. Rest up on the weekend.

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RACEWELLWON 2/28/2013 3:19PM

    Always follow that intuition that we have , good thing you listened ! Glad to hear things are getting better . emoticon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Very busy time .. we beat the big storm home yesterday when leaving Ann Arbor. It rained half way down there and three fourths of the way back until it turned to snow. Lots of phone calls to make, new meds for DD. All of her meds are not ready, had to be special ordered, so waiting for the pharmacy to call us back.. DD will be going back in the near future to be admitted to University of Michigan Hospital.. Biopsies, some different types of treatment.. teh severe pain continues, but we are doing different treatments onher skin now, lots of work, very messy and hopefully, effective.
It is along drive down there in very buys cities, two hours minimum, but the traffic is bumper to bumper most of the way.. in driving rain and high winds.

Our big blizzard turned out to be only about four or five inches of snow, but it began snowing again a couple hours ago.. supposed to get another 1-4 inches of snow today.

I am so exhausted, doing laundry and cleaning house to make up for lost time when I got home from work today..
I think I speak for everybody in this state except skiing or snowmobiling businesses, when I say we cannot wait for warmer weather and the real spring to arrive.

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    Praying for both of you and hoping that the new treatments are effective emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/27/2013 8:41PM

    Glad to hear the trip went well. Pray the new treatments work better. Please take a little time to pamper yourself, too. It's important to care for the caregiver.

We here in Maine feel the same way about winter.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/27/2013 4:25PM

    You ladies take such good care of each other.
Special meds for a special lady indeed. I sure hope she's feeling better and that you get some rest.

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RACEWELLWON 2/27/2013 3:23PM

    Well , I happy to hear that you made it back before the storm - even 5-6 inches people do not know how to drive - LOL - Although I know it brakes your heart to see your DD in pain -I am very happy that the hospital feels that there is a procedure (s) that can be done to help ease or correct the situation. Prayer's to you both - Hugs Karen emoticon

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