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Over the river and through the woods..

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Today was more errand running, found a new invalid ring for DD at pharmacy, picked up moms mail, into post office to mail packages andbills, back home and fell asleep on keyboard for a couple hours.. no wonder it takes me all day after work to do my thing online, most of it is in my dreams..
chugging water to keep my 10 cup intake.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/3/2013 4:25PM

    Way to go. Errand running beats errant running all hollow.

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RACEWELLWON 4/3/2013 12:54PM

    Good job Mom ! Your the Best !!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/3/2013 1:35AM

    I hope you have a nice pillow by your computer hehe...

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SUECHRIS50 4/2/2013 7:43PM

    GREAT!! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/2/2013 7:39PM

    Sleeping is more restful in a bed

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/2/2013 5:49PM

    Wow! 10 cups? I can't even get in 6

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KASEYCOFF 4/2/2013 5:41PM

    Good on the water - and with all that activity, you need it... Falling asleep on the keyboard or not, you get more done in a day than most, thinks me. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Linda: I wish I had your gumption!

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COOKINGSTARS 4/2/2013 5:16PM


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Car wash day!

Monday, April 01, 2013

When you live in the northern states, you learn early when to wash your car and when NOT TO... Today was not a subzero day, so I really splurged and went through the auto car wash for the ultimate car blaster treatment. I only do it once a year to clear all of the salt and ice-melting chemicals off the car body and under carriage.
I had not been to a pay car wash in a few years since my dealership has their own for courtesy washes for customers, but this place change theirs into all automated one last summer,, I could not believe the difference..
My guy is squeaky clean and so shiny I had to avert my eyes when the sun hit his hood!
Banking, credit union-ing, calls to hospital and insurance company for double billing my E.R workman's comp visit to my personal insurance.. bummer..
People were very nice though and I hope this resolves the issue and I get my hundreds of dollars back to my insurance for real use this year.

Hoping things slow down here this week,, DD is settled, mom has to go through OT assessment and OT, have two birthdays this week, mailing gifts all over the place..

Supposed to get more snow tomorrow.. typical spring weather...

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NORASPAT 4/2/2013 4:21PM

    We are not much warmer after all it lingered just above freezing and alas a cold wind. I will have to walk indoors again HUGS.
Glad your car is clean ours is really bad . Tomorrow DH will take it fora bath while I walk the rail trail HUGS Pat in Maine.

I am so glad medical issues are settling down for you and DD. Mom too lets hope her assessment is helpful yo you. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAMETHYSTE 4/2/2013 12:31AM

    I washed my car today too! Got outside and did it by hand. It's been a long time since it's been washed and it looks 100% better. Here's to clean cars! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/1/2013 7:37PM

    Nothing better than a nice squeaky clean baby (car)

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PATRICIAAK 4/1/2013 5:45PM

    Busy, busy, busy.

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/1/2013 2:14PM

    Sounds like a productive day. Good for you. I'm in the South and we have to know when and when not to wash our cars too. For one, whenever I spend the money or a significant amount of time we get endless rain w/ wind so my car end up muddy. But right now we are having a bad pollen issue and my white car is now neon green. Doesn't matter if you wash it or not the pollen will accumulate. As soon as this is over it'll be love bug season. If you dont know what this is let me tell you they are about 1/2 to 1 inch long black insects that come out to mate but do so by attachign themselves to each others' rear but with their heads facing opposite directions. I really thought they were 2 headed bugs when I first saw them. But yeah they end up all over your windshield, hood, grill, etc.....

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HE is Risen!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I rose early, took my shopping list and coupons, dashed out to get groceries quickly before Mass. The church was packed to the stained glass of course.. Eery Christmas and Easter.. Holiday Catholics.
We are just relaxing, laundry, reading paper, sparking. A nice day.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/31/2013 9:30PM


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MOMFAN 3/31/2013 9:18PM

    Celebrating the empty tomb!!! The stone was not rolled away to let Jesus out, but to reveal that He was indeed risen from the grave. Christ is risen indeed. Happy Resurrection Day!

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PATRICIAAK 3/31/2013 7:14PM

    Blessed Easter.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 3/31/2013 4:06PM

    Alleluia, Alleluia.

Happy Easter.

I go EVERY single week, and went Thursday, and Friday of Holy week. :)

Sounds like a nice rest of your day.

I am going to dinner tonight. Yum.

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SAINTBERNARD6 3/31/2013 3:39PM

    our Easter cantata was fabulous

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/31/2013 3:09PM

    Happy Easter!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thank you all for the links and suggestions!
For Debbieanne: THe bleach baths were ordered by three specialists to kill bacteria on her skin. The way this disorder works is, her skin will clear up somewhat, but if she scratches it just once and introduces any bacteria into the dermis,(Second layer of skin) it sets up a systemic infection which her body cannot fight off, since her immune system is compromised.
It is only a half cup to a full tub and she soaks for ten to fifteen minutes. She then showers off the chlorinated water and immediately applies her creams, salves, etc to moisturizes while e her skin is moist.

I am extremely impressed at the level of knowledge, bedside manner and thoroughness of these medical professionals. I worked in every department except ICU and these people are a whole new level of doctors... even the residents seem to have the edge on making you feel heard, making you feel valuable, making you WANT to ask questions and not feel rushed. Nobody is condescending(I refuse to allow anybody to treat me that way) ..

Today we visited mom and I had a care conference with the director regarding mom not contributing to her ADL's,, which adds to the cost of her care to the tune of about $1,000 a month.. She is capable, but naturally blames the staff.. I am having her assessed for OT and let them determine if she can do it or what the next step is for her.

cable guy just left, I had crackling on my phone line,, all is okay,,, The whole day is gone now.. one more day off..

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FLEMIDG 3/31/2013 12:01AM

    Hope you have a Blessed Easter.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/30/2013 5:07PM

    as long as the bleach baths are save for her and her immune system.

Roberts moms assisted living caleld yesterday or sent a letter, even. And her rent went up another $380.00 go figure

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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 4:44PM

    You deserve some rest. Hope you get it for Easter.

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Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2013

Our gift from above is seeing the sun for two days in a row! I see blue sky and some fluffy clouds!

Busy day at work, just scrubbing and cleaning. DD working on her medical regimen,, bleach baths, creams, making phone calls for doctors and U of M docs.
Going to get some more things for her comfort tomorrow and try to get her skin a little more cleared up for her comfort.

I do know that I learned that I may have to bite the bullet again to get yet another cleaning tool. My knees are shot form scrubbing floors on my hands and knees for years in teh cleaning business. Some homes had 5,000 square feet of tile or hardwoods and I cleaned every inch of them soem days on my knees.
I remember one place when i stood up, I felt blood vessels pop in both knees and they both swelled and turned back and blue immediately. I think that was the day my knees went to pot.

It paid for college and kept us in our home, but the price paid is my old-lady legs now. Oh yeah!! I AM old, haha!!
I think I may have to buy one of those scrubbing doo-hickeys on a stick to clean the bathtub. I have always cleaned everything by hand, no mops or short cuts, getting every corner, but now I know why God takes our vision when we age:so we cannot see the dirt we cannot reach to clean.

going to try to relax for a day tomorrow.. visit mom, pick up her mail and re-set the timer on the light in her living room now that it is still light out at 7 pm.
Everyone have a Blessed Easter!

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KASEYCOFF 3/30/2013 3:54PM

    I'm with NorasPat - I'm trying to learn to be a "satisfizer" rather than a "maximizer" - advice from my DD, lol. It's just so hard to know when it's good enough as opposed to not good enough. In that regard, it's always been black or white to me. Either it's clean, and I mean CLEAN - or it's not.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/30/2013 8:33AM

    Try googling Don Aslett. I don't want to be advertising for a company, but besides selling supplies, they have videos that can give you more ideas, and their stuff really does work.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/30/2013 12:56AM

    I'm concerned about the bleach baths. that sounds kind of harsh. But that's jsut me.
Have a great weekend.

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NORASPAT 3/29/2013 10:32PM

    I have taken to using a Long handled swiffer .

I like it but I use a different liquid I just squirt it on and do it.

I have accepted second best and my knees thank me.

Only I notice the floors when I sweep now the mud season is in ful swing I just sweep till the weekend.

Take it easy relax and enjoy we have more winter than summer so lets just go with the flow. HUGS Pat (((HUGS)))

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CHRIS3874 3/29/2013 9:41PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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PATRICIAAK 3/29/2013 4:08PM

    I'm glad you're taking some time to relax.

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