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Monday, April 29, 2013

Longs tor y kinid of short: went to work, almost fainted, neck and arms felt like lead, dizzy, flop sweat.., thougth I was going to stroke out..

called DD to come drive me home, went to docs office later, doc changed my BP med, ordered a glucose monitor to test BS.
Have not used it yet, just got home from pharmacy,,
I took my BP at home
8 am 155/88
11 am: 177/98

Docs office 11:30
164/100

this was AFTER taking both BP med and Beta blocker meds...
hoping the new med works,, not looking forward to using the glucose monitor..

  
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TEALHAWK 4/29/2013 9:42PM

  Take care and get better

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PATRICIAAK 4/29/2013 8:35PM

    Yikes! Take care of yourself!

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RACEWELLWON 4/29/2013 6:53PM

    Wow too high - what's going on ? Hope your Ok - emoticon Hugs Karen emoticon Keep me posted

Comment edited on: 4/29/2013 6:53:59 PM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/29/2013 4:16PM

    WOW! I hope you feel better soon.

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Too pooped to participate!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today is a semi-rest day before the work week begins.. did get in my 10,000 steps, 35 minutes of other cardio..
I think my fibro is flaring now, my shoulders and side of them hurt like the Dickens, even yesterday when we first got home from being up north. I lay awake most of the night blowing my nose, but pain pill knocked me out for a few hundred hours,, I forced myself to get out of bed to get my cardio in..

DD wanted to go back to the marsh after I got home from walking,, is she serious???? I think maybe Tuesday-Thursday if it is not snowing or raining or high winds..

Today I am just chilling and have a half turkey in the oven, made some delish cranberry/orange relish to go with it.. just the berries and the whole orange,, love it!!
So happy that I got our cabin confirmed for AUgust.. we are both ticking off the days until we leave.. 3 1/2 months!
We are also happy that the neighbor repaired the fence by his pool so he no longer has a row of boards holding it up on our side, right in our berry patch!!

Have a great week all!

  
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PATRICIAAK 4/28/2013 10:45PM

    It's important to balance rest with the rest.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/28/2013 10:38PM

    Rest up before the week starts rolling at you.

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TEALHAWK 4/28/2013 10:06PM

  Have a restful evening

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NANCYPAT1 4/28/2013 4:59PM

    Have a great rest day - I understand the concept of being too pooped to participate on certain days. That is okay and you need a down day occasionally too.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/28/2013 4:12PM

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Marsh hike, Travel day!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

DD and I planed to hike in the marsh early this morning, after sunrise, so we rose early, had an energy bar, headed to the beach!

Today is Arbor Day so we got there ahead of the crowds, but in tandem with the Arbor Day Foundation traveling museum. We hiked , did not see any beaver, only a frog , about a dozen Golden retrievers being walked and some various birds. One thing I did discover though, was that the critter we saw LAST weekend was not a river otter, but a MINK! A mink is only about 12 inches in length in MIchigan, but the river otter grows between 37"-47" in length. THey have darker coat, but the body shape and tail are almost identical.

We returned , after two hours of hiking, to talk to park rangers and Arbor Foundation workers, got two pine seedlings and left for home.

I would guesstimate we did over 10,000 steps and we are whipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The marsh alone was many miles, ,,
I decided it was going to be 73 degrees, too nice to be indoors cleaning as usual, so we changed our clothes, headed north. We went to a big red barn called "Treasures Forever" on US 23 near AuGres,MI . My cousin's stepdaughter owns it. It has three floors of beautiful hand made Amish furniture, Boyd's Bears, candles, , handmade rugs,etc.. Even has a chocolate room with fudge, any hand made chocolate you can dream of!!
My cousin Sharoyn has been promising to drive us up there someday: for the past five years.. so we just did it.

We left there and headed west to West Branch,MI. Visited the old dam house that my parents used to own, had a dam over the lake which is fed by the Rifle river. The editor and three journalists from the Flint Journal, in Flint, MI bought it and as a group named the property the "Dam Club". We had dinner in a ma and pa diner, headed home,, We did see two large does on the side of the expressway about two miles outside of town, two feet from the road when we drove by.
Everybody in MIchigan knows enough to heed brake lights ahead of you, since that is a sign of deer , bear, elk, moose, or is some cases, stupid tourists!

  
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TEALHAWK 4/27/2013 8:10PM

  Glad for nicer weather in Michigan too ! have a great weekend

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/27/2013 7:58PM

    Glad you're finally getting a break with the weather.

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PATRICIAAK 4/27/2013 7:51PM

    Sounds like a super day

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/27/2013 7:47PM

    Sounds like a fun walk. Do those energy bars really work?

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Barry White

Friday, April 26, 2013

When yo had a rough week at work, when you are recovering from sickness and not feeling very glamorous AT ALL, just pop good old Barry's "Best of" CD in, and start to feel beautiful relaxed, special. The guy sure did have a magic voice and way with words!! Miss that voice!!!

  
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ALIHIKES 4/26/2013 8:22PM

    He has such a velvety beautiful voice!

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PATRICIAAK 4/26/2013 5:44PM

    I usual 'shut down' with Sudoku. I get great satisfaction solving the tougher ones.

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NORASPAT 4/26/2013 2:11PM

    OOPS i have never heard of him I will GOOGLE him though to see what I am missing.

HUGS and much love Pat i Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LASKIE2 4/26/2013 2:03PM

    You are so right! I did get to see him twice before his death!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/26/2013 1:14PM

    I'll have to et that CD
Listen to it when i'm having my IVig treatments in the mp3 layer.

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Thursday

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I worked an extra hour today, am very tired now, BUT I got good news in the mail!
I won $50 in the CD drawing at the credit union again! I won it once last year too.

The deal is: Deposit a minimum $25 into your CD(one Year) each week as an entry into a drawing. I just deposit $100 at the beginning of each month. Each month they select one winner for $50. At the end of the year, they draw two names from all of the credit unions that participated, for $10,000. They also draw names for $1,000 twice for . I can win as many times as they pick my name! Fifty dollars does not seem like a lot of money to some, BUT it is like getting a GREAT interest rate for the CD.
I just signed the press release and they have deposited the $$ into my savings account.. like getting two more free entries into the drawings!

The $$ goes towards my emergency fund.

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 4/26/2013 10:44AM

    Congrats! What a deal!

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NORASPAT 4/25/2013 9:49PM

    emoticon emoticon LINDA, Money is money !!!

We never could belong to a credit union till recently . You had to be employed by certain corporations or churches, just a year or so ago they have opened them up to the public.
I always thought they were a great idea. Well done for your smart money sense. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Got to hurry HUGS and much LOVE !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/25/2013 6:46PM

    Super! $50 is nothing to sneeze at. Free money would make me smile, too.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/25/2013 5:35PM

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Continued blessings and emoticon
Helen

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TEALHAWK 4/25/2013 5:30PM

  Congratulations

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/25/2013 4:45PM

    That must be very exciting. congratulations!

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