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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Up and at 'em at 3:20 a.m. Trying to get prepared for work return next Monday.. I forced myself to stay up and do something productive. I have many plans for today and will have to stay awake to do them. The state of Michigan frowns on sleep-drivers.

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:15AM

    You got up at 3:20am?! I thought 5:00am was early! I hope you can get more sleep soon! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/29/2011 1:38PM

    Be careful behind the wheel of the car. Sleep driving is not a good thing for any of us!!


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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/29/2011 1:09PM

    You be careful now with yoru driving.
Has there been any snow as of yet?

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NORASPAT 11/29/2011 7:24AM

    We all frown on sleepy drivers. Good plan to re set your bodies clock for working hours.
I hope MOMS rash has cleared up. Pat

Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday, November 28, 2011

It is now time to get my system geared back towards arising at 3 a.m. I am overwhelmingly tired in the past four days,, must be the fibromyalgia..
Yesterday was baking, laundry,shopping for mom and taking personal items to mom, checking out a rash on her arm. Staff called me yesterday morning to tell me to take her to redi-med because this rash was not as bad in the past week on her arm!!
DUH! They did not want to disturb the doctor apparently on a Sunday, so they called me!! Haul mom out in the howling 40mph winds and pouring rain in the dark(it was dark all day) and let ME do it all, instead of actually caring for it all week!
Guess what? I did go visit her to take her her items and check out her arm, but told them it is heir job to keep up on it, not mine. I told them to use the triple antibiotic ung she already had in her meds...
still do not have the Christmas tree decorated,, had to stop everything to take care of this... they acted like her whole arm was going to fall off and it was a dire emergency!!

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:12AM

    That's terrible! emoticonI can't believe that they were so lazy that they got you to look after it! emoticonAren't there any nurses about there?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/29/2011 2:07PM

    Sounds like they don't want to do their jobs!! That should be why they have doctors and nurses on staff somewhere!! Sorry they are putting you and your mom through this.

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NORASPAT 11/28/2011 7:49PM

    I am with DEBBIEANNE on this one. Make sure that they spell out what they can can and should not do. You would think they would at least have nurses on their staff for sure.
Where is the work ethic and caring. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHUGS emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/28/2011 9:23AM

You would think they can do something to earn their income.
Call the Dr. or supervisor to complain. Let em have it.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

It has been raining continuously since yesterday afternoon. I have been doing six loads of laundry for awhile,, getting that cardio up and down the basement stairs though!! Got a cal form moms assisted living,, another thing they want me to take care of,,
never a dull moment ...

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:06AM

    The weather has been bad down here, too! Even though it is supposed to be summer! Oh well!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/29/2011 2:03PM

    We've been having rain daily also. WAY TO GO on doing those stairs carrying those baskets of clothes. Just be careful.

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NORASPAT 11/27/2011 4:30PM

    Our basement steps were such narrow treads i was often feeling like falling. We brought the washer ans dryer to the bathroom closet it only just fits in we had to leave the doors off. When either of them bites the dust we will make sute to get a dryer with a side vent instead of st the back that is our problem but we do love it and it keeps the bathroom nice and warm in winter.
Our snow is staying artound but we expect rain or snow Wednesady.HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/27/2011 3:22PM

    Hope everything is okay at moms...

those stairs would sure be a killer for me. Id be falling. Are they comfy stairs or tinys teps.

the friends whos home we visited yesterday i notice it's the first home in oregon where i could comfortably do the stairs with no trouble. Big wide steps.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

I knew going into this trip that there would be lots of loud kids running around this huge home. Patsy has a Christmas cookie baking day every year with the whole family, it begins at 10 AM.,, they stay all day into the evening, eating lunch and dinner there. I got there at 11 Am.
April was just headed into the bedroom to nurse Caliana when I walked in the door, so I headed downstairs to watch the cookie baking and decorating by all. The men were rolling out the dough, everybody was using the cookie cutters, frosting and sprinkles on three tables.

When Caliana woke up, she was handed to me immediately after diaper changing! She is four months old, but her doc says she is at a six month level. She is very tiny, but never cried once the whole six hours I was there!! She laughed and giggled, bounced on me, snuggled, I loved it! Since they live in Chicago, April and Omar have not brought Caliana here to Pat and Dan's house in Michigan yet, so all the noise, the kids, two dogs, smells , sounds,etc were probably very tiring to her, but she never fussed once!
I also got to see Pat's son and daughter-in-law who live out of state too. He is an FBI agent, and she works for a major European airline in the corporate offices, so we never see either of them much.

patsy and I have been best friends for 53 years, so I am part of the family, so it was nice to sit back and see who grew up, what everybody is doing and HOLD THAT BABY!! April loved the bag of gifts I brought: all toys, of course!! She sanitized everything(first baby,LOL) and was playing with one of the toys with the baby right away.

I got home after dark, was completely exhausted , but loved the day!! Today is putting the Christmas tree up and decorating it,, getting my Christmas card stuff in order to do those this weekend.

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KILLERANGEL47 12/5/2011 4:05AM

    That's awesome! I'm glad you had such a great time! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/29/2011 1:42PM

    I love the family time you enjoyed!! emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 11/26/2011 7:26PM

    Family = insanity and uncontrolled chaos. I LOVE it!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/26/2011 1:55PM

    What a fun time you ahd!

You would make a terrific Grandma.
I'll be putting my tree up this year hahaha I mean this week.

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NORASPAT 11/26/2011 11:12AM

    What a fabulous time you had. I enjoyed every word of it Such a great opportunity to see friends from afar.
So wonderful the infant is so contented. Just maybe the breast feding helps too. As well as a happy family atmosphere. I am so glad you were able to get there. Happily you had no snow unlike us . I hope you enjoyed my pictures. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Off to see the baby!

Friday, November 25, 2011

I am taking a leap and driving about a 45 minute ride to see my best friend's granddaughter today, black friday,,even better:I am going to stop at a store to see if there is anything else I want to put in her gift bag! I have never been to babies r us,, may give it a shot..

We had a nice peaceful thanksgiving day. We played a board game, watched part of a parade, ate dinner. Later on in the evening, I asked DD if she wanted to take a walk. We did the double circuit and took in about a mile, but it was crisp, clear and quiet n the darkness, strolling along.
Our food was prepared with lowfat, sodium ingredients. This year is probably the least I have ever eaten at this meal,, and felt great!
I am hoping it was not my Last Supper after diving into the shopping frenzy today,,

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KILLERANGEL47 11/27/2011 5:26AM

    That's wonderful! Congratz to your friend and her daughter! emoticon emoticon


I'm glad you had a happy and very healthy Thanksgiving!! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMLILA 11/26/2011 2:04AM

    I just posted a pic of my g.baby, she's 7 mths... they're so cute at that age.

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NORASPAT 11/25/2011 11:38PM

    LINDA, Going to see babies is pretty nice for me.
My cousins kids in England are getting married. We rarelt get to see any weddings so we see even less of family babies. I love to talk to them in the carts in Sams. I can still make them smile. It warms my heart to do it ans DH loves it when it happens for me. HUGS I hope you had a great day out. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/25/2011 12:18PM

    emoticon What a great job!! Enjoy your day and be safe. So glad to see your sense of humor and I hope it wasn't you Last Supper too.
Blessings to you as you enjoy your weekend!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/25/2011 11:03AM

    I'm too old for Black Friday shopping. You have to be really strong for that.

I hope you ahve fun at your friends home. take Connie Camera along.

We went for a walk last night, too and boy was it crisp and cold and raining hard.

Ohhhhhhh the leftovers await us!

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CAROLIAN 11/25/2011 8:29AM

    Have a good day We are going over my grandaughters next Fri to see her baby he was only born on Tuesday emoticon

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