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Need a do-over

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I need a do-over wake up starting Monday morning
Had my diabetes dr. apt Monday morning, they put me on insulin because my blood glucose was so high it wouldn't register, so now I have to take 15 units before bed every night. Not happy.

This morning My niece and I woke up and found out my father was taken to the hospital yesterday with swollen legs and then diagnosed with pneumonia, then her boy friend messaged her to tell her his father was in the hospital in Mississippi with breathing problems (he already has cancer)
My son is going to be a guest of the State of NH for 3 days then rehab for 7 next month so I'll have my grandson for a while.


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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/22/2011 12:16PM


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HJFOGARTY 6/21/2011 9:10PM

    OMG what a day you had - you need to take some time and concentrate on you first! perhaps this is the kick in the pants you needed - perhaps not quite this large of a kick - but I know you will shine - you are one tough cookie and always make the best of the worst kind of situations. know that I'm here if you need a shoulder! take care of you girl!

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OGOODY 6/21/2011 3:54PM

    I know it seems rough, but everything happens for a reason. Be kind to your body so that you can be around for the people that need you most, like your precious grandson. It will get better. emoticon

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Oh Fiddleheads

Monday, May 30, 2011

Fiddleheads? Yes, Fiddleheads. What are Fiddle heads? they are a vegetable of some sort.

I cooked them for myself tonight, they were pretty good, kind of a mix between asparagus and brussel sprouts.

You wash and wash them.

You steam or boil them for 10-12 minutes

Then you saute them in a bit of olive oil or margarine sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt.


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HJFOGARTY 6/2/2011 10:21PM

    haha love em - haven't found any this year tho - but then again now that I think of it I forgot to even look! thanks for reminding me!

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RWETHAIRYET 6/1/2011 4:44PM

    mmm, I love fiddleheads...haven't seen them in the stores around me this year. Bummer.

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SMELIOT 5/31/2011 7:19AM

    We LOVE fiddleheads! But Suzy is right - they're not in season very long. Makes sense - ferns grow pretty darned fast!

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KOFFEENUT 5/30/2011 10:04PM

    This was a first for me - but thanks to your tempting picture, looks like something I have to put on my list to try!

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OGOODY 5/30/2011 9:59PM

    I've never heard of them! Sounds good though...I love asparagus.

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RD03875 5/30/2011 9:32PM

    They were very good I thought!

Sue, I bought them at Hannaford

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SUZYMOBILE 5/30/2011 9:27PM

    I love these things! The trouble is, they aren't in season very long. Did you buy them at a store?

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    What a coincidence, I just made these the other day. They were good! Did you enjoy them?

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The end of the 7,000 mile journey

Monday, May 30, 2011

The flight took off 20 minutes late but not a problem. It was full and cramped. I slept MAYBE 3 hours if that but dozed on and off.

We landed at 8:48AM New York time, got through immigration with no problem, picked up my luggage, got through customs and was in the USA by 9:30AM.

Trucked on over to my connecting flight that left JFK at 12:20, landed in Boston at 1:10. I grabbed my luggage and got on the 1:44 bus, arrived in Concord at 3:35PM where my daughter was waiting.

Headed up the highway and got home at 5PM. I fell asleep trying to watch House around 9PM. Woke up at 2AM, 4AM then got up at 5:30AM.

A week later and I still fall asleep around 9:30PM and wake up at 6AM.
Another busy month starts soon!


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HEAD-OF-RED 6/2/2011 2:35PM

    Welcome home!!!

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EBPOOKIE 6/2/2011 12:15PM

    emoticon emoticon (welcome home) now that was one long trip you get your rest!!! emoticon drink plenty of water emoticon

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RWETHAIRYET 6/1/2011 4:43PM

    I'd have slept for a week just with all the traveling...here to Philly wrecks me, haha. Add in the jet lag, maybe a month.
And the problem with falling asleep at 9:30 and waking up at 6am? Sounds like my regular schedule, haha.

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HJFOGARTY 5/31/2011 9:00PM

    now that is one long trip! but we are glad to have you back! rest and recover so you can enjoy your summer!

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MAREANNIE 5/30/2011 10:51PM

    Welcome Home, Robin!! Love your pink Yankees hats!! emoticon

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OGOODY 5/30/2011 10:01PM

    Wow! You must have been exhausted! Welcome back!

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SOFEDUPP 5/30/2011 9:23PM

    Welcome Home!!!!

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The 7,000 mile journey

Sunday, May 22, 2011

No, this isn't about weight loss, healthy eating, exercise, or anything like that. This is about my trip HOME.

I am living overseas with my husband, (we are NOT US military in any way, shape or form nor are we related to any one who is), we are just American civilians who live/work outside the USA.

Today I begin my 7,000 mile, 12 hour nonstop trans-Atlantic journey home for my 4 month attitude adjustment and retail therapy.

I got up at 7AM local time Sunday morning, equivalent to midnight Saturday/Sunday New Hampshire time. I will leave for the airport around 10PM since it can take upwards of an hour to check in and get through immigration here.

My flight leaves at 03:10AM which is equivalent to 8:10PM New Hampshire time. They serve a full meal about an hour or so after take off (I am NOT flying any American air carrier) then hopefully I can sleep for a few hours if there aren't too many screaming, un-disciplined, ill mannered brats on the flight, I am flying sardine class so hopefully it won't be full either.

The flight touches down on American soil around 9:10AM Monday morning after flying across 7 timezones.

I then have a 3 hour layover to my next destination where upon arrival I hope to catch a bus as soon as I arrive, If not, I may have to wait another hour.

Then it's a 2 hour bus ride to the bus station where hopefully a family member will be waiting to drive me the rest of the 2 hour trip home.

I am hoping to be home not later than 8PM, so all in all, it's a 40+ hour "day" for me. I will most likely fall asleep while sitting enjoying being home and chatting with my kids which will suck. Then again I will probably be wide awake at 4AM Tuesday morning.

It takes about a week to get my time straightened out. My son and grandson will be staying with me for a week when I get home so I will someone to keep me awake.

Hopefully an airport along the way will have wifi so I can log in to SparkPeople, spin the wheel and read an article or two so I don't lose my 584 day log in streak.
As of right now, 25 hours until I am in the REAL WORLD!

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HJFOGARTY 6/2/2011 10:22PM

    I for one am glad you made it home safe and sound!

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LADYRH 5/22/2011 7:12AM

    emoticonHome and hope you had an uneventful trip. Enjoy your stay and being with your family.

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Lost in Translation?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saw this sign over a store on Thursday. Think something was lost in translation, the sign says Broken Prices


in 48 hours I will be IN THE USA, so much to do before Sunday night.

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