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Aidan and Mamaw at the Boonshoft museum

Thursday, December 04, 2014

  
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BOWKAY 12/4/2014 3:20PM

    Grandchildren are a special blessing! Mine were one of my motivators to lose weight and get healthy. Keep enjoying! emoticon

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Countdown to holidays

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Camden's 4 month picture

  
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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Slowly getting into a routine. Go to ladies Bible Study at church on Wednesday mornings and then take Mom out wherever she wants to go or do. Always dread it as she is so negative and critical....and we had a bad evening the night before taking her grocery shopping and my purse had tapped her on the back while I was wheeling her around the stores in a wheelchair and she moaned the rest of the time and complained her back was severely hurt. Called her yesterday morning and she said she hadn't slept cause of her back and would probably be grouchy but she would go out with me. Was really dreading it and God surprised me...she was pleasant and we had a nice afternoon. She laughed and seemed to have a good time. Made it worth it. I need a good time with her every now and then to keep me motivated to try and get out with her. Have set it in my schedule to take her out every Wednesday...then I don't feel stressed when she asks what I'm doing each day to do something with her.

Getting into exercise routine. Getting to Curves 3 times a week at least and exercising at home. Knees are starting to ease up some. They were not to happy but seem to be getting better

May have company...MIL's niece, hubby and daughter may come out for a visit. Around November 1.

Heading to Cincinnati tomorrow afternoon to spend Halloween with son, daughter in law, grandson and the rest of the clan. They gather at every holiday. They fix a pot luck and we all gather in and watch the trick or treaters. DIL still makes homemade doughnuts with her grandmother. Of course we get to eat their hard work. They are yummy. DIL still likes tradition with her grandmother. She will carry some of those traditions on. Mom still on the fence whether she will go....but it's always a process like this...she will go in the end. She enjoys all the little kids...but gradually she is becoming more reclusive and withdrawn. Just hard to interact with others like she used to. The Alzheimers is slowly taking her away from us.

Off to seize the day!

  
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DGFOWLER 10/30/2014 6:47AM

    Happy morning Kathleen.. it's good to see you blogging again and letting us know you are still around and kicking.. Enjoy your day ~ Hugs,, Donna

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Playing in the leaves with my grandson Aiden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

never want to get too old to play with my grand children!

  
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COOP9002 10/21/2014 5:22PM

    Awesome.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trying to focus on physical self. Worked in the yard over the weekend. Realizing what a toll it takes on my body. What I used to enjoy doing I am dreading because I pay for it for several days. Had a company come and take down 20 trees in our back yard....due to the dreaded Elm disease. So much for living in the woods. But they were dead and you can't bring them back to life. Hubby and I had started cleaning out the flower beds...raking and cleaning out the dead flowers. Then a man who has taken down trees for us before stopped by and gave hubby quote that was good...so we had them take them own. They did a great job cleaning up but we still had lots of little limbs to pick up before the mower could go back there. I did a lot of bending, raking and moving small limbs to the burn pile. We burned a lot of little stuff. Son and daughter in law and grandson stopped by after goi8ng apple picking and we had a fun evening with them. Grandson liked jumping on me in the grass/leaf piles in the back and walking through the back woods we still have.
They are now offering Curves Smart where I go and decided to upgrade my membership. That way it tracks my workouts and also makes me work out at a consistent level. You have to stay within the level or the lights flash or go yellow. Some were easy to stay within and a couple stations I need to work on. It increases levels as I do four workouts in the green. So we'll see how it goes. Decided to work on me while I figure out what I want to do.

Applied for a job but haven't heard anything. Also realizing this is a time to work on me and maybe time God has for me to be quiet and He works on me!

Also decided to have a day with Mom once a week to do what she wants to do. Usually it's get out...last week we bought two pairs of shoes...and she forgot perfume...so that is on the agenda this week. I know we will find a stash of perfume somewhere or she throws it away. We have bought more perfume for her and the next time we go out...she needs more. She isn't reeking of it so I know she puts it somewhere and can't find it. It's such a downer to be around her. She is so negative and complains. But I have decided one day a week at least gets her out of the house.

Feeling so blessed. Talk with daughter daily and Facetime with my newest grandson. He is starting to laugh. He is such a cutie! My daughter is doing so well. She is a good mommy and wife. Her hubby got through the Achilles surgery and wisdom teeth extraction last week and she took good care of them both. Now she has to drive him to and from work. Their son is now sleeping through the night. I feel so very blessed with these two precious grandsons. God is awesome.

Still trying to figure out where to go from here...but enjoying this time.

  
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DGFOWLER 10/21/2014 6:57AM

    Psalm 46:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Be still, and know that I am God:

He's teaching you something Kathleen. Good to see you enjoying yourself and taking time for you. It's so very important. ~ Donna

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ELRIDDICK 10/21/2014 6:20AM

  Thanks for sharing

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