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We got 8.8 inches of snow.... looking forward to lutefisk!!!!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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Hubby is out side using the snowblower and swearing A=LOT!!! He is happy/sad to use the snowblower. He complained for at least an hour before he finally went out to do it. The plows have gone by our house so if we want to go somewhere we can....we plan to go to the gym this morning after hubby rests up and changes his clothes. We have a fairly decent temperature of 18 so at least it isn't blizzarding now. We are expected to get some light snow this evening.

I have to try to compliment him on what a great job he did when he comes in as apparently he is wishing we lived in a warm place with no snow today.....

I know if I didn't have him to run the snowblower or a shovel I would have to hire someone to do this for me. I have a 10-lb lifting restriction because of my hand surgeries and even carrying in the groceries would be very difficult. This morning I had to ask him to put one of my bargain turkeys in the freezer downstairs as it weighed 18 lb. I plan to cook that on Christmas. On Christmas eve we always have lutefisk....if you have to ask what is lutefisk...you probably don't live in Minnesota!!! emoticon

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MARITAK 12/4/2010 9:58PM

  Lutefisk, lutefisk, lefse, lefse, are we going to get some yeah sure you betcha:) Love lefse, can not eat lutefisk! My mother always made it at Christmas for my father..couldn't stand it then, can't stand it now:)

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GAILRUU 12/4/2010 2:04PM

    I grew up with lutefisk at Chritmas. I actually like it in spite of the smell. I will have to keep watch for a lutefisk dinner at one of the local churches if I want to have some.

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TWEETYKC00 12/4/2010 11:13AM

    yes, it's the season of snowplows and shoveling! you can have my share of the lutefisk and then some!!

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THINAGIN2 12/4/2010 10:51AM

    It is colder today here in Kansas but we don't have any snow! Thankful for that!! Have a fantastic day.

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Friday...going to gym this a.m. to avoid new snowstorm....

Friday, December 03, 2010

We are supposed to get another dump (up to 6 inches) of snow starting this afternoon. I will take hubby and me to the gym so we can avoid slippery driving conditions.

I am sparking now but will soon be getting ready to leave the house.

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THINAGIN2 12/3/2010 11:23AM

    Sounds like you are getting more than enough snow! We've had one snow so far this year and then it got warm again. I am glad that you could get to the gym before it hit again!! Have a great day!

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MCLAFLIN 12/3/2010 9:30AM

    Enjoy the white stuff! Glad you are able to get to the gym before it hits!

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Slept a good 9-10 hours last night....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Still on leave from work due to death in family. I got to stay up and watch Letterman and sleep later today. I have been going to the gym every day this week and feel my knee stiffness is getting better.

I am having fun surfing on the web....and today hubby and I will go thrift store shopping. I have been finding ski clothes for my daughter and her boyfriend...I found 2 items this week for them already. The prices of these items new are out of sight. They really like it when I can find vintage (50s, 60s and 70s) items for them. She also like vintage aprons and I found a really cute one for about $2. I found a wearable art jacket from a famous designer in Finland that fits me perfectly. I looked on the internet and similar jackets sell for $750 and up and I scored this one for $10.

My hubby and I go to the gym...it gets him out of the house and he likes to talk to other men in the whirlpool and steam room. It is a social outlet for him. For me, it gets me into the pool to swim a minimum of 30 minutes and sometimes up to an hour. He would like to go every day and so that is good cause when I went on my own I usually went only 3-4 times a week.

Today I will call my niece to see how she is doing. She was going to arrange for cremation on Tuesday for my sister and I hope she is getting all the details taken care of. She had to move my sister's things into storage about 5 months ago and that will be something she needs to take care of, also.

  
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CANOGAPARKGAL 12/2/2010 6:15PM

    I'm glad so many other things are going your way. emoticon

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Still blogging....crying some now....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

At first when I got the news it was surreal.. My sister is dead? It is starting to sink in the reality and finality of it. I am sure she is in heaven and God is taking good care of her. She had a very hard life and she coped as well as she could with all the obstacles she had. She was only 8 or 9 when her father died. My mother was pregnant with me at that time and my mother did not cope well with the loss. I am sure my sisters (I had two older sisters) felt abandoned for much of that first year as my mother sent them to boarding school and she and I went to a Catholic convent for at least 6 months. My mother's sister was a nun and she convinced her mother superior to take my mother in to help her over her trauma. My mother was so distressed that the doctor did not allow her to go to my father's funeral for fear of losing her pregnancy (me!). My aunt, the nun, Sister Teresa Joseph called me "her baby" and I heard all the nuns were anamored with me. My aunt named me at the baptism, "Theodora Josephine Frances Xavier Cabrini" and my last name was a mouthful, too, Bednar'Chuk. My oldest sister got married when I was only 4 years old. My sister who just died was often the babysitter for my younger half sister and me and she probably resented that as she got into her teen years, but we were friends and became closer as we got older. We used to laugh a lot and reminisced about the good and not-so-good childhood we shared. I do miss her. emoticon

  
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ASHERAH38 12/5/2010 3:38PM

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Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 12/5/2010 1:46PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers; I am very sorry for your loss.

Debra~~

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ELAINESHAFF 12/4/2010 4:37PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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BIGT_56 12/4/2010 10:19AM

    emoticon I so sorry to hear about your loss. Sisters have a special bond. They share all of our childhood memories...good and bad. I have two sisters and as we get older, I realize just how much that is so. U can't imagine life without them.
I was fascinated to read about your beginnings in this world. You should write a book or at least some short stories about those days...it would be a good read.

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CORKYTHEMOM 12/2/2010 10:45AM

    Teddy, you're never alone in this journey of grief. I am right by your side, holding your hand in friendship and embracing you with lots of comforting hugs.


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MSLZZY 12/1/2010 5:40PM

    The grieving process is long and slow but cherish the fond memories that you have and know you have friends who are here to help you through this. HUGS!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/1/2010 2:55PM

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
HUGS
Pam

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TEDDYTEDDY 12/1/2010 12:18PM

    P.S. She was my last sibling.... emoticon

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WISEWIFE 12/1/2010 11:23AM

    My condolences on your loss.
Hugs,
WW

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SWAZY33 12/1/2010 11:03AM

    This blog tugged at my heart.
I'm so close with my sis and can't begin to imagine your pain.
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ELEXEY 12/1/2010 10:41AM

    My prayers are with you as well. emoticon

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SNUGGLY4U 12/1/2010 10:06AM

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MYSTERY4EVER 12/1/2010 9:42AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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KAT7457 12/1/2010 9:28AM

    Teddy I am so sorry for your loss of your sister you are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon.

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MARITAK 12/1/2010 9:25AM

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Stages of grieving....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I think I had started grieving before my sister died as she was sick most of this year. She was transferred to hospice and expected to die around Eastertime but got better for awhile but then got sick again. Her course was pretty level but eventually her body just shut down and the doctors said nothing they could do would help her after they had tried all sorts of procedures and medications. I am grateful that she will not have to suffer any more.

She spent her last 10 years in a nursing home after she suddenly lost her vision to macular degeneration. Then about a year ago she had a stroke and lost what little vision she had left until then. After she completely lost her sight her will to live seemed to just evaporate and she became very depressed.

I will miss her and I have many good memories. We used to laugh a lot when we got together or when we talked to each other on the phone. We usually talked about once a week for at least an hour at a time. We had so much in common and our senses of humor were similar.

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JLSEWS 12/1/2010 1:43AM

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MSLZZY 11/30/2010 11:34PM

    My deepest sympathy to you-hugs!

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GOROSIEO 11/30/2010 11:29PM

    A sister is a friend forever. You share so many old stories. At times I know you will feel like she's right there with you.

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CAROLYNVIL 11/30/2010 11:17PM

    I am very sorry for your loss.

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/30/2010 10:48PM

    My condolences. Sisters share what no other can. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROLLINGSTONEMOM 11/30/2010 9:37PM

    emoticon My prayers are with you.

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LMMIMI 11/30/2010 9:05PM

    Sorry for your loss. I found this many years ago and do not remember where, but I hope you will find comfort. "Sadness and emptiness are difficult to bear, but that which brings us sadness has once brought us joy. May you cherish forever all that was yours." emoticon

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MARITAK 11/30/2010 8:58PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/30/2010 8:06PM

    My condolences on the loss of your sister.
May the memories you have of her help you through this sad time.

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DDDOLL59 11/30/2010 8:05PM

    My heart goes out to you. I pray for comfort and peace for you.

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VKISAMORE 11/30/2010 7:49PM

  Tell us more stories about her as the weeks go by. She sounds like a true friend. I'm sorry that you'll miss her so much!

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DKELLEY35 11/30/2010 7:48PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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