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Mixed emotions? Mixed metaphors?

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Happy, sad, glad, etc.... I figure no news is good news for now regarding my sister. I have to talk to her daughter today to get an update. Hope we don't pay phone tag.

I am happy I did well with my tax return and won't have to borrow money to Pay the Piper.

Feeling a bit rushed this morning even though I got up plenty early (4:30).

I still have a lot of things "on my plate," and "have to get organized" before "the roof falls in."

Have a happy day.... everybody... emoticon

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CARRAND 4/8/2010 8:58PM

    I'm glad the taxes worked out. We owed money this year, but not more than I had, thank goodness.

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/8/2010 8:14PM

    Glad to hear the taxes worked out OK.

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ANGELFMABV 4/8/2010 2:57PM

    I do hope you get to talk to your sister soon even if someone were to hold the phone to her. May be you can call and ask the nurse to hold the phone to her to let you talk to her. Just thought of the idea and thought I would pass it on. I also hope you get good news when you do get news. Have a great day otherwise and keep up the great work. emoticon

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ANNEBURNELL 4/8/2010 11:59AM

    Hi Teddy,

Very sorry to hear about your sister. May God bless your family.

How are things? Hope you are feeling OK physically.

I didn't win the lottery either

Stay strong,
Anne Burnell

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PATRISNA 4/8/2010 7:23AM

    Hopefully you will get to talk to her soon. May the news be good news when you get it and I hope the rest of the week goes smoothly.


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MSLZZY 4/8/2010 6:50AM

    I hope your sister improves and that you can get to talk with her. Take care. emoticon

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My sister is in the hospital...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

My only living sister went to the hospital on Easter. She has been in assisted living for about 10 years now. She just turned 72. She became blind about 10 years ago, had a stroke a year ago with residual memory loss and recently was diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure). Her daughter sent me an email and said they are having problems adjusting her meds and she is very unsteady on her feet. I talked to her on Good Friday and she sounded okay but said she couldn't walk to the dining room for meals as she was feeling sick. We had a nice talk but the way she said, "I love you," was not her usual sign off and I was suspicious she was saying good-bye in a final sort of way. I have been expecting to hear from her daughter for the last six months that she has died and I think it will probably be soon. I feel bad that I won't be able to talk to her after she dies but I know she has not been feeling well for quite awhile and I think she has resigned herself to the fact that she won't last much longer. In spite of her existence being the way it has been the last 10 years, she and I have great conversations about the family and the old days that cannot be replaced. We have laughed so much when we talk on the phone and when we see each other (only 1-2 times a year as she is 150 miles away and driving has been hard for me the last few years).

I am hopeful they can correct her medications but at the same time I am expecting to hear that she has passed on and it makes me feel sad, of course. Luckily I have to work only half a day today as I am getting ready to do the dreaded taxes with my bookkeeper this afternoon.

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TEDDYTEDDY 4/7/2010 10:00PM

    Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. For now it appears that my sister will be transferred to a transitional care where they can monitor her closely while they try to get her medications adjusted. I still have not talked to my niece but she has sent me 2 emails and the last one sounded hopeful that she will still be around for awhile. I would love to talk to my sister and I have to find out if she is able to talk on the phone.

Again thanks, everyone. emoticon

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MARYMAC45 4/7/2010 8:59PM

    So sorry your sister is ill. I will include her in my prayers. Wishing you both good luck this week!

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CARRAND 4/7/2010 6:44PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your sister being in the hospital. Sisters have a bond that can't be replaced. At least you will have memories of good times and good laughs. Hang in there. Our thoughts are with you.

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BIGT_56 4/7/2010 11:01AM

    That sister bond is a strong one for sure. I have two older sisters and I can't imagine life without them. Now that we are all getting older I think about it sometimes.
It is good that you two could talk. You probably helped her keep going by knowing that you were there to talk about old times with. We love our kids, but our sisters are the keepers of our past.
Just keep right on calling and talking to her. It will make both of you feel better.

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MAGGGGG 4/7/2010 10:05AM

    I had a conversation like that with my dad. I will never forget it he told me he thought I turned out great and he was proud of me. My psychologist told me once when I had a sick friend make sure I told them how much they meant to me and how much I cared about them. I felt funny because I thought he might feel like I was acting as if he was going to die. But it didn't turn out like that at all it was probably one of the best things I ever did. It was the last time I saw him.

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NJMATTICE 4/7/2010 9:49AM

    Sisters share a special bond. My older sister and I are most certainly connected by the heart. We depend on each other a lot. For emotional support. I hope all goes well. Thanks for reminding me how special a sister is.

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    What wonderful memories you have. I can only imagine what feelings you are going through. I know we all have to go sometime, but it must be very hard to end up the "last sister". You bless so many lives. I never had a sister (just those dreaded brothers, LOL) but I count many of my friends as sisters. I know you have much support around you, thanks for leaning into us. Hugs, Jenn

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YOYONOMORE1 4/7/2010 8:52AM

    Sorry to hear about your sis, it's nice that you've been able to keep in touch by phone with each other, may God be with you both.

Hugs & Prayers

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HEIDE69 4/7/2010 8:14AM

    My thoughts and prayers are w/you!

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ANGELFMABV 4/7/2010 7:06AM

    I am sorry to hear of your sister being in the hospital. I will pray that God will do what is right for her! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/7/2010 6:57AM

    My prayers are with you and your sister.

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/7/2010 6:56AM

    I'll be thinking about you today.

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PUDLECRAZY 4/7/2010 6:42AM

    Oh, Honey, that is so hard! Is your sister too far away to visit? I think it would be good for both of you if you can go to see her and talk to her in person.

Sending you big love,

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PLAYBLUES22 4/7/2010 6:12AM

    So sorry to hear about your Sister. I hope things get better for you and yours, you seem to have so much on your plate so as it is

Please try and have a good day

Your friend
Ronnie emoticon

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30 minutes to departure for work...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Today I am going on the recumbent bike, taking a shower, taking vitamins, brushing teeth and BTW getting dressed all in the next 30 minutes....bye...hope you all have a great day.

NOTE: I got it all done and got to work on time!!!

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ANGELFMABV 4/6/2010 10:56AM

    What a great way to start your day! Have a great day! emoticon

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RITAROSE 4/6/2010 9:39AM

  Great start to your day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NJMATTICE 4/6/2010 8:39AM

    Way to get up an at 'em! Hope your day goes well.

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/6/2010 7:20AM

    Hope you made it. I am going to walk later...not enough time now.

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MSLZZY 4/6/2010 7:07AM

    Have a great day as well! emoticon

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Is it really Monday, already?

Monday, April 05, 2010

Time for a quick shower and take my vitamins...then out the door ....

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/6/2010 4:28AM

    I had one of those yesterday. I actually didn't take my vitamins until I got to the office! Hopefully today isn't as rushed for either of us.

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APRILAZALEAS 4/5/2010 11:06AM

  Weekends are never long enough! Enjoy your week! emoticon

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ANGELFMABV 4/5/2010 9:30AM

    Have a fantastic day! emoticon

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NJMATTICE 4/5/2010 7:59AM

    Have a great day!

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BECKYI 4/5/2010 7:33AM

    I hate Mondays too. I don't need to be at work today until 10 am.

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MSLZZY 4/5/2010 7:16AM

    Me, too! Have a great day!

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NUTRON3 4/5/2010 7:13AM

    Have a wonderful day

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Not enough time....

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Seems to be the story of my life. Procrastination, then running out of time.

I worry about things (anxiety) and then all of a sudden...there isn't enough time to do important things. This morning will have to do a short blog.....the end... emoticon

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NJMATTICE 4/4/2010 11:57AM

    Happy Easter!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/4/2010 11:56AM

    The time is there - I just don't make the best use of it!
I'm finally learning that it is okay to relax and take my time - and enjoy life.
Just focus on what you're doing at the moment you're doing it. do it to the best of your abilities. and move on.
You'll find that you do accomplish what needs to be done.

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ANGELFMABV 4/4/2010 10:46AM

    I agree there does not seem to be enough hours in a day! I make a list and cross off the things as I go along. If I do not get to some of them, I move them to the next day at the top.

Have a great Easter! emoticon

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MOM195 4/4/2010 10:31AM

    Time is short and hard to do everything in 1 day.
Same here all I can get is 1 hr of workout daily but its hard to
keep up with the posting. Take one day at a time.

Happy Easter!
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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 7:51AM

    Have a Happy Easter, no matter what! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/4/2010 5:48AM

    I am so with you! I putzed around all day yesterday and now I have a ton of things to get done before tomorrow! Enjoy your dinner with your friend.

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