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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:32:02 EST yesterday went to counselor about DIL & DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452956 Good Morning; I have a counselor that helped me greatly when my son came home from Iraq - with PTSD. She has quite a resume and has served in the Navy as a nurse working with Vets in Vietnam with mental issues. She is wonderful. She knows me, my family issues and has been my go to for years. She is expensive and my insurance does not pay. I feel that the money spent for her is worth every penny. I do not see her often, but count on her for a tune up now and then. Nothing I say to her g... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:25:26 EST txts sure were flying yesterday from DIL & DS- I did not overeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452516 good morning; I had set my alarm for a plane that we needed to catch to go home from Disney. I forgot to turn off the alarm yesterday. Yesterday, DIL & DS were fighting again. But it got worst, DIL called police to come and take his dog. the dog was so distraught that she bit my son. This set off a mental state with my son. This is the dog who saved him from depression many times when he got out of the Army. Both DIL & DS kept txting me about this and that. I can not read that many txt... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:35:48 EST emotional black mail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452281 Good afternoon; I am a mother of a PTSD Disabled VET who is married to someone who has severe emotional damage herself, just severed ties with both my DS and DIL. I am getting all these txts that they are fighting -txt this and that. I guess this morning it got worse. I went back to my counselor after Christmas and she gave me some pointers how I was being kind and generous but I was getting played. We would provide food, place to stay - watch their baby. While they would come - play on ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:19:18 EST pros and cons of going to Disney World with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452158 Good Morning; I just came back from 5 days at Disney. Pros- I got a great deal of exercise - walking every where non stop with grand kids. I made good food choices. I spent a great deal of time with grand kids. Did not buy souvenirs. I lost 2.5 lbs. Cons- DH & I were asked to come to Disney with DD's family to babysit. Boy did we babysit. DD & SIL wanted to enjoy Disney too. So we would have the kids about 6-8 hours a day taking them to rides and seeing other stuff at Disney. It was ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:22:06 EST got a lovely positive txt from DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449267 Good Morning; on way to gym soon. DH and I have decided as soon as membership runs out - we are walking in the morning. We like doing exercise before DH goes to work. We are both more successful when we get it out of the way. I usually do something more in my home later in the day. Due to the holidays and a bad cold, we just have not gotten organized like we usually are. <em>104</em> DS has been silent since Christmas day. He had an episode with his PTSD and words were said. He fina... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:19:23 EST gym closing in three weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448854 Good Morning; slept well - good mood and then found out my gym is closing. Now there is other gyms, but the problem is my DH. He is not very disciplined in his fitness. I have taken it upon myself to go with him in the morning to encourage him to participate in fitness. He likes to go early and come back home to shower, etc. No problem with that in the gym we had. But I have been surfing the web for gyms in our area. Many of them are heavy in sales of their products. Our gym membershi... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:00:06 EST going for a low key day - had a restless mind last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448102 Good day; DH had such a rough week at work and he is just wants to relax. TG he is doing his own laundry today. I am like a zombie today. I have no energy. I went to my counselor this past week. I had to get a handle on stuff that was occurring during the holiday season. What I learned due to my DIL's troubles in her childhood, she is very jealous of DS and our family. She was picking on DS and saying things to him which we did not know. He got very upset at one point and says you do... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:50:31 EST a good night sleep is so wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446636 Good Morning; I know I am on the last legs of this cold/allergies whatever. What I know I get this stuff from pollution. In China, the pharmacy there called it Beijing asthma. In our area, the allergies are high. They report the allergy levels on the weather nightly. It is the molds that get me. So when it is damp and cold, I really get compromised. <em>28</em> I know the signs I get when this croup occurs. I do not take prescriptions but make my body work hard to recover b/c I kn... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:22:41 EST Every year resolutions - no more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445385 Happy New Year! I know what I need to do. In fact I am doing it. I need to eat clean, exercise and put me number 1. These are lessons that I have had to learn over and over again. As I age, I am learning faster. I do not worry about what some one thinks. My time is precious to me. I know the difference between a friend and a someone who just wants to feed off you b/c they have nothing inside themselves. The latter are the people you have to watch. they can suck the energy out of you.... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:17:04 EST Dh going to WW -first since holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444664 Good Morning; I am so glad when DH decides to go back to WW. He just can not lose weight without WW meetings. He has to get to the meetings to keep focus. I am just so happy he went back. It makes my journey so much easier. The problem he does not see is that when he drinks he does not lose weight. It has happened time and time again, but he does not see the association. For today I am focused on my journey. I will finish taking down the tree. DH is almost finished with the lights ou... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:32:52 EST I did not realize how much stress there was at Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444354 Good Morning; I have been trying to relax and detox. DH has relaxed also. He is taking down the outside lights. I have all the decorations down except the tree. The tree will come down today or tomorrow. I am ready to start the new year. I am back reading again which I love. I just made my chicken & vegetable stew which I love when the weather gets cold. I have got my positive outlook which took a hit earlier this month. I am looking forward to 2018. Have a good day! <em>244</em>... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:11:06 EST Relaxing and really enjoying the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443762 Good afternoon; DH was off spending his GC that he got from Christmas. He comes in with all these packages. He is so excited about his purchases. <em>246</em> I have been watching the PBS TV Series of Doctor Thorpe which the adaptation was written Jillian Fellow's that wrote Downton Abbey. I have also been taking all the Christmas decorations down except the tree. All will be down before the New Year begins. Have a good day! Enjoy the rest of the year. <em>244</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:02:37 EST Christmas is over and I can get back to a routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443382 Good Morning; I slept great! Kids gone. they did not want to leave but we made it clear that we needed time to ourselves. We made it clear that DS needs to stay in counseling and DIL needs too also. Come back in a month of so for a weekend. they did not like the message but DH and I had enough. they were taking such advantage of us and our hospitality. DIL would do games in wee hours and let us watch baby as she sleeps. She has much work to do to grow up as does my son. Any ways, we ... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:16:57 EST got to get my son and family out of the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443114 Good Morning; Merry Christmas. I woke up this morning to all sorts of "danger foods for me.". I am back on my program today -NOW! DIL & son went to grocery store just before they closed and got desserts. I know it was not my son's doing. He does not like sweet stuff. I did not have any desserts in the house. I am just tired. I need my house back. <BR> The house is a mess again. they are supposed to leave today but want to come back this weekend. I have to tell them we need this weeken... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:36:02 EST Merry Christmas to all and Peace on Earth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442874 Good Morning; Dh and I are up and getting ready for family to come. I have not gotten dressed yet- enjoying a cup of coffee with DH. Yesterday went better than expected. DH and I are going to tell DS about shorter visits starting January, but we will not do it yet. They have been spoiled coming to our house for a vacation and us watching the baby which we love. It throws our schedule off. we do not go to the gym as often and just exhaustion sets in. I have had to say no to my daughter ... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:48:50 EST Santa almost here and I am tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442678 Good morning; Today I have to be careful. there is so much food in the house for tomorrow. It is all good food, but I have bread - good bread. This is a danger for me. son and family here. My son seems to be in a much better mood than last time. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Baby is happier here. I am hoping they will be leaving by Tuesday or sooner. DH is getting tired of having to adjust to the company. I just have to be patient - tomorrow my daughter and her family is coming.... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 11:29:10 EST babysat last night - my grand kids are great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442386 Good Morning; DH is working at home today. So far so good, usually he is so noisy that I can not think. We have talked for months. I like quiet time to read, think, do banking and just relax. He has come around. It is so refreshing. We have been sitting around the Christmas Tree and just talking in the evenings. He is making an effort and I am so pleased. I think he is more confident with himself and his job. The people who he works with give some wonderful feedback b/c they are secure t... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:19:57 EST DS and family coming back on Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441889 Good afternoon; DS texted that his first therapist session went well. he is coming back with his family on Friday. I just through cleaning the guest room from their last visit this past weekend. I am going to set boundaries with them but I am waiting. I want him to get some sessions under his belt. So in January - DH and I are going to restrict their visits- it is too exhausting. We do not mind once a month but they have been coming 2 x a month and staying a week at a time. It is just... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:00:51 EST a good night sleep is so wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441539 Good Morning- I knew I was not sleeping well when my son and wife were staying here. Last night I got a super good sleep and I feel like a new person. My head is clear, my body is refreshed and I am really upbeat. I wish I could have that every night. I am going to strive to have better sleep more often. <em>104</em> For today, I am going to stay focus on me. I am going to have a spa day. During this season, we all get distracted and loose focus. I found out my body started aching.... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:07:45 EST finally got my house back - went to Star Wars Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441205 Good Morning; I spent the afternoon after my son and his wife left cleaning. They are not the best guests. I will set boundaries, but I am biding my time to get my son into counseling - appt is Tuesday. Some of the problem is my DH. He offers to cook for them- watch the baby and then complains to me constantly. He is a people pleaser and a wife not pleaser at times. After they left, he lays on couch to watch football. I said we are going to get this house in order. Christmas Eve is righ... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:43:16 EST spoke too soon my son and family are still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440757 Good Morning; my son had a super anxiety attack yesterday morning. He had a super disturbing nightmare about a mission in Iraq. He did not sleep all night but woke up with the scenes still in his head while he is awake. We talked but he was very disturbed with the dream. Much I do not know what he did in Iraq but no one should have these disturbing dreams. He kept saying to me you do not understand. I told him I do not understand. No one could unless they had combat experience. they h... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:18:32 EST What a wonderful break!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440463 Good morning; DS says they are all going home today. This is such a wonderful break for us. We need to have our house back and be able to manage my own schedule. They are not great guests. I need to get the house ready again for Christmas Eve. I really like to have my house organized and clean so any neighbor or person can just pop over during this season. They are leaving b/c they have some appointments next week and other stuff to be done. Whatever, it is their choice to go. I am g... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:36:51 EST sleep well and holiday coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440156 Good Morning; I am getting my lists of stuff done. I am not watching baby much so I can actually get the stuff done. I needed a break. I was at a grocery store yesterday, my favorite cashier told me about her recent visit to her family thinking that this time it would be a good visit. <BR> She entered the home - still had coat on and suitcase in hand. Her family started in on her. She said usually it happened on the third day. She picked up her suitcase took a cab to a hotel and had a w... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:04:31 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439816 Good Morning; yesterday - I just had it with my son and DIL. I went to my son. this is like high school. I am done. Get a divorce - I need to have harmony in my home. I deserve it. I did my time with my family in my 20's - I will not do this again in my 60's. I just want my grand daughter to stay safe. I have much to do still this holiday season and will not be able to watch baby all the time. I do not mind for a couple of hours on occasion but that is your baby. You need to make you... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:41:49 EST what I am grateful for this season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439541 Good Morning; I am grateful for my health and flexibility of spirit. this is not the Christmas so far that I have planned. I had to think how I could turn this around to be something I could call Christmas spirit. My DS and my DIL are here with their baby. they are two stubborn people and that is not what you want when communication and compromise needs to be used. I babysat all day yesterday and told my son & his wife to go and have fun but be back by dinner time. They came back happy.... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:49:14 EST there is so much going on in my house - I have had to regroup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439324 Good Morning; TG for counseling that I had at various times to get through trauma in my life. <BR> the latest is my DIL with all her issues and then my son which has issues from Iraq and his disability. I have learned to filter comments which are intended to be hurtful. My DIL who just started counseling for about 4-6 weeks thinks she is a counselor and has been telling me her side of the saga. I have my son who is trying to get back into counseling. He tells me his side. But I can only... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:20:55 EST new program at WW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439016 Good Morning; I just had a long conversation with DH. He is on WW and has had ups and downs like every one else. At his meeting, he is told that he can have unlimited corn. I still can not figure why corn. That is the more GMO foods in our food change. I agree I do not understand their program. I have been to WW multiple times but it was not the program for me. <BR> I like whole foods - no process foods if at all possible. That is just me. He has been struggling since vacation and I ... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:07:12 EST unexpected company came http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438742 Good Morning; We have our grand kids here. It is very challenging with them to keep them interested in activities. did not have the problem same time last year. My DIL called and wanted to come this weekend with baby. My son and her had words. Long story- she is going through counseling and all this stuff that she had suppressed is coming out. DS is not very sympathetic sometimes. Things get said. But in reality, there is so much in her childhood that is overwhelming to me. I can un... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 08:31:49 EST Grand kids coming for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438554 Good morning; we are excited. They have not seen our tree or the lights outside which their grandfather has taken such pain to provide for their pleasure. they used to spend more time with us by this time of year, but my daughter and her family have many friends now. they love to entertain with their own friends. DH & I do not mind at all. we have time for ourselves other times and we really look forward to having them come when they do come. I have the weekend all planned out with other... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:36:19 EST since the cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438176 Good Morning, my neighbor who has the DH with chronic illness- contacted me. She has not done anything to help herself. She is just waiting for someone to save her again. this is how her husband liked it. He did everything for her. Her biggest enjoyment is shopping. I am in a good place and I am not going to allow her to dump on me when she is not even trying to help herself. I told her about social services, counseling, PT etc. She has not done one thing. She wants someone to rescue ... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:34:37 EST neighbor's DH has gotten worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437861 Good Morning; I went over to my neighbor's. I brought them some holiday cookies. the DH has Parkinson's Disease and dementia. She was a mess yesterday. She looked worn out. Her husband does not sleep, hallucinates, shouts at night- thinks someone is out to get him. He is falling and hurting himself. He follows her around her house like a toddler. She is out of patience and losing her mind. She told me that she is putting him in a home soon. She can not take it any more. I was over the... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:26:00 EST Made holiday treats and delivered to neighbors last evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437613 Good Morning; I used to do this every year with the neighbors. Lately the neighborhood has changed. We just recently got 3 new neighbors. the housing market is good and so people are down sizing and moving away. It is sad b/c we knew these people for years. My DH & I wanted to greet the new neighbors into our neighborhood. People just do not socialize now like we used to just years ago. <em>247</em> I was glad that my DH was happy to join me greeting the new neighbors. I am doing well.... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 08:53:26 EST Need to work on this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436356 Good Morning; it is now December. I have a trait that I am determined to work on. It is impatience. My DH was trying to tell me something that was happening at work. He now has a tendency to go on and on. I say cut to the bottom line. It is just that I have heard so many stories over the years about his work. The soap opera that I call of the politics of his work environment. The environment on numerous occasions have severely impacted my household. I think I resent all the discussion... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 07:25:46 EST Came back from gym refreshed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435737 Good Morning; yesterday was a rough day for me. I had very little sleep. I had a list of things to do. I did not have much energy due to the lack of sleep. I needed to be careful not to overeat. I decided to forget about the list and just do something that I could manage and focus on to stay on program. I went to a puzzle on our dining table which DH and I keep to work on. <em>104</em> I also took a long bath and listened to music. I am learning to take care of myself. Have a good ... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:24:20 EST I am in Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435210 Good afternoon- Netflix has a documentary on Barbra Streisand - there are so many songs from concerts. It is so calming. I am in love!!! It is new on Netflix. I did not get much down time this weekend with teething baby. I just needed this! Me time!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:46:40 EST This weekend has been a learning experience for the parents of our GD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434848 good morning; We are trying to give these first time parents confidence with baby. She is teething and quite a challenge. they are so afraid to do something wrong. I show them how to put your baby down in a safe place. You do not have to hold them all the time if she cries. We have our playpen out. I put her in it to have time to explore with safe toys and roll around. we have some electronic toys where she can roll around and actually activate the toy. amazon is having such a sale. ... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:35:35 EST Had a lovely thanksgiving dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434278 Good Morning; Dinner was a huge amount of food. DH wanted to do all the cooking and menu planning. We had 4 people and he cooked for at least 12. I had told him that he was preparing too much, but he was on a mission. It was excellent. I ate moderately. I had decided that I was on a roll with my program and did not want to sabotage myself. DH threw his program out the window. That was his choice. We had all the food to eat clean. We had wonderful bread which is my downfall, but I di... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:08:04 EST Happy thanksgiving to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433975 Good Morning; I am up early just to get time to myself. My son and his family are here. Baby is teething. Mom is distraught and son is not enjoying himself due to in-law issues yesterday. I say oh dear. This season is not a happy one for me naturally- I have had to work to make it happy for me and my family. All the chaos from my DIL's family, has triggered child memories for me. Never having a thanksgiving without parents fighting - or family not having the money for a turkey - if fac... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:52:38 EST going well with visit from DS and wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433087 Good Morning; I am so glad that both of them are in counseling. My DS has stopped smoking - it has been nearly 2 months, he is eating clean which he never did and has lost 15 lbs. and he is in counseling and finally getting validation on the problems in their marriage and with his in-laws. He was always afraid to go, but he has a male counselor and I feel that he is finally getting heard. They have found a civilian counselor not the VA who is working with him on his personal life. I have ... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:12:11 EST have much to do today - lost weight again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432224 Good Morning; DS called yesterday. He had just got back from his counseling session. He was mentally tired. He discussed his MIL and how his wife has been with her sister's wedding. The counselor has set up a couples session next week. I told DS he has to talk with his wife. Later that evening, he said that he would be coming tonight or tomorrow. They want to get away and our house is very relaxing. DIL has treated DS poorly, but I do not hold grudges- it is not my place to judge. I ... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:50:51 EST life is tough at times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431894 Good Morning; I am back trying to lose weight and reach my goal this year. It will be a challenge. My body is changing measurement wise and the weight is always a lag time. I am determined. I got a call from my son's dentist yesterday he missed another appointment. We are paying for his dental work- long story. I called him up and he was mad. He did not know he had one or did not remember. His wife who is supposed to be helping him remember - due to his PTSD has issues right now. Sh... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:59:28 EST keeping holiday tunes and TV off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431277 Good Morning; I get so sad about of all the sexual abuse news. It is sad that powerful people take advantage of young people who are powerless and afraid. This is such a scar on humanity. we are better as a people than this. I am grateful that even though I did not have a wonderful childhood. Sexual abuse was not part of it. Recently I have heard other people have their stories. My former hair dresser was one. One day she just came and at my appointment and just let go of her story. ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:14:29 EST Got a call from DS yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430977 Good Morning; I had to let go of situation with DS and his wife. She is in counseling for the last month. I got a call from DS. His wife and he spoke- TG. I had told them they have to talk face to face and communicate. With the texting, this is not communication for a serious conversation. DIL send me a text saying she is having it out with her mother. Her counselor told her at some point she will have to do that. I did not get a call back and I am glad. It has to be between those tw... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:11:10 EST Even though it was a stressful yesterday - I slept well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430588 Good Morning; I helped my son get through a dangerous situation yesterday. I know that my son has to work it out with his wife and solve their problems. They have to make the choices and decisions for their family. My son went to the wedding and took care of the baby. MIL just wanted to let everyone at the wedding hold the baby. DIL did not do anything. DS took the baby and went to a bedroom and let the baby rest. But everyone kept coming in to see the baby, the MIL kept going in and ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:00:47 EST what a day so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430439 good afternoon; Slept late and woke up great! I get text and a phone call from DS this morning. DIL is stressed her sister is getting married today. The marriage is not a happy one. Sister is marrying a guy she is not in-love with but just feels it is time to get married - she is 32. It was supposed to be a very small wedding, but this family is so dysfunctional that they do things that is unbelievably ridiculous. marrying someone b/c it is time and not in-love. I asked DS what is it ... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:20:09 EST DH finally went to doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430067 Good afternoon; DH never recovered from getting sick on vacation. I told him that it is time to visit your doctor. He has a severe sinus infection with a low grade fever. It has put me at ease to finally know he will get better soon. Also doctor called about his mole- it is not cancerous - there is no further need to do any more treatment. Boy that has put his mind at ease also. So DH is out putting Christmas lights out, he is off from work and wanted to put them up now. Weather is goo... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:42:20 EST Just came back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428682 Good Morning, this is the first day, I felt I got my brains back from jet lag. I have a whole list of stuff to do this week and I needed my brains. Dh & I were telling my DH & SIL about the trip and such great memories just flowed. The Danube cruise went through 18 locks which I was unaware that the Danube had any. It was thrilling to go through them. I went through some on a China cruise but not so many. From my cabin, I could actually touch the walls of the lock. DH and I talked- he w... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 07:47:42 EST back from vacation - fighting jet lag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428033 Good Morning, it is early but I am on Budapest time. Vacation was not very relaxing this year and very complicating and challenging. We landed in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It was super hot and I did a local tour of the walled city- where has many many steps. After a long plane ride and I did the steps in such heat and not wearing the proper shoes. I blew out my feet and legs. How it happened? We fly on points and we were given a routing- Chicago-London-to Helsinki-Dubrovnik. The leg of Lon... Sat, 4 Nov 2017 06:57:50 EST saga with the in-laws continue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416604 Good Morning; boy have I learned my lesson to stay out of it. I got another email this morning. This one was to inform me that FIL is going to pay for nurse. Why did they not do this in the first place and leave the family out of it. They were hoping the family members would cough up the money first before they approached the ogre. Now I hope they go to my FIL first and settle it an adult way. <em>244</em> Dh had a bad week overeating and refuses to go to Weight Watchers today. I hate... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:38:45 EST