NORASPAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NORASPAT NORASPAT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I have had a better day I think DIL has since her friend came by with her boys. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822531 This young lady and DIL have become good friends, The boys and our GD go bowling every Saturday and it is a really good friendship for the whole family. That has been a great help to us at this time. <BR> <BR> I have had no inclination to do anything. I asked about Thanksgiving dinner today and there is a bit more enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow DH has to go to the eye Dr. and his driving license should be renewed. He has been having injections in his eye and his vision is not up to par rig... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:37:00 EST THANKS SO MUCH FOR SENDING PRAYER TO DIL AND FAMILY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821946 It has been a hectic day for the family. Trying to decide to go but when. <BR> There is such a lot happening here but there is much more happening in Nevada. <BR> DH and I are just staying at home, it has been difficult to go anywhere. <BR> <BR> Thanks It is late but I did read all of your comments and I treasure my Spark friends so much. <BR> <BR> We are happy to have the family around, it really makes my life better. <BR> I feel sure our DIL will want to get down to Vegas as soon as sh... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:43:49 EST Thanks for the messages for our DIL's father's loss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821378 This time of year flights are hard to find. <BR> Her Dad was alone and had been recently evicted from his home. Her brother was stealing money that was for their food. He is arrested, Her Dad slept in his car and had Oxygen he was not using. He was ill with Pneumonia and took himself to the hospital. <BR> Alas they tried but he died in the early morning. <BR> There was a hard time finding any contacts. <BR> A friend of his Dad called to tell her, he is in Colorado. DIL got a call from her M... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:53:59 EST Yet another quick blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820890 We had a really nice time in Freeport. I got some good buys and we had a nice tea. I dropped them all off (I am the Driver) and headed home with my stash. <BR> <BR> As I got there our DIL who is living here called for a ride. I went and picked her up and went home. <BR> As she went downstairs her phone rang and I heard her laughing, <BR> I thought it was laughter but it was crying. I went in to find out what was wrong, <BR> <BR> Her Dad died this morning so now they are trying to get to ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:41:25 EST Thanks for the thoughts and advice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820355 I am doing better but my legs are still cramping. <BR> <BR> They stop aching when I walk but as soon as I sit they cramp. Our Dr just about dismissed it and so the beat goes on. <BR> <BR> I am trying to cut back on Spark I am not reading articles, I am just reaching out to my Spark friends. I am feeling time and tiredness are overwhelming me. <BR> <BR> I will be doing some better blogs as soon as I am out of this situation. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to go to Freeport and my friends and I a... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:19:38 EST Longest sleep I can remember but still tired. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819747 I went to bed at 10pm I did take my usual melatonin but felt I was tossing and turning. I woke at 6am and got up to check my fasting blood sugar. I do that every day, it was lower than usual so I ate breakfast. I was still tired so I went back to bed. I was supposed to do my 4 mile Wednesday walk I always look forward to that, they called and DH said I was sleeping. I woke up and looked at the clock it was 1:20pm, I was not feeling any better and I am still wanting more sleep. I will see what... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:30:37 EST Just to let you know the family are sending me to bed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819201 It has been a busy weekend and I had a flu shot on Friday. I am doing much better but I fell asleep again at the computer, just for a short time. <BR> <BR> Short time enough for the computer screen had almost filled the screen with rows of Z's . I had my hand on the keyboard and my pinkie was on the Z. <BR> Goodnight Pat in Maine. <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>223</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:40:16 EST Here we are for Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818463 DH and I started at 8 am packing the van with the refreshments etc . I had already made the purchases but getting the totes in to the car along with water, apple cider and Cranberry Juice cocktail meant we had to make sure we had them secured. By 10 am it was all in there and my c heck list was finished excerpt I had the tablecloths to iron. <BR> <BR> DH says no-one will notice, my response is I will. <BR> <BR> I had made some 8 foot cloths to put over those fold up tables. I made 5 of them... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:58:22 EST Too late for a BLOG I will do a long one tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818021 The kids were amazing and the performers are first class musicians in New York. <BR> <BR> I wish I had pictures but I was in charge and oh boy it was a very busy day, HUGS Pat in Maine. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:58:57 EST A Saturday just having some fun with friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817455 <BR> I have had a FUN day I offered to make curtains for a Spark friends daughter and we met at McDonalds in my town so we chatted and she really likes the curtains, they were just quickies and we both had a nice conversation. <BR> <BR> I Moved on to pick up last supplies for the kids concert. Phone rang and my walking buddies wanted me to walk. <BR> <BR> I never say no so we did the rail trail and we did almost 4 miles since the very end was soggy leaves and it hid the pathway. <BR> <BR... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:42:25 EST Super busy day, had a great time with it too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817025 walked the rail trail with just one friend we walked after the snow began to melt. We walked 5 miles and I had 15, 217, <BR> We were both hungry and ate an egg McMuffin and coffee. <BR> <BR> At noon we parted and I went to Xmas tree shop to find some nut cups but they only had shot glasses. <BR> I bought some salt water taffy and they will be on the kid's table. In the summer on the coast they make it. I imagine it is in all the states by now. 50 years ago we tasted salt water toffee (TAFFY)... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:50:46 EST Preparing for our first snow and a concert. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816445 Today I had to think about the Suzuki children who will be the early lead in to a concert on Sunday. <BR> It will be a long day. I hope the snow comes and after it has been removed we can have the concert and the children's performances. <BR> <BR> Our Violinist is from Maine and she is coming home to family and when she does she likes to give back to the area violin students. They are all using the Suzuki method and they are very good musicians despite being so young. <BR> <BR> They will h... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:20:32 EST We had a long day but we got it all done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815868 EXCEPT my blog !! <BR> I walked 5 miles today before noon with a friend 12, 800 steps. <BR> <BR> We drove 120 miles to pick up DH new ankle brace he was hurting so the ride helped him on the way home. The office visit was 5 minutes. Just handed over from receptionist. <BR> When I got home I had some sewing to do. I made a curtain to give to a Spark persons daughter. <BR> <BR> Finally I made dinner and then it was Spark Time somewhere around 9 pm. Off to bed late as usual but it was a nice... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:41:28 EST Spark is changing a lot of our pages and all for the very best. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815221 I went to my blog and discovered all the previous blogs are independently tracked with the beginning of the blog showing. <BR> <BR> Being able to find things on this site gets easier every passing day. Some time soon I must try once again to understand the Fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> Some days I cannot find what I need for the fitness numbers. I feel guilty that I have to go to another website to find the calories. I have to say NUTRITION is perfect but I can not enter my numbers in to ... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:31:02 EST Long day but a lot was accomplished. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814574 The day began with GD awake at the computer at 4;30 am. <BR> Not too happy but I went back to bed. <BR> Up at 7pm and at a 4 hour computer class till noon. Went right to a meeting at Senior college. Very big discussion and not a very good meeting. 2 members were at opposite viewpoints and boy it was a heated discussion. <BR> DH needs READERS we had to drive to Waterville but despite they said they had some they were all pink. No way pink for DH for certain. By then I had to go to my Dr appo... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:35:45 EST Clothes out clothes in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813897 Today was e3xactly that and boy the house became big mess. I only did my own closet. DH just keeps his tidy. I stash anything and everything in mine, especially since my overflow closets are all taken up with the other family. <BR> It was very hard work, I have some mending to do and my sewing area is also a state of disarray. <BR> Tomorrow I have 4 hours of computer class, then to a two hour meeting with senior college arts and performances, AKA concerts and plays, Final destination my Dr... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 23:42:04 EST Feeling better and slept a lot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813320 Just maybe I caught my GD cold. Most likely allergies are bad right now. Lots of moldy leaves on the ground. It seems to happen at this time of year. That is why I am glad to see the snow fly but I really do not like the cold. <BR> We have put the RV in its parking place and we are actually storing some of our sons Boxes in there. It is essentially empty. The packers only labeled by rooms so there is no pattern to be where items are. 150 boxes last February and they found winter coats. In Mar... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 23:05:47 EST I have been very busy and I need sleep. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812158 Sorry, I am sitting here once again with drooping eye lids. <BR> I am off to bed . I am listening to my body. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the comments on the cramp issue, I am not alone. <BR> I have a very sore throat so I will pamper myself. <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine. <em>304</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 19:21:44 EST Short Blog because I have a really bad tendon cramp in my thigh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811643 I did walk the rail trail. Half way my thigh went in cramp but my car was 2 miles back. <BR> I did walk back and we went for coffee and it felt a bit better. <BR> <BR> DH and I sat and watched a Netflix and again another part of my leg went in cramp. This time the back of my thigh. <BR> Now after sitting along time at the computer the tendon in my thigh has gone in to a really tight cramp. DH has tried to get it out. I have used heat and ice but It really does hurt. <BR> <BR> I have wal... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 23:22:23 EST I followed an article on Spark and I am happy I did. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810972 A couple of days ago I read about people having problems with Daylight savings time. <BR> I for one dislikes changing the clocks. <BR> I would really rather change our state's time line. On the map it deviates to the west . We in Maine should be in Atlantic time. <BR> Just my opinion but we do have darkness before 9:00 pm. in Maine and in Plattsburgh NY it is light an hour plus extra. <BR> <BR> The article was about changing the physical clock and messing with out body timing. <BR> As long... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 22:20:13 EST The snow is falling of the power lines and the sun is warmer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809993 Today I was supposed to go to the Dr's at 9 a.m. <BR> At 7 50 am the appointment was cancelled by the office. <BR> My computer class was beginning at 8 a.m. <BR> I was not dressed and just began my breakfast. I dropped everything and got to the university by 8.20 am. <BR> <BR> I am so happy I went today. I do not like missing this intro course. Others were later than I and because of the snow the instructor told us he would stay if any one had questions. <BR> <BR> When I got home I finishe... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:26:36 EST Woo-Hoo!! I have 60 e-mails today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809413 I HAVE A SURFACE 2 TABLET COMPUTER. <em>387</em> <BR> IT IS 8.1 AND IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR ME SINCE I LOVED WINDOWS XP. <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY I WAS FRUSTRATED I KEPT GETTING A SINGLE SPARK MESSAGE FOR MONTHS. <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I HAD AN ERROR ON SPARKPEOPLE AND I CHECKED THE ENTRIES IN THE TECH SECTION AND FOLLOWED SOME INFO AND CAME TO A PLACE THAT SAID I SHOULD HAVE PROVIDER ADDRESSES IN THERE. THERE WAS ONLY ONE. <BR> <BR> I HAD BEEN USING HOTMAIL BUT IT WAS HARD TO... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:51:54 EST Could not log in to Spark- 2 hours down the spout. GRRRRR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809000 It is a good thing I might get that extra hour. <BR> <BR> A while back I gave someone a GOODIE. It caused a Spark error. Daily I just close this ERROR because the error said click here or go back. Neither happened so I just ignored it. <BR> Tonight I tried to get to e-mails, I rarely get any of those either, <BR> <BR> I saw in the help experts area there was another person's same problem. It said log out and back in. I could not log back in. Now I am concerned because my Page looks differen... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 23:27:09 EST Halloween, a different way for us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808381 DH and I had our plan for Halloween. <BR> For about 10 years we have gone to the movies because the number of kids and teens that are brought in to our location is just way over the top. Several years ago we had over 300 kids. <BR> It is usually cold and we have steps on the front. There was no hand rail and we bought new steps with safety in mind. <BR> The hand rails made it worse because the screen door opens out so kids get behind the door and in front of the railing, needless to say t... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:01:47 EST JUST RAMBLINGS TONIGHT. TOO LATE TOO MANY SPELLING ERRORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807285 NOW I KNOW I AM DOING BETTER I WAS REALLY MISSING MY LONG WALK IN THE TREES. WATCHING THE RIVER EVERY SO OFTEN. OH IT WAS GOOD TODAY. <BR> I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET A RIDE BUT I DECIDED TO GO IT ALONE SINCE MY DRIVER OVERSLEPT. <BR> IT IS ONLY TWO MILES TO THE TRAILHEAD BUT I HAD TO DRIVE WITH MY LEFT HAND AND MY FINGERS OF THE RIGHT HAND WERE HELPING A LOT. <BR> WHEN I REACHED THE TRAILHEAD MY RIGHT HAND WAS A BIT SORE NOT SORE ENOUGH FOR REGRETS BUT SENDING A MESSAGE TO GO SLOW WITH THIS ONE. ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:12:14 EST I have to laugh at this otherwise I will get ticked off. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806582 I have been typing for a while and decided I can do a short blog. I had it almost done and alas my bandage touched the screen and wiped it out. <BR> The hand bandage is huge it looks like a boxing glove. I always type looking at my hands and make many mistakes. I had it all written up and I looked up at a red mess of spelling mistakes and too many caps in there. <BR> I tidied it up. I was ready to go to bed and I had to correct it. <BR> <BR> I was almost at the end and I was hurrying and the... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:02:15 EST SURGERY IS DONE. NOT TOO BAD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805865 I CANNOT TYPE WITH MY LEFT HAND SO I AM TELLING YOU LOVELY PEOPLE I AM FEELING GREAT. <BR> <BR> TAKING IBUPROFEN BUT NO NARCOTICS. <BR> I HAVE TO ICE MY RIGHT HAND SO THIS MIGHT BE MY BLOG.! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:46:53 EST Sparingly Sparking today for a very spercial person. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805011 Today I have to travel a long way to A Spark friends Birthday. DH cannot see so good and the bright louds hurts his eyes. I am going alone., <BR> <BR> I rarely go any where alone Hugs to all of you . I have spun my wheel and very little sparking will be done. <BR> Thanks so much for the support you give me, you are all the best. <BR> After tomorrow I will be unable to drive , do dishes and undoubtedly do much with my left hand. DH is ambidextrous but Not I <BR> <BR> I hope to get a pict... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:53:43 EST We are all ready for the snow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804790 I spent my day outside in the yard. I had planted Grass and I uncovered it. It looks great I used white fine fabric instead of straw and it was a great idea. <BR> DH said throw the yards of fabric I stashed away but now it will stay in the garden tote to use for some other bare spot. Rain gets through Light is enhanced and it was about ready to cut. <BR> <BR> I have hand surgery on Monday so I put all the yard furniture and other planters and moved my gnomes in to the garage. <BR> DH cann... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:49:35 EST WooHoo SPARK POINTS came through. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803663 I have played with the computer. I rarely get more than three Spark points for e-mails. <BR> <BR> I decided to switch from Yahoo and I just got 4 too late to read any more now. <BR> <BR> I am as usual late for my bed but I am so happy to be able to read those e-mails now. <BR> <BR> We do have a pouring Nor'easter. Pouring into the basement under the false floor. <BR> <BR> We did have some water to mop up in the sewing room I hope all my machines will not get spoiled. <BR> <BR> I hop... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:21:48 EST DOG BLOGGING TONIGHT. I LOVE DOGS and I needed a brighter BLOG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803076 The trees are almost barren and the wind is howling against the house. <BR> <BR> It seems to be sucking the warmth from the building and each gust of wind there are noises. The dogs are not accustomed to this kind of weather but they will have to adjust. They go to the door to relieve themselves and as soon as the wind hits their face they turn back. <BR> We have a jacket on the Chihuahua, it looks nice but it has to have something more wind proof. This little dog has a barrel for a chest. I... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:56 EST We had Drs most of the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802496 Alas DH eye is stil too scratched to see the retina. <BR> <BR> We were there for three hours. They could not see anything since the cornea is still so scratched up. <BR> <BR> DH eye just runs and he blinks all the time. I did notice it looks less blood shot . They tried to scan the macular but that too was obscured. DH is in good spirits and he can see in the distance, Our Dr. will be back and he has to be seen by him to decide what is going on. <BR> Almost midnight . It has been a long da... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:52:45 EST The day was mostly spent at home. We wanted it that way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801798 I was supposed to go to our Senior college but after a difficult night because DH decided his BiPap machine was pressing on his eye. <BR> He wears a full face mask for sleep apnea. He rarely snores but without his machine he stops breathing so I stop sleeping. <BR> <BR> Did that for many years and he has used C-Pap and Bi-Pap since it was developed. 20 years or more easily. <BR> <BR> I did make sure I had the leftover goodies packed away. We sometimes take them to the student center and ha... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:21:08 EST A very long day. It turned out well. EXCEPT for the Minivan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801151 Just about the same as yesterday. DH could not go there he still can not see in short distances. <BR> I had to pack the minivan. I had to back up to the door of the Auditorium and after 71 years' I had a car accident.. <BR> <BR> My Driver side mirror had been moved just a bit. The building has a wall across from the Auditorium. The wall is about 40 inches high. A double brick wall but it was about 40 inches high. <BR> My minivan has tinted black shield. I always look out of the side mirro... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:37:26 EST DH was so restless he insisted he do the dishes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800625 I have been out a lot today but not a nice brisk walk. I had to buy drinks for the concert. <BR> All gallons and my DH usually carries them. There are 16 gallons to carry in tomorrow. I found an old crate when I got home so that will be a help. <BR> <BR> Since the senior college does draw from older people but we do have some children and students from the Music department. <BR> <BR> Our refreshments are across the board. I wince when i put out cookies galore. The grapes were very ripe and... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:27:32 EST I had to call the eye Dr as soon as DH tried to wake up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800068 Today has been a worse day than yesterday. <BR> DH woke up but could not open his eyes it was too painful. <BR> After my call yesterday they told us to do 4 drops so I was worried there was an allergic reaction. <BR> <BR> I called and the receptionist said no openings today we only have one Dr. I am afraid I had to be politely pushy. I asked to speak to our favorite OR assistant. <BR> <BR> I told her it was worse using the drops his eyes are running constantly and he is in pain. <BR> <BR... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:02:01 EST I tried for a couple of hours and this is all I have http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799571 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785612479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do believe this is my Neighborhood <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1688996373.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope you get the idea but tomorrow I hope to have a person teach me to do this. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1864963852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is the usual midnight an I hope there is something there. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:32:53 EST Busy day and great walk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798911 <BR> Hi everyone I had a busy day, in fact busy all week . <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today I had 12610 steps . My walking buddies and I walked 4 miles it usually takes 60 minutes but today we had over 70 degrees and 60 % humidity outside so it was a bit hard going for all of us. <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> We walked 75 minutes instead. We went for coffee and split a single cookie so we all had different flavors but just one cookie. <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:04:56 EST BIRTHDAY-ALL DAY WOO-HOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797751 My Birthday has been a wonderful day but very long day. <BR> Last week I wanted to go to Acadia National Park but on Friday after the Drs. office DH was not feeling well. I pretty much decided to put the notion aside. One of my walking buddies called to ask about DH and in the course of the conversation she said she needed to go to Bar Harbor to winterize her cottage on the ocean. <BR> Our other 2 walking buddies were away for my birthday and they planned to take me to lunch next week. <BR> A... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:23:41 EST I finally got back to my 4 mile walk but I did it slower today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796594 I have accrued 12029 steps today my pedometer says 4.75 for the day. <BR> DH stayed home and I walked with my senior college friends. I walk along the trail and the trees this year are amazing. <BR> <BR> Today was a bit cooler began with a morning 55* and got to low 60*'s. <BR> It was nice to walk and there was no wind so the leaves were just slowly gliding through the air. <BR> <BR> Each small tree in the yards all have a circular blanket at the foot of the trunk. It looks like someone de... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:06:51 EST Today was a long day. DH and I were at the eye Dr, for hours but it was worth it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796108 DH and I wanted to deliver our posters for the Forum of the Future. <BR> It will be about how older people can stay in their homes. They have professionals to talk about what we need to do now before we suddenly have to get the advice when we are already needing some devices and upgrading in our homes. <BR> <BR> Today’s news for DH was the surgery went well. It has made some improvement but not as much as we hoped for. I drove DH to the eye DR. He had lots of tests, many waits and so many ey... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:54:40 EST I raked the pine needles . We like to get them off the grass since it plugs the pool vacuum . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795487 My head keeps nodding off. I am definitely needing sleep since my back pain came back. I did my PT and I am off to bed. <BR> DH will know how much vision he will have. We shall see how it has become any clearer or not. <BR> <BR> I did have to rake the pine needles because the pines are next to the pool. Big mistake but they are a great snow stopper especially if it snows very heavy. The make drifts away from the house so it lessens the snow blowing. <BR> <BR> Our son was able to bring t... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:13:54 EST Today was long AND productive and I feel much better.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794928 My back was hurting but it was from the surgery. Undoubtedly the weak link while I did my LANDSCAPING I will call it, just added another layer of pain. <BR> <BR> Usually my acupuncturist does a great job but after my last visit other bothersome things turned up. Nothing to do with the acupuncture more to do to my stress level. <BR> <BR> I was having blurry speech and my legs are strong but the muscles hurt and cramp. I saw rheumatology and I was to go to PT. <BR> <BR> I went to PC and t... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:15:34 EST I id a lot of re-arranging in the basement-it went well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794371 I have lost my blog twice and if it does not get there have no clue what I am doing wrong. <BR> <BR> SUCH a WASTE of TIME. These ads are really a pain tonight. <BR> <BR> It rained today and so I went to the basement to re-organize my sewing area. <BR> I had a roll around chair on a concrete floor. No way so I have a rubber mat and it really helps. The wheels do not slide across the floor they roll just as they should. That is an improvement. <BR> DH work bench was a mess so I stayed down ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:45:12 EST October 6th one week before my birthday my Darling Mother passed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793722 My mother was injured in a works accident. After 64 days in a coma in England she opened her eyes. I live in USA so I and DH went back to see her. <em>535</em> <BR> <BR> It was very obvious she would pass soon. She was never on life support. I adored her but my great anxiety was she would pass on my birthday. <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> She died one week before my Birthday so today was a looking back in sadness. <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> She was an amazing woman in the community and I was ... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 23:02:14 EST SEIZE THIS GLORIOUS DAY! I hope DH enjoys it too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792724 Such a day is this I will not miss. <BR> <BR> I will be back we are going leaf peeping. Going up North the wind and rain are coming to spoil my fun. <BR> <BR> SEIZE THE DAY!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Today is a lovely day. I am going out with DH to see the beauty of Maine in the Autumn. <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> I probably do the gazelle. just might get less than... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:33:42 EST Our weathermen were wrong once again. It was a grey day but heavy rain was forcast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792528 I actually was a nice day. It has begun a gentle rain and I was anxious to water the grass seed where I had to repair the places where our pieces of turn were taken up so the dogs would not mess up any new soil we put down, <BR> <BR> It worked well in the fenced pool area but alas the skunks keep digging for food so now I have put a long piece of fabric over the top. It is like a sheer curtain. I was able to buy a soaker hose at 50% 0ff at the Christmas tree shop and I can water it gently ov... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:52:20 EST I did it again I did a really heartfelt blog and alas I let it get lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792003 Now I can only show you photos of my street. <BR> I will do it right tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362576292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 23:51:25 EST Lost my writing. I should have done word. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792002 Tonight I can do nothing right so I will try again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> HUGS and so many thanks. Pat in Maine. <em>198</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>521</em> TOMORROW! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 23:50:13 EST Thanks to all of you. DH has had the cataract removed and he did fine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791342 We go back tomorrow for check up. <BR> DH has Macular degeneration in both eyes. One macular de-generated way too fast. Both eyes are DRY macular de-generation and they can do nothing for them. <BR> <BR> Our Eye Dr. said this might help him to have improved vision a bit longer and so we talked about it and DH agreed. <BR> <BR> We are hoping tomorrow will have a good outcome but if not he will be legally blind. He will be able to see with good peripheral vision but driving will be out of t... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:30:32 EST