PICKIE98's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PICKIE98 PICKIE98'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/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901267 Thank you all for so many great suggestions yesterday.. I can retire full retirement at 65,, I was born in 1953,,1954 is the last year for that age... <BR> <BR> I was in so much pain last night I took a tramadol and a gabapentin and I finally got four hours sleep, tossing and turning. TH right shoulder and hip , and my left fingers.. I finally got up and did three loads of laundry, showered, and clipped coupons, watched Tv, organized mom's bills to do later in the day. <BR> I started w... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:37:49 EST Another painful work day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900759 I kind of waited to see if I am just fatigued or what is going on with me body. When I fell last Mothers day and hit my shoulder, hip and face on the wall and steel door, it never felt good again.I attributed it to that darned fall and thought I may have a hairline fracture of the hip,, after numerous xrays, doc came out with the news that I have severe arthritis in all of my joints, that hip really involved. <BR> <BR> Along with the fibromyalgia, it is constant aching and pain especially ... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:37:58 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900177 I had an epiphany this morning at work. I had severe aching and pain in my right hip after an hour at work. My left hip area ached also, now it is my knee too..but not so severely. I had the same thing yesterday, but I attributed it to the task I was doing at the time. <BR> I am coming to the realization that I may not last the three years until I turn 65 in January. I want to retire at that age for my full retirement $$ amount.. anything earlier would mean about 25% less each month to... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:21:27 EST My fault! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899534 It is my fault on the rainy weather: I washed my car!! IT went from rain to sleet, then back to rain again.. Finally stopped at noon.. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:37:29 EST Car wash!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898931 When I got home from work, DD filled the gas tank in my car and we ran errands,,, stopped at church to drop something off,, on to credit union for some dough-ray-me! A block from there is my car dealership, sow we went through their free car wash!! I cannot tell you what it means in MIchigan to be able to wash your car. You need to check the weather predictions to make sure the temps will be warm enough after you wash it and overnight, that the doors and locks do not freeze shut. If they... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:17:31 EST Snowy spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898251 Here comes summer! !We got some snow today. On the bright side, it is 22 degrees... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:18:37 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897381 A beautiful sunrise,, I actually slept for about seven hours!! I am happy that my FBS is 118 this morning. <BR> <BR> Just the usual things today,, relaxing, walking, household..I baked a berry pie yesterday as long as I was baking lasagna. I always batch cook and double up on things in the oven, making the most out of that expensive electric heat. <BR> <BR> I got my highest-EVER utility bill last month:over $200!! We are SO careful with energy-saving things around here, my only expl... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:15:49 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896857 I awoke early so walked out to the mailbox, enjoying the darkness and stars. The neighborhood is still asleep and I enjoy the quiet. <BR> found a few more bills in the mail, so I just finished paying everything, including mom's bills. Filled out a hospice survey, set up online payments for health care. That will be one less check to write every month. <BR> <BR> Today is errand running, laundry, workouts and batch cooking for the week. .. I am really getting into this cauliflower stuff.... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:29:12 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896541 I finally made an appointment for the three income tax returns I need done. Accountant is supposed to call me to let me know what I need to bring for the Trust return. IT is complicated. <BR> <BR> I feel much better today than the past two days. Virus is gone,, <BR> <BR> I think our heat wave is back,, it is almost 40 degrees outside! Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:46 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895690 Still home sick with stomach virus..not fun, not glamorous either. This things sure stops you in your tracks.. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:24:56 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895303 Came home sick from work with tummy virus..not good.. It has been running the gamut at work, so if my day is any indication of theirs, I may not be at work tomorrow. Maybe some weight loss ???? Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:07:42 EST St. Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894721 The real day to celebrate this saint's day. <BR> <BR> IT is cold here, but we did not get the snow yet. I made the mistake of wearing a spring jacket to work. Brrrr. 30 degrees. <BR> <BR> Not much going on here,I loaded the dishwasher and ow have mom's mail and bills stacked up here to start going through. Warming up her checkbook and stimulating the economy. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:28:53 EST more cold weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894129 W are going back to snow and cold air..spring has sprung Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:27:36 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893268 Just doing the daily things, sent DD to grocery store while I do chores. Friend of mien has an elliptical for sale,,I will buy it from her.. I can put it by the treadmill and DD and I can both work out at the same time! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:24:32 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892944 up and at 'em early to get showered and ready to get DD and my tires taken care of..Had to call wrecker because Dd spare tire was also deflated..our air compressor is not working correctly. HE inflated existing tire, but I could see it was crunched from having the rim sit on it for so long. I asked him to follow Dd to tire place and I followed them. Linda's Law dictates that if he had not, she would have gotten another flat on the way... <BR> <BR> She ended up purchasing a new tire for the... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:38:07 EST Heat wave:55 degrees!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892421 Well, it is finally Friday. It is warming up and some of the snow is disappearing. We hope that Dad's house will be accessible since there are four foot high piles of ice and snow at the road end of the driveway, compliments of the Road Commission. We have not been able to get to the house in at least a month. I am betting the mice are having a frat party at the bar in the basement. <BR> <BR> We have traps set all over the place, removed every bit of food, have pounds of bait out.. <BR... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:40:10 EST Short work day,, really http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891801 Started at 7:30a,,came home at 11:30a. <BR> <BR> Very nice, not the paycheck, but being home early was so nice! It is also nice to be wearing a hoodie outdoors instead of a parka, scarf, boots, hat, gloves. No more warming the car up as of yesterday. No more using the heated seats either. <BR> Hoping the six foot high snowbanks start to go down soon. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:45:41 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891244 Well, it was very hard day today. The temp is 47 outside, but seems like 100 degrees inside. The person who does the scheduling had anew program and they seem to be putting me in an area that is VERY hard and makes for a high cardio output, but if I was thirty years younger,(my co_workers are all at least forty years younger)it would not be so bad. <BR> <BR> I see this job as the workout I could never get at a gym orhome. They pay me to do it and it adds to my retirement social security ... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:59:38 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890560 47 degrees!!!!! I am going out on a limb and told DD to put regular sheets on the bed next week!! No more flannel sheets! A quilt, blanket and fleece nightie should be okay,even when the temps dip to the teens or twenties at night!! <BR> <BR> It takes me two weeks to get my poop in a group this time of year on my Circadian rhythm. I am a morning person, but switching shifts back and forth and the time loss makes for a groggy Linda. I got to sleep in this morning, but some nightowl d... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:54:59 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889986 It doesn't hurt to breathe outdoors!! I walked out of my workplace and did not have to put my mittened hand to my face to breathe without pain!! <BR> <BR> I had a great day at work, very long, but no big drama. I have a shorter work day tomorrow.. it takes me at least two weeks to adjust to DST.It always has, even as a child.. <BR> <BR> I have the 5 a.m. mornings and I have another one Wednesday morning, but the rest of the week is later start times.. <BR> Today was the second time in ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:29:44 EST Cracking the whip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889081 Okay, okay, everybody..I heard the cracking of the whip over my stupid blunder about aleve. I took one last night after taking my nerve blocker. I slept wonderfully, no alarms, snuggled under my blankie, quilt, in my flannel sheets. Who wants to get out of there to my 55 degree house? I am up for the day and already tested my BS, got dressed, took the recycle items to the garage, read a few chapters in my latest Louis L'Amour book(Lonesome Gods), said my prayers and did my five minute med... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 08:27:08 EST First time missed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888532 I never miss blogging, but somehow that pain got to me last night and I missed. DD informed me that I am taking too much medication. I had never taken aleve before, so thought it was like ibuprofen.I have been taking TWO aleve twice a day,,once when I get home from work and again at bedtime!! Apparently, you are to take ONE every twelve hours. Along with the other Rx meds I am taking, that should be enough to put an elephant in a coma. <BR> <BR> I was certainly getting some great sleep!!... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:07:52 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887682 We went to get our hair cut,, came home to chill,, just relaxing, took the effort to start the dishwasher.. Going through a stack or two of bills.. MOm's sure seem to pile up quickly. <BR> Tomorrow is a short work day for me, i cannot wait for the weekend. <BR> Today is my dear Aunt Evelyn's birthday,, she would have been 99 this year.. She died in 1996. She was the mom I should have had.. I miss her daily... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:07:41 EST Sad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887024 My very good friend's dad died this morning. I am talking to her right now and she is just getting used to the idea,,, his funeral is Friday and there is no visitation at the funeral home,, I will be working, so will not be able to go. <BR> <BR> She is relieved that he is not gasping for air anymore... <BR> <BR> They are just greeting people one hour before Mass at the church. No showing or anything. <BR> <BR> He died on my Dad's birthday,,today... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:04:16 EST Blizzard day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886415 Very cold, started snowing in the dark this morning. It is the fine, greasy wet snow that sticks hard and makes everything VERY slippery. IT took me twenty minutes to clear my car off in the parking lot. IT was still snowing at 6pm.. started at 6 am. After the first three inches, I am not sure how much more we got. <BR> Ah, Spring! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:33:38 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885643 Well, it is a heat wave and we are enjoying it.22 degrees and we can actually breathe the air without having a scarf over our nose and mouth. Sun shining,,, <BR> <BR> I have been drinking a lot of water and it is really doing its' job keeping my kidneys busy. <BR> Tomorrow is my very long day at work, I am hoping they let me go home early.. <BR> Those last few hours are killers. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:59:55 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884926 Yesterday was NOT a busy day at all.I consider it a slow day. Every day I am gong from four a.m until about 9pm, non-stop. Weekends are slow times ... I have always been a list person so zipping around mufti-tasking comes naturally. Doing laundry and running the dishwasher,etc come from saving energy and heat in the summer months. Utilities cost less in off-peak times and since the dishwasher throws off so much heat and steam,I always run those things when everybody is finished with the ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:49:53 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884161 On the road in the dark to fill gas tank and gas cans. Brought them back home, returned to Krogers and shopped, got my Rx. (Store is only 3/4 mile from my house). <BR> <BR> Back home to unload groceries do some things,,then back on road to Dad's house to check mail. Snow is still piled too high and frozen too hard to plow at the end of the driveway, so we will just check the mail..I am SO glad i replaced the boiler so I can rest easy, knowing the pipes will not freeze. <BR> Then we will ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:43:39 EST Friday, finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883806 We had a power outage at my workplace this morning,, 6:15am.. It made my day easier because I got my tasks finished while others were trying to get things up and running.Once the computers are down, For Get It! <BR> <BR> I did my thing and I just went along and did my jobs, came home,,not having to deal with anybody else the rest of the day. <BR> It is back to the bitter cold again.. 4 degrees in the sunshine, but I do not know what the wind chill factor is right now. I was going to go gas... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:44 EST Warming up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883234 It is 8 degrees outside!! I am not sure about the wind chill factor, but the sun is shining and that temp feels sweltering compared to last night. <BR> I wish I was one of those people who embrace the cold, the ice, snow and frostbite, but I have never liked cold weather.. born and raised in this state, you would think I would get the heck outta Dodge, but, alas, $$, job and family keep me here..If I was wealthy and mom was not alive, I would be on the road to sun myself on a rock, a beach, w... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:43:59 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882621 A long and tiring day at work. Chaos, noise and lots of tension.. none of it mine. I did work almost an hour extra though.. <BR> <BR> I just came home, took a nice shower and am sipping some hot, decaf green tea. Ahhh,, if I cannot have warm weather, I might as well enjoy hot drinks.. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:53:29 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881869 A good day at work, the usual ups and downs.. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow the people from corporate will be here to check on how we do things, right or wrong. I have been given my list of things to get done before they arrive and also after they are here..I do everything by the book anyway, so I just chit chat with them.. everybody else is nervous.. <BR> <BR> We are still in subzero temps and overcast skies.The sun was shining earlier, but I was too busy at work to see it. <BR> <BR> Good time s... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:03:37 EST Frigid Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881215 Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill factor.. Add another ten degrees for that,,-22F. <BR> No school again today. <BR> <BR> After work I had some more of moms banking to do, deposit another check so off we went. They put a two day... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:20:05 EST Frigid Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881214 Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill factor.. Add another ten degrees for that,,-22F. <BR> No school again today. <BR> <BR> After work I had some more of moms banking to do, deposit another check so off we went. They put a two day... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:20:02 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880680 Caught up on lots of sleep, did lots of little things around the house and engaged in some power naps.. Subzero temps keep me at a bare minimum movement. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:08:14 EST Airy tires http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880078 I finally got air in my tires,,yes, both drivers side tires were deflated somewhat. It is normal for winter here, but we still have subzero temps,,-20 at noon. <BR> <BR> DD and I ran errands before credit union closed, returned something at store, got a few groceries. Yesterday I got a $20 Krogers rewards check so I used it today, I then received a register receipt for money off my next order. We just picked up a few items, but everybody is just scurrying around grabbing what they n... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:32:25 EST I count the hours.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879454 until we get a temperature higher than zero. It is -21 degrees here with windchill..-11 actual at noon,, As the sun moves across the sky, that will drop again. <BR> DD still has that tummy virus, but guzzling the gatorade and immodium. I pray I do not catch it.. <BR> <BR> I never take any appliance or my car or home for granted. But for the Grace of God, I could be homeless and I pray for them during this frigid weather. My furnace works, I have blankets and a bed to sleep in; I hav... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:44:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878816 The thermometer in my car shows -6 degrees parked in the garage, so the actual temp is -29 degreesF!!! the air in one of my tires is a little low, so I was going to use our portable air compressor to fill it up.. It would not work no matter what I did, so I brought the whole machine inside to warm up. It is so cold in my garage, it will not start up!! That is cold..The air boxes at the gas station do not work either... <BR> <BR> I went into work an hour early this morning and stay over an... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:09:47 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877832 Apparently mom listened when I talked to her the day before. She took a shower yesterday morning. No hassles. <BR> <BR> basic care is such and such in assisted living. The more they need to assist her, the more she pays. They have tried multiple times a day with all staff to get her into the bath. NO go. The smell was getting to everybody. Today is salon day..maybe she will get her hair done. <BR> DD now has some intestinal virus,, spending the whole day in the rest room if you get ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:50:28 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877190 I will call mom's place today after I get home from work to see if she took her shower,,It has been a WEEk, that is why they are concerned. They also had to inform me because if they bathe her it adds about $450 to her bill.. <BR> She is stubborn, abusive ad rude. THat is her normal self. With her dementia, she does not even know she is dying. We are waiting for her most recent labs to see how much the renal failure has progressed. Last fall it was 10%. <BR> <BR> I may have to go there ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:18:46 EST getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876882 got a call form mom's assisted living. Now she is refusing to shower. Nurse has tried many times, whole staff too.. I told her to let me talk to mom via her cell phone. Mom would not answer me,, ,, <BR> <BR> I will have to go out there... I understand her kidneys are getting worse, But she still gets up to watch tv and eat. <BR> <BR> Her shower room is about three doors away from her door. Since her whole life revolves around herself and money, I will have to go out there and tell he... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:18:06 EST Very Frigid Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876235 Temps are in subzero teens right now.. We are hoping it warms up to ZERO by he end of he week. <BR> I am so glad we gassed up yesterday and got groceries. <BR> <BR> I just skyped my friend on Mustang Island (Galveston Island) in Texas. They camp there for the winter months.. She is upset because she will have to put a sweatshirt on because it was SUPPOSED to be 74 degrees, but alas, it is ONLY 70 degrees outside!! She was thinking of turning their furnace on!! <BR> <BR> They have a bea... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:54:05 EST Productive Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875570 DD and I were up in the dark 8 am.. went to do grocery shopping, , saved $24 in coupons and freebies,, ate breakfast and DD filled my gas tank from our reserve cans. <BR> I am doing laundry, did some pantry shopping in my basement for some vegetable soup makings later. This is great hot soup weather. <BR> <BR> I have been sifting through moms receipts form last year to shred and get tax prep papers together,, I organize them throughout the year, but when bill-paying, I toss those rec... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:44:14 EST Arctic Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875215 We now have subzero temps that will continue to drop tonight,, the subzero temps are DAYTIME actual temps, NOT wind chill. We go out only for essentials. <BR> <BR> I am going to take some good pain meds tonight since I do not have to work tomorrow.. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:15:43 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874630 Had a very short workday today. I am VERY SORE.. kind of like that day AFTER the first canoe trip you ever took. I have aches and pains in places I cannot reach, which seems to be a larger area every week! <BR> <BR> I did make the day more productive however, but going to the CU and moving some money around from my CD that matured. It is that "save to win" one that puts you in a drawing to win $$ every week for every $25 you invest. I have won three times at $50 each time, so I cont... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:22:56 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874012 To all of you who responded to me yesterday: A big thank-you to you all for your kindness and suggestions. I got my blessings from Scripture, of course. I was praying at work about it and I fell very hard! Fell on my face and right shoulder and both knees. Not sure if ti was the devil being angry that I was praying to get rid of him, but I went home early and iced my kneed and kept praying. <BR> <BR> It actually happened when I was praying against him.. scary, but I am reassured that ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:59 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873270 It seems like sleep eludes me most of the time. The night before I felt so rested, awoke refreshed and ready to go for the day. <BR> this morning before I awoke,I had a creepy dream about my Dad who will be dead 15 years March 11. It was very powerful, emotional and the very first dream I have ever had of him since he died. I was so upset by this dream that I almost did not go to work. i was physically and emotionally torn up and could not compose myself even driving to work. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:37:23 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872609 last night I slept so well!! I have not had that kind of sleep in years. I actually slept until the alarm went off! !I usually wake up and toss and turn until one minute before ti is supposed to ring and turn it off and get up. <BR> <BR> My dear doc told me to take aleve instead of the two 500mg tylenol I was taking at bedtime. IT works with the gabapentin just great! <BR> <BR> Today after work I had to go to mom's bank to move some $$ around from one account to another,,I need three che... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:18:10 EST Sleety sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871824 We are to get about two inches of snow mixed with some sleet.. It is kind of foggy , dark and cloudy, but it is also snow/sleet. <BR> <BR> I was miserable last night, but I got some great dedicated sleep and feel so much better today. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:39:04 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871060 Up and at 'em getting things done..clipping coupons, doing some stretches, strength exercises.. sorted laundry, made grocery list, organized some papers, showered, read the mail and paper...it is almost 6am!! <BR> <BR> Today is running errands to credit union, fruit market, grocery store. <BR> Yesterday, all day, my arthritis and fibro were in full flare. I could barely open and close my hand, was bent over to walk and no pain med helped. I think it may be the weather. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 06:54:38 EST