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Merry Christmas to my SparkFriends!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      16 comments

Tomorrow is Christmas EVE and then it will be Christmas. I did not have many presents to buy this year and all is bought. I still need to wrap them. Tomorrow afternoon I will go to a Christmas Eve service at my church then I will go to my Stepbr... Read more

My Knee Bend!

Sunday, December 21, 2014      11 comments

Many of you followed my blog when I broke my knee back in 2012. My left knee was broken in March 2012, repaired and then needed a replacement in June 2012. I had what was considered a "catastrophic" injury since my artery in my knee also tore an... Read more

I Found it AGAIN!

Thursday, December 18, 2014      12 comments

On December 6th I wrote that I had found an apartment. This week I learned that the apartment was no longer available. Long story. Anyway, yesterday I went out looking at apartments and I found one again. This time I paid down a deposit and deci... Read more

I Lost It!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      11 comments

It's a long story but I lost the apartment that I was trying to get into so now I'm again out looking for an apartment. Not fun. I don't like the snow and ice when I am a "fall risk". I have osteoporosis and with my bad leg, an orthopedic s... Read more

I Got It!

Monday, December 15, 2014      15 comments

Yep, I picked up my new to me car on Saturday! Saturday evening I went to a Christmas drama put on at a church by my cousin who travels around doing one man drama. It... Read more

I bought it!

Thursday, December 11, 2014      14 comments

The TOPS members were glad to see me after a two year absence. I was pleased that my weight at TOPS was the same as it had been weeks ago at my home in Africa. I had not weighed in and had not paid much attention to what I was eating but now I k... Read more

Complications!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      6 comments

I found out the apartment that I want will take much more time to get the financial paperwork done so I won't be able to move right in. I called the Dr. nurse to have a prescription sent to one of the pharmacies for me and she sent it to the w... Read more

I Found It!

Saturday, December 06, 2014      14 comments

I started an online search months ago but I found it this week! Yes, I found a two bedroom apartment to rent. I moved back to the States on Saturday. This time it is a permanent move as I will be officially retiring next summer. I will not be re... Read more

I made it!

Thursday, December 04, 2014      14 comments

Yes, I made it to Omaha on Saturday. BUT Friday before I flew I checked on my tickets online but they were not there. It took a couple of hours and phone calls before Air France reissued my three tickets from Africa through Paris, to Atlanta and... Read more

My First Flying Experience!

Thursday, November 27, 2014      16 comments

Tuesday I left the hospital where I have worked for over 37 years to return to Omaha, Nebraska for eventual retirement. Friends came to the plane to see me off. Here i... Read more

Flying!

Monday, November 24, 2014      12 comments

The Mission plane arrived yesterday afternoon (see yesterday's blog) and so I'm flying at 7am this morning, or rather we're leaving for the airport at 7am. That gives me about an hour. Today's Positives: 1. Many friends have helped me get ou... Read more

Still waiting for the plane!

Monday, November 24, 2014      11 comments

The small plane that was supposed to come Saturday and then Sunday is still not here and it is early Monday afternoon. It is coming from another country. It is supposed to arrive today so I can fly tomorrow. I have had no confirmation that it ha... Read more

ONE MORE DAY!

Sunday, November 23, 2014      11 comments

Our mission pilot has a cold so did not return to the Hospital on Saturday. He is supposed to arrive tomorrow, the day I was supposed to have flown out. SO, the plan now is for me to fly to the capital city on Tuesday. That is fine since I am st... Read more

Jeopardy at Farewell Party (part 2)!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      9 comments

To continue to tell about the Farewell Party give to me by my colleagues, they had a game of Jeopardy where all the categories and information was about me. Categories included: Newbie, Omaha, Graduation, Armed Forces, Uh-Oh, Roads, Churches, et... Read more

SURPRISE Farewell Party (part 1)!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014      9 comments

A colleague told me that the team would have a dinner for me either on November 21 or 22. She told me that she wanted me to come for dinner at her house though on November 15th. I went to dinner on Saturday night and was totally SURPRISED when t... Read more


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