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This has to be goodbye, for a while.

Sunday, April 24, 2011      33 comments

This is a really hard blog to write, unbelieveably hard, and one which is going to require a large box of tissues to write. For the past months my health has not been good - no one major thing, but just one health problem after another. The... Read more

Of sunshine, walking, Easter and an influx of tourists...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      5 comments

I just want to thank those wonderful fellow Sparkers, friends and team mates who read and gave their opinion on the question I asked in yesterday's blog. Read them a short while ago, had tears in my eyes while doing so, but they were tears of gr... Read more

My exercise yesterday? A giant leap of faith!

Monday, April 18, 2011      10 comments

What follows below is something I just posted on the Caregivers' team daily chat board. I am still so uncertain as to whether I did the right or wrong thing, keep telling myself I need this, I need time out for myself if I'm to be able to be the... Read more

Well, I 'think' life is back to normal...

Sunday, April 17, 2011      8 comments

These past weeks seem to have been filled with one thing after another going wrong, but, as the old song says,' there is a season, turn, turn, turn...' Dad is holding his own, still just a matter of time, but the immediate danger has passed... Read more

I'm back, briefly...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      16 comments

Firstly, sorry about my complete disappearance from Spark People for a few days, but Dad needed me by his side constantly, and I also had to finish the floor to ceiling clean of the old house, which I fitted in when Dad was a little better and w... Read more

Update on Dad

Friday, April 08, 2011      30 comments

Dad's heart is failing, he is on oxygen, he wasn't expected to last the night. I spent most of it with him, but when the meds took effect and the pain lessened to allow him to sleep peacefully and his signs leveled off and stayed there, I came h... Read more

Positivity Blog #2...

Thursday, April 07, 2011      5 comments

*First aid all day, something I dread as it involves lots of time kneeling, squatting and crawling round on the floor - I acutally SQUATTED without even realizing it - I haven't been able to do that in at least 5 years. Not saying it wasn't a li... Read more

Positivity blog #1...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

- The sun is shining. - I slept for 9 hours last night - not in bed, but who cares, I slept. - Second last day of this term of my Aged Care course. After tomorrow I have a 3 week break. - Achieved a lot at the house yesterday. Can see thin... Read more

Of caregiver children, guilt, loss, and grief...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      10 comments

I am a firm believer in things coming into our life at the time they will have the most positive impact. Yesterday was one such day for me, not for any huge, bolt out of the blue moment, simply because I was huddling first thing yesterday mornin... Read more

'The importance of walking', guaranteed to make you smile...

Monday, April 04, 2011      9 comments

The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60... Read more

Get it together!

Friday, April 01, 2011      5 comments

I had forgotten this song, suddenly wanted to hear it again first thing this morning, and think its lyrics are far better than any I could write, so far as 'getting it together' is concerned when it comes to the way we see ourselves. Pleas... Read more

A simple way we can help Japan, no money involved...

Thursday, March 31, 2011      4 comments

Copied from SIRIRADHA's blog, and yes, to me it is a day late, but surely the strength of our prayers, or their effect, isn't lessened simply because the date may be wrong... at least it's something we can ALL do to help. To All People Arou... Read more

Of mammograms and dental x-rays and protecting ourselves... (only short)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      9 comments

Copied from a blog by SIRIRADHA, because it is worthy of being spread far and wide. 'On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in, women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he, mentioned that the incre... Read more

Revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood, and other completely unrelated bits & pieces...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      5 comments

One of the teams I'm co-leader with is Finding & Loving Your Inner Tigger, which I first joined because even the name took me back to those childhood times when I would find a quiet place and read of Pooh, Tigger, Eyeore, Piglet, Roo, Owl, and t... Read more

Of Ned, walking, and excuses...

Monday, March 28, 2011      9 comments

I have been guilty of avoiding exercise, still am at times, specially just of late when there seems to have been many more urgent things needing my attention. At other times I have used the excuse of sore joints, a back ache, a headache, etc., t... Read more

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