Peace amid the storm
With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house between errands or in the late evening and early morning hours. Some of that time I get to spend here. ... Read more
Gotta get back on track
I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is different, but so many details. Spent nearly 5 hours at the mortuary today with her daughter, son ... Read more
I have offered t care for my mother-in-law in her home until she dies. It's hard to be so far from my husband again, but I can most easily make myself available. She doesn't want wheel chair or hospital bed. She definitely doesn't want hospic... Read more
She has been a great inspiration...
My mom-in-law has always been a tiny thing. Golf, riding her bike, and walking were her favorite activities. She played tennis before I knew her and loved to dance. She gave up her bike around 90. Had to stop walking last year at 101. She g... Read more
She's so sweet. She's in rehab recovering from infection and breathing struggles. She fell on Christmas when up to bathroom without ringing for the nurse. Very independent. She didn't want us to visit right now during the holiday rush. We w... Read more
Back on track
After a brief lapse, I am back on track to maintain my weight through holidays and into the New Year. I've actually lost a pound since Thanksgiving. If I can continue to stay the course I will be thrilled not to have weight loss as a resolutio... Read more
I just wrote this blog and it disappeared so will try again. I've never really had cheat day, but now and then I have a day or two when I really fall off my healthy eating regime. Today has been one of those. Suffice it to say I've binged on... Read more
I am feeling completely drained - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There have been a lot of connections who all at once have huge challenges and want my support and help. I'm always happy to oblige, but I don't think I've eve... Read more
Sometimes it's really easy to eat very little!
I've been to some wonderful events with amazing food that I would love to eat every bite of. I try not to eat it all, however, regardless of how much I paid to attend.
However, today I was reminded that some catered events make leaving food ... Read more
Prayers for two young children
One of my Stephen Ministry care receivers will attend the funeral for her ex-daughter-in-law today. The challenges of several years battling cancer finally took the life of the young mother and begins a new chapter in the lives of her two young... Read more
Party, party, party!
Every evening this week I have a dinner or Christmas event. I have multiple events most days, too. I will make healthy choices and accomplish the things I need to do along the way. I love, love, love this time of year! Enjoy!!!
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Wrapped and Ready???
The gifts are wrapped. Some are under the tree. Some are on a tree. Some are wrapped to take to the post office tomorrow. And some are in the oven now. I'll be baking about 50 pumpkin loaves to be included in church baskets for the needy, t... Read more
I'm so looking forward to walking in town one evening soon. I always love the lights, the window decorations (Especially the Macy's candy windows), listen to the carolers and maybe do a little more shopping. It is such a festive time of year t... Read more
Snow and Ice
These are not my favorite things! I have a full day of meetings and events and appointments tomorrow, so the snowy forecast is also not my favorite. Still, It is a beautiful time of year. Perhaps I'll finally get to doing Christmas cards befo... Read more
Christmas Preparations.....I'm behind
I've never been so far behind in Christmas shopping and decorating as this year. I can remember having shopping finished in August, cards ready to send before Thanksgiving and in the mail right after, and decorating finished the day after Thank... Read more