James, July 2, 2015, 12:15pm, Thursday, R.I.P.
At 12:15pm, after lunch my husband of 37 years died peacefully at the Circle of Life Hospice House, after only 4 days there. I was with him all the time, and the night before he was restless and kept sitting on the side of his bed, so I sat next... Read more
So June brought the horrid news of advanced terminal cancer of my husband so I am stressed to the maximum this month.
He can't taste food much so it is liquid Boost for him, but on limited liquids as well. I did finally find a Very High Ca... Read more
Good May Madness
I've been staying on the low end of my calorie ranges, and my body really is responding, like average of 4 lbs a week for last two weeks. It almost is weird since usually my body fights weight changes tooth and nail.
My belly is shrinking.... Read more
Fur problems in long hair cat... lost some weight
Well I do not normally weigh on a Saturday, but did to find a 1.8 lb loss so that was encouraging.
Then I noticed on my lone kitty, a white long haired, outside cat, that the odd thing I thought was a growth along his back, was loosening an... Read more
Staying the course
I've been on the low end of my calories for weeks, and finally the scale down eight tenths of a pound. I am feeling sluggish with allergies and thyroid most likely in a slow down mood.
I log my food but don't spend much time on Spark.
... Read more
Don't be an April Fool
This is a reminder to myself, to not waste the perfect spring days, by staying inside, when I could be outside, tidying up massive areas of the yard. This place was abused and neglected for decades, and as I rake the yard, I find so much garbag... Read more
Lazy slug. I don't wanna be a...
I am inspired to keep doing, even with a painful back and nerve problems by several friends. One is just six years younger than I am so it spurs me on to keep doing things and being part of the human race. They accomplish so much in a week, and ... Read more
Spring is mud season
Three times a day I sweep my kitchen floor to clear off clods of dirt that are getting tracked in, so it must be spring. Husband has had no work for three weeks, so we have plenty of foot traffic. He has had to pull his lawn mower and pickup tru... Read more
Three below tonight
Winter has finally decided to hit full force. A few weeks ago it was fourteen inches of wet snow. This week, lots of wind and cold.
I have a very old zinc hot water bottle, and will fill it tonight to keep both our feet warmer as DH watches... Read more
Eek, husband in the kitchen cooking
I was going to start lunch at 11am, but fifteen minutes before, husband started pouring oil in a pan, and deep frying himself many fish and many quartered potatoes.
I react badly to a lot of oil, my throat gets a lot of phlegm - so avoid... Read more
Traditions or not... countdown to the end of the year
Now that Thanksgiving day is over, the countdown to New Year's Day is on us.
Not having any children to disappoint, our holiday traditions can change without upsetting anyone, and my husband doesn't care if I decorate or not.
I used t... Read more
Multiple Thanksgiving feasts...oh my.
This year appears to have three meals for thanksgiving! First at a church, second tonight at the church I attend, and third was changed as we got invited to a couple's home for Thursday.
I ate properly at first dinner.
I ate more at seco... Read more
Cold snap, progress and Burt's Buzz
Winter fell suddenly here the other day, early, but this happens every few years, and now a high of 30 and low of 15 is our normal. Neighbors left for two weeks, and did not prepare the water tank for their animals, thinking it was to be the us... Read more
I remember before recycling
This recycling thing has me thinking sometimes.
Like I watched a youtube video, bragging that this restaurant did not take out it's trash, yet in the video I saw food put in styrofoam containers. It was great his veg scraps went to chicken... Read more
5lb loss and .... hairstyles
Had a good week with some exercise and calorie tracking.
Scale registered 5lb loss. I was surprised, so moved the scale to a new location, balanced it out and tried again. Yup. 5 lbs.
We will see what it says next Wednesday. I know th... Read more
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