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Almost in the middle
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      12 comments

Tomorrow marks my 2nd surgery for the year. I will be having outpatient surgery on my right knee - an arthroscopy to repair a torn meniscus and perform a lateral release. This is the 2nd of three surgeries needed to get my body back to "pre-fa... Read more
Not just another Sunday afternoon
Sunday, June 12, 2011      2 comments

Good afternoon, my friends. I am waiting my spark friend and walking buddy to call me and say she is ready to go walking. I can hardly wait! I have 3 days to walk before my knee surgery, today, tomorrow, and Tuesday. I am hoping that I can g... Read more
The tumbling tumbleweed
Saturday, June 11, 2011      7 comments

Last night my son and his gf went to her senior prom. He still has another year of high school. They looked cute. The school, or rather the PTO offers an after party to keep the kids from drinking, and getting into trouble, and it was at the loc... Read more
My yes moment!
Friday, June 10, 2011      6 comments

At last, this week I lost two pounds. BUT, I never adjusted my weight tracker up, so when I adjusted it to 188 today, it was actually adjusting it up, because I failed to adjust it up to 190 from 183. No worries. It really is a loss. I... Read more
My Monet Moment
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      7 comments

Although the heat is already rising, I went outside with the hopes of poking a few holes in the soil and planting a few seeds. Instead, I trimmed up some of the grass by one of the flower beds, and pulled some weeds from around our little fish p... Read more
What it boils down to...
Monday, June 06, 2011      9 comments

Don't fall on the ice, and if you do, make sure you are wearing a very large pillow. If not... be ready to suffer the consequences. I just got back from yet another visit to the orthopedic back doctor. This is follow up to the anterior... Read more
The most fun I've had in ages!
Saturday, June 04, 2011      8 comments

Although the prep time wore me out, the day went quite well. I had a good night's sleep. When I got up, it felt like Maine mornings out in my yard and reminded me of when we used to go camping: clear and cool, but sunny and bright. I tackled som... Read more
40 minutes! and then some...
Thursday, June 02, 2011      7 comments

This morning I incorporated my neck and back strengthening routine into my typical morning routine, and it amounted to 40 minutes! Weights, resistance band (not latex), arms, back, legs, woo hoo! I also measured - My biceps are back to pre-surge... Read more
Wednesday Whirlwind
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

First, Last night I didn't sleep til this morning. I just could not get to sleep. Overactive brain mode. Then, I did finally get a few hours in my chair with my cat before having to go to the allergist. Then the phone calls started, ol... Read more
Pulling my own weight
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      8 comments

Another milestone. This afternoon I finished official physical therapy for my post cervical spine discectemy and fusion (13 weeks ago!) I was given the stretchy band to continue a variant of the routine at home. My range of motion is good. I am ... Read more
My first Spark People Meet-up
Saturday, May 28, 2011      17 comments

I just got back from meeting JANEDOE12345 after talking about it for some time via spark mail messages. We finally just did it. She saw I had lots of basil I was moving from my garden, so we swapped garden plants. We went shopping, and ch... Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

So many people are waiting... Waiting for the raise to do.... whatever. Waiting for Mr. or Miss Right. Waiting for the check in the mail. Waiting to win the lottery. Waiting til they have a baby to lose weight. Waiting til the baby i... Read more
Power of sleep
Friday, May 27, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday I mentioned I went out and pulled a few weeds, etc. in my little yard. Yes, I was exhausted afterward. In fact, I can't believe how tired I was. I was already conking out before supper of kale soup (homemade of course), but we de... Read more
A picture of my sweetheart
Thursday, May 26, 2011      13 comments

My cat peaches is not always ready to show his sweetheart, but today he was in just the right position on my chair, so here he is: My sweetheart! Some people wear their heart ... Read more
A decision
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      15 comments

Well, I am smack in the middle of a week of running between doctors, physical therapists, hospitals, bloodwork, and getting the girls squished for their annual check me up. I have to write a list of all the appointments, and almost forgot t... Read more

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