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Tuesday, April 18, 2017      6 comments

We often joke about Mondays. But the women from my church meet every Monday - alternating between a Bible Study and a prayer meeting. I don't always ... Read more
Planning...and Procrastinating
Saturday, April 08, 2017      9 comments

I leave for Peru on June 24. When it comes to travel, I hate leaving things to the last minute - planning and packing is part of the anticipation and excitement of the trip. ... Read more
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      7 comments

A group of friends who all attended the same church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize, and play games. They would meet in each home in rotation and the residents of that house would provide a meal. ... Read more
Balancing a Budget
Friday, March 31, 2017      3 comments

Early in my first marriage, when my husband realized I was much better at simple math than he was, he left the budget and the checkbook to me. We oc... Read more
Oh What Fellowship
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

Today my church had a women's breakfast. Oh, I go to a bilingual church, so that when my husband DOES finally make it up here, the transition to English will be easier. ... Read more
Charting - Balancing Act
Friday, March 24, 2017      8 comments

My balance was never really good. I was never athletic - as an artist, I'm generally sedentary. But for health's sake I've taken on exercising. And n... Read more
Charting - Standing Exercises
Thursday, March 23, 2017      6 comments

I usually start after I've had a cup of coffee to get me going. I go to the kitchen counter and begin by raising my operated leg - forward and back -... Read more
Time to Chart! - Seated/Laying Exercises
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      9 comments

When my therapist came today and checked on how I was doing with the exercises, I realized I had forgotten a couple of them. (At least I'm not like THIS) ... Read more
A Little Catchup
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

I suddenly realized I haven't sparked in a while - and I am touched and grateful to the spark friend who left a message on y page, hoping my recovery w... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      6 comments

I continue to do the PT exercises, to which the therapist adds a couple more each time she comes. For me, EVERY day is LEG DAY! The pain med I'm on -... Read more
Claiming the Bedroom
Thursday, February 23, 2017      4 comments

Since coming back from the hospital, it has been easier and more comfortable to sleep in the recliner. But as I do the prescribed exercises and time ... Read more
Increasing Abilities
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      5 comments

The recliner I've been sleeping in doesn't raise my legs quite as high as I'd like them to go so I use pillows. Before, my DD would raise my leg and slide it under. But as I've been doing the prescribed exercises, I've been able to wrestle it un... Read more
Work UP and Shower
Monday, February 20, 2017      5 comments

As I wait for the next PT to come today or tomorrow, I continue to do the recommended exercises they gave us in the hospital, 20 reps, 3x day. And yesterday while DD was available to "spot" me, I did what I call work UPS, taking the stairs - th... Read more
Surgery Experience
Saturday, February 18, 2017      8 comments

I had already asked my friend-since-9th-grade, Carol, if she could take me in for my hip surgery - since she IS retired and has more free time. She said sure, and I had to call the surgical center on Monday afternoon to find out what time they s... Read more
Thursday, February 09, 2017      5 comments

I have been counting down my work days until I take off for surgery. I'm taking 12 weeks - 3 months - off from school to recover. I probably won't NEEEEED that long - last 2 surgeries, I was able to walk without cane or walker after 6 weeks - bu... Read more

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