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Wednesday, December 30, 2009      8 comments

I have taken the next step in finding out what I did to my knee when I twisted it. The pain has gone on too long, despite proper treatment. Today, I had a MRI of it. Next week, I go to the orthopedist. Hopefully, it is something minor and can be... Read more

Seasonal Movies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      4 comments

There are certain 'must see' movies every Christmas season. These include 'A Christmas Carol', 'Miracle on 34th Street', 'A Christmas Story' and 'It's a Wonderful Life'. I mentioned to my daughter that I had seen them all this year except 'It's ... Read more


Monday, December 28, 2009      2 comments

The snow has been gently falling since yesterday. These are small flakes that blow around easily. There is a drift in my driveway. It is beautiful to watch from indoors. The Christmas lights in the neighborhood with the snow are just beautifu... Read more


Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

The Christmas parties are over and I did not overdo. I did taste a few treats. I did what I could despite a 'bum' knee. I am paying for playing the Wii with my grandchildren today, but am glad I did it. It has been a good season, despite missing... Read more

Another Christmas Party

Saturday, December 26, 2009      1 comments

So far this Christmas season, I have done well. My weight has not gone up! This is a first for me. Today is the last party of the season. I brought clemitines and popcorn so as to resist the high calorie cookies, etc. This one will be smaller as... Read more

Blessed Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009      1 comments

I wish everyone a blessed Christmas. I am having one. We started yesterday with the traditional oyster stew. Then we went to two Church services. The one was at my son-in-law's church. At the other one, three of my grandchildren were in the prog... Read more


Thursday, December 24, 2009      3 comments

I've had it with the pain in my knee. It is time to get some pain medication. The Celebrex, MSM, Glucosimine and Chondrointon aren't taking care of it. Fortunately, my doctor's office is open this morning and he was able to get me in. My appoint... Read more

Getting Excited

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      1 comments

I am up early. It is almost Christmas. I am getting excited. I feel like a little kid. My King is born on Christmas and brings goodness and love. It is great to be able to share this with others. May your Christmas be blessed.... Read more

Quiet Evening

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      2 comments

It is good to have a quiet evening in this hectic week to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Thank-you, God, for sending your Son to save a poor sinner like me. May we all remember LOVE is the greatest blessing of Christmas.... Read more

Busy Week

Monday, December 21, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday, was spent wrapping presents with my niece followed by a Christmas party. Today, I work then go to another Christmas party. Tuesday, work. Wednesday, work and a Christmas get-together with Tim's family. Thursday, four of my graandchild... Read more


Sunday, December 20, 2009      4 comments

My niece, who is in college, came today to help me 'shovel out' the excess and donate it to Good Will. This way she gets some cash for the never0ending college expenses. We spent 10 hours Saturday doing this. Me, mostly, from a chair making deci... Read more


Saturday, December 19, 2009      5 comments

I twisted my knee and it is extremely painful to walk. That limits me to chair exercises for the next few days. I won't be burning as many calories but at least I will remain as active as possible. Hopefully, with the ace bandage and an NSAID I ... Read more

I Did It!

Friday, December 18, 2009      10 comments

It a\has taken me a long time, but I reached the highest trophy level for spark points. It reminds me of how long it takes to achieve a healthy life style. I'm still growing in that as my weight shrinks.... Read more

Typical Meals

Thursday, December 17, 2009      7 comments

I've been asked to share a typical day's meals, so here goes. I eat 6 times/day. Breakfast 1 cup skim milk 3/4 cup cereal (today, Raisin Bran; yesterday, Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds) a piece of fruit Mid Morning protei... Read more

Doing Better

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      3 comments

I had a better day today for watching my calories. My major slip-up was a Christmas cookie baked by a patient. Other then that, I had vegetables, fruit, beef tips, noodles, milk, juice and, of course, water. I'm aware the Christmas season is ... Read more

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