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I'm not too fat - I'm just born a few hundred years too late.
Monday, October 16, 2017      7 comments

I got back into my program last week - and also started getting witchy. And we have fleas in the house and I didn't want to tell Ray. That didn't help. Today was cooler and I mowed and admitted to Ray about the fleas and that I am working... Read more
... so Ray turned 96! WooHoo!!
Monday, September 25, 2017      14 comments

Yes, you read that right - Ray reached 96! Ok, so the downside is the other night he didn't recognize me as his wife. Life goes on. So he doesn't know that we're in the house we purchased together 29 years ago. Life goes on. He ... Read more
Just so you know, I am alive and well
Saturday, August 26, 2017      13 comments

I know, I've been MIA but Ray has turned into a 24/7 situation and he has to come first. He's starting to lose cognition, seeing people and yesterday forgot we were married when I tried to shower him. Bless his heart, he said to me, "what will... Read more
YES! Jackie Holbrook is doing better, thanks for all prayers!
Thursday, July 13, 2017      6 comments

Since no one knew, I finally just called the "stressed-out wife" of Jackie and learned that he is doing PT 3X week and has even returned part-time to work, 2 days a week! They are so very thankful for all your prayers! They have help... Read more
Thank you! Thank you all!! I am so glad I stayed with the Dawgs & SP!!
Sunday, July 09, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday when answering Dbeau's comment, I had an epiphany. Last night when I finally posted my weight *up 2 lbs* and Dbeau posted on my page - I realized that I have been dealing with "stuff" for over 2 years now. No wonder dieting just ... Read more
Yesterday's Blessings
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      9 comments

I told Ray yesterday morning that I was going out to mow. I came in after about an hour and he was upset - where had I been?! *sigh* One day at a time. On the flipside, he ate a chicken leg quarter and some 'california mix veggies'... Read more
Prayers needed for Jackie Holbrook, a "friend of the community" who had a major stroke!
Friday, June 30, 2017      7 comments

The man's name is Jackie Holbrook and something happened with his medicines and it let loose a blood clot (that's all I remember) and he had a major stroke. He is home now and his wife, Linda, is struggling with having to tend to him - noth... Read more
can you stand a little good news?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      10 comments

if you can stand a little good news? I have Ray on "major probiotics" and he's eating real food again! yesterday veggies, today he wanted an egg with toast! I had some brown & serve rolls in the freezer and made a tiny burger to go with them.... Read more
2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community Team
Thursday, June 22, 2017      2 comments

I usually blog this as soon as I get my invite to the Official 5% Team but I have been busy with my DH, Ray. It's not too late to join if you're interested - many have made the 5% in the 8 weeks of challenge. Even if you don't (I certain... Read more
Thrush and Acidophilus **Acidophilus needs refrigeration!! OMG!!
Thursday, June 22, 2017      9 comments

Ray developed a 'problem' in his backside - probably related to the Thrush and a month's worth of Nystatin Liquid. A neighbor with a paralyzed hubby learned that we must MUST up the dosages of Acidophilus (probiotics) to the equivalent of... Read more
Dementia Care: Surrounded by Sound - an article at AgingCare.com
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      9 comments

I found this in my mail today and wanted to share. While iPods are scarce, MP3 players ARE still out there! This article was written by Sarah Jane and posted at AgingCare.com It’s been almost a year since I first put together a pla... Read more
Support Bar ideas & Waterproofing idea for your furniture
Sunday, May 28, 2017      11 comments

Ray needed me to add another couple of Support Grab Bars and the question was, where to place them. At first I was going to place one in front of the sink cabinet and the other on the Towel Closet. Then I realized, he would be forever bang... Read more
Let me share my Wednesday happiness with you.
Thursday, May 25, 2017      13 comments

Ray is a little hard of hearing. Ok, deaf as a doorknob. But, at 95, he's really unable to make the long trip to Jackson MS to the VA, so I asked about them "outsourcing" his hearing aids to be adjusted. Well, the receptionist for the... Read more
Cherish the ones you love, Life doesn't come with guarantees.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      12 comments

I took Ray to his primary physician and we discussed the ZG Chair, his dehydration, swallowing issues, etc. I explained why we chose not to go to the ER when he fell and hit his head. Regardless of what would be found in the testing, at R... Read more
A change in my profile - but still the same old me!
Monday, May 22, 2017      9 comments

Weebles Wobble but we don't fall down! Well, another week is gone and Ray is still here! It turned out to be a multi-faceted problem, but then... Read more

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