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Friday, August 20, 2010      5 comments

I just finished reading The Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson. I was so inspired by the testimonies of the missionaries as they worked tirelessly and gave their lives to reach the Yali's in Irian Jaya. It was a hard book to put down and I c... Read more

Did It!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      16 comments

I did it! One of my physical therapy exercises was a 7 ct tightening and lifting my straight leg. I have barely been able to do it--and I was supposed to do it 20 times 3 x's a day. I have only been able to do it 10x's max. Well, I just did ... Read more


Tuesday, August 17, 2010      15 comments

A challenge on one of my teams is to blog about music that inspires me. I love music. I love to listen to praise and worship music. When I am happy, sad, lonely, scared, upset.. I listen to praise and worship music. I turn my heart towar... Read more

Post-Op Appointment

Monday, August 16, 2010      15 comments

Just got back from my post-op appointment. i got my stitches out - yeah! The Dr. said everything is looking good. He said the main objective this next 6 weeks is to improve the motion and strength. I am to move as much as I can and to push m... Read more

A - Z of me - stolen from many!

Friday, August 13, 2010      2 comments

A - Available or married? Married - happily for 31 years!! B - Book? Currently reading Lords Of The Earth by Don Richardson C - Cake or Pie? Pie -- favorite - strawberrry rhubarb D - Drink of Choice? Water or milk E - Essent... Read more

No longer a Secret

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      28 comments

I have a new grandchild on the way - due in February!!! My son and his wife had told us a couple of months ago, but didn't want us to tell anybody because of her miscarriage in January. But now that she is definitely showing and the doctor say... Read more

Bandage Off!

Sunday, August 08, 2010      16 comments

This morning I was able to take off the bandage on my knee/leg. It had gone from the top of my knee to my toes. Boy, was it nice to take off!!! I also was able to shower for the first time since before my surgery. I think I ended up taking a... Read more

Knee Sugery Update

Thursday, August 05, 2010      24 comments

My knee surgery was yesterday and the doctor repaired two places where the meniscus was torn. He also said there were signs of wear and will probably have to have a knee replacement in 10-15 years. I had a rough time last night. I couldn'... Read more

Canning & House Guests

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      13 comments

The last 3 days I have spent canning apricots. The yield = 14 qts, 37 pts jam. I made plain apricot jam, apricot blueberry, apricot raspberry and Splenda apricot, Splenda Apricot Blueberry jam. I was on my feet solid for 3 days. My feet and ... Read more

Still Packing

Sunday, July 25, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday (Sat) I was up at 4:00 am , got ready and headed to my father's house. When I got there just before 7:00 everyone was still sleeping. So, I started picking apricots on the first tree. Finished that around 8:00. By then, my two othe... Read more

MRI Results

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      17 comments

Well I saw my primary doctor yesterday. The MRI confirmed his diagnosis of a torn meniscus. I saw the orthopedic surgeon today. He said that not only do I have a torn meniscus, but some wear and tear on the cartilage on the patella next to th... Read more

Rollercoaster Starting Again

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      13 comments

Well, the saga continues/starts up again. My dad gave notice to my sister and her family to be out of his house by July 31 because he has it rented as of Aug 1. Plus, his new wife gave notice to her landlord and they will be moving to a new r... Read more

Knee Update

Thursday, July 08, 2010      9 comments

Now that it is past July 1st (new insurance kicked in on the 1st), I went to the dr today concerning my knee. He had it x-rayed. The good news - the bones are in good shape and there is no arthritis. He still is pretty sure it is a torn menis... Read more

New Day One--Oxycise & Apples

Friday, July 02, 2010      9 comments

Day One: Well, I achieved the goals for July 1st. I even did my oxycise routine in the car on the way to Greeley!! I ate an apple -- and stayed focused the rest of the day. It feels good to be focused again! I will be careful this wee... Read more

Time to be Honest with myself

Thursday, July 01, 2010      13 comments

Okay, this last month has been a bear. I got on the scale today and cried. I have gained weight instead of losing(I am adjusting my tracker to reflect). I just have not been able to focus on weight loss or the healthy habits. It was like my b... Read more

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