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Making Very Difficult Choices

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      8 comments

Today we made a very hard choice. Due to my husband's deteriorating health- possibly Parkinson's Disease, we are still in the middle of medical testing. Anyway we are having to give up our beloved dog. The dog will be "visiting " with our gra... Read more

Good News and Bad News

Thursday, March 01, 2012      7 comments

The bad news is that when I went to get my eyes checked for new glasses the md noted I have macular degeneration. Now that the cataracts are gone she was able to see it in both eyes. From what I can learn is that it is a slow progressing disea... Read more

Finally over with the tests YAH

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      3 comments

I finally got the barium enema done. since they had problems with the colonoscopy we had have this done. Now maybe I can start to get back on the program of proper eating and exercising. We are planning a short trip to FL to see family o... Read more

Halfway there on the way to the colonoscopy

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

I have got the prep half way done. At 3:30 tomorrow morning I finish the other 32oz of prep =UGH! UGH! the procedure will be a joke compared to the prep. But, I am proud of myself for actually going through with getting this test done. No r... Read more

Helping Adult Children Recover and Stay Sober

Saturday, February 18, 2012      8 comments

I spent the past 5 days visiting my daughter who since her late teen years has been an alcoholic. As a result there had been a lot of years of strife and anger within the family. This has changed, since the first of the year she has bee... Read more

Stomping in Puddles

Thursday, February 02, 2012      2 comments

Last week as a treat for getting through the second cataract surgery I treated myself to a non food treat. A pair of black rainboots with small multi-colored polka dots. They were just cheerful looking. Today was the first rainy day we ... Read more

What to do when you can't get to sleep at night

Saturday, January 28, 2012      5 comments

Last night due to major discomfort from the cataract surgery the day before I could not get to sleep now matter what I did. Sleep medications are not an option. Finally after about 90 minutes of this I gave up and went into my studio which I a... Read more

Surgery went well

Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

I had the second cataract surgery yesterday and just back from the doctor's office and she is very pleased with me. Also this time she is allowing me to do light exercise like my exercise bike starting tomorrow. No strength or heart pumping ye... Read more

Stash Reduction

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      4 comments

My goal this year is to reduce my hobby and craft supplies. For me that is basically yarn and looms. I have decided that I will not buy any more looms that are larger than 15 inches wide. That means NO floor looms. floor looms take up too m... Read more

Ok, I am FINALLY going to get a colonoscopy

Monday, January 23, 2012      5 comments

I turn 60 in April and am a decade past getting a baseline colonoscopy done. Admittedly I have tried twice before to get one, but both times hubby has had a medical emergency come up and I had to cancel. I told him this year we cannot keep put... Read more

Major Improvement

Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

Today I saw my endocrinologist and I am now off of one of my injectable insulin and a blood pressure medication along with one of my diabetic pills. This means less shot I have to give myself and a savings of about $65 dollars in monthly co-p... Read more


Wednesday, January 18, 2012      4 comments

Today out of the blue I got a call from my estranged daughter who had lashed out at me in late Nov. She called to apologize to me for that incident and then to say that she was drunk that day. Since then she has been going to AA and is 43 days... Read more


Tuesday, January 17, 2012      4 comments

Due to cataract surgery last week I had not been allowed to exercise at all this week and it was driving me bonkers! My hubby is home on a medical disability until at least 2/6 and I am not used to having him underfoot yet. So between everyth... Read more

Surgery went very well EXCEPT

Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

The cataract surgery was a breeze and my eye looks great according to the md. However other than walking NO Exercise whatsoever for the next week. This will be the same story after the second cataract surgery on the 26th This doctor is on the c... Read more


Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

For most of my life I have been fascinated by weaving and looms. Over the years though I have gone all over the place craft wise. There are very few crafts from lampworking to woodworking that I have not tried. However, I have always been dra... Read more

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