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  • Gained but Losing!

    4/1/2015 4:43:19 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    It was so good getting back home to Omaha from my month long New England trip. Yesterday I weighed in and I had gained about five pounds during t... Read more

  • At the Airport!

    3/30/2015 2:39:14 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    My speaking tour is OVER. I am at a Connecticut airport, waiting for a flight to Detroit and then to Omaha. I was supposed to be on another airli... Read more

  • Loving

    3/30/2015 9:49:08 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    After the traumatic stress of two years of "in the trenches warfare" with our prodigal boy, it's hard work to move ahead and to not be neglectful... Read more

  • Internet problems!

    3/27/2015 3:23:49 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have had very little Internet this week. I have until Monday on this trip and then fly back to Omaha. Today's positives: 1. I am sitting... Read more

  • Trying to be more positive.

    3/26/2015 10:22:22 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    So, I had an appointment with my surgeon, the surgeons dietician, the benefits coordinator, and my own physician. My surgeon is apparently one of... Read more

  • Greenware

    3/25/2015 2:12:58 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last week I took a drive out to the boonies to pick up some free ceramics from a friend of mine who was closing her business. I got a few pieces ... Read more

  • On the BEACH!

    3/25/2015 12:23:20 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Ok, so I am not swimming. There is still snow around but I am staying one half block from the Long Island Sound. I am in Milford, Connecticut but... Read more

  • Robin Watch, PT, and PD

    3/24/2015 3:42:08 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    While it is also gratifying to see the starlings' bills turn yellow, there... Read more

  • A New Day!

    3/23/2015 11:49:44 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎3/‎23/‎2015 Good Morning .. wow where to start has been awhile since I blogged ,I have taken time out to let God show me things I needed... Read more

  • hi

    3/23/2015 10:27:48 AM, by GABBY98_80

    hello and goodnight... Read more

  • Weekend Working Out

    3/22/2015 8:07:05 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had my PT on Tues and Thurs, and I'm telling you, the day after, I feel like this little French Bulldog... Read more

  • Snowing in SpringTime!!

    3/20/2015 2:07:48 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I am in Connecticut where it is now SNOWING. We may get 3-5 inches. Every prediction is different. I am lodged in a Hotel for this five day confe... Read more

  • A Good Report

    3/18/2015 2:57:14 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I went for my 6-week follow-up at the surgeon, and he was very impressed that I was walking without cane or walker (and actually I've been doing ... Read more

  • Traveling again!

    3/18/2015 7:04:21 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    This morning I will speak about Africa at a Women's Bible Study then after lunch out will travel to my next Connecticut church for their Mission'... Read more

  • Hanging On

    3/14/2015 7:59:21 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    my boarding school boy who is doing well The past few weeks were super ro... Read more


    3/14/2015 6:11:31 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today I spent several hours, taking each grandchild in turn into my room to paint their projects which they made during February recess. And when... Read more

  • More Working Out

    3/13/2015 7:03:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had another PT session. A little longer - My therapist (Adam) assigned me to do 8 minutes on the treadmill. Well, he was elsewhere in... Read more


    3/10/2015 6:02:01 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So, this morning I was out chopping the ice around my van's tires, and was ready to cancel my PT appointment again because I couldn't budge it an... Read more

  • Allergies... not sleeping well!

    3/10/2015 4:48:02 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have "hay fever" and asthma and right now I have either both or a cold. Sometimes I can not tell the difference. With Spring in the air though,... Read more

  • Hi from a Hotel!!

    3/9/2015 3:11:22 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I transferred from a church in Vermont to one in Massachusetts. For the next two nights I will be staying in a Hotel! It of course has Internet!!... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have... Read more


    3/7/2015 3:47:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am so thankful that I have a good job with a good union with good medical benefits, that paid for my hospital expenses, and also pays me half-p... Read more

  • Wake Up Call for Drastic Measures

    3/6/2015 4:42:12 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    I have been lying to myself and others for too long. I had a wakeup call at my annual cardiology appointment on Monday. My heart is fine but my w... Read more

  • Changing It Up

    3/6/2015 11:55:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am SO-O-O grateful for the resources available via internet! While still working at my previous school, during breaks I would get to a roo... Read more

  • No Wireless Internet!

    3/5/2015 2:33:26 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I am on an eight church speaking trip in New England. Yesterday I transferred to a new town in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The house where I ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    3/5/2015 11:00:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was all set. I'd showered, washing my hair. I'd called Supercuts. My DSIL pulled the Impala out of the driveway and I got into the van and star... Read more

  • Out Patient Physical Therapy

    3/3/2015 2:51:36 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I DROVE today - first time in a month! It is exactly 4 weeks since my surgery. Well, I packed my walker just in case - but the parking lot was cl... Read more

  • knowing you

    3/3/2015 10:23:52 AM, by GABBY98_80

    It's one of those days. One of those days that the world seems just really not to work, and I'm out of places to look for solutions. So it is me ... Read more

  • Graduation!

    3/2/2015 4:02:38 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday, March 1st was graduation for the Nursing School students in Africa where I taught for the past 37+ years. I just left Africa at the en... Read more

  • Bonus Son

    3/2/2015 10:32:36 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have three kids of my own, the "fruit of my womb." My Honey Levi also has three, and today is the birthday of his eldest, Josue. When I first... Read more

  • Working

    2/28/2015 8:52:52 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    Need money. Look for a job! Boarding school is not cheap and our boy is ... Read more

  • Going Down!

    2/28/2015 10:47:20 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as ofte... Read more

  • Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made

    2/27/2015 8:54:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag patter... Read more

  • And NOW...

    2/25/2015 12:31:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and bra... Read more

  • Sleeping Better + Packing!

    2/24/2015 7:42:49 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have now been sleeping with a CPAP machine for three weeks. CPAP IS "CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE". I wear a mask and humidified air is ... Read more

  • Stair Accomplishment

    2/24/2015 8:43:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With a little trepidation and a cane, I took the stairs up, slowly, each foot ascending the next step in succession - thus going "up with the BAD... Read more

  • Socializing but getting ready to go to New England!!

    2/23/2015 6:29:35 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last week a dear friend and I met for lunch. I had a taco salad. It was too salty so I won't get a taco salad at that restaurant again. Read more

  • Last Time

    2/23/2015 12:26:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today was the PT's last home visit. As she checked the strength of my operated leg, she commented that it was VERY good, and that it was probably... Read more

  • Outing

    2/21/2015 11:39:52 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment at the "orthopod" for my KNEE, to see how bad it is. Originally, my DD was going to drive me - she has a permit, a... Read more

  • Progress

    2/17/2015 6:22:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT came again today and was very pleased with my progress. She gave me some more exercises to do for range of motion and strength, and remind... Read more

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