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  • Wrong Handed Living

    2/18/2017 5:36:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm right handed. i shattered my right wrist on Valentine's Day. Having surgery in three days. I'm not able to do much and feel like doing eve... Read more

  • like a slog

    2/17/2017 7:41:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Can't do much with shattered right wrist. it is splinted until surgery next Tuesday. Every motion is painful and I am very dizzy, too. Guess I... Read more

  • ouch update

    2/16/2017 5:24:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    saw hand surgeon yesterday. complicated break that will require plate and a lot of screws and perhaps a second surgery later. besides the big b... Read more

  • ouch!

    2/14/2017 5:21:55 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    walked this morning...fell. nice young msn actually picked me up and walked with me a bit until I assured him I could manage. drove to urgent c... Read more

  • Time to change gears

    2/10/2017 7:42:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So, checking my BMI and the way my clothes fit and my weight, I'm finally ready to admit that I should be in maintenance rather than continued we... Read more

  • Big Challenge this Year

    2/8/2017 3:10:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We have plans to meet up with our son's family in Orlando in November for eight days of Disney World - mostly Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Our so... Read more

  • Celebrations

    2/6/2017 6:17:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Yesterday our family gathered here to celebrate. It was both a birthday party for my husband and our oldest grandson and a Super Bowl party. I ... Read more

  • One Year...

    1/31/2017 1:22:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just looked at my measurements to goal for the past year and was pleasantly encouraged. Waist - lost 3 1/2 inches Hips - lost 4 inches We... Read more

  • Home At Last and Ready to Go!

    1/29/2017 6:16:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a month away to care for mom-in-law, plan her memorial, speak at her services, etc. it is so good to finally be back home. I missed my hus... Read more

  • A day at the beach and a day in the city...

    1/26/2017 8:40:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It has been so beautiful here since the storms. Yesterday my husband and I joined his brother and sister for a day in Santa Cruz. The storms da... Read more

  • Beautiful memories

    1/25/2017 12:32:10 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    We buried my mother-in-law today. She was a dynamo - WWII Army nurse, pediatric nurse, wife, mom of three, athlete, writer, grandmother of 8, gr... Read more

  • Thousands of photos later

    1/20/2017 8:53:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just finished going through thousands on my mother-in-laws photos to assemble a collage for her memorial. It turned out pretty well. At least... Read more

  • Only A Birthday Card?

    1/19/2017 12:54:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My dear husband's birthday is tomorrow. Before he flew home a few days ago I gave him a card that he tucked away to open at home. His mom was i... Read more

  • Peace amid the storm

    1/18/2017 5:49:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house betw... Read more

  • Gotta get back on track

    1/12/2017 1:20:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is... Read more

  • Mother-in-law care

    1/3/2017 5:02:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I have offered t care for my mother-in-law in her home until she dies. It's hard to be so far from my husband again, but I can most easily make ... Read more

  • Here I go again!

    1/1/2017 2:26:10 PM, by JRBASKIND

    I am so sorry to say that this year I am still not at ... Read more

  • She has been a great inspiration...

    1/1/2017 12:00:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My mom-in-law has always been a tiny thing. Golf, riding her bike, and walking were her favorite activities. She played tennis before I knew he... Read more

  • Mom-in-law down

    12/29/2016 4:26:48 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    She's so sweet. She's in rehab recovering from infection and breathing struggles. She fell on Christmas when up to bathroom without ringing for... Read more

  • Back on track

    12/20/2016 3:42:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a brief lapse, I am back on track to maintain my weight through holidays and into the New Year. I've actually lost a pound since Thanksgiv... Read more

  • Cheat day?

    12/19/2016 4:31:12 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just wrote this blog and it disappeared so will try again. I've never really had cheat day, but now and then I have a day or two when I reall... Read more

  • Drained...

    12/16/2016 8:32:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I am feeling completely drained - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There have been a lot of connections who all at once have h... Read more

  • Sometimes it's really easy to eat very little!

    12/15/2016 11:00:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've been to some wonderful events with amazing food that I would love to eat every bite of. I try not to eat it all, however, regardless of how... Read more

  • Prayers for two young children

    12/14/2016 1:30:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    One of my Stephen Ministry care receivers will attend the funeral for her ex-daughter-in-law today. The challenges of several years battling can... Read more

  • Party, party, party!

    12/5/2016 12:55:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Every evening this week I have a dinner or Christmas event. I have multiple events most days, too. I will make healthy choices and accomplish t... Read more

  • Wrapped and Ready???

    12/4/2016 7:25:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The gifts are wrapped. Some are under the tree. Some are on a tree. Some are wrapped to take to the post office tomorrow. And some are in the... Read more

  • December fun

    12/2/2016 7:23:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm so looking forward to walking in town one evening soon. I always love the lights, the window decorations (Especially the Macy's candy window... Read more

  • Snow and Ice

    11/30/2016 9:58:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    These are not my favorite things! I have a full day of meetings and events and appointments tomorrow, so the snowy forecast is also not my favor... Read more

  • Christmas Preparations.....I'm behind

    11/28/2016 6:18:16 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've never been so far behind in Christmas shopping and decorating as this year. I can remember having shopping finished in August, cards ready ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving prep...

    11/22/2016 1:33:16 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My daughter is bringing some of the things that I most like to make for Thanksgiving - rolls, pies, family layered gelatin 'salad'. But, I'm hav... Read more

  • Leslie Sansone: Just Walk

    11/21/2016 5:21:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today, I began using a video I won during the Fall 5% Challenge. Leslie Samson's Walking Off the Pounds is so easy to follow and I felt I got a ... Read more

  • More challenges to come...

    11/20/2016 7:27:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I finished the fall 5% challenge just short of my goal. I made that goal today...a day late. But, I'm excited to maintain my loss through the N... Read more

  • Very little exercise today

    11/19/2016 12:34:41 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Spent most of the day doing a needlework project. I was too sick to do much else. I did get in a walk waiting for grandson to compete at a swim... Read more

  • Below par but still kicking..

    11/18/2016 12:30:43 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've been fighting a UTI since last Saturday. Despite my best efforts at washing it out without getting a doctor involved, I failed. So got an ... Read more

  • What I Learned While the Grandkids were Here!

    11/16/2016 1:06:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It was an amazingly fun and often challenging five days. I can exercise a lot each day. I can get to sleep quickl... Read more

  • This training is getting harder and harder...

    11/15/2016 9:56:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This morning I walked hills around my granddaughters school. This afternoon I walked/jogged those same hills for a total of about 8 miles. In b... Read more

  • Too much driving...

    11/14/2016 9:41:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today our three grandkids went back to school. DH and I divided the duty so we could get the kids to their various starts and stops of school as... Read more

  • A tough, but fun day!

    11/13/2016 11:37:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today our youngest local granddaughter, age 6, wanted to go to church with me so she could go to our Sunday School class. She loves the teacher ... Read more

  • Enjoying the grandkids!

    11/13/2016 12:13:40 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Having such fun with our grandkids for a few days. Yesterday it was tae kwon do and dinner and some play time. Today it was the zoo, decorating... Read more

  • Grandkids tending

    11/11/2016 6:00:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    For five days beginning a little later today we will take care of our three local grandkids (6,12,13). Hoping to get them to all their activitie... Read more

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