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  • Claiming the Bedroom

    2/23/2017 2:40:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Since coming back from the hospital, it has been easier and more comfortable to sleep in the recliner. Read more

  • Increasing Abilities

    2/21/2017 10:20:31 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    The recliner I've been sleeping in doesn't raise my legs quite as high as I'd like them to go so I use pillows. Before, my DD would raise my leg ... Read more

  • Work UP and Shower

    2/20/2017 8:42:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    As I wait for the next PT to come today or tomorrow, I continue to do the recommended exercises they gave us in the hospital, 20 reps, 3x day. A... Read more

  • ...and then *everything changed* (for the better!)

    2/18/2017 6:25:11 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, I am not sure how many of you are still active…it would be reasonable after all to think that I too have disappeared. I... Read more

  • Surgery Experience

    2/18/2017 6:05:26 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had already asked my friend-since-9th-grade, Carol, if she could take me in for my hip surgery - since she IS retired and has more free time. S... Read more


    2/9/2017 10:08:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have been counting down my work days until I take off for surgery. I'm taking 12 weeks - 3 months - off from school to recover. I probably won'... Read more

  • Gracias a la vida....

    2/5/2017 1:36:29 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    I thank my dear friend MISS_VIV for the suggestion to write a blog, and dedicate this to her (also a music lover): Read more

  • Great Start to the Week

    1/15/2017 12:22:21 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    DD had the coffee going. I got my cup and after wards gave my father-in-law a call. Today it was Psalm 71. Dear Papi wept with gratitude as he pr... Read more

  • Long Weekend

    1/14/2017 3:35:26 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    At the winter carnival on Thursday night, the art teacher was glad to have my assistance in face painting - and we did a lot. My last blog I post... Read more

  • Face Painting

    1/12/2017 4:48:57 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Our school is having a winter carnival tonight. An email went out asking for volunteers, and, silly me, I volunteered to help with face painting.... Read more


    1/10/2017 12:48:22 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    SOoooo, this morning I went to the art class - 7th graders. Those of you who have worked with that age group understand. The teacher was glad to ... Read more

  • Changes in the "House"

    1/9/2017 8:48:44 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Our school has this "vision" thing, with a statement that says "Dream...Believe...Execute..."
    and "Results". Recently the powers that be decid... Read more

  • Another Day With Simmons

    1/8/2017 6:01:10 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I didn't get any exercise yesterday. After I called my Father-in-Law I went to a reunion of members of an inter-denominational community called K... Read more

  • Phone Calls

    1/6/2017 8:47:43 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have this great long distance plan through Time Warner - a penny a minute! Considering phone is my only contact with my Honey Read more

  • Simmons Again

    1/5/2017 8:52:07 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night, since I was still sore from the leg workouts for surgery, I did Spark's 9-minute arm workout Read more

  • Feelin' It

    1/4/2017 10:05:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With the New Year and wanting to get weight and LDL's down and prepare for surgery in February, I am doing the recommended exercises to strengthe... Read more

  • New Year

    1/1/2017 1:43:25 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    This morning my DD opened my door and announced it was 9:00 - and she wasn't trying to wake me up, just wanted to let me know there was coffee, a... Read more

  • Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

    12/27/2016 9:53:16 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Ah, Christmas! Jesus came! And His coming meant and m... Read more

  • A Giggle

    12/26/2016 9:47:40 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Granny's Pie Granny Adams made such beautiful pies. One day I asked her, "How do you get such beautiful pies with the crimps around the edge... Read more

  • Mixed Feelings This Christmas

    12/25/2016 5:55:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Friday at school the principal and vice principal gave the staff Christmas cards with raffle tickets enclosed, and called out several numbers thr... Read more

  • Another Hip Replacement

    12/21/2016 8:36:39 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Lately my UNoperated (left) hip has been bothering me more. I can't do the pedaling on my bike any more because of it. Now, timing is a ver... Read more

  • Giggles for Today

    12/20/2016 10:19:25 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    What do you do if you get eaten by an elephant? Run around in circles until you are all pooped out. What did one snowman say to the other? D... Read more

  • Back on the Bike

    12/18/2016 11:22:13 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Since I did that shoveling and such yesterday, my unoperated hip and knee are whining and complaining. Read more

  • Shoveled Out!

    12/17/2016 11:50:27 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am so grateful that my friend Becky was able to get me for work yesterday, because I could not find my shovel, have no boots, and while I have ... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland?

    12/15/2016 8:53:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Although it is not yet the solstice, winter weather has certainly arrived. Read more

  • Momentary Chaos

    12/14/2016 10:08:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    My DD's SO has had to go out of state for a funeral, so his 3 children are back with us until Saturday or Sunday. So, you know, I live in this ol... Read more

  • A Welcome Call

    12/13/2016 3:54:36 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I took off from work today because I have an appointment with the dermatologist. Not because of skin tags, Read more

  • "Bargain Basement", Dollar Tree, and Burlington

    12/11/2016 7:53:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Christmas is coming, and it can get expensive, buying for people you love. I already sent packages to family in Peru (cost 120 to mail it) and Ir... Read more

  • This Tickled My Funny Bone

    12/9/2016 8:33:10 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    If College Students Wrote the Bible * The Last Supper would have been eaten the next morning - cold. * The Ten Commandments would actu... Read more

  • Sparing the Feet

    12/9/2016 7:12:14 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One reason I favor my stationary bike is that I'm not bearing the weight on my arthritic joints. Read more

  • Stepping It Up

    12/8/2016 8:39:35 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had a good night's sleep - went to bed around 8, and this time took TWO acetaminophen PM (instead of just one) to see if I could get up not too... Read more

  • Bicycle Today

    12/7/2016 8:51:26 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had one of those nights where around 3 am I was a little wakeful, and didn't doze again until shortly before my alarm went off. I had been debati... Read more

  • Determined

    12/6/2016 8:38:22 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had to argue with myself this morning. What helped was that when my alarm gets me up, I call my friend Becky to make sure SHE is up (because ... Read more

  • Second Day with Richard

    12/5/2016 8:37:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    On work days if I'm going to exercise, I have to do it right when I get out of bed - because if I wait until AFTER work, I'm just too tuckered ou... Read more

  • Changing It Up

    12/4/2016 7:26:21 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Through Spark I have learned that now and then it's good to change up your exercise routine. I pedaled on my stationary bike Sunday-Friday last w... Read more

  • Caffeine

    12/1/2016 8:35:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When my DD had a checkup, though her BP was good, her heart was racing. She was counselled to lower her caffeine intake - she would easily drink ... Read more

  • Smaller Household

    11/30/2016 8:45:12 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night my DD's SO pretty much moved out with HIS 3 kids. He asked, and I let him, hang on to my van overnight so he could be sure the bus pic... Read more

  • After Thanksgiving Exercise Program

    11/29/2016 8:18:58 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Here's the exercise program I am using to stay in shape this holiday season. You might want to take it easy at first, then do it faster as you... Read more

  • ...and on

    11/28/2016 2:14:57 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    Happy Monday -- I managed to get rid of one pound l... Read more

  • Firming Up Plans

    11/28/2016 8:44:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    After being advised by Angel that I may not be able to bring Levi BACK with me from Peru, I gave him a call last night. I suggested I stay as lon... Read more

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