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  • presents

    4/17/2015 10:02:55 PM, by BCHARIE

    There is nothing more inspiring than new "toys" to help get into the exercise... Read more

  • Have a good weekend...

    4/17/2015 7:15:14 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am checking out for the weekend. Time to relax and recharge! On the menu for the weekend are a tour of a lavender farm, a winery, massage... Read more

  • Trivia Night Winners

    4/16/2015 10:50:49 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Our team reclaimed our first place spot at Trivia Night tonight. We were in second place heading into the third round, but did really well in th... Read more

  • Update on mom and travel plans

    4/15/2015 10:59:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had my salon date with my niece, Tigan today. Mani-pedis and other stuff that is too personal to share. Then we went to see mom at the rehab fa... Read more

  • Perfectionist standards or quiet time?

    4/14/2015 9:39:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom was transferred to a rehab facility, but we are trying to get her moved to a better one. She is still on oxygen, and very dependent on it. ... Read more

  • Quick update

    4/13/2015 9:14:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom is being transferred to a rehab facility near home tomorrow. And mt SIL is going for a second opinion on the extent of the surgery necessary... Read more

  • Raise the bar

    4/13/2015 1:19:51 AM, by BCHARIE

    I went back and re-read some blogs I wrote over the years. Its good to review where you come from and despite set backs, progress was made. I ... Read more

  • A lot to do today...

    4/12/2015 10:51:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Started the day by walking the dog, then dropped him off with my dad for the day. Headed off to the gym with my niece, Tigan, followed by brunch... Read more

  • Lazy day...

    4/11/2015 9:01:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I let Cooper sleep as long as he wanted today... and he wanted to sleep. I didn't get him out for his first walk today until after noon. Tigan ... Read more

  • Quick update

    4/10/2015 11:58:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom was being moved out of ICU this evening. Not sure who is visiting her tomorrow. Tigan and I might take a day for pampering ourselves and g... Read more

  • Here we go again

    4/10/2015 11:03:31 AM, by MKMMARTY

    Home - unpack the suit cases - do lots of laundry - go get Dalhouse - pack the suitcases - go visit Mom - and load the car. That seems like the... Read more

  • Medical news

    4/9/2015 7:51:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to see my therapist today. It helps to have an objective listener to talk to about all the emotionally heavy stuff happening around me. ... Read more

  • Thursday 4.9

    4/9/2015 8:57:34 AM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    Thursday 4.9 Yesterday I had such a wonderful, heartfelt post. I really opened up some fairly sensitive thoughts. I was all ready to publish... Read more

  • Relaxed day...

    4/8/2015 10:17:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a relaxing day with the dog. My brothers took turns visiting with mom today. She is slightly improved today. She actually said the word ... Read more

  • Mexico comes to an end

    4/8/2015 8:24:14 PM, by MKMMARTY

    Last time I used Sunwing Travel and it was terrible - I have nothing good ... Read more

  • Home for a couple of days

    4/7/2015 6:08:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got home from the hospital about 12:30 today. We got a chance to talk to mom's doctor a little. He said she has lung disease to go with her con... Read more

  • On the run... quick update

    4/6/2015 1:43:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Stayed in Erie last night. Home for a couple of hours, then back to Erie. She isn't really improving, and there is the possibility of brain dam... Read more

  • Monday 4.6

    4/6/2015 8:00:57 AM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    Good morning! I am a regular journal-er on paper but recently discover that with my tablet I can kill to birds with one stone so to speak. I can ... Read more

  • Easter

    4/5/2015 2:35:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am going to stay in Erie tonight at a hotel, so I can go to the late visiting hour tonight and the early one tomorrow to see my mom in ICU. ... Read more

  • Gym day

    4/4/2015 7:52:20 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    At long last I made it back to the gym. I couldn't sleep last night, so I got an early start. Met my niece there. We worked out then went and ... Read more

  • Night Shift, waaaaa, waa, waaaa

    4/4/2015 5:09:17 AM, by BCHARIE

    I work night shift and it's a killer. It kills the day I have to work...sleep so I can stay up all night and the day after, sleep cause I'm wipe... Read more

  • Update on mom and travel plans

    4/3/2015 11:42:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My niece, Tigan, and I planned to go visit mom in ICU this morning. My brother and his family also wanted to go so it got pushed back to 1pm. M... Read more

  • Hard day

    4/2/2015 10:50:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up this morning to a phone call from my dad that he and my niece had convinced mom to go to the hospital. They went to the Westfield ER, f... Read more

  • Neurologist, niece, night night

    4/1/2015 10:39:05 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got an hour's walk in with the dog before heading off to my parents' house to drop off the dog and meet my brother. He drives me to my neurology... Read more

  • Lymphoma guy inspires me!

    4/1/2015 6:20:24 AM, by BCHARIE

    Tonight at work (RN, bone marrow transplant unit) my patient showed me pictures of him pre-diagnosis. He was massive, ripped muscles, the result... Read more

  • Airport in Vancouver middle of the night

    4/1/2015 5:48:26 AM, by MKMMARTY

    Why do they make us arrive so .... Early at the airport. This unearthly hour of leaving at six AM - thus must be at airport 330 AM. I have at le... Read more

  • Choices

    3/31/2015 11:17:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have to make choices daily that affect my health and wellbeing in the future. Sometimes I wonder if I am making the best choices. It is diffi... Read more

  • Early April Fool's trick

    3/31/2015 8:26:40 AM, by CHOCLAHOLIC

    March 31st and we woke up to an early April Fool's Day trick from Mother Nature! A friend said it's Michigan's fifth season called "Sprinter!" ... Read more

  • Looking for balance

    3/30/2015 8:55:15 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The lock on my apartment door is malfunctioning. I can lock it from the inside, but the key doesn't work, so I can't lock it when I leave the ap... Read more

  • Lazy day...

    3/29/2015 5:52:40 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took the day easy today. I decided to let Cooper decide when we were getting up this morning. I was awake, but he didn't want to get up until... Read more

  • Take the pain away - Dalhouise

    3/29/2015 10:44:17 AM, by MKMMARTY

    Dalhouise sure does look sad and sore. He wobbled out of the clinic like ... Read more

  • I am an introvert

    3/28/2015 7:58:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am an introvert. I embrace that aspect of myself and accept that sometimes I don't fit in well with social situations. Today was one long soc... Read more

  • My birthday is soon

    3/28/2015 11:26:35 AM, by MKMMARTY

    Singing to the world that it is going to be my birthday soon ... I colle... Read more

  • Snowy day...

    3/27/2015 8:38:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It snowed most of the day today. But it wasn't as wet as yesterday, so Cooper was willing to walk. I ended up walking him over 7 miles this mor... Read more

  • Yucky weather

    3/26/2015 10:08:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    That wasn't snow, and it wasn't rain. It was slush falling from the sky. Cooper's least favorite weather, so I had trouble getting him to walk ... Read more

  • Driving and plotting...

    3/25/2015 10:46:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took the dog for an hour's walk before heading out to my parents' house to swap cars and take off for PA. Tigan (my niece) is moving once agai... Read more

  • The dentist said "good job"...

    3/24/2015 8:58:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an "energetic" dental hygenist today. I don't usually mind getting a cleaning, but he was really digging under my gums... all the while sa... Read more

  • Walk that dog...

    3/23/2015 7:16:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper got 5 walks again today. We are definitely ( but slowly) getting back to our 3 walks a day. I like it when he is willing to go for a lon... Read more

  • Crankiness

    3/22/2015 9:12:50 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was just feeling frustrated over little, unimportant things today, even knowing they were not important I still let them get to me. Grrr... Ma... Read more

  • Lunch with the folks...

    3/21/2015 9:02:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Most Saturdays I go out to my parents' house and make lunch for all of us (mom, dad, brother, and me). Today was no different. I made citrusy b... Read more

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