DH & I went to Crooked River Ranch with friends (central Oregon). The best was the Three Sisters Mountains and some others in the distance- beautiful snow capped mountains in the distance. It was warm and comfortable. One day DH, his friend and I hiked down a steep trail to the river where there was a water fall. It was about 80 that day and some young people were down there and had been swimming but the water was very cold. Surrounding the river were rocky brown cliffs - looks just like the cowboy and indian movies we grew up with. Some big birds (osprey, hawks etc.) build nests on the rocky cliffs. The guys were wondering if I was going to make it back up the trail and were surprised I did well getting back up. What was I going to do? Sit down and ask them to carry me, lol. I was glad, too, that I've gotten stronger. Another day we went to Billy Chinook Lake - lots of people in boats or in doughnuts on the water. My friend is having hip or leg problems so was not able to walk as much as previous years. We had a great time visiting. Played Mexican Train and German Poker at night.
Ann, You seem to adjust so well to what is going on with your treatment. Hooray for entertaining books. I forgot to bring the book I'm reading on vacation.
I started a book yesterday at the chemo drip and finished it this morning at 3:00 am. I guess I got a couple of cat naps in during the afternoon. Yes, the benedryl drip makes me groggy each time. I was still awake at 4 a.m. but did get an hour in before I woke up at 6 and then got another nap until 8. At 10 a.m. I got my shot to bring up the white cell count. I'm not sleepy at all today.
DH sure has been playing taxi all week. Besides me and Dr. app't he's been taking GS to baseball camp each day. Today he said on the way home he'll stop and get a prescription filled. We're also looking into in the wall air conditioners. Can't have them in the windows because we have bars on them. I got the idea for the in the wall kind from seeing them in every room at the assisted living place up the road. We don't need them now but Aug. and Sept will be here soon.
Jan, tell us about your vacation. Where did you go?
Ann in San Diego
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Good morning I'm back from vacation. Had a really good time but it felt so wonderful sleeping in my own bed with my own pillow and now drinking my own coffee this morning.
I'm still catching up on emails but was just heartsick to see we lost Sarah. I called her once and I'm so glad I did - hearing her sweet voice and gentle spirit despite she was sick in the hospital.
I'm sitting here wondering if I'll make it to TOPS this morning. We got in late last night and then we were on vacation time and stayed up too late reading. This morning my tummy troubles are revisiting me. So if the tummy calms down I'll go.
It's a glorious morning with the sun shining. I'm just itching to get out to walk. Yesterday was a long, long day in the car traveling home.
Patty, How exciting to have a new grandbaby arriving. I hope all goes well for mama as she delivers that baby.
Louise, I hope you get more rest and have a good day no matter what you choose to do.
Judy, I am happy for you that an apartment is becoming available. Sounds like it's time to downsize. Sometimes some charitable groups will come and haul things away for thrift stores and such. It will be so much more workable for you being closer to the services you need.
(((Glenna))) I think you were the closest to Sarah and I'm so sorry for your loss.
Nina, You are a busy bee fixing up your camper. I haven't gotten over to your page to see what you're doing yet.
Ann, I hope you are on the upswing from the chemo treatment.
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I woke up really early this morning and I could not get back to sleep! Maybe after I take my blood pressure medication at 7a.m. I will go back to bed. I took my thyroid medication at 5a.m. so I guess that is when I will be taking it from now on.
I am not exactly sure what I will be doing today. I know housework but that is always there! I think I might work on my writing. I have a book I want to start reading also. Then I will be dancing for exercise today. This is strange for me but I have not been swimming yet. We had to give up membership to the Health Club because bills come first so I have not been in the pool in our townhome complex yet. I am not sure why but I have not.
I did look at The Voice finale. I was not surprised who won but like I said they were all Great. The one I favored came in second.
Well, everyone, please have a Very Wonderful Wednesday!
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