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2/27/17 3:04 P

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I'm buckling up for the turn of the month too, Gloria, though this isn't an especially busy part of the year... I don't think. I guess I'll find out between Wednesday and Friday. We have ongoing enrollment, and some months are bigger than others.

We had lots of snow this morning, but I should be able to get some shovelling in later if the boys save any for me. ;) Because it doesn't get dark before I get off work anymore. I did a standing desk this morning until my back started to complain.

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2/27/17 8:03 A

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Good Morning, happy Monday! Busy time at work starts this week, going to be a challenge. I've also got dentist tomorrow and a doctor's appointment on Thursday. I always avoid appointments during the first five business days but I've got critical issues going on so I had to get in ASAP for the Thursday appointment. It was a good weekend, very busy and I didn't get as much done as I should have but there is no going back now, I just have to deal with it the best that I can.

Enjoy your visit with your sister Tricia! I have heard you have a lot of snow this year, I guess the ski conditions must be really good. I've never skied before, I admire anyone who does it!

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2/26/17 6:41 P

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Gloria, sorry to hear of medical woes. We have almost a second brain in our digestive tract in terms of nerve transmission. The anxiety I had this fall was really bad that way.

Hope all y'alls have good weekends. My older sister is visiting from New York. We skied yesterday.

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2/25/17 7:52 P

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Rolled into and through clinicals since my last checkin. (Pediatrics). I tesified in court a couple years ago. Way more stressful than I could have anticipated.

A friend is running a 90 day challenge and I want to make checkin in here part of it.

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2/24/17 12:09 P

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Gloria,sometimes fresh medical eyes can see a problem that is obscured by familiarity. Might be worth it to see a different doctor.

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Glad you didn't have to go to court Nell. Hope that it turns out the best way for possible for all involved, including the child.

Another doctor's appointment today...sigh. And I don't think they are on the right track at all. I've been going to this doctor for about 28 years and really like him but I am not thrilled with the handling of this situation.

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I got a call yesterday afternoon that I won't be needed in court after all. I will be waiting on tenterhooks for the outcome, though. There is a 6 year old involved, and at that age, all he wants is for his parents to stay together in the same house. Little kids hang onto their parents even if they are beaten. The damage will appear when he approaches his teen years. My sponsee's husbands' lawyer says that 97% of the divorces he handles all settle prior to court, and he's been doing this for 30 years. My sponsee is incapable of honesty, though, she feels entitled to whatever she wants. You never know what a judge will do, though.

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Best wishes for you today in court Nell. I used to be an accountant at a small but prominent law firm, we saw a lot of people with a such a sense of self entitlement and some of the ugliest divorces you could imagine. Hope there aren't any children involved in your sponsee's case as it seems like the children are the ones who end up suffering the most.

I've got three hours of meetings this morning. And really hoping I hear something from the doctor's office today. I need answers. I have another test scheduled for tomorrow so I might not hear much until they get those results.

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2/22/17 10:28 A

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Court is tomorrow. Everyone was hoping that my sponsee would settle, but she is adamant that her husband support her without her having to work, even though she is the one who committed adultery and drank herself out of a job. It will be up to a judge. I have no comprehension of that kind of sense of entitlement.

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2/22/17 8:06 A

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How did court go Nell? I would have a hard time with court as I have a form of colitis that causes me to go when I go with no holds barred. Hope you didn't have to be there long. I did okay yesterday, as expected by about 10:00 a.m. I was hungry, despite having an unusually large breakfast. But I managed to survive and it was nearly 5:00 before I was able to eat.

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Gloria, you might want to hit the protein for breakfast. I'll have to be in court Thursday for an unknown period of time, and I'll be very nervous. I'll have eggs and half a bagel for breakfast, and only one cup of coffee. I can't be hungry and be alert enough to testify, and you aren't allowed to go the bathroom unless the judge has to go.

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2/21/17 7:47 A

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Sad about your sponsee Nell. Hope that it works out for everyone involved. I've got hospital/doctors today for more tests, that is going to be a real fun time I am sure. I think the worst might be that I can't eat until after it is all said and done, which means no food from about 8:00 a.m. to probably close to dinner time. I'll have some Greek yogurt for breakfast and then that will be all until much later. I might supplement with a sausage patty or scrambled eggs, I don't know - eating too much at once makes me feel much too full but I want to eat enough to keep me going for hours. I eat tiny meals several times a day and by that time I would probably be on my fourth meal of the day so I am worried I am going to be hungry and cranky. I'm getting ready to go to the cafeteria to see what options I have to go with the yogurt that I brought.

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Busy week ahead. I got a call on Friday from my AA sponsee's husband's lawyer, asking me to appear in court on Thursday. It would be on his behalf,but only because my sponsee is lying. How typical of a manipulative alcoholic.

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I'm looking forward to this week. It appears that it will be very busy, not sure I can get a lot done around the house, but I hope to get a lot done at the office.

I've got my stamping/card making group this evening. I've got my calories all tracked and planned out and I need to be sure to stick with that. I am going to my personal trainer at lunch time and I am considering doing a very short (maybe one mile) run immediately after that so as to get at least some kind movement in today since it will be very sedentary with work and the social activity this evening.

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2/19/17 1:17 P

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So glad I was able to get a lot done yesterday. I have things that I need to do today but I don't feel as much pressure to hurry and get stuff done. I still need to run by the other grocery store and pick up a couple of things that they don't sell at the place where I usually shop.

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I talk to my sister a couple of times a week, but only see her maybe twice a year.

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2/18/17 8:45 P

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Hope you enjoy your visit with your sister Nell. Does she come often? Regrettably I only see my sister one day per year.

I did run today, but only 10 miles instead of 17. I'm good with that. And I felt okay afterwards and was able to get a lot done around the house.

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2/18/17 10:27 A

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My sister and BIL are here, it is so great to be able to talk about Mom without someone (hubby) rolling eyes.

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Mom's mental health is causes by two brain diseases, one of which will kill her. We have a DNR on the wall. If she has a major stroke, we don't want her to end up on equipment prolonging a life that would never recover.

My sister will be here this afternoon, so I'll have help in dealing with her. She is in denial, too, though, it's hard all the way around.

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2/17/17 8:09 A

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That must be so hard for you to see your mom that way Nell. Other than her mental state, is she in good health?

It's only 7:00 a.m. but so far it has been an excellent day. Got some test results back yesterday, I might be anemic? Which is just weird. And maybe asthma. That might not be so weird. I hope to get more info today.

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I called Mom this morning to wish her a happy 90th birthday, and to see how she was enjoying her new TV. She didn't know what it was, just a thing on her table obstructing her view of the coffeepot. Sigh.

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I spent several hours yesterday at the doctor's office having tests run and I wouldn't be surprised if I don't go through more tests. I was able to get a three mile run in yesterday and I will try to run today. Stress on my body may be the culprit in this huge unexplained weight gain and cardio is considered a stress. I won't give up running but I am glad that I have decided to cut back on it for now. It makes me happy and it makes me feel good but it's possible that my body just can't handle it right now.

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The cable guy not only came, but was spot on time. And he was wonderful! Mom was chattering from agitation at change. She lives in confusion now, which has her always terrified, so even a new TV was scary. He carefully explained, a dozen times, that the new TV doesn't affect her other TVs. He was the perfect person to work with an old person.

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Hope the cable guy showed up.

I've got meetings today, doctor's appointment, personal trainer at lunch and I am meeting a friend to run four miles this afternoon. It's going to be a busy day.

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This afternoon I have to go back over to Mom's to await the Comcast tech again. I sure hope he shows up this time. Being around Mom is a drain, she won't stop babbling. And she complains, yet doesn't want any of the changes that will make her life easier because she hates change.

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I would probably have to get up out of bed if it was that windy! Not that it would do any good but it would just make me nervous. Wind is kind of scary in its force.

It's supposed to be rainy today and there was some sleet on the way to work this morning. I've had some issues this morning, personally, but nothing I can't handle.

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Boy is it windy! I woke up a dozen times last night as debris hit the house. At least we aren't getting the snow pounding the Northeast!

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Back to the office. Traffic was okay this morning. I need to stay focused today and get a lot done. This short month makes it challenging to get everything done. We went to our favorite Persian restaurant Saturday night for dinner so I guess that means tomorrow we will have Valentine's dinner at home - which is fine by me. Today I will eat leftover Persian food. Usually I get an extra dish to bring home, this time it is just leftovers from my meal. I can cook the stuff myself but never take the time....I just don't have hours to spend in the kitchen.

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This weather is definitely amazing and I'll take it too. I know it is atypical but I'm enjoying it. Today I did a 15k in the morning, put on a short sleeved shirt. When I got there I ended up changing into long sleeves because of the wind and I was glad I did...but it was 60 degrees and that's unheard of in February. I think normal temperatures are coming next week. After the race this morning we were able to hang around outside afterwards.

Got Earl Grey's bloodwork back, kidney and liver functions seem to be about the same as last time he was there a few months ago. There is something wrong because of the extreme weight loss but they don't know what and I guess to figure out it out that would mean an ultrasound or something. The appetite stimulant they gave him seems to have worked because he is eating voraciously today. He is in a great mood but definitely is not pleased with taking the meds that the prescribed.

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50s today and tomorrow! I'll take it!

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We didn't get the blizzard, but we had snow squalls that were blinding in the wind. And the 1/2 inch of snow resulted in black ice, so there were lots of accidents. The wind was so bad that a truck blew off the bay bridge-tunnel killing the driver. It's cold again today, but will be 60 again on Sunday. What a winter!

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I am working from home this morning and we are taking Earl Grey to the vet. Husband wants to get him checked to see if there is anything they can do. There isn't anything they can do but I guess it will make DH feel better to ask. The cat is terrified by the vet so I would rather not take him but it will be better if I go with him, he won't be so fearful. Also, my husband tends not to ask the right questions or relay information to me, so I decided if I go I can best ensure what I need to know. For example, the other day my husband informed me that the cat has cataracts and has had cataracts for a long time. WHAT????? No one told me this.

Nell, I assume you didn't get the blizzard that they got in New England? It was very warm here on Wednesday, very cold yesterday and today it is supposed to be very warm again.

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The condo board meeting was OK. I have to call our lawyer, though, to check on what the property manager is saying.

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I don't mind hanging around waiting for repair people at home, but it's really tough at someone else's home. There is nothing to keep my occupied at Mom's except trying to tune out her chatter.

Condo board meeting tonight, so lots of prep today. Hopefully I'll be able to get to the mall to walk for awhile. The last two days have been beautiful, walking outdoors was a dream, but today is 35 and windy.

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It's so frustrating when tech people don't show up, and Comcast is terrible about that it seems. In the recent past we have had repairmen and tech people show up on the correct day, it is just that they are usually hours late....saying they will be there in morning and sometimes not showing up until as late as dinner time.

We have had such mild weather and then interspersed in that are days like today where it will be so much colder than average.

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The Comcast tech never showed yesterday. I had to reschedule for next Tuesday. I just don't have a full half day to commit to being at Mom's until then. I put the tv together and got it plugged in awaiting the cable box, but now Mom is upset that there is "something on my table". And she has no memory of the screaming phone calls last week about not being able to hear and wanting hearing aids.

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Hope the visit went okay Nell. I know people who talk and won't listen.....and when I say talk, I just mean on and on and on for hours and hours, and YES, they repeat themselves. It is very difficult to be around people like that. So sad.

Earl Grey seemed to be doing well last week but this week, not so much. He is still eating and drinking though.

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I'll be going to Mom's this afternoon. We have a Comcast tech coming out between 1 and 3, to install a new cable line for a new TV. I hate going to see her, she just says the same things over and over, non-stop. She can't listen, just talk. Dementia is frustrating for those in her immediate vicinity.

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Yesterday was a rough day at the office, and a very long one at that. Today things should go back to normal which is still bad enough. It's very warm but supposed to rain most of the day.

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Wow Tricia, pretty neat to do that observation thing! I can imagine it would be stressful but then it's a robot so that's good! I'd be more afraid of real patients, lol. I talked to my friend who is a nurse practitioner and she thinks my issues right now could be caused by an adverse reaction to the meds I took a couple of weeks ago for the upper respiratory infection. I have a terrible time with meds, everything makes me sick. But I am thinking more about the symptoms and I am honestly thinking it is related to my stomach problems. I will need to go to the doctor for that and I need to decide if I will go to my GP or my GI doc. In the meantime I will be looking online for some home remedies and upping the probiotics in the hopes of getting some relief. Drinking a lot of water is important too.

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I got my strength training in today. I hope I remember to stretch when I get up again.
We had simulation lab today, where we go and work with a robotic patient while we get observed through a camera/1 way mirror. It's a little stressful, but it was also fun to see my classmates. (most of our work is online).

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Just got back from the grocery store for my regular Friday shopping. The Superbowl displays were out: Beer, chips, salsa, guacamole, more beer. Does it really take that much junk to enjoy a football game?

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Since we have had spring here for the past month I figure winter will bear down on us in full force this month. We'll see. I don't mind the mild temperatures and lack of snow.

I worked yesterday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with no breaks at all. Today I didn't even bring my workout bag in from the car...I hope for at least some time to get a walk in but it doesn't seem likely.

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The groundhog didn't see his shadow, whatever that means. No snow on the 10 day forecast, sounds good to me.

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I'm not as fatigued today, and I think that the cough might be improving. I ran with a group last night and I was winded and still slow as molasses but it seems like it is getting better so maybe the cold or whatever is alleviating finally. We've got a two hour mandatory meeting today, right during our busiest time of the month. That means I will probably be at work very very late tonight.

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Another month has passed and so now I am in my busy time at work again. February is a short month so that will make things even crazier than usual. Don't know why I've been so exhausted lately. The cough is still lingering but it is the fatigue that is getting to me.

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We had the cold days and now we are back to warm days, but it will be cold again for the weekend. It's been unusually warm here this winter.

I've had to increase my caloric intake and that is just nerve wracking. But I cannot continue to run these long distances on 1,200 calories a day.

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We got a little snow, it only stuck to grassy areas here. An hour to the south where Son#2 lives, they got a lot more. Their schools are closed today.

I hope you feel better, Gloria.

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! Tricia, you have had a lot of snow this winter I think? We saw a few flakes yesterday but nothing that stuck to the ground, just huge wet flakes that melted fast. I'm still coughing and a little congested but it continues to get better. Some of the people at work have had this since November/December but mine is slowly getting better....I've been trying to get a lot of sleep and that seems to help.

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Trisha, how long does it take to get a law degree? I don't even know.

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I did strength training this morning and went to a church activity, lunch with the older adults. I think we were the youngest people in the group, but we do have the older child. I guess we were updating a guy on how old our kids had gotten while he was on a service mission, and I don't think we ever got to our younger boy, I just realized. We got talking about plumbing and it amazed me to think that it's been 7 years since my husband decided to go to law school!

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(Gloria) sorry to hear about Earl.
Still feeling better with the anxiety. At the DMV hoping to get my kids license. 5th try. The first 3 times were bureaucrat atic whoops.
I haven't done very well with working out. Need to check in better!

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I'm so sorry about Earl, Gloria. Employers don't grant compassionate leave for pets, it's hard to deal with when you are so busy.

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This morning Earl wouldn't eat. My husband is working from home today so I will have him try some different food later. I've been so exhausted lately (still have a bit of a cough and just so busy) that I am not even looking forward to the weekend - just so much to do this weekend, it won't be restful. I just canceled one activity because I just don't have time.

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The day has started out with difficulty...I have always said I love Mondays and hate Thursdays and this is a good example of why - Thursday never seem to go well for me. Got up, felt exhausted, got to work in a timely manner for once (no wrecks on the way). Got to my office and realized I'd forgotten my food bag. I eat several times a day, and now I don't have my food. Got to my desk, realized I had left my computer in my car...back down two elevators and through the parking garage to my car, only to realize I'd forgotten my car key, left it at my desk. Back up the elevators and back down again. I hope things improve as the day goes on.

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I've checked into the mobile vet and want to go that route but haven't been able to get my husband on board with it yet. I think he will agree, he just needs time to think about it. Problem is, I don't know how much time we have. When Kitty reached the end of her time last year, it happened so fast. I suspect Earl might also be having liver failure, in addition to the kidney issues. He did eat last night and this morning. As long as he eats, runs and jumps, I will know he is okay. I told my friend that it could be two days, two weeks or two months. But I think it will be the lessor.

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Gloria, I know what you are going through. Even people stop eating at the end of their lives. It's hard. Twice, one of my cats died in the house, the other times I had a vet do it. There is a mobile vet here that will euthanize pets at home with someone who loves them. No strange smells of a vet's office, just familiar home. It's the pet version of dying at an old age in your own bed, surrounded by family. At least with pets we can end their suffering. People have to suffer until the end.

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I really believe that my kitten's time is very limited at this point. He has kidney failure and he has lost too much weight. I have tried about 20 kinds of cat food but the only thing he will eat is Fancy Feast. And he is allergic to it. Some days he won't eat that either....like this morning, he just looked at me and wouldn't touch it. I stayed up a good part of the night with him, just petting him and enjoying his company. I would have given him a couple of more months, but now I am wondering if it will be just a couple more weeks....I hope I am wrong but I will not let him suffer.

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How cute and sweet that your little boy likes to stretch and do the yoga/tai chi Tricia! I would like to do more yoga but it is one more thing that I can't seem to squeeze in.....I am glad you are feeling better!

I am back to work today, still very fatigued.

We are having very high winds today, but it should be warm for a couple of more days before regular winter weather returns.

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Gloria, sorry to hear you've been sick, but I'm glad you got seen for it.
Nell, same here with husband. He's starting over his "diet" again tomorrow. (no carbs, cheese or nuts... I think.)

I shovelled snow yesterday for my workout. Stretched after. My kindergartner likes to copy and mix in some yoga/tai chi moves he's had from school. What a sweetie.

Our washing machine only works if you babysit it, so once a week my husband does a big run to the laundromat and now I'm doing the drying. It's nice that he takes it, though.

I'm missing my college kid went who went back to upstate NY on Tuesday. But I am really starting to feel good again, not just okay.

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It's 50 and drizzly here today, a terrible day for a women's march. They'll get a lot of steps in, though. I'll bet the news crews are drawing straws to see who gets stuck with being out in the rain.

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Thanks Nell, no fever today and less congested but now my stomach is acting up. I stayed home from work again. It was very nice outside, 67 and sunny but I wasn't able to get out and enjoy it.

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Gosh, Gloria, I hope you feel better with antibiotics!

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Ran over to the clinic today, I have an upper respiratory infection I guess, headache, fever and my abs hurt from so much coughing. I stayed home today and might do the same tomorrow. I think right now rest will be the best thing for me.

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Hubby's appt went well, though not as well as he thinks. He is out right now eating something he shouldn't. There is nothing I can do about it.

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Hope your husband's appointment went well. I am at work and probably shouldn't be, I don't know if this is a cold or what, but my entire work team was sick except me, so I guess now it's my turn. I feel lousy, went to bed at 6:00 last night and could easily be sleeping now if I wasn't working. I am very congested and exhausted.

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I take hubby to the endocrinologist today. His blood sugar never recovered after Thanksgiving, and it's scary. He seems to think it's some kind of moral judgement, the way some of us see the scale.

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Well, I seem to have a cold...or something. Everyone at work has been sick, literally everyone in the row that I sit was ill except me and they kept asking me how it was that I hadn't gotten it. I would have skipped the office today and worked from home but I have an important meeting.

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Enjoy your time off on Monday Tricia, and enjoy your time with your daughter before she heads back to school.

I started marathon training yesterday, it was supposed to be half marathon training. Well, I am registered for the full marathon and for full training but since I hadn't run much lately because of my hip I had resigned myself to half...but the training coordinator at our Fleet Feet really needed a pacer for the full marathon group for the five hour plus group. I said I would give it a shot though I am not up to pace right now so I did ten miles yesterday with them. I toughed through it but it was not pretty. But it was awesome weather for a January run and then I had coffee with friends after that so that was nice.

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They were able to clean his ears. One ear was probably fine, though, so his speech delay is probably just the autism.
Im not really sore, so that's good.
I'll work a little bit tomorrow but looking forward to the day off Monday. It will be the last day before our college kid goes back too.

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Hope the audiologist goes okay Tricia. Are you sore today from the workout? I am working with a personal trainer a couple of times a week and I am usually a little sore but have been trying hard to get stretching and foam rolling in so it hasn't been as bad. Yesterday I got a short walk in since the weather was so nice. My weight shot up overnight, I've been diligent about my food and sodium. Many people I have talked to think that it's work stress that is causing these things. I don't know but it is very disconcerting.

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I did strength training today. It has been a while, so I hope I don't get too sore.

My kindergartener goes to the audiologist tomorrow so that's a little worrying. They will try and sedate him. Now Im wondering if he needs to not eat. Its a sedative, not knockout.

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Yes the weather is strange, but today I'll take it. 60s! 50 degrees warmer than last Sunday!!

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It was 65 here yesterday so I went running with my friend last night, wow that was nice! Crazy that it was so cold here last weekend and now so warm. We will see 70s today and then a cool down but then it will quickly go back up. I am hoping that it doesn't rain so that at lunch time I can go out for a walk. I should have thought to bring a light jacket - but now that I think about it, I do think that I have one in my running bag in my car. I might not need one except for the wind. What strange weather we have had this winter.



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It's warming up here, too, up to the 40s! After 3 days below freezing, with wind chills in single digits, it feels positively balmy!

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1/11/17 8:10 A

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After being so bitterly cold for a few days, we are back up to the 60s, maybe even getting close to 70. Average high temperature here for right now is 46 and we are just all over the place. I went outside yesterday to run for a while and the air temperature was just wonderful but the wind was atrocious. It's kind of hard running into a 30 mph headwind.

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1/10/17 7:43 A

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Hope everything is okay for your husband Nell. Mine has his quarterly check up, I think next week? He has gained some weight and is trying to get that back under control. He knows what he has to do but whether or not he has the willpower to do so is the question. He has finally cut back on the expensive hot chocolate.

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1/9/17 11:44 A

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Back to normal today.

Hubby's blood sugar has been so bad for the last month that I moved his endocrinologist appointment from March to next week. He is upset that he has to do bloodwork tomorrow, but he needs to be seen. Even after health declines, you have to stay on top of it.

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1/9/17 8:15 A

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Another fun commute. Traffic is getting so bad around here, it didn't used to be this way. Makes me want to cry. And mornings are usually not terrible since I leave so early in the morning, so when it is, it makes it that much worse knowing I have to deal with it in a much worse way in the afternoon.

Hoping to stay on track today with eating. And I need to get more focused on my fitness. I've felt like a slacker lately.

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1/8/17 7:26 P

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Snow shoveling is such hard work. We don't even own a shovel here. Really there is no point since we get so little and typically it melts within a day or two. We have had the coldest few days, windchill was -2 when we ran yesterday, and the actual temperature was only 6 this morning. But by mid-week it is supposed to be back up to 65 for the high.

I feel like since I had to take off from running for a while I am totally not as dedicated and committed to my exercise as I was but that is partially because of my work hours. It's hard to do much with such long work hours and the commute. I expect that this week will be better.

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1/8/17 1:13 P

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Wanting to live a long, healthy life is really important to why I want to keep at my lifestyle. I do need to get back into fitness. I shovelled snow yesterday. We were bad and didn't clear it completely last storm, so we have a coat of ice.

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1/7/17 4:12 P

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It snowed here too, not much but enough to cause terrible problems. When I left for work yesterday it wasn't snowing but by the time I got to the office I had seen four accidents and the ground was covered. They didn't cancel school so ended up sending kids home early and there were bus accidents all over the place, fortunately minor and no one injured. I had another extremely long day yesterday. I ended up with 51 hours last week which is a bit much considering it was supposed to be a four day week.

This morning when I got up it was 11 degrees and the wind chill factor was -2. We went to run despite that and it was kind of miserable because we couldn't go fast due to the ice and the cold was brutal. About 10 people showed up to run even in that awful cold.

The reason I exercise like I do is to ward off the issues that come with aging. There is no way to know how my health will be and how I will fare but I will do what I can to be healthy. It was my mom who kind of inspired me since she became disabled and I vowed to exercise and eat right so as to maybe prevent the same thing happening to me down the road.

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1/7/17 9:50 A

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It's snowing, just an inch or two,though. It's really cold, and I'll have to shovel the driveway when it stops. No sun to help it melt today. I couldn't let my hubby go out to his usual Saturday morning old guy breakfast. Even if he could drive safely, he can't walk safely on slick surfaces. His balance is terrible, though he swears he's fine. I can see what an old age future can look like, I'm living with it. And it's terrifying!

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1/5/17 8:53 A

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Nell, I just laughed out loud at work when I saw your post, and I had to reply! It sounds to me like you take wonderful care of yourself and are strong and healthy so you probably don't have to worry! But I do see myself being more cautious and being more careful about things like stairs and such. No point in hurrying up the inevitable so I will just take care of myself and hope for the best!

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1/5/17 8:42 A

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But I don't want to get OLD!!!

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Another 12 hour day yesterday with no breaks. My head hurts and I am exhausted. Nell, I think it is good to plan ahead and know your limitations so that you don't end up hurting yourself....nothing wrong with that.

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1/4/17 9:45 A

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I'm taking an indoor day today. I'm still tired from the holiday season. I don't bounce back like I did when I was younger. When I was wrestling the boxes of decorations up the ladder into the attic, it suddenly occurred to me that the day will come in the not too far distant future when I won't be able to do that anymore. Are flashes of insight like that a good thing?

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1/4/17 8:28 A

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It was 66 degrees yesterday but I was at my desk from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. so I didn't get to enjoy it. Today it is cold and snow is predicted for later this week. I was exhausted and inadvertently overslept by almost an hour but managed to get to work only 30 minutes late. Not a good thing considering how much I must get done today.

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It's rainy and miserable out, but I went to Sam's and Walmart and the stores were empty. A blessing after the Christmas and New Year's chaos.

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Back to work. It's wet with fog but traffic wasn't bad at all. It's also very warm but they are saying we might get snow later this week. If so I will probably work from home.

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I remember one year shortly after my divorce, my ex husband couldn't bring himself to take the Christmas decorations down. My sons finally did it in April. He finally found a girlfriend who insisted he see a doctor, and he started on anti-depressants. To this day, none of the boys do much in the way of decorating. My youngest son puts up lights for Dawali (for his wife) then just keeps them up through Christmas.

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I was going to take the Christmas decorations down and my husband wanted them to stay up. So he will end up taking them down later when he decides it is time. I don't care if it makes him happy. One year they were up until April. That didn't make me happy but it was because I was going to school full time and just couldn't manage to take care of it. That was over 10 years ago and that has never happened again.

I went yesterday and ran two miles...because it was New Year's Day and it felt like I needed to start the year off that way. I had planned to do a trail run but it was blustery and I was working, so I stayed near home, then had coffee with my friends after. I will work for a while today as well. Tomorrow back to the routine. I could use another week off to get things organized. I've made great progress but I am not done.

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1/1/17 1:44 P

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I did it. All the decorations are down, the big tree is back in the woods to decompose, the two little trees are up in the attic along with all the outdoor lights. I'm hot and tired. It's 50 degrees outdoors, though, not bad, but I had to put on shorts and a tshirt.

The poor cats are wandering around wondering where I put their cozy hiding places under the trees. They'll have to wait until next December.

I must say that I'm glad I spent the time and money getting my house to look the way I wanted. It's always bleak taking Christmas decorations down. It's important to like the way the house looks without the advantage of pretty lights

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Happy New Year's Day! Not sure what I will be doing today besides working. I had planned a trail run but not sure if that is going to work out. It's gloomy but I don't think it is going to be too cold.

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12/31/16 8:22 P

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10k this morning, it was raining and windy and cold. Fortunately the rain tapered quite a bit for the race. It was my longest run in quite some time and it was very slow for me, with a lot of walking, but I finished and I am happy. We were going out to some friend's house for the evening but it is wet and nasty out and we decided to just stay in.

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I had intended to work for a few hours yesterday but my friend texted me and suggested a walk. We walked for about an hour and a half and then we sat and lingered over coffee for a couple of hours. So much for working but it was much more fun. Today I will try to get some time in so that I can catch up on things.

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Cold and rainy today, a good day to stay indoors and catch up on all the things I put off over Christmas.

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